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, Conecuh Ranger District
- National Forests in Alabama, Oakmulgee Ranger District
- National Forests in Alabama, Shoal Creek Ranger District
- National Forests in Alabama, Talladega 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
Talladega Division New Prescribed Burn Units Environmental Assessment
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period
07/03/2014
Expected: 10/2017 02/2018 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
2017 Forest Health CE
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
06/06/2017
Expected: 11/2017 12/2017 Jason Harris
205-489-5111
jasonjharris@fs.fed.us
Description: Commercially thin unthinned southern yellow pine stands in order reduce the risk of damage by southern pine beetles, improve wildlife habitat, reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire and restore area to their desired future condition.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51912
Location: UNIT - Bankhead Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Lawrence, Winston. LEGAL - Not Applicable Bankhead National Forest
Special Use Permit - Reggie Watts Right-of-way
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A 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 On Hold N/A N/A 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43130
Location: UNIT - Bankhead Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Franklin. LEGAL - Section 36, Township 7 South, Range 10 West Off of Franklin County Road 138
National Forests in Alabama, Conecuh Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Blue Spring West
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/03/2017
Est. Comment Period
10/2017
Expected: 03/2018 03/2018 Tim Mersmann
334-222-2555 ext. 101
tmersmann@fs.fed.us
Description: Conecuh National Forest proposes to thin stands to increase early successional habitat, mostly located within the Blue Springs WMA, west of Highway 137. The project area is approximately 9,000 acres of National Forest Land.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49198
Location: UNIT - Conecuh Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Covington, Escambia. LEGAL - T1N, R14E, Sections 1,5,6,12,19,20,24,25,30,31,32,36. T2N, R14E, Sections 7,8,12,13,17,18 The project area is located west of Highway 137, which majority of the project is within the Blue Springs Wildlife Management Area.
Conecuh Compartment 12 Thinning Project
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2017
Expected: 12/2017 12/2017 Jaime Hernandez
334-222-2555 x103
jahernandez@fs.fed.us
Description: Commercially thin approximately 70 acres of overstocked pine stands to improve forest health and wildlife habitat and to reduce fuel loading and the risk of SPB infestation.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51442
Location: UNIT - Conecuh Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Escambia. LEGAL - Not Applicable Compartment 12 north of Dixie off of Highway 29
Conecuh Compartment 4 Thinning Project
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2017
Expected: 12/2017 12/2017 Jaime Hernandez
334-222-2555 x103
jahernandez@fs.fed.us
Description: Commercially thin approximately 70 acres of overstocked pine stands to improve forest health and wildlife habitat and to reduce fuel loading and the risk of SPB infestation.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51439
Location: UNIT - Conecuh Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Covington. LEGAL - Not Applicable Compartment 4 east of County Road 31.
Conecuh Compartment 40 Thinning Project
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2017
Expected: 12/2017 12/2017 Jaime Hernandez
334-222-2555 x103
jahernandez@fs.fed.us
Description: Commercially thin approximately 70 acres of overstocked pine stands to improve forest health and wildlife habitat and to reduce fuel loading and the risk of SPB infestation.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51460
Location: UNIT - Conecuh Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Escambia. LEGAL - Not Applicable Compartment 40 west of County Road 11 and south of County Road 53.
Conecuh Compartment 67 Thinning Project
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2017
Expected: 12/2017 12/2017 Jaime Hernandez
334-222-2555 x103
jahernandez@fs.fed.us
Description: Commercially thin approximately 70 acres of overstocked pine stands to improve forest health and wildlife habitat and to reduce fuel loading and the risk of SPB infestation.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51464
Location: UNIT - Conecuh Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Escambia. LEGAL - Not Applicable Compartment 67 is southwest of Parker Springs and south of County Road 11.
Parker Springs Tower CE
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2017
Expected: 12/2017 01/2018 Tim Mersmann
334-222-2555
tmersmann@fs.fed.us
Description: Approve and modify current use of the radio facilities at Parker Springs Tower by Escambia County Sheriff. Modification is needed to add back-up power generation.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49288
Location: UNIT - Conecuh Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Escambia. LEGAL - Township 1N, Range 12E, Section 13 Located off of County Road 11 in Compartment 63, Township 1N, Range 12E, Section 13
Yellow River 3D Seismic Survey
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
09/2017
Expected: 10/2017 11/2017 Daks Kennedy
334-222-2555 ext. 112
dbkennedy@fs.fed.us
Description: Yellow River, LLC submitted a Notice of Intent to conduct a 3D seismic survey on approximately 1330 acres of National Forest lands in Covington County, AL. Activities would last approximately 6 months.
Location: UNIT - Conecuh Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Covington. LEGAL - Not Applicable National Forest lands in Escambia County, AL
National Forests in Alabama, Oakmulgee Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2017 NATRC Event - Oakmulgee
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Special use management
Analysis Completed Expected: 01/2017
Actual: 01/13/2017
03/2017 Cynthia Ragland
205-926-9765 ext 226
cragland@fs.fed.us
Description: A decision to issue a Special Use Permit authorizing the North American Trail Ride Conference (NATRC) %u2013 Region 5, Paula Riley to conduct a two-day competitive horse riding event scheduled for March 10-11, 2017.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50955
Location: UNIT - Oakmulgee Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Chilton. LEGAL - Not Applicable Perry Mountain area of Chilton County, lands south of AL 183 and west of U.S. 82
Prescribed Fire CE
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Analysis Completed Expected: 08/2017
Actual: 08/03/2017
08/2017 Jacob Richards
205-926-9765
jacobdrichards@fs.fed.us
Description: To prescribe burn approximately 37,000 acres on the Oakmulgee RD. This decision allow the maintenance of a fire return interval of 1- 4 years across the longleaf ecosystem.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52330
Location: UNIT - Oakmulgee Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Bibb, Chilton, Dallas, Hale, Perry, Tuscaloosa. LEGAL - Not Applicable This project is across 21 compartments on the Oakmulgee Ranger District
National Forests in Alabama, Shoal Creek Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2017 Corax Crotalus Ivory (CCI)
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products In Progress
Comment Period
08/16/2017
Expected: 01/2018 02/2018 Jonathan Stober
256-463-2272
jstober@fs.fed.us
Description: To restore and maintain the native longleaf and shortleaf pine ecosystem and provide habitat for native flora and fauna.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52239
Location: UNIT - Shoal Creek Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Cleburne. LEGAL - Not Applicable Various locations scattered across the Shoal Creek Ranger District.
2017 Helispot Shoal Creek
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Facility management
Analysis Completed Expected: 09/2017
Actual: 09/07/2017
10/2017 Jonathan Morris
256-463-2272
jbmorris@fs.fed.us
Description: Create a safe landing and take-off zone for helicopters.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52335
Location: UNIT - Shoal Creek Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Cleburne. LEGAL - Not Applicable Near Warden Station Recreation Area along FSR 500.
2017 Warden Station Chemical Release
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
09/2017
Expected: 05/2018 07/2018 Lesley Hodge
256-463-2273
lhodge@fs.fed.us
Description: Vegetation management along Warden Station Multiuse Trails
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52534
Location: UNIT - Shoal Creek Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Cleburne. LEGAL - Not Applicable Warden Station Multiuse Trails located on 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
2017 Rebecca Mountain 50 mile Race
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 09/2017
Actual: 09/07/2017
09/2017 Gregory Scull
256-463-2273
gregorylscull@fs.fed.us
Description: 50 mile foot race.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52462
Location: UNIT - Talladega Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Clay, Talladega. LEGAL - Not Applicable Pinhoti National Recreation Trail (from Porters Gap to Trammel Trailheads, Sylaward mountain bike trails, FSR 603, FSR 601D and FSR 609B.
Gaston Yellow Dirt Powerline Additional Space
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Land ownership management
- Special use management
Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2017
Actual: 07/17/2017
08/2017 Gloria Nielsen
256-362-2909 x121
glorianielsen@fs.fed.us
Description: Additional space needed by Alabama Power to work on the Gaston/Yellow Dirt transmission line upgrade/pole replacement.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52269
Location: UNIT - Talladega Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Clay. LEGAL - Not Applicable Clay County T20S R5E
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