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, 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
Ash Conservation Treatment Study
CE
- Research
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/13/2015
Expected: 05/2015 06/2015 Andrea Hille
814-728-6161
ahille@fs.fed.us
Description: To better understand how to effectively manage areas infested with emerald ash borer, we are proposing to study how different treatment methods to suppress emerald ash borer populations will affect ash health.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46764
Location: UNIT - Allegheny National Forest All Units. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Elk, Forest, McKean, Warren. LEGAL - Not Applicable Individual trees would be treated on approximately 50 to 100 small research plots across the forest.
Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Suppression Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
03/27/2015
Est. Comment Period
07/2015
Expected: 12/2015 04/2016 Andrea Hille
814-728-6161
ahille@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to use integrated pest management techniques to suppress the non-native (introduced) insect pest hemlock woolly adelgid on the Allegheny National Forest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45834
Location: UNIT - Allegheny National Forest All Units. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Elk, Forest, McKean, Warren. LEGAL - Not Applicable Forestwide.
Recreation and Administrative Site Ash Treatment
CE
- Facility management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2015
Expected: 05/2015 06/2015 Andrea Hille
814-728-6161
ahille@fs.fed.us
Description: We are proposing to treat 100-200 individually selected ash trees with emamectin benzoate or imidacloprid to protect them from infestation by the emerald ash borer. The trees would be located at 36 different recreation and administrative sites.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46807
Location: UNIT - Allegheny National Forest All Units. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Elk, Forest, McKean, Warren. LEGAL - Not Applicable Activities are proposed at 36 developed recreation areas, high-use dispersed recreation areas, and administrative sites.
Allegheny National Forest, Bradford Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Forest Plan Amendment - Managment Area changes in Limestone Township, Warren County
EA
- Land management planning On Hold N/A N/A 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
Greater Stickney
EA
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Road management
- Research
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Comment Period
10/28/2014
Expected: 08/2015 10/2015 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
- Forest products
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Research
On Hold N/A N/A 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 In Progress
Comment Period
11/07/2014
Expected: 05/2015 09/2015 Steve Dowlan
814-728-6165
sdowlan@fs.fed.us
Description: Construction of a 46 mile mountain sustainable singletrack bike trail network along the southern and western side of Allegheny Reservoir. The proposed trail includes internal loops that vary in difficulty and distance.
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
McKean County Bat Cave Gate
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
11/19/2014
Expected: 05/2015 06/2015 Collin Shephard
814-728-6142
collinmshephard@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to install a bat-friendly gate on a cave located on NFS lands. The proposed cupola gate would be designed, constructed, and installed by Bat Conservation International through a Challenge Cost Share Agreement.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45776
Location: UNIT - Bradford Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - McKean. LEGAL - Not Applicable Lafayette Township, McKean County
Zito Media Fiber Optic Line Special Use
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2015
Expected: 06/2015 06/2015 Ava Turnquist
814-363-6086
aturnquist@fs.fed.us
Description: The Allegheny National Forest is reviewing a proposal by Zito Media Communications, LLC for a special use authorization to install, operate and maintain a fiber optic line on one acre of National Forest system land.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46816
Location: UNIT - Bradford Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Warren. LEGAL - Not Applicable one acre of National Forest system land on tract 443 and tract 215 (warrant 1009, William Irvine, Henry D. Grunder, John Mead), Pleasant Township, Warren County, Pennsylvania
Allegheny National Forest, Marienville Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Catalyst Energy Special Use Access Roads
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/30/2015
Expected: 05/2015 06/2015 Kevin Treese
814-927-5759
ktreese@fs.fed.us
Description: Special use authorization to construct, maintain, and use three oil and gas access roads on 6.3 acres of National Forest System lands to access its mineral holdings in Warrant 3122, Wetmore Township, McKean County, Pennsylvania
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46186
Location: UNIT - Marienville Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - McKean. LEGAL - Not Applicable The proposed authorization would authorize the use of approximately 4.2 acres of NFS lands in Warrant 3120, 1.1 acres of NFS lands in Warrant 3122, and 1.0 acres of NFS lands in Warrants 3131 and 3122, Wetmore Township, McKean County, Pennsylvania.
Chaffee
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Forest products
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2015
Expected: 01/2017 02/2017 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
- Land management planning
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2015
Expected: 03/2016 04/2016 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.
East Branch Spring Creek Large Wood Restoration
CE
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/10/2015
Expected: 06/2015 07/2015 Kevin Treese
814-927-5759
ktreese@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct log jams and place large wood in and along portions of the East Branch Spring Creek to improve aquatic habitat diversity, stabilize eroding stream banks, and restore floodplain function.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46399
Location: UNIT - Marienville Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Elk. LEGAL - Not Applicable Warrants 2643 and 3761, Highland Township
Little Seeker ASL Trail Realignment
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/10/2015
Expected: 05/2015 06/2015 Kevin Treese
814-927-5759
ktreese@fs.fed.us
Description: To provide for safety and to enhance aquatic organism passage, the Forest Service is proposing to shift the location of the ASL Trail crossing on Wagner Run upstream 20 feet of the existing trail crossing.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46349
Location: UNIT - Marienville Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Elk. LEGAL - Not Applicable Warrant 2020, Highland Township
North Country Trail Realignment
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/02/2015
Expected: 05/2015 06/2015 Kevin Treese
814-927-5759
ktreese@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposing to realign a section (approximately 800 feet) of the North Country Trail to avoid a wet, boggy area in Lot 228, Hamilton Township, McKean County, Pennsylvania
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46733
Location: UNIT - Marienville Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - McKean. LEGAL - Not Applicable Lot 228, Hamilton Township
Salmon East
EA
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/30/2014
Est. Comment Period
07/2015
Expected: 01/2016 02/2106 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
Vavala SUA Road ROW
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/27/2015
Expected: 05/2015 06/2015 Wendy Andersen
814-728-6165
wandersen@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposing to issue a new special use authorization to replace a currently expired authorization for an existing road that accesses private land within the Marienville Ranger District, Allegheny National Forest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46603
Location: UNIT - Marienville Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - McKean. LEGAL - Not Applicable Lot 348, Wetmore Township
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