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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- Green Mountain And Finger Lakes National Forests, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Green Mountain And Finger Lakes National Forests, Hector Ranger District
- Green Mountain And Finger Lakes National Forests, Manchester Ranger District
- Green Mountain And Finger Lakes National Forests, Middlebury Ranger District
- Green Mountain And Finger Lakes National Forests, Rochester Ranger District


Green Mountain And Finger Lakes National Forests, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest) R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Forestwide Bridge Replacements Project
CE
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/23/2017
Expected: 02/2018 05/2018 Carol Knight
802-747-6749
cknight@fs.fed.us
Description: Replace 6 existing bridges on snowmobile and cross country trails, 100 feet of trail relocation on a cross country trail.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52047
Location: UNIT - Green Mountain And Finger Lakes National Forest All Units. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Addison, Bennington, Windsor. LEGAL - Not Applicable Towns of Ripton, Goshen (Addison County), Winhall, Peru (Bennington County), and Pomfret (Windsor County.
Green Mountain Power (formerly CVPS) Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/25/2017
Expected: 01/2018 01/2018 Jennifer Edmonds
802-767-4261 x5529
jedmonds@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-issue Special Use Permit to authorize all existing Green Mountain Power (GMP) power lines located across the Forest and to authorize transfer of permit from Central Vermont Public Service (CVPS).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=12744
Location: UNIT - Green Mountain And Finger Lakes National Forest All Units. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Addison, Bennington, Rutland, Windham, Windsor. LEGAL - Multiple counties and towns. Green Mountain National Forest, multiple towns
Green Mountain And Finger Lakes National Forests, Hector Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Allotment Management Plan Update
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Special use management
- Grazing management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2018
Expected: 11/2018 01/2019 Timothy Noon
607-546-4470 x3316
twnoon@fs.fed.us
Description: The FLNF Allotment Management Plan (AMP) guides the use of grazing/other activities on FLNF pastures through an Agreement with the Hector Grazing Association. The project will review the AMP and Agreement to ensure both are meeting Forest Plan goals.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52549
Location: UNIT - Hector Ranger District. STATE - New York. COUNTY - Schuyler, Seneca. LEGAL - Not Applicable Towns of Hector, Lodi, Covert
Boardman Creek Range Resource Project
CE
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/29/2017
Expected: 03/2018 03/2018 Timothy Noon
607-546-4470 x3316
twnoon@fs.fed.us
Description: Remove a culvert and replace with a permanent hardened ford in Boardman Creek east of East Town Line Road in the Aman East Pasture to improve cattle access and water quality
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51573
Location: UNIT - Hector Ranger District. STATE - New York. COUNTY - Seneca. LEGAL - Not Applicable Aman East Pasture, East Town Line Road, Covert, NY
Cook Grassland Hedgerow Removal Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Special use management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2018
Expected: 03/2018 06/2018 Gregory Flood
607-546-4470 x3312
gflood@fs.fed.us
Description: Remove hedgerow for grassland birds, provide better access to one of the haying units on the east side of the grassland. Remove the old fences, clear the brush, cut <5 trees over 3 inch dbh using trucks, tractors, chainsaws, and brush cutters.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53073
Location: UNIT - Hector Ranger District. STATE - New York. COUNTY - Schuyler. LEGAL - Not Applicable Town of Hector
Finger Lakes National Forest Openings Maintenance Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Heritage resource management
- Grazing management
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/04/2017
Expected: 02/2018 03/2018 David DiSanto
802-362-2307 x7211
ddisanto@fs.fed.us
Description: Maintenance of existing grassland and shrubland openings through prescribed fire and mechanical means such as mowing and mastication.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52045
Location: UNIT - Hector Ranger District. STATE - New York. COUNTY - Schuyler, Seneca. LEGAL - Not Applicable Towns of Burdett, Hector, Interlaken, Lodi and Ovid (Seneca and Schuyler County)
Sawmill Creek Wetland Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2018
Expected: 02/2018 08/2018 Angelica Quintana
802-747-6742
angelicaquintana@fs.fed.us
Description: Enhance wetland function and reduce erosion around a recovering wetland by re-establishing original wetland outlet and dimensions, dismantling old drainage ditches, and reducing flow through a failing culvert draining into a deeply eroding gully.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47345
Location: UNIT - Hector Ranger District. STATE - New York. COUNTY - Schuyler. LEGAL - Not Applicable Town of Hector
Green Mountain And Finger Lakes National Forests, Manchester Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Mount Tabor Sports Field Permit Reissuance
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/18/2018
Expected: 04/2018 04/2018 Jennifer Edmonds
802-747-6746
jedmonds@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a Special Use Permit to the Danby-Mount Tabor Volunteer Fire Department for a period of two years to maintain an existing sports field on National Forest System lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53228
Location: UNIT - Manchester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Rutland. LEGAL - Not Applicable Town of Mount Tabor
Prospect Mountain Nordic Trail Improvement
CE
- Special use management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/20/2017
Expected: 01/2018 01/2018 Jeffrey Hammell
802-747-6798
jhammell@fs.fed.us
Description: Upgrade and repair the Upper Loose Moose, Mountain, Hawthorne, Shea's and Danish Delight Nordic ski trails. Work includes the removal of boulders, removing 10 trees, installation of 9 culverts, and some widening and short reroutes of trails.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49269
Location: UNIT - Manchester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Bennington. LEGAL - Not Applicable Town of Woodford
Stratton Pond Recreation Area Realignment Project
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2018
Expected: 01/2019 07/2019 Danna Strout
802-362-2307 x 7237
dstrout@fs.fed.us
Description: Relocate section of Lye Brook trail away from Stratton Pond, replace shelter and tenting area privies, relocate north shore tenting area to former Stratton View site, construct 10 person shelter at Stratton View site.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53072
Location: UNIT - Manchester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Windham. LEGAL - Not Applicable Town of Stratton
Woodford Lake Estates Snowmobile Trail Additions Project
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2018
Expected: 04/2018 06/2019 Emily Lauderdale
(802)362-2307 x7227
elauderdale@fs.fed.us
Description: Designate 1.6 miles of existing snowmobile trail on a powerline and FR280. Grade trail, install water bars, ditches, 2 culverts, inspect bridge. Remove/block off 2 unauthorized access trails. Remove snowmobile use on 4 miles of Dome Trail, FT393.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49272
Location: UNIT - Manchester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Bennington. LEGAL - Not Applicable Town of Woodford
Green Mountain And Finger Lakes National Forests, Middlebury Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Apple Tree Maintenance and Release - Middlebury Ranger District
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
On Hold N/A N/A Michael Burbank
802-388-4362 x114
mburbank@fs.fed.us
Description: Cut and remove over-topping trees on multiple sites to provide apple trees access to sunlight across the Middlebury Ranger District. Includes pruning apple trees to promote tree health and fruit production. Project on hold until further notice.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41842
Location: UNIT - Middlebury Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Addison, Rutland. LEGAL - Not Applicable Multiple Towns
Camp Keewaydin Trails Right of Way Special Use Permit
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/16/2018
Expected: 04/2018 04/2018 Jennifer Edmonds
802-747-6746
jedmonds@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue a Right of Way Special Use Permit to the Keewaydin Foundation for the purpose of operating and maintaining a trail system on land administered by the USDA Forest Service.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53224
Location: UNIT - Middlebury Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Addison. LEGAL - Not Applicable Town of Salisbury
Goshen Gallop Long-term Special Use Permit
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/12/2018
Expected: 04/2018 04/2018 Jennifer Edmonds
802-747-6746
jedmonds@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a Recreation Event permit for a period of five years to Blueberry Hill Inn, Inc. for the purpose of conducting an annual cross-country trail run.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53223
Location: UNIT - Middlebury Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Addison. LEGAL - Not Applicable Town of Goshen
Mountain Top Boondocks Bridge Replacement
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Special use management
Cancelled N/A N/A Jeffrey Hammell
802-747-6798
jhammell@fs.fed.us
Description: Remove old Boondocks Bridge and replace with a groomer bridge on a short relocation. Trail system managed by Mountain Top Resort.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50846
Location: UNIT - Middlebury Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Addison. LEGAL - Not Applicable Town of Chittenden
Mountain Top Resort Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/31/2017
Expected: 01/2018 01/2018 Jeffrey Hammell
802-747-6798
jhammell@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-issue a ten year Special Use Permit Mountain Top Inn & Resort to operate and maintain 12 miles of Nordic trail system and operate guided horseback rides on 3.6 miles of roads and trails on National Forest System lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52785
Location: UNIT - Middlebury Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Rutland. LEGAL - Not Applicable Town of Chittenden
Green Mountain And Finger Lakes National Forests, Rochester Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Clearwater Sports Outfitter & Guide Priority Use Permit
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/12/2018
Expected: 04/2018 04/2018 Jennifer Edmonds
802-747-6746
jedmonds@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue an Outfitting and Guiding (O&G) permit for a term of ten years to Clearwater Sports for the purpose of canoe, kayak and standup paddleboard rentals, lessons, and demos at Blueberry Lake.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53222
Location: UNIT - Rochester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Washington. LEGAL - Not Applicable Town of Warren
Cow Mountain Pond Snowmobile Trail Special Use Reissuance
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2018
Expected: 06/2018 07/2018 Jennifer Edmonds
802-767-4261 x5529
jedmonds@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue a special use permit to Vermont Association of Snow Travelers for the operation and maintenance of a segment of a snowmobile trail located on a Forest Legacy Tract. The fee title of the tract located in Granby, VT is owned by the U.S.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49835
Location: UNIT - Rochester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Essex. LEGAL - Not Applicable Town of Granby
Mountain Meadows Special Use Re-issuance
CE
- Special use management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/27/2017
Expected: 01/2018 01/2018 Jeffrey Hammell
802-747-6798
jhammell@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-issue a 10-year permit to operate and maintain existing nordic trail system. The trail system is comprised of approximately 10.9 miles of trails, of which 1.4 miles, or 13%, is on National Forest land. The permit term would be for 10 years.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53084
Location: UNIT - Rochester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Rutland. LEGAL - Not Applicable Town of Killington
Mountain Top Special Use Permit Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special use management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2018
Expected: 03/2018 03/2018 Jeffrey Hammell
802-747-6798
jhammell@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-issue a 10-year special use permit to authorize use of existing nordic trail system and trails use for guided horseback riding.
Location: UNIT - Rochester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Rutland. LEGAL - Not Applicable Town of Chittenden
Rice Tract Logging Access Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Jennifer Edmonds
802-767-4261 x5529
jedmonds@fs.fed.us
Description: Issuance of a temporary Special Use Permit to allow logging access to a private parcel of land.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51566
Location: UNIT - Rochester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Washington. LEGAL - Not Applicable Town of Warren, Vermont
Robinson Integrated Resource Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Watershed management
- Heritage resource management
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/18/2017
Est. Comment Period
01/2018
Expected: 06/2018 07/2018 Jay Strand
802-767-4261 x5522
jstrand@fs.fed.us
Description: Multiple resource activities integrated across the landscape designed to bring the project area closer to the desired future conditions as provided by the Green Mountain National Forest Land & Resource Management Plan (Forest Plan).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48884
Location: UNIT - Rochester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Addison, Rutland, Windsor. LEGAL - Not Applicable Towns of Granville, Hancock, Rochester, Goshen, Braintree, Bethel, Stockbridge, Pittsfield, and Chittenden
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