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

Camp Cooks Integrated Resource Management

The project involves forest, fire/fuels, recreation, and transportation management; watershed restoration, wildlife habitat enhancement, and invasive plant treatments.

Plumb Bruno Integrated Resource Management

The proposed action includes vegetation management, recreation facilities rehabilitation, wildlife habitat improvement, hazardous fuels reduction, riparian structure management, non-native invasive plant control, and road system work.

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.

All Current and Recent Projects

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Under Analysis

Au Train River Public Access, Parking and Rehabilitation

Collaborative project with Au Train Township to address access, parking and erosion issues along Au Train River. Proposed action would include development of new parking and access sites and rehabilitation of river bank erosion.

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.

Camp Cooks Integrated Resource Management

The project involves forest, fire/fuels, recreation, and transportation management; watershed restoration, wildlife habitat enhancement, and invasive plant treatments.

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 Zone Enbridge Integrity Dig

Enbridge is proposing an integrity dig to inspect their pipeline within the East Zone of the Hiawatha National Forest.

Ebli Road Authorization and Canull Road Authorization

The HIF proposes road authorizations for access to the Tony Ebli property and the Jeff Canull property that they have recently purchased. Previous owners had road authorizations to access the properties.

McKeever Cabin Habitat Restoration

Improve timber stand and habitat health in the McKeever Cabin and trails area for general forest health and to improve visitor experiences. Improve native vegetation through the reduction of small stems and ground litter using prescribed fire.

Nahma Multi-Use Trail Construction

Construct approximately 3 miles of multi-use trail (both motorized and non-motorized use) between Nahma Junction and the community of Nahma to improve year-round recreational opportunities.

Nunns Creek Snowmobile Trail Malibu Reroute

Temporarily reroute snowmobile trail section away from the Malibu timber sale to allow winter harvest access along the current trail.

Old Mission Lot 6 Permit Reissuance

Issue recreation residence permit to new owners.

Pasi Road Authorization Renewal and Sundstrom Road Authorization Renewal

The HIF is proposing road authorization renewals for access to the Allan Pasi property and the Mark Sundstrom property.

Plumb Bruno Integrated Resource Management

The proposed action includes vegetation management, recreation facilities rehabilitation, wildlife habitat improvement, hazardous fuels reduction, riparian structure management, non-native invasive plant control, and road system work.

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.

Roy, Tyner, and Laux Road Authorization Renewal

Renewal of 3 existing special use permits. Authorization will allow land owners continued access to their private land across National Forest land.

White Spruce EA

Salvage dead and dying white spruce plantations that are being impacted by spruce budworm.

Analysis Completed

Bass Boot

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

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.

Cancelled

Au Train River Parking Area

Construction of a 20 vehicle parking lot near the AuTrain River take out point on AuTrain/Forest Lake Road. ** Project marked as 'Cancelled.' Additional data necessary prior to proposal development. **

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. ** Project marked as 'Cancelled,' but analysis will proceed under Project name: "2015 Recreation Residence Improvements"

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.

Michigan Department Of Transportation Ogontz River Bridge Replacement

Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) to install a temporary road and bridge for US Highway 2 traffic, while replacing the existing bridge on Highway 2 crossing the Ogontz River. ** NEPA analysis completed by MDOT. Action will proceed. **

Sturgeon River Lot 5 Recreation Residence Power Pole Installation

Permittee would install a power pole at recreation residence so electric lines could be removed from trees. ** Project marked as 'Cancelled,' but analysis for proposed action will proceed under Project: "2015 Recreation Residence Improvements" **

Project Archive

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