Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

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- Kisatchie National Forest, Calcasieu Ranger District
- Kisatchie National Forest, Caney Ranger District
- Kisatchie National Forest, Catahoula Ranger District
- Kisatchie National Forest, Kisatchie Ranger District
- Kisatchie National Forest, Winn Ranger District


Kisatchie National Forest, Calcasieu Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2016 C52 FSR 259 Ditch Cleaning
CE
- Road management
- Fuels management
- Forest products
Cancelled N/A N/A John Simpson
318-793-9427
comments-southern-kisatchie-calcasieu@fs.fed.us
Description: C52 Repair and maintenance of road side ditches by removing trees and brush.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49639
Location: UNIT - Calcasieu Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Rapides. LEGAL - Not Applicable Calcasieu Ranger District, Compartment 52, Forest Service Road 259.
2016 C52 Red-cockaded Woodpecker Thinning
CE
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2016
Actual: 07/25/2016
08/2016 Steve Shively
318-793-9427
comments-southern-kisatchie-calcasieu@fs.fed.us
Description: Commercially thin 70 acres of pine forest for red-cockaded woodpecker (RCW) habitat improvement adjacent to an inactive RCW cluster.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49635
Location: UNIT - Calcasieu Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Rapides. LEGAL - Not Applicable Compartment 52
Calcasieu Prescribed Burning Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/06/2015
Est. Comment Period
10/2016
Expected: 01/2017 02/2017 Russ Marchion
318-793-9427
comments-southern-kisatchie-calcasieu@fs.fed.us
Description: District wide prescribed burn EA
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47375
Location: UNIT - Calcasieu Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Rapides, Vernon. LEGAL - Not Applicable District wide
Control Aquatic Invasive and Non-Desirable Plant Species Project
EA
- Heritage resource management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/27/2015
Est. Comment Period
10/2016
Expected: 01/2017 02/2017 Kathryn Duncan
318-793-9427
comments-southern-kisatchie-calcasieu@fs.fed.us
Description: Control aquatic invasives in Little Cypress Pond, Government Pond, Fullerton Lake, and Valentine Lake. Control non-desirable plant species at Fullerton Recreational Area and Camp Claiborne.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46134
Location: UNIT - Calcasieu Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Rapides, Vernon. LEGAL - Not Applicable Little Cypress Pond, Government Pond, Fullerton Lake and Fullerton Historic Site on the Vernon Unit. Valentine Lake, Longleaf Pond, James Pond, and Camp Claiborne on the Evangeline Unit.
Government Pond Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Watershed management
- Land ownership management
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/27/2016
Est. Comment Period
12/2016
Expected: 03/2017 10/2019 Charles Fontenot
318-793-9427
comments-southern-kisatchie-calcasieu@fs.fed.us
Description: Pine Thinning, Longleaf Regeneration, Road maintenance and reconstruction, bog restoration, Horse/ UTV Trail Maintenance, RCW habitat improvement, Campground maintenance, Non native plant species, and boundary maintenance.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49739
Location: UNIT - Calcasieu Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Vernon. LEGAL - Not Applicable Township (T) 1 North ,Range R) 7 West (W) section 31: T1 South (S), R 7 W, sections 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, and 22 ; also T 1S, R 8W sections 12,13,14 and 24. C-111,114,116,120
Network USA, LLC. Special Use Permit #WIN 82 Amendment #1 LA Highway 10
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/24/2016
Expected: 12/2016 12/2016 Marilyn Spencer
318-793-9427
mrspencer@fs.fed.us
Description: An application from Network USA, LLC applying for an amendment to an existing permit WIN 82 to install a 10 feet fiber optic cable right-of-way (ROW).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49715
Location: UNIT - Calcasieu Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Vernon. LEGAL - Not Applicable Project is in Vernon Parish along Highway 10 West of Pitkin Louisiana.
Pipeline for BLM Petro Hunt USA 23
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
04/05/2016
Expected: 10/2016 12/2016 Gretchen Moore
318-473-7144
gretchenmoore@fs.fed.us
Description: 2.87 miles of 4 inch pipeline to connect wells on proposed Petro Hunt USA 32 into existing Petro Hunt USA 34 wells. Pipeline would be buried 3 feet deep; 9,077 feet would be trenched in the road right-of-way, 6,080 feet would be horizontally drilled.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49284
Location: UNIT - Calcasieu Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Vernon. LEGAL - Not Applicable Compartment 104 on the Vernon Unit of the Calcasieu RD. NE 1/4 of section 23, T1S, R8W. Vernon Parish. Approximately 6.75 miles SE of Fort Polk, Louisiana.
Suddenlink Communications Special Use Permit #Win 32 Amendment #2 LA Highway 121
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/27/2016
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 Marilyn Spencer
318-793-9427
mrspencer@fs.fed.us
Description: An application from Suddenlink Communications applying for an amendment to an existing permit to install a 10 feet fiber optic cable right-of-way (ROW). The fiber optic cable would be installed within an existing power line right-of-way along LA HigA
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49718
Location: UNIT - Calcasieu Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Rapides. LEGAL - SECTION 5, 7, 18, 19 TOWNSHIP 3 NORTH, RANGE 3 WEST SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 3 NORTH, RANGE 4 WEST SECTION 1, TOWNSHIP 2 NORTH, RANGE 4 WEST The fiber optic cable would be installed within an existing power line right-of-way along LA Highway 121 on the Kisatchie National Forest.
Kisatchie National Forest, Caney Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Horseshoe Loop
EA
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/09/2015
Est. Comment Period
10/2016
Expected: 01/2017 12/2017 Mark Bass
318-927-2061
mbass@fs.fed.us
Description: Reduce the possibility of catastrophic wildfire and southern pine beetle outbreak by intermediate thinning of 1,918 acres and first thinning 118 acres. Convert 222 acres back to native shortleaf pine using the clearcut harvest method.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48120
Location: UNIT - Caney Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Claiborne. LEGAL - Not Applicable Compartments 1-4 and 6-10 on the Corney Unit of the Caney Ranger District.
Kisatchie National Forest, Catahoula Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Breezy Hill Trail Complex and Trailheads and Trail Reroute
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/07/2013
Est. Comment Period
08/2016
Expected: 10/2016 03/2017 Camelia Steward
318-927-2061
cameliasteward@fs.fed.us
Description: This project aims to construct three seperate trailheads totaling 23 acres and re-route 41 miles of trail. The proposed actions are to construct parking lots, roads, camping pads, vault toilets, bulletin boards,fee stations and signage.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41298
Location: UNIT - Catahoula Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - T7N R1W, T8N R1W and T8N R2W Compartments: 29, 36, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 58 and 59.
Catahoula Forest Health 2015
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/07/2015
Est. Comment Period
06/2016
Expected: 08/2016 08/2016 Anthony Page
318-765-3554
apage@fs.fed.us
Description: Conduct a first thinning on approximately 5,523 acres of overstocked, immature loblolly, longleaf and shortleaf pine plantations to achieve a 60 square feet per acre basal area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46156
Location: UNIT - Catahoula Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - Not Applicable District wide
Central Louisiana Energy Pipeline Company (CLEPCO)
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Lee Stewart
318-765-3554
leehstewart@fs.fed.us
Description: Special Use Permit #CAT25 Renewal
Location: UNIT - Catahoula Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - T7N, R1W and T6N, R1 & 2 W The 9.05 mile pipeline right-of-way is through Grant Parish on the Catahoula Ranger District.
Panther Bayou
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
On Hold N/A N/A Anthony Page
318-765-3554
apage@fs.fed.us
Description: RCW Habitat Improvements, thinnings, road closures, non-native invasive plant speicie treatments, pre-commercial thinning, etc.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34582
Location: UNIT - Catahoula Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - Township 8 North; Range 1 & 2 West Compartments 38, 39, 41, 42, 47, & 48
Rogers Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/15/2016
Expected: 09/2016 10/2016 Camelia Steward
318-765-3554
cameliasteward@fs.fed.us
Description: The project involves improving existing woods roads CO56F and CO56D to allow for all-weather or year round access to private property.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49570
Location: UNIT - Catahoula Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - Sec. 24 of T7N, R1W FS roads CO56D & CO56F
Silhouette
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2017
Expected: 12/2017 02/2018 Anthony Page
318-765-3554
apage@fs.fed.us
Description: Silhouette is an ecosystem management project that involves thinnings, clearcuts, plantings, etc.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41295
Location: UNIT - Catahoula Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - Townships 6 & 7 North; Range 1 West Compartments: 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 86 & 87
Union Pacific Railroad Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 06/2016
Actual: 08/17/2016
11/2016 Camelia Steward
318-765-3554
cameliasteward@fs.fed.us
Description: The renewal of a special use authorization (CAT401401 to Union Pacific expired 7/14/2015) for continuation of operation and maintenance of a railroad system that has been on site since sometime in the 1960s.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49549
Location: UNIT - Catahoula Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - E/2 NE, Section 6, T6N R1E and the SW NW of Section 32, T7N R1E C-78 of the Catahoula Ranger District.
Kisatchie National Forest, Kisatchie Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Sheard Branch Sub-Watershed
EA
- Recreation management
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/05/2016
Expected: 01/2017 06/2017 Kelly Boles
318-472-1840
kboles@fs.fed.us
Description: Thin 2945ac, first thin 150ac, clearcut w/reserves 122ac. Install 6 artificial cavity inserts per RCW stand. Restoration work on bogs, praries and sandstone glades. NNIS control. Road maintainance on NFSRs. Install picnic sites. Rehab user trails.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49418
Location: UNIT - Kisatchie Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Natchitoches. LEGAL - Sections 35 & 36 of T6NR8W; Sections 1 & 2 of T5NR8W; Sections 31, 32 & 33 of T6NR8W; Sections 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10 of T5NR7W. Compartments 36, 37, 38 & 39
Kisatchie National Forest, Winn Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Amendment #3 to WIN7 for Village of Calvin
CE
- Land management planning In Progress
Scoping Start
02/17/2016
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 Barbara Poole
318-628-4664
blpoole@fs.fed.us
Description: Additional water line to serve the public, along side the NFSR 564 and 523.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49587
Location: UNIT - Winn Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Winn. LEGAL - Township 11 North, Range 5 West, sections 13, 24, 25 & 36 of Winn Parish, Louisiana sec 13, 24, 25 & 36 T11N-R5W, along the west side of 564 and 523
City of Winnfield SUP Renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/27/2013
Expected: 10/2016 10/2016 Barbara Poole
318-682-4664
blpoole@fs.fed.us
Description: Renew or re-issue a special use permit to City of Winnfield for maintenance and operation of a 6" waterline to the CCA or Prison Facility on the Gum Springs Rd.
Location: UNIT - Winn Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Winn. Section 25, 35 & 36 T11N-R4W, and sections 3 & 9 of T10N-R4W In Winn Parish
Longleaf Pine Restoration #1
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period
07/21/2016
Expected: 10/2017 12/2017 Brian Rudd
318-628-4664
brudd@fs.fed.us
Description: Restoration of Longleaf Pine and associated activities across the Winn Ranger District.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49937
Location: UNIT - Winn Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Winn. LEGAL - Not Applicable Winn Ranger District
Louisiana Pine Snake
EA
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/21/2016
Est. Comment Period
07/2016
Expected: 03/2017 04/2017 Brian Rudd
318-628-4664
brudd@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will enhance habitat for the Louisiana Pine Snake, improve forest health, and reduce/remove non-native invasive species.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49113
Location: UNIT - Winn Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Winn. LEGAL - Township 13, Range 7 West, Sections: 1, 2, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 23, and 24. Township 13, Range 6 West, Sections: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 18, and 19. Winn Ranger District Compartments 1, 2, 14, 15, & 16 in NE Natchitoches Parish, LA
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