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Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests,   Blueridge Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District) R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Appalachian Trail Relocation Project - Recreation management  In Progress: Expected:03/2016 May-16 Valencia Morris
CE Scoping Start 05/15/2015  706-745-6928
    vcmorris@fs.fed.us 
           *UPDATED* Description: The purpose of this project is to relocate two segments of the trail to more sustainable locations. This would provide a more sustainable, maintainable, and enjoyable trail experience 
  Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46966
  Location: UNIT - Blueridge Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Lumpkin, Union. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Sections of the Appalachian Trail near Gooch Gap and Cooper Gap in Lumpkin and Union Counties, GA.
Byron Herbert Reece Trail Connector - Recreation management  Developing Proposal Expected:02/2016  May-16 Valencia Morris
CE Est. Scoping Start 01/2016  706-745-6928
    vcmorris@fs.fed.us 
           *UPDATED* Description: Byron Herbert Reece Trail Connector 
  Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47371
  Location: UNIT - Blueridge Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Union County, Georgia.
Coopers Creek Watershed Project - Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress: Expected:05/2016 Jul-16 James Wentworth
EA - Forest products Comment Period Public Notice 06/03/2014  706-745-6928
  - Vegetation management (other than forest products)   jwentworth@fs.fed.us 
           *UPDATED* - Fuels management    
  - Watershed management     
  Description: Duncan Ridge area between Mulky Gap Rd and Gillespie Branch Rd approximately 7 miles south of Blairsville, GA. 
  Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44385
  Location: UNIT - Blueridge Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Union County, Georgia.
Hawk Mountain Improvement Project  - Recreation management  In Progress: Expected:01/2016 Feb-16 Kevin Bridges
CE Scoping Start 09/25/2015  706-745-6928 ext 112
    kbridges@fs.fed.us 
           *UPDATED* Description: The Hawk Mtn. Dispersed Camping Improvement Project provides dispersed camping and latrine facilities for hikers along the AT. Currently, there are too many dispersed campsites. Inventory has been conducted, and identified for construction. 
  Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47836
  Location: UNIT - Blueridge Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Project is along a portion of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail located in Union County, Georgia.
Conasauga Ranger District          
Fightingtown Creek Early Successional Habitat Project - Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress: Expected:06/2016 Jul-17 Danny Skojac
EA - Forest products  Scoping Start 08/17/2015 706-695-6736
    Est. Comment Period Public Notice 06/2016  dskojac@fs.fed.us 
           *UPDATED* Description: Fightingtown Creek Early Successional Habitat Project 
  Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44961
  Location: UNIT - Conasauga Ranger District. STATE - Georgia. COUNTY - Fannin. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Fannin County, Georgia.
National Forests In North Carolina, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)   R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Nantahala and Pisgah NFs Plan Revision - Land management planning  In Progress: Expected:09/2017 Sep-17 Heather Luczak
EIS NOI in Federal Register 03/12/2014 828-257-4817
  Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 05/2016  NCplanrevision@fs.fed.us 
  Description: Revision of the Nantahala and Pisgah NFs Land and Resource Management Plan (Forest Plan) 
  Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/nfsnc/nprevision
  Location: UNIT - Cheoah Ranger District, Grandfather Ranger District, Pisgah Ranger District, Appalachian Ranger District, Nantahala Ranger District, Tusquittee Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Mitchell, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Yancey, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison. LEGAL - Not Applicable. 18-county area in Western North Carolina.
National Forests In North Carolina,   Tusquittee Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District) R8 - Southern Region
Fires Creek Road Roadslide Repair Project - Recreation management Developing Proposal Expected:03/2016  Apr-16 Steverson Moffat
CE - Watershed management Est. Scoping Start 02/2016  828 837-5152 x108
  - Road management    smoffat@fs.fed.us 
           *UPDATED* Description: The proposed action is to repair a small road slide on the Fires Creek Road (FSR 340) in Clay County, North Carolina.
  Location: UNIT - Tusquittee Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Clay. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Fires Creek Road (FSR 340) in Clay County, North Carolina.
Laurel Creek Property Owners Association Access Across National Forest System Lands - Special use management  In Progress: Expected:03/2016 Sep-16 Steverson Moffat
EA Comment Period Public Notice 06/26/2015  828-837-5152 x108
    smoffat@fs.fed.us 
           *UPDATED* Description: Evaluate an application for an easement across National Forest System lands from the Laurel Creek Property Owners Association that would allow them to access their 50 acre inholding in Clay and Cherokee Counties, North Carolina. 
  Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44803
  Location: UNIT - Tusquittee Ranger District. STATE - North Carolina. COUNTY - Cherokee, Clay. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Headwaters of Laurel Creek in the Fires Creek watershed in Clay County, North Carolina.
R8 - Southern Region