Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2014 to 06/30/2014
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, 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
West Side Access Requests 2014
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/26/2014 
Expected:04/2014
 
04/2014 Jonathan McNeill
715-762-5154
jdmcneill@fs.fed.us 
Description: Four applicants have requested special use authorizations to access private land across the National Forest. The proposal is to authorize access to private land; proposal consists of existing road improvement and less than 500' of new construction.
Location: UNIT - Washburn Ranger District, Medford-Park Falls Ranger District, Great Divide Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Ashland, Bayfield, Vilas. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Various location on the West side of the Chequamegon Nicolet NF.
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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
Lily Pad Road Snowmobile Trail Relocation-Phase II
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 01/17/2014  03/2014 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.
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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
2014 Lakewood-Laona Pit Expansion
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/24/2014 
Expected:03/2014
 
04/2014 Mike Miller
410-939-1216
mmiller@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project would expand several gravel pits to provide gravel for the roads in the area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43800
Location: UNIT - Lakewood-Laona Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Forest. LEGAL - Ludington pit is T35N, R14E, Section 29 (by Ludington Lake)and the other unnamed pit is located at T35N, R14E, Section 9 (off Forest Road 21217). Area around Ludington Lake, off Forest Road 2361 and 2127.
Bilberry and opening habitat
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Notice of Initiation 04/2014 
Expected:05/2014  06/2014 Scott Anderson
715-674-4481
scottanderson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improve habitat for the Dwarf Bilberry and maintain openings
Location: UNIT - Lakewood-Laona Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Oconto. LEGAL - Not Applicable. In Ocotno County.
Shadow Lake and Thelen
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/27/2014 
Expected:04/2014
 
05/2014 Jeff Seefeldt
618-658-2111
jseefeldt@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Shadow Lake part would construct .3 mile connector between ATV/UTV trails (one on Shadow Lake Road and the other Blue Spruce Road). The Thelen part will widen an existing ATV trail (across from Thelen Road)just south of Lakewood.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43751
Location: UNIT - Lakewood-Laona Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Oconto. LEGAL - Shadow Lake is T31N, R15E, Section 2, N1/2 and Thelen is T32N, R16E, Section 17, NE 1/4. Shadow Lake part is located parallel to Highway 64 south Shadow Lake. Thelen is located just north of the old zoo,south of Lakewood on the west side of Highway 32.
Sullivan Springs Road ATV Connector
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 02/27/2014
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 04/2014 
Expected:05/2014
 
06/2014 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
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 02/05/2014  03/2014 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.
WGNHS Groundwater Monitoring Well
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 03/24/2014  06/2014 Greg Knight
715-748-4875 ext 26
gknight@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a special use permit to Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey (WGNHS) for conversion of an existing well/drilling site to a long term water monitoring well.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43773
Location: UNIT - Medford-Park Falls Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Price. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Project is located on the south side of Spur Lake Road (FR 136), just off of the intersection with FR 136G in T38N, R2E, Section 1, NENW,Price Co., WI.
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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: 01/24/2014
07/02/2013 
06/2014 Jennifer Maziasz
715-373-2667
jmaziasz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Washburn Ranger District, prepared a Decision Memo for the Washburn Recreation Project: Kimball Road Re-route of Snowmobile Trail 15. The decision Memo for all the other 2012 Recreation Projects was signed on July 02, 2013.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40539
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.
2014 Reissuance of Outfiffer Guide Permits
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/20/2014 
Expected:04/2014
 
05/2014 Teresa Maday
715-373-2667
tmaday@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue two Outfitter and Guide Special use Permits to individuals for operation of outfitter and guide services from existing boat launches on National Forest land for 5 year periods. Each individual has been under permit and is in good standing.
Location: UNIT - Washburn Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Bayfield. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Existing boat launches on the Washburn and Great Divide Ranger Districts within Bayfield County, WI.
Chequamegon Communication Cooperative, Inc. Permit Reissue
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 02/10/2014  03/2014 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  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 02/18/2014
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 08/2014 
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.
Hunter Walking Trail
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/10/2014 
Expected:04/2014
 
05/2014 Brian Heeringa
715-373-2667
bheeringa@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposal is to maintain approximately 14 miles on two hunter walking trails and nine upland openings totaling approximately 30 acres. The trail corridors and upland openings proposed under this project already exist; no new construction.
Location: UNIT - Washburn Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Bayfield. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Pigeon Lake Hunter Walking Trail: T45N R8W Sec. 34, 35 & T44N R8W Sec. 2, 3. Star Lake Hunter Walking Trail: T45N R7W Sec. 2, 3, 10, 11, 12.
Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center Restoration Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/26/2014 
Expected:04/2014
 
04/2014 Matthew Bushman
715-373-2667
mmbushman@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposal is to improve 25 acres of habitat at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center; activities include prescribed burning, site preparation for tree planting, tree planting, plowing/tilling open grasslands, and planting native seed.
Location: UNIT - Washburn Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Bayfield. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, Bayfield County WI.
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This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.