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, 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 Emerald Ash Borer Remediation Project
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period
11/25/2016
Expected: 04/2017 06/2017 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
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
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
FY17 OGM Special Use Renewals
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/08/2016
Expected: 12/2016 12/2016 Ava Turnquist
814-363-6086
aturnquist@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service is proposing special use permit renewals in Warren County, Pennsylvania, BRD413802, Papco powerline, Lot 467, 0.06 acre, BRD550801Lobdell access road, Lot 396, 0.82 acre, BRD412102, Holden access road, Lots 585, 586, 1.45 acre.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50583
Location: UNIT - Bradford Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Warren. LEGAL - Not Applicable Lots 396, 467, 585, 586, Warren County, PA
Farnsworth
EA
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
09/2016
Expected: 08/2017 12/2017 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 - Managment Area changes in Limestone Township, Warren County
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Land management planning In Progress
Comment Period
06/14/2016
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
Izenbrown Corners
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
- Research
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Comment Period
06/14/2016
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.
Queen Gas Pipeline Project Special Use
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2016
Expected: 09/2017 10/2017 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
Sandor Water Pipe Special Use
CE
- 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
Snowmobile Red #1 Trail Reroute
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/15/2016
Expected: 08/2016 10/2016 Richard Hatfield
814-363-6098
rhatfield@fs.fed.us
Description: Realign approximately .5 miles of snowmobile trail designated as "Snowmobile #1" near Chapman Dam State Park.
Location: UNIT - Bradford Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Warren. LEGAL - Not Applicable Approximately .25 miles east of Chapman Dam State Park.
Tracy Ridge Shared Use Trails and Plan Amendment Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Land management planning
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2016
Expected: 03/2017 04/2017 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
Catalyst Energy Special Use Access Roads
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/30/2015
Expected: 10/2016 11/2016 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
- Forest products
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/21/2016
Est. Comment Period
12/2016
Expected: 08/2017 09/2017 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
- Recreation management
- Land management planning
- 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.
De Young Supplemental Environmental Assessment
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Forest products
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
09/2016
Expected: 07/2017 08/2017 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.
Marienville Buckthorn Treatment
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Analysis Completed Expected: 10/2016
Actual: 10/04/2016
11/2016 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
Pine Bear Supplemental Environmental Assessment
EA
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
09/2016
Expected: 10/2017 11/2017 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
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
09/2016
Expected: 09/2017 10/2017 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
Salmon East
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
In Progress
Comment Period
11/16/2015
Expected: 11/2016 12/2016 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
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