Appalachian Trail Adjustment - Hartford
Monitoring of the Appalachian Trail (AT) boundary identified the AT footpath is off of federal land in Hartford, VT. A 400-foot relocation of the tread to the federal land corridor is needed. No trees are anticipated to be cut; minimal tread work.
Gale Sugarbush Expansion Special Use Permit Modification
Modify an existing special use permit to Don Gale authorizing the expansion of a permitted sugarbush by adding 12 acres in the northeast corner of his tapping area for the remainder of the current permit term. Access would remain the same.
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.
Sawmill Creek Wetland Restoration
Enhance wetland function and reduce erosion around a recovering wetland by re-establishing original wetland outlet and dimensions, dismantling old drainage ditches, and reducing flow through a failing culvert draining into a deeply eroding gully.
Sugarbush Well Development Special Use Permit
Issue a special use permit to authorize Summit Ventures NE, LLC to add the test water well to their community water system by adding buried power to a pump on the well and pipe from the well.
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.
Blueberry Patch North Wetland Restoration
Restore wetland function to a drained swamp white oak swamp north of Blueberry Patch Campground by dismantling a drainage ditch, burying non-native invasive plants, and restoring pit and mound topography.
Boyden Brook Trail Relocation Project
Relocate and construct an approximate 2 mile segment of the Boyden Brook Snowmobile Trail (Forest Trail 749) in a more sustainable trail location. Complete improvements to the Taylor Brook Trail (FT 700) to bring it to a Class 4 trail standard.
Camp Timber Salvage
Salvage of wind thrown timber on approximately 30 acres. Salvage will include dead and dying trees.
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.
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.
Gilmore 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.
Killington Bike Trails
Designate and construct an approximate 15 mile mountain bike loop system composed of beginner, intermediate and advanced trails.
Norske Trail Relocation
Relocate and construct an approximate 0.15 mile segment of the Norske Trail in a more sustainable trail location within the Breadloaf Wilderness that will not require the construction of a new bridge. Remove the dilapidated bridge from wilderness.
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.
Rochester Ranger District Wellness Trails
Designate approximately 3 miles of hiking, biking or multiple use 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/terrain.
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.
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.