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
Invasive Plant Species Treatment
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Analysis Completed Expected: 10/2016
Actual: 10/05/2016
11/2016 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
Suppression of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid II
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2016
Expected: 03/2017 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
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
09/2016
Expected: 10/2016 11/2016 Tricia Boles
606-598-2192 x 106
triciaboles@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*
- Road management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Comment Period
07/19/2016
Expected: 03/2017 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
Harvey Branch Special Use: Road Access
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Cancelled 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
Winona Stream Restoration
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Facility management
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/27/2016
Expected: 10/2016
Actual: 10/12/2016
10/2016 Jon Kazmierski
606-784-6428
jkazmierski@fs.fed.us
Description: Restore the stream and construct a wetland complex by lowering the spillway of the dam.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49063
Location: UNIT - Cumberland Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Powell. LEGAL - Not Applicable Located at Winona Lake near Stanton, KY.
Daniel Boone National Forest, London Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Wildcat Branch Headwaters Reforestation Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/24/2016
Expected: 12/2016 12/2016 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
- Special area management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2016
Expected: 09/2017 10/2017 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, burning, and/or herbicides. 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
Little Double Culvert Replacement
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2016
Expected: 01/2017 02/2017 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.
Wayne Engle Temporary Access Road
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/16/2016
Expected: 11/2016 01/2017 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
Frantom, Madden and Mills Special Use Authorizations
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 01/2017
Actual: 11/01/2016,
11/10/2016,
11/10/2016
01/2017 Laurie Smith
606-376-5323
lauriesmith@fs.fed.us
Description: If approved, this project would authorize three individuals special use of NFS lands for personal use. Uses include a existing boat dock, a new boat dock and road access to private property surrounded by NFS lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49467
Location: UNIT - Stearns Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - McCreary. LEGAL - Not Applicable Downstream of Barnett Bend on the Cumberland River in McCreary County, KY; at Jasper Bend on the Cumberland River in Pulaski County, KY; and off Curt Pond Ridge, NFS Road 853 in Pulaski County, KY.
Greenwood Vegetation Management
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/18/2014
Est. Comment Period
01/2017
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

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2016
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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