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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

Midway Telephone Company Fiber Optic Construction

Midway Telephone Company proposes to complete fiber optic construction in spring of 2018. Placement of fiber will be in road right-of-way, possible need to accommodate trench machine. They will also construct 4 terminals(hand holes) along the route

Under Analysis

2016 North Zone Special Use Permit Issues

Three applicant wish access under special use permit to their private land across Forest Service lands.

2016 North Zone Special Use Permit Reissues

4 long time permit holders are requesting to reissue their access permits to private lands across Forest Service lands.

2017 North Zone Special Use Permit Reissues

Reissuance of 23 permits across the North Zone of the Ottawa, 20 on the Kenton RD, 2 on the Ontonagon RD and 1 on the Bergland RD

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.

Forest Road 8100 Bridge Replacement South Branch Presque Isle River Project

The bridge on FR8100 spanning the South Branch Presque Isle River WSR has deteriorated with time and currently is posted for reduced load limits. This project proposes to replace the existing bridge with a new one.

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.

Henry and Imp Lakes Erosion Control Project

User created trails from some campsites along the shoreline of Imp and Henry Lakes have led to erosion causing sediment into the lakes and adjacent riparian areas. This project proposes to eliminate the erosion.

Keweenaw Land Special Use, Mallard Lake

The proposal is to issue a special use authorization to a corporation for reconstruction, use and maintenance of existing roads in order to access private land for a timber sale. Road system is approx. 0.61 miles x 20' in width.

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.

North Zone Gravel Pit Development and Expansion Project

Land clearing for gravel pit development or expansion in 5 areas, totaling approximately 9.5 acres. Updates to, or development of, pit plans would be included, which details pit operations and reclamation measures.

Pangrazzi Special Use Proposal, Blockhouse Road

The proposal is to issue a long-term special use permit to an individual for use and maintenance of FR 2184 and an existing non-system road to access private property. Proposed access is approx. 0.75 miles long x 15 feet wide.

Pickett Special use road reconstruction (previously Kessler)

This will cover the reconstruction of a previously issued special use permit road for access to private property.

Pomeroy Vegetation Management Project

The Ottawa National Forest is proposing management on approximately 19,400 acres of National Forest System lands. Proposed activities address vegetation management, habitat improvement, hazardous fuels, system roads, and recreation.

Snowmobile Trail 8 Project

Construct a new section on Snowmobile Trail 8, so as to bypass a sharp blind corner trail section. Oncoming snowmobiles as well as the groomer cannot be seen by users when approaching this corner. Trail safety would be improved with this proposal.

Strack Special Use Proposal, Elmwood

The proposal is to issue a long-term special use permit to an individual for use and maintenance of FR 4020 and a non-system road, to access private property. Proposed access is approx. 0.30 miles long x 20 feet wide.

VanLaanen Special Use

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

Analysis Completed

East Iron - Phelps OHV Connector Route

This proposed project would allow OHV use on Forest Roads 3110, 3210, 3270 and 3920.

Forestwide Designated Motorized Use Project

Improving the motorized access system to provide diverse and quality Forest experiences. The Proposed Action was modified using public input to open 86 miles to off-highway vehicles; 428 miles open to all vehicles; and closure of 54 miles of road.

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

Prickett Vegetation Management Project

The Ottawa National Forest is proposing to manage approximately 14,100 acres on Forest Service land as well as the transportation system needed to facilitate timber harvest and provide recreational access near Prickett Lake.

On Hold

Strand Special Use Proposal, OHV Access

The proposal is to issue a special use permit to an individual for construction, use and maintenance of an OHV trail to access private property. Approx. 0.27 miles of route would be on existing FR 8173, and 0.30 miles would be new construction.

Cancelled

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.

Silver Mountain Radio Repeater Project

This project proposes to place a new radio repeater tower on Silver Mountain replacing the Greenland radio tower, which is no longer working properly.

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