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.

Report Contents (click to jump to a section):
- Projects Occurring Nationwide
- 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, Bradford Ranger District
- Allegheny National Forest, Marienville Ranger District


Projects Occurring Nationwide
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Arizona National Scenic Trail Comprehensive Plan
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Land ownership management
- Facility management
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Land management planning
- Watershed management
- Land acquisition
- Grazing management
- Special area management
- Fuels management
- Special use management
- Road management
- Minerals and Geology
- Regulations, Directives, Orders
- Heritage resource management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2016
Expected: 06/2018 07/2018 Julie Molzahn
406-826-4352
jmolzahn@fs.fed.us
Description: The Comprehensive Plan will develop administrative and management goals, objectives and practices for the Arizona National Scenic Trail and management corridor.
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Arizona National Scenic Trail goes from the Coronado NM to the Utah Border at Vermillion Cliffs- 800 miles south to north across the State of Arizona.
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
Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Suppression Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2016
Actual: 05/24/2016
05/2016 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.
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
Tour de Forest 2016 Special Use Authorization
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2016
Actual: 05/18/2016
05/2016 Kevin Treese
814-927-5759
ktreese@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a new special use authorization for the biannual Tour de Forest Trail Ride to replace their expired special use authorization. The only changes are administrative.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49283
Location: UNIT - Marienville Ranger District, Bradford Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Forest, Warren. LEGAL - Not Applicable Forest and Warren Counties
Allegheny National Forest, Bradford Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Beanfields Safe Access Project
CE
- Special area management
- Recreation management
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Heritage resource management
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/16/2015
Expected: 02/2016 04/2016 Ava Turnquist
814-363-6086
aturnquist@fs.fed.us
Description: Provide safe access for management of a public use area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48247
Location: UNIT - Bradford Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Warren. LEGAL - Not Applicable William Irvine Warrant, Brokenstraw Township, Warren County, Pennsylvania
Bradford Emerald Ash Borer Remediation Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/16/2015
Est. Comment Period
06/2016
Expected: 11/2016 12/2016 Steve Dowlan
814-728-6165
sdowlan@fs.fed.us
Description: Maintain or improve ecological conditions that will improve ecosystem resilience and sustain biological diversity in stands to be affected by forest pests and diseases and increase the amount of early structural habitat on the Forest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48178
Location: UNIT - Bradford Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Forest, McKean, Warren. LEGAL - Not Applicable Limestone, Mead, and Watson, Warren County; Bradford, Corydon, Foster, Hamilton, Hamlin, and Lafayette, McKean County; and Hickory, Forest County
Bradford Forest Restoration Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/31/2015
Est. Comment Period
05/2016
Expected: 09/2016 10/2016 Steve Dowlan
814-728-6165
sdowlan@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
Forest Plan Amendment - Managment Area changes in Limestone Township, Warren County
EA
- Land management planning In Progress
Scoping Start
04/11/2014
Est. Comment Period
06/2016
Expected: 01/2017 02/2017 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
Forest Road 503 Salvage
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2016
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 Steve Dowlan
814-728-6165
sdowlan@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service is proposing a sanitation harvest of insect and disease affected trees on 89 acres in the Forest Road 503, Kiasutha recreation area
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49497
Location: UNIT - Bradford Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - McKean. LEGAL - Not Applicable Forest Road 503, Kiasutha recreation area, James Hamlin tract, Hamilton Township, McKean County, Pennsylvania
Izenbrown Corners
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Research
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/11/2012
Est. Comment Period
06/2016
Expected: 01/2017 02/2017 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.
Sandor Water Pipe Special Use
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2016
Expected: 07/2016 07/2016 Ava Turnquist
814-363-6086
aturnquist@fs.fed.us
Description: David Sandor requested a special-use permit renewal for an existing outflow water-pipe as part of a slow-flow filtration system serving a camp in Westline, PA. The buried two-inch plastic pipe crosses 285 feet of the ANF, draining into Kinzua Creek.
Location: UNIT - Bradford Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - McKean. LEGAL - Not Applicable Warrant 3402, Layfayette Township
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: 05/2016 06/2016 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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/21/2016
Est. Comment Period
11/2016
Expected: 07/2017 08/2017 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
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.
East Branch Spring Creek Large Wood Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/10/2015
Expected: 05/2016 06/2016 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
Marienville Buckthorn Treatment
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Comment Period
03/28/2016
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 Kevin Treese
814-927-5759
ktreese@fs.fed.us
Description: To treat scattered glossy and common buckthorn infestations using manual, mechanical, and herbicide (glyphosate) treatments across the district.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48223
Location: UNIT - Marienville Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Elk, Forest, McKean. LEGAL - Not Applicable Marienville Ranger District
Marienville FY16 Special Use Authorizations Renewals
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2016
Actual: 05/24/2016
05/2016 Kevin Treese
814-927-5759
ktreese@fs.fed.us
Description: To issue new special use authorizations for the continued use and maintenance of the two existing spring developments and seven roads to replace expired special use authorizations.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49320
Location: UNIT - Marienville Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Elk, Forest, McKean. LEGAL - Not Applicable Elk, Forest and McKean Counties
Rocky Run Salvage
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products In Progress
Scoping Start
06/08/2016
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 Kevin Treese
814-927-5759
ktreese@fs.fed.us
Description: Salvage scattered windthrown on approximately 200 acres of National Forest System lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49592
Location: UNIT - Marienville Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Forest. LEGAL - Not Applicable Charles Fox and 2993 Warrants
Salmon East
EA
- Forest products
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
In Progress
Comment Period
11/16/2015
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 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
Watson Farm ASL Trail Realignment
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/14/2015
Expected: 05/2016 06/2016 Kevin Treese
814-927-5759
ktreese@fs.fed.us
Description: Moving 1.2 miles of snowmobile trail (Allegheny Snowmobile Loop Connector 11) off of Township Road T-370 (Watson Farm Road) and relocating the trail so that it will run parallel to T-370.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47889
Location: UNIT - Marienville Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Forest. LEGAL - Not Applicable Warrants 2882 and 3802, Howe Township, Forest County
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