Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2022 to 09/30/2022
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,  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  On Hold  N/A  N/A Sarah Shoemaker
907-586-7886
sarahshoemaker@fs.fed.us 
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.
Nationwide Aerial Application of Fire Retardant on National Forest System Land.
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/08/2020
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/2022 
Expected:06/2022
 
07/2022 Laura Conway
406-802-4317
laura.conway@usda.gov 
Description: Programmatic Supplemental EIS for the Nationwide Aerial Application of Fire Retardant on National Forest System Land.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=60450
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The direction in the SEIS will apply to use of aerially delivered fire retardant on all National Forest System land. .
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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
2022 Special Use Permits - Batch 1
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2022 
Expected:08/2022  09/2022 Kelly Scarbrough
715-362-1314
Kelly.Scarbrough@usda.gov 
Description: The Forest is proposing to authorize requests for 12 special use permits on Forest Service Lands. Eight of the twelve requests are renewals. Seven requests are for roads, three for dry fire hydrants and two for cultivation of hay.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=62457
Location: UNIT - Chequamegon / Nicolet National Forest All Units. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Bayfield, Florence, Forest, Oconto, Price, Taylor. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Across all districts on Chequamegon Nicolet National Forest.
Acquired Properties and Inactive Well Decommissioning
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/26/2022 
Expected:10/2022
 
11/2022 Sarah Holmes
715-373-2667 x 5261
sarah.holmes@usda.gov 
Description: Proposal to decommission seven inactive wells at recreation sites and the disposal of buildings and improvements at six acquired properties. Policy and State law require proper abandonment of wells when inactive. The properties are in poor condition.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=62091
Location: UNIT - Chequamegon / Nicolet National Forest All Units. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Bayfield, Florence, Forest, Oconto, Oneida, Price, Taylor, Vilas. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Various locations on four districts across the 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
2022 Forest Wide Watershed Improvement Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 05/12/2022  05/2022 Jennifer Maziasz
616-581-5756
jennifer.maziasz@usda.gov 
Description: Proposal to replace 23 aging stream crossing structures within the Forest Service road and trail systems. Two of the sites are replacements or rehabilitation of road bridges. The other 21 sites are replacements of culverts.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=61287
Location: UNIT - Eagle River-Florence Ranger District, Lakewood-Laona Ranger District, Washburn Ranger District, Medford-Park Falls Ranger District, Great Divide Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Ashland, Bayfield, Florence, Forest, Oconto, Price, Sawyer, Taylor, Vilas. LEGAL - Not Applicable. 23 locations across the National Forest.
Krawze Land Exchange
CE
- Land acquisition  On Hold  N/A  N/A Mary Scheuerman
715-362-1331
mary.scheuerman@usda.gov 
Description: Exchanging land on the east side of the forest. Lakewood-Laona Ranger District in Forest County would be exchanging land for land in Eagle River-Florence Ranger District.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=59900
Location: UNIT - Eagle River-Florence Ranger District, Lakewood-Laona Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Florence, Forest. LEGAL - Not Applicable. East side of the forest in Forest and Florence Counties.
North Country Trail Dispersed Campsite Development and Improvements
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/12/2019 
Expected:09/2022
 
10/2022 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
2021 Brule Controlled Burn CE
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 04/21/2022  05/2022 Steven Janke
715-276-6333 x4229
steve.janke@usda.gov 
Description: To maintain a wildlife opening by the Brule River and extend fire boundaries to the Brule River to act as a natural fire line instead of creating dozer dug control lines. Using the Brule River as a fire control line will better protect firefighters.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=59328
Location: UNIT - Eagle River-Florence Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Florence. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The maintenance of a large wildlife openings at the Brule River Opening (T41NR15E, Section 24 and T41NR16E Section 19). The area is a remnant farm field near the Brule River in Florence County, Wi.
2022 Spectrum Mid-America LLC SUP
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2022 
Expected:08/2022  08/2022 Mary Sullivan
530-478-6254 ext 247
mary.sullivan2@usda.gov 
Description: Issue a new special use permit to Spectrum Mid-America LLC for installing 2' fiber optic cable and 30 "flush ground vaults".
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=61588
Location: UNIT - Eagle River-Florence Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Vilas. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Project is listed along Military Road.
Aspen-Spruce-Fir Restoration Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/17/2020
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 07/2022 
Expected:10/2022
 
10/2022 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.
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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
Chequamegon Area Mountain Bike Association Trail Maintenance, Rehabilitation and Reroutes
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/05/2022 
Expected:08/2022
 
09/2022 Katherine LeMoine
715-634-4821 x2326
katherine.lemoine@usda.gov 
Description: Restore trails in the Namakagon Cluster of the CAMBA mountain bike trail system to the sustainable standards to which they were originally constructed and reroute some sections from timber sale haul routes to single-track routes.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=61353
Location: UNIT - Great Divide Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Forest. LEGAL - Not Applicable. CAMBA Mountain Bike Trail System - Namakagon Cluster.
Decommissioning and Reuse of Properties on Mineral Lake and West Fork of the Chippewa River
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/15/2022 
Expected:08/2022
 
09/2022 Eric Lynch
715-762-5137
eric.lynch@usda.gov 
Description: Two properties, one on Mineral Lake and one on the West Fork of the Chippewa River, have buildings that need to be decommissioned. Recreational improvements are also proposed.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=61642
Location: UNIT - Great Divide Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Ashland, Sawyer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. One property is located north of Mineral Lake. The other is located just west of Clam Lake.
Forest Lodge Nature Trail Trailhead Parking Area and Traffic Circulation
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Watershed management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/28/2021 
Expected:11/2022
 
12/2022 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.
Forest Road 164 Reconstruction
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/31/2022
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 06/2022 
Expected:11/2022
 
12/2022 Eric Lynch
715-762-5137
eric.lynch@usda.gov 
Description: The 11.6-mile-long project area will be cleared and grubbed within 16 feet of the road centerline or as needed to create ditching. All cross-drain culverts will be replaced with polymer coated arch pipes. The entire road length will be resurfaced.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=61289
Location: UNIT - Great Divide Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Ashland. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Forest Road 164 between County Highway GG and Forest Road 163.
Landscape Management in the Moose Two Axe Project Area
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/08/2022
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 01/2023 
Expected:04/2023
 
05/2023 Nicole Molitor
715-638-0272
nicole.g.molitor@usda.gov 
Description: Vegetation treatment to improve health, productivity, and resiliency of northern hardwood, spruce, pine balsam fir, birch, and aspen stands. Wildlife, fisheries, and rare plant habitat management. Fuels treatments. Road network improvements.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=61327
Location: UNIT - Great Divide Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Sawyer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Southwest portion of the Great Divide Ranger District.
Northern States Power Xcel Energy Special Use Permit Amendment 2022
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 04/08/2022  04/2022 Kelly Scarbrough
715-362-1314
Kelly.Scarbrough@usda.gov 
Description: The utility right of way in northeast corner of the Great Divide Ranger District will be changed from 25 feet wide to 50 feet wide.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=61569
Location: UNIT - Great Divide Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Ashland. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Northeast corner of the Great Divide Ranger District.
Snowmobile Trail 21 Reconstruction
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 04/01/2022  04/2022 Katherine LeMoine
715-634-4821 x2326
katherine.lemoine@usda.gov 
Description: The Sawyer County Snowmobile Alliance has submitted a proposal to reconstruct the trail on steep hills on a 0.5-mile segment of snowmobile trail.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=61567
Location: UNIT - Great Divide Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Sawyer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Half-mile section of Trail 21 from Forest Road 622 going east to the intersection with Trail 3.
Veikko Cross-Country Trail Improvement and Development
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2022 
Expected:10/2022  12/2022 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.
Xcel Powerline Installation Main Street Hayward, Wisconsin
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Nicole Molitor
715-634-4821, x 2327
nicole.g.molitor@usda.gov 
Description: This project has been cancelled and will be included in PALS ID# 61569 Northern States Power Xcel Energy - Special Use Permit Amendment 2022
Location: UNIT - Great Divide Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Sawyer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Main Street, Hayward Wisconsin, Great Divide Ranger District Office.
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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
2022 Alliant Energy Sauls Springs Road
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/27/2022 
Expected:07/2022
 
07/2022 Mary Sullivan
530-478-6254 ext 247
mary.sullivan2@usda.gov 
Description: The company would replace the overhead powerlines with underground lines.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=61896
Location: UNIT - Lakewood-Laona Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Langlade, Oconto. LEGAL - Not Applicable. This project is near the Oconto Seed Orchard.
2022 Wisconsin Public Service Special Use Permit
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/13/2022 
Expected:07/2022
 
07/2022 Mary Sullivan
530-478-6254 ext 247
mary.sullivan2@usda.gov 
Description: Wisconsin Public Service would be installing two new underground electrical lines and other facilities.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=61596
Location: UNIT - Lakewood-Laona Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Forest, Langlade. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Project actions are scattered though out the Lakewood-Laona Ranger District.
Jones Springs Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2022 
Expected:08/2023  08/2023 Evan Miller
715-674-4481
evanmiller@fs.fed.us 
Description: This recreation area was heavily impacted by the 2019 blowdown. This project is reviewing the recreation opportunities in the area to see if any changes are needed.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=59902
Location: UNIT - Lakewood-Laona Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Langlade, Oconto. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The Jones Springs area, legal T33N, R14 and R15E; T32N, R14 and 15 E.
Lakewood-Laona Plantation III
EA
- Forest products  On Hold  N/A  N/A Benjamin Walker
715-276-6333
benjamin.walker@usda.gov 
Description: Lakewood-Laona Ranger District is planning on thinning red pine plantation across the district.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=59903
Location: UNIT - Lakewood-Laona Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Forest, Langlade, Oconto. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Project is located at Townships 31-37 North and Ranges 12-17 East.
Lakewood-Laona Programmatic Salvage II
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2022 
Expected:12/2022  12/2022 John Lampereur
715-276-6333
jlampereur@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would salvage timber on the district under certain criteria and design features. Each site will have a specialist review.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=59925
Location: UNIT - Lakewood-Laona Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Forest, Langlade, Oconto. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Lakewood-Laona Ranger District.
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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
2021 Clark Electric Underground Utility Line Installation
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/02/2021 
Expected:07/2022
 
07/2022 Kelly Scarbrough
715-362-1314
kelly.scarbrough@usda.gov 
Description: Clark Electric Cooperative proposes to install and bury approximately 9,924 feet long of 7.2kv overhead primary distribution line along the existing ROW on the west side of Wintersports Road to replace an overhead line.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=61036
Location: UNIT - Medford-Park Falls Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Taylor. LEGAL - Not Applicable. T31N, R2W, Sections 17, 20 and 29.
2021 Price Electric Underground Cable Installation
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/02/2021 
Expected:07/2022
 
07/2022 Kelly Scarbrough
715-362-1314
Kelly.Scarbrough@usda.gov 
Description: Price Electric Cooperative is proposing to install primary underground electric cable and facilities within Vilas County, WI of the Medford-Park Falls Ranger District for access by a land-locked private property.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=61035
Location: UNIT - Medford-Park Falls Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Vilas. LEGAL - Not Applicable. T40N, R4E, Sections 18 & 19.
2022 Camp 4 and Newman Creek Gravel Bar Removal
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/02/2022 
Expected:08/2022
 
08/2022 Ann Dassow
715-748-4875 ext.24
ann.dassow@usda.gov 
Description: Restoration of the stream channel on Newman and Camp 4 Creeks through the lowering of gravel bars. This will improve and support native Brook Trout habitat and populations.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=61606
Location: UNIT - Medford-Park Falls Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Price. LEGAL - Not Applicable. T40N R2E Section 14 and 23, Township of Eisenstein, Price County, WI, Newman and Camp 4 Creek South of FR 182, directly off 1175A and 1175AA.
2022 MPF Pollinator Openings
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/02/2022 
Expected:08/2022
 
08/2022 Ann Dassow
715-748-4875 ext.24
ann.dassow@usda.gov 
Description: The purpose of the project is to diversify existing vegetation with native plant species for the purposes of preventing non-native invasive species from establishing on the landscape and to enhance habitat for native pollinator species.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=62240
Location: UNIT - Medford-Park Falls Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Price. LEGAL - : Site 1: T38N R1E section 13 SWQ, Site 2: T40N R2E section 24 NEQ, Site 3: T38N R4E section 11 NWQ. Site 1: Hoffman: Adjacent to the Hoffman Creek Flowage. Located at the end of FR550. Site 2: Buffalo Farms: Adjacent to FR144. Site 3: Willow Springs: South of FR 130 and west of the Willow River. Adjacent to FR130D/B.
John's Creek Gravel Pit Expansion
EA
- Minerals and Geology  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jennifer Maziasz
616-581-5756
jennifer.maziasz@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 Vegetation Management
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/27/2022
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 07/2022 
Expected:12/2022
 
12/2022 Matthew Monahan
715-762-2461 Ext. 5125
matthew.monahan@usda.gov 
Description: 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.
Norvado Fiber Optic Line Installation
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/02/2022 
Expected:07/2022
 
07/2022 Kelly Scarbrough
715-362-1314
Kelly.Scarbrough@usda.gov 
Description: Chequamegon Communication Cooperative, Inc. aka Norvado proposes to install an underground fiber optic cable to improve service to rural areas within Price County Wisconsin.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=62239
Location: UNIT - Medford-Park Falls Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Price. LEGAL - T38N, R1E, sec 24, T38N, R2E, sec 19 & 20, T38N, R3E, sec 30 & 31, T37N, R3E, sec 15 & 22. T38N, R1E, sec 24, T38N, R2E, sec 19 & 20, FR 550, FR 139, and FR 506I T38N, R3E, sec 30 & 31, FR 503 and FR 131 T37N, R3E, sec 15 & 22 FR 132, FR 132UU, and FR 132RR.
Round Lake Fish Passage and Water Level Control
CE
- Watershed management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Matthew Monahan
715-762-2461 Ext. 5125
matthew.monahan@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.
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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:09/2022
 
10/2022 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.
Norvado FR 218 New Fiber Optic
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/06/2022  07/2022 Kelly Scarbrough
(715)362-1314
Kelly.Scarbrough@usda.gov 
Description: Norvado has requested an amendment to their permit to install about 1,029 feet of new fiber optic line across Forest Service land within an existing corridor. The route is near FR 218 in Drummond Township, Bayfield County, WI.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=61876
Location: UNIT - Washburn Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Bayfield. LEGAL - Not Applicable. T. 44 N., R. 8 W., Sections 23 & 24, Town of Drummond, Bayfield County WI. About 4 miles south of Drummond.
Wildcat Motorized Trail Projects
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/07/2021 
Expected:07/2022
 
07/2022 Sarah Holmes
715-373-2667
sarah.holmes@usda.gov 
Description: Two actions: 1)Add 4 miles of ATV/UTV use from Town of Drummond south to Lake Owen Station Road (includes trail stabilization on hills); 2) a 0.11-mile reroute (on snowmobile only portion of trail) to avoid a lowland area which is not freezing.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=59920
Location: UNIT - Washburn Ranger District. STATE - Wisconsin. COUNTY - Bayfield. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Wildcat Motorized trail south of the Town of Drummond to Lake Owen Station Road.
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