Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2012 to 09/30/2012
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 10/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
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  08/2012 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.
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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
Communications Upgrade Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Facility management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2012 
Expected:08/2012  09/2012 Robert Sigler
270-924-2133
rsigler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Communication line upgrades are needed between facilities on LBL. Work will follow existing roads and right of ways where feasible.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39694
Location: UNIT - Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area All Units. STATE - Kentucky, Tennessee. COUNTY - Lyon, Trigg, Stewart. Between administrative, maintenance, recreation, and environmental education facilities at LBL.
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:09/2012
 
09/2012 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.
Grace Creek Restoration
CE
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/15/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
09/2012 Dennis Wilson
270-924-2070
denniswilson@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,.
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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This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.