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
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Fuels management
In Progress
Comment Period
03/23/2017
Expected: 10/2017 10/2017 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
- Heritage resource management
- Land ownership management
- Facility management
In Progress
Comment Period
09/19/2014
Expected: 01/2018 02/2018 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
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
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
Jenkins Special Use Road Access
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/05/2016
Expected: 07/2017 08/2017 Teresea Crowe
417-967-4194
teresearcrowe@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of this decision is to issue a special use permit for access over National Forest System (NFS) lands to private land parcel via an existing non-system road.
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Taney. LEGAL - Part of Section 15 of T22N, R17W, 5th principal meridian, USGS Protem 7.5%u2019 Quadrangles. Mark Twain National Forest, Ava Cassville Willow Springs Ranger District, Taney County, Missouri
Madden Special Use Road Access
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 08/2017
Actual: 07/07/2017
09/2017 Teresea Crowe
417-967-4194
teresearcrowe@fs.fed.us
Description: This decision will issue a special use permit for access over National Forest System (NFS) lands to a private land parcel.
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Howell. LEGAL - Part of Sections 6 & 7 of T25N, R10W, 5th principal meridian, USGS Siloam Springs 7.5%u2019 Quadrangle. Mark Twain National Forest, Ava Cassville Willow Springs Ranger District, Howell County, Missouri
New Line for Ozark Electric Cooperative, Inc.
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/07/2017
Expected: 06/2017 07/2017 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
Rock Pile Extension Prescribed Burn and Cedar Removal Project
CE
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/30/2016
Expected: 08/2017 09/2017 Reggie Bray
417-967-4194
rebray@fs.fed.us
Description: Timber stand and wildlife habitat improvement will be conducted through prescribed fire on 1,844 acres and cedar removal on 3,228 acres.
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Howell. LEGAL - T26 R10 Sec-21- 23, 26-28, 33-35 of Howell County, Missouri Willow Springs Unit of the Mark Twain National Forest
Siloam Springs Project
EA
- Road management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Recreation management
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/07/2017
Est. Comment Period
08/2017
Expected: 12/2017 01/2018 Albert Weathersbee
417-683-4428
aaweathersbee@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)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2017
Expected: 04/2018 04/2018 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.
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
06/12/2017
Expected: 08/2017 08/2017 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
Beulah
EA
- Forest products Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2017
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.
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.
Elder Piney
EA
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
- Special use management
- Fuels management
In Progress
Comment Period
10/13/2016
Expected: 08/2017 08/2017 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
09/2017
Expected: 03/2018 03/2018 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.
Intercounty Electric Cooperative Association, Special Use Permit, Amendment No. 1
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2017
Actual: 07/07/2017
07/2017 Teresea Crowe
417-967-4194
teresearcrowe@fs.fed.us
Description: Relocation of an existing line in T33N, R10W, S.26, SENE
Location: UNIT - Houston / Rolla / Cedar Creek Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Texas. LEGAL - Not Applicable T33N, R10W, S. 26, SENE, Texas County, Missouri. Relocated line within ROW for State Route AF.
Reis Trust, Private Road Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2017
Expected: 06/2017 06/2017 Teresea Crowe
417-967-4194
teresearcrowe@fs.fed.us
Description: Use and maintenance of an existing road to private property owned by the Reis Trust in Wright County, MO.
Location: UNIT - Houston / Rolla / Cedar Creek Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Wright. LEGAL - Not Applicable 5th P.M., T32N, R12W, S.32, Wright County, MO
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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
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
- Forest products
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Special area management
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
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Heritage resource management
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2017
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
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: 08/2017 10/2018 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 Road Permit POT32201
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2017
Actual: 07/11/2017
07/2017 LeAnn Kaminski
573-341-7468
lkaminski@fs.fed.us
Description: Applicant has applied for a special use permit for the use of a non-system forest road for access to private property.
Location: UNIT - Potosi / Fredericktown Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Washington. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project is located in T36N R2W Sec. 36 of Washington County, Missouri.
Special use permit FTR112
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2017
Expected: 07/2017 08/2017 Becky Gordon
573-438-5127
bmgordon@fs.fed.us
Description: Special use permit FTR112 to cross National Forest system land to access private property.
Location: UNIT - Potosi / Fredericktown Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Madison. LEGAL - T32N R6E Sec. 22 Madison County T32n R6E Sec. 22 Madison County
Special use private road permit POT37701.
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2017
Expected: 06/2017 06/2017 Becky Gordon
573-438-5127
bmgordon@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
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.
Special Use Private Road Permit SAL243
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/04/2017
Expected: 02/2017 03/2017 Becky Gordon
573-438-5127
bmgordon@fs.fed.us
Description: Applicant has applied to use a non-system forest road to access private property.
Location: UNIT - Salem Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Dent. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project is located in T34N R2W Sec. 6 of Dent County, 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.