Projects are proposed actions that are analyzed through the NEPA process (EIS, EA, or CE) that involves analyzing different alternatives to the proposed action, requires public notice and comment, and results in a NEPA decision (ROD, DN, or DM) which, subject to an administrative appeals process, and is implemented on the ground. The Forest Projects below are projects that we are analyzing or have analyzed under the NEPA process. Projects that are "Developing Proposal" or "Under Analysis" may have an opportunity for public collaboration and input on the proposed actions and the analysis being conducted.
Bell Springs Prescribed Burn
A new 833 acre prescribed burn unit in the Bell Springs area.
Install Weather Station
Erect two new permanent weather stations which will include 20' X 20' chainlink fenced area.
Marlow Branch Prescribed Burn
A new 796 acre prescribed burn umit in the Germany Mtn area.
Mump Creek Prescribed Burn Addition
Add an additional 826 acre block in the SE corner of the existing Mump Creek burn.
Pine Flat Integrated Resources Restoration Plan Environmental Assessment
This draft provides an overview of the project area, assessment of current conditions, and a list of proposed actions. Future chapters will be provided at a later date. We are asking for your input as we develop these issues.
Salt Creek Prescribed Burn
A new 805 acre prescribed burn unit in the Salt Creek area.
Southern Electric Generation Co. - Gaston - Yellow Dirt 230kv TL
Renew existing permit along with the replacement of four (4) existing structures and allow the use of herbicides to maintain vegetation on existing easement
Talladega Mtn Prescribed Burn
A new 1106 acre prescribed burn unit in the Chandler Springs area.
Tree Farm Prescribed Burn
A new 2640 acre prescribed burn unit located west of Turnipseed Camp.
Aeonian Environmental Analysis
2100 acres within Compartments 30, 31, 40 and 47 on the Shoal Creek Ranger District. Include approximately 1595 acres of thinning and 422 acres of clearcuts with reforestation, including chemical site preparation, site prep burning and release.
BKNF Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Suppression
Integrated treatments in a effort to retain a portion of the hemlock on the Bankhead National Forest.
Cheaha Creek Bridge Construction
Replacement of low-water crossing with bridge to allow free passage for aquatic organisms
FY2012 TLRD Midstory Removal
Removal of hardwood midstory on approximately 157 acres of upland pine timber.
Land Exchange - Evergreen Forests LLC
Exchange two tracts of national forest land for a total of 80 acres for one tract of private land totaling 81.5 acres. The legal description and location of these tract may be obtained by contacting the district office.
Thinning in overstock Loblolly plantations around areas of previous work that were not include in past analysis
Talladega Division Prescribed Fire EA
Prescribed buring program for fuel reduciton, ecosystem restoration and wildlife habitat improvement.
2013 Midstory Project
The Forest Service is proposing to enhance and maintain the development 577 acres of the fire dependent pine-grassland ecosystem by removing un-merchantable hardwood and thinning off site pines.
Bankhead National Forest-Wildlife Habitat Improvement-Loblolly Pine Stand Thinning
Commercial thinning of loblolly pine stands in Compartment 148, Stand 17 and Stand 23.
Black Pond Storm Salvage
Commercially salvage up to 250 acres of wind-blown, root sprung, damaged trees resulting from a storm that occurred on January 30, 2013.
Commercial Thinning - Rush/Brushy Watershed
Commercially thin 71 stands (2692 acres) of overstocked loblolly pine stands in the Rush/Brushy watershed. The project purpose is to restore native sytems to improve function and resiliency; improve fire regime condition class and wildlife habitat.
Conecuh National Forest Prescribe Burning Program
The Forest Service would continue the maintenance and restoration of the fire-dependent ecosystem of the Conecuh National Forest by implementing a systematic controlled burning regime that would treat each area at least twice over the next few years.
Decommisioning of Chinnabee Water System
The Talladega Ranger District is proposing to remove the unused and deteriorated water system at Lake Chinnabee Recreation Area. The project area is located approximately ½ mile from Cheaha Blacktop on the Lake Chinnabee Access Road, NFSR 646.
Drennen Forestry Temporary Special Use Permit - Temporary Right-of-way
Temporary Special Use Permit for right-of-way to Drennen Forestry to haul timber on an existing Forest Service road.
Edmond Smith Permanent Easement
Permanent Easement for access to private land
Kinder Morgan / Southern Natural Gas Special Use Permit Modification for Pesticide Usage
Analysis for requested modification of a special use permit, currently held by Kinder Morgan / Southern Natural Gas, to allow for the use of pesticide along existing gas pipeline right-of-way.
Longleaf Ecosystem Restoration Project-Oakmulgee Ranger District
Forest Health Restoration and Maintenance, and RCW habitat improvement
Mechanical Fuels Reduction
Mechanically reduce density and continuity of small diameter (understory and midstory) vegetation. The project will reduce fuel loading and is a first step in restoring fire-adapted pine woodlands. The project includes two units and is 380 acres.
NFsAL Enhanced Invasive Plant Control
Forest-wide invasive plant control using current techniques, application methods, and risk-assessed herbicides.
Rock Creek Health & Restoration Project
Improve forest health conditions and address ecological restoration needs in Compartments 60, 61, 62, 63, and 64: restore 61 acres of longleaf pine, thin 2,192 acres of pines, release 35 acres of advanced natural regeneration in a mixed age stand.
Special Use Permit Amendment - Lawrence County Commission - Water Line
Amend a Special Use Permit for the Lawrence County Comission to install a water line along Forest Service Road 213 - Ridge Road.
Talladega Ranger District Road Decommissioning
The project would decommision 10 miles of National Forest system and user created roads. The project would also make the following changes to MVUM: Change 9.4 miles of road to seasonal use, add 2.1 miles to seasonal use and remove 3.0 miles of road.