Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2013 to 12/31/2013
Chequamegon / Nicolet National Forest

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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  Completed  Actual: 07/09/2013  08/2013 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.
West Zone Roads Maintenance
CE
- Road management  Completed  Actual: 08/20/2013  09/2013 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
Forest Road 2411 special use permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/07/2013 
Expected:11/2013
 
11/2013 Sara Sommer
715-362-1365
sarasommer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improvements of Forest Road 2411 would include bring in fill and installing culverts.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42588
Location: UNIT - Eagle River-Florence Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Forest. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Northwest of the North Branch of the Popple River and west of Highway 55. Near the Headwaters wilderness.
Grubhoe ATV Relocation
EA
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 07/23/2013  08/2013 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.
Lily Pad Road Snowmobile Trail Relocation-Phase II
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2013 
Expected:12/2013  12/2013 Evan Miller
715-674-4481
evanmiller@fs.fed.us 
Description: Move the Lily Pad Snowmobile Trail off of a main road and onto Forest Service back roads to solve safety issues.
Location: UNIT - Eagle River-Florence Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Forest. LEGAL - T40N, R14E, Section 14. East of Lily Pad Road.
Military Road Snowmobile Trail Relocation
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 07/23/2013  08/2013 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.
Riley Creek Alder Shearing-Brushing Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/06/2013 
Expected:10/2013
 
10/2013 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
Bayfield Electric Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2013 
Expected:12/2013  12/2013 Jonathan McNeill
(715) 762-5154
jdmcneill@fs.fed.us 
Description: An amendment to Bayfield Electric Special Use Permit to maintain and reconstruct 7 mile of existing line. Actions may include replacing overhead line with underground line, installing of associated structures, maintenance or upgrades of existing line
Location: UNIT - Great Divide Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Bayfield. LEGAL - T44N R6W Sec 36; T44N R5W Sec 31; T43N R5W Sec 6, 7, 17, 18, 20, 21. About 10 miles east of Cable, WI.
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) 
Completed  Actual: 09/23/2013  11/2013 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/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32868
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  Completed  Actual: 08/15/2013  11/2013 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 
Completed  Actual: 08/29/2013  03/2014 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.
Sullivan Springs Road ATV Connector
EA
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Notice of Initiation 10/2013 
Expected:01/2014  05/2014 Greyling Brandt
218-663-8084
gbrandt@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
Taylor to Price Snowmobile Trail Connecter
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/04/2013 
Expected:11/2013
 
01/2014 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:12/2013
 
12/2013 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.
CWPP County N Fuel Reduction Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/23/2013 
Expected:10/2013
 
10/2013 Jennifer Maziasz
715-373-2667
jmaziasz@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project was developed as a part of the Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) for the Towns of Barnes and Drummond.The project proposes to treat hazardous ladder fuels; it may include the piling and burning of fuels.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42688
Location: UNIT - Washburn Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Bayfield. LEGAL - Bayfield County, Wisconsin T44N, R7W, Sec.5 & 6; T45N, R7W, Sec. 31 & 32; and T45N, R8W, Sec. 36. This project is located in the vicinity of County Hwy N just west of Drummond, Wisconsin.
Community Wildlfire Protection Plan Hazardous Fuel Treatment Project
CE
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Jennifer Maziasz
715-373-2667
jmaziasz@fs.fed.us 
Description: This Project is a duplicate of the "CWPP County N Fuel Reduction Project". Please refer to the CWPP County N Fuel Reduction Project. 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.
Eureka Gravel Source Development Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Notice of Initiation 10/2013 
Expected:01/2014  01/2014 Greg Knight
715-748-4875 ext 26
gknight@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to develop a gravel source, known as the Eureka site, on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest (CNNF).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42959
Location: UNIT - Washburn Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Bayfield. LEGAL - Townships 45 North, Range 8 West, Sections 27, 28, 33, and 34. The site is located on the west side of FR394 (Pigeon Lake road), between Pigeon Lake and Mountain lake about 5 miles west of Drummond, Wisconsin.
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