Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

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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, Poteau Ranger District
- Ouachita National Forest, Tiak 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
Christopher Mountain Restoration Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/15/2014
Est. Comment Period
10/2014
Expected: 01/2015 01/2015 Kimberly Miller
870-867-2101
kimberlymiller@fs.fed.us
Description: Compartments 64, 71, 72, 92-94, 1649-1651, 1660, 1669-71 and 1684-85
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43592
Location: UNIT - Caddo Ranger District, Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - Not Applicable Compartments 64, 71, 72, 92-94, 1649-1651, 1660, 1669-71 and 1684-85
Control of Invasive Species Vegetation
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Comment Period
09/03/2014
Expected: 12/2014 01/2015 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.southernregion.fs.fed.us/ouachita/projects/
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)
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 In Progress
Scoping Start
09/11/2012
Est. Comment Period
12/2014
Expected: 04/2015 04/2015 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
East Fork Burn Block
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 11/2014 12/2014 Raymond Self
479-637-4174
rlself@fs.fed.us
Description: Compartments 264, 265, 266, 267, 268, and 269. Approximately 5,106 acres.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45686
Location: UNIT - Cold Springs Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Scott. LEGAL - Not Applicable Compartments 264, 265, 266, 267, 268, and 269. Approximately 5,106 acres.
East Fork Ecosystem Management Unit - Compartments 264-269
EA
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Land management planning
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Fuels management
- Forest products
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
09/2014
Expected: 05/2015 07/2015 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.
Ouachita National Forest, Fourche Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Potato Hill Mountain
EA
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Forest products
- Watershed management
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/07/2014
Est. Comment Period
09/2014
Expected: 12/2014 12/2014 Hunter Speed
501-984-5313
hspeed@fs.fed.us
Description: Ecosystem management activites in Baker, Blue Mountain, and Mitchell management watersheds of Fourche Unit, Jessieville-Winona-Fourche RD, Ouachita National Forest (Compartments 400-403, 411-416)
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40286
Location: UNIT - Fourche Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Yell. LEGAL - T 4 N, R 24 & 25 W; T 5 N, R 24&25 W; Yell Co., AR Baker, Blue Mountain, Mitchell management watersheds; Compartments 400-403, 411-416; Jessieville-Winona-Fourche RD, Ouachita national Forest
Ouachita National Forest, Jessieville Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
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
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
07/05/2012
Expected: 09/2014 09/2014 Sammy McFarland
918-653-2991 ext. 112
smcfarland@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 Bridge Replacement
CE
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2014
Expected: 12/2014 12/2014 Bubba Brewster
501-321-5368
bbrewster@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-align road to slightly straighten bridge approaches; remove and replace low-water crossing.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42026
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - McCurtain. LEGAL - Sec19,T2S,R26E 8 miles SE of Smithville, Oklahoma
Carter Mountain Storm Salvage
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
Analysis Completed Expected: 10/2014
Actual: 08/13/2014
11/2014 Erick Warren
580-494-6402 ext. 116
ewarren@fs.fed.us
Description: The primary purpose of this salvage action is to quickly address the issues of the susceptibility of the damaged areas to insect and disease infestations, help to maintain the health and vigor of the forest, gain access to the hazardous accumulation
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45661
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - McCurtain. LEGAL - T3S, R24E, Sections 22,23,26,27 & 28 Management Area 22- Renewal of the Shortleaf Pine %u2013 Bluestem Ecosystem and Red- Cockaded Woodpecker Habitat
Haver White Reciprocal Easement
CE
- Road management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/09/2012
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Randy Sander
580-286-6564
rsander@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 In Progress
Scoping Start
08/28/2012
Expected: 06/2014 07/2014 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.
MCWA_ White Oak Prescribe Burn
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/14/2014
Expected: 12/2014 12/2014 John Wilson
580-494-6402 x114
kriswilson@fs.fed.us
Description: The principal objective for this prescribed burning project is to enhance stand conditions and provide wildlife habitat improvement, reduce fuel loading, improve forest health by reintroducing fire to the landscape, controlling understory vegetation,
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - McCurtain. LEGAL - Not Applicable Broken Bow Unit
North Blue Mountain Prescribed Burn
CE
- Fuels management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/05/2012
Expected: 09/2014 09/2014 Sammy McFarland
918-653-2991 ext. 112
smcfarland@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
Tiak Plantation Thinnings Project (HFRA)
CE
- Fuels management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2014
Expected: 01/2015 02/2015 Erick Warren
509-738-7769
ewarren@fs.fed.us
Description: The project proposed includes the over-story thinning treatment to approximately 1000 acres of Loblolly pine. The deciding official and effected parties will correspond to schedule a time and place to meet, in person, to discuss the decision.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45353
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - McCurtain. LEGAL - Not Applicable SEE MAP
Ouachita National Forest, Mena Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Big Brushy Campground
EA
- Recreation management
- Facility management
On Hold N/A N/A Tim Oosterhous
870-356-4186
toosterhous@fs.fed.us
Description: The Ouachita National Forest proposes to decommission Big Brushy Recreation Area (BBRA) on the Oden Ranger District.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43056
Location: UNIT - Mena Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - Not Applicable Montgomery County, Arkansas in T1S, R26W, Section 6
Nickleson Branch
EA
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Comment Period
05/16/2013
Expected: 12/2014 12/2014 Charity Ryles
479-394-2382
cjryles@fs.fed.us
Description: Nickleson Branch 6th Level Watershed Siviculture activities, wildlife habitat restoration, fuels reduction and roads management
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42090
Location: UNIT - Mena Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Scott. LEGAL - 13 miles Southeast of Waldron, Arkansas in T1N R26W %u2013 Sections 5 and 6; T1N R27W - Sections 1-3 and 10-11; T2N R26W - Sections 19-22 and 27-32; and T2N R27W - Sections 24-27 and 34-36; Scott County, Arkansas. Nickleson Branch Project Area, Southeast of Waldron Arkansas, Scott County
Wolf Pen Gap 2011 Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
- Road management
On Hold N/A N/A Charity Ryles
479-394-2382
cjryles@fs.fed.us
Description: The Ouachita National Forest proposes to formally designate a system of roads and trails for public use of motorized vehicles, including Off-Highway Vehicles (OHVs), in the area known as Wolf Pen Gap.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33235
Location: UNIT - Mena Ranger District, Oden Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Polk. LEGAL - T3S; R29,30W; western portion of R28W Approximately 7 miles southeast of Mena, AR
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
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Recreation management
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Heritage resource management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2014
Expected: 08/2015 12/2015 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
Nella Ecosystem Management Unit - C-1273, 1296, 1297, 1299, 1306
EA
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Forest products
- Heritage resource management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/12/2014
Est. Comment Period
12/2014
Expected: 03/2015 05/2015 Donna Reagan
(479) 675-3233
dreagan@fs.fed.us
Description: 10 year entry; T1N/R29W/S4,6,7,8; T1N/R30W/S1-4,9-15,22; T2N/R30W/S33-35
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43500
Location: UNIT - Poteau Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Scott. LEGAL - Not Applicable 7 miles south of Waldron, AR; surrounds the Nella Community; approx. 4 miles west of Boles, AR; and west of Hwy. 71
Ouachita National Forest, Tiak Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Rock Creek
EA
- Heritage resource management
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
- Land management planning
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Land ownership management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 03/2015 03/2015 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 - Tiak 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, Womble Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Mount Ida Watershed Restoration Management Project
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/03/2014
Est. Comment Period
12/2014
Expected: 03/2015 03/2015 Kimberly Miller
870-867-2101
kimberlymiller@fs.fed.us
Description: Vegetation management
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42570
Location: UNIT - Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - T2S R25W Area surrounding Mount Ida, Arkansas
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