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
Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Suppression Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Comment Period
01/28/2016
Expected: 08/2016 09/2016 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, Bradford Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Beanfields Safe Access Project
CE
- Road management
- Heritage resource management
- Special area management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation 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
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- 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
- Road management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than 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
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
Izenbrown Corners
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Research
- Forest products
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/11/2012
Est. Comment Period
03/2016
Expected: 12/2016 01/2017 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.
State Police Communication Line Special Use Permit
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/29/2016
Expected: 02/2016 03/2016 Ava Turnquist
814-363-6086
aturnquist@fs.fed.us
Description: Pennsylvania State Police, BCIS/Statewide Radio Network Division has requested authorization to replace a faulty electric service line for the purpose of communication transmission.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48652
Location: UNIT - Bradford Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Warren. LEGAL - Not Applicable Warrant 5250
Allegheny National Forest, Marienville Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Buzzard Swamp Apple Tree Planting
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2016
Expected: 02/2016 04/2016 Kevin Treese
814-927-5759
ktreese@fs.fed.us
Description: To plant and individually fence approximately 80 apple trees within or adjacent to the Buzzard Swamp Wildlife Management Area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48611
Location: UNIT - Marienville Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Elk, Forest. LEGAL - Not Applicable Warrants 2547, 2790, 4133, 4134, Millstone Township, Elk County; Warrant 4136, Jenks Township, Forest County
Catalyst Energy Special Use Access Roads
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/30/2015
Expected: 04/2016 05/2016 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
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2016
Expected: 02/2017 03/2017 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
- Watershed management
- Recreation 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: 02/2016 03/2016 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
Scoping Start
12/07/2015
Est. Comment Period
03/2016
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
North Western Well Services Access Road and Power Line
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Road management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/03/2015
Expected: 01/2016 02/2016 Kevin Treese
814-927-5759
ktreese@fs.fed.us
Description: A special use authorization to construct, maintain, and use an access road on 0.39 acres of NFS lands to access its mineral holdings (proposed tank battery and oil and gas pipeline) in Warrant 3182, Jenks Township, Forest County, Pennsylvania.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47433
Location: UNIT - Marienville Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Forest. LEGAL - Not Applicable Warrant 3181, Jenks Township
Salmon East
EA
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Recreation management
In Progress
Comment Period
11/16/2015
Expected: 04/2016 05/2016 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: 03/2016 04/2016 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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