Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

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- R8 - Southern Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
- 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


R8 - Southern Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Southern Region Caves and Mine Closures
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
04/02/2014
Expected: 05/2014 05/2014 Dennis Krusac
404-347-4338
dkrusac@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of the action is to close caves and mines to minimize the transmission potential of white nose syndrome and for the protection of associated wildlife species.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44053
Location: UNIT - National Forests in Alabama All Units, Daniel Boone National Forest All Units, Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest All Units, Cherokee National Forest All Units, National Forests In Florida All Units, Kisatchie National Forest All Units, National Forests In Mississippi All Units, George Washington and Jefferson National Forest All Units, Ouachita National Forest All Units, Ozark-St. Francis National Forest All Units, National Forests In North Carolina All Units, Francis Marion and Sumter National Forest All Units, National Forests In Texas All Units, Savannah River Natural Resource Management and Res All Units, Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area All Units. STATE - Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia. COUNTY - Cherokee, Covington, Hale, Lawrence, Macon, Lake, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Chattooga, Murray, Oglethorpe, Jackson, Morgan, Whitley, Natchitoches, Vernon, Winn, Chickasaw, Pontotoc, Craven, Randolph, Berkeley, Edgefield, Newberry, Cocke, Monroe, Unicoi, Angelina, Nacogdoches, San Augustine, Ashley, Benton, Montgomery, Botetourt, Charlotte, Roanoke, Shenandoah, Roanoke. LEGAL - Not Applicable National Forest Systems lands: KY, VA, TN, NC, SC, MS, AL, GA, FL, LA, TX, AR, OK
Kisatchie National Forest , Calcasieu Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2014 Calcasieu Bog Release
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special area management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/10/2014
Expected: 04/2019 05/2019 Kathryn Duncan
318-793-9427
comments-southern-kisatchie-calcasieu@fs.fed.us
Description: Manual/Mechanical release of bogs from woody encroachment on the Vernon Unit of the Calcasieu Ranger District. Approximately 1,142 acres located within 280 bogs ranging from 0.01 acres to 55 acres each.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44291
Location: UNIT - Calcasieu Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Vernon. LEGAL - Not Applicable Veron Unit of the Calcasieu Ranger District
Bobwhite Quail Emphasis Area EA
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
09/12/2013
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice
04/2014
Expected: 07/2014 07/2014 Lynn McDonald
318-793-9427
lmcdonald@fs.fed.us
Description: Improvements to species habitat and species population enhancements for Bob White Quail on the Vernon Unit of the Calcasieu RD
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41654
Location: UNIT - Calcasieu Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Vernon. LEGAL - Not Applicable Calcasieu RD - Vernon Unit Compartments 125,126,130,131, & 237
Kisatchie National Forest , Caney Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Caney Shortleaf Restoration Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/10/2013
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
01/2014
Expected: 06/2014 07/2014 Mark Bass
318-927-2061
mjbass@fs.fed.us
Description: Reduce the risk of wildfire and southern pine beetle infestation by intermediate thinning of 3781 acres of pine and mixed pine/hardwood stands. First thinning of 240 acres of loblolly pine plantation. Convert 610 acres to native shortleaf pine.
Location: UNIT - Caney Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Claiborne, Webster. LEGAL - Not Applicable Compartments 3,12,13,14,15,17,18,20,22,23,24,25,27,28,30 of the Caney Ranger District.
Herbicide Site Prep and Release, Compartment 6 and 8, Corney Lake Unit
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
215 Comment Period Legal Notice
04/20/2011
Expected: 08/2011 08/2012 Jackie Duncan
(318) 473-7128
jduncan@fs.fed.us
Description: Use herbicide for site preparation and release in a shortleaf pine restoration area of ~100 acres and for releasing select hardwoods in a hardwood restoration area of ~80 acres in Compartment 6 and 8, Corney Lake Unit.
Location: UNIT - Caney Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Claiborne. LEGAL - T23N R4W Sections 27 and 28; T22N R4W Sections 4, 5, and 32 Claiborne Parish
MVUM Update EA - Caney RD
EA
- Road management In Progress
215 Comment Period Legal Notice
05/28/2009
Expected: 07/2009 07/2009 Edward Hunter
318-927-2061
ehunter@fs.fed.us
Description: This EA updates the current Motor Vehicle Use Map for the Caney Ranger District.
Location: UNIT - Caney Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Claiborne, Webster. LEGAL - T23N, R4W Sec. 32-35, T22N, R4W Sec. 1, 2, 5, 10, 12, T22N, R6W Sec. 18, 19, T22N, R7W, Sec. 1, 12, 13, 14, 23, 24 Claiborne Parish, LA, T20N, R8W Sec. 17, T20N, R9W Sec. 10, 15 Webster Parish, LA Corney, Middlefork, and Caney Units 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. Objection Period Legal Notice
09/2014
Expected: 12/2014 02/2015 Lee Stewart
318-765-3554
leehstewart@fs.fed.us
Description: This project aims to construct three seperate trailheads totaling 23 acres and re-route 21 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.
Camp Livingston Ecosytem Management Project
EA
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Heritage resource management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/18/2012
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
03/2014
Expected: 06/2014 12/2014 Anthony Page
318-765-3554
apage@fs.fed.us
Description: Approximately 7,000 acres of RCW habitat improvement by thinning. Recreation improvement in Camp Livingston.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=30460
Location: UNIT - Catahoula Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Grant, Rapides. LEGAL - Township 5 North, Range 1 East & Township 6 North, Range 1 East Compartments 98, 100, 101, 102 & 104
Central Louisiana Energy Pipeline Company (CLEPCO)
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/20/2012
Expected: 02/2014 02/2014 Lee Stewart
318-628-4664
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.
Cleco Power, LLC Amendment
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/01/2011
Expected: 01/2014 02/2014 Lee Stewart
318-765-3554
leehstewart@fs.fed.us
Description: Amend permitto relocate approximately 1.1 miles of overhaed cable ROW to an expanded ROW along LA Hwy 122 and Donaldson road, effectively consolidating utilities within a single ROW along these existing roads.
Location: UNIT - Catahoula Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - Township 7 North; Range 2 West; SW 1/4 Section 14 LA Hwy 122
Concordia Electric ROW Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2006
Expected: 01/2014 02/2014 Lee Stewart
318-765-3554
leehstewart@fs.fed.us
Description: Concordia Electric wishes to renew their special use permit allowing them right-of-way across NF land.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/sopa/
Location: UNIT - Catahoula Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - T6N R1E S13,14,15,20,21,22,23,24,26,29,34; T6N R2E S19 Concordia Electric power lines serving Fishville, LA
Honeycutt Bridge Relocation
EA
- Road management
- Special use management
On Hold N/A N/A Lee Stewart
318-765-3554
leehstewart@fs.fed.us
Description: A Parish-maintained road on FS land needs to move a bridge requiring about 1 acre or less of additional right-of-way.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/sopa/
Location: UNIT - Catahoula Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - T6N R1E S5 C78 about 1 mi. NE of Pollock, LA
Jones Brothers Special Use Permit - Amendment
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/16/2011
Expected: 08/2011 09/2011 Lee Stewart
318-765-3554
leehstewart@fs.fed.us
Description: Amend existing permit that allows use and maintenance of forest road 150-A within national forest lands, Grant Parish. Allow suse and maintenance of forest road C035E. Changes motor vehicle use from Open to Public to closed unpermitted vehicle use.
Location: UNIT - Catahoula Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - Township 8 North; Range 1 West Forest road C035E
Nexus Fiber Optic Cable Special Use
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/24/2011
Expected: 08/2011 09/2011 Gretchen Moore
318-473-7144
gretchenmoore@fs.fed.us
Description: Special use permit to install and maintain a buried fiber optic cable within the existing US Highway 167 right-of-way (ROW) on national forest lands.
Location: UNIT - Catahoula Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Grant, Winn. LEGAL - T6 N, R1 W; T7 N, R2 W;T8 N, R2; T9 N, R2 W; T10 N, R2 W US Highway 167
Panther Bayou
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/18/2012
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
12/2014
Expected: 02/2015 12/2015 Anthony Page
318-765-3554
apage@fs.fed.us
Description: RCW Habitat Improvements, thinnings, clearcuts, 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, 46, 47, & 48
RCW Habitat Improvement 2012
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants On Hold N/A N/A Emlyn Smith
318-765-3554
ebsmith@fs.fed.us
Description: Red-Cockaded woodpecker habitat improvement by thinning cluster and recruitment sites on approximately 570 acres.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36334
Location: UNIT - Catahoula Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - T8 N, R1 W, Sec 9 & 16; T7 N, R1 W, Sec 29, 32; T6 N, R1 W, Sec 3, 10; T7 N, R1 E, Sec 17, 18, 9; T6 N, R1 W, Sec 15 Compartments 70, 71, 74, 76 & 86
SE Grant Water System Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2006
Expected: 07/2011 07/2011 Lee Stewart
318-765-3554
leehstewart@fs.fed.us
Description: SE Grant Water System wishes to renew a NF road use permit allowing them access to a water well site.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/sopa/
Location: UNIT - Catahoula Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - T7N R1E S30 C77 about 3 mi. N of Pollock, LA
Silhouette
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
On Hold N/A N/A 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
Suddenlink Communication Fiber Optic Line ROW
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/14/2013
Expected: 02/2014 02/2014 Lee Stewart
318-628-4664
leehstewart@fs.fed.us
Description: We have received a special use permit application from Suddenlink Communications requesting a right of way (ROW) to install a fiber optic line within the existing road ROW of US Highway 165 which is within National Forest Lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43362
Location: UNIT - Catahoula Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - Section 36 of Township 8 North, Range 1 West, Sections 1, 12, 13, 24 of Township 7 North, Range 1 West, and Sections 30, 31 of Township 7 North, Range 1 East in Grant Parish Section 36 of Township 8 North, Range 1 West, Sections 1, 12, 13, 24 of Township 7 North, Range 1 West, and Sections 30, 31 of Township 7 North, Range 1 East in Grant Parish
Kisatchie National Forest , Kisatchie Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Backbone Trail Construction
CE
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Kelly Boles
318-352-2568
kboles@fs.fed.us
Description: To construct a 2.0 mile trail using existing plowlines which will provide a complete trail loop. This will be a non-motorized trail for the purpose of hiking and horseback riding only.
Location: UNIT - Kisatchie Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Natchitoches. LEGAL - T6N, R6W, Section 14 and 18 25 miles southwest of Natchitoches, LA; located adjacent to the Longelaf Trail Scenic Byway; Starting from trailhead on 339 to terminate on trailhead at 329.
Upper Kisatchie Bayou Sub Watershed Project
EA
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Grazing management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/21/2014
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
08/2014
Expected: 12/2014 01/2015 Kelly Boles
318-472-1840
kboles@fs.fed.us
Description: Vegetation Manangement with-in the UpeerKisatchie Bayou subwatershed of the Kisatchie RD/Kisatchie NF would include installation of 6 artificial RCW cavities, thinning 2404 acres, restoring 145 acres of off-site slash to Longleaf Pine, road maintance
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43553
Location: UNIT - Kisatchie Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Natchitoches. LEGAL - T6N, R8W, Sections 31,32,33 and 34 and T5N, R8W, Sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11 Compartments 32, 33, 34, 57, 58 of the Kisatchie Ranger District, Kisatchie National Forest, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana
Kisatchie National Forest , Winn Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
City of Winnfield SUP Renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/27/2013
Expected: 01/2014 02/2014 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
Collins Camp Land Exchange
EA
- Land ownership management
- Special use management
On Hold N/A N/A Greg Cohrs
318-628-4664
gcohrs@fs.fed.us
Description: The project proposes to exchange the Lower Saline Lake recreation residences for an equal value of land yet to be determined.
Location: UNIT - Winn Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Winn. LEGAL - T10N, R5W, section 9 Lower Saline Lake
Compartment 71/73 Pine Chainsaw Release
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/31/2014
Expected: 04/2014 05/2014 Brian Rudd
318-628-4664
brudd@fs.fed.us
Description: Project will consist of using chainsaw to release young pine.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43664
Location: UNIT - Winn Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Winn. LEGAL - Not Applicable Compartment 71/73.
Mendenhause Creek
EA
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/07/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice
02/2014
Expected: 07/2014 08/2014 Brian Rudd
318-628-4664
brudd@fs.fed.us
Description: Project will involve clearcutting, intermediate and first thinning, RCW habitat improvements, Longleaf restoration, trail improvements
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34924
Location: UNIT - Winn Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Winn. C 51, 52, 56 approximately 8 miles west of Winnfield and 1.5 miles south of Calvin
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