Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2010 to 12/31/2010
Chequamegon / Nicolet National Forest

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.
Report Contents (click to jump to a section) :
Projects Occurring Nationwide
R9 - Eastern Region, Chequamegon / Nicolet National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R9 - Eastern Region, Chequamegon / Nicolet National Forest,  Eagle River-Florence Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R9 - Eastern Region, Chequamegon / Nicolet National Forest,  Great Divide Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R9 - Eastern Region, Chequamegon / Nicolet National Forest,  Lakewood-Laona Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R9 - Eastern Region, Chequamegon / Nicolet National Forest,  Medford-Park Falls Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R9 - Eastern Region, Chequamegon / Nicolet National Forest,  Washburn Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

Projects Occurring Nationwide  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 12/18/2009
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2010 
Expected:11/2011
 
12/2011 Larry Hayden
202-205-1559
lhayden@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Department of Agriculture proposes to promulgate a new planning rule, which will set out the process for development, revision, and amendment of National Forest System land management plans.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/planningrule
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Agency-wide Rule.
Nationwide Aerial Application of Fire Retardant on National Forest System Lands.
EIS

           *NEW LISTING*
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/27/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 Glen Stein
208-869-5405
gstein@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service will prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement for the continued nationwide aerial application of fire retardant on National Forest System lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/retardant/index.html
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
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Chequamegon / Nicolet National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)  

R9 - Eastern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Early Successional Habitat Improvement
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/06/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
05/2011 Daniel Eklund
715-762-5194
deklund@fs.fed.us 
Description: The agency proposes to manage its ruffed grouse management areas (RGMAs) to improve and enhance early successional habitat. About 6,000 of 31,000 acres comprising twelve RGMAs are proposed for habitat improvement.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33017
Location: UNIT - Chequamegon / Nicolet National Forest All Units. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Ashland, Bayfield, Florence, Forest, Sawyer. LEGAL - Various. Various areas across four ranger districts: Medford-Park Falls, Eagle River-Florence, Great Divide, and Lakewood-Laona.
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Chequamegon / Nicolet National Forest,   Eagle River-Florence Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R9 - Eastern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Alvin Creek Impoundment Water Control Structure Removal
CE
- Watershed management  Completed  Actual: 07/07/2010  06/2011 Mike Peczynski
715-479-2827
mpeczynski@fs.fed.us 
Description: Removal of the 150-foot long dike and dam (whistle tube), and restoration of the tributary to a natural stream.
Web Link:  http://fs.fed.us/nepa/project
Location: UNIT - Eagle River-Florence Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Forest. LEGAL - T40N, R13E, Section 16. Approximately four miles southwest of Alvin, and 16 miles east of Eagle River, Wisconsin.
Kaine Lake ATV Route Designation
CE
- Recreation management
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 08/12/2010  07/2011 Jeff Herrett
715-479-2827
jherrett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approximately 2.6 miles of Forest System road (FR 2461A and FR 2481) would be designated as an ATV route; road surfaces would be hardened with gravel; and directional and regulatory signs would be installed.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32815
Location: UNIT - Eagle River-Florence Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Forest. LEGAL - T 41N, R13E, Sections 5, 7, and 8. Northwest Forest County in the vicinity of Alvin, Wisconsin.
Phelps Vegetation and Transportation Management Project
EIS
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Road management 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/13/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2010 
Expected:07/2011
 
09/2013 Christine Brunner
715-479-2827, ext. 21
cbrunner@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approximately 8,430 acres of timber harvesting, 240 acres of opening improvement, 35 acres of planting, 55 acres of prescribed fire, 31 miles of unauthorized road decommissioning, 6 miles of road closures, and 0.8 miles of new road construction.
Web Link:  http://fs.usda.gov/goto/cnnf/nepa
Location: UNIT - Eagle River-Florence Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Vilas. LEGAL - T41N, R11E; T41N, R12E; T42N, R11E; and T42N, R12E. Northwest portion of the Eagle River-Florence Ranger District, south of the Wisconsin-Michigan border, east of Highway 45, and north of County Highway A.
Spur 51 Easement
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Joan Stanfield-Smith
715-362-1300
jstanfieldsmith@fs.fed.us 
Description: 0.4 mile of easement for access to private land. Reconstruct 2,112 feet of road to allow access year-round. Road would be widened by approximately 3.5 feet on each side.
Location: UNIT - Eagle River-Florence Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Florence. LEGAL - T 40 N, R 16 E, Section 26 SWSE and SESE. Eight miles east of Tipler, Wisconsin.
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Chequamegon / Nicolet National Forest,   Great Divide Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R9 - Eastern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Ashland County Snowmobile Trail Re-routes
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/01/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
10/2010 Jim Hong
715-634-4821
jhong@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to relocate two segments of snowmobile trail on the Great Divide Ranger District. Both reroutes are on Ashland County Trail 9, Wisconsin.
Location: UNIT - Great Divide Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Ashland. LEGAL - Segment 1 (west of Spider Lake) - T43N, R4W, Section 5. Segment 2 (west of Mellen) - T45N, R4W, Section 20. Two locations in Ashland County: Segment 1 - 5 miles north of Clam Lake, west of Spider Lake; Segment 2 - 12 miles west of Mellen, near St. Peters Dome.
Bayfield Electric Cooperative SUP Amend #2, 2010
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 09/08/2010  09/2010 Joan Cervenka
715-762-2461
jcervenka@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize Bayfield Electric Coop (existing permit holder) to bury an additional power line within an existing corridor. Amends a current permit. Affected length is less than 7/10 mile.
Location: UNIT - Great Divide Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Bayfield. LEGAL - T44N, R5W, Sec 8 and 9. About 7 miles east and south of the town of Drummond, WI.
CAMBA Connector Trail
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/15/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
06/2011 Jim Hong
715-634-4821
jhong@fs.fed.us 
Description: A new CAMBA trail on the National Forest which would connect existing trails to Bayfield County forest lands west of the Forest. Approximately 1/4 mile of single-track mountain bike trail would be constructed on the National Forest.
Location: UNIT - Great Divide Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Bayfield. LEGAL - T43N, R6W, section 31. Located 8 miles east of Cable, trail would be constructed on the National Forest, in the vicinity of Hildebrand Lake, within the Rock Lake SPNM area.
CenturyTel Fiber Optic Amendment 4
CE
- Special area management  Completed  Actual: 06/30/2010  10/2010 Joan Cervenka
715-762-2461
jcervenka@fs.fed.us 
Description: CenturyLink, (nee Centurytel, dba Telephone USA of Wisconsin) requests authorization to amend current special use authorization (PRF38) for an additional 2,033 feet of buried fiber optic cable, associated clearing, and signing.
Location: UNIT - Great Divide Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Sawyer. LEGAL - T42N, R6W, Sec 21,. East of Lost Land Lake about 18 miles NE of Hayward, WI.
Chequamegon Communications SUP Amend #3
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 09/08/2010  09/2010 Joan Cervenka
715-762-2461
jcervenka@fs.fed.us 
Description: This would authorize amendments to existing Chequamegon Communication Permit HAY198 in conjunction with Bayfield Electric Cooperative Permit WAS197. This would involve less than 7/10 of a mile of existing corridor, and affect less than 1 acre.
Location: UNIT - Great Divide Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Bayfield. LEGAL - T44N, R5W, Setions 8 and 9. About 7 miles east and south of the town of Drummond, WI.
Morse Blowdown Salvage
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:11/2010  11/2010 Jerry VanCleve
715-264-2511
jvancleve@fs.fed.us 
Description: The salvage harvest of approximately 200 acres of damaged trees resulting from a tornado that occurred on July 27, 2010. Project includes mechanical site preparation or prescribed burning in some stands for regeneration and hazardous fuels reduction.
Location: UNIT - Great Divide Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Ashland. LEGAL - T43N R2W, Sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11. CNNF, GDRD, Ashland County, East of Hwy. 13 near the town of Morse, WI.
Relocation of FR 201 and FR 213 intersections with C.T.H. D
EA
- Road management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:06/2011  10/2011 Debra Proctor
715-634-4821
debralproctor@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocate the intersections of County Highway D with Forest Road 201 and Forest Road 213 north of the current locations. Construct new sections and decommission unneeded sections of Forest Roads 201 and 213 (new and old approaches to intersection).
Location: UNIT - Great Divide Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Bayfield. LEGAL - Township 44 North Range 6 West Section 11. Intersection of County Highway D with Forest Roads 201 and 213 in Bayfield County approximately 5 miles south of Grand View, Wisconsin.
Sawyer County Snowmobile Trail 21 Reroute
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/01/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
10/2010 Jim Hong
715-634-4821
jhong@fs.fed.us 
Description: Move the trail off of FR 203 north of Nowak Rd. New trail construction will be necessary, but existing woods roads will be used as much as possible.
Location: UNIT - Great Divide Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Sawyer. LEGAL - T 42 N R 6 W Sections 11, 14, 23, 26, 35 and 36 and T 41 N R 6 W Sections 1, 2, 11and 12. A 3 1/2 mile stretch between Highway 77 and FR 650 west of FR 203 and a 2 1/2 mile stretch between Highway 77 and Moose Lake east of County S.
Timberg Road SUP
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/21/2010  09/2010 Joan Cervenka
715-762-2461
jcervenka@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize a new special use of a road and trail to access a private inholding. About one-half mile of existing road and one-third mile of existing snomobile trail would be affected. Use includes maintenance of surface and culverts, and brushing.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32357
Location: UNIT - Great Divide Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Sawyer. LEGAL - T41N; R6W; Sec 1,12; Sawyer County, WI. 22 miles east of Hayward, WI.
Town of Hunter Easement
EA
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Joan Cervenka
715-762-2461
jcervenka@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize a special use easment on FS Roads 3030 and 304
Location: UNIT - Great Divide Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Sawyer. LEGAL - T40 N, R6W, Sections 12, 13, 24 & 25, Sawyer County, WI. About 33 miles west of the town of Park Falls, WI.
Twin Ghost
EIS
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Road management 
In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/27/2009
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 10/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
10/2011 Debra Proctor
715-634-4821
debralproctor@fs.fed.us 
Description: Management of vegetation to improve forest health and vigor and for the enhancement of wildlife habitat; Ladder fuels reduction; Improvement of the transportation system.
Web Link:  http://fs.usda.gov/goto/cnnf/nepa
Location: UNIT - Great Divide Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Ashland, Bayfield, Sawyer. LEGAL - T42N R4W Secs 3-6,7-10,14-20, 30; T42N R5W Secs 1-24; T42N R6W Secs 1-19,21-24; T43N R4W Secs 19-21,28-34; T43N R5W Secs 8-9,13-14,16-20,23-24,26-27, 29-36; T43N R6W Secs 21-23,26-28,32-35. Portions of the NFS lands in MA's 1B, 3B, and 4A on the Great Divide Ranger District between Cable and Clam Lake, WI.
Wilson Lake Trail Head
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/29/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
06/2011 Jim Hong
715-634-4821
jhong@fs.fed.us 
Description: Creation of a dual purpose trail head. It would serve as a parking area for walk-in access to Wilson Lake and a southern CAMBA trail head in the Namakagon Cluster. This trailhead on Forest Road 206 would be used to access the Rock Lake SPNM area.
Location: UNIT - Great Divide Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Sawyer. LEGAL - T42N, R6W, section 9. Sawyer County. Located 10 miles east of Cable, Wisconsin on Forest Road 206.
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Chequamegon / Nicolet National Forest,   Lakewood-Laona Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R9 - Eastern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2010 Lakewood-Laona Gypsy Moth Control
EA
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/16/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
04/2011 John Lampereur
715-276-6333
jlampereur@fs.fed.us 
Description: Apply Bt (biologic control) to control dispersal of gypsy moth from infested recreation and administrative sites.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32868
Location: UNIT - Lakewood-Laona Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Forest, Langlade, Oconto. LEGAL - T31-38N, R12-18E. Lakewood-Laona Ranger District.
2010 snowmobile trail locations
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 08/18/2010  09/2010 Evan Miller
715-674-4481
evanmiller@fs.fed.us 
Description: Three segments of trail location would be relocated to address safety and resource concerns.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32590
Location: UNIT - Lakewood-Laona Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Forest. LEGAL - T37N, R12E, Sections 1 and 2; T37N, R13E, Sections 6 and 7; T34N, R14E, Sections 7 and 19. Black Bear and 100 Miler.
Dragon Salvage
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Completed  Actual: 09/15/2010  09/2010 Mark Dilley
715-276-6333.
mdilley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Salvage of dead and dying blowdown trees on approximately 190 acres.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33427
Location: UNIT - Lakewood-Laona Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Forest. Honey Creek Padus area.
Lakewood Southeast Project
EIS

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 11/2010 
Expected:06/2011  05/2012 Marilee Houtler
715-276-6333
mhoutler@fs.fed.us 
Description: This proposal would use timber management, prescribed fire, and planting to move the forest toward the forest plan desired conditions. It would include timber harvest, prescibed burning, stand tending and reforestation, access, and wildlife habitat.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33426
Location: UNIT - Lakewood-Laona Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Oconto. LEGAL - T31-32N, R17E. Southeast part of the Lakewood-Laona District, to the southeast of the Town of Mountain.
Mountain Lakes Road to Nicolet State Trail ATV Connector
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 08/17/2010  08/2010 Evan Miller
715-674-4481
evanmiller@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improve/construct and designate existing roads and trails for ATV use. The new trail would go from Mountain Lakes Road to the Nicolet State Trail.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=27600
Location: UNIT - Lakewood-Laona Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Oconto. LEGAL - T32N, R16E, Sections 28, 29, 32, and 33. Mountain Lake Road.
Silver Birch Ranch Special Use Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 08/09/2010  09/2010 Evan Miller
715-674-4481
evanmiller@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would issue a five year special use permit for a annual walk/run on the national forest. The permit would include an annual mowing and temporary signing.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33270
Location: UNIT - Lakewood-Laona Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Oconto. LEGAL - T32N, R14E, Sections 15, 16, 21, and 22. Sawyer Lake area.
Town of Blackwell ATV Connector
EA
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 07/20/2010  09/2010 Evan Miller
715-674-4481
evanmiller@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improve/construct and designate approxmately 3.5 miles of existing roads and trails. The new trail would be for use by ATVs from the Nicolet State Trail to the Town of Blackwell.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=27595
Location: UNIT - Lakewood-Laona Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Forest. LEGAL - T35N, R15E, Sections 16, 17, 18, 19, 20. Kazmer Lake.
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Chequamegon / Nicolet National Forest,   Medford-Park Falls Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R9 - Eastern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
BCPL Road SUP
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/21/2010  07/2010 Joan Cervenka
715-762-2461
jcervenka@fs.fed.us 
Description: Propoasl to authorize the Wisconsin Bureau of the Commissioner of Public Lands temporary winter timber harvest access across NFS lands. The use would have a duration of four years and involve 1.4 miles of dual-use snowmobile trail.
Location: UNIT - Medford-Park Falls Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Price. LEGAL - T37N, R3E, S2, 3, 10, Price County, Wisconsin. Fifteen miles east of the city of Phillips, Wisconsin.
Dresang/Lucek Special Use Road Request
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/19/2010 
Expected:09/2010
 
10/2010 Joan Cervenka
715-762-2461
jcervenka@fs.fed.us 
Description: The request consists of use of existing roads and development of a new road for access through federal land to access a private parcel.
Location: UNIT - Medford-Park Falls Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Price. The roads are located in parts of E ¼ E ¼ Section 11 and W ¼ W ¼ Section 12, T37N, R3E, Price County, Wisconsin.
Gosda Special Use Road
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/21/2010  07/2010 Joan Cervenka
715-762-2461
jcervenka@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project is a new issuance of a special use authorization to access private property. The project consists of motorized access on an existing road that is currently closed to public motorized use.
Location: UNIT - Medford-Park Falls Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Price. Section 22, T40N, R2E, Price County, Wisconsin.
Hackl Special Use Road
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/27/2010  07/2010 Joan Cervenka
715-762-2461
jcervenka@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of an existing Special Use authorization to access private property.
Location: UNIT - Medford-Park Falls Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Price. Road is located in T40N, R1E, Section 24, SWSW, Price County, WI.
Heckmann Special Use Road
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/21/2010  07/2010 Joan Cervenka
715-762-2461
jcervenka@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project is a new issuance of a special use authorization to access private property. Part of the access is on existing roads and trails which are within a public non-motorized area.
Location: UNIT - Medford-Park Falls Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Price. The project is located in parts of Sections 11, and 14, T37N, R3E, Price County, Wisconsin.
Park Falls Hardwoods
EIS
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 01/12/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
10/2011 Jane Darnell
715-748-4875, ext 38
jdarnell01@fs.fed.us 
Description: Vegetation and transportation management projects primarily for restoring a landscape of uneven aged northern hardwoods, treatment for reducing threat of emerald ash borer, and other vegetation treatments to improve forest resiliency.
Web Link:  http://fs.usda.gov/goto/cnnf/nepa
Location: UNIT - Medford-Park Falls Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Price. LEGAL - Primarily the eastern sections of T37N, R3E; T38N, R3E; and T39N, R3E. The project location is about 20 miles southeast of Park Falls, WI and adjacent to the eastern boundary of Price County.
Taylor to Price Snowmobile Trail Connecter
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:03/2011  10/2011 Dawn Meier
(715) 748-4875
dmeier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Designation of a snowmobile trail connection between a Taylor County trail in the vicinity of Mondeaux Flowage and a southern Price County snowmobile trail system using primarily existing travel corridors.
Location: UNIT - Medford-Park Falls Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Taylor. LEGAL - T33N, R1W and R2W. From the Mondeaux Flowage, northwest to Price County.
Wenk / Weber Special Use Road Request
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/21/2010  07/2010 Joan Cervenka
715-762-2461
jcervenka@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project is new issuance of a Special Use authorization to access Richard Wenk and Robert Weber property for an access road/trail. The existing trail is drivable with an ATV or high clearance vehicle.
Location: UNIT - Medford-Park Falls Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Taylor. LEGAL - SWSWNW, Section 6, T33N, R2W. About 25 miles NW of Medford, WI, off of Forest Road 1528.
Wisconsin Army National Guard SUP
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/30/2010  08/2010 Joan Cervenka
715-762-2461
jcervenka@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Wisconsin 273rd Army National Guard has requested a permit to conduct one-time manuevers on National Forest lands. The scope of the request is for up to 20, unmounted (on-foot) training operations to be completed over a weekend (Sat-Sun).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33362
Location: UNIT - Medford-Park Falls Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Taylor. LEGAL - T31N, R3W, Sections 23 and 26. About 5 miles east of the town of Gilman, Taylor County, Wisconsin.
Yellow River Bridge
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/05/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
09/2011 Dawn Meier
(715) 748-4875 ext. 43
dmeier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction of a foot bridge across the South Fork Yellow River on the Ice Age National Scenic Trail. This project includes a small re-route of the trail to access the river crossing at a location that is suitable for the foot bridge.
Location: UNIT - Medford-Park Falls Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Taylor. LEGAL - Part of Section 14, T32N, R2W. The proposed bridge location is located on the Ice Age National Scenic Trail on the South Fork of the Yellow River, about 3 1/2 miles northeast of Perkinstown.
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Chequamegon / Nicolet National Forest,   Washburn Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R9 - Eastern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Great Lakes Gas/Trans Canada Pipeline SUP Renewal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/17/2009 
Expected:10/2010
 
12/2010 Joan Cervenka
715-762-2461
jcervenka@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to re-issuance special use authorization to use and maintain two, 36-inch buried pipelines, signs, and cathodic protection on federal lands.
Location: UNIT - Washburn Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Bayfield. LEGAL - T47N, R6W, S 4-6; and T47N, R7W, S 1-6; and T48N, R8W, S 36. Five through ten miles east of Iron River, WI.
Kirtland's Warbler Habitat Improvement Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/28/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
11/2010 Jennifer Maziasz
715-373-2667
jmaziasz@fs.fed.us 
Description: The District is proposing to create habitat for the federally endangered Kirtland’s Warbler. The project involves a 263 acre block of jack pine that will be regenerated, prescribed burned and planted to create one large block of young jack pine.
Web Link:  http://fs.usda.gov/goto/cnnf/nepa
Location: UNIT - Washburn Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Bayfield. LEGAL - T47N, R7W, Sections 3 -5, 8, 9 16, 33 & T48N, R8W, Section 33. The north end of the Washburn Ranger District near the Moquah Barrens. Seven miles east of the Town of Iron River, WI.
Lake Access Project
EA
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Teresa Maday
715-373-2667
tmaday@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose of this project is to designate appropriate campsites, day use areas, and improve boat access points to minimize impacts from dispersesed recreation at Sawdust and Hoist Lakes.
Location: UNIT - Washburn Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Bayfield. LEGAL - Township 47 North, Range 7 West, Section 8 & Township 48 North, Ranger 7 West, Section 2. Sawdust and Hoist Lakes in the northern portion of the Washburn Ranger District.
Raspotnik Road SUP
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/13/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
11/2010 Joan Cervenka
715-762-2461
jcervenka@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize a new permit to access a tract of private land in order to replace an expired past permit on an existing road. Affected area is less than 7/10 mile and less than 2 acres.
Location: UNIT - Washburn Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Bayfield. LEGAL - T45N, R7W, Sect 1. The affected area lies about 7 miles north and east of the town of Drummond, WI.
Ronkowski Road SUP
CE
- Road management
- Special use management  
On Hold  N/A  N/A Joan Cervenka
715-762-2461
jcervenka@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed new issuance of a special use authorization for access to private property across NFS lands. Affects about 1/2-mile of existing, unclassified road. Some maintenance will be needed.
Location: UNIT - Washburn Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Bayfield. LEGAL - T44N, R7W, Section 7. Two miles SW of the town of Drummond, WI.
Washburn Balsam Removal Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management  Completed  Actual: 09/09/2010  10/2010 Jennifer Maziasz
715-373-2667
jmaziasz@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed project consists of the removal small balsam trees (majority of the trees are between 3-6 inches in diameter) on approximately 100 acres within two red pine stands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33459
Location: UNIT - Washburn Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Bayfield. LEGAL - Township 45 North, Range 8 West, Section 17 /18 and Township 44 North, Range 8 West, Section 11. Stands are located on the southern end of the district near the Town of Drummond (Pigeon Lake).
Washburn Red Pine Project
EA
- Forest products  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/16/2009 
Expected:12/2010
 
01/2011 Jennifer Maziasz
715-373-2667
jmaziasz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approximately 6000 acres of red pine stands across the Washburn District would be thinned to improve growth and vigor. In conjuction with thinning, in some areas thinning slash would be removed to reduce hazardous fuels.
Web Link:  http://fs.usda.gov/goto/cnnf/nepa
Location: UNIT - Washburn Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Bayfield. LEGAL - Red pine stands across the Washburn Ranger District. For stand locations reference maps on Forest website or contact District office. Red pine stands scattered across the Washburn Ranger District.
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