2014 Gypsy Moth STS Treatment Project
The proposal is to treat gypsy moth populations by applying Gypchek, mating disruption pheremone & Bacillus thuringiensis var kurstaki (Btk), and mating disrupting pheromone alone to approximately 13,857 acres of the Athens District of the WNF.
Lewis Hay Cultivation Permit
The proposal is to utilize a hayfield that has been idle for 5 years. The hayfield has small saplings growing in the field, which will be removed. Warm season grasses would be planted and lime and fertlizer applied.
Oil and Gas Well Plugging - Marietta Unit
The Forest intends to plug six abandoned oil and gas wells on NFS land that are no longer in production and have no registered operators. In addition, the well pads and disturbed areas will be restored.
Pine Grove ATV Connector Trail
The proposed action is to construct approx 6 miles of trail including bridges. The goal is to connect the Hanging Rock ATV trails south of SR 650 to the Superior ATV trails north of CR 27.
2013 Gypsy Moth STS Treatment Project
The proposal is to treat 1,198ac with gypsy moth pheremone. The treatment is species specific and does not kill the moths, rather it prevents successful mating by saturating the area with enough pheremone that the males cannot find the females.
BLM Federal Coal Lease Project (OHES 057390)
BLM is seeking consent from the Wayne National Forest to lease federal coal under the Forest. If consent is given, there will be no surface use of the lands proposed for leasing. Only underground mining would be permitted.
Horse Trail Re-Route
The WNF proposes to re-route a portion of the main loop of horse trail around the Lake Vesuvius Rec Area. The re-route is proposed to improve safety for horses and riders by moving the horse trail away from the archery trail.
Monkey Hollow Doser Project
This project would improve the water quality in Monday Creek by reducing the AMD load in Monkey Hollow. The proposal is to issue a special use permit to the ODNR to put a limestone doser on national forest land in Monkey Hollow.
Scioto Water Line at Poplar Fork
Scioto Water would install a 6-inch waterline alongside Poplar Fork Road from the water tower near Powellsville to the potable water treatment plant in Franklin Furnace, Ohio. The line will be 6" PVC line at a depth between 36-48 inches.
West Bailey Subsidence Closure
A pre-existing mine subsidence was recently discovered on the Forest. This subsidence poses a danger to the public. The proposed action is to permanently close the subsidence by backfilling with compacted fill material.
Hay Cultivation Permit Renewal
The proposal is to reissue a permit to cultivate hay on 3.1 acres adjacent to Sharps Creek Road in Lawrence County, Aid Township. The new permit will bring the activity into compliance with the 2006 Forest Plan.
Long Hollow Restoration Project
This project will involve working in the headwaters to open drainages and close subsidences, and the placement of a doser to treat acid mine drainage in the Long Hollow tributary of Snow Fork.
New Hay Cultivation Permit
The proposal is to issue a 10-yr permit to cultivate hay on 14.8ac bisected by Lawrence CR 10 & 34. The area has been a hayfield in the past but is currently out of production. The proposed permitee would cultivate the field for hay production.
Temporary Timber Haul Road
A temporary right-of-way issued to a private landowner to haul private timber across National Forest System lands to Dark Lick Road near the Low Gap. The right-of-way which currently exists would be widened and the surface would be hardened.
Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.