Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2012 to 12/31/2012
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,  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
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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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
Application for Permit to Drill, Hite 2 Oil and Gas Well - Kenoil Inc.
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 06/29/2012  07/2012 Thomas Thompson
740-373-9055
ththompson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Kenoil Inc. proposes to develop a traditional vertical oil & gas well on the Athens Unit. The proposed well pad is 0.67ac and a proposed access road is 600ft in length. This proposal does not include horizontal drilling or high volume fracking.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38953
Location: UNIT - Athens Ranger District. STATE - Ohio. COUNTY - Hocking. LEGAL - S of the NW of T14N, R16W, Section 35, Falls Gore Township, Hocking County, Ohio. The proposed well site is located approximately nine miles northeast of Logan, Ohio and mile south of Gore, Ohio on the Athens Ranger District.
Bessie Sale Subsidence Closures
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management
- Minerals and Geology 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/05/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
09/2012 Michael Nicklow
740-753-0101
mnicklow@fs.fed.us 
Description: The goal of this project is eliminate safety hazard associated with six subsidences. These may be permanently closed or gated to permit air movement in and out of the underground mine.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40120
Location: UNIT - Athens Ranger District. STATE - Ohio. COUNTY - Perry. LEGAL - T14N, R15W. Southern Perry County, Saltlick Township, north of SR 595 near New Straitsville.
Long Hollow Doser
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:11/2012  01/2013 Pamela Stachler
740-753-0101
pstachler@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to install a limestone doser to treat acid mine drainage in the Long Hollow tributary of Snow Fork, subsequently reducing the acid and metal load in Monday Creek downstream from the confluence with Snow Fork.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40312
Location: UNIT - Athens Ranger District. STATE - Ohio. COUNTY - Hocking. Section 1 of Ward Township, Hocking County, between the villages of Murray City and Buchtel.
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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
Clay Tract Well Plugging Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2012 
Expected:10/2012  11/2012 Carol Boll
740-534-6500
ceboll@fs.fed.us 
Description: An abandoned gas well has been found on the Wayne National Forest. The well was damaged and has been made safe by a repair, but now needs to be plugged.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39746
Location: UNIT - Ironton Ranger District. STATE - Ohio. COUNTY - Lawrence. LEGAL - Within the SE SE NW of T5N, R17W, Section 02, Symmes Township, Lawrence County, Ohio. The project is approximately two miles west of Cadmus, Ohio and mile west of McDaniel Crossroads, Ohio on the Ironton Ranger District.
Clay Well Plugging Project BLM/FS Ironton RD
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Carol Boll
740-534-6500
ceboll@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project represents a duplicate that was erroneously entered into the system.
Location: UNIT - Ironton Ranger District. STATE - Ohio. COUNTY - Lawrence. LEGAL - Within the SE SE NW of T5N, R17W, Section 02, Symmes Township, Lawrence County, Ohio. The proposed well site is located approximately two miles west of Cadmus, Ohio and mile west of McDaniel Crossroads, Ohio on the Ironton Ranger District.
Doyle Land for Land Exchange
CE
- Land ownership management
- Land acquisition 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/09/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
12/2012 Carol Boll
740-534-6500
ceboll@fs.fed.us 
Description: A private landowner is offering a 0.51 acre private lake shore lot on Timbre Ridge Lake in exchange for 2.21 acres of federal land joined by other private land. The plot is the last isolated private lake shore lot beyond the private lots near the dam
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39482
Location: UNIT - Ironton Ranger District. STATE - Ohio. COUNTY - Lawrence. LEGAL - T3N, R16W, Section 11. Mason Township, Lawrence County, Ohio. Timbre Ridge Lake is south of Lecta, Ohio off SR 775 in Mason Township, Lawrence County, Ohio. The exchange properties are within Section 11, T3N, R16W, and west of the dam following the private road.
Hanging Rock Parking Improvements
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/15/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
02/2013 Carol Boll
740-534-6500
ceboll@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project will expand the existing parking lot in the Hanging Rock ATV area to accomodate more vehicles.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38002
Location: UNIT - Ironton Ranger District. STATE - Ohio. COUNTY - Lawrence. Four miles northwest of Ironton, Ohio, near the existing Hanging Rock ATV Trailhead.
Hay Cultivation Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/01/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
03/2013 Scott Means
740-534-6500
smeans@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposal is to reissue a permit to cultivate hay on 3.1 acres adjacent to Sharps Creek Road in Lawrence County, Aid Township. The new permit will bring the activity into compliance with the 2006 Forest Plan.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38520
Location: UNIT - Ironton Ranger District. STATE - Ohio. COUNTY - Lawrence. Sharps Creek Road in Lawrence County, Aid Township, NE SW sec 27 T4N R17W.
Hibernaculum Area Foraging Enhancement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 07/17/2012  08/2012 Katrina Schultes
740-753-0101
kschultes@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project enhances bat foraging, drinking, and flyway habitat, as well as amphibian breeding habitat through activities including upland pond construction and brushing and limbing along a closed Forest Road near a bat hibernaculum.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39375
Location: UNIT - Ironton Ranger District. STATE - Ohio. COUNTY - Lawrence. This project is located in Decatur and Elizabeth Townships, Lawrence County, west of Center Station, OH in the vicinity of County Road 41S.
Ironton Hayfield Management
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/04/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/2013 
Expected:10/2013
 
10/2013 Scott Means
740-534-6500
smeans@fs.fed.us 
Description: Allow for leasing of historic hayfields in the Ironton Ranger District of the Wayne National Forest.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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.
Kimble Loop East Horse Trail Reroute
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/01/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
11/2012 Carol Boll
740-534-6500
ceboll@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to reroute the horse trail off of County Road 5. The project would construct approximately 3.5 miles of horse and hiking trail, which would replace approximately 2.3 miles of trail along roads.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38516
Location: UNIT - Ironton Ranger District. STATE - Ohio. COUNTY - Lawrence. Lawrence County, Aid Township, Sections 20, 21, 28, & 29 T4N R17W.
Pine Grove ATV Connector Trail
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/01/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
11/2012 Carol Boll
740-534-6500
ceboll@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to construct approx 6 miles of trail including bridges. The goal is to connect the Hanging Rock ATV trails south of SR 650 to the Superior ATV trails north of CR 27.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38518
Location: UNIT - Ironton Ranger District. STATE - Ohio. COUNTY - Lawrence. The location is Lawrence County, Elizabeth Township, Sec 10, 16, 17, & 19 T2N R18W.
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This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.