Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2011 to 12/31/2011
National Forests In North Carolina

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, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
R8 - Southern Region, National Forests In North Carolina, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R8 - Southern Region, National Forests In North Carolina,  Appalachian Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R8 - Southern Region, National Forests In North Carolina,  Cheoah Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R8 - Southern Region, National Forests In North Carolina,  Croatan Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R8 - Southern Region, National Forests In North Carolina,  Grandfather Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R8 - Southern Region, National Forests In North Carolina,  Nantahala Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R8 - Southern Region, National Forests In North Carolina,  Pisgah Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R8 - Southern Region, National Forests In North Carolina,  Tusquittee Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R8 - Southern Region, National Forests In North Carolina,  Uwharrie Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

Projects Occurring Nationwide  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Gypsy Moth Management in the United States: A Cooperative Approach
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/19/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
01/2012 Noel Schneeberger
610-557-4121
nschneeberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: The USDA Forest Service and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service are analyzing a range of strategies for controlling gypsy moth damage to forests and trees in the United States.
Web Link:  http://www.na.fs.fed.us/wv/eis/
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/25/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
12/2011 Larry Hayden
202-205-1559
lhayden@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Department of Agriculture proposes to promulgate a new planning rule, which will set out the process for development, revision, and amendment of National Forest System land management plans.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/planningrule
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Agency-wide Rule.
Nationwide Aerial Application of Fire Retardant on National Forest System Lands.
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/27/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 05/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 Glen Stein
208-869-5405
gstein@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service will prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement for the continued nationwide aerial application of fire retardant on National Forest System lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/retardant/index.html
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
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R8 - Southern Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Managing Recreation Uses in the Upper Segment of the Chattooga Wild and Scenic River Corridor
EA
- Land management planning
- Recreation management 
In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 12/09/2010 
Expected:12/2011
 
12/2011 Mary Morrison
803-561-4058
mwmorrison@fs.fed.us 
Description: Consider whether to amend forest plans for three national forests (GA, NC & SC) re: recreation on the upper segment of the Chattooga River. Previous comments will be considered.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34061
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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National Forests In North Carolina, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Curtis Creek - Neals Creek Hazard Tree Removal & Daylighting
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/08/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
12/2011 Matthew Keyes
828-652-2144
mkeyes@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to cut dead and dying hemlock along FSR 482 (Curtis Creek) and 2074 (Neals Creek) and possibly daylight along a portion of Neals Creek Rd.to improve user safety, decrease road maintenance, and increase wildlife habitat.
Location: UNIT - Grandfather Ranger District, Appalachian Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Yancey, McDowell. LEGAL - Appalachian and Grandfather Ranger Districts. Curtis Creek and Neals Creek Roads.
NCREN Fiber Optic Line Expansion Project (MCNC) - Phase II of Western NC Route
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
03/2012 Steverson Moffat
828-837-5152
smoffat@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal would permit MCNC organization to install and maintain a buried 2-inch conduit and 144-count SM fiber optic cable within the state road rights-of-way across NFS lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35512
Location: UNIT - Grandfather Ranger District, Pisgah Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Buncombe, McDowell. Woodlawn Work Center and Bent Creek Experimental Forest & North Carolina Arboretum.
Nantahala and Pisgah Prescribed Fire Plan Amendment
EA
- Land management planning  Completed  Actual: 09/13/2011  10/2011 Ruth Berner
828-257-4862
rberner@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to update the Nantahala and Pisgah Forest Plan standards and guidelines for the application of prescribed fire.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35087
Location: UNIT - Cheoah Ranger District, Grandfather Ranger District, Pisgah Ranger District, Appalachian Ranger District, Nantahala Ranger District, Tusquittee Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Mitchell, Swain, Transylvania, Yancey, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison. Nantahala and Pisgah National Forest.
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National Forests In North Carolina,   Appalachian Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
AT Privy/Trail Relocations
CE
- Recreation management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/24/2011 
Expected:09/2012
 
09/2012 David McFee
828-682-6146
dmcfee@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to replace/relocate privies along the Appalachian Trail at Little Laurel, Groundhog Creek, and Jerry Cabin, and 4 secions of the AT near Hugh's Gap.
Location: UNIT - Appalachian Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina, Tennessee. COUNTY - Mitchell, Carter, Haywood, Madison. Near the AT.
Appalachian RD French Broad River Stream Gage
CE
- Research and Development  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/06/2010 
Expected:09/2012
 
09/2012 Linda Randolph
828-682-6146
lrandolph@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to re-establish data collection at discontunued streamgage 345400 on the French Broad River in Hot Springs. A ladder and platform will be attached to the existing structure.
Location: UNIT - Appalachian Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Madison. Hot Springs.
Appalachian RD Recreation Realignment
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 08/22/2011  10/2011 David McFee
828-682-6146
dmcfee@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to close out/remove some or all of the recreation improvements at 3 sites; Spivey Gap, Elk Falls, and Corner Rock. Cold Springs site would be mainatined by a volunteer association and would be decommisisoned if said mtc ends.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=22326
Location: UNIT - Appalachian Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Yancey, Avery, Buncombe, Haywood, Madison. Appalachian RD.
Appalachian RD Recreation Special Uses CE/DM
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/08/2007 
Expected:09/2012
 
09/2012 Linda Randolph
828-682-6146
lrandolph@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to issue district-wide recreation-related special uses (i.e., recreation events and outfitter/guides that use existing roads, trails, waterways, and facilities).
Location: UNIT - Appalachian Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Mitchell, Yancey, Avery, Buncombe, Haywood, Madison. Appalachian RD.
Appalachian RD Special Uses CE/DM
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/08/2007 
Expected:09/2012
 
09/2012 Linda Randolph
828-682-6146
lrandolph@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to issue district-wide special use permits, typically for research and filming.
Location: UNIT - Appalachian Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Mitchell, Yancey, Avery, Buncombe, Haywood, Madison. Appalachian Ranger District.
Black Mtn Crest Trail Relocation
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:09/2012  11/2012 David McFee
828-682-6146
dmcfee@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to relolocate about 1 mile of the northern portion of the Black Mountain Crest trail and develop a new trailhead to facilitate users. The existing portion rerouted around would be rehabilitated.
Location: UNIT - Appalachian Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Yancey. Appalachian RD.
Cherry Ridge Trail Relocation
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 07/06/2011  06/2012 Joshua Martin
828-662-6146
jwmartin@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to reroute part of Cherry Ridge Trail (TR301).
Location: UNIT - Appalachian Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Haywood. Compartment 452.
Elk River Road, SR 1305, NCDOT Project
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Karen Compton
828-257-4230
kcompton@fs.fed.us 
Description: NCDOT has proposed improving Elk River Road, SR 1305, in Avery County. Proposed improvements include grading, widening, drainage, and paving along a 50-foot R/W. Approx. 1100 feet of this road is located on FS property.
Location: UNIT - Appalachian Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Avery. Elk River Road NCDOT Project.
Flat Top Disabled Hunter Area (Cancelled)
CE
- Recreation management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Linda Randolph
828-682-6146
lrandolph@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to create a disabled hunter area in a wildlife field near Flat Top above FSR 278. (Note: proposal has been relocated to the Victor Fields araea)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33043
Location: UNIT - Appalachian Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Yancey. Flat Top/FSR 278 Yancey County NC.
Hughes Gap Road, SR 1330, NCDOT Project
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Karen Compton
828-257-4230
kcompton@fs.fed.us 
Description: NCDOT has requested a 50 foot right-of-way and to make improvements to Hughes Gap Road, in Mitchell County. Proposed improvements include grading, improving drainage, and paving across about 2600 feet of FS lands.
Location: UNIT - Appalachian Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Mitchell. Hughes Gap Road, SR 1330, at Hughes Gap just south of Little Rock Knob.
Little Prong Brook Trout Habitat Restoration
CE
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2012 
Expected:09/2012  09/2012 Sheryl Bryan
828-257-4271
sbryan@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to partner with NFHAP and EBTJV to remove sediment sources along FSR 465 and restore habitat within Little Prong, in Madison County NC as part of a long term restoration plan for the Hicky Fork drainage.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33637
Location: UNIT - Appalachian Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Madison. Little Prong.
Poplar Boat Launch Mtc - Phase I
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Facility management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:10/2011  11/2011 David McFee
828-682-6146
dmcfee@fs.fed.us 
Description: Phase I proposes placing rock, a gate, and closing the unauthorized access downstream near the property line. Phase II may involve a future analysis that develops a floating dock near the upstream concrete steps that access river.
Location: UNIT - Appalachian Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Mitchell. Appalachian RD - Poplar Boat Launch.
Ray Mines - Shafts Closure & Watershed Improvement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Minerals and Geology 
Completed  Actual: 08/02/2011  10/2011 Michael Hutchins
828-682-6146
mnhutchins@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to close11 abandoned mine shafts for public safety, ensuring bat habitat is maintained, and stabilizing streambanks.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34229
Location: UNIT - Appalachian Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Yancey. LEGAL - Bowlens Creek area. Appalachian Ranger District.
Rocky Bluff Campground Maintenance & Improvements
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:09/2012  11/2012 David McFee
828-682-6146
dmcfee@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to remove ineffective retaining walls, decrease erosion sources, redesign some campsites, and improve accessibility.
Location: UNIT - Appalachian Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Madison. Appalachian RD, Rocky Bluff CG.
Seven Mile Ridge Prescribe Burn
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/31/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
03/2012 Raymond Fox
828-682-6146
rfox@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal is to prescribe burn about 2,000 acres in the Seven Mile Ridge area to improve habitat diversity and reduce fuels.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32009
Location: UNIT - Appalachian Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Yancey. LEGAL - Seven Mile Ridge Area. Appalachian Ranger District.
Victor Fields Disabled Hunt Area
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2012 
Expected:04/2012  07/2012 David McFee
828-682-6146
dmcfee@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to develop a disabled hunter area in the Victor wildlife fields with potential for daylighting.
Location: UNIT - Appalachian Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Yancey. Appalachian RD, Victor Fields.
White Pine Cabin Removal
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:02/2012  05/2012 David McFee
828-682-6146
dmcfee@fs.fed.us 
Description: Remove, deconstruct, or burn White Pine cabin and garage
Location: UNIT - Appalachian Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Yancey. Appalachian RD, FSR 472.
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National Forests In North Carolina,   Cheoah Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Boat Access, Lighting and Restrooms
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/01/2009 
Expected:03/2012
 
05/2012 Jason Farmer
828-479-6431
jfarmer@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to install solar powered security lights at Avey Branch Boat Ramp and Tsali Boat Ramp. Installation would require placement of two poles to support the lights. One vault toilet would be installed at Avey Branch Boat Ramp.
Location: UNIT - Cheoah Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Graham. LEGAL - Cheoah Ranger District. Avey Branch and Tsali Boat Ramps.
Bridge #68 Replacement, NCDOT Project
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/10/2005 
Expected:01/2012
 
03/2012 Karen Compton
828-257-4230
kcompton@fs.fed.us 
Description: NCDOT has proposed replacing Bridge #68 on SR 1232 over Panther Creek in Graham County.
Location: UNIT - Cheoah Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Graham. Bridge #68 on SR 1232 over Panther Creek.
Cheoah River Gravel Additions
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/01/2009 
Expected:01/2012
 
02/2012 Jason Farmer
828-479-6431
jfarmer@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to improve the gravel component of the Cheoah River to accommodate the federally endangered Appalachian elktoe (a freshwater mussel) and the native fish spawning habitat.
Location: UNIT - Cheoah Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Graham. LEGAL - Graham County. Cheoah River/ CheoahRanger District.
Cheoah River Put Ins
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:03/2012  05/2012 Todd Sharkey
828-837-5152 ext. 118
tasharkey@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to develop boat access points for river use.
Location: UNIT - Cheoah Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Graham. Cheoah River, Graham County, NC.
Cornsilk Road Easement Expansion, Cheoah Ranger District, NC
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
07/2012 Julie Moore
828-837-5152
juliedmoore@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to expand a road easement to enable Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians to access tribal lands in Graham County, North Carolina.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33659
Location: UNIT - Cheoah Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Graham. Cheoah Ranger District, Graham County, NC off Forest Road 385.
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) Youth Center
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/14/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
01/2012 Julie Moore
828-837-5152
juliedmoore@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to issue a special use permit to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians to construct a youth center facility and outdoor multipurpose recreational field and walking trails on approximately 20 acres of National Forest land.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31694
Location: UNIT - Cheoah Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Graham. LEGAL - Massey Branch Road, Robbinsville, Graham County. Cheoah Ranger District.
Fontana Underground Powerline
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/01/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
10/2011 Julie Moore
828-257-4859
juliedmoore@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to bury 1500' of powerline along highway 28 near Fontana Marina.
Location: UNIT - Cheoah Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Graham. Travelling north on highway 28 towards Fontana Village, project area is located on the right hand side of the road approx. 1/4 mile south of Fontana Marina.
Franks Creek Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2011 
Expected:02/2012  04/2012 David Casey
828-837-5152
dmcasey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Provide timber products and improve/maintain forest health, tree growth, wildlife habitat, species and watershed composition. Activities include timber harvest, invasive plant control, fisheries restoration, and timber/wildlife stand improvements.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30790
Location: UNIT - Cheoah Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Graham. LEGAL - Franks Creek Compartments. Cheoah Ranger District.
NC 143, NCDOT Project
EIS
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 05/2012 
Expected:12/2014  06/2015 Karen Compton
828-257-4230
kcompton@fs.fed.us 
Description: NCDOT has proposed making improvements to NC 143 from the Cherohala Skyway to SR1127 at Robbinsville in Graham County. Portions of this project are located on National Forest system lands.
Location: UNIT - Cheoah Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Graham. NC 143 from the Cherohala Skyway to SR1127 at Robbinsville.
NCSHP Viper Tower - Wauchecha Bald
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/02/2010 
Expected:01/2012
 
02/2012 Julie Moore
828-837-5152
juliedmoore@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to issue a special use permit to NCSHP for a communication tower on 0.13 acres of National Forest System lands on the Cheoah Ranger District.
Location: UNIT - Cheoah Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Graham. Wauchecha Bald, Graham County, NC on the Cheoah Ranger District off Forest Service Road 438.
Snowbird Angler Access Improvements
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/01/2009 
Expected:03/2012
 
04/2012 Jason Farmer
828-479-6431
jfarmer@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to improve fishing access at two locations along Snowbird Creek at the existing Snowbird Picnic Area. Existing angler access points would be upgraded to accommodate persons with limited mobility.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=26989
Location: UNIT - Cheoah Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Graham. LEGAL - Cheoah Ranger District. Snowbird Creek Picnic Area.
US Highway 74 (A-9) Project Sections BA and CA, NCDOT Project
EIS
- Special use management  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 08/29/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 03/2012 
Expected:03/2013
 
04/2014 Karen Compton
828-257-4230
kcompton@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to relocate US Highway 74 from Stecoah to Robbinsville and widen the road to four lanes.
Location: UNIT - Cheoah Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Graham. US Highway 74 from Stecoah to Robbinsville.
Upper Santeetlah Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/28/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
12/2011 David Casey
828-837-5152
dmcasey@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposal includes activities to provide timber products, and improve forest health, tree growth, wildlife habitat, and watershed conditions. Activities include timber harvest, invasive plant control, wildlife and timber stand improvement.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=23585
Location: UNIT - Cheoah Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Graham. LEGAL - Graham County, North Carolina. Upper Santeetlah Watershed west of Robbinsville.
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National Forests In North Carolina,   Croatan Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Big Circle Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/14/2008 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 William Dienst
252-638-5628 (ext. 4010)
wedienst@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to thin and restore longleaf pine for red cockaded woodpecker habitat on 625 acres.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=24630
Location: UNIT - Croatan Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Carteret, Craven, Jones. District-wide.
Brices Creek RCW Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Rachelle Powell
252-638-5628 ext. 4014
rachellepowell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal for emergency creation of suitable foraging habitat for Federally Endangered Red-cockaded Woodpeckers affected by an area of timber mortality.This affects three active RCW clusters and these territories have lost about 160 acres of habitat.
Location: UNIT - Croatan Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Craven. LEGAL - Compartment 3 and located in Craven County, North Carolina. Compartment 3.
Croatan Longleaf Restoration Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/22/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
02/2012 Joshua Martin
828-682-6146
jwmartin@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to restore longleaf pine ecosystem conditions district wide using a variety of management actions. Primary actions will be thinning, site prep, planting and midstory control.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34306
Location: UNIT - Croatan Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Carteret, Craven, Jones. Entire Croatan National Forest where conditions will support the management of upland pine (primarily longleaf) for ecological restoration.
Croatan Prescribed Burning for 2011 through 2016
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/08/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
10/2011 James Cherry
252-638-5628
jcherry@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project will cover the prescribed burning on the Croatan National Forest for the next 5 years.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36170
Location: UNIT - Croatan Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Carteret, Craven, Jones. Prescribed burning will be conducted district wide.
Flanners Beach Bike Trail
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:10/2011  11/2011 Dennis Foster
252-638-5628
dfoster01@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to construct approximately 10 miles of bike trail.
Location: UNIT - Croatan Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Craven. Flanners Beach / Neuse River Recreation Area, in North Carolina, Craven County, approximately 10 miles south of New Bern on the Neuse River.
Havelock Bypass, US 70, NCDOT Project
EIS
- Special use management  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/30/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 06/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
04/2013 Karen Compton
828-257-4230
kcompton@fs.fed.us 
Description: NCDOT has proposed construction of a US 70 bypass around Havelock, NC.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=21694
Location: UNIT - Croatan Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Craven. Havelock Bypass, US 70, near the city of Havelock, NC.
Revised EA for Control of the Southern Pine Beetle on Croatan National Forest
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Heather Luczak
540-839-2521
hluczak@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to control outbreaks of southern pine beetle on pine stands using Integrated Pest Management techniques.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=26350
Location: UNIT - Croatan Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Carteret, Craven, Jones. On various sites of the Croatan National Forest.
US 17, NCDOT Project
EIS
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 12/2011 
Expected:04/2013  07/2013 Karen Compton
828-257-4230
kcompton@fs.fed.us 
Description: NCDOT has proposed widening US 17 to four lanes from SR 1330/SR1439 south of Belgrade to Jones-Craven County lines. A portion of this project is located on National Forest system lands.
Location: UNIT - Croatan Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Jones. US 17 in Jones County from just north of Maysville to just north of Forest Service Road 204.
West Firetower Road Transfer Station Expansion
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 08/09/2011  09/2011 Donald Simon
910-576-6391
dwsimon@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to expand the West Firetower Road Carteret County waste transfer facility by approximately one acre. This will relieve overcrowding experienced by users of the site.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36105
Location: UNIT - Croatan Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Craven. West Firetower Road just off State Highway 58 in Carteret County, North Carolina.
Wilderness Controlled Burning
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A David Nelson
252-638-5628
davidnelson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to restore the presettlement fire regime to the Croatan NF Wilderness Areas in order to promote ecosystem sustainability and biodiversity.
Location: UNIT - Croatan Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Craven. Catfish Lake South Wilderness, Sheep Ridge Wilderness, Pond Pine Wilderness and Pocosin Wilderness.
Woodpecker West
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 08/01/2011  08/2011 Steven Maharrey
252-638-5628
smaharrey@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to improve wildlife habitat for the Redcockaded Woodpecker.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=28535
Location: UNIT - Croatan Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Carteret, Jones. Compartments 35, 37, 38, 39 and 40 along Higway 58 near Long Point and Haywood Landing.
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National Forests In North Carolina,   Grandfather Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bovino Easement
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/08/2010 
Expected:10/2011
 
12/2011 Linda Randolph
828-682-6146
lrandolph@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to provide an easement to access private property off Highway 221.
Location: UNIT - Grandfather Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Caldwell. Grandfather Ranger District.
Catawba Falls Dam Removal (Cancelled - combined with Phase II)
CE
- Watershed management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Leigh Marston
828-652-2144
lmarston@fs.fed.us 
Description: Remove an old dam and power structure near Catawba Falls
Location: UNIT - Grandfather Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - McDowell. Catawba Falls.
Catawba Falls Phase II: Trail Improvements & Dam Removal
CE
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/15/2010 
Expected:12/2011
 
06/2012 Leigh Marston
828-652-2144
lmarston@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improve and/or relocate trail between the parking lot and upper falls, and construct a viewing platform(s). In addition, a dam and old building will be removed.
Location: UNIT - Grandfather Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - McDowell. Catawba Falls.
Duke Energy - Hankin Line
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:11/2011  03/2012 Linda Randolph
828-682-6146
lrandolph@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposal is to reposition the existing utility line 34 feet to the west of existing centerline, install 17 new single shaft steel poles, insulators. Old poles and materials will be removed and corridor will be rehabilitated
Location: UNIT - Grandfather Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - McDowell. Grandfather RD.
Globe Road, SR 1516, NCDOT Project
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/10/2005 
Expected:02/2012
 
04/2012 Karen Compton
828-257-4230
kcompton@fs.fed.us 
Description: NCDOT has proposed improving Globe Road, SR 1516, in Avery County. Proposed improvements include grading, widening, drainage, and paving along a 50-foot right-of-way.
Location: UNIT - Grandfather Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Avery. Globe Road, SR 1516.
Grandfather RD Recreation Site Decommissioing
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 08/25/2011  10/2011 Leigh Marston
828-652-2144
lmarston@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to decommission Barkhouse and Mulberry recreation sites. Activities include removal of picnic tables and grills, removal of toilets, and recontouring and reseeding.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34967
Location: UNIT - Grandfather Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Burke, Caldwell. Burke and Caldwell Counties.
Grandfather RD Recreation Special Uses CE/DM
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/01/2007 
Expected:09/2012
 
09/2012 Linda Randolph
828-682-6146
lrandolph@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to issue and re-issue district-wide recreation related special use permits (i.e., recreation events and outfitter/guides that use existing roads, trails, waterways, and facilities).
Location: UNIT - Grandfather Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Watauga, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, McDowell. Grandfather Ranger District.
Grandfather RD Special Uses CE/DM
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/08/2007 
Expected:09/2012
 
09/2012 Linda Randolph
828-682-6146
lrandolph@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to issue and re-issue district-wide special use permits, typically for research and filming.
Location: UNIT - Grandfather Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Avery, Burke, Caldwell, McDowell. Grandfather RD.
Linville Gorge Wilderness - Research Permit
CE
- Research and Development  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/01/2010 
Expected:09/2012
 
09/2012 Linda Randolph
828-622-3202
lrandolph@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to locate 30-50 1/10 acre plots in chestnut oak stands in Linville Gorge Wilderness to measure amount of living and dead wood in each plot.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31009
Location: UNIT - Grandfather Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Burke. Grandfather Ranger District - Linville Gorge Wilderness.
Mortimer Campground - Ford Replacement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:01/2012  03/2012 James Jones
828-257-4835
jbjones@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to replace a low water ford with a passable arched culvert and realign the road for better access.
Location: UNIT - Grandfather Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Caldwell. Grandfather RD, Mortimer Campground.
NCSHP VIPER Tower - Dobson Knob
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:11/2011  12/2011 Leigh Marston
910-576-6391
lmarston@fs.fed.us 
Description: North Carolina Stste Highway Patrol would place a VIPER communications tower at Dobson Knob
Location: UNIT - Grandfather Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Burke, McDowell. Grandfather RD, Dobson Knob.
Outward Bound Septic System
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Linda Randolph
828-682-6146
lrandolph@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to replace the existing septic system at Outward Bound facility near Table Rock.
Location: UNIT - Grandfather Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Burke. Grandfather Ranger District - Outward Bound Facility - Table Rock.
Pilot Ridge Road, SR 1515, NCDOT Project
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/01/2007 
Expected:01/2012
 
05/2012 Karen Compton
828-257-4230
kcompton@fs.fed.us 
Description: NCDOT has requested a 50 foot Right-of-Way and to make improvements to about 0.5 mile of Pilot Ridge Road, SR 1515, in Avery County across FS lands. Proposed improvements include grading, widening, improving drainage and paving.
Location: UNIT - Grandfather Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Avery. Pilot Ridge Road, SR 1515, beginning at the intersection with US 221 near the Gragg community.
Roseboro Road, SR 1511, NCDOT Project
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/01/2007
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
07/2012 Karen Compton
828-257-4230
kcompton@fs.fed.us 
Description: NCDOT has proposed a 50 foot Right-of-Way and to make improvements to about 2.8 miles of Roseboro Road, SR 1511, across FS lands. Proposed improvements include grading, widening, improved drainage and paving.
Location: UNIT - Grandfather Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Avery. Roseboro Road, SR 1511, beginning at the Blue Ridge Parkway near the Roseboro community.
Singecat/Big Lost Bear Prescribe Burns
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/08/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
03/2012 Greg Philipp
828-652-2144
gphilipp@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action incluedes prescribed burning to improve habitat and reduce fuel loads.
Location: UNIT - Grandfather Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - McDowell. Grandfather RD.
Stevens Road, SR 1409, NCDOT Project
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/15/2005 
Expected:12/2011
 
04/2012 Karen Compton
828-257-4230
kcompton@fs.fed.us 
Description: NCDOT has requested a 50-foot right-of-way and to make improvements including grading, widening, drainage, and paving along 0.2 miles of Stevens Road (SR 1409) across FS property.
Location: UNIT - Grandfather Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - McDowell. Stevens Road, SR 1409, in McDowell County northeast of the town of Black Mountain.
Sunrise Wildfire - Dozer Line Mulching
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:11/2011  12/2011 Greg Philipp
828-652-2144
gphilipp@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal is to mulch vegetation established on the dozer lines cut during suppression of the 2008 wildfire. The dozer lines would be maintained over time to provide long-term fuel breaks between NFS and private lands.
Location: UNIT - Grandfather Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - McDowell. Grandfather RD.
Thunder Hole & China Creek Trail Relocation
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Leigh Marston
828-652-2144
lmarston@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to relocate sections of a multi-use trail to improve user access and to develop a new trailhead near Blowing Rock.
Location: UNIT - Grandfather Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Caldwell. Grandfather RD, Thunder Hole & China Creek.
Tolbert Road, SR 1359, NCDOT Project
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/10/2005 
Expected:12/2011
 
04/2012 Karen Compton
828-257-4230
kcompton@fs.fed.us 
Description: NCDOT has proposed improving Tolbert Road, SR 1359, in Caldwell County. Proposed improvements include grading, widening, drainage, and paving along a 50-foot right-of-way.
Location: UNIT - Grandfather Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Caldwell. Tolbert Road, SR 1369.
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National Forests In North Carolina,   Nantahala 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 - Long Branch Shelter
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 07/27/2011  09/2011 Alice Cohen
828-257-4258
acohen@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to establish a shelter near Long Branch on the Appalachian Trail just north of Albert Mountain and replace the existing shelter at Big Springs Gap.
Location: UNIT - Nantahala Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Macon. This shelter will be located on the Appalachain Trail just north of Albert Mountain on the Nantahala Ranger District.
Bartram Trail Extension Section 2
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 07/27/2011  09/2011 Alice Cohen
828-257-4258
acohen@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to construct four miles of trail to extend Section 2 of the Bartram Trail, beginning just below Doubletop Fields and continuing down the ridge to Hickory Knoll Road.
Location: UNIT - Nantahala Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Macon. LEGAL - Bartram Trail. Macon County.
Big Spring Shelter on the Appalachian Trail
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 07/27/2011  08/2011 Alice Cohen
828-257-4258
acohen@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to move the Big Spring Shelter from the existing location to an area with 15% grade with designated campsites. Trail relocations will occur both above and below the new shelter location.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30255
Location: UNIT - Nantahala Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Swain, Macon. LEGAL - Appalachian Trail. Macon & Swain Counties.
Buckwheat Multiple Resource Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Land management planning
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:06/2012  09/2012 Steverson Moffat
504-589-7133
smoffat@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposal is to conduct silvicultural, wildlife, fisheries, and prescribed fire projects in various compartments and stands on the Nanthala Ranger District, National Forests in North Carolina.
Location: UNIT - Nantahala Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Jackson. Forest Compartments 3, 4, 6, 8, 16, 18, 19 22, 26, 70, 74, 78, 80 in Jackson County, in the vicinity of the town of Highlands, North Carolina.
Bull Pen Bridge Replacement
CE
- Road management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Bryan Killian
828-524-6441
bkillian@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to replace the existing bridge on Bull Pen Road with a new standard weight bridge.
Location: UNIT - Nantahala Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Jackson, Macon. LEGAL - Bull Pen Road # 1178. Nantahala Ranger District.
Bull Pen and Journ McCall Roads, SR 1100 and SR 1101, NCDOT Project
EA
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Karen Compton
828-257-4230
kcompton@fs.fed.us 
Description: NCDOT has proposed widening, paving and improving drainage on 2.2 miles of FS road. Improvements are proposed on 1.4 miles of Bull Pen road and 0.8 miles of Journ McCall road across FS property.
Location: UNIT - Nantahala Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Jackson. South of Brushy Mtn, Compartments 35 and 36.
County Line Trail/Road
CE
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Alice Cohen
828-524-6441 ext 424
acohen@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to construct a parking area at County Line Trail/Road between Whiteside Cove Road and the Wild and Scenic River boundary, for access to floating the Upper Chattooga River.
Location: UNIT - Nantahala Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Jackson, Macon. LEGAL - Upper Chatooga River. Macon and Jackson County.
Dulany Bog Woody Plant Control
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Completed  Actual: 06/26/2011  07/2011 Steverson Moffat
504-589-7133
smoffat@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project would involve cooperation with the Highlands Biological Station to slash woody plants that are encroaching on the bog and damaging habitat for rare, threatened, and endangered bog species.
Location: UNIT - Nantahala Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Jackson. The bog is located approximately 8 miles south of Cashiers, NC, in Jackson County.
Flat Mountain Road, SR 1544, NCDOT Project
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/01/2009 
Expected:11/2011
 
04/2012 Karen Compton
828-257-4230
kcompton@fs.fed.us 
Description: NCDOT has requested a 50 foot right-of-way to make improvements to approx. 7,000 feet of Flat Mountain Road, SR 1544, including grading, widening, drainage, and paving.
Location: UNIT - Nantahala Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Macon. Flat Mountain Road, SR 1544.
Goodensville Mine Road, SR 1522, NCDOT Project
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Karen Compton
828-257-4230
kcompton@fs.fed.us 
Description: NCDOT has requested a 50-foot R/W on FS property from Ellijay Road, SR 1001, to Moss Gap for the purpose of widening, paving, and improving drainage of Goodensville Mine Road.
Location: UNIT - Nantahala Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Macon. Near Cullowhee Gap, Compartment 56.
Haystack Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/29/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
11/2011 Steverson Moffat
828-837-5152
smoffat@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action includes restoration of diverse high elevation communities; xeric communities; structural diversity in hardwood stands; species diversity in cove sites; diverse riparian systems; old growth conditions.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=25328
Location: UNIT - Nantahala Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Macon. LEGAL - Lands of the Nantahala Ranger District. Nantahala Ranger District.
Hurricane Creek Campground Site Improvement
CE
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Alice Cohen
828-257-4258
acohen@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to designate 5 to 10 campsites for the primitive campground and horse campground at Hurricane Creek. Replace existing vault toilet. Construct a community shelter.
Location: UNIT - Nantahala Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Macon. LEGAL - Hurricane Creek Campground. Macon County.
Jackson County Solid Waste Recycling Center Expansion
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2011 
Expected:12/2011  01/2012 Jeffrey Owenby
828-526-3765
jowenby@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to expand the existing recycling center to include areas for converting brush into wood chips/mulch.
Location: UNIT - Nantahala Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Jackson. Compartment 38.
Moss Knob Shooting Range Upgrades
CE
- Facility management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/10/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
11/2011 Joan Brown
828-837-5152
jbrown01@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to reroute the access road to the Moss Knob Shooting Range on the Nantahala RD, NFsNC, and grade and level the area between the firing lanes and backstop.
Location: UNIT - Nantahala Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Macon. Moss Knob Shooting Range, Macon County, Nantahala RD, NFsNC, North Carolina.
NCSHP Viper Tower - Bruce Ridge / Boteler Peak
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/02/2010 
Expected:11/2011
 
01/2012 Julie Moore
828-837-5152
juliedmoore@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to issue a special use permit to NCSHP for a communication tower on approximately 0.13 acres of National Forest System lands on the Tusquitee Ranger District, Nantahala National Forest.
Location: UNIT - Nantahala Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Cherokee. Bruce Ridge in Clay County, NC, approximately 8 miles east of Hayesville on US 64 off Forest Road 6237.
NCSHP Viper Tower - Scaly Mountain
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/02/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
01/2012 Julie Moore
828-837-5152
juliedmoore@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to issue a special use permit to NCSHP for a communication tower on approximately 0.13 acres of National Forest System lands on the Nantahala Ranger District, Nantahala National Forest.
Location: UNIT - Nantahala Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Macon. Scaly Mountain in Macon County, North Carolina.
Panther Ridge Homeowners Easement
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Doris Doster
828-524-6441 415
ddoster@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to provide an easement across National Forest lands to access private property.
Location: UNIT - Nantahala Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Jackson. Nantahala Ranger District.
Panthertown Bog Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/24/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
11/2011 Doreen Miller
828-524-6441
dmiller05@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed aciton involves slashing encroaching woody tree species from the Panthertown Bog site.
Location: UNIT - Nantahala Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Macon. Panthertown recreation area, Macon County, NC.
Sugar Creek Gap, LLC Land Exchange
EA
- Land acquisition  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/23/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 Dan Belanger
828-257-4242
dbelanger@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to exchange one federal tract of land containing 272 acres for one private tract of land containing 228 acres. Both tracts are in Jackson County, North Carolina, and are subject to outstanding rights.
Location: UNIT - Nantahala Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - Jackson County, North Carolina. Nantahala Ranger District.
Town of Highlands Powerline Construction on Horse Cove Road
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Doris Doster
828-524-6441 415
ddoster@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to install 3,752 feet of single phase electric distribution lines along Horse Cove Road, including placement of 15 wooden power poles, and removal of an old existing overhead line running overland across NF lands.
Location: UNIT - Nantahala Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Macon. LEGAL - Nantahala Ranger District. Macon County, North Carolina.
Wasilik Poplar Removal
CE
- Special area management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Alice Cohen
828-257-4258
acohen@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to use explosives to remove the upper portion of the Wasilik Poplar for public safety. The Wasilik Poplar was at one time the national champion poplar. Now dead, the tree presents a danger to visitors.
Location: UNIT - Nantahala Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Macon. Macon County, NC.
Wetlands Restoration at Ranger Falls
CE
- Recreation management
- Special area management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Doreen Miller
828-524-6441
dmiller05@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to enhance the Ranger Falls recreation area by restoring wetland processes and functions.
Location: UNIT - Nantahala Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Macon. Ranger Falls recreation site, Nantahala Ranger District, Macon County, NC.
Whiteside Mountain Parking Area Improvements
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:02/2012  04/2012 Alice Cohen
828-257-4258
acohen@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to expand and pave the parking area at Whiteside Mountain, Nantahala Ranger District, Macon County, NC.
Location: UNIT - Nantahala Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Macon. Whiteside Mountain trail head, Nantahala Ranger District, Macon County, NC.
Wildlife Opening Prescribed Burns
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:11/2011  11/2011 Greg Brooks
828-524-6441, x 418
gbrooks01@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to prescribe burn 50-100 acres of dormant season wildlife openings for maintenance of grasses and forbs.
Location: UNIT - Nantahala Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Macon. Western side of the Nantahala Ranger District.
Yellow Patch Trail
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/01/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
11/2011 Alice Cohen
828-257-4258
acohen@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to conduct NEPA analysis on an existing section of horseback trail in order to add it to the forest trail system.
Location: UNIT - Nantahala Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Macon. The Yellow Patch Horse trail lies off of FS road 67 in the Standing Indian basin. The trail lies on the slopes of Steeltrap Knob.
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National Forests In North Carolina,   Pisgah Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bent Creek Streambank Stabilization Maintenance
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:12/2011  03/2012 Brady Dodd
828-257-4214
bdodd@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed actions is to provide maintenance to a previous stabilization project.
Location: UNIT - Pisgah Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Buncombe. Pisgah RD, Bent Creek.
Bentley/Wells - Small Tracts Act
CE
- Land ownership management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Dan Belanger
828-257-4242
dbelanger@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to resolve a trespass case as a result of the Forest Service landline boundary refurbishment.
Location: UNIT - Pisgah Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Haywood. The property is located in the Cruso community of Haywood county along Crawford Creek Rd.
Big Creek Lodge Easement
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Raymond Johns
828-257-4859
rayjohns@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to provide a reciprocal Right-Of-Way access to private in-holding and NFS lands.
Location: UNIT - Pisgah Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Transylvania. Pisgah Ranger District.
Bill Moore Bridge (#56) replacement, NCDOT Project
CE
- Special use management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/01/2004 
Expected:03/2012
 
05/2012 Karen Compton
828-257-4230
kcompton@fs.fed.us 
Description: NCDOT has proposed to replace a deteriorating bridge on SR 3439 over Bill Moore Creek. The proposal is to replace the bridge with a bottomless culvert.
Location: UNIT - Pisgah Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Buncombe. Bill Moore Bridge (#56) on Secondary Road 3439 over Bill Moore Creek.
Bracken Mountain Connector Trail
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 07/05/2011  09/2011 Patrick Scott
828-877-3350
pscott@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to construct 1 mile of new hiking/biking trail on NFS lands to connect with a trail to be constructed by the City of Brevard.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36084
Location: UNIT - Pisgah Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Transylvania. Pisgah Ranger District - Burl Mounatin Area.
Bridge #148 Replacement, B-4989, NCDOT Project
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/01/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
04/2012 Karen Compton
828-257-4230
kcompton@fs.fed.us 
Description: NCDOT has proposed replacing Bridge #148 on SR 1326, Macedonia Church Road, in Transylvania County.
Location: UNIT - Pisgah Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Transylvania. Bridge #148 on SR 1326, Macedonia Church Road, over Lamance Creek.
Brushy Ridge
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 07/22/2011  08/2011 Ted Oprean
828-877-3265
toprean@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposal includes activities to manage vegetation, improve water quality, reduce non-native invasives, improve native plant species, and conduct prescribed burns.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30564
Location: UNIT - Pisgah Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Buncombe, Henderson. LEGAL - Mills River Watershed. Pisgah Ranger District.
Buck Horn Gap Trail Reroute
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/08/2007 
Expected:10/2011
 
04/2012 Patrick Scott
828-877-3350
pscott@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to reroute a portion of Buck Horn Gap Trail to reduce resource impacts.
Location: UNIT - Pisgah Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Transylvania. Pisgah RD.
Cathey's Creek Culvert Replacement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A James Jones
828-257-4835
jbjones@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to replace an existing culvert that is a barrier to fish migration with an open bottom arch on the Cathey's Creek Road (FSR 471) -- temporary closure of the Cathey's Creek Road would be necessary.
Location: UNIT - Pisgah Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Transylvania. LEGAL - Pisgah Ranger District. Cathey's Creek Road (FSR 471).
Courthouse Vegetation Management
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/26/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
06/2013 Ted Oprean
828-877-3265
toprean@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposal includes vegetation, recreation, and fuels management activities in Analysis Area 13.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36287
Location: UNIT - Pisgah Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Transylvania, Haywood. Analysis Area 13.
Davidson River Bank Stabilization and Exercise Trail Reroute Project
CE
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/08/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
04/2012 Lorie Stroup
828-877-3350
loriestroup@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to reroute a section of the existing trail that has sloughed off into river. The trail will be rerouted upslope from the river.
Location: UNIT - Pisgah Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Transylvania. Davidson River Campground.
Little East Fork Trail Reroute
CE
- Recreation management   On Hold  N/A  N/A Patrick Scott
828-877-3350
pscott@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to reroute about 75 yards of existing trail to bypass washout caused by September 2004 tropical storms.
Location: UNIT - Pisgah Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Haywood. Pisgah RD.
NC 215, NCDOT Project
EIS
- Special use management  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 01/14/2005
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 06/2012 
Expected:05/2013
 
04/2014 Karen Compton
828-257-4230
kcompton@fs.fed.us 
Description: NCDOT has proposed making improvements to NC 215 in Transylvania County from US 64 to SR 1326 south of Balsam.
Location: UNIT - Pisgah Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Transylvania. NC 215 from US 64 to SR 1326 south of Balsam.
NCDOT Bridge #148/SR 1326
CE
- Road management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2011 
Expected:01/2012  01/2012 Karen Compton
828-257-4230
kcompton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace Bridge 148 on SR1326
Location: UNIT - Pisgah Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Transylvania. Transylvania County.
Pisgah RD Recreation Site Decommissioning
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 08/22/2011  10/2011 Joshua Martin
828-662-6146
jwmartin@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to decommission the picnic site along the Deer Lake Lodge Trail, about one mile north of Lake Powahaton. Activities include removal of a picnic table, filling the well and pit toilets, and recontouring and reseeding the site.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34966
Location: UNIT - Pisgah Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Buncombe. Bent Creek Experimental Forest.
Pisgah RD Recreation Special Uses CE/DM
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/08/2007 
Expected:10/2012
 
11/2012 Linda Randolph
828-682-6146
lrandolph@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to issue and re-issue district-wide recreation related special use permits (i.e., recreation events and outfitter/guides that use existing roads, trails, waterways, and facilities).
Location: UNIT - Pisgah Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Transylvania, Buncombe, Haywood. Pisgah Ranger District.
Pisgah RD Special Uses CE/DM
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/08/2007 
Expected:09/2012
 
09/2012 Linda Randolph
828-682-6146
lrandolph@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to issue and re-issue district-wide special use permits, typically for research and filming.
Location: UNIT - Pisgah Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Transylvania, Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson. Pisgah RD.
Shelton Road, SR1307, NCDOT Project
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2010 
Expected:11/2011
 
04/2012 Karen Compton
828-257-4230
kcompton@fs.fed.us 
Description: NCDOT has requested a 50 foot right-of-way and to make improvements to Shelton Road, SR 1307, in Transylvania County. Proposed improvements include grading, improving drainage, and paving across about 2100 feet of FS lands.
Location: UNIT - Pisgah Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Transylvania. Shelton Road, SR 1307, approximately 6 miles northwest of Rosman, North Carolina.
South Mills River Streambank Stabilization & Dam Removal
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/08/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
02/2012 Lorie Stroup
828-877-3350
loriestroup@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposal includes stabilization of the streambank and removal of an old dam created for a gauging station that is inoperable.
Location: UNIT - Pisgah Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Transylvania. Upper South Mills River.
Upper Whitewater Road, SR 1152, NCDOT Project
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/01/2010 
Expected:12/2011
 
04/2012 Karen Compton
828-257-4230
kcompton@fs.fed.us 
Description: NCDOT has requested a 50-foot right-of-way and proposed improvements to about 7750 feet of Upper Whitewater Road, SR 1152, in Transylvania County. Proposed improvements include grading, widening, drainage and paving.
Location: UNIT - Pisgah Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Transylvania. Upper Whitewater Road, SR 1152, near the Sapphire community and Lake Toxaway.
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National Forests In North Carolina,   Tusquittee Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bear Paw Church Road, SR 1313, NCDOT Project
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/01/2005 
Expected:12/2011
 
09/2012 Karen Compton
828-257-4230
kcompton@fs.fed.us 
Description: NCDOT has requested a 50-foot right-of-way and to make improvements to Bear Paw Church Road, SR 1313. Proposed improvements include very minor changes in centerline and widening.
Location: UNIT - Tusquittee Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Cherokee. Bear Paw Church Road, SR 1313.
Blue Ridge Mountain EMC Substation
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/05/2010 
Expected:11/2011
 
12/2011 Julie Moore
828-837-5152
juliedmoore@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to issue a special use permit for Blue Ridge Mountain EMC to construct a power distribution substation on approximately 2 acres of National Forest land on the Tusquitee Ranger District.
Location: UNIT - Tusquittee Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Cherokee. Cherokee County, NC adjacent to an existing power utility corridor behind Hiawassee Baptist Church off Forest Road 654 on the Tusquittee Ranger District.
Blue Ridge Mountain Electric Membership Corporation Electrical Distribution Substation
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/23/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
11/2011 Julie Moore
828-837-5152
juliedmoore@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposal is to construct an electrical distribution substation facility on 3.3 acres of Forest Service land within the existing utility right-of-way corridor, approximately 3 miles north of Muphy on Joe Brown Highway,under special use permit.
Location: UNIT - Tusquittee Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Cherokee. LEGAL - Three miles north of Murphy, NC on Joe Brown Highway, Cherokee County. Tusquitee Ranger District.
Brown School Gap Road Addition, SR 1324, NCDOT Project
CE
- Special use management   On Hold  N/A  N/A Karen Compton
828-257-4230
kcompton@fs.fed.us 
Description: NCDOT has requested a 50-foot right-of-way and to make improvements to about 1700 feet of the Brown School Gap Road Addition, SR 1324, in Cherokee County. Proposed improvements include grading, widening, drainage, and paving.
Location: UNIT - Tusquittee Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Cherokee. Brown School Gap Road, SR 1324.
Cherokee County Convenience/Recycling Center
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Julie Moore
828-837-5152
juliedmoore@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to issue a special use permit to Cherokee county to establish one or more staffed waste convenience/recycling centers for residential household garbage.
Location: UNIT - Tusquittee Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Cherokee. LEGAL - Cherokee County. 8235 Joe Brown Hwy.
Hibbert Branch Road Easement
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Julie Moore
828-837-5152
juliedmoore@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to provide a 4200 foot road easement fon Hibbert Branch Road (FS # 650) for a private property owner to gain access to property.
Location: UNIT - Tusquittee Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Cherokee. LEGAL - Cherokee County. Hibbert Branch Road.
Joe Brown Highway, SR 1452, NCDOT Project
EA
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Karen Compton
828-257-4230
kcompton@fs.fed.us 
Description: NCDOT has requested a 50-foot right-of-way and to make improvements to Joe Brown Highway, SR 1452. Proposed improvements include grading, widening, drainage, and paving.
Location: UNIT - Tusquittee Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Cherokee. Joe Brown Highway, SR 1452 (a.k.a. SR 1326D).
Joe Brown Road, SR 1326C, NCDOT Project
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/01/2010 
Expected:12/2011
 
04/2012 Karen Compton
828-257-4230
kcompton@fs.fed.us 
Description: NCDOT has requested a 50-foot right-of-way and to make improvements to Joe Brown Road. Proposed improvements include very minor changes in centerline and widening, grading, drainage improvement, and paving.
Location: UNIT - Tusquittee Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Cherokee. Joe Brown Road, SR 1326C.
Laurel Creek Property Owners Right-of-Way
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/21/2008
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
02/2012 Julie Moore
828-837-5152
juliedmoore@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to authorize access to a privately owned inholding on the Valley River Mountains rim above Fires Creek which will involve new road construction and use of existing Forest Service roads.
Location: UNIT - Tusquittee Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Clay. LEGAL - Tusquitee Ranger District. Tusquitee Ranger District.
Tributary to Hiwassee River Stream Rehabilitation Project
CE
- Watershed management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/01/2009 
Expected:03/2012
 
04/2012 Brady Dodd
828-257-4214
bdodd@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to restore approximately 1,000 feet of stream channel conditions and function using natural channel design techniques on a tributary between King Street and to the confluence with the Hiwassee River, by excavating and hauling.
Location: UNIT - Tusquittee Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Cherokee. LEGAL - Tusquitee Ranger District. Tusquitee District Office.
Veach Easement
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2011 
Expected:01/2012  02/2012 Julie Moore
828-257-4859
juliedmoore@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to construct an access road to six homes in the Hyatt Creek Community.
Location: UNIT - Tusquittee Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Cherokee. Located off NC SR1379 Hyatt Creek Road and Pounding Mill, private road.
Walker Fields Wildlife
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/28/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
12/2011 Doreen Miller
828-524-6441
dmiller05@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to remove encroaching woody vegetation from wildlife food plots at Walker Fields.
Location: UNIT - Tusquittee Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Cherokee. Walker Fields, Tusquitee Ranger District, Cherokee County, NC.
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National Forests In North Carolina,   Uwharrie Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Badin Lake OHV Trail Expansion
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2011 
Expected:04/2012  06/2012 Theresa Savery
910-576-6391 x 102
tsavery@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to add one to two miles of off-highway vehicle trails to the existing Badin Lake trail system.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33735
Location: UNIT - Uwharrie Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Montgomery. Badin Lake Recreation Area.
NC 24/27 Widening Project, NCDOT Project
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/10/2006
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/2011 
Expected:09/2012
 
06/2013 Karen Compton
828-257-4230
kcompton@fs.fed.us 
Description: NC DOT has proposed widening from two lanes to four lanes of NC 24/27 from NC 73 to the Troy Bypass. Approximately 2.7 miles of this 11 mile project are located on Forest Service lands.
Location: UNIT - Uwharrie Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Montgomery. NC 24/27 from the Troy Bypass to NC 73.
Northwest Restoration Project - Phase I
EA
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/05/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
04/2012 Mark Carter
910-576-6391
mcarter01@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposal includes projects for ecosystem restoration, heritage resource, wildlife and recreation improvement. The analysis area includes approximately 14,933 acres within compartments 9 - 16 and 21 - 25.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29624
Location: UNIT - Uwharrie Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - Compartments 9 - 16 and 21 - 25. The analysis area is located approximately 12 miles northwest of Troy, NC in Montgomery County.
Ophir Dirt Road (a.k.a. Tower Road), SR 1134, NCDOT Project
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/12/2008
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/2011 
Expected:12/2012
 
05/2013 Karen Compton
828-257-4230
kcompton@fs.fed.us 
Description: NCDOT has proposed improvements to Ophir Dirt Road (a.k.a. Tower Road), SR 1134, in Montgomery County. Proposed improvements include grading, widening, drainage,and paving.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=10603
Location: UNIT - Uwharrie Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Montgomery. Secondary Road 1134 in Montgomery County, near the Ophir Community.
Reconstruction/Paving of Forest Service Roads 544 and 576.
EA
- Road management   On Hold  N/A  N/A Mark Carter
910-576-6391
mcarter01@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action involves the reconstruction and paving of approximately 1.3 miles of Forest Service Roads 544 and 576.
Location: UNIT - Uwharrie Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - Compartments 15, 16 and 21, Montgomery County, NC. Badin Lake Recreation Area.
Thousand Bale Bottom Fishing Access
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management  
On Hold  N/A  N/A Mark Carter
910-576-6391
mcarter01@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action will involve the construction of a foot trail and bank stabilization on the Uwharrie river to provide access for fishing.
Location: UNIT - Uwharrie Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - Compartment 21, Montgomery County, NC. Thousand Bale Bottom.
Uwharrie District Non-native Invasive Plant Treatment
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/01/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
03/2012 Gary Kauffman
828-257-4861
gkauffman@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to treat non-native invasive plants on the Uwharrie National Forest using a combination of mechanical, cultural, and chemical treatments.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34643
Location: UNIT - Uwharrie Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Randolph, Davidson, Macon. Montgomery, Randolph, and Davidson Counties.
Uwharrie Land Management Plan Revision
EIS
- Land management planning  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 06/24/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2012 
Expected:01/2012
 
02/2012 Ruth Berner
828-257-4862
rberner@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to revise the existing land management plan for the Uwharrie National Forest.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/nfsnc/uwharrieplan
Location: UNIT - Uwharrie Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Montgomery, Randolph, Davidson. National Forest System lands in Montgomery, Randolph, and Davidson Counties, North Carolina.
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