Abandoned Mine Lands Safety Restoration
Abandoned mining sites with features, such as portals, adits, shafts, subsidence, structures, and equipment that are either environmental or safety hazards would be restored to other productive uses.
Commercial timber harvest in the Beaver Creek Watershed
401 acres of commercial timber harvest designed to improve tree vigor or establish young forest. 292 acres of two-aged shelterwood and 109 acres of thinning in 11 distinct areas. Herbicide treatment of selected species within shelterwood areas.
Freeman Fork Oak Woodland Restoration Project
Conduct forest thinning, including a heavy thinning to establish an oak woodland structure. Additional actions include periodic prescribed burning, chemical control of NNIS, creation of vernal ponds. and monitoring.
Invasive Plant Species Treatment
Control or eradication of invasive plant species using one or more of the following treatment methods: manual, mechanical, chemical, biological and others. If approved, proposed actions would be implemented on each of the four Ranger Districts.
Jackson Energy Line Replacement: KY 89 and Gray Road
The Forest Service is proposing a special use authorization for Jackson Energy Cooperative to install approx. 16,700ft of new transmission or replacement line on new and existing poles. If approved, an amendment to an existing permit will be issued.
London Fuels Treatment
Conduct controlled burning in forty-one (41) areas across the district to reduce fuel loading, reduce fire regime condition class and promote fire-mediated upland ecosystems.
Sand Lick Fork Watershed Restoration
Improve water quality and reduce soil loss by plugging abandoned oil wells, removing flowing lines, restoration of stream channels and associated floodplains, and managing /maintaining the many open roads in the Sand Lick Fork area.
Southfork Coal Lease KYES 051088
The Bureau of Land Management is proposing to lease a tract of federal coal and the Forest Service proposes to issue a consent to lease to BLM. Proposed lease area is approximately 64 acres, and no surface disturbance is proposed on NFS lands.
Spring Creek Vegetation Management
Provide for a variety of habitat conditions to augment forest health and vigor. Proposed activities include 161 ac. commercial harvest (80 ac.-two-age shelterwood, 81 ac.-thinning), 249 ac. of crop tree release, and construction of 3 wildlife ponds.
TDS Telecom Special Use Authorization
Issue a special use authorization to install and maintain fiber optic lines in an existing right of way, and decommission abandoned transmission lines.
Cave Run Nonmotorized Trails Project
Designate new routes, designate uses, and season-of-use on existing and new designated routes, close user-developed paths, develop new traiheads, and improve existing trailheads to reduce user conflict and minimize resource damage.
Windstream Fiber Optic Line: KY 192 - KY 3497
Windstream Comminications Inc.has applied for an authorization to install an aerial fiber optic line to serve the demand for broad band internet access. The line will be installed on existing overhead electric distribution line poles.
Goose Creek Coal Lease KYES 053729
The FS proposes to issue a consent to lease to BLM and BLM proposes to lease federal coal. No surface disturbance is planned on National Forest System lands.
Spencer Branch Coal Lease KYES 051689
The FS proposes to issue a consent to lease to BLM and BLM proposes to lease federal coal. No surface disturbance is planned on National Forest System lands. Formerly known as Compliance Coal Lease KYES 051689.
Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.