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