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

   *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Analysis Completed Expected: 06/2017
Actual: 06/13/2017
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.
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

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 03/2017
Actual: 04/24/2017
04/2017 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51138
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) In Progress
Scoping Start
03/07/2017
Est. Comment Period
05/2017
Expected: 08/2017 10/2017 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

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 03/2017
Actual: 04/26/2017
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.
Hole in the Ground Mountain
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Road management
- Recreation management
- Fuels management
- Heritage resource management
- Forest products
- Land management planning
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/24/2017
Est. Comment Period
08/2017
Expected: 01/2018 02/2018 Donna Reagan
479-675-3233 ext 107
dreagan@fs.fed.us
Description: 10 Year Watershed Entry.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51599
Location: UNIT - Cold Springs Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Logan. LEGAL - Not Applicable Southeast Booneville, AR
Nella EMU Road Access
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Watershed management
- Forest products
In Progress
Comment Period
05/18/2017
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.
Nola Ecological Management Unit
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Recreation management
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Land management planning
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Heritage resource management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2017
Expected: 03/2018 05/2018 Donna Reagan
479-675-3233 ext 107
dreagan@fs.fed.us
Description: Compartments 303, 304, 305, and 306
Location: UNIT - Cold Springs Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Scott. LEGAL - T3N, R26W, S10-17, 20-24, 27-28; T3N, R25W, S7, 18 Southeast portion of the district; approximately 10 miles and south of Blue Mountain Lake and approximately 17 miles east of Waldron, AR; south of Highway 250 and north of Highway 28.
Round Mountain Ecological Management Unit - Compartments 250/251/255 - 10 Year Watershed Entry
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Watershed management
- Land management planning
- Fuels management
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
- Heritage resource management
In Progress
Comment Period
05/31/2017
Expected: 02/2018 03/2018 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=50802
Location: UNIT - Cold Springs Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Scott. LEGAL - T4N, R28W, S 17-21, 29, 30; T4N, R29W, S 13, 24, AND 25 Scott County, AR; 5 mi NW Waldron, AR; between Pilot/White Oak Mtns; 10 SW Booneville, AR; most northern part of Ouachita NF
Timber Harvest along 2.10 miles for repair and maintenance of FS Road 158.
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Road management Cancelled N/A N/A Dava Bauer
479-675-3233
dlbauer@fs.fed.us
Description: Harvest timber along approx. 2.10 miles of reconstruction on FS Road 158.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52054
Location: UNIT - Cold Springs Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Scott. LEGAL - Not Applicable FSR 158 north of Bates, AR.
Y-City Water Line Extension
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/26/2017
Expected: 05/2017 06/2017 Dava Bauer
479-675-3233
dlbauer@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to issue a special use authorization to James Fork Regional Water District to install a water line in the Y-City, AR area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51722
Location: UNIT - Cold Springs Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Scott. LEGAL - T1N, R29W Sections 19, 21, 22, 23 and 24. Compartments 1302, 1303, 1304, 1316 and 1319.
Ouachita National Forest, Fourche Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Cedar Mountain Farm Bill
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2017
Expected: 09/2017 11/2017 Hunter Speed
501-984-5313
hspeed@fs.fed.us
Description: Improve forest health by thinning under Farm Bill authorization. Damaged, diseased, suppressed, and poorly formed trees would be targeted first for removal.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51803
Location: UNIT - Fourche Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Perry. LEGAL - Not Applicable T3N, R19W Section 23
Kingston Project
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Heritage resource management
- Fuels management
- Recreation management
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/28/2017
Est. Comment Period
09/2017
Expected: 01/2018 02/2018 Brent Hummel
501 984 5313
bhummel@fs.fed.us
Description: Commercial thinning and other watershed management activities.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51888
Location: UNIT - Fourche Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Yell. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project area is located approximately 1  miles south of Danville, Arkansas in Yell County in T3N R23W, T4N R21-23W and T5N R21-22W.
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

   *UPDATED*
- Fuels management Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2017
Actual: 05/12/2017
05/2017 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
Communication Tower - Ouachita Pinnacle
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2017
Expected: 05/2017 05/2017 Robin Vaughn
501-984-5313
rvaughn@fs.fed.us
Description: Construction of communication tower, building, and fence.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51700
Location: UNIT - Jessieville Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Garland. LEGAL - Not Applicable T1N, R21W Section 15 Ouachita Pinnacle Garland County
Dry Fork Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Heritage resource management
- Recreation management
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2017
Actual: 05/12/2017
06/2017 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.
Fleming Quartz Mine - OQC-205
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2017
Expected: 06/2017 07/2017 Robin Vaughn
501-984-5313
rvaughn@fs.fed.us
Description: Excavation of a 100'x200' pit in a previously mined location. No trees would be removed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51993
Location: UNIT - Jessieville Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Saline. LEGAL - Not Applicable T2N R17W Section 17
Ouachita North Fork Project
EA
- Road management
- Fuels management
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/22/2016
Est. Comment Period
03/2017
Expected: 07/2017 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.
Red Banks Wildlife Habitat Improvement Prescribed Burns
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2017
Expected: 06/2017 06/2017 Lisa Cline
501-321-5256
lcline@fs.fed.us
Description: This area is unsuitable for timber production and will be used for wildlife habitat. Prescribed burning would enhance plant growth and encourage the establishment of native populations of plants, birds, and other animals.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51945
Location: UNIT - Jessieville Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Garland. LEGAL - Not Applicable T1N R23W Sections 23, 24, 25, 36. T1N R22W Sections 19, 20, 29, 30, 31
Thacker Mine - test holes
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2017
Expected: 05/2017 05/2017 Robin Vaughn
501-984-5313
rvaughn@fs.fed.us
Description: Permit holders have proposed to dig 6 holes on the existing permitted mine site.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51701
Location: UNIT - Jessieville Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Garland. LEGAL - Not Applicable T2S, R21W, Sections 1 & 2 Garland County
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

   *UPDATED*
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2017
Actual: 04/12/2017
04/2017 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

   *UPDATED*
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Special area management
Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2017
Actual: 04/12/2017
05/2017 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
Choctaw-Kiamichi Prescribed Burn Project
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/21/2017
Est. Comment Period
09/2017
Expected: 02/2018 02/2018 John Wilson
580-494-6402 x114
kriswilson@fs.fed.us
Description: Prescribed burning activities on burn blocks from one to 5,000 acres in size across the 221,800-acre Choctaw and Kiamichi units of the Oklahoma Ranger District.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52022
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - Le Flore. LEGAL - Not Applicable Northern units of the Oklahoma Ranger District - Choctaw and Kiamichi units.
Harvey Mountain East Prescribed Burn
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/21/2017
Expected: 09/2017 01/2018 John Wilson
580-494-6402 x114
kriswilson@fs.fed.us
Description: Conduct prescribed burning on approximately 2,860 acres of National Forest System land.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51697
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - Le Flore. LEGAL - Sec.13-15,22-27,T3N,R23E; Sec.18,19,30,T3N,R24E Approximately 1 mile east of Whitesboro, Oklahoma, along Highway 63 and FS Road LE230.
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

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2017
Actual: 04/18/2017
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
Lennox Ridge Prescribed Burn
CE
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/17/2017
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

   *UPDATED*
- Watershed management
- Special area management
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/12/2017
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: 05/2017 06/2017 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

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2017
Actual: 04/18/2017
05/2017 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.
Public Road Easement 6117
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/22/2017
Expected: 06/2017 06/2017 Michelle Caviness
580-494-6402 x119
michellelcaviness@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorize a public road easement to McCurtain County along NF system road 6117 for approximately 1,320 feet across NF system land.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51698
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - McCurtain. LEGAL - Sec 31, T8S, R26E Approximately two miles southeast of Haworth, Oklahoma
Smith Land Conveyance Tract 3541
CE
- Land ownership management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/31/2017
Expected: 04/2017 05/2017 Michelle Caviness
580-494-6402 x119
michellelcaviness@fs.fed.us
Description: Land sale of a 0.007 acre encroachment generated by a previous owner with residence, driveway and well house. Agency direction is to dispose of these types of encroachments.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51584
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - McCurtain. LEGAL - NE1/4 NW1/4 NE1/4 Section 7, T5S, R25E, McCurtain County Oklahoma Timber Ridge Estates, Hochatown
Sycamore Creek Range Allotment
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Grazing management Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2017
Actual: 04/12/2017
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
Ward Lake, N Haworth, Norwood Ck, Pleasant Hill Thinnings
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Fuels management
Analysis Completed Expected: 11/2016
Actual: 11/03/2016
06/2017 Alex Schwartz
218-229-8832
aschwartz02@fs.fed.us
Description: Commercially thin approximately 540 forested acres in Compartments 1802-1804 and 1805-1807.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51799
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - McCurtain. LEGAL - Not Applicable Haworth OK
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

   *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2017
Actual: 04/14/2017
05/2017 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 Thinning areas selected across the Mena Oden District including Black fork, Nickleson Branch and Pitfork areas
Arkwest Communications Cable Upgrade
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
06/2017
Expected: 06/2017 06/2017 Russell Standingwater
479-637-4174
rstandingwater@fs.fed.us
Description: replacement of existing copper telephone wire with more modern fiber optic cables in the Buffton phone exchange, at Township 2 North Range 26 West Section 11, and Township 2 North, Range 25 West, and Section 4, 5, and 6 in Yell County
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51942
Location: UNIT - Mena Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Yell. LEGAL - Not Applicable Township 2 North Range 26 West Section 11, and Township 2 North, Range 25 West, and Section 4, 5, and 6 in Yell County
Brier Creek Watershed
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/01/2016
Est. Comment Period
06/2017
Expected: 08/2017 09/2017 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 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
Wildlife Habitat Improvement Blackfork Stewardship
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Analysis Completed Expected: 06/2017
Actual: 06/05/2017
06/2017 Edwin Spence
479-394-2382
espence@fs.fed.us
Description: 232 acres of native grass plot restoration (brush removal by mulching, brush-hogging, and cutting) and 2 acres of wildlife opening restoration (disking, liming, fertilizing, seeding)
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51819
Location: UNIT - Mena Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Polk. LEGAL - Not Applicable Black Fork Area Native Grass Plots in Compartments 800,801,and 802 Township 1North Range 32 West Section 14-22 and 2 acre Wildlife opening Compartment 817 Stand 15
Ouachita National Forest, Oden Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2018 Mena Oden Farm Bill
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2017
Expected: 10/2017 10/2017 Charity Ryles
479-394-2382
cjryles@fs.fed.us
Description: Thinning 591 acres to promote resiliency to insect and disease in the Nickleson Branch and Dragover areas of the Oden Ranger District.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51758
Location: UNIT - Oden Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery, Scott. LEGAL - Not Applicable Nickleson Branch and Dragover areas of the Oden Ranger District
East Chula
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Road management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2017
Expected: 09/2017 11/2017 Charity Ryles
479-394-2382
cjryles@fs.fed.us
Description: The Mena/Oden Ranger District proposes to implement management activities to meet the needs for East Chula watershed project area. The intent of these activities is to move the project area toward desired conditions.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51590
Location: UNIT - Oden Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery, Yell. LEGAL - North of Story, Arkansas in Township (T) 1N Range (R) 23 W Section 6, T1N R24W Section1-8, T1N R25W Section 1, 12, and 13, T2N R23W Section 30 and 31, T2N R24W Section 25-27 and 31-36 and T2N R25W Section 36 in Yell and Montgomery County, Arkansas. The analysis area for the East Chula is composed of Compartments 1060-1069. Geographically, the project area is primarily to the North of Story, Arkansas
West Chula
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Fuels management
In Progress
Comment Period
10/22/2016
Expected: 04/2017 06/2017 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

   *UPDATED*
- Watershed management
- Forest products
- Road management
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Land management planning
Analysis Completed Expected: 09/2017
Actual: 06/16/2017
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

   *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Special use management
Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2017
Actual: 04/04/2017
04/2017 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
On Hold N/A N/A 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

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2017
Actual: 05/15/2017
01/2018 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
Entergy Fiber Optic Installation at High Peak
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/13/2017
Expected: 05/2017 05/2017 Deanna Younger
870-867-2101
dgyounger@fs.fed.us
Description: Entergy needs an easement for existing power line poles, and a special use permit to place fiber optic line from High Peak to Mount Ida, AR.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51621
Location: UNIT - Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - Not Applicable Montgomery County, AR
FY17 Silviculture Actions
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
03/31/2017
Expected: 04/2017 05/2017 Seanna Whisenhunt
870-867-2101
swhisenhunt@fs.fed.us
Description: Pre-commercial thin, conduct timber stand improvement, chop, rip, site prep burn and plant approximately 363 acres across 7 compartments in Montgomery and Garland counties, Arkansas.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51177
Location: UNIT - Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Garland, Montgomery. LEGAL - Not Applicable Montgomery and Garland Counties
Farm Bill Golden Road Thinning
CE
- Forest products Cancelled N/A N/A 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
Gap Creek
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Minerals and Geology
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
- Forest products
- Recreation management
Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2017
Actual: 04/06/2017
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

   *UPDATED*
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Road management
In Progress
Comment Period
03/22/2017
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
Road 68 Project
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Road management
- Watershed management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2017
Expected: 10/2017 10/2017 Seanna Whisenhunt
870-867-2101
swhisenhunt@fs.fed.us
Description: Road reconstruction and relocation activities
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51922
Location: UNIT - Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - Not Applicable Activities occurring on Forest Service Road 68 in Montgomery County, Arkansas
Road 73 Right of Way Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2017
Expected: 07/2017 07/2017 Deanna Younger
505-885-4181
dgyounger@fs.fed.us
Description: Entergy Corp. is requesting ROW across NFS land along Albert Pike Road (73).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51970
Location: UNIT - Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - Not Applicable Township 4 South, Range 27 West Section 13
South Fork Mountain
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Land management planning
- Forest products
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Heritage resource management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
- Minerals and Geology
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2017
Expected: 11/2017 12/2017 Seanna Whisenhunt
870-867-2101
swhisenhunt@fs.fed.us
Description: Land management activities in the South Fork Mountain Project area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51946
Location: UNIT - Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - Not Applicable Montgomery County, Arkansas
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