Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2011 to 09/30/2011
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,  Francis Marion 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)

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 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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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
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:10/2011
 
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. EA out for public comment summer 2011.
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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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
- Special use management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/23/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2011 
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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35704
Location: UNIT - Francis Marion 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  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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 - Francis Marion 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/nepa/project_content.php?project=28634
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 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Cane Restoration and Management
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Heritage resource management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2011 
Expected:10/2011  11/2011 Jeff Magniez
803-637-5396
jmagniez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restore and manage giant cane (Arundinaria gigantea) along the Chattooga River. Purpose of project is to restore the canebrake plant community, improve wildlife habitat and provide giant cane as a cultural resource for the Cherokee people.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36546
Location: UNIT - Andrew Pickens Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Oconee. Along the Chattooga River.
Haywood Electric Membership Cooperative SU Permit - Amendment 1
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Special use management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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.
Moody Creek Habitat Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/06/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
08/2011 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.
Oconee County Broadband Proposal
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:09/2011  10/2011 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34662
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 09/2011 
Expected:11/2011  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 
Expected:11/2011
 
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 08/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
12/2011 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/nepa/project_content.php?project=29475
Location: UNIT - Andrew Pickens Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Oconee. Highway 28 along the Chattooga River.
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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
2011 Buncombe Horse Trail Relocation
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/28/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
07/2011 Alice Riddle
(864)427-9858
ariddle@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocate seven tenths of a mile of the Buncomb Horse Trail in Newberry County.
Location: UNIT - Enoree Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Newberry. Newberry County, compartment 138.
2011 GERA Endurance Route- Trail Relocation
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:08/2011  08/2011 Alice Riddle
(864)427-9858
ariddle@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocate approximately .50 mile of the Endurance Route located in Laurens County, near FS RD.334 and the Ridge Road to a better location that makes the race facilitation safer for participants/workers/spectators.
Location: UNIT - Enoree Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Laurens. LEGAL - Enoree Ranger District, Sumter National Forest. Laurens County, north of Ridge Road and west of FS RD. 334.
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.
Closure of FS Road 305G
EA
- Road management  Cancelled  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.
Compartment 143, Stand 2 First Thin
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 05/06/2011  10/2011 John Richardson
864-427-9858
jwrichardson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Enoree RD of the Francis Marion-Sumter NF proposes a first thinning on an additonal 11 acres of Stand 2, Compartment 143 (total stand acres equals 20) to improve forest health in this stand.
Location: UNIT - Enoree Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Newberry. Compartment 143, Stand 2, Enoree Ranger District, FMS NF.
Compartment 165 Erosion Stabilization Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 03/29/2011  09/2011 Jay Swafford
864-427-9858
jswafford@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Enoree R.D. of the Sumter N.F. is proposing to install and place check dams in small drains leading to and in the epheremal and intermittent (seasonal) streams on approximately 15 acres in Compartment 165, Stands 4, 6, 7, 9 and 13.
Location: UNIT - Enoree Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Newberry. Compartment 165, Stands 4, 6, 7, 9 and 13, Enoree Ranger District, Francis Marion-Sumter National Forest.
Compartment 35, Stand 9 and Stand 15 Pre-commercial Thinning
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/01/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
10/2011 John Richardson
864-427-9858
jwrichardson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Enoree R.D. of the Sumter NF proposes 49 acres of pre-commercial thinning in Compartment 35, Stand 9 and Stand 15. The project is needed primarily to improve forest health in these stands.
Location: UNIT - Enoree Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Union. Compartment 35, Stand 9 and Stand 15.
Delta Tract E-50 Tripartite Decision Memo
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Land management planning
- Land ownership management
- Land acquisition 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/01/2010 
Expected:09/2011
 
01/2012 Peggy Nadler
803-561-4053
pnadler@fs.fed.us 
Description: To consummate a land-for-timber (tripartite) exchange in which the United States will acquire a non-Federal tract of land located in Union County, South Carolina
Location: UNIT - Enoree Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Union. Delta Plantation Tract E-50, Union County, South Carolina.
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 07/2011 
Expected:07/2011  08/2011 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  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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.
Jews Harp Spring Trail Access
CE
- Recreation management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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.
Pre-commercial Thinning on the Enoree Ranger District
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Land management planning
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 05/31/2011  10/2013 John Richardson
864-427-9858
jwrichardson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improving Forest Health by reducing stocking Levels by pre-commercially thinning with hand-tools on approximately 669 acres of predominatly loblolly pine in the Enoree Ranger District, FMS National Forest.
Location: UNIT - Enoree Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Chester, Newberry, Union. LEGAL - Chester, Newberry, and Union Counties, South Carolina. R8, Francis Marion-Sumter National Forest, Enoree Ranger District.
Prescribed Burning and Commercial Thinning in the Enoree Ranger District
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/14/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
06/2013 Hector Socias
864-427-9858
hsocias@fs.fed.us 
Description: Initiate prescription burning on a periodic basis on 312 acres in compartment 63, stands 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15 and 20 in Union County, South Carolina. In addition, the district proposes to conduct thinning on 26 acres in compartment 63, Stand 11.
Location: UNIT - Enoree Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - Compartment 63, Stands 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15 and 20. R8, Francis Marion-Sumter National Forest, Enoree Ranger District, Union County, South Carolina.
Restoration of Native Species on the Enoree Ranger District
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:08/2011  09/2011 Robin Mackie
803-561-4071
rmackie@fs.fed.us 
Description: This proposal is to restore native vegetation along Forest Service roadsides where sericea lespedeza or other non-native invasive species have been eliminated. Mixtures of native perennials and annuals would either be seeded or planted.
Location: UNIT - Enoree Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Chester, Fairfield, Laurens, Newberry, Saluda, Union. Activities are proposed along existing road rights-of-way managed by the Forest Service.
River Access Reconstruction Work
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:07/2011  08/2011 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  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 04/21/2011  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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35498
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.
Woodlands Management in the Indian Creek Wildlife Habitat Restoration Initiative Area
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/12/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2011 
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.
Woods Ferry Horse Trail Relocation and Construction Project
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2011 
Expected:09/2011  09/2011 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35500
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,   Francis Marion Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Earthworks SUP Amendment 1 (FMF072)
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 05/16/2011  07/2011 Amy Fore
843-887-3257
afore@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Amendment adds 2 additional water monitoring wells and 2 vegetative monitoring plots to an existing permit located in Compartment 209 in the vicinity of FSR 228A, Charleston County, SC and serves as a mitigation bank reference site.
Location: UNIT - Francis Marion Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Charleston. LEGAL - Tract F 92. Francis Marion NF, Charelston County, SC Compartment 209, near FSR 228A.
Loblolly Orchard Mastication
CE
- Special area management
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 04/11/2011  06/2011 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35029
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  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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 - Francis Marion Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Berkeley, Charleston. LEGAL - US Forest Service. Francis Marion 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.
Cuffytown Timber Sale Project
EA
- Forest products  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/08/2011 
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 08/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
03/2012 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.
Davis Land Exchange
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Land ownership management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/28/2009 
Expected:08/2011
 
11/2011 Peggy Nadler
803-561-4053
pnadler@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to acquire 1,588 acres from Davis Land and Timber, Inc. in exchange for 1,436 acres of federal lands. Land use would remain essentially the same on the two land tracts.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35882
Location: UNIT - Long Cane Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Edgefield, McCormick. The tracts are located in Hard Labor Creek, Cuffytown Creek, Beaverdam Creek and Turkey Creek, east and southeast of McCormick, SC.
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.
Gary and Beth Dickey - Road Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 05/06/2011  06/2011 Jeff Magniez
803-637-5396
jmagniez@fs.fed.us 
Description: A landownner has requested access to private land using Forest Service Road 547-E in McCormick County. They are waiting for a determination on their claim for a title from the federal government.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35088
Location: UNIT - Long Cane Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - McCormick. Off of Forest Service Rd. 547-E in compartment 225, McCormick County.
Little River LON017
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2011 
Expected:09/2011  10/2011 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
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 05/27/2011  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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35218
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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/08/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
08/2011 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.
Motorcycle Fundraiser 2011
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 06/23/2011  06/2011 Glen Kansanback
(803)637-5396
gkansanback@fs.fed.us 
Description: Organized group ride fund-raiser one day event. This is not a race, and all bikes are street legal using open Forest Service Roads, State Hwy, and Cedar Springs and OHV trails.
Location: UNIT - Long Cane Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Abbeville. Long Cane Ranger District, Abbeville County, Forest Service Roads, Cedar Springs and Parsons Mountain OHV trails.
Primitive Camping Area Forks
CE
- Recreation management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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.
Renew and Fence Row Salvage Timber Sale.
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 04/22/2011
04/22/2011 
04/2011 Dell Frost
803-637-5396
dfrost@fs.fed.us 
Description: Salvage 71 acres of blow down timber from recent storm events.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35881
Location: UNIT - Long Cane Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Edgefield. LEGAL - Compartments 309 and 274. Renew salvage sale area is located approximately 10 miles southwest of the town of Edgefield, SC. Fence Row is located approximately 16 miles northwest of the town of Edgefield, SC.
SPB Pre-commercial Thinning Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Completed  Actual: 03/30/2011  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
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 05/24/2011  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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35217
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 08/2011 
Expected:09/2011  10/2011 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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