Invasive Plant Control Project

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The project aims to reduce the impacts that non-native invasive plants are having on the Forest by using a variety of treatment options for their control or eradication. This project would supersede the 2008 FLNF Invasive Plant Control decision.

Location Summary

Towns of Hector, Lodi, and Covert

District: Hector Ranger District

Project Documents

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  • Date Uploaded

    Scoping

    • 03-11-2020

      Scoping Letter (PDF 476kb)
      Letter dated March 11, 2020 from District Ranger, Jodie Vanselow, inviting public comments during the comment period ending April 10, 2020. Includes direction for how to submit comments.

    • 03-11-2020

      Scoping Information (PDF 495kb)
      Detailed information regarding the proposed action.

    • 03-11-2020

      Project Map (PDF 1264kb)
      Map of the project area. The proposed action could potentially occur anywhere on the Finger Lakes National Forest depending on the location of Non-native Invasive Plant infestations.

  • Date Uploaded

    Analysis

    • 01-28-2021

      Cover Letter (PDF 186kb)
      Letter dated January 28, 2021 from District Ranger, Jodie Vanselow, inviting public comments during the comment period ending March 1, 2021. Includes direction for how to submit comments. This is the last designated opportunity for public comment to obtain objection standing for the issuance of the draft decision notice.

    • 01-28-2021

      Legal Notice (PDF 68kb)
      Legal notice published in the Ithaca Journal on January 28, 2021 triggering the start of the 30-day comment period ending March 1, 2021 for the Invasive Plant Control Project Environmental Assessment.

    • 02-05-2021

      Environmental Assessment (PDF 976kb)
      Invasive Plant Control Project Environmental Assessment dated January 2021.

  • Date Uploaded

    Decision

    • 03-31-2021

      Cover Letter (PDF 123kb)
      Cover letter providing notification for availability of the Environmental Assessment, Draft Decision Notice and other supporting documents. Provides direction for submitting objections during the 45-day objection period.

    • 03-31-2021

      Legal Notice (PDF 72kb)
      Legal notice published in the Ithaca Journal on March 31, 2021 triggering the start of the 45-day objection period ending May 17, 2021 for the Invasive Plant Control Project Draft Decision Notice and Final Environmental Assessment.

    • 03-31-2021

      Draft Decision Notice (PDF 571kb)
      Draft Decision Notice and Finding of No Significant Impact dated March 2021.

    • 03-31-2021

      Final Environmental Assessment (PDF 957kb)
      Invasive Plant Control Project Final Environmental Assessment dated March 2021.

    • 05-24-2021

      Cover Letter (PDF 59kb)
      Letter announcing the approval of the Final Decision Notice.

    • 05-24-2021

      Decision Notice and Finding of No Significant Impact (PDF 596kb)
      Final Decision Notice and Finding of No Significant Impact signed by District Ranger Jodie Vanselow dated May 24, 2021.

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