Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

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- Daniel Boone National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Daniel Boone National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- Daniel Boone National Forest, Cumberland Ranger District
- Daniel Boone National Forest, London Ranger District
- Daniel Boone National Forest, Redbird Ranger District
- Daniel Boone National Forest, Stearns Ranger District


Daniel Boone National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest) R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Invasive Plant Species Treatment
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
07/17/2013
Est. Comment Period
01/2015
Expected: 05/2015 06/2015 David Taylor
859-745-3167
dtaylor02@fs.fed.us
Description: Control or eradication of invasive plant species using one or more of the following treatment methods: manual, mechanical, chemical, biological and others. If approved, proposed actions would be implemented on each of the four Ranger Districts.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=26548
Location: UNIT - Daniel Boone National Forest All Units. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Bath, Clay, Estill, Harlan, Jackson, Knox, Laurel, Lee, Leslie, McCreary, Menifee, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Powell, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Rowan, Wayne, Whitley, Wolfe. LEGAL - Not Applicable Forestwide where non-native plants are known to occur and where new locations are found
Daniel Boone National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide) R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Clifty and Beaver Creek Wilderness Invasive Plant Treatment
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2014
Actual: 07/15/2014
08/2014 David Taylor
859-745-3167
dtaylor02@fs.fed.us
Description: Treat non-native invasive plant species using manual methods. All treatment activities would occur within 20 feet of Forest Service trails, unauthorized user-developed trails, and former mine locations, and old home sites.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44840
Location: UNIT - Cumberland Ranger District, Stearns Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - McCreary, Menifee, Wolfe. LEGAL - Not Applicable Clifty Wilderness in Menifee and Wolfe Counties and Beaver Creek Wilderness in McCreary County, Kentucky.
Daniel Boone National Forest, Cumberland Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Commercial timber harvest in the Beaver Creek Watershed
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/02/2008
Est. Comment Period
10/2014
Expected: 03/2015 04/2015 Jeffrey Lewis
606-784-6428
jefflewis@fs.fed.us
Description: 401 acres of commercial timber harvest designed to improve tree vigor or establish young forest. 292 acres of two-aged shelterwood and 109 acres of thinning in 11 distinct areas. Herbicide treatment of selected species within shelterwood areas.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=25765
Location: UNIT - Cumberland Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Menifee. LEGAL - Project on Kendrick Ridge, Cape Branch, Gladie Branch, Joes Branch, and Carter Branch Beaver Creek Watershed west of Cave Run Lake
Harvey Branch Special Use: Road Access
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Carey Loomis
606-784-6428
careyloomis@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed issuance of a Special Use Permit for construction of a temporary road on national forest system land for private land access.
Location: UNIT - Cumberland Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Bath, Rowan, Wolfe. Between Harvey and Road Branches north of Morehead, Kentucky
Riparian area improvement in Beaver and Buck Creeks
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
On Hold N/A N/A Tom Biebighauser
606-784-6428
jefflewis@fs.fed.us
Description: Improvement of stream channel condition on 5 miles of exisiting streams. Establishment of woody vegetation on 22 acres of existing grasslands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=25770
Location: UNIT - Cumberland Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Menifee. LEGAL - Not Applicable Beaver and Buck Creeks west of Cave Run Lake
Sand Lick Fork Watershed Restoration
EIS
- Watershed management
- Minerals and Geology
- Road management
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
09/11/2012
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
02/2015
Expected: 10/2015 11/2015 Tom Biebighauser
606-784-6428
tombiebighauser@fs.fed.us
Description: Improve water quality and reduce soil loss by plugging abandoned oil wells, removing flowing lines, restoration of stream channels and associated floodplains, and managing /maintaining the many open roads in the Sand Lick Fork area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=18901
Location: UNIT - Cumberland Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Powell. LEGAL - National Forest System Lands in Powell County, Kentucky bounded on the east by Natural Bridge State Resort Park. Includes lands in Sand Lick Fork, Barker Branch, Pot Hollow, and Sand Cave Branch Sand Fork watershed (Hydrologic Unit Code # 05100204-140-090)
Daniel Boone National Forest, London Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
London Fuels Treatment
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
Analysis Completed Expected: 12/2014
Actual: 11/20/2014
03/2015 Alison Coons
606-376-5323 ext 104
acoons@fs.fed.us
Description: Conduct controlled burning in forty-nine (49) areas across the district to reduce fuel loading, reduce fire regime condition class and promote fire-mediated upland ecosystems.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40207
Location: UNIT - London Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Jackson, Laurel, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Whitley. LEGAL - Not Applicable Scattered areas across the London Ranger District
PRTC Fiber Optic Line Replacement 2014
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 10/2014
Actual: 10/27/2014
11/2014 Thomas Kean
606-864-4163
tomkean@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposed to issue a special use authorization to PRTC to replace 29,576 non-contiguous feet of copper telephone lines with fiber optic lines on an existing utility poles. Some new poles may be installed to replace degraded poles.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45272
Location: UNIT - London Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - USA tracts:C-2h,C-111,C-111-I,C-1239,C-1386,C-1409,C-2k,C-2q,C-2t,C-3030,C-307,C-321,C-3AM,C-3Aq,C-3n,C-3x,C-4001,C-4175,C-4182,C-4215,C-440,C-462. 44 loactions in Jackson County KY.: NW Corner of Project Area: 84° 6%u2019 25%u201D W, 37° 33%u2019 47%u201D N SE Corner of Project Area: 84° 1%u2019 26%u201D W, 37° 19%u2019 36%u201D N
Daniel Boone National Forest, Redbird Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Compliance Coal Lease KYES 051689 (Spencer Branch)
EA
- Minerals and Geology Cancelled N/A N/A Patti Davis
859-745-3149
pattildavis@fs.fed.us
Description: The FS proposes to issue a consent to lease and BLM proposes to lease federal coal. No surface disturbance would take place on NFS lands. BLM rejected the application in October 2013.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=25392
Location: UNIT - Redbird Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Leslie. LEGAL - Not Applicable Bear Branch Area
Dwight Collett Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 11/2014
Actual: 11/20/2014
12/2014 Jacob Rhyne
850-926-3561 ext6545
jdrhyne@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to issue a Special Use Authorization to Dwight Collett for the purpose of a cultivation plot.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45433
Location: UNIT - Redbird Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Clay. LEGAL - Not Applicable Kentucky.
Goose Creek Coal Lease KYES 053729
EA
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A Patti Davis
859-745-3149
pattildavis@fs.fed.us
Description: The FS proposes to issue a consent to lease to BLM and BLM proposes to lease federal coal. No surface disturbance is planned on National Forest System lands.
Location: UNIT - Redbird Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Clay. LEGAL - Not Applicable Upper Goose Creek
Special Use Re-Authorizations
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A John Hull
606-598-2192
jahull@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue new special use authorizations for a new term for a previously permitted use. Up to twenty-five (25) permits are due for renewal.
Location: UNIT - Redbird Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Clay, Leslie, Owsley. LEGAL - Not Applicable District-wide
Spring Creek Vegetation Management
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period
08/04/2014
Expected: 04/2015 04/2015 John Hull
606-598-2192
jahull@fs.fed.us
Description: Provide for a variety of habitat conditions to augment forest health and vigor. Proposed activities include 161 ac. commercial harvest (80 ac.-two-age shelterwood, 81 ac.-thinning), 249 ac. of crop tree release, and construction of 3 wildlife ponds.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=28443
Location: UNIT - Redbird Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Clay. LEGAL - Not Applicable Spring Creek & Flat Creek areas west of KY-66.
Daniel Boone National Forest, Stearns Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Citico Realty Company Special Use Authorization Renewal
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/10/2014
Expected: 01/2015 01/2015 Laurie Smith
606-376-5323
lauriesmith@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a new authorization to Citico Realty Company for a new term for use of an existing road to access their communications site (located on private property). The authorization area is 12 feet wide by 290 feet long, equaling 0.8 acres.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45890
Location: UNIT - Stearns Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - McCreary. LEGAL - Not Applicable The special use area is an existing access road located off McCreary County Road 665 in McCreary County, Kentucky.
Greenwood Vegetation Management
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/18/2014
Est. Comment Period
02/2015
Expected: 08/2015 10/2015 Mike Lick
606-376-5323
mlick@fs.fed.us
Description: Improve wildlife habitat conditions by conducting forest thinning, even-and two-aged regeneration, midstory removal, chemical maintenance of wildlife openings, vernal pond construction, prescribed burning, and chemical NNIS plant treatment.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44085
Location: UNIT - Stearns Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - McCreary, Pulaski. LEGAL - Not Applicable Scattered locations around McCreary County, Kentucky
Highland Telephone Cooperative Special Use Authorization
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 11/2014
Actual: 10/31/2014
11/2014 Laurie Smith
606-376-5323
lauriesmith@fs.fed.us
Description: A special use authorization would be issued to Highland Telephone Cooperative for buried fiber optic cable to provide service to Margaret Fowler's residence which is surrounded by National Forest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45584
Location: UNIT - Stearns Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - McCreary. LEGAL - Not Applicable National Forest System Road 663.
Rebecca and Page Cline Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 10/2014
Actual: 11/20/2014
12/2014 Laurie Smith
606-376-5323
lauriesmith@fs.fed.us
Description: Multiple special use authorizations would be issued to the Clines, Highland Telephone Cooperative, and Southern Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative for road and utility access to private property surrounded by National Forest System land.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44602
Location: UNIT - Stearns Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - McCreary. LEGAL - Not Applicable An existing unnamed old road is located off KY 1363 in McCreary County, Kentucky
Southfork Coal Lease KYES 051088
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
02/09/2009
Est. Comment Period
02/2015
Expected: 08/2015 12/2015 Elizabeth Robinson
859-745-3151
elizabethlrobinson@fs.fed.us
Description: The Bureau of Land Management is proposing to lease a tract of federal coal and the Forest Service proposes to issue a consent to lease to BLM. Proposed lease area is approximately 64 acres, and no surface disturbance is proposed on NFS lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=2437
Location: UNIT - Stearns Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - McCreary, Whitley. LEGAL - Not Applicable On Tracts C-1888 and 1941c-IV
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