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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- Allegheny National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Allegheny National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- Allegheny National Forest , Allegheny National Forest All Units
- Allegheny National Forest , Bradford Ranger District
- Allegheny National Forest , Marienville Ranger District


Allegheny National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest) R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Allegheny National Forest Reserved and Outstanding Oil and Gas Design Criteria
EIS
- Land management planning On Hold N/A N/A Collin Koers
814-728-6142
ckoers@fs.fed.us
Description: Design Criteria in the Allegheny National Forest 2007 Forest Plan will be applied to reserved and outstanding oil and gas development. This proposal responds to the 2/15/08 Forest Plan Appeals Decision made by the Chief of the Forest Service.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=27737
Location: UNIT - Allegheny National Forest All Units. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Elk, Forest, McKean, Warren. Allegheny National Forest - Northwest Pennslyania - Eastern Region Nine
Transition EIS
EIS
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A Collin Koers
814-728-6142
ckoers@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to authorize reasonable access for site-specific proposals to develop reserved and outstanding mineral rights within the Allegheny National Forest, with provisions to mitigate impacts to surface resources.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=29098
Location: UNIT - Allegheny National Forest All Units. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Elk, Forest, McKean, Warren. LEGAL - Warren, Forest, Elk and McKean counties, Pennsylvania Forest wide
Allegheny National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide) R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
ANF Radio Towers
CE
- Facility management In Progress

06/26/2013
Expected: 04/2014 05/2014 Kevin Treese
814-927-5759
ktreese@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to install four integrated fixed radio towers on the Allegheny National Forest to provide additional radio coverage for its employees.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41895
Location: UNIT - Marienville Ranger District, Bradford Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Elk, Forest, McKean. LEGAL - Not Applicable Warrant 5269, Kingsley Township; Warrant 3085, Hamlin Township; Warrant 3699, Corydon Township, and North Strong Warrant, Millstone Township
Allegheny National Forest , Allegheny National Forest All Units R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Clarion Wild and Scenic River Comprehensive River Management Plan
EA
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
- Land management planning
Developing Proposal
Est.
04/2014
Expected: 01/2015 02/2015 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.
Forest Plan Amendment - Managment Area changes in Limestone Township, Warren County
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Land management planning Developing Proposal

04/09/2014
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
05/2014
Expected: 07/2014 08/2014 Steve Dowlan
814-728-6165
sdowlan@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
Rensma Pipeline Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/07/2014
Expected: 05/2014 06/2014 Ava Turnquist
814-363-6086
aturnquist@fs.fed.us
Description: Wilmoth Interests is proposing to install a buried natural gas pipeline in lots 172 & 194, Mead & Sheffield Townships, Warren County, PA. The pipeline would be approx. 4,100 ft. long and be located in an approx. 25 ft. wide corridor.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43865
Location: UNIT - Bradford Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Warren. LEGAL - Pennsylvania, Warren County, Sheffield Township, Lots 172 and 194 Along the west side of Forest Road 259 on Lot 172 to the Southern boundary of Lot 172, crossing private land on Lot 193 (not part of this proposal), then across the SE corner of Lot 194.
Allegheny National Forest , Bradford Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Greater Stickney
EA
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Research
- Fuels management
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2013
Expected: 08/2014 12/2014 Steve Dowlan
814-363-6012
sdowlan@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed activities include vegetation management, timber harvesting, wildlife habitat improvement, fish habitat improvement, treatment of non-native invasive plant species, transportation activities, and recreation access and facilities improvements
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37840
Location: UNIT - Bradford Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - McKean, Warren. LEGAL - Corydon, Lafayette Foster and Bradford Townships, McKean County and Mead Township, Warren County. South of the New York state line and north of Highway 59 and Route 770. East of Routes 346, FS 137, FS 271 and FS 627 and west of the ANF proclamation boundary.
Izenbrown Corners
EA
- Road management
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Research
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
09/2013
Expected: 12/2013 02/2014 Steve Dowlan
814-363-6012
sdowlan@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.
Jakes Rocks Epic Mountain Bike Trail
EA
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2014
Expected: 01/2015 06/2015 Julie Moyer
814-363-6012
sdowlan@fs.fed.us
Description: Construction of a 39 mile mountain bike trail network along the southern and western side of Allegheny Reservoir. The trail includes internal loop routes and vistas.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40494
Location: UNIT - Bradford Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - McKean, Warren. LEGAL - Eastern Mead Township, Warren County and western Hamilton Township, McKean County Southern and eastern slopes above the Allegheny Reservoir
Pipeline Renewals
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management
On Hold N/A N/A Glenn Howard
814-728-6165
gdhoward@fs.fed.us
Description: Renew special use permits for 10 existing oil and gas pipelines and associated facilities. These are in various locations across the Bradford Ranger District.
Location: UNIT - Bradford Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Warren. LEGAL - Lots 461, 470, 487, 507, 508 in Pleasant Twp, Lots 517, 518, 519 in Watson Twp., Warren County, PA Lots 461, 470, 487, 507, 508 in Pleasant Twp, Lots 517, 518, 519 in Watson Twp., Warren County, PA
Allegheny National Forest , Marienville Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Chaffee
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 12/2015 01/2016 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
First Energy Special Use Authorization Ridgway
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 05/2014 06/2014 Kevin Treese
814-927-5759
ktreese@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue special use authorization for three expired special use authorizations for electric transmission lines across the ANF
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44160
Location: UNIT - Marienville Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Elk, McKean. LEGAL - Not Applicable Warrants 3760, 3766, 3767, 3775, 3777, Wetmore/Highland Twps; Warrants 3218, 3228, Jones Twp; Warrants 1560, 1562. 4865, 4866, 5796, 5799, Spring Creek/Ridgway Twps; Warrants 3077, 3084 Hamlin Twp
Marienville Wildlife Habitat Enhancement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress

06/24/2013
Expected: 04/2014 05/2014 Kevin Treese
814-927-5759
ktreese@fs.fed.us
Description: To restore more direct sunlight to rock outcrops scattered across the district on 200 acres by cutting or girdling (non-commercially) trees and shrubs that are shading these features.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41982
Location: UNIT - Marienville Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Elk, Forest, McKean. LEGAL - Not Applicable Marienville Ranger District
Salmon East
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Recreation management
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 03/2015 03/2105 Kevin Treese
814-927-5759
ktreese@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed activities include vegetation management, wildlife habitat improvements, non-native invasive plant species treatments, transportation activites, recreation enhancements, and soil and water improvements.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37119
Location: UNIT - Marienville Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Elk, Forest. LEGAL - Not Applicable Jenks and Howe Townships, Forest County
Windstream Special Use Authorization (Sackett)
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 05/2014 05/2014 Kevin Treese
814-927-5759
ktreese@fs.fed.us
Description: This proposal involves replacing 2,900 ft of buried communications cable with 350 ft of buried and 1,800 ft of aerial cable on existing power poles in a 100-foot wide utility corridor. The existing buried cable would be abandoned in place.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43702
Location: UNIT - Marienville Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Elk. LEGAL - Not Applicable Warrants 2020 and 2033, Highland Township
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