Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2013 to 03/31/2013
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, 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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Completed  Actual: 11/28/2012  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.
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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
06-156 - Sure Foot Adventures Outfitter/Guide Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/15/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
03/2013 Blaine Boydstun
706-754-6221
bboydstun@fs.fed.us 
Description: Requesting use of multiple trails on the Chattahoochee National Forest, including the Cooper Creek and Yellow Mountain Trails, the Broad River, Chattooga River, Ladyslipper, Lake Russell, and Sourwood, and the Emery Creek and South Fork Trails.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38056
Location: UNIT - Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest All Units. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Fannin, Rabun. Multiple Locations and Counties on the Chattahoochee N.F.
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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
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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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
04-102 - Special Use Road Easement (Thomas Dyer)
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:09/2012  10/2012 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.
04-163 - Forest Health Stewardship
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/19/2011 
Expected:03/2013
 
09/2013 James Wentworth
706-745-6928
jwentworth@fs.fed.us 
Description: Contribute to maintenance or restoration of native tree species whose role in forest ecosystems: (a) has been reduced by past land use; or (b) is threatened by insects and disease, fire exclusion, forest succession or other factors.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=30529
Location: UNIT - Blueridge Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Fannin, Gilmer, Gordon, Union. District Wide.
04-172 - Civil Air Patrol - Repeater at Black Mtn. - SUP
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2012 
Expected:09/2012  11/2012 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.
04-178 - FY13 Growing Season Prescribed Burn Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/15/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
05/2013 Joni Wheeler
770-297-3063
jwheeler@fs.fed.us 
Description: The use of prescribed fire to meet resource objectives is highly effective, cost efficient, and has multiple benefits such as Forest Health, Wildlife Habitat Improvement and Hazardous Fuel Reduction.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33943
Location: UNIT - Blueridge Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Fannin, Union. Fannin and Union Counties, Georgia.
04-180 - Staten Boat Dock - Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/21/2010 
Expected:04/2012
 
05/2012 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34210
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 06/08/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
08/2012 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/11/2011 
Expected:06/2012
 
08/2012 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35036
Location: UNIT - Blueridge Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Fannin. Fannin County, Georgia.
04-197 - Surf Blue Ridge LLC Outfitter/Guide Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/27/2011 
Expected:08/2012
 
12/2012 Jake Cowart
706-745-6928 ext 119
jcowart@fs.fed.us 
Description: Various special use permits on the Blue Ridge Ranger District.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35903
Location: UNIT - Blueridge Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Fannin. Fannin County, Georgia.
04-203 - Blue Ridge Work Center Hazardous Tree Removal
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/08/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
03/2013 James Wentworth
706-745-6928
jwentworth@fs.fed.us 
Description: Trees to be removed include all pine trees and any leaning and hazardous hardwoods trees that have potential of falling towards any structures. The project area includes approximately 2.6 acres around the perimeter of the work center.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36689
Location: UNIT - Blueridge Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Union. Union County, Georgia.
04-214 - A Step Above Stables Equestrian Guide Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/16/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
08/2012 Jake Cowart
706-745-6928 ext 119
jcowart@fs.fed.us 
Description: A special use permit for the use of NFS lands in the Mauney Rd area in Union County to conduct guided equestrian trips.The activity would consist of groups of up to 10 individuals riding directly from the stable to NFS land via South Mauney Rd.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38404
Location: UNIT - Blueridge Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Union. Union County, Georgia.
04-216 - CFAIA Powerline (Morganton Point) Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/13/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
08/2012 Jake Cowart
706-745-6928 ext 119
jcowart@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorization to install power to the existing concessions building at the Morganton Point Day Use Area. Installation would consist of placing a single 35’ pole approximately three feet from the edge of the parking lot.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39340
Location: UNIT - Blueridge Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Fannin. Fannin County, Georgia.
04-217 - Dorothy Brown Temporary Road Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 08/03/2012  08/2012 Jake Cowart
706-745-6928 ext 119
jcowart@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorization to use a section of non-system road that crosses approximately 100 feet on NFS land to access private property for commercial timber harvest. The private property to be accessed is an inholding that is completely surrounded by NFS land.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39341
Location: UNIT - Blueridge Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Union. Union County, Georgia.
04-218 - Blue Ridge Mtn. EMC Powerline (Forest Drive) - Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/13/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
08/2012 Jake Cowart
706-745-6928 ext 119
jcowart@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorization to install a single guy pole and anchor line along Forest Drive in the Mauney Road area of northern Union County. The total space needed is a 10’ x 10’ area adjacent to the road and would not require the removal of any trees.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39343
Location: UNIT - Blueridge Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Union. Union County, Georgia.
04-219 - Beasley Knob Trail Reroutes
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/22/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
11/2012 Joni Wheeler
770-297-3063
jwheeler@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose of the proposed actions are to increase sustainability, reduce resource impacts, minimize long-term maintenance, and provide for a more enjoyable trail experience along the Beasley Knob OHV Trail System.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39828
Location: UNIT - Blueridge Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Union. Union County, Georgia.
04-222 - FY13 Dormant Season Prescribed Burning
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/16/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/2012 
Expected:05/2013
 
04/2014 Jason Demas
706-745-6928 ext105
jdemas@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Blue Ridge RD is proposing prescribed burning to enhance forest health, improve wildlife habitat diversity and reduce hazardous fuels accumulations on approximately 6,999 acres of National Forest system land.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39990
Location: UNIT - Blueridge Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Fannin, Gilmer, Lumpkin, Union. Fannin, Gilmer, Lumpkin and Union Counties, GA.
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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)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/15/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/2012 
Expected:09/2013
 
04/2014 Mike Brod
706-754-6221
mbrod@fs.fed.us 
Description: The conditions in the Upper Warwoman Project Area indicate a need to Restore and maintain shortleaf pine/table mountain pine/pitch pine and Dry Mesic Oak woodland communities, maintain and regenerate oak and oak-pine forests, and improve W/L habitat.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=8722
Location: UNIT - Chattooga River Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Rabun. Rabun County, GA.
06-132 - Pre-commercial Thinning
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2013 
Expected:04/2013  05/2013 John Westbrook
706-754-6221
jdwestbrook@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)  Cancelled  N/A  N/A John Westbrook
706-754-6221
jdwestbrook@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.
06-142 - Hare Small Tracts
CE
- Land ownership management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:08/2013  09/2013 Blaine Boydstun
706-754-6221
bboydstun@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  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Blaine Boydstun
706-754-6221
bboydstun@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 01/2013 
Expected:03/2013  04/2013 Blaine Boydstun
706-754-6221
bboydstun@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 01/2013 
Expected:03/2013  04/2013 Blaine Boydstun
706-754-6221
bboydstun@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special Use Permit - Chapman Access Request
Location: UNIT - Chattooga River Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Habersham. Habersham County, Georgia.
06-147 - LaCount Access Request - SUP
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:03/2013  04/2013 Blaine Boydstun
706-754-6221
bboydstun@fs.fed.us 
Description: LaCount Access Request - Special Use Permit
Location: UNIT - Chattooga River Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Habersham. Habersham County, Georgia.
06-149 - Hillside Orchard Farms Apiary Request - SUP
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:03/2013  04/2013 Blaine Boydstun
706-754-6221
bboydstun@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.
06-151 - Bartram/Pinnacle Trail Reroutes
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2013 
Expected:07/2013  09/2013 Janice Miller
(706) 754-6221 Ext. 105
janicepmiller@fs.fed.us 
Description: Rerouting of the Bartram/Pinnacle Trail
Location: UNIT - Chattooga River Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Rabun. Rabun County, Georgia.
06-152 - Talisman Programs Outfitter/Guide Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/15/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
03/2013 Blaine Boydstun
706-754-6221
bboydstun@fs.fed.us 
Description: Requesting use of the Bartram Trail (from Hale Ridge Road (F.S. #7) near the NC/GA state boundary to the intersection with the Chattooga River Trail and continuing to Russell Bridge at Hwy. 28).
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36665
Location: UNIT - Chattooga River Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Rabun. Rabun County, Georgia.
06-158 - Early Successional Habitat Improvement Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2013 
Expected:06/2013  08/2013 John Westbrook
706-754-6221
jdwestbrook@fs.fed.us 
Description: Early Successional Habitat Improvement project.
Location: UNIT - Chattooga River Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Rabun. Rabun County, Georgia.
06-159 - Ridgecrest Summer Camps Outfitter/Guide Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/15/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
03/2013 Blaine Boydstun
706-754-6221
bboydstun@fs.fed.us 
Description: Requesting use of the Bartram Trail, which is administered by the Chattooga River Ranger District in Rabun County, GA. The applicant proposes to use the trail twice during the summer season (June-August) for hiking and camping.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39376
Location: UNIT - Chattooga River Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Rabun. Rabun County, Georgia.
06-160 - Habersham County Board of Commissioners Widen Pave County Road
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 11/01/2012  01/2013 Blaine Boydstun
706-754-6221
bboydstun@fs.fed.us 
Description: Request right of way permit to perform road improvements along a segment of County Rd #224, known as Honeystand Road, that borders on National Forest System (NFS) lands. Involves widening existing unpaved to a paved road, 20 ft wide.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40458
Location: UNIT - Chattooga River Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Habersham. Habersham County, Georgia.
06-161 - Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. Access Request-SUP
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:03/2013  04/2013 Blaine Boydstun
706-754-6221
bboydstun@fs.fed.us 
Description: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. access request -SUP
Location: UNIT - Chattooga River Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Rabun. Rabun County, Georgia.
06-162 - Guard Camp Road Reroute
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Road management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2013 
Expected:08/2013  10/2013 Mitchell Hardy
706-754-6221
mhardy@fs.fed.us 
Description: Guard Camp road reroute
Location: UNIT - Chattooga River Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Habersham. Habersham County, Georgia.
06-163 Chattooga River Boat Access - Burrells Ford
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 11/30/2012  12/2012 Janice Miller
(706) 754-6221 Ext. 105
janicepmiller@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose of this project is to provide boating access at the Burrells Ford Bridge in Rabun County, GA.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40842
Location: UNIT - Chattooga River Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Rabun. Rabun 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
01-111 - Walker County Water Tank Construction - Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2012 
Expected:03/2013  05/2013 Jerome Bennett
706-695-6736 ext 101
jeromebennett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special Use Permit for water tank construction in Walker County, GA
Location: UNIT - Conasauga Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Walker. Walker County, Georgia.
01-112 - Prescribed Fire Projects
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2012 
Expected:03/2013  04/2013 Jeffrey Schardt
706-695-6736
jrschardt@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescribe fire projects
Location: UNIT - Conasauga Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Fannin, Gilmer, Murray. Fannin, Gilmer and Murray Counties, Georgia.
01-113 - Mack White Gap Pine Thinning Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Completed  Actual: 12/06/2012  12/2012 Danny Skojac
479-964-7574
dskojac@fs.fed.us 
Description: Stands found along Taylor’s Ridge were once cleared to harvest timber products and then planted back to loblolly pine. Today, these stands are very dense and over crowed which leads to competition among the trees for water and nutrients.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36669
Location: UNIT - Conasauga Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Chattooga. Chattooga County, Georgia.
01-114 - Sumac Creek Watershed Project
EA
- Watershed management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/07/2011 
Expected:03/2013
 
03/2014 Danny Skojac
479-964-7574
dskojac@fs.fed.us 
Description: The conditions in the Sumac Creek Project Area indicate a need to: restore and maintain shortleaf pine and xeric oak woodland communities; maintain oak communities; improve forest health; and increase structural diversity.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36670
Location: UNIT - Conasauga Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Murray. Murray County, Georgia.
01-115 - Benton MacKaye Trail Relocation (Flat Top Mountain)
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 11/01/2012  12/2012 Larry Thomas
706-695-6737
lrthomas@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose of this project is to construct a new trail segment from Flat Top Mountain to Forest Road 64 near Dyer Gap. This segment would be approximately 3700 feet long. This segment would be approximately 3700 feet long.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37150
Location: UNIT - Conasauga Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Fannin. Fannin County, Georgia.
01-117 - Growing season prescribed burning projects
CE
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2013 
Expected:05/2013  06/2013 Jeffrey Schardt
706-695-6736
jrschardt@fs.fed.us 
Description: Growing season prescribed burning projects.
Location: UNIT - Conasauga Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Chattooga, Walker. Chattooga and Walker Counties, Georgia.
01-118 - Mountain Longleaf Pine Release Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Completed  Actual: 11/20/2012  12/2012 Danny Skojac
479-964-7574
dskojac@fs.fed.us 
Description: To improve the successful restoration of mountain longleaf pine (and shortleaf pine) on these sites, there is a need to include an additional release option as an alternative to the current options authorized – fire and manual.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39829
Location: UNIT - Conasauga Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Chattooga, Walker. Chattooga and Walker Counties, Georgia.
01-120 - Georgia Power Powerline Project (SUP)
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/04/2012  12/2012 Jerome Bennett
706-695-6736 ext 101
jeromebennett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Request a permit to extend an existing span of overhead power line and power poles on NFS land in Section 26, Land Lot 151, on FS 631 (Tatum Lead Road) in Murray County, GA.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39831
Location: UNIT - Conasauga Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Gilmer, Murray. Gilmer and Murray Counties, Georgia.
01-121 - Georgia Jewel Mountain Bike Race (Multi-year SUP)
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/15/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
12/2012 Jerome Bennett
706-695-6736 ext 101
jeromebennett@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose is to host an adventure run/race on existing National Forest System (NFS) roads and trails on September 22-23, 2012. The race is estimated to be 100 miles, all of which would take place on National Forest lands.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39832
Location: UNIT - Conasauga Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Chattooga, Walker, Whitfield. Chattooga, Walker and Whitfield Counties, Georgia.
01-122 - Telecommunication Site Transfer - Dalton Fire Dept.
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/04/2012  10/2012 Jerome Bennett
706-695-6736 ext 101
jeromebennett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Request for authorization to maintain an existing tower on the Dug Gap Mountain telecommunications site on NFS land in Section 12, Land Lot 308, Whitfield County, GA.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39995
Location: UNIT - Conasauga Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Whitfield. Whitfield County, Georgia.
01-123 - Hidden Creek Pine Thinning Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/29/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2012 
Expected:09/2013
 
03/2014 Danny Skojac
479-964-7574
dskojac@fs.fed.us 
Description: Stands found in Hidden Creek were once cleared to harvest timber products and then planted back to loblolly pine. Today, these stands are very dense and over crowed which leads to competition among the trees for water and nutrients.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40461
Location: UNIT - Conasauga Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Gordon. Gordon County, Georgia.
01-124 - Mulberry Gap Outfitter-Guide SUP
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2013 
Expected:05/2013  07/2013 Jerome Bennett
706-695-6736 ext 101
jeromebennett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Mulberry Gap Outfitter/Guide Special Use Permit
Location: UNIT - Conasauga Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Catoosa, Chattooga, Floyd, Murray, Walker, Whitfield. District-wide, GA.
01-125 - Double Top 100 Race - SUP
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2013 
Expected:05/2013  07/2013 Jerome Bennett
706-695-6736 ext 101
jeromebennett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Double Top 100 Race - Special Use Permit
Location: UNIT - Conasauga Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Fannin, Gilmer, Murray. Fannin, Gilmer and Murray Counties, GA.
01-126 - Twisted Ankle Race (Multi-year) SUP
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2013 
Expected:05/2013  07/2013 Jerome Bennett
706-695-6736 ext 101
jeromebennett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Twisted Ankle Race (Multi-year) Special Use Permit
Location: UNIT - Conasauga Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Chattooga, Walker. Chattooga and Walker Counties, GA.
01-127 - Tumbling Creek AOP (Aquatic Organism Passage) Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2013 
Expected:05/2013  07/2013 Ruth Stokes
706-695-6736
rbstokes@fs.fed.us 
Description: Tumbling Creek AOP Project - Replace culvert
Location: UNIT - Conasauga Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Fannin. Fannin County, GA.
01-128 - Songbird Area Habitat Improvement Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:03/2013  04/2013 Ruth Stokes
706-695-6736
rbstokes@fs.fed.us 
Description: Songbird Area Habitat Improvement Project
Location: UNIT - Conasauga Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Murray. Murray County, GA.
01-129 - Houston Valley ORV Trail Reroute
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2013 
Expected:05/2013  07/2013 Justin Farr
706-695-6736 Ext:113
jrfarr@fs.fed.us 
Description: Houston Valley ORV trail reroute.
Location: UNIT - Conasauga Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Whitfield. Whitfield County, GA.
01-85 - Improved Recreational Access to Mountaintown Creek
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/16/2008 
Expected:03/2013
 
05/2013 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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
08-101 - Wildlife Structures (RCW and other species) and Wildlife Opening Maintenance
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2013 
Expected:03/2013  05/2013 Daryl Hodges
850-643-2282 x 1526
dhodges@fs.fed.us 
Description: Wildlife structures (RCW and other species) and Wildlife Opening Mtce.
Location: UNIT - Oconee Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Greene, Jasper, Jones, Monroe, Morgan, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Putnam. Jones County, Georgia.
08-102 - Lake Sinclair Restroom Installation Site with Septic Tank
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/05/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
12/2012 Jeff McDonald
770-485-7110, Ext. 103
jmcdonald@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose is to provide a fully accessible restroom at Lake Sinclair Day Use Recreation Area.The need is to reduce future maintenance costs associated with the current structure. Another purpose is toprovide more beach access to the general public.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40075
Location: UNIT - Oconee Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Putnam. Putnam County, Georgia.
08-103 - Helicopter Expansion Project
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/08/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
12/2012 Denise Bailey
706-485-7110
dabailey@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to remove approximately 7.5 acres of timber surrounding the existing landing to reduce canopy height making the landing more accessible. Soft and hard mast producing trees less than 50 ft tall will be left for wildlife habitat.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40076
Location: UNIT - Oconee Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Putnam. Putnam County, Georgia.
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