Projects

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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Developing Proposal

Wolf Pit Upland Habitat Improvement Project

Thin overly dense stands to increase wildlife habitat development, tree growth, forest health and to reduce susceptibility to southern pine beetle. Project area is approximately 6,000 acres.

Under Analysis

2017 Corax Crotalus Ivory (CCI)

To restore and maintain the native longleaf and shortleaf pine ecosystem and provide habitat for native flora and fauna.

2018 East End HFRA

Proposal to increase forest health on approximately 297 acres of Forest Service Lands.

Blue Spring West

Thin stands to increase early successional habitat, mostly located within the Blue Springs WMA, west of Highway 137. The project area is approximately 9,000 acres of National Forest Land.

Clay Slate Easement

To provide access to private land owner's property across Forest Service lands.

Conecuh Compartment 12 Thinning Project

Commercially thin approximately 70 acres of overstocked pine stands to improve forest health and wildlife habitat and to reduce fuel loading and the risk of SPB infestation.

Conecuh Compartment 4 Thinning Project

Commercially thin approximately 70 acres of overstocked pine stands to improve forest health and wildlife habitat and to reduce fuel loading and the risk of SPB infestation.

Conecuh Compartment 40 Thinning Project

Commercially thin approximately 70 acres of overstocked pine stands to improve forest health and wildlife habitat and to reduce fuel loading and the risk of SPB infestation.

Conecuh Compartment 67 Thinning Project

Commercially thin approximately 70 acres of overstocked pine stands to improve forest health and wildlife habitat and to reduce fuel loading and the risk of SPB infestation.

Taylor Mill/Sherman Cliff Environmental Assessment

The Talladega Ranger District is proposing activities in the Sherman Cliffs and Taylor Mill analysis areas to restore and maintain longleaf pine and associated native forest communities.

Analysis Completed

2019 Mount Cheaha 50K

50K (31 mile) ultra marathon trail race.

Frank Taylor Special Use Permit

Special Use Permit for private land access

Jeffery Hill Special Use Permit

special use permit for access to private land

Marcus Holcomb Road and Powerline ROW

Private landowner has submitted special use application for crossing National Forest land to access property, Southern Pine EC submitted application to install overhead powerline across National Forest land to provide power to a private landowner

Martin Spencer Special Use Permit

Special User Permit for right-of-way to access private land across national forest property

NFsAL Forest Plan Monitoring Plan Transition

Update Forest Plan Monitoring Plan to meet requirements of 2012 Planning Rule. This effort will result in an Administrative Change to the Forest Plan and is NOT a NEPA decision. NEPA project webpage used to increase visibility for public convenience.

Oakmulgee Perry Mountain Restoration Project

Longleaf Pine ecosystem and associated species restoration, Red-Cockaded Woodpecker habitat improvement, and increase resiliency to natural disasters, invasive species and native insects, such as the Southern Pine Beetle.

Oakmulgee Prescribed Fire and RCW Habitat Maintenance

District wide EA for prescribed fire operations and RCW maintenance and habitat improvement.

Open Pond Day Use Area Bathhouse Decommission

Decommissioning of the existing cement block bathhouse, removal and restoration of the adjacent parking lot, and installation of a double SST facility.

Tony Wells Special Use Permit - Access

Special Use Permit for access to private land

On Hold

2017 Warden Station Chemical Release

Vegetation management along Warden Station Multiuse Trails

2018 Lake Chinnabee Dredging

Dredging of Lake Chinnabee to improve aquatic habitat.

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.

Cancelled

Parker Springs Tower CE

Approve and modify current use of the radio facilities at Parker Springs Tower by Escambia County Sheriff. Modification is needed to add back-up power generation.

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.

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.

Upland Hardwood Restoration Project

This project will focus on converting offsite loblolly pine plantations to upland hardwood forests.

Project Archive

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



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