This section includes forest planning, current projects, information about resource management, and available geospatial data.
Here is how we organized our information.
Planning: Generally it is planning at a broad scale, either at the Regional, Forest, or Landscape (Watershed) level. Assessments identify existing condition, risks, opportunities, and desired future condition. The end product does not require a NEPA decision, but is information that feeds into Project analysis. The Allegheny Forest Plan establishes the primary management direction for the entire forest, providing a framework for what we do and where we do it. All other plans tier to the Forest Plan.
Projects: Projects are proposed actions that are analyzed through the NEPA process (EIS, EA, or CE) that involve analyzing different alternatives to the proposed action, requires public notice and comment, and result in a NEPA decision (ROD, DN, or DM) which subject to an administrative appeals process, and ultimately is implemented on the ground.
Resources Management: In this 3-phase process, this section includes information about actions resulting from the forest’s plans and projects. An example might be the restoration of a stream or a prescribed burn for wildlife purposes.
The Morrison Run project area is in the northern portion of the Allegheny National Forest (ANF) on the Bradford Ranger District. It is roughly defined by the Allegheny Reservoir to the west, north, and south, and private land to the east.
The overall purpose of the Morrison Run project is to conduct management activities that will achieve the goals and objectives of the ANF Land and Resource Management Plan (subsequently referred to as Forest Plan) (USDA-FS 2007). Specifically, the proposed actions have been designed to contribute to the desired conditions of MA 2.2, MA 3.0, and MA 7.1 (USDA-FS 2007, p. 26).
The Marienville Ranger District of the Allegheny National Forest (ANF) is initiating an environmental analysis for proposed activities, including silvicultural, wildlife, transportation, and recreation treatments and improvements in the Porkey Heights project area. The 5,321 acre project area is located in Warrants 5104, 5105, and 5267 in Kingsley Township and Warrants 3188, 3192, 3194, 4790, 4791, 4823, 5101, 5104, 5267, and 5282 in Howe Township, Forest County, approximately six miles north of Marienville, Pennsylvania.