Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

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- Allegheny National Forest, Bradford Ranger District
- Allegheny National Forest, Marienville Ranger District


Allegheny National Forest, Bradford Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bradford Forest Restoration Project
EA
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
In Progress
Comment Period
06/13/2017
Expected: 01/2018 01/2018 Richard Hatfield
814-363-6098
rhatfield@fs.fed.us
Description: Regenerate declining stands of Allegheny hardwood through tree harvesting and reforestation activities,removal of nonnative invasive plants, and road management activities.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47650
Location: UNIT - Bradford Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Forest, McKean, Warren. LEGAL - Not Applicable Warrants 2735, 2877, 4634, 4702, 4712, 4713, 4732, 4738, and 4739 of Sheffield Township and warrants 3195, 3198, 3211, 3234, 3235, 3238, 3239, and 3240 of Cherry Grove Township, Warren County; warran
Farnsworth
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Comment Period
07/28/2017
Expected: 01/2018 01/2018 Joshua Hanson
814-363-6076
jwhanson@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of the project is to address forest health concerns, provide a diversity of vegetation patterns and age classes, address large woody debris deficiencies in streams, manage forest roads, and treat non-native invasive plants.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50245
Location: UNIT - Bradford Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Warren. LEGAL - Not Applicable Cherry Grove, Mead, Sheffield, Watson and Pleasant Townships
Forest Plan Amendment - Management Area changes in Limestone Township, Warren County
EA
- Land management planning In Progress
Comment Period
06/14/2016
Expected: 01/2017 02/2017 Richard Hatfield
814-363-6098
rhatfield@fs.fed.us
Description: Change Management Area designation for 761 acres in Limestone Township, Warren County.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44258
Location: UNIT - Bradford Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Warren. LEGAL - Not Applicable Warrants 5205, 5206, 5224 and 5225 in Limestone Township, Warren County, Pennsylvania
Hoover Project
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products In Progress
Scoping Start
11/17/2017
Est. Comment Period
03/2018
Expected: 08/2018 01/2019 Ava Turnquist
814-363-6086
aturnquist@fs.fed.us
Description: The project would address forest health issues, improve early successional habitat objectives, treat non-native invasive plants, improve fishery stream habitat, improve transportation systems, and provide improved recreation opportunities.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52842
Location: UNIT - Bradford Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Warren. LEGAL - Not Applicable Sheffield Township, Warren County, PA
Izenbrown Corners
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Road management
- Research
- Fuels management
In Progress
Comment Period
06/14/2016
Expected: 07/2017 08/2017 Richard Hatfield
814-363-6098
rhatfield@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed management activities include vegetation management, timber harvest, wildlife habitat improvements, non-native invasive plant species treatments, transportation activities, and recreation facilities and access improvements.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37839
Location: UNIT - Bradford Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Forest, Warren. LEGAL - Hickory Township in Forest County and Watson and Limestone Townships, Warren County East of the Allegheny River and west of Hickory Creek Wilderness and Yellowhammer. North of Rt. 666 and south of Slater Run.
Queen Gas Pipeline Project Special Use
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Comment Period
06/08/2017
Expected: 01/2018 03/2018 Ava Turnquist
814-363-6086
aturnquist@fs.fed.us
Description: Special use authorization to replace and maintain natural gas pipelines within an existing right of way on 19 acres of national forest system lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50557
Location: UNIT - Bradford Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Warren. LEGAL - Not Applicable Limestone Township between Tidioute/Allegheny River and Queen
State Route 59 Enhancement Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Road management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/03/2017
Expected: 01/2018 01/2018 Ava Turnquist
814-363-6086
aturnquist@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service is proposing the State Route 59 Enhancement Project to improve highway safety cooperatively with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). The Allegheny NF is proposing to address vegetation encroachment.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52660
Location: UNIT - Bradford Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - McKean. LEGAL - Not Applicable It is located along SR 59, from Warren county line to SR 321 south, within the Warrants 3731, 3714, 3705, Lots 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13, Corydon Twp, McKean County, PA, Bradford Ranger District,ANF
Tracy Ridge Shared Use Trails and Plan Amendment Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Land management planning
In Progress
Comment Period
12/26/2016
Expected: 11/2017 12/2017 Richard Hatfield
814-363-6098
rhatfield@fs.fed.us
Description: This project would allow mountain biking on approximately 12.5 miles of hiking trails in the Tracy Ridge National Recreation Area. The Forest Plan would be amended, and an order prohibiting bicycle use would be modified.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49767
Location: UNIT - Bradford Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - McKean, Warren. LEGAL - Not Applicable Tracy Ridge trail system west of SR 321 near Tracy Ridge Recreation Area.
Allegheny National Forest, Marienville Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Chaffee
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Analysis Completed Expected: 11/2017
Actual: 11/24/2017
11/2017 Kevin Treese
814-927-5759
ktreese@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed management activities include vegetation treatments, timber harvesting, wildlife habitat improvements, non-native invasive plant species treatments, transportation activites, and recreation improvments.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37427
Location: UNIT - Marienville Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Elk, Forest. LEGAL - Not Applicable Warrants 2366, 2453, 2456, 2464, 2808, 2850, 2916, 3752, 3753, 3760, 3766, 3773, 3775, 3777, 3778, 3781, 3783, 3784, 3785, 3788, Howe Township and Highland Township
Clarion Wild and Scenic River Comprehensive River Management Plan
EA
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
- Land management planning
On Hold N/A N/A Kevin Treese
814-927-5759
ktreese@fs.fed.us
Description: Develop Comprehensive River Management Plan for the Clarion Wild and Scenic River to protect the natural condition and free-flowing state of the river and provide a managmement strategy for all public lands within the wild and scenic river corridor.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=27054
Location: UNIT - Marienville Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Clarion, Elk, Forest, Jefferson. LEGAL - Not Applicable The 51.7-mile segment of the Clarion River from the ANF/SGL #44 boundary to an unnamed tributary in the backwaters of Piney Dam.
De Young Supplemental Environmental Assessment
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Watershed management
In Progress
Comment Period
06/03/2017
Expected: 02/2018 03/2018 Kevin Treese
814-927-5759
ktreese@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to change the previous thinning prescriptions of the 11 stands to shelterwood regeneration harvests or overstory removal harvests, with associated reforestation activities.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50267
Location: UNIT - Marienville Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Elk, Forest. LEGAL - Not Applicable Warrants 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025, 2032, 2033, 2463, 2464, 2808, 2882, 2916, 2977, 3662, 3663, 3664, 3667, 3668, 3669, 3753, 3761, 3779, and 3783, Highland, Howe, and Jones Twps.
FR136/FR343 Road Relocation and Wetland Restoration
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Watershed management
- Road management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2017
Expected: 10/2018 11/2018 Kevin Treese
814-927-5759
ktreese@fs.fed.us
Description: Realign FR136 and FR343 to eliminate several stream crossings by realigning 2.1 miles of road, reconstructing 0.4 miles of existing road, decommissioning 2.9 miles of road, and restoring 120 linear feet of stream channels and 0.55 acres of wetlands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52263
Location: UNIT - Marienville Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Elk. LEGAL - Not Applicable Warrants 1556, 1557, 1568, 1570, 1571, 1572, 1574, 1575, and 3654, Spring Creek Township
Forest Road 195 Windthrow Salvage
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products In Progress
Scoping Start
12/11/2017
Expected: 02/2018 03/2018 Kevin Treese
814-927-5759
ktreese@fs.fed.us
Description: Salvage wind thrown and damaged trees on 184 acres of National Forest System lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52924
Location: UNIT - Marienville Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Forest. LEGAL - Not Applicable Warrants 3766, 3773, 3782, and 3788, Highland Township
KEF 2017 Windthrow Salvage
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Research
- Forest products
Analysis Completed Expected: 09/2017
Actual: 09/28/2017
10/2017 Kevin Treese
814-927-5759
ktreese@fs.fed.us
Description: Salvage wind thrown and damaged trees on approximately 140 acres in the Kane Experimental Forest and allow scientists to address and interpret effects of windthrow on the long-term Allegheny Hardwood Management Strategy Study.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52262
Location: UNIT - Marienville Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Elk. LEGAL - Not Applicable Warrants 3220 and 3228, Jones Township
Marienville ATV Connector
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2018
Expected: 11/2018 12/2018 Kevin Treese
814-927-5759
ktreese@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct approximately 12.1 miles of two way ATV trail from Township Road 356 in Warrant 3184, Jenks Township, Forest County to the Marienville ATV Trailhead on State Route 66 in Warrant 2464, Howe Township, Forest County.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52264
Location: UNIT - Marienville Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Forest. LEGAL - Not Applicable Warrant 3184, Jenks Township and Warrants 2464, 2808, 2878, 2882, 2977, 3186, 3187, 3802, 3802, and 4545, Howe Township
Pine Bear Supplemental Environmental Assessment
EA
- Road management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/22/2016
Est. Comment Period
04/2018
Expected: 10/2018 11/2018 Kevin Treese
814-927-5759
ktreese@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to change the previous thinning prescriptions of the 62 stands listed to shelterwood regeneration or overstory removal harvests, with associated reforestation activities, and regenerate several wind damaged stands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50268
Location: UNIT - Marienville Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Elk. LEGAL - Not Applicable Warrants 1464, 1465, 1776, 1778, 1783, 1799, 1831, 1858, 1863, 2032, 2033, 2034, 3655, 3656, 3657, 3776, Highland Twnshp; Warrants 3252, 4846, Jones Twnshp; and Warrant 4846, Ridgway Twnshp
Porkey Heights Supplemental Environmental Assessment
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
In Progress
Comment Period
12/01/2017
Expected: 05/2018 06/2018 Kevin Treese
(814) 927-5759
ktreese@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to change the previous thinning prescriptions for 28 stands to shelterwood regeneration harvests or overstory removal harvests, with associated reforestation activities, due to forest health concerns.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50269
Location: UNIT - Marienville Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Forest. LEGAL - Not Applicable Warrants 5104, 5105, 5267, Kingsley Township and Warrants 3188, 3192, 3194, 4790, 4823, 5101, 5104, 5267, 5282, Howe Township
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