2016 Mio Firewood Project
The 2016 Mio Firewood Project involves thinning oak and accomplishing the work through public wood cutting permits.
Asher Private Road Special Use Permit
Earnest Asher has submitted an application for legal access, year-round use, and maintenance of an existing road. The road is not open to public vehicle use and the installation of a gate will be considered.
Atwood Temporary Haul Road
Atwood Timber & Lumber, Inc. wish to utilize existing roads (including FR 8936) across forest land to move harvested timber from private land to the nearest county roads. No vegetation will be removed and no ground will be disturbed.
Big Jackson Project
Treatment of 3,300 acres including: aspen clearcut, opening creation/maintenance, jack pine treatments, oak shelterwood overstory removal, savanna restoration, red/jack pine thinning, prescribed burning, recreation mgmnt. &transportation mgmnt.
Boswell Creek-Urka Pond Dam Removal
The objective is to restore aquatic organism passage, water quality, and stream function by removing the Urka Pond dam, filling in the pond with surrounding dredge spoils, and rehabilitating Boswell Creek across the filled-in pond.
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.
Cherry Grove Fire Department Dry Hydrant
The Huron-Manistee National Forests propose to reissue a 30 year permit to Cherry Grove Fire Department for the purpose of maintaining an existing dry hydrant.
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.
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.
Fekken Private Road Special Use Permit
Ms. Linda Fekken has submitted an application to use an unclassified Forest Service Road located in the SW1/4, Section 20, T13N R15W, Greenwood Township, Oceana County, Michigan.
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.
Kidd Private Property Access Road
Mr. and Mrs. Kidd wish to construct a road across Forest lands to access their private property. They wish to use an old administrative road for part of the distance, but the last leg will require new construction.
Mapes Private Property Access Road
Mr. Mapes wishes to obtain a permit for a road to access his private property. The proposed road follows FR8677 until it ends. A new access route will be constructed to connect this road with his property boundary.
Martin Marietta Brine Pipeline Construction
Construction of a new brine pipeline, and construction of a temporary access road to allow equipment to access the construction site. Removal of a gate that is no longer needed and reissue the permit for the existing brine line.
Martin Marietta Permit Re-issue
Martin Marietta holds a permit for a brine transmission pipeline 7.33 miles and 27.10 acres of Forest Service lands, which expired on December 31, 2015. They asked that their expired permit be reissued for the maximum term, an additional 30 years.
Pine River/Buhl Dam Area Habitat Restoration Project
Remove the remaining dam structures and pedestrian footbridge, restore natural stream function and install a new footbridge structure that will connect to the existing trail system. Location is the same as the existing footbridge and dam.
Road Maintenance Level Changes Project EA
Changing the maintenance levels of seven Level II system roads to Level I or historic roads. A total of 4 miles of Forest Roads would be changed, and .3 miles would be Level I needed for access to private property.
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.
Wagner Island Project
Eradicate oak wilt in Wagner and Island Lake campgrounds by salvaging infected trees and removing additional live oaks to prevent future oak wilt infection sites. Red pine less than 70 acres will also be thinned to improve growth for residual trees.
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
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.
Red Zone Project
The proposed activity includes approximately 3,666 acres of thinning of red pine plantations.
Stabilize banks at heavily eroded sites using a combination of rock, wood, and other native materials. Revegetate bare soils using native seeds and plants. Design and construct a low maintenance trail system that accesses the river.
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.
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.
AuSable River Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Project
Placement of approximately 225 trees per acre along a ten mile stretch of the AuSable River. Multiple trees (5-15) will be used to create debris jams along the river banks to created aquatic habitat. Trees would be anchored in place along the river.
Consumers Energy M-55
Relocation of an existing powerline. The current line is parallel to M-55, and the corridor is heavily used by snowmobiles. The line will be relocated to the shoulder of M-55, improving safety and limiting disturbance.
Frontier Communications Pole Purchase Amendment
Frontier have purchased ownership of 33 existing poles, already located on Forest Service lands, from Great Lakes Energy. They wish to have their existing permit amended to include these 33 poles. No ground disturbing activities will occur.
Martin Marietta Brine Pipeline Permit Reissue
Renewal of a permit for existing brine pipelines on Forest Service lands on the Manistee/Cadillac district. Lines are already in place and have been for many years. The current network consists of 7.33 miles and 27.10 acres in Mason County.
Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.