Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2011 to 12/31/2011
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, 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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/19/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
01/2012 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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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
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:05/2012  07/2012 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 coal mine sites on London, Stearns and Redbird Ranger Districts.
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 01/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
07/2012 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.
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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 Hollow Bat Management Project
CE
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 08/08/2011  08/2011 Tom Biebighauser
606-784-6428
tombiebighauser@fs.fed.us 
Description: Close approximately 0.6 miles of user developed roads in the Big Sinking Creek area to protect Federally Endangered Bat Species, and to improve habitat for fish.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36422
Location: UNIT - Cumberland Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Lee. Cave Hollow in Lee County. Kentucky south of Stanton, Kentucky.
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 12/2011 
Expected:02/2012
 
04/2012 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 09/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
11/2012 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 10/2012 
Expected:10/2012  11/2012 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.
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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:12/2011
 
03/2012 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.
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 01/2012 
Expected:03/2012
 
05/2012 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.
Cumberland Valley RECC: Grove Buried Power Line Relocation
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:12/2011  01/2012 Thomas Kean
606-864-4163
tomkean@fs.fed.us 
Description: Cumberland Valley RECC proposes to construct a new buried Primary Power line, replacing an outdated existing line, under the supervision of in-house engineering staff.
Location: UNIT - London Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Whitley. LEGAL - USA tracts LRL700, 703, 701, 733, 705, 732, 707, 711, 708, and 710. Whitley County, Kentucky. The line will be located along about 2.5 miles on the west edge of Forest Road 558, from the junction of the Grove Road (FS 4044) north.
Delta Gas Transmission line Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 09/06/2011  11/2011 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  Completed  Actual: 07/08/2011  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.
GMM Investments Road Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/12/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
10/2011 Thomas Kean
606-864-4163
tomkean@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a Special Use Permit to provide access to a private inholding for timber sale purposes. Improve and use about 4,800 feet of existing Forest Road 5057 and construct about 1,400 feet of temporary road into private tract from end of road 5057.
Location: UNIT - London Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Pulaski. LEGAL - USA Tract C-4147 (road location); USA tract C-1030 (other NF tract surrounding subject 42 acre tract). FSDR 5057, Ano Community.
Jackson Energy Special Use Permit Amendment
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:11/2011  12/2011 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 Pre-commercial Thinning
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:12/2011  02/2012 Robert Sitzlar
606-864-4163
rsitzlar@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project consist of pre-commercially thinning young sapling/pole size mixed hardwood stands, less than 30 years of age, to improve stand health and vigor.
Location: UNIT - London Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Jackson, Laurel, Rockcastle. Scattered stands across the district.
London Prescribe Fire
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/13/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
12/2011 John Omer
606-864-4163
jomer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescribe burn 3000 - 6500 acres on the London Ranger District.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36376
Location: UNIT - London Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Jackson, Laurel, Pulaski, Whitley. 3 sites east and north of the Cumberland River, 3 sites around Laurel River Lake, and 1 site in Horse Lick Cr.
London Prescribe Fire 2011
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 08/15/2011
08/15/2011 
11/2011 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
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 09/06/2011  08/2011 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.
Special Use Permit Amendment: Somerset Gas Pipeline Relocation
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:11/2011  12/2011 Thomas Kean
606-864-4163
tomkean@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Permit Amendment will document the location of an 8 " natural gas transmision line that is being relocated under the Rockcastle River.
Location: UNIT - London Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Laurel, Pulaski. LEGAL - USA Tracts C-1059, C-3010. The Gas transmission line crossed the Rockcastle River just north of the KY Highway 80 Bridge.
Turkey Foot Low Water Crossing Replacement
CE
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/29/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
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). The crossing is located at the intersection of FSR 482 and FSR 345 and is the entrance road to Turkey Foot CG.
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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 01/2012 
Expected:12/2012  01/2013 Patti Davis
859-745-3149
pattildavis@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Bureau of Land Management is proposing to lease a tract of federal coal and the Forest Service proposes to issue a consent to lease to BLM. 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.
City of Manchester Special Use Authorization
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:01/2012  01/2012 William Schiffer
606-598-2192
wschiffer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a special use authorization to allow construction and maintenance of a water pump station to facilitate transport of city water to residents.
Location: UNIT - Redbird Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Clay. Near Darb's Branch in southern Clay County.
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
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:12/2011  01/2012 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
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:12/2011  01/2012 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.
Native Cane Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:01/2012  02/2012 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.
Location: UNIT - Redbird Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Clay, Leslie. District-wide along the Red Bird River.
Red Bird Mission Special Use Authorization
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:12/2011  12/2011 William Schiffer
606-598-2192
wschiffer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a special use authorization to install a septic tank. The Red Bird Mission is currently under special use permit for their church building on NFS lands. The proposed septic tank would be placed within the area currently under permit.
Location: UNIT - Redbird Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Leslie. Essie, KY.
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 10/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
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 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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.
Special Use Re-Authorizations
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:12/2011  01/2012 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. Eighteen permits are due for renewal. If authorized, each permit would be issued under a separate Decision Memo.
Location: UNIT - Redbird Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Clay, Leslie, Owsley. 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 11/2011 
Expected:02/2012
 
04/2012 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
2011 Stearns Trail Reconstruction
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 08/31/2011  09/2011 Laurie Smith
606-376-5323
lauriesmith@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improve the Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail and the Buffalo Canyon Trail.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36004
Location: UNIT - Stearns Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - McCreary, Pulaski. Section 30 of the Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail (#100) in the Railroad Branch and Barren Fork areas and the Buffalo Canyon Trail (#508).
Boone Docks Marina Special Use Permit
EA
- Recreation management
- Special area management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/14/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
12/2011 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
- Heritage resource management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2011 
Expected:09/2012  10/2012 Randall Boedy
606-376-5323, ext. 103
rboedy@fs.fed.us 
Description: Preserve and promote the historic Casada School house.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35758
Location: UNIT - Stearns Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Pulaski. Approximately 1/2 mile south of Keno, KY.
Freeman Fork Oak Woodland Restoration Research Project
EA
- Research and Development  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2011 
Expected:08/2012  09/2012 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.
Southfork Coal Lease KYES 053865
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/09/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
09/2012 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.
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