Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2011 to 03/31/2011
George Washington and Jefferson National Forest

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
R8 - Southern Region, George Washington and Jefferson National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R8 - Southern Region, George Washington and Jefferson National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R8 - Southern Region, George Washington and Jefferson National Forest,  Clinch Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R8 - Southern Region, George Washington and Jefferson National Forest,  Eastern Divide Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R8 - Southern Region, George Washington and Jefferson National Forest,  Glenwood and Pedlar Ranger Districts (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R8 - Southern Region, George Washington and Jefferson National Forest,  James River Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R8 - Southern Region, George Washington and Jefferson National Forest,  Lee Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R8 - Southern Region, George Washington and Jefferson National Forest,  Mount Rogers National Recreation Area (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R8 - Southern Region, George Washington and Jefferson National Forest,  North River Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R8 - Southern Region, George Washington and Jefferson National Forest,  Warm Springs Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

Projects Occurring Nationwide  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 12/18/2009
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2010 
Expected:11/2011
 
12/2011 Larry Hayden
202-205-1559
lhayden@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Department of Agriculture proposes to promulgate a new planning rule, which will set out the process for development, revision, and amendment of National Forest System land management plans.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/planningrule
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Agency-wide Rule.
Nationwide Aerial Application of Fire Retardant on National Forest System Lands.
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/27/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 Glen Stein
208-869-5405
gstein@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service will prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement for the continued nationwide aerial application of fire retardant on National Forest System lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/retardant/index.html
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
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George Washington and Jefferson National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)  

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Forestwide Nonnative Invasive Plants Control
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Completed  Actual: 12/14/2010  02/2011 Fred Huber
540-265-5157
fhuber@fs.fed.us 
Description: Multi-year project to control the most aggressive nonnative invasive plant infestations across the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests using mechanical, cultural or chemical methods.
Location: UNIT - George Washington and Jefferson National Forest All Units. STATE - Virginia, West Virginia. COUNTY - Alleghany, Amherst, Augusta, Bath, Bedford, Bland, Botetourt, Buchanan, Carroll, Craig, Dickenson, Giles, Grayson, Highland, Lee, Montgomery, Page, Pulaski, Roanoke, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Scott, Shenandoah, Smyth, Tazewell, Wise, Wythe. Forestwide.
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George Washington and Jefferson National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Revised Land and Resource Management Plan for the George Washington National Forest
EIS
- Land management planning  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 03/10/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 03/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
11/2011 Karen Overcash
540-265-5175
kovercash@fs.fed.us 
Description: Revised Forest Plan
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/gwj/forestplan/revision/index.shtml
Location: UNIT - James River Ranger District, Lee Ranger District, Warm Springs Ranger District, Glenwood and Pedlar Ranger Districts, North River Ranger District. STATE - Virginia, West Virginia. COUNTY - Hampshire, Hardy, Monroe, Alleghany, Amherst, Augusta, Bath, Botetourt, Frederick, Highland, Nelson, Page, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Warren, Pendleton. Virginia and West Virginia, George Washington NF.
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George Washington and Jefferson National Forest,   Clinch Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2010 Timber Stand Improvement
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:03/2011  04/2011 Tyler Williamson
276-328-2931
tswilliamson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Manual cut and leave of undesirable sapling-sized trees in overstocked timber stands
Location: UNIT - Clinch Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Dickenson, Scott, Wise. Various locations across the Clinch District.
Cane Patch and Cable Gap Branch Prescribed Burning
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Terry Adams
276-328-2931
terryadams@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project proposes to burn an estimated 1,470 acres in 2 areas
Location: UNIT - Clinch Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Lee, Scott, Wise. LEGAL - Lee, Scott, and Wise Counties, Virginia. Various Locations Across the Clinch Ranger District.
Hemlock Wooly Adelgid Infestation Suppression
EA
- Land management planning
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Completed  Actual: 10/26/2010  01/2011 Jorge Hersel
276-3298-2931
jorgehersel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Release of biological control agents (predatory beetles) and chemical treatment of trees infested with hemlock wooly adelgid. This project was originally scoped 2/28/2007 and was re-scoped on 12/14/2009.
Location: UNIT - Clinch Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Dickenson, Lee, Scott, Wise. Across the Clinch Ranger District.
North Fork of Pound Natural Gas Development Project
EIS
- Minerals and Geology  On Hold  N/A  N/A Thomas Collins
540-265-5152
tkcollins@fs.fed.us 
Description: Natural gas development of 21 gas wells on a federal lease within an inventoried roadless area. Lease is held by production by a private well that is withdrawing federal minerals. Active lease predates roadless designation.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/gwj/projects_plans/projects/index.shtml
Location: UNIT - Clinch Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Wise. Pine Mountain, Wise County, VA., Clinch RD.
Pine Mountain Vegetation Treatment Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:04/2011  06/2011 Tyler Williamson
276-328-2931
tswilliamson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Wildlife habitat improvements, prescribed burning, timber harvest, trail work and noxious weed eradication. Acreages to be determined.
Location: UNIT - Clinch Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Dickenson, Wise. Pine Mountain.
Wells Branch Vegetation Treatment
EA
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/27/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
02/2011 Charles Lane
276-328-2931
charleslane@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescribe Burn 2900 acres, Harvest 175 acres, Construct 1.5 miles of system road and 1.5 miles temporary road, 30 acres wildlife openings and strips, improve recreation facilities, improve habitat of Keokee Lake aquatic ecosystem
Location: UNIT - Clinch Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Lee, Wise. At and near Keokee Lake.
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George Washington and Jefferson National Forest,   Eastern Divide Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Dismal Creek Horse Trails
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:06/2011  07/2011 Sheryl Lyles
540-552-4641
slyles@fs.fed.us 
Description: Development of new trail segments and closure of unsustainable segments of trail.
Location: UNIT - Eastern Divide Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Giles. East of Hollybrook.
Eastern Divide Ranger District Prescribed Burns
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2011 
Expected:05/2011  08/2011 Jesse Overcash
540-552-4641
jovercash@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescribed burns for pine restoration, fuel reduction in urban interface, creation of open oak woodlands, and to improve condition class.
Location: UNIT - Eastern Divide Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Botetourt, Craig, Giles, Montgomery. District Wide.
Mine Mountain Vegetation Management
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Mark Miller
540-552-4641
markmiller@fs.fed.us 
Description: Repeated defoliation in the Little Mountain area has led to substantial tree mortality. On hold pending further analysis.
Location: UNIT - Eastern Divide Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Craig. On little Mtn near Paintbank, Virginia.
Patterson ATV Area Closure
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2011 
Expected:05/2011  08/2011 Cynthia Schiffer
540-552-4641
cschiffer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Close out all trails and rehabilitate trails and parking areas and remove vault toilet.
Location: UNIT - Eastern Divide Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Botetourt. Patterson Creek area.
Poverty Creek Trail Reroutes and Additions
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:06/2011  07/2011 Sheryl Lyles
540-552-4641
slyles@fs.fed.us 
Description: Development of new trail segments and closure of unsustainable segments of trail.
Location: UNIT - Eastern Divide Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Botetourt, Craig, Giles, Montgomery. Eastern Divide Ranger District, Virginia, Montgomery County.
Roads Management
EA
- Road management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2011 
Expected:05/2011  08/2011 Cynthia Schiffer
540-552-4641
cschiffer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Change travel management status (opening and closing dates on selected roads) across the district.
Location: UNIT - Eastern Divide Ranger District. STATE - Virginia, West Virginia. COUNTY - Monroe, Bland, Botetourt, Craig, Giles, Montgomery, Pulaski. Select roads across the district.
White Rocks Vegetation Management
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/23/2010 
Expected:02/2011
 
04/2011 Mark Miller
540-552-4641
markmiller@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project (thinning, group selection, planting, spot control of fern) was listed in the previous SOPA as on hold. However, it is now moving forward.
Location: UNIT - Eastern Divide Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Giles. White Rocks campground area.
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George Washington and Jefferson National Forest,   Glenwood and Pedlar Ranger Districts (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Big Piney Mountain Vegetation Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:06/2011  07/2011 Nicholas Redifer
540-291-2188
nicholasredifer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercial Timber Harvest, Non-Commercial Timber Stand Improvement, Treatment of Non-Native Invasive Plants
Location: UNIT - Glenwood and Pedlar Ranger Districts. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Amherst. Pedlar Ranger District, Amherst County, Virginia, East of Blue Ridge Parkway.
Fletcher Mountain Vegetation Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  On Hold  N/A  N/A John Donahue
540-291-2188
jdonahue01@fs.fed.us 
Description: Thin 110 acres of oak/poplar forest, restore one existing wildlife opening and other wildlife habitat improvement work.
Location: UNIT - Glenwood and Pedlar Ranger Districts. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Amherst. Compartment 1201, Approximately 7 miles east of Buena Vista, Virginia.
Mill Creek Dam and Reservoir Rehab Project
EA
- Watershed management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2011 
Expected:06/2011  08/2011 Kathy Hall
540-291-2188
khall@fs.fed.us 
Description: Complete rehab on the dam for the Mill Creek Reservoir
Location: UNIT - Glenwood and Pedlar Ranger Districts. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Augusta. Mill Creek Reservoir is located south of FS road 42.
Peavine Mountain Area Road Closure and Restoration Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/10/2009 
Expected:01/2011
 
04/2011 David Whitmore
540-291-2188
davidwhitmore@fs.fed.us 
Description: Close to public motorized use and restore portions of FR 318, FR 36E, and FR 318B.
Location: UNIT - Glenwood and Pedlar Ranger Districts. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Amherst. Nine miles southeast of Glasgow, Viginia, North of the James River.
Poplar Cove Vegetation Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:05/2011  07/2011 Michael Bodziak
540-291-2188
mbodziak@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercial Timber Harvest, Non-commercial Timber Stand Improvement, Treatment of Non-native Invasive Plant Species
Location: UNIT - Glenwood and Pedlar Ranger Districts. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Rockbridge. Pedlar Ranger District, Rockbridge County, East of Buena Vista, VA.
Thunder Hill Appalachian Trail Relocation
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/19/2010 
Expected:02/2011
 
05/2011 David Whitmore
540-291-2188
davidwhitmore@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocate a portion of the Appalachian Trail near Thunder Hill
Location: UNIT - Glenwood and Pedlar Ranger Districts. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Bedford. Glenwood Ranger District, Appalachian Trail.
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George Washington and Jefferson National Forest,   James River Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Central Alleghany Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/16/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
03/2011 Karen Stevens
540-839-2521
karenlstevens@fs.fed.us 
Description: Harvest timber in the vicinity of Interstate 64 west of Covington. Project development is in the early stages and acreage estimates are not yet available.
Location: UNIT - James River Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Alleghany. Eight to ten miles west of Covington, Virginia in Alleghany County.
Evans Tract Prescribed Burn
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:04/2011  04/2011 Ed Haverlack
540-962-2214
ehaverlack@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescribed burn a wildlife clearing of approximately 80 acres to improve quality forage and nutrient cycling
Location: UNIT - James River Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Alleghany. 4-5 miles east-southeast of Clifton Forge, in Alleghany County, Virginia, off of state road 633.
James River Ranger District FY 2011- FY 2016 Timber Stand Improvement (TSI) Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/15/2010 
Expected:02/2011
 
03/2011 Jeff Matthews
540-962-2214
jmmatthews@fs.fed.us 
Description: Perform timber stand improvement (TSI) on 127 stands.
Location: UNIT - James River Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Alleghany, Botetourt. Various stand locations throughout the James River Ranger District.
Peters Mountain Access
EA
- Recreation management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/21/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
03/2011 Sharon Mohney
540-962-2214
smohney@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restore public motorized access to Peters Mountain.
Location: UNIT - James River Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Alleghany. Ten miles southwest of Covington, Virginia in Alleghany County.
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George Washington and Jefferson National Forest,   Lee Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Breakneck Timber Sale
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/10/2010 
Expected:09/2011
 
06/2012 Holden Mason
540-984-4101
hmason@fs.fed.us 
Description: Harvest approximately 215 acres situated in compartment 61,78 & 79 in Hardy County, WV
Location: UNIT - Lee Ranger District. STATE - West Virginia. COUNTY - Hardy. Lee RD, Hardy County, WV along the sideslopes of Breakneck Ridge.
Gerhard Shelter Trail Relocation
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/05/2009 
Expected:01/2011
 
06/2011 James Smalls
540-984-4101
jsmalls@fs.fed.us 
Description: MA 15 & 9 on the Lee District. Relocating two very steep sections that exceed 60 percent slope and difficult to maintain
Location: UNIT - Lee Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Shenandoah. GWJEFF, Lee Ranger District, Shenandoah County, VA.
Hawk Salvage Timber Sale
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products 
Completed  Actual: 10/01/2010  06/2011 Holden Mason
540-984-4101
hmason@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposes to salvage plus regenerate up to 232 acres in response to recent gypsy moth. The primary purpose is to harvest damaged trees prior to their probable decline and/or death
Location: UNIT - Lee Ranger District. STATE - West Virginia. COUNTY - Hampshire. approximately 6 miles east of Wardensville in Hardy County, WV - Compartments 2 and 5.
Lee District Liming Projects
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/03/2010 
Expected:02/2011
 
03/2011 Holden Mason
540-984-4101
hmason@fs.fed.us 
Description: To restore the aquatic ecosystem damaged by acid rain
Location: UNIT - Lee Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Page, Rockingham, Shenandoah. Lee Ranger District.
Little Schloss and Second Mt Prescribed Burns
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/17/2008 
Expected:03/2011
Actual: 07/15/2009 
05/2011 James Smalls
540-984-4101
jsmalls@fs.fed.us 
Description: Burn 1,500 acres at Little Schloss and 1,000 acres on Second Mt. The decision for Second Mtn was made on 7/15/2009. The decision for Little Schloss has not been made yet.
Location: UNIT - Lee Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Rockingham, Shenandoah. Little Schloss and Second Mt.
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George Washington and Jefferson National Forest,   Mount Rogers National Recreation Area (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2011 Gypsy Moth Slow the Spread Treatment Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:02/2011  06/2011 Russ MacFarlane
540-265-5168
rmacfarlane@fs.fed.us 
Description: Aerial treatment with mating disruption; cooperatively with Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS)
Location: UNIT - Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Smyth, Tazewell. Tazwell & Smyth Counties, Virginia.
Appalachian Trail Desert Dog Relocation
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/10/2009 
Expected:03/2011
 
02/2012 William Cober
276-783-5196
wcober@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocate section Appalachian Trail just north of I-81 in Smyth County.
Location: UNIT - Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Smyth. Appalachian Trail just north of I-81 in Smyth County.
Appalachian Trail Feathercamp Branch Bridge or Trail Relocation
CE
- Recreation management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A William Cober
276-783-5196
wcober@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace Appalachian Trail bridge across Feathercamp Branch or relocate Appalachian Trail. Location is just off Highway 58 east of Straight Branch Parking Lot.
Location: UNIT - Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Washington. Appalachian Trail crossing Feathercamp Branch off Highway 58 east of Straight Branch parking lot.
Brush Creek House sale
CE
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/18/2008 
Expected:03/2011
 
03/2011 Beth Merz
276-783-5196
bmerz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Sale of government property at 128 Lady Slipper Lane, Ivanhoe, VA in Grayson County.
Location: UNIT - Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Grayson. LEGAL - 128 Lady Slipper Lane, Ivanhoe, VA , Grayson County. 128 Lady Slipper Lane, Ivanhoe, VA , Grayson County.
Comers Creek grazing
CE
- Grazing management   On Hold  N/A  N/A Tom Blevins
276-783-5196
tblevins@fs.fed.us 
Description: Grazing allotment
Location: UNIT - Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Grayson. Comers Creek drainage.
Cripple Creek Grazing
EA
- Grazing management   On Hold  N/A  N/A Tom Blevins
276-783-5196
tblevins@fs.fed.us 
Description: grazing allotment reauthorization
Location: UNIT - Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Wythe. Eight pastures in Cripple Creek area in Wythe County.
Elk Garden Grazing
EA
- Grazing management  Completed  Actual: 09/30/2010  05/2011 Tom Blevins
276-783-5196
tblevins@fs.fed.us 
Description: Grazing allotment reauthorization
Location: UNIT - Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Grayson. Elk Garden and Middle Fork Helton Creek pastures.
Fairwood Valley Horse Camp EA
EA
- Recreation management   On Hold  N/A  N/A Sara Schell
276 783-5196
sschell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction of a horse camp in Fairwood Valley to replace the 2 existing horse camps.
Location: UNIT - Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Grayson. Fairwood Valley area of Grayson County.
Iron Mountain Grazing
CE
- Grazing management   On Hold  N/A  N/A Tom Blevins
276-783-5196
tblevins@fs.fed.us 
Description: grazing allotment reauthorization
Location: UNIT - Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Grayson. Four pastures in Grayson County.
Iron Mountain Trailhead
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2011 
Expected:04/2011  06/2011 Sara Schell
276-782-4377
sschell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Recreation Enhancements to Iron Mountain Trailhead and State Route 600 Overlook.
Location: UNIT - Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Smyth. Overlook along State Route in Smyth County.
Killinger Creek Abandoned Mineland Reclamation
CE
- Watershed management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:09/2011  10/2011 Beth Merz
276-783-5196
bmerz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restore, shape and vegetate adandoned sand mine.
Location: UNIT - Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Smyth. Located off FS 86, Glade Mountain.
Konnarock Grazing
CE
- Grazing management   On Hold  N/A  N/A Tom Blevins
276-783-5196
tblevins@fs.fed.us 
Description: Grazing Allotment Reauthorization
Location: UNIT - Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Smyth. Whitetop Laurel drainage.
Mt. Rogers Prescribed Burning - Currin Valley, Homestead & Comers Rock
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/07/2005 
Expected:12/2011
 
03/2011 Beth Merz
276-783-5196
bmerz@fs.fed.us 
Description: landscape scale fuels reduction, wildlife habitat project
Location: UNIT - Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Smyth. Currin Valley, Homestead & Comers Rock.
South Fork Holston Fishing Trail
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2011 
Expected:03/2011  09/2011 Dawn Kirk
540-291-5211
dkirk@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fishing trail along the South Fork Holston
Location: UNIT - Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Smyth. Along the South Fork Holston between State Route 670 and Buller Fish Hatchery.
Various Special Use Proposals
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:08/2011  09/2011 Sue Combs
276-783-5196
sscombs@fs.fed.us 
Description: Various special use proposals for hay fields, recreation services, events, communication site use, private access, etc.
Location: UNIT - Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Carroll, Grayson, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wythe. Various areas on the Mt. Rogers National Recreation Area.
Virginia Highlands Bike Trail
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:06/2011  11/2011 William Cober
276-783-5196
wcober@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct new mountain bike trail east of Raccoon Branch Wilderness.
Location: UNIT - Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Smyth. East of Highway 16 between Troutdale and Sugar Grove.
Woodpecker Vegetation Management/Timber Harvest
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2011 
Expected:09/2011  04/2012 Beth Merz
276-783-5196
bmerz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Vegetation management for wildlife habitat improvement including commercial timber harvest.
Location: UNIT - Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Smyth. Along Forest Road 16 and Forest Road 857.
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George Washington and Jefferson National Forest,   North River Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Back Draft Timber Sale
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 12/13/2010  02/2011 Gerardo Paez
540-432-8274
gpaez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercial Timber Sale on approximately 505 acres to improve habitat for various wildlife species.
Location: UNIT - North River Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Augusta, Bath. North River Ranger District, Virginia, Bath County, approximately 2 miles north of Yost.
Gate Mountain Timber Sale
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2011 
Expected:06/2011  10/2011 Mark Healey
540-432-8274
mahealey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercial timber sale on approximately 400 acres to improve habitat conditions for various wildlife species.
Location: UNIT - North River Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Rockingham. Approximately 6 miles SW of Fulks Run, VA.
Hite Hollow & Chestnut Oak Flat Rx Burns
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/16/2005 
Expected:01/2011
 
03/2011 Tom Ledbetter
870-356-4186
tledbetter@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approximately 600 acres. Fire needed for fuels reductions and wildlife habitat improvement.
Location: UNIT - North River Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Augusta. Located on Great North Mountain near FDR 82.
Marshall Run Timber Sale
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/05/2007 
Expected:03/2011
 
06/2011 Mark Healey
540-432-8274
mahealey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercial timber sale on 185 acres to enhance habitat for various wildlife species including black bear. Prescribe Burn approximately 1300 acres.
Location: UNIT - North River Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Rockingham. North River Ranger District, Virginia, Rockingham County, FDR 235, 3 miles west of Fulks Run.
Moffett Creek Grouse Timber Sale Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/10/2009 
Expected:02/2011
 
04/2011 Mark Healey
540-432-8274
mahealey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercial timber sale on 400 acres to enhance habitat for various wildlife species including ruffed grouse.
Location: UNIT - North River Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Augusta. LEGAL - NFS. Approximately 4 miles SW of Stokesville, VA.
Rocky Run Trail Relocation
CE
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Terry Slater
540-432-0187
tslater@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocate 0.25 miles of Rocky Run ATV Trail Adds alternative to close the ATV trail permanently.
Location: UNIT - North River Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Rockingham. Off of US 33 at Rawley Springs, Rockingham County, VA.
Rocky Spur
EA
- Forest products  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/09/2009 
Expected:03/2011
 
05/2011 Gerardo Paez
540-432-8231
gpaez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Timber sale, approximately 300 acres
Location: UNIT - North River Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Rockingham. Approximately 5 miles north of Fulks Run, VA.
Timber Stand Improvement - Pendleton County, West Virginia.
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/01/2010 
Expected:02/2011
 
04/2011 Mark Healey
540-432-8274
mahealey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Crop tree release on approximately 2000 acres.
Location: UNIT - North River Ranger District. STATE - West Virginia. COUNTY - Pendleton. LEGAL - NFS. Various locations throughout Pendleton Co.
Tom Lee Draft Timber Sale
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:09/2011  11/2011 Gerardo Paez
540-432-8231
gpaez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Timber sale, approximately 250 acres
Location: UNIT - North River Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Augusta. LEGAL - NFS. Approximately 3 miles southwest of Deerfield, VA.
Wallace & Marshall Tracts Wildlife Habitat Enhancement and Ecosystem Services Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/09/2009 
Expected:02/2011
 
01/2011 Gerardo Paez
540-432-8231
gpaez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Timber sale, approximately 150 acres, create wetlands, non-native and invasive species management, warm season grass establishment
Location: UNIT - North River Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Bath. Approximately 2 miles south of Williamsville VA.
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George Washington and Jefferson National Forest,   Warm Springs Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Back Creek Mountain Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/25/2010 
Expected:02/2011
 
04/2011 Karen Stevens
540-839-2521
karenlstevens@fs.fed.us 
Description: Harvest timber and improve wildlife habitat on Back Creek Mountain.
Location: UNIT - Warm Springs Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Bath. Approximately 5 miles northwest of Warm Springs, Virginnia in Bath County.
Bratton and Wolf Special Use Reauthorizations
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Yvonne Norman
540-962-2214
ynorman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reauthorize use of National Forest for 1) water supply well (Wolf) and 2) use of existing road to provide access to private property
Location: UNIT - Warm Springs Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Bath. Wolf Location is along State Route 614 & Muddy Run, Bratton Location is on Piney Ridge near Highland Cty Line.
Gathright Prescribed Burn
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 12/13/2010  02/2011 Steve Tanguay
540-839-2521
stanguay@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescribe Burn 50 acres near Gathright Wildlife Managment Area
Location: UNIT - Warm Springs Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Bath. Near Gathright Wildlife Management Area, Bath County, VA.
Mares Run Vegetation Management Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:07/2011  10/2011 Karen Stevens
540-839-2521
karenlstevens@fs.fed.us 
Description: Harvest timber and improve wildlife habitat in the vicinity of Little Mare Mountain.
Location: UNIT - Warm Springs Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Bath. Approximately 0.5 miles south of Bath Alum, Virginia in Bath County.
Neal Run Prescribed Burn
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:02/2011  03/2011 Karen Stevens
540-839-2521
karenlstevens@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescribe burn approximately 2,500 acres previously burned in 2003
Location: UNIT - Warm Springs Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Bath. Hidden Valley Area of Bath County, VA, approximately 4.5 miles northwest of Warm Springs.
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