Birch Seedbed Preparation
This project would use mechanical site preparation for a paper birch stand, creating a better seedbed for replanting paper birch.
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.
Fish Habitat Project
Proposal to improve habitat in 20 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.
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.
Greenwood Vegetation Project
Aspen and oak management in the northern part of the Washburn Ranger 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.
Haenel Special Use - Access to Private Property
The US Forest Service is proposing to issue a special use permit that would authorize operation of all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles, and other low impact vehicles on existing routes in order to access private property.
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Repair, replace and/or maintain 8 culverts and the removal of the Spring Brook Dam to restore the flow of waters into natural channels.
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.
Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.