Charles and Gaetane Watson Private Road Permit
Issue a 20-year private road special use permit to the Watson's for access and maintenance of an existing road across National Forest System lands. This road is currently under permit to a neighboring landowner. This permit would be concurrent.
Fairview Red Pine HFRA Project
Thin ~1800 acres of red pine and perform ~467 acres of timber stand improvement. Create ~54 acres of oak/pine barrens. Prescribe burn ~163 acres. Maintain ~64 acres of wildlife openings.
Iosco Exploration Path
Approve a hard surface path, 10' tread width and 14' clearing limit, previously approved as the AuSable Township Sidewalk to Oscoda Schools. The Forest proposes to work with Iosco County to provide a nonmotorized path parallel to River Road.
05 - Chamberlain Forest Service Road Use
The Huron-Manistee National Forests received an application from Shelley and Kenneth Chamberlain for legal access, Year-round use and maintenance of an existing FDR 4306 aka Wilcox Rd off of McKinley Rd on the Mio Ranger District.
05 Rec Event - Oscoda County Riverfest Event
The Huron-Manistee National Forests received an application from the Oscoda County Chamber of Commerce to conduct a 5k walk/run event for the next five years (2015-2019) on the Mio Ranger District.
Basswood Drive ORV Damage Restoration Project
Address illegal ORV use off of Basswood Drive and 58th Street by closing the play area to motorized vehicles and restoring the site. Because of the size of the area, the restoration and closure of the area would take place over several years.
Manage stands of oak, pine, and existing openings to enhance habitat diversity by managing for areas with unique ecological characteristics, such as prairie, grass, and savanna habitats, for the benefit of rare and endangered plant and animal species
Briggs and Bridge KW and Hazardous Fuels Project
Clearcut and plant 583 acres of KW habitat,thin 1779 acres of red pine, prescribe burn 606 acres for fuels reduction,construct 380 acres of fuelbreaks,create 151 acres & maintain 137 acres of wildlife openings, close 1.9 miles of Forest roads
Chase Red Pine Fuels Project
A total of 4,705 acres are proposed. The treatments include: aspen clearcut, fuelbreaks, opening creation/maintenance, jack pine treatments, oak shelterwood/savanna, red/white pine thinning, prescribed burns, and transportation system activities.
Reissue an expired permit for the maintenance of both buried and overhead electric distribution lines across National Forest System lands.
Double Nickel Project
Red and jack pine, aspen, and hardwood harvesting; wildlife habitat improvements, including upland opening maintenance and creation; savanna creation, prescribed burns, and NNIP control; aquatic habitat improvement; and, road system improvements.
FDR 2145 and FDR 4543 Road Closure Project
Physically close a quarter mile segment of Forest road 2145 and all of Forest road 4543 and remove these roads from the Forest's Motor Vehicle Use Map published annually identifying roads open to public highway legal vehicles.
Great Lakes Energy Amendment 2
Amend permit to combine GL Energy's permits across the Manistee NF and reissue Cadillac Manistee portion for a 30-year term (continued operation of electric distribution lines).
Great Lakes Energy Rebuild Project. Permit Amendment 3
Realignment of existing buried powerline. Existing deteriorated line, 2500' of buried line through wooded area between 12 Mile Rd and Michael Rd, will be abandoned in place. New buried line will be along Seaman Rd and Sand Lake Dr.
Michael D. Rose Private Road Special Use Permit
Issue a 20 year private road special use permit for access from National Forest System lands to private lands. The special use is a separate authorization from an existing neighbor authorization and involves existing gates on Forest Road 2161.
Red Zone Project
The proposed activity includes approximately 3,666 acres of thinning of red pine plantations.
The primary purpose of the Roy Creek Project is to create Kirtland's warbler essential breeding habitat within the Pine River KW Management Unit of the Huron National Forest.
Sweetwater Non-Motorized Winter Trail
To provide a safe environment for permitted dog sled events the Forest Service proposes to close several Forest Service roads to motorized vehicles, including snowmobiles, in an area between US 10 and Wingleton Road from December 1 through March 31.
US Geological Service Stream Gauge Permit Reissuance
US Geological Service's (USGS)special use permit for an unmanned stream gauge on the Little Muskegon River will expire on 12/31/14. USGS would like to continue to use this location and has requested a new 20-year special use permit.
USA Merrill 1-18A Production Facility Construction
OIL Energy Inc. has filed an amendment to their Surface Use Plan of Operations to construct a tank battery, treater, flow lines, and access road to collect and market their product from the Merrill 1-18A well.
Black Locust Fuelwood EA
Convert two black locust stands (19 acres total) to upland openings. Treat black locust with a combination of herbicide and firewood cutting. After the trees are removed the openings would be planted and maintained with prescribed fire.
Blockhouse Fuels and KW Project
Create ~2000 ac of Kirtland's warbler habitat through prescribed fire, harvest and planting. Thin ~1300 ac of oak and pine forest. Prescribed burn ~2000 ac for fuels reduction & oak regen. Create 100 ac of fuelbreaks & 200 ac wildlife openings.
This is a landscape management project that would include vegetative treatments such as oak habitat restoration, red pine thinning, underburning, fuelbreak creation and maintenance, wildlife habitat improvements, trail re-routes, and NNIS abatement.
Hughes Lake East Aspen Project
Clearcut and regenerate 499 acres aspen in 14 units, prescribed burn and regenerate 71 acres aspen, suppress NNIS, construct temporary access roads, improve forest openings, and reconstruct and mtn forest roads and trails
Oscoda Township Sewage Lagoon Monitoring Wells
Oscoda Township has requested permission to construct and maintain long-term ground water monitoring wells, 6" diameter at 3 locations south of their sewage treatment operations, and to be placed on National Forest system lands.
Sheep Dip Project
Approximately 1097 acres of red pine treatments, 42 acres of hardwood treatments, 391 acres of aspen clearcuts, 337 acres of upland opening improvement, 21 acres of opening creation, road management, and invasive plant control.
Wilbur Creek Trail Bridge Replacement
The existing bridge spans Wilbur Creek and is part of the Michigan Shore to Shore Horseback Riding and Hiking Trail and is 36 years old. Replacement plans involve treated wood and design will meet Forest Service Horse Trail Bridge standards.
Emerson Pit Operations Plan
Issuance of a stockpile permit to the Alcona County Road Commission for a 5 year period to temporarily store mineral materials removed and processed from the Emerson Gravel Pit on Kimberlin Road. Minerals are State owned and a Lease is to be issued.
Jake Veltman Road Easement
Issue a 30 year road easement to Jack Veltman to access his private property in Section 28, T20N, R15W, Mason County, Michigan
North Country National Scenic Trail Mountain Bike Challenge
Rick Plite of Krisscross Events has applied for a special use permit to hold a scenic mountain bike challenge beginning in Mesick and ending in Baldwin, Michigan. The route includes portions of the North Country Trail open to bikes and county roads.
Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.