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, 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, 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
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Comment Period
03/23/2017
Expected: 01/2018 02/2018 Mark Hamel
573-341-7443
mhamel@fs.fed.us
Description: 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
- Facility management
- Land ownership management
- Heritage resource management
In Progress
Comment Period
09/19/2014
Expected: 01/2018 02/2018 Beth Hardman
417-469-3155
bhardman@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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/19/2012
Expected: 08/2017 09/2017 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
Keith Patterson Temporary Special Use Road Access
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/30/2017
Expected: 09/2017 09/2017 Teresea Crowe
417-967-4194
teresearcrowe@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a Special Use Permit for access for two years over National Forest System (NFS) lands to private land owned by Keith Patterson for timber removal.
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - Not Applicable T25N, R11W, S. 32
New Line for Ozark Electric Cooperative, Inc.
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 10/2017
Actual: 10/04/2017
10/2017 Teresea Crowe
417-967-4194
teresearcrowe@fs.fed.us
Description: This decision will authorize a special use permit to accommodate electric service to a new home. It will be added to the current permit held by Ozark Electric Cooperative, Inc.(CAS1614).
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Stone. LEGAL - Part of Section 21 of T23N, R24W, 5th principal meridian, USGS Cape Fair7.5%u2019 Quadrangle. Cassville Unit, Stone County, MO
Siloam Springs Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Road management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Comment Period
10/20/2017
Expected: 01/2018 01/2018 Beth Hardman
417-469-3155
bhardman@fs.fed.us
Description: The ACWRD is proposing this action for the purposes of improving forest health conditions and enhancing native plant communities while providing a variety of dispersed recreational uses and timber products.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50988
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Douglas, Howell. LEGAL - T26N, R9W, Sections 21, 28-33; T25N, R9W, Sections 4-9, and 17-20; T25N, R10W, Sections 12, 13, 24-26, and 29-36; T25N, R11W, Sections 25, 36 and T24N, R10W, Sections 2-6, 8-11 and 14-18. Eastern Douglas and western Howell counties, Missouri.
Mark Twain National Forest, Doniphan / Eleven Point Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
AA Highway Pine Thinning Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/08/2017
Est. Comment Period
02/2018
Expected: 05/2018 05/2018 Paul Whitworth
573-996-2153
pmwhitworth@fs.fed.us
Description: Maintain the health, growth and vigor of shortleaf pine stands to support resilient conditions in the future and provide for timber products.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52107
Location: UNIT - Doniphan / Eleven Point Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Oregon. LEGAL - T. 24 N, R 3 W, Sec. 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 34, 35. Approximately 4 miles east of Alton, MO.
Zone 2 Special Use Permit Renewals FY 2017
CE
- Land ownership management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/12/2017
Expected: 10/2017 10/2017 Keith Holland
573-996-2153
keholland@fs.fed.us
Description: Special Use Permit Renewals, consisting of 6 Road Permits to be renewed on the Eleven Point and Poplar Bluff Ranger Districts.
Location: UNIT - Doniphan / Eleven Point Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Carter, Ripley, Wayne. LEGAL - Not Applicable Roads located in Carter, Ripley, and Wayne Counties in Missouri.
Mark Twain National Forest, Houston / Rolla / Cedar Creek Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2017PocketEddyTornadoSalvage
CE
- Forest products
- Heritage resource management
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/29/2017
Expected: 10/2017 10/2017 Mark Hamel
573-341-7443
mhamel@fs.fed.us
Description: Address the after-effects of a Tornado or high wind event that occurred on May 27, 2017. The wind event downed and or damaged trees across approx. 210 acres of National Forest Lands on the Mark Twain National Forest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52353
Location: UNIT - Houston / Rolla / Cedar Creek Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Phelps, Pulaski. LEGAL - T34N,R10W Sections 13-15, 21-24, 26-28. T34N,R09W Section 18, Fifth Principal Meridian On the Houston/Rolla/Cedar Creek Ranger South of Duke, MO. Fourteen salvage units(parts of 55 stands)lie south and west of Hwy K.
Beulah
EA
- Forest products In Progress
Scoping Start
09/05/2017
Est. Comment Period
03/2018
Expected: 10/2018 10/2018 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=47554
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.
Helibase Development Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Facility management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/11/2016
Est. Comment Period
11/2017
Expected: 04/2018 04/2018 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.
Little Bald Tornado Salvage
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Forest products
- Heritage resource management
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/21/2017
Expected: 10/2017 10/2017 Mark Hamel
573-341-7443
mhamel@fs.fed.us
Description: Address the aftereffects of a tornado or high wind event that occurred on May 27th 2017 on the HRCC Ranger District.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52530
Location: UNIT - Houston / Rolla / Cedar Creek Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Pulaski. LEGAL - Not Applicable The salvage units lie southeast of Fort Leonard Wood and along State Route TT and Forest Road 398 in Pulaski County, Missouri, just south of the community of Big Piney.
Mark Twain National Forest, Poplar Bluff Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Aldridge Creek Tornado Salvage Project
CE
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/21/2017
Expected: 12/2017 12/2017 Christopher Gage
5737851475
cgage@fs.fed.us
Description: Salvage 68 ac. of damaged trees. Mechanical equipment would be used. Up to 0.5 mi. of temporary roads; temporary roads decommissioned after activities. Natural reforestation; planting as needed. Remove residual trees less than 9 inches in diameter.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51712
Location: UNIT - Poplar Bluff Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Butler. LEGAL - T.25 N., R. 5 E., sec. 34 and 35, fifth principal meridian The Aldridge Creek Tornado Salvage Project is located in Butler County, Missouri, approximately 8 miles northwest of Poplar Bluff, Missouri. The area is located east of US Highway 67 and lies between County Roads 520 and 522.
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
- Special area management
- Forest products
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/23/2017
Est. Comment Period
10/2017
Expected: 02/2018 02/2018 Paul Whitworth
573-996-2153
pmwhitworth@fs.fed.us
Description: Vegetation management in Ten Mile area (5,820 ac.); prescribed fire & vegetation treatments in Pump Hollow Natural Area (940 ac.); shaded fuel breaks; enhancements at Beaver Lake Recreation Area; maintain wildlife ponds; & transportation management.
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., 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, & other areas. 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 On Hold N/A N/A 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.
Audubon Trail and Trailhead Relocation
CE
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Jonathan Brooks
573-438-5427 ext. 5121
jcbrooks@fs.fed.us
Description: This project is being proposed to improve the condition of the existing trail.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49825
Location: UNIT - Potosi / Fredericktown Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Ste. Genevieve. LEGAL - Township 35 North, Range 8 East Sections 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 29 & 30 Land is in Ste. Genevieve County in Missouri.
Cherokee Pass Integrated Resource Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Heritage resource management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/03/2017
Est. Comment Period
10/2017
Expected: 10/2018 12/2018 Michael Norris
573-438-5427
menorris@fs.fed.us
Description: Enhance natural glade and woodland communities, improve forest health, maintain and/or enhance habitat for species at-risk, improve watershed condition by addressing unmanaged motorized off-road use of forest areas, and maintain a safe transportation
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52094
Location: UNIT - Potosi / Fredericktown Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Madison. LEGAL - Not Applicable T32N, R6E and R7E
Private Road Special Use Permit POT395
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2017
Expected: 04/2017 06/2017 Becky Gordon
573-438-5127
bmgordon@fs.fed.us
Description: Private Road Special Use Permit POT395. Applicant requests the use of a non-system forest road to access private property.
Location: UNIT - Potosi / Fredericktown Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Iron. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project area is in T35N R2W Sec. 23 of Iron County.
Red Bluff Recreation Area Safety and Rehabilitation
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/09/2017
Expected: 10/2017 11/2017 Christopher Woods
573-438-5427
cmwoods@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
Web Link: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/mtnf/home/?cid=FSEPRD532058
Location: UNIT - Potosi / Fredericktown Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Crawford. LEGAL - T36N, R2W, Sections 20 and 29 Red Bluff Recreation Area
Special use permit renewals for the Potosi-Fredericktown Ranger District.
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2017
Expected: 11/2017 12/2017 Becky Gordon
573-438-5127
bmgordon@fs.fed.us
Description: Renewal of current special use permits that are set to expire on 12/31/2017.
Location: UNIT - Potosi / Fredericktown Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Crawford, Iron, Ste. Genevieve, Washington. LEGAL - Not Applicable A portion of: T35N R8E S19; T37N R1E S21; T35N R8E S23; T36N R2W S17; T34N R2E S8; T32N R4E S18; T37N R2W S2; T35N R2W S23; T34N R2W S10.
Special use private road permit POT37701.
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/10/2017
Expected: 09/2017 10/2017 LeAnn Kaminski
573-341-7468
lkaminski@fs.fed.us
Description: Special use private road permit to access private property. POT37701
Location: UNIT - Potosi / Fredericktown Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Crawford. LEGAL - Not Applicable T36N R3W Sec2
Mark Twain National Forest, Salem Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Special use permits SAL244 and SAL245.
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2017
Expected: 10/2017 11/2017 Becky Gordon
573-438-5127
bmgordon@fs.fed.us
Description: Special use permits SAL244 and SAL 245 for the purpose of legal road access to private property in Dent County, Missouri.
Location: UNIT - Salem Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Dent. LEGAL - Not Applicable A portion of T33N R4W Sec. 10 of Dent County, Missouri.
special Use Renewals for the Salem Ranger District.
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2017
Expected: 11/2017 12/2017 Becky Gordon
573-438-5127
bmgordon@fs.fed.us
Description: Renewal of current special use permits that will expire on 12/31/2017.
Location: UNIT - Salem Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Crawford, Dent, Iron. LEGAL - Not Applicable a portion of: T33N R4W S10; T34N R2W S3; T34N R3W S8; T35N R3W S33.
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