Armstrong Creek Project
The proposed action includes vegetation management and wildlife habitat improvement activities in the Armstrong Creek area.
Appalachian Trail Relocation at Grassy Gap
The proposed action is to reroute two short sections of the Appalachian Trail (0.4 miles and 0.25 miles) near Grassy Gap, approximately 2.9 miles north of Wesser/Nantahala Gorge on the Cheoah Ranger District.
Big Circle Project
The proposed action is to thin and restore longleaf pine for red cockaded woodpecker habitat on 625 acres.
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).
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.
Hellbender Nest Box
The proposed action is to install 9 nest boxes for Hellbenders. Boxes will be in place for 10 years.
Jackrabbit Mountain Bike Connector Trail
The proposed action is to construct a bicycle trail connecting the Jackrabbit Mountain camping area with the Jackrabbit Mountain Mountain Bike Trail System on the Tusquitee Ranger District, Nantahala National Forest, Clay County, North Carolina.
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
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.
Old Church Road Project
This project consist of thinning one 22 acre stand in Compartment 36 on the Croatan National Forest.
Southern Region Caves and Mine Closures
The purpose of the action is to close caves and mines to minimize the transmission potential of white nose syndrome and for the protection of associated wildlife species.
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.
Circle P Farm Runway Approach
Authorize Circle P Farms to manage the height of the vegetation on 0.28 acres of Croatan National Forest land at the end of their private runway for safety.
Copeland Multiple Resource Managemenet Project
The proposal is to conduct silvicultural activities designed to improve wildlife habitat, restore vegetation communities, and provide timber for the local economy on the Nantahala RD on lands in the vicinity of Nantahala Lake in Macon County.
Courthouse Vegetation Management
The proposal includes vegetation, recreation, and access management activities in Analysis Area 13 on the Pisgah Ranger District.
Franks Creek Project
Provide timber products and improve/maintain forest health, tree growth, wildlife habitat, species and watershed composition. Activities include timber harvest, invasive plant control, fisheries restoration, and timber/wildlife stand improvements.
Timber/vegetation management, wildlife habitat development and enhancement, control/manage non-native invasive plants, and small patch old growth designation.
Moss Knob Shooting Range Upgrades
The proposed action is to reroute the access road to the Moss Knob Shooting Range on the Nantahala RD, NFsNC, and grade and level the area between the firing lanes and backstop.
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
Trestle Salvage Sale Project
The proposal is to harvest trees damaged from a recent thunderstorm on an estimated 47 acres near the Woodrun area within Compartments 35 and 37 in pine, hardwood and mixed pine/hardwood stands, using mechanized equipment.
US Marine Corp. SERE training
The proposed action is to approve a special use permit to allow U.S. Marines to establish a temporary camp to conduct training on the Croatan National Forest.
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.
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.
Bluff Community Protection Plan (CPP) Prescribed Burn
The proposed action includes a joint burn with the state of NC and the Bluff Community for fuel reduction. The project includes burning about 125 total acres: ~100 acres of private land and ~25 acres of USFS lands (including 3 ac inholding)
Chattooga River Paddler Access
The Nantahala Ranger District is proposing to designate and construct, where needed, long-term sustainable trails for paddler access and to also designate the put-in areas on national forest lands on the Nantahala Ranger District, Jackson County, NC.
Croatan Longleaf Restoration Project
The proposed action is to restore longleaf pine ecosystem conditions district wide using a variety of management actions. Primary actions will be thinning, site prep, planting and midstory control.
Flat Top Disabled Hunter Area (Cancelled)
The proposed action is to create a disabled hunter area in a wildlife field near Flat Top above FSR 278. (Note: proposal has been relocated to the Victor Fields araea)
Grandfather FY-2013 Prescribed Burns
The proposed action is to conduct prescribed burns at Rose Mountain, Old Way Ridge, Mills Creek, Upper Creek, and Boone Fork. The proposal also includes mechanical fuel reduction along the boundary adjacent to the Bluffs subdivision.
Hamrick Access Management
Proposed closure of the Colbert's Creek Road (FSR 5523) and opening year-round of the Locust Creek Road (FSR 239) - riparian stabilization non-system road decommissioning in Colbert's Creek area - formally called Colbert Creek Riparian Enhancement
Little Prong Brook Trout Habitat Restoration
The proposed action is to partner with NFHAP and EBTJV to remove sediment sources along FSR 465 and restore habitat within Little Prong, in Madison County NC as part of a long term restoration plan for the Hicky Fork drainage.
Sawmill OHV Trail Reroute
The proposed action will relocate a portion of the Sawmill off-highway vehicle trail from its current location to an adjacent site. Approximately 1 mile of existing trail will be relocated.The purpose of relocation is to provide for public safety.
Snowbird Angler Access Improvements
The proposed action is to improve fishing access at two locations along Snowbird Creek at the existing Snowbird Picnic Area. Existing angler access points would be upgraded to accommodate persons with limited mobility.
Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.