Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

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- National Forests In Texas, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- 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


National Forests In Texas, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide) R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Windstream Communications Fiber Optic Cable Special Use Permit Amendments
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2016
Actual: 04/21/2016
04/2016 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
tzimmerman@fs.fed.us
Description: Windtream is proposing to add fiber optic cable line to existing road and utility right-of-ways to bring broadband internet service to rural areas funded by the Connect America Fund. No timber removal will occur.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48014
Location: UNIT - Angelina Ranger District, Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Angelina, Sabine, San Augustine, Shelby. LEGAL - Not Applicable Along various existing road and utility corridors on the Angelina and Sabine National Forest.
National Forests In Texas, Angelina Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Jasper-Newton Electric Cooperative Special Use Permit Amendment
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2016
Expected: 08/2016 10/2016 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
tzimmerman@fs.fed.us
Description: This project is to add additional powerline to provide electrical service to a private property that is landlocked by National forest System land.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49084
Location: UNIT - Angelina Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Angelina. LEGAL - Not Applicable administrative compartment 60 and 61. Along existing road right-of-ways
North Zavalla First Thinning
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/02/2016
Expected: 07/2016 09/2016 James Chumley
936-897-1068
jchumley@fs.fed.us
Description: Pine first thinning in stands 20-40 years old in compartments 44,45,46,47, and 50 on the Angelina National Forest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49409
Location: UNIT - Angelina Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Angelina. LEGAL - Not Applicable Approximately 5 miles east of Zavalla, Texas, 6 miles west of Huntington, Texas, within Angelina County
Sandy Creek Project
EA
- Forest products
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/17/2011
Est. Comment Period
11/2016
Expected: 03/2017 06/2017 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.
National Forests In Texas, Caddo - Lyndon B. Johnson National Grasslands R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Fannin County Electric Cooperative, Inc. Special Use Permit ROW
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2016
Expected: 10/2016 01/2017 Marc Pons
940-627-5475
mpons@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal for a new special use permit for an electric powerline ROW
Location: UNIT - Caddo - Lyndon B. Johnson National Grasslands. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Wise. LEGAL - Not Applicable Multiple Units within the Caddo National Grasslands, Fannin County, TX
Stephens & Johnson Operating Co. Private Road Special Use Permit
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2016
Expected: 11/2016 01/2017 Marc Pons
940-627-5475
mpons@fs.fed.us
Description: Access road to private property
Location: UNIT - Caddo - Lyndon B. Johnson National Grasslands. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Wise. LEGAL - Not Applicable Unit 31 Lyndon B. Johnson National Grasslands
National Forests In Texas, Davy Crockett Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Cooper Road Access Permit
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Frank Stranimier
936-344-6205 Ex. 6244
fstranimier@fs.fed.us
Description: Issuance of a Special Use Permit for the use of a closed Forest Service administrative road measuring 4,094 feet long with a width of 30 feet, totaling 2.8 acres.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46329
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Houston. LEGAL - Not Applicable National Forest System Road 5824, off of County Road 1095 located approximately one mile north of Kennard, TX
East Group Pine First Thinnings
CE
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/02/2016
Expected: 09/2016 01/2017 Bobi Stiles
936-655-2299
bstiles@fs.fed.us
Description: Pine first thinning in stands less than approximately 35 years old within Compartments 27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,47,48,49,50,54,55,56 and 59.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48593
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Houston, Trinity. LEGAL - Not Applicable Various compartments on the Davy Crockett National Forest
Fort Trinidad 3-D Seismic Survey
CE
- Minerals and Geology Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2016
Expected: 08/2016 09/2016 Alex Grant
307-745-2424
abgrant@fs.fed.us
Description: Propose to issue a temporary permit to CGG who has contracted Geokinetics to conduct a 3-D seismic survey in compartments 62, 95, 63, 64, 65, 39, 68, 69, 72, 73, 74, and 85 of the Davy Crockett National Forest in Houston and Trinity county.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48614
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Houston, Trinity. LEGAL - Not Applicable Project area is 151 square miles located on the western portion of the Davy Crockett just west of Crockett. Majority of the project is located in Houston County with a small portion in Trinity County
Houston County Electric Cooperative Permit Proposals
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Frank Stranimier
936-344-6205 Ex. 6244
fstranimier@fs.fed.us
Description: Houston County Electric Coop has proposed moving 3 existing power lines to new routes that would decrease their overall environmental impact, decrease safety hazards associated with fire, and allow better management of these lines.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45895
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Houston, Trinity. LEGAL - Not Applicable The 3 existing lines are along NFSR 528A1 to be moved to a new ROW off of 528A, along the Neches River below the Neches Blough overlook to move along 511, and South of Houston County 1070 removed.
Lynch Creek
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/08/2016
Est. Comment Period
03/2016
Expected: 09/2016 07/2017 Jeff Buhlig
936-655-2299
jbuhlig@fs.fed.us
Description: Habitat/vegetation management for the restoration of Red-cockaded Woodpecker.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48746
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Houston. LEGAL - Not Applicable Compartment 66, 67, and a portion of compartment 69 along Forest Service Road 514.
Timberwood Management Corp., c/o Voyager Group Ltd. Road Access Permit
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Frank Stranimier
936-344-6205 Ex. 6244
fstranimier@fs.fed.us
Description: Issuance of a Special Use Permit for the use of NFSR 526 located in Compartment 7 of the Davy Crockett NF. The road is located approximately 8 miles northwest of Kennard, TX.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46330
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Houston. LEGAL - Not Applicable Located in compartment 7 of the Davy Crockett NF, approximately 2 miles east of the intersection of FM 1733 and NFSR 526, 8 miles northwest of Kennard, TX.
TxDot Bridge Replacement FM 227
CE
- Special area management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/23/2015
Expected: 01/2016 06/2016 Daniel Jauregui
936-344-6205
djauregui@fs.fed.us
Description: TxDot is requesting the expansion of the existing Right-of-Way to construct a new bridge to allow passage of through traffic while the existing bridge is replaced.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46324
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Houston. LEGAL - Not Applicable Farm to Market 227 5 miles north of Ratcliff, Texas
National Forests In Texas, Sabine Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
SRA Recreation Area Capital Improvements and Maintenance Project
CE
- Facility management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/30/2015
Expected: 05/2016 06/2016 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
tzimmerman@fs.fed.us
Description: The Sabine River Authority as part of their obligations under their recently re-issued Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) license, is proposing to implement a plan involving improvements to 4 recreation areas on the Sabine NF.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48045
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Sabine, Shelby. LEGAL - Not Applicable Administrative Compartments 38, 102, 110, and 138.
Wes Horton Private Road Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/14/2013
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 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. Indus-Volga Gas Pipeline Special Use Permit
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management
Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2016
Actual: 04/25/2016
06/2016 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
tzimmerman@fs.fed.us
Description: XTO is drilling a federal mineral well on Private surface however, the pipeline for the well will need to cross 269 feet of National Forest System land.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48163
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Shelby. LEGAL - Not Applicable administrative compartment 35.
National Forests In Texas, Sam Houston Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Boy Scouts of America - Camp Strake
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Comment Period
11/16/2015
Expected: 08/2016 09/2016 Frank Stranimier
936-337-7057
fstranimier@fs.fed.us
Description: To provide new road and utility access to a private tract recently acquired by the Boy Scouts of America to serve as the new Camp Strake facility. Project will include: decommissioning Hines Lake Rd., adding 3 phase electric and upgrading NFSR 2099.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49465
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - San Jacinto. LEGAL - Not Applicable Compartments 86 & 87, located near FM 945, north of State Hwy. 150
Century Link Special Use Permit Transfer
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/28/2012
Expected: 01/2016 02/2016 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
DCP Southern Hills, LLC Pipeline Permit
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/28/2012
Expected: 01/2016 02/2016 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
FY 16 Prescribed Burning in compartments 92 and 103
CE
- Fuels management Analysis Completed Expected: 01/2016
Actual: 01/19/2016
01/2016 Jason Klawinsky
936-344-6205
jpklawinsky@fs.fed.us
Description: Prescribed burning on Sam Houston N.F. Compartments 92 and 103
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48221
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - San Jacinto. LEGAL - Not Applicable Sam Houston N.F. compartments 92 and 103
FY 16 Prescribed burning in Comp. 1,4,26,27
CE
- Fuels management Analysis Completed Expected: 01/2016
Actual: 01/19/2016
01/2016 Jason Klawinsky
936-344-6205
jpklawinsky@fs.fed.us
Description: Prescribed burning in compartments 1,4,26,27
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48182
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Walker. LEGAL - Not Applicable Compartments 1,4,26,27 Sam Houston N.F.
Midsouth 101 Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A 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
Prescribed burning for Comp. 80,81,82,84,85,86
CE
- Fuels management Analysis Completed Expected: 01/2016
Actual: 01/19/2016
01/2016 Jason Klawinsky
936-344-6205
jpklawinsky@fs.fed.us
Description: prescribed burning in compartments 80,81,82,84,85,86
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48209
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - San Jacinto. LEGAL - Not Applicable Compartments 80,81,82,84,85,86 Sam Houston N.F.
Sam Houston Multi-use and Equestrian Trails
EA
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
05/2016
Expected: 10/2016 10/2016 Daniel Jauregui
936-344-6205
djauregui@fs.fed.us
Description: New construction of a 25 mile looped trail system with 2 trailheads, including 3 miles of motorized trail and 22 miles of non-motorized equestrian trail.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48321
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Montgomery, Walker. LEGAL - Not Applicable Northwest portion of the Sam Houston Ranger District in compartments 1 through 9 and 18.
San Jacinto First Thinning Project
CE
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/15/2016
Expected: 06/2016 06/2016 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
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