Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2011 to 09/30/2011
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, Regionwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Region)
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
Gypsy Moth Management in the United States: A Cooperative Approach
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/19/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
10/2011 Noel Schneeberger
610-557-4121
nschneeberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: The USDA Forest Service and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service are analyzing a range of strategies for controlling gypsy moth damage to forests and trees in the United States.
Web Link:  http://www.na.fs.fed.us/wv/eis/
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/25/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
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 05/2011 
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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R8 - Southern Region, Regionwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Region)

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Mississippi River Bottomland Hardwood Forest Habitat Management Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Edwin Spence
435-826-5400
espence@fs.fed.us 
Description: Management to improve wildlife habitat on appx 3,575 acres of bottomland hardwood forest; goals include developing oaks & flood-tolerant tree species, improving stand structure & improving availability of den & forage trees.
Location: UNIT - R8 - Southern Region All Units. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Phillips. Compartments 15, 20 and 21.
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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
Concessionaire Operation and Maintenance of Recreation Areas
EA
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/05/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
01/2012 Lorraine Thomas
540-839-2521
lthomas01@fs.fed.us 
Description: Concession operations and maintenance at Lake Moomaw Recreation Sites and Blowing Springs Campground.
Location: UNIT - James River Ranger District, Warm Springs Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Alleghany, Bath. Lake Moomaw vicinity in Bath and Alleghany Counties, Virginia.
James River/Warm Springs Road Decommissioning Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/10/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
08/2011 Karen Stevens
540-839-2521
karenlstevens@fs.fed.us 
Description: Decommission 20 miles of roads on the James River and Warm Springs Ranger Districts
Location: UNIT - James River Ranger District, Warm Springs Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Alleghany, Bath, Botetourt. Various road locations throughout the James River and Warm Springs Ranger Districts.
Revised Land and Resource Management Plan for the George Washington National Forest
EIS
- Land management planning  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 06/03/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2012 
Expected:01/2012
 
03/2012 Karen Overcash
540-265-5175
kovercash@fs.fed.us 
Description: Revised Forest Plan
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31884
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)  Completed  Actual: 12/14/2010  10/2011 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.
Flatwoods Vegetation Treatment Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2011 
Expected:03/2012  09/2012 Terry Adams
276-328-2931
terryadams@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fire management, Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants, Forest products, Vegetation management (other than forest products), Road management
Location: UNIT - Clinch Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Scott, Wise. Flatwoods Area.
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 05/2012 
Expected:12/2012  06/2013 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:07/2011
 
08/2012 Tyler Williamson
276-328-2931
tswilliamson@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 10/2011 
Expected:01/2012  04/2012 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 09/2011 
Expected:11/2011  02/2012 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.
Fork Mountain Vegetation Management
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2011 
Expected:03/2012  06/2012 Mark Miller
540-552-4641
markmiller@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercial timber harvest, Commercial Thinning, Non-commercial timber stand improvement, Treatment of non-native invasive species, planting oak and American Chestnut seedlings, Prescribed burning
Location: UNIT - Eastern Divide Ranger District. STATE - Virginia, West Virginia. COUNTY - Monroe, Giles. West of Waiteville, WV.
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 some tree mortality. The stands in this area are being monitored for forest health. If a need for treatment is needed, we will proceed with project. 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
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2011 
Expected:12/2011  12/2011 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 09/2011 
Expected:11/2011  02/2012 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.
Rich Mountain Vegetation Management
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:12/2011  04/2012 William Ellis
540-552-4641
williamsellis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercial timber harvest, commericial thinning, Non-commercial timber stand improvement, Treatment of non-native species, prescribed burning
Location: UNIT - Eastern Divide Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Bland. 4 miles north-northwest of Bastian, VA.
Roads Management
EA
- Road management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:01/2012  03/2012 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.
Sarton Ridge Commercial Thinning
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:09/2011  09/2011 Mark Miller
540-552-4641
markmiller@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercial timber harvest, Commercial thinning
Location: UNIT - Eastern Divide Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Giles. west of Glen Alton, east of community of Interior.
White Rocks Vegetation Management
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/23/2010 
Expected:07/2011
 
09/2011 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. It is moving forward.
Location: UNIT - Eastern Divide Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Bland. Near 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
BARC Electric Cooperative Herbicide Use
EA
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2011 
Expected:12/2011  04/2012 Kathy Hall
540-291-2188
khall@fs.fed.us 
Description: Maintain powerline right-of-ways with herbicide
Location: UNIT - Glenwood and Pedlar Ranger Districts. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Rockbridge. Big Irish Creek and Big Mary's Creek Pedlar Ranger District.
Big Piney Mountain Vegetation Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:12/2011  02/2012 Nicholas Redifer
540-291-2188
nicholasredifer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercial Timber Harvest, Non-Commercial Timber Stand Improvement
Location: UNIT - Glenwood and Pedlar Ranger Districts. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Amherst. Pedlar Ranger District, Amherst County, Virginia, East of Blue Ridge Parkway.
Cave Mountain Lake Recreation Area Salvage
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 05/31/2011  06/2011 John Donahue
540-291-2188
jdonahue01@fs.fed.us 
Description: cut and remove storm damaged trees from along roads and parking areas
Location: UNIT - Glenwood and Pedlar Ranger Districts. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Rockbridge. Cave Mountain Lake Recreation Area.
Coles Run Dam and Reservoir Rehab Project
EA
- Watershed management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:12/2011  04/2012 Kathy Hall
540-291-2188
khall@fs.fed.us 
Description: Rehab Coles Run Dam and associated reservoir and infrastructure associated with public water service to meet requirements of Virginia's Dam Safety Act
Location: UNIT - Glenwood and Pedlar Ranger Districts. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Augusta. Coles Run.
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.
Jennings Creek Timber Stand Improvement Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/23/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
01/2012 John Donahue
540-291-2188
jdonahue01@fs.fed.us 
Description: Perform a pre-commercial TSI treatment in 15 young hardwood stands for 352 acres.
Location: UNIT - Glenwood and Pedlar Ranger Districts. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Botetourt. Compartments 3023, 3025, 3027, and 3028.
Peavine Mountain Area Road Closure and Restoration Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/10/2009 
Expected:10/2011
 
12/2011 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 07/2011 
Expected:12/2011  02/2012 John Donahue
540-291-2188
jdonahue01@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercial Timber Harvest, Non-commercial Timber Stand Improvement
Location: UNIT - Glenwood and Pedlar Ranger Districts. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Rockbridge. Pedlar Ranger District, Rockbridge County, East of Buena Vista, VA.
Rockbridge County Public Service Authority Water Tank Replacement
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2011 
Expected:10/2011  11/2011 Kathy Hall
540-291-2188
khall@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replacement of an existing water storage tank
Location: UNIT - Glenwood and Pedlar Ranger Districts. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Rockbridge. Long Hollow outside of Buena Vista.
St. Mary's Re-Liming
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/24/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
09/2011 Dawn Kirk
540-291-5211
dkirk@fs.fed.us 
Description: Add limestone sand using a helicopter to headwater streams of St. Mary's River within the St. Mary's Wilderness Area.
Location: UNIT - Glenwood and Pedlar Ranger Districts. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Augusta. St. Mary's River, St.Mary's Wilderness, Augusta County, VA.
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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
Evans Tract Prescribed Burn
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2011 
Expected:11/2011  03/2012 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) 
Completed  Actual: 06/15/2011  07/2011 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:07/2011
 
09/2011 Karen Stevens
540-839-2521
karenlstevens@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.
Tri County Vegetation Management Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2011 
Expected:11/2011  12/2011 Karen Stevens
540-839-2521
karenlstevens@fs.fed.us 
Description: Harvest timber and improve wildlife habitat south of Longdale Furnace
Location: UNIT - James River Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Alleghany, Botetourt. Approximately 2 miles south of Longdale Furnance in Alleghany and Botetourt Counities.
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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.
Church Timber Sale
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/01/2011 
Expected:09/2012
 
10/2012 Holden Mason
540-984-4101
hmason@fs.fed.us 
Description: Harvesting timber on approximately 160 acres. this proposal is situated in compartments 221 and 250 in Rockingham County, Virginia along the eastern sideslopes of Church Mountain along FDR 482 and FDR 1615
Location: UNIT - Lee Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Rockingham. Lee Ranger District, GWJeff.
Gerhard Shelter Trail Relocation
CE
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Lee District Liming Projects
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 06/30/2011  07/2011 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) 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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
Appalachian Trail Desert Dog and Reed Creek Relocations
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/25/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
05/2012 William Cober
276-783-5196
wcober@fs.fed.us 
Description: Desert Dog: Relocate 1400' section of AT, 6 miles north of I-81 near Groseclose, VA in Smyth County. Reed Creek: Relocate approximately 300' section of trail in Crawfish Valley area of Wythe Co about 2.7 miles north of Desert Dog relocation.
Location: UNIT - Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Smyth, Wythe. Appalachian Trail north of I-81 in Smyth and Wythe Counties.
Bristol Virginia Utilities Fiber Optic Smyth & Bland County
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/30/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
08/2011 William Cober
276-783-5196
wcober@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install fiber optic cable along SR 42 at the Bland-Smyth County line. The proposed route runs through approximately 1,025 fee of national forest land.
Location: UNIT - Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Bland, Smyth. Approximately 1,025 feet along State Route 42 at the Bland/Smyth County line.
Bristol Virginia Utility Fiber Optic Washington County
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/10/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
12/2011 William Cober
276-783-5196
wcober@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install fiber optic along 2.3 miles of the Virginia Creeper Trail
Location: UNIT - Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Washington. Along the Virginia Creeper Trail in Washington County.
Brush Creek House sale
CE
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
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 09/2011 
Expected:11/2011  12/2011 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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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  Completed  Actual: 06/24/2011  10/2011 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 08/2011 
Expected:11/2011  01/2012 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 Creeper Trail Trestles 35 & 36
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 04/20/2011  06/2011 William Cober
276-783-5196
wcober@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace trestles 35 & 36 on the Virginia Creeper Trail.
Location: UNIT - Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Washington. Trestle 35 & 36 along the Virginia Creeper Trail in Washington County, VA.
Virginia Highlands Bike Trail
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2011 
Expected:10/2011  04/2012 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 09/2011 
Expected:03/2012  06/2012 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
Gate Mountain Timber Sale
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:11/2011  02/2012 Gerardo Paez
540-432-8231
gpaez@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.
Marshall Run Timber Sale
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  On Hold  N/A  N/A Elwood Burge
662-236-6550
eburge@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.
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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/09/2009 
Expected:09/2011
 
10/2011 Gerardo Paez
540-432-8231
gpaez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercial timber sale on approximately 300 acres to improve habitat conditions for various wildlife species.
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 04/29/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
08/2011 Gerardo Paez
540-432-8231
gpaez@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  On Hold  N/A  N/A Gerardo Paez
540-432-8231
gpaez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercial timber and fuelwood sale on approximately 50 acres to improve habitat conditions for various wildlife species.
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 04/11/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
09/2011 Gerardo Paez
540-432-8231
gpaez@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project was originally scoped in October 2009; however, because of changes in the proposed action, it will be rescoped in April 2011
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
Border Restoration Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2011 
Expected:11/2011  03/2012 Karen Stevens
540-839-2521
karenlstevens@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescribe burn 31,475 acres within 23 areas on National Forest and VDGIF property as part of the Appalachian Fire Learning Network.
Location: UNIT - Warm Springs Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Bath, Highland. Along the Virginia and West Virginia state boundary from Lake Moomaw to Ruckman Draft (north of State Route 84).
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.
Mares Run Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:09/2011  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) 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/24/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
03/2012 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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