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.

Report Contents (click to jump to a section):
- 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
Forest-wide Lake Habitat Management Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
11/14/2016
Expected: 12/2016 01/2017 James Whalen
479-964-7228
jwhalen@fs.fed.us
Description: Improvement of habitat for fish populations on lakes and ponds on approximately 1,690 acres.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50523
Location: UNIT - Francis Marion and Sumter National Forest All Units. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Abbeville, Berkeley, Charleston, Chester, Edgefield, Fairfield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry, Oconee, Saluda, Union. LEGAL - Not Applicable lakes and ponds on the Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests
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

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2017
Expected: 01/2017 01/2017 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
AP FY17 Controlled Burning
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/04/2016
Expected: 11/2016 11/2016 Robert Little
231-723-2211
ralittle@fs.fed.us
Description: Prescribed burning for FY2017.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50334
Location: UNIT - Andrew Pickens Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Oconee. LEGAL - Not Applicable Andrew Pickens Ranger District, near Mountain Rest and Long Creek, South Carolina.
Andrew Pickens OG Shuttle Permit Renewals
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/15/2016
Expected: 12/2016 01/2017 Jason Selin
803-561-4052
jmselin@fs.fed.us
Description: Special Use process for renewing two expiring outfitting and guiding permits that offer shuttle and transportation services to recreationists on the Andrew Pickens and Chattooga River Ranger Districts.
Location: UNIT - Andrew Pickens Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Oconee. LEGAL - Not Applicable Public roads and recreation access point on the Andrew Pickens and Chattooga River Ranger Districts.
Outfitting and Guiding Special Use Permit
EA
- Recreation management
- Special use management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2016
Expected: 08/2017 09/2017 Victor Wyant
864-638-4475 / 864-638-9568
vwyant@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
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2016
Expected: 12/2016 01/2017 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
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
Analysis Completed Expected: 10/2016
Actual: 10/21/2016
11/2016 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 Jason Selin
803-561-4052
jmselin@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 Analysis Completed Expected: 11/2016
Actual: 11/08/2016
11/2016 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
12/2016
Expected: 02/2017 03/2017 Mary Morrison
803-561-4058
fmplanrevision@fs.fed.us
Description: The forest plan revision is expected to take four 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
Marion Kayak OG Permit Renewals
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/03/2016
Expected: 12/2016 01/2017 Jason Selin
803-561-4052
jmselin@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal by two outfitters to renew expiring permits to operate and provide outfitting and guiding services on NFS land.
Location: UNIT - Francis Marion Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Berkeley, Charleston. LEGAL - Not Applicable Rivers and streams throughout and adjacent to NFS land on the Francis Marion National Forest and associated public access.
Wambaw Cycle Trail Expansion Project
EA
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Erica Wadl
843-336-2221
ewadl@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 Bridge Replacement Project
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Road management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/18/2016
Est. Comment Period
01/2017
Expected: 03/2017 04/2017 Shantae Guy
803-637-0241
slguy@fs.fed.us
Description: The bridge over Big Curltail Creek on Forest Service Road 505 would be replaced.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49883
Location: UNIT - Long Cane Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Abbeville. LEGAL - Not Applicable Located on FSR 505 at milepost 2.0
Curltail Upper Little River (CULR) Vegetation Management and Timber Sale Project.
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
Analysis Completed Expected: 01/2017
Actual: 11/03/2016
02/2017 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
Wine/Turkey Trail Relocation and Decommissionning
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/19/2016
Expected: 12/2016 12/2016 Glen Kansanback
803-637-5396
gkansanback@fs.fed.us
Description: A portion of the Wine/Turkey Trail will be relocated and another part decommissioned to reduce soil and water impacts in Turkey Creek.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50110
Location: UNIT - Long Cane Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - McCormick. LEGAL - Not Applicable This hiking/bicycling trail is located near Turkey Creek.
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