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, 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
Rich Mountain Right-of-Way Project
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/07/2017
Expected: 01/2018 01/2018 Lisa Cline
501-321-5256
lcline@fs.fed.us
Description: Rich Mountain Electric is requesting a ROW along Road 512
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52296
Location: UNIT - Mena Ranger District, Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Polk. LEGAL - Not Applicable ROW along Road 512 between the Mena and Womble RDs.
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
CSP Non-native Invasive Plant Species Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
03/07/2017
Est. Comment Period
01/2018
Expected: 02/2018 03/2018 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.
Farm Bill 03
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
10/24/2017
Expected: 07/2018 08/2018 Dava Bauer
479-675-3233
dlbauer@fs.fed.us
Description: Implementations of thinning treatments to approx. 1,315 acres. Proposed treatment areas include stands of shortleaf pine timber.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52735
Location: UNIT - Cold Springs Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Polk, Scott, Sebastian. LEGAL - Not Applicable Stands scattered across the Ranger District.
Nola Ecological Management Unit
EA
- Land management planning
- Road management
- Fuels management
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Watershed management
- Heritage resource management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/01/2017
Est. Comment Period
03/2018
Expected: 09/2018 10/2018 Donna Reagan
479-675-3233 ext 107
dreagan@fs.fed.us
Description: Compartments 303, 304, 305, and 306.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52005
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.
Silviculture/WSI Treatments FY18
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Analysis Completed Expected: 01/2018
Actual: 01/02/2018
01/2018 Dava Bauer
479-675-3233
dlbauer@fs.fed.us
Description: Silvicultural treatments proposed on approx. 1,089 acres and wildlife stand improvement (WSI) treatment proposed on approx. 141 acres.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52737
Location: UNIT - Cold Springs Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Logan, Scott. LEGAL - Not Applicable Various stands scattered across Ranger District.
Ouachita National Forest, Fourche Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Kingston Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Heritage resource management
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Recreation management
Analysis Completed Expected: 01/2018
Actual: 01/12/2018
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
Communication Tower - Ouachita Pinnacle
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/21/2017
Expected: 01/2018 01/2018 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
Ouachita North Fork Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Heritage resource management
Analysis Completed Expected: 01/2018
Actual: 01/04/2018
01/2018 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.
Thacker Quartz Mine - OQC-273
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
09/20/2017
Est. Comment Period
01/2018
Expected: 05/2018 05/2018 Robin Vaughn
501-984-5313
rvaughn@fs.fed.us
Description: Quartz mining operations on a 15 acre tract.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52514
Location: UNIT - Jessieville Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Garland. LEGAL - Not Applicable Sections 1-2, T1S, R21W
Ouachita National Forest, Kiamichi Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Choctaw-Kiamichi Prescribed Burn Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/21/2017
Est. Comment Period
03/2018
Expected: 07/2018 10/2018 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.
Cucumber Creek Farm Bill Thinning
CE
- Forest products
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/20/2017
Expected: 02/2018 07/2018 Alex Schwartz
218-229-8832
aschwartz02@fs.fed.us
Description: Commercial thinning in 89 acres of loblolly pine plantation.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53101
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - Le Flore. LEGAL - Section 8, T1N, R25E Approximately three miles NNW of Octavia, OK
Harvey Mountain East Prescribed Burn
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/21/2017
Expected: 03/2018 03/2018 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
Hochatown Wildland-Urban Interface
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/19/2018
Est. Comment Period
03/2018
Expected: 07/2018 07/2018 Alex Schwartz
218-229-8832
aschwartz02@fs.fed.us
Description: Timber harvests, prescribed burning, and wildlife management activities on 6,250 acres of National Forest System land.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52139
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - McCurtain. LEGAL - Sections 3-9,15-18,T5S,R25E; Sections 10-15,22-27,36,T4S,R24E Due east of the town of Hochatown and due west of Broken Bow Lake.
Lennox Ridge Prescribed Burn
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
On Hold N/A N/A 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).
North Cooper Creek Reforestation
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
09/05/2017
Expected: 01/2018 07/2018 Alex Schwartz
218-229-8832
aschwartz02@fs.fed.us
Description: Mechanical site preparation and tree planting on 78 acres, and crop tree release on 80 acres.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52466
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - McCurtain. LEGAL - S25&36, T5S, R25E Approximately 6.5 miles northeast of Broken Bow, OK
Oklahoma RD Non-native Invasive Plant Species Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
12/26/2017
Est. Comment Period
02/2018
Expected: 05/2018 05/2018 Robert Bastarache
580-286-6564
rbastarache@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=52592
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - Le Flore, McCurtain. LEGAL - Not Applicable District-wide
Ouachita National Forest, Mena Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2018 Silviculture Activities
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
09/12/2017
Expected: 01/2018 03/2018 John Morgan
479-394-2382 ext. 107
jcmorgan@fs.fed.us
Description: Manual precommercial thinning using chainsaws on approximately 154 acres across Scott, Yell, and Montgomery County Arkansas
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52472
Location: UNIT - Mena Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery, Scott, Yell. LEGAL - Not Applicable T2N,R27W,Sec.25 T2N,R26W, Sec.30 T1N,R24W,Sec.8 ,9 and 16 T1N, R24W Sec.11 T2N, R27W, Sec. 31 T1N, R27W, Sec. 7
Powell Creek
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/06/2017
Est. Comment Period
01/2018
Expected: 03/2018 03/2018 Charity Ryles
479-394-2382
cjryles@fs.fed.us
Description: Watershed level land management project proposed to restore Powell Creek watershed according to the standards of the Forest Plan.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52768
Location: UNIT - Mena Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Polk. LEGAL - Sections of Township 1 South Range 31 West and Township 2 South Range 32 W Powell Creek watershed encompasses a total of 14,115 acres, 2,277 acres of which is private land. Located around the city of Mena and includes approximately 3.2 miles of the Talimena Scenic Byway.
Ouachita National Forest, Oden Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
East Chula
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Forest products
In Progress
Comment Period
08/20/2017
Expected: 02/2018 02/2018 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
Ouachita National Forest, Womble Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
ARES-36143 Quartz Preference Rights Lease
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
11/20/2017
Est. Comment Period
03/2018
Expected: 07/2018 07/2018 Andrew McCormick
501-321-5285
andrewtmccormick@fs.fed.us
Description: Vegetation and soil removal for the purpose of exploration and mining on an existing 80-acre, ten-year quartz preference rights lease.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52873
Location: UNIT - Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - Section 22, T2S, R26W, Montgomery County AR Approximately five miles south of Oden AR
Blocker Creek Little Missouri
EA
- Forest products
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2018
Expected: 09/2018 03/2021 Kimberly Miller
870-867-2101
kimberlymiller@fs.fed.us
Description: 10-year watershed entry project; timber harvest and connected actions, prescribed burning, wildlife habitat improvement.
Location: UNIT - Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Howard, Montgomery, Pike, Polk. LEGAL - T4S-5S, R27-28W Two miles northeast of Athens AR; twenty miles west of Glenwood AR.
Golden Road Farm Bill Prescribed Burning Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/06/2017
Expected: 01/2018 02/2018 Ben Rowland
870-867-2101
browland@fs.fed.us
Description: Prescribed burning treatments to help reduce the risk of insect infestation in the Golden Road Project area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52565
Location: UNIT - Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Pike. LEGAL - Not Applicable Pike County, Arkansas
Horn Winter Creek Access
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management
- Road management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2018
Expected: 04/2018 04/2018 Deanna Younger
870-867-2101
dgyounger@fs.fed.us
Description: Provide access to a private inholding surrounded by NFS land.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53168
Location: UNIT - Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - Section 8, Township 3 South, Range 23 West Approximately two miles north of Alamo, Arkansas; eight miles east of Mount Ida, Arkansas.
OQC-272 Carl Hill Quartz Contract
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
11/20/2017
Est. Comment Period
03/2018
Expected: 07/2018 07/2018 Andrew McCormick
501-321-5285
andrewtmccormick@fs.fed.us
Description: Exploration and mining on an existing 12.5-acre, five-year quartz contract.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52872
Location: UNIT - Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - Section 10, T2S, R26W, Montgomery County AR Approximately two miles south of Oden AR
Road 68 Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Road management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Comment Period
01/03/2018
Expected: 06/2018 06/2018 Lisa Cline
501-321-5256
lcline@fs.fed.us
Description: The project includes approximately one mile of road reconstruction (elevation) and 0.25 mile of relocation.
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 Approximately three miles southeast of Pine Ridge, Arkansas.
Road 73 Right of Way Project
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 01/2018
Actual: 01/03/2018
01/2018 Deanna Younger
(870) 867-2101
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
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/24/2017
Est. Comment Period
01/2018
Expected: 06/2018 06/2018 Kimberly Miller
870-867-2101
kimberlymiller@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 Surrounding Fancy Hill, Arkansas
Woods Branch Farm Bill Thinning Project
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Analysis Completed Expected: 01/2018
Actual: 01/04/2018
04/2018 Kimberly Miller
870-867-2101
kimberlymiller@fs.fed.us
Description: Thinning activities in the Sweet Home area of Mount Ida, Arkansas.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52349
Location: UNIT - Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - Not Applicable Montgomery County, Arkansas
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