Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.

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- R8 - Southern Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
- George Washington and Jefferson National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- George Washington and Jefferson National Forest , Clinch Ranger District
- George Washington and Jefferson National Forest , Eastern Divide Ranger District
- George Washington and Jefferson National Forest , George Washington and Jefferson National Forest All Units
- George Washington and Jefferson National Forest , Glenwood and Pedlar Ranger Districts
- George Washington and Jefferson National Forest , James River Ranger District
- George Washington and Jefferson National Forest , Lee Ranger District
- George Washington and Jefferson National Forest , Mount Rogers National Recreation Area
- George Washington and Jefferson National Forest , North River Ranger District
- George Washington and Jefferson National Forest , Warm Springs Ranger District


R8 - Southern Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Limits of Stay at Appalachian National Scenic Trail Shelters and Designated Campsites
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
08/16/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
03/2014
Expected: 05/2014 06/2014 Michelle Mitchell
404-347-1749
michellemitchell@fs.fed.us
Description: The Southern Region of the Forest Service is proposing to change its limits of stay at shelters and designated dispersed campsites along the Appalachian National Scenic Trail on several forests of the Southern Region.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41489
Location: UNIT - Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest All Units, Cherokee National Forest All Units, George Washington and Jefferson National Forest All Units, Pisgah Ranger District. STATE - Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia. COUNTY - Appling. Chattahoochee National Forest, Cherokee National Forest , Pisgah National Forest, George Washington and Jefferson National Forest
Southern Region Caves and Mine Closures
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
04/02/2014
Expected: 05/2014 05/2014 Dennis Krusac
404-347-4338
dkrusac@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of the action is to close caves and mines to minimize the transmission potential of white nose syndrome and for the protection of associated wildlife species.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44053
Location: UNIT - National Forests in Alabama All Units, Daniel Boone National Forest All Units, Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest All Units, Cherokee National Forest All Units, National Forests In Florida All Units, Kisatchie National Forest All Units, National Forests In Mississippi All Units, George Washington and Jefferson National Forest All Units, Ouachita National Forest All Units, Ozark-St. Francis National Forest All Units, National Forests In North Carolina All Units, Francis Marion and Sumter National Forest All Units, National Forests In Texas All Units, Savannah River Natural Resource Management and Res All Units, Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area All Units. STATE - Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia. COUNTY - Cherokee, Covington, Hale, Lawrence, Macon, Lake, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Chattooga, Murray, Oglethorpe, Jackson, Morgan, Whitley, Natchitoches, Vernon, Winn, Chickasaw, Pontotoc, Craven, Randolph, Berkeley, Edgefield, Newberry, Cocke, Monroe, Unicoi, Angelina, Nacogdoches, San Augustine, Ashley, Benton, Montgomery, Botetourt, Charlotte, Roanoke, Shenandoah, Roanoke. LEGAL - Not Applicable National Forest Systems lands: KY, VA, TN, NC, SC, MS, AL, GA, FL, LA, TX, AR, OK
George Washington and Jefferson National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide) R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Gypsy Moth Mating Disruption Studies
EA
- Research In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
01/24/2014
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
03/2014
Expected: 06/2014 06/2014 Russ MacFarlane
540-265-5168
rmacfarlane@fs.fed.us
Description: Implement gypsy moth mating disruption studies involving the applicaiton of a mating disruptant (disparlure) specific to the gypsy moth. The disparlure would be either aerially or ground applied to no more than 1,500 acres annually.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43589
Location: UNIT - North River Ranger District, James River Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Augusta, Bath, Rockbridge. LEGAL - Not Applicable General area is north and west of Interstates 64 and 81 in Rockbridge and Augusta Counties, east of SR 629, and south of SR 688. General vicinity of Craigsville, Deerfield, Goshen, Millboro Springs.
Lower Cowpasture Restoration
EA
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Recreation management
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2014
Expected: 12/2014 03/2015 Karen Stevens
540-839-2521
karenlstevens@fs.fed.us
Description: Watershed restoration including improving water quality, vegetation restoration, recreation management, and native species protection and habitat improvement.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41746
Location: UNIT - James River Ranger District, Warm Springs Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Alleghany, Bath, Rockbridge. LEGAL - Not Applicable Approximately 100,000 acres, south of Millboro Springs, VA in the Cowpasture, Jackson, and Calfpasture watersheds.
Revised Land and Resource Management Plan for the George Washington National Forest
EIS
- Land management planning In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
06/03/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
04/2014
Expected: 04/2014 05/2014 Karen Overcash
540-265-5175
kovercash@fs.fed.us
Description: Revised Forest Plan
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=31884
Location: UNIT - North River Ranger District, James River Ranger District, Lee Ranger District, Warm Springs Ranger District, Glenwood and Pedlar Ranger Districts. STATE - Virginia, West Virginia. COUNTY - Alleghany, Amherst, Augusta, Bath, Botetourt, Frederick, Highland, Nelson, Page, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Warren, Hampshire, Hardy, Monroe, Pendleton. Virginia and West Virginia, George Washington NF
George Washington and Jefferson National Forest , Clinch Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Flatwoods Vegetation Treatment Project
EA
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
06/21/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
08/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Charles Lane
276-679-8370
charleslane@fs.fed.us
Description: Fire management, Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants, Forest products, Vegetation management (other than forest products), Road management
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36453
Location: UNIT - Clinch Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Scott, Wise. LEGAL - Not Applicable Flatwoods Area
Pine Mountain Trail Recreation Events
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/01/2013
Expected: 08/2014 10/2014 David Skinner
276-328-2931
dlskinner@fs.fed.us
Description: Request for two recreation event special use permits.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42760
Location: UNIT - Clinch Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Dickenson, Wise. LEGAL - Not Applicable Pine Mountain Trail area
Pine Mountain Vegetation Treatment Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Recreation management
- Forest products
On Hold N/A N/A Jorge Hersel
334-727-2652
jorgehersel@fs.fed.us
Description: Wildlife habitat improvements, prescribed burning, timber harvest, trail work and noxious weed eradication. Acreages to be determined.
Location: UNIT - Clinch Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Dickenson, Wise. LEGAL - Not Applicable Pine Mountain
State Route 630 Right of Way
CE
- Road management In Progress

08/18/2012
Expected: 06/2014 07/2014 David Skinner
276-328-2931
dlskinner@fs.fed.us
Description: This easement is needed to realign a hairpin curve in the road and to replace a large culvert. The realignment will improve safety since sight distance will be increased and will enable two way traffic to pass more easily.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42436
Location: UNIT - Clinch Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Wise. LEGAL - Not Applicable Approximately 5 miles east of US 23 on State Route 630.
Wallen Ridge Hazardous Fuels Project
EA
- Fuels management In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
11/30/2012
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
09/2014
Expected: 10/2014 11/2014 Terry Adams
276-328-2931
terryadams@fs.fed.us
Description: Prescribed Fire to Improve Forest Health, Yellow Pine Regeneration and Reduce Hazardous Fuels in Urban interface (WUI).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37324
Location: UNIT - Clinch Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Lee, Scott, Wise. LEGAL - Not Applicable West of US 23 and South of Big Stone Gap VA in wise, Lee and Scott Counties on Wallen Ridge
George Washington and Jefferson National Forest , Eastern Divide Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Fork Mountain Vegetation Management
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Road management
In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
08/07/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
05/2014
Expected: 06/2014 07/2014 Mark Miller
540-552-4641
markmiller@fs.fed.us
Description: Commercial timber harvest, Commercial Thinning, Non-commercial timber stand improvement, Treatment of non-native invasive species, planting oak and American Chestnut seedlings, Prescribed burning
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35588
Location: UNIT - Eastern Divide Ranger District. STATE - Virginia, West Virginia. COUNTY - Giles, Monroe. West of Waiteville, WV
Renewal of Transmission and Distribution Powerlines
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/22/2013
Expected: 05/2014 05/2014 Derrick Miller
540-265-5128
derrickmiller@fs.fed.us
Description: Multiple lines for AEP
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43031
Location: UNIT - Eastern Divide Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Bland, Craig, Giles, Montgomery, Smyth, Tazewell. LEGAL - Not Applicable Across the district
Roads Management
EA
- Road management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2014
Expected: 11/2014 12/2014 Cynthia Schiffer
540-552-4641
cschiffer@fs.fed.us
Description: Change travel management status (opening and closing dates on selected roads) across the district.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=24941
Location: UNIT - Eastern Divide Ranger District. STATE - Virginia, West Virginia. COUNTY - Bland, Botetourt, Craig, Giles, Montgomery, Pulaski, Monroe. Select roads across the district
George Washington and Jefferson National Forest , George Washington and Jefferson National Forest All Units R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2014 Gypsy Moth Slow The Spread
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Objection Period Legal Notice
03/04/2014
Expected: 06/2014 07/2014 Russ MacFarlane
540-265-5168
rmacfarlane@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to aerially treat one 11,463 acre block with mating disruption pheromones to Slow the Spread of the Gypsy Moth. The treatment includes approximately 6,996 acres of privately held lands and 4,467 acres of National Forest System lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43085
Location: UNIT - Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Bland, Wythe. LEGAL - Not Applicable Along Walker Mountain approximately 6 miles north of Rural Retreat, VA.
Flatwoods Job Corps Conservation Center Municipal Sewer Line
CE
- Facility management Developing Proposal
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice
04/2014
Expected: 05/2014 06/2014 Karen Overcash
540-265-5175
kovercash@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct sewer connection from Flatwoods Job Corps Center to new municipal Coeburn-Norton-Wise Waste Water Treatment Authority line. Disconnect from on-site waste water treatment facility.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44197
Location: UNIT - Clinch Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Wise. LEGAL - Not Applicable Flatwoods Job Corps Center in Coeburn, Virginia
Fox Creek Horse Camp Vault Toilet Installation
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice
05/2014
Expected: 12/2014 04/2015 Sara Schell
276-782-4377
sschell@fs.fed.us
Description: Installation of a vault toilet to replace rental port-a-johns.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44196
Location: UNIT - Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Smyth. LEGAL - Not Applicable Fox Creek Horse Camp, State Route 603 in Troutdale, Virginia
West Side Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 01/2015 01/2015 Gerardo Paez
540-432-8231
gpaez@fs.fed.us
Description: Regeneration harvests primarily for oak regeneration of approximately 600 acres total, several thinnings, temporary road construction.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44211
Location: UNIT - North River Ranger District. STATE - West Virginia. COUNTY - Pendleton. LEGAL - Not Applicable Along Forest Road 151, north of Highway 33
George Washington and Jefferson National Forest , Glenwood and Pedlar Ranger Districts R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Chestnut Run Vegetation Project
EA
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2014
Expected: 03/2015 03/2015 John Donahue
540-291-2188
jdonahue01@fs.fed.us
Description: Comercially Harvest Timber and perform vegetation treatments to improve wildlife habitat.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44170
Location: UNIT - Glenwood and Pedlar Ranger Districts. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Botetourt. LEGAL - Not Applicable Project is located in the Chestnut Run area of the Glenwood Ranger District.
Columbia Gas Pipeline Replacement - Little Cedar Creek
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/27/2014
Expected: 05/2014 06/2014 Kathy Hall
540-291-2188
khall@fs.fed.us
Description: Replace 6900' of existing gas pipeline within an existing and authorized right-of-way
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41020
Location: UNIT - Glenwood and Pedlar Ranger Districts. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Amherst. LEGAL - Not Applicable Little Cedar Creek
Gilmore Hollow Vegetation Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 07/2014 09/2014 John Donahue
540-291-2188
jdonahue01@fs.fed.us
Description: Commercially Harvest Timber and perform non-commercial timber stand improvement
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42925
Location: UNIT - Glenwood and Pedlar Ranger Districts. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Botetourt, Rockbridge. LEGAL - Not Applicable Project will include forest stands within Compartments 3008, 3010, 3011, 3012, and 3013.
Glenwood/Pedlar Ranger District Special Use Renewals for Communication Sites
CE
- Special area management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 05/2014 05/2014 Kathy Hall
540-291-2188
khall@fs.fed.us
Description: Reauthorization of special use authorizations for Apple Orchard and Rocky Mtn. Communication Sites.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42331
Location: UNIT - Glenwood and Pedlar Ranger Districts. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Amherst, Bedford. LEGAL - Not Applicable Apple Orchard Mountain, Jefferson National Forest, Glenwood Ranger District. Rocky Mountain, George Washington National Forest, Pedlar Ranger District.
Highcock Knob Appalachian Trail Relocation
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/25/2014
Expected: 04/2014 09/2014 Jonathan Wheeler
540-291-2188
jonathanwheeler@fs.fed.us
Description: Relocate two sections of the Appalachian Trail totaling approximately 1 mile.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43588
Location: UNIT - Glenwood and Pedlar Ranger Districts. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Rockbridge. LEGAL - Not Applicable Appalachian Trail approximately 3 miles southwest of Snowden, Virginia.
Mills Creek Yellow Pine Restoration Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress

02/10/2014
Expected: 08/2014 11/2014 Daniel Wright
540-291-2188
djwright@fs.fed.us
Description: Prescribed burn in conjunction with mechanical treatments on order to promote the regeneration of Southern Yellow Pine species (such as Pitch Pine and Short-leaf Pine) within a 1,179 acre project area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43622
Location: UNIT - Glenwood and Pedlar Ranger Districts. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Augusta. LEGAL - Not Applicable Project Area is located north of Sherando Recreation Area and south of the Coal Road (FSR 42).
Smith Flats Vegetation Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2014
Expected: 12/2014 02/2015 John Donahue
540-291-2188
jdonahue01@fs.fed.us
Description: Commercial Harvest of timber and non-commercial treatment of vegetation to improve wildlife habitat.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44166
Location: UNIT - Glenwood and Pedlar Ranger Districts. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Botetourt, Rockbridge. LEGAL - Not Applicable Project is located in the Smith Flats area of the Glenwood Ranger District.
South Pedlar Timber Stand Improvement Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2014
Expected: 07/2014 07/2014 John Donahue
540-291-2188
jdonahue01@fs.fed.us
Description: Perform a precommercial timber stand improvement treatment on young forested stands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44165
Location: UNIT - Glenwood and Pedlar Ranger Districts. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Amherst. LEGAL - Not Applicable Young Forested Stands on the Pedlar Ranger District.
George Washington and Jefferson National Forest , James River Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Big Run (FSR 600) Road Decommissioning
EA
- Road management
- Watershed management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Karen Stevens
540-839-2521
karenlstevens@fs.fed.us
Description: Decommission approximately 2.7 miles of Big Run Road (National Forest System Road 600). This road is located in western Alleghany County, Virginia.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42956
Location: UNIT - James River Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Alleghany. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project area is located approximately 2.7 miles northwest of Callaghan, Virginia.
Brattons Run Vegetation Management
EA
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
03/22/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
04/2014
Expected: 06/2014 09/2014 Karen Stevens
540-839-2521
karenlstevens@fs.fed.us
Description: Commerical timber harvesting and wildlife habitat improvements in the Brattons Run area in the vicinity of Little California.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40989
Location: UNIT - James River Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Rockbridge. LEGAL - Not Applicable In the vicinity of Little California.
Evans Tract Prescribed Burn
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2014
Expected: 08/2014 11/2014 Steve Tanguay
540-839-2521
stanguay@fs.fed.us
Description: Prescribed burn a wildlife clearing of approximately 80 acres to improve quality forage and nutrient cycling
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32131
Location: UNIT - James River Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Alleghany. 4-5 miles east-southeast of Clifton Forge, in Alleghany County, Virginia, off of state road 633
Fore Mountain Early Successional Habitat
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2014
Expected: 06/2014 07/2014 Steve Tanguay
540-839-2521
stanguay@fs.fed.us
Description: Create early successional habitat throughout the disabled hunting area on Fore Mountain.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40982
Location: UNIT - James River Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Alleghany. Approximately 2 miles west of Clifton Forge, Virginia
George Washington and Jefferson National Forest , Lee Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Barb Timber Sale
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Forest products
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 08/2014 08/2014 Kevin Kyle
540-984-4101
khkyle@fs.fed.us
Description: Harvesting timber on approximately 414 acres. Project situated in compartments 215,216,217,218 and 219 in Shenandoah County along Great North Mountain
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37924
Location: UNIT - Lee Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Shenandoah. LEGAL - Not Applicable Lee Ranger District, Great North Mountain
Church Timber Sale
EA
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
12/13/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
04/2014
Expected: 06/2014 06/2014 Kevin Kyle
540-984-4101
khkyle@fs.fed.us
Description: Harvesting timber on approximately 75 acres. this proposal is situated in compartments 221 and 250 in Rockingham County, Virginia along the eastern sideslopes of Church Mountain along FDR 482 and FDR 1615
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35010
Location: UNIT - Lee Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Rockingham. LEGAL - Not Applicable Lee Ranger District, GWJeff
Cub Run Prescribed Burn
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
10/29/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
04/2014
Expected: 05/2014 06/2014 Tom Ledbetter
540-432-0187
tledbetter@fs.fed.us
Description: Burn 3500 acres along Cub Run Road on the Massanutten Mountain
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43002
Location: UNIT - Lee Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Page, Rockingham. LEGAL - Not Applicable Lee Ranger District
Moreland Gap
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2014
Expected: 02/2015 03/2015 Kevin Kyle
540-984-4101
khkyle@fs.fed.us
Description: Harvesting timber on approximately 300 acres to regenerate declining oak stands
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42999
Location: UNIT - Lee Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Shenandoah. LEGAL - Not Applicable Lee Ranger District, Shenandoah County
Newton Tract Plan
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
02/25/2013
Expected: 04/2014 06/2014 Margaret McElveen
540-432-0187
memcelveen02@fs.fed.us
Description: Improve and maintain fish and wildlife habitat. Area located in Shenandoah County about 13 miles west of Woodstock, VA
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41402
Location: UNIT - Lee Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Shenandoah. LEGAL - Not Applicable Lee Ranger District, Shenandoah County, 13 miles west of Woodstock, Virginia
Renewal of Outfitter Guide Special Use Permit-Seneca Rocks Climbing School
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/22/2013
Expected: 04/2014 05/2014 Derrick Miller
540-265-5128
derrickmiller@fs.fed.us
Description: Outfitter guide for climbing rock school
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43005
Location: UNIT - Lee Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Shenandoah. LEGAL - Not Applicable Shenandoah County
Renewal of Special Use Permits for Recreational Events
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/22/2013
Expected: 04/2014 05/2014 Derrick Miller
540-265-5128
derrickmiller@fs.fed.us
Description: Massanutten Resorts Mtn Bike Race, Old Dominion 100-mile Equestrian Ride, VA Happy Trails Ultra Marathon, Old Dominion Endurance Runs Ultra Marathon
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43026
Location: UNIT - Lee Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Page, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Warren. LEGAL - Not Applicable Page, Rockingham, Shenandoah and Warren Counties
Renewal of Special Use Permits for Signal Knob Communications Site
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/22/2013
Expected: 04/2014 05/2014 Derrick Miller
540-265-5128
derrickmiller@fs.fed.us
Description: Shenandoah Valley ED, TV, WVPT
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43006
Location: UNIT - Lee Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Shenandoah, Warren. LEGAL - Not Applicable Shenandoah and Warren Counties
George Washington and Jefferson National Forest , Mount Rogers National Recreation Area R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Brush Creek House sale
CE
- Regulations, Directives, Orders In Progress
Scoping Start
11/18/2008
Expected: 10/2014 12/2014 Alex Faught
423-338-3313
afaught@fs.fed.us
Description: Sale of government property at 128 Lady Slipper Lane, Ivanhoe, VA in Grayson County.
Location: UNIT - Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Grayson. LEGAL - 128 Lady Slipper Lane, Ivanhoe, VA , Grayson County 128 Lady Slipper Lane, Ivanhoe, VA , Grayson County
Century Link Fiber Optic Cable Utility Permit
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 06/2014 06/2014 David Skinner
276-328-2931
dlskinner@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorization for utility line segments.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44190
Location: UNIT - Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Grayson, Smyth, Tazewell. LEGAL - Not Applicable Fiber optic line authorization along State Route 16.
Crawfish Valley Wildlife Habitat
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2014
Expected: 06/2014 06/2014 Jay Martin
276-783-5196
jdmartin@fs.fed.us
Description: Early successional habitat maintenance for a wide variety of wildlife including the American Woodcock and Golden-winged Warblers.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41070
Location: UNIT - Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Wythe. Located approximately 4 miles north of Rural Retreat, VA along SR 727.
Davis Valley Wildlife Habitat Enhancement and stream restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2014
Expected: 06/2014 06/2014 Jay Martin
276-783-5196
jdmartin@fs.fed.us
Description: Early successional habitat enhancement and stream restoration of Dry Run.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41069
Location: UNIT - Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Smyth. Located north of I-81 at exit 54
Seasonal Road Closures
CE
- Road management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2014
Expected: 08/2014 12/2014 Beth Merz
276-783-5196
bmerz@fs.fed.us
Description: Seasonal Road Closures as conditions warrant, for resource protection and public safety
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37329
Location: UNIT - Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Carroll, Grayson, Smyth, Washington, Wythe. Various roads on the Mt. Rogers NRA
Special Use Authorization for concessionaire to operate Beartree and Grindstone Campgrounds
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 05/2014 06/2014 Sara Schell
276-782-4377
sschell@fs.fed.us
Description: Special Use Authorization for concessionaire to operate Beartree and Grindstone Campgrounds.
Location: UNIT - Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Smyth, Washington. LEGAL - Not Applicable Grindstone Campground in Smyth County, Virginia and Beartree Campground in Washington, Virginia
Tilson Tract Recreation and Wildlife Habitat Enhancement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/04/2013
Expected: 05/2014 06/2014 Jay Martin
276-783-5916
jdmartin@fs.fed.us
Description: AT relocation and early successional maintenance. Potential maintenance activities include prescribed fire and mechanical treatments
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41067
Location: UNIT - Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Bland, Smyth. LEGAL - Not Applicable Located approximately 5 miles southwest of Ceres, VA along State Route 610
Valley Divide Bike Trail
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/05/2013
Expected: 04/2014 08/2014 William Cober
276-783-5196
wcober@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct new mountain bike trail east of Raccoon Branch Wilderness.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=29512
Location: UNIT - Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Smyth. East of Highway 16 between Troutdale and Sugar Grove
Various Special Use Proposals
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2014
Expected: 06/2014 08/2014 David Skinner
276-328-2931
dlskinner@fs.fed.us
Description: Various special use proposals for hay fields, recreation services, events, communication site use, private access, etc.
Location: UNIT - Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Carroll, Grayson, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wythe. Various areas on the Mt. Rogers National Recreation Area
Woodpecker Vegetation Management/Timber Harvest
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
Developing Proposal
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice
09/2014
Expected: 12/2014 02/2015 Beth Merz
276-783-5196
bmerz@fs.fed.us
Description: Vegetation management for wildlife habitat improvement including commercial timber harvest.
Location: UNIT - Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Smyth. Along Forest Road 16 and Forest Road 857
George Washington and Jefferson National Forest , North River Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Archer Knob Prescribed Burn
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
11/20/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
04/2014
Expected: 05/2014 06/2014 Tom Ledbetter
870-356-4186
tledbetter@fs.fed.us
Description: Prescribed burn approximately 6,200 acres on Great North Mtn to meet open canopy desired conditions for oak and pine ecosystems. About 2500 feet handline needed; no dozer line.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43174
Location: UNIT - North River Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Augusta. LEGAL - Not Applicable Great North Mountain, about 3 miles northwest of Craigsville, VA.
Briery Branch Dam Rehabilitation
EA
- Watershed management
- Special use management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 08/2014 08/2014 Elwood Burge
662-236-6550
eburge@fs.fed.us
Description: Rehabilitate dam to be in compliance with dam safety
Location: UNIT - North River Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Rockingham. LEGAL - Not Applicable Briery Branch
Gate Mountain Timber Sale
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants On Hold N/A N/A Gerardo Paez
540-432-8231
gpaez@fs.fed.us
Description: Commercial timber sale on approximately 400 acres to improve habitat conditions for various wildlife species.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=30850
Location: UNIT - North River Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Rockingham. LEGAL - Not Applicable Approximately 6 miles SW of Fulks Run, VA.
Hearthstone Dame Rehabilitation
EA
- Special use management
- Watershed management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2014
Expected: 11/2014 11/2014 Elwood Burge
662-236-6550
eburge@fs.fed.us
Description: Rehabilitation to bring the dam into State of Virginia compliance standards
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44212
Location: UNIT - North River Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Augusta. LEGAL - Not Applicable Hearthstone Lake
Hone Quarry Dam Rehabilitation
EA
- Special use management
- Watershed management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 08/2014 08/2014 Elwood Burge
662-236-6550
eburge@fs.fed.us
Description: Rehabilitate dam for high hazard compliance. Dam owned by Shenandoah Valley Soil & Water Conservation District. Dam crest needs to be raised and new spillway.
Location: UNIT - North River Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Rockingham. LEGAL - Not Applicable Hone Quarry Dam, near Hone Quarry campground
Marshall Run Timber Sale
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants On Hold N/A N/A Elwood Burge
662-236-6550
eburge@fs.fed.us
Description: Commercial timber sale on 185 acres to enhance habitat for various wildlife species including black bear. Prescribe Burn approximately 1300 acres.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=22524
Location: UNIT - North River Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Rockingham. North River Ranger District, Virginia, Rockingham County, FDR 235, 3 miles west of Fulks Run.
Renewal of Special Use Permit at Elliott Knob Communication Site
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 05/2014 05/2014 Derrick Miller
540-265-5128
derrickmiller@fs.fed.us
Description: Virginia Broadcasting Corp
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43028
Location: UNIT - North River Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Augusta. LEGAL - Not Applicable Augusta County
Renewal of Special Use Permits for Recreation Events
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 05/2014 05/2014 Derrick Miller
540-265-5128
derrickmiller@fs.fed.us
Description: Washington Area Trail Riders, Virginia
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43027
Location: UNIT - North River Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Rockingham. LEGAL - Not Applicable Rockingham County
Todd Lake Dam Rehabilitation
EA
- Watershed management
- Special use management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 10/2014 03/2015 Elwood Burge
662-236-6550
eburge@fs.fed.us
Description: Dam rehabilitation required to bring dam into compliance.
Location: UNIT - North River Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Augusta. LEGAL - Not Applicable Todd Lake area
Tom Lee Draft Timber Sale
EA
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
04/12/2012
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
07/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Gerardo Paez
540-432-8231
gpaez@fs.fed.us
Description: Fuelwood and timber sale on approximately 292 acres to improve habitat conditions for various wildlife species.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=28384
Location: UNIT - North River Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Augusta. LEGAL - NFS Approximately 2 miles west of Deerfield, VA
George Washington and Jefferson National Forest , Warm Springs Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Border Restoration Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2014
Expected: 10/2014 04/2015 Karen Stevens
540-839-2521
karenlstevens@fs.fed.us
Description: Prescribe burn 31,475 acres within 23 areas on National Forest and VDGIF property as part of the Appalachian Fire Learning Network.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35753
Location: UNIT - Warm Springs Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Bath, Highland. Along the Virginia and West Virginia state boundary from Lake Moomaw to Ruckman Draft (north of State Route 84).
Bratton and Wolf Special Use Reauthorizations
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Yvonne Norman
540-962-2214
ynorman@fs.fed.us
Description: Reauthorize use of National Forest for 1) water supply well (Wolf) and 2) use of existing road to provide access to private property
Location: UNIT - Warm Springs Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Bath. Wolf Location is along State Route 614 & Muddy Run, Bratton Location is on Piney Ridge near Highland Cty Line
Hidden Valley Campground Host Site Improvements
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2014
Expected: 06/2014 06/2014 Lorraine Thomas
540-839-2521
lthomas01@fs.fed.us
Description: Upgrade Hidden Valley Campground host with an electrical hookup.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39766
Location: UNIT - Warm Springs Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Bath. Approximately 4 miles northwest of Warm Springs
Paddy Knob Early Successional Habitat
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress

09/27/2012
Expected: 05/2014 06/2014 Steve Tanguay
540-839-2521
stanguay@fs.fed.us
Description: Create early successional habitat in the vincinity of Paddy Knob.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39767
Location: UNIT - Warm Springs Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Bath. Approximately 8 miles northeast of Mountain Grove
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