Gypsy Moth - Slow the Spread

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2013 Gypsy Moth Slow the Spread Treatment Project

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) will treat approximately 34,481 acres in two separate treatment blocks within Bland, Grayson, Smyth, and Tazewell Counties, Virginia to Slow the Spread of the Gypsy Moth, a destructive non-native insect pest.  (See the attached Vicinity maps). All 34,481 acres will receive a treatment with mating disruption pheromones. These acres include approximately 25,120 acres of private land and 8,835 acres of National Forest System (NFS) lands.  Approximately 6,216 acres of the NFS lands are within Congressionally- Designated Wilderness.   Approximately 8.3 miles of the Appalachian Trail (AT) are also located within one of the treatment blocks; some of those miles reside within wilderness.  The NFS lands within the proposed blocks are within the geographic area of lands managed by the Eastern Divide Ranger District and the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area (NRA).

2013 Gypsy Moth Slow the Spread Scoping Notice

Map - Garden Mountain

Map - Middle Fox Creek

Map - Project Overview

Official News Release

Slow the Spread Website

Slow the Spread Project Overview