Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2021 to 03/31/2021
Chequamegon / Nicolet National Forest

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.
Report Contents (click to jump to a section) :
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,  Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center (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 03/2021 
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:04/2021
 
05/2021 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 CenturyLink Fiber Optic
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 12/22/2020  12/2020 Kelly Scarbrough
715-362-1314
Kelly.Scarbrough@usda.gov 
Description: CenturyLink proposes to upgrade and supply existing and future customers with high speed internet/telephone services. This will bring high-performance, low-cost broadband service to underserved rural communities in the area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=59179
Location: UNIT - Washburn Ranger District, Medford-Park Falls Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Bayfield, Price. LEGAL - Not Applicable. T40N,R2E,Sec18 STH 182; T40N,R1E,Sec13 East Road; T40N,R2E,Sec2,11&12 STH 182, Blockhouse Lake Rd; T39N,R1E,Sec1&12 Wintergreen Lk Rd; T40N,R1W,Sec26, WI-13; T47N,R5W,Sec2 Cty Hwy G.
2020 Special Use Permits
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/14/2020  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.
2021 Watershed Improvement Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2020 
Expected:02/2021  04/2021 Jennifer Maziasz
715-373-2667
jennifer.maziasz@usda.gov 
Description: Watershed improvement projects: culvert replacements to reduce erosion and improve fish/aquatic passage, installation of a hardened trail crossing, road reconstruction with improved drainage, and replacement or rehab of road and trail bridges.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=59261
Location: UNIT - Eagle River-Florence Ranger District, Lakewood-Laona Ranger District, Medford-Park Falls Ranger District, Great Divide Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Ashland, Bayfield, Forest, Oconto, Price, Sawyer, Vilas. LEGAL - Approximately 30 locations across the seven counties. See website for project descriptions, exact locations, and map. Watershed improvement projects are scattered across the four districts.
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 Eagle River- Florence HWY 55 West Blowdown
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/13/2020 
Expected:01/2021
 
01/2021 Daniel Reynolds
715-479-2827
daniel.reynolds2@usda.gov 
Description: In early August 2020, a derecho (blowdown) occurred on the ERFL Ranger District. Significant timber damage occurred leaving many trees dead, dying, or damaged. This resulted in safety and fuels concern. Recently, a new pocket of ~36 acres was found
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=59164
Location: UNIT - Eagle River-Florence Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Forest. LEGAL - Not Applicable. West side of HWY 55 near Rogers Lake in Argonne, Wi.
2020 Eagle River-Florence Blowdown
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 11/25/2020  12/2020 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=58833
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 Hedmark Rd(FR2159B)Turnaround
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Road management  Completed  Actual: 10/21/2020  11/2020 Jack Schneider
715-479-2827 x13
jack.schneider@usda.gov 
Description: Town of Fence plows are not able to use the current turnaround in the winter at Hedmark Road (FR 2159B). Plows are forced to backup the length of the road, this is a safety issue. The current turnaround is proposed to be widened to fit the plows.
Location: UNIT - Eagle River-Florence Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Vilas. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Eagle River-Florence Ranger District: Road is off of FR 2159, south of Morgan Lake in Section 24. .
2020 SUP Century Link Cable
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/22/2020  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.
Aspen-Spruce-Fir Restoration Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2020 
Expected:12/2021  01/2022 Chad Kirschbaum
715-479-2827
chad.kirschbaum@usda.gov 
Description: The Aspen-Spruce-Fir Restoration Project (ASFR) proposes to treat pockets and areas of dead, dying, diseased, and other hazard trees across the entire ERFL district. Up to 9,200 acres are proposed for active management actions.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=59159
Location: UNIT - Eagle River-Florence Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Florence, Forest, Oneida, Vilas. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Spread across the entire Eagle River-Florence Ranger District.
Fourmile Vegetation Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 11/13/2020  11/2020 Chad Kirschbaum
715-479-2827
chad.kirschbaum@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
CenturyTel Fiberoptic Installation 2020 Along Forest Road 308
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/15/2020  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.
Forest Lodge Nature Trail Trailhead Parking Area and Traffic Circulation
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Watershed management
- Facility management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2021 
Expected:12/2021  04/2022 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=58868
Location: UNIT - Great Divide Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Ashland. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Forest Lodge is located about eight miles east of Cable, Wisconsin.
Veikko Cross-Country Trail Improvement and Development
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2021 
Expected:08/2021  09/2021 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  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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 Lumber Jack Memorial Trail Reroute
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 12/22/2020  01/2021 Evan Miller
715-674-4481
evan.miller@usda.gov 
Description: Rerouting a snowmobile trail around a wet area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=58994
Location: UNIT - Lakewood-Laona Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Forest. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Rangeline Road area.
2020 Stream Road Crossing for Lakewood-Laona Ranger District
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Watershed management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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  Completed  Actual: 10/30/2020  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  Completed  Actual: 10/20/2020  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  Completed  Actual: 10/01/2020  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

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/22/2020  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 01/2021 
Expected:06/2021  06/2021 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
- 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 06/2021 
Expected:08/2021  09/2021 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 Jason Krebill
715-362-1300
jason.krebill@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
- 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
- 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,   Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R9 - Eastern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
CenturyTel Fiber Optic
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Jennifer Maziasz
715-373-2667
jennifer.maziasz@usda.gov 
Description: Duplicate project mistake. Actions from this project are covered under the 2020 CenturyLink Fiber Optic project. Link to correct project: www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=59179
Location: UNIT - Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Bayfield. LEGAL - T47N, R5W, section 2 on NFS land within Bayfield County, WI. About 2 miles west of Ashland along County Road G between US Hwy 2 and Terwilliger Road, and north on the east side of Terwilliger Road.
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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
Bayfield Electric Hwy N Sec 34 Line Burial
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 12/22/2020  12/2020 Kelly Scarbrough
(715)362-1314
Kelly.Scarbrough@usda.gov 
Description: Burial of about 1,525feet of existing overhead powerline in their existing permitted corridor along County Highway N. Proposal addresses recent changes from high water in this area including raising/widening of County Hwy N and dying trees.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=59308
Location: UNIT - Washburn Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Bayfield. LEGAL - T45N, R8W, Section 34, Bayfield County, WI. About 13 miles west of Drummond, WI. Along County Highway N.
Enbridge Energy Limited Partnership SUP
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/07/2016 
Expected:03/2021
 
04/2021 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.
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