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

Bass Boot

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

White Spruce EA

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

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.

All Current and Recent Projects

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Developing Proposal

American Transmission Company (ATC) Earth Removal Project

ATC proposes to remove earth beneath existing transmission line in Delta County to improve ground-to-wire clearance.

USGS Ground Water Level Monitoring

Continued use by USGS of three existing ground water monitoring wells. Monitoring will include installation of small steel structures to well casings for housing instruments.

Under Analysis

2015 Recreation Residence Improvements

Recreation residence improvements to include: Crooked Lake Lot 18 porch addition, Crooked Lake Lot 2 dock addition, Sturgeon River Lot 5 power pole installation, and Steuben Lake Lot 7 dock & shed replacement, fence & dock installation.

American Transmission Company Au Train 69 kV Transmission Line

Proposed project consists of maintenance and replacement of select structures

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.

Bass Boot

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

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

Integrated resource management project addressing ecological and cultural resource needs at a landscape scale.

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 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.

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.

Great Lakes Distance Riders - Pine Marten Run Event 5-Year Special Use Permit Issuance

Great Lakes Distance Riding Association requests five-year recreation special use permit for annual Pine Marten Run Distance Ride (equestrian) occurring the last weekend in June.

Little Bear Creek North Country Trail Relocation and Boardwalk Removal

Relocate trail to a dryer location away from wetlands and remove old boardwalk.

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.

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.

Skandia West Branch Township Water Authority Special Use Permit Renewal and Well Installation

The Skandia/West Branch Township Water Authority requests a renewal of a 30-year special use permit (SUP), the inclusion of the water tank location into the SUP, and permission to dig a new well.

White Spruce EA

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

Analysis Completed

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.

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.

Valley Spur Trailhead Improvements

The project consists of expansion of the parking lot at Valley Spur Trailhead, construction of a garage to house ski trail grooming equipment, installing a yurt, replacing toilet building.

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" **

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