Apple Tree Maintenance and Release
Cut and remove over-topping trees on multiple sites to provide apple trees access to sunlight across the Rochester and Middlebury Ranger Districts. Includes pruning apple trees to promote health of the trees and enhance fruit production for wildlife.
Kennett Cultivation Special Use Permit Re-issuance
Re-issuance of an expired special use permit to cultivate fields on National Forest System land along the White River. Some of the fields were damaged by tropical storm Irene requiring adjustments, and others have been requested to add to the permit.
Marks Private Land Access Special Use Permit
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.
Rochester Ranger District Wellness Trails
Designate 2.6 miles of hiking trail adjacent to the Rochester Ranger Station. A trail by the administrative site would provide employees and the public with a multiple loop system of varying skill level and terrain.
Tucker Johnson Shelter Reconstruction
Reconstruct the Tucker Johnson shelter along the Long Trail (LT) that burned down in 2011. Includes the construction of a short trail (about 200 feet) to connect the shelter to the LT.
Gilmore Mountain Aspen Management Project
Re-establish regenerating and young age class component in aspen/birch communities by commercial timber harvest in mature and high risk stands. Harvest areas include small multiple sites totaling about 60 acres.
Hapgood Nature Trail Improvements
Remove three bridges, build one new bridge, and construct two separate short sections of trail reroute along the existing nature trail.
Hemlock Wooly Adelgid Suppression Project
Application of biological and chemical control measures to control the spreading infestation of hemlock wooly adelgid and reduce the chances of widespread hemlock mortality in areas of high hemlock density across the Forest.
North Zone Green Mountain Power Special Use Permit
Issue a special use permit to Green Mountain Power to extend, replace, and/or upgrade approximately 4,088 feet of electric distribution line at 3 seperate sites for a total of 1.74 acres of National Forest System land.
South of Route 9 Integrated Resource Project
Multi-resource project activities to meet desired future conditions provided by the 2006 Forest Plan for resources such as recreation, heritage, soil/water, fish/wildlife, rare plants, natural communities, timber, and roads.
Trial Backcountry Skiing Project
Designate four trial backcountry ski project sites. Activities include thinning of vegetation to enhance skiable terrain while maintaining a healthy forest structure. Additional activities include installing signage and monitoring impacts of the use.
Wilmington Water District Special Use
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.
Killington Bike Trails
Designate and construct an approximate 15 mile mountain bike loop system composed of beginner, intermediate and advanced trails.
Snow Valley C7 Snowmobile Trail Relocation
Relocate existing snowmobile trail from Snow Valley private property onto adjacent private property and NFS lands. The portion on NFS lands would be approximately 0.6 mile of newly constructed trail and 0.1 mile of improved existing trail.
Youth Pioneer Event Special Use
Issue a special use permit to authorize the Church of Latter Day Saints youth group to reenact the 19th century Mormon pilgrimage using National Forest trails.
Communication Sites Forest Plan Amendment
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.
Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.