Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2013 to 03/31/2013
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)  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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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
Communication Sites Forest Plan Amendment
CE
- Land management planning  Developing Proposal
Est. Colloboration Start 01/2013 
Expected:03/2013  04/2013 Donna Grosz
802-747-6722
dgrosz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Clarify the management direction for existing communication sites Forest-wide including the Philidelphia Peak repeater within the Battell Wilderness with modification of Forest-wide and Wilderness Area Management Area standards and guidelines.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40444
Location: UNIT - Green Mountain And Finger Lakes National Forest All Units. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Addison, Bennington, Rutland, Windham, Windsor. Mulitple Towns.
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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
Green Mountain Power (formerly CVPS) Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:07/2013  09/2013 David Bosch
802-747-6746
dbosch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue Special Use Permit to authorize all existing Green Mountain Power (GMP) power lines located across the Forest and to authorize transfer of permit from Central Vermont Public Service (CVPS).
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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 01/2013 
Expected:03/2013
 
04/2013 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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.
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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
Caywood Point Hemlock Wooly Adelgid Suppression and Prevention Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special area management
- Research and Development 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/27/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
05/2013 William Brendecke
607-546-4470 x311
wbrendecke@fs.fed.us 
Description: Apply chemical (insecticide) to control the existing hemlock wooly adelgid that are affecting hemlock trees within the Caywood Point Recreation and Education Special Area.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40701
Location: UNIT - Hector Ranger District. STATE - New York. COUNTY - Seneca. Town of Lodi, Seneca County.
Dogue Road/Aman North Wetland Creation
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:04/2013  08/2013 Nancy Burt
802-747-6742
nburt@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct a series of shallow water depressions up to three feet deep to create naturally-appearing wetland habitat in the southwestern quarter of the Dogue parcel (5 depressions) and in portions o fthe Aman North grassland (5 depressions).
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40334
Location: UNIT - Hector Ranger District. STATE - New York. COUNTY - Schuyler, Seneca. Towns of Hector and Covert, Schuyler and Seneca Counties.
Early Successional Wildlife Habitat Improvement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/02/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
01/2013 Paul Widowski
607-546-4470 x312
pwidowski@fs.fed.us 
Description: Cut and leave mature aspen on about 4 acres to create early successional aspen habitat for wildlife. The site is located near the Potomac ponds in the northeast portion of Compartment 35, Stand 103.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40335
Location: UNIT - Hector Ranger District. STATE - New York. COUNTY - Schuyler. Town of Hector, Schuyler County.
Engel Hay Harvesting Special Use
CE
- Special area management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:03/2013  03/2013 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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.
Finger Lakes Riparian Planting
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:03/2013  04/2013 Nancy Burt
802-747-6742
nburt@fs.fed.us 
Description: Plant a mix of trees and shrubs in riparian areas in the Woodard, Tunison, Ballard, and South Stevens pastures to enhance the riparian habitat. The areas will be fenced to exclude livestock prior to planting.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40341
Location: UNIT - Hector Ranger District. STATE - New York. COUNTY - Schuyler, Seneca. Town of Covert, Seneca and Schuyler Counties.
Finger Lakes Trail Reroute
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 11/20/2012  06/2013 William Brendecke
607-546-4470 x311
wbrendecke@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct approximately 800 feet of newly created Finger Lakes Trail (part of North Country Trail) to separate the Interloken and Finger Lakes Trails which are currently co-located.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40402
Location: UNIT - Hector Ranger District. STATE - New York. COUNTY - Schuyler. Town of Hector, Schuyler County.
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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
District-wide Apple Tree Release and Maintenance
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:04/2013  05/2013 John Sease
802-362-2307 x237
jsease@fs.fed.us 
Description: Cut and remove over-topping trees to provide apple trees access to sunlight within 72 stands across the Manchester Ranger District. Includes pruning apple trees to promote health of the trees and enhance fruit production for wildlife.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40435
Location: UNIT - Manchester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Bennington, Rutland, Windham, Windsor. Multiple Towns.
District-wide Permanent Upland Opening Maintenance
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:04/2013  05/2013 John Sease
802-362-2307 x237
jsease@fs.fed.us 
Description: Maintain existing permanent upland openings by hand, mowing, machine, or prescribed burn within 146 stands across the Manchester Ranger District. Total area maintained includes about 1,568 acres.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40436
Location: UNIT - Manchester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Bennington, Rutland, Windham, Windsor. Multiple Towns.
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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/13/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
05/2013 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:06/2013  07/2013 David Bosch
802-747-6746
dbosch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue existing Special Use Permit for cultivation of NFS lands.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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 385 (Corridor 7) Snowmobile Trail Repairs
CE
- Recreation management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/23/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
06/2013 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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38925
Location: UNIT - Manchester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Bennington, Rutland. Towns of Mt. Tabor and Peru.
Green Mountain Power (formerly CVPS) North Road - Peru Line Relocation Special Use
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:03/2013  04/2013 David Bosch
802-747-6746
dbosch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocate about 6,400 foot power line corridor managed by Green Mountain Power (GMP) along North, Savage and Mad Tom Roads. This placement and maintenance would be authorized by a special use permit on about 4.4 acres.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38927
Location: UNIT - Manchester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Bennington. Town of Peru.
Horse and Bike Trail Designations in Woodford/Somerset Areas
CE
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36395
Location: UNIT - Manchester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Bennington. Manchester Ranger District, Towns of Woodford and Somerset.
Kelley Stand East Trail Head Access (Horse and Bike Trail Designations)
CE
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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 
Completed  Actual: 11/27/2012  11/2012 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38001
Location: UNIT - Manchester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Bennington. Manchester RD, Town of Sunderland.
Lightfoot Private Land Access Special Use
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2013 
Expected:06/2013  07/2013 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2013 
Expected:04/2013  05/2013 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37334
Location: UNIT - Manchester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Windham. Manchester RD, Town of Wardsboro, VT.
Rutland Airport Beacon Access Special Use
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A David Bosch
802-747-6746
dbosch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize crossing National Forest System lands to access high points around the Rutland Airport to upgrade existing towers and beacons.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40443
Location: UNIT - Manchester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Rutland. Towns of Shrewsbury and Wallingford.
Wilmington Water District Special Use
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2012 
Expected:03/2013  05/2015 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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
Blueberry Hill Hogback Trail Ditch Repair
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/20/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
06/2013 Jennifer Edmonds
802-767-4261 x. 529
jedmonds@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reconstruct approximately 300 foot section of the Hogback Trail within the Blueberry Hill Nordic trail system. Includes repair of a drainage ditch and trail tread, installation of 5 new culverts, and replacement of an existing culvert.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40440
Location: UNIT - Middlebury Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Addison. Town of Goshen.
Green Mountain Power (formerly CVPS) Distribution Line Special Use, Ripton-Lincoln Road
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:03/2013  04/2013 David Bosch
802-747-6746
dbosch@fs.fed.us 
Description: GMP 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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 01/2013 
Expected:03/2013
 
03/2013 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36398
Location: UNIT - Middlebury Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Addison. Middlebury Ranger District, Town of Goshen.
Mt. Top Trail Improvements (Boondocks and Lost Horizon Trails)
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/20/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
06/2013 Jennifer Edmonds
802-767-4261 x. 529
jedmonds@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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38919
Location: UNIT - Middlebury Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Rutland. Town of Chittenden.
Rikert Blue Bed and Brown Gate Trails/Catamount Trail Reroute
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/20/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
01/2013 Jennifer Edmonds
802-767-4261 x. 529
jedmonds@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reroute the Catamount Trail to the periphery of the Rickert Nordic Center trail system by constructed 2 short trail segments to seperate Catamount trail and Nordic Center trail users.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40439
Location: UNIT - Middlebury Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Addison. Town of Ripton.
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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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
Tucker Johnson Shelter Reconstruction/Appalachian Trail Relocation
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2013 
Expected:04/2013  07/2013 Jennifer Wright
802-747-6730
jenniferwright@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reconstruct the Tucker Johnson shelter along the Appalachian Trail (AT). Includes the relocation of a short segment of the AT from private land onto federal land.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40438
Location: UNIT - Rochester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Rutland. Town of Mendon.
West Branch White River Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/02/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
08/2013 Nancy Wells
802-767-4261 x537
nwells@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restore a segment of the West Branch White River that was damaged by gravel mining operations following tropical storm Irene. Work includes the placement of woody debris and boulders to reduce erosion and provide high quality fish habitat
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40441
Location: UNIT - Rochester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Windsor. Town of Rochester.
White River Riparian Planting
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/17/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
05/2013 Nancy Wells
802-767-4261 x537
nketcham@fs.fed.us 
Description: Plant native riparian trees and shrubs along the banks of the White River at Peavine, Corral, Tupper Terraces, Auction Barn Flats, River Bend and North Hollow Farms. Includes planting conifer trees at Tupper Terraces.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40409
Location: UNIT - Rochester Ranger District. STATE - Vermont. COUNTY - Rutland, Windsor. Towns of Stockbridge, Rochester and Pittsfield.
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