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
Forest-wide Maple Tapping Special Use Reissuance
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/10/2017
Expected: 04/2017 07/2017 Jennifer Edmonds
802-767-4261 x529
jedmonds@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue existing special use permits for six separate maple tapping operations located across the Forest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49834
Location: UNIT - Green Mountain And Finger Lakes National Forest All Units. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Addison, Rutland, Windham, Windsor. LEGAL - Not Applicable Multiple towns
Green Mountain Power (formerly CVPS) Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2017
Expected: 04/2017 06/2017 Jennifer Edmonds
802-767-4261 x529
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
Finger Lakes Invasive Pest Strategy Project
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
Analysis Completed Expected: 01/2017
Actual: 01/03/2017
01/2017 Timothy Noon
607-546-4470 ext. 316
twnoon@fs.fed.us
Description: Improve forest health, restore ecological function and character to forest stands, and enhance wildlife habitat by harvesting timber and other vegetation management activities on approximately 800 acres throughout the Finger Lakes National Forest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48488
Location: UNIT - Hector Ranger District. STATE - New York. COUNTY - Schuyler, Seneca. LEGAL - Not Applicable Towns of Lodi and Hector
Sawmill Creek Wetland Restoration
CE
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2017
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
Springer Spaniel Field Trial Special Use Permit
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2017
Expected: 06/2017 07/2017 Jennifer Edmonds
802-767-4261 x529
jedmonds@fs.fed.us
Description: Issuance of a 5 year Recreation Event Special Use Permit for conducting Springer Spaniel Field Trials.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50847
Location: UNIT - Hector Ranger District. STATE - New York. COUNTY - Schuyler, Seneca. LEGAL - Not Applicable Towns of Hector, Lodi, Covert
Green Mountain And Finger Lakes National Forests, Manchester Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Apple Tree Release and Maintenance - Manchester Ranger District
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Analysis Completed Expected: 02/2017
Actual: 01/19/2017
04/2017 Brett Hillman
802-362-2307 x7217
bretthillman@fs.fed.us
Description: Release and prune living apple trees in 18 separate stands across the southern portion of the Manchester Ranger District.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47318
Location: UNIT - Manchester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Windham. LEGAL - Not Applicable Towns of Somerset, Searsburg, Readsboro, Dorset and Wilmington
Branch Pond Trail Relocation
CE
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2017
Expected: 03/2017 05/2017 Danna Strout
802-362-2307
dstrout@fs.fed.us
Description: Relocate approximately 1 mile of Branch Pond Trail out of three significant state wetlands. A combination of trail relocations, puncheons and drainage structures construction will take place.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48494
Location: UNIT - Manchester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Bennington. LEGAL - Not Applicable Town of Sunderland
Mount Snow Disc Golf Course and Mountain Bike Race
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2017
Expected: 02/2017 06/2017 Thomas Paquette
802-767-4261 x521
tpaquette@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorize the use of National Forest System lands under permit at the Mountain Snow Ski Resort for the establishment and maintenance of a disc golf course. Also, use of existing trails for downhill bike race.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49838
Location: UNIT - Manchester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Windham. LEGAL - Not Applicable Town of Dover
Permanent Openings Annual Mowing
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2017
Expected: 03/2017 04/2017 Brett Hillman
802-362-2307 x7217
bretthillman@fs.fed.us
Description: Formalize agreements or issue special use permit to mow 2 existing permanent upland openings near Richville Road and the Mount Tabor ball field.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50850
Location: UNIT - Manchester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Bennington, Rutland. LEGAL - Not Applicable Towns of Manchester and Mount Tabor
Prospect Mountain Nordic Trail Improvement
CE
- Special use management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2017
Expected: 06/2017 07/2017 Jennifer Edmonds
802-767-4261 x529
jedmonds@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
Red Pine Landowners Association Road and Green Mountain Power Powerline Special Use
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2017
Expected: 04/2017 05/2017 Jennifer Edmonds
802-767-4261 x529
jedmonds@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue special use permits to use National Forest System land to 1) the Red Pine Landowners Association for a road (Red Pine Drive) to access private land; and 2) Green Mountain Power for a buried powerline along the road to provide power.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44869
Location: UNIT - Manchester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Bennington. LEGAL - Not Applicable Town of Landgrove
Sargent Log Landing Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2017
Expected: 10/2017 12/2017 Jennifer Edmonds
802-767-4261 x529
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
Town of Dover Trailhead Project
CE
- Recreation management
- Road management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2017
Expected: 10/2017 05/2018 Carol Knight
802-747-6749
cknight@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct 800 foot access road, trailhead parking and add existing trail to NFS system. May issue a road use permit to the Town of Dover to construct, and maintain road and trailhead parking.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50849
Location: UNIT - Manchester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Windham. LEGAL - Not Applicable Town of Dover
Woodford Lake Estates Snowmobile Trail Additions Project
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2017
Expected: 04/2017 07/2017 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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2017
Expected: 04/2017 05/2017 Michael Burbank
802-388-4362
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 health of the trees and enhance fruit production for wildlife.
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
Green Mountain Rockclimbing Priority Special Use
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/15/2016
Expected: 03/2017 03/2017 Jennifer Edmonds
802-767-4261 x529
jedmonds@fs.fed.us
Description: Issuance of a priority use special use permit to conduct guided rock climbing and hiking on National Forest System land.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48514
Location: UNIT - Middlebury Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Addison, Rutland. LEGAL - Not Applicable Towns of Mendon, Chittenden and Leicester
John Izzo Priority Special Use Permit
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/03/2017
Expected: 05/2017 08/2017 Jennifer Edmonds
802-767-4261 x529
jedmonds@fs.fed.us
Description: Issuance of a 5 year Recreation Event permit for an annual Endurance Race in the Moosalamoo National Recreation Area
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50845
Location: UNIT - Middlebury Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Addison. LEGAL - Not Applicable Towns of Ripton and Goshen
Mountain Top Boondocks Bridge Replacement
CE
- Special use management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2017
Expected: 01/2017 02/2017 Jennifer Edmonds
802-767-4261 x529
jedmonds@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
Rikert Nordic Ski Trail Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2017
Expected: 01/2017 01/2017 Jeffrey Hammell
802-747-6798
jhammell@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue a special use ski trail permit to Rikert Nordic Center with no changes to operations on the ground.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50859
Location: UNIT - Middlebury Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Addison. LEGAL - Not Applicable Town of Ripton
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
01/2017
Expected: 02/2017 02/2017 Jennifer Edmonds
802-767-4261 x529
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
Kennett Cultivation Special Use Permit Re-issuance
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/04/2016
Expected: 06/2017 06/2017 Christopher Mattrick
802-767-4261
cmattrick@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-issuance of an expired special use permit to cultivate fields on National Forest System land on 3 separate tracts totaling about 25 acres along the White River.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46045
Location: UNIT - Rochester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Windsor. LEGAL - Not Applicable Town of Rochester
Killington Town River Road Loop Trail Special Use Reissuance
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/27/2016
Expected: 05/2017 12/2017 Jennifer Edmonds
802-767-4261 x529
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
Maher Road Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2017
Expected: 02/2017 03/2017 Jennifer Edmonds
802-767-4261 x529
jedmonds@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a special use permit to use an existing right-of-way .03 mile in length, 15 feet in width to spur road 62A off of Forest Road 62. Uses include wheeled vehicles during appropriate times of the year, and snowmobile use during the winter.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50861
Location: UNIT - Rochester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Windsor. LEGAL - Not Applicable Town of Rochester
Robinson Integrated Resource Project
EA
- Heritage resource management
- Fuels management
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2017
Expected: 01/2018 03/2018 Jay Strand
802-767-4261
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
Tucker Johnson Shelter Reconstruction
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2017
Expected: 07/2017 08/2017 Donna Grosz
802-747-6722
dgrosz@fs.fed.us
Description: Reconstruct the Tucker Johnson shelter along the Long Trail (LT) that burned down in 2011. Includes the construction of a short trail (about 200 feet) to connect the shelter to the LT.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40438
Location: UNIT - Rochester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Rutland. LEGAL - Not Applicable Town of Mendon
Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sport (VASS) Endurance Race Special Use
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 01/2017
Actual: 01/03/2017
01/2017 Jennifer Edmonds
802-767-4261 x529
jedmonds@fs.fed.us
Description: Issuance of a long-term special use permit to use an existing trail on National Forest System land for part of a runner and equestrian endurance race. This annual event would cross the Appalachian Trail near Dana Hill.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46046
Location: UNIT - Rochester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Windsor. LEGAL - Not Applicable Town of Pomfret
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This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.