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.

Report Contents (click to jump to a section):
- National Forests in Alabama, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- 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, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest) R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
NFsAL Forest Plan Monitoring Plan Transition
CE
- Land management planning In Progress
Scoping Start
10/01/2015
Expected: 05/2016 05/2016 Felicia Humphrey
334-241-8146
fhumphrey@fs.fed.us
Description: Update Forest Plan Monitoring Plan to meet requirements of 2012 Planning Rule. This effort will result in an Administrative Change to the Forest Plan and is NOT a NEPA decision. NEPA project webpage used to increase visibility for public convenience.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48481
Location: UNIT - National Forests in Alabama All Units. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Bibb, Calhoun, Chilton, Clay, Cleburne, Covington, Escambia, Franklin, Hale, Lawrence, Macon, Perry, Talladega, Tuscaloosa, Winston. LEGAL - Not Applicable National Forests in Alabama
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: 08/2016 08/2016 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
Bankhead 2016 Forest Health Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/24/2015
Expected: 09/2016 10/2016 Lorenzo Walton
205-489-5111
lwalton03@fs.fed.us
Description: Improve forest health while concurrently reducing the risk of Southern Pine Beetle (SPB) outbreak through the thinning of overstocked pine stands.
Location: UNIT - Bankhead Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Winston. LEGAL - Not Applicable The northern and southern portions of Bankhead RD encompassing Areas 1 and 3 as defined in the Bankhead Forest Health and Restoration Project.
Houston Longleaf Restoration Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/20/2014
Est. Comment Period
01/2016
Expected: 03/2016 04/2016 Lorenzo Walton
205-489-5111
lwalton03@fs.fed.us
Description: Longleaf Pine and Oak-Pine Woodland Restoration
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45918
Location: UNIT - Bankhead Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Winston. LEGAL - Not Applicable Southern portion of Bankhead RD. Area 3-as defined in the Bankhead Forest Health and Restoration Project
Shelton ROW SUP
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/16/2015
Expected: 01/2016 01/2016 Mike Cook
205-489-5111
mcook01@fs.fed.us
Description: Grant a permanent ROW to Mr. Shelton off of FS road 239 to his private property. A current road exists where the ROW will be granted. An access gate will be installed along the ROW.
Location: UNIT - Bankhead Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Winston. LEGAL - Not Applicable ROW is located off of FS road 239 in Winston County Alabama. T9S R8W Section 11
Special Use Permit - Alabama Power Company Distribution Line, Winston County Road 91.
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/14/2012
Expected: 01/2016 01/2016 Mike Cook
205-489-5111
mcook01@fs.fed.us
Description: Special use permit to install new single phase power line within the existing 15' right-of-way along Winston County Road 91.
Location: UNIT - Bankhead Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Winston. LEGAL - Not Applicable Bankhead National Forest, Winston County Road 91.
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
Upland Hardwood Restoration Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
On Hold N/A N/A Alton Gaskins
205-489-5111
agaskins@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will focus on converting offsite loblolly pine plantations to upland hardwood forests.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45919
Location: UNIT - Bankhead Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Winston. LEGAL - Not Applicable Northern portion of Bankhead RD. Area 1- as defined in the Bankhead Forest Health and Restoration Project
National Forests in Alabama, Conecuh Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Boggy Hollow forest health and restoration project.
EA
- Forest products
- Recreation management
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/26/2015
Est. Comment Period
01/2016
Expected: 10/2016 01/2017 Jaime Hernandez
334-222-2555 x103
jahernandez@fs.fed.us
Description: Longleaf pine restoration and management.
Location: UNIT - Conecuh Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Covington, Escambia. LEGAL - Not Applicable This project is composed of compartments 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, and located west of Wing, Alabama.
National Forests in Alabama, Oakmulgee Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Blueberry Hill Land Acquistion
CE
- Land acquisition Analysis Completed Expected: 01/2016
Actual: 01/14/2016
03/2016 Cynthia Ragland
205-926-9765 ext 226
cragland@fs.fed.us
Description: The National Forests in Alabama is wanting to initiate a land-for-timber (tripartite) exchange in which the U.S. Forest Service will acquire nine non-Federal tracts of land totaling approximately 1,400 acres in Chilton County, Alabama.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48439
Location: UNIT - Oakmulgee Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Chilton. LEGAL - Not Applicable Chilton County, Alabama
Midstory Removal for RCW in the Highfield Area - 2015
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/04/2015
Expected: 11/2015 12/2015 Michael Caylor
205-926-9765 x206
mcaylor@fs.fed.us
Description: To restore open woodland conditions for the identified areas. A cut and leave treatment will be utilized, which entails a crew using chainsaws and brushcutters to fell and leave undesirable vegetation on the ground.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48073
Location: UNIT - Oakmulgee Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Bibb. LEGAL - Not Applicable Compartments 31, 32 and 44 and locally known as the Highfield area
National Forests in Alabama, Shoal Creek Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Shoal Creek Healthy Forest Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/14/2016
Expected: 03/2016 03/2016 Jonathan Stober
256-463-2272
jstober@fs.fed.us
Description: Thinning of overstocked plantations to reduce southern pine beetle threat
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47939
Location: UNIT - Shoal Creek Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Calhoun, Clay, Cleburne. LEGAL - Not Applicable 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
Easement for Justin H. Kenagy
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/23/2015
Expected: 02/2016 02/2016 Lesley Hodge
256-463-2273
lhodge@fs.fed.us
Description: . The proposed action is for issuing an easement which will allow access to private land.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46841
Location: UNIT - Talladega Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Cleburne. LEGAL - Township 19 South; Range 6 East; Section 27 in Talladega County, Alabama End of Forest Service Road 699
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
Tuskegee NF P-burning FY16
CE
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/11/2015
Expected: 01/2016 01/2016 Cameron Seals
334-727-2652
cseals@fs.fed.us
Description: Conduct approximately 1350 acres of prescribed burning on the Tuskegee National Forest in Compartments 10,14,and 15 for fuel reduction and wildlife habitat improvement.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48039
Location: UNIT - Tuskegee Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Macon. LEGAL - Not Applicable Compartment 10, 14 and 15
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