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, 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
Talladega Division New Prescribed Burn Units Environmental Assessment
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Comment Period
07/03/2014
Expected: 06/2017 06/2017 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
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
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/03/2017
Est. Comment Period
05/2017
Expected: 11/2017 12/2017 Jaime Hernandez
334-222-2555 x103
jahernandez@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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2017
Expected: 08/2017 09/2017 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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2017
Expected: 08/2017 09/2017 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
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2017
Expected: 08/2017 09/2017 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
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2017
Expected: 08/2017 09/2017 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
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2017
Expected: 07/2017 08/2017 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
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
- Special use management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/13/2017
Expected: 01/2017 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
National Forests in Alabama, Shoal Creek Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2017 Cheaha Challenge-Northeast Alabama Bicycle Association
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special use management
Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2017
Actual: 05/18/2017
05/2017 Gregory Scull
256-463-2273
gregorylscull@fs.fed.us
Description: Recreational Bicycle Ride
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51794
Location: UNIT - Shoal Creek Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Cleburne. LEGAL - Not Applicable Forest Service lands associated with the Talladega Scenic Drive (SR281).
2017 Forest Health Project Ivory Mountain
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/13/2017
Expected: 04/2017 05/2017 Jonathan Stober
256-463-2272
jstober@fs.fed.us
Description: Promote resiliency of forest lands susceptible to disease and insect infestations by thinning overcrowded plantations and natural stands of longleaf, shortleaf, loblolly and mixed pine hardwood forest types.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51103
Location: UNIT - Shoal Creek Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Clay, Cleburne. LEGAL - Not Applicable Ivory Mountain area south of Heflin.
2017 The Shake n Brake
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management
- Recreation management
Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2017
Actual: 04/19/2017
04/2017 Gregory Scull
256-463-2273
gregorylscull@fs.fed.us
Description: 45 Mile cycling race and fun ride.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51630
Location: UNIT - Shoal Creek Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Cleburne. LEGAL - Not Applicable Warden Station multi-use trails.
2017 Well Decommissioning Shoal Creek
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Land ownership management
- Watershed management
- Heritage resource management
- Road management
Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2017
Actual: 04/24/2017
05/2017 Karen McKenzie
770-297-3061
komckenzie@fs.fed.us
Description: Three open wells associated with abandoned home sites will be decommissioned to protect public health and safety. 500 feet of temporary road will be constructed to access the project areas.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51377
Location: UNIT - Shoal Creek Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Calhoun, Clay, Cleburne. LEGAL - Not Applicable Well #1 T17S R9E S27; Well #2 T18S R9E S18; Well#3 T15S R10E S19
National Forests in Alabama, Talladega Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2017 Skyway Epic
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management
- Recreation management
Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2017
Actual: 04/06/2017
04/2017 Gregory Scull
256-463-2273
gregorylscull@fs.fed.us
Description: One day mountain bike race.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51629
Location: UNIT - Talladega Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Clay. LEGAL - Not Applicable Lake Howard Bike Trails, FSR 609, FSR 601, FSR607, FSR 600-1, FSR 600-2, Hwy 281 and FSR 500.
2017 Talladega Taeda Forest Health Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/09/2017
Expected: 05/2017 06/2017 Scott Layfield
256-362-2909
slayfield@fs.fed.us
Description: Promote resiliency of forest lands susceptible to disease and insect infestations by thinning of overcrowded plantations and natural stands of longleaf, shortleaf, loblolly and mixed pine hardwood forest types.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51109
Location: UNIT - Talladega Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Clay. LEGAL - Not Applicable Various locations scattered across the Talladega Ranger District
Tallaseehatchee Bridge
EA
- Road management
- Watershed management
On Hold N/A N/A 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
Bartram National Recreation Trail Reroute
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2017
Actual: 04/20/2017
04/2017 Cameron Seals
334-727-2652
cseals@fs.fed.us
Description: Reroute approximately 1.5 miles of the Southern portion of the Bartram National Recreation Trail.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50818
Location: UNIT - Tuskegee Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Macon. LEGAL - This project is located in sections 15 and 16 of township 17 North, range 24 East. This project is located in Compartment 8 sections 15 and 16 of township 17 North, range 24 East.
Dixie Electric SU Permit - District Office Power
EA
- Facility management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/22/2016
Est. Comment Period
02/2017
Expected: 03/2017 04/2017 Cameron Seals
334-727-2652
cseals@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a 30 year Special Use permit to Dixie Electric to install approximately 5000 feet of overhead power line along FDR 904 to restore electric service to the Tuskegee NF District Office.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50807
Location: UNIT - Tuskegee Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Macon. LEGAL - Not Applicable This project is located along FDR 904 in sections 11,12,and 14 of township 17 North, range 24 East
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