Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2011 to 09/30/2011
Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.
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Projects Occurring Nationwide
R8 - Southern Region, Regionwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Region)
R8 - Southern Region, Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)

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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Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)  

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
68/80 Equestrian Trail and Relocation of Rest Area
CE
- Recreation management
- Watershed management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Randall Mitchell
270-924-2030
randallmitchell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocation of Trail 11 and Trail connector 10/11 due to Hwy 68/80 improvements. New trail location will be constructed with sustainability and user safety being foremost, while reducing impact and maintenance requirements.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=23693
Location: UNIT - Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area All Units. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Trigg. Equestrian Trails 10 and 11 and rest area are South of Hwy 68/80; east of Roads 160 and 165.
Boat In Floating Restaurant Special Use Permit
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Gary Hawkins
270-924-2046
ghawkins@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a special use permit for a boat in floating restaurant and water sports facility in Piney Bay on KY Lake and use of Road 401.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34207
Location: UNIT - Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area All Units. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Stewart. Within the 354 foot lake elevation in Piney Bay and Road 401 with informal boat ramp.
Demumbers Creek EA
EA
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/22/2010 
Expected:07/2011
 
10/2011 Jaime Hernandez
270-924-2073
jahernandez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Ecosystem management on approximately 3,400 acres promoting favorable conditions for oak and hickory regeneration, oak woodlands and open lands for diversity of wildlife. Prescribed fire and silviculture treatments will be used.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31771
Location: UNIT - Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area All Units. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Lyon. The project is bordered by Rds 303, 304, The Trace, 117, 119 and 120 and Lake Barkley.
Devil's Backbone EA
EA
- Special area management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/28/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
03/2012 Jaime Hernandez
270-924-2073
jahernandez@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Devil's Backbone project would improve and restore the only native shortleaf pine community located at LBL. Treatment would occur on approx. 3400 acres (updated 2/2011), including the TN State Natural Area. The SNA would increase to 1386 acres.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=22279
Location: UNIT - Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area All Units. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Stewart. Project is between US Hwy 79 at the southern end and FS Rd 230 to the north. The area encompasses part of the Fort Henry hiking trails system. Project is in a Core Area and Panther Creek Watershed.
Energy Lake Prescribed Fire
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Trenton Girard
270-924-2092
tgirard@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project includes prescribed burning to support forest vegetation management for wildlife habitat improvement on 5,304 acres.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31685
Location: UNIT - Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area All Units. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Trigg. Generally E of The Trace, N of Rd 144, N of Rd 147, S of Rd 135 and W of Lake Barkley.
Ginger Creek Prescribed Fire
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:12/2011  03/2012 Trenton Girard
270-924-2092
tgirard@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project includes prescribed burning to support forest vegetation management for wildlife habitat improvement on 4,803 acres.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31688
Location: UNIT - Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area All Units. STATE - Kentucky, Tennessee. COUNTY - Trigg, Stewart. Generally W of the N/S Trail, E and N of Rd 376, E of Rd 206, SE of Rd 172, SW of The Trace and N of Rd 211. Another section lies N of Rd 208, S of Rd 361 and E of KY Lake.
Grace Creek Restoration
CE
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/10/2010 
Expected:10/2011
 
02/2012 Jaime Hernandez
270-924-2073
jahernandez@fs.fed.us 
Description: The 250 acre project area was severely impacted by the January 2009 ice storm. A salvage sale is needed to restore oak hickory and shortleaf pine forest ecosystems.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31765
Location: UNIT - Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area All Units. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Trigg. The project is located E of The Trace. Part of it is off Rd 153 and the other part is between Rd 144 and Rd 153 in the future Oak Grassland Restoration Demontration Area,.
Hurricane Creek Restoration
CE
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/10/2010 
Expected:09/2011
 
10/2011 Christina Harper
270-924-2210
cnharper@fs.fed.us 
Description: The 250 acre project area was severely impacted by the January 2009 ice storm. A salvage sale is needed to restore oak hickory and shortleaf pine forest ecosystems.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31767
Location: UNIT - Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area All Units. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Lyon. The project area is located E of Rd 117, N of Rd 118 and a small section is S of Rd 122 just W of Rd 118-A.
John Wayne Salvage Sale
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:08/2011  09/2011 Dennis Wilson
270-924-2070
denniswilson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed salvage sale is a result of strong storms in April & May, 2011. Approx. 225 acres of blown down and damaged timber would be harvested. Units are near Rushing Creek and Wranglers, except for a unit in the north oak grassland demo area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36366
Location: UNIT - Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area All Units. STATE - Kentucky, Tennessee. COUNTY - Trigg, Stewart. Close to Rushing Creek and Wranglers Campgrounds. One unit in north oak grassland demonstration area.
Little Chicago Prescribed Fire
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Trenton Girard
270-924-2092
tgirard@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project includes prescribed burning to support openlands and forest management for wildlife habitat improvement on 1,850 acres. ON HOLD Until FY13.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31683
Location: UNIT - Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area All Units. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Lyon. Generally NE of The Trace, N of Rd 108 and S of Lake Barkley and the Canal.
NorthCorps, LLC Outfitter/Guide Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/13/2011  06/2011 Kyle Varel
270-924-2031
kvarel@fs.fed.us 
Description: NorthCorps is a guide/outfitter service responsible for providing participants with the education, experience, and professional training that is both necessary and unique to a variety of outdoor skills.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35150
Location: UNIT - Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area All Units. STATE - Kentucky, Tennessee. COUNTY - Lyon, Trigg, Stewart. Proposed event will take place on existing trails, roads, trailside camping areas and shelters, and shoreline destinations throughout LBL.
Pryor Hollow Prescribed Fire
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/03/2010 
Expected:10/2011
 
01/2012 Trenton Girard
270-924-2092
tgirard@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project includes prescribed burning to support forest vegetation management for wildlife habitat improvement on 4,845 acres.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31686
Location: UNIT - Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area All Units. STATE - Kentucky. COUNTY - Trigg. Generally N and E of Rd 165, SE of Rd 160, N of Rd 346 and W of Lake Barkley.
Realignment of Lake Access and Backcountry Areas
CE
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Facility management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Janice Wilson
270-924-2034
janicerwilson@fs.fed.us 
Description: TO BE DIVIDED INTO SMALLER PROPOSED ACTIONS AT A LATER DATE. Proposed changes to some of the Backcountry, Day-use and Lake Access areas to realign resources to balance public needs and wants with the Area Plan, as well as with the fiscal budget.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31852
Location: UNIT - Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area All Units. STATE - Kentucky, Tennessee. COUNTY - Lyon, Trigg, Stewart. Various designated Backcoutnry, Day-Use and Lake Access recreation areas scattered across all of LBL.
Sheltowee Trail Riders
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/01/2010 
Expected:07/2011
 
09/2011 James Thweatt
270-924-2097
jthweatt@fs.fed.us 
Description: Sheltowee Trail Riders special use permit for a guided equestrian trail ride event, including an auction, souvenir vendors, caterer, and live entertainment. Participants are estimated to be 30 to 50 campers/riders.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33579
Location: UNIT - Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area All Units. STATE - Kentucky, Tennessee. COUNTY - Trigg, Stewart. Wranglers Campround and trails.
WC Trail 12 Reroute
CE
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Randall Mitchell
270-924-2030
randallmitchell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocate WC Trail 12 from current location which was heavily damaged during a tornado in the Fall of 2007.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=24647
Location: UNIT - Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area All Units. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Stewart. Trail reroute is east of The Trace and north of the Homeplace.
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