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Chequamegon-Nicolet GNA Program

Project Location Description & Restoration Rationale Statement of Work
Bat Acoustic Data Analysis Forest-Wide Analyze bat acoustic files to contribute to the larger statewide dataset and better understand bat distribution and relative abundance across the species' respective ranges. Provide managers with the ability to track potential changes in species occurrence and distribution over time and better understand the forest's impact. Bat Acoustic Data Analysis MOD 008 SOW [PDF]
Botanical Surveys, Assessments, And Natural Area Site Visits Forest-Wide By District Visit known rare plant locations in CNNF natural areas and perform site condition checkups on districts. Determine the current status of the rare plant population while also documenting the condition of the natural area. A small number of sites will need natural community inventory documentation. Botany Surveys Mod 009 SOW [PDF]
Coldwater Community Restoration And Maintenance Forest-Wide This project aims to maintain approximately 560 miles of free-flowing streams on national forest lands by implementing beaver management on selected wild rice beds and other infrastructure (road-stream crossings, impoundments, etc.). Coldwater Community Restoration Mod 008 SOW [PDF]
Cooperative Watershed Management And Restoration - Road/Stream Crossing Forest-Wide Conduct a road and trail stream crossing inventory on the national forest to enable road/stream crossing risk analysis and prioritization for replacement. Share data and mapping with stakeholders. Identify follow-up projects that may include survey, design, permitting and implementation of road restoration actions; in-stream restoration actions, riparian vegetation management, aquatic habitat enhancement or related actions where the goal is to improve water quality hydrologic or geomorphic function of the forest’s water resources. Stream Crossing Inventory Mod 009 SOW [PDF]
Groundwater And Geological Resource Inventory And Investigations Bayfield, Taylor, Price Conduct groundwater and geological resource inventories and investigations of identified
groundwater/surface water management issues within the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest (CNNF).
GW & Geological Resource Inventory Mod 009 SOW [PDF]
Hazardous Fuels Reduction Lakewood-Laona District Treat, manipulate, or remove hazardous fuels on the National Forest in order to pose less of a threat to local communities, infrastructure, and forest resources in the event of a wildfire. This will be accomplished by whole tree removal, processing, chipping, masticating, off site removal, piling, roller chopping, incinerating, etc. Hazardous Fuels Reduction Mod 010 SOW [PDF]
Insect and Disease Survey Forest-Wide Restore CNNF lands that have been impacted through insect and disease through early detection and swift management. Forest Health Assessment Surveys will assist with early detection and identify the extent of a particular outbreak if one were to occur. Insects or diseases of concern include emerald ash borer, heterobasidion root disease, and oak wilt. However, these surveys are not limited to just these issues. Insect and Disease Survey Mod 010 SOW [PDF]
Lake Superior Collaborative Restoration Coordination Lake Superior Basin Within The CNNF Support the LSC coordinator to promote the LSC's sustainability and advance LSC restoration projects within the national forest.  Lake Superior Collaborative Mod 009 SOW [PDF]
Common Stand Exams Forest-Wide Conduct stand exams across national forest annually. The purpose is to obtain the site, setting and tree characteristics required to identify stand conditions and capabilities and provide the CNNF with information to make management determinations for natural resources including silvicultural treatment. The data will be specifically used to support future environmental analyses required before timber sale establishment begins on CNNF lands. Common Stand Exams Mod 009 SOW [PDF]
Wetland Mapping Forest-Wide Using new protocol, finalize the extent of mapping effort, methods, and the watershed that will be mapped. CNNF has verified the accuracy and usefulness of this new protocol, which they believe can help better map the national Forest. Better wetland data will allow CNNF to manage the forest and its resources more efficiently. For example, this data will reduce unnecessary wetland impacts and reduce mismanaging areas of the forest that are only supposed to be managed a certain way by Law. Wetland Mapping Mod 010 SOW [PDF]
Wildlife Opening and Trail Maintenance Forest-Wide Perform level one road, trail, and wildlife opening maintenance on the CNNF. The results of the activity will be promoting/maintaining an open vegetative condition used by wildlife on established forest opening across the CNNF, in addition to providing efficient road systems for use and management. This will be accomplished through vegetation control, brushing and grading, access management, and minor surface improvements. Wildlife Opening and Trail Maintenance Mod 010 SOW [PDF]
Wildlife Species Of Concern Surveys Forest-Wide Conduct annual American Marten, Bald/Eagle/Osprey/Great Blue Heron and small mammal surveys on the national forest. Surveys will provide knowledge of the presence, absence and occupation of nest/den sites to improve management of these sensitive species on the CNNF land base. This will allow for better effects analysis for forest plan accomplishment. Wildlife Species of Concern Mod 009 SOW [PDF]


Completed Projects
Alvin Creek Culvert Replacement Eagle River - Florence Restore stream connectivity by replacing the stream crossing at Highway 60 and Alvin Creek. The headwaters of this system provide important coldwater refuge for the trout associated with the Brule River. Alvin Creek Culvert Replacement Mod 009 SOW [PDF]
Ash Lowland Diversification Forest-Wide Underplant in stands with heavy black ash composition (without timber harvest) to establish tree species diversity ahead of EAB invasion. Ash Lowland Diversification Mod 008 SOW [PDF]
Aspen Stand Assessment And Revitalization Forest-Wide Survey existing older aspen stands to determine commercial viability and determine which ones need intervention to regenerate the stand. Aspen Stand Assessments Mod 008 SOW [PDF]
Catastrophic Event Response To Aid Restoration Forest-Wide Aid restoration of the forest after large, forest-impacting natural disasters by gathering vegetation information and restoring access to aid a restoration response. The DNR could collect aerial images of select impacted areas along with other useful data or aid with clearing roads to allow for safe restoration activity access. Catastrophic Event Response Mod 008 SOW [PDF]
Silviculture Prescription Writing Forest-Wide Write detailed silvicultural prescriptions for national forest timber sales. Prescription Writing Mod 009 SOW [PDF]