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, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- 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, Holly Springs Ranger District
- National Forests In Mississippi, Homochitto Ranger District
- National Forests In Mississippi, Tombigbee Ranger District


National Forests In Mississippi, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest) R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Revised LRMP for the NFs in Mississippi
EIS
- Land management planning In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
02/08/2013
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
07/2014
Expected: 08/2014 10/2014 Shaun Williamson
601-965-1659
scwilliamson@fs.fed.us
Description: Revised Land and Resource Management Plan
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=1159
Location: UNIT - National Forests In Mississippi All Units. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Adams, Amite, Benton, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Copiah, Forrest, Franklin, George, Greene, Harrison, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jones, Lafayette, Lincoln, Marshall, Newton, Oktibbeha, Pearl River, Perry, Pontotoc, Scott, Sharkey, Smith, Stone, Tippah, Union, Wayne, Wilkinson, Winston, Yalobusha. LEGAL - Not Applicable Mississippi
National Forests In Mississippi, Bienville Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bay Springs Telephone Company
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/30/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Marc Weathersby
601-469-3811
maweathersby@fs.fed.us
Description: Bay Springs Telephone Company has requested permission to install a service pole with a remote cabinet on Bienville National Forest System lands in order to improve telephone and internet service to local residents.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43990
Location: UNIT - Bienville Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Smith. LEGAL - Section 32, Township 4 North, Range 8 East, Smith County, MS The proposed project is within the existing State Highway 35 right-of-way approximately 1/4 mile north of the junction of State Highway 35 and County Road 504.
Granville Freeman Access
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/29/2013
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Marc Weathersby
601-469-3811
maweathersby@fs.fed.us
Description: Mr. Granville Freeman has requested a special use permit to allow access to his property by crossing National Forest land along a historical access route. The access corridor is approximately 20 ft. wide and extends approximately 700 feet in length.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42287
Location: UNIT - Bienville Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Scott. LEGAL - Township 5 North, Range 9 East, Section 12, of Scott County, Mississippi. The proposed access corridor is located approximately 2 1/2 miles south of Interstate 20 at the junction of Forest Service Road 551D.
Mississippi Resources, LLC Oil and Gas Exploration
CE
- Special use management
- Minerals and Geology
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/04/2013
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 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
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 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 In Progress
Scoping Start
09/05/2013
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 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 4 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.
Treetop Midstream Services,LLC
CE
- Minerals and Geology Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Marc Weathersby
601-469-3811
maweathersby@fs.fed.us
Description: Treetop Midstream Services,LLC is proposing to install a new 6" gas pipeline and to re-commission an existing 6" abandoned gas pipline. The new proposed pipline right-of-way would be approximately 2.25 miles long and 30 feet wide.
Location: UNIT - Bienville Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Smith. LEGAL - Sections 5,6, and 8 of T3N R7E of Smith County, MS; Sections 21,28, and 33 of T3N R7E of Smith County, MS. The proposed pipeline would run about 2.25 miles south/southwest along Forest Service Road 526, crossing Sections 5,6,& 8 of T3N R7E Smith Cty,MS. The abandoned pipeline is in Sec. 21,28,& 33.
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
Forest Highway Paving Project
EA
- Road management On Hold N/A N/A Andy Barwick
601-4280594
ajbarwick@fs.fed.us
Description: Upgrade segments of FDR 201, 202, and 206 to connect Hwy 15 and Hwy 63 with a paved forest highway.
Location: UNIT - Chickasawhay Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Jones, Wayne. LEGAL - T8N, R7W & T9N, R7W & T9N, R6W & T10N, R6W Seventeen miles Southeast of Laurel, Mississippi
Special Use Amendment for AT&T inground fiber optic cable
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Stephanie Steele
601 428 0594
srsteele@fs.fed.us
Description: AT&T proposes to lay fiber optic cable in the ground for 39,844 feet on Forest Service lands. Length of line in not continuous and broken into 5 parts with the largest part being 1.2 acres in size
Location: UNIT - Chickasawhay Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Greene. LEGAL - T5N, R6W Sec. 8, 17, 18 and T5N, R7W Sec. 13, 14, 20, 21, 22, 23, 29, 30, 31 Three miles northeast of Sand Hill, Mississippi along the south side of State HWY 42.
Special Use Road (Breland)
CE
- Road management
- Special use management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2014
Expected: 08/2014 08/2014 Stephanie Steele
601-428-0594
srsteele@fs.fed.us
Description: Special use of existing road approxemately 1000 feet in length for access to private lands.
Location: UNIT - Chickasawhay Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Wayne. LEGAL - Section 13, T7N, R9W Nine Miles west of Clara, Mississippi
Special Use Road (McCardle)
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/17/2014
Expected: 07/2014 07/2014 Stephanie Steele
601-428-0594
srsteele@fs.fed.us
Description: Permit the use of an existing road approximately 1320 feet to access private lands.
Location: UNIT - Chickasawhay Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Wayne. LEGAL - Section 14, T6N, R9W Ten miles southwest of Clara, Mississippi
Special Use Road (Nicholson)
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/27/2014
Expected: 07/2014 07/2014 Stephanie Steele
601-428-0594
srsteele@fs.fed.us
Description: Permit the use of an existing road approximately 1320 feet in length to access private lands.
Location: UNIT - Chickasawhay Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Wayne. LEGAL - Section 14, T6N, R9W Ten miles southwest of Clara, Mississippi
Special Use Road (Perry)
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/26/2014
Expected: 07/2014 07/2014 Stephanie Steele
601 428 0594
srsteele@fs.fed.us
Description: Special use permit to use 0.02 miles of existion road for access to private lands.
Location: UNIT - Chickasawhay Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Wayne. LEGAL - Section 2, T6N, R8W Four miles southeast of Clara, Mississippi
Special Use Road (Turner)
CE
- Special use management
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/27/2014
Expected: 07/2014 07/2014 Stephanie Steele
601-428-0594
srsteele@fs.fed.us
Description: Permit the use of approximately 500 feet of existing road for access to private lands.
Location: UNIT - Chickasawhay Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Wayne. LEGAL - Section 8, T5N, R7W Five miles north of Sand Hill, Mississippi
Special Use Road, Marsha Eason
CE
- Special use management
- Road management
On Hold N/A N/A Andy Barwick
601-4280594
ajbarwick@fs.fed.us
Description: Renewal of a special use permit for a road (500 feet in length) to access private property.
Location: UNIT - Chickasawhay Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Wayne. LEGAL - Section 6, T7N, R9W Fourteen miles West of Clara, Mississippi
Special use road (Wayne County Board of Superviors, Haskell Hudson)
CE
- Special use management
- Road management
On Hold N/A N/A Andy Barwick
601-4280594
ajbarwick@fs.fed.us
Description: Special use for access to private property.
Location: UNIT - Chickasawhay Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Wayne. LEGAL - T6N, R8W, Section 8 One mile South of Water Oak, Mississippi
Watershed Health Restoration, and Maintenance in the Sand Hill Creek Analysis Unit
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
07/2014
Expected: 11/2014 01/2015 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.
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 Aerial Cable Placement
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/21/2012
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us
Description: Amend special use permit to authorize installation of 1,275' of aerial fiber optic cable by attaching to existing structures.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35555
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Forrest. LEGAL - Sec. 7, T2N, R12W, Forrest County, MS; St. Stephens Meridian Hwy. 49 North near Paul B. Johnson State Park
AT & T Fiber Optic Cable Extension along Hwy. 49 at Brooklyn
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/21/2012
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us
Description: Installation of 4,075' of fiber optic cable within the State Hwy. 49 right-of-way.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33905
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Forrest. LEGAL - Sec. 21, T1N, R12W Within right-of-way of State Hwy. 49 between Drag Strip Road and Yeaton Spur Road.
AT&T Extension - Forrest County
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/21/2012
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us
Description: Installation of new telecommunications cable in county road right-of-way.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32086
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Forrest. Within right-of-way of Rockhill-Brooklyn Road in Sec. 2, T1N, R13W, Forrest County, MS
AT&T FOC Extension - Perry County
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/21/2012
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us
Description: Installation of new fiber optic cable in county road right-of-way.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32082
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Perry. Within right-of-way of Progress Road in Sec. 36, T2N, R9W, Perry County, MS
AT&T FOC Installation along Hwy. 49
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/21/2012
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us
Description: Install fiber-optic cable within existing right-of-way of Hwy. 49 south.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40266
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Forrest. LEGAL - Sec. 7, 20, 29 & 32, T2N, R12W and Sec. 21 of T1N, R12W, Forrest County, MS. West side of Hwy. 49
AT&T Fiber Optic Cable Installation along LaRue Road
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/21/2012
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us
Description: Amend Special Use Permits to add 14,400 feet of new fiber optic line and remove 11,000 feet of copper cable.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40935
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Harrison, Jackson. LEGAL - Sec. 2, 3, 4, 5, 11 & 12, T5S, R9W, Harrison & Jackson counties, MS Within right-of-way on south side of LaRue Road.
Access to Salem Cemetery
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 12/2014 01/2015 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 Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 12/2014 01/2015 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.
BellSouth Highway 15 Extension
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/21/2012
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us
Description: Install buried fiber optic and copper cable along Hwy.15
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=16653
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Stone. LEGAL - Sec. 17,20,29,32,T3S,R9W;Sec.5,6,7,8,17,T4S-R9W Stone County
Charles and Clark Bond Access
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 12/2014 01/2015 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
Coast EPA - Hwy. 15 Tie-Line
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2014
Expected: 10/2014 01/2015 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us
Description: Construction of overhead powerline within existing highway right-of-way.
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Harrison. LEGAL - Sections 13, 14 & 15, T6S, R10W North side of State Highway 67.
Contact Network Fiber Optic Cable Installation
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
09/2014
Expected: 12/2014 01/2015 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 Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 12/2014 01/2015 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
10/2014
Expected: 12/2014 01/2015 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
10/2014
Expected: 12/2014 01/2015 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 Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2014
Expected: 11/2014 04/2015 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.
Leaf Pond Fisheries Habitat Improvement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
07/14/2014
Expected: 07/2014 08/2014 Manning Moody
601-528-6176
manmoody@fs.fed.us
Description: Improve fisheries of Leaf Pond by performing the following treatments: drain much or all of the lake, deepen the shoreline, install gravel spawning beds, add brush and small trees to provide cover for fish, lime, fertilize, and restock with fish.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45003
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Greene. LEGAL - Section 31, Township 1 North, Range 8 West, St. Stephens Meridian Leaf Pond, DeSoto Ranger District
Pat Davis Access
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2014
Expected: 02/2015 03/2015 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
09/2014
Expected: 01/2015 03/2015 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
09/2014
Expected: 01/2015 03/2015 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
Petro Harvester USA 15-6 No. 1
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
06/09/2014
Expected: 08/2014 08/2014 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us
Description: Petro Harvester Operating Company proposes to drill a new well on an existing location that currently contains three additional wells. No additional surface disturbance will be required.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44979
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Perry. LEGAL - Sec. 10, T2N, R10W, St. Stephens Meridian Approximately 7 miles southeast of New Augusta, MS.
Petro Harvester USA 20-2 No. 2
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
06/09/2014
Expected: 08/2014 08/2014 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us
Description: Petro Harvester Operating Company proposes to drill a new oil well on an existing location that currently contains three additional wells. No additional surface disturbance will be required.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44977
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Perry. LEGAL - Sec. 20, T2N, R10W, St. Stephens Meridian Approximately 6 miles south of New Augusta, MS, east of State Highway 29.
Ronnie Robertson Access
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2014
Expected: 02/2015 03/2015 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
Telepak Networks Fiber Optic Cable Along Hwy. 49 North
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us
Description: Install new fiber optic cable within Hwy. 49 north right-of-way by directional boring.
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Forrest. LEGAL - Sec. 21, T1N, R12W and Sec. 7, 17, 18, 20, 29 & 32, T2N, R12W, Forrest County, MS, St. Stephens Meridian East side of Hwy. 49 north.
Todd Talley Access
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 12/2014 01/2015 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 Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 12/2014 01/2015 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
10/2014
Expected: 12/2014 01/2015 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, Holly Springs Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Prescribed Burning Program
EA
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/01/2012
Est. Comment Period
08/2014
Expected: 10/2014 11/2014 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: 09/2014 10/2014 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.
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: 09/2014 10/2014 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.
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: 09/2014 10/2014 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.
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: 09/2014 10/2014 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.
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: 09/2014 10/2014 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.
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
National Forests In Mississippi, Homochitto Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2014 HFRA Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/11/2014
Est. Comment Period
10/2014
Expected: 03/2015 03/2015 Alvin Wells
601-384-2814
alvinwells@fs.fed.us
Description: The analysis and potential thinning of approximately 40,184 acres of young, overstocked plantations to improve the overall health of the forest, wildlife habitats, and insect/disease susceptability.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44332
Location: UNIT - Homochitto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Adams, Amite, Copiah, Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, Wilkinson. LEGAL - Not Applicable These stands are located throughtout 7 counties of the Homochitto National Forest, in locations shown on the available maps.
Black Jack Oil HOM0026 permit renewal
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
06/01/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Andy Hunter
601-928-4422 Ext.26
aehunter@fs.fed.us
Description: Request for renewal of an expired special use permit for an oil/gas well and related facilities. No change in current activity is anticipated.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44875
Location: UNIT - Homochitto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Franklin. LEGAL - T5N, R2E, Sec. 2,3 Approximately 4 miles SW of Meadville, MS.
Black Jack Oil USA A-4
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
06/01/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Andy Hunter
601-928-4422 Ext.26
aehunter@fs.fed.us
Description: Request for approval of a surface use plan of operations for re-entry into well USA A-4.
Location: UNIT - Homochitto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Franklin. LEGAL - T5N, R1E, Sec. 36 Off FR103, approximately 10 miles South of Roxie, Mississippi.
C-Spire Hwy. 61 and Hwy. 33 Buried Fiber Optic Cable
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/01/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Michael Everett
601-384-5876
meverett@fs.fed.us
Description: Request for installation of a buried fiber optic cable through National Forest land in two locations: within the ROW for Hwy. 61 in Wilkinson County and within the ROW for Hwy. 33 in Amite County, Mississippi.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44868
Location: UNIT - Homochitto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Amite, Wilkinson. LEGAL - T4N, R2W, Sec. 37 Wilkinson Co.; T3N, R2E, Sec. 4,9 Amite Co. Part 1: approx. 3.25 miles south of the Homochitto River along the MDOT right of way of Highway 61. Part 2: along the Hwy 33 right of way 2.5 miles north of Hwy 24/33 intersection.
Homochitto Gravel Pits
EA
- Minerals and Geology
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/24/2013
Est. Comment Period
07/2014
Expected: 09/2014 09/2014 Jay Pittman
601-384-5876
japittman@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
- Watershed management
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/03/2013
Est. Comment Period
07/2014
Expected: 11/2014 01/2015 Orin Sampson
601-384-5876 ex.174
ojsampson@fs.fed.us
Description: Examination and analysis of approximately 12,856 acres of the Homochitto NF for natural resource needs and opportunities. Activities may include timber harvest, regeneration, wildlife habitat enhancement, road work, recreation enhancement, and others
Location: UNIT - Homochitto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Franklin. LEGAL - T6N,R3E, Sec.1-3,14-15,17-19,30-31; T6N,R4E, Sec.1-5,7-10; T7N,R3E, Sec.34-35; T7N,R4E, Sec. 3-5,8-10,15-17,21-29,32-36; T7N,R5E, Sec.7-8,17-20,29-31; T8N,R4E, Sec.27-28,32-34 Approximately 1/4 mile north of Bude, Mississippi, in Franklin County. Bounded on the East by FR113 and the Homochitto River, 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
Fisheries Habitat Management
CE
- Heritage resource management
- Facility management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2014
Expected: 08/2014 10/2014 Robert Claybrook
662-285-3264 ext.*816
rclaybrook@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose and need for this proposal focuses on the need for renovating the existing fish population and improving fish habitat.
Location: UNIT - Tombigbee Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Choctaw. LEGAL - The legal location is Township 16 North, Range 11 East, Section 2 Choctaw Lake in the Choctaw Lake Recreation area. The area is located in Choctaw County, Mississippi. The legal location is Township 16 North, Range 11 East, Section 2
Starks Road
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Land management planning
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Heritage resource management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/27/2013
Est. Comment Period
08/2014
Expected: 10/2014 01/2015 Caren Briscoe
662-236-6550 ext 241
carenbriscoe@fs.fed.us
Description: Vegetative management on the Tombigbee Ranger District, Stark Road analysis unit.
Location: UNIT - Tombigbee Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Winston. LEGAL - Sections:19,20,21,29,30,31,32 R13E, T15N Sections:35,36 R12E T15N Starks Road analysis unit, Tombigbee Ranger District, National Forests in Mississippi
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