Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2013 to 03/31/2013
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)  Completed  Actual: 11/28/2012  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
2012 Gypsy Moth STS Treatment Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:04/2013  06/2013 Rachel Orwan
740-753-0101
rorwan@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposal is to treat 1,198ac with gypsy moth pheremone. The treatment is species specific and does not kill the moths, rather it prevents successful mating by saturating the area with enough pheremone that the males cannot find the females.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40942
Location: UNIT - Athens Ranger District. STATE - Ohio. COUNTY - Athens, Hocking. south of the town of Nelsonville. Rte 278 transects the project area, Minkers Run is to the north and Rte 56 is to the south.
BLM Federal Coal Lease Project (OHES 057390)
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/17/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2013 
Expected:03/2013
 
05/2013 Thomas Thompson
740-373-9055
ththompson@fs.fed.us 
Description: BLM is seeking consent from the WNF to lease federal coal underlying the Forest. If the Forest gives consent, there will be no surface use of the lands proposed for leasing. Only underground mining would be permitted.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40456
Location: UNIT - Athens Ranger District. STATE - Ohio. COUNTY - Morgan, Perry. The proposed coal parcels are north of the village of Glouster, OH and east of the village of Corning, OH. Burr Oak Reservoir is south of the project area.
Bessie Sale Subsidence Closures
CE
- 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 Restoration Project
CE
- Watershed management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2013 
Expected:05/2013  07/2013 Pamela Stachler
740-753-0101
pstachler@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project will involve working in the headwaters to open drainages and close subsidences, and the placement of a doser to treat acid mine drainage in the Long Hollow tributary of 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  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/13/2012 
Expected:06/2013
 
06/2013 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.
Doyle Land for Land Exchange
CE
- Land ownership management
- Land acquisition 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/09/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
01/2013 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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/13/2012 
Expected:06/2013
 
06/2013 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.
Ironton Hayfield Management
EA
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/13/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
01/2013 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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/13/2012 
Expected:10/2013
 
10/2013 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.
Sciota Water Line at Poplar Fork
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/13/2012 
Expected:04/2013
 
04/2013 Carol Boll
740-534-6500
ceboll@fs.fed.us 
Description: Scioto Water would install a 6-inch waterline alongside Poplar Fork Road from the water tower near Powellsville to the potable water treatment plant in Franklin Furnace, Ohio. The line will be 6" PVC line at a depth between 36-48 inches.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40940
Location: UNIT - Ironton Ranger District. STATE - Ohio. COUNTY - Scioto. LEGAL - E1/2 NE Sec 28, T3 N R19W. along Poplar Fork Road, Vernon Township, Scioto County, Ohio.
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This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.