Temporary and permanent private land access on Forest service trails and roads
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.
Medford-Park Falls Wildlife Opening Maintenance
The purpose of this project is to use mechanical methods or prescribed fire to restore and enhance wildlife openings to prevent natural selection succession to woody plants and by using native species when planting for wildlife habitat improvement.
Multi-year Fish Habitat Management Project
Proposal to improve habitat in 21 lakes across the district by adding woody shoreline and submerged structure (e.g. fish cribs, pyramid type brush shelter, half log structures, or tree drops). This 10 year proposal would treat 1-3 lakes a year.
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.
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.
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
Cold-water Streams Riparian Restoration
Convert aspen stands within the 450 foot riparian areas of cold-water streams (Frames and Waboo) and the Marengo River to longer-lived species by girdling some of the aspen trees and underplanting white pine
Little Willow Access Roads Permit
Little Willow Hunting Club is requesting a special use permit for use of two existing roads on National Forest System land to access a timber sale and cabin on their property which lies to the east of the Forest boundary.
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.
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.
West Side Road Permit Renewals 2014
The forest proposes the renewal of various expired or expiring road special use permits on the west side of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.
Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.