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 primary purpose of this project is to provide safe, more reliable access along East Lake Road while maintaining the remarkable natural features this area has to offer. The project will include culvert improvements and road reconstruction.
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.
Enbridge 1359 Site and Road Construction
Within existing corridor, Enbridge Energy LP proposes to exacavate section of pipeline to install emergency flow restriction device, install valve control building and communication pole with gravel and fence around, and construct gravel access road.
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.
Raco Natural Resource Management
Manage natural resources to restore ecological conditions of a fire-dependent sand-plain. Adaptive management will be used to harvest and regenerate trees, manage fuels and improve habitat for fire-adapted species like Kirtland's warbler.
Enbridge Integrity Dig MP 1369.9115
The pipeline site will be excavated, inspected, and repaired as needed. The excavation will be approximately 60-80 feet long, 30-40 feet wide, and up to 10 feet deep. Repair may consist of welding a metal sleeve around and recoating the pipeline.
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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