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Partnerships - Projects and Funding (Coalition Meeting 6/9)

Current major projects on the FNST, including: Trail Reroutes, New Trail, and Infrastructure.
by

Maya Buhler

on 3 December 2014

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Transcript of Partnerships - Projects and Funding (Coalition Meeting 6/9)

Goal 3: Partnerships - Projects and Funding
New Partnership Funding Model

Review of Major Projects
Trail Relocations
Major Infrastructure
Current route contains a 1.2-mile roadwalk through a series of suburban developments

Proposed route entirely on public lands but requires major infrastructure development

Trail relocation will require NEPA compliance
Current route faces frequent closures and major infrastructure needs

Proposed route will adopt a significant amount of existing trail to minimize costs

Trail relocation will require NEPA compliance
2014
– Begin public comment process and resource reviews


2015
– Complete resource reviews for biological, historical/cultural resources

– Complete design work and necessary permits

– Issue final decision – begin construction pending chosen alternative
2014
- Complete Trail Location Review

- Begin public comment process and resource reviews


2015
- Complete resource reviews for biological, historical/cultural resources

- Issue final decision - begin construction pending chosen alternative
point 1
point 2
point 3
Timeline
2014 - xxx
2014 - xxx
2014 - xxx
2015 - xxx
Store 88 Re-Route
point 1
point 2
point 3
Timeline
2014 - xxx
2014 - xxx
2014 - xxx
2015 - xxx
Trail Relocations
Big Cypress National Preserve
Kissimmee Prairie Preserve
Little Big Econ
Palatka-Lake Butler
New Trail
Ocala- Store 88
Nokuse Plantation
Major Infrastructure Projects
Gulf Islands National Seashore

Eglin Air Force Base

NWFWMD

Apalachicola NF

St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge

SRWMD

Osceola National Forest

Econlockhatchee

Tosohatchee WMA

SFWMD

Big Cypress National Preserve

New Trail Highlights
Nokuse Plantation
Ocala/Store 88
Nokuse Plantation Wildflowers, Source: FTA
Planning the route through Nokuse, Source: FTA
Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park, Source: Maya Buhler
Palatka Lake Butler Rail Trail, Source: Jim Schmid
Little Big Econ, Source: Jim Schmid
New Partnership Funding Model
Kissimmee Prairie Preserve, Source: Maya Buhler
Little Big Econ Crossing, Source: Jim Schmid
FNST through Little Big Econ, Source: Jim Schmid
For more information:
Find us at
www.fs.usda.gov/FNST

Contact:
Megan Eno
Acting FNST Administrator
meno02@fs.fed.us

Palatka-Lake Butler, Source: Jim Schmid
Existing route has increasing private land owner conflicts

Proposed route entirely on public lands but will require major infrastructure development

This project will require NEPA compliance
Palatka-Lake Butler, Source: Jim Schmid
FNST New Budget Breakdown
Old Model
New Model
Forest Service
FTA
NSHT $$
FTA Led Projects
Volunteer Stewards
Land Managers
FS
Partnership Led Projects
40%
30%
30%
Land Managers
On-the-ground Projects
Volunteer Stewardship
Administrator
Kissimmee Prairie Relocation
Timeline

Little Big Econ Relocation
Timeline
Palatka Lake Butler Relocation
Timeline: TBD
Big Cypress National Preserve Relocation
Part of a larger Backcountry Access Plan for the Preserve

Will eliminate the private land gap through the Seminole Reservation

Will significantly improve trail experience on FNST Mile 1
Big Cypress North, Source: Claudine Laabs- FTA
Big Cypress, Source: Peter Nolan- FTA
Mile Marker 1, Source: Robert Coveney, FTA
NSHT $$
Infrastructure Project

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