Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

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- Projects Occurring Nationwide
- 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


Projects Occurring Nationwide
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Incorporating Greater Sage-grouse Conservation Measures into Land Management Plans (Wyoming)
EIS
- Land management planning
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Cancelled N/A N/A Danielle Chi
801-625-5667
dkchi@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service will be a cooperating agency with the BLM (lead agency) in preparing programmatic EISs to incorporate greater sage-grouse conservation measures into land management plans, including the Thunder Basin NG plan, through plan amendment
Web Link: http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/more/sagegrouse/eastern.html
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. LEGAL - Not Applicable UNIT - Thunder Basin NG portion of the Medicine Bow-Routt NF; WY; multiple counties involved
Kisatchie National Forest, Calcasieu Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bobwhite Quail Emphasis Area EA
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Comment Period
06/11/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Kathryn Duncan
318-793-9427
comments-southern-kisatchie-calcasieu@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
- Watershed management
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/10/2013
Est. Comment Period
06/2014
Expected: 10/2014 11/2014 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42106
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
Comment Period
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
Comment Period
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. Comment Period
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 Ecosystem Management Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Heritage resource management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/18/2012
Est. Comment Period
06/2014
Expected: 10/2014 12/2014 Anthony Page
318-765-3554
apage@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to improve roosting and nesting red-cockaded woodpecker (RCW) habitat, promote forest health, and improve soil & water productivity and function on approximately 5,855 acres in and around the Camp Livingston site.
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
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/18/2012
Est. Comment Period
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
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- 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
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
- Forest products
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Grazing management
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/21/2014
Est. Comment Period
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
- Special use management
- Land ownership 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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/07/2011
Est. Comment Period
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
Network USA Fiber Optic Cable Permit
CE

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- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/05/2014
Expected: 07/2014 09/2014 Barbara Poole
318-628-4664
blpoole@fs.fed.us
Description: Installation and Maintenance of an underground Fiber Optic Cable on north side of Hwy 84 in cleared right-of-way to access tower site on private property
Location: UNIT - Winn Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Winn. LEGAL - Not Applicable Sections 25-28, 31-33 of T11N-R4W
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