Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2010 to 12/31/2010
Cherokee 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, Cherokee National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R8 - Southern Region, Cherokee National Forest,  Hiwassee Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R8 - Southern Region, Cherokee National Forest,  Nolichucky Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R8 - Southern Region, Cherokee National Forest,  Ocoee Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R8 - Southern Region, Cherokee National Forest,  Tellico Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R8 - Southern Region, Cherokee National Forest,  Unaka Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R8 - Southern Region, Cherokee National Forest,  Watauga Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

Projects Occurring Nationwide  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 12/18/2009
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2010 
Expected:11/2011
 
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

           *NEW LISTING*
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/27/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2011 
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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Cherokee National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
North Zone Open Area Management I
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:11/2010  12/2010 Brittany Bird
423-638-4109
bbird@fs.fed.us 
Description: Maintain existing and newly-aquired open areas (fields, balds, overlooks, openings, and linear wildlife openings) through mechanical means including mowing, burning, and disking.
Location: UNIT - Nolichucky Ranger District, Unaka Ranger District, Watauga Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Carter, Cocke, Greene, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, Washington. Throughout north zone (Nolichucky, Unaka, and Watauga Districts) of Cherokee National Forest.
Recreation Residences Standards and Guidelines and Camp Cherokee Master Plan Approval
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/19/2007
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2010 
Expected:02/2011
 
04/2011 Janan Hay
423-253-8405
jhay@fs.fed.us 
Description: Develop and adopt Standard and Guides for managing recreation residences on the forest. Approve a new Master Plan for Camp Cherokee.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/cherokee/planning/ea.shtml
Location: UNIT - Ocoee Ranger District, Tellico Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Monroe, Polk. Tellico River Corridor and Parksville Lake.
Special Use Permits
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/01/2009 
Expected:09/2010
 
10/2010 Frank Lege
423-735-1500
flege@fs.fed.us 
Description: Continual requests for Outfitter/Guide, Group Use, Special Use Permits
Location: UNIT - Nolichucky Ranger District, Unaka Ranger District, Watauga Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Carter, Cocke, Greene, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, Washington. Various locations on the North End of the Cherokee National Forest.
Spring Creek
EA
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/08/2008
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2010 
Expected:02/2011
 
09/2012 Janan Hay
423-253-8405
jhay@fs.fed.us 
Description: Vegetation manipulation for ecological restoration; ephemeral pond construction; road daylighting; fuel reduction burns; road construction and road maintenance; and development of a parking area and horse trail.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/cherokee/planning/ea.shtml
Location: UNIT - Hiwassee Ranger District, Ocoee Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - McMinn, Monroe, Polk. Spring Creek Watershed.
Tennessee Outdoor Adventures
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/15/2010 
Expected:09/2010
 
01/2011 Frank Lege
423-735-1500
flege@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed permittee to offer guided hunting/fishing trips to public within the North End of the Cherokee NF.
Location: UNIT - Nolichucky Ranger District, Unaka Ranger District, Watauga Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Carter, Cocke, Greene, Johnson, Unicoi, Washington. NFS lands of Cherokee National Forest in Johnson, Carter, Greene, Unicoi, Washington and Cocke Counties.
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Cherokee National Forest,   Hiwassee Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Tennessee Department of Agriculture Electronic Site
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/13/2010  10/2010 Janan Hay
423-253-8405
jhay@fs.fed.us 
Description: The TDA has requested to expand their existing special use permit at the Starr Mountain Electronic Site.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/cherokee/planning/dm_ce.shtml
Location: UNIT - Hiwassee Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - McMinn. Starr Mountain Electronic Site.
Volunteer Electric Buried Powerline
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/23/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
11/2010 Alex Faught
970-262-3499
afaught@fs.fed.us 
Description: Volunteer Electric Cooperative proposes burying a powerline in a roadbed that crosses 100 ft. of National Forest System lands. The line will be 7200 volts and buried in a trench 6 inches wide by 36 inches deep.
Location: UNIT - Hiwassee Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Polk. LEGAL - T1 R3E Section 2. Reliance.
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Cherokee National Forest,   Nolichucky Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Black Mountain Road Improvement
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/13/2010  08/2010 Frank Lege
423-735-1500
flege@fs.fed.us 
Description: [Project was formerly called Black Branch Road Widening.] Cocke County Highway Department widening of Back Mountain Road.
Location: UNIT - Nolichucky Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Cocke. Black Mountain Road near Hartford, Tennessee.
Bridge Repairs on Highway 25/70
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Frank Lege
423-735-1500
flege@fs.fed.us 
Description: Tennessee Department of Transportation repairs to Bridge across French Broad River
Location: UNIT - Nolichucky Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Cocke. Highway 25/70 across French Broad River.
Highway 25/70 French Broad River Bridge Reconstruction
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/23/2010  08/2010 Frank Lege
423-735-1500
flege@fs.fed.us 
Description: Tennessee Department of Highways to conduct repair on the Wolf Creek Bridge on Highway 25/70 that crosses the French Broad River.
Location: UNIT - Nolichucky Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Cocke. Wolf Creek Bridge on Highway 25/70 that crosses French Broad River.
Lillydale Salvage
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 07/16/2010  08/2010 Jim Stelick
423-735-1500
jstelick@fs.fed.us 
Description: Salvage 4 acres of blowdown trees along Forest Service Road 53761 and near private house, shed and well. Tree damaged huring wind event in Jan. 2010. No road construction. No off road equipment, trees to be pulled to FSR.
Location: UNIT - Nolichucky Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Unicoi. Nolichucky District, Unicoi Co., Com 376, Stand 2.
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Cherokee National Forest,   Ocoee Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Cabin #1 Water Line
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 08/25/2010  09/2010 Alex Faught
423-338-3300
afaught@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installation of buried waterline at Recreation Residence Cabin #1
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33527
Location: UNIT - Ocoee Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Polk. Parksville Lake.
Cabin #5 Electric, Water, Septic Improvements
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 08/25/2010  09/2010 Alex Faught
423-338-3300
afaught@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installation of a buried electric line, water and septic system at Recreation Residence Cabin #5.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33526
Location: UNIT - Ocoee Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Polk. Parksville Lake.
Devils Branch Prescribed Burn
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:07/2011  02/2012 Janan Hay
423-253-8405
jhay@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescribe burn approximately 1,700 acres.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/cherokee/planning/dm_ce.shtml
Location: UNIT - Ocoee Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Polk. Three miles south of Ocoee Ranger Station.
Oswald Dome Prescribed Burn
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:12/2010  02/2011 Janan Hay
423-253-8405
jhay@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescribe burn a maximum of 2,700 acres
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/cherokee/planning/dm_ce.shtml
Location: UNIT - Ocoee Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Polk. Five miles northeast of Benton, TN.
Rough Creek Prescribed Burn
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:07/2011  02/2012 Janan Hay
423-253-8405
jhay@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescribe burn approximately 1,200 acres
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/cherokee/planning/dm_ce.shtml
Location: UNIT - Ocoee Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Polk. Six miles west of Ducktown, TN.
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Cherokee National Forest,   Tellico Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Beaver Dam Prescribed Burn
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:07/2011  02/2012 Janan Hay
423-253-8405
jhay@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescribe burn approximately 4,500 acres.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/cherokee/planning/dm_ce.shtml
Location: UNIT - Tellico Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Monroe. Ten miles southeast of Tellico Plains, TN.
Brushy Ridge Prescribed Burn
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:12/2010  02/2011 Janan Hay
423-253-8405
jhay@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescribed burn approximately 2,000 acres
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/cherokee/planning/dm_ce.shtml
Location: UNIT - Tellico Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Monroe. Nine miles east of Tellico Plains, TN.
Doc Rogers Woodland Restoration
CE
- Heritage resource management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Janan Hay
423-253-8405
jhay@fs.fed.us 
Description: Treatments consist of thinning and prescribed burning.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/cherokee/planning/dm_ce.shtml
Location: UNIT - Tellico Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Monroe. LEGAL - FT1S R5E Sections 17, 18, and 19. Doc Rogers "fields" Off of Joe Brown Highway and Highway 68.
Middle Citico
EA
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/12/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
02/2011 Janan Hay
423-253-8405
jhay@fs.fed.us 
Description: Vegetation management for wildlife habitat and forest health
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=26125
Location: UNIT - Tellico Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Monroe. Project area includes Indian Boundary Campground north to Little Citico Creek and east to Doublecamp Creek.
Tellico EA
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Special use management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/25/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
06/2012 Janan Hay
423-253-8405
jhay@fs.fed.us 
Description: Vegetation management for wildlife habitat and forest health.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/cherokee/planning/ea.shtml
Location: UNIT - Tellico Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Monroe. Middle and Upper Tellico River watersheds.
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Cherokee National Forest,   Unaka Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Appalachian Trail Relocation Beartown Mountain to Cloudland
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2009 
Expected:09/2010
 
10/2010 Cheryl Summers
423-638-4109
csummers@fs.fed.us 
Description: 2nd phase of a relocation project from Hughes Gap to Cloudland. About 5,000 feet of relocation from Beartown Mountain to the historic Cloudland Hotel Historic Site.
Location: UNIT - Unaka Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Carter. Beartown Mountain near Roan Mountain Tennessee.
Appalachian Trail Relocation Between Hughes Gap and Beartown Mountain
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 04/27/2010  05/2010 Vern Maddux
423-735-1500
vmaddux@fs.fed.us 
Description: About 12,000 feet of trail relocations between Hughes Gap and Beartown Mountain. This is the lower part of a larger relocation from Hughes Gap to Cloudland. Beartown Mountain to Cloudland is now a seperate project
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=28319
Location: UNIT - Unaka Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina, Tennessee. COUNTY - Mitchell, Carter. Beartown Mountain between Hughes Gap and Cloudland.
Appalachian Trail Relocation at Rocky Fork
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 04/15/2010  05/2010 Vern Maddux
423-735-1500
vmaddux@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocation of AT onto recently acquired Rocky Fork Tract
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=28323
Location: UNIT - Unaka Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Greene. Near Stateline, Rocky Fork Aquisition, Snakeden Ridge.
Bank Stabilization at Unicoi Work Center
CE
- Watershed management   On Hold  N/A  N/A Vern Maddux
423-735-1500
vmaddux@fs.fed.us 
Description: Bank stabilization of Indian Creek at the Unicoi work center.
Location: UNIT - Unaka Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Unicoi. Indian Creek at North Fence of Unicoi Work Center.
Buffalo Mountain ATV Trail Extension
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2010 
Expected:12/2010  04/2011 Cheryl Summers
423-638-4109
csummers@fs.fed.us 
Description: Provide approximately 5 miles of additional ATV trail in the Buffalo Mt area.
Location: UNIT - Unaka Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Unicoi, Washington. At it's closest point, the extension is approximately 1.0 miles northwest of the town of Erwin, TN.
Buffalo Mountain Multi-use Trails
CE
- Recreation management   In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/02/2006 
Expected:06/2010
 
07/2010 Vern Maddux
(423)735-1500
vmaddux@fs.fed.us 
Description: Mountain bike and hiking trails on Buffalo Mountain.
Location: UNIT - Unaka Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Unicoi, Washington. Buffalo Mountain Project Area Compartments 349-356, 366-371.
Buffalo Mtn Mountain Bike Trail
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2010 
Expected:12/2010  04/2011 Cheryl Summers
423-638-4109
csummers@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct an approximately 7 - 10 mile mountain bike trail on Buffalo Mountain.
Location: UNIT - Unaka Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Washington. The trail is located approximately 1.5 miles north-northwest of Unicoi, TN.
Bumpass Cove Trail
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/01/2003 
Expected:06/2010
 
06/2010 Vern Maddux
(423)735-1500
vmaddux@fs.fed.us 
Description: Trail near Clarksville Iron Furnace over mountain to Bumpass Cove
Location: UNIT - Unaka Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Unicoi. Near Clarksville Iron Furnace in Clarks Creek area, over mountain into Bumpass Cove.
Clark Creek Trailhead Parking
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/01/2003 
Expected:06/2010
 
06/2010 Vern Maddux
(423)735-1500
vmaddux@fs.fed.us 
Description: Small parking area along Clark Creek Road Forest Service Road #25
Location: UNIT - Unaka Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Unicoi. Along Forest Service Road #25 in Clarks Creek.
Clarke Mountain Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/07/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
01/2011 Jeff Chynoweth
423-783-2416
jjchynoweth@fs.fed.us 
Description: Vegetation Management and Wildlife Habitat activities in the Clarke Mountain area
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30887
Location: UNIT - Unaka Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Carter. Clarke Mountain, Compartments 322, 323, 332, 333,.
Pete Creek Open Area Prescribed Burn
CE
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/26/2009 
Expected:09/2010
 
10/2010 Vern Maddux
(423)735-1500
vmaddux@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescribed Burn for Appalachian Trail Vistas and wildlife habitat.
Location: UNIT - Unaka Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Unicoi. Pete Creek in Compartment 409 along Appalachian Trail.
Rock Creek Recreation Area Waterline
CE
- Recreation management
- Facility management  
On Hold  N/A  N/A Vern Maddux
423-735-1500
vmaddux@fs.fed.us 
Description: Waterline to Rock Creek Recreation Area to supply municipal water
Location: UNIT - Unaka Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Unicoi. Rock Creek Recreation Area, Unicoi County.
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Cherokee National Forest,   Watauga Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Appalachian Trail Relocation White Rocks Mt. to Coon Den Falls
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/08/2010 
Expected:09/2010
 
02/2012 Vern Maddux
(423)735-1500
vmaddux@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocation of Coon Den Falls Trail
Location: UNIT - Watauga Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Carter. Coon Den Falls Trail Near Dennis Cove.
Appalachian Trail Relocation at Turkey Pen Gap
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2010 
Expected:08/2010  02/2012 Vern Maddux
(423)735-1500
vmaddux@fs.fed.us 
Description: Along the AT at Turkey Pen Gap
Location: UNIT - Watauga Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Carter, Johnson. Turkeypen Gap along the AT.
Backbone Rock Hemlock Salvage
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  On Hold  N/A  N/A Vern Maddux
423-735-1500
vmaddux@fs.fed.us 
Description: Salvage Hemlock infested with Hemlock Wooly Adelgid.
Location: UNIT - Watauga Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Johnson. Backbone Rock Recreation Area.
Beaverdam Creek Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  
On Hold  N/A  N/A Vern Maddux
423-735-1500
vmaddux@fs.fed.us 
Description: Wildlife Habitat and Forest Health projects
Location: UNIT - Watauga Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Johnson. Shady Valley in Johnson Co.
Big Jacob Forest Health Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/03/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
04/2011 Jim Stelick
423-735-1500
jstelick@fs.fed.us 
Description: 62 acres of thinning (Comp 92, Std 16; Comp 94, Stds 3 & 21; Comp 95, Stds 4 & 5), with TSI and mid-story burning.
Location: UNIT - Watauga Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Sullivan. Sullivan County, northwest of Jacob's Crk Civilian Conservation Center; Compartments 92, 94, and 95.
Brummett Hollow Forest Health Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2010 
Expected:01/2011  04/2011 Jim Stelick
423-735-1500
jstelick@fs.fed.us 
Description: Variable thinning in compartment 357, stands 13, 14, 18, 21, and 23.
Location: UNIT - Watauga Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Unicoi. Compartment 357, stands 13, 14, 18, 21, and 23, Unicoi County, TN.
Canlot Forest Health Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2010 
Expected:01/2011  04/2011 Jim Stelick
423-735-1500
jstelick@fs.fed.us 
Description: Variable thin (48 acres) in compartment 395, stand 38; compartment 412, stands 7, 8, 12, 13, 15, and 18.
Location: UNIT - Watauga Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Unicoi. Compartment 395, stand 38 and compartment 412, stands 7, 8, 12, 13, 15 and 18, Unicoi Co., TN.
Canlot Prescribed Burn
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2010 
Expected:01/2011  04/2011 Jim Stelick
423-735-1500
jstelick@fs.fed.us 
Description: Midstory, low-intensity, controlled burn (45 acres) to develop open woodland conditions/habitat.
Location: UNIT - Watauga Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Unicoi. Compartment 395, stand 38 and compartment 412, stand 7, 8, and 18, Unicoi Co., TN.
Chestnut Flats Trail Relocation
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 08/09/2010  09/2010 Vern Maddux
423-735-1500
vmaddux@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocate two sections of trail #2021, Chestnut Flats Trail.
Location: UNIT - Watauga Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Carter. Four miles northeast of Elizabethton, TN.
Cold Springs Site Preparation Burn
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/26/2009 
Expected:09/2010
 
02/2011 Jim Stelick
423-735-1500
jstelick@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescribed Burn for site preparation
Location: UNIT - Watauga Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Sullivan. Cold Spring Branch in Compartment 114.
Cress Branch Road
CE
- Road management   On Hold  N/A  N/A Vern Maddux
423-735-1500
vmaddux@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction of Forest Access Road across previously purchased Right-of-way.
Location: UNIT - Watauga Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Johnson. Cress Branch Road, 2 miles North of Butler, Tennessee.
Dennis Cove Road Bridge Replacement
CE
- Special use management
- Road management  
On Hold  N/A  N/A Vern Maddux
(423)735-1500
vmaddux@fs.fed.us 
Description: Carter County replacing bridge at Dennis Cove Recreation Area on FSH #50
Location: UNIT - Watauga Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Carter. FSH #50 at Dennis Cove Recreation Area across Laurel Fork Creek.
Embarq Telephone Line installation
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/01/2009 
Expected:01/2010
 
02/2010 Vern Maddux
423-735-1500
vmaddux@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install underground telephone line along Highway 421
Location: UNIT - Watauga Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Sullivan. Along Highway 421 between Denton Valley Road and Paddy's Branch Road.
Fishdam RR Trail
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:11/2010  11/2010 Vern Maddux
423-735-1500
vmaddux@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct a 3-mile multi-use trail utilizing railbed from FSR 87B to Holston Mountain Trail #44.
Location: UNIT - Watauga Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Carter. Compartments 101 and 102, Watauga RD, Carter County, TN.
Flatwoods Horse Trail Connector
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/07/2005 
Expected:06/2010
 
07/2010 Vern Maddux
(423)735-1500
vmaddux@fs.fed.us 
Description: Connector to Flatwoods Horse Trail
Location: UNIT - Watauga Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Sullivan. Flatwoods Horse Trail on Holston Mountain.
Flatwoods Horse Trail Connector
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:11/2010  11/2010 Vern Maddux
423-735-1500
vmaddux@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct a connecting trail (approx. 0.2 miels) from FSR 87/870 intersection to FSR 610820, then to Flatwoods Horse Trail along an old fire line.
Location: UNIT - Watauga Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Sullivan. Holston Mountain Trail System, Sullivan County.
Flatwoods Horse Trail West Extension
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/07/2005 
Expected:06/2010
 
07/2010 Vern Maddux
(423)735-1500
vmaddux@fs.fed.us 
Description: Extension to Flatwoods Horse Trail
Location: UNIT - Watauga Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Sullivan. Flatwoods horse trail on Holston Mountain.
Gentry Creek Hemlock Salvage
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  On Hold  N/A  N/A Vern Maddux
423-735-1500
vmaddux@fs.fed.us 
Description: Salvage hemlock infested with Hemlock Wooly Adelgid
Location: UNIT - Watauga Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Johnson. Gentry Creek Trailheads.
Harper's Creek Forest Health Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/03/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
11/2010 Jim Stelick
423-735-1500
jstelick@fs.fed.us 
Description: Thin stand 12 in compartment 91.
Location: UNIT - Watauga Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Sullivan. Compartment 91, Stand 12; Sullivan County.
Hatcher Creek Site Preparation Burn
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/26/2009 
Expected:09/2010
 
02/2011 Jim Stelick
423-735-1500
jstelick@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescribed Burn for site preparation
Location: UNIT - Watauga Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Sullivan. Hatcher Creek in Compartment 115.
Holston Mountain Trail Relocation
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:11/2010  11/2010 Vern Maddux
423-735-1500
vmaddux@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocate approx. 1 mile of Holston Mt Trail #44 onto an exisiting road bed to remove section of trail with unsustainable grade.
Location: UNIT - Watauga Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Carter. Compartments 75, 103 and 104, Watauga RD, Carter County, TN.
Joseph Gregory Road Use Agreement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:11/2010  12/2010 Don Palmer
423-735-1501
djpalmer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Road Use agreement for the use of existing Forest Service Roads #293A and B.
Location: UNIT - Watauga Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Carter. Cedar Gap Watauga Ranger District.
Low Gap Recreation Area Horse Use
CE
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Vern Maddux
(423)735-1500
vmaddux@fs.fed.us 
Description: Providing facilities for Horseback Riders at Low Gap Recreation Area
Location: UNIT - Watauga Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Carter. Low Gap Recreation Area on Holston Mountain.
Moffett Laurel Road Parking (FS 4331)
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:11/2010  11/2010 Joe McGuiness
423-735-1500
jmcguiness@fs.fed.us 
Description: Close FSR 4331 by placing a gate at milepost 2.31. Establish a parking area at milepost 2.27 for public access to FSR 4331.
Location: UNIT - Watauga Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Carter. Compartment 332, Watauga RD, Carter County, TN.
Old 421 Trail
CE
- Recreation management   In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/07/2005 
Expected:06/2010
 
07/2010 Vern Maddux
(423)735-1500
vmaddux@fs.fed.us 
Description: Old Highway 421 between snake spur and road 87
Location: UNIT - Watauga Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Sullivan. Between Snake Spur and Road 87 at Camp Tom Howard.
Osborne Farm Fencing and Cabin Restoration
CE
- Grazing management
- Heritage resource management  
On Hold  N/A  N/A Vern Maddux
(423)735-1500
vmaddux@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace and Repair fence and restore historical cabin
Location: UNIT - Watauga Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Johnson. Osborne Tract Compartment 79.
Pine Mountain Mast Tree Release
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/11/2010 
Expected:09/2010
 
10/2010 Jim Stelick
423-735-1500
jstelick@fs.fed.us 
Description: Release of mast trees in burnt-over units, using mechanical and/or manual means
Location: UNIT - Watauga Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Sullivan. Stands in Compartments 92, 93, 94, 95 and 97.
Pine Mountain Prescribed Burn Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2010 
Expected:11/2010  04/2011 Jim Stelick
423-735-1500
jstelick@fs.fed.us 
Description: Low intensity burn to develop open woodland conditions.
Location: UNIT - Watauga Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Sullivan. Sullivan County, northwest of Jacob's Crk Civilian Conservation Center, compartments 91, 92, 94, and 95.
Riddle Creek Trail
CE
- Recreation management   In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/07/2005 
Expected:06/2010
 
07/2010 Vern Maddux
(423)735-1500
vmaddux@fs.fed.us 
Description: designate old abandoned road and 200 feet new construction
Location: UNIT - Watauga Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Sullivan. Holston Mountain.
Rogers Ridge Prescribed Burn
EA
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2010 
Expected:10/2010  04/2011 Mitchell Ketron
423-743-4044
mitchellketron@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fuel Reduction Prescribed Burn 958 acres
Location: UNIT - Watauga Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Johnson. Rogers Ridge Burn Unit W-08 in upper East Tennessee.
Sink Mountain Boat Launch
CE
- Facility management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/22/2009 
Expected:10/2010
 
06/2010 Vern Maddux
423-735-1500
vmaddux@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct New Boat Launch at Sink Mountain
Location: UNIT - Watauga Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Johnson. Sink Mountain on Watauga Lake FSR #298.
Snake Spur Connector Trail
CE
- Recreation management   In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/23/2005 
Expected:06/2010
 
07/2010 Vern Maddux
(423)735-1500
vmaddux@fs.fed.us 
Description: Trail connecting to Snake Spur Trail
Location: UNIT - Watauga Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Sullivan. Holston Mountain.
Watauga River Regional Water Authority
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/01/2009 
Expected:09/2010
 
10/2010 Frank Lege
423-735-1500
flege@fs.fed.us 
Description: Road Easement to access water intake station near Wilbur Lake
Location: UNIT - Watauga Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Carter. Road Easement near Wilbur Dam on Watauga Lake.
Watauga Work Center Property Disposal
CE
- Facility management   On Hold  N/A  N/A Vern Maddux
423-735-1500
vmaddux@fs.fed.us 
Description: Sale of Watauga Work Center Property
Location: UNIT - Watauga Ranger District. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Carter. 2.62 acres at 1481 U. S. Highway 19E, Elizabethton, TN 37643.
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