Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2011 to 03/31/2011
Wayne 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
R9 - Eastern Region, Wayne National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R9 - Eastern Region, Wayne National Forest,  Athens Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R9 - Eastern Region, Wayne National Forest,  Ironton 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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Wayne National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)  

R9 - Eastern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Openlands Maintenance
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:04/2011  08/2011 Steve Blatt
740-753-0101
sblatt@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Wayne National Forest is proposing the maintenance of 5,243 acres of existing openings throughout the entire forest, using mechanical and prescribed fire methods.
Location: UNIT - Wayne National Forest All Units. STATE - Ohio. COUNTY - Athens, Gallia, Hocking, Jackson, Lawrence, Monroe, Morgan, Noble, Perry, Scioto, Vinton, Washington. Throughout the Forest on all three Units.
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Wayne National Forest,   Athens Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R9 - Eastern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Athens Ranger District Special Use Permit Renewals
CE
- Grazing management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/06/2010 
Expected:02/2011
 
02/2011 Thomas Thompson
740-373-9055
ththompson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fifteen special use permits on the Athern Ranger District are expiring in December and need to be terminated or renewed. This project involves renewing those permits.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34038
Location: UNIT - Athens Ranger District. STATE - Ohio. COUNTY - Athens, Jackson, Monroe, Noble, Perry, Washington. Various locations in the Athens Ranger District.
Bessemer Hollow Susbsidence Closures
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:04/2011  05/2011 Katrina Schultes
740-753-0101
kschultes@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project will consist of closing 2-3 subsidences and opening several blocked drains in a heavily-impacted, mined area just north of Nelsonville (north side of Woodlane Ave).
Location: UNIT - Athens Ranger District. STATE - Ohio. COUNTY - Athens. Just north of Nelsonville on the north side of Woodlane Avenue.
Carlton Oil Corporation Gas Pipeline
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:01/2011  02/2011 Thomas Thompson
740-373-9055
ththompson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Carlton Oil Corp requests a speical use permit to lay on the surface a 1 1/2-in plastic pipeline. The pipeline will start at a well located on private land, cross approximately 2,500 ft on Forest Service land and back onto private to a meter site.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34739
Location: UNIT - Athens Ranger District. STATE - Ohio. COUNTY - Washington. LEGAL - T2N, R6W, SW 1/4 of Section 25. Ravens Rock Quad, Independence Twp, Washington Co, along Twp Rd 416 (Cline Rd).
Gas Enterprise Co. Surface Pipeline Proposal
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/21/2010  09/2010 Steve Sapio
740-373-5046
ssapio@fs.fed.us 
Description: Gas Enterprise Company requested permission to lay a surface gas pipeline across approximately 3,900 feet of federal land from wells on private land. The line would be installed by hand, with only minimal brush cutting required.
Location: UNIT - Athens Ranger District. STATE - Ohio. COUNTY - Monroe. LEGAL - Section 24, T3N, R6W. Washington Township.
Little Muskingum River Canoe Launch Development
CE
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Pamela Meyer
740-373-9055
pamelameyer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace old launch site that is unsafe and improve parking and river access at the Ring Mill recreation site along the Little Muskingum River on the Marietta Unit. Replacement launch site may be moved from current location.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=17360
Location: UNIT - Athens Ranger District. STATE - Ohio. COUNTY - Monroe. LEGAL - T3 N, R 5 W Section 25, Monroe County; T 3 N, R7 W Section 31, Washington County. Above Marietta and along the Little Muskingum River near Poulton and Hills.
Pleasant-Bear Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/23/2008
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2011 
Expected:03/2011
 
04/2011 Nicole Stump
740-753-0910
nstump@fs.fed.us 
Description: Create wildlife habitat that is missing or not in adequate supply. 575 ac of early successional habitat by even-aged management techniques; 546 ac of all-aged stands by single-tree and group selection; 1105 ac burning
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=26331
Location: UNIT - Athens Ranger District. STATE - Ohio. COUNTY - Washington. LEGAL - SW 1/4 of T2N R6W, S 1/2 of T3N R 7 W, T1N R6W NW of Ohio River, T2N R7W NW of Ohio River. Southern part of Marietta Unit of Athen RD in Washington County, Ohio.
Tornado Salvage Treatment
CE
- Forest products  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:02/2011  04/2011 Warren Tucker
740-753-0101
wtucker01@fs.fed.us 
Description: On 9/16/2010 a tornado struck The Plains area, damaging a wide swath of National Forestland. This project will include a salvage treatment to 250 of those acres.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34060
Location: UNIT - Athens Ranger District. STATE - Ohio. COUNTY - Athens. LEGAL - T12N, R15W, Sec 8. Athens County, State Route 691 on both sides of the road, south of the intersection with County Road 4.
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Wayne National Forest,   Ironton Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R9 - Eastern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Co Rd 29 Temporary Bridge
CE
- Road management  Completed  Actual: 09/23/2010  10/2010 Steve Marchi
740-753-0101
smarchi@fs.fed.us 
Description: A temporary bridge is necessary for safety and community access on Co Rd 29 since the July 20, 2010 storm damaged the historic bridge beyond repair.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33483
Location: UNIT - Ironton Ranger District. STATE - Ohio. COUNTY - Lawrence. LEGAL - Elizabeth Township, Lawrence Co, Ohio T2N 18W. Bridge is located one mile east of SR 93 on County Road 29 in the Vesuvius Developed Recreation Area.
FY 10 Ironton District Wetland Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/08/2009 
Expected:11/2010
 
02/2011 Chad Fitton
740-534-6536
cfitton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restore the project areas to shallow wetlands that mimic natural oxbows and shallow, scour-pool depressions that historically occurred in low-lying fields in southern Ohio. The wetland pools will vary in depth from several inches to several feet.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30219
Location: UNIT - Ironton Ranger District. STATE - Ohio. COUNTY - Gallia, Lawrence. LEGAL - T3N R18W, N1/2 of Section 4; T5N R16W, SE1/4 of Section 19; T2N R18W, N1/2 of Section 15. 3 locations: 1) 3 mi NW of Cadmus, Galia Co; 2) 1 1/2 mi NW of Buckhorn, 3) 1 1/2 mi NNE of Pedro, Lawrence Co, Ohio.
Hanging Rock Improvements
EA
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/15/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
01/2011 Marsha Wikle
740-534-6500
mwikle@fs.fed.us 
Description: Create additional parking for ATV access to the Hanging Rock ATV area. Construct 1 mi new ATV trail, reconstruct/maintain 4 mi trails. Waterline and washing facility would also be installed. Fishing access would be improved.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=24838
Location: UNIT - Ironton Ranger District. STATE - Ohio. COUNTY - Lawrence. LEGAL - T1N, R19W, Sec 1 and 22; T1N, R19W, Sec 1; T2N, R19W, Sec 16, 17, 19 and 30. Four miles northwest of Ironton, Ohio, near the existing Hanging Rock ATV Trailhead.
Ironton Hayfield Management
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/04/2010 
Expected:03/2011
 
03/2011 Tim Slone
740-534-6500
timslone@fs.fed.us 
Description: Allow for leasing of historic hayfields in the Ironton Ranger District of the Wayne National Forest.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31907
Location: UNIT - Ironton Ranger District. STATE - Ohio. COUNTY - Gallia, Lawrence. LEGAL - T5N, R17W, Sec2; and T3N, R18W, Sec4; and T6N, R17W, Sec32; and T3N, R16W, Sec 9. Four hayfield units located in Mason and Decatur townships in Lawrence County and Greenfield Township in Gallia County.
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This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.