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, 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
Additional HWA Treatment
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
On Hold N/A N/A Robert Sitzlar
859-745-3100
rsitzlar@fs.fed.us
Description: Collaboratively identify new locations to treat hemlocks for the woolly adelgid (HWA). Any new locations would be in addition to those approved for treatment in the March 2011 decision for the Suppression of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Infestations
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 Exact treatment locations have not yet been selected; it would occur on specific NFS lands across the Forest. The proposal will result from collaboration w/h interested partners; details forthcoming.
Invasive Plant Species Treatment
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
07/17/2013
Est. Comment Period
03/2016
Expected: 10/2016 10/2016 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
Emerald Ash Borer Control in Clear Fork White Ash Plantation
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
01/26/2016
Expected: 03/2016 04/2016 Jeffrey Lewis
606-784-6428
jefflewis@fs.fed.us
Description: Injection of a diluted solution of an insecticide called Imidacloprid into the soil around the base of the trees in the plantation early in the spring.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48620
Location: UNIT - Cumberland Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Rowan. LEGAL - Not Applicable Clear Fork drainage in northern Rowan County
Commercial Timber Harvest in the Beaver Creek Watershed
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/02/2008
Est. Comment Period
02/2016
Expected: 05/2016 06/2016 Jeffrey Lewis
606-784-6428
jefflewis@fs.fed.us
Description: 303 acres of commercial timber harvest designed to improve tree vigor or establish young forest. 170 acres of two-aged shelterwood and 133 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
CE
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/09/2015
Expected: 01/2016 01/2016 Elizabeth Robinson
859-745-3151
elizabethlrobinson@fs.fed.us
Description: Conduct (1) mastication of woody material, (2) controlled burning, and (3) planting of desired grasses and forbs to reduce the midstory layer and treat fuels. This project would be done in cooperation with University of Kentucky researchers.
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: 01/2016 01/2016 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.
Kentucky Utilities Permit Activity-Mt. Victory Power Transmission Tower Replacement
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 01/2016
Actual: 09/04/2015
01/2016 Thomas Kean
606-864-4163
tomkean@fs.fed.us
Description: Kentucky Utilities needs to replace a communications and power tower in Mount Victory that is too low, resulting in the transmission lines being too low. Project will cause some ground disturbance within the current ROW. Rehab of site will occur.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47734
Location: UNIT - London Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Pulaski. LEGAL - Not Applicable Along the utility corridor south of Highway 192 at the community of Mount Victory.
Lakeside South Trail Relocation
CE
- Heritage resource management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/26/2015
Expected: 01/2016 04/2016 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.
National Forest Service Road 43 Emergency Repairs and Reconstruction
CE
- Road management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2016
Expected: 02/2016 05/2016 Thomas Kean
606-864-4163
tomkean@fs.fed.us
Description: Reconstruct storm-damaged National Forest Service Road (NFSR) 43 (a.k.a. Whetstone Road) near the town of McKee, Kentucky, to address safety, travel management, and water quality issues.
Location: UNIT - London Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - Not Applicable National Forest Service Road (NFSR) 43 (a.k.a. Whetstone Road) near the town of McKee, Jackson County, Kentucky,
Sheltowee Trace Outfitters Special Use Permit Re-authorization
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/04/2015
Expected: 01/2016 01/2016 Eloyce Promenschenkel
606-864-4163
epromenschenkel@fs.fed.us
Description: The Special Use permit authorizes the operation of a whitewater rafting and canoe livery in areas including the Cumberland River, Rockcastle River and Upper Lake Cumberland. The term of the new Special Use Permit would be five years, expiring Dec2020
Location: UNIT - London Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Laurel, Rockcastle. LEGAL - Not Applicable Laurel, Rockcastle, and Cumberland Rivers and lakes
Daniel Boone National Forest, Stearns Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
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
02/2016
Expected: 08/2016 09/2016 Timothy Reed
601-384-5876
timreed@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
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This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.