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SOPA (Schedule of Proposed Actions) for the Ottawa National Forest

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Ottawa National Forest Current and Recent Projects

Note: Not all projects may appear on map. See list below for complete list of projects with more information or documentation.

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Developing Proposal

Aspen Management Project

This project will implement Forest Plan Objectives for aspen. We propose to clear cut approximately 1700 acres of aspen each year for 10-20 years, up to 30,000 acres. Road maintenance and reconstruction will also be proposed, as needed.

Under Analysis

2013 North Zone Special Use Permit Reissues

Renewed use of National Forest System lands to access private property has been requested by 3 separate permittees on the Ontonagon and Bergland Ranger Districts. The parcels are not contiguous.

2014 Bergland and Ontonagon Special Use Reissues

Four separate parties, previously under permit, request continued access across Federal lands to their private property.

Besson Special Use Permit

Private land owner requesting use of Forest system roads to access their private land.

Christensen Forest Road Special Use Permit

Mr. Christensen has requested access across Forest System land to access his private property.

Dix Special Use Access

To issue a new special use permit for use and maintenance of an existing Forest Road, and use and maintenance of a non-system road segment.

Ellenbecker Sugarbush

Proposal is to issue a new special use permit for maintaining and operating maple syrup collection lines and equipment on National Forest System lands.

Gough Special Use Proposal, Paulding

Proposal is to issue a special use permit for use and maintenance of an existing driveway on National Forest System lands. Driveway is approximately 75 feet long.

Helka and Tucker Special Use Permits

Mr. Tucker and Mr. Helka request access their private separate properties via Forest System lands.

Interior Vegetation Management Project

Developed through public collaboration efforts, the project would maintain and/or improve conditions based on Forest Plan direction to provide for healthy/resilient/diverse ecosystems; and actions outlined in local Community Wildfire Protection Plans

Openings maintenance

We propose to maintain numerous non-forested openings across the Ottawa National Forest. Openings consisiting of various grass, forb and shrub species require periodic maintenance to prevent forest growth from overtaking them.

Pori Junction Vegetative Management Project

The Pori Vegetative Management Project includes timber, wildlife, riparian, and recreation projects, and is designed to promote a healthy and resiliant forest ecosystem that is well positioned for the long term effects associated with climate change.

Red Pine Thinning Project

15,000 acres of red pine plantation thinning to maintain health and quality; maximize optimal growth rates; address insect and disease factors; and provide long-term source of timber products. Transportation refinements would facilitate harvest.

Riparian Restoration Project

Restore long lived tree species within some cold and cold water transitional stream riparian areas on the Forest.

Rucinski Special Use Tamarack Lake

The proposal includes issuing a special use permit for the use and maintenance of an existing road, approximatley 300' in length.

Sunnyside, LLC Special Use Access

To issue a new special use permit for use and maintenance of an existing Forest Road, and use and maintenance of a non-system road segment.

Tarsi Special Use Proposal, Net River

Proposal is to issue a special use permit for use and maintenance of existing roads on National Forest System lands.

Wisconsin Central Railroad Special Use Reissue

Wisconsin Central, LTD, a subsidiary of Canadian National Railroad, has requested to continue to operate and maintain a standard gauge railroad across Forest System lands.

Analysis Completed

2013 North Zone Special Use Permits

Access across National Forest System lands has been requested by 4 separate landowners to reach their private properties on the Bergland, Kenton, and Ontonagon Ranger Districts.

Krist Access, Englesby Lake

Proposal is to issue a new special use permit for reconstruction, use and maintenance of existing roadd, in order to access private property. Road is accessed off of Old U.S. Hwy. 2 and is approx. 1,800 feet long

Redboat Resource Management Project

The project includes timber management, enhancement to wildlife, fisheries, and riparian habitat, recreation and transportation system improvements. This project proposes to clearcut some areas that would exceed 40 acres in size to regenerate aspen.

Road and Stream Crossing Restoration

Restore up to 21 crossings by replacing impaired culverts with appropriately designed structures to allow for fish and other aquatic organism passage; improve water quality; restore stream characterisics; accommodate at least a 100 year flow event.

Project Archive

Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.