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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- Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests, Andrew Pickens Ranger District
- Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests, Enoree Ranger District
- Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests, Francis Marion Ranger District
- Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests, Long Cane Ranger District


Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest) R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Changes to the Sumter Monitoring Plan
CE
- Regulations, Directives, Orders Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2016
Actual: 04/29/2016
04/2016 James Knibbs
803-561-4078
jknibbs@fs.fed.us
Description: 2012 Planning Rule Compliance
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48914
Location: UNIT - Francis Marion and Sumter National Forest All Units. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Abbeville, Aiken, Chester, Edgefield, Fairfield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry, Oconee, Saluda, Union. LEGAL - Not Applicable Applies to monitoring on the Sumter National Forest
Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests, Andrew Pickens Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
AND072_ATT Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Scoping Start
04/17/2013
Expected: 11/2016 11/2016 Jason Selin
803-561-4052
jmselin@fs.fed.us
Description: Renewal permit for all existing lines in Oconee County, 7,183 feet exisiting fiber optic and copper overhead lines with a 10 foot ROW (1.65 acres) and 215,646 feet of existing fiber optic and copper underground lines with a 5 foot ROW (24.75 acres).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41929
Location: UNIT - Andrew Pickens Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Oconee. LEGAL - Not Applicable Oconee County
Outfitting and Guiding Special Use Permit
EA
- Special use management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2016
Expected: 01/2017 05/2017 Jennifer Barnhart
864-638-4463
jenniferjbarnhart@fs.fed.us
Description: The US Forest Service is proposing to grant outfitting and guiding special use permits to businesses on the Andrew Pickens Ranger District, Sumter National Forest in South Carolina.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33706
Location: UNIT - Andrew Pickens Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Oconee. LEGAL - Not Applicable Andrew Pickens Ranger District and Chattooga Wild and Scenic River Corridor on the Chattahoochee National Forest in Georgia.
Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests, Enoree Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2016 Equestrian Trail Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2016
Expected: 08/2016 10/2016 Alice Riddle
(864)427-9858
ariddle@fs.fed.us
Description: This project involves trail realignment and relocation work on the Woods Ferry Horse Trail and Bumcombe Horse Trail.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49544
Location: UNIT - Enoree Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Chester, Newberry. LEGAL - Not Applicable Project work would be done on the Woods Ferry Horse Trail and the Buncombe Horse Trail
Aerial Fertilization
CE
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2016
Actual: 05/18/2016
05/2016 Jason Jennings
803-561-4060
jjennings@fs.fed.us
Description: Aerial Fertilization would be completed using a helicopter with GPS control "Sat-Lock". A high nitrogen, slow-release fertilizer would be applied during the spring months on 1,454 acres.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49111
Location: UNIT - Enoree Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Chester, Fairfield. LEGAL - Not Applicable Compartment 11,17,18,54,55,56,59 and 62
Lower Broad Analysis Area
EA
- Forest products Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2016
Actual: 05/06/2016
06/2016 John Richardson
864-427-9858
jwrichardson@fs.fed.us
Description: Silvicultural Treatments consisting of commercial thinning on 6,361 acres, regeneration harvest (clearcut with reserves) on 2,146 acres and regeneration harvest ( shelterwood with reserves) on 256 acres.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44865
Location: UNIT - Enoree Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Fairfield, Newberry. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project is located in the Lower Broad watershed.
Trailhead Construction Project for the Woods Ferry Horse Trail
EA
- Recreation management Analysis Completed Expected: 06/2016
Actual: 06/10/2016
07/2016 Alice Riddle
864-427-9858
ariddle@fs.fed.us
Description: Involves construction of a trailhead parking lot for the Woods Ferry Horse Trail, and a connector trail, tying the trailhead to the existing trail system. It would also involve the use of herbicide to help control all vegetation in the parking area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48172
Location: UNIT - Enoree Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Chester. LEGAL - Not Applicable Located in Chester County, Compartment 7, on Forest Service Road 305.
Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests, Francis Marion Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Awendaw-McCllellanville Mastication Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/14/2016
Expected: 08/2016 08/2016 Brian Schaffler
803-561-4000
bschaffler@fs.fed.us
Description: Understory hazardous fuel treatments in stands in the rural/urban interface to reduce potential for large catastrophic wildfires
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49624
Location: UNIT - Francis Marion Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Charleston. LEGAL - Not Applicable In the southwestern portion of the district near Highway 17.
Central Electric Power Coop - McClellanville 115 Kv Line
EIS
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Amy Fore
843-887-3257
afore@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct a 115 KV powerline from Winyah Generating Station (Georgetown, SC) to McClellanville, SC.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=5499
Location: UNIT - Francis Marion Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Berkeley, Charleston. LEGAL - NE section of Francis Marion National Forest Francis Marion National Forest
East Coast Greenway Connector Trails
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/05/2016
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 Erica Wadl
843-336-2221
ewadl@fs.fed.us
Description: Construction and maintenance of two trail connector segments that are part of the 12-mile Awendaw East Coast Greenway.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49431
Location: UNIT - Francis Marion Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Charleston. LEGAL - Not Applicable Just south of Awendaw Creek just off of State Highway 432 and on/near Forest Service Road 260-B.
Francis Marion Forest Plan Revision
EIS
- Land management planning In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
08/14/2015
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
05/2016
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 Mary Morrison
803-561-4058
fmplanrevision@fs.fed.us
Description: The forest plan revision is expected to take three years to complete with three major steps: an assessment, a draft forest plan, and then EIS/ROD.
Web Link: http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/scnfs/landmanagement/planning/?cid=stelprdb5393142
Location: UNIT - Francis Marion Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Berkeley, Charleston. LEGAL - Charleston and Berkeley County, South Carolina Francis Marion National Forest
Wambaw Cycle Trail Expansion Project
EA
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Janna Dupre
843-336-2221
jmdupre@fs.fed.us
Description: The Francis Marion National Forest is proposing activities to add improvements to the Wambaw Cycle Trail that include: Adding one mile of a 36" wide single track dirt bike trail, developing a north loop trailhead, and 1 mile trail connector.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46372
Location: UNIT - Francis Marion Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Berkeley, Charleston. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project area is located on Hwy. 45, one-mile east of the intersection S.R. 98 (Halfway Creek) and in compartments 162 and 146, near FR 216C
Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests, Long Cane Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Aiken Coop EDG402401
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Jason Selin
803-561-4052
jmselin@fs.fed.us
Description: Renewal of permit for overhead and underground electric lines.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=29354
Location: UNIT - Long Cane Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Edgefield, McCormick, Saluda. LEGAL - Not Applicable Long Cane Ranger District
Curltail Upper Little River (CULR) Vegetation Management and Timber Sale Project.
EA
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/23/2015
Est. Comment Period
07/2016
Expected: 10/2016 11/2016 Dell Frost
803-637-5396
dfrost@fs.fed.us
Description: Seed tree regeneration(1,847 acres),Thinning (4,238 acres), Clearcut(35 acres),Woodland establishment(384 acres), Herbicide release (2,266 acres).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47161
Location: UNIT - Long Cane Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Abbeville, McCormick. LEGAL - Not Applicable Compartments 176-195,202-203 and 215-220.
FY 16 Pre-commercial Thinning
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2016
Actual: 05/26/2016
06/2016 Dell Frost
803-637-5396
dfrost@fs.fed.us
Description: Pre-commercial thin approximately 820 acres of predominantly loblolly pine saplings on a 10'X10' residual tree spacing.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48885
Location: UNIT - Long Cane Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Edgefield, Greenwood, McCormick, Saluda. LEGAL - Not Applicable Management Compartments:265,270-273,275,279-280 and 352
Little River LON017
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Jason Selin
803-561-4052
jmselin@fs.fed.us
Description: This action is a renewal of a special use permit for electric powerlines above and below ground.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=27394
Location: UNIT - Long Cane Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood. LEGAL - Not Applicable Long Cane Ranger
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