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 Quarterly Schedule of Proposed Actions

Chequamegon / Nicolet National Forest Current and Recent Projects

Note: Not all projects may appear on map. See list below for complete list of projects with more information or documentation.
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Developing Proposal

Lakewood-Laona Early Successional Habitat Project

Correct aspen age to meet the forest plan

Under Analysis

Bayfield Electric Power Line Reconstruction

An amendment to the Special Use Permit to maintain and reconstruct electric lines: approximately 3.9 miles of line replacement, 3.2 miles of underground line installation, and 2.9 miles of overhead line removal.

Black Torch

This proposal would use timber management to move the forest towards the forest plan desired conditions. It would include timber harvest, prescribed burning, reforestation, modifications of the transportation system and wildlife habitat improvements.

Forest Lodge Lease

Proposal to issue a long term lease under the Historic Preservation Act for the Occupancy and Use of Forest Lodge Historic District for education, interpretation, & research to create a premier center for environmental leadership and conservation.

Medford Aspen II

Timber harvest and forest regeneration activities for aspen are being considered along with associated ground based access. Some road construction,reconstruction, maintenance and decommissioning proposals will be considered.

Morgan Lake Vegetation Management Project

Move forests to desired conditions, contribute toward wood products demand, provide an efficient road system, increase public safety related to wildfire potential, enhance wood turtle habitat,and maintain Mud Lake hunter hiking trail and openings.

North Boundary Salvage

Salvage and thinning harvest of trees as a result of July 2016 storms.

North County Trail Bridge Maintenance and Reroutes Project

Proposal to reroute trail out of wet areas to higher ground close to original trail; and repair/replacement of bridges along the trail on the Great Divide District. The trail reroutes on the Washburn District are in the Rainbow Lakes Wilderness Area.

Norvado Fiber Install

Proposal to install approximately 1.4 miles of underground fiber optic cable and associated equipment. All of the installation would be adjacent to existing roadways. This project would provide faster and more reliable internet service.

Road-stream crossing repair and maintenance 2017

Culverts are located throughout the Lakewood-Laona District.

Townsend Project

Vegetation and road Management Project

WI Public Service 2016 Electric Reliability Project, Eagle River-Florence

Installation of approximately 5.8 miles of underground electric cable and the removal of approximately 1.5 miles of overhead electric lines to improve electric reliability to rural communities.

WI Public Service 2016 Electric Reliability Projects, part 2

Installation of approx. 8,448 feet of underground electric line within the existing road right-of -way on Oconto Hwy T, old Hwy 32,and Tar Dam Road.

Xcel Energy Power Line Reconstruction

Proposal to relocate a powerline from a cross-county location to along Bayfield Co. Hwy. M. The existing line was built in wetlands, relocating the line would reduce impacts to wetlands, and improve access for future maintenance.

Analysis Completed

2015 Culvert replacement

Culvert replacement on unnamed tributary to Armstrong Creek/FR 2163, Haymeadow Creek/FR 2205, Lilypad Creek/FR 2424, Lauterman Lake outlet/Lautermen Lake ski trail, and South branch of the Popple River/FR 2162A

2016 Gravel Test Holes

3 areas across the District would be inventoried for potential gravel. Up to 20 holes approximately 8 x 6 feet in size spaced about 200 feet apart dug with an excavator, studied for gravel, and filled in shortly after digging.

Birch Seedbed Preparation

This project would use mechanical site preparation for a paper birch stand, creating a better seedbed for replanting paper birch.

Chequamegon Red Pine Thinning

To conduct thinning of individual red pine stands located across the Washburn, Great Divide and Medford - Park Falls Ranger Districts. The primary purpose of the project is to increase the growth and vigor of red pine stands across the forest.

Chequamegon Trout Stream Restoration - Brush Bundles

Stream habitat maintenance and restoration on 15 Class I and II trout stream systems. Stream restoration would include brushing and placement and maintenance of brush bundles/mats within the stream channel.

Ike Creek Remediation

The proposal is to remediate the resource damage that resulted from the breach of the Ike Lake Dam that deposited sedimentation in the creek bed and erosion of the creek banks.

Lower Camp Four Springs Dam Removal

The US Forest Service is proposing to remove an existing concrete water level control structure (dam) and surrounding fill material on the lower reaches of Camp Four Springs and restore the area to historic flood plain elevation.

Multi-year Upland Opening Maintenance GD

Improvement of existing upland openings by hand-cutting, mowing, or burning

NGLVC Renewable Energy Improvement Project

The purpose of this project is to create a more sustainable and economical facility by decreasing the Center's energy use. The project includes updating the building's lighting, siding, ventilation, insulation and the installation of solar panels.

North Reservoir Salvage

The project will treat about 232 acres of northern hardwoods through a salvage harvest this fall and winter. The North Reservoir Salvage project area was affected by a windstorm in July/August of 2016.

Price Electric Line Rebuild 2016

Price Electric Cooperative, Inc. (PEC) is requesting approval to upgrade / rebuild about 9300 feet of electric lines on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in Price County, WI

Recreation and Roads Restoration

A storm on July 21 caused widespread wind damage. Roads, trails and developed recreation sites are in need of maintenance to remove the damaged trees and repair damaged infrastructure.

State Corridor 10 Snowmobile Trail Relocation Project

The Forest Service has identified a need to construct and designate a segment of trail, as well as designate an existing corridor as snowmobile trail in response to an existing segment of snowmobile trail no longer able to be used.

Tollroge Properties SUP

A private landowner has requested a Special Use Permit allowing motorized access over an existing closed road, Forest Road 2543, for a length of 1,420 feet north from Highway 17 and then 50 feet to the east and 50 feet to the west.

Town of Bell Road Right-of-Way Maintenance

The Town of Bell has plans to improve Forest Road 439 (North Boundary Road) and has requested that the Forest Service prepare a timber sale to remove the merchantable trees within the 50-foot road right-of-way.

Two Lakes Campground Maintenance

Campground maintenance proposal includes: upgrading 2 hand pump wells to solar; replacement of Lake Owen boat launch; day use parking area creation; replacing 3 older toilet buildings; dump station alarm installation; and capping of an old well.

Watershed Improvement

Repair, replace and/or maintain 8 culverts and the removal of the Spring Brook Dam to restore the flow of waters into natural channels.

WI Public Service 2016 Electric Reliability Projects

Installation of approximately .7 miles of underground electric cable and the removal of approximately .5 miles of overhead electric lines to improve electric reliability to rural communities.

On Hold

Greenwood Vegetation Project

Vegetation and transportation management in the northern part of the District. Management actions would include clearcut and shelterwood systems to regenerate oak, aspen, and pine, and thinnings to promote growth and vigor in pine plantations.

Native Seed and Plant Establishment

The purpose of this project is to restore and enhance native vegetation sites in the barren vegetation communities on the Washburn Ranger District. This proposed activities include native seed and tree planting and site preparation.

Nicolet Salvage Project

This project NEPA would cover destructive events on the Nicolet National Forest.

Wolf River ATV Project

Build a trail to connect two existing routes.


Warming Winters Research Project

This research is looking at the effect of warming winters on the sustainability of US forests.

Project Archive

Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.