Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

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- Wayne National Forest, Athens Ranger District
- Wayne National Forest, Ironton Ranger District


Wayne National Forest, Athens Ranger District R9 - Eastern 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
02/20/2015
Expected: 05/2015 05/2015 Rachel Orwan
740-753-0101
rorwan@fs.fed.us
Description: Treat 39,818 ac of the Athens Unit with pheromone mating disruption and treat 513 ac of the Athens Unit with the larvacide Gypchek followed by mating disruption. Treatments would be aerially applied.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46076
Location: UNIT - Athens Ranger District. STATE - Ohio. COUNTY - Athens, Hocking, Perry. LEGAL - Not Applicable Located in Athens, Vinton, Hocking & Perry COs, including areas near New Straitsville, Carbon Hill, Murray City, Buchtel, Nelsonville, Chancey, Union Furnace, Starr & New Plymouth.
Big 4 Wetland Enhancement
CE
- Watershed management Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2015
Actual: 04/08/2015
04/2015 Rachel Orwan
740-753-0895
rorwan@fs.fed.us
Description: The Ohio Division of Mineral Resource Management (DMRM) has proposed installing two limestone berms and one earthen berm with a rock spillway across the valley to prevent stream channelization while increasing retention times.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45094
Location: UNIT - Athens Ranger District. STATE - Ohio. COUNTY - Hocking. LEGAL - N 39° 03' 45", W 82° 30' 09" Approximately 1.5 miles from Carbon Hill.
Secondary Access Butcher #1-A Well
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2015
Expected: 05/2015 06/2015 Steve Sapio
740-373-5046
ssapio@fs.fed.us
Description: Northwood Energy Corp is requesting a special use permit from Forest Service to clear a well tender access road for ATV use only. Access will be about 150ft long x 10ft wide. It will be used as needed about 2 times a week for the life of the well.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46303
Location: UNIT - Athens Ranger District. STATE - Ohio. COUNTY - Monroe. LEGAL - NE 1/4 Section 10, T10N, R7W, Bethel Township, Monroe County, OH Project will start on private land where it intersects with Twp 293-A (Creighton Ridge Road) through a small portion of Forest Service land and back on private land.
Stone Church Habitat and White Pine Health Improvement Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/25/2014
Est. Comment Period
05/2015
Expected: 09/2015 10/2015 Warren Tucker
740-753-0101
wtucker01@fs.fed.us
Description: The project proposal is to create early successional forest (333 ac), create and expand wildlife openings (58 ac) and improve the health and vigor of white pine plantations (297 ac). All actions would be in white pine plantations.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44757
Location: UNIT - Athens Ranger District. STATE - Ohio. COUNTY - Hocking, Perry. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project area is located near the communities of Shawnee and New Straitsville, in Salt Lick, Coal and Monday Cr Twp in Perry Co and Falls Twp in Hocking Co.
Wayne National Forest, Ironton Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Buckeye Habitat Improvement Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Special area management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2015
Expected: 01/2016 03/2016 Patrick Mercer
740-534-6500
pamercer@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will create wildlife & plant habitat that is missing/under-represented in the project area: young forest & grassy/shrubby areas. It will maintain oak-hickory forests & native pine forests. Commercial & non-commercial work would be done.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46734
Location: UNIT - Ironton Ranger District. STATE - Ohio. COUNTY - Gallia, Jackson, Lawrence. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project is located on the Wayne National Forest in Lawrence, Gallia and Jackson Counties.
Pine Grove ATV Connector Trail
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/11/2015
Est. Comment Period
05/2015
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 Carol Boll
740-534-6500
ceboll@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed action is to construct approximately 5 miles of trail including bridges. The goal is to connect the Hanging Rock ATV trails south of SR 650 to the Superior ATV trails north of CR 27.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38518
Location: UNIT - Ironton Ranger District. STATE - Ohio. COUNTY - Lawrence. LEGAL - Not Applicable The location is Lawrence County, Elizabeth Township, Sec 10, 16, 17, & 19 T2N R18W.
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