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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- Mark Twain National Forest, Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District
- Mark Twain National Forest, Doniphan / Eleven Point Ranger District
- Mark Twain National Forest, Houston / Rolla / Cedar Creek Ranger District
- Mark Twain National Forest, Poplar Bluff Ranger District
- Mark Twain National Forest, Potosi / Fredericktown Ranger District
- Mark Twain National Forest, Salem Ranger District


Mark Twain National Forest, Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Ava/Cassville/Willow Springs Ranger District Administration Site
EA
- Land ownership management
- Facility management
- Heritage resource management
- Land acquisition
In Progress
Comment Period
09/19/2014
Expected: 10/2015 11/2015 Albert Weathersbee
417-683-4428
aaweathersbee@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will provide safe and adequate office space, parking, loading zones, and equipment storage to accommodate district personnel, customers, and district operations, in consideration of the significance of existing historical structures.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44521
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - Section 11, T26N, R16W, Ava quadrangle, Douglas County, Missouri 1103 South Jefferson Avenue, Ava, Douglas County, Missouri 65608
Brushy Creek Prescribed Burn and Cedar Removal Addition
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/19/2012
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 Albert Weathersbee
417-683-4428
aaweathersbee@fs.fed.us
Description: This project would subject an additional 188 acres to Eastern Red Cedar removal and prescribed burning for the purpose of restoring glade and open woodland ecosystems on the Ava Unit of the Mark Twain National Forest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41181
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Taney. LEGAL - T24N, R17W; and T23N, R17W; Taney County, MO. Ava Unit, Taney County, Missouri
Butler Hollow
EA
- Road management
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period
11/22/2014
Expected: 11/2015 01/2016 Albert Weathersbee
417-683-4428
aaweathersbee@fs.fed.us
Description: The District is proposing this project to address declining forest health; enhance native plant and wildlife communities, provide opportunities for timber products, and allow for improvements to the transportation system.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43537
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Barry. LEGAL - T22N, R26W, Sections 18-20, 29-33; T21N, R26W, Sections 6, 17-20, and 29-30; and T21N, R27W, Sections 1-5, and 7-30; Barry County, Missouri Management Prescription Areas 1.1 and 8.1, Cassville Unit, Barry County, Missouri
Kenyon Hollow Haying Allotment, Prescribed Burn, and Cedar Control Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/19/2012
Expected: 09/2015 10/2015 Albert Weathersbee
417-683-4428
aaweathersbee@fs.fed.us
Description: The area would be improved by removing cedar and prescribed burning about 580 acres, of which 51 acres would include the Kenyon Hollow Haying Allotment. Haying stewardship would be exchanged for wildlife habitat improvement and related activities.
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Howell. LEGAL - T25N, R10W Sec. 14, 15; Howell County Missouri Willow Springs Unit, Howell County Missouri
U.S. Fast Track Special Use Road Access
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/15/2015
Expected: 07/2015 07/2015 Albert Weathersbee
417-683-4428
aaweathersbee@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will provide permitted road access across Forest Service lands to a private property in Ozark County, Missouri.
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Ozark. LEGAL - T24N, R11W Section 11, Ozark County, Missouri Ozark County, Missouri
Woodland Heights Homeowners' Association SUP Addition
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/13/2015
Expected: 07/2015 07/2015 Albert Weathersbee
417-683-4428
aaweathersbee@fs.fed.us
Description: The project would allow a special use permit to be issued for approved road access over NFS land to private property where no other access is available.
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Stone. LEGAL - Section 1, T22N, R23W, Stone County, Missouri Stone County, Missouri
Mark Twain National Forest, Doniphan / Eleven Point Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Fremont-Pineknot East Restoration Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Comment Period
09/17/2014
Expected: 06/2015 06/2015 Brian Davidson
573-341-7414
comments-eastern-mark-twain@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of this project is to restore fire-adapted pine and pine-oak bluestem woodlands to a full range of vegetative composition and structural condition
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39955
Location: UNIT - Doniphan / Eleven Point Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Carter, Shannon. LEGAL - T. 26, 27 N., R 1, 2, 3, W. Mark Twain National Forest - Eleven Point Ranger District
Mark Twain National Forest, Houston / Rolla / Cedar Creek Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Elder Piney
EA
- Fuels management
- Recreation management
- Special use management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/17/2015
Est. Comment Period
11/2015
Expected: 04/2016 05/2016 Mark Hamel
573-341-7443
mhamel@fs.fed.us
Description: Improve forest health, enhance natural communities, provide a wide diversity of habitats to meet the needs of plants, fish and wildlife species, improve species composition and stocking, reduce hazardous fuels, provide a variety of timber products.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44463
Location: UNIT - Houston / Rolla / Cedar Creek Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Pulaski, Texas. LEGAL - T34N, R10W, Sec. 6-8, 18-21, 29-31; T34N, R11W, Sec. 1, 12, 13, 22-28, 32-36; T33N, R11W, Sec. 1-3, 10-12; Fifth Principal Meridian Located approximately 25 miles southwest of Rolla, MO and adjacent to the east boundary of Fort Leonard Wood Military Reservation on the Houston/Rolla/Cedar Creek Ranger District of the Mark Twain NF.
Missouri Department of Transportation Communication Site Lease
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 08/2015 08/2015 Teresea Crowe
417-967-4194
teresearcrowe@fs.fed.us
Description: Construction, operation, maintenance, and termination of a private mobile radio service communications facility.
Location: UNIT - Houston / Rolla / Cedar Creek Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Phelps. LEGAL - Not Applicable 3.3 miles west of Flat, MO on State Route M
Mark Twain National Forest, Poplar Bluff Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Blackwell Ridge Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Special area management
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/03/2014
Est. Comment Period
08/2015
Expected: 11/2015 12/2015 Paul Whitworth
573-996-2153
pmwhitworth@fs.fed.us
Description: Implement 2005 Forest Plan MP 2.1 & multiple-use objectives, address oak decline, provide habitat diversity, via timber treatments, wetland restoration, pond maintenance, trash dump removal, road maintenance, and closure of illegal roads & trails.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44760
Location: UNIT - Poplar Bluff Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Wayne. LEGAL - T 28N, R 4E, sec. 35-36; T 27N, R 6E, sec. 30-31; T 27N, R 5E, sec. 4-8, 10, 15-18, 20-28, & 34-36; T 27N, R 4E, sec. 1-2, 11-15, & 23; T 26N, R 6E, sec. 5-6; & T 26N, R 5E, sec. 1-3 and 10-14. The general project area is located west of U.S. Highway 67, and north of the Black River. The nearest rural community is Williamsville, Missouri, which is within the project area.
Fuchs House Special Use Permit Amendment #1
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Janet Fraley
417-967-4195
jfraley@fs.fed.us
Description: Amends CSE Construction, Inc., special use authorization PBL76 to include the mill pond and dam at Markham Springs Campground.
Location: UNIT - Poplar Bluff Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Wayne. LEGAL - T27N, R4E Markham Springs Campground, Williamsville MO
Ten Mile Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Road management
- Special area management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2015
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 Paul Whitworth
573-996-2153
pmwhitworth@fs.fed.us
Description: Conduct vegetation management in Ten Mile area (3,500 ac.); prescribed fire & vegetation treatments in Pump Hollow Natural Area (940 ac.); maintenance on Beaver Lake outflow & spillway; maintenance on roads & wildlife ponds; & treat invasive species.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47155
Location: UNIT - Poplar Bluff Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Butler, Carter. LEGAL - T. 25 N., R. 4 E.t, sec. 1-5, 8-12, 13-17, 22-24, 25-27, 34-36; T. 25 N., R. 5 E., sec. 1-2, 6-8, 14-15, 17, 22-25, 31, 35-36; T. 26 N., R. 3 E., sec. 36; T. 26 N., R. 4 E., sec. 30-31. Butler and Carter Counties
Mark Twain National Forest, Potosi / Fredericktown Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2123 Road Improvement Project
CE
- Road management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/16/2015
Expected: 06/2015 07/2015 Becky Gordon
573-341-7452
bmgordon@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of this project is to improve Kelly Road (Forest Road 2123) to prevent further resource damage.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46211
Location: UNIT - Potosi / Fredericktown Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Iron. LEGAL - Township 32 North, Range 4 East, Section 35. Land is in Iron County, Missouri.
Floyd Natural Community Restoration
EA
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Special use management
- Forest products
In Progress
Comment Period
03/26/2015
Expected: 10/2015 11/2015 Mark Hamel
573-341-7443
mhamel@fs.fed.us
Description: Improve/restore ecosystems to the structure and composition of the natural communities that fit with historic landscape patterns in the area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44288
Location: UNIT - Potosi / Fredericktown Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Crawford, Washington. LEGAL - T37N, R1E Sections 4-9, 16-20; T37N, R1W Sections 1-18, 20-23; T37N, R2W Sections 1-3, 11-13; T38N R1E Sections 19-21, 28-33; T38N, R1W Sections 19-36; and T38N, R2W Sections 20-28, and 33-36 Ssituated in the Northern portion of the Potosi Ranger District on mostly Federal lands between Steelville (10 miles to the west) and Potosi (7 miles to the east) in Crawford and Washington Counties
Red Bluff Campground
EA
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Jay Turner
573-729-6656
jayturner@fs.fed.us
Description: Relocate campsites that historically flood along Huzzah Creek to higher ground for the safety of campers and to alleviate maintenance and repairs necessitated by the floods that typically occur one to three times a year
Location: UNIT - Potosi / Fredericktown Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Crawford. LEGAL - T36N, R2W, Sections 20 and 29 Red Bluff Campground
Mark Twain National Forest, Salem Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
County Road Easement SAL231
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/13/2014
Expected: 07/2015 07/2015 Becky Gordon
573-341-7452
bmgordon@fs.fed.us
Description: County to gain easement for use and maintenance of National Forest System Road.
Location: UNIT - Salem Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Crawford. LEGAL - T35N, R2W, Section 33 Land is in Crawford County in Missouri.
County Road Easement SAL234
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/20/2014
Expected: 07/2015 07/2015 Becky Gordon
573-341-7452
bmgordon@fs.fed.us
Description: County to gain easement for use and maintenance of National Forest System Road.
Location: UNIT - Salem Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Dent. LEGAL - Not Applicable Land is in Dent County in Missouri.
East Fork Huzzah Analysis Area
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Comment Period
10/07/2014
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 Jay Turner
573-729-6656
jayturner@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of this project is to manage project area vegetation to improve forest health by treating oak decline, enhancing ecosystems, improving wildlife habitat, and managing the transportation system.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43455
Location: UNIT - Salem Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Crawford, Dent, Iron. LEGAL - T34N, R2W, Sections 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,16,17,and 18; T34N, R3W, Sections 1,2,10,11,12,13,14,15,22,23,24; T35N, R2W, 19,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34; T35N, R3W, Sections 24,25,35,36. Land is in Crawford, Dent, and Iron Counties in Missouri.
Special Use Permit SAL229
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/13/2014
Expected: 06/2015 07/2015 Becky Gordon
573-341-7452
bmgordon@fs.fed.us
Description: Landowner requires a permit for the use of National Forest system lands.
Location: UNIT - Salem Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Shannon. LEGAL - T31N, R3W, Sections 31, 32 Land is in Shannon county, MO.
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