Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2012 to 12/31/2012
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie

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, Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)

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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/19/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
01/2013 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.
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Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)  

R9 - Eastern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Field Tile Mapping and Management
CE
- Watershed management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/12/2012 
Expected:03/2013
 
05/2013 Jeffrey Tepp
815-423-2164
jtepp@fs.fed.us 
Description: Location identification, mapping and management of field tiles within selected areas of Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie using various techniques
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37844
Location: UNIT - Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie All Units. STATE - Illinois. COUNTY - Will. LEGAL - T33N R9E S12 and others. Various parcels across Midewin.
Grassland bird habitat improvement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2013 
Expected:04/2013  06/2013 William Glass
815-423-6370 Ext. 218
wglass@fs.fed.us 
Description: Grassland bird habitat improvement on approximately 2,540 acres
Location: UNIT - Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie All Units. STATE - Illinois. COUNTY - Will. LEGAL - T33N R9E S10 and T33N R10E S11. Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie East and west of Illinois Statate Route 53.
Gypsy Moth Cooperative Slow the Spread Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2012 
Expected:02/2013  04/2013 Eric Ulaszek
815-423-6370 Ext. 211, 815-423-2123
eulaszek@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed multiple treatments as needed of aerial application of mating disruptant flakes and/or biological insecticide Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt). Treatments are part of a coordinated effort to slow the spread of this non-native invasive insect.
Location: UNIT - Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie All Units. STATE - Illinois. COUNTY - Will. LEGAL - T33N R9E S12 and others; prairie-wide. Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, prairie-wide project.
Prairie Learning Center
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/09/2010 
Expected:02/2013
 
04/2013 Richard Short
815-423-6370
rshort@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct an open-air education and self-service information facility at the Iron Bridge Trailhead.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=29592
Location: UNIT - Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie All Units. STATE - Illinois. COUNTY - Will. LEGAL - T34N, R10E, Section 31. Proposed location at the Iron Bridge Trailhead Area on Illinois State Route 53.
South Prairie Creek Outwash Plain Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:03/2013  05/2013 William Glass
815-423-6370 Ext. 218
wglass@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restoration of South Prairie Creek Outwash Plain area
Location: UNIT - Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie All Units. STATE - Illinois. COUNTY - Will. LEGAL - T33N R9 E S11. Prairie Creek Watershed west of Baseline Road.
Water Improvement Structures
EA
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/14/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
03/2013 Jeffrey Tepp
815-423-2164
jtepp@fs.fed.us 
Description: Develop several watering ponds & wells to provide water for livestock, animals & wildlife, and to provide wetland wildlife habitat.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=23667
Location: UNIT - Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie All Units. STATE - Illinois. COUNTY - Will. East of State Route 53 in identified grazing allotments.
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This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.