Schedules of Proposed Actions

The “Schedule of Proposed Actions” (SOPA) for the National Forests in Alabama includes all project proposals that we currently anticipate working on over the next three months. We update this schedule quarterly as budgets and project priorities change. The schedule is not a NEPA document nor is it a solicitation for comments. Comments addressed to the schedule do not provide standing for appeal purposes.

The purpose of the SOPA is to provide you with enough information to decide which projects are of interest to you, and whom to contact should you wish to become involved in the analysis and decision process on the forest.

Project specific comments are solicited through formal scoping during the periods shown in the schedule. If you are interested in a project or projects, please contact the responsible Forest Service employee shown on the Schedule (SOPA) and provide project specific comments.

National Forests in Alabama past Schedules of Proposed Actions are  available here.

National Forests in Alabama Current and Recent Projects

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Under Analysis

Aeonian Environmental Analysis

2100 acres within Compartments 30, 31, 40 and 47 on the Shoal Creek Ranger District. Include approximately 1600 acres of thinning and 500 acres of clearcuts with reforestation, including chemical site preparation, site prep burning and release.

Amaranthine Environmental Assessment

Treatment of approximately 2,000 acres through intermediate thinning and regeneration treatments to restore montain longleaf pine ecosystems

Easement for Justin H. Kenagy

. The proposed action is for issuing an easement which will allow access to private land.

Houston Longleaf Restoration Project

Longleaf Pine and Oak-Pine Woodland Restoration

Owl Creek Trail System - Re-route

Owl Creek Trail System re-route and maintenance project

Sipsey Soil Survey SUP

Long-term Soil Monitoring at U.S. Geological Survey Reference Watersheds. The project will use repeated soil sampling to document environmental change.

Streams Experimental Observatory Network (STREON) Special Use Permit

To issue a 30 year Special Use Permit to NEON, Inc. Domain 08 to install an aquatic sampling array in Mayfield Creek drainage of the Talladega National Forest, Oakmulgee District.

Talladega Division New Prescribed Burn Units Environmental Assessment

Addition of 9900 acres to its prescribed burning program for fuel reduction, ecosystem restoration and wildlife habitat improvement

Tallaseehatchee Bridge

Construction of new bridge to replace a 75 year old multi-span bride.

Analysis Completed

Alabama Power Company / Southern Electric Generation Company - Gaston-Yellow Dirt Transmission Line

Replacement of eight structures on existing right-of-way and construction of bridge over Hatchett Creek for maintenance access.

BNF Rush Creek/NFSR 263 Culvert Replacement Project

The existing culvert will be replaced with a single span bridge, with abutment walls and wingwalls designed to pass a 50-year flood event and span the bankfull width of Rush Creek.

Greater Collier Watershed Forest Health and Restoration Project

Shortleaf Pine and Oak Woodland Restoration

Horn Mountain Communication Tower

Construction of new telecommunication tower at existing communications site on Horn Mountain

NFsAL Indiana Bat Forest Plan Amendment

Amend the Revised Forest Plan(2004)to remove FW-106 which deals with growing season burning and to restructure standards FW-101, FW-102 and FW-104, which deal with snag and roost retention and upland water sources, in Indiana Bat management areas.

Shoal Creek Road Access

Project includes the removal of gates within the Big Oak Physically Disabled Hunting Area, closing of approximately 6.3 miles of open roads, decommissioning of 20.5 mile of closed roads, and altering seasonal closure dates.

Tuskegee Upland Pine Restoration Project

Restoration and improvement of upland Pine stands using timber harvests, midstory removal, herbicide application, and integrated NNIS control.

On Hold

Special Use Permit - Reggie Watts Right-of-way

Issue a special use permit for right-of-way to Reggie Watts for driveway and utility installation to private property.

Special Use Permit- Alabama Power Company Distribution Line, Franklin County Road 138

Special use permit to install a new distribution power line with 3 poles and 2 guys and 860 ft. /- of overhead conductor adjacent to Franklin County Highway #138. Line clearing of trees will be 15 ft from line where needed.

Project Archive

Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.