Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.

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- Kisatchie National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- Kisatchie National Forest, Calcasieu Ranger District
- Kisatchie National Forest, Catahoula Ranger District
- Kisatchie National Forest, Kisatchie Ranger District
- Kisatchie National Forest, Winn Ranger District


Kisatchie National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide) R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Centennial Pipeline Special Use Permit CAL8 Reissue
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2017
Expected: 07/2017 07/2017 Marilyn Spencer
318-793-9427
mrspencer@fs.fed.us
Description: An application from Centennial Pipeline LLC applying for renewal of an existing permit:CAL8
Location: UNIT - Catahoula Ranger District, Calcasieu Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Grant, Rapides, Vernon. LEGAL - Not Applicable The permitted routes are in Vernon Parish, Rapides Parish and Grant Parish, Louisiana.
Kisatchie National Forest, Calcasieu Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2017 Tornado Reforestation
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/21/2018
Est. Comment Period
05/2018
Expected: 08/2018 08/2018 Kathryn Duncan
318-793-9427
comments-southern-kisatchie-calcasieu@fs.fed.us
Description: Reforestation in area hit by tornado in April of 2017
Location: UNIT - Calcasieu Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Rapides. LEGAL - Not Applicable Area is 1 to 2 miles northwest and west of the town of Woodworth, Louisiana
Calcasieu Prescribed Burning Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/06/2015
Est. Comment Period
06/2018
Expected: 09/2018 11/2018 Russ Marchion
318-793-9427
comments-southern-kisatchie-calcasieu@fs.fed.us
Description: District wide prescribed burn EA
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47375
Location: UNIT - Calcasieu Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Rapides, Vernon. LEGAL - Not Applicable District wide
Control Aquatic Invasive and Non-Desirable Plant Species Project
EA
- Heritage resource management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/27/2015
Est. Comment Period
05/2018
Expected: 09/2018 11/2018 Kathryn Duncan
318-793-9427
comments-southern-kisatchie-calcasieu@fs.fed.us
Description: Control aquatic invasives in Little Cypress Pond, Government Pond, Fullerton Lake, and Valentine Lake. Control non-desirable plant species at Fullerton Recreational Area and Camp Claiborne.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46134
Location: UNIT - Calcasieu Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Rapides, Vernon. LEGAL - Not Applicable Little Cypress Pond, Government Pond, Fullerton Lake and Fullerton Historic Site on the Vernon Unit. Valentine Lake, Longleaf Pond, James Pond, and Camp Claiborne on the Evangeline Unit.
Network USA, LLC. Special Use Permit #WIN 82 Amendment #1 LA Highway 10
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/24/2016
Expected: 12/2016 12/2016 Marilyn Spencer
318-793-9427
mrspencer@fs.fed.us
Description: An application from Network USA, LLC applying for an amendment to an existing permit WIN 82 to install a 10 feet fiber optic cable right-of-way (ROW).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49715
Location: UNIT - Calcasieu Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Vernon. LEGAL - Not Applicable Project is in Vernon Parish along Highway 10 West of Pitkin Louisiana.
Pipeline for BLM Petro Hunt USA 23
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
04/05/2016
Expected: 06/2018 09/2018 Gretchen Moore
318-473-7144
gretchenmoore@fs.fed.us
Description: 2.87 miles of 4 inch pipeline to connect wells on proposed Petro Hunt USA 32 into existing Petro Hunt USA 34 wells. Pipeline would be buried 3 feet deep; 9,077 feet would be trenched in the road right-of-way, 6,080 feet would be horizontally drilled.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49284
Location: UNIT - Calcasieu Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Vernon. LEGAL - Not Applicable Compartment 104 on the Vernon Unit of the Calcasieu RD. NE 1/4 of section 23, T1S, R8W. Vernon Parish. Approximately 6.75 miles SE of Fort Polk, Louisiana.
Suddenlink Communications Special Use Permit #Win 32 Amendment #2 LA Highway 121
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/27/2016
Expected: 12/2016 12/2016 Marilyn Spencer
318-793-9427
mrspencer@fs.fed.us
Description: An application from Suddenlink Communications applying for an amendment to an existing permit to install a 10 feet fiber optic cable right-of-way (ROW). The fiber optic cable would be installed within an existing power line right-of-way along LA HigA
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49718
Location: UNIT - Calcasieu Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Rapides. LEGAL - SECTION 5, 7, 18, 19 TOWNSHIP 3 NORTH, RANGE 3 WEST SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 3 NORTH, RANGE 4 WEST SECTION 1, TOWNSHIP 2 NORTH, RANGE 4 WEST The fiber optic cable would be installed within an existing power line right-of-way along LA Highway 121 on the Kisatchie National Forest.
Kisatchie National Forest, Catahoula Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Breezy Hill Trail Project
EA
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Camelia Steward
318-765-3554
cameliasteward@fs.fed.us
Description: Reroute approximately 10 miles of a single-track, multi-directional (two way travel) motorized trail. In addition, this proposal would include the allocation of about 26 acres of land to construct two trailheads.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41298
Location: UNIT - Catahoula Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - T7N R1W, T8N R1W and T8N R2W Compartments: 29, 36, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 58 and 59.
Panther Bayou
EA
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
On Hold N/A N/A Anthony Page
318-765-3554
apage@fs.fed.us
Description: RCW Habitat Improvements, thinnings, road closures, non-native invasive plant specie treatments, pre-commercial thinning, etc.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34582
Location: UNIT - Catahoula Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - Township 8 North; Range 1 & 2 West Compartments 38, 39, 41, 42, 47, & 48
Silhouette Ecosystem Management
EA
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/20/2017
Est. Comment Period
03/2018
Expected: 06/2018 07/2018 Anthony Page
318-765-3554
apage@fs.fed.us
Description: Silhouette is an ecosystem management project in compartments 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 86 & 87 that involves thinnings, clearcuts, plantings, road status changes, herbicide application, etc.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41295
Location: UNIT - Catahoula Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - Townships 6 & 7 North; Range 1 West Compartments: 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 86 & 87
Special Use Permit Renewal for Enlink LIG, LLC
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/25/2017
Expected: 05/2017 06/2017 Camelia Steward
318-765-3554
cameliasteward@fs.fed.us
Description: Renewal of special use permit for the continuation of operation and maintenance of gas line presently on site.
Location: UNIT - Catahoula Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - Not Applicable T6N:R2W Sections 17, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 and 35; T6N:R1E Sections 19, 30 and 32
Stuart Genetic Seed Orchard Thinning
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2018
Actual: 04/10/2018
04/2018 Anthony Page
318-765-3554
apage@fs.fed.us
Description: Remove loblolly/shortleaf hybrid trees from the 2nd generation shortleaf to control pollen contamination for future cone crop of the pure shortleaf trees.Thin loblolly, shortleaf, longleaf & slash pine stands to maximize tree vigor & cone production.
Location: UNIT - Catahoula Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - T6N R1W C-87 stands 45, 50, 30, 31, 34, 39, 40, 41, 42 & 43
Kisatchie National Forest, Kisatchie Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Longleaf Restoration
CE
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/07/2017
Expected: 02/2018 06/2018 Kelly Boles
318-472-1840
kboles@fs.fed.us
Description: Longleaf Pine restoration on 247 acres in Compartments 53, 65, and 67. Included is clearcut with reserves, mechanical site preparation, planting longleaf pine seedlings, chemical or mechanical release, road maintenance, and erosion control.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52981
Location: UNIT - Kisatchie Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Natchitoches. LEGAL - T5N, R7W, Section 23, and 27; T5N, R6W, Section 8 and 31 Compartments 53, 65 and 67 on the Kisatchie Ranger District, Kisatchie National Forest
Sheard Branch Sub-Watershed
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/05/2016
Expected: 01/2017 06/2017 Kelly Boles
318-472-1840
kboles@fs.fed.us
Description: Thin 2945ac, first thin 150ac, clearcut w/reserves 122ac. Install 6 artificial cavity inserts per RCW stand. Restoration work on bogs, praries and sandstone glades. NNIS control. Road maintainance on NFSRs. Install picnic sites. Rehab user trails.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49418
Location: UNIT - Kisatchie Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Natchitoches. LEGAL - Sections 35 & 36 of T6NR8W; Sections 1 & 2 of T5NR8W; Sections 31, 32 & 33 of T6NR8W; Sections 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10 of T5NR7W. Compartments 36, 37, 38 & 39
Kisatchie National Forest, Winn Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2018 MVUM Updates-Winn RD
EA
- Road management In Progress
Comment Period
08/30/2017
Expected: 01/2018 01/2018 Brian Rudd
318-628-4664
brudd@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will more appropriately assign HLV and OHV access on forest roads.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51210
Location: UNIT - Winn Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Grant, Natchitoches, Winn. LEGAL - Not Applicable These roads are on the Winn Ranger District
Amendment #3 to WIN7 for Village of Calvin
CE
- Land management planning In Progress
Scoping Start
02/17/2016
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 Barbara Poole
318-628-4664
blpoole@fs.fed.us
Description: Additional water line to serve the public, along side the NFSR 564 and 523.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49587
Location: UNIT - Winn Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Winn. LEGAL - Township 11 North, Range 5 West, sections 13, 24, 25 & 36 of Winn Parish, Louisiana sec 13, 24, 25 & 36 T11N-R5W, along the west side of 564 and 523
City of Winnfield SUP Renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/27/2013
Expected: 10/2016 10/2016 Barbara Poole
318-682-4664
blpoole@fs.fed.us
Description: Renew or re-issue a special use permit to City of Winnfield for maintenance and operation of a 6" waterline to the CCA or Prison Facility on the Gum Springs Rd.
Location: UNIT - Winn Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Winn. Section 25, 35 & 36 T11N-R4W, and sections 3 & 9 of T10N-R4W In Winn Parish
Longleaf Pine Restoration #1
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
07/14/2016
Expected: 03/2018 04/2018 Brian Rudd
318-628-4664
brudd@fs.fed.us
Description: Restoration of Longleaf Pine and associated activities across the Winn Ranger District to improve forest structure and resiliency.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49937
Location: UNIT - Winn Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Winn. LEGAL - Not Applicable Winn Ranger District
Louisiana Pine Snake
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Comment Period
02/28/2018
Expected: 06/2018 07/2018 Brian Rudd
318-628-4664
brudd@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will enhance habitat for the Louisiana Pine Snake, improve forest health, and reduce/remove non-native invasive species.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49113
Location: UNIT - Winn Ranger District. STATE - Louisiana. COUNTY - Winn. LEGAL - Township 13, Range 7 West, Sections: 1, 2, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 23, and 24. Township 13, Range 6 West, Sections: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 18, and 19. Winn Ranger District Compartments 1, 2, 14, 15, & 16 in NE Natchitoches Parish, LA
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