Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

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- Kisatchie National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- 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, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide) R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Centennial Pipeline Special Use Permit CAL8 Reissue
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2017
Expected: 07/2017 07/2017 Marilyn Spencer
318-793-9427
mrspencer@fs.fed.us
Description: An application from Centennial Pipeline LLC applying for renewal of an existing permit:CAL8
Location: UNIT - Catahoula Ranger District, Calcasieu Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Grant, Rapides, Vernon. LEGAL - Not Applicable The permitted routes are in Vernon Parish, Rapides Parish and Grant Parish, Louisiana.
Kisatchie National Forest, Calcasieu Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
"The No Way Out" Salvage Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Fuels management
Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2017
Actual: 04/27/2017
05/2017 Doug Rhodes
337-531-7285, 318-793-9427
drhodes01@fs.fed.us
Description: Timber Salvage of 218 acres of upland pine species after a F2 tornado on the Calcasieu Ranger District of the Kisatchie National Forest.
Location: UNIT - Calcasieu Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Rapides. LEGAL - Township 3 North, Range 2West Sections 26, 35 and 36; Township 2 North, Range 2 West Sections 1, 12. 13 and 23. West of the Community of Woodworth. Northern end is FS 208 stretching south to FS 293. 4.5 Miles in Length
Calcasieu Prescribed Burning Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/06/2015
Est. Comment Period
06/2017
Expected: 09/2017 10/2017 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
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/27/2015
Est. Comment Period
02/2017
Expected: 05/2017 07/2017 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
- Land ownership management
- Road management
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Heritage resource management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/27/2016
Est. Comment Period
04/2017
Expected: 08/2017 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
- 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: 04/2017 10/2017 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: 12/2016 12/2016 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.
The Caroline Dormon School Trail Project
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2017
Expected: 04/2017 03/2018 Doug Rhodes
337-531-7285, 318-793-9427
drhodes01@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed project would include the creation of a non-motorized handicap trail system approximately one mile in length and parking lot with access to the trail near the Woodworth Community.
Location: UNIT - Calcasieu Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Rapides. LEGAL - Township 2 North, Range 1 West, Section 6. The trail will be located in Compartment 35 just north of Forest Service Road 208 and west of Hwy 165 near the Woodworth community.
Kisatchie National Forest, Caney Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Horseshoe Loop
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
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 Reroutes 2017
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/15/2017
Est. Comment Period
06/2017
Expected: 08/2017 11/2017 Camelia Steward
318-765-3554
cameliasteward@fs.fed.us
Description: Reroute approximately 10 miles of a single-track, multi-directional (two way travel) motorized trail. In addition, this proposal would include the allocation of about 26 acres of land to construct two trailheads.
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.
CLECO POWER LLC, Special Use Permit Amendment
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 03/2017
Actual: 03/10/2017
04/2017 Camelia Steward
318-765-3554
cameliasteward@fs.fed.us
Description: This amendment will allow CLECO the right to construct a new overhead secondary electric line (distribution). This line will be 166 feet in length, 10 feet in width having 5 feet on either side of centerline.
Location: UNIT - Catahoula Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - Not Applicable The legal description for this proposed project work is section 8, Township 6N Range 1W Grant Parish, Louisiana.
Catahoula Ranger District Prescribed Burning Program Supplemental Environmental Assessment
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2017
Actual: 05/19/2017
10/2017 Larry Kile
318-628-4664
lkile@fs.fed.us
Description: This is the supplemental EA to the Catahoula Prescribed Burning 2012 - 2017 EA and decision.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51289
Location: UNIT - Catahoula Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - Not Applicable Catahoula Ranger District
Panther Bayou
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
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
Silhouette
EA
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2017
Expected: 01/2018 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
Special Use Permit Renewal for Enlink LIG, LLC
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/25/2017
Expected: 05/2017 06/2017 Camelia Steward
318-765-3554
cameliasteward@fs.fed.us
Description: Renewal of special use permit for the continuation of operation and maintenance of gas line presently on site.
Location: UNIT - Catahoula Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - Not Applicable T6N:R2W Sections 17, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 and 35; T6N:R1E Sections 19, 30 and 32
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
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
- Fuels management
- 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
FY17 April Storm Clean-up
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2017
Actual: 04/26/2017
05/2017 Brian Rudd
318-628-4664
brudd@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will salvage timber from tornado damage areas on the southern portion of the Winn RD.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51617
Location: UNIT - Winn Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Grant, Winn. LEGAL - Not Applicable The area is located in southern Winn Parish and Northern Grant Parish. The location is: T9N R2W Sections 12 & 13; T9N R1W sections 6 & 7; and T10N R1W section 31.
Longleaf Pine Restoration #1
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/14/2016
Est. Comment Period
03/2017
Expected: 07/2017 08/2017 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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/20/2016
Est. Comment Period
07/2017
Expected: 08/2017 09/2017 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
MVUM Updates FY17-Winn RD
EA
- Road management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/15/2017
Est. Comment Period
03/2017
Expected: 05/2017 06/2017 Brian Rudd
318-628-4664
brudd@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will more appropriately assign HLV and OHV access on forest roads.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51210
Location: UNIT - Winn Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Grant, Natchitoches, Winn. LEGAL - Not Applicable These roads are on the Winn Ranger District
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