Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2011 to 06/30/2011
Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.
Report Contents (click to jump to a section) :
Projects Occurring Nationwide
R8 - Southern Region, Regionwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Region)
R8 - Southern Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
R8 - Southern Region, Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R8 - Southern Region, Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests,  Andrew Pickens Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R8 - Southern Region, Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests,  Enoree Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R8 - Southern Region, Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests,  Long Cane Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R8 - Southern Region, Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests,  Witherbee Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

Projects Occurring Nationwide  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Gypsy Moth Management in the United States: A Cooperative Approach
EIS

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/19/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
10/2011 Noel Schneeberger
610-557-4121
nschneeberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: The USDA Forest Service and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service are analyzing a range of strategies for controlling gypsy moth damage to forests and trees in the United States.
Web Link:  http://www.na.fs.fed.us/wv/eis/
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/25/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
12/2011 Larry Hayden
202-205-1559
lhayden@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Department of Agriculture proposes to promulgate a new planning rule, which will set out the process for development, revision, and amendment of National Forest System land management plans.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/planningrule
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Agency-wide Rule.
Nationwide Aerial Application of Fire Retardant on National Forest System Lands.
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/27/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 05/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 Glen Stein
208-869-5405
gstein@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service will prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement for the continued nationwide aerial application of fire retardant on National Forest System lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/retardant/index.html
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
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R8 - Southern Region, Regionwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Region)

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Mississippi River Bottomland Hardwood Forest Habitat Management Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2011 
Expected:09/2011  11/2011 Edwin Spence
435-826-5400
espence@fs.fed.us 
Description: Management to improve wildlife habitat on appx 3,575 acres of bottomland hardwood forest; goals include developing oaks & flood-tolerant tree species, improving stand structure & improving availability of den & forage trees.
Location: UNIT - R8 - Southern Region All Units. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Phillips. Compartments 15, 20 and 21.
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R8 - Southern Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)

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

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Berkeley County Road Improvements and Powerline Relocation
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:11/2011  12/2011 Amy Fore
843-887-3257 ext 19
afore@fs.fed.us 
Description: Berkeley County is proposing to acquire public road easements and do road improvements across four existing roads that pass through portions of the Francis Marion NF. In addition, Berkeley Electric would relocate portions of its powerlines.
Location: UNIT - Witherbee Ranger District, Wambaw Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Berkeley. Roads Involved: Mitchum Town Road,Green Bay Road, Spring Pond Road, Calestown Road.
Berkeley Electric Cooperative Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/16/2008 
Expected:01/2012
 
02/2012 Amy Fore
843-887-3257
afore@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renew existing special use permit and amendments to provide electric utility services to rural customers in Charleston and Berkeley Counties, South Carolina.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=25266
Location: UNIT - Witherbee Ranger District, Wambaw Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Berkeley, Charleston. LEGAL - Francis Marion National Forest, Charleston and Berkeley counties, South Carolina. Districtwide, Francis Marion National Forest.
Central Electric Power Coop - McClellanville 115 Kv Line
EIS
- Special use management  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 09/17/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 04/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
01/2012 Amy Fore
843-887-3257
afore@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct and install a 115 KV powerline from Winyah Generating Station (Georgetown, SC) to McClellanville, SC.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=5499
Location: UNIT - Witherbee Ranger District, Wambaw Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Berkeley, Charleston. LEGAL - NE section of Francis Marion National Forest. Francis Marion National Forest.
SCE&G Utility Line Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/12/2008 
Expected:01/2012
 
03/2012 Amy Fore
843-887-3257
afore@fs.fed.us 
Description: The South Carolina Electric and Gas has requested to renew its permit for utilitiy lines - Winyah to Charity/Jeffries to Kingstree and Winyah to Jeffries utility lines. These represent 35.13 miles of high voltage utility lines.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=25264
Location: UNIT - Witherbee Ranger District, Wambaw Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Berkeley, Charleston. LEGAL - Francis Marion National Forest, Berkeley County, SC. Districtwide utility lines.
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Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests,   Andrew Pickens Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
AP Loblolly Pine Removal and Restoration Project
EIS
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 03/08/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 04/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
11/2011 Victor Wyant
864-638-9568
vwyant@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose and need is to restore the current landscape condition within the area to more native forest vegetation. Native vegetation would improve ecosystem health, increase habitat diversity and viability of plant and animals in the long term.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/fms/sumter/resources/projects.current.php?p=1.1.7.3
Location: UNIT - Andrew Pickens Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Oconee. LEGAL - The AP Native Vegetation Restoration is a district wide project, and includes approximately 40 compartments located across the Andrew Pickens Ranger District in Oconee County, South Carolina. The project is located in the Andrew Pickens RD, Sumter National Forest, Region 8.
AP Spring 2011 Controlled Burning Proposal
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/13/2010 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 Andrew Pascarella
864-638-9568
aspascarella@fs.fed.us 
Description: The US Forest Service proposes controlled burns on approximately 1,635 acres on the Andrew Pickens Ranger District.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33687
Location: UNIT - Andrew Pickens Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Oconee. The project is located in the Andrew Pickens, Sumter NF, Oconee County, South Carolina.
Haywood Electric Membership Cooperative SU Permit - Amendment 1
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/16/2008
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
08/2011 Victor Wyant
864-638-9568
vwyant@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would evaluate the effects of authorizing the use of chemicals in order for the permit holder, Haywood EMC to control vegetation for powerline maintenance.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=6712
Location: UNIT - Andrew Pickens Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Oconee. Overhead Powerline from NC border to the Walhalla Fish Hatchery and from GA border to south of Long Bottom Ford.
Oconee County Broadband Proposal
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2011 
Expected:10/2011  11/2011 Victor Wyant
864-638-9568
vwyant@fs.fed.us 
Description: Oconee County is proposing installing a broadband line that will follow major highways, county roads and some USFS roads connecting emergency services and remote locations together.
Location: UNIT - Andrew Pickens Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Oconee. LEGAL - It's a commercial special use permit proposal that will follow major highways, county roads and some USFS roads connecting emergency services and remote locations together. Oconee County.
Outfitting and Guiding Special Use Permit
EA
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Greg Borgen
864-638-9568
gborgen@fs.fed.us 
Description: The US Forest Service is proposing to grant outfitting and guiding special use permits to businesses on the Andrew Pickens Ranger District, Sumter National Forest in South Carolina.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33706
Location: UNIT - Andrew Pickens Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Oconee. Andrew Pickens Ranger District and Chattooga Wild and Scenic River Corridor on the Chattahoochee National Forest in Georgia.
Rocky Gap Trail Rehabilitation
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2011 
Expected:10/2011  12/2011 Greg Borgen
864-638-9568
gborgen@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would reroute, or close various degraded portions of the Rocky Gap equestrian and hiking trail in the Whetstone area. Minor trail additions would also be created as connectors to the existing trail.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=4953
Location: UNIT - Andrew Pickens Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Oconee. LEGAL - Andrew Pickens Ranger District, Oconee County, South Carolina. Between Earls Ford Road, Chattooga Ridge Road, and Fall Creek Road.
Simms Field and Fishermen's Trail Reconstruction Project
CE
- Facility management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/10/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
10/2011 Greg Borgen
864-638-9568
gborgen@fs.fed.us 
Description: The US Forest Service is proposing to relocate/reconstruct two hiking trails that access the Chattooga River.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33690
Location: UNIT - Andrew Pickens Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Oconee. LEGAL - Andrew Pickens Ranger District, Oconee County, South Carolina. The project is located in the Andrew Pickens RD, Sumter NF, Oconee County, SC. Beggining at the end of FSR 709 (Big Bend Rd.).
Southern Appalachian Farmstead Project
EA
- Heritage resource management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/13/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
09/2011 Mike Crane
864-638-9568
mcrane@fs.fed.us 
Description: An application has been received from the Oconee Heritage Center for the development of a living history interpretive site on Highway 28 near the Chattooga River.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/fms/sumter/resources/projects.current.php?p=1.1.7.3
Location: UNIT - Andrew Pickens Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Oconee. Highway 28 along the Chattooga River.
Trout Stream Habitat Improvement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jeanne Riley
803-561-4076
jriley@fs.fed.us 
Description: This proposal would add woody material to streams to create pool habitat for brook trout. The woody material would be added by manually felling trees into stream channels.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=24916
Location: UNIT - Andrew Pickens Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Oconee. Andrew Pickens trout streams.
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Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests,   Enoree Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Aerial Fertilization of Pine Forest
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2011 
Expected:01/2012  03/2012 Jason Jennings
803-561-4060
jjennings@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fertilize to improve site productivity on about 6,000 acres of pine forest.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=1503
Location: UNIT - Enoree Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Chester, Newberry, Union. District-wide.
Check Dams in Compartment 165 on the Enoree Ranger District
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management  Completed  Actual: 03/29/2011  04/2011 Jay Swafford
864-427-9858
jswafford@fs.fed.us 
Description: Erosion control structures (check dams) would be placed on small ephemeral stream channels in compartment 165. The intent is to reduce soil erosion and to stablize the stream channels.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35690
Location: UNIT - Enoree Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Newberry. Compartment 165 on the Enoree Ranger District.
Childers_ENO033
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/13/2011  04/2011 Elizabeth Meadows
803-637-5396
emeadows@fs.fed.us 
Description: This is a temporary road permit.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30996
Location: UNIT - Enoree Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Union. Enoree Distsrict, compartment 16.
Closure of FS Road 305G
EA
- Road management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Christopher Evans
928-443-8282
chrisevans@fs.fed.us 
Description: Place gate near the intersection of FS roads 305 and 305G. Change closure status from open to restricted.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=24981
Location: UNIT - Enoree Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Chester. Compartment 9, intersection of FS roads 305 & 305G.
Dunaway Waterfowl Area Improvements
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Jeff Magniez
803-637-5396
jmagniez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Thin approximately 70 acres in Compartment 13 to increase hardmast production and construct dike (500 feet long by 10 feet high) to increase floodable area by about 11 acres.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=23476
Location: UNIT - Enoree Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Union. Compartment 13.
Enoree River - 336A Access Point Reconstruction
CE
- Recreation management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:05/2011  06/2011 Alice Riddle
(864)427-9858
ariddle@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reconstruct primitive access point along road 336A on the Enoree River. Provide a safe access point for the public and repair resource damage that is occuring at the site.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29379
Location: UNIT - Enoree Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Laurens. End of FS Rd. 336A in Laurens County.
Enoree and Tyger River Trail Maintenance
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:07/2011  07/2011 Alice Riddle
(864)427-9858
ariddle@fs.fed.us 
Description: Perform routine trail maintenance in the river corridor of the Enoree and Tyger Rivers.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=26536
Location: UNIT - Enoree Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Laurens, Newberry, Union. Enoree & Tyger Rivers located in Union, Laurens, & Newberry Counties on the Enoree Ranger District of Sumter National Forest.
Indian Creek Woodlands
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/12/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
12/2011 Jeff Magniez
803-637-5396
jmagniez@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project proposes woodland, grassland, savanna and meadow establishment and maintenance in the Indian Creek area of the district. This includes forest thinning and herbicide treatments.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=23478
Location: UNIT - Enoree Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Newberry. Compartments 124, 125, 126, 146, 147, 148 and 149.
Jews Harp Spring Trail Access
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:06/2011  07/2011 Alice Riddle
(864)427-9858
ariddle@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct a pull out/access point on the Maybington Road where the Jews Harp Spring Trail crosses. The first part of this trail from Collins Creek Seasonal Camp to the Maybinton Road would be permanently closed.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=13501
Location: UNIT - Enoree Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Union. Union County on Maybinton Road just south of FS Road 393 where trail crosses road.
Molly's Rock Hiking Trail Reconstruction
CE
- Recreation management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Alice Riddle
(864)427-9858
ariddle@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reconstruct 0.63 miles of the Molly's Rock Hiking Trail. Realign trail to meet accessible grade, harden trail tread, hazard tree removal, replace culverts that are no longer funtioning, and repair wooden bridges .
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=28517
Location: UNIT - Enoree Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Newberry. Enoree Ranger District, Sumter National Forest, Molly's Rock Picnic Area.
Plum Creek Land Acquisition
CE
- Recreation management
- Land acquisition 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Alice Riddle
(864)427-9858
ariddle@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service is applying for a grant to acquire approximately 42 acres within the vicinity of the EN OHV Trail.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31756
Location: UNIT - Enoree Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Laurens. Plum Creek Land Acquisition.
River Access Reconstruction Work
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2011 
Expected:06/2011  06/2011 Alice Riddle
(864)427-9858
ariddle@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reconstruct and improve river access points along the Tyger, Enoree and Broad Rivers. Stabilize and repair erosion and sedimentation problems.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=15855
Location: UNIT - Enoree Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Chester, Fairfield, Laurens, Newberry, Union. End of Forest Service Road 323, approximately 100 feet to Tyger River.
Roland McGuirt_ENO032
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2011 
Expected:07/2011  08/2011 Elizabeth Meadows
803-637-5396
emeadows@fs.fed.us 
Description: A landowner has request a road easement for access to private land on Forest Service Rd. 1078.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33086
Location: UNIT - Enoree Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Newberry. Enoree Ranger District compartment 166.
SC Trail Runners Club 2011 Special Use Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/14/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
04/2011 Alice Riddle
(864)427-9858
ariddle@fs.fed.us 
Description: This is a request to hold two Ultra Trail Run Events on the Enoree Ranger District, Sumter National Forest. One event would be held on the Enoree Passage of the Palmetto Trail and the other event would be on the Woods Ferry Horse Trail.
Location: UNIT - Enoree Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Chester, Laurens, Newberry, Union. The events would be held on the Sumter National Forest in Newberry, Laurens, Union and Chester counties.
Woods Ferry Horse Trail Relocation and Construction Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2011 
Expected:06/2011  06/2011 Alice Riddle
(864)427-9858
ariddle@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project proposal would relocate some sections of the existing trail that are not sustainable or in a good location. Additional new trail construction would be added to the Woods Ferry Horse Trail.
Location: UNIT - Enoree Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Chester. Chester County, Enoree Ranger District, Sumter National Forest.
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Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests,   Long Cane Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Aiken Coop EDG402401
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/23/2009 
Expected:08/2011
 
09/2011 Elizabeth Meadows
803-637-5396
emeadows@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of permit for overhead and underground electric lines.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29354
Location: UNIT - Long Cane Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Edgefield, McCormick, Saluda. Long Cane Ranger District.
CSX Railroad
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 03/11/2011  03/2011 Dell Frost
803-637-5396
dfrost@fs.fed.us 
Description: Felling of approximately 16 trees blocking CSX railroad solar panel in stand 2 in compartment 189.
Location: UNIT - Long Cane Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Abbeville. LEGAL - 34.13623, -82.303864. Compartment 189 stand 2.
Colonial Pipeline LON018
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/26/2010  01/2011 Elizabeth Meadows
803-637-5396
emeadows@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of a special use permit for a gas pipeline.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=27396
Location: UNIT - Long Cane Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood. Long Cane Ranger District.
Cuffytown Timber Sale Project
EA
- Forest products  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/07/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
11/2011 Dell Frost
803-637-5396
dfrost@fs.fed.us 
Description: Vegetation treatments in the form of thinnings, seed tree regenerations, loblolly pine removal and woodland establishment on approximately 3,125 acres of national forest system land.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33366
Location: UNIT - Long Cane Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Greenwood, McCormick. LEGAL - Compartments 264, 348 and 349. McCormick and Greenwood Counties, South Carolina.
Cyper First Thinning Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/04/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
10/2011 Dell Frost
803-637-5396
dfrost@fs.fed.us 
Description: First thinning of approximately 3,154 acres of loblolly pine poletimber.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33432
Location: UNIT - Long Cane Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, McCormick, Saluda. Goldmine,Rocky, Lower Turkey Creek, Little Mtn., Liberty Hill, Renew and Horn Creek Analysis Areas.
Dixie Pipeline EDG400501
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/23/2009 
Expected:08/2011
 
09/2011 Elizabeth Meadows
803-637-5396
emeadows@fs.fed.us 
Description: Permit for renewal of petroleum pipeline.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29355
Location: UNIT - Long Cane Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Edgefield, McCormick. Long Cane Ranger District.
Little River LON017
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:06/2011  08/2011 Elizabeth Meadows
803-637-5396
emeadows@fs.fed.us 
Description: This action is a renewal of a special use permit for electric powerlines above and below ground.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=27394
Location: UNIT - Long Cane Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood. Long Cane Ranger.
Long Cane Endurance Run
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/24/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
05/2011 Glen Kansanback
(803)637-5396
gkansanback@fs.fed.us 
Description: This is a special use permit request for a one day 50 mile endurance run using established roads and trails with staging at Parsons Mountain recreation site.
Location: UNIT - Long Cane Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Abbeville. Parsons Mountain Recreation site, Abbeville County, SC.
Lower Little River Timber Sale Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/03/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 Dell Frost
803-637-5396
dfrost@fs.fed.us 
Description: Vegetation Management - seed tree regeneration (634 acres), Thinning (3,305 acres), herbicide release (52 acres), clearcut (18 acres) and pine removal (73 acres).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=28109
Location: UNIT - Long Cane Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - McCormick. LEGAL - Management Compartments - 221, 242-253. McCormick County, South Carolina.
Primitive Camping Area Forks
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/10/2009 
Expected:07/2011
 
08/2011 Glen Kansanback
(803)637-5396
gkansanback@fs.fed.us 
Description: Disignation of an area by the trailhead specifically to be used for tent-only camping.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=28533
Location: UNIT - Long Cane Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Edgefield. Forks bicycle/hiking trailhead.
SPB Pre-commercial Thinning Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/22/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
06/2011 Dell Frost
803-637-5396
dfrost@fs.fed.us 
Description: Pre-commercial thin approximately 756 acres of loblolly pine.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34068
Location: UNIT - Long Cane Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, McCormick, Saluda. LEGAL - Compartments 216,219,258,263,271,272,275,277,278,279,286,287,294,295,296,298,303,304 and 349. Edgefield, McCormick, Greenwood, Saluda and Abbeville counties, South Carolina.
Shriner Benefit Ride
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/24/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
05/2011 Glen Kansanback
(803)637-5396
gkansanback@fs.fed.us 
Description: This is a one day benefit trail ride put on by the Shrine Club with staging at Fell Camp and riding horses on the Long Cane Horse Trail.
Location: UNIT - Long Cane Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Abbeville. Fell Camp Long Cane Ranger, District Abbeville County, SC.
Western Carolina LON016
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:06/2011  08/2011 Elizabeth Meadows
803-637-5396
emeadows@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of special use permit for an underground telephone (replacing the existing line with fiber optic cable).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=27393
Location: UNIT - Long Cane Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood. Long Cane RD.
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Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests,   Witherbee Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Loblolly Orchard Mastication
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special area management
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/14/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
04/2011 Travis Roberts
843/887-3257
troberts@fs.fed.us 
Description: Masticate the hardwood brush and volunteer pines in two loblolly orchards (31 acres) with heavy equipment to eliminate the dense understory and midstory. Both Orchards were planted in the 1980's with grafted seedlings of superior genetic stock.
Location: UNIT - Witherbee Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Berkeley. Francis Marion National Forest, Berkeley county, South Carolina.
Prescribed Burning for RCW Habitat
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:08/2011  09/2011 Travis Roberts
843/887-3257
troberts@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescribed burning to maintain and restore habitat for the federally endangered red-cockaded woodpecker (RCW).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30029
Location: UNIT - Witherbee Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Berkeley, Charleston. LEGAL - US Forest Service. Francis Marion National Forest.
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