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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- Projects Occurring Nationwide
- National Forests In Texas, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- National Forests In Texas, Angelina Ranger District
- National Forests In Texas, Caddo - Lyndon B. Johnson National Grasslands
- National Forests In Texas, Davy Crockett Ranger District
- National Forests In Texas, Sabine Ranger District
- National Forests In Texas, Sam Houston Ranger District


Projects Occurring Nationwide
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Incorporating Greater Sage-grouse Conservation Measures into Land Management Plans (Wyoming)
EIS
- Land management planning
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Cancelled N/A N/A Danielle Chi
801-625-5667
dkchi@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service will be a cooperating agency with the BLM (lead agency) in preparing programmatic EISs to incorporate greater sage-grouse conservation measures into land management plans, including the Thunder Basin NG plan, through plan amendment
Web Link: http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/more/sagegrouse/eastern.html
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. LEGAL - Not Applicable UNIT - Thunder Basin NG portion of the Medicine Bow-Routt NF; WY; multiple counties involved
National Forests In Texas, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest) R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Hazard Tree Removal Environmental Assessment
EA
- Road management
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Comment Period
07/11/2014
Expected: 10/2014 11/2014 Lynn Jackson
936-639-8581
lynnjackson@fs.fed.us
Description: Salvage of trees in administrative sites, in recreation areas, along roads, trails, and boundary lines.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43752
Location: UNIT - National Forests In Texas All Units. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Angelina, Houston, Jasper, Montgomery, Nacogdoches, Newton, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Trinity, Walker. LEGAL - Not Applicable Angelina, Davy Crockett, Sam Houston, Sabine National Forests.
MIS Plan Amendment
EA
- Land management planning On Hold N/A N/A Lynn Jackson
936-639-8581
lynnjackson@fs.fed.us
Description: The NFGT would revise the current list of Management Indicator Species in order to gather better data on the effects of Forest managment on plant and animal species.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=31238
Location: UNIT - National Forests In Texas All Units. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Angelina, Fannin, Houston, Jasper, Montague, Montgomery, Nacogdoches, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Trinity, Walker, Wise. LEGAL - SHNF, ANF, SNF, DCNF, CJBJNG National Forests and Grasslands in Texas
Suppression of Southern Pine Beetle Infestations in Wildernesses in the National Forests in Texas.
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Comment Period
12/03/2013
Expected: 08/2014 10/2014 Lynn Jackson
936-639-8581
lynnjackson@fs.fed.us
Description: The National Forests in Texas proposes to suppress southern pine beetle infestations in the five wilderness areas: Big Slough, Little Lake Creek, Indian Mounds, Turkey Hill and Upland Island when necessary to protect adjacent private property.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40500
Location: UNIT - National Forests In Texas All Units. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Angelina, Houston, Jasper, Montgomery, Nacogdoches, Newton, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Trinity, Walker. LEGAL - Angelina, Davy Crockett, Sam Houston and Sabine National Forests National Forests in Texas
National Forests In Texas, Angelina Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
C-64 Project
EA
- Road management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Comment Period
02/16/2011
Expected: 09/2014 09/2014 Earlene Bracy
936-897-1068
enbracy@fs.fed.us
Description: Pine stand thinning, longleaf regeneration, and midstory removal in red-cockaded woodpecker habitat.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33433
Location: UNIT - Angelina Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Angelina. LEGAL - Not Applicable NFGT, Angelina NF, Compartment 64, south of Sam Rayburn Reservoir, north of state highway 63, approx 7 miles SE Zavalla
C63 Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Forest products
In Progress
Comment Period
12/20/2012
Expected: 10/2014 01/2015 Earlene Bracy
936-897-1068
comments-southern-texas-angelina@fs.fed.us
Description: Thinning, reforestation, wildlife improvements, NNIPS treatments, in compartment 63 on the Angelina NF
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38850
Location: UNIT - Angelina Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Angelina. LEGAL - Not Applicable Eight miles east/southeast of Zavalla Texas, north of State Highway 63, south of Farm-Market Rd 2743
Sandy Creek Project
EA
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
On Hold N/A N/A Jason Engle
936-897-1068
jaengle@fs.fed.us
Description: Watershed EA consists of commerical pine thinning, longleaf pine restoration, wildlife habitat improvement, road work, NNIPS, midstory removal
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37403
Location: UNIT - Angelina Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Angelina, Jasper. LEGAL - Not Applicable Compartment 73, 74, 75, & 78, 8 miles southeast of Zavalla, TX and south of Sam Rayburn Reservoir.
Southwestern Bell Telephone Company Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2014
Expected: 10/2014 11/2014 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
tzimmerman@fs.fed.us
Description: The special use permit issued to Southwestern Bell for telephone cable right-of-ways will expire on 12/31/2014 and needs to be issued for a new term.
Location: UNIT - Angelina Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Angelina, Jasper. LEGAL - Not Applicable Administrative compartments 74-81, 83-86, & 88. Right-of-ways lies adjacent to the road right-of-ways. Permit also includes a 20foot by 40foot area with a building with telephone cable connections.
Windstream Communications Special Use Permit Amendment for FM 3373 Telephone Line
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/27/2012
Expected: 10/2014 11/2014 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
comments-southern-texas-angelina@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal is to add a 25 pair wire to an exisitng permitted right-of-way (3870 feet by 10 feet) to provide high speed internet to the Black Forest Community.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37504
Location: UNIT - Angelina Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Angelina. LEGAL - Tract A-1-V and Tract A-8a administrative compartment 61 and 62 right-of-way is adjacent to FM3375
National Forests In Texas, Caddo - Lyndon B. Johnson National Grasslands R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Devons E Farrington Unit 1H and 2H
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/25/2014
Expected: 06/2014 06/2014 Marc Pons
940-627-5475
mpons@fs.fed.us
Description: Approve the Surface Use Plan of Operations for Devon's proposed E. Farrington well site in Unit 31 of the LBJ National Grasslands. The proposed wells will require the construction of a well pad, pipeline and lease road.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44578
Location: UNIT - Caddo - Lyndon B. Johnson National Grasslands. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Wise. LEGAL - Not Applicable Unit 31 of the Lyndon B. Johnson National Grassland. The project area is located approximately six miles east of Alvord, Texas, in Wise County.
LBJ Unit 31 and 78 Upland Game Bird Habitat Improvement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
03/10/2014
Expected: 07/2014 07/2014 Amanda Bataineh
936-639-8586
abataineh@fs.fed.us
Description: Propose to remove cedar, create and maintain fuel breaks, and conduct prescribed burning in the LBJ's Unit 31 and 78 in an effort to improve habitat for upland game birds.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42445
Location: UNIT - Caddo - Lyndon B. Johnson National Grasslands. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Wise. LEGAL - Not Applicable The LBJ's Units 31 and 78 are located approximately 10 miles north of Decatur, Texas.
National Forests In Texas, Davy Crockett Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Lancaster Creek Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period
03/31/2014
Expected: 07/2014 08/2014 Barton Davis
936-655-2299
comments-southern-texas-davycrockett@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to improve habitat for the red-cockaded woodpecker, reduce hazardous fuels and the potential for Southern pine beetle (SPB) outbreaks through thinning, longleaf pine restoration, prescribe burning, and midstory removal.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33584
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Trinity. LEGAL - Compartments 112, 115, and 116 are located about two miles southeast of Apple Springs, Tx. Compartments 112, 115, and 116
OGP-Trinity Road Access
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/16/2014
Expected: 07/2014 07/2014 Krista Langley
936-655-2299
kllangley@fs.fed.us
Description: This is a permit proposal for a road access, NFSR 507B in Compartment 81 on the Davy Crockett National Forest. The road will allow OGP-Trinity to access their oil well off of NFSR 507.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44751
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Trinity. LEGAL - Not Applicable Compartment 81 in Trinity County. Road is off of NFSR 507.
Ratcliff Lake Dam repair
CE
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Kathryn Duncan
936-344-6205
jjauregui@fs.fed.us
Description: Repair of the Ratcliff Lake dam and spillway in the Ratcliff Lake Recreation Area, Houston County, Texas
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40698
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Houston. LEGAL - Compartment 47, Houston County, Texas Ratcliff Lake Recretation Area, Houston County, Texas
National Forests In Texas, Sabine Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Marie Ybarra Private Road Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/14/2013
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
tzimmerman@fs.fed.us
Description: road access to private property landlocked by National Forest land
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42014
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Newton. LEGAL - Tract S-60 19 miles southeast of Hemphill tx, administrative compartment 142
Red River Nacogdoches II LP Private Road Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/01/2014
Expected: 09/2014 09/2014 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
tzimmerman@fs.fed.us
Description: A permit issued to Champion International Corp for a private road has expired. Red River Nacogodeches II LP now ones the land. The permit will be reissued for a new term to the new land owner.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44699
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Shelby. LEGAL - Not Applicable administrative compartment 51
Roosevelt King Private Road Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Cheryl Foster
409-625-1940
cherylfoster@fs.fed.us
Description: The private road special use permit issued to Roosevelt King has expired and needs to be reissued for a new term. The road is 245 feet in length by 40 feet in width.located in administrative compartment 25 of the Sabine NF.
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Shelby. LEGAL - Not Applicable compartment 25, Tract S-1Bi
Wes Horton Private Road Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/14/2013
Expected: 10/2014 11/2014 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
tzimmerman@fs.fed.us
Description: access road to access private property.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42012
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Sabine. LEGAL - Tract S-20 13 miles southeast of hemphill tx administrative compartment 135
XTO Energy, Inc. - La Plata #1H Gas Well, Pipeline, and Access Road
CE
- Special use management
- Minerals and Geology
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/24/2014
Expected: 09/2014 05/2015 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
tzimmerman@fs.fed.us
Description: XTO Energy, Inc. has submitted a proposal to drill a gas well on Federal Lease TXNM 80155 and TXNM02566. The project would include a well pad, access road, and pipeline.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44471
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Shelby. LEGAL - Not Applicable Project is within administrative compartment 36 and 37 and will involve construction of well pad, reconstruction of road and installation of pipeline.
XTO Energy, Inc. - Tiber #1H Gas Well, Pipeline, and Access Road
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/08/2014
Expected: 10/2014 02/2015 Cheryl Foster
409-625-1940
cherylfoster@fs.fed.us
Description: XTO Energy, Inc. has submitted a proposal to drill a gas well on Federal Lease TXNM71594. The project would include a well pad, access road, and pipeline.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43983
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Shelby. LEGAL - Not Applicable Administrative compartment 30 and 37. lease road will be constructed and pipeline will follow lease road, Shelby County road 2791 and property boundary.
National Forests In Texas, Sam Houston Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Century Link Special Use Permit Transfer
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/28/2012
Expected: 02/2014 02/2014 Frank Stranimier
936-344-6205
comments-southern-texas-samhouston@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to issue new Special Use Permit to Century Link for 16 miles of communications lines which were previously permitted to Sprint.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40061
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - These compartments are located about 10 miles north of Montgomery, Tx. Compartments 4, 5, 7, 13-17, 29, 31
Compartment 112 Longleaf Pine Restoration Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Comment Period
07/19/2014
Expected: 11/2014 12/2014 Daniel Jauregui
936-344-6205
djauregui@fs.fed.us
Description: Create and improve wildlife habitat by restoring and sustaining a functioning longleaf pine community in Compartment 112.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44038
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - San Jacinto. LEGAL - Not Applicable Compartment 112, Sam Hosuton National Forest
DCP Southern Hills, LLC Pipeline Permit
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/28/2012
Expected: 02/2014 02/2014 Frank Stranimier
936-344-6205
comments-southern-texas-samhouston@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to to issue a special use permit for an already existing interstate liquid gas pipeline
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39923
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Montgomery, Walker. LEGAL - Compartments 20, 21, 23, 24, 34, 35 and 36 are located approximately 11 miles west of New Waverly, TX. Compartments 20, 21, 23, 24, 34, 35 and 36
Mid-South Synergy SUP Amendment: FM 1791
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/26/2014
Expected: 07/2014 08/2014 Frank Stranimier
936-344-6205 Ex. 6244
fstranimier@fs.fed.us
Description: To add approximately 19,750 feet of new overhead & underground powerline in the FM 1791 ROW. The new line will backfeed electricity to existing lines if/when lines go down as the result of accident or natural disaster.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44867
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Montgomery, Walker. LEGAL - Not Applicable Western ditchline of the FM 1791 ROW.
Midsouth 101 Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/30/2012
Expected: 02/2014 02/2014 Frank Stranimier
936-344-6205
comments-southern-texas-samhouston@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to combine and re-issue three Special Use Permits for approximately 25.75 miles of already existing powerlines to Mid-South Synergy. The lines provide service to multiple private land inholdings in several compartments and two counties.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40071
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Montgomery, Walker. Compartments 4-6, 11, 14, 15, 17, 30, 31, 33, 35-38, 44-47, 49-51
RP Small Crockett Pipeline Special Use
CE
- Special use management
- Minerals and Geology
On Hold N/A N/A Frank Stranimier
936-344-6205
comments-southern-texas-samhouston@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal for a special use permit to construct a pipeline to transport hydrocarbons collected from a well located east of Compartment 71 of the Sam Houston National Forest, to an already existing pipeline in Compartment 72.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35247
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Walker. LEGAL - Compts. 71 and 72 are located about 2 miles east of Phelps, Tx. Compartments 71 and 72
San Jacinto First Thinning Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Forest products
On Hold N/A N/A Warren Oja
907-743-9438
comments-southern-texas-samhouston@fs.fed.us
Description: The thinning of 4,200 acres of young pine plantations.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40561
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - San Jacinto. LEGAL - All compartments are located in San Jacinto county within close proximity of Coldspring, TX 34 compartments on the eastern portion of the Sam Houston National Forest
Wildlife Habitat Improvement Prescribed Burning in Compartments 38, 44, 54, and 104
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/14/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Brian Gidcumb
936-344-6205
bgidcumb@fs.fed.us
Description: 5,078 acres of prescribed burning for RCW habitat improvement.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44998
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Montgomery, San Jacinto, Walker. LEGAL - Not Applicable Compartments 38, 44, 54, and 104.
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