Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2019 to 03/31/2019
Allegheny National Forest

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.
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R9 - Eastern Region, Allegheny National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
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, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R9 - Eastern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Recreational Special Use Permit Reissue
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 11/13/2018  01/2019 Kevin Treese
814-927-5759
ktreese@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposing to issue new special use authorizations to replace 27 currently expired authorizations for recreational use including fishing, hunting, biking, hiking, horseback riding, canoeing, kayaking, and varies other recreation events.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=54349
Location: UNIT - Bradford Ranger District, Marienville Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Elk, Forest, McKean, Warren. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Allegheny National Forest.
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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
2018 Non-Motorized Trails Improvement Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 10/19/2018
09/17/2018
08/07/2018
06/08/2018 
08/2018 Richard Hatfield
814-363-6098
rhatfield@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project proposes improvements to four non-motorized trail systems: trail re-routes on the Hickory Creek and Morrison Trails, installation of a new restroom at Jakes Rocks and a shelter on the North Country Trail and Hammond Run.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53903
Location: UNIT - Bradford Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - McKean, Warren. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Hammond Run area (shelter), Jakes Rocks (toilet) and Morrison and Hickory Creek Trails (Trail Re-routes).
Bradford Forest Restoration Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management 
In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 09/18/2017 
Expected:03/2018
Actual: 12/11/2018 
08/2019 Richard Hatfield
814-363-6098
rhatfield@fs.fed.us 
Description: Regenerate declining stands of Allegheny hardwood through tree harvesting and reforestation activities,removal of nonnative invasive plants, and road management activities.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=47650
Location: UNIT - Bradford Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Forest, McKean, Warren. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Warrants 2735, 2877, 4634, 4702, 4712, 4713, 4732, 4738, and 4739 of Sheffield Township and warrants 3195, 3198, 3211, 3234, 3235, 3238, 3239, and 3240 of Cherry Grove Township, Warren County; warran.
Brown Run Road, S.R. 2010 Bridge Replacement Pipeline Relocation Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 10/09/2018  10/2018 Ava Turnquist
814-363-6086
aturnquist@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service is reviewing a request from PAPCO Inc. and Gas & Oil Management Associates, Inc. for amendments to their existing special use permits to relocate three natural gas pipelines within the Robert Falconer Warrant, Mead Township, Warren
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53968
Location: UNIT - Bradford Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Warren. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Brown Run Road, S.R. 2010.
Hoover Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Forest products  In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 10/06/2018 
Expected:12/2018
 
01/2019 Ava Turnquist
814-363-6086
aturnquist@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would address forest health issues, improve early successional habitat objectives, treat non-native invasive plants, improve fishery stream habitat, improve transportation systems, and provide improved recreation opportunities.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=52842
Location: UNIT - Bradford Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Warren. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Sheffield Township, Warren County, PA.
State Route 62 Roadside Enhancement
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Road management  Completed  Actual: 07/13/2018  01/2019 Ava Turnquist
814-363-6086
aturnquist@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service is working with PennDOT and proposes removing hazard trees and clearing trees along their right-of-way on 1.94 miles of SR62 on NFS lands to reduce the risks of potential falling trees and branches onto the highway.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53303
Location: UNIT - Bradford Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Warren. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Warrants 5275, 5226 and 5276, Watson and Limestone Townships, Warren County, Pennsylvania.
Tracy Ridge Shared Use Trails and Plan Amendment Project
EA
- Land management planning
- Recreation management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Richard Hatfield
814-363-6098
rhatfield@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would allow mountain biking on approximately 12.5 miles of hiking trails in the Tracy Ridge National Recreation Area. The Forest Plan would be amended, and an order prohibiting bicycle use would be modified.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=49767
Location: UNIT - Bradford Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - McKean, Warren. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Tracy Ridge trail system west of SR 321 near Tracy Ridge Recreation Area.
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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
Apex Resources Special Use Permit Reissue
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Kevin Treese
814-927-5759
ktreese@fs.fed.us 
Description: To issue a new special use authorization to Apex Resources, Incorporated to replace four currently expired authorizations for buried natural gas pipelines
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=54415
Location: UNIT - Marienville Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Elk, Forest. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Green and Kingsley Townships, Forest County and Highland Township, Elk County, Pennsylvania 0.87.
FR136/FR343 Road Relocation and Wetland Restoration
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 12/03/2018 
Expected:04/2019
 
05/2019 Kevin Treese
814-927-5759
ktreese@fs.fed.us 
Description: Realign FR136 and FR343 to eliminate several stream crossings by realigning 2.1 miles of road, reconstructing 0.4 miles of existing road, decommissioning 2.9 miles of road, and restoring 120 linear feet of stream channels and 0.55 acres of wetlands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=52263
Location: UNIT - Marienville Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Elk. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Warrants 1556, 1557, 1568, 1570, 1571, 1572, 1574, 1575, and 3654, Spring Creek Township.
Marienville ATV Connector
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2019 
Expected:03/2019  06/2019 Kevin Treese
814-927-5759
ktreese@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct approximately 12.1 miles of two way ATV trail from Township Road 356 in Warrant 3184 Jenks Township, Forest County to the Marienville ATV Trailhead on State Route 66 in Warrant 2464, Howe Township, Forest County.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=52264
Location: UNIT - Marienville Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Forest. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Warrant 3184, Jenks Township and Warrants 2464, 2808, 2878, 2882, 2977, 3186, 3187, 3802, and 4545, Howe Township.
Otter
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2018 
Expected:09/2019  10/2019 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 activities, and recreation improvements.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55025
Location: UNIT - Marienville Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Elk. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Warrants 1778, 1783, 1830, 1858, 1863, 2038, 3251, 3252, 3254, 3265, 3278, 4537, 4846, 4847, 4848, 4849, 4856, and 4857 in Highland, Jones, Ridgway, and Spring Creek Townships,.
Pine Bear Supplemental Environmental Assessment
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management 
In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 06/08/2018 
Expected:03/2019
 
04/2019 Kevin Treese
814-927-5759
ktreese@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to change the previous thinning prescriptions of the 62 stands listed to shelterwood regeneration or overstory removal harvests, with associated reforestation activities, and regenerate several wind damaged stands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=50268
Location: UNIT - Marienville Ranger District. STATE - Pennsylvania. COUNTY - Elk. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Warrants 1464, 1465, 1776, 1778, 1783, 1799, 1831, 1858, 1863, 2032, 2033, 2034, 3655, 3656, 3657, 3776, Highland Twnshp; Warrants 3252, 4846, Jones Twnshp; and Warrant 4846, Ridgway Twnshp.
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