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.

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- Kisatchie National Forest, Calcasieu 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
2015 Gravel Pit Illegal Trail Reclamation C122 & C125
CE
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/13/2015
Expected: 05/2015 06/2015 Doug Rhodes
318-793-9427
Comments-southern-kisatchie-calcasieu@fs.fed.us
Description: Reduce gravel pit wall heights to 4:1 ratio to remove enticement for illegal UTV use. Vegetate exposed mineral soils with longleaf pine containerized seedlings, grasses, forbes.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46785
Location: UNIT - Calcasieu Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Vernon. LEGAL - Not Applicable Compartment 122, T1S, R7W, Sect 1 and Compartment 125, T1N, R6W, Sect 32 and
Oden Lake Project
EA
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/19/2014
Est. Comment Period
04/2015
Expected: 08/2015 01/2016 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.
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 On Hold N/A N/A Lee Stewart
318-765-3554
leehstewart@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.
Camp Livingston Ecosystem Management Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Road management
- Fuels management
- Heritage resource management
In Progress
Comment Period
06/18/2014
Expected: 05/2015 05/2015 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
Catahoula Forest Health 2015
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2015
Expected: 11/2015 12/2015 Anthony Page
318-765-3554
apage@fs.fed.us
Description: Conduct a first thinning on approximately 4,300 acres of overstocked, immature loblolly 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 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.
Panther Bayou
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/18/2012
Est. Comment Period
07/2015
Expected: 11/2015 12/2015 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 70,71,74,76 & 86)
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
03/25/2015
Est. Comment Period
07/2015
Expected: 10/2015 11/2015 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
Silhouette
EA
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2016
Expected: 12/2016 01/2017 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
Stuart Lake Fish Habitat Enhancement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
03/25/2015
Expected: 04/2015 05/2015 Emlyn Smith
318-765-3554
ebsmith@fs.fed.us
Description: Stocking triploid grass carp, florida strain bass, and liming the lake this spring. Draw down the lake this winter, put in spawning beds and hard structure (x-mas trees).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46694
Location: UNIT - Catahoula Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - 1W;6N;Section 11 Stuart Lake
Kisatchie National Forest, Kisatchie Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Prescribed Burn 2015-2025 Kisatchie Ranger District
EA
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Special area management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Comment Period
03/11/2015
Expected: 05/2015 05/2015 Steven Staples
318-472-1840
sstaples@fs.fed.us
Description: Prescribe burn in FY2015-FY2025, 78,485 acres in combination of growing and dormant season burn and 18,098 acres in only dormant season burn throughout the Kisatchie Ranger District.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45447
Location: UNIT - Kisatchie Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Natchitoches. LEGAL - Various sections within T6N, R6W/T6N, R7W/T6NR8W/T5N, R6W, T5N, R7W, T5N, R8W Kisatchie NF, Kisatchie RD Natchitoches Parish , LA
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
Mendenhause Creek
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
In Progress
Comment Period
03/26/2015
Expected: 06/2015 07/2015 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
Winn FY16-2025 Prescribed Burn Program
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/17/2014
Est. Comment Period
05/2015
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 Larry Kile
318-628-4664
lkile@fs.fed.us
Description: District-Wide Prescribed Burning EA
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45209
Location: UNIT - Winn Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Grant, Natchitoches, Winn. LEGAL - Not Applicable Winn Ranger District
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