Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

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- Mark Twain National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Mark Twain National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- 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 , Mark Twain National Forest All Units
- 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, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest) R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Forest Plan Amendment for Threatened, Endangered, and Sensitive Species
CE
- Land management planning In Progress

08/30/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
05/2014
Expected: 06/2014 06/2014 Laura Watts
573-341-7471
ljwatts@fs.fed.us
Description: Amend the Forest Plan by modifying and adding standards and guidelines for threatened and endangered aquatic species, and for sensitive bat species. These species were not listed when the Forest Plan was originally approved.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42616
Location: UNIT - Mark Twain National Forest All Units. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Barry, Bollinger, Boone, Butler, Callaway, Carter, Christian, Crawford, Dent, Douglas, Howell, Iron, Laclede, Madison, Oregon, Ozark, Phelps, Pulaski, Reynolds, Ripley, Ste. Genevieve, St. Francois, Shannon, Stone, Taney, Texas, Washington, Wayne, Wright. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Mark Twain National Forest is in southern Missouri, with NFS lands in 29 counties.
Missouri National Guard Joint Forces-Helispots
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2014
Expected: 04/2014 04/2014 April Daniels
573-341-7478
addaniels@fs.fed.us
Description: Renewal of Special Use Permit issued to the Missouri National Guard, for use of NFS lands as helispots.
Location: UNIT - Mark Twain National Forest All Units. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Ozark, Taney. LEGAL - T24N, R16W, S4,7,9 and T23N, R17W, S5 and S30 Ava Ranger District
Mark Twain National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide) R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
SEMO Grazing Allotments Project
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
06/12/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
05/2014
Expected: 07/2014 07/2014 Paul Whitworth
573-996-2153
comments-eastern-mark-twain-eleven-point@fs.fed.us
Description: The primary purpose of this proposed action is to bring the existing grazing allotments into compliance with the Mark Twain National Forest 2005 Land and Resource Management Plan (2005 Forest Plan) and current environmental laws
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42197
Location: UNIT - Poplar Bluff Ranger District, Doniphan / Eleven Point Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Oregon, Ripley, Wayne. LEGAL - Eleven Point R.D.Big Barren Allotment Ripley Co T25N R1E sec 29 Copenhagen Allotment Oregon Co. T24N R3W sec 30-31 Poplar Bluff R.D.Black-River I-Turnbough Allotment Wayne Co T27N R4E sec. 14-15, 22 Doniphan/Eleven Point RD and Poplar Bluff RD
Mark Twain National Forest , Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
B and C Land Development Special Use Road Access
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2014
Actual: 04/09/2014
05/2014 Albert Weathersbee
417-683-4428
aaweathersbee@fs.fed.us
Description: Special Use Permit for approved access over NFS land to access private property
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - NENE, Section 33 of T26N, R11W, 5th principal meridian, USGS Nichols Knob 7.5%u2019 Quadrangles This property is in Christian County, Missouri
Brushy Creek Prescribed Burn and Cedar Removal Addition
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/19/2012
Expected: 06/2014 07/2014 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
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Forest products
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/03/2014
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
05/2014
Expected: 11/2014 01/2015 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 14-35; 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
Charles Thompson Number 2 Special Use Road
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/02/2014
Expected: 04/2014 05/2014 Albert Weathersbee
417-683-4428
aaweathersbee@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will provide permitted road access across Forest Service lands to a private residence on Ava unit
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Ozark. LEGAL - NENW, Section 32 of T25N, R11W, 5th principal meridian, USGS Dora 7.5%u2019 Quadrangle. Ava-Cassville-Willow Springs Ranger District, Ava Unit, Ozark County, Missouri
Jon Nichols Number 2 Special Use Road
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/02/2014
Expected: 04/2014 05/2014 Albert Weathersbee
417-683-4428
aaweathersbee@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will provide permitted road access across Forest Service lands to a private residence on Cassville unit.
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Barry. LEGAL - SENE, Section 33 of T23N, R26W, 5th principal meridian, USGS Cassville and Shell Knob 7.5%u2019 Quadrangles Ava-Cassville-Willow Springs Ranger District, Cassville Unit, Barry County, Missouri
Kenyon Hollow Haying Allotment, Prescribed Burn, and Cedar Control Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/19/2012
Expected: 06/2014 07/2014 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
Mark Twain National Forest , Doniphan / Eleven Point Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Forest Service Road 3148 Pine Road Easement
EA
- Road management In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
01/22/2014
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
05/2014
Expected: 07/2014 08/2014 Paul Whitworth
573-996-2153
comments-eastern-mark-twain-eleven-point@fs.fed.us
Description: Grant easement to Ripley County to maintain 6.25 mi. of Forest Service Road 3148 Pine Road which includes a strip of land 20 ft. wide, 10 ft. each side of the centerline, and crosses approximately 15.15 ac. of national forest land.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43549
Location: UNIT - Doniphan / Eleven Point Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Ripley. LEGAL - The road segment generally crosses the SW corner of the NW quarter of the NW quarter of Sec. 28, Township 24 N, Range 1 W, 5th Principal Meridian; sections 25-28, of Township 24 N, Range 1 W; and sections 19, 20, 29, and 30 of Township 24 N, Range 1 E. Ripley County
Fremont-Pineknot East Restoration Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
04/10/2013
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
06/2014
Expected: 09/2014 11/2014 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
Boiling Spring Natural Community Restoration
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Heritage resource management
- Recreation management
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Special use management
Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2014
Actual: 04/01/2014
04/2014 Mark Hamel
573-341-7443
mhamel@fs.fed.us
Description: To utilize an ecosystem management approach to maintain and restore the structure and composition of the natural communities that fit with historic landscape patterns in the area. This ecosystem management approach includes vegetation management.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40139
Location: UNIT - Houston / Rolla / Cedar Creek Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Texas. LEGAL - Township 32 North, Range 10 West, sections 1, 2, 10-17, 20-36; T32N, R09W section 30, and T31N R10W section 2 and 3, Fifth Principal Meridian Eight miles northwest of Houston, Missouri in Texas County
Mark Twain National Forest , Mark Twain National Forest All Units R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Fidelity Cablevision, Inc. Special Use Permit
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2014
Expected: 04/2014 04/2014 Teresea Crowe
417-967-4194
teresearcrowe@fs.fed.us
Description: Burial and maintenance of cable television line.
Location: UNIT - Houston / Rolla / Cedar Creek Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Phelps. LEGAL - 5th P.M., T37N, R8W, Sec. 10, Phelps County, Missouri Eastern boundary of National Forest System lands.
John T. Maxwell II and Allyson H. Maxwell Private Road Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/24/2014
Expected: 04/2014 04/2014 Teresea Crowe
417-967-4194
teresearcrowe@fs.fed.us
Description: Use and maintenance of existing road for access across National Forest System lands to private property.
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Taney. LEGAL - 5th PM, T.23N, R18W, Sec. 28, SESW Access begins on Blair Ridge Road and travels in a southwest to the NFS boundary.
Raymond Lorton Private Road Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/12/2014
Expected: 04/2014 04/2014 Teresea Crowe
417-967-4194
teresearcrowe@fs.fed.us
Description: To use and maintain an existing non-system Forest Service road for access to private property.
Location: UNIT - Houston / Rolla / Cedar Creek Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Pulaski. LEGAL - 5th P.M.,T34N, R10W, Sec. 19, Pulaski County, Missouri Access begins on White Oak Road and travels northwest to the NFS boundary.
Mark Twain National Forest , Poplar Bluff Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Fuchs House Special Use Permit Amendment #1
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Bill Paxton
573-785-1475
bpaxton@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
Mark Twain National Forest , Potosi / Fredericktown Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2014 Berryman Trail Re-route
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/08/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Jay Turner
573-729-6656
jayturner@fs.fed.us
Description: This project is being proposed due to the poor condition of existing trail. Decommission is proposed for existing trail including tread rehabilitation and erosion mitigation measures. New trail construction (3.95 miles) is proposed in its place.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44105
Location: UNIT - Potosi / Fredericktown Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Washington. LEGAL - Shirley Quadrangle, T37N, R1W sections 3,8,9&10 Trail is in Washington County, MO.
Brickey Slab Crossing Replacement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
- Watershed management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Kelly Whitsett
573-341-7488
kwhitsett@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will replace the Brickey Slab low-water crossing on Crawford County Road 726 on Huzzah Creek. Replacing the crossing will improve public safety, aquatic organism passage (AOP), stream habitat, and morphology.
Location: UNIT - Potosi / Fredericktown Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Crawford. LEGAL - Township 37 North, Range 2 West, Section 17 The crossing is on Crawford County Road 726 (Westover Road) at Huzzah Creek.
Red Bluff Campground
EA
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
03/2014
Expected: 08/2014 08/2014 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
Silver Mines Recreation Area Hazard Mitigations
CE
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/04/2014
Expected: 07/2014 08/2014 Daniel Jordan
936-655-2299
ddjordan@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will permananently close three abandoned mine entrances in the Silver Mines Reacreation to maintain bat habitat while protecting public safety. The gate closures will be constructed to allow entry to bats.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43396
Location: UNIT - Potosi / Fredericktown Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Madison. LEGAL - Township 33 North, Range 5 East, Section 12 The mine entrances to be closed are in the Silver Mines Recreation Area on the Fredericktown Unit.
Temporary Road Special Use Permit POT348
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/03/2014
Expected: 05/2014 06/2014 Becky Gordon
573-341-7452
bmgordon@fs.fed.us
Description: Landowner requires a permit to access private property across National Forest system lands.
Location: UNIT - Potosi / Fredericktown Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Iron. LEGAL - T35N, R1E, Section 6 Land is in Iron county, MO.
Mark Twain National Forest , Salem Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
East Fork Huzzah Analysis Area
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2014
Expected: 01/2015 02/2015 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.
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.
Private Road Special Use Permit Amendment SAL15502
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/13/2014
Expected: 07/2014 08/2014 Becky Gordon
573-341-7452
bmgordon@fs.fed.us
Description: Landowner requires amendment to existing permit for new access to private land across National Forest System lands.
Location: UNIT - Salem Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Dent. LEGAL - T33N, R4W, Section 32 Land is in Dent County in Missouri.
Private Road Special Use Permit SAL228
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/27/2014
Expected: 05/2014 06/2014 Becky Gordon
573-341-7452
bmgordon@fs.fed.us
Description: Landowner requires permit to access private property across National Forest System lands.
Location: UNIT - Salem Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Dent. LEGAL - T34N, R3W, Section 12 Land is in Dent County in Missouri.
Recreation Special Use Pemit renewal FRT8101
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/13/2014
Expected: 05/2014 06/2014 Becky Gordon
573-341-7452
bmgordon@fs.fed.us
Description: Group requires permit renewal for use of a portion of of Silver Mine Camprground on National Forest System lands.
Location: UNIT - Potosi / Fredericktown Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Madison. LEGAL - T33N, R5E, Section 12 Land is in Madison County in Missouri.
Special Use Permit SAL229
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/13/2014
Expected: 05/2014 06/2014 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.
West Fork Bottomland Restoration Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Jay Turner
573-729-6656
jayturner@fs.fed.us
Description: Restore bottomlands by restoring wetlands along the W. Fork of the Black River (lands aquired from Doe Run)- restore springs and water flow, remove ditches, dig out depressions and built small dams to capture water flow.
Location: UNIT - Salem Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Reynolds. LEGAL - T32N, R2W, Section 2 Land is on West Fork of the Black River in Reynolds County, Missouri
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