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, 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
- 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
2017 C110-Commercial Thinning, Farm Bill
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Fuels management
Analysis Completed Expected: 10/2017
Actual: 10/19/2017
11/2017 Kathryn Duncan
318-793-9427
FS-comments-southern-kisatchie-calcasieu@fs.fed.us
Description: Commercial thin 152 acres of pine to 60 square feet of basal area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52270
Location: UNIT - Calcasieu Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Vernon. LEGAL - Not Applicable T1S, R7W, Sec 7, T1S, R8W, Sec 12. Approximately 11 miles southeast of the city of Leesville.
2017 Valentine Lake Trail and Boat Ramp Project
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/04/2017
Expected: 10/2017 11/2017 Jonny Fryar
318-793-9427
comments-southern-kisatchie-calcasieu@fs.fed.us
Description: Within the Valentine Lake Recreation Area, add a connecter trail to two existing trails on either side of Valentine Lake to make a loop trail. Add a boat ramp for small boats ie, canoe, kayak, Jon boat.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52315
Location: UNIT - Calcasieu Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Rapides. LEGAL - Not Applicable Valentine Lake Recreation Area is approximately 2 miles south of the community of Gardner or 14 miles southwest of the city of Alexandria in Louisiana. T 3 N, R 3 W, Section 16.
Calcasieu Prescribed Burning Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/06/2015
Est. Comment Period
11/2017
Expected: 02/2018 02/2018 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

   *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Heritage resource management
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/27/2015
Est. Comment Period
11/2017
Expected: 02/2018 05/2018 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

   *UPDATED*
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Heritage resource management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Land ownership management
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Comment Period
10/20/2017
Expected: 01/2018 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

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
04/05/2016
Expected: 12/2017 01/2018 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.
Kisatchie National Forest, Catahoula Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Breezy Hill Trail Project
EA
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A 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 AMENDMENT #102
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/28/2017
Expected: 07/2017 09/2017 Camelia Steward
318-927-2061
cameliasteward@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service office has received an application to amend an existing authorization issued to CLECO Power LLC, Special Use Permit #CAT409001. This amendment will allow CLECO Power LLC the right to construct a new overhead primary electric line.
Location: UNIT - Catahoula Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - Not Applicable The legal description for this proposed project work is section 24, Township 7N Range 1W Grant Parish, Louisiana.
Compartment 64 Thinning
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2017
Expected: 12/2017 02/2018 Alvin Wells
318-765-3554
alvinwells@fs.fed.us
Description: Thin 70 acres of yellow pine in compartment 64.
Location: UNIT - Catahoula Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - Not Applicable Compartment 64
Panther Bayou
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- 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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2017
Expected: 02/2018 04/2018 Anthony Page
318-765-3554
apage@fs.fed.us
Description: Silhouette is an ecosystem management project in compartments 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 86 & 87 that involves thinnings, clearcuts, plantings, road status changes, herbicide application, 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
- 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
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
- Forest products
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels 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
2018 MVUM Updates-Winn RD
EA
- Road management In Progress
Comment Period
08/30/2017
Expected: 01/2018 01/2018 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
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
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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
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
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