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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- Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests, Blueridge Ranger District
- Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests, Chattooga River Ranger District
- Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests, Conasauga Ranger District
- Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests, Oconee Ranger District


Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide) R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Foothills Landscape Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period
10/30/2017
Expected: 12/2019 02/2020 Angie Bell
770-297-3095
albell@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of this project is to maintain or restore biologic integrity, connectivity, resilience, and soil and water quality on the 143,419 acres of the Foothills Landscape. www.tinyurl.com/foothillslandscapecollaborate
Web Link: https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=52509
Location: UNIT - Conasauga Ranger District, Blueridge Ranger District, Chattooga River Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Dawson, Fannin, Gilmer, Habersham, Lumpkin, Murray, Rabun, White. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project is located in the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests. It includes a portion of the Cohutta WMA, and Dawson, Fannin, Gilmer, Habersham, Lumpkin, Murray, Rabun and White Counties.
Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests, Blueridge Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2017 Outfitter/Guide Permits - BRRD
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2018
Expected: 09/2018 10/2018 Towdy Tipton
706-745-6928
towdytipton@fs.fed.us
Description: 2017 Outfitter/Guide Permits for the Blue Ridge RD
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50442
Location: UNIT - Blueridge Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Fannin. LEGAL - Not Applicable Fannin County, Georgia
Cooper Creek Watershed Project
EA
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Comment Period
06/03/2014
Expected: 05/2018 06/2018 James Wentworth
706-745-6928
jwentworth@fs.fed.us
Description: The primary focus of the Cooper Creek watershed project is to make the forest more resilient and sustainable by reestablishing a healthy range of age and diversity of tree species, improving wildlife habitat and increasing watershed function.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44385
Location: UNIT - Blueridge Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - Not Applicable Union County, Georgia
Jake and Bull RTP (Jones Crk. Dam Reroute)
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/04/2017
Expected: 06/2018 10/2018 Towdy Tipton
706-745-6928
towdytipton@fs.fed.us
Description: Trail reroute at Jake and Bull RTP (Jones Crk. Dam)
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50440
Location: UNIT - Blueridge Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Lumpkin. LEGAL - Not Applicable Lumpkin County, Georgia
Lakewood Landing Parking Lot Expansion - BRRD
CE
- Facility management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/05/2018
Expected: 06/2018 10/2018 Towdy Tipton
706-745-6928
towdytipton@fs.fed.us
Description: Expand the parking lot at Lakewood Landing on the Blue Ridge RD.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53070
Location: UNIT - Blueridge Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Fannin. LEGAL - Not Applicable Fannin County, Georgia
Two Lakes Accessible Trails Project-BRRD
CE

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- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/16/2018
Expected: 08/2018 10/2018 Towdy Tipton
706-745-6928
towdytipton@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct accessible trails at Lake Blue Ridge on the Blue Ridge RD.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50441
Location: UNIT - Blueridge Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Fannin, Towns. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project is located in the Blue Ridge Ranger District in Fannin and Town Counties, Georgia.
Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests, Chattooga River Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Haywood EMC Distribution Line - Glade Road
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2018
Expected: 08/2018 10/2018 Blaine Boydstun
706-754-6221
bboydstun@fs.fed.us
Description: Install distribution line on Glad Road.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53653
Location: UNIT - Chattooga River Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Rabun. LEGAL - Not Applicable Glad Road in Rabun County, Georgia
Installation of tower by Southern Linc Wireless at Glassy Mtn. Communications Site - SUP
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2018
Expected: 07/2018 08/2018 Blaine Boydstun
706-754-6221
bboydstun@fs.fed.us
Description: Install a tower at Glassy Mtn. Communications Site by Southern Linc Wireless
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52604
Location: UNIT - Chattooga River Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Rabun. LEGAL - Not Applicable Glassy Mtn. Communications Site in Rabun County, GA
Outfitter/Guide - James Hames III for Guided Horse Riding - CRRD
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2018
Expected: 08/2018 10/2018 Blaine Boydstun
706-754-6221
bboydstun@fs.fed.us
Description: Outfitter/Guide permit for guided horseback riding tours.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53118
Location: UNIT - Chattooga River Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Habersham, Rabun, Stephens. LEGAL - Not Applicable Habersham, Rabun and Stephens Counties, GA on the Chattahoochee National Forest.
Outfitter/Guide - New Vision East (Blue Ridge and Chattooga River Ranger Districts)
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2018
Expected: 08/2018 09/2018 Blaine Boydstun
706-754-6221
bboydstun@fs.fed.us
Description: Outfitter/Guide SUP (New Vision East)
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52127
Location: UNIT - Chattooga River Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Fannin, Lumpkin, Union, White. LEGAL - Not Applicable Multiple counties in Georgia
Outfitter/Guide - Outdoor Climbing Adventures, LLC for use of Currahee Mountain - CRRD
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2018
Expected: 08/2018 10/2018 Blaine Boydstun
706-754-6221
bboydstun@fs.fed.us
Description: Outfitter/Guide permit for use of Currahee Mountain on the Chattahoochee National Forest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53119
Location: UNIT - Chattooga River Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Stephens. LEGAL - Not Applicable Stephens County, GA on the Chattahoochee National Forest.
Re-route portion of Vandiver Road FSR #418
CE
- Road management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/25/2017
Expected: 03/2018 05/2018 Blaine Boydstun
706-754-6221
bboydstun@fs.fed.us
Description: The project is located in the Chattooga River Ranger District on Vandiver Road (FSR 418).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51509
Location: UNIT - Chattooga River Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Habersham, Rabun. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project is located in the Chattooga River Ranger District on Vandiver Road (FSR 418).
Satolah Fire House Relocation - Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2018
Expected: 09/2018 01/2019 Blaine Boydstun
706-754-6221
bboydstun@fs.fed.us
Description: Relocate the Satolah Fire House on Forest Service land.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50856
Location: UNIT - Chattooga River Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Rabun. LEGAL - Not Applicable Rabun County, Georgia
Soque River Fishing Pier - CRRD
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2019
Expected: 04/2019 01/2020 David Vinson
706-782-3320
dtvinson@fs.fed.us
Description: Soque River fishing pier on the CRRD.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53654
Location: UNIT - Chattooga River Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Habersham. LEGAL - Not Applicable Soque River located in Habersham County, Georgia
Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests, Conasauga Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Cohutta Springs SUP - Outfitter/Guide Services.
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/28/2016
Expected: 06/2018 08/2018 Jerome Bennett
706-695-6736
jeromebennett@fs.fed.us
Description: Special Use Permit services for Cohutta Springs.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50315
Location: UNIT - Conasauga Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Murray. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project is located in Murray County, Georgia
North Georgia Equestrian Tours SUP re-issue
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2018
Expected: 04/2018 05/2018 Jerome Bennett
706-695-6736 ext 101
jeromebennett@fs.fed.us
Description: The project is located in the Conasauga Ranger District.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52659
Location: UNIT - Conasauga Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Fannin, Gilmer, Murray. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project is located in the Conasauga Ranger District.
Songbird Trail Reroute
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/30/2017
Expected: 05/2018 07/2018 Karen Larsen
715-373-2667 ext 238
kalarsen@fs.fed.us
Description: Reroute the Songbird Trail.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49389
Location: UNIT - Conasauga Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Murray. LEGAL - Not Applicable Murray County, Georgia
Stover Creek - Pinhoti Connector Trail
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2018
Expected: 08/2018 01/2020 Karen Larsen
715-373-2667 ext 238
kalarsen@fs.fed.us
Description: Stover Creek - Pinhoti Trail Connector
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45432
Location: UNIT - Conasauga Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Whitfield. LEGAL - Not Applicable Pinhoti Trail Connector - Stover Creek in Whitfield County, Georgia
Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests, Oconee Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Ocmulgee Bluff Equestrian Trail Maintenance
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/19/2018
Expected: 05/2018 06/2018 Jeff McDonald
770-485-7110, Ext. 103
jmcdonald@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to install a trail bridge along the Ocmulgee Bluff Equestrian Trail, at Crows Creek, Oconee Ranger District.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51179
Location: UNIT - Oconee Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Jasper. LEGAL - Not Applicable Jasper County, Monticello, Georgia, south to the intersection of Highway 83 and the Ocmulgee River.
Town Creek ATV Trail Improvement Project.
CE
- Watershed management
- Heritage resource management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/26/2018
Expected: 05/2018 06/2018 Jeff McDonald
770-485-7110, Ext. 103
jmcdonald@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to install a boardwalk, install 3 small bridges and harden approximately 300 ft. of trail surface (The Project) across creeks, tributaries and wet depressions intersecting the Town Creek ATV Trail (TCATV).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51180
Location: UNIT - Oconee Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Greene. LEGAL - Not Applicable , FSR1241 between Penfield Road and Hensley Road surrounding Town Creek, 12 miles north of Greensboro, Greene County, Georgia.
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This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.