Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.

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- National Forests in Alabama, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- National Forests in Alabama, Bankhead Ranger District
- National Forests in Alabama, Shoal Creek Ranger District
- National Forests in Alabama, Talladega Ranger District
- National Forests in Alabama, Tuskegee Ranger District


National Forests in Alabama, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide) R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
NFsAL Indiana Bat Forest Plan Amendment
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Land management planning
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/02/2014
Expected: 11/2014 12/2014 Gary Shurette
334-241-8143
gshurette@fs.fed.us
Description: Amend the Revised Forest Plan(2004) to remove FW-106 which deals with growing season burning and to restructure standards FW-101, FW-102 and FW-104, which deal with snag and roost retention and upland water sources, in Indiana Bat management areas.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39772
Location: UNIT - Bankhead Ranger District, Shoal Creek Ranger District, Talladega Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Bibb, Calhoun, Chilton, Clay, Cleburne, Covington, Dallas, Escambia, Franklin, Hale, Lawrence, Macon, Perry, Talladega, Tuscaloosa, Winston. LEGAL - Not Applicable National Forests in Alabama
Talladega Division New Prescribed Burn Units Environmental Assessment
EA
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period
07/03/2014
Expected: 11/2014 01/2015 Scott Layfield
256-362-2909
slayfield@fs.fed.us
Description: Addition of 9900 acres to its prescribed burning program for fuel reduction, ecosystem restoration and wildlife habitat improvement
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45542
Location: UNIT - Shoal Creek Ranger District, Talladega Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, Talladega. LEGAL - Not Applicable A total of 10 new burn unit as show on associated maps
National Forests in Alabama, Bankhead Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
BNF Rush Creek/NFSR 263 Culvert Replacement Project
EA
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Comment Period
08/17/2013
Expected: 11/2014 11/2014 Erika Davis
334-241-8108
erikadavis@fs.fed.us
Description: The existing culvert will be replaced with a single span bridge, with abutment walls and wingwalls designed to pass a 50-year flood event and span the bankfull width of Rush Creek.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42157
Location: UNIT - Bankhead Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Winston. LEGAL - Not Applicable 6th level HUC: Rush Creek-Brushy Creek(031601100201)
Greater Collier Watershed Forest Health and Restoration Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Comment Period
03/03/2014
Expected: 01/2015 01/2015 Alton Gaskins
205-489-5111
agaskins@fs.fed.us
Description: Shortleaf Pine and Oak Woodland Restoraton
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42468
Location: UNIT - Bankhead Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Lawrence, Winston. LEGAL - Not Applicable Bankhead National Forest, Alabama. Project is located in Winston and Lawrence Counties.
Oak Woodland Midstory Removal Project, Compartment 30, Stand 4, Bankhead National Forest
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 02/2015 03/2015 Jera Cochran
205-489-5111
jacochran@fs.fed.us
Description: Remove midstory vegetation with hand tools on approximately 48 acres to improve wildlife habitat and restore native forest communities, specifically oak woodlands.
Location: UNIT - Bankhead Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Lawrence. LEGAL - Sections 26 and 35, Township 8 South, Range 7 West, Lawrence County, Alabama Bankhead National Forest, Compartment 30, Stand 4, Forest Service Road 262 near the Owl Creek Horse Camp.
Owl Creek Trail System - Re-route
EA
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Mike Cook
205-489-5111
mcook01@fs.fed.us
Description: Owl Creek Trail System re-route and maintenance project
Location: UNIT - Bankhead Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Lawrence, Winston. LEGAL - T8S, R7W Owl Creek Trail System, Bankhead National Forest
Special Use Permit - Reggie Watts Right-of-way
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/14/2012
Expected: 12/2014 12/2014 Mike Cook
205-489-5111
mcook01@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a special use permit for right-of-way to Reggie Watts for driveway and utility installation to private property.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40043
Location: UNIT - Bankhead Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Winston. LEGAL - Section 23, T10S, R7W Bankhead National Forest, Horseshoe Bend Area, Houston, Alabama, FS Road 123D1 and unnamed woods road
Special Use Permit- Alabama Power Company Distribution Line, Franklin County Road 138
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/12/2013
Expected: 12/2014 12/2014 Mike Cook
205-489-5111
mcook01@fs.fed.us
Description: Special use permit to install a new distribution power line with 3 poles and 2 guys and 860 ft. /- of overhead conductor adjacent to Franklin County Highway #138. Line clearing of trees will be 15 ft from line where needed.
Location: UNIT - Bankhead Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Franklin. LEGAL - Section 36, Township 7 South, Range 10 West Off of Franklin County Road 138
Tim Smith Permanent Easement SUP
CE
- Special use management Cancelled N/A N/A Mike Cook
205-489-5111
mcook01@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a special use permit for a right-of-way for access to private land.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43979
Location: UNIT - Bankhead Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Winston. LEGAL - Section 5, Township 10 South, Range 7 West (off Forest Service road 121B) Section 5, Township 10 South, Range 7 West (off Forest Service road 121B)
National Forests in Alabama, Shoal Creek Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Aeonian Environmental Analysis
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
In Progress
Comment Period
08/29/2013
Expected: 11/2014 12/2014 Daniel Wagner
256-362-2909
dswagner@fs.fed.us
Description: 2100 acres within Compartments 30, 31, 40 and 47 on the Shoal Creek Ranger District. Include approximately 1600 acres of thinning and 500 acres of clearcuts with reforestation, including chemical site preparation, site prep burning and release.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41423
Location: UNIT - Shoal Creek Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Calhoun, Cleburne. LEGAL - Not Applicable Compartments 30, 31, 40 and 47
Shoal Creek Road Access
EA
- Road management In Progress
Comment Period
07/29/2014
Expected: 12/2014 12/2016 David Rasmussen
256-463-2273
derasmussen@fs.fed.us
Description: Project includes the removal of gates within the Big Oak Physically Disabled Hunting Area, closing of approximately 6.3 miles of open roads, decommissioning of 20.5 mile of closed roads, and altering seasonal closure dates.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44925
Location: UNIT - Shoal Creek Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, Randolph. LEGAL - Not Applicable Roads across the Shoal Creek Ranger District
National Forests in Alabama, Talladega Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Amaranthine Environmental Assessment
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
In Progress
Comment Period
06/06/2014
Expected: 12/2014 01/2016 Art Henderson
256-362-2909
arthenderson@fs.fed.us
Description: Treatment of approximately 2,000 acres through intermediate thinning and regeneration treatments to restore montain longleaf pine ecosystems
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44473
Location: UNIT - Talladega Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Clay, Talladega. LEGAL - Not Applicable Project area is located near Cemetary Mountain and NFSR 637 near the Guntertown community.
Horn Mountain Communication Tower
EA
- Facility management In Progress
Comment Period
06/28/2013
Expected: 11/2014 01/2015 Jeremy Brand
256-362-2909
jbrand@fs.fed.us
Description: Construction of new telecommunication tower at existing communications site on Horn Mountain
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42473
Location: UNIT - Talladega Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Talladega. LEGAL - Not Applicable Township 20 South Range 5 East Section 12 - Horn Mountain Communications Site
NFSR 601 Culvert
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/12/2014
Expected: 11/2014 11/2014 David Rasmussen
256-463-2273
derasmussen@fs.fed.us
Description: Replacement of existing low water crossing with a large bottomless culvert to allow free passage of aquatic organism
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45125
Location: UNIT - Talladega Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Clay, Talladega. LEGAL - Not Applicable Forest Service Road 601 between FSR 601B and FSR 607
Tallaseehatchee Bridge
EA
- Watershed management
- Road management
In Progress
Comment Period
02/12/2014
Expected: 10/2014 01/2015 Art Henderson
256-362-2909
arthenderson@fs.fed.us
Description: Construction of new bridge to replace a 75 year old multi-span bride.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45244
Location: UNIT - Talladega Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Clay. LEGAL - Not Applicable Located at the Tallaseehatchee Creek crossing on FSR 607
National Forests in Alabama, Tuskegee Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Road construction & or road realignment at the Uchee Shooting Range, & parking lot improvement.
EA
- Facility management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2010
Expected: 12/2010 12/2010 Darrius Truss
334-727-2652
dtruss@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct an additional lane or loop road to provide more structured access that will mitigate the current safety threat and provide additional parking for the increased use at Uchee.
Location: UNIT - Tuskegee Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Macon. Tuskegee National Forest
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