Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2013 to 09/30/2013
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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R9 - Eastern Region, Chequamegon / Nicolet National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
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)

Chequamegon / Nicolet National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R9 - Eastern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Nicolet Pit testing and expansion
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/05/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
07/2013 Greg Knight
715-748-4875 ext 26
gknight@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service would dig test holes and expand existing pits, one on Lakewood-Laona and one on Eagle River-Florence.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41132
Location: UNIT - Eagle River-Florence Ranger District, Lakewood-Laona Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Forest. LEGAL - T35N, R16E, Section 34; T39N, R13E, Section 21. Eagle River-Florence and Lakewood-Laona Ranger Districts.
Stream Crossing 2013
CE
- Watershed management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Sara Sommer
715-362-1365
sarasommer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replacement of culverts on roads and trails to improve water quality and safety.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41265
Location: UNIT - Eagle River-Florence Ranger District, Lakewood-Laona Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Florence, Forest, Langlade, Oconto, Vilas. LEGAL - T32N, R14E; T33N, R15E; T38N, R15E; T38N, R16E; T39N, R12E; T42N, R11E;. East side of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.
Turtle Nesting Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 05/24/2013  06/2013 Scott Anderson
715-674-4481
scottanderson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Create 3 nesting site for turtles (Regional Forester Sensitive Species) on the Nicolet side of the forest.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40901
Location: UNIT - Eagle River-Florence Ranger District, Lakewood-Laona Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Florence, Forest, Langlade, Oconto, Oneida, Vilas. LEGAL - Eagle River-Florence and Lakewood-Laona Ranger Districts. Nicolet side of the forest.
WGNHS Bedrock Geophysics Research
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management
- Research and Development 
Completed  Actual: 06/05/2013  07/2013 Greg Knight
715-748-4875 ext 26
gknight@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey (WGNHS) is requesting to drill holes into bedrock at 2 Forest locations. This drilling is part of a statewide project to collect data on the ground temperatures with depth in Wisconsin.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41777
Location: UNIT - Lakewood-Laona Ranger District, Medford-Park Falls Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Oconto, Price. Price County: T38N, R2E, Section1 (NENW) along Spur Lake Rd (FR 136). Oconto County: T31N, R16E, Section 23 (SWNE) along Bagley Rapids Rd ( FR 2111).
West Zone Roads Maintenance
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Road management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/30/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
08/2013 Leesha Howard-McCauley
715-748-4875 x37
lmhowardmccauley@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes programmatic maintenance of authorized roads and right of ways. This project would include grading, removal of vegetation, surfacing, and maintaining or replacing culverts.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42136
Location: UNIT - Washburn Ranger District, Medford-Park Falls Ranger District, Great Divide Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Ashland, Bayfield, Price, Sawyer, Taylor, Vilas. LEGAL - parts of T31-49N, R1-4E, and R1-8W. Parts of Ashland, Bayfield, Price, Sawyer, Taylor, and Vilas counties.
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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
Grubhoe ATV Relocation
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/17/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
07/2013 Melissa Simpson
715-528-4464 ext 139
mdsimpson@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would relocated part of the Grubhoe ATV Trail.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41052
Location: UNIT - Eagle River-Florence Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Florence. LEGAL - T39N. R15E, Section 13. Grubhoe Area.
Military Road Snowmobile Trail Relocation
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/24/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
07/2013 Melissa Simpson
715-528-4464 ext 139
mdsimpson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The current trail would be relocated to provide a safer trail for snowmobilers by reducing hills and curves in the trail.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41211
Location: UNIT - Eagle River-Florence Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Oneida, Vilas. LEGAL - T40N, R11E, Sections 35 and 36; T39N, R11E, Sections 1, 2, 11-14. Military Road.
Phelps Snowmobile Trail Relocation
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 06/17/2013  08/2013 Melissa Simpson
715-528-4464 ext 139
mdsimpson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The snowmobile trail needs to be relocated to move it off private land. The private landowner no longer wants the trail on thier property. It would be relocated on forest.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41051
Location: UNIT - Eagle River-Florence Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Vilas. LEGAL - T42N, R11E, Section 27 and 34. Phelps Area.
Riley Creek Alder Shearing-Brushing Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/06/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
07/2013 Mike Peczynski
715-479-2827
mpeczynski@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would cut alder along Riley Creek to create better habitat for American woodcock and Golden winged warbler.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41410
Location: UNIT - Eagle River-Florence Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Florence. LEGAL - T38N, R15E, Section 13. Riley Creek north of the Popple River.
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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
Relocation of FR 201 and FR 213 intersections with C.T.H. D
EA
- Road management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
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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) 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Location: UNIT - Lakewood-Laona Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Forest, Langlade, Oconto. LEGAL - T31-38N, R12-18E. Lakewood-Laona Ranger District.
Diamond Roof ATV route
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/31/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
07/2013 Evan Miller
715-674-4481
evanmiller@fs.fed.us 
Description: Designate ATV's on existing snowmobile trail.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39627
Location: UNIT - Lakewood-Laona Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Oconto. LEGAL - T33N, R15E, Section 18. Diamond roof to Engels Road.
Lakewood Southeast Project
EIS
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management 
In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 10/19/2012
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 07/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
10/2013 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/nepa_project_exp.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 Meadows Ranch
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 05/17/2013  06/2013 Marilee Houtler
715-276-6333
mhoutler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of a 5 year permit
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41875
Location: UNIT - Lakewood-Laona Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Oconto. LEGAL - T31N, R16E, Sections 4, 5, 8, 9, 16 and 17. Whiffen Lane.
Sullivan Springs Road ATV Connector
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2013 
Expected:08/2013  08/2013 Evan Miller
715-674-4481
evanmiller@fs.fed.us 
Description: Add ATV trails from the Nicolet State Trail (NST) in the Lakewood Area to Sullivan Springs Road.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41050
Location: UNIT - Lakewood-Laona Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Oconto. LEGAL - T32N, R16E, Sections 1, 3, 11, and 12; T33N, R16E, Section 36. NST in Lakewood to Sullivan Springs Road.
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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
2013 Taylor County Gypsy Moth Slow the Spread
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Completed  Actual: 05/01/2013  05/2013 Jerry VanCleve
715-264-2511
jvancleve@fs.fed.us 
Description: Aerial dispersal of Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki or Btk and disparlure (a synthetic phermone resulting in mating disruption) on NF System lands in Taylor County, WI for gypsy moth control.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41234
Location: UNIT - Medford-Park Falls Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Taylor. South and east of Perkinstown, WI in parts of T31N, R1W and R2W, and parts of T32N, R1W and R2W.
Mondeaux Hardrock Prospecting Permits
EA
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 06/12/2013  10/2013 Jane Darnell
715-748-4875, ext 38
jdarnell01@fs.fed.us 
Description: Request for prospecting for valuable ore deposits with ground geophysical surveys and potential follow-up with bed-rock core sampling.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38285
Location: UNIT - Medford-Park Falls Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Taylor. LEGAL - Township 33 North, Range 1 West. North and west of the Mondeaux Flowage in Taylor County, WI.
Taylor to Price Snowmobile Trail Connecter
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/15/2013
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2013 
Expected:09/2013
 
11/2013 Timothy Vetter
715-748-4875 (34)
tvetter@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
2012 Recreation Projects
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/20/2012 
Expected:07/2013
 
08/2013 Teresa Maday
(715) 373-2667
tmaday@fs.fed.us 
Description: Washburn Ranger District, is preparing an Decision Memo for a number of recreation management activities (creation of trail connectors, toilet building installation, removal of older toilet buildings), collectively referred to as the 2012 Recreation.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/projects/cnnf/landmanagement/projects
Location: UNIT - Washburn Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Bayfield. LEGAL - Remove toilet T49N R7W Sec17; Create ATV trail T49N R7W Sec17 & 20; Create ski trail, install and remove toilet T49N R5W Sec7; motorized trail T45N R7W Sec 31; Snowmo. trail re-route T44N, R7W, Sec34. A number of recreation sites and trails across the Washburn Ranger District, Bayfield County, WI.
Community Wildlfire Protection Plan Hazardous Fuel Treatment Project
CE
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2013 
Expected:08/2013  08/2013 Jennifer Maziasz
715-373-2667
jmaziasz@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project entails reducing the hazardous fuels along several road corridors near the Town of Drummond.
Location: UNIT - Washburn Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Bayfield. LEGAL - T45N, R7W, Sections 33, 5, 4 &15. Several roads near the Town of Drummond including Hwy 63, Lake Owen Drive and Lake Owen Station Drive.
Ronkowski Road SUP
CE
- Special use management
- Road management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Joan Stanfield-Smith
715-362-1300
jstanfieldsmith@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.
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