Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2014 to 03/31/2014
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,  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,   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
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 09/27/2013  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.
Lily Pad Road Snowmobile Trail Relocation-Phase II
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/04/2013 
Expected:01/2014
 
01/2014 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42768
Location: UNIT - Eagle River-Florence Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Forest. LEGAL - T40N, R14E, Section 14. East of Lily Pad Road.
Riley Creek Alder Shearing-Brushing Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 09/10/2013  11/2013 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
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 12/17/2013  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
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42957
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
Sullivan Springs Road ATV Connector
EA
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Notice of Initiation 01/2014 
Expected:03/2014  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
New Vision Wilderness Special Use Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/04/2013 
Expected:01/2014
 
02/2014 Timothy Vetter
715-748-4875 (34)
tvetter@fs.fed.us 
Description: New Vision Wilderness has requested a re-issuance of their Special Use Permit to use the Ice Age National Scenic Trail and adjacent dispersed campsites along the trail to operate a therapeutic based outdoor rehabilitation program for youth.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43271
Location: UNIT - Medford-Park Falls Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Taylor. LEGAL - Not Applicable. This project is located on and surrounding the Ice Age National Scenic Trail between Taylor County Highway E, and southwest to where the trail intersects State Highway 64.
Taylor to Price Snowmobile Trail Connecter
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 11/26/2013  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  Completed  Actual: 07/02/2013  06/2014 Teresa Maday
(715) 373-2667
tmaday@fs.fed.us 
Description: Washburn Ranger District, prepared a Decision Memo for all the 2012 Recreation except for the Kimball Road Proposed Reroute. The decision Memo for Snowmobile Trail 15 reroute Kimball Road Reroute is estimated to be signed in early 2014.
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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 12/12/2013  01/2014 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.
Chequamegon Communication Cooperative, Inc. Permit Reissue
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/30/2013 
Expected:01/2014
 
01/2014 Jonathan McNeill
715-762-5154
jdmcneill@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal is to reauthorize the existing facilities; issuing a new Communications Use Lease for a new term. Existing facility includes a tower, several structures in a fenced area, and access road. This proposal does not involve new construction.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43182
Location: UNIT - Washburn Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Bayfield. LEGAL - T47N R7W Sec 29, Bayfield County, WI. The proposed project area is west of the community of Ino in Bayfield County Wisconsin.
Eureka Gravel Source Development Project
EA
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Notice of Initiation 01/2014 
Expected:08/2014  09/2014 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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