Briggs & Bridge KW and Hazardous Fuels Project
Clearcut and plant 583 acres of KW habitat, thin 1807 acres of red pine, prescribe burn 606 acres for fuels reduction, construct 380 acres of fuelbreaks, create 151 acres & improve 149 acres of wildlife openings, close 2.6 miles of Forest roads
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.
06 John T. Boone 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 would include a gate on Forest Road 2192 to control public motor vehicle use.
2014 Mio/Au Sable Large Woody Debris Project
The US Forest Service is proposing to place large woody debris in the form of whole trees anchored to each other and the river bottom in the Au Sable River to provide habitat to fish species. 273 habitat structures are proposed. (3-5 trees per str.)
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.
Great Lakes Energy
Issue a new 30-year permit for the continued operation of electric distribution lines.
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 maintain forest roads and trails
Huron Zone - 05 Potter and Walker Road Use Permits
The Huron-Manistee NFs received applications from John Potter and William Walker for legal access, year-round use & maintenance of existing Forest Service Roads & undesignated two-tracks located on the Mio Ranger District.
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.
Snowmobile and Motorcycle Trail Reroutes
There are two projects being analyzed: Reroute of a section of Snowmobile Trail 3 and the MCCCT to eliminate safety and resource concerns and development of a connector trail from Snowmobile Trail 320 to trails along the Lake Michigan shoreline.
Snowmobile Trail Project
Benzie Snowbirds Snowmobile club has proposed a change to the designated snowmobile trail system on NF lands that they maintain through a grant with the MIDNR. Benzie Snowbirds proposes to add .5 miles of trail by using an existing forest road.
05 Forest Service Road Special Use Permits – Dome and Murray
The Huron-Manistee National Forests received applications from Frank and Joanne Murray and James Dome for legal access, year-round use and maintenance of an existing undesignated Forest Service road and gate located off Valley Road (FSR4152).
2013 Motorized Trail and Resource Improvement Project
Construct and reconstruct short segments of motorized trails, maintain or replace snowmobile bridge if necessary, clean debris/vegetation around and under bridge to improve creek flow. Thin 67 acres of Red pine stands.
ATV Trails Connecting Communities Project
Designate approx 27 miles of snowmobile trail/road, and 5 mi of new construction to create trail connectors to food, fuel, services and the communities of Glennie, Oscoda, Hale and South Branch at multiple separate project locations.
Issuance of special use permit for continued location and maintenance of existing overhead electric power distribution line.
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.
Ten Forty Association Private Road Permit
Issue a 20-year private road permit for use and maintenance of an existing road to access private properties. No other reasonable means of access exist. The permit area will be 1,056' long x 12' wide or .29 acres.
Zuiderveen Private Road permit
Issue a 20-year private road permit to use and maintain an existing road to access private property. No other reasonable means of access exist. The permit area is 50'long x 16' wide or .02 acres.
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
Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.