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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
White Spruce EA
Salvage dead and dying white spruce plantations that are being impacted by spruce budworm.
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.
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.
Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.