Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2012 to 12/31/2012
Allegheny 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, Allegheny National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R9 - Eastern Region, Allegheny National Forest,  Bradford Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R9 - Eastern Region, Allegheny National Forest,  Marienville 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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Allegheny 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
Allegheny National Forest Reserved and Outstanding Oil and Gas Design Criteria
EIS
- Land management planning  On Hold  N/A  N/A Collin Koers
814-728-6142
ckoers@fs.fed.us 
Description: Design Criteria in the Allegheny National Forest 2007 Forest Plan will be applied to reserved and outstanding oil and gas development. This proposal responds to the 2/15/08 Forest Plan Appeals Decision made by the Chief of the Forest Service.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=27737
Location: UNIT - Allegheny National Forest All Units. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Elk, Forest, McKean, Warren. Allegheny National Forest - Northwest Pennslyania - Eastern Region Nine.
Transition EIS
EIS
- Minerals and Geology  On Hold  N/A  N/A Collin Koers
814-728-6142
ckoers@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to authorize reasonable access for site-specific proposals to develop reserved and outstanding mineral rights within the Allegheny National Forest, with provisions to mitigate impacts to surface resources.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=29098
Location: UNIT - Allegheny National Forest All Units. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Elk, Forest, McKean, Warren. LEGAL - Warren, Forest, Elk and McKean counties, Pennsylvania. Forest wide.
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Allegheny National Forest,   Bradford Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R9 - Eastern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Columbia Gas Pipeline Special Use Permit Renewal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2012 
Expected:11/2012  12/2012 Ava Turnquist
814-363-6086
aturnquist@fs.fed.us 
Description: SUP Renewal of Rights of Way (ROW) for 2 existing natural gas pipelines located within Warren County, Pennsylvania. Includes widening of a 15 ft. ROW to a 30 ft. ROW over 6,687 ft. for one of 2the two SUP renewals.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40090
Location: UNIT - Bradford Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Warren. LEGAL - Warren County, Pennsylvania: 1) Sheffield Township, Lot 318: 2) Mead Township, USA Tract 202. Warren County, Pennsylvania: 1) Sheffield Township, Lot 318: 2) Mead Township, USA Tract 202.
Greater Stickney
EA
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Research and Development 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2012 
Expected:11/2012  03/2013 Steve Dowlan
814-728-6165
sdowlan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed activities include vegetation management, timber harvesting, wildlife habitat improvement, fish habitat improvement, treatment of non-native invasive plant species, transportation activities, and recreation access and facilities improvements
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37840
Location: UNIT - Bradford Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - McKean, Warren. LEGAL - Corydon, Lafayette Foster and Bradford Townships, McKean County and Mead Township, Warren County. South of the New York state line and north of Highway 59 and Route 770. East of Routes 346, FS 137, FS 271 and FS 627 and west of the ANF proclamation boundary.
Izenbrown Corners
EA
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Research and Development 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:12/2012  03/2013 Steve Dowlan
814-728-6165
sdowlan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed management activities include vegetation management, timber harvest, wildlife habitat improvements, non-native invasive plant species treatments, transportation activities, and recreation facilities and access improvements.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37839
Location: UNIT - Bradford Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Forest, Warren. LEGAL - Hickory Township in Forest County and Watson and Limestone Townships, Warren County. East of the Allegheny River and west of Hickory Creek Wilderness and Yellowhammer. North of Rt. 666 and south of Slater Run.
McKean County Conservation District Sign SUP
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/19/2012  08/2012 Ava Turnquist
814-363-6086
aturnquist@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installation and mainenance of a sign along State Route 6 within Sheffield Township (Lot 194), Warren County, Pennsylvania. The sign would be located near the McKean and Warren County boundary on the north side of State Route 6.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39483
Location: UNIT - Bradford Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Warren. LEGAL - Warren/McKean County boundary along State Route 6 within Sheffield Township (Lot 194), Warren County, Pennsylvania. Warren/McKean County boundary along State Route 6 within Sheffield Township (Lot 194), Warren County, Pennsylvania.
Outfitter Guide Special Use Permit for The Lodge at Glendorn
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/28/2012 
Expected:03/2012
 
03/2012 Mark Conn
814-723-5150
mwconn@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Special Use Permit would authorize The Lodge at Glendorn to perform outfitter and guide services for a period of ten (10) years.
Location: UNIT - Bradford Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Forest, McKean, Warren. LEGAL - Portions of Warren, McKean and Forest Counties, Pennsylvania. Througout the Bradford Ranger District, Warren, McKean and Forest Counties, Pennsylvania.
Pipeline Renewals
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Glenn Howard
814-728-6165
gdhoward@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renew special use permits for 10 existing oil and gas pipelines and associated facilities. These are in various locations across the Bradford Ranger District.
Location: UNIT - Bradford Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Warren. LEGAL - Lots 461, 470, 487, 507, 508 in Pleasant Twp, Lots 517, 518, 519 in Watson Twp., Warren County, PA. Lots 461, 470, 487, 507, 508 in Pleasant Twp, Lots 517, 518, 519 in Watson Twp., Warren County, PA.
Southern Allegheny Reservoir Enhancement Project (SAREP)
EA
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Facility management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Julie Moyer
814-363-6089
jmoyer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Enhance recreation opportunities in the area around the Kinzua Bay of the Allegheny Reservoir through management activities that include scenery, recreation, heritage, vegetation and wildlife activities.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32831
Location: UNIT - Bradford Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - McKean, Warren. LEGAL - Mead Township in Warren County and Hamilton Township in McKean County, PA. Management Areas 7.1 and 2.2 lands surrounding the Kinzua Bay of the Allegheny Reservoir.
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Allegheny National Forest,   Marienville Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R9 - Eastern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
ARG Resources Special Use Pipeline
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/27/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
02/2013 Kevin Treese
814-927-5759
ktreese@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special use authorization to install a plastic 2-inch natural gas pipeline in Warrants 1465 and 1778, Highland Township, Elk County for the purpose of supplying natural gas to their facilities located in Warrant 3776.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39390
Location: UNIT - Marienville Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Elk. Warrants 1465 and 1778, Highland Township.
Aspen Regeneration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/13/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
04/2013 Kevin Treese
814-927-5759
ktreese@fs.fed.us 
Description: To maintain aspen stands and clones through non-commercial cutting of mature aspen stands and clumps scattered across the district.The cutting would occur during the dormant season and felled trees would be left on site to prevent browsing by deer.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39522
Location: UNIT - Marienville Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Elk, Forest, McKean. Marienville Ranger District.
Chaffee
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:04/2013  08/2013 Kevin Treese
814-927-5759
ktreese@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed management activities include vegetation treatments, timber harvesting, wildlife habitat improvements, non-native invasive plant species treatments, transportation activites, and recreation improvments.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37427
Location: UNIT - Marienville Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Elk, Forest. Warrants 2366, 2453, 2456, 2464, 2808, 2850, 2916, 3752, 3753, 3760, 3766, 3773, 3775, 3777, 3778, 3781, 3783, 3784, 3785, 3788, Howe Township and Highland Township.
Clarion Wild and Scenic River Comprehensive River Management Plan
EA
- Land management planning
- Recreation management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/24/2008
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/2012 
Expected:04/2013
Actual: 11/19/2009
09/29/2009 
08/2013 Linda White
814-927-5776
lmwhite@fs.fed.us 
Description: Develop Comprehensive River Management Plan for the Clarion Wild and Scenic River to protect the natural condition and free-flowing state of the river and provide a managmement strategy for all public lands within the wild and scenic river corridor.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=27054
Location: UNIT - Marienville Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Clarion, Elk, Forest, Jefferson. The 51.7-mile segment of the Clarion River from the ANF/SGL #44 boundary to an unnamed tributary in the backwaters of Piney Dam.
Columbia Gas Special Use Pipeline
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/14/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
03/2013 Kevin Treese
814-927-5759
ktreese@fs.fed.us 
Description: Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania, Inc. is proposing to modify one of their natural gas pipeline special use authorizations by relacing approximately 4,000 feet of existing pipeline, which is to be abandoned in place, with 6,741 feet of new pipeline.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39869
Location: UNIT - Marienville Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Elk. Warrants 3784 and 3785, Highland Township.
Millsteck
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/23/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
04/2013 Jerry Jordan
814-927-5789
jjordan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed management activities include vegetation treatments, including timber harvesting, wildlife habitat improvements, NNIP species treatments, transportation activities, and recreational improvements.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34979
Location: UNIT - Marienville Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Elk, Forest. Barnett and Jenks Townships, Forest County and Millstone and Spring Creek Townships, Elk County.
Salmon East
EA
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2013 
Expected:04/2014  08/2014 Kevin Treese
814-927-5759
ktreese@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed activities include vegetation management, wildlife habitat improvements, non-native invasive plant species treatments, transportation activites, recreation enhancements, and soil and water improvements.
Location: UNIT - Marienville Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Elk, Forest. Jenks and Howe Townships, Forest County.
Salmon West
EA
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/11/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2013 
Expected:01/2013
 
05/2013 Scott Tepke
814-927-5786
stepke@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed management activities include vegetation management, timber harvesting, wildlife habitat enhancements, NNIP species treatments, transportation activities, and recreational improvements.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35240
Location: UNIT - Marienville Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Forest. Howe Township, Jenks Township, Kingsley Township.
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