Projects

Volunteers build the Monkey Creek BridgeAs part of managing the vast natural resources under Forest Service care, agency resource specialists conduct an environmental analysis of proposed projects following guidance provided in the Forest Plan and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) . These analyses are documented in a variety of NEPA documents.

The projects listed in the "NEPA Projects" quick link (right) are currently being analyzed or have been recently completed. Oversight of this process for all of the National Forests in Florida, and the Florida National Scenic Trail, lies with the Supervisor's Office in Tallahassee.

The Forest Service depends on public involvement to make this process most effective and your involvement is strongly encouraged. In addition to your involvement during the project planning and development stages, you may also be entitled to appeal a project decision. Learn about your right to appeal a decision.
 

National Forests In Florida Project Spotlights

    Beasley Pond Analysis Area

    The Forest Service is proposing silviculutural and restoration treatments on approximately 3800 acres of forestland in the southwestern part of the Apalachicola National Forest.

All Current and Recent Projects

Developing Proposal

  • Prospect Bluff Historical Site Temporary Closure

    The Apalachicola National Forest proposes to execute a temporary closure of the Prospect Bluff Recreational Area for resource protection and public health and safety reasons.

Under Analysis

  • 2021 Alexander Springs Wilderness Restoration Project

    To obliterate motorized access points into Alexander Springs Wilderness. Decommission 1,000ft of the FR 18-1.8 and complete restoration and erosion abatement activities. Change 1.9 miles of FR 18-1.8 from management level 2 to management level 1.

  • Bradford Brook Homeowners Association

    Easement for access to private land.

  • City Of Tallahassee Solar Farm 2 Connector.

    Connector into existing Right Of Way for City of Tallahassee transmission line. Three new utility poles will be placed with width of 106 feet.

  • Helen Light Analysis Area

    The Apalachicola National Forest is proposing to treat approximately 4,365 acres for stand and wildlife habitat improvement.

  • Holmes Easement for access to private inholding.

    Issuance of Special Use permit for legal access to their property.

  • Jonathen Allen transfer of Legal Access

    Legal Access for a private landowner.

  • Major and Tracy Fire Suppression Rehabilitation Plan

    This fire suppression repair plan is designed to guide the planning and implementation of repair measures on the Major and Tracy fires, which burned on lands managed by the National Forests in Florida and private lands.

  • National Forests in Florida Natural Disaster Project

    The National Forests in Florida is proposing to implement management treatments to directly address impacts associated with natural disaster events such as hurricanes, forest pest infestations, floods, etc.

  • Osceola Ranger District Office Relocation

    The US Forest Service is relocating the Osceola Ranger District and Work Center to an existing administrative site.

  • Talquin Electric Utility Line Reconstruction

    The proposal is to rebuild an existing 60 year old single-phase, 14.4 kV overhead electric distribution line attached to wooden poles for indefinite, year-round use. Approximately 3.5 miles of single-phase, 14.4 kV overhead electric distribution line

  • USDAFS GAOA Olustee 210 project

    Conducting Existing deferred maintenance activities across the FSR systems in Oseola Ranger District under the Great American Outdoor Act

Analysis Completed

  • Devil's Creek Bridge Project

    The National Forests in Florida proposes to authorize funding for a bridge across Devil's Creek on the Withlacootchee State Forest to allow safe use of the Florida National Scenic Trail.

  • Forest Service Road 313 Bridge Replacement

    The Apalachicola National Forest, Wakulla Ranger District, intends to prepare a Decision Memo (DM) for the replacement of a road bridge on forest service road 313. The bridge is located in compartments 316 and 317 of the Wakulla Ranger District, Waku

On Hold

  • Osceola Forestwide Restoration Project

    The Osceola NF proposes to evaluate and select pine stands across the forest for timber thinning and re-establishment of longleaf pine to reduce hazardous fire fuels, improve plant and wildlife habitat, and to establish healthy ecosystem processes.

  • Silver Glen Springs Recreation Enhancement Project

    Improve upon the land-based management capabilities of the Silver Glen Recreational Area.

Cancelled

  • Beasley Timber Stand Improvement Project

    The primary purpose of this project is to reduce the fuel loading and restore forest health in areas that were damaged by Hurricane Michael by removing downed and damaged trees.

  • Briar Patch Analysis Area

    The Forest Service proposed to conduct timber management and wildlife habitat improvement activities on 3,600 acres of the Apalachicola National Forest. The proposed action include 2,800 acres of thinnings and 800 acres of modified group selection.

  • Forest Plan Amendment to Accelerate Ecological Restoration (Amendment 12)

    This project proposes amendments to the National Forests in Florida Revised Land and Resource Mangement Plan to accelerate ecological restoration activites through revision of vegetation management standards.

  • Gulf Power North Florida Resiliency Connection (NFRC) Project

    The project proposes to connect the Florida Power and Light Company's (FPL) Raven Substation in Columbia County, Florida, to Gulf Power Company's (GPC) Sinai Substation in Jackson County, Florida.

  • Kennedy Creek Timber Stand Improvement Project

    The primary purpose of this project is to reduce the fuel loading and restore forest health in areas that were damaged by Hurricane Michael by removing downed and damaged trees.

  • Lake Delancy Boat Ramp Improvement Project

    Improve recreation infrastructure, public safety, and satisfaction associated with access to Lake Delancy.

  • Ocala NF Dispersed Camping and Campfire Analysis

    Analysis of the Resource and Social impacts of modifying the current dispersed camping and campfire use policies

  • Paisley Woods Trails Restructure

    Restructure recreational trail use by eliminating, combining, or relocating motorized and non-motorized trails. Current situation: unmanagable user behavior and conflicts, safety concerns, and overlapping and incompatible trail systems.

  • Whitehead Landing

    The ANF proposes to relocate the primitive camping area within the Whitehead Landing recreational area.

  • Workcenter Timber Stand Improvement Project

    The primary purpose of this project is to reduce the fuel loading and restore forest health in areas that were damaged by Hurricane Michael by removing downed and damaged trees.

Project Archive

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