Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2011 to 06/30/2011
Daniel Boone National Forest

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) :
Projects Occurring Nationwide
R8 - Southern Region, Regionwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Region)
R8 - Southern Region, Daniel Boone National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R8 - Southern Region, Daniel Boone National Forest,  Cumberland Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R8 - Southern Region, Daniel Boone National Forest,  London Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R8 - Southern Region, Daniel Boone National Forest,  Redbird Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R8 - Southern Region, Daniel Boone National Forest,  Stearns Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

Projects Occurring Nationwide  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Gypsy Moth Management in the United States: A Cooperative Approach
EIS

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/19/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
10/2011 Noel Schneeberger
610-557-4121
nschneeberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: The USDA Forest Service and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service are analyzing a range of strategies for controlling gypsy moth damage to forests and trees in the United States.
Web Link:  http://www.na.fs.fed.us/wv/eis/
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/25/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
12/2011 Larry Hayden
202-205-1559
lhayden@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Department of Agriculture proposes to promulgate a new planning rule, which will set out the process for development, revision, and amendment of National Forest System land management plans.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/planningrule
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Agency-wide Rule.
Nationwide Aerial Application of Fire Retardant on National Forest System Lands.
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/27/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 05/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 Glen Stein
208-869-5405
gstein@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service will prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement for the continued nationwide aerial application of fire retardant on National Forest System lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/retardant/index.html
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
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R8 - Southern Region, Regionwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Region)

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Mississippi River Bottomland Hardwood Forest Habitat Management Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2011 
Expected:09/2011  11/2011 Edwin Spence
435-826-5400
espence@fs.fed.us 
Description: Management to improve wildlife habitat on appx 3,575 acres of bottomland hardwood forest; goals include developing oaks & flood-tolerant tree species, improving stand structure & improving availability of den & forage trees.
Location: UNIT - R8 - Southern Region All Units. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Phillips. Compartments 15, 20 and 21.
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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
Abandoned Coal Mine Safety Restoration
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:12/2011  03/2012 T Margueritte Wilson
859-745-3156
twilson04@fs.fed.us 
Description: Abandoned mining sites with features, such as portals, adits, shafts, subsidence, structures, and equipment that are either environmental or safety hazards would be restored to other productive uses.
Location: UNIT - Daniel Boone National Forest All Units. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Clay, Jackson, Laurel, Leslie, McCreary, Owsley, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Whitley. On abandoned mine sites - spcific proposal is being developed, including locations and restoration actions.
Forestwide Non-native Invasive Plant Species Treatment
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/13/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
11/2011 David Taylor
859-745-3167
dtaylor02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forestwide eradication or control on non-native plant species using mechanical and/or chemical treatment methods.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=26548
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. Forestwide where non-native plants are known to occur and where new locations are found.
Suppression of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid on the Daniel Boone National Forest
EA
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Completed  Actual: 03/08/2011  05/2011 Amos Stone
859-745-3122
astone01@fs.fed.us 
Description: Identify and treat key stands of hemlock using soil injection of insecticide and/or release of predator beetles. These areas will serve as a diverse genetic reserve to provide seed source in the future.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=26551
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. Selected key sites scattered across the Forest where hemlock trees are threatened.
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Daniel Boone National Forest,   Cumberland Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Cave Run Non-motorized Trails Initiative
EA
- Regulations, Directives, Orders
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/12/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
12/2011 Rebecca Riegle
989-739-0728
rriegle@fs.fed.us 
Description: Designate new routes, designate uses and season-of-use on existing and new designated routes, close user develop paths, develop new traiheads, and improve existing trailheads to reduce user conflict and resource damage
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30623
Location: UNIT - Cumberland Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Bath, Menifee, Rowan. Areas along the west side of Cave Run Lake.
Commercial timber harvest in the Beaver Creek Watershed
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/02/2008
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
11/2011 Jeffrey Lewis
606-784-6428
jefflewis@fs.fed.us 
Description: 401acres of commercial timber harvest designed to improve tree vigor or establish young forest. 292 acres of two-aged shelterwood and 109 acres of thinning in 11 distinct areas. Herbicide treatment of selected species within shelterwood areas.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=25765
Location: UNIT - Cumberland Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Menifee. LEGAL - Project on Kendrick Ridge, Cape Branch, Gladie Branch, Joes Branch, and Carter Branch. Beaver Creek Watershed west of Cave Run Lake.
Riparian area improvement in Beaver and Buck Creeks
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Tom Biebighauser
606-784-6428
jefflewis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improvement of stream channel condition on 5 miles of exisiting streams. Establishment of woody vegetation on 22 acres of existing grasslands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=25770
Location: UNIT - Cumberland Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Menifee. Beaver and Buck Creeks west of Cave Run Lake.
Sand Lick-Big Bend Watershed Improvement
CE
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2011 
Expected:10/2011  11/2011 Tom Biebighauser
606-784-6428
tombiebighauser@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improve water quality and reduce soil loss in riparian and rare areas by managing and maintaining the many open roads in the Sand Lick and Big Bend Watersheds.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=18901
Location: UNIT - Cumberland Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Powell, Wolfe. Sand Lick and Big Bend Watersheds.
Special Use Permit: Trail use adjacent to Camp Judy Lane
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/13/2011 
Expected:02/2011
 
02/2011 Carey Loomis
606-784-6428
careyloomis@fs.fed.us 
Description: The local Girl Scout Council has requested a special use permit be issued to allow for the use of existing foot-travel routes near Camp Judy Lane.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34895
Location: UNIT - Cumberland Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Menifee. Camp Judy Lane near Big Woods.
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Daniel Boone National Forest,   London Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Ano / Goodwater Warm Season Grass Restoration and Maintenance Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/01/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 John Omer
606-864-4163
jomer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Remove areas of autum olive, bush honeysuckle, and other non-native invasive species and planting native warm season grasses and legumes. Removal will be accomplished with heavy equipment and hand tools. Planting will be done by machine and by hand.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33871
Location: UNIT - London Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Pulaski. This site is approximately 12 miles west of London and 12 miles east of Somerset.
Bark Camp Trail Bridge Replacement
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/25/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
07/2011 Thomas Kean
606-864-4163
tomkean@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocate and construct a new Bark Camp Trail Bridge and associated section of trail 0.4 miles upstream fom the old location, above the floodplan.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33873
Location: UNIT - London Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Laurel. LEGAL - 36d 54' 30. New bridge will be 0.4 miles upstream from old location on trail 413.
Crooked Creek Vegetation Management
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/11/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
11/2011 Robert Sitzlar
606-864-4163
rsitzlar@fs.fed.us 
Description: Implementation of the Daniel Boone National Forest Revised Forest Plan through the harvest of timber, commercial and non-commercial thinning, and wildlife habitat improvement projects.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29828
Location: UNIT - London Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Rockcastle. In the Crooked Creek Watershed.
Delta Gas Transmission line Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2011 
Expected:06/2011  07/2011 Thomas Kean
606-864-4163
tomkean@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Permit for a natural gas transsmission line across National Forest Lands north of McKee Kentucky is due for reissuance.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30888
Location: UNIT - London Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Estill, Jackson. LEGAL - The project covers parts of USA tracts C111, C1386, C708a, C716, C507, C682a, C3f-III, C3f-II, C3f-I, C337, C412, C446, C3w, C3030p. The project covers approximately 17. 6 acres, over 3.64 miles of National Forest Lands north of McKee.
Dog Slaughter Creek Aquatic Passage Improvement
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/17/2010 
Expected:06/2011
 
08/2011 Gene Baker
859-745-3162
gmbaker@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace or retrofit two steel plate culverts to allow for aquatic species passage. Activities include design, replace or retrofit culverts, streambed enhancements, and capture and transport fish.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32569
Location: UNIT - London Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Whitley. Mile posts 1.1 and 3.2 of Forest Service road No. 195 along dog Slaughter Creek.
Jackson Energy Special Use Permit Amendment
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:07/2011  08/2011 Thomas Kean
606-864-4163
tomkean@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocate a powerline along KY 587 near Arvel Kentucky: remove existing section of line from cross country location (7 poles); install nineteen new poles along 1.07 miles of new 20' corridor along existing Highway 587 east of Arvel.
Location: UNIT - London Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Lee, Owsley. LEGAL - USA tracts C-236 and C-879. The project is located about one mile east of Arvel, Kentucky.
London Prescribe Fire 2011
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/01/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
04/2011 John Omer
606-864-4163
jomer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescribe burn three areas totaling about 371 acres (207 acres, 115 acre, and a 49 acres). These are abandoned strip mines and grassy fields that have been planted to native warm season grasses. Burning would perpetuate growth of desired grasses.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33007
Location: UNIT - London Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Jackson, Pulaski. These sites are on the Ano, Parrot, and Tyner USGS,topographic quads. Two of the sites are about 12 miles W of London and 12 miles E of Somerset. The other is about 3.5 miles S of McKee.
Peoples Rural Telephone Fiber Optic Permit # LON 4010-01; Amendment # 1
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:06/2011  07/2011 Thomas Kean
606-864-4163
tomkean@fs.fed.us 
Description: Amend existing Permit # 4010-01 to add two sections of fiber optic cable replacing obsolete local copper phone lines.
Location: UNIT - London Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - USA tracts C-2f, C-2e, C-3f, and C-682a. The area is about 4 miles north of McKee Kentucky along KY 89 and the Lakes Creek road.
Turkey Foot Low Water Crossing Replacement
CE
- Road management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:08/2011  03/2012 Eloyce Promenschenkel
505-257-4095
epromenschenkel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Turkey Foot Low Water Crossing proposal is to replace the existing vehicle low water crossing to the campground that was damaged in the flooding in May 2010.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33881
Location: UNIT - London Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - 37d 27' 58N, 83d 55' 4. KY 89 N. from McKee 3 miles east on Forest Rd 4 (3 miles).
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Daniel Boone National Forest,   Redbird Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bledsoe Coal Lease - KYES 053865
EA
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:09/2012  10/2012 Patti Davis
859-745-3149
pattildavis@fs.fed.us 
Description: The FS proposes to issue a consent to lease to BLM and BLM proposes to lease federal coal. Surface disturbance is not planned on National Forest System lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=25393
Location: UNIT - Redbird Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Leslie. Near Cawood, southeast of Helton on U.S. Highway 421.
Chesapeake Pipeline Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A William Schiffer
606-598-2192
wschiffer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Chesapeake Appalachia is proposing to install a new 4" steel pipeline on National Forest System lands. The pipeline would deliver natural gas between two existing wells. Project cancelled by proponent.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=26492
Location: UNIT - Redbird Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Leslie. Northeast of Sizerock, KY.
Compliance Coal Lease KYES 051689
EA
- Minerals and Geology  On Hold  N/A  N/A Patti Davis
859-745-3149
pattildavis@fs.fed.us 
Description: The FS proposes to issue a consent to lease to BLM and BLM proposes to lease federal coal. No surface disturbance is planned on National Forest System lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=25392
Location: UNIT - Redbird Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Leslie. Bear Branch Area.
Goose Creek Coal Lease KYES 053729
EA
- Minerals and Geology  On Hold  N/A  N/A Patti Davis
859-745-3149
pattildavis@fs.fed.us 
Description: The FS proposes to issue a consent to lease to BLM and BLM proposes to lease federal coal. No surface disturbance is planned on National Forest System lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=24712
Location: UNIT - Redbird Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Clay. Upper Goose Creek.
JEC Powerline Retirement & Re-route
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2011 
Expected:07/2011  07/2011 William Schiffer
606-598-2192
wschiffer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Jackson Energy Cooperative is requesting a special use permit to construct an electric transmission line that would cross approximately 0.1 miles of NFS lands, and retire approximately 0.8 miles of another obsolete transmission line.
Location: UNIT - Redbird Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Clay. Big Creek, KY, along Granny's Branch.
Maggard Water Pipeline Extension
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:06/2011  06/2011 William Schiffer
606-598-2192
wschiffer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a special use authorization to allow construction of a water pipeline from a private residence to the municipal waterline. New pipeline would be buried in an existing roadbed.
Location: UNIT - Redbird Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Clay. Across Red Bird River from the Ranger Station.
Midstory Removal Proposal
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Completed  Actual: 02/08/2011  04/2011 Elizabeth Botner
606-598-2192 Ext. 108
erbotner@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approximately 7,000 acres are proposed for the reduction/removal of the mid-story layer using hand tools to work towards 1.K-Objective1.E of the DBNF Forest Plan
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=25488
Location: UNIT - Redbird Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Clay, Leslie. Locations scattered throughout the district, within the Red Bird River watershed.
Native Cane Restoration
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2011 
Expected:11/2011  03/2012 John Hull
606-598-2192
jahull@fs.fed.us 
Description: Establish communities of native cane in multiple locations within the riparian corridor prescription area in the Redbird Ranger District. Patches will measure 0.25-0.5 acres in size.
Location: UNIT - Redbird Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Clay, Leslie. District-wide - specific areas are being identified.
Redbird Fuels Treatment
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/04/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
03/2012 Alison Coons
606-376-5323 ext 104
acoons@fs.fed.us 
Description: Conduct controlled burning in ten areas across the district to reduce fuel loading, reduce fire regime condition class and promote fire-mediated upland ecosystems.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29063
Location: UNIT - Redbird Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Clay, Leslie, Owsley. District-wide.
Russell Branch Road Relocation
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:09/2011  10/2011 William Schiffer
606-598-2192
wschiffer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocate approximately 0.25 miles of Russell Branch Road out of the stream corridor.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/boone/planning/project/index.shtml
Location: UNIT - Redbird Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Clay. Southern Clay County, south of Buzzard Creek.
Sizerock Weed Treatment Proposal
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Cancelled  N/A  N/A John Hull
606-598-2192
jahull@fs.fed.us 
Description: Mechanically treat non-native invasive plant species within or immediately adjacent to the perimeter of the 2007 Sizerock wildfire. Treatment methods would include hand-pulling and hand tools.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=25566
Location: UNIT - Redbird Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Leslie. Sizerock area.
Soft Mast Improvement Planting
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 01/20/2011  03/2011 Kim Tarter
606-598-2192
kimtarter@fs.fed.us 
Description: Plant native tree seedlings adjacent to wildlife openings in the Redbird Wildlife Management Area. Block user-developed trails and plant with native tree seedlings. Soft mast seedling would be planted to benefit various wildlife species.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31518
Location: UNIT - Redbird Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Clay, Leslie. Redbird WMA, southeast of US-421 and KY-66.
Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:08/2011  09/2011 William Schiffer
606-598-2192
wschiffer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a new special use permit for a new term for a previously permitted use. Nine permits are due for renewal, and include special use categories such as agricultural residence, cultivation and road rights-of-way.
Location: UNIT - Redbird Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Clay, Leslie. District-wide.
Spring Creek Vegetation Management
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/22/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
10/2011 Elizabeth Botner
606-598-2192 Ext. 108
erbotner@fs.fed.us 
Description: Provide for a variety of habitat conditions to augment forest health and vigor. Proposed activities include 161 ac. commercial harvest (80 ac.-two-age shelterwood, 81 ac.-thinning), 249 ac. of crop tree release, and construction of 3 wildlife ponds.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=28443
Location: UNIT - Redbird Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Clay. Spring Creek & Flat Creek areas west of KY-66.
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Daniel Boone National Forest,   Stearns Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Barren Fork Mine Portal Closures
CE
- Recreation management
- Minerals and Geology 
Completed  Actual: 02/28/2011  05/2011 Laurie Smith
606-376-5323
lauriesmith@fs.fed.us 
Description: Close abandoned mine portals permanently using steel tube grating (approximately 6).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33002
Location: UNIT - Stearns Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - McCreary. Barren Fork and Railroad Fork.
Boone Docks Marina Special Use Permit
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special area management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/14/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
10/2011 Laurie Smith
606-376-5323
lauriesmith@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a marina special use permit to Jesse and Toni Kidd in McCreary and Pulaski Counties, Kentucky as well as issue special use permits to South Kentucky RECC for a powerline and to Southeastern Water Association for a waterline to serve the marina.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35239
Location: UNIT - Stearns Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - McCreary, Pulaski. The proposed project is located approximately 4.7 miles NNE of Greenwood, Kentucky and involves the areas along Hewling Ridge Road (NFSR 832), Bauer Road (PUL 50), and Sediment Pond Road (NFSR 5333).
Casada School House
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Heritage resource management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2011 
Expected:04/2012  10/2012 Randall Boedy
606-376-5323, ext. 103
rboedy@fs.fed.us 
Description: Preserve and promote the historic Casada School house by moving the structure to a new and more secure location off National Forest System land.
Location: UNIT - Stearns Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Pulaski. Approximately 1/2 mile south of Keno, KY.
Freeman Fork Oak Woodland/Wooded Grassland Restoration Research Project
EA
- Research  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:11/2011  03/2012 Mike Lick
606-376-5323
mlick@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed research study to install 12 treatment areas of 50 acres each varying from no treatment to thinning and burning (growing/dormant) totalling 600 acres. Monitoring would be completed with assistance from the University of Tennessee.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=24657
Location: UNIT - Stearns Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - McCreary. Freeman Fork area off of Hwy 90 near Parkers Lake.
South Kentucky RECC Special Use Permit Amendment (Strunk)
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 02/17/2011  03/2011 Laurie Smith
606-376-5323
lauriesmith@fs.fed.us 
Description: Grant a special use permit amendment to South Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation to install and maintain a primary underground distribution line located in a ditch 42 inches deep, 2 feet wide and approximately 750 feet long, 0.17 acres.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34650
Location: UNIT - Stearns Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - McCreary. The underground distribution line would be located along National Forest System road (NFSR) 6173 off US Highway 27 and in the East Kentucky Power transmission line special use permit corridor.
Southfork Coal Lease KYES 053865
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/09/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
02/2012 Patti Davis
859-745-3149
pattildavis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Lease modification to add approximately 64.51 acres of coal rights to allow for deep mining activities. No surface disturbance is planned on National Forest System land.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=2437
Location: UNIT - Stearns Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - McCreary, Whitley. On Tracts C-1888 and 1941c-IV.
Upper Rock Creek Vegetation Management
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/01/2011 
Expected:05/2011
Actual: 12/31/2008 
10/2011 Mike Lick
870-269-3228
mlick@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restore and increase forest vigor on National Forest System lands affected by the 1998 storms and 2000 Southern Pine beetle epidemic.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=2435
Location: UNIT - Stearns Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - McCreary. Located between Dolen Mountain, Watts Mountain and Rock Creek Road and Laurel Ridge Road.
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