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 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.
Invasive Plant Species Treatment
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Comment Period
05/04/2016
Expected: 11/2016 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
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
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
In Progress
Comment Period
07/19/2016
Expected: 11/2016 11/2016 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
Winona Stream Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Facility management
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/27/2016
Expected: 07/2016 07/2016 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
Bear Gap Stand Improvement Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
05/23/2016
Expected: 07/2016 10/2016 Jared Calvert
606-598-2192 x107
jaredcalvert@fs.fed.us
Description: This project would improve approximately 2,900 acres of young (less than 30 years of age) sapling/pole-sized mixed hardwood stands by thinning the current overcrowded conditions. This would promote healthier stands and improve wildlife habitat.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49089
Location: UNIT - London Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Jackson, Laurel, Lee, Owsley, Rockcastle, Whitley. LEGAL - Not Applicable Approximately 75% of the stands to be treated are in the Bear Gap area of Jackson County and northeast to Owsley Co. Remaining stands are in Laurel, Rockcastle, Whitley, and Lee Counties.
Wildlife Opening Maintenance EA
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Special area management
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
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, 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
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/25/2016
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/18/2014
Est. Comment Period
10/2016
Expected: 03/2017 04/2017 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
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