2015 Road-Stream Crossing Repair and Maintenance
Repair, replace and/or maintain culverts and bridges along existing roads and trails with identified drainage problems at 15 sites. Stabilize about 1.5 miles of FR 383 and 0.25 miles of FR 378A to reduce road surface erosion and sedimentation.
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.
Cisco Lake and Nymphia Lake Road Maintenance: Culverts
Proposal to improve roads and watersheds by restoring proper drainage at three sites. Road maintenance to minimize watershed impacts includes: gravel surfacing, crowning the road, re-establishment of outlet ditches, and installing/replacing culverts.
Crystal Lake Fish Habitat Improvement
Build and install fish structures with the DNR and volunteers. Proposal includes trees donated by an adjacent private land owner and the harvest of 70 jack pine trees, ranging in DBH from 4" to 10", from Forest Service lands south of Crystal Lake.
Forest Lodge Cow Pasture Prescribed Burn
Conduct a prescribed burn on the 3-acre grassy opening known as the Forest Lodge cow pasture as a first step in reducing hazardous fuels, re-establishing fire on the landscape, treating non-native invasive species, and restoring native species.
Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center Restoration Projects
Proposal to improve 180 acres of habitat at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center in the next 10 years; activities include prescribed burning, site preparation planting, tree and native seed planting, plowing/tilling, and grazing for NNIS control.
Northland Education and Research SUP
Special Use authorization for Northland College to conduct educational and/or research programs, activities, tours, and fundraising events at Forest Lodge and other sites across the Great Divide Ranger District.
Sawdust Lake Stewardship Project
Proposal to maintain / restore the Sawdust Lake dispersed camping site. Activities include: maintenance on the roads and boat launch, leveling campsites, erosion control, blocking off of illegal use, and installation of wilderness toilets.
Lakewood Southeast Project
This proposal would use timber management, prescribed fire, and planting to move the forest toward the forest plan desired conditions. It would include timber harvest, prescibed burning, stand tending and reforestation, access, and wildlife habitat.
Stream Crossing 2013
Replacement of culverts on roads and trails to improve water quality and safety.
Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.