Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2011 to 06/30/2011
Chequamegon / Nicolet National Forest

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.
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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
Gypsy Moth Management in the United States: A Cooperative Approach
EIS

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/19/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
10/2011 Noel Schneeberger
610-557-4121
nschneeberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: The USDA Forest Service and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service are analyzing a range of strategies for controlling gypsy moth damage to forests and trees in the United States.
Web Link:  http://www.na.fs.fed.us/wv/eis/
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/25/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
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
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/27/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 05/2011 
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
2011 Motor Vehicle Use Map Update
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/20/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
06/2011 Joan Marburger
715-762-5178
jmarburger@fs.fed.us 
Description: Updating the 2010 motor vehicle use map to reflect current needs and conditions for designated motor vehicle use on the Forest, pursuant to direction at 36 CFR 212.50
Location: UNIT - Chequamegon / Nicolet National Forest All Units. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Ashland, Bayfield, Florence, Forest, Langlade, Oconto, Oneida, Price, Sawyer, Taylor, Vilas, Washburn. LEGAL - Forest-wide. Forest-wide.
2011 Non-Native Invasive Plant Control Update
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/01/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
07/2011 Marjy Brzeskiewicz
715-762-5199
mbrzeskiewicz@fs.fed.us 
Description: The forest proposes to update its 2009 NNIP control decision to consider about 800 new occurrences of weeds and unwanted plants, on and off the forest.
Location: UNIT - Chequamegon / Nicolet National Forest All Units. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Taylor. LEGAL - forest -wide. Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forests, forest wide.
2011 Plan Amendment ORV Definition and Standard
CE
- Land management planning  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:06/2011  06/2011 Joan Marburger
715-762-5178
jmarburger@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest proposes a programmatic amendment to its 2004 Land and Resource Management Plan in response to new information related to off-road vehicles (ORV) that could be considered in future site-specific analysis.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/cnnf/
Location: UNIT - Chequamegon / Nicolet National Forest All Units. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Ashland, Bayfield, Forest, Price, Sawyer, Taylor, Washburn. LEGAL - Forest-wide. Forest-wide.
Early Successional Habitat Improvement
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/15/2010 
Expected:05/2011
 
09/2011 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
2011 Large Opening Improvement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/20/2010 
Expected:02/2011
 
06/2011 Mike Peczynski
715-479-2827
mpeczynski@fs.fed.us 
Description: Three large openings would be improved by discing and seeding with native grass and forb seed to provide nesting habitat for two Regional Forester's Sensitive Species - upland sandpiper and LeConte's sparrow.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34664
Location: UNIT - Eagle River-Florence Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Florence. LEGAL - T41N, R16E, Sections 35 & 36; T39N, R15E, Section 13; and T38N, R15E, Section 24. East side of the Eagle River-Florence Ranger District.
Argonne Experimental Forest Cutting Methods
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Research 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/04/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
01/2012 Christine Brunner
715-479-2827, ext. 21
cbrunner@fs.fed.us 
Description: Harvest of 70 acres of northern hardwood forest types within the Argonne Experimental Forest. The Cutting Methods study has been ongoing since 1951 with harvesting occurring every 10 years.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35146
Location: UNIT - Eagle River-Florence Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Forest. LEGAL - T38N, R12E, parts of Sections 22, 23, 27, and 28. Argonne Experimental Forest, 9 miles southeast of Three Lakes, 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 03/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
09/2015 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.
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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
2011 Gypsy Moth Slow-the-Spread
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2011 
Expected:06/2011  07/2011 Debra Proctor
715-634-4821
debralproctor@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project involves aerial application of a gypsy moth mating disruptant (known as pheromones) in one treatment block (8450 acres). The objective is to saturate the area with enough pheromone to confuse male gypsy moths and prevent them reproducing.
Web Link:  http://fs.usda.gov/goto/cnnf/nepa
Location: UNIT - Great Divide Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Price, Sawyer. LEGAL - Southeast corner of the Great Divide District. Township 40 North, Range 2 West, Sections 7, 18, 19, & 30; Township 40 North, Range 3 West, Sections 1-4, 9-16, & 22-27.
CAMBA Connector Trail
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/15/2010 
Expected:03/2011
 
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.
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.
St. Croix Tribal Request for Forest Products
CE
- Forest products  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:01/2011  02/2011 Richard Strauss
715-264-2511
rstrauss@fs.fed.us 
Description: The harvest of approximately 200 live red pine trees within two areas totalling about 65 acres. The trees will be a minimum of 12 inches diameter at the base down to 6 inches at the top.
Location: UNIT - Great Divide Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Sawyer. LEGAL - Township 41 north, Range 6 west, sec. 32. Along Forest Road 319, Compartment 441, Stand 1(15 acres) and Compartment 442, Stand 29, (49 acres),.
Wilson Lake Trail Head
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/29/2010 
Expected:03/2011
 
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:06/2011
 
06/2011 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.
Hide and Seek Salvage Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/13/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
01/2011 Mark Dilley
715-276-6333.
mdilley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Cut and remove uprooted, leaning, and blowndown trees.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34421
Location: UNIT - Lakewood-Laona Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Oconto. LEGAL - T31N, R17, Sections 3-5, 10, 11, and 14. Southeast area of the Lakewood District.
Lakewood Southeast Project
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 01/2011 
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.
Lakewood-Laona Oak Wilt Control
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/16/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
08/2011 John Lampereur
715-276-6333
jlampereur@fs.fed.us 
Description: Treat oak wilt infested sites by breaking root graphs. Regenerate oak stands. Treat newly identified oak wilt with per set trigger pionts.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35287
Location: UNIT - Lakewood-Laona Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Forest, Langlade, Oconto. LEGAL - T 38-31N, R12-17E. Lakewood-Laona Ranger District.
Lakewood-Laona vista maintenance
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2011 
Expected:06/2011  06/2011 John Lampereur
715-276-6333
jlampereur@fs.fed.us 
Description: Clearing vegetation to maintain scenic vistas on various locations throughout the district.
Location: UNIT - Lakewood-Laona Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Forest, Langlade, Oconto. LEGAL - T38-31N, R12-17E. Lakewood-Laona Ranger District.
Rat River Recreation Trail
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:06/2011  07/2011 Darrell Richards
715-674-4481
derichards@fs.fed.us 
Description: This new trail is on an abondoned railroad grade and roads. The project would include clearing brush and downed trees, pulling up railroad ties, and removing an old dump. Culverts, gates, signs, picnic tables, and benches would be installed.
Location: UNIT - Lakewood-Laona Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Forest. LEGAL - T35N, R15E, Sections 8, 9, 13, 14, and 16. Trail would follow the Rat River.
Richardson Cedar Restoration
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:04/2011  05/2011 Marilee Houtler
307-358-4690
mhoutler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Plant and protect native cedar seedlings in an old cedar swamp.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35341
Location: UNIT - Lakewood-Laona Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Forest. LEGAL - T34N, R14E, Section 11, NE 1/4. Between Bass Lake and Richardson Creek.
Trout Stream Restoration
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:05/2011  05/2011 Marilee Houtler
307-358-4690
mhoutler@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project includes cutting tag alder and installing bundles to enhace stream flow, as well as installing logs for hidding cover on Wisconsin Creek, Round Creek, Swanson Creek and McCaslin Brook.
Location: UNIT - Lakewood-Laona Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Florence, Forest, Oconto. LEGAL - T41N, R15E, Section 25 and 35; T34N, R14E, Section 1; T35N, R14E, Section 12; T33N, R15E, Section 18. Wisconsin, Round, and Swanson Creeks; McCaslin Brook.
Whiting Creek Tributary Road Crossing Removal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:04/2011  05/2011 Marilee Houtler
307-358-4690
mhoutler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Remove the road crossing on an unnamed tributary to Whiting Creek, by removing the road fill and culvert, installing erosion control, and resoring the site on a non-system road. An excavator would be used.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35343
Location: UNIT - Lakewood-Laona Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Forest. LEGAL - T36N, R15E, Section 4, S 1/2. Whiting Creek area.
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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
2011 Young Road SUP
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 03/09/2011  05/2011 Joan Cervenka
715-762-2461
jcervenka@fs.fed.us 
Description: This proposal would authorize a special use access to allow Robert and Christine Young access across federal land to their private inholding. Approx 0.2 mile/0.1 acres.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35362
Location: UNIT - Medford-Park Falls Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Taylor. LEGAL - T33N, R1W, Section 11. About 8 miles west of the town of Westboro, WI.
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 05/2013 
Expected:10/2011
 
01/2012 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=28545
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 06/2011 
Expected:07/2011  10/2011 Evan Miller
715-748-4875
evanmiller@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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=11114
Location: UNIT - Medford-Park Falls Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Taylor. LEGAL - T33N, R1W and R2W. From the Mondeaux Flowage, northwest to Price County.
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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
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
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/18/2010  01/2011 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 Red Pine Project
EA
- Forest products  Completed  Actual: 02/23/2011  03/2011 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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This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.