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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- 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, 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
Watershed Health Restoration, and Maintenance in the Sand Hill Creek Analysis Unit
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Comment Period
05/21/2015
Expected: 08/2017 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
National Forests In Mississippi, De Soto Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Black Creek Hiking Trail Relocation
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/21/2016
Expected: 02/2018 03/2018 Tate Thriffiley
601-582-5930
tatethriffiley@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 Gazebo Project
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 10/2017
Actual: 07/27/2017
11/2017 Lisa Yager
601-528-6185
lyager@fs.fed.us
Description: Construction of 4 open gazebos on Bay 3 range and parking lot of Camp Keller Special Permit Use Area. Gazebos will provide shelter from sun and rain for instructors and students.
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Harrison. LEGAL - Not Applicable Camp Keller (Woolmarket Range) White Plains 7.5%u2019 topographic quadrangle, Section 15, T.6S R.10W
Glenn Lott Access
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/30/2016
Expected: 11/2017 12/2017 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
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/28/2014
Expected: 01/2018 06/2018 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
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
06/09/2016
Expected: 01/2018 06/2018 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.
Pearl River Valley EPA Service for Keel
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/06/2016
Expected: 11/2017 01/2018 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.
Range 18 Armor Moving Target System
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/30/2017
Est. Comment Period
10/2017
Expected: 03/2018 04/2018 James Allen
601-584-8488
davidallen@fs.fed.us
Description: The requested action is construction of a new Armor Moving Target system (AMTS) on Range 18. Construction will include the formation of a new berm, concrete backstop, rail bed and target moved enclosure, electrical installation and ground leveling.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52142
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Forrest. LEGAL - T1N, R11W Section 36, Forrest County, MS. Camp Shelby Special Use Permit Area, Range 18 inside the SW corner of the Camp Shelby Impact Closure Area,
Reissuance of Special Use Permit to Plains Pipeline
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/25/2016
Expected: 11/2017 12/2017 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
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/12/2015
Expected: 11/2017 12/2017 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.
Todd Talley Access
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/21/2015
Expected: 11/2017 12/2017 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=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
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/30/2016
Expected: 11/2017 12/2017 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
Green Tree Reservoir Maintenance and Improvement project
CE
- Recreation management
- Land management planning
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2017
Expected: 05/2017 07/2017 Michael Whittington
662-873-6256
mswhittington@fs.fed.us
Description: To replace current noncomplying culvert with in a recreation site.
Location: UNIT - Delta Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Sharkey. LEGAL - Not Applicable Culvert located at 6 Mile parking lock head.
Hog Bayou Health Improvement Project
EA
- Forest products In Progress
Scoping Start
08/30/2016
Est. Comment Period
02/2018
Expected: 07/2018 08/2018 Alicia Thomas
662-873-6256
althomas@fs.fed.us
Description: To remove damaged trees and improve forest health for improved wildlife habitat and recreational opportunities.
Location: UNIT - Delta Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Sharkey. LEGAL - Lat./ Lon. The project area is bound by FSR 717, Hog Bayou, and is located in the Northwest quadrant of the Delta National Forest.
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
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

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Cancelled N/A N/A 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

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Cancelled N/A N/A 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

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Cancelled N/A N/A 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

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Cancelled N/A N/A 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

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Cancelled N/A N/A 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

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/08/2016
Expected: 01/2018 02/2018 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
National Forests In Mississippi, Homochitto Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
FSR 126e underground utility request
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/13/2016
Expected: 11/2017 11/2017 Michael Everett
601-384-5876
meverett@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal by SW MS EPA to install a 700' buried electric line along the edge of FSR 126e, within National Forest lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52121
Location: UNIT - Homochitto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Wilkinson. LEGAL - T4N, R1E, section 37 Approximately 8 miles WNW of Gloster, MS, in Wilkinson County, along FSR 126e, for 700 feet to the intersection of C.C.Road.
Gravel Pits Project.
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology
- Road management
Cancelled N/A N/A Jay Pittman
601-384-5876
japittman@fs.fed.us
Description: The expansion of one gravel pit and development of up to 5 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=50394
Location: UNIT - Homochitto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Amite, Franklin, Wilkinson. LEGAL - T3N, R2E, Sec 3&4; T3N, R2E, Sec 9; T7N, R3E, Sec 35; T7N, R5E, Sec 32; T6N, R5E, Sec 32; T4N, R1E, Sec 34. Union Church Pit, East Woodsman Springs Pit, 110c1 Pit, Applewhite Pit, Bogue Chitto Road Pit, and 154 Pit. See vicinity map for locations.
Petro-Hunt Access Request
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/14/2017
Expected: 12/2017 12/2017 Michael Everett
601-384-5876
meverett@fs.fed.us
Description: Request to use and maintain FSR 186B and to install 4 turnouts along the road for commercial truck traffic. Merchantable trees will be removed at the turnout locations. Length of the road is approximately 0.94 miles.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52865
Location: UNIT - Homochitto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Franklin. LEGAL - T5N, R2E, Sections 1 and 9 FSR 186B, approximately 3 miles south of State HWY 84 / 98, between Roxie and Meadville, MS.
Plantation Thinning and Restoration 2016
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Forest products
- Fuels management
On Hold N/A N/A 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
Richardson Creek HFRA Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/26/2017
Expected: 12/2017 12/2017 Jay Pittman
601-384-5876
japittman@fs.fed.us
Description: Evaluation and treatment of up to 3000 acres to reduce the risk of southern pine beetle infestation and spread. Activities include commercial harvest (clearcut with reserves, thinning), site prep, Rx burning, herbicide use, and road maintenance.
Location: UNIT - Homochitto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Franklin. LEGAL - Not Applicable South of US Hwy 84/98, between Roxie and Meadville, MS.
White Access Request
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/14/2017
Expected: 12/2017 12/2017 Michael Everett
601-384-5876
meverett@fs.fed.us
Description: Request from landowner to cross National Forest land to access their property, using approximately 200' of an existing logging road.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52866
Location: UNIT - Homochitto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Amite. LEGAL - T4N, R3E, Section 19 Approximately 7 miles NNE of Gloster, MS, off Cobb Road.
National Forests In Mississippi, Tombigbee Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Tombigbee National Forest Trace Unit Forest Health Project
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
12/20/2016
Expected: 01/2018 03/2018 Lorenzo Walton
662-236-6550
lwalton03@fs.fed.us
Description: 2014 Farm Bill amended the Healthy Forest Restoration Act of 2003 for qualifying insect and disease areas for Southern Pine Beetles. Commercial thinning of the overstocked loblolly maybe necessary to reduce the risk of a SPB outbreak.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50662
Location: UNIT - Tombigbee Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Chickasaw, Pontotoc. LEGAL - Not Applicable Trace Unit, Tombigbee N F
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