Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2012 to 06/30/2012
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, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/19/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2011 
Expected:03/2012
 
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.
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  Completed  Actual: 03/23/2012  12/2011 Brenda Halter-Glenn
202-260-9400
bhalterglenn@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  Completed  Actual: 12/13/2011  01/2012 Glen Stein
801-200-2703
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, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)  

R9 - Eastern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
North Zone Trail Relocations
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/01/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
09/2012 Holly Knox
802-747-6718
hknox@fs.fed.us 
Description: The reroute parts of 4 seperate trails (3 x-country ski routes that are part of the Catamount Trail system; 1 mountain bike trail) to provide for trails that are more sustainable, less prone to erosion, easier to maintain & improve safety.
Location: UNIT - Green Mountain And Finger Lakes National Forest All Units. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Addison, Washington, Windsor. Towns of Lincoln, Warren, Rochester and Goshen.
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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 07/2012 
Expected:12/2012  01/2013 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
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/nepa_project_exp.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 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/30/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
08/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Vista Opening Maintenance
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:07/2012  08/2012 Holly Knox
802-747-6718
hknox@fs.fed.us 
Description: Remove the minimum vegetation required to open scenic vistas on the following trails:Chandler Ridge, Bloodroot Gap, Alphonse Quesnel, Mount Carmel, Rattlesnake Cliffs, Canty, Oak Ridge, Lincoln Gap West Vista, and also at Lefferts Pond Day Use Area.
Location: UNIT - Middlebury Ranger District, Rochester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Addison, Rutland. Towns of Leicester, Chittenden, Middlebury, Ripton, Mendon, Lincoln and Salisbury.
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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
Butternut Seed Orchard
CE
- Research and Development  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/08/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
07/2012 Paul Widowski
607-546-4470 x312
pwidowski@fs.fed.us 
Description: Establish a butternut seed orchard within Grassland for Wildlife Management Area to develop disease resistant trees. Area occupied by the orchard is estimated to be 250 feet x 250 feet.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38006
Location: UNIT - Hector Ranger District. STATE - New York. COUNTY - Schuyler. Finger Lakes NF, Town of Hector.
Engel Hay Harvesting Special Use
CE
- Special area management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:06/2012  07/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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
Bucklin Trail Relocation
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012  08/2012 Carol Burd
802-747-6749
cburd@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocate a segment of Bucklin Trail that was damaged from Tropical Storm Irene to move it away from Brewers Brook. This is a popular Appalachian Trail/Long Trail sidetrail to acess Killington Peak.
Location: UNIT - Manchester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Rutland. Town of Killington.
CVPS North Road - Peru Line Relocation Special Use
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:07/2012  08/2012 David Bosch
802-747-6746
dbosch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocate about 6,400 foot power line corridor managed by Central Vermont Public Service (CVPS) along North, Savage and Mad Tom Roads. This placement and maintenance would be authorized by a special use permit on about 4.4 acres.
Location: UNIT - Manchester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Bennington. Town of Peru.
Catamount Trail - Pony Hill Reroute
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:07/2012  08/2012 Joan McCloud
802-362-2307 x 229
jmccloud@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-route approximately 450 feet of the Catamount Trail (x-country trail).
Location: UNIT - Manchester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Bennington. Town of Winhall.
Deerfield Wind Energy Development Special Use Permit EIS
EIS
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/03/2012  06/2012 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; FEIS/ROD released in January, 2012.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/fs-usda-pop.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 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/22/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
10/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
E.C. Crosby Cultivation Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/25/2008
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
09/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.php?project=26626
Location: UNIT - Manchester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Rutland. Green Mountain National Forest; Manchester RD, Town of Mt. Tabor.
Forest Trail 365 Snowmobile Trail Bridge Replacement - Spruce Peak South
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:06/2012  08/2012 Joan McCloud
802-362-2307 x 229
jmccloud@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace bridge crossing tributary of Winhall River along Forest Trail 365 snowmobile Trail (VAST F4) that was destroyed by Tropical Storm Irene. Project also consists of removing displaced culvert downstream.
Location: UNIT - Manchester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Bennington. Town of Winhall.
Forest Trail 379 Snowmobile Trail Bridge Replacement - Deerfield River
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:07/2012  08/2012 Joan McCloud
802-362-2307 x 229
jmccloud@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace bridge crossing the Deerfield River along Forest Trail 379 snowmobile trail that was destroyed during Tropical Storm Irene.
Location: UNIT - Manchester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Bennington. Town of Somerset.
Forest Trail 385 (Corridor 7) Snowmobile Trail Repairs
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:07/2012  08/2012 Joan McCloud
802-362-2307 x 229
jmccloud@fs.fed.us 
Description: Repair of trail segments along a five mile stretch of Forest Trail 385 (VAST Corridor 7) between Forest Road (FR) 30 and FR 58 that were damaged from Tropical Storm Irene. Repair work consists of bridge and culvert replacement, and fill in washouts.
Location: UNIT - Manchester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Bennington, Rutland. Towns of Mt. Tabor and Peru.
Forest Trail 385 Snowmobile Trail Bridge Replacement - Rake Branch
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:07/2012  08/2012 Joan McCloud
802-362-2307 x 229
jmccloud@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace snowmobile trail (Forest Trail 385 - VAST Corridor 7) bridge crossing Rake Branch where bridge was completely lost during Tropical Storm Irene. Estimated area of disturbance is 0.5 acres.
Location: UNIT - Manchester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Bennington. Town of Searsburg.
Horse and Bike Trail Designations in Woodford/Somerset Areas
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2012 
Expected:09/2012  10/2012 Joan McCloud
802-362-2307 x 229
jmccloud@fs.fed.us 
Description: Designate existing snowmobile trails and roads for horse and bike use. May involve some trail improvements.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36395
Location: UNIT - Manchester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Bennington. Manchester Ranger District, Towns of Woodford and Somerset.
IP Road Snowmobile Trail - Replace Double Culvert with Bridge
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:07/2012  08/2012 Joan McCloud
802-362-2307 x 229
jmccloud@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace two culverts along Forest Road 341 snowmobile trail (VAST Corridor 7) that were destroyed by Tropical Storm Irene with a bridge.
Location: UNIT - Manchester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Bennington. Town of Winhall.
Kelley Stand East Trail Head Access (Horse and Bike Trail Designations)
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/23/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
09/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Kelley Stand Road (Forest Highway 6) Flood Repairs Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/29/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 Jay Strand
802-767-4261
jstrand@fs.fed.us 
Description: Repair and reopen Kelley Stand Road (Forest Highway 6) that was damaged by Tropical Storm Irene. Work includes road and bridge restoration, rock excavation, stream restoration and other activities on both NFS and private lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38001
Location: UNIT - Manchester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Bennington. Manchester RD, Town of Sunderland.
Lauzon and Sausville Private Land Access Special Use Permits
CE
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/27/2008
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 Jay Strand
802-767-4261
jstrand@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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=27421
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
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
11/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.php?project=18053
Location: UNIT - Manchester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Bennington. Green Mountain National Forest, Town of Winhall.
Lodge at Pinnacle View Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/08/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 David Bosch
802-747-6746
dbosch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue an expired special use permit to The Lodge at Pinnacle View for the use of 13.85 acres of NFS lands for miscellaneous facilities.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38009
Location: UNIT - Manchester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Bennington. Green Mountain NF, Town of Winhall.
Mountain Bike Trail Designations, Hapgood Pond and Utley Brook Areas
CE
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35477
Location: UNIT - Manchester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Bennington. Hapgood Pond and Utley Brook Areas, Town of Peru, Manchester Ranger District.
Perkins Logging Access Special Use
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A David Bosch
802-747-6746
dbosch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Perkins Logging plans to harvest private land in Wardsboro, VT. They’ve requested winter use of about 600’ of skid trail to a landing on NFS land next to a Town Highway for a period of 3 years.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37334
Location: UNIT - Manchester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Windham. Manchester RD, Town of Wardsboro, VT.
Peru Upland Opening for Wildlife
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/22/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/22/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35493
Location: UNIT - Manchester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Bennington. Richville Road, Town of Manchester.
South Wallingford Water Company Special Use
CE
- Land management planning  Completed  Actual: 02/03/2012  02/2012 David Bosch
802-747-6746
dbosch@fs.fed.us 
Description: SWWC has asked to build a State required water treatment facility on NFS lands at the Homer Stone trailhead on the side of Homer Stone Road north of Homer Stone Brook. The building will be approx. 8x10 ft, mimicking other outbuildings in appearance.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35487
Location: UNIT - Manchester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Rutland. The Homer Stone trailhead on the side of Homer Stone Road north of Homer Stone Brook, Town of Wallingford.
Wilmington Water District Special Use
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2012 
Expected:08/2012  09/2012 David Bosch
802-747-6746
dbosch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Place a series of wells and springs on NFS lands near Crystal Pond, and Crystal and Haystack Ponds that provides water to the Town of Wilmington under the proper authorization. There may be new source springs requested.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35490
Location: UNIT - Manchester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Windham. Vicinity of Crystal Pond and Haystack Pond, primarily located on US Tract 390a in the town of Wilmington.
Woodford Lake Estates Snowmobile Trail Additions
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/15/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
09/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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
CVPS Distribution Line Special Use, Ripton-Lincoln Road
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/08/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 David Bosch
802-747-6746
dbosch@fs.fed.us 
Description: CVPS has applied to add an electric distribution line to an existing pole-mounted phone line south along the Ripton-Lincoln Road from the intersection with the North Branch Road in Ripton. Additional clearing for the roadside line would be needed.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36396
Location: UNIT - Middlebury Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Addison. Middlebury Ranger District, Town of Ripton.
Marks Private Land Access Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/08/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
08/2012 David Bosch
802-747-6746
dbosch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Andrew Marks has applied for access to his private land off the Fay Road in Goshen. Consists of constructing an 80 ft long by 14 ft wide low standard road for wood lot management and recreation use.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36398
Location: UNIT - Middlebury Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Addison. Middlebury Ranger District, Town of Goshen.
Minnie Baker - Corridor 7 Snowmobile Trail Connector
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/01/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
09/2012 Holly Knox
802-747-6718
hknox@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-connect Corridor 7 and Minnie Baker snowmobile trails using existing old trails/roads on both federal and non-federal lands. Consists of 0.2 miles of new trail on National Forest land while closing the same amount where former connectivy was lost.
Location: UNIT - Middlebury Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Addison. Town of Leicester.
Moosalamoo National Recreation Area Campground Timber Management Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Forest products 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/29/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
07/2012 Holly Knox
802-747-6718
hknox@fs.fed.us 
Description: Increase health of forest stands surrounding the Silver Lake and Moosalamoo developed campgrounds using unevenaged harvest methods on about 69 acres. This would also decrease the safety risk associated with hazardous trees.
Location: UNIT - Middlebury Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Addison. Towns of Salisbury, Leicester, and Goshen.
Mt. Top Trail Improvements (Boondocks and Lost Horizon Trails)
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/08/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
07/2012 Richard Gaiotti
802-362-2307
rgaiotti@fs.fed.us 
Description: The projects consists of reconstructing and adding additional water-bars, installing 6 culverts, with drainage ditch, and constructing a 100’ relocation of the trail.
Location: UNIT - Middlebury Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Rutland. Town of Chittenden.
Steam Mill Gravel Pit
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 01/10/2012  06/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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/nepa_project_exp.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
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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/nepa_project_exp.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
Killington Town River Road Loop Trail
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/08/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
07/2012 Jennifer Wright
802-747-6730
jenniferwright@fs.fed.us 
Description: A 4 mile loop trail that encompasses portions of River Rd., Valley Park Rd., Thundering Brook Rd., Killington town land and NFS land. About 3.7 miles of the loop is located on town property and public roads and about 0.3 mile on NFS land.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38007
Location: UNIT - Rochester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Rutland. Green Mountain NF, Town of Killington.
Warren Falls Site Improvements
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012  06/2012 Holly Knox
802-747-6718
hknox@fs.fed.us 
Description: Develop and sign water safety messages; increase the size of the existing gravel parking lot; designate two trails to the National Forest trail system; and close off undesirable, user-created footpaths at the Warren Falls developed recreation site.
Location: UNIT - Rochester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Washington. Town of Warren.
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