Pine River KW Opening Maintenance Project
Improve habitat for Kirtland's warblers by maintaining openings utilizing powered hand tools such as chainsaws and/or brush saws, and/or a tractor with brush hog mower to return these small areas to an open condition. Treat 3000 acres in 7 locations.
Air Force - PFOA/PFOS Remediation Project
Provide a special use permit authorizing the Air Force and contractors to operate a ground water remediation facility involving a water pipeline and an infiltration trench on National Forest System lands within an area of groundwater contamination.
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
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.
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
Reissue an expired permit for the maintenance of both buried and overhead electric distribution lines across National Forest System lands.
Consumer's Energy Private Road Permit Reissuance
Consumer's Energy has a private road special use permit to access one of their facilities that will expire 12/31/14. There is a continued need for access and they have requested a new 20-year permit.
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.
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
Issue a new 30-year permit for the continued operation of electric distribution lines.
Great Lakes Energy Rebuild Project
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.
Reid 20-Year Private Road Permit
Issue a special use private road permit to the Reids for use of an unclassified forest road to access their private property. The road is approximately 1,280 feet long. No other reasonable means of access to their property exists.
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.
Switzer 20-Year Private Road Permit
Issue a special use private road permit to Mr. Switzer for use of an unclassified forest road. The length of the road is approximately 2,400 feet. The permit will allow him to maintain the road. No other reasonable means of access exist.
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.
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.
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 maintain 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.
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.