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
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/23/2017
Expected: 12/2017 12/2017 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

   *UPDATED*
- 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
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Special use 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: 10/2017 10/2017 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
Finger Lakes National Forest Openings Maintenance Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Heritage resource management
- Grazing management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2017
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
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2017
Expected: 12/2017 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
Prospect Mountain Nordic Trail Improvement
CE
- Special use management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/20/2017
Expected: 10/2017 10/2017 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
Sargent Log Landing Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/05/2017
Expected: 10/2017 12/2017 Jennifer Edmonds
802-767-4261 x5529
jedmonds@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a special use permit for use of an existing 0.25 acre log landing, for temporary storage of 50,000 bf of logs from a 20 acre adjacent private tract. The applicant has an easement to use the road for hauling logs.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50860
Location: UNIT - Manchester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Bennington. LEGAL - Not Applicable Town of Peru
Woodford Lake Estates Snowmobile Trail Additions Project
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2017
Expected: 01/2018 06/2018 Carol Knight
802-747-6749
cknight@fs.fed.us
Description: Designate 1.7 miles of existing snowmobile trail located on a powerline, FR 280, and an access trail. Grade trail tread, and install water bars, ditches and 2 culverts. Remove snowmobile use on 4 miles of Forest Trail 393 (the Dome Trail).
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
Mountain Top Boondocks Bridge Replacement
CE
- Special use management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
09/2017
Expected: 10/2017 11/2017 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

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/31/2017
Expected: 12/2017 12/2017 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
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
Killington Town River Road Loop Trail Special Use Reissuance
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/27/2016
Expected: 11/2017 12/2017 Jennifer Edmonds
802-767-4261 x5529
jedmonds@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue the existing special use permit authorizing the operation and maintenance of the 0.3 mile segment of the Town of Killington 4 mile River Road Loop Trail that is on National Forest System land.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50415
Location: UNIT - Rochester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Rutland. LEGAL - Not Applicable Town of Killington
Mountain Meadows Special Use Permit Re-issuance
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/03/2017
Expected: 12/2017 12/2017 Jeffrey Hammell
802-747-6798
jhammell@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-issuance of a ten year Special Use Permit to Mountain Meadows Cross Country Ski and Snow Shoe Center to authorize the use and maintenance of 1.4 miles of cross country ski trails on National Forest System lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52786
Location: UNIT - Rochester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Rutland. LEGAL - Not Applicable Town of Killington
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
- Forest products
- Road management
- Fuels management
- Heritage resource management
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/18/2017
Est. Comment Period
10/2017
Expected: 04/2018 05/2018 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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This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.