Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2012 to 06/30/2012
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, 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 12/2011 
Expected:03/2012
 
01/2013 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  Completed  Actual: 03/23/2012  12/2011 Brenda Halter-Glenn
202-260-9400
bhalterglenn@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  Completed  Actual: 12/13/2011  01/2012 Glen Stein
801-200-2703
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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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 
Cancelled  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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Adventure Race Special Use Permit
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 01/11/2012  03/2012 Kyle Varel
270-924-2031
kvarel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Permits would be issued to organizations responsible for coordinating and facilitating outdoor adventure races in the TN portion of LBL, including the Fort Henry Trail System. Races would include biking, hiking, and orienteering.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37947
Location: UNIT - Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area All Units. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Stewart. TN portion of LBL in Stewart County.
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:07/2012
 
07/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Tederell Boyer
270-924-2048
tjboyer@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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Fort Henry Reenactment Event
CE
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 01/13/2012  02/2012 Gary Hawkins
270-924-2046
ghawkins@fs.fed.us 
Description: The event will recreate the Confederate retreat from Fort Henry to Fort Donelson during the Campaign of February 1862 to raise awareness on its significance during the Civil War. There will be 105 people, 15 on horses and 2 horse drawn wagons.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36926
Location: UNIT - Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area All Units. STATE - Tennessee. COUNTY - Stewart. Fort Henry Trail System.
Ginger Creek Prescribed Fire
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Tederell Boyer
270-924-2048
tjboyer@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/nepa_project_exp.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:06/2012
 
06/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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,.
Little Chicago Prescribed Fire
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Tederell Boyer
270-924-2048
tjboyer@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project includes prescribed burning to support openlands and forest management for wildlife habitat improvement on 1,850 acres.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.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.
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:09/2012
 
09/2012 Tederell Boyer
270-924-2048
tjboyer@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/nepa_project_exp.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.
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