Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2020 to 12/31/2020
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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Projects Occurring Nationwide
R9 - Eastern Region, Chequamegon / Nicolet National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
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)

Projects Occurring Nationwide  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Locatable Mining Rule - 36 CFR 228, subpart A.
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/13/2018
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2021 
Expected:12/2021
 
12/2021 Nancy Rusho
202-731-9196
nancy.rusho@usda.gov 
Description: The U.S. Department of Agriculture proposes revisions to its regulations at 36 CFR 228, Subpart A governing locatable minerals operations on National Forest System lands.A draft EIS & proposed rule should be available for review/comment in late 2020
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57214
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. LEGAL - Not Applicable. These regulations apply to all NFS lands open to mineral entry under the US mining laws. More Information is available at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/science-technology/geology/minerals/locatable-minerals/current-revisions.
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Chequamegon / Nicolet National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)  

R9 - Eastern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Forestwide Oak Wilt Disease Management
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/24/2020
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 10/2020 
Expected:07/2021
 
07/2021 Nicole Molitor
715-634-4821 x2327
nicole.g.molitor@usda.gov 
Description: We propose to allow prompt treatment (using a variety of tools) of oak wilt infection centers wherever found as soon as possible following discovery to slow and control the spread of oak wilt on Forest lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57903
Location: UNIT - Chequamegon / Nicolet National Forest All Units. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Ashland, Bayfield, Florence, Forest, Langlade, Oconto, Oneida, Price, Sawyer, Taylor, Vilas. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Forestwide.
Recreation Facility Strategy
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/30/2017 
Expected:12/2020
 
01/2021 Timothy Vetter
715-362-1373
timothy.vetter@usda.gov 
Description: The Recreation Facility Strategy prioritizes developed recreation site investments. Proposal has varying actions at 82 sites (from increased amenities to decreased maintenance) and removal of amenities at 22 sites to convert them to general forest.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55748
Location: UNIT - Chequamegon / Nicolet National Forest All Units. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Ashland, Bayfield, Florence, Forest, Langlade, Oconto, Oneida, Price, Sawyer, Taylor, Vilas. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Developed recreation sites on all ranger districts across the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.
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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
2020 Special Use Permits
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/12/2020 
Expected:10/2020
 
10/2020 Sarah Holmes
715-373-2667
sarah.holmes@usda.gov 
Description: Authorize requests for 29 special use permits; no additional construction is needed. Proposal includes: 8 new road permits and the reissuance of 13 road use permits, 1 water line permit, 1 research study permit and 6 recreation permits.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=58154
Location: UNIT - Eagle River-Florence Ranger District, Lakewood-Laona Ranger District, Washburn Ranger District, Medford-Park Falls Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Bayfield, Florence, Forest, Oconto, Oneida, Price, Taylor, Vilas. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Multiple locations across the Forest.
North Country Trail Dispersed Campsite Development and Improvements
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/12/2019 
Expected:05/2021
 
05/2021 Katherine LeMoine
715-634-4821 x2326
katherine.lemoine@usda.gov 
Description: Eight to 10 backpacker campsites would be developed or improved to provide long-distance hikers a consistent experience when they hike the North Country Trail in Wisconsin.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55297
Location: UNIT - Washburn Ranger District, Great Divide Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Ashland, Bayfield. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Multiple sites along the North Country Trail in Great Divide and Washburn Ranger Districts.
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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
2020 American Transmission Company - Line Maintenance
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Completed
This project has changed to a CE that does not require a written decision document and will be removed from the SOPA. 
  10/2020 Joan Stanfield-Smith
715-362-1316
joan.stanfield-smith@usda.gov 
Description: Routine Maintenance as authorized under Special Use Permit EGL77 and Operating and Maintenance Plan. Routine vegetation clearing within the existing 60-80 foot-wide Right-of-Way corridor during 2020-2021.
Location: UNIT - Eagle River-Florence Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Vilas. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Forest and Vilas Counties. T. 41 N.,R. 13E., Sections 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21 Forest Co. T. 41 N.,R. 12E., Sections 13, 14, 15, Vilas Co. T. 41 N.,R. 11 E., Sections 13, 14, 15, 16 Vilas Co.
2020 Eagle River-Florence Blowdown
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/21/2020 
Expected:10/2020
 
10/2020 Daniel Reynolds
715-479-2827
daniel.reynolds2@usda.gov 
Description: In August 2020, a derecho (blowdown) occurred across ERFL. Significant timber damage occurred leaving many trees damaged. This created a safety and fuels concern; the impacted trees need to removed as quickly as possible to reduce those risks.
Location: UNIT - Eagle River-Florence Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Florence, Forest, Vilas. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Huff Creek area in Forest County, Morgan lake area in Florence County, and Lac Vieux Desert area in Vilas county.
2020 SUP Century Link Cable
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/24/2020 
Expected:10/2020
 
10/2020 Joan Stanfield-Smith
715-362-1316
joan.stanfield-smith@usda.gov 
Description: Project is required to replace approximately 3,080 ft of defective cable along Steven's Lake Rd (FR2169) in Long Lake, WI. This infrastructure replacement is needed to continue to provide communication access for the community.
Location: UNIT - Eagle River-Florence Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Vilas. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Stevens Lake Road (FR2169) in Long Lake, Wi.
2020 Trees for Tomorrow Thinning CE
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Completed
This project has changed to a CE that does not require a written decision document and will be removed from the SOPA. 
  06/2020 Karolyn Lock
715-528-4464 x2806
Karolyn.Stillman2@usda.gov 
Description: To improve safety at the Trees for Tomorrow lot by removing dead and dying trees that are hazardous for visitors. The lot is 26 acres, 3 acres are planned to be thinned (red pine 2 acres and white spruce 1 acres)and they are away from the buildings.
Location: UNIT - Eagle River-Florence Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Vilas. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Trees For Tomorrow lot is located at 519 Sheridan Street East, Eagle River, WI 54521.
Fourmile Vegetation Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Road management 
In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 03/23/2020 
Expected:10/2020
 
10/2020 Karolyn Lock
715-528-4464, ext 2806
Karolyn.Lock@usda.gov 
Description: Move forest vegetation to desired conditions, provide an efficient road system, continue Forest research projects, maintain public safety related to wildfire, maintain hunter hiking trails, and contribute toward wood products demand.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=51959
Location: UNIT - Eagle River-Florence Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Forest, Oneida, Vilas. LEGAL - T40N, R11E; T40N, R12E; T39N, R11E; T39N, R12E; T38N, R11E; and T38N, R12E. 7 miles east of Eagle River, stretching south from Highway 70 to Highway 32 (or the southern border of the Argonne Exp. Forest) and stretching approximately 4-7 miles wide.
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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
Beaverdam Lake Lodge Complex Decommissioning, Maintenance and Access Repairs
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Facility management  Completed  Actual: 09/08/2020  09/2020 Michael Martin
Glidden Office: 715-264-2511 Hayward Office: 715-634-4821
michael.a.martin@usda.gov 
Description: Proposed action/undertaking: decommission dilapidated Beaverdam Lake buildings; designate and/or repair access roads for dam and spillway testing, inspection, maintenance, or repair; and implement ongoing dam maintenance and repairs.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53737
Location: UNIT - Great Divide Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Ashland. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Beaverdam Lodge Complex is located about six miles west of Mellen in northern Wisconsin, Township 45 North, Range 4 West, section 36.
CenturyTel Fiberoptic Installation 2020 Along Forest Road 308
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/09/2020 
Expected:10/2020
 
10/2020 Nicole Molitor
715-634-4821, x 2327
nicole.g.molitor@usda.gov 
Description: Fiberoptic cable will be installed along Forest Road 308 in three locations in the existing , cleared right-of-way using a vibratory plow and directional bore.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=58318
Location: UNIT - Great Divide Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Sawyer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. T40N R5W Section 14, T40N R5W Section 13, and T40N R4W Section 18.
Districtwide Gravel Pit Expansion and Development
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 09/22/2020  09/2020 Nicole Molitor
715-634-4821
nicole.g.molitor@usda.gov 
Description: To provide mineral material for the next 10-20 years for infrastructure maintenance and other activities, we propose to expand 4 existing gravel pit sites, develop 6 new gravel pit sites and do final reclamation of 1 temporary borrow pit site.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55340
Location: UNIT - Great Divide Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Ashland, Bayfield, Sawyer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. See attached location map.
Forest Lodge Nature Trail Trailhead Parking Area and Traffic Circulation
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management
- Facility management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2020 
Expected:04/2021  06/2021 Debra Proctor
715-580-0412
debra.proctor@usda.gov 
Description: Improve Forest Lodge road and trail infrastructure to accommodate increased use of Forest Lodge and the Nature Trail - parking, road and trail capacity, drainage, stormwater treatment, traffic sight lines within the complex and ingress and egress.
Location: UNIT - Great Divide Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Ashland. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Forest Lodge is located about eight miles east of Cable, Wisconsin.
Forest Road 1921 SUP Access Permit
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/08/2020  07/2020 Nicole Molitor
715-634-4821, x 2327
nicole.g.molitor@usda.gov 
Description: Joseph A. Gallo has submitted a proposal for use of the abovementioned road to access private property.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57141
Location: UNIT - Great Divide Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Bayfield. LEGAL - Not Applicable. 1,550 feet of road starting at the end of FR 1921, then skid trail to private property in Town of Grand View.
Relocation of FR 201 and FR 213 intersections with C.T.H. D
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Road management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Sarah Holmes
715-373-2667
sarah.holmes@usda.gov 
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.
Veikko Cross-Country Trail Improvement and Development
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2020 
Expected:12/2020  01/2021 Katherine LeMoine
715-634-4821 x2326
katherine.lemoine@usda.gov 
Description: The Veikko Trail, an old cross-country ski trail in the St. Peter's Dome area developed by a local ski group, will be improved and realigned to fix drainage issues. Additional trail will be developed to connect to the St. Peter's Dome Trail network.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=58459
Location: UNIT - Great Divide Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Forest. LEGAL - Not Applicable. St. Peter's Dome area.
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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
2020 CenturyLink
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/24/2020 
Expected:10/2020
 
10/2020 Kelly Scarbrough
715-362-1300
Kelly.Scarbrough@usda.gov 
Description: CenturyLink would bury fiber optic cable along Oconto County F.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=58438
Location: UNIT - Lakewood-Laona Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Oconto. LEGAL - Not Applicable. T33N, R16E, Section 23, Oconto County, WI.
2020 Stream Road Crossing for Lakewood-Laona Ranger District
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Watershed management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/04/2020 
Expected:04/2021
 
04/2021 Sara Sommer
715-362-1365
sara.sommer@usda.gov 
Description: This project would replace culverts across Forest and Oconto Counties.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57745
Location: UNIT - Lakewood-Laona Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Forest, Oconto. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Forest and Oconto Counties.
Diamond Roof Road Reconstruction and Maintenance
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/12/2019 
Expected:04/2021
 
06/2021 Marilee Houtler
715-276-6333
marilee.houtler@usda.gov 
Description: This project would reconstruct and maintain Diamond Roof Road to provide a safe travelway.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57327
Location: UNIT - Lakewood-Laona Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Langlade, Oconto. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Diamond Roof Area.
Highway W Gravel Pit Expansion
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/08/2020 
Expected:04/2021
 
04/2021 Greg Knight
715-748-4875 ext 7484826
greg.knight3@usda.gov 
Description: This projects gravel pit expansion will provide road material for removing the blowdown form the 2019 Blowdown storm.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57446
Location: UNIT - Lakewood-Laona Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Oconto. LEGAL - Not Applicable. This pit is located in the Highway W area, between Pat Lake and the second branch of the Oconto River.
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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
2020 New Vision Wilderness Outfitter Guide Permit Re-issuance
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/05/2020 
Expected:11/2020
 
11/2020 Melanie Fullman
715-762-5107
melanie.fullman@usda.gov 
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.usda.gov/project/?project=57631
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.
Clark Electric New Line Install and Removal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/18/2020 
Expected:10/2020
 
10/2020 Kelly Scarbrough
715-362-1314
Kelly.Scarbrough@usda.gov 
Description: Clark Electric Cooperative proposes to install approximately 680 feet of 7.2 KV buried cable inside conduit. Clark Electric Cooperative also proposes to remove 2,700 feet (7.2KV) overhead line within a 40 foot wide ROW located west of highway ROW.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=58692
Location: UNIT - Medford-Park Falls Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Taylor. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Project is located in Taylor County in the Town of Grover (T32N, R2W, Sec 33) along County Highway M.
John's Creek Gravel Pit Expansion
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2020 
Expected:02/2021  03/2021 Greg Knight
715-748-4875 ext 7484826
greg.knight.3@usda.gov 
Description: This project consists of expansion of an existing gravel pit to meet road construction, re-construction, and maintenance needs in the project vicinity. This is an existing pit that has an additional source of gravel that has not been developed.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=54736
Location: UNIT - Medford-Park Falls Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Taylor. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Town of Grover, Township 31 North, Range 2 West, Section 7, Taylor County, Wisconsin.
Kidrick
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Leesha Howard-McCauley
715-748-4875 x37
leesha.howard-mccauley@usda.gov 
Description: ***ON HOLD*** This project is primarily a vegetation management project with focus on mid to late successional hardwood forest. Primary purpose is to maintain forest health and diversity. Project will also include a transportation analysis.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=50889
Location: UNIT - Medford-Park Falls Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Price. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Project is located in the northwest portion of the Forest within Taylor County in T32N, R2-3W and T33N, R1-3W.
Lake Eleven TS Snowmobile Trail Reroute
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2020 
Expected:02/2021  03/2021 Gabriel Esquibel
715-762-5188
gabriel.esquibel@usda.gov 
Description: Permanently move the snowmobile trail to the Lake 11 Timber Sale haul road location to address wet areas that don't always freeze over.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57940
Location: UNIT - Medford-Park Falls Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Price. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Project located in T31N, R2W, near Lake 11, and about 3 miles south of Perkinstown, WI.
Round Lake Fish Passage and Water Level Control
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Watershed management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Sue Reinecke
715-762-5185
sue.reinecke@usda.gov 
Description: **On hold until water modelling/engineering plans are complete** The project will consist of reestablishing a two-way fish passage and reconnect the ecosystems of the Pike Lake Chain of Lakes and the South Fork Flambeau Rive
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55358
Location: UNIT - Medford-Park Falls Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Price. LEGAL - Not Applicable. T40N, R3E, Sections 23-26, Price County, WI.
Winter Sports Road Electric Line Burial
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Kelly Scarbrough
715-362-1314
Kelly.Scarbrough@usda.gov 
Description: This is a proposal by Clark Electric Cooperative to convert about 4 1/4 miles of overhead electric line to underground electric wires within their existing utility corridor in order to provide a safer and more reliable electric service.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=51504
Location: UNIT - Medford-Park Falls Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Taylor. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Project is located in the Town of Grover (T32N, R2W) along Winter Sports Road (FR 119)starting at Spruce Lake Road going north to Beaver Creek Road (FR 121) and then a short distance east.
Wintergreen Snowshoe Trail Construction
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2021 
Expected:03/2021  04/2021 Ann Dassow
715-748-4875 ext. 7484824
ann.dassow@usda.gov 
Description: Designation of a snowshoe trail system within the area of the Wintergreen Ski Trail area. Construction consists of clearing forest debris from marked trail.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57939
Location: UNIT - Medford-Park Falls Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Price. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Within the Wintergreen Ski Trail System just north of State Hwy 70.
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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
Enbridge Energy Limited Partnership SUP
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/07/2016 
Expected:01/2021
 
02/2021 Jennifer Maziasz
715-373-2667
comments-eastern-chequamegon-nicolet-washburn@usda.gov 
Description: The proposal is to re-issue a special use authorization for a new term for Enbridge Energy Limited Partnership's existing pipeline system, pumping station, and associated improvements.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=44889
Location: UNIT - Washburn Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Bayfield. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Project includes 11.5 miles of existing pipeline system, the pumping station, and associated improvements on Forest Service lands north of US Highway 2.
Pigeon Lake Hydrogeology Study
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 08/04/2020  08/2020 Sarah Holmes
715-373-2667 x5261
sarah.holmes@usda.gov 
Description: Proposal is to allow Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey (WGNHS) to drill eight wells, collect and describe the sediment, and install monitoring wells around the Lake to better understand the area hydrogeology.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57851
Location: UNIT - Washburn Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Bayfield. LEGAL - T45N, R8W, Sections 26-28 and 33-35. Project is located around Pigeon Lake about 3 miles west of Drummond, WI in Bayfield County.
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