Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2013 to 06/30/2013
Allegheny National Forest

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.
Report Contents (click to jump to a section) :
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)

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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 03/06/2013  03/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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 10/2013 
Expected:08/2014  12/2014 Steve Dowlan
814-363-6012
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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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 04/2013 
Expected:12/2013  02/2014 Steve Dowlan
814-363-6012
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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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.
Jakes Rocks Epic Mountain Bike Trail
EA
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2014 
Expected:01/2015  06/2015 Julie Moyer
814-363-6012
sdowlan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction of a 39 mile mountain bike trail network along the southern and western side of Allegheny Reservoir. The trail includes internal loop routes and vistas.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40494
Location: UNIT - Bradford Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - McKean, Warren. LEGAL - Eastern Mead Township, Warren County and western Hamilton Township, McKean County. Southern and eastern slopes above the Allegheny Reservoir.
Outfitter Guide Special Use Permit for The Lodge at Glendorn
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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.
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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
Aspen Regeneration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Completed  Actual: 03/01/2013  07/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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 10/2014 
Expected:05/2015  09/2015 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2013 
Expected:03/2014  07/2014 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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.
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 12/2013 
Expected:05/2014  09/2014 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37119
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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/05/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
10/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35240
Location: UNIT - Marienville Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Forest. Howe Township, Jenks Township, Kingsley Township.
The Branch Stream Improvement Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/14/2013
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
08/2013 Kevin Treese
814-927-5759
ktreese@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project involves hardening the toeslope and stabilize streambank for slope stability of Forest Road 145 near its intersection with Forest Road 127 by constructing a multi-faceted log complex and installing other instream structures.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41276
Location: UNIT - Marienville Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Forest. Warrrant 5109, Kingsley Township.
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