Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2013 to 09/30/2013
National Forests in Alabama

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) :
R8 - Southern Region, National Forests in Alabama, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R8 - Southern Region, National Forests in Alabama, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R8 - Southern Region, National Forests in Alabama,  Bankhead Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R8 - Southern Region, National Forests in Alabama,  Conecuh Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R8 - Southern Region, National Forests in Alabama,  Oakmulgee Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R8 - Southern Region, National Forests in Alabama,  Shoal Creek Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R8 - Southern Region, National Forests in Alabama,  Talladega Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R8 - Southern Region, National Forests in Alabama,  Tuskegee Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

National Forests in Alabama, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)  

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
NFsAL Indiana Bat Forest Plan Amendment
EA
- Land management planning
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
Developing Proposal
Est. Notice of Initiation 01/2013 
Expected:09/2013  11/2013 Jeff Gainey
334-241-8166
jgainey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest Plan Amendment to remove FS-106 standard - site specific inventory requirement for Indidana Bat prior to prescribed burning between May 1 and July 1.
Location: UNIT - National Forests in Alabama All Units. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Bibb, Calhoun, Chilton, Clay, Cleburne, Covington, Dallas, Escambia, Franklin, Hale, Lawrence, Macon, Perry, Talladega, Tuscaloosa, Winston. National Forests in Alabama.
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National Forests in Alabama, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Install Weather Station
CE
- Fuels management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/07/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
08/2013 Scott Layfield
256-362-2909
slayfield@fs.fed.us 
Description: Erect two new permanent weather stations which will include 20' X 20' chainlink fenced area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32295
Location: UNIT - Talladega Ranger District, Shoal Creek Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Clay, Cleburne. LEGAL - Township 13S, Range 11E, Section 18 and Township 21S, Range 5E, Section 34. Terragin Creek Watershed and Hollins WMA along FDR 696.
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National Forests in Alabama,   Bankhead Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2013-2014 Tree Release and Weeding
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/16/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
07/2013 William Addison
205-489-5111
agaskins@fs.fed.us 
Description: Release immature longleaf and shortleaf pine stands from competing vegetation
Location: UNIT - Bankhead Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Lawrence, Winston. Lawrence and Winston County, Alabama on the Bankhead National Forest.
Alabama A&M University Special Use Permit for Hydrological Research
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/21/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
05/2012 Joseph Brewer
205-489-5111
jbrewer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special Use Permit to Alabama A&M University to install sensors to conduct hydrological research on Bankhead National Forest.
Location: UNIT - Bankhead Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Lawrence, Winston. LEGAL - T9S, R8W, and T8S, R9W. Bankhead National Forest.
BKNF Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Suppression
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Research and Development 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/01/2012 
Expected:06/2013
 
09/2015 Eugene Brooks
334-241-8149
ebrooks01@fs.fed.us 
Description: Integrated treatments in a effort to retain a portion of the hemlock on the Bankhead National Forest.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40079
Location: UNIT - Bankhead Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Franklin, Lawrence, Winston. Bankhead National Forest.
BNF Rush Creek/NFSR 263 Culvert Replacement Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management 
In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 05/30/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 08/2013 
Expected:09/2013
 
09/2013 Erika Davis
334-241-8108
erikadavis@fs.fed.us 
Description: The existing culvert will be replaced with a single span bridge, with abutment walls and wingwalls designed to pass a 50-year flood event and span the bankfull width of Rush Creek.
Location: UNIT - Bankhead Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Winston. LEGAL - Not Applicable. 6th level HUC: Rush Creek-Brushy Creek(031601100201).
Bankhead National Forest Prescribed Burning Program
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/13/2012 
Expected:08/2013
 
10/2013 Kerry Clark
205-489-5111
kerryclark@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescribed Burning Program beginning in Fiscal Year 2013. Purpose and need is to reduce hazardous fuel loading, improve wildlife habitat, and restore and maintain native ecosystems.
Location: UNIT - Bankhead Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Franklin, Lawrence, Winston. LEGAL - Multiple sections in Townships 7S, 8S, 9S, 10S, 11S, 12S and Ranges 6W, 7W, 8W, 9W. Bankhead National Forest - Forest-wide.
Bankhead Paradise Homeowners Association Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/12/2012 
Expected:02/2013
 
03/2013 Joseph Brewer
205-489-5111
jbrewer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue Special Use Permit to Bankhead Paradise Homeowners Association for road paving and maintenance.
Location: UNIT - Bankhead Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Winston. LEGAL - Section 31, Township 10S, Range 6W, Winston County Alabama. Winston County Road 3812.
Black Pond Storm Salvage
CE
- Forest products  Completed  Actual: 05/01/2013  05/2013 William Addison
205-489-5111
wbaddison@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercially salvage up to 250 acres of wind-blown, root sprung, damaged trees resulting from a storm that occurred on January 30, 2013.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41289
Location: UNIT - Bankhead Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Winston. LEGAL - Sections 19 and 20 Township 11 South, Rand 7 West. Black Pond Community of Bankhead National Forest.
Greater Collier Watershed Forest Health and Restoration Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Notice of Initiation 07/2013 
Expected:12/2013  01/2014 Alton Gaskins
205-489-5111
agaskins@fs.fed.us 
Description: Shortleaf Pine and Oak Woodland Restoraton
Location: UNIT - Bankhead Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Lawrence, Winston. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Bankhead National Forest, Alabama. Project is located in Winston and Lawrence Counties.
Horse Trail Route Expansion
CE
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Terrance Fletcher
205-489-5111
terrancefletcher@fs.fed.us 
Description: Add additional miles to Owl Creek Horse Trail
Location: UNIT - Bankhead Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Lawrence, Winston. Owl Creek Horse Trail.
Owl Creek Trail System - Re-route
EA
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2013 
Expected:08/2013  08/2013 Terrance Fletcher
205-489-5111
terrancefletcher@fs.fed.us 
Description: Owl Creek Trail System re-route and maintenance project
Location: UNIT - Bankhead Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Lawrence, Winston. LEGAL - T8S, R7W. Owl Creek Trail System, Bankhead National Forest.
Reggie Watts Permanent Easement
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Joseph Brewer
205-489-5111
jbrewer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Permanent Easement for a driveway
Location: UNIT - Bankhead Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Lawrence, Winston. LEGAL - T10S, R7W, S23. T10S, R7W, S23.
Slick Ford Storm Salvage
CE
- Forest products  Completed  Actual: 05/01/2013  05/2013 William Addison
205-489-5111
waddison@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercially salvage up to 250 acres of wind-blown, root sprung, damaged trees resulting from a storm that occurred on January 30, 2013.
Location: UNIT - Bankhead Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Winston. LEGAL - Section 16 T11S R7W, Section 24 T11S R8W. Slick Ford Area of Bankhead National Forest, Black Pond Community.
Special Use Permit - Alabama Power Company Distribution Line, Winston County Road 91
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/14/2012 
Expected:08/2013
 
08/2013 Joseph Brewer
205-489-5111
jbrewer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special use permit to install new single phase power line within the existing 15' right-of-way along Winston County Road 91.
Location: UNIT - Bankhead Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Winston. LEGAL - Section 24, T10S, R8W. Bankhead National Forest, Winston County Road 91.
Special Use Permit - Reggie Watts Right-of-way
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/14/2012 
Expected:08/2013
 
08/2013 Joseph Brewer
205-489-5111
jbrewer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a special use permit for right-of-way to Reggie Watts for driveway and utility installation to private property.
Location: UNIT - Bankhead Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Winston. LEGAL - Section 23, T10S, R7W. Bankhead National Forest, Horseshoe Bend Area, Houston, Alabama, FS Road 123D1 and unnamed woods road.
Temporary Special Use Permit for Timber Removal - Ingram Farms/Heath Albright - FS Rd 249Z1
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/30/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
09/2012 Joseph Brewer
205-489-5111
jbrewer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a temporary special use permit for timber removal from private lands using FS RD 249Z1. Applicant is Ingram Farms, Inc. c/o Heath Albright.
Location: UNIT - Bankhead Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Lawrence. LEGAL - Section 23, T8S, R6W. Bankhead National Forest, Forest Service Road 249Z1.
Wilderness Trailheads (Gumpond and Boarden Creek)
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/17/2005 
Expected:02/2012
 
03/2012 Terrance Fletcher
205-489-5111
terrancefletcher@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct and relocate Borden and Braziel Creek trailheads at the Sipsey Wilderness area
Location: UNIT - Bankhead Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Lawrence. LEGAL - S32, T8S, R8W; S12, T8S, R9W. Bankhead National Forest, Borden and Braziel Creek Trailheads.
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National Forests in Alabama,   Conecuh Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Panther Creek 3D Seismic Survey
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/28/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
06/2013 Daks Kennedy
334-222-2555 ext 112
dbkennedy@fs.fed.us 
Description: Pruet Oil Company, LLC submitted a Notice of Intent to conduct a 3D seismic survey on approx 29 acres of national forest lands in Covington and Escambia County, AL. Survey activities are expected to last 4-6 months, but could last up to 12 months.
Location: UNIT - Conecuh Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Covington, Escambia. National forest lands in Covington and Escambia County, AL in the central portion of the Conecuh National Forest.
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National Forests in Alabama,   Oakmulgee Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Midstory Removal in Longleaf Pine Stands
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Land management planning
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2013 
Expected:08/2013  08/2013 Cynthia Ragland
205-926-9765 ext 226
cragland@fs.fed.us 
Description: Treat approximately 490 acres of midstory vegetation in longleaf pine stands currently used by red-cockaded woodpeckers (RCW) as either nesting or foraging habitat. Treatment areas are located within or adjacent to 13 active RCW clusters.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42364
Location: UNIT - Oakmulgee Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Bibb, Hale. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Hale and Bibb County, Alabama.
Pine Flat Integrated Resources Restoration Plan Environmental Assessment
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 06/03/2013  08/2013 Michael Caylor
205-926-9765 ext. 206
mcaylor@fs.fed.us 
Description: The assessment proposes several actions to increase management efficiency and restore forest health. These activities are designed to provide resiliency and sustainability by restoring species composition, structure and function of native sites.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41272
Location: UNIT - Oakmulgee Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Bibb, Hale. LEGAL - Township 22 North, Range 06 East, portions of Sections 1, 2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15. Township 22 N, Range 07 E, portions of Section 7. Township 23 N, Range 06 E, portions of Sections 34 and 35. 5,750 acres located in the west central portion of the Talladega National Forest, Oakmulgee District, in Bibb and Hale Counties.
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National Forests in Alabama,   Shoal Creek Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Aeonian Environmental Analysis
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/05/2013 
Expected:08/2013
 
10/2013 Daniel Wagner
256-362-2909
dswagner@fs.fed.us 
Description: 2100 acres within Compartments 30, 31, 40 and 47 on the Shoal Creek Ranger District. Include approximately 1600 acres of thinning and 500 acres of clearcuts with reforestation, including chemical site preparation, site prep burning and release.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41423
Location: UNIT - Shoal Creek Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Calhoun, Cleburne. Compartments 30, 31, 40 and 47.
Alabama Power Company Muscadine 115kV Transmission Line
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/10/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
08/2013 Mary Humphries
256-362-2909 x 145
mhumphries@fs.fed.us 
Description: New 115kV Transmission Line right-of-way
Location: UNIT - Shoal Creek Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Cleburne. LEGAL - Not Applicable. SEC 19, TWN 15S, RNG 11E.
Sweeper
EA
- Land management planning
- Special area management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/20/2013 
Expected:06/2013
Actual: 02/19/2013 
07/2013 Jonathan Stober
256-463-2272
jstober@fs.fed.us 
Description: Thinning in overstock Loblolly plantations around areas of previous work that were not include in past analysis
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37904
Location: UNIT - Shoal Creek Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Calhoun, Cleburne. Shoal Creek Ranger District More Specific Location in Development.
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National Forests in Alabama,   Talladega Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Alabama Power Company / Southern Electric Generation Company - Gaston-Yellow Dirt Transmission Line
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Notice of Initiation 06/2013 
Expected:09/2013  10/2013 Mary Humphries
256-362-2909 x 145
mhumphries@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replacement of eight structures on existing right-of-way and construction of bridge over Hatchett Creek for maintenance access.
Location: UNIT - Talladega Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Clay, Talladega. LEGAL - Not Applicable. SEC 25, 26, 27 & 28, TWN 20S. RNG 5E as well as SEC 30, TWN 20S, RNG 6E.
Bell Springs Prescribed Burn
CE
- Fuels management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Scott Layfield
256-362-2909
slayfield@fs.fed.us 
Description: A new 833 acre prescribed burn unit in the Bell Springs area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33383
Location: UNIT - Talladega Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Talladega. LEGAL - Sections 22, 23, 26, 27 and 34; Township 17s; Range 7e. FS lands west of FSRs 644 and 644C.
Cheaha Creek Bridge Construction
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 04/16/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 06/2013 
Expected:08/2013
 
09/2013 John Moran
334-241-8139
jmoran@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replacement of low-water crossing with bridge to allow free passage for aquatic organisms
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41937
Location: UNIT - Talladega Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Clay. LEGAL - Clay County, Township 18 South Range 7 East Section 22. Low-water Crossing on Forest Service Road 637.
FY2012 TLRD Midstory Removal
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Completed  Actual: 01/18/2012  07/2012 Art Henderson
256-362-2909
arthenderson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Removal of hardwood midstory on approximately 157 acres of upland pine timber.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37630
Location: UNIT - Talladega Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Clay. Compartment 284 Stands 1, 3 & 5 and Compartment 285 Stand 21.
Horn Mountain Communication Tower
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Facility management  Developing Proposal
Est. Notice of Initiation 06/2013 
Expected:09/2013  10/2013 Jeremy Brand
256-362-2909
jbrand@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction of new telecommunication tower at existing communications site on Horn Mountain
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42473
Location: UNIT - Talladega Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Talladega. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Township 18 South Range 4 East Section 12 - Horn Mountain Communications Site.
Land Exchange - Evergreen Forests LLC
CE
- Land management planning
- Land ownership management
- Land acquisition 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/07/2012 
Expected:09/2013
 
10/2013 Gloria Nielsen
256-362-2909 x121
glorianielsen@fs.fed.us 
Description: 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40745
Location: UNIT - Talladega Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Clay. LEGAL - Sec 5 & 6, Twn 22 S, Rng 5 E. Huntsville Meridian, Clay County, AL.
Marlow Branch Prescribed Burn
CE
- Fuels management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Scott Layfield
256-362-2909
slayfield@fs.fed.us 
Description: A new 796 acre prescribed burn umit in the Germany Mtn area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34917
Location: UNIT - Talladega Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Talladega. LEGAL - Sections 23, 25, 26, 35 and 36; Township 19s; Range 5e. FS lands west of CR 234.
Mump Creek Prescribed Burn Addition
CE
- Fuels management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Scott Layfield
256-362-2909
slayfield@fs.fed.us 
Description: Add an additional 826 acre block in the SE corner of the existing Mump Creek burn.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34919
Location: UNIT - Talladega Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Talladega. LEGAL - Sections 14, 15, 22, 23 and 26; Township 19s; Range 6e. FS lands west of CR 310 and south of Union Church to CSX RR.
Salt Creek Prescribed Burn
CE
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2013 
Expected:08/2013  08/2013 Scott Layfield
256-362-2909
slayfield@fs.fed.us 
Description: A new 805 acre prescribed burn unit in the Salt Creek area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34927
Location: UNIT - Talladega Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Talladega. LEGAL - Sections 25, 26, 35 and 36; Township 17s; Range 7e. FS lands between CR 486 and FSR 644 west of Salt Creek Church.
Southern Electric Generation Co. - Gaston - Yellow Dirt 230kv TL
EA
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 09/26/2012  08/2013 Mary Humphries
256-362-2909 x 145
mhumphries@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renew existing permit along with the replacement of four (4) existing structures and allow the use of herbicides to maintain vegetation on existing easement
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37629
Location: UNIT - Talladega Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Clay, Talladega. Talladega Co - S28 T20S R5E; Clay Co - S25, 26, 27 T20S R5E & S30 T20S R6E.
Talladega Division Prescribed Fire EA
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/22/2013
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2013 
Expected:08/2013
 
10/2013 Scott Layfield
256-362-2909
slayfield@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescribed buring program for fuel reduciton, ecosystem restoration and wildlife habitat improvement.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41374
Location: UNIT - Talladega Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, Talladega. 158,600 Acres aross the Shoal Creek and Talladega Ranger Districts.
Talladega Mtn Prescribed Burn
CE
- Fuels management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Scott Layfield
256-362-2909
slayfield@fs.fed.us 
Description: A new 1106 acre prescribed burn unit in the Chandler Springs area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34920
Location: UNIT - Talladega Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Talladega. LEGAL - Sections 26, 27, 33, 34, 35; Township 19s; Range 6e and Section 4; Township 20s; Range 6e. FS lands east of SR 77, north of CR 307, east of Talladega Creek and south of FSR 699.
Tree Farm Prescribed Burn
CE
- Fuels management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Scott Layfield
256-362-2909
slayfield@fs.fed.us 
Description: A new 2640 acre prescribed burn unit located west of Turnipseed Camp.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34922
Location: UNIT - Talladega Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Clay. LEGAL - Sections 13-15, 22-24, 25, 26 and 36; Township 18s; Range 7e and Sections 19, 30; Township 18s; Range 8e. FS lands south of Cheaha Creek, north of Hubbard Creek and west of SR 281.
Utilities Board of Sylacauga
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/01/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
08/2013 Mary Humphries
256-362-2909 x 145
mhumphries@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of existing special use permit to allow the continued operation and maintenance of the floodwater detention dam and impoundment designated as Site #1 in Tallaseehatchie Creek Watershed and Lake Howard
Location: UNIT - Talladega Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Clay, Talladega. LEGAL - Not Applicable. SEC 13, TWN 21S, RNG 4E as well as SEC 16, 17, 18, TWN 21S RNG 5E.
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National Forests in Alabama,   Tuskegee Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Annual Wildlife Opening Maintenance
CE
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:08/2011  08/2011 Willie Humphrey
334-727-2652
whumphrey@fs.fed.us 
Description: We will be bush hogging, disking, fertilizing and planting existing wildlife openings. Some are for the annual Youth Dove Hunt and others as a supplemental food source during the cool weather season.
Location: UNIT - Tuskegee Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Macon. LEGAL - Selected location within the Tuslegee National Forest. Tuskegee National Forest.
Construction of loop trail at Tsinia
CE
- Recreation management
- Facility management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Darrius Truss
334-727-2652
dtruss@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct a a one mile interpretative loop trail, complimenting an existing 1/4 mile linear trail.
Location: UNIT - Tuskegee Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Macon. Tuskegee National Forest.
Horse Trailhead Parking Area Expansion
CE
- Road management
- Facility management
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Recreation management  
On Hold  N/A  N/A Willie Humphrey
334-727-2652
whumphrey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Accomodate weekend and holiday overflow parking by getting trucks and trailers off the roadway and increase visitor safety by expanding current parking area
Location: UNIT - Tuskegee Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Macon. Tuskegee National Forest.
Road Maintenance (Daylighting)
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:08/2011  03/2012 Willie Humphrey
334-727-2652
whumphrey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Clear trees and brush 25-30 feet from the center of the roadway, remove any trees which may fall onto the roadway out to 100 feet from the road center. This will reduce maintenance and improve safety of visitors and employees.
Location: UNIT - Tuskegee Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Macon. LEGAL - Tuskegee National Forest Ownership. Forest-wide.
Road construction & or road realignment at the Uchee Shooting Range, & parking lot improvement.
EA
- Recreation management
- Facility management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:12/2010  12/2010 Darrius Truss
334-727-2652
dtruss@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct an additional lane or loop road to provide more structured access that will mitigate the current safety threat and provide additional parking for the increased use at Uchee.
Location: UNIT - Tuskegee Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Macon. Tuskegee National Forest.
Tuskegee Upland Pine Habitat Improvement
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/08/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
06/2013 Gary Shurette
334-241-8143
gshurette@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restoration and improvement of hupland stands using timber thinning, midstory removal, herbicide application, and integrated NNIS control.
Location: UNIT - Tuskegee Ranger District. STATE - Alabama. COUNTY - Macon. Tuskegee Ranger District - Compartments 4-13,16-19.
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