Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.

Report Contents (click to jump to a section):
- Projects Occurring Nationwide
- Kisatchie National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- 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
Arizona National Scenic Trail Comprehensive Plan
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Land ownership management
- Facility management
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Land management planning
- Watershed management
- Land acquisition
- Grazing management
- Special area management
- Fuels management
- Special use management
- Road management
- Minerals and Geology
- Regulations, Directives, Orders
- Heritage resource management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2016
Expected: 06/2018 07/2018 Julie Molzahn
406-826-4352
jmolzahn@fs.fed.us
Description: The Comprehensive Plan will develop administrative and management goals, objectives and practices for the Arizona National Scenic Trail and management corridor.
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Arizona National Scenic Trail goes from the Coronado NM to the Utah Border at Vermillion Cliffs- 800 miles south to north across the State of Arizona.
Kisatchie National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest) R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Forest Monitoring Program Transition to the 2012 Planning Rule.
CE
- Land management planning Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2016
Actual: 04/01/2016
05/2016 Elizabeth Hoyt
318-473-7154
elizabethahoyt@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service published new planning rules in 2012 which changed forest plan monitoring program requirements. A review of the existing monitoring program determined six administrative changes are required to be in compliance with the new rule.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48777
Location: UNIT - Kisatchie National Forest All Units. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Claiborne, Grant, Natchitoches, Rapides, Vernon, Webster, Winn. LEGAL - Not Applicable The forest monitoring program occurs across all five Ranger Districts on the Kisatchie National Forest.
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

   *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Road management
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/14/2016
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 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

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/14/2016
Expected: 07/2016 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)
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/06/2015
Est. Comment Period
08/2016
Expected: 10/2016 11/2016 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
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Heritage resource management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/27/2015
Est. Comment Period
08/2016
Expected: 12/2016 01/2017 Amy Thames
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 Recreation Area and Lake of the Vernon Unit. Valentine Lake and Camp Claiborne of the Evangeline Unit.
Oden Lake Project
EA
- Forest products
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2016
Actual: 05/16/2016
10/2016 Kathryn Duncan
318-793-9427
comments-southern-kisatchie-calcasieu@fs.fed.us
Description: RCW habitat Improvements, longleaf pine ecosystem restoration, NNIPS treatment, Goldman Bog restoration.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45782
Location: UNIT - Calcasieu Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Rapides. LEGAL - T2N R1W S6 &7; T2N R2W S1, 2, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 23, & 24 Nine miles southwest of the city of Alexandria, LA and due west (<1 mile) west of the city of Woodworth, LA.
Pipeline for BLM Petro Hunt USA 23
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
04/05/2016
Expected: 07/2016 10/2016 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

   *NEW LISTING*
- 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
Caney Fuel Reduction
CE
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2016
Actual: 06/21/2016
08/2016 Mark Bass
318-927-2061
mbass@fs.fed.us
Description: Mulching all understory vegetation with machinery on approximately 200 acres to lie within 6 inches of the ground.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47291
Location: UNIT - Caney Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Webster. LEGAL - Compartments 21, 22, and 23 on the Caney Unit of the District The activity will occur along National Forest ownership boundaries that are within the Wildland Urban Interface in Compartments 21, 22, and 23.
Horseshoe Loop
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/09/2015
Est. Comment Period
05/2016
Expected: 10/2016 11/2016 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
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than 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
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- 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
RCW Thinning (Compartments 74,76 & 86)
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Cancelled 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 430 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; T6 N, R1 W, Sec 3, 10; T7 N, R1 E, Sec 17, 18, 9; T6 N, R1 W, Sec 15 Compartments 74,76 and 86
Red-Cockaded Woodpecker Recruitment Thinning Compartment 70
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Analysis Completed Expected: 06/2016
Actual: 06/06/2016
10/2016 Emlyn Smith
318-765-3554
ebsmith@fs.fed.us
Description: Improving approximately 70 acres of RCW habitat in compartment 70.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49600
Location: UNIT - Catahoula Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - Not Applicable Compartment 70
Rogers Special Use Permit
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- 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
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- 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
Timber Stand Improvement (TSI) FY'16
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Analysis Completed Expected: 06/2016
Actual: 06/01/2016
09/2016 Anthony Page
318-765-3554
apage@fs.fed.us
Description: Pre-commercial thinning with hand tools and/or mechanical methods to improve tree vigor and growth in on approximately 43 acres. Hand tools would be used for brush control activities in order to reduce competition on approximately 80 acres.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48882
Location: UNIT - Catahoula Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - Township 3W 8N; Range 2W 9N Compartments 22 stands 3, 29, 30 & 32; Compartment 58 Stand 28
Union Pacific Railroad Special Use Permit Renewal
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/27/2016
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 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

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Road management
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

   *NEW LISTING*
- 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
Carroll FLPMA Private Road Permit
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 10/2015
Actual: 10/29/2015
11/2016 Albert Brazzel
318-352-2568
abrazzel@fs.fed.us
Description: A permit is needed for road access and usage
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47968
Location: UNIT - Winn Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Winn. LEGAL - Not Applicable Winn Ranger District
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
Louisiana Pine Snake
EA
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
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
Mendenhause Creek
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Analysis Completed Expected: 06/2016
Actual: 06/06/2016
07/2016 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. LEGAL - Not Applicable C 51, 52, 56 approximately 8 miles west of Winnfield and 1.5 miles south of Calvin
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This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.