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

Note: Not all projects may appear on map. See list below for complete list of projects with more information or documentation.

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Developing Proposal

Covington Electric SUP - Powerline Relocation CE

Relocate existing powerline closer to Covington County Road 4 Rights-of-Way for approximately one mile along the county road to reduce safety issues with powerline maintenance in Compartments 26, 9, and 46.

Under Analysis

2018 East End HFRA

Proposal to increase forest health on approximately 1977 acres of Forest Service Lands.

2019 Supplemental Planting and Prescribed Burning

Planting of containerized longleaf pine seedlings on 51 acres in Compartment 232 stands 19, 22 & 35 on the Talladega Ranger District. Use of prescribed fire in Compartment 14 stand 12 on the Shoal Creek Ranger District.

2020 Zayo Group Fiber Project

Installation of underground fiber optic line across approximately 1.58 miles of Forest Service Lands

Lake Chinnabee Improvements

Dredging of Lake Chinnabee to improve aquatic habitat along with the relocation of SST and fee tube.

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.

Wayne Bass Special Use Permit - ROW/Easement Reciprocal

Reciprocal Special Use Permit - ROW/Easement with a private landowner to allow access across national forest land

Wolf Pit 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 7000 acres.

Analysis Completed

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 Prescribed Fire and RCW Habitat Maintenance

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

On Hold

2019 Turnipseed Policy Changes

Establishment of Standard Operating Procedures, Rules and Policies at Turnipseed Campground

Gopher Tortoise, Red-cockaded Woodpecker, and Bog Habitat Improvement EA

For the benefit of gopher tortoise, red-cockaded woodpecker and sensitive bog plants, improve habitat within tortoise, woodpecker, and bog focal areas.

Nellie Pond Habitat Improvement

Mechanical vegetation removal on approximately 15 acres around Nellie pond and removal of brush around burrows on newly acquired land for the benefit of gopher tortoise, indigo snakes, and gopher frogs%u2014and in red-cockaded woodpecker clusters.

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

2017 Warden Station Chemical Release

Vegetation management along Warden Station Multiuse Trails

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.

Road Closure for Forest Service Road 331E

The current condition of FSR 331E is not passable due to flooding and the location being in a wet bottomland area. This project is associated with the Reciprocal Special Use Permit with Wayne Bass, which will provide administrative access.

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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