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, 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
Suppression of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid II
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2017
Expected: 04/2017 04/2017 Damien Zona
859-745-3114
dzona@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
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47469
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.
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
Kentucky Wired Fiber Optics Line
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2017
Expected: 03/2017 04/2017 William Swilling
606-598-2192 x 116
wswilling@fs.fed.us
Description: Kentucky Wired has applied to expand fiber optic lines for improved bandwidth across Kentucky. Lines would be primarily overhead using existing poles within rights-of-way. Some underground installation is needed, using ditch-digging equipment.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50187
Location: UNIT - London Ranger District, Redbird Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Clay, Laurel, Leslie. LEGAL - Not Applicable Fiber optic line would be added to existing lines within existing rights-of-way along State Hwy 421/ KY Hwy 80 (Hal Rogers Pkwy). Estimated length on NFS lands: 516'on London RD; 19,153' on Redbird RD
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

   *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
Analysis Completed Expected: 03/2017
Actual: 01/20/2017
04/2017 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
Daniel Boone National Forest, London Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Kentucky Early Warning System Towers Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2017
Expected: 04/2017 04/2017 William Ryan
270-924-2179
wryan@fs.fed.us
Description: Two Kentucky Early Warning System (KEWS)special use permits have expired and need to be renewed for a period of 10 years. The KEWS provide emergency information from various federal, state, and local agencies.
Location: UNIT - London Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Pulaski. LEGAL - Not Applicable Near Mount Victory, Kentucky, and Shopville, Kentucky
Wildcat Branch Headwaters Reforestation Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
Analysis Completed Expected: 01/2017
Actual: 01/09/2017
04/2017 Claudia Cotton
859-745-3115
ccotton@fs.fed.us
Description: Reforest 24 acres of previously surface-mined lands in the Mt. Victory, KY, area with oaks, hickories, pines, etc. that will restore the area to its original wooded state. The USFS, Green Forests Work, and many volunteers would implement project.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50509
Location: UNIT - London Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Pulaski. LEGAL - Not Applicable In the Wildcat Branch/ Little Lick area of Mount Victory, Pulaski Co, Kentucky
Wildlife Opening Maintenance EA
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special area management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/11/2017
Est. Comment Period
08/2017
Expected: 05/2018 06/2018 Beth Christensen
606-864-4163
bachristensen@fs.fed.us
Description: Project will analyze various methods of maintaining wildlife openings on the London District. Methods may include mowing, plowing & planting, masticating, and/or prescribed burning. Currently, mowing is inadequate for proper management.
Location: UNIT - London Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Jackson, Laurel. LEGAL - Not Applicable Mill Creek Wildlife Management Area, south of McKee, Jackson Co., Kentucky, and Cane Creek Wildlife Management Area, west of London, Laurel County, Kentucky.
Daniel Boone National Forest, Redbird Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Buckhorn Stand Improvement Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
01/12/2017
Expected: 02/2017 12/2017 Jared Calvert
606-598-2192 x107
jaredcalvert@fs.fed.us
Description: Redbird Ranger District is proposing to thin approximately 2,780 acres of forest stands using the crop tree release method, designed to increase growing space to specific trees by thinning competition of adjacent saplings 30 years old or less.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50956
Location: UNIT - Redbird Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Clay, Leslie, Owsley, Perry. LEGAL - Not Applicable These are scattered stands located on NFS lands in Owsley County generally between Buckhorn, Oneida, and Hyden, Kentucky, as well as non-contiguous stands in Clay, Leslie and Perry Counties.
Little Double Culvert Replacement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2017
Expected: 05/2017 06/2017 William Swilling
606-598-2192 x 116
wswilling@fs.fed.us
Description: Replace an existing culvert on Little Double Creek with a culvert that would allow fish, frogs, and amphibians better passage. The target benefitting species is the threatened Kentucky Arrow Darter found in this creek.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50189
Location: UNIT - Redbird Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Clay. LEGAL - Not Applicable Main culvert on the Little Double Creek near Peabody Road, Big Creek, Kentucky.
Norma Harris Silt Check AML Reclamation
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2017
Expected: 03/2017 03/2017 Claudia Cotton
859-745-3115
ccotton@fs.fed.us
Description: This project consists of removing sediment behind an existing gabion check dam and installing water bars to allow for proper drainage, improved aquatic habitat, and flood prevention for nearby residences. The project area is on former mine lands.
Location: UNIT - Redbird Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Clay. LEGAL - Not Applicable On Henry Fork Road 4.8 miles from Big Creek near the town of Hyden, Kentucky.
Wayne Engle Temporary Access Road
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/16/2016
Expected: 03/2017 04/2017 Tricia Boles
606-598-2192
triciaboles@fs.fed.us
Description: Applicant proposes to construct and use a temporary access road across National Forest System (NFS) lands between two parcels of his private property in Perry County, Kentucky, for the purpose of harvesting his private timber.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50070
Location: UNIT - Redbird Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Perry. LEGAL - Not Applicable Between Otter Creek and Buckhorn Creek, Perry County, Kentucky
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

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
In Progress
Comment Period
02/02/2017
Expected: 09/2017 10/2017 John Hull
606-376-5323
jahull@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
Laurel Creek Reservoir Trail
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/20/2016
Expected: 01/2017 02/2017 Laurie Smith
606-376-5323
lauriesmith@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct a hiking and mountain biking loop trail around a portion of the reservoir. This trail would be approximately 1.25 miles long on national forest. The trail would be a class 3 trail meeting Forest Service standards.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50527
Location: UNIT - Stearns Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - McCreary. LEGAL - Not Applicable The proposed trail would be located near the Laurel Creek Reservoir, Whitley City Quadrangle, McCreary County, KY
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This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.