Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

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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
- Heritage resource management
- Land acquisition
- Land ownership management
- Facility management
In Progress
Comment Period
09/19/2014
Expected: 08/2015 10/2015 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
Becker Special Use Road Access
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/01/2014
Expected: 11/2014 12/2014 Teresea Crowe
417-967-4194
teresearcrowe@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will provide permitted road access across Forest Service lands to a private residence in Douglas County, Missouri.
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - T26N, R11W, Sec. 13 T26N, R11W, Sec. 13, Douglas County, Missouri
Bilicki Special Use Road Access
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/01/2014
Expected: 11/2014 12/2014 Teresea Crowe
417-967-4194
teresearcrowe@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will provide permitted road access across Forest Service lands to a private residence in Douglas County, Missouri.
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - T26N, R11W, Sec. 31 T26N, R11W, Sec. 31, Douglas County, Missouri
Brushy Creek Prescribed Burn and Cedar Removal Addition
CE
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/19/2012
Expected: 10/2014 10/2014 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
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/03/2014
Est. Comment Period
11/2014
Expected: 05/2015 06/2015 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 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
Central Crossings Fire Department Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/02/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Albert Weathersbee
417-683-4428
aaweathersbee@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will re-issue a special use permit for two buildings owned by the Central Crossings Fire Protection Corporation for maintaining and operating rural fire stations on Forest Service lands in Barry and Stone Counties.
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Barry, Stone. LEGAL - T22N, R25W, Sec. 13 NE SW SW, Barry County, MO; T22N, R24W, Sec. 9 SE SE NE, Stone County, MO Barry and Stone Counties, Missouri
Howell County PWSD3 Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/02/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Albert Weathersbee
417-683-4428
aaweathersbee@fs.fed.us
Description: This decision will authorize re-issue of a special use permit to Howell County for continued operation and maintenance of a sixinch water transmission pipeline.
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Howell. LEGAL - Township 26 North, Range10 West, Section 24 on the Willow Springs NW 7.5%u2019 Quadrangle Howell County, Missouri
Jon Nichols Number 2 Special Use Road
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/02/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 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
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/19/2012
Expected: 10/2014 11/2014 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
Missouri Botanical Gardens Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
09/2014
Expected: 10/2014 10/2014 Teresea Crowe
417-967-4194
teresearcrowe@fs.fed.us
Description: Study and quantify the microclimate of calcareous glades with placement of one temperature sensor.
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Taney. LEGAL - Not Applicable T24N, R17W, Sec. 29
North Fork Access
EA
- Road management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Comment Period
10/24/2014
Expected: 04/2015 06/2015 Darla Rein
417-683-4428 ext. 133
drein@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will analyze alternatives for the North Fork Access recreation area and facilities, providing for future use of the area that addresses the concerns of cooperating agencies and organizations, local businesses, and the public.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45310
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Ozark. LEGAL - T24N, R11W, Section 15, Ozark County, Missouri North Fork Recreation Area, Willow Springs Unit, Ava/Cassville/Willow Springs District, Mark Twain National Forest, Ozark 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: 04/2015 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
- Forest products
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Special use management
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2015
Expected: 01/2016 02/2016 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.
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.
Intercounty Electric Cooperative Association Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/08/2013
Expected: 10/2014 10/2014 Teresea Crowe
417-967-4194
teresearcrowe@fs.fed.us
Description: Construction, use, and maintenance of electric distribution lines across National Forest System lands.
Location: UNIT - Houston / Rolla / Cedar Creek Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Dent, Laclede, Phelps, Pulaski, Texas, Wright. LEGAL - Not Applicable Various locations across Texas, Laclede, Wright, Phelps, Pulaski and Dent Counties in Missouri.
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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
- Forest products
- Watershed management
- Special area management
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/03/2014
Est. Comment Period
05/2015
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 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 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
2123 Road Improvement Project
CE
- Road management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/16/2015
Expected: 05/2015 05/2015 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
- Special use management
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Comment Period
03/26/2015
Expected: 07/2015 07/2015 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
Silver Mines Recreation Area Hazard Mitigations
CE
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/04/2014
Expected: 04/2015 05/2015 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.
Special Use Permit POT14502
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 11/2014
Actual: 11/07/2014
11/2014 Becky Gordon
573-341-7452
bmgordon@fs.fed.us
Description: Group requires renewal of an existing permit for operation and maintenance of a waterline.
Location: UNIT - Potosi / Fredericktown Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Crawford. LEGAL - T35N, R2W, Sections 15 and 22 Land is in Crawford County, Missouri.
Temporary Road Special Use Permit POT357
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/05/2014
Expected: 05/2015 06/2015 Becky Gordon
573-341-7452
bmgordon@fs.fed.us
Description: Landowner requires permit to access private property across National Forest System land.
Location: UNIT - Potosi / Fredericktown Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Washington. LEGAL - Not Applicable Land is in Washington County, Missouri.
Utility Special Use Permit Amendment POT400405
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 02/2015
Actual: 02/12/2015
03/2015 Becky Gordon
573-341-7452
bmgordon@fs.fed.us
Description: Group requires an amendment to existing permit for utility line.
Location: UNIT - Potosi / Fredericktown Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Washington. LEGAL - T36N, R1W and 2W, Sections 24, 25, and 30. Land is in Washington County, Missouri.
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: 04/2015 04/2015 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: 04/2015 04/2015 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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period
10/07/2014
Expected: 05/2015 06/2015 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.
Private Road Special Use Permit Amendment SAL15502
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 03/2015
Actual: 03/24/2015
03/2015 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 SAL232
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 11/2014
Actual: 11/19/2014
11/2014 Becky Gordon
573-341-7452
bmgordon@fs.fed.us
Description: Landowner requires permit to access property across National Forest System lands.
Location: UNIT - Salem Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Iron. LEGAL - T34N, R2W, Section 25 Land is in Iron County, Missouri.
Special Use Permit SAL229
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/13/2014
Expected: 04/2015 05/2015 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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