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
Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC Surveys Permit
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
12/11/2014
Expected: 01/2015 01/2015 JoBeth Brown
540-265-5102
jobethbrown@fs.fed.us
Description: Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC is seeking a temporary use permit to conduct field routing, environmental, cultural resource and civil surveys along 12.6 mile segment for a proposed natural gas transmission crossing GWNF.
Location: UNIT - North River Ranger District, Glenwood and Pedlar Ranger Districts. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Augusta, Highland. LEGAL - Not Applicable 12.6 mile segment across GWNF within a 300 foot wide survey corridor within a 2,000 foot wide study corridor
Lower Cowpasture Restoration and Management
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/15/2014
Est. Comment Period
01/2015
Expected: 05/2015 07/2015 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.
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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
- Forest products
On Hold N/A N/A Shelby Williams
276-679-8370 x237
shelbywilliams@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
Nettle Patch Veg Management
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2014
Expected: 12/2015 12/2015 Shelby Williams
276-679-8370 x237
shelbywilliams@fs.fed.us
Description: Fire Management, Wildlife, Rare plants, Forest Products, Vegetation management, Road management
Location: UNIT - Clinch Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Scott, Wise. LEGAL - Not Applicable Forest Service land north of Forest Road 238 and Forest Boundary where applicable to the northern edge the continuous treated areas Forest Boundary.
Pine Mountain Vegetation Treatment Project
EA
- Forest products
- Recreation management
- Fuels management
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than 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
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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
02/2015
Expected: 05/2015 05/2015 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
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period
08/07/2013
Expected: 03/2015 03/2015 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
Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC Surveys Permit
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
01/20/2015
Expected: 03/2015 03/2015 JoBeth Brown
540-265-5102
jobethbrown@fs.fed.us
Description: Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC is seeking a temporary use permit to conduct wetland, waterbody, cultural resource and rare, threatened and endangered spp surveys on a 2.13 mile segment for a proposed natural gas transmission crossing the JNF
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46185
Location: UNIT - Eastern Divide Ranger District. STATE - Virginia, West Virginia. COUNTY - Giles, Montgomery, Monroe. LEGAL - Not Applicable Surveys would occur within a 300 foot corridor along 2.13 miles of national forest system lands
Renewal of Transmission and Distribution Powerlines
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/22/2013
Expected: 02/2015 02/2015 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
03/2015
Expected: 11/2015 11/2015 Jesse Overcash
540-552-4641
jovercash@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. LEGAL - Not Applicable 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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Analysis Completed Expected: 01/2015
Actual: 01/22/2015
02/2015 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: 06/2015 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
11/26/2014
Expected: 02/2015 04/2015 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
- Watershed management
- Road management
Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
03/2015
Expected: 07/2015 07/2015 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 Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Forest products
In Progress
Comment Period
11/28/2014
Expected: 06/2015 07/2015 Kevin Kyle
540-984-4101
khkyle@fs.fed.us
Description: Regeneration harvesting on approx. 537 acres, establishment of approx. 17 acres of wildlife openings, and approx. 145 acres of non-commercial stand improvement activities to promote mast bearing trees in immature stands.
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 Compartments 215, 216, 217, 218 and 219 on the Lee Ranger District.
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: 01/2015 02/2015 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
03/2015
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 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: 02/2015 02/2015 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
Peterfish Gap Salvage
CE
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2015
Expected: 04/2015 05/2015 Kevin Kyle
540-984-4101
khkyle@fs.fed.us
Description: Salvage dead and dying trees as a result of Shipwrech wildfire
Location: UNIT - Lee Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Page. LEGAL - Not Applicable Lee Ranger District, Page County, Virginia
Relocation of Mill Mtn Trailhead
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/26/2014
Expected: 02/2015 02/2015 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: 02/2015 02/2015 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
Sandy Ridge Short Leaf Pine Restoration project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2015
Expected: 06/2016 08/2016 Kevin Kyle
540-984-4101
khkyle@fs.fed.us
Description: re-establish shortleaf pine in the northwestern part of the Lee District in Hardy County, WV on several hundred acreas
Location: UNIT - Lee Ranger District. STATE - West Virginia. COUNTY - Hardy. LEGAL - Not Applicable Lee Ranger District, 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.
Upper Passage Stream Habitat Enhancement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2015
Expected: 05/2015 05/2015 Dawn Kirk
540-291-5211
dkirk@fs.fed.us
Description: Restore a segment of Upper Passage Creek by placement of large woody debris, rock vanes and weirs, modifying vehicle access, and improving stream bank stability and trail integrity at Lion's Tale Trail area.
Location: UNIT - Lee Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Page. LEGAL - Not Applicable Upper Passage Creek in the Crisman Hollow Area, Page County
Upper Passage Stream Habitat Enhancement
EA
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2015
Expected: 04/2015 05/2015 Dawn Kirk
540-291-5211
dkirk@fs.fed.us
Description: use natural stream design techniques to restore a segment of upper Passage Creek
Location: UNIT - Lee Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Page. LEGAL - Not Applicable Lee Ranger District, Page County, VA
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) In Progress
Comment Period
11/24/2014
Expected: 04/2015 04/2015 Russ MacFarlane
540-265-5168
rmacfarlane@fs.fed.us
Description: Aerial application of mating disruption pheromone on 15,481 acres of private lands and 21,746 acres of national forest systems lands along the front of gypsy moth populations.
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, Carroll, Grayson, Smyth, Wythe. LEGAL - Not Applicable To be determined
Crawfish Valley Wildlife Habitat
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants On Hold N/A N/A 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 On Hold N/A N/A 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
Dry Run Stream Restoration
CE
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2015
Expected: 03/2015 03/2015 Jay Martin
276 783 5196
jdmartin@fs.fed.us
Description: Stream and aquatic habitat restoration on stretch of Dry Run
Location: UNIT - Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Wythe. LEGAL - Not Applicable One mile northwest of Groseclose, VA in Smyth County.
Ewing Mountain Vegetation Management
CE
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2015
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, Glade Mountain, and Crawfish Prescribed Burns
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/18/2014
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
01/2015
Expected: 02/2015 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 Analysis Completed Expected: 03/2015
Actual: 02/11/2015
03/2015 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
04/2015
Expected: 05/2015 05/2015 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
04/2015
Expected: 06/2015 06/2015 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. Comment Period
01/2015
Expected: 03/2015 04/2015 Jay Martin
304-846-2695
jdmartin@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
North New Road Run Prescribed Burn
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
01/13/2015
Expected: 04/2015 04/2015 Thomas Ledbetter
540-432-0187
tjledbetter@fs.fed.us
Description: Rx burn about 5,450 acres to create open canopy conditions for restoration
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46195
Location: UNIT - North River Ranger District. STATE - Virginia, West Virginia. COUNTY - Augusta, Highland, Pendleton. LEGAL - Not Applicable Shenandoah Mountain area
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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Comment Period
04/12/2012
Expected: 02/2015 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
Wallace and Marshall Tracts Prescribed Burns
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
01/12/2015
Expected: 04/2015 04/2015 Thomas Ledbetter
540-432-0187
tjledbetter@fs.fed.us
Description: Rx burn about 276 acres on the Wallace Tract and 56 acres on the Marshall Tract for wildlife habitat improvement and convert areas from cool season grasses to warm season grasses.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46196
Location: UNIT - North River Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Bath. LEGAL - Not Applicable Approximately two miles south of Williamsville, VA
West Side Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
In Progress
Comment Period
05/02/2014
Expected: 03/2015 04/2015 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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2015
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
02/2015
Expected: 04/2015 05/2015 Emily Ellis
530-252-5862
emilyellis@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. LEGAL - Not Applicable 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: 01/2015 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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