Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

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- 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, 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, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide) R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Forest Health Initiative
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/09/2015
Est. Comment Period
01/2017
Expected: 06/2017 07/2017 Mark Hamel
573-341-7443
mhamel@fs.fed.us
Description: Scoping extended to 1/19/16. Conduct vegetative management activities in High risk oak stands on National Forest System lands across much of Southern Missouri. Harvest the Red oak group (Red oak, black oak, scarlet oak) and White oak before it dies.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47969
Location: UNIT - Poplar Bluff Ranger District, Potosi / Fredericktown Ranger District, Salem Ranger District, Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District, Doniphan / Eleven Point Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Butler, Carter, Dent, Douglas, Howell, Iron, Oregon, Reynolds, Ripley, Shannon, Washington, Wayne. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Forest Health Initiative project is situated solely on Federal lands is scattered across multiple counties and is administered by the Mark Twain National Forest.
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 acquisition
- Heritage resource management
- Land ownership management
- Facility management
In Progress
Comment Period
09/19/2014
Expected: 05/2017 06/2017 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: 05/2017 06/2017 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
Ellison Special Use Road Access
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/15/2016
Expected: 12/2016 01/2017 Albert Weathersbee
417-683-4428
aaweathersbee@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will provide for special use access over National Forest System (NFS) lands to private land owned by Nathan Ellison.
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - part of Section 5 of T27N, R11W, 5th principal meridian, USGS Cabool SW 7.5%u2019 Quadrangle Douglas County, Missouri
MCC Missouri LLC Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/27/2016
Expected: 01/2017 02/2017 Teresea Crowe
417-967-4194
teresearcrowe@fs.fed.us
Description: This decision will authorize installation of an internet coaxial line at the Cassville office administrative site which is currently under special use permit by Missouri Department of Conservation for office space.
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Barry. LEGAL - Section 28 of T23N, R27W, 5th principal meridian, USGS Cassville 7.5%u2019 Quadrangle Cassville Ranger Station, Cassville, Barry County, Missouri
Missouri National Guard Joint Forces Headquarter Project Number AVA103104
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/01/2016
Expected: 01/2017 02/2017 Teresea Crowe
417-967-4194
teresearcrowe@fs.fed.us
Description: This decision will authorize issuance of a special use permit to the Missouri Army National Guard (MOARNG) Rotary Wing Aviation Units to conduct operations on lands of the Ava Unit of the Mark Twain National Forest.
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Ozark, Taney. LEGAL - T23N R16W Sec.5; T24N R16W Sec.4; T24N R16W Sec.7; T24N R16W Sec.7; T23N R17W Sec.30; T23N R17W Sec.4; T23N R17W Sec.4; and T23N R17W Sec.3; Ozark and Taney Counties, Missouri Ava Unit of the Mark Twain National Forest
Renewals for Special Use Roads Permits in FY2017
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/19/2016
Expected: 02/2017 03/2017 Teresea Crowe
417-967-4194
teresearcrowe@fs.fed.us
Description: This Decision Memo authorizes the renewal of special use road permits currently under existing permits that will expire in 2017.
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Barry, Christian, Douglas, Howell, Ozark, Stone. LEGAL - Not Applicable Ava/Cassville/Willow Springs 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
Beulah
EA
- Forest products Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2017
Expected: 09/2017 10/2017 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 - Phelps. LEGAL - Township 34 North, Range 10 West Sections 1, 12, 13, 24, 25; Township 34 North Range 9 West Sections 4-9, 16-21, 28-33; of the Fifth Principal Meridian Situated in the central portion of the Houston/Rolla Ranger District on Federal lands in Phelps County, with Duke, Missouri just west of the project area and Beulah, Missouri just east of the project.
Boone Electric Cooperative Special Use Permit Re-Issuance
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2016
Expected: 03/2017 03/2017 Teresea Crowe
417-967-4194
teresearcrowe@fs.fed.us
Description: Operating, maintaining, and repairing lines for distribution of electricity, including poles, towers, cross arms wires, cables, underground conduit, transformers, guys, anchors, etc.
Location: UNIT - Houston / Rolla / Cedar Creek Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Boone, Callaway. LEGAL - Not Applicable Right-of-ways are located across the Cedar Creek Unit of Houston/Rolla/Cedar Creek Ranger District of the Mark Twain National Forest, primarily in Boone County, Missouri.
Elder Piney
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
- Special use management
- Fuels management
In Progress
Comment Period
10/13/2016
Expected: 01/2017 02/2017 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.
Helibase Development Project
EA
- Facility management
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/11/2016
Est. Comment Period
03/2017
Expected: 10/2017 10/2017 Mark Hamel
573-341-7443
mhamel@fs.fed.us
Description: This helicopter is used to assist firefighters in wildfire suppression actions, and to provide aviation support to hazardous fuels projects, and other resource projects on the Forest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48670
Location: UNIT - Houston / Rolla / Cedar Creek Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Phelps. LEGAL - Township 35N, Range 8W, Sections 5,6 and Township 36N, Range 8W Section 32. The Mark Twain National Forest Helibase Development Project is located on the Houston/Rolla/Cedar Creek Ranger District on the west side of Highway 63 in Phelps County, Missouri.
Laclede Electric Cooperative Special Use Permit Re-Issuance
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2016
Expected: 03/2017 03/2017 Teresea Crowe
417-967-4194
teresearcrowe@fs.fed.us
Description: Operating, maintaining, and repairing lines for distribution of electricity.
Location: UNIT - Houston / Rolla / Cedar Creek Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Laclede, Pulaski, Wright. LEGAL - Not Applicable The energized, 7.2kV distribution lines located on the Houston/Rolla Unit of the Houston/Rolla/Cedar Creek Ranger District, Mark Twain National Forest Systems land.
Ron Z. and Jackie Pinkston Trust, Private Road Special Use Permit
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 01/2017
Actual: 01/06/2017
01/2017 Teresea Crowe
417-967-4194
teresearcrowe@fs.fed.us
Description: Use and maintenance of an existing non-system road across NFS land to access private property.
Location: UNIT - Houston / Rolla / Cedar Creek Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Texas. LEGAL - Not Applicable Access road runs west from State Highway 17 in T32N, R11W, S. 23, Texas County, Missouri
Terry and Cheryl White Special Use Permit
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 01/2017
Actual: 01/06/2017
01/2017 Teresea Crowe
417-967-4194
teresearcrowe@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-issuance of special use permit to authorize use and maintenance of existing non-system road for access to private property and maintenance of a waterline and meter that are currently located within the road right-of-way.
Location: UNIT - Houston / Rolla / Cedar Creek Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Callaway. LEGAL - Not Applicable Access road travels northwest from Callaway County Road 356 in T46N, R11W, Sec. 2, NENE to private property.
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
- Forest products
- Special area management
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period
03/01/2016
Expected: 01/2017 01/2017 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.
Cane Ridge Small Tree Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Comment Period
11/10/2016
Expected: 02/2017 03/2017 Paul Whitworth
573-785-1475
fs-comments-eastern-mark-twain-poplar-bluff@fs.fed.us
Description: Natural community restoration via midstory control - 2,591 ac.; pre-commercial thin 290 ac. of young stands; & commercial harvest - 1,259 ac. of <11" DBH and red oak salvage.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49851
Location: UNIT - Poplar Bluff Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Butler, Carter. LEGAL - T 26 N, R 3 E, Sec. 1-3, 12; T 26 N, R 4 E, Sec. 1-9, 13-15; T. 26 N, R 5 E, Sec. 6-9, 12-22, 27-30, 32-33; T 27 N, R 3 E, Sec. 25-26, 35-36; T 27 N, R 4 E, Sec. 26-36; T 27 N, R 5 E, Sec. 31. West of US HWY 67 & North of US HWY 60
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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
- Special area management
- Forest products
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2016
Expected: 06/2017 08/2017 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: 04/2017 04/2017 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.
Crane Lake Temporary Boat Ramp
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/07/2016
Expected: 02/2017 02/2017 Christopher Woods
573-438-5427
cmwoods@fs.fed.us
Description: Temporary boat ramp access.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50202
Location: UNIT - Potosi / Fredericktown Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Iron. LEGAL - T32N R4E Section 32 Project is in Iron County.
Howell Lake Access Improvement
CE
- Road management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/07/2016
Expected: 02/2017 02/2017 Daniel Jordan
936-655-2299
ddjordan@fs.fed.us
Description: Forest Service is proposing improvements to road.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50203
Location: UNIT - Potosi / Fredericktown Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Washington. LEGAL - T36N R1E Section 7 Project is in Washington County Missouri.
Private Road Special Use Permit POT387
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/28/2016
Expected: 04/2017 04/2017 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 - Crawford. LEGAL - T37N R2W Section 36 Land is in Crawford County.
Private Road Special Use Permit POT388
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/28/2016
Expected: 04/2017 04/2017 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 - T36N R1W Section 4 Land is in Washington County.
Private Road Special Use Permit POT389
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/28/2016
Expected: 04/2017 04/2017 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 - Iron. LEGAL - T34N R1E Section 31 Land is in Iron County.
Private Road Special Use Permit Renewal FRT7301
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/27/2016
Expected: 04/2017 04/2017 Becky Gordon
573-341-7452
bmgordon@fs.fed.us
Description: Landowner requires a renewal of their permit to access private property across National Forest System lands.
Location: UNIT - Potosi / Fredericktown Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Madison. LEGAL - T32N R7E Section 18 Land is in Madison County.
Recreation Special Use Permit POT392
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/20/2016
Expected: 04/2017 04/2017 Becky Gordon
573-341-7452
bmgordon@fs.fed.us
Description: Group requires permit to use National Forest System lands for a recreation event.
Location: UNIT - Potosi / Fredericktown Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Iron. LEGAL - Not Applicable Land is in Iron County.
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 Water Line Relocation
CE
- Facility management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2017
Expected: 03/2017 03/2018 Christopher Woods
573-438-5427
cmwoods@fs.fed.us
Description: Relocation of a waterline to restore water service to Prospect and Summit campground loops on the north side of the river.
Location: UNIT - Potosi / Fredericktown Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Madison. LEGAL - Not Applicable Project is located in Madison County, about five miles west of Fredericktown.
Temporary Road Special Use Permit POT385
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/06/2016
Expected: 04/2017 04/2017 Becky Gordon
573-341-7452
bmgordon@fs.fed.us
Description: Landowner requires permit to access private property across National Forest System lands.
Location: UNIT - Potosi / Fredericktown Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Washington. LEGAL - Not Applicable Land is in Washington County in Missouri.
Mark Twain National Forest, Salem Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bell Mountain Vista Restoration
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/13/2016
Expected: 01/2017 03/2017 Christopher Woods
573-438-5427
cmwoods@fs.fed.us
Description: This project is proposed to restore the Bell Mountain Vista by removing obstructing vegetation.
Location: UNIT - Salem Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Reynolds. LEGAL - Not Applicable Land is in Reynolds County in Missouri.
Private Road Special Use permit SAL11001
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/27/2016
Expected: 04/2017 04/2017 Becky Gordon
573-341-7452
bmgordon@fs.fed.us
Description: Landowner requires a renewal of their permit to access property across National Forest System lands.
Location: UNIT - Salem Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Reynolds. LEGAL - T33N, R2W Section 30 Land is in Reynolds County in Missouri.
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This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.