Project involves vegetation management, wildlife habitat improvement, and fuels management.
Dukes Snowmobile Trail
This project will construct and designate a new state groomed snowmobile trail that connects Trail 8 and Trail 417.
East Lake Road Reconstruction
The reconstruction of East Lake Road includes the adjustment of the road profile in numerous locations, improved water and fish passage structures, and road resurfacing to improve driving conditions.
East Red Pine III
Commercial thin 4,000 ac. of red pine. Under plant white pine on 1,000 ac. Underburn 437 ac. of the 4,000 thinned ac. of red pine stands. Under burn an additional 2,300 ac. Constuct about 1.7 mi. of new roads. Reinforce 15 existing road closures.
Establishment of New Lakeside Daisy Population
Propose to introduce lakeside daisy (federally threatened) plants by direct seeding, propagation and outplanting, or a combination of these methods, at several new locations on the St. Ignace Ranger District.
Graham Land Exchange
EA -- Proposal to exchange approx 1 acre of federal lands underlying a privately-owned historic lighthouse for approx 2.4 acres of privaley-owned lands within the Grand Island National Recreation Area. Also reconstruct existing access to federal tract.
2013 Inland Lake Tree Drops
Fell 25 trees along the shoreline of Herman Lake and Beaton Lake in 2013. Trees would be dropped along the shores of Grassy Lake, Petes Lake, and McComb Lake in 2014 and 2015. Project would provide wood cover and forage areas for all.
Enbridge Line 5 Pipeline Inspection and Maintenance Project
To issue a special use permit for the excavation, inspection, and repair of the Enbridge petroleum pipeline at two sites. The sites were identified during inline integrity testing and are within the Sturgeon Wild and Scenic River Corridor. Additional sites have been added and the project documentation for this project has changed from a categorical exclusion to an environmental assessment, therefore, a second 30-day comment period has been initiated in December 2012.
EA -- Vegetation management, watershed and fisheries habitat improvements, mountain bike trail construction, non-native invasive plant treatments, non-significant Forest Plan amendment, and road construction, closures, and decommissioning.
Mirrorwood Project Forest Plan Amendment
A procedural error relative to the Forest Plan Amendment was discovered during the project review of the environmental assessment (EA) for the Mirrorwood Project.
EA -- Vegetation management, wildlife habitat improvement, transportation management, and non-native invasive plant management
Au Train River Parking Area
Construction of a 20 vehicle parking lot near the AuTrain River take out point on AuTrain/Forest Lake Road. This take out point can get very crowded during peak of summer use.The purpose of the project is to eliminate congestion and improve safety.
Clear Lake Boat Launch Construction
Relocating existing back-in boat launch approximately150 feet to the west of the current launch site. PWCs will be prohibited from the lake. Permits will be required for camping at the campsite. Existing hiking trail will be relocated to the south.
Clear Lake Education Center Triathlon (Special Use Permit)
Clear Lake Education Center is proposing a triathlon (kayak, bike, run). This project has been marked as cancelled. The project will be in a Categorical Exclusion that does not require a Decision Memo. The activity will only be authorized for 1 year.
Island Lake Campground Rehabilitation
This project is marked as "Cancelled" because it falls into a Categorical Exclusion that does not require a Decision Memo. Analysis of the project will proceed. Project closes sites, reopens other sites and carry-in boat access, replaces toilet...
Murphy Creek Bridge Replacement
This project is marked as "Cancelled" because it falls into a Categorical Exclusion that does not require a Decision Memo. Analysis of the project will proceed. This project involves replacement of an existing trail bridge over Murphy Creek on Snowmobile Trail 413 three miles southeast of Thunder Lake. The existing bridge has deteriorated and is not capable of accommodating the weight of grooming equipment.
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