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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- Ouachita National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- Ouachita National Forest, Caddo Ranger District
- Ouachita National Forest, Cold Springs Ranger District
- Ouachita National Forest, Fourche Ranger District
- Ouachita National Forest, Jessieville Ranger District
- Ouachita National Forest, Kiamichi Ranger District
- Ouachita National Forest, Mena Ranger District
- Ouachita National Forest, Oden Ranger District
- Ouachita National Forest, Poteau Ranger District
- Ouachita National Forest, Womble Ranger District


Ouachita National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide) R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
CSP FY17 Farm Bill Thinning Proposal
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
12/15/2016
Expected: 04/2017 10/2017 Dava Bauer
479-675-3233
dlbauer@fs.fed.us
Description: Implementation of thinning treatments to approx. 1,984 acres. Proposed treatment areas across Cold Springs/Poteau RD include stands of shortleaf pine.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50739
Location: UNIT - Cold Springs Ranger District, Poteau Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Scott, Yell. LEGAL - Not Applicable Stands scattered across the District.
FY 17 Salvage Reforestation
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Analysis Completed Expected: 01/2017
Actual: 01/13/2017
01/2017 Dava Bauer
479-675-3233
dlbauer@fs.fed.us
Description: Reforestation activities of salvaged area in Compartments 1246, 253, and 254
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50614
Location: UNIT - Cold Springs Ranger District, Poteau Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Scott. LEGAL - Not Applicable Compartment 1246
Ouachita National Forest, Caddo Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Albert Pike Recreation Area Project
EA
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Christopher Ham
501-321-5253
cpham@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed changes to Albert Pike Recreation Area management including: Loops A,B,C open seasonally for day use; Decommission Loop D; reroute access road to private cabins; Loop A/B bathhouse open seasonally; Loop C bathhouse closed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40111
Location: UNIT - Caddo Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - Sec 27 T4S R27W Located on the Little Missouri River near Langley, AR
Ouachita National Forest, Cold Springs Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
AR State Highway and Transportation Department SUP
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2017
Expected: 03/2017 03/2017 Randy Bottoms
479-637-4174
rbottoms@fs.fed.us
Description: Radio Communications & Microwave Relay Site. Tower & Communications Shelter(pre-existing from previous use). Pre-existing Rohn 25G 50-foot guyed tower, and 6'x6' Communications Shelter.
Location: UNIT - Cold Springs Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Scott. LEGAL - Not Applicable White Oak Electronic Site
CSP Non-native Invasive Plant Species Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2017
Expected: 06/2017 08/2017 Dava Bauer
479-675-3233
dlbauer@fs.fed.us
Description: To control known NNIPS infestations and future occurrences using a combination of manual, mechanical, cultural, and chemical treatment methods.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50294
Location: UNIT - Cold Springs Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Logan, Polk, Scott, Sebastian, Yell. LEGAL - Not Applicable District-wide.
Driveway Authorizations - Watts and Lewis FY 17
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/21/2017
Expected: 03/2017 04/2017 Randy Bottoms
479-637-4174
rbottoms@fs.fed.us
Description: Legal access across NF lands to access private lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51077
Location: UNIT - Cold Springs Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Scott. LEGAL - Not Applicable T4N R27W Section 22 and T3N R28W Section 13.
Holly Mountain
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Heritage resource management
- Watershed management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Land management planning
- Road management
- Recreation management
- Fuels management
Analysis Completed Expected: 01/2017
Actual: 01/03/2017
02/2017 Donna Reagan
(479) 675-3233
dreagan@fs.fed.us
Description: 10 Year Watershed Entry Period
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47798
Location: UNIT - Cold Springs Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Scott. LEGAL - Not Applicable T2N R27W Sections 13-15, 22-24, 26-27 and R26W Sections 17-18. Located SW of Harvey, AR; approximately 10 miles east of Needmore, AR.
Nella EMU Road Access
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/17/2017
Est. Comment Period
03/2017
Expected: 06/2017 07/2017 Dava Bauer
479-675-3233
dlbauer@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to construct 1.13 miles of Road 896A and reconstruct 1.38 miles of 896 for access in to the Nella EMU.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51005
Location: UNIT - Cold Springs Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Scott. LEGAL - Not Applicable Compartments 1260 and 1280.
Ouachita National Forest, Fourche Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Road 170 Replace Low water crossing and realign road
CE
- Road management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/17/2016
Expected: 01/2017 01/2017 Coy Longshore
501-984-5313
coylongshore@fs.fed.us
Description: The existing low water crossing has become undermined and requires replacement.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49480
Location: UNIT - Fourche Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Yell. LEGAL - Not Applicable Road 170 at Mill Creek in Yell County, T5N R24W section 32.
Ouachita National Forest, Jessieville Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2017 Fuel Reduction Prescribed Burns
CE
- Fuels management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/30/2016
Expected: 01/2017 02/2017 Rebecca Finzer
479-394-2382
rfinzer@fs.fed.us
Description: 8933 acres of prescribed burning in Garland, Yell, Montgomery Counties.
Location: UNIT - Jessieville Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Garland, Montgomery, Yell. LEGAL - Not Applicable Montgomery, Garland, Yell counties in Arkansas
Arkwest Communications - Install Fiberoptic Phone Lines
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/28/2016
Expected: 01/2017 02/2017 Robin Vaughn
501-984-5313
rvaughn@fs.fed.us
Description: Installation of fiberoptic phone lines to upgrade phone service.
Location: UNIT - Jessieville Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Yell. LEGAL - Not Applicable T3N, R24W, Sections 6,7,8
Crossett Experimental Forest (SRS 4159) Prescribed Fire 2016
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Research
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/10/2015
Expected: 01/2017 02/2017 Rebecca Finzer
479-394-2382
rfinzer@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed prescribed burning is part of long-term research goals and objectives of the Crossett Experimental Forest. The project is a timber stand and wildlife habitat improvement project that does not include the use of herbicides.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48100
Location: UNIT - Jessieville Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Ashley. LEGAL - Sections 21, 22, 27, and 28 of Township 19S Range 8W Sections 21, 22, 27, and 28 of Township 19S Range 8W
Dry Fork Project
EA
- Road management
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Heritage resource management
In Progress
Comment Period
11/09/2016
Expected: 02/2017 03/2017 Hunter Speed
501-984-5313
hspeed@fs.fed.us
Description: Watershed level management.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50015
Location: UNIT - Jessieville Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Garland, Perry, Yell. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project area is located approximately five miles east of Onyx, Arkansas in parts of Garland, Perry and Yell Counties in T1N R21-22W, T2N R20-22W, and T3N R21W.
Entergy powerline extension for new home site
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/28/2016
Expected: 01/2017 02/2017 Robin Vaughn
501-984-5313
rvaughn@fs.fed.us
Description: Powerline extension for new home construction.
Location: UNIT - Jessieville Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Yell. LEGAL - Not Applicable T3N, R23W, S19
Oshel Driveway Authorization
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2016
Expected: 01/2017 02/2017 Robin Vaughn
501-984-5313
rvaughn@fs.fed.us
Description: Easement permit for existing driveway that has not been previously permitted. Created when land was not USFS land. Off road GR1617. T1S, R20W, S20. 874 feet long.
Location: UNIT - Jessieville Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Garland. LEGAL - Not Applicable Off road GR1617. T1S, R20W, S20. Garland County.
Ouachita North Fork Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Heritage resource management
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Recreation management
- Fuels management
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/22/2016
Est. Comment Period
01/2017
Expected: 05/2017 10/2017 Hunter Speed
501-984-5313
hspeed@fs.fed.us
Description: Watershed Level Management to include clear cut of genetically modified trees, commercial timber harvest, stand improvements.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50288
Location: UNIT - Jessieville Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Garland, Montgomery. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project area is located approximately 17 miles west of Jessieville, Arkansas in parts of Garland, and Montgomery Counties in T1N R21-23W and T1S R21-22W.
Upgrades to Perry County Road 14 (Union Valley Road)
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/16/2016
Expected: 01/2017 01/2017 Robin Vaughn
501-984-5313
rvaughn@fs.fed.us
Description: Utility relocation due to upgrade to Perry County Road 14 (Union Valley Road) by Arkansas Highway Transportation Department - reconstruct to two lanes on a widened right-of-way for a length of 3.15 miles. Some harvest may be required.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48720
Location: UNIT - Jessieville Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Perry. LEGAL - T3N, R18W, Sections 3, 4, 5, and 6 Perry County. Union Valley Road.
Ouachita National Forest, Kiamichi Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Broken Bow Unit Prescribe Burn
EA
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period
11/16/2016
Expected: 02/2017 02/2017 John Wilson
580-494-6402 x114
kriswilson@fs.fed.us
Description: Reduce the possibility of catastrophic wildfire events that could damage natural resources, disturb recreational use by the public, and impact wildland-urban interface areas present for desired future conditions.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45843
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - McCurtain. LEGAL - Not Applicable Broken Bow Unit
Cedar Creek Farm Bill
CE
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Special area management
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/19/2016
Expected: 02/2017 06/2017 Alex Schwartz
218-229-8832
aschwartz02@fs.fed.us
Description: Timber harvest through 1 and 2 entry thinnings of loblolly pine, shortleaf pine, and mixed pine/oak stands dominated by pine in compt 784 and785 to reduce the risk for insect and disease infestation for the existing and desired future conditions.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49565
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - Le Flore. LEGAL - Not Applicable Compartments 784 and 785
Haver White Reciprocal Easement
CE
- Road management On Hold N/A N/A John Reffit
580-494-6402
johnareffit@fs.fed.us
Description: Grant access to private property in return for NF access across private property.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=24014
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - Le Flore. LEGAL - Section 13, T4N, R23E; Section 18, T4N, R24E 13 miles northeast of Talihina, Oklahoma
Hebert Road Authorization
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2017
Expected: 04/2017 05/2017 John Reffit
580-494-6402
johnareffit@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to allow Justin Hebert motor vehicle use of road A66A across National Forest System lands to access a private inholding.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51136
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - Le Flore. LEGAL - Section 15, T3N, R26E One mile north of Page, Oklahoma
Kiamichi Electric - Powerline Installation
CE
- Special use management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/30/2016
Expected: 04/2017 04/2017 John Reffit
580-494-6402
johnareffit@fs.fed.us
Description: Overhead powerline installation, 6750 ft by 20 ft; 3 acres of land clearing; power pole installation; incidental timber harvest; utility service for property owner surrounded by National Forest System lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50894
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - Le Flore. LEGAL - Section 27, T4N, R24E Approximately 9 miles southwest of Hodgen, Oklahoma; along FS Road 6004 and A31.
Lennox Ridge Prescribed Burn
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2017
Expected: 05/2017 10/2017 John Wilson
580-494-6402 x114
kriswilson@fs.fed.us
Description: Conduct prescribed burning on approximately 9,400 acres within three burn units.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51130
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - Le Flore. LEGAL - Not Applicable Approximately four miles north of Muse, Oklahoma; along FS Road 6022 (Lennox Ridge Road).
Long Branch Farm Bill
CE
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Special area management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2016
Expected: 07/2017 10/2017 Alex Schwartz
218-229-8832
aschwartz02@fs.fed.us
Description: Timber harvest through 1 and 2 entry thinnings of loblolly pine, shortleaf pine, and mixed pine/oak stands dominated by pine in compt 783,788,& 789 to reduce the risk for insect and disease infestation for the existing and desired future conditions.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49566
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - Le Flore. LEGAL - Not Applicable Compartments 783, 788, and 789
Long Branch and Cedar Creek wildlife Habitat Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
10/03/2016
Expected: 12/2016 12/2016 Robert Bastarache
580-286-6564
rbastarache@fs.fed.us
Description: Midstory reduction treatments, pond construction, restoring existing wildlife openings.
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - Le Flore, McCurtain. LEGAL - Not Applicable Compartments 783-785, 788 and789 (T3N, R27E, Sections 3-5; T4N, R26E, Sections 13, 14 and 23-25; T4N, R27E, Sections 8-10, 15-22 and 27-34)
McCurtain County Waterline Installation
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/13/2017
Expected: 03/2017 03/2017 John Reffit
580-494-6402
johnareffit@fs.fed.us
Description: Install a six inch waterline within FS Road 52680 corridor to provide water from a main to a development west of Highway 259. Digging, trenching and burying would occur within an area 1490 feet long by 15 feet wide.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51041
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - McCurtain. LEGAL - Section 27, Township 4 South, Range 24 East Approximately two miles northwest of Hochatown, Oklahoma.
Sycamore Creek Range Allotment
CE
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/30/2016
Expected: 04/2017 04/2017 John Reffit
580-494-6402
johnareffit@fs.fed.us
Description: Mechanically mulch, rotary cut (mow/brush), chainsaw fell undesirable vegetation to promote grass species and range quality.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50896
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - Le Flore. LEGAL - Section 26, T3N, R23E Approximately 1 mile east of Whitesboro, OK; adjacent to Highway 63, FS Road 6152
Talimena Scenic Drive Pollinator
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
10/03/2016
Expected: 02/2017 02/2017 Robert Bastarache
580-286-6564
rbastarache@fs.fed.us
Description: Disking and planting native Wildflowers
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - Le Flore. LEGAL - Not Applicable Talimena Scenic Drive
Ouachita National Forest, Mena Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2017 Nickleson Branch Farm Bill
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
12/01/2016
Expected: 01/2017 02/2017 Charity Ryles
479-394-2382
cjryles@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed treatment areas across the Mena-Oden Ranger District include plantations and natural stands of shortleaf pine forest type with stand age ranging from 20 to 96 years. These areas were designated as areas of emphasis for increasing resilience
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50624
Location: UNIT - Mena Ranger District, Oden Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Scott. LEGAL - Not Applicable Compartment 801 stand 4and stand 7 Compartment 817 stand 9 Compartment 1011 stand 11 Compartment 1012 stand 35 Compartment 1033 stand 13
2017 Silviculture Activities
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
02/02/2017
Expected: 03/2017 03/2017 John Morgan
479-394-2382 ext. 107
jcmorgan@fs.fed.us
Description: Manual precommercial thinning and release using chainsaws on approximately 163 acres across Polk County Arkansas
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51035
Location: UNIT - Mena Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Polk. LEGAL - Not Applicable Compartment 861 Stand 10, Compartment 891 Stand 8, Compartment 892 Stand 13, Compartment 947 stand 31 Compartment 948 Stand 24, Compartment 950 Stand 37, Compartment 955 Stand 16 ,and 25
Brier Creek Watershed
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/01/2016
Est. Comment Period
01/2017
Expected: 04/2017 04/2018 Charity Ryles
479-394-2382
cjryles@fs.fed.us
Description: The Mena-Oden Ranger District proposes to implement management activities identified in to meet the needs for Brier Creek watershed project area. The intent of these activities is to move the project area toward desired conditions in the Forest Plan.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50593
Location: UNIT - Mena Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Polk. LEGAL - Not Applicable Compartment 860,886,887,907,908,909
Ouachita National Forest, Oden Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
West Chula
EA
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Comment Period
10/22/2016
Expected: 03/2017 03/2017 Charity Ryles
479-394-2382
cjryles@fs.fed.us
Description: The Mena-Oden Ranger District proposes to implement management activities identified in to meet the needs for West Chula watershed project area. The intent of these activities is to move the project area toward desired conditions described.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48918
Location: UNIT - Oden Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Scott. LEGAL - northeast and northwest of Sims, Arkansas in Township 1N Range 25W Section 1-4, and 9-15; T2N R24W Sec. 29-32, and T2N R25W Section 33-36 in Yell and Montgomery County, Arkansas. northeast and northwest of Sims, Arkansas in Township 1N Range 25W Section 1-4, and 9-15; T2N R24W Sec. 29-32, and T2N R25W Section 33-36 in Yell and Montgomery County, Arkansas.
Ouachita National Forest, Poteau Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
West Walker Ecological Management Unit
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
- Fuels management
- Land management planning
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
- Heritage resource management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/04/2016
Est. Comment Period
04/2017
Expected: 09/2017 10/2017 Donna Reagan
(479) 675-3233
dreagan@fs.fed.us
Description: 10 Year Scheduled Watershed Entry - Compartments 1233, 1234, 1240, 1241, 1255
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49713
Location: UNIT - Poteau Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Scott. LEGAL - Not Applicable On Arkansas/Oklahoma border where Scott County, Arkansas and Leflore County, Oklahoma adjoin; just south of Bates, AR. Mostly in T2N, 32W.
Ouachita National Forest, Womble Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Abandoned Mine Closure
CE
- Special use management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/10/2016
Expected: 01/2017 02/2017 Andrew McCormick
501-321-5285
andrewtmccormick@fs.fed.us
Description: Repair and/or restrict access to abandoned mine shafts and adits.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48706
Location: UNIT - Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Garland, Montgomery. LEGAL - T4S R27W SEC 10; T2S R22W SEC 31,34; T2S R21W SEC 29; T4S R25W SEC 9 Various Locations across the Forest
Arkansas Stone Works Collection
CE
- Road management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/26/2016
Expected: 01/2017 01/2017 Andrew McCormick
501-321-5285
andrewtmccormick@fs.fed.us
Description: Permit collection of up to 300 tons stone on 0.92 acres; authorize temporary private road permit to access permitted area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48707
Location: UNIT - Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - T2S R23W SEC 33 Approximately 1.5 miles south of Joplin, Arkansas.
Bittersweet Lane - Garland County Road Easement
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2017
Expected: 03/2017 03/2017 Deanna Younger
870-867-2101
dgyounger@fs.fed.us
Description: Garland Co. needs an easement to access private land north of CO2E.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51050
Location: UNIT - Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Garland. LEGAL - Not Applicable Township 3 South, Range 21 West, Section 3
Gap Creek
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Minerals and Geology
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period
12/08/2016
Expected: 04/2017 04/2017 Seanna Whisenhunt
870-867-2101
swhisenhunt@fs.fed.us
Description: Management activities in the Gap Creek Project area, located in T1S, R23W, S31-36; T2S, R22W, S18; T2S, R23W, S1-23 and 26-35; T2S, R24W, S1, 2, 12 and 24; and T3S, R23W, S4-6, Garland and Montgomery Counties, Arkansas
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49960
Location: UNIT - Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Garland, Montgomery. LEGAL - Not Applicable Garland and Montgomery Counties, Arkansas
Hog Jaw
EA
- Road management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/15/2016
Est. Comment Period
02/2017
Expected: 06/2017 06/2020 Seanna Whisenhunt
870-867-2101
swhisenhunt@fs.fed.us
Description: Hog Jaw management project.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50452
Location: UNIT - Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - Not Applicable T1S, R25W, S17, 20, 28, 29 & 31-33 T1S, R26W, S34-36 T2S, R25W, S3-8 T2S, R26W, S1-3 & 9-16
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.