Projects

The Land and Resource Management Plan for the Daniel Boone National Forest (Forest Plan) guides the coordination of multiple uses of the Forest while promoting sustained yields of services and products. Such uses include outdoor recreation, clean waters, fish and wildlife, timber and minerals. Forest Plan goals and objectives provide sideboards for new projects and are designed to move the Forest towards the desired future conditions described in the Forest Plan. These project proposals are subject to resource analysis in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act.

A Schedule of Proposed Actions published on the first of January, April, July, and October to keep you informed about Forest projects. If you have a comment or a question about the planning process, feel free to send a note to the Forest’s Environmental Coordinator at comments-southern-daniel-boone@fs.fed.us.

 

Daniel Boone National Forest Project Spotlights

South Red Bird Wildlife Habitat Enhancement Project

This is a wildlife habitat enhancement and forest restoration project that will incorporate vegetation management (including harvests, thinnings, and reforestation), prescribed fires, habitat improvement, trail re-routes, and road maintenance.

Blackwater Landscape Analysis

Analysis of various projects in the Blackwater watershed in Menifee, Morgan, and Rowan Counties to implement the Forest Plan. These projects were developed from the Blackwater Project Development collaborative effort.

Pine Creek Forest Restoration Project

This project area covers a total of 113,300 acres, with about 45,700 on NFS lands. The project will restore forest health and structure through vegetation management, improve wildlife habitat, and provide forest products for the local economy.

All 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

Red River Gorge Management Planning

Comprehensive River Management Plan & boundaries; designating campsites and trails, transportation, parking and visitor amenities, constructing boat launches and river access points, cliffside access stabilization, and forest supervisor's orders.

Under Analysis

Blackwater Landscape Analysis

Analysis of various projects in the Blackwater watershed in Menifee, Morgan, and Rowan Counties to implement the Forest Plan. These projects were developed from the Blackwater Project Development collaborative effort.

Elihu-Wofford Transmission Line Rebuild

Replacement of 49 wooden pole structures with taller steel pole structures within the existing right of way to improve service and safety provided by the infrastructure.

Redbird District Prescribed Fire Plan for Wildlife Habitat Improvement

The project will increase prescribed fire acreage on the Redbird District to improve wildlife habitat, rare plant communities, and overall forest health.

South Kentucky South Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation Permit Amendment

South Kentucky RECC (SKRECC) requests right of ways across National Forest System Land to provide power to multiple private residences in Pulaski County, KY.

Upland Forest Restoration Project

White pine stands planted in the 1960s-80s are overstocked, leading to slowed tree growth, insect damage and reduced tree vigor. We propose to remove white pine and enhance upland oak/shortleaf pine reforestation with fire and shortleaf pine planting

Analysis Completed

East Kentucky Power Cooperative Special Use Permit STE4062 Amendment

Rebuilding the 69 kV Transmission Line under permit STE4062 that has a permitted right-of-way width of 100-feet and length of 8.6 miles on National Forest. Approximately 11 miles of access roads would be improved or constructed.

Greenwood Vegetation Management

Improve wildlife habitat conditions by conducting forest thinning, even-and two-aged regeneration, midstory removal, chemical maintenance of wildlife openings, vernal pond construction, prescribed burning, and chemical NNIS plant treatment.

Open Lands Management on the Cumberland District of the Daniel Boone National Forest

The purpose of this project is to outline an adaptive management strategy related to the management of early successional habitat, such as grasslands, shrub-lands/shrub thickets, young forest, wildlife openings, cane breaks, seeps,and wetlands.

South Red Bird Wildlife Habitat Enhancement Project

This is a wildlife habitat enhancement and forest restoration project that will incorporate vegetation management (including harvests, thinnings, and reforestation), prescribed fires, habitat improvement, trail re-routes, and road maintenance.

On Hold

Little Double Culvert Replacement and Aquatic Organism Passage

Replace a failing culvert on Little Double Creek with concrete planks that will improve water flow, repair flood damage, and allow aquatic organism passage. The target benefitting species is the threatened Kentucky Arrow Darter found in this creek.

Wildlife Opening Maintenance Plan EA

Project will analyze various methods of maintaining wildlife openings on the London District. Methods may include mowing, plowing & planting, masticating, and/or prescribed burning. Currently, mowing is inadequate for proper management.

Cancelled

Forest Plan Amendment

Since the Forest Plan was signed in 2004, there have been changes in the science applicable to the management of bat habitat, changes to the number of threatened and endangered species, and additional designations of critical habitats on the Forest.

Project Archive

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



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