This page includes, in links listed below, information on projects which implement the Forest Plan. On some, public input is being sought, on others decision notices or environmental assessments on forest projects are posted. For information on general projects and programs go to Forest Facts page.

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Wayne National Forest Current and Recent Projects

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Developing Proposal

2015 Gypsy Moth Slow the Spread Project

Treat 39,818 ac of the Athens Unit with pheromone mating disruption and treat 513 ac of the Athens Unit with a larvacide followed by mating disruption. Larvacides being considered are Btk & Gypchek. Only one larvacide would be selected & applied.

John Ingles Special Uses Right-of-Way Road Permit

A private inholding was accessed by a Twp road. The Twp vacated the road, returning the road to the Forest Service%u2019s ownership. A special use permit is needed to allow continued access to the private land. The permitted area would be < 1 acre.

Under Analysis

Big 4 Wetland Enhancement

The Ohio Division of Mineral Resource Management (DMRM) has proposed installing two limestone berms and one earthen berm with a rock spillway across the valley to prevent stream channelization while increasing retention times.

Ohio Power Company Amendments

Improve utility performance by removing old lines and putting in new lines closer to the road.

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.

Stone Church Habitat and White Pine Health Improvement Project

The project proposal is to create early successional forest (333 ac), create and expand wildlife openings (58 ac) and improve the health and vigor of white pine plantations (297 ac). All actions would be in white pine plantations.

Analysis Completed

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.

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.


Hanging Rock Parking Improvements

This project will expand the existing parking lot in the Hanging Rock ATV area to accomodate more vehicles.

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.

Project Archive

Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.