Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2011 to 06/30/2011
Green Mountain And Finger Lakes National Forests

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) :
Projects Occurring Nationwide
R9 - Eastern Region, Green Mountain And Finger Lakes National Forests, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R9 - Eastern Region, Green Mountain And Finger Lakes National Forests,  Hector Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R9 - Eastern Region, Green Mountain And Finger Lakes National Forests,  Manchester Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R9 - Eastern Region, Green Mountain And Finger Lakes National Forests,  Middlebury Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R9 - Eastern Region, Green Mountain And Finger Lakes National Forests,  Rochester 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

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/19/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
10/2011 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.
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/25/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
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 05/2011 
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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Green Mountain And Finger Lakes National Forests, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R9 - Eastern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Central Vermont Public Service (CVPS) Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:07/2011  09/2011 David Bosch
802-747-6746
dbosch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue Special Use Permit to authorize all existing CVPS power lines located across the Forest.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=12744
Location: UNIT - Middlebury Ranger District, Rochester Ranger District, Manchester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Addison, Bennington, Rutland, Windham, Windsor. LEGAL - Multiple counties and towns. Green Mountain National Forest, multiple towns.
GMNF Forest Plan Amendment #1: Re-allocation of Wilderness Study Area and Remote Backcountry Remnant
EA
- Land management planning  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/10/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
06/2011 Jay Strand
802-767-4261
jstrand@fs.fed.us 
Description: Amend the Forest Plan to re-allocate the remaining Wilderness Study Area Management Areas (MAs), and where appropriate the remnant Remote Backcountry MA to other MAs as a result of the New England Wilderness Act.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=25469
Location: UNIT - Middlebury Ranger District, Rochester Ranger District, Manchester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Addison, Bennington, Windham, Windsor. NFS lands in towns of: Goshen, Hancock, Granville, Rochester, Lincoln, Ripton, Mount Tabor, Winhall, Stratton, Sunderland, and Woodford.
New England Wilderness Act Road Restoration Project
EA
- Regulations, Directives, Orders
- Road management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Jay Strand
802-767-4261
jstrand@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project will address the non-conforming infrastructure (roads) that may inhibit naturally occurring ecological processes to take place. Roads will be restored to a landscape level, converted to non-motorized trails, or a combination of both.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=23615
Location: UNIT - Middlebury Ranger District, Rochester Ranger District, Manchester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Addison, Bennington, Windsor. LEGAL - Forest-wide. Forest-wide, towns of Granville, Ripton, Hancock, Rochester, Woodford, and Glastenbury.
Outfitter Guide Special Use Authorizations
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Carol Burd
802-747-6749
cburd@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project will review issue of Special Use authorizations to Outfitters and Guides for recreational / educational trips which have not caused significant resource impacts in the past. Authorizations may exceed one year and cover a range of activities
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32381
Location: UNIT - Middlebury Ranger District, Rochester Ranger District, Manchester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Addison, Bennington, Rutland, Washington, Windham, Windsor. A variety of locations across Green Mountain National Forest System lands.
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Green Mountain And Finger Lakes National Forests,   Hector Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R9 - Eastern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Engel Hay Harvesting Special Use
CE
- Special area management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:06/2011  08/2011 David Bosch
802-747-6746
dbosch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Hay harvesting in existing fields on two tracts of NFS land in Grassland for Wildlife MA. One field is in Military Lot (ML) 8 on the north side of Searsburg Rd. opposite the end of Grove Rd; the second is in ML 13 on the west side of Wardner Corner.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33891
Location: UNIT - Hector Ranger District. STATE - New York. COUNTY - Schuyler. Military Lot 8 on the north side of Searsburg Road opposite the end of Grove Road, and in ML 13 on the west side of Wardner Corners Road.
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Green Mountain And Finger Lakes National Forests,   Manchester Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R9 - Eastern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bromley Havoc Trail Widening
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/28/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
07/2011 Thomas Paquette
802-767-4261 x 521
tpaquette@fs.fed.us 
Description: Widen a 300 foot section of an existing trail an average of 50 feet. The widening will allow the trail to meet industry standards for ski racing, and provide a safer trail for the general public.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34405
Location: UNIT - Manchester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Bennington. Bromley Ski Resort, Town of Peru, Bennington County.
Bromley Land Exchange and Ski Area Expansion
EIS
- Recreation management
- Land ownership management
- Special use management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Susan Mathison
603-536-6245
smathison@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed land exchange of specific National Forest System lands within and/or adjacent to Bromley Ski Resort and NFS lands south of Vermont Route 11 in exchange for a Bromley-owned parcel and cash. Proposal also includes ski area expansion.
Location: UNIT - Manchester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Bennington. Green Mountain National Forest, Town of Peru.
Deerfield Wind Energy Development Special Use Permit EIS
EIS
- Special use management  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/23/2010
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 08/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
05/2012 Robert Bayer
(802) 362-2307 ext 218
rbayer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Application for Special Use Permit to erect wind turbines and develop a commercial wind power facility on National Forest lands. Supplemental DEIS released in late December 2010; estimate availability of FEIS/ROD in August, 2011.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=7838
Location: UNIT - Manchester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Bennington. Green Mountain National Forest, Towns of Readsboro and Searsburg.
Dorset / Peru Integrated Resource Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:05/2012  07/2012 Melissa Reichert
802-747-6754
mmreichert@fs.fed.us 
Description: Multi-resource project activities to meet desired future conditions provided by the 2006 Forest Plan.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32091
Location: UNIT - Manchester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Bennington. National Forest System lands in and around the towns of Dorset and Peru, Bennington County, Vermont.
Driscoll VAST Trail Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management   On Hold  N/A  N/A David Bosch
802-747-6746
dbosch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special Use Permit to authorize use of non-system snowmobile trail located on National Forest System lands to access VAST snowmobile network from private motel.
Location: UNIT - Manchester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Bennington. Green Mountain National Forest, Town of Woodford.
E.C. Crosby Cultivation Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/25/2008 
Expected:04/2011
 
06/2011 David Bosch
802-747-6746
dbosch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue existing Special Use Permit for cultivation of NFS lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=26626
Location: UNIT - Manchester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Rutland. Green Mountain National Forest; Manchester RD, Town of Mt. Tabor.
Kelley Logging Access Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/04/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 David Bosch
802-747-6746
dbosch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project is to authorize a yarding corridor and a landing on NFS land so a private inholding can be logged. The skid trail is 20 feet wide by 400 feet long, and the landing is approximately 0.25 acres in size.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32081
Location: UNIT - Manchester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Bennington. Along Town Highway 18, National Forest land in the town of Peru, Bennington County, Vermont.
Kelley Stand East Trail Head Access
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:07/2011  08/2011 Joan McCloud
802-362-2307 x 229
jmccloud@fs.fed.us 
Description: Designate existing roads / snowmobile trails for mountain bike and equestrian use. Some trail hardening will occur.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35476
Location: UNIT - Manchester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Windham. Kelley Stand Parking Lot to IP Road, Town of Stratton, Manchester Ranger District.
Kugler Access to Private Land
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A David Bosch
802-747-6746
dbosch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special Use Permit for use of a road on National Forest System lands authorizing private individual access to private land for recreation and logging. Part of route requires reconstructing abandoned Town Road; the remainder requires new construction
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=21202
Location: UNIT - Manchester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Bennington. Green Mountain National Forest, Town of Winhall.
Lauzon and Sausville Private Land Access Special Use Permits
CE
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/27/2008 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 Robert Bayer
802-362-2307 ext 218
rbayer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of special use permits to authorize the Lauzon and Sausville families to access their private land inholdings within the Glastenbury Wilderness Area by private road.
Location: UNIT - Manchester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Bennington. Green Mountain National Forest, Manchester RD, Towns Glastenbury and Woodford.
Lightfoot Private Land Access Special Use
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/11/2006 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 David Bosch
802-747-6746
dbosch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special Use Permit for use of a road on National Forest System lands authorizing private individual access to private land for recreation and logging.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=18053
Location: UNIT - Manchester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Bennington. Green Mountain National Forest, Town of Winhall.
Mountain Bike Trail Designations, Hapgood Pond and Utley Brook Areas
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:08/2011  09/2011 Joan McCloud
802-362-2307 x 229
jmccloud@fs.fed.us 
Description: Designate existing roads and trails for mountain bike use. No construction of new trails, although some trail hardening will occur.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35477
Location: UNIT - Manchester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Bennington. Hapgood Pond and Utley Brook Areas, Town of Peru, Manchester Ranger District.
Peru Upland Opening for Wildlife
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:07/2011  08/2011 John Sease
802-362-2307-237
jsease@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restore and maintain an existing upland opening on about 4.5 acres with a possible combination of hand, mechanical and prescribed fire treatments.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35494
Location: UNIT - Manchester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Bennington. Existing opening, Compartment 55 on Hapgood Pond Rd in the town of Peru.
Richville Road Wildlife Opening Restoration and Maintenance
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:07/2011  08/2011 John Sease
802-362-2307-237
jsease@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project will remove cultivated crops, restore vegetation, and ultimately provide enhanced public recreational access to the Battenkill River. Opening maintenance will include hand, mechanical and/or prescribed fire treatments.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35493
Location: UNIT - Manchester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Bennington. Richville Road, Town of Manchester.
Romeo Logging Access Special Use
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:08/2011  12/2011 David Bosch
802-747-6746
dbosch@fs.fed.us 
Description: One alternative for logging N ˝ of Romeo tract is to stay on Romeo land and truck over an old truck road which is now VAST Corridor 9. Two alternatives to log the S ˝: both involve skidding to landings on NFS land and trucking from there to SR 8.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34083
Location: UNIT - Manchester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Bennington. NFS land west of State Route 8 and north of Heartwellville; Town of Readsboro.
Sprague Maple Tapping of Waldo Tract Special Use
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 02/23/2011  02/2011 David Bosch
802-747-6746
dbosch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Mr. Sprague has about 900 of his 1,400 taps on that portion of the Waldo Tract (#303) in Medburyville, north of SR 9 in Wilmington, that the U.S. will purchase in October/November 2010. He would like to retain those taps under special use permit.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34085
Location: UNIT - Manchester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Windham. The Waldo Tract (#303) in Medburyville, north of SR 9; Town of Wilmington.
Stoodly Water System Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A David Bosch
802-747-6746
dbosch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special Use Permit to allow private landowner to develop a spring box to capture water on National Forest System (NFS) land and pipe it over NFS land to have a gravity feed system. Total occupancy of NFS land would be less than one acre.
Location: UNIT - Manchester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Windsor. Green Mountain National Forest, Town of Weston.
Tatro Logging Access Road Use (formerly Lozier Logging Access Special Use)
CE
- Special use management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/22/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 John Kamb
802-747-6715
jkamb@fs.fed.us 
Description: Road permit to access a private inholding across NFS lands in the Town of Stamford to harvest timber. Permittee would truck logs down FR 264 and FR 265, both of which need road improvement work.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34077
Location: UNIT - Manchester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Bennington. Private inholding off of FR 264, along Cardinal Brook and east of the Appalachian Trail.
Vermont Broadband Special Use Authorization
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:06/2011  08/2011 David Bosch
802-747-6746
dbosch@fs.fed.us 
Description: 12.75 miles of broadband network are proposed for addition to existing aerial utility lines on NFS lands on Manchester District. These utility lines already have access roads or trails. Their authorizations allow for maintenance of their systems.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35484
Location: UNIT - Manchester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Bennington. Towns of Dorset, Winhall, Landgrove, Woodford, Searsburg, and Readsboro, Manchester Ranger District.
Woodford Lake Estates Snowmobile Trail Additions
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:07/2011  09/2011 Joan McCloud
802-362-2307 x 229
jmccloud@fs.fed.us 
Description: Designate a section of the powerline corridor, FR 280 & two access trails connecting Woodford Lake Estates to the NFS snowmobile trail system. The proposal includes the decommissioning of the 4 mile Dome Trail (FT 393) in the Lamb Brook area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35469
Location: UNIT - Manchester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Bennington. Town of Woodford, Manchester Ranger District, area around Woodford Lake Estates housing association.
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Green Mountain And Finger Lakes National Forests,   Middlebury Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R9 - Eastern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bulotsky Private Land Access Special Use
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A David Bosch
802-747-6746
dbosch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special Use Permit to authorize a priate landowner to use a road on National Forest System lands to access private property.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/forests/greenmountain/htm/greenmountain/links/projects/projects_currentandcomplete.htm
Location: UNIT - Middlebury Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Rutland. Green Mountain National Forest, Town of Chittenden.
Catamount Trail Association Goshen Powerline Relocation
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:06/2011  09/2011 Holly Knox
802-747-6718
hknox@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocate a portion of the Catamount Trail, a cross country ski trail, between Vermont Route 73 and the Blueberry Management Area in Goshen. The new route would improve safety and decrease trail tread maintenance.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34523
Location: UNIT - Middlebury Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Addison. Shared cross country ski trail and powerline route between Vermont Route 73 and the Blueberry Management Area in Goshen.
Catamount Trail Goshen Powerline Relocation Project
CE
- Recreation management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Holly Knox
802-747-6718
hknox@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocate a portion of the Catamount Trail (x-country ski trail) between VT Route 73 and the Blueberry Management Area in Goshen to improve safety and decrease trail tread maintenance.
Location: UNIT - Middlebury Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Addison. Green Mountain NF, Middlebury RD, Town of Goshen, VT.
Catamount Trail Steam Mill Road Relocation
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:08/2011  11/2011 Holly Knox
802-767-4261
hknox@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocate a portion of the Catamount Trail off of Steam Mill Road to reduce the amount of shared miles with snowmobiles. Trail will be rerouted west of Steam Mill Road and connect to the Rikert Nordic Center trail system.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35177
Location: UNIT - Middlebury Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Addison. Town of Ripton, Steam Mill Road west to the Rikert Nordic Center trail system.
Fitzpatrick Private Land Access Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A David Bosch
802-747-6746
dbosch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a Special Use Permit to authorize the construction, use and maintenance of a road to provide access to private land.
Location: UNIT - Middlebury Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Addison. Green Mountain National Forest; Middlebury RD, Town of Lincoln.
Lefferts Pond Area Trails Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:08/2011  10/2011 Holly Knox
802-767-4261
hknox@fs.fed.us 
Description: Remove snowmobile and horse access from Lefferts Pond Trail (FT 133) to reduce wetland impacts and maintenance costs; reroute horse use onto Lefferts Day Use Area access road (FR412); improve Round Robin snowmobile and horse trail to restore access.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35176
Location: UNIT - Middlebury Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Rutland. Lefferts Pond Trail (Forest Trail 133), Lefferts Day Use Area access road (FR412), and Round Robin snowmobile and horse trail, all in town of Chittenden.
Steam Mill Gravel Pit
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/28/2010 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 John Kamb
802-747-6715
jkamb@fs.fed.us 
Description: Develop and manage a gravel pit on the west side of an elongated hill-shaped landform between Forest Road 59 and Forest Road 130 on National Forest System land in the Town of Ripton.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=26945
Location: UNIT - Middlebury Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Addison. Between Forest Roads 59 and 130 in the Town of Ripton.
Steam Mill Wetland Restoration Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/03/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
07/2011 Nancy Burt
802-747-6742
nburt@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restore a wetland on the west side of Forest Road (FR) 59 and north of FR 130 in the Town of Ripton, VT.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34880
Location: UNIT - Middlebury Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Addison. Green Mountain NF, Middlebury RD, Town of Ripton, VT.
Wagonwheel Nordic Trail Extension Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:06/2011  06/2011 Jennifer Edmonds
802-767-4261 x. 529
jedmonds@fs.fed.us 
Description: Provide a long, groomed outer woods loop opportunity for Nordic skiers at Rikert Ski Touring Center which is apready permitted to operate a Nordic ski center. Loop will also provide access to the Catamount Trail from Rikert; a gate may be required.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35309
Location: UNIT - Middlebury Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Addison. Wagonwheel Extension is an old road from Rikert Ski Touring Center to an intersection with the shared VAST / Catamount trail in Ripton, VT.
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Green Mountain And Finger Lakes National Forests,   Rochester Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R9 - Eastern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Blueberry Lake Project
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:08/2011  09/2011 Holly Knox
802-747-6718
hknox@fs.fed.us 
Description: Intent is to add trails to National Forest trail system, improve parking opportunities on west side of the lake, connect the northern parking area to the trail system, remove the southern parking lot, and implement erosion control and restorations
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34521
Location: UNIT - Rochester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Washington. Blueberry Lake area in the town of Warren, Washington County.
Cow Mountain Pond Snowmobile Trail Re-route
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:07/2011  08/2011 Jay Strand
802-767-4261
jstrand@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reroute section of existing snowmobile trail through the VELCO corridor to existing old logging road on the Cow Mtn Pond Legacy tract. Construction of 1500ft of new snowmobile trail will include cutting small trees, debrushing, stumping & waterbars.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35562
Location: UNIT - Rochester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Essex. Cow Mountain Pond VAST trail where it passes through a National Forest Legacy Tract in the town of Granby.
Hodgdon Private Land Access
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A David Bosch
802-747-6746
dbosch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special Use Permit to place temporary bridge on existing abutments and using existing road to access private land.
Location: UNIT - Rochester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Windsor. Green Mountain National Forest,Town of Rochester.
Sugarbush Steins Run Trail Widening
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:07/2011  08/2011 Thomas Paquette
802-767-4261 x 521
tpaquette@fs.fed.us 
Description: Widen the intersection at the top of Stein’s Run Trail at Sugarbush Ski Area to improve skier and groomer access safety. Area to clear of vegetation would be about 0.2 acres.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35267
Location: UNIT - Rochester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Washington. Sugarbush Resort, Town of Warren, Rochester Ranger District.
Sugarbush Tree Skiing and Beginner Terrain Improvement Project
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Thomas Paquette
802-767-4261 x 521
tpaquette@fs.fed.us 
Description: Provide tree skiing access within the permit area into Slide Brook basin with limited tree thinning and limbing of some low branches. Also, improve beginner terrain and add conveyor carpet lift near Sugarbear Road ski trail.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31747
Location: UNIT - Rochester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Washington. Sugarbush Ski Resort, Town of Warren, Washington County, Vermont.
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