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, 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, 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
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
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 Springs West
EA
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2017
Expected: 09/2017 10/2017 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.
Boggy Hollow Longleaf Pine Management Project
EA
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Recreation management
- Fuels management
- Road management
In Progress
Comment Period
12/23/2016
Expected: 03/2017 03/2017 Jaime Hernandez
334-222-2555 x103
jahernandez@fs.fed.us
Description: To restore and maintain desired conditions of fire-maintained longleaf pine forest and to improve habitat for red-cockaded woodpeckers and other featured species that are dependent on these conditions.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46778
Location: UNIT - Conecuh Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Covington, Escambia. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Boggy Hollow Project Area is located in Covington County, Alabama, west of Wing, Alabama, and north and south of County Road 4. It is composed of compartments 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, and 59.
Parker Springs Tower CE
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2017
Expected: 03/2017 04/2017 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

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special use 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, Talladega Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Alabama Power Mitchell Property Electric Access
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/02/2016
Expected: 01/2017 01/2017 Gloria Nielsen
256-362-2909 x121
glorianielsen@fs.fed.us
Description: Requests access across national forest lands in the NW ? of section 19, T17S, R8E in Talladega County for residential electrical service. The maintained corridor will be about 2646 feet long and 20-30 feet wide with the total permit area of ~1.3 ac
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50053
Location: UNIT - Talladega Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Talladega. LEGAL - Not Applicable Near the Kentuck Road area of the Talladega Ranger District
Palustris Assessment Area
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period
04/28/2016
Expected: 01/2017 01/2017 Art Henderson
256-362-2909
arthenderson@fs.fed.us
Description: Vegetation management
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49365
Location: UNIT - Talladega Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Clay, Talladega. LEGAL - Not Applicable Along FSR 616, north of State Road 148
Tallaseehatchee Bridge
EA
- Watershed management
- Road 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
Dixie Electric SU Permit - District Office Power
EA
- Special use management
- Facility management
Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
12/2016
Expected: 04/2017 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
TUSKEGEE NF RX BURNING FY17
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2016
Expected: 12/2016 01/2017 Cameron Seals
334-727-2652
cseals@fs.fed.us
Description: Conduct approximately 3500 acres of prescribe burning on the Tuskegee National Forest in Compartments 1,5,6,8,9 and 11 for fuel reduction and wildlife habitat improvement.
Location: UNIT - Tuskegee Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Macon. LEGAL - Not Applicable Compartments 1,5,6,8,9 and 11.
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