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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- Daniel Boone National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- 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
Forest Supervisor's Closure Orders
EA
- Recreation management
- Regulations, Directives, Orders
In Progress
Comment Period
05/15/2015
Expected: 08/2015 08/2015 Mark Engler
859-745-3184
maengler@fs.fed.us
Description: If approved, this project would allow the issuance of Forest Supervisor's Closure Orders containing prohibitions to provide for the safety of visitors and the health of the national forest system lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46077
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 The proposed closure orders would specify the areas of national forest systems lands where the prohibitions apply.
Invasive Plant Species Treatment
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
07/17/2013
Est. Comment Period
07/2015
Expected: 02/2016 03/2016 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, 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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/02/2008
Est. Comment Period
07/2015
Expected: 11/2015 12/2015 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
Sand Lick Fork Watershed Restoration
EIS
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Minerals and Geology
On Hold N/A N/A 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)
Triplett Creek: Caney and Fern Bluff Pine Woodland Development
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/19/2015
Est. Comment Period
11/2015
Expected: 05/2016 06/2016 Elizabeth Robinson
859-745-3151
elizabethlrobinson@fs.fed.us
Description: Creation of pine-dominated and hardwood-dominated woodlands hardwood-dominated woodlands using mastication and prescribed burning. Creation of preparatory fire lines adjacent to private lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46069
Location: UNIT - Cumberland Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Bath, Rowan. LEGAL - Not Applicable Fern Bluff and Caney Areas in southwestern Rowan County and eastern Bath Counties, Kentucky. Project areas are adjacent to Cave Run Lake Dam. Spartman and Buffalo Branches in Rowan County.
Daniel Boone National Forest, London Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Green Pond Non-commercial Thinning Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
05/01/2015
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 Sylvia Staples
606-864-4163
sustaples@fs.fed.us
Description: Timber Stand Improvement in areas around Green Pond Ridge and other locations to thin densely vegetated areas, decrease competition of limited resources, improve forest resiliency against catastrophic events, and improve wildlife habitat.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46518
Location: UNIT - London Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Jackson, Laurel, Rockcastle. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project will focus on forest stands near Green Pond Ridge in Rockcastle County, but will also include areas in Jackson and Laurel Counties.
JCWA McKee Water Tank
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Thomas Kean
606-864-4163
tomkean@fs.fed.us
Description: Jackson County Water Association proposes to install a new 100,000 gallon elevated water storage tank on a 1/4 acre site on FS Road 3117 south of McKee, Kentucky to increase reliability and handle current and future growth of the water system.
Location: UNIT - London Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - USA Tract C-123 Latitude: 37d 24' 56" N Longitude: 83d 57' 54" W
Lakeside South Trail Relocation
CE
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/26/2015
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 Thomas Kean
606-864-4163
tomkean@fs.fed.us
Description: Relocation and reconstruction of an existing trail is needed due to a rock slide that has made the trail impassible. New location will be in compliance with Endangered Species Act, Cultural Resources laws and Forest Plan guidance.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46516
Location: UNIT - London Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Laurel. LEGAL - Legal Description: USA tract C-1520h. Location: Along Lake Cumberland at the mouth of Twin Branch in the southwest corner of Laurel County, Kentucky.
Daniel Boone National Forest, Redbird Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
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
Spring Creek Vegetation Management
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
In Progress
Comment Period
08/04/2014
Expected: 09/2015 10/2015 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
Alpine Unauthorized OHV Trail Closure Project
CE
- Watershed management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/27/2015
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 Laurie Smith
606-376-5323
lauriesmith@fs.fed.us
Description: This project would use a dozer to close and block with gates or tank traps approximately 7.5 miles of unauthorized OHV trails. Waterbars would be installed on steep slopes.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47037
Location: UNIT - Stearns Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - McCreary, Pulaski. LEGAL - Not Applicable Alpine and Cumberland River areas in McCreary and Pulaski Counties, Kentucky.
Greenwood Vegetation Management
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/18/2014
Est. Comment Period
09/2015
Expected: 03/2016 04/2016 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
Proposed David Rose Road Special Use Authorization and McCreary County Road Easement
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/02/2015
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 Laurie Smith
606-376-5323
lauriesmith@fs.fed.us
Description: A road special use authorization would be issued to David Rose for an unnamed old road and an OHV trail would be blocked. A road easement would be issued to McCreary County for NFS road 6713.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47061
Location: UNIT - Stearns Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - McCreary. LEGAL - Not Applicable David Rose Special Use would follow an existing unnamed old road located off NFS Road 663A, Big Creek Road in McCreary County, Kentucky. McCreary Co. Easement Project would be for NFS 6173.
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