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
C-Spire Fiber Optic Line: Highways 18 and 35
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/27/2015
Expected: 01/2016 01/2016 Christina Harper
601-469-3811
cnharper@fs.fed.us
Description: C-Spire is requesting a special use permit to install underground conduit/cable across approximately 4 miles of National Forest land in order to upgrade the existing telecommunications in the local area.
Location: UNIT - Bienville Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Smith. LEGAL - Not Applicable The proposed project is located in Smith County T3N, R6E Sections 26 and 36; T3N, R6E Section 26 and 36; T3N, R8E Section 31; and T3N, R8E Sections 7,18, and 19. Boring within ROW Hwy 18 and 35.
C-Spire Fiber Optic Line: Highways 80 and 35
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/27/2015
Expected: 01/2016 01/2016 Christina Harper
601-469-3811
cnharper@fs.fed.us
Description: C Spire is requesting a special use permit to install underground conduit/cable across approximately 2.60 miles of National Forest land in order to upgrade the existing telecommunications in the local area,
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46668
Location: UNIT - Bienville Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Scott. LEGAL - Not Applicable The proposed project will cross National Forest land in Scott County T6N,R7E, Sections 13,14, and 15; T6N, R8E Section 33; and T6N, R9E Section 17. Directional boring within ROW Hwy 80 & 35.
Mississippi Resources, LLC Oil and Gas Exploration
CE
- Special use management
- Minerals and Geology
On Hold 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
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/19/2014
Expected: 10/2015 11/2015 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.
Smith County Bridge Replacement
CE
- Watershed management
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/15/2015
Expected: 01/2016 01/2016 Christina Harper
601-469-3811
cnharper@fs.fed.us
Description: Smith County Board of Supervisors is proposing to replace bridges on two county roads that cross the Bienville NF, County Road 538B and County Road 538E.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48307
Location: UNIT - Bienville Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Smith. LEGAL - Not Applicable The proposed project are located in Section 3 and 12 of Township 4 North Range 6 East of Smith County, MS.
Southern Pine EPA power line construction
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/05/2013
Expected: 11/2015 11/2015 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.
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
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
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
Special Use Road for South Mississippi Free Will Baptist Youth Camp
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2016
Expected: 03/2016 03/2016 Jacob Rhyne
850-926-3561 ext6545
jdrhyne@fs.fed.us
Description: Renewal of a special use authorization for an existing road approximately 175 feet long.
Location: UNIT - Chickasawhay Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Wayne. LEGAL - Section 10, T6N, R8W Six miles southwest of Clara, Mississippi
Watershed Health Restoration, and Maintenance in the Sand Hill Creek Analysis Unit
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Comment Period
05/21/2015
Expected: 03/2016 03/2016 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
National Forests In Mississippi, De Soto Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
AT&T Service for Harrison Experimental Forest
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/05/2015
Expected: 02/2016 04/2016 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us
Description: Install approx. 900 feet of buried fiber optic cable within the right-of-way of Success Road, and 370 feet of aerial fiber optic cable to be placed on existing poles to provide upgraded telecommunication services.
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Harrison. LEGAL - Section 11, T5S, R11W Approximately one mile south of Bethel Road along the east side of Success Road.
Access to Salem Cemetery
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2016
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us
Description: Provide access over an existing route to Salem Cemetery
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - George. LEGAL - Sec. 4, T1S, R8W, George County, MS Leaf, MS
Alexander Access
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/13/2015
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us
Description: Access to private land completely surrounded by National Forest.
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Perry. LEGAL - Sec. 36, T1N, R11W, Perry County, MS Between Hwy. 29 and Black Creek.
Charles and Clark Bond Access
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2016
Expected: 08/2016 09/2016 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us
Description: Request for access to private land surrounded by National Forest land.
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
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2016
Expected: 08/2016 09/2016 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.
Darren Methe Access
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/22/2015
Expected: 03/2016 04/2016 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us
Description: Request for access to private land surrounded by National Forest land.
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
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2016
Expected: 08/2016 09/2016 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us
Description: Request for access to private land.
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
Glenn Lott Access
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2016
Expected: 08/2016 09/2016 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us
Description: Request for access to private land surrounded by National Forest land
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
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/28/2014
Expected: 03/2016 05/2016 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.
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.
Pat Davis Access
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/22/2015
Expected: 05/2016 06/2016 Rebecca Ladnier
601-928-4422
reladnier@fs.fed.us
Description: Provide access to private land over an existing woods road.
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 Relocation - Job No. 6720
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2016
Expected: 08/2016 10/2016 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us
Description: Relocate powerline from woods to public road right-of-way.
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Pearl River. LEGAL - Section 8, T1S, R14W Adjacent to Gumpond Beall Road.
Pearl River Valley EPA Powerline Upgrade and Relocation along Hwy. 15
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2016
Expected: 10/2016 11/2016 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
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2016
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 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.
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
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/13/2015
Expected: 05/2016 06/2016 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.
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
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/26/2015
Est. Comment Period
04/2016
Expected: 10/2016 11/2016 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.
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: 05/2016 06/2016 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
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2016
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 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.
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: 03/2016 04/2016 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
01/2016
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 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
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/12/2015
Expected: 04/2016 05/2016 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.
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
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/21/2015
Expected: 05/2016 06/2016 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us
Description: Request for access to private land surrounded by National Forest land
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
Success Community Sign
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2016
Expected: 04/2016 05/2016 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.
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
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/21/2015
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us
Description: Request for access to private land surrounded by National Forest land.
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
Trebotich Access
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/28/2015
Expected: 05/2016 06/2016 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissuance of a permit for access across National Forest land to a private residence.
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Harrison. LEGAL - Sec. 1, T6S, R10W, Harrison County, MS. White Plains Road
Woods Alliston Access
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2016
Expected: 08/2016 09/2016 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.
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
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/01/2012
Est. Comment Period
12/2015
Expected: 01/2016 02/2016 John Townsend
662-285-3264/662-236-6550
jtownsend@fs.fed.us
Description: Yearly prescribed burning program across the Holly Springs
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
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/09/2012
Expected: 02/2016 02/2016 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: 02/2016 02/2016 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: 02/2016 02/2016 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 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: 02/2016 02/2016 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: 02/2016 02/2016 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=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
Telecommunications Tower Project For The Yalobusha Unit on the Holly Springs National Forest
CE
- Facility management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/22/2014
Expected: 03/2016 03/2016 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
126B Salvage
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products In Progress
Scoping Start
11/15/2015
Expected: 02/2016 02/2016 Jay Pittman
601-384-5876
japittman@fs.fed.us
Description: Commercial salvage of dead/damaged trees from a wind storm on approximately 70 acres. No road construction or reforestation is needed.
Location: UNIT - Homochitto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Wilkinson. LEGAL - T4N, R1W, Sections 20, 21, 26, 27 Scattered damage on both sides of Forest Road 126B, approximately 9 miles west of Crosby, MS, in Wilkinson County.
2014 First Thinning/Restoration Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/11/2014
Est. Comment Period
10/2015
Expected: 02/2016 02/2016 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
Clear Springs Rec Area Hazard Reduction
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Recreation management
Analysis Completed Expected: 01/2016
Actual: 01/15/2016
02/2016 Jay Pittman
601-384-5876
japittman@fs.fed.us
Description: Removal of felled trees killed by bark beetles from a developed campsite to maintain safety of forest visitors.
Location: UNIT - Homochitto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Franklin. LEGAL - T5N, R2E, Section 2 Upper camping loop of Clear Springs Recreation Area, approximately 5 miles WSW of Meadville, MS, in Franklin County.
East Homochitto Rd. Bridge Replacement
CE
- Forest products
- Road management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/19/2015
Expected: 10/2015 10/2015 Michael Everett
601-384-5876
meverett@fs.fed.us
Description: Application by Amite County to replace a low weight bridge on East Homochitto Rd. with a precast concrete bridge over Brown Branch Creek. Removal of timber on 1.6 acres for proposed ROW.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47809
Location: UNIT - Homochitto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Amite. LEGAL - T4N, R2E, Sec. 37 East Homochitto Road approximately 5 miles North of Gloster, MS, over Brown Branch Creek.
Homochitto Gravel Pits
EA
- Minerals and Geology
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/15/2011
Est. Comment Period
12/2015
Expected: 02/2016 02/2016 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.
Landscape Analysis Unit 4 (LAU-4)
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Road management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Comment Period
10/12/2015
Expected: 02/2016 02/2016 Orin Sampson
601-384-5876 ex.174
ojsampson@fs.fed.us
Description: Examination and analysis of approximately 12,950 acres of the Homochitto NF for natural resource needs and opportunities. Activities may include thinning, stand regeneration, wildlife habitat and recreation enhancement, road work, and other projects.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33315
Location: UNIT - Homochitto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Franklin. LEGAL - T6N,R3E, Sec.1-3,14-19,30-31; T6N,R4E, Sec.1-5,7-10; T7N,R3E, Sec.34-35; T7N,R4E, Sec. 3-5,8-10,15-17,20-29,32-36; T7N,R5E, Sec.17-20,29-31; T8N,R4E, Sec.27-28,32-34. Approximately 1/4 mile north of Bude, Mississippi, in Franklin County. Generally bounded on the East by FR113 and FR111, and on the South and West by the Forest Boundary.
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 - Pontotoc EPA
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/02/2015
Expected: 02/2016 03/2016 James Schiller
662-285-3264
jschiller@fs.fed.us
Description: overhead powerline along FDR 912 0.35 miles
Location: UNIT - Tombigbee Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Chickasaw. LEGAL - T12S R4E S5 Along FDR 912 in pipeline ROW
Special Use Permit for Utility - Telepak Fiber Option T15N
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/24/2014
Expected: 01/2016 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.
Special Use Permit for Utility - Troy Water Assoc
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/02/2015
Expected: 02/2016 03/2016 James Schiller
662-285-3264
jschiller@fs.fed.us
Description: Underground waterline along FDR 912
Location: UNIT - Tombigbee Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Chickasaw. LEGAL - T12S R4E S5 Along FDR 912 within pipeline ROW
special use permit for utility - Telepac Cspire Fiber Optic
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/24/2014
Expected: 01/2016 02/2016 James Schiller
662-285-3264
jschiller@fs.fed.us
Description: T16N R13E underground fiber optic Hwy 25
Location: UNIT - Tombigbee Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Winston. LEGAL - T16N R13E S9,10,20,21 ROW Hwy 25 between Louisville and Starkville
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