Projects

Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

You can view Hiawatha NF SOPA reports in PDF or HTM formats, or you can search for other forest's SOPA reports on the Hiawatha page at the SOPA web site.

Nepa Projects & Plans

For a sortable list of the Hiawatha's Nepa Projects click on the link under "Quick Links".

Listed below you will see 3 of the Hiawatha's Projects under each category.  To see all of the projects click on the "View a listing of All" under each heading.

Hiawatha National Forest Project Spotlights

Smithers RAPRA Special Use Permit Reissuance

Proposed activities include reissuance of a 20-year SUP for use of the abandoned National Guard air base in Raco, Michigan (Raco Airbase). The existing permit was put in place on October 4, 1996, and expires on October 4, 2016.

Cloverland Electric Cooperative Special Use Permit Amendment

Special Use Permit Amendment for the construction of three new underground lines and the adoption of a new Operation and Maintenance Plan.

East Red Pine 3

Commercial thin 3,704 ac. of red pine. Under plant white pine on 1,205 ac. Underburn 410 ac. of red pine stands. Construct about 1.4 mi. of new roads. Reinforce 15 existing road closures.

All Current and Recent Projects

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Developing Proposal

Au Train Township Ballfield Special Use Permit Renewal

The Au Train Township Board is requesting a renewal of their special use permit to use the baseball diamond on the Hiawatha National Forest. The activity has been permitted since 1977.

Blythefield Hills Baptist Church Youth Group Trip (Special Use Permit)

Youth group to hike and bike on Hiawatha National Forest trails every other year under special use permit.

Brownie Number 10 Cabin Removal

Removal by owner of a private structure and improvements from NFS lands on Grand Island and restoration of disturbed areas upon termination of recreation residence special use permit.

Crooked Lake Lot 2 Dock Addition

Permit holder would rebuild the existing dock at their recreation residence and also build a new section of dock.

Delta County EMS Radio Repeater Install on FS Tower

Delta County EMS requests to install a repeater on the Hiawatha National Forest Tie Hill tower to assist with emergency response.

Michigan Department Of Transportation Ogontz River Bridge Replacement

Michigan Department of Transportation proposes installing a temporary road and bridge for US Highway 2 traffic, while replacing the existing bridge on Highway 2 crossing the Ogontz River.

Moccasin Lake Lot 2 Septic Replacement

Permit holder would replace the failing septic system at their recreation residence.

Rapid River Cross Country Ski Trailhead Improvements

This project would increase the size of the existing ski trailhead parking lot and would involve installation of a storage building for trail grooming equipment.

Sturgeon River Lot 5 Recreation Residence Power Pole Installation

Permittee would install a power pole at their recreation residence so electric lines could be removed from trees.

Valley Spur Trailhead Improvements

The project consists of expansion of the parking lot and construction of a garage to house ski trail grooming equipment.

Under Analysis

Bass Boot

Project involves vegetation management, wildlife habitat improvement, and fuels management.

Cloverland Electric Cooperative Special Use Permit Amendment

Special Use Permit Amendment for the construction of three new underground lines and the adoption of a new Operation and Maintenance Plan.

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 3

Commercial thin 3,704 ac. of red pine. Under plant white pine on 1,205 ac. Underburn 410 ac. of red pine stands. Construct about 1.4 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.

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.

Smithers RAPRA Special Use Permit Reissuance

Proposed activities include reissuance of a 20-year SUP for use of the abandoned National Guard air base in Raco, Michigan (Raco Airbase). The existing permit was put in place on October 4, 1996, and expires on October 4, 2016.

On Hold

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.

Project Archive

Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.