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, Tiak Ranger District
- Ouachita National Forest, Winona 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
Control of Invasive Species Vegetation
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Comment Period
09/03/2014
Expected: 04/2016 04/2016 Mary Mentz
479-495-2844
mmentz@fs.fed.us
Description: EA for control of invasives specicies vegetation for Jessieville-Winona-Fourche Ranger District and Crossett Experimental Forest
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=29115
Location: UNIT - Fourche Ranger District, Jessieville Ranger District, Winona Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Ashley, Garland, Montgomery, Perry, Saline, Scott, Yell. LEGAL - Ashley, Garland, Montgomery, Perry, Saline, Scott, and Yell Counties, AR Jessieville-Winona-Fourche Ranger District (400,000+ ac) and Crossett Experimental Forest (1,680 ac)
PCS FY16 Farm Bill Thinning Proposal
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
10/21/2015
Expected: 01/2016 02/2016 Dava Bauer
479-637-4174
dlbauer@fs.fed.us
Description: Implementation of thinning treatments to approx. 1,689 acres. Proposed treatment areas across Poteau-Cold Springs RD include stands of shortleaf pine.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47961
Location: UNIT - Cold Springs Ranger District, Poteau Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Scott. LEGAL - Not Applicable Stands scattered across the district.
Windstream Communications Inc. Reauthorization
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/22/2016
Expected: 02/2016 02/2016 Elaine Sharp
501-321-5228
esharp01@fs.fed.us
Description: Reauthorization of landline use and maintenance.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48590
Location: UNIT - Jessieville Ranger District, Oden Ranger District, Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Garland, Montgomery, Perry, Saline, Scott, Yell. LEGAL - Not Applicable Various locations across the Forest; permit area totals 164.84 acres.
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
Bonnerdale
EA
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Research
- Special area management
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period
10/18/2015
Expected: 06/2016 06/2016 Kimberly Miller
870-867-2101
kimberlymiller@fs.fed.us
Description: Watershed Management, Forest Product, Fuels Management and Vegetation Management for Compartments 12,16,21,22,23,24,26,27,28 and 29.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47212
Location: UNIT - Caddo Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Garland, Hot Spring, Montgomery. LEGAL - Not Applicable T4S R 23 W Section 1-4, 9-12, 14-16, 21,22, 28
Ouachita National Forest, Cold Springs Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2016 Pond Construction
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
05/04/2015
Expected: 01/2016 02/2016 Jason Garrett
479-637-4174
jgarrett@fs.fed.us
Description: Wildlife Pond Construction
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46871
Location: UNIT - Cold Springs Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Logan, Scott. LEGAL - Not Applicable Compartments 201, 202, 203, 237, 239, 240, 244, 295, 296, and 297.
Disposal of Booneville Work Center
CE
- Facility management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/01/2015
Expected: 01/2016 02/2016 Jessica Soroka
501-321-5226
jasoroka@fs.fed.us
Description: Sell the federally owned structures and land located in Booneville, AR.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47915
Location: UNIT - Cold Springs Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Logan. LEGAL - T4N-R27W, Section 4. Tract 5143 Physical address of the property is 5742 Jack Creek Road, Booneville, AR 72927.
East Fork Ecosystem Management Unit - Compartments 264-269
EA
- Fuels management
- Land management planning
- Forest products
- Heritage resource management
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period
06/18/2015
Expected: 05/2016 05/2016 Donna Reagan
(479) 675-3233
dreagan@fs.fed.us
Description: 10 Year Watershed Entry
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44964
Location: UNIT - Cold Springs Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Scott. LEGAL - T4NR29WS36; T4NR28WS21,32; T3NR28WS1-6,9-16; T3NR27WS4-9,17-18 Approx. 5 miles NE of Waldron, AR; east of Lake Waldron; North of Waldron Ridge; on Bee Mountain; runs parallel to Forest Service Road 178 (east/west); Poteau River through this project area.
Holly Mountain
EA
- Road management
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Heritage resource management
- Land management planning
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2016
Expected: 12/2016 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.
T-Mobile Central LLC Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 01/2016
Actual: 01/05/2016
02/2016 Dava Bauer
479-675-3233
dlbauer@fs.fed.us
Description: Special Use Authorization for T-Mobile Central LLC at Poteau Mtn Electronic Site.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48253
Location: UNIT - Cold Springs Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Sebastian. LEGAL - Not Applicable Poteau Mtn Electronic Site
TSI and Reforestation FY 16
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
12/08/2015
Expected: 01/2016 02/2016 Dava Bauer
479-675-3233
dlbauer@fs.fed.us
Description: Midstory Reduction Treatments on approx. 31 acres and reforestation treatments on approx. 39 acres.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48251
Location: UNIT - Cold Springs Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Scott. LEGAL - Not Applicable Compartment 222, stand 06 and Compartment 254, stands 07 and 53.
Ouachita National Forest, Fourche Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Cedar Creek, Compartment 441/442, Cove Creek, Five Mile, West Cove
CE
- Fuels management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/12/2015
Expected: 01/2016 03/2016 Paula Homan
5019845313
phoman@fs.fed.us
Description: Prescribed Burning on 8,824 acres in Perry, Scott and Yell Counties, Arkansas.
Location: UNIT - Fourche Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Perry, Scott, Yell. LEGAL - Not Applicable 5 burn units located on the Fourche unit of the Jessieville-Winona-Fourche Ranger District.
Ouachita National Forest, Jessieville Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Brown Creek-Lower Maumelle
EA
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Heritage resource management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/30/2015
Est. Comment Period
01/2016
Expected: 02/2016 09/2016 Hunter Speed
501-984-5313
hspeed@fs.fed.us
Description: Ecosystem management activities in Browns Creek-Maumelle River and Bringle Creek-Maumelle River management watersheds on the Winona Unit, Jessieville-Winona-Fourche RD, Ouachita National Forest. (Compartments 1419, 1420, 1430, 1431, 1432,1433, 1434).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45954
Location: UNIT - Jessieville Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Perry, Saline. LEGAL - T2N R17W, T2N R18W, T3N R17W, and T3N R18W 8 Miles South of Perryville, Ar
Caldwell, South Hack Road Prescribed Burns
CE
- Fuels management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/16/2015
Expected: 01/2016 03/2016 Paula Homan
5019845313
phoman@fs.fed.us
Description: Prescribed Burning on 5,053 acres in Garland County, Arkansas.
Location: UNIT - Jessieville Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Garland. LEGAL - Not Applicable Prescribed Burning on 5,053 acres on the Jessieville unit of the Jessieville-Winona-Fourche Ranger District.
Compartment 1417, Stand 18 Timber Sale
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management
- Forest products
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2016
Expected: 03/2016 04/2016 Colby Longshore
509-674-4411
clongshore@fs.fed.us
Description: Compartment 1417, Stand 18 Timber Sale. Commercial 1st thinning. Products removed would be primarily pine pulpwood and some pine sawtimber.
Location: UNIT - Jessieville Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Perry. LEGAL - T3N, R17W, S17, 18, 19, and 20. Perry County.
Crossett Experimental Forest (SRS 4159) Prescribed Fire 2016
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Research
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/10/2015
Expected: 02/2016 03/2016 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.
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
Long Link Thinning Timber Sale
CE
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Facility management
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/05/2015
Expected: 02/2016 03/2016 Scott Wilkinson
501-984-5313
scottwilkinson@fs.fed.us
Description: 49 acres to be managed by plantation 1st thinning in compartment 1410 stands 23 and 52. This would be a 1st commercial thinning of a shortleaf pine plantation age 27 years. Products removed would be primarily pine pulpwood and some pine sawtimber.
Location: UNIT - Jessieville Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Perry. LEGAL - Not Applicable Perry County. Compartment 1410, stands 23 and 52.
Prescribed Burn: Locust Mountain, Bill Branch Additional subsections
CE
- Fuels management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/12/2015
Expected: 01/2016 02/2016 Paula Homan
5019845313
phoman@fs.fed.us
Description: Prescribed burning on approximately 1861 acres consisting of some old growth restoration and semi-primitive/walk-in turkey hunting areas.
Location: UNIT - Jessieville Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Perry, Saline. LEGAL - Not Applicable T2N R20W S20 S21 S28 and T2N R18W S2 S3 S10 S11
Redbank Creek Acquired Lands Restoration
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) On Hold N/A N/A Hunter Speed
501-984-5313 x 112
hspeed@fs.fed.us
Description: Restoration of acquired lands to native tree species by site preparation with prescribed burning, subsoiling (ripping), hand planting, and vegetation control with chainsaw and herbicide application; also release utilizing chainsaw and/or herbicide
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34699
Location: UNIT - Jessieville Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Garland, Montgomery. LEGAL - S 19, 20, 29, 30 & 31, T1N, R22W; S 23, 24, 25, 26 & 36, T1N, R23W; Garland & Montgomery Counties, Arkansas Compartments 617 & 618 of Irons Fork Watershed and Compartments 616, 624, 625, & 626 of Big Branch Watershed
Sale of Thornburg Work Center
CE
- Facility management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/05/2015
Expected: 01/2016 01/2016 Jessica Soroka
501-321-5226
jasoroka@fs.fed.us
Description: Sale of the Thornburg Work Center located at 2323 Highway 9 South, Perry, Arkansas. The tract is 10.12 acres more or less and located near the community of Thornburg.
Location: UNIT - Jessieville Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Perry. LEGAL - Not Applicable 2323 Highway 9 South, Thornburg, AR. Perry County.
Upgrades to Perry County Road 14 (Union Valley Road)
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2016
Expected: 03/2016 04/2016 Robin Vaughn
501-984-5313
rvaughn@fs.fed.us
Description: Special Use Authorization for continuation of upgrades to Perry County Road 14 (Union Valley Road). The roadway will be reconstructed to two lanes of improved surface on a widened right-of-way for a length of 3.15 miles of which 1.3 miles are with
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
Blackjack East Prescribed Burn
CE
- Fuels management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/20/2015
Expected: 03/2016 03/2016 John Wilson
580-494-6402 x114
kriswilson@fs.fed.us
Description: This project is located 2-7 miles northwest of Whitesboro; south of State Highway 1 in LeFlore County and will encompass approximately 2,508 acres for fuel reduction.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39726
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - Le Flore. LEGAL - Sections 4, 5, 8 and 17, T3N, R23E; Sections 28, 29, 32 and 33, T4N, R23E. This project is located 2-7 miles northwest of Whitesboro, Oklahoma; south of Oklahoma State Highway 1, in LeFlore County, Oklahoma.
Buffalo Creek and Walker Mountain Midstory Reduction Projects
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Analysis Completed Expected: 02/2016
Actual: 02/09/2016
02/2016 Robert Bastarache
580-286-6564
rbastarache@fs.fed.us
Description: -Midstory reduction habitat improvement, on 2,294 acres, by chainsaw felling mid-story trees. -Cutting hardwood mid-story tress less than 10 inches diameter breast height (dbh) -Cutting pine trees less than 8 inches dbh
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - McCurtain. LEGAL - McCurtain County includes portions of T2N, R25E, Sections 10-11, 14-16, 21-25, 35-36 & T2N, R26E, Sections 19 & 30. The project area within LeFlore County includes portions of T4N, R27E, Sections21-28 South of Smithville,McCurtain County, w/in MA22%u2013Renewal of the Shortleaf Pine-Bluestem Ecosystem & Red-cockaded Woodpecker Habitat & north of Haw Creek,LeFlore County, w/in MA21%u2013Old Growth Restoration
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
Lower Cedar Creek Road Relocation
CE
- Road management On Hold N/A N/A John Baldwin
580-494-6402 ext. 119
jbaldwin01@fs.fed.us
Description: Approximately 0.4 miles of Forest Service Road 53000, relocated out of the creek bottom and onto the adjacent slope. Existing low water crossing will be removed and large box culvert bridge will be installed upstream in-line with road relocation.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39860
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - McCurtain. LEGAL - Sections 28 & 29, T4S, R23E Approximately 9.5 miles northeast of Wright City, approximately 4 miles east of Old Oklahoma Highway 98, and 8 miles west of US Highway 259.
North Blue Mountain Prescribed Burn
CE
- Fuels management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/20/2015
Expected: 02/2016 02/2016 John Wilson
580-494-6402 x114
kriswilson@fs.fed.us
Description: This project is located 5-8 miles south of Summerfield; north of Forest Service roads A17 and 6009, in LeFlore County, Oklahoma and will encompass approximately 2,600 acres for fuel reduction.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39727
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - Le Flore. LEGAL - Sections 1, 11, 12 and 14, T4N, R23E; Sections 6-8, T4N, R24E. This project is located 5-8 miles south of Summerfield; north of Forest Service roads A17 and 6009, in LeFlore County, Oklahoma
Rock Creek
EA
- Land ownership management
- Land management planning
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
- Fuels management
- Heritage resource management
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
On Hold N/A N/A John Baldwin
580-494-6402
jbaldwin01@fs.fed.us
Description: There are no active timber sales currently providing a source of raw materials. Where feasible, timber should be offered for sale to support local economies. Several stands are severely overstocked. This condition results in stress and reduced vigor
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44641
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - McCurtain. LEGAL - T3&4S and R23&24E The plantations to be commercially thinned are located north of Broken Bow, Oklahoma in McCurtain County in T3&4S and R23&24E.
Windstream
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 01/2016
Actual: 01/06/2016
01/2016 John Reffit
580-494-6402
johnareffit@fs.fed.us
Description: Reauthorization of permit
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - Le Flore. LEGAL - Not Applicable 10' Right of Ways (33.46 Acres)
Ouachita National Forest, Mena Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Eagle Mountain Generator
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 01/2016
Actual: 01/25/2016
01/2016 Russell Standingwater
479-637-4174
rstandingwater@fs.fed.us
Description: Placement of generator equipment at existing authorized communication site
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48615
Location: UNIT - Mena Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Polk. LEGAL - Not Applicable Township 3 South, Range 29 West, Section 30 of Polk County AR
Ouachita National Forest, Oden Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Rock House Project Area
EA
- Road management
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
In Progress
Comment Period
05/08/2015
Expected: 01/2016 06/2016 Charity Ryles
479-394-2382
cjryles@fs.fed.us
Description: Environmental Assessment The analysis area for the RHPA on the Oden Ranger District is composed of Compartments 1109-1115.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46624
Location: UNIT - Oden Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Scott. LEGAL - Not Applicable The analysis area for the RHPA on the Oden Ranger District is composed of Compartments 1109-1115. Geographically, the watershed is located north of Oden, Arkansas in T1N R26W Sec 19-21 and 28-32; T1
Three Creeks Project Area
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Comment Period
11/29/2015
Expected: 02/2016 01/2020 Charity Ryles
479-394-2382
cjryles@fs.fed.us
Description: Scheduled Watershed entry Environmental Assessment
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47978
Location: UNIT - Oden Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Scott. LEGAL - Not Applicable Oden, Montgomery County, Arkansas.
Ouachita National Forest, Poteau Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Fourche Mountain Ecosystem Management Unit - Compartments 1312, 1313, 1314, 1315
EA
- Road management
- Forest products
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Heritage resource management
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/11/2015
Est. Comment Period
01/2016
Expected: 06/2016 08/2016 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=44969
Location: UNIT - Poteau Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Scott. LEGAL - T1NR29WS22-27, 34-36; T1SR29WS1,2; T1SR28WS19,30,31 At Y City, Arkansas; intersection of Hwy. 71 and 270; south of Mill Creek Mountain
West Haw Creek 10 Year Entry Period C-1268, 1269, 1278, 1290
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Special use management
- Forest products
- Watershed management
- Heritage resource management
- Land management planning
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/30/2015
Est. Comment Period
03/2016
Expected: 08/2016 11/2016 Donna Reagan
479-675-4743 ext 107
dreagan@fs.fed.us
Description: 10-year entry period
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47489
Location: UNIT - Poteau Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Scott. LEGAL - T2N R32W S20-21, 27-30; T1NR 32W S5-6, 31-32 On Oklahoma/Arkansas state line approximately 4 miles north of the border of Scott and Polk Counties and also Black Fork Mountain Wilderness. It is directly southeast of Walker Mountain.
Ouachita National Forest, Tiak 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
03/13/2015
Expected: 08/2016 08/2016 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.
Location: UNIT - Tiak Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - McCurtain. LEGAL - Not Applicable Broken Bow Unit
Ouachita National Forest, Winona Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Upper Lake Winona
EA
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Heritage resource management
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Road management
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/28/2015
Est. Comment Period
02/2016
Expected: 05/2016 06/2016 Paula Homan
501-984-5313
phoman@fs.fed.us
Description: Ecosystem management activities in Upper Lake Winona watershed on the Winona Unit, Jessieville-Winona-Fourche RD, Ouachita National Forest. (Compartments 1445, 1446, 1447, 1456, 1457, 1460 ,1462).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46818
Location: UNIT - Winona Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Perry, Saline. LEGAL - T2N R18W, T2N R19W, and T1N R19W Upper Lake Winona Watershed, Compartments 1445, 1446, 1447, 1456, 1457, 1460, 1462. Jessieville-Winona-Fourche Ranger District, Ouachita National Forest
Ouachita National Forest, Womble Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
AT&T Brady Mountain Fiber Optic Line
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/10/2016
Expected: 03/2016 03/2016 Elaine Sharp
501-321-5228
esharp01@fs.fed.us
Description: Fiber optic placement within an existing designated corridor; installed adjacent to existing copper cable.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48703
Location: UNIT - Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Garland. LEGAL - T2S R22W SEC 9,16,17,20,29 Beginning at the intersection of Hwy 270 and Brady Mountain Cut-off Road, and ending at 4041 Brady Mountain Road.
Abandoned Mine Closure
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/10/2016
Expected: 03/2016 03/2016 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 State Police Communications Reauthorization
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2016
Expected: 02/2016 02/2016 Mitzi Cole
870-867-2101
mgcole@fs.fed.us
Description: Reauthorize expiring permit for a new term for communications uses on a designated site (High Peak).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48463
Location: UNIT - Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - Sec 19, T3S, R24W High Peak Communication Site
Arkansas Stone Works Collection
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management
- Road management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2016
Expected: 03/2016 04/2016 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.
Bates Communications Reauthorization
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2016
Expected: 02/2016 02/2016 Mitzi Cole
870-867-2101
mgcole@fs.fed.us
Description: Reauthorize expiring permit for a new term for communication uses on a designated site (High Peak).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48465
Location: UNIT - Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - Sec 19, T3S, R24W, Montgomery County AR High Peak Communication Site
Blocker Pit Expansion
CE
- Special use management
- Minerals and Geology
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/13/2015
Expected: 01/2016 01/2016 Seanna Whisenhunt
870-867-2101
swhisenhunt@fs.fed.us
Description: Blocker Pit expansion of 3.67 acres for aggregate mining purposes.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48115
Location: UNIT - Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - Not Applicable North of Langley, Arkansas located off Forest Service Road 517, Montgomery County.
Centerpoint Energy Communications Reauthorization
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2016
Expected: 02/2016 02/2016 Mitzi Cole
870-867-2101
mgcole@fs.fed.us
Description: Reauthorize expiring permit for a new term for communications uses on a designated site (High Peak).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48464
Location: UNIT - Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - Sec 19, T3S, R24W, Montgomery County AR High Peak Communications Site
City of Mt. Ida Reauthorization
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2016
Expected: 02/2016 02/2016 Mitzi Cole
870-867-2101
mgcole@fs.fed.us
Description: Reauthorize expiring permit for a new term for continued operation and maintenance of water booster pumping station.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48469
Location: UNIT - Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - Sec 30, T2S, R24W Montgomery County AR Along Highway 270 East near Mt. Ida AR
Farm Bill Golden Road Thinning
CE
- Forest products Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2016
Expected: 06/2016 06/2016 Kimberly Miller
870-867-2101
kimberlymiller@fs.fed.us
Description: Commercially thin approximately 2,980 acres of pine. Collaboration completed with multiple interested parties.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48470
Location: UNIT - Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Pike. LEGAL - T5S, R27W Just north of Langley, AR
Lower South Fork Project
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2016
Expected: 06/2016 06/2016 Kimberly Miller
870-867-2101
kimberlymiller@fs.fed.us
Description: 10-year watershed entry project on 15,670 acres of National Forest System lands, includes commercial harvest on approximately 5,200 acres.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48484
Location: UNIT - Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - Not Applicable Directly northeast and southeast of Mount Ida Arkansas.
NOAA Weather Station Reauthorization
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2016
Expected: 02/2016 02/2016 Mitzi Cole
870-867-2101
mgcole@fs.fed.us
Description: Reauthorize expiring permit for a new term for operation and maintenance of a weather station on 0.72 acres of National Forest System lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48466
Location: UNIT - Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - Sec 28, T2S, R24W, Montgomery County AR Ouachita National Forest Seed Orchard
Polk and Mill Creek Burn
CE
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/13/2015
Expected: 01/2016 01/2016 Seanna Whisenhunt
870-867-2101
swhisenhunt@fs.fed.us
Description: Wildlife prescribed burn
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48117
Location: UNIT - Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - Not Applicable Montgomery County, Arkansas
Thacker Mine Expansion
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Recreation management
- Special use management
Analysis Completed Expected: 02/2016
Actual: 02/09/2016
02/2016 Seanna Whisenhunt
870-867-2101
swhisenhunt@fs.fed.us
Description: Quartz mine expansion of less than 5 acres within current leased area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48113
Location: UNIT - Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - Not Applicable Montgomery County, Arkansas
Twin Creeks Mine Expansion
CE
- Recreation management
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/13/2015
Expected: 01/2016 01/2016 Seanna Whisenhunt
870-867-2101
swhisenhunt@fs.fed.us
Description: Quartz mine expansion on 2 acres of land within current leased area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48114
Location: UNIT - Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - Not Applicable Montgomery County, Arkansas
US Geological Survey Reauthorization
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2016
Expected: 02/2016 02/2016 Mitzi Cole
870-867-2101
mgcole@fs.fed.us
Description: Reauthorize expiring permit for a new term for seismic monitoring facility.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48467
Location: UNIT - Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - Sec 28, T2S, R24W Montgomery County AR Ouachita NF Seed Orchard
Weston Access
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/10/2016
Expected: 03/2016 03/2016 Elaine Sharp
501-321-5228
esharp01@fs.fed.us
Description: Permanent private road permit to access residence across 170 feet of National Forest System lands. Permit use on existing road "Winter Creek Place Road".
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48708
Location: UNIT - Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - T3S R23W SEC 8 Off Forest Road W27.
Windstream Special Use
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 01/2016
Actual: 01/19/2016
01/2016 Seanna Whisenhunt
870-867-2101
swhisenhunt@fs.fed.us
Description: Fiber cable installation by Windstream LLC.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48116
Location: UNIT - Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - Not Applicable Junction of State Hwy 270 and 298, Montgomery County, Arkansas
Yeargan Access
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/10/2016
Expected: 03/2016 03/2016 Elaine Sharp
501-321-5228
esharp01@fs.fed.us
Description: Temporary private road permit to access private property for timber harvest and removal.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48705
Location: UNIT - Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - T3S R26W SEC 12 280 feet of road off FS Road W60
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