Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

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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

   *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2015
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.
Allegheny National Forest, Bradford Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bradford FY14 Special Use Renewals
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 09/2014
Actual: 10/30/2014
10/2014 Steve Dowlan
814-728-6165
sdowlan@fs.fed.us
Description: To issue new special use authorizations to replace 27 currently expired authorizations for existing springs, roads, and pipelines. The authorized uses would remain the same, and no increase in the scope or intensity of activities would occur.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45076
Location: UNIT - Bradford Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Forest, McKean, Warren. LEGAL - Not Applicable Bradford Ranger District
Forest Plan Amendment - Managment Area changes in Limestone Township, Warren County
EA
- Land management planning Developing Proposal
Comment Period
04/09/2014
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
Greater Stickney
EA
- Recreation management
- Fuels management
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Research
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/15/2013
Est. Comment Period
10/2014
Expected: 03/2015 04/2015 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
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
- Road management
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Research
In Progress
Comment Period
05/15/2013
Expected: 11/2014 12/2014 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 In Progress
Comment Period
11/07/2014
Expected: 03/2015 04/2015 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

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2014
Expected: 04/2015 05/2015 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
Minard Run Oil Co. Special Use Stickney Pipeline
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management
- Minerals and Geology
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2014
Expected: 01/2015 01/2015 Ava Turnquist
814-363-6086
aturnquist@fs.fed.us
Description: Minard Run Oil Co requests Special Use authorization to install, operate and maintain a natural gas pipeline, about 19,000 feet, on 4.72 acres in warrants 4875, 4876, 4907, and 4908, Corydon Township, McKean County, Pennsylvania
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45806
Location: UNIT - Bradford Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - McKean. LEGAL - Warrants 4875, 4876, 4907, and 4908, Corydon Township, McKean County, Pennsylvania The pipeline would be buried under or along the edge of FR 173 and FR 176, with the exception of the 700 feet crossing between the two roads
Allegheny National Forest, Marienville Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Chaffee
EA
- Road management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2015
Expected: 12/2016 01/2017 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
- Watershed management
- Land management planning
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2015
Expected: 11/2015 12/2015 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.
Marienville Wildlife Habitat Enhancement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
06/24/2013
Expected: 01/2015 02/2015 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
- Forest products
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/30/2014
Est. Comment Period
05/2015
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
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