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. For more information, the Citizens Guide to the NEPA provides information on how to get involved in the planning process.

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 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

Kentucky Wired Fiber Optics Line

Kentucky Wired has applied to expand fiber optic lines for improved bandwidth across Kentucky. Lines would be primarily overhead using existing poles within rights-of-way. Some underground installation is needed, using ditch-digging equipment.

Little Double Culvert Replacement

Replace an existing culvert on Little Double Creek with a culvert that would allow fish, frogs, and amphibians better passage. The target benefitting species is the threatened Kentucky Arrow Darter found in this creek.

Suppression of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid II

Collaboratively identify new locations to treat hemlocks for the woolly adelgid (HWA). Any new locations would be in addition to those approved for treatment in the March 2011 decision for the Suppression of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Infestations

Under Analysis

Buckhorn Stand Improvement Project

Redbird Ranger District is proposing to thin approximately 2,780 acres of forest stands using the crop tree release method, designed to increase growing space to specific trees by thinning competition of adjacent saplings 30 years old or less.

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.

Wildlife Opening Maintenance 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.

Analysis Completed

Commercial Timber Harvest in the Beaver Creek Watershed

303 acres of commercial timber harvest designed to improve tree vigor or establish young forest. 170 acres of two-aged shelterwood and 133 acres of thinning in 11 distinct areas. Herbicide treatment of selected species within shelterwood areas.

Project Archive

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