Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2011 to 12/31/2011
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, 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 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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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 - Francis Marion 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 06/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
03/2013 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 - Francis Marion Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Berkeley, Charleston. LEGAL - NE section of Francis Marion National Forest. Francis Marion National Forest.
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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 03/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
10/2012 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 
Cancelled  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
- Heritage resource management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:11/2011  01/2012 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.
Moody Creek Habitat Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 09/07/2011  10/2011 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  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/28/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
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 01/2012 
Expected:03/2012  06/2012 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 01/05/2011 
Expected:03/2012
 
06/2012 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 11/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 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
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 07/06/2011  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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36499
Location: UNIT - Enoree Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Newberry. Newberry County, compartment 138.
2011 GERA Endurance Route- Trail Relocation
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 08/19/2011  08/2011 Alice Riddle
(864)427-9858
ariddle@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocate approximately .4 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36504
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 12/2011 
Expected:03/2012  03/2013 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.
Compartment 35, Stand 9 and Stand 15 Pre-commercial Thinning
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Completed  Actual: 04/22/2011  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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35245
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
- Land management planning
- Land ownership management
- Land acquisition 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/01/2010 
Expected:11/2011
 
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
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35334
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) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:01/2013  08/2013 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 R-O-W Vegetation Restoration
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/08/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
03/2012 Jay Swafford
864-427-9858
jswafford@fs.fed.us 
Description: to restore native vegetation along Forest Service road rights-of-way on the Enoree Ranger District, Francis Marion- Sumter National Forest.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36782
Location: UNIT - Enoree Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Chester, Fairfield, Laurens, Newberry, Union. LEGAL - Sumter National Forest, Enoree Ranger District, Union, Laurens, Fairfield, Newberry, and Chester Counties. Region 8, Francis Marion-Sumter National Forest, Enoree Ranger District.
Enoree River - 336A Access Point Reconstruction
CE
- Recreation management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:10/2011  10/2011 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 River Riparian Wetland Restoration Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/15/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
11/2011 Jason Jennings
803-561-4060
jjennings@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to restore three riparian wetland areas on the Enoree Ranger District, Francis Marion-Sumter National Forest.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36811
Location: UNIT - Enoree Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Newberry. LEGAL - Enoree Ranger District, Newberry County, Whitmire, SC,. R8, Francis Marion-Sumter NF, Enoree Ranger District, Newberry County, Whitmire, SC.
Prescribed Burning and Commercial Thinning in the Enoree Ranger District
CE
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 09/28/2011  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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36582
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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36617
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 10/2011 
Expected:10/2011  10/2011 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.
Vernal Pond Construction
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 09/02/2011  10/2011 Christopher Evans
864-427-9858
chrisevans@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal for the construction of three vernal ponds on the Cane Creek Dove Field site located in Compartment 60 of the Enoree Ranger District
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36882
Location: UNIT - Enoree Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - Union County, Union, SC, Compartment 60. Region 8, Sumter National Forest, Enoree Ranger District.
Woodlands Management in the Indian Creek Wildlife Habitat Restoration Initiative Area
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/22/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
04/2012 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 12/2011 
Expected:02/2012  02/2012 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
Brian Richardson Easement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/19/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
10/2011 Amy Fore
843-336-3248
afore@fs.fed.us 
Description: Easement across National Forest lands in Berkeley County SC to TMS 2560000063. Located in Compartment 113 the easement requested is approximately 20 feet wide by 35 feet long.
Location: UNIT - Francis Marion Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Berkeley. LEGAL - Tract F 258 Berkeley County, South Carolina. Compartment 113 easement site connects Cainhoy Rd and Lands owned by Brian Richardson (TMS2560000063).
Coastal Expeditions Outfitter Guide Special Use Renewal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/14/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
12/2011 Amy Fore
843-336-3248
afore@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renew a five year Special Use Permit for Coastal Expeditions to canoe/kayak specific waterways on the Francis Marion National Forest and utilize boat launches within the forest.
Location: UNIT - Francis Marion Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Berkeley, Charleston. LEGAL - Charleston and Berkeley counties South Carolina. Various creeks and boat launches within the Francis Marion National Forest.
Francis Marion Dirt Dash
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 08/19/2011  08/2011 Amy Fore
843-887-3257
afore@fs.fed.us 
Description: Half marathon and 5k races scheduled for September 10, 2011 along forest roads 228, 239, 230, 230A and 202. there roads are in the Ion Swamp area of the Francis Marion National Forest
Location: UNIT - Francis Marion Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Charleston. LEGAL - Compartments 203, 204, 208-213 in Tracts F1 and F92, Francis Marion National Forest, Charleston County, SC. Forest Service Roads 228, 239, 230, 230A and 202.
Nature Adventures Outfitter Guide Permit Renewal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/14/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
12/2012 Amy Fore
843-336-3248
afore@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renew outfitter guide permit for a five year period to canoe/kayak, hike, bike and camp on Francis Marion National Forest.
Location: UNIT - Francis Marion Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Berkeley, Charleston. LEGAL - Francis Marion National Forest, portions of Charleston and Berkeley counties. Designated roads, trails, boat landings and campsites on the Francis Marion Ranger District.
River Otter 10k Trail Relay
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 08/19/2011  10/2011 Amy Fore
843-887-3257
afore@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relay race scheduled for October 8, 2011 on Awendaw Passage of Palmetto Trail. Race will begin at Awendaw Canoe/Kayak Launch at Rosa Green Road and runners will turn around neat Rev. Perry Road and return to race start location
Location: UNIT - Francis Marion Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Charleston. LEGAL - Compartment 199 in Charleston County, SC. Tracts F-237, F1-II, F-207. Awendaw Passage of Palmetto Trail from Rosa Green Road to near Rev Perry Road and return to Awendaw Canoe/Kayak Trailhead.
USFWS Special Use Permit Amendment 2 (WAM000901)
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/25/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
10/2011 Amy Fore
843-336-3248
afore@fs.fed.us 
Description: Add two travelways to existing permit to continue access to permitted Red Wolf enclosures. Forest Road 5158 1,208 feet; and existing woods road, 2,113 feet.
Location: UNIT - Francis Marion Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Charleston. LEGAL - Charleston County, SC Tract F 92. Compartment 212, Francis Marion National Forest.
Wedboo Fire Salvage
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 09/12/2011  09/2011 Bill Twomey
843-336-3248
btwomey@fs.fed.us 
Description: A wildland fire in June, 2011 damaged and killed trees in two stands. Portions of these stands would be harvested to prevent insect build-up, reduce residual smoke from future prescribed burning in the area and to recover any value in the trees.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36879
Location: UNIT - Francis Marion Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Berkeley. Compartment 15, stands 9 and 10.
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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:02/2012
 
03/2012 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.
Black Widow Spider Collection-Copley Storey
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 08/22/2011  08/2011 Elizabeth Meadows
803-637-5396
emeadows@fs.fed.us 
Description: Copley Storey wants to collect black widow spiders to milk for venon to sell to a pharmaceutical company.
Location: UNIT - Long Cane Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, McCormick, Saluda. Throughout the general forest in areas that have been cut over in the last 8 years and along roads.
Cuffytown Timber Sale Project
EA
- Forest products  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/08/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
04/2012 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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/12/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Land ownership management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/28/2009 
Expected:01/2012
 
01/2012 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:12/2011
 
01/2012 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 12/2011 
Expected:02/2012  03/2012 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 Ranger District Aquatic Organism Passage Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 09/07/2011  09/2011 Jeanne Riley
803-561-4076
jriley@fs.fed.us 
Description: The district would replace five stream culverts and modify one culvert to enhance passage for aquatic organisms.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36728
Location: UNIT - Long Cane Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Edgefield, McCormick. FS system roads include: FS 611; FS 574; FS 613B; FS 602; and, FS 604.
Lower Little River Timber Sale Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Completed  Actual: 09/08/2011
09/08/2011 
10/2011 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.
Palmetto Net
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 08/25/2011  08/2011 Elizabeth Meadows
803-637-5396
emeadows@fs.fed.us 
Description: Palmetto Net proposes to replace current utility lines with telecommunication cables along highway 72.
Location: UNIT - Long Cane Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - Abbeville. Within 15 feet of Highway 72 edge in Abbeville County along Forest Service lands and existing ROW.
Reedy Timber Sale Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2011 
Expected:07/2012  06/2013 Reginald Goolsby
803-637-5396
rjgoolsby@fs.fed.us 
Description: Seed-tree regeneration on 1,350 acres within 13 management compartments
Location: UNIT - Long Cane Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - McCormick. Compartment 222, 226, 227, 234-236, 238-241, 254.
South Carolina Army National Guard
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/13/2011  06/2011 Elizabeth Meadows
803-637-5396
emeadows@fs.fed.us 
Description: The SC Army National Guard wants to conduct a one day training simulating a down helicopter and extraction of crew members.
Location: UNIT - Long Cane Ranger District. STATE - South Carolina. COUNTY - McCormick. In a 100 foot by 100 foot section of a wildlife opening on Forest Service Road 618 in compartment 296, McCormick County.
Western Carolina LON016
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2011 
Expected:02/2012  03/2012 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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