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):
- National Forests In Mississippi, Bienville Ranger District
- National Forests In Mississippi, Chickasawhay Ranger District
- National Forests In Mississippi, De Soto Ranger District
- National Forests In Mississippi, Delta Ranger District
- National Forests In Mississippi, Holly Springs Ranger District
- National Forests In Mississippi, Homochitto Ranger District
- National Forests In Mississippi, Tombigbee Ranger District


National Forests In Mississippi, Bienville Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bay Spring Fiber Optic Installation
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 08/2016
Actual: 08/01/2016
08/2016 Marc Weathersby
601-469-3811
maweathersby@fs.fed.us
Description: Bay Springs Telephone Company has requested permission to install a fiber optic line on Bienville National Forest System lands in order to improve internet service to local residents.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48745
Location: UNIT - Bienville Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Smith. LEGAL - Not Applicable Smith County, Mississippi areas affected by this request: Section 32, Township 4 North, Range 8 East.
CenterPoint Energy Gasline Replacement Project
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2016
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 Christina Harper
601-469-3811
cnharper@fs.fed.us
Description: CenterPoint request the approval to replace gas lines across portions of its authorized permit areas on Bienville National Forest to avoid pipeline capacity limitations and to prevent interruption of service to local customers.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49350
Location: UNIT - Bienville Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Smith. LEGAL - Not Applicable The proposed project will cross in Scott County T6N, R7E, and in Sections 21, 22, and 24
Mississippi Resources, LLC Oil and Gas Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management
Cancelled N/A N/A Marc Weathersby
601-469-3811
maweathersby@fs.fed.us
Description: The Bienville National Forest has received a request from MS Resources, LLC for a Permit to Drill USA 21-12 #1, permitted to 16,500 feet for an exploratory test on Lease MSES-056720.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42882
Location: UNIT - Bienville Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Smith. LEGAL - The proposal is located in Township 4 North, Range 8 East, Section 21 of Smith County, Mississippi. The MS Resources, LLC proposed well pad project is located approximately 2 miles southeast of Lorena, MS off of Forest Service Road 504A.
Shockaloe Horse Trail culvert replacements
CE
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
Cancelled N/A N/A Marc Weathersby
601-469-3811
maweathersby@fs.fed.us
Description: The Shockaloe Horse trail is 23 miles in length. We're replacing approximately 28 old rusted out metal culverts along the trail. In the ephemeral drains along the trail we're building drain-dips out of crushed limestone rock.
Location: UNIT - Bienville Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Scott. LEGAL - T7N, R7E, Sections 13,14,23,24,25,26,27,34,35 & 36; and T6N, R7E, Sections 1,2,3,10,11,12,13,14 & 15 Scott Cty, MS. The Shockaloe Horse Trail is located on the Bienville National Forest between Forest and Morton just north of U.S. Highway 80.
Southern Pine EPA power line construction
CE
- Special use management Cancelled N/A N/A Marc Weathersby
601-469-3811
maweathersby@fs.fed.us
Description: Southern Pine EPA has proposed to construct a new 14.4 KV power line across Bienville National Forest Systems lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42289
Location: UNIT - Bienville Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Newton. LEGAL - Township 5 North, Range 10 East, Sections 27 & 28, of Newton County, Mississippi. The Southern Pine EPA proposed power line right-of-way is located approximately 1 1/2 miles west of State Hwyway 505 and adjacent to the New-Logan Road.
USA 6-7 #2 APD
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology Analysis Completed Expected: 08/2016
Actual: 09/16/2016
09/2016 Christopher Locke
601-469-3811
clocke@fs.fed.us
Description: The Bienville National Forest has received a Surface Use Plan of Operations (SUPO) request from Tellus Operating Group for APD: USA 6-7 #2. The project will involve usage of the previously constructed USA 6-7 #1 with no new surface disturbance.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49919
Location: UNIT - Bienville Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Smith. LEGAL - Township 3 North, Range 7 East, Section 6 of Smith County, Mississippi. The proposal is located in Township 3 North, Range 7 East, Section 6 of Smith County, Mississippi.
National Forests In Mississippi, Chickasawhay Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Commercial Thinning in Compartment 369, Stand 15
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
On Hold N/A N/A Andy Barwick
601-4280594
ajbarwick@fs.fed.us
Description: Commercial thin a 50-acre stand to improve RCW habitat.
Location: UNIT - Chickasawhay Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Jones. LEGAL - Section 12, T6N, R10W Ten miles North of Richton, Mississippi
J. P. Utilities Waterline Special Use
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/04/2016
Expected: 10/2016 11/2016 Jacob Rhyne
601-428-0594 x242
jdrhyne@fs.fed.us
Description: Amend special use permit for an underground waterline ROW that would be approximately 90 feet in length and five feet wide.
Location: UNIT - Chickasawhay Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Jones. LEGAL - Section 2, T6N, R10W Ten miles southeast of Laurel, Mississippi
Special Use Brennan Longo - Special Use Management
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special area management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/04/2016
Expected: 10/2016 11/2016 Jacob Rhyne
601-428-0594 x242
jdrhyne@fs.fed.us
Description: Amend special use permit to include the maintenance of a waterline along an existing road ROW.
Location: UNIT - Chickasawhay Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Jones. LEGAL - Section 2, T6N, R10W Ten miles southeast of Laurel, Mississippi
Special Use Proposal 2016 Motorcycle Enduro Recreation Event
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management Analysis Completed Expected: 09/2016
Actual: 09/02/2016
09/2016 Jacob Rhyne
601-428-0594 x242
jdrhyne@fs.fed.us
Description: motorcycle endure recreation event.
Location: UNIT - Chickasawhay Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Wayne. LEGAL - Not Applicable Twelve mile southeast of Laurel, Mississippi
Special Use amendment Dixie Electric - Special Use Management
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/04/2016
Expected: 10/2016 11/2016 Jacob Rhyne
601-428-0594 x242
jdrhyne@fs.fed.us
Description: Amend an existing special use permit for an overhead power line ROW that would be approximately 90 ft. long and 30 ft. wide and an underground power line ROW approximately 1840 ft. long and 15 ft. wide that connects to a residence on private property
Location: UNIT - Chickasawhay Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Jones. LEGAL - Section 2, T6N, R1oW Ten miles southeast of Laurel, Mississippi
Watershed Health Restoration, and Maintenance in the Sand Hill Creek Analysis Unit
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period
05/21/2015
Expected: 03/2017 01/2018 Andy Barwick
601-4280594
ajbarwick@fs.fed.us
Description: Longleaf restoration, commercial thinning, midstory reduction, red cockaded woodpecker management, and prescribed burning for the recovery of theatened and endangered species in the Sand Hill Creek Analysis Unit.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35528
Location: UNIT - Chickasawhay Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Wayne. LEGAL - Sections 25, 26, 34, 35, 36, T6N, R8W Seven miles North of Sand Hill, Mississippi
Watershed Health, Restoration, and Maintenance in the Little Tiger Creek Analysis Unit
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
09/2016
Expected: 12/2016 01/2017 Andy Barwick
601-4280594
ajbarwick@fs.fed.us
Description: Longleaf restoration, commercial thinning, midstory reduction, red cockaded woodpecker management, and prescribed burning for the recovery of theatened and endangered species in the little Tiger Creek Analysis Unit.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50119
Location: UNIT - Chickasawhay Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Jones, Wayne. LEGAL - Sections 1,2,3,10,11,12,13,14,15,21,22,23, T7N, R10W and Sections 6,7 T7N, R9W Nine miles southeast of Laurel, Mississippi
National Forests In Mississippi, De Soto Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
AT&T Job Number 57C00275N
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/15/2016
Expected: 12/2016 02/2017 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us
Description: Install buried fiber optic cable within existing maintained county road rights-of-way.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49156
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Stone. LEGAL - Township 4 South, Range 11 West, Section 19 and Township 4 South, Range 12 West, Sections 14 & 23 Glenn Lott, Mack Lott, and Riceville Roads.
AT&T Job Number 57C00281N
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/15/2016
Expected: 12/2016 02/2017 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us
Description: Install buried fiber optic cable within existing maintained county road rights-of-way.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49152
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Stone. LEGAL - Township 4 South, Range 13 West, Sections 1, 2 & 11. West McHenry, Perkinston-Silver Run, and Hickman Firetower Roads.
AT&T Job Number 57C00366N
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/15/2016
Expected: 12/2016 02/2017 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us
Description: Install buried fiber optic line in existing maintained county road rights-of-way.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49155
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Harrison. LEGAL - Township 5 South, Range 11 West, Sections 11, 12 & 14. Success, Vogle, Yet, and 508 Roads
AT&T Job Number 57C00374N
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/15/2016
Expected: 12/2016 02/2017 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us
Description: Install buried fiber optic cable within existing maintained county road right-of-way.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49157
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Harrison. LEGAL - Township 5 South, Range 10 West, Section 20 Blackwell Farm Road
AT&T Job Number 57C00375N
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/15/2016
Expected: 12/2016 02/2017 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us
Description: Install buried fiber optic cable within existing maintained county road rights-of-way.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49159
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Harrison. LEGAL - Township 5 South, Range 11 West, Sections 1, 2 & 11 and Township 4 South, Range 11 West, Sections 23, 26 & 35 Road 542, Bethel, Airey Tower, Joe Bill, and Martha Redmond Roads
AT&T Job Number 67C00234N
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/15/2016
Expected: 10/2016 11/2016 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us
Description: Install buried fiber optic cable to service a cell tower by directional boring under National Forest land. No surface ground disturbance will occur on NF land.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50292
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Harrison. LEGAL - Not Applicable State Highway 15, south of Bethel Road.
Access to Salem Cemetery
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2016
Expected: 02/2017 03/2017 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us
Description: Provide access over an existing route to Salem Cemetery
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40270
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - George. LEGAL - Sec. 4, T1S, R8W, George County, MS Leaf, MS
Alexander Access
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/13/2015
Expected: 12/2016 01/2017 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us
Description: Access to private land completely surrounded by National Forest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40269
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Perry. LEGAL - Sec. 36, T1N, R11W, Perry County, MS Between Hwy. 29 and Black Creek.
Black Creek Hiking Trail Relocation
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/21/2016
Expected: 12/2016 02/2017 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us
Description: Relocate two segments of Black Creek hiking trail to reduce the number of bridges on the trail. One segment is approximately 1640' long and winds around a small swampy bay, and the other is 2440' long and crosses a recently acquired parcel of land.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50291
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Forrest, Perry. LEGAL - Township 1 North, Range 12 West, Section 7 & Township 1 North, Range 11 West, Section 35 First segment is about 3 miles west of Brooklyn, MS; second segment is about 1 mile west of State Highway 29.
Camp Keller Small Building Construction
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/05/2016
Expected: 10/2016 11/2016 Lisa Yager
601-528-6178
lyager@fs.fed.us
Description: Construction of a small building on an area already paved.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49728
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Harrison. LEGAL - Not Applicable Camp Keller small arms range and special use permit area.
Charles and Clark Bond Access
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2016
Expected: 04/2017 05/2017 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us
Description: Request for access to private land surrounded by National Forest land.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33013
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Stone. LEGAL - Sec. 5, Township 4 South, Range 10 West & Sec. 32, Township 3 South, Range 10 West, St. Stephens Meridian Stone County, Mississippi
Contact Network Fiber Optic Cable Installation
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2016
Expected: 06/2017 07/2017 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us
Description: Install buried fiber optic cable within right-of-way of State Highway 49.
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Forrest. LEGAL - Sections 7, 17, 20 & 29, T2N, R12W West side of State Highway 49 within existing cleared right-of-way.
Currie Family Access
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/06/2016
Expected: 10/2016 11/2016 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us
Description: Transfer of FLPMA Permit DES0054 from Mr. Ray Jordan to new owner, Currie Family Investment Company, LP. Permit expired 12/31/15 and would be issued for a new term.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49589
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Forrest. LEGAL - Township 2 North, Range 12 West, Section 21 West of Old Highway 49.
Darren Methe Access
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/22/2015
Expected: 12/2016 01/2017 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us
Description: Request for access to private land surrounded by National Forest land.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33018
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Perry. LEGAL - Sec. 34, Township 2 North, Range 9 West, St. Stephens Meridian Perry County, Mississippi
Dorothy Franklin Access
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/16/2016
Expected: 11/2016 01/2017 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us
Description: Request for access to private land.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33014
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Forrest. LEGAL - Sec. 22 & 23, Township 2 North, Range 12 West, St. Stephens Meridian Forrest County
Franklin Telephone Service for Carter
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2016
Expected: 04/2017 06/2017 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us
Description: Install 1,065 feet of buried copper cable within existing maintained road rights-of-way to provide telecommunications to a private residence.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49149
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Perry. LEGAL - Section 23, Township 1 North, Range 11 West Janice-Brooklyn Road
Glenn Lott Access
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2016
Expected: 04/2017 05/2017 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us
Description: Request for access to private land surrounded by National Forest land
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33019
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Stone. LEGAL - Sec. 19 & 30, Township 3 South, Range 9 West, St. Stephens Meridian Stone County, Mississippi
Gulf South Pipeline Relocation
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/28/2014
Expected: 11/2016 04/2017 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us
Description: Relocate a section of natural gas pipeline that has become exposed due to erosion along the banks of Black Creek. New r/w 50' wide, with add'l 25' temp work space needed. Directional bore under Black Creek. Rehabilitation of abandoned r/w.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42858
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Perry. LEGAL - Section 27, T1S, R10W Black Creek, upstream from Fairley Bridge Road; north of existing right-of-way.
Laurentide Well 4S-9W-18X
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
06/09/2016
Expected: 02/2017 03/2017 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct a 496'x504' well pad and 155' access road to drill for oil on Federal Leases MSES054565 & MSES054570. Complete for production if producible quantities of oil are found, or rehabilitate if none are found.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49163
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Stone. LEGAL - Township 4 South, Range 9 West, Section 18. Approximately 13 miles east of McHenry, Mississippi; off of Forest Service Road 401D.
Laurentide Well 5S-10W-13X
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology Cancelled N/A N/A Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct a 425'x425' well pad and 589' access road to drill for oil on Federal Leases MSES054843 & MSES054844. Complete for production if producible quantities of oil are found, or rehabilitate if none are found.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49162
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Harrison. LEGAL - Township 5 South, Range 10 West, Section 13 Approximately 11 miles north-northwest of D'Iberville, Mississippi. West of Forest Service Road 426.
Laurentide Well 5S-10W-14X
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology Cancelled N/A N/A Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct a 426'x478' well pad and 298' access road to drill for oil on Federal Leases MSES054842 & MSES054845. Complete for production if producible quantities of oil are found, or rehabilitate if none are found.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49164
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Harrison. LEGAL - Township 5 South, Range 10 West, Section 14 Approximately 12 miles north-northwest of D'Iberville, Mississippi; off of Forest Service Road 426B.
Pat Davis Access
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/22/2015
Expected: 12/2016 01/2017 Rebecca Ladnier
601-928-4422
reladnier@fs.fed.us
Description: Provide access to private land over an existing woods road.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44828
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Perry. LEGAL - Sec. 36, T2N, R9W, Perry County, Mississippi, St. Stephens Meridian North of Little Creek Road.
Pearl River Valley EPA Powerline Upgrade and Relocation along Hwy. 15
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Cancelled N/A N/A Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us
Description: Relocate an overhead powerline to a new location along a state highway, upgrade the line from 7,200 to 14,400 volts, and remove abandoned poles and wire.
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Stone. LEGAL - Sec. 20 & 29, T3S, R9W, St. Stephens Meridian, Stone County, MS Highway 15, Stone County, MS
Pearl River Valley EPA Service for Keel
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2016
Expected: 02/2017 03/2017 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct a single phase overhead power line, approx. 3,070 feet in length, to provide power to a future residence.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47616
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Stone. LEGAL - Section 24, T2S, R10W Extending west from Rosalee Road along the north side of Highway 26, then northwesterly to private land.
Pearl River Valley EPA Service for Talley
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/13/2015
Expected: 12/2016 01/2017 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct a single phase overhead power line, approx. 900 feet in length, to provide power to a future residence.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47615
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Perry. LEGAL - Section 34, T1N, R11W. North of New York Road, off of Forest Service Road 319I.
Programmatic Prescribed Burning EA
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/26/2015
Est. Comment Period
12/2016
Expected: 03/2017 04/2017 Tate Thriffiley
601-584-8488 Ext. 111
tatethriffiley@fs.fed.us
Description: Ecosystem restoration & maintenance, T&E species habitat improvement, and hazardous fuels management achieved by prescribed burning.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46498
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Forrest, George, Greene, Harrison, Jackson, Pearl River, Perry, Stone. LEGAL - Not Applicable De Soto Ranger District
Reissuance of Special Use Permit to Errol Bradley for Access
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/27/2015
Expected: 09/2016 12/2016 Catherine Bailey
601-965-1663
cjbailey@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue a Special Use Permit to Errol Bradley for access to private property. No changes in the land use are proposed.
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Stone. LEGAL - Section 21, T3S, R9W North of Vestry Road.
Reissuance of Special Use Permit to Plains Pipeline
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/25/2016
Expected: 11/2016 12/2016 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue a Special Use Permit to Plains Pipeline for a new term to authorize continued operation and maintenance of an existing crude oil pipeline. No changes in authorized facilities or increases in the scope or intensity of activities is planned.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47620
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Forrest, Perry. LEGAL - Not Applicable West of Highway 49 and north of Highway 26.
Reissuance of Special Use Permit to Red Wolf Wilderness Adventures
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/27/2015
Expected: 04/2016 05/2016 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue permit to provide outfitter and guide services on Black Creek. There will no change in scope or intensity of activities.
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Perry. LEGAL - Not Applicable Moody's, Janice, Cypress Creek, and Fairley Bridge Landings on Black Creek.
Reissuance of Special Use Permit to Singing River EPA
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
09/2016
Expected: 12/2016 03/2017 Catherine Bailey
601-965-1663
cjbailey@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue a Special Use Permit for continued operation and maintenance of existing electric power lines. No new land use is proposed.
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Forrest, George, Greene, Perry. LEGAL - Not Applicable Numerous locations of distribution and service lines across the Forest, north of Highway 26.
Reissue Special Use Permit to Florida Gas Transmission Company
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/12/2015
Expected: 03/2017 04/2017 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue the special use permit for a new term for continued operation and maintenance of an existing natural gas pipeline. No changes in the area authorized or the scope or intensity of activities is proposed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47619
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Forrest, George, Perry. LEGAL - Not Applicable East and west of Highway 49 and north of Highway 26.
Ronnie Robertson Access
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/21/2015
Expected: 02/2017 03/2017 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us
Description: Request for access to private land surrounded by National Forest land
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33020
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Forrest. LEGAL - Sec. 3, Township 1 North, Range 13 West, St. Stephens Meridian Forrest County, Mississippi
Singing River EPA Service for Olier
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/24/2016
Expected: 11/2016 12/2016 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us
Description: Install approximately 1,813 feet of overhead powerline to serve a residence.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49145
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - Section 13, Township 5 South, Range 9 West Double Still Road
Success Community Sign
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2016
Expected: 04/2017 05/2017 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us
Description: Harrison County Board of Supervisors and District 5 Road Dept. propose to install a sign for the community of Success and maintain a small area around the sign by mowing and ornamental plantings. Area is within the existing road right-of-way.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47634
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Harrison. LEGAL - Section 25, T5S, R11W Intersection of Highway 67 and Success Road.
Todd Talley Access
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/21/2015
Expected: 11/2016 12/2016 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us
Description: Request for access to private land surrounded by National Forest land.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33016
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Perry. LEGAL - Sec. 34, Township 1 North, Range 11 West, St. Stephens Meridian Perry County, Mississippi
Woods Alliston Access
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2017
Expected: 05/2017 06/2017 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us
Description: Grant Special Use Permit for access to private land that is a complete inholding within the National Forest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35387
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Stone. LEGAL - Sec. 23 &30, T3S, R9W, Stone County, MS; St. Stephens Meridian Red Creek
National Forests In Mississippi, Delta Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Reissue Special Use Permit DEL0011 to Kinder Morgan
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
09/2015
Expected: 12/2015 01/2016 Michael Whittington
662-873-6256
mswhittington@fs.fed.us
Description: Renewal of Special Uses Permit, Kinder Morgan
Location: UNIT - Delta Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Sharkey. LEGAL - Sec. 4, T10N, R6W, Sharkey County, MS General Forested Area, Bottomland Hardwood Forest
National Forests In Mississippi, Holly Springs Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Prescribed Burning Program
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period
08/02/2016
Expected: 11/2016 12/2016 John Townsend
662-285-3264/662-236-6550
jtownsend@fs.fed.us
Description: Yearly prescribed burning program across the Holly Springs
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39941
Location: UNIT - Holly Springs Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Benton, Lafayette, Marshall, Tippah, Union, Yalobusha. LEGAL - Not Applicable Spread across the Holly Springs, all counties, virtually all compartments
Special Use Permit for Access - Cook
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/09/2012
Expected: 08/2016 12/2016 Caren Briscoe
662-236-6550 ext 241
carenbriscoe@fs.fed.us
Description: Access to a private tract of land across National Forest System. Existing road, no ground disturbance, no timber harvest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40156
Location: UNIT - Holly Springs Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Benton. LEGAL - T 4 S, R 2 E, Section 29 Benton County, MS - off McGee Road
Special Use Permit for Access - Hartsoe
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/09/2012
Expected: 08/2016 09/2016 Caren Briscoe
662-236-6550 ext 241
carenbriscoe@fs.fed.us
Description: Access to a private tract of land across National Forest System. Existing road, no ground disturbance, no timber harvest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40157
Location: UNIT - Holly Springs Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Benton. LEGAL - T 4 S, R 1 W, Section 27 Benton County, MS - off Lower Gurley Road
Special Use Permit for Access - Jirimiwi Hunting Club
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/17/2012
Expected: 12/2016 02/2017 Caren Briscoe
662-236-6550 ext 241
carenbriscoe@fs.fed.us
Description: Access to a private tract of land across National Forest System. Existing road, no ground distubance, no timber harvest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40163
Location: UNIT - Holly Springs Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Benton. LEGAL - T 3 S, R 1 W, Section 24 Benton County, MS - off Reaves Road
Special Use Permit for Access - Jones
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/24/2012
Expected: 12/2016 02/2017 Caren Briscoe
662-236-6550 ext 241
carenbriscoe@fs.fed.us
Description: Access to a tract of private land across National Forest System. Existing road, no ground disturbance, no timber harvest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40158
Location: UNIT - Holly Springs Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Benton. LEGAL - T 4 S, R 2 E, Section 21 Benton County, MS - off CR 801
Special Use Permit for Access - Thompson
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/17/2012
Expected: 12/2016 02/2017 Caren Briscoe
662-236-6550 ext 241
carenbriscoe@fs.fed.us
Description: Access to a private tract of land across National Forest System. Existing road, no ground disturbance, no timber harvest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40161
Location: UNIT - Holly Springs Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Benton. LEGAL - T 4 S, R 1 W, Section 1 Benton County, MS - off Royston Road
Special Use Permit for Utility - AT&T Fiber Optic
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/08/2016
Expected: 12/2016 02/2017 James Schiller
662-285-3264
jschiller@fs.fed.us
Description: SUP for fiber optic underground in existing road row
Location: UNIT - Holly Springs Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Benton, Marshall. LEGAL - T3S R1W T4S R1W existing forest service and county roads in existing cleared ROW
Special User Permit amendment for utility - TV EPA Electric Line
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/08/2016
Expected: 12/2016 02/2017 James Schiller
662-285-3264
jschiller@fs.fed.us
Description: power line to pipeline to install safety equipment
Location: UNIT - Holly Springs Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Yalobusha. LEGAL - T24N R5E Along FDR 832
Telecommunications Tower Project For The Yalobusha Unit on the Holly Springs National Forest
CE
- Facility management Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2016
Actual: 07/19/2016
08/2016 James Schiller
662-285-3264
jschiller@fs.fed.us
Description: Construction of a new telecommunications tower on the Yalobusha Unit of the Holly Springs National Forest. The tower will be 100 feet tall and will be built on the footprint of an old fire tower site located on Forest Service.
Location: UNIT - Holly Springs Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Choctaw. LEGAL - The telecommunications tower location will be in Section 29, Township 25 North, Range 5 East, Yalobusha County, MS. The telecommunications tower location will be in Section 29, Township 25 North, Range 5 East, Yalobusha County, MS.
National Forests In Mississippi, Homochitto Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
1st Thinning Add-on #1
CE
- Forest products In Progress
Scoping Start
06/21/2016
Expected: 07/2016 10/2016 Jay Pittman
601-384-5876
japittman@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to thin a stand around/adjacent to a stand already approved for thinning, in an area that won't be analyzed for several years.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49729
Location: UNIT - Homochitto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Wilkinson. LEGAL - T4N, R1W, Sec. 29 Compartment 238, Stand 10; approximately 6 miles West of Crosby, MS, along FR169.
1st Thinning Add-on #2
CE
- Forest products In Progress
Scoping Start
06/21/2016
Expected: 07/2016 10/2016 Jay Pittman
601-384-5876
japittman@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to thin a stand around/adjacent to a stand already approved for thinning, in an area that won't be analyzed for several years.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49731
Location: UNIT - Homochitto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Wilkinson. LEGAL - T4N, R1W, Sect. 29 Compartment 238, stand 25; approximately 6 miles West of Crosby, MS, along FR169A.
Berrytown Road stabilization (slide)
CE
- Special use management
- Road management
Cancelled N/A N/A Michael Everett
601-384-5876
meverett@fs.fed.us
Description: Modification of Special Use Permit #HOM0152 to allow stabilization of a slide which endangers the roadbed of Berrytown Road. Project will include ground disturbance and stabilization up to 20' outside the current ROW in one location, approx 0.7 acres
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49667
Location: UNIT - Homochitto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Franklin. LEGAL - Not Applicable Berrytown Road, approximately 0.7 miles east of Hwy. 98; 2 miles south of Bude, Mississippi.
Coyote Tree Farm Access
CE
- Road management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/11/2016
Expected: 10/2016 10/2016 Michael Everett
601-384-5876
meverett@fs.fed.us
Description: Request for access and maintenance of approximately 2,600ft of FS Road 101A to access private property. No work outside the existing corridor clearing limits is expected.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48939
Location: UNIT - Homochitto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Franklin. LEGAL - T6N, R1E, Sect. 47 in Franklin County, MS FS Road 101A, approximately 3 miles South of Roxie, MS.
Homochitto Gravel Pits
EA
- Minerals and Geology
- Road management
In Progress
Comment Period
12/24/2015
Expected: 10/2016 10/2016 Andy Hunter
601-928-4422 Ext.26
aehunter@fs.fed.us
Description: The expansion of one existing gravel pit and development of up to 7 new gravel pits to provide for road reconstruction and maintenance needs of the Forest and local counties.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42389
Location: UNIT - Homochitto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Amite, Franklin, Wilkinson. LEGAL - T3N,R2E,sec.3,4; T4N,R3E,sec.17; T3N,R2E,sec.9; T4N,R4E,sec.5; T7N,R3E,sec.35; T7N,R3E,sec.32; T6N,R5E,sec.32; T4N,R1E,sec.34. Union Church Pit, 106C Pit, East Woodsman Springs Pit, 153a2 Pit, 110c1 Pit, Applewhite Pit, Bogue Chitto Road Pit, and 154 Pit. See vicinity map for locations.
Hwy. 33 Church Parking
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/01/2016
Expected: 10/2016 10/2016 Michael Everett
601-384-5876
meverett@fs.fed.us
Description: Allowing use of 1 acre of National Forest land adjacent to Springhill Missionary Baptist Church for use as a parking lot. Includes removal of trees and earthwork.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48700
Location: UNIT - Homochitto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Franklin. LEGAL - T6N, R1E, Section 44 Adjacent to MS Hwy. 33, approximately 4.5 miles south of Roxie, MS, at the Springhill Missionary Baptist Church.
Pinnacle Sign and Access
CE
- Road management
- Special use management
Analysis Completed Expected: 08/2016
Actual: 09/07/2016
09/2016 Michael Everett
601-384-5876
meverett@fs.fed.us
Description: Request for use and maintenance of FS Road 106E to access private property; transfer of a sign to the new owners of Brushy Creek Horse Ranch.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48701
Location: UNIT - Homochitto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Amite. LEGAL - T4N, R2E, Section 29 and 38, Amite County, MS Forest Road 106E, off East Homochitto Road, approximately 5 miles North of Gloster, Mississippi.
Plantation Thinning and Restoration 2016
EA
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/11/2014
Est. Comment Period
10/2016
Expected: 02/2017 03/2017 Fred Bein
601-384-2814
fjbein@fs.fed.us
Description: The analysis and potential thinning/restoration of approximately 13,407 acres of overstocked plantations to improve the overall health of the forest, wildlife habitats, and insect/disease susceptibility. Project was begun as HFRA 1st Thin.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44332
Location: UNIT - Homochitto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Adams, Franklin. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Clear Springs and Sandy Creek areas are located West of Meadville; roughly bounded by the Homochitto River on the East and South and the Forest proclamation boundary on the North and West
National Forests In Mississippi, Tombigbee Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Special Use Permit for Utility - Telepak Fiber Optic T15N
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 02/2016
Actual: 02/29/2016
02/2016 James Schiller
662-285-3264
jschiller@fs.fed.us
Description: Fiber optic underground - Hwy 25 ROW
Location: UNIT - Tombigbee Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Winston. LEGAL - T15N, R13E, S 6,29,31,32 Project will take place in the Hwy 25 ROW between Louisville,MS and Starkville, MS.
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