Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2012 to 06/30/2012
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:03/2012
 
01/2013 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  Completed  Actual: 03/23/2012  12/2011 Brenda Halter-Glenn
202-260-9400
bhalterglenn@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  Completed  Actual: 12/13/2011  01/2012 Glen Stein
801-200-2703
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 04/2012 
Expected:09/2012  11/2012 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35674
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 12/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
02/2013 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Forestwide Windstream Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012  05/2012 William Schiffer
540-552-4641
wschiffer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Windstream has filed an application for a special use permit to install and maintain fiber optic lines to improve internet connectivity in rural areas across Eastern Kentucky. Lines would be buried in existing road ROWs, or hung from existing poles.
Location: UNIT - Daniel Boone National Forest All Units. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Bath, Clay, Estill, Laurel, Leslie, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Rowan. Multiple locations across the Cumberland, London, and Redbird Ranger Districts.
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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 04/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
07/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.php?project=30623
Location: UNIT - Cumberland Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Bath, Menifee, Rowan. Areas along the west side of Cave Run Lake.
Clear Creek Slide Project
CE
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/14/2011 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 Tom Biebighauser
606-784-6428
tombiebighauser@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project is designed to prevent soil from a landslide occurring on National Forest System lands in Bath County from entering Clear Creek and Clear Creek Lake. Temporary erosion control measures taken after the slide began are now failing.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37775
Location: UNIT - Cumberland Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Bath. The slide is located between Forest Development Road (FDR) 906A and FDR 909 near Clear Creek Shooting Range.
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 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Cumberland Campground Concession Special Use Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special use management
- Facility management 
Completed  Actual: 01/24/2012  02/2012 Tim Eling
606-663-0576
teling@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Daniel Boone National Forest is proposing to issue a concession special use permit for the operation of 8 developed recreation sites.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38073
Location: UNIT - Cumberland Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Bath, Rowan, Wolfe. Cave Run Lake in Bath and Rowan Counties and Red River Gorge in Wolfe County.
Harvey Branch Special Use: Road Access
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/16/2012 
Expected:04/2012
 
04/2012 Carey Loomis
606-784-6428
careyloomis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed issuance of a Special Use Permit for construction of a temporary road on national forest system land for private land access.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38501
Location: UNIT - Cumberland Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Bath, Rowan, Wolfe. Between Harvey and Road Branches north of Morehead, Kentucky.
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/nepa_project_exp.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 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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/nepa_project_exp.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
AT&T Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:06/2012  07/2012 Thomas Kean
606-864-4163
tomkean@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Special Use Permit for AT&T fiber optic facility on London Ranger District has expired, and AT&T has requested a renewal of Permit LON415601.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38319
Location: UNIT - London Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Laurel, Whitley. LEGAL - USA tracts C-1387 just south Of highway KY 80;LRL-149, and LRL-1021 just west of I-75. USA tracts C-1387 just south Of highway KY 80;LRL-149, and LRL-1021 just west of I-75.
Ano / Goodwater Warm Season Grass Restoration and Maintenance Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/01/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
07/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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 06/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
01/2013 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/nepa_project_exp.php?project=29828
Location: UNIT - London Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Rockcastle. In the Crooked Creek Watershed.
Cumberland Valley RECC Special Use Permit Amendment: Grove Buried Power Line Relocation
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/01/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37160
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.
Jackson Energy Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 02/16/2012  02/2012 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35543
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.
Jackson Energy Special Use Permit Amendment - Salt Rock Road Line Replacement
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:06/2012  12/2012 Thomas Kean
606-864-4163
tomkean@fs.fed.us 
Description: Amend existing Jackson Energy Special Use Permits(s) to replace and relocate prinmary electric power distribution lines in the Salt Rock Road area. Some old ROW areas will be abandoned, and there will be some new clearing along existing ROW areas.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37822
Location: UNIT - London Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - USA tracts to be encumbered (or disencumbered) are C-3071a, C-3013c, C-3g, and C-411. The project location is the Salt Rock Road area of Jackson County, KY.
London Pre-commercial Thinning
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/06/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
07/2012 Robert Sitzlar
606-864-4163
rsitzlar@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project consist of pre-commercially thinning up to 3900 acres of young sapling/pole size mixed hardwood stands, less than 30 years of age, to improve stand health and vigor.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37151
Location: UNIT - London Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Jackson, Laurel, Rockcastle. Scattered stands across the district.
Special Use Permit Amendment: Somerset Gas Pipeline Relocation
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2012 
Expected:07/2012  08/2012 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.
Wildcat Branch Test Burn
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management
- Minerals and Geology 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/23/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
07/2012 Claudia Cotton
859-745-3115
ccotton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Excavation of 1000 tons of coal refuse from 0.2 acre on the Daniel Boone National Forest in Pulaski Co., KY. It will be burned by E. Ky. Power Cooperative. This action is to improve water quality in Wildcat Branch, which is impaired with AMD.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38606
Location: UNIT - London Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Pulaski. LEGAL - All that certain Tract or parcel of land lying and being in Pulaski County, KY, situated approx. 14 miles SE of Somerset, KY, on the waters of Big Lick Branch, of Buck Creek, all being tributaries of. On the Hail, KY USGS quadrangle, FS land tract number C-1090, approx. 3.8 miles SW of Mt. Victory, KY off of PUL-816A.
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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
AEP Special Use Authorization
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:06/2012  07/2012 William Schiffer
606-598-2192
wschiffer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue special use authorization to upgrade electric transmission lines from single-phase to 3-phase line. Existing line and poles would be decomissioned; existing ROW would be revegetated. New line would be constructed at edge of existing road ROW.
Location: UNIT - Redbird Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Leslie. Near Army Branch.
Bledsoe Coal Lease - KYES 053865
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/27/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
11/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.php?project=25393
Location: UNIT - Redbird Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Leslie. Near Cawood, southeast of Helton on US 421.
Bowen's Creek Church Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/21/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 William Schiffer
606-598-2192
wschiffer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a special use authorization to install a septic system. The Bowen's Creek Church 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37124
Location: UNIT - Redbird Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Leslie. Essie, 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/nepa_project_exp.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/nepa_project_exp.php?project=24712
Location: UNIT - Redbird Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Clay. Upper Goose Creek.
Leslie County Telephone Company Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:06/2012  07/2012 William Schiffer
540-552-4641
wschiffer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Leslie Co. Telephone has filed an application for a special use permit to install and maintain fiber optic lines to communications in rural areas across Eastern Kentucky. Lines would be hung from existing poles or buried in existing road ROWs.
Location: UNIT - Redbird Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Leslie. Various locations in Leslie County.
Native Cane Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:06/2012  07/2012 John Hull
606-598-2192
jahull@fs.fed.us 
Description: Establish communities of native cane along the Red Bird River within the riparian corridor prescription area. Build wood duck nesting platforms. Gather butternut seed for propagation; plant propagated butternut.
Location: UNIT - Redbird Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Clay, Leslie. District-wide along the Red Bird River.
Redbird Fuels Treatment
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/15/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
10/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.php?project=29063
Location: UNIT - Redbird Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Clay, Leslie, Owsley. District-wide.
Special Use Re-Authorizations
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2012 
Expected:09/2012  10/2012 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 07/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
10/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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
Boone Docks Marina Special Use Permit
EA
- Recreation management
- Special area management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/23/2012 
Expected:04/2012
 
05/2012 Laurie Smith
606-376-5323
lauriesmith@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a marina special use permit and waterline permit to Jesse and Toni Kidd in McCreary and Pulaski Counties, Kentucky as well as issue a special use permit to South Kentucky RECC for a powerline.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.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 06/2012 
Expected:02/2013  03/2013 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/nepa_project_exp.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 Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/12/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
10/2012 Mike Lick
606-376-5323
mlick@fs.fed.us 
Description: Conduct forest thinning, including a heavy thinning to establish an oak woodland structure. Additional actions include periodic prescribed burning, chemical control of NNIS and midstory level trees, creation of vernal ponds. and monitoring.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.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 (King)
CE
- Special area management  Completed  Actual: 02/06/2012  02/2012 Laurie Smith
606-376-5323
lauriesmith@fs.fed.us 
Description: Amend South Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Corporationís (SKRECC) special use permit to install and maintain a new overhead electric distribution line located across NFS land.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37627
Location: UNIT - Stearns Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - McCreary, Pulaski. South of Cooper Creek, off KY-927, Day Ridge Road, McCreary County, KY. USA Tract C-1258J.
Southfork Coal Lease KYES 053865
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/09/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
01/2013 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/nepa_project_exp.php?project=2437
Location: UNIT - Stearns Ranger District. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - McCreary, Whitley. On Tracts C-1888 and 1941c-IV.
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