Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2012 to 12/31/2012
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.
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Projects Occurring Nationwide
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 09/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
01/2013 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.
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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
James River/Warm Springs Road Decommissioning II
EA
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 09/27/2012  11/2012 Karen Stevens
540-839-2521
karenlstevens@fs.fed.us 
Description: Decommission approximately 30 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, Highland. Various road locations throughout the James River and Warm Springs Ranger Districts.
Little Mountain/Mad Anne Vegetation Management
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:12/2012  03/2013 Karen Stevens
540-839-2521
karenlstevens@fs.fed.us 
Description: Harvest timber and improve wildlife habitat in the vicinity of Little Mountain
Location: UNIT - James River Ranger District, Warm Springs Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Alleghany, Bath. Approximately 4.5 miles northeast of Falling Springs.
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 11/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
01/2013 Karen Overcash
540-265-5175
kovercash@fs.fed.us 
Description: Revised Forest Plan
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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
AEP Jenkins-Pound 69kV Transmission Line Rebuild
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/22/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
01/2013 Terry Adams
276-328-2931
dlskinner@fs.fed.us 
Description: AEP proposes to rebuild about 6 miles of transmission line within its existing 100 ft. wide ROW. Approximately 1 mile of the line crosses USFS land. The project will include replacing the conductor and poles; and adding access roads to the permit.
Location: UNIT - Clinch Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Wise. Project area is on Pine Mtn on west side of US 23 approx. 2.5 miles NW of Pound, Wise Co., VA.
Clinch Ranger District Hardwood Restoration
EA
- Forest products  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/30/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
12/2012 Tyler Williamson
276-328-2931
tswilliamson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Removal of Non-native White Pine from select areas on the clinch Ranger District to create conditions that will promote growth of native hardwoods.
Location: UNIT - Clinch Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Lee. UNIT-Clinch Ranger District. STATE- Virginia. COUNTY-Lee. Lovelady Valley.
Flatwoods Vegetation Treatment Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:03/2013  05/2013 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.
Lauren's Camp Co-Op fuels reduction project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2012 
Expected:01/2013  03/2013 Terry Adams
276-328-2931
terryadams@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescribed burn and mechanical treatment in a 90-400 acre zone adjacent to the Lauren's Camp Community to reduce natural fuel build up and improve plant vigor.
Location: UNIT - Clinch Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Scott. LEGAL - Scott County, Virginia, South-East of the City of Nortn, and Soutt-West of the Town of Coeburn. Adjacent to Lauren's Camp Community on Osborn Ridge, Scott County, Virginia.
North Fork of Pound Natural Gas Development Project
EIS
- Minerals and Geology  Cancelled  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.
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)
- Fuels management
- Road management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Wallen Ridge Hazardous Fuels Project
EA
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:05/2013  07/2013 Terry Adams
276-328-2931
terryadams@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescribed Fire to Improve Forest Health, Yellow Pine Regeneration and Reduce Hazardous Fuels in Urban interface (WUI).
Location: UNIT - Clinch Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Lee, Scott, Wise. West of US 23 and South of Big Stone Gap VA in wise, Lee and Scott Counties on Wallen Ridge.
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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
Bastian Parking Lot
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:11/2012  12/2012 Jesse Overcash
540-552-4641
jovercash@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction of parking lot at US 52 and VA 615 intersection in Bastian.
Location: UNIT - Eastern Divide Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Bland. In the town of Bastian.
Eastern Divide Ranger District Prescribed Burns
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2012 
Expected:01/2013  03/2013 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.
FY2012-2015 Oak Enhancement and Pre-Commericial Thinning Treatments Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:01/2013  03/2013 Mark Miller
540-552-4641
markmiller@fs.fed.us 
Description: Oak enhancment (to establish oak seedlings in advance of future harvests) and pre-commercial thinning (crop tree release) treatments will be implemented on approximately 1500 acres in 70 stands across the district.
Location: UNIT - Eastern Divide Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Bland, Craig, Giles, Montgomery, Pulaski. Across Eastern Divide Ranger District.
Flat Top Trails - formerly Dismal Creek Horse Trails
CE
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Sheryl Lyles
540-552-4641
slyles@fs.fed.us 
Description: Development of new trail segments and closure of unsustainable segments of trail in the Flat Top Trail System area.
Location: UNIT - Eastern Divide Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Giles. East of Hollybrook to Narrows.
Fork Mountain Vegetation Management
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2012 
Expected:04/2013  08/2013 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.
Gold Bond Oak Enhancement Prescribed Burn Expansion Project
CE
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Mark Miller
540-552-4641
markmiller@fs.fed.us 
Description: Expand prescribed burn area- Gold Bond post harvest prescribed burn. Gold Bond expansion will add approximately 40 acres. Purpose of the expansion is to promote oak regeneration.
Location: UNIT - Eastern Divide Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Giles. Giles County near the Gold Bond community in the Stony Creek watershed.
Kimballton Mine exploratory drilling
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special area management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/23/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
11/2012 Jesse Overcash
540-552-4641
jovercash@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed drilling of two exploratory core holes associated with existing underground limestone mining under National Forest lands near Olean in Giles County, Virginia.
Location: UNIT - Eastern Divide Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Giles. Project area is approximately 1 air mile east of Olean, Virginia.
Patterson ATV Area Closure
EA
- Recreation management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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 American Chestnut Research Plot Expansion Project
CE
- Heritage resource management
- Special area management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Research and Development 
Completed  Actual: 01/24/2012  08/2012 Mark Miller
540-552-4641
markmiller@fs.fed.us 
Description: Expand existing American Chestnut Cooperators research plot by 0.25 acre below Poverty Creek road, Cutting and removing trees, planting new American Chestnuts. This decision has been signed and the project implementation has begun.
Location: UNIT - Eastern Divide Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Montgomery. South of Poverty Creek Road; northwest of Pandapas Pond.
Poverty Creek Trail Reroutes and Additions
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2012 
Expected:03/2013  05/2013 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
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/19/2011 
Expected:12/2012
 
04/2013 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 11/2012 
Expected:01/2013  03/2013 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.
Tract J-1732 Fee Conveyance
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Land ownership management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Karen Overcash
540-265-5175
kovercash@fs.fed.us 
Description: Tract 1144 was originally purchased for Appalachian National Scenic Trail location. AT will be relocated away from tract. Portion of tract (now referenced as J-1732) will no longer be needed.
Location: UNIT - Eastern Divide Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Giles. Tract is located north of the Celanese Acetate LLC plant located between towns of Narrows and Pearisburg, southwest side of Peters Mtn, north of the New River.
White Rocks Vegetation Management
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Completed  Actual: 01/17/2012  01/2013 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. Includes non-native invasive species treatment. The decision has been signed and the timber sale is out for bids.
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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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) 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/22/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
01/2013 John Donahue
540-291-2188
jdonahue01@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercial Timber Harvest, Non-Commercial Timber Stand Improvement, Wildlife Habitat Improvement
Location: UNIT - Glenwood and Pedlar Ranger Districts. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Amherst. Pedlar Ranger District, Amherst County, Virginia, East of Blue Ridge Parkway.
Coles Run Dam and Reservoir Rehab Project
EA
- Watershed management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/31/2011 
Expected:11/2012
 
03/2013 Joanne Sanfilippo
970-870-2210
jmsanfilippo@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.
Peavine Mountain Area Road Closure and Restoration Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/10/2009 
Expected:10/2012
 
12/2012 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.
Pedlar Timber Stand Improvement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/07/2012 
Expected:04/2013
 
05/2013 John Donahue
540-291-2188
jdonahue01@fs.fed.us 
Description: Perform a pre-commercial crop tree release on approximately 340 acres in 14 seperate young forest stands.
Location: UNIT - Glenwood and Pedlar Ranger Districts. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Amherst. Pedlar Ranger District, Pedlar River Watershed.
Rockbridge County Public Service Authority Water Tank Replacement
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2012 
Expected:01/2013  03/2013 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.
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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 01/2013 
Expected:03/2013  04/2013 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.
Jackson River Public Access
CE
- Recreation management
- Watershed management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Lorraine Thomas
540-839-2521
lthomas01@fs.fed.us 
Description: Repair and maintain public access sites along the Jackson River, includes parking areas and canoe access sites.
Location: UNIT - James River Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Alleghany. Approximately 4-9 miles north of Covington along the Jackson River.
Peters Mountain Access
EA
- Recreation management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/21/2010 
Expected:11/2012
 
01/2013 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.
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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
Barb Timber Sale
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/22/2011 
Expected:01/2013
 
05/2013 Holden Mason
540-984-4101
hmason@fs.fed.us 
Description: Harvesting timber on approximately 414 acres. Project situated in compartments 215,216,217,218 and 219 in Shenandoah County along Great North Mountain
Location: UNIT - Lee Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Shenandoah. Lee Ranger District, Great North Mountain.
Church Timber Sale
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/01/2011 
Expected:02/2013
 
05/2013 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  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/05/2009 
Expected:12/2013
 
02/2013 Katie Donahue
540-984-4101
kdonahue@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.
Little Schloss and Second Mt Prescribed Burns
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Katie Donahue
540-984-4101
kdonahue@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.
Squirrel Gap Trail Relocation
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2012 
Expected:01/2013  03/2013 Cameron Seals
540-984-4101
cseals@fs.fed.us 
Description: MA15 on the Lee District. Relocate trail off private land accross land owned by WVDNR.
Location: UNIT - Lee Ranger District. STATE - West Virginia. COUNTY - Hardy. Lee Ranger District, Hardy County, WV.
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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:12/2012
 
08/2013 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.
Brush Creek House sale
CE
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/18/2008 
Expected:11/2012
 
01/2013 Carla Dunn
540-265-5197
cdunn@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
EA
- Grazing management  Completed  Actual: 09/27/2012  10/2012 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.
Comers Rock Overlook Trail
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/22/2011 
Expected:12/2012
 
10/2013 Sara Schell
276-782-4377
sschell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Rehabilitation of the Comers Rock trailhead, trail, and viewing platform.
Location: UNIT - Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Wythe. Trail from the parking lot to the Comers Rock Overlook in Wythe County.
Cripple Creek Grazing
EA
- Grazing management  Completed  Actual: 09/27/2012  10/2012 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.
Iron Mountain Grazing
EA
- Grazing management  Completed  Actual: 09/27/2012  10/2012 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 10/2012 
Expected:01/2013  03/2013 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
EA
- Grazing management  Completed  Actual: 09/27/2012  10/2012 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.
Seasonal Road Closures
CE
- Road management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2012 
Expected:01/2013  03/2013 Beth Merz
276-783-5196
bmerz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Seasonal Road Closures as conditions warrent, for resource protection and public safety
Location: UNIT - Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Carroll, Grayson, Smyth, Washington, Wythe. Various roads on the Mt. Rogers NRA.
Valley Divide Bike Trail
CE
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Various Special Use Proposals
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2012 
Expected:12/2012  01/2013 David Skinner
276-328-2931
dlskinner@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.
Woodpecker Vegetation Management/Timber Harvest
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Line 550 Special Use Permit
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Special use management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:08/2012  09/2012 Derrick Miller
540-265-5128
derrickmiller@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of permit to operate and maintain a 500 kV transmission line on a ROW by Dominion Virginia Power across FS. Permitted action includes veg. control, cutting of danger trees, maintenance of access, and grading for minimum clearance compliance
Location: UNIT - North River Ranger District. STATE - Virginia, West Virginia. COUNTY - Rockingham, Pendleton. LEGAL - ROW across Forest Service. Transmission line and associated access roads from Pendleton County, West Virginia though Rockingham County, Virginia.
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.
Tom Lee Draft Timber Sale
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/12/2012 
Expected:04/2013
 
06/2013 Gerardo Paez
540-432-8231
gpaez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fuelwood and timber sale on approximately 292 acres to improve habitat conditions for various wildlife species.
Location: UNIT - North River Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Augusta. LEGAL - NFS. Approximately 2 miles west of Deerfield, 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 10/2012 
Expected:12/2012  03/2013 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.
Hidden Valley Campground Host Site Improvements
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2012 
Expected:12/2012  12/2012 Lorraine Thomas
540-839-2521
lthomas01@fs.fed.us 
Description: Upgrade Hidden Valley Campground host with an electrical hookup.
Location: UNIT - Warm Springs Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Bath. Approximately 4 miles northwest of Warm Springs.
Paddy Knob Early Successional Habitat
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/27/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
11/2012 Steve Tanguay
540-839-2521
stanguay@fs.fed.us 
Description: Create early successional habitat in the vincinity of Paddy Knob.
Location: UNIT - Warm Springs Ranger District. STATE - Virginia. COUNTY - Bath. Approximately 8 miles northeast of Mountain Grove.
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