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.

Report Contents (click to jump to a section):
- Projects Occurring Nationwide
- R9 - Eastern Region, Regionwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Region)
- White Mountain National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- White Mountain National Forest, Androscoggin Ranger District
- White Mountain National Forest, Pemigewasset Ranger District
- White Mountain National Forest, Saco Ranger District


Projects Occurring Nationwide
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Best Test Project EVER!
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period
12/04/2013
Expected: 11/2014 11/2015 Jared Dringenburg
859-333-1316
jdringenburg@fs.fed.us
Description: test
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. LEGAL - Not Applicable test
Dan's Web Preview Test
EIS

   *NEW LISTING*
- Facility management Developing Proposal
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
08/2014'T'00:00:00
Expected: 08/2014'T'00:00:00 09/2014'T'00:00:00 Daniel Abernathy
703-785-7614
danielmabernathy@fs.fed.us
Description: Test Web Preview Feature for TOTM
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42899
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. LEGAL - Not Applicable Over there, yonder.
Scarborough Fair
EIS

   *NEW LISTING*
- Facility management Analysis Completed Expected: 09/2013
Actual: 09/10/2013
09/2013 Samuel Collins
202-531-0065
samuelrcollins@fs.fed.us
Description: This is a test project.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42758
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. LEGAL - Not Applicable This is a test location description.
R9 - Eastern Region, Regionwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Region)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Yankee Pitching Project
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Road management
- Research
- Regulations, Directives, Orders
- Facility management
In Progress
Comment Period
11/05/2013
Expected: 12/2013 12/2013 Justin Smit
703-888-4866
dabernathy@phaseonecg.com
Description: In light of failure to reach 2013 post-season, and the impending Boston Redsox championship, this is a project to rehabilitate/rebuild the New York Yankee pitching staff, to include entire rotation (starting, relief, etc.) and farm system recruiting.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42764
Location: UNIT - R9 - Eastern Region All Units. STATE - New York. COUNTY - Bronx. LEGAL - Yankee Stadium and all owned/leased farm league properties. Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USA and any pending/rotating practice facilities, business development/deployment sites within legal boundaries.
White Mountain 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
Northern Pass Transmission Line Special Use Permit
EIS
- Special use management In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
02/11/2011
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
06/2014
Expected: 01/2015 04/2015 Tiffany Benna
603-536-6241
tbenna@fs.fed.us
Description: Northern Pass LLC has proposed a new power transmission line in NH that would cross the WMNF. US Dep't of Energy is leading NEPA analysis. WMNF decision is whether to issue a special use permit, consistent with the Forest Plan, to cross the Forest
Web Link: http://www.northernpasseis.us/
Location: UNIT - White Mountain National Forest All Units. STATE - New Hampshire. COUNTY - Grafton. LEGAL - Not Applicable Existing transmission corridor crossing WMNF in Stark, Easton, Lincoln, and Woodstock, NH
White Mountain National Forest, Androscoggin Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Albany South Project
EA
- Forest products
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/15/2013
Est. Comment Period
03/2014
Expected: 08/2014 02/2015 Kori Marchowsky
603-536-6108
kmarchowsky@fs.fed.us
Description: An integrated resource management project that proposes vegetation management to improve wildlife habitat and forest health conditions, as well as recreation, watershed and transportation system improvements.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39614
Location: UNIT - Androscoggin Ranger District. STATE - Maine. COUNTY - Oxford. Town of Stoneham, Oxford County, ME
Androscoggin Ranger District Education and Wellness Trail
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
10/2013
Expected: 12/2013 06/2014 Jacob Lubera
603-466-2713 x 224
jlubera@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct a loop hiking trail of ~1 mile from the Androscoggin Ranger Station, on the Fifth Hole Trail to beaver ponds, then parallel to the river back to the office. For employees and visitors, and for conservation education programs.
Location: UNIT - Androscoggin Ranger District. STATE - New Hampshire. COUNTY - Coos. LEGAL - Not Applicable Androscoggin Ranger Station, Gorham, NH
Bull Brook Wildlife Opening Management
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2013
Actual: 07/31/2013
09/2013 Lesley Rowse
603-446-2713 ext.231
lrowse@fs.fed.us
Description: Stump two existing permanent wildlife openings on FR 752 to allow these areas to be maintained in an open, brushy condition by mowing. Stumps would be removed with an excavator and buried onsite. One opening is 4 acres; the other is 5 acres.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40750
Location: UNIT - Androscoggin Ranger District. STATE - Maine. COUNTY - Oxford. Along Forest Road 752 in Batchelders Grant, Maine
Glen Ellis Falls Day Use Area Site Improvement Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Heritage resource management
- Facility management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Comment Period
10/20/2011
Expected: 09/2013 05/2014 Kori Marchowsky
603-536-6108
kmarchowsky@fs.fed.us
Description: This project proposes to repair many of the facilities--including the access road, parking, picnic sites, trails, signage and toilets--at this popular day use area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33106
Location: UNIT - Androscoggin Ranger District. STATE - New Hampshire. COUNTY - Coos. Glen Ellis Falls Day Use Area
Godfrey Dam Solar Panel Array
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 08/2013
Actual: 08/21/2013
08/2013 Thomas Moore
603-466-2713 x226
tmmoore@fs.fed.us
Description: Update special use permit to allow installation of a 9-panel solar array on a single pole mount that will be placed on a 6' by 6' concrete pad. Array would be placed adjacent to an existing storage shed at the Godfrey Dam site.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40378
Location: UNIT - Androscoggin Ranger District. STATE - New Hampshire. COUNTY - Coos. Godfrey Dam
Harvard Cabin Renovations and System Upgrades
CE
- Special use management
- Facility management
Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
12/2013
Expected: 06/2014 07/2014 Thomas Moore
603-466-2713 x226
tmmoore@fs.fed.us
Description: Allow Harvard Mountaineer Club to replace two rotting logs in the cabin, install new windows and wood stove, and install a 30' tall tower to increase radio coverage and hold new solar panels, which will allow them to replace propane lanterns.
Location: UNIT - Androscoggin Ranger District. STATE - New Hampshire. COUNTY - Coos. Harvard Cabin
Maple Syrup Tree Tapping Permit
EA
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
12/2013
Expected: 10/2014 01/2015 Thomas Moore
603-466-2713 x226
tmmoore@fs.fed.us
Description: 5-year special use permit to place several hundred taps in sugar maple trees on 75 acres and use of existing old skid roads for tapping effort.
Location: UNIT - Androscoggin Ranger District. STATE - New Hampshire. COUNTY - Coos. Town of Randolph
Pond of Safety Accessible Trail & Shoreline Access Hardening
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
09/2013
Expected: 11/2013 06/2014 Jacob Lubera
603-466-2713 x 224
jlubera@fs.fed.us
Description: Replace user created trail from designated parking lot to canoe launch with accessible trail along an existing road prism and harden shore using riprap to limit erosion. May include a small (3' square) landing to allow easier canoe access.
Location: UNIT - Androscoggin Ranger District. STATE - New Hampshire. COUNTY - Coos. LEGAL - Not Applicable Pond of Safety, Randolph, NH
White Mountain National Forest, Pemigewasset Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Campton Day Use Area Project
CE
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
- Facility management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/03/2012
Expected: 07/2013 10/2013 Tom Giles
603-536-6102
tjgiles@fs.fed.us
Description: Repair some facilities at the former Campton Group Campground so it will function as a day use area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39515
Location: UNIT - Pemigewasset Ranger District. STATE - New Hampshire. COUNTY - Grafton. Former site of Campton Group Campground on the south side of Route 49 in Campton and Thornton, NH.
Driveway Permit Reissuance for Thornton Residences
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
07/2013
Expected: 08/2013 09/2013 Justin Preisendorfer
603-536-6105
jpreisendorfer@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue permits for access to private residences in the Town of Thornton that were formerly under special use authorization but permits expired or property changed owners
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41012
Location: UNIT - Pemigewasset Ranger District. STATE - New Hampshire. COUNTY - Grafton. For multiple locations in the Town of Thornton, NH including access off Route 49 and Upper Mad River Road
Lincoln Woods Trail Repair
CE
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2013
Actual: 07/07/2013
08/2013 Tom Giles
603-536-6102
tjgiles@fs.fed.us
Description: Realign trail away from eroding river bank, raising the trail tread in this location, and install a more permanent barrier between the trail and unstable slope to improve user safety. Identify way to protect trail & historic culvert farther up trail.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39648
Location: UNIT - Pemigewasset Ranger District. STATE - New Hampshire. COUNTY - Grafton. Lincoln Woods Trail along the East Branch of the Pemi River
Loon Mountain South Peak Learning Center
EA
- Land management planning
- Special use management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/01/2013
Est. Comment Period
12/2013
Expected: 06/2014 06/2014 Joseph Gill
603-466-2713 x221
jgill@fs.fed.us
Description: Allow construction of two fixed-grip chairlifts, approx. 26 acres of new or realigned teaching ski terrain and expansion of snowmaking to new area with existing water. Approx. 60% of lifts and ski terrain on NFS lands. Add'l work on private lands
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37025
Location: UNIT - Pemigewasset Ranger District. STATE - New Hampshire. COUNTY - Grafton. LEGAL - Lincoln, NH Loon Mountain Ski Area
Permanent Toilet Installation at Osceola Trailhead
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/18/2013
Expected: 08/2013 09/2013 Ryan Twomey
603-536-6103
rtwomey@fs.fed.us
Description: This high use site has known human waste issues. As a temporary measure, a portable toilet is currently on site. A permanent toilet is a long-term solution to address high use and existing human waste concerns.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40369
Location: UNIT - Pemigewasset Ranger District. STATE - New Hampshire. COUNTY - Grafton. LEGAL - Not Applicable Osceola Trailhead in Waterville Valley, NH
Rumney Rocks Management Project Supplemental Analysis and Decision
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Comment Period
06/13/2013
Expected: 09/2013 10/2013 Tom Giles
603-536-6102
tjgiles@fs.fed.us
Description: Update Environmental Assessment to include rock removal for trail construction by either mechanical means or controlled blasting. Other trail work was covered in 2009 decision. Also adds a permanent toilet adjacent to the Main Cliff parking area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38661
Location: UNIT - Pemigewasset Ranger District. STATE - New Hampshire. COUNTY - Grafton. LEGAL - Not Applicable Rumney Rocks Climbing Area, Buffalo Road, Rumney, NH
Three Ponds Snowmobile Trail Reroute
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Comment Period
09/03/2013
Expected: 10/2013 10/2013 Justin Preisendorfer
603-536-6105
jpreisendorfer@fs.fed.us
Description: Relocate part of the Three Ponds snowmobile trail to increase rider safety and decrease impacts on wetlands
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40999
Location: UNIT - Pemigewasset Ranger District. STATE - New Hampshire. COUNTY - Grafton. LEGAL - Not Applicable Towns of Ellsworth and Warren, NH
Time Warner Cable Fiber Optic Cable Permit Issuance
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Comment Period
04/15/2013
Expected: 07/2013 07/2013 Justin Preisendorfer
603-536-6105
jpreisendorfer@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a 30-year permit to Time Warner Cable for existing fiber optic cable formerly under special use permit in the Town of Waterville Valley, NH
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41006
Location: UNIT - Pemigewasset Ranger District. STATE - New Hampshire. COUNTY - Grafton. In the Town of Waterville Valley, NH extending from West Branch Road to the ski area and up to Schwendi Hut
Tripoli Road Campsite Relocation and Roadside Hazard Tree Removal Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/15/2010
Est. Comment Period
01/2014
Expected: 05/2014 06/2014 Kori Marchowsky
603-536-6108
kmarchowsky@fs.fed.us
Description: Relocation and redesign of all of the campsites along Tripoli Road to sites along adjacent spur roads to mitigate safety and resource concerns. Removal of hazard trees along Tripoli Road and spur roads to address safety concerns.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=31039
Location: UNIT - Pemigewasset Ranger District. STATE - New Hampshire. COUNTY - Grafton. Tripoli Road, Mack Brook Road and Hix Mountain Spur Road between Exit 31 on I-93 and the town of Waterville Valley.
WMNF Forest Headquarters Wellness Trail
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
08/2013
Expected: 10/2013 11/2013 James Detzel
603-536-6250
jrdetzel@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct a hiking trail of approximately 0.5 mile adjacent to the Forest Headquarters. Trail will loop back through developed site, and will be available for employee and visitor use. Trail will also be used for interpretative education programs.
Location: UNIT - Pemigewasset Ranger District. STATE - New Hampshire. COUNTY - Grafton. LEGAL - Not Applicable WMNF Forest Headquarters in Campton, NH
White Mountain National Forest, Saco Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Dindorf Right of Way clearing and associated skid trail use
CE
- Forest products
- Special use management
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
On Hold N/A N/A Rodney Wilson
603-447-5448 (120)
rmwilson@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue permit to allow private landowner to clear his undeveloped ROW across NFS land and construct short skid trail on NF from the ROW corridor to his landing location to reduce resource impacts from skidding and eliminate impacts to Davis Path Trail
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38214
Location: UNIT - Saco Ranger District. STATE - New Hampshire. COUNTY - Carroll. LEGAL - Not Applicable Harts Location, Lots 55, 58, 60 and 65, adjacent to State Highway 302, in "Notchland".
Meserve Brook Watershed Restoration
CE
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
07/2013
Expected: 09/2013 10/2013 Kathleen Starke
603-447-5448
kstarke@fs.fed.us
Description: Restoration of aquatic and riparian habitat in and adjacent to Lower Meserve Brook
Location: UNIT - Saco Ranger District. STATE - New Hampshire. COUNTY - Carroll. LEGAL - Jackson Township, Carroll County, New Hampshire Lower Meserve Brook , Jackson, NH
Neuts Brook Snowmobile Trail Relocation Project
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
09/2013
Expected: 08/2014 12/2014 Rodney Wilson
603-447-5448 (120)
rmwilson@fs.fed.us
Description: Relocate the existing snowmobile trail to the edge of the Forest Service administrative site or off the site to a private land location to eliminate safety concerns associated with the current trail location that bisects the administrative site.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34515
Location: UNIT - Saco Ranger District. STATE - New Hampshire. COUNTY - Carroll. The trails current location runs through Bartlett Experimental Forest's administrative site, and a new location is needed to connect the trail to the Town of Bartlett..
Presidential Range Dry River Wilderness Area Trails Project
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2013
Expected: 03/2014 05/2014 Rodney Wilson
603-447-5448 (120)
rmwilson@fs.fed.us
Description: The Presi-Dry Wilderness has sections of the Dry River Trail, Rocky Branch Trail and Isolation Trail that were severely damaged and are currently unpassable. These trail sections need to be repaired, relocated or decommissioned.
Location: UNIT - Saco Ranger District. STATE - New Hampshire. COUNTY - Carroll, Coos. LEGAL - Cutts Grant and Sargents Purchase in Coos County, NH, and Jackson in Carroll County, NH Sections of Dry River Trail above the footbridge, Rocky Branch Trail between Shelters 1 and 2, and intermittent sections of Isolation (west) Trail.
Province Integrated Resource Management Project
EA
- Forest products
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period
06/11/2013
Expected: 09/2013 02/2014 Desiree Johnston
603-447-5448
dajohnston@fs.fed.us
Description: An integrated resource management project that proposes vegetation management to improve wildlife habitat and forest health conditions, as well as recreation and transportation system improvements.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39435
Location: UNIT - Saco Ranger District. STATE - New Hampshire. COUNTY - Carroll. Town of Chatham, Carroll County, New Hampshire
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