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, 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
Forest Plan Amendment
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Land management planning Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
02/2018
Expected: 11/2018 11/2018 Carin Vadala
859-745-3151
carinevadala@fs.fed.us
Description: Since the Forest Plan was signed in 2004, there have been changes in the science applicable to the management of bat habitat, changes to the number of threatened and endangered species, and additional designations of critical habitats on the Forest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53386
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 Forest Wide across the Daniel Boone National Forest
Daniel Boone National Forest, Cumberland Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Blackwater Landscape Analysis
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2018
Expected: 05/2019 07/2019 Jeffrey Lewis
606-784-6428
jefflewis@fs.fed.us
Description: Analysis of various projects in the Blackwater watershed in Menifee, Morgan, and Rowan Counties to implement the Forest Plan. These projects were developed from the Blackwater Project Development collaborative effort.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53403
Location: UNIT - Cumberland Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Menifee, Morgan, Rowan. LEGAL - Not Applicable National Forest System Lands in the Blackwater and Paragon drainages in Menifee, Morgan, and Rowan Counties, Kentucky.
Daniel Boone National Forest, London Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Cold Hill Applied Silvicultural Assessment, Phase II
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Research
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/18/2017
Expected: 03/2018 03/2018 Jared Calvert
606-598-2192 x107
jaredcalvert@fs.fed.us
Description: Research results of Phase II of the 2006 Cold Hill Silviculture Assessment: Commercially harvest 125 acres as an oak shelterwood with reserves even-age treatment to 10-15 basal area. Encourage oak regeneration with herbicide treatment of maples.
Location: UNIT - London Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Laurel. LEGAL - Not Applicable Cold Hill Silvicultural Assessment Area, approximately 6-10 miles west of London, in Laurel County, Kentucky.
Hughes Fork Culvert Replacement for Aquatic Organism Passage
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
On Hold N/A N/A Andrew Christensen
530-252-6480
atchristensen@fs.fed.us
Description: Replace a degraded and failing culvert at Hughes Fork Crossing with a stream simulation crossing to allow passage of aquatic organisms (AOP), including fish, frogs, and amphibians.
Location: UNIT - London Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - Not Applicable Hughes Fork Creek NFSR 4 at milepost 3.63 near the Turkey Foot Campground, between the towns of New Zion and McKee, Kentucky.
Laurel Bridge Electric Line Repairs and Special Use Authorization
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management
- Recreation management
- Facility management
Analysis Completed Expected: 11/2017
Actual: 11/07/2017
12/2017 Thomas Kean
606-864-4163
tomkean@fs.fed.us
Description: This project would repair and replace the existing failing primary electric lines that serve the Laurel Bridge Recreation Area. Forest Service would then transfer the ownership and maintenance responsibility to Cumberland Valley RECC.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51981
Location: UNIT - London Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Laurel. LEGAL - Not Applicable USA tracts LRL 1037, 1039. 1040. & 1042. Lat Long: 84 7%u2019 39.53%u201D 36 57%u2019 57.57%u201D
Pine Creek Forest Restoration Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2018
Expected: 02/2018 02/2019 Jared Calvert
606-598-2192 x107
jaredcalvert@fs.fed.us
Description: This project area covers a total of 113,300 acres, with about 45,700 on NFS lands. The project will restore forest health and structure through vegetation management, improve wildlife habitat, and provide forest products for the local economy.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52341
Location: UNIT - London Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Laurel, Pulaski, Rockcastle. LEGAL - Not Applicable Project area encompasses the Cromer Ridge as the northern boundary, south through Billows, Ano, and Mt. Victory, to the Cumberland River as the southern boundary.
Wildlife Opening Maintenance Plan EA
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Special area management
In Progress
Comment Period
01/13/2017
Expected: 02/2019 02/2019 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49086
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
American Electric Power Company Transmission Line Rebuild and Special Use Permit
EA
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2017
Expected: 10/2018 10/2018 Tricia Boles
606-598-2192 x 106
triciaboles@fs.fed.us
Description: American Electric Power Co (AEP) needs to rebuild its existing Stinnett-Pineville power line by installing new infrastructure, increasing the right-of-way from 100' to 120', and obtaining a Special Use Permit. Five out of 28 miles of line is on DBNF.
Location: UNIT - Redbird Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Leslie. LEGAL - Not Applicable The entire 28-mile power line rebuild goes from the Pineville Substation near Pineville, KY, to the Stinnet Substation near Stinnet, KY. Only 5 miles of the line is on NFS lands in Leslie County.
Jackson Energy Special Use Permit Consolidation and Re-Authorization
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2017
Expected: 09/2017 09/2017 William Swilling
606-598-2192 x 116
wswilling@fs.fed.us
Description: Jackson Energy has had many special use permits authorized over the past 50 years as their infrastructure has expanded. Many of these permits have expired. Consolidation of all JE permits into one new authorization for continued use is needed.
Location: UNIT - Redbird Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Bell, Clay, Jackson, Knox, Laurel, McCreary, Owsley, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Wayne, Whitley. LEGAL - Not Applicable Jackson Energy has transmission lines across several counties in Kentucky, and across three districts of the DBNF (Stearns, London, and Redbird).
Little Double Culvert Replacement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2017
Expected: 07/2018 08/2018 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.
South Red Bird Landscape Improvement Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2018
Expected: 12/2018 01/2019 Jared Calvert
606-598-2192 x107
jaredcalvert@fs.fed.us
Description: This is a landscape-level vegetation and watershed improvement project, and will incorporate vegetation management (including harvests and reforestation), prescribed fires, habitat improvement, soil and water quality projects, and road maintenance.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52340
Location: UNIT - Redbird Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Bell, Clay, Knox, Leslie. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project area covers approximately 55,000 acres, of which 32,300 acres are National Forest System (NFS) lands, within the Red Bird River Watershed near Big Creek, Kentucky.
Daniel Boone National Forest, Stearns Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
White Oak Junction Oil Wells and Tanks Remediation
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Minerals and Geology
Analysis Completed Expected: 12/2017
Actual: 12/18/2017
12/2017 Laurie Smith
606-376-5323
lauriesmith@fs.fed.us
Description: Remediate five (5) abandoned oil wells, two (2) sets of tanks, an access road and ancillary equipment such as pump jacks, pipelines, etc.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52492
Location: UNIT - Stearns Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - McCreary. LEGAL - Not Applicable Near White Oak Junction off McCreary County Road 566 on U.S.A Tract C-1874, McCreary County, KY
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