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, Oden 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
Control of Invasive Species Vegetation
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Comment Period
09/03/2014
Expected: 11/2015 11/2015 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.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)
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
- Forest products
- Road management
- Heritage resource management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Recreation management
- Minerals and Geology
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Special area management
- Special use management
- Watershed management
- Research
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 12/2015 01/2016 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
2015 CFLR Pond Construction
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
05/04/2015
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 Jason Garrett
479-637-4174
jgarrett@fs.fed.us
Description: 2015 CFLR 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, 239, 240 and 244.
East Fork Ecosystem Management Unit - Compartments 264-269
EA
- Road management
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Land management planning
- Heritage resource management
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period
06/18/2015
Expected: 11/2015 01/2016 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.
Ouachita National Forest, Fourche Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Cedar Creek, Compartment 441/442, Cove Creek, Five Mile, West Cove
CE
- Fuels management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/12/2015
Expected: 08/2015 01/2016 Darin Keyse
479-495-2844
drkeyse@fs.fed.us
Description: Prescribed Burning on 8,824 acres in Perry, Scott and Yell Counties, Arkansas.
Location: UNIT - Fourche Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Perry, Scott, Yell. LEGAL - Not Applicable 5 burn units located on the Fourche unit of the Jessieville-Winona-Fourche Ranger District.
Potato Hill Mountain
EA
- Fuels management
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Heritage resource management
- Watershed management
- Forest products
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period
11/27/2014
Expected: 07/2015 07/2015 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
Browns Creek-Lower Maumelle
EA
- Road management
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Heritage resource management
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2015
Expected: 10/2015 10/2015 Hunter Speed
501-984-5313
hspeed@fs.fed.us
Description: Ecosystem management activities in Browns Creek-Maumelle River and Bringle Creek-Maumelle River management watersheds on the Winona Unit, Jessieville-Winona-Fourche RD, Ouachita National Forest. (Compartments 1419, 1420, 1430, 1431, 1432,1433, 1434).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45954
Location: UNIT - Jessieville Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Perry, Saline. LEGAL - T2N R17W, T2N R18W, T3N R17W, and T3N R18W 8 Miles South of Perryville, Ar
Caldwell, South Hack Road Prescribed Burns
CE
- Fuels management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/16/2015
Expected: 06/2015 01/2016 Darin Keyse
479-495-2844
drkeyse@fs.fed.us
Description: Prescribed Burning on 5,053 acres in Garland County, Arkansas.
Location: UNIT - Jessieville Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Garland. LEGAL - Not Applicable Prescribed Burning on 5,053 acres on the Jessieville unit of the Jessieville-Winona-Fourche Ranger District.
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 Developing Proposal
Scoping Start
07/05/2012
Expected: 02/2016 02/2016 John Wilson
580-494-6402 x114
kriswilson@fs.fed.us
Description: This project is located 2-7 miles northwest of Whitesboro; south of State Highway 1 in LeFlore County and will encompass approximately 2,508 acres for fuel reduction.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39726
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - Le Flore. LEGAL - Sections 4, 5, 8 and 17, T3N, R23E; Sections 28, 29, 32 and 33, T4N, R23E. This project is located 2-7 miles northwest of Whitesboro, Oklahoma; south of Oklahoma State Highway 1, in LeFlore County, Oklahoma.
Haver White Reciprocal Easement
CE
- Road management On Hold N/A N/A John Reffit
580-494-6402
johnareffit@fs.fed.us
Description: Grant access to private property in return for NF access across private property.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=24014
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - Le Flore. LEGAL - Section 13, T4N, R23E; Section 18, T4N, R24E 13 miles northeast of Talihina, Oklahoma
Lower Cedar Creek Road Relocation
CE
- Road management On Hold N/A N/A John Baldwin
580-494-6402 ext. 119
jbaldwin01@fs.fed.us
Description: Approximately 0.4 miles of Forest Service Road 53000, relocated out of the creek bottom and onto the adjacent slope. Existing low water crossing will be removed and large box culvert bridge will be installed upstream in-line with road relocation.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39860
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - McCurtain. LEGAL - Sections 28 & 29, T4S, R23E Approximately 9.5 miles northeast of Wright City, approximately 4 miles east of Old Oklahoma Highway 98, and 8 miles west of US Highway 259.
North Blue Mountain Prescribed Burn
CE
- Fuels management Developing Proposal
Scoping Start
07/05/2012
Expected: 02/2016 02/2016 John Wilson
580-494-6402 x114
kriswilson@fs.fed.us
Description: This project is located 5-8 miles south of Summerfield; north of Forest Service roads A17 and 6009, in LeFlore County, Oklahoma and will encompass approximately 2,600 acres for fuel reduction.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39727
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - Le Flore. LEGAL - Sections 1, 11, 12 and 14, T4N, R23E; Sections 6-8, T4N, R24E. This project is located 5-8 miles south of Summerfield; north of Forest Service roads A17 and 6009, in LeFlore County, Oklahoma
Tiak Plantation Thinnings Project (HFRA)
CE
- Fuels management On Hold N/A N/A 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 affected 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
2015 Mena Oden Farm Bill Thinning
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
04/24/2015
Expected: 06/2015 07/2015 Charity Ryles
479-394-2382
cjryles@fs.fed.us
Description: Implementation of thinning treatments to approximately 810 acres. Proposed treatment areas across the Mena-Oden Ranger District include plantations and natural stands of shortleaf pine.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46860
Location: UNIT - Mena Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Polk. LEGAL - Not Applicable Stands scattered across the Mena Ranger district in Compartments 832,835,845,847,848,893,896,897,925,952,982
2015 Siviculture Activities
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
12/05/2014
Expected: 01/2015 01/2015 John Morgan
479-394-2382 ext. 107
jcmorgan@fs.fed.us
Description: Hand planting on approximately 30 acres in Polk County; manual release (REL) using chainsaws on approximately 66 acres in Montgomery County; and manual PCT using chainsaws on approximately 306 acres spread throughout Montgomery County and Polk County
Location: UNIT - Mena Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery, Polk. LEGAL - Not Applicable Montgomery County and Polk County, Arkansas
Big Brushy Campground
EA
- Facility management
- Recreation management
On Hold N/A N/A Charity Ryles
479-394-2382
cjryles@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
Southern Creek Ouachita River
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Comment Period
03/25/2015
Expected: 07/2015 02/2016 Charity Ryles
479-394-2382
cjryles@fs.fed.us
Description: Watershed EA
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46503
Location: UNIT - Mena Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Scott. LEGAL - Township 1 South, Range 29 West 10 miles east of Mena AR
Ouachita National Forest, Oden Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Rock House Project Area
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Comment Period
05/08/2015
Expected: 09/2015 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
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
- Heritage resource management
- Road management
- Fuels management
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/11/2015
Est. Comment Period
10/2015
Expected: 02/2016 04/2016 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
Nella Ecosystem Management Unit - C-1273, 1296, 1297, 1299, 1306
EA
- Watershed management
- Heritage resource management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
In Progress
Comment Period
04/09/2015
Expected: 09/2015 01/2016 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
Broken Bow Unit Prescribe Burn
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Comment Period
03/13/2015
Expected: 12/2015 12/2015 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
Rock Creek
EA
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Heritage resource management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Land management planning
- Forest products
- Land ownership management
On Hold N/A N/A John Baldwin
580-494-6402
jbaldwin01@fs.fed.us
Description: There are no active timber sales currently providing a source of raw materials. Where feasible, timber should be offered for sale to support local economies. Several stands are severely overstocked. This condition results in stress and reduced vigor
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44641
Location: UNIT - 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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
- Forest products
- Fuels management
In Progress
Comment Period
04/15/2015
Expected: 07/2015 07/2015 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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