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, Jessieville Ranger District
- Ouachita National Forest, Kiamichi 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: 07/2016 07/2016 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) Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2016
Actual: 04/22/2016
04/2016 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
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/22/2016
Expected: 04/2016 04/2016 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
- Recreation management
- Special area management
- Watershed management
- Minerals and Geology
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Special use management
- Heritage resource management
- Road management
- Research
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2016
Actual: 04/29/2016
04/2016 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 Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2016
Actual: 04/26/2016
05/2016 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.
East Fork Ecosystem Management Unit - Compartments 264-269
EA
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Recreation management
- Land management planning
- Heritage resource management
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2016
Actual: 04/22/2016
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
- Land management planning
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Heritage resource management
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/17/2016
Est. Comment Period
07/2016
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.
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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Heritage resource management
- Watershed management
- Forest products
- Road management
- Recreation management
- Fuels management
In Progress
Comment Period
02/03/2016
Expected: 05/2016 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
Compartment 1417, Stand 18 Timber Sale
CE
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/16/2016
Expected: 04/2016 05/2016 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48718
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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Research
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/10/2015
Expected: 05/2016 05/2016 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
Deltic Timber Road Construction - Thornburg Area
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/16/2016
Expected: 04/2016 05/2016 Robin Vaughn
501-984-5313
rvaughn@fs.fed.us
Description: Deltic Timber is requesting permit to construct a 826 foot long road to connect with road on private land. The first 100 feet of the road would be 45 feet wide. The remaining would be 30 feet wide.
Location: UNIT - Jessieville Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Garland. LEGAL - Not Applicable NW 1/4 of NE 1/4 of S4, T3N, R17W. Perry County. Just north of Thornburg.
Long Link Thinning Timber Sale
CE
- Forest products
- Fuels management
Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2016
Actual: 04/12/2016
04/2016 Coy Longshore
501-984-5313
coylongshore@fs.fed.us
Description: 50 acres to be managed by plantation 1st thinning in compartment 1410 stands 23 & 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48078
Location: UNIT - Jessieville Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Perry. LEGAL - Not Applicable Perry County. Compartment 1410, stands 23 and 52.
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
Upgrades to Perry County Road 14 (Union Valley Road)
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/16/2016
Expected: 04/2016 05/2016 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
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
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.
Rock Creek
EA
- Heritage resource management
- Land management planning
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Land ownership management
In Progress
Comment Period
10/28/2014
Expected: 05/2016 05/2016 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.
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
- Forest products
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
In Progress
Comment Period
05/08/2015
Expected: 05/2016 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
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Comment Period
11/29/2015
Expected: 05/2016 11/2016 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.
West Chula
EA
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/10/2016
Est. Comment Period
05/2016
Expected: 08/2016 09/2016 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
Fourche Mountain Ecosystem Management Unit - Compartments 1312, 1313, 1314, 1315
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Recreation management
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Heritage resource management
In Progress
Comment Period
02/26/2016
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
Road Easement Authorizations
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/25/2016
Expected: 04/2016 05/2016 Dava Bauer
479-675-3233
dlbauer@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorizing public road easement to Scott County, Arkansas, for the areas where Scott County Roads 18, 362, and 363 cross National Forest System lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49110
Location: UNIT - Poteau Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Scott. LEGAL - Not Applicable T1 & 2N, R27 & 28W.
West Haw Creek 10 Year Entry Period C-1268, 1269, 1278, 1290
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Special use management
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Forest products
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Land management planning
In Progress
Comment Period
04/06/2016
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: 11/2016 11/2016 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
- Forest products
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Heritage resource management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Comment Period
02/17/2016
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
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/10/2016
Expected: 04/2016 04/2016 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
- Special use management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/10/2016
Expected: 04/2016 04/2016 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 In Progress
Scoping Start
01/22/2016
Expected: 04/2016 04/2016 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
- Special use management
- Road management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2016
Expected: 05/2016 05/2016 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 In Progress
Scoping Start
01/07/2016
Expected: 04/2016 04/2016 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
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/13/2015
Expected: 04/2016 04/2016 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 In Progress
Scoping Start
01/07/2016
Expected: 04/2016 04/2016 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 In Progress
Scoping Start
01/07/2016
Expected: 04/2016 04/2016 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
Lower South Fork Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/07/2016
Est. Comment Period
04/2016
Expected: 07/2016 07/2016 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 In Progress
Scoping Start
01/07/2016
Expected: 04/2016 04/2016 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
US Geological Survey Reauthorization
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/07/2016
Expected: 04/2016 04/2016 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
- 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.
Yeargan Access
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/10/2016
Expected: 04/2016 04/2016 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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