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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- 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, 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


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
Lower Cowpasture Restoration
EA
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/15/2014
Est. Comment Period
11/2014
Expected: 03/2015 04/2015 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
11/2014
Expected: 11/2014 12/2014 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 Job Corps Conservation Center Municipal Sewer Line
CE
- Facility management On Hold N/A N/A 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. This project is on hold pending construction on private land
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
Flatwoods Vegetation Treatment Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Comment Period
06/21/2013
Expected: 03/2015 03/2015 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: 10/2014 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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Road management
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
On Hold N/A N/A Shelby Williams
276-679-8370 x237
shelbywilliams@fs.fed.us
Description: Wildlife habitat improvements, prescribed burning, timber harvest, trail work and noxious weed eradication. Acreages to be determined.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=31236
Location: UNIT - Clinch Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Dickenson, Wise. LEGAL - Not Applicable Pine Mountain
Straight Fork Prescribed Burn
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) On Hold N/A N/A Terry Adams
276-328-2931
terryadams@fs.fed.us
Description: Prescribe burn approximately 1,500 acres to maintain/restore oak and southern yellow pine habitat and improve soft mast production. This project is placed on hold due to change in district's Rx burning priorities.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45561
Location: UNIT - Clinch Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Scott, Wise. LEGAL - Not Applicable 1/2 mile south of Big Cherry Reservoir along Forest Service Road 237
Wallen Ridge Hazardous Fuels Project
EA
- Fuels management In Progress
Comment Period
11/30/2012
Expected: 01/2015 03/2015 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
AEP 765kV Transmission Line Supplemental EIS
EIS
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register
09/2014
Expected: 11/2014 12/2014 Karen Overcash
540-265-5175
kovercash@fs.fed.us
Description: A change in the mitigation described in the 2002 ROD for the construction of a 765kV transission line. The mitigation is related to the Bluefield-Wythe 69kV line removal or relocation on Rich Mountain.
Location: UNIT - Eastern Divide Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Bland. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Bluefield-Wythe 69kv transmission line on NFS lands on Rich Mountain
FY2015-2016 Oak Enhancement and Pre-commercial thinning treatment Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
11/2014
Expected: 01/2015 02/2015 Mark Miller
540-552-4641
markmiller@fs.fed.us
Description: Oak enhancement by crop tree release treatment and pre-commercial thinning will be implemented on approximately 1000 acres in 60 stands across the district.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45441
Location: UNIT - Eastern Divide Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Bland, Botetourt, Craig, Giles, Montgomery, Pulaski. LEGAL - Not Applicable Across the Eastern Divide Ranger District (see maps at District office)
Fork Mountain Vegetation Management
EA
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period
08/07/2013
Expected: 12/2014 01/2015 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: 11/2014 11/2014 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. Comment Period
12/2014
Expected: 04/2015 04/2015 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, Glenwood and Pedlar Ranger Districts R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Chestnut Run Vegetation Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 01/2015 01/2015 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: 12/2014 06/2015 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)
In Progress
Comment Period
04/25/2014
Expected: 01/2015 02/2015 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.
Jordan Bridge Replacement
EA
- Road management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 01/2015 03/2016 David Whitmore
540-291-2188
davidwhitmore@fs.fed.us
Description: Replacement of the Jordan Bridge (built in 1927) will increase the maximum load capacity of the bridge to better meet the needs of the Forest Service.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44663
Location: UNIT - Glenwood and Pedlar Ranger Districts. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Amherst. LEGAL - Not Applicable Forest Road #76 just above the Oronoco area, in Amherst County, Virginia.
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. Comment Period
01/2015
Expected: 05/2015 06/2015 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.
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
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
11/2014
Expected: 06/2015 07/2015 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
12/13/2013
Expected: 10/2014 04/2015 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
Lee Forest Stand Improvement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
07/10/2014
Expected: 10/2014 10/2014 Kevin Kyle
540-984-4101
khkyle@fs.fed.us
Description: Non-commerical thinning in young stands to enhance oak on approx 3700 acres
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44786
Location: UNIT - Lee Ranger District. STATE - Virginia, West Virginia. COUNTY - Frederick, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Hampshire, Hardy. LEGAL - Not Applicable Lee Ranger District
Massanutten, Tuscarora - Bear Wallow Trails
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/10/2014
Expected: 01/2015 04/2015 Stephanie Chapman
540-984-4101
slchapman@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposing to relocate short sections of trail on the Massanutten and Tuscarora - Bear Wallow Trails
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45248
Location: UNIT - Lee Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Shenandoah. LEGAL - Not Applicable This area is in Shenandoah County, VA just west of SR 678.
Moreland Gap
EA
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
11/2014
Expected: 06/2015 07/2015 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: 10/2014 04/2015 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
North Zone Miscellaneous reforestation projects
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2014
Expected: 01/2015 02/2015 Kevin Kyle
540-984-4101
khkyle@fs.fed.us
Description: Reforestation of areas infested by non-native invasive species (NNIS) with native species of trees and grasses. Also includes areas where natural regeneration is inadequate (approx 300 acreas)
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44788
Location: UNIT - Lee Ranger District. STATE - Virginia, West Virginia. COUNTY - Augusta, Frederick, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Warren, Hampshire, Hardy. LEGAL - Not Applicable North Zone; Lee Ranger District and North River District
Relocation of Mill Mtn Trailhead
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/26/2014
Expected: 11/2014 12/2014 Stephanie Chapman
540-984-4101
slchapman@fs.fed.us
Description: Relocate one section of Mill Mtn Trail and trailhead from Wolf Gap Campground to Picnic Area, totaling .25 miles. Construct small parking area at Wolf Gap Recreation Area
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44784
Location: UNIT - Lee Ranger District. STATE - Virginia, West Virginia. COUNTY - Shenandoah, Hardy. LEGAL - Not Applicable Lee Ranger District, Shenandoah County in Virginia and Hardy county in West Virginia
Relocation of North Mtn Trail
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/26/2014
Expected: 11/2014 12/2014 Stephanie Chapman
540-984-4101
slchapman@fs.fed.us
Description: Relocate 3 sections of N Mtn Trail, totaling .42 miles
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44785
Location: UNIT - Lee Ranger District. STATE - Virginia, West Virginia. COUNTY - Shenandoah, Hardy. LEGAL - Not Applicable Lee Ranger District, Shenandoah county VA and Hardy county WV
Tuscarora-Hawk Trail
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/10/2014
Expected: 01/2015 04/2015 Stephanie Chapman
540-984-4101
slchapman@fs.fed.us
Description: Relocation of the Tuscarora-Hawk Trail near Dry Gap, WV.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45247
Location: UNIT - Lee Ranger District. STATE - Virginia, West Virginia. COUNTY - Frederick, Hampshire. LEGAL - Not Applicable This area is in Hampshire County, WV and Frederick County, VA near Capon Springs, WV.
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
2015 Gypsy Moth Slow the Spread Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
11/2014
Expected: 03/2015 03/2015 Russ MacFarlane
540-265-5168
rmacfarlane@fs.fed.us
Description: Aerial application of mating disruption pheromone on private and NFS lands along the front of gypsy moth populations. A specific proposal is still being developed but we anticipate Bland and Wythe Counties.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45473
Location: UNIT - Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Bland, Wythe. LEGAL - Not Applicable To be determined
Crawfish Valley Wildlife Habitat
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2014
Expected: 02/2015 05/2015 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
11/2014
Expected: 12/2014 04/2015 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
Ewing Mountain Vegetation Management
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2015
Expected: 06/2015 08/2015 Terry Adams
276-328-2931
terryadams@fs.fed.us
Description: Ewing Mountain vegetation management using prescribed burning, timber sale, NNIS control, and wildlife openings.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44665
Location: UNIT - Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Carroll, Grayson, Wythe. LEGAL - Not Applicable Ewing Mountain in Wythe, Grayson and Carroll Counties.
Fox Creek Horse Camp Vault Toilet Installation
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
03/2015
Expected: 09/2015 03/2016 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
Huff Hollow Prescribed Burn
CE
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2014
Expected: 03/2015 03/2015 Terry Adams
276-328-2931
terryadams@fs.fed.us
Description: Prescribe burn 1467 acres at Huff Hollow on Brushy Mountain in Smyth, Bland and Tazewell Counties to reduce fuel loading, increase oak regeneration and improve wildlife habitat.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44664
Location: UNIT - Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Bland, Smyth, Tazewell. LEGAL - Not Applicable Little Brushy Mountain in Smyth, Bland, and Tazewell Counties.
Seasonal Road Closures
CE
- Road management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2014
Expected: 12/2014 02/2015 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 Renewal for Existing Hayfields on the Mount Rogers NRA
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 11/2014 11/2014 Sue Combs
276-783-5196
sscombs@fs.fed.us
Description: Special Use Authorization Renewal for Existing Hayfields on the Mount Rogers NRA
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44667
Location: UNIT - Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Grayson, Smyth, Wythe. LEGAL - Not Applicable Hayfields in Grayson, Smyth and Wythe Counties
Special Use Authorization Renewal for Outfitting & Guiding on the Mount Rogers NRA
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 11/2014 01/2015 David Skinner
276-328-2931
dlskinner@fs.fed.us
Description: Special Use Authorization for the renewal of Outfitting & Guiding permit for horseback riding on the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44669
Location: UNIT - Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Grayson, Smyth, Washington. LEGAL - Not Applicable Horseback riding activities will take place in Grayson, Smyth, and Washington Counties in and around the high country area.
Various Special Use Proposals
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2015
Expected: 02/2015 03/2015 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. Scoping Start
12/2014
Expected: 02/2015 02/2015 Shelby Williams
276-679-8370 x237
shelbywilliams@fs.fed.us
Description: Vegetation management for wildlife habitat improvement including commercial timber harvest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33870
Location: UNIT - Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Smyth. LEGAL - Not Applicable 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
Briery Branch Dam Rehabilitation
EA
- Special use management
- Watershed management
Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
01/2015
Expected: 07/2015 07/2015 Elwood Burge
662-236-6550
eburge@fs.fed.us
Description: Rehabilitate dam to be in compliance with dam safety
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43177
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 Dam Rehabilitation
EA
- Watershed management
- Special use management
Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
01/2015
Expected: 06/2015 07/2015 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
- Watershed management
- Special use management
Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
01/2015
Expected: 06/2015 07/2015 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43176
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.
Todd Lake Dam Rehabilitation
EA
- Special use management
- Watershed management
Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
01/2015
Expected: 07/2015 09/2015 Elwood Burge
662-236-6550
eburge@fs.fed.us
Description: Dam rehabilitation required to bring dam into compliance.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43178
Location: UNIT - North River Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Augusta. LEGAL - Not Applicable Todd Lake area
Tom Lee Draft Timber Sale
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period
04/12/2012
Expected: 05/2015 05/2015 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
West Side Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
In Progress
Comment Period
05/02/2014
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, Warm Springs Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Border Restoration Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2015
Expected: 06/2015 10/2015 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
12/2014
Expected: 02/2015 04/2015 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
Scoping Start
09/27/2012
Expected: 12/2014 04/2015 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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