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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Under Analysis

Forest Plan Revision - Wayne National Forest

The Wayne National Forest is initiating Plan Revision. This process begins with assessment, the first stage of the plan revision process. The assessment will compile information about ecological, social, and economic conditions in the planning area.

Marietta-Athens Pine Project

The Marietta-Athens Pine Project would re-establish native hardwood trees and create young, brushy forest for wildlife by removing selected pine plantations through clearcutting.

Ohio Power AEP - Athey Electric Line Installation

Ohio Power is requesting to install an underground electric line from the east road right of way to State Rte 328 to a private residence. Ohio Power will maintain and repair the line when needed.

The Sunny Oaks Project

This project will create young, brushy forests that are largely composed of oaks and hickories; respond to insect and disease threats; and contribute to local economies. Taking action will provide habitat for wildlife that is lacking in the area.

Washington Electric Cooperative Special Use Permit

Washington Electric Cooperative submitted an application for a special use permit to occupy a 30 foot right of way for about 1,200 feet through the Wayne National Forest for a single phase power line.

Analysis Completed

Buckeye Xpress Pipeline Replacement Project - Columbia Gas Special Use Permit

Columbia Gas, LLC has applied for a new special use permit to construct a 36 inch diameter natural gas pipeline and to abandon a 20 inch diameter line. Columbia requests increased clearing widths & some divergence from existing line due to terrain.

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.

Project Archive

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