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, 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, Winn Ranger District


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 In Progress
Scoping Start
02/26/2016
Expected: 05/2016 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
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
07/2016
Expected: 09/2016 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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Heritage resource management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/27/2015
Est. Comment Period
05/2016
Expected: 10/2016 11/2016 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
- Recreation management
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
In Progress
Comment Period
04/07/2016
Expected: 06/2016 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: 05/2016 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.
Kisatchie National Forest, Caney Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Caney Fuel Reduction
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/20/2015
Expected: 05/2016 06/2016 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 70,74,76 & 86)
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
03/25/2015
Est. Comment Period
06/2016
Expected: 11/2016 12/2016 Emlyn Smith
318-765-3554
ebsmith@fs.fed.us
Description: Red-Cockaded woodpecker habitat improvement by thinning cluster and recruitment sites on approximately 500 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 70, 74, 76 & 86
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)
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2016
Expected: 05/2016 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
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: 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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/21/2016
Est. Comment Period
04/2016
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
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Comment Period
03/26/2015
Expected: 04/2016 04/2016 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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