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*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Comment Period
07/03/2014
Expected: 06/2015 12/2015 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
Houston Longleaf Restoration Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/20/2014
Est. Comment Period
10/2015
Expected: 01/2016 02/2016 Alton Gaskins
205-489-5111
agaskins@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
Owl Creek Trail System - Re-route
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/20/2015
Expected: 08/2015 08/2015 Mike Cook
205-489-5111
mcook01@fs.fed.us
Description: Owl Creek Trail System re-route and maintenance project
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38211
Location: UNIT - Bankhead Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Lawrence. LEGAL - T8S, R7W Owl Creek Trail System, Bankhead National Forest
Shelton ROW SUP
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/16/2015
Expected: 12/2015 12/2015 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
Sipsey Soil Survey SUP
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/16/2015
Expected: 12/2015 12/2015 Mike Cook
205-489-5111
mcook01@fs.fed.us
Description: Long-term Soil Monitoring at U.S. Geological Survey Reference Watersheds. The project will use repeated soil sampling to document environmental change.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47137
Location: UNIT - Bankhead Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Lawrence. LEGAL - Not Applicable Sipsey Wilderness in Lawrence County, AL
Special Use Permit - Reggie Watts Right-of-way
CE

   *UPDATED*
- 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

   *UPDATED*
- 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
Boggy Hollow forest health and restoration project.
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Fuels management
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2015
Expected: 12/2015 02/2016 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
Pipeline Northwest Restoration Plan
EA

   *NEW LISTING*

   *UPDATED*
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Recreation management
- Forest products
In Progress
Comment Period
06/18/2015
Expected: 08/2015
Actual: 08/11/2015
09/2015 Michael Caylor
205-926-9765
mcaylor@fs.fed.us
Description: The EA provides analysis proposed to build a more resilient landscape capable of naturally absorbing natural events such as severe weather, fire and insect infestations. Actions will enhance the ecological function of natural stands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45858
Location: UNIT - Oakmulgee Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Bibb, Hale, Tuscaloosa. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Pipeline NW Restoration Plan area consists of 8,783 acres of NFS lands located in the northwest portion of the TNF, Oakmulgee District in Bibb, Tuscaloosa and Hale Counties in Alabama.
Streams Experimental Observatory Network (STREON) Special Use Permit
CE

   *NEW LISTING*

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/02/2015
Expected: 08/2015 08/2015 Cynthia Ragland
205-926-9765 ext 226
cragland@fs.fed.us
Description: To issue a 30 year Special Use Permit to NEON, Inc. Domain 08 to install an aquatic sampling array in Mayfield Creek drainage of the Talladega National Forest, Oakmulgee District.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47017
Location: UNIT - Oakmulgee Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Bibb, Hale. LEGAL - T23N, R7E, Sections 18 & 19 Bibb and Hale Counties, Alabama
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

   *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
In Progress
Comment Period
08/29/2013
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 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

   *UPDATED*
- Road management Analysis Completed Expected: 08/2015
Actual: 08/04/2015
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

   *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Comment Period
06/06/2014
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 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.
Easement for Justin H. Kenagy
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/23/2015
Expected: 05/2015 05/2015 Mary Humphries
256-362-2909 x 145
mhumphries@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

   *UPDATED*
- Watershed management
- Road management
In Progress
Comment Period
02/12/2014
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 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
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