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Schedule of Proposed Actions

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The quarterly Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA) is our way of keeping the public informed and involved in the planning and environmental analysis of national forest projects. Site-specific projects include activities such as reconstructing developed recreation sites, prescribed burning, and harvesting timber to increase habitat for wildlife.The SOPA gives early notice of upcoming projects that may interest you and gives status updates of projects currently undergoing environmental analysis. If you find a project that you are interested in, please contact the Project Lead or contact person so you can become involved in the environmental analysis and documentation process.

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National Forests In North Carolina Current and Recent Projects

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Developing Proposal

West Carteret Water Corp. Water Line Extension Project

This project provides potable water mains to serve existing single family homes. Existing homes and structures within the park cannot be reached without crossing Federal Lands.

Wildlife Opening Prescribed Burns

The proposed action is to prescribe burn 50-100 acres of dormant season wildlife openings for maintenance of grasses and forbs.

Under Analysis

Armstrong Creek Project

The proposed action includes vegetation management and wildlife habitat improvement activities in the Armstrong Creek area.

BBQ Project

The proposed action is to conduct silvicultural treatments to implement forest plan goals for National Forest System lands in Macon County, NC.

Bridge #135, on SR 1740, NCDOT Project

NCDOT proposes to replace Bridge #135 in Jackson County.

Cane Pole Multiple Resource Management Project

The proposed action is to conduct silvicultural treatments to improve wildlife habitat, restore vegetation communities, and supply timber for the local economy.

Carolina T&T (CenturyLink)Existing Special Use Permit Renewal

The Carolina T&T (CenturyLink) permit is for the operation and maintenance of overhead and buried phone lines crossing various sections of the Croatan National Forest.

Chattooga River Boating Access

Designate sites for boaters to put-in and/or take-out of the Upper Chattooga River consistent with the Environmental Assessment that addressed Managing Recreation Uses in the Upper Chattooga River Corridor.

Chattooga River Boating Access

The Forest Service is proposing to establish access points for boaters on the Chattooga Wild and Scenic River within the boundaries of three National Forests (Chattahoochee, Nantahala and Sumter).

China Creek Trail Relocation

Proposal to relocate and adopt historic portions of approx. 2 miles of trail near China Creek. Lower trail segments are maintenance on existing route, with minor shifts in alignment. Upper reaches of the existing trail will be removed from system.

Coastal Carolina Regional Airport Runway Safety Improvement Project

The proposal is to ammend the special use permit with the Coastal Carolina Regional Airport to allow removal of vegetation obstructions in the glide path approack of the runway.

Davidson River Project

Streambank stabilization along Davisdon River from the Pisgah Fish Hatchery downstream to the confluence with Looking Glass Creek - rehab/improve river entry points

Grandfather District Restoration Burns

The proposal is to burn six separate areas in Burke and Caldwell counties to reduce fuel loads, improve wildlife habitat, and promote fire dependent and fire adapted species. Individual burns would be implemented over multiple years.

Havelock Bypass, US 70, NCDOT Project

NCDOT has proposed construction of a US 70 bypass around Havelock, NC.

Laurel Creek Property Owners Association Access Across National Forest System Lands

Evaluate an application for an easement across National Forest System lands from the Laurel Creek Property Owners Association that would allow them to access their 50 acre inholding in Clay and Cherokee Counties, North Carolina.

Nantahala and Pisgah NFs Plan Revision

Revision of the Nantahala and Pisgah NFs Land and Resource Management Plan (Forest Plan)

Newport Project

The proposed project consists of various timber, wildlife and fire related treatments to move toward the desired future condition of Longleaf pine and provide improved habitat for the Federally Endangered Red-cockaded Woodpecker

Piedmont Natural Gas Existing Special Use Permit Renewal

Special use permit renewal for Piedmont Natural Gas.

Spencer Branch Reroute

The proposed action is to reroute the trail to higher ground.

Analysis Completed

2010 Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Suppression

The proposed action is to treat hemlock conservation areas on the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests using a combination of biological and chemical treatments. This project adds additional treatment options to the 2005 HWA Project.

Courthouse Vegetation Management

The proposal includes vegetation, recreation, and fuels management activities in Analysis Area 13 on the Pisgah Ranger District.

Fontana Multiple Resource Management Project

The proposal is to conduct silvicultural activities designed to improve wildlife habitat, restore vegetation communities, and provide timber for the local economy.

Globe Project

Timber/vegetation management, wildlife habitat development and enhancement, control/manage non-native invasive plants, and small patch old growth designation.

Limits of Stay at Appalachian National Scenic Trail Shelters and Designated Campsites

The Southern Region of the Forest Service is proposing to change its limits of stay at shelters and designated dispersed campsites along the Appalachian National Scenic Trail on several forests of the Southern Region.

Nantahala Ranger District Post-Harvest Vine Control Project

The proposal is to conduct treatments on the Nantahala Ranger District to control the amount and extent of grape and other woody vines to provide growing conditions favorable for high quality hardwood timber.

Non-Native Invasive Plant Control Project

The proposed action is to treat non-native invasive plant infestations across the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forest using an integrated combination of treatment methods over a five year period

Northwest Restoration Project

The proposal includes projects for ecosystem restoration, heritage resource, wildlife, and recreation improvement. The analysis area includes approximately 14,933 acres within compartments 9 - 16 and 21 - 25.

On Hold

Catawba Falls Phase II: Trail Improvements & Dam Removal

The proposed action is to improve and/or relocate trail between the parking lot and upper falls, and construct a viewing platform(s). In addition, a dam and old building will be removed.

Church Sign for Calvary Church

The proposed action is to approve a special use permit to allow the Calvary Church to place a sign in a road right-of-way the Forest Service owns near the intersection of Highway 101 and Temples Point Road in Craven County, North Carolina.

Control of Non-Native Invasive Plant Species in the Linville Gorge Wilderness

The proposed action is to treat non-native invasive plant species in the Linville Gorge Wilderness using a combination of manual and chemical treatments.

Linville Gorge Wilderness Prescribed Fire

The proposal includes the use of prescribed fire in the Linville Gorge Wilderness to restore the natural fire regime, to manage unnatural buildups of fuels, and to restore fire dependent communities and woodlands.

Revised EA for Control of the Southern Pine Beetle on Croatan National Forest

The proposed action is to control outbreaks of southern pine beetle on pine stands using Integrated Pest Management techniques.

Uwharrie District Non-native Invasive Plant Treatment

The proposed action is to treat non-native invasive plants on the Uwharrie National Forest using a combination of mechanical, cultural, and chemical treatments.

West Carteret New Water Well Installation

Allow the West Carteret Water Corporation to place 2 more water wells and approximately 4000 feet of additional waterline with power on the Croatan Ranger District in the locations identified in their existing permit issued in August of 1989.

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