Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2011 to 06/30/2011
Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests

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, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
R8 - Southern Region, Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R8 - Southern Region, Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R8 - Southern Region, Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests,  Blueridge Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R8 - Southern Region, Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests,  Chattooga River Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R8 - Southern Region, Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests,  Conasauga Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R8 - Southern Region, Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests,  Oconee 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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R8 - Southern Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Upper Chattooga River Visitor Use Capacity
EA
- Land management planning
- Recreation management 
In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 12/09/2010 
Expected:06/2011
 
09/2011 Mary Morrison
803-561-4058
mwmorrison@fs.fed.us 
Description: Consider whether to maintain or change the Forest Plan direction relative to recreational uses on the upper Chattooga River for the National Forests in GA, NC and SC. Previous comments will be considered in the decision-making process.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/fms/
Location: UNIT - Chattooga River Ranger District, Nantahala Ranger District, Andrew Pickens Ranger District. STATE - Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina. COUNTY - Rabun, Oconee, Jackson, Macon. The project area is located north of SC Highway 28 on the upper 21 miles of the Chattooga Wild and Scenic River.
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Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)  

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Managing Recreation Uses on the Upper Chattooga River
EA
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:05/2011  10/2011 John Petrick
770-297-3005
jpetrick@fs.fed.us 
Description: Allowing boating above South Carolina Highway 28 and establish visitor use capacities.
Location: UNIT - Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest All Units. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Rabun. LEGAL - Chattooga River WSR. Rabun County, Georgia.
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Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
06-124 - Oakey/Willis Trail Reroutes
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/22/2009 
Expected:06/2011
 
08/2011 Joni Wheeler
770-297-3063
jwheeler@fs.fed.us 
Description: The trail reroutes are needed to prevent or reduce erosion and sedimentation, reduce maintenance needs, and provide for user safety.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=28468
Location: UNIT - Chattooga River Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Habersham, Rabun. Habersham & Rabun Counties, Georgia.
Sale of Buildings and Site Acerage for the Brasstown and Holly Creek Work Centers
CE
- Land ownership management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Joni Wheeler
770-297-3063
jwheeler@fs.fed.us 
Description: The operation of these two specific work center sites is becoming physically and financially inefficient. The Forest Service no longer uses the Holly Creek Work Center.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=19294
Location: UNIT - Blueridge Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Gilmer, Union. Gilmer/Union Counties, GA.
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Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests,   Blueridge Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
02-138 - Chip Pearson Road Easement
CE
- Special use management   In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/15/2005 
Expected:08/2005
Actual: 07/15/2005 
12/2005 Joni Wheeler
770-297-3063
jwheeler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Road easement.
Location: UNIT - Toccoa Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Dawson. Dawson County, GA.
02-141 - Tipton Land Exchange
CE
- Land ownership management   In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/15/2005 
Expected:08/2005
Actual: 06/15/2005 
04/2006 Joni Wheeler
770-297-3063
jwheeler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Land exchange.
Location: UNIT - Toccoa Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Fannin. Fannin County, GA.
02-148 Bob Matthews Road Easement and Use of FS #35
CE
- Special use management   In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/16/2005 
Expected:02/2008
 
05/2008 Joni Wheeler
770-297-3063
jwheeler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Bob Matthews road easement and use of FS #35.
Location: UNIT - Toccoa Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Fannin. Fannin County, GA.
04-102 - Special Use Road Easement (Thomas Dyer)
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/20/2006 
Expected:12/2009
 
10/2010 Joni Wheeler
770-297-3063
jwheeler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special use permit - road easement.
Location: UNIT - Blueridge Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Lumpkin. Lumpkin County, GA.
04-109 Special Use Road Easement (Joseph MacPherson)
CE
- Special use management   In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/05/2007 
Expected:04/2007
 
05/2007 Joni Wheeler
770-297-3063
jwheeler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special use road easement - Joseph MacPherson.
Location: UNIT - Brasstown Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Union. Union County, GA.
04-122 - Sale of a Portion of the Brasstown Work Center
CE
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/09/2007 
Expected:02/2009
 
10/2010 Joni Wheeler
770-297-3063
jwheeler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Sale of a portion of the Brasstown Work Center.
Location: UNIT - Blueridge Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Union. Union County, GA.
04-136 - East Nottely Watershed Project
EA
- Watershed management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/16/2010 
Expected:02/2011
 
02/2011 Alice Brown
803-276-4810
alicebrown@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose of this project is to improve forest health in over-crowded and fire-excluded stands to lower the risk of insect and disease infestation (particularly southern pine beetle) and reduce susceptibility to damaging wildfire.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=22647
Location: UNIT - Blueridge Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Union. Union County, Georgia.
04-144 - Carol Werkheiser Road ROW
CE
- Special use management   In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/03/2008
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2008 
Expected:07/2008
 
11/2008 Joni Wheeler
770-297-3063
jwheeler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Carol Werkheiser Road ROW
Location: UNIT - Toccoa Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Gilmer. Gilmer County, Georgia.
04-151 - Ron Coleman - Outfitter/Guide Permit
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:02/2011  02/2011 Joni Wheeler
770-297-3063
jwheeler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Ron Coleman - Outfitter/Guide Permit
Location: UNIT - Blueridge Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Fannin. Fannin County, Georgia.
04-152 - Jon Ron Toccoa River Outfitters - Outfitter/ Guide Permit
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:02/2011  02/2011 Joni Wheeler
770-297-3063
jwheeler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Jon Ron Toccoa River Outfitter/Guide Permit
Location: UNIT - Blueridge Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Fannin. Fannin County, Georgia.
04-163 - Forest Health Stewardship
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:03/2011  01/2012 Joni Wheeler
770-297-3063
jwheeler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest Health Stewardship
Location: UNIT - Blueridge Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Fannin, Gilmer, Gordon, Union. District Wide.
04-165 - Boggs Creek Toilet Replacement
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 12/17/2010  02/2011 Joni Wheeler
770-297-3063
jwheeler@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose of this project is to provide accessible toilet facilities in the recreation area by replacing the existing chemical toilets with accessible vault toilets. The existing toilets are in disrepair and need to be either rebuilt or replaced.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30531
Location: UNIT - Blueridge Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Lumpkin. Lumpkin County, Georgia.
04-171 - Huffman-Paradise Camp Homeowners Association - FLPMA Road - SUP
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/31/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
01/2011 Joni Wheeler
770-297-3063
jwheeler@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose of this project is to widen their access road. The HA would responsible for all construction and soil stabilization costs, as well as the long term maintenance of the road.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33075
Location: UNIT - Blueridge Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Fannin. Fannin County, Georgia.
04-172 - Civil Air Patrol - Repeater at Black Mtn. - SUP
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:01/2011  01/2011 Joni Wheeler
770-297-3063
jwheeler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Civil Air Patrol - Repeater at Black Mtn. - SUP
Location: UNIT - Blueridge Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Fannin. Fannin County, Georgia.
04-173 - Surefoot Adventures LLC Outfitter/Guide Permit
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:01/2011  01/2011 Joni Wheeler
770-297-3063
jwheeler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Surefoot Adventures LLC Outfitter/Guide Permit
Location: UNIT - Blueridge Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Fannin. Various Counties, Georgia.
04-174 - North Georgia Outfitters Outfitter/Guide Permit
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:01/2011  01/2011 Joni Wheeler
770-297-3063
jwheeler@fs.fed.us 
Description: North Georgia Outfitters Outfitter/Guide Permit
Location: UNIT - Blueridge Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Lumpkin. Lumpkin County, Georgia.
04-175 - Sharper Bites Trout Fishing Guide Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/31/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
01/2011 Joni Wheeler
770-297-3063
jwheeler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Sharper Bites has historically used the lower Toccoa River as their primary fishing location, however; the current dam maintenance project for Blue Ridge Lake may reduce access or fishing success on this section of the river.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33387
Location: UNIT - Blueridge Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Fannin. Fannin County, Georgia.
04-176 - Mosby Airfield Tree Removal
CE
- Forest products  Completed  Actual: 01/05/2011  10/2010 Joni Wheeler
770-297-3063
jwheeler@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Army proposes to cut all trees within 20 feet of the exterior concrete curb that goes around the airfield. Stumps would be cut to grade level to allow for mowing of prevent future woody vegetation encroachment.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33669
Location: UNIT - Blueridge Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Lumpkin. Lumpkin County, Georgia.
04-177 - FY 2011 Prescribed Burning on Blue Ridge Ranger District
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Completed  Actual: 01/07/2011  01/2011 Joni Wheeler
770-297-3063
jwheeler@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose of this project is for Forest Health and Habitat Improvement.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33865
Location: UNIT - Blueridge Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Fannin, Lumpkin, Towns, Union. Fannin, Lumpkin, Towns and Union Counties, Georgia.
04-178 - Fruitkoff Growing Season Prescribed Burn on Blue Ridge Ranger District
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:01/2011  04/2011 Joni Wheeler
770-297-3063
jwheeler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fruitkoff growing season prescribed burn.
Location: UNIT - Blueridge Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Fannin. Fannin County, Georgia.
04-179 - Ortman Boat Dock - Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/13/2011  01/2011 Jake Cowart
706-745-6928 ext 119
jcowart@fs.fed.us 
Description: Request for an authorization to use NFS lands for mooring of and access to a single slip boat dock with electrical service located within the Fishhook Point subdivision in Fannin County, Georgia on Lake Blue Ridge.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34209
Location: UNIT - Blueridge Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Fannin. Fannin County, Georgia.
04-180 - Staten Boat Dock - Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/24/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
01/2011 Jake Cowart
706-745-6928 ext 119
jcowart@fs.fed.us 
Description: Request for an authorization to use NFS lands for mooring of and access to a single slip boat dock and attached sun deck extension with electrical service located within the Skytop subdivision in Fannin County, Georgia on Lake Blue Ridge.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34210
Location: UNIT - Blueridge Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Fannin. Fannin County, Georgia.
04-181 - Fishhook Point Boat Dock - Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/24/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
01/2011 Jake Cowart
706-745-6928 ext 119
jcowart@fs.fed.us 
Description: The F.S. would like to bring all property owners that currently have a dock into compliance by issuing permits to the land owners for their moorings and access, which would consist of the steps, trams, boardwalks, and trails as they currently exist.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34211
Location: UNIT - Blueridge Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Fannin. Fannin County, Georgia.
04-182 - Dockery Creek Road FLPMA Road Use - SUP
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/30/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
01/2011 Jake Cowart
706-745-6928 ext 119
jcowart@fs.fed.us 
Description: Dockery Creek Homeowners Association (HA) has requested authorization to use a section of non-system road that crosses approximately 1,100 feet of NFS land beyond the county maintained portion of Dockery Creek Road in Union County, GA. historically
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34242
Location: UNIT - Blueridge Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Union. Union County, Georgia.
04-183 - Disposal of the Toccoa Work Center Complex in Blue Ridge, Georgia
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/09/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
12/2011 Alton Foster
770-297-3062
altonfoster@fs.fed.us 
Description: This conveyance authority was created to improve Forest Service operations and provide benefits to the public. The work center site became excess several years ago due to district consolidations.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35036
Location: UNIT - Blueridge Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Fannin. Fannin County, Georgia.
04-184 - 2011 Watershed Restorations on the Blue Ridge Ranger District
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/28/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 James Wentworth
706-745-6928
jwentworth@fs.fed.us 
Description: To control soil erosion, control the movement of sediment into local streams or lakes, improve aquatic habitat conditions, and stop unauthorized off-road vehicle use on undesignated roads and trails.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35132
Location: UNIT - Blueridge Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Towns, Union. LEGAL - Various National Forest land in north Georgia. Old roadbeds and or illegal OHV trails.
04-184 - Pacesetter's P.R. Recreation Event - Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 12/16/2010  12/2010 Jake Cowart
706-745-6928 ext 119
jcowart@fs.fed.us 
Description: Request for a special use permit to conduct the 22nd Annual Brasstown Bald Buster 5K recreation event at Brasstown Bald.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34258
Location: UNIT - Blueridge Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Towns, Union. Towns and Union Counties, Georgia.
04-185 - Blue Ridge Mountain Adventure Race
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/08/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
04/2011 Jake Cowart
706-745-6928 ext 119
jcowart@fs.fed.us 
Description: The event would occur on Saturday, April 9, 2011 between 7AM and 6PM. The event would consist of a maximum of 270 individuals canoeing, mountain biking, hiking, and orienteering through parts of the Chattahoochee. National Forest.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35190
Location: UNIT - Blueridge Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Fannin. Fannin County, Georgia.
04-186 - US Army Hoist Sites - Special Use Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/14/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
04/2011 Jake Cowart
706-745-6928 ext 119
jcowart@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose of this project is to construct 12 long-line aerial hoist points within the Chattahoochee National Forest north of Dahlonega, Georgia. The hoist points would allow Camp Merrill to evacuate trainees that are critically injured.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35276
Location: UNIT - Blueridge Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Lumpkin. Lumpkin County, Georgia.
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Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests,   Chattooga River Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
05-165 - Upper Warwoman Vegetation Management
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2011 
Expected:09/2012  11/2012 Joni Wheeler
770-297-3063
jwheeler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Upper Warwoman vegetation management.
Location: UNIT - Chattooga River Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Rabun. Rabun County, GA.
05-183 - Eastside Forest Health - Five Years
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Completed  Actual: 12/30/2010  07/2011 Joni Wheeler
770-297-3063
jwheeler@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose for this proposed project is to improve the health of the forest by decreasing the risk of insect infestation in over-crowded stands of pine trees.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=16145
Location: UNIT - Chattooga River Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Banks, Habersham, Lumpkin, Rabun, Stephens, White. Banks, Habersham, Lumpkin, Rabun, Stephens & White Counties, GA.
06-132 - Pre-commercial Thinning
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:08/2011  03/2012 Joni Wheeler
770-297-3063
jwheeler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Pre-commercial thinning
Location: UNIT - Chattooga River Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Habersham, Rabun, Stephens. Habersham, Rabun and Stephens Counties, Georgia.
06-133 - Shortleaf Pine Restoration (Site Preparation and Planting)
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:01/2012  03/2012 Joni Wheeler
770-297-3063
jwheeler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Shortleaf Pine Restoration (Site preparation and planting)
Location: UNIT - Chattooga River Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Habersham, Stephens. Habersham and Stephens Counties, Georgia.
06-134 - Appalachian Trail Reroute at Rocky Mountain
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 12/28/2010  03/2011 Joni Wheeler
770-297-3063
jwheeler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Appalachian Trail Reroute at Rocky Mtn.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31142
Location: UNIT - Chattooga River Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - White. White County, Georgia.
06-135 - Watergauge Oak Woodland Restoration
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/08/2010 
Expected:09/2011
 
02/2013 Joni Wheeler
770-297-3063
jwheeler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Watergauge Oak Woodland Restoration
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31143
Location: UNIT - Chattooga River Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Habersham, Rabun. Habersham and Rabun Counties, Georgia.
06-141 - Prescribe Burning Next 5-10 Years
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/06/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
03/2013 Joni Wheeler
770-297-3063
jwheeler@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose of this project is for prescribed burning to enhance forest health, recover rare species, improve wildlife habitat diversity, restore bogs and to reduce hazardous fuels accumulations on approximately 14,410 acres on National Forest land.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32491
Location: UNIT - Chattooga River Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Habersham, Rabun, Stephens. Habersham, Rabun and Stephens Counties, Georgia.
06-142 - Hare Small Tracts
CE
- Land ownership management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:08/2011  11/2011 Joni Wheeler
770-297-3063
jwheeler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Hare small tracts
Location: UNIT - Chattooga River Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Stephens. Stephens County, Georgia.
06-143 - Smith Access Request - SUP
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:06/2011  09/2011 Joni Wheeler
770-297-3063
jwheeler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special Use Permit - Smith Access Request
Location: UNIT - Chattooga River Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Rabun. Rabun County, Georgia.
06-144 - Ivester Access Request - SUP
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:06/2011  09/2011 Joni Wheeler
770-297-3063
jwheeler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special Use Permit - Ivester Access Request
Location: UNIT - Chattooga River Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Habersham. Habersham County, Georgia.
06-145 - Chapman Access Request - SUP
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:06/2011  09/2011 Joni Wheeler
770-297-3063
jwheeler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special Use Permit - Chapman Access Request
Location: UNIT - Chattooga River Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Habersham. Habersham County, Georgia.
06-146 - Sky Valley Water Tank - SUP
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Joni Wheeler
770-297-3063
jwheeler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special Use Permit - Sky Valley Water Tank
Location: UNIT - Chattooga River Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Rabun. Rabun County, Georgia.
06-147 - LaCount Access Request - SUP
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:06/2011  09/2011 Joni Wheeler
770-297-3063
jwheeler@fs.fed.us 
Description: LaCount Access Request - Special Use Permit
Location: UNIT - Chattooga River Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Habersham. Habersham County, Georgia.
06-148 - Fiber Optic Line Habersham EMC - SUP
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:11/2010  12/2010 Joni Wheeler
770-297-3063
jwheeler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fiber Optic Line Habersham EMC - Special Use Permit
Location: UNIT - Chattooga River Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Rabun, Towns. Rabun and Towns Counties, Georgia.
06-149 - Hillside Orchard Farms Apiary Request - SUP
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:07/2011  09/2011 Joni Wheeler
770-297-3063
jwheeler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Hillside Orchard Farms Apiary Request - Special Use Permit
Location: UNIT - Chattooga River Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Rabun. Rabun County, Georgia.
06-150 - Thomas Outfitter/Guide Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:06/2011  09/2011 Joni Wheeler
770-297-3063
jwheeler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special Use Permit for Thomas Outfitter/Guide
Location: UNIT - Chattooga River Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - White. White County, Georgia.
06-151 - Bartram/Pinnacle Trail Reroutes
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:06/2011  09/2011 Joni Wheeler
770-297-3063
jwheeler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Rerouting of the Bartram/Pinnacle Trail
Location: UNIT - Chattooga River Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Rabun. Rabun County, Georgia.
Sale of Chattooga Work Center, Clarkesville, Georgia
CE
- Land ownership management  Completed  Actual: 11/12/2010  03/2011 Joni Wheeler
770-297-3063
jwheeler@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service is in the process of considering a proposal to dispose of the administrative site identified as the Chattooga Work Center.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34109
Location: UNIT - Chattooga River Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Habersham. Habersham County, Georgia.
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Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests,   Conasauga Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
01-105 - Pinhoti Trail Relocation (near Dennis Mill)
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2011 
Expected:04/2011  05/2011 Joni Wheeler
770-297-3063
jwheeler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Pinhoti Trail relocation (near Dennis Mill)
Location: UNIT - Conasauga Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Murray. Murray County, Georgia.
01-106 - Beech Bottom Trail Relocation, South Fork Trail Repair & Horseshoe Bend Connector Trail
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/09/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
05/2011 Joni Wheeler
770-297-3063
jwheeler@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Beech Bottom Trail and the South Fork Trail require a small amount of trail relocation and/or work to improve drainage. The Horseshoe Bend Connector Trail is an opportunity to open an existing roadbed to the public for multiple uses.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33038
Location: UNIT - Conasauga Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Murray. Murray County, Georgia.
01-107 - Mountain Longleaf Pine Stand Maintenance
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/13/2010 
Expected:03/2011
 
04/2011 Joni Wheeler
770-297-3063
jwheeler@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose and need for the manual release treatment is to remove competing vegetation from around the planted mountain longleaf pine seedling until prescribed fire can be introduced into the young stands as the primary agent of competition control.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33310
Location: UNIT - Conasauga Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Chattooga, Walker. Chattooga and Walker Counties, Georgia.
01-110 - North Georgia Adventure Race - Special Use Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/24/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2011 
Expected:02/2011
 
03/2011 Jerome Bennett
706-695-6736 ext 101
jeromebennett@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose of the project is to respond to a request for a special use permit that is not in conflict with management objectives and to provide a recreational opportunity for the Forest and to meet the needs of the recreating public.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34963
Location: UNIT - Conasauga Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Fannin, Gilmer, Murray. Fannin, Gilmer and Murray Counties, Georgia.
01-85 - Improved Recreational Access to Mountaintown Creek
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/13/2008 
Expected:05/2011
 
12/2011 Larry Thomas
706-695-6737
lrthomas@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose and need for this project is to re-establish public access to Mountaintown Creek that bypasses private land in order to provide opportunities for dispersed recreation uses within the Mountaintown Creek drainage.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=22402
Location: UNIT - Conasauga Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Gilmer. Gilmer County, Georgia.
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Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests,   Oconee Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
08-100 - Lake Sinclair Improvements
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:05/2011  07/2011 Joni Wheeler
770-297-3063
jwheeler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Lake Sinclair improvements
Location: UNIT - Oconee Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Putnam. Oconee National Forest.
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