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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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Under Analysis

Baraga Telephone Special Use Permit Reissue

Continued use and maintenance of buried telephone line across National Forest lands for 3.03 acres.

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.

Kosinski Special Use

Proposal is to issue a special use authorization to an individual for use and maintenance of FR 3409 (1.10 miles x 15'), to access private property.

McNichol Special Use

Proposal is to issue a special use authorization to an individual for use and maintenance of an existing, non-system road approx. 500' long x 20' wide, in order to access private property.

Michigan & Wisconsin Realty Land Exchange Project

Michigan & Wisconsin Realty, LLC, has proposed a land exchange with the Ottawa. The proposed land exchange includes approximately 259.38 acres of non-federal land and 218.25 acres of National Forest System lands.

Norwich Openings Complex Maintenance Project

This project proposes to maintain openings within the Norwich Inventoried Roadless Area (IRA) to prevent them from becoming overgrown

Scott and Schott Forest Road Special Use Permits

Issuance of Forest Road Special Use permits to two separate individuals for access to their private property across Forest Service lands.

Trap Hills Amateur Radio Club Permit Reissue

Continued use and access to a radio antenna owned by Trap Hills Amateur Radio Club mounted on the Forest Service Trap Hills Radio Repeater Tower, allowing for their emergency short wave radio communications.

VanLaanen Special Use

The proposal is to issue a special use permit to an individual for use and maintenance of FR 3212.

Wild Rice Restoration Project

Proposing the establishment of new wild rice beds or the supplementing of existing ones on several proposed water bodies within the Bessemer, Iron River, Kenton, Ontonagon, and Watersmeet Districts.

Analysis Completed

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.

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

Land O' Lakes Cross Country Ski Trail Project

This project proposes to relocate two trail segments to improve overall user experience and provide a safer turnaround for grooming equipment; and to improve trail conditions where it crosses Forest Road (FR) 6320.

Northern Land & Sales Land Exchange Project

The proposed land exchange with Mr. Norman Pestka, proposes to exchange approx. 51.07 acres of federal land, for approx. 48.70 acres of non-federal land in Houghton and Ontonagon Counties of Michigan.

On Hold

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.

Project Archive

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