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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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Developing Proposal

City of Havelock, Water Well Pad Expansion

Expand the fenced and pad area around a water well to comply with State of North Carolina Regulations. City had to drill a new well (moved over 20 feet) to replace a failed casing. State law dictates the protected area around each well at 100 feet.

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.

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

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).

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

FY15 Uwharrie Prescribed Burn Project

Prescribed burns to reduce hazardous fuels in the wildland urban interface and improve wildlife habitat and longleaf pine regeneration on 2000 acres scatted across the district.

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.

Clay County Shooting Range Project - 2012/2013

The proposed action is to construct an outdoor shooting range facility on national forest lands in Clay County, North Carolina.

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.

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.

Gap-based Approach to Oak Regeneration (Femelschlag) Project

The proposed action is to implement a new silvicultural system and continue testing an existing silvicultural system that are both based on natural disturbance patterns for their potential to regenerate oak and hickory species.

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.

Cancelled

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.

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.

Cheoah River Brush Removal

The proposed action is to remove aberant flora (brush) from the Cheoah River.

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

Linville Gorge Wilderness - Research Permit

The proposed action is to locate 30-50 1/10 acre plots in chestnut oak stands in Linville Gorge Wilderness to measure amount of living and dead wood in each plot.

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.

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