Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2010 to 12/31/2010
National Forests In Mississippi

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.
Report Contents (click to jump to a section) :
Projects Occurring Nationwide
R8 - Southern Region, National Forests In Mississippi, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R8 - Southern Region, National Forests In Mississippi,  Bienville Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R8 - Southern Region, National Forests In Mississippi,  Chickasawhay Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R8 - Southern Region, National Forests In Mississippi,  De Soto Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R8 - Southern Region, National Forests In Mississippi,  Delta Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R8 - Southern Region, National Forests In Mississippi,  Holly Springs Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R8 - Southern Region, National Forests In Mississippi,  Homochitto Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R8 - Southern Region, National Forests In Mississippi,  Tombigbee Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

Projects Occurring Nationwide  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 12/18/2009
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2010 
Expected:11/2011
 
12/2011 Larry Hayden
202-205-1559
lhayden@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Department of Agriculture proposes to promulgate a new planning rule, which will set out the process for development, revision, and amendment of National Forest System land management plans.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/planningrule
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Agency-wide Rule.
Nationwide Aerial Application of Fire Retardant on National Forest System Lands.
EIS

           *NEW LISTING*
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/27/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 Glen Stein
208-869-5405
gstein@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service will prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement for the continued nationwide aerial application of fire retardant on National Forest System lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/retardant/index.html
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
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National Forests In Mississippi, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)  

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Lands Available For Oil and Gas Leasing
EA
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 08/06/2010  10/2010 James Michael
601-965-1667
jamesmichael@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analysis of Minerals Availability for Leasing
Location: UNIT - National Forests In Mississippi All Units. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Adams, Amite, Benton, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Copiah, Forrest, Franklin, George, Greene, Harrison, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jones, Lafayette, Lincoln, Marshall, Newton, Oktibbeha, Pearl River, Perry, Pontotoc, Scott, Sharkey, Smith, Stone, Tippah, Union, Wayne, Wilkinson, Winston, Yalobusha. LEGAL - National Forest Land in Mississippi. National Forests in Mississippi.
Revised LRMP for the NFs in Mississippi
EIS
- Land management planning  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 03/11/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 10/2010 
Expected:09/2011
 
10/2011 Jeff Long
601-965-1629
jlong@fs.fed.us 
Description: Revised Land and Resource Management Plan
Location: UNIT - National Forests In Mississippi All Units. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Adams, Amite, Benton, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Copiah, Forrest, Franklin, George, Greene, Harrison, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jones, Lafayette, Lincoln, Marshall, Newton, Oktibbeha, Pearl River, Perry, Pontotoc, Scott, Sharkey, Smith, Stone, Tippah, Union, Wayne, Wilkinson, Winston, Yalobusha. Mississippi.
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National Forests In Mississippi,   Bienville Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2010 Culvert Replacement Project
CE
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 08/03/2010  08/2010 Marc Weathersby
601-469-3811
maweathersby@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Bienville NF is proposing replacement of eight culvert pipes on existing system roads and one culvert pipe at the Marathon trail head.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32011
Location: UNIT - Bienville Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Jasper, Scott, Smith. The culvert replacements are located in Scott, Smith and Jasper Counties, Mississippi.
Caney Creek Landscape Analysis Area
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/23/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
06/2013 Marc Weathersby
601-469-3811
maweathersby@fs.fed.us 
Description: Vegetation and Wildlife habitat management
Location: UNIT - Bienville Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Scott. Sections2,3,10,11,15,29,30,31,32,35,&36 T6&7N, R7&8E Scott Cty, MS.
MDOT Interstate 20 maintenance project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Land ownership management
- Special use management
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 08/24/2010  08/2010 Marc Weathersby
601-469-3811
maweathersby@fs.fed.us 
Description: MDOT is requesting approval to perform maintenance and reconstruction activities along approximately 13 miles of Interstate 20 (I-20) on the Bienville National Forest.
Location: UNIT - Bienville Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Scott. I-20 corridor between Section 33 of Township 6 North Range 7 East and Section 27 of Township 6 North Range 9 East of Scott County, Mississippi.
Temporary Closure of FS Rds 561A, 504O & 504P
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/23/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
10/2010 Marc Weathersby
601-469-3811
maweathersby@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposing closure of Forest Service system roads 561A, 504O, and 504P due to road damage from vehicle use during the wet season.
Location: UNIT - Bienville Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Jasper, Scott. section 35 of T6N, R7E of Scott Cty MS; and sections 5 & 8 of T3N, R10E of Jasper Cty MS.
Utility Line Erosion Control Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management  Completed  Actual: 09/16/2010  09/2010 Marc Weathersby
601-469-3811
maweathersby@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restoration of 0.7 miles of abandoned utiliy line right-of-way.
Location: UNIT - Bienville Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Scott. section 34, township 6N, range 8E of Scott County, MS.
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National Forests In Mississippi,   Chickasawhay Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Commercial Thinning in Compartment 369, Stand 15
CE
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  
On Hold  N/A  N/A Andy Barwick
601-4280594
ajbarwick@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercial thin a 50-acre stand to improve RCW habitat.
Location: UNIT - Chickasawhay Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Jones. LEGAL - Section 12, T6N, R10W. Ten miles North of Richton, Mississippi.
Designated area for hunters with physical disabilities
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/30/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
11/2010 Andy Barwick
601-4280594
ajbarwick@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct a 3 acre wildlife opening, install an accessible hunting platform, construct an accessible pathway and parking area.
Location: UNIT - Chickasawhay Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Jones. LEGAL - Section 1 T10N, R6W. Eleven miles Southeast of Laurel, Mississippi.
Forest Highway Paving Project
EA
- Road management   On Hold  N/A  N/A Andy Barwick
601-4280594
ajbarwick@fs.fed.us 
Description: Upgrade segments of FDR 201, 202, and 206 to connect Hwy 15 and Hwy 63 with a paved forest highway.
Location: UNIT - Chickasawhay Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Jones, Wayne. LEGAL - T8N, R7W & T9N, R7W & T9N, R6W & T10N, R6W. Seventeen miles Southeast of Laurel, Mississippi.
Habitat Restoration for Large Gopher Tortoise Populations on Suitable Soils
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 07/27/2010
07/27/2010 
10/2010 Andy Barwick
601-4280594
ajbarwick@fs.fed.us 
Description: Thinning, midstory reduction and eradication of noxious weeds on approximately 3000 acres of gopher tortoise suitable soils
Location: UNIT - Chickasawhay Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Greene. LEGAL - Various locations within Greene County Mississippi. Four Miles East of Sandhill, Mississippi.
New Special Use Road (M. Faber)
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:12/2010  01/2011 Andy Barwick
601-4280594
ajbarwick@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special Use road to access private property.
Location: UNIT - Chickasawhay Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Wayne. LEGAL - Section 36, T6N, R8W. Seven miles North of Sand Hill, Mississippi.
New workcenter office complex for the Chickasawhay Ranger District
EA
- Facility management  Completed  Actual: 09/13/2010  06/2011 Andy Barwick
601-4280594
ajbarwick@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct a new workcenter office complex.
Location: UNIT - Chickasawhay Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Jones. LEGAL - Section 5, T6N, R10W. Fourteen Miles southeast of Laurel, Mississippi.
Recreation Special Use - Ridgerunners Motorcycle Enduro
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 09/02/2010  09/2010 Andy Barwick
601-4280594
ajbarwick@fs.fed.us 
Description: conduct a 2 day motorcycle enduro evert on September 11 - 12, 2010 using approximately 25 miles of temporary trails.
Location: UNIT - Chickasawhay Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Jones. LEGAL - Sections 29 - 33, T6N, R10W & Section 5 - 9, T6N, R9W. Twelve miles Southeast of Laurel, Mississippi.
Special Use Road (WM Culpepper)
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/18/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
10/2010 Andy Barwick
601-4280594
ajbarwick@fs.fed.us 
Description: Permit the use of an abandoned county road to access private property.
Location: UNIT - Chickasawhay Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Wayne. LEGAL - Section 18, T7N, R9W. Twelve miles southeast of laurel, Mississippi.
Special use road ( Wayne County Board of Supervisors)
CE
- Special use management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:11/2010  11/2010 Andy Barwick
601-4280594
ajbarwick@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special use for access road to private property.
Location: UNIT - Chickasawhay Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Wayne. LEGAL - T7N, R7W, Sec. 23. Fithteen mile South of Waynesboro, Mississippi.
Special use road (Wayne County Board of Superviors, Haskell Hudson)
CE
- Special use management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:11/2010  11/2010 Andy Barwick
601-4280594
ajbarwick@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special use for access to private property.
Location: UNIT - Chickasawhay Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Wayne. LEGAL - T6N, R8W, Section 8. One mile South of Water Oak, Mississippi.
Watershed Health, Restoration, and Maintenance in the Big Branch Analysis Unit
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/13/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
04/2011 Andy Barwick
601-4280594
ajbarwick@fs.fed.us 
Description: Longleaf Restoration, commercial thinning, midstory reduction, red cockaded woodpecker management and prescribed burning for the recovery of theatened and endangered species in the Big Creek Analysis Unit.
Location: UNIT - Chickasawhay Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Wayne. LEGAL - Section 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 15, 17, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 32, 33, 34, T7N, R9W. Fourteen miles Souheast of Luarel Mississippi.
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National Forests In Mississippi,   De Soto Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
AT & T Fiber Optic Cable Extension along Hwy. 49 at Brooklyn
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:11/2010  12/2010 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installation of 4,075' of fiber optic cable within the State Hwy. 49 right-of-way.
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Forrest. LEGAL - Sec. 21, T1N, R12W. Within right-of-way of State Hwy. 49 between Drag Strip Road and Yeaton Spur Road.
AT&T Extension - Forrest County
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:12/2010  12/2010 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installation of new telecommunications cable in county road right-of-way.
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Forrest. Within right-of-way of Rockhill-Brooklyn Road in Sec. 2, T1N, R13W, Forrest County, MS.
AT&T FOC Extension - Perry County
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:12/2010  12/2010 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installation of new fiber optic cable in county road right-of-way.
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Perry. Within right-of-way of Progress Road in Sec. 36, T2N, R9W, Perry County, MS.
BellSouth Highway 15 Extension
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/19/2006 
Expected:12/2010
 
12/2010 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install buried fiber optic and copper cable along Hwy.15
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Stone. LEGAL - Sec. 17,20,29,32,T3S,R9W;Sec.5,6,7,8,17,T4S-R9W. Stone County.
BellSouth Larue Extension
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/05/2005 
Expected:12/2010
 
12/2010 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installation of buried copper cable within County road right-of-way to extend and upgrade service
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - Sec. 12&13, T5S,R9W. Jackson County.
Camp Shelby East Air to Ground Range Moving Target Construction
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/04/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
01/2011 Lisa Yager
601-528-6178
lyager@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction of 1000' of narrow guage track protected by dirt berm to be used as moving target system to train aviation precision marksmen.
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Perry. LEGAL - Sec. 15, T2N, R10W. East Air to Ground Target Range, Camp Shelby Special Use Permit Area.
Champlin Gas Flowline
EA
- Minerals and Geology  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Clear approx. 1 mile of 30' row and install a small diameter natural gas line.
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Forrest. LEGAL - T1S, R12W, Sec. 27,34. Forrest County.
Charles and Clark Bond Access
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:12/2010  02/2011 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Request for access to private land surrounded by National Forest land.
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Stone. LEGAL - Sec. 5, Township 4 South, Range 10 West & Sec. 32, Township 3 South, Range 10 West, St. Stephens Meridian. Stone County, Mississippi.
Conoco Philips Well Plugging
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/29/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
01/2011 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct access road to facilitate plugging of an abandoned well
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Perry. LEGAL - Sec. 21, T2N,R10W. Perry County.
Darren Methe Access
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:02/2011  03/2011 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Request for access to private land surrounded by National Forest land.
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Perry. LEGAL - Sec. 34, Township 2 North, Range 9 West, St. Stephens Meridian. Perry County, Mississippi.
Dorothy Franklin Access
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2010 
Expected:01/2011  03/2011 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Request for access to private land.
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Forrest. LEGAL - Sec. 22 & 23, Township 2 North, Range 12 West, St. Stephens Meridian. Forrest County.
Franklin Telephone Co. Service for D. Whittington
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:02/2011  03/2011 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install buried telecommunications cable for service to private residence.
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - George. LEGAL - Sec. 10, T3S, R9W. George co.
Franklin Telephone Fiber Optic Cable Extension along Hwy. 29
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:11/2010  12/2010 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installation of 26,400' of fiber optic communications cable within state highway and county road rights-of-way.
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Perry. Within rights-of-way of State Hwy. 29 and Florida Gas Road.
Glenn Lott Access
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:04/2011  05/2011 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Request for access to private land surrounded by National Forest land
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Stone. LEGAL - Sec. 19 & 30, Township 3 South, Range 9 West, St. Stephens Meridian. Stone County, Mississippi.
Harrison County Public Road Easement - Road 505
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/02/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
10/2010 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue Public Road Easement to Harrison County to assume jurisdiction of Forest Service Road 505.
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Harrison. Sec. 9, T5S, R10W, Harrison County, MS.
Mississippi Dept. of Transportation Construction of Turn Lanes at Median Crossovers on Hwy. 49
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction of turn lanes at existing median crossovers on Hwy. 49
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Forrest. LEGAL - Sec. 7, 20 & 29, T2N, R12W; Sec. 21, T1N, R12W; Sec. 27, T1S, R12W. Forrest County.
Ole Miss Isolated Tract Land Sales
CE
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/11/2009 
Expected:11/2010
 
02/2011 Richard Neal
601-965-1634
rdneal@fs.fed.us 
Description: Isolated tracts of land located in Jackson and George Counties, Mississippi to be sold.
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - George, Jackson. LEGAL - T4 & 5S, R7 & 8W, Jackson Co. and T1, 2 & 3S, R5, 6 & 7W, George Co. Mississippi. Isolated tracts acquired from Ole Miss located in Jackson and George Counties, Mississippi.
PAR Minerals
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:12/2010  01/2011 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct drill pad and access road for gas well
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Pearl River. LEGAL - Sec. 14, T1S, R14W. Pearl River County.
Perry County School Lands Access
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:02/2011  03/2011 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Designate access routes to "16th section" lands throughout Perry County and authorize by Permit(s).
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Perry. Various locations throughout Perry County.
Pitcher Plant Bog & Unique Habitat Restoration
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:03/2011  05/2011 Tate Thriffiley
601-584-8488 ext 111
tatethriffiley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project would allow ecological restoration for pitcher plant bogs, sandhill crane savannas, bottomland hardwood areas, and mixed mesophytic forests that have been altered or degraded by past forestry practices.
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Forrest, George, Greene, Harrison, Jackson, Pearl River, Perry, Stone. District-wide, Focused on the type of areas listed in project description.
Reissuance of Special Use Permit to Robert Jarrell for access
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/27/2007 
Expected:12/2010
 
06/2011 Catherine Bailey
601-965-1663
cjbailey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to reissue a special use permit for existing use. (No new land use is proposed.)
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Forrest. LEGAL - T1N, R12W, Sec 7. De Soto Ranger District.
Ronnie Robertson Access
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:03/2011  05/2011 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Request for access to private land surrounded by National Forest land
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Forrest. LEGAL - Sec. 3, Township 1 North, Range 13 West, St. Stephens Meridian. Forrest County, Mississippi.
Singing River EPA Powerline Upgrade along Little Creek Road
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2010 
Expected:12/2010  01/2011 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Upgrade of an existing powerline by adding poles and new wire.
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Perry. LEGAL - Sec. 36, T2N, R9W. Within the existing powerline corridor along Little Creek Road.
Todd Talley Access
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2010 
Expected:02/2011  03/2011 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Request for access to private land surrounded by National Forest land.
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Perry. LEGAL - Sec. 34, Township 1 North, Range 11 West, St. Stephens Meridian. Perry County, Mississippi.
Wynn Alexander Access
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:11/2010  12/2010 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Easement and Road Construction to private land
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Perry. LEGAL - Sec. 19, T2N, R9W. Perry County.
Wynn Alexander Access 2
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:11/2010  12/2010 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Request for easement to private land via existing Forest Service roads and new road construction.
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Perry. LEGAL - Section 20, Township 1 North, Range 11 West, St. Stephens Meridian. Perry County, Mississippi.
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National Forests In Mississippi,   Delta Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Prescribed Burning of Harvest Areas
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/02/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
11/2010 Michael Whittington
662-873-6256
mswhittington@fs.fed.us 
Description: Use of prescribed fire to of about 206 acres to remove slash and improve plant vigor.
Location: UNIT - Delta Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Sharkey. Compartment 27, Compartment 53, Compartment 54, All in Sharkey County.
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National Forests In Mississippi,   Holly Springs Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Tornado Recovery Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 07/26/2010  07/2010 Caren Briscoe
662-236-6550 ext 241
carenbriscoe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Recovery from May 2, 2010 tornado damage in Benton and Tippah Counties
Location: UNIT - Holly Springs Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Benton, Tippah. LEGAL - T3S R2E S-3,4,5,7,8,9; T2S R2E S-24,25,26,27,33,34,35; T2S R3E S-4,9,8,7,19,30. Holly Springs NF - Benton and Tippah Counties.
Yellow Rabbit
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/25/2005
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2011 
Expected:01/2011
 
02/2011 Bill Oswalt
662-236-6550 ext 236
boswalt@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercial thinning and regeneration as well as associated activities.
Location: UNIT - Holly Springs Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Benton, Tippah. LEGAL - T3S,R2E, R3E. Wolf River Watershed.
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National Forests In Mississippi,   Homochitto Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
17,LLC USFS Special Use Road Project
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/04/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
12/2010 Michael Everett
601-384-5876
meverett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Road construction for approximately 1,934' through USFS land for access to private property.
Location: UNIT - Homochitto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Amite. LEGAL - T4N, R1E, Section 17. Extending from Lake Lane, an dexisting access road to the Mt. Nebo Lake area, and esxtending approximately 1934' northwest to the 17,LLC property line.
7-27 Road Modification
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 09/21/2010  11/2010 Jay Pittman
601-384-5876
japittman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reconstruction of short sections of two forest system roads for access and resource management purposes.
Location: UNIT - Homochitto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Amite, Wilkinson. 0.5 miles of Road 153A in Amite County; 0.3 miles of Road 126N in Wilkinson County, Mississippi.
Analysis Unit 23
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/27/2005
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
02/2011 Alvin Wells
601-384-5876
alvinwells@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest health and habitat diversity. Regeneration and thinning harvests, site preparation, release, road reconstruction, and maintenance.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/mississippi/homochitto/projects/
Location: UNIT - Homochitto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Amite, Wilkinson. LEGAL - T4N, R 1 E. sec. 32,33, 40, 41 - T4N, R2E. sec. 34, 35 - T3N, R1E. sec 3 - T3N, R2E. sec 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10. Compartments 253,254,255,256,257,259.
Blackjack Oil & Pipeline USA A-1
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/28/2006 
Expected:10/2010
 
12/2010 James Michael
601-965-1667
jamesmichael@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reroute of pipeline to existing tank facility on road 103-E. Removal of tanks on road 103-B. Improve access road to well USA #1.
Location: UNIT - Homochitto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Franklin. LEGAL - sections 36, NWSE of Township 5 North, Range 1 East. Knoxville area of Homochitto National Forest.
Blackjack Oil A-4
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/04/2006 
Expected:10/2010
 
12/2010 James Michael
601-965-1667
jamesmichael@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reenter an old producing well and conduct testing to see if this well is commercially productive
Location: UNIT - Homochitto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Franklin. LEGAL - Township 5 North, Range 1 East, section 36. Site of Noel D. Clark USA A-4 well.
Landscape Analysis Unit 4 (LAU-4)
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:06/2011  10/2011 Orin Sampson
601-384-5876 ex.174
ojsampson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Examination and analysis of approximately 12,856 acres of the Homochitto NF for natural resource needs and opportunities. Activities may include timber harvest, regeneration, wildlife habitat enhancement, road work, recreation enhancement, and others
Location: UNIT - Homochitto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Franklin. LEGAL - T6N,R3E, Sec.1-3,14-15,17-19,30-31; T6N,R4E, Sec.1-5,7-10; T7N,R3E, Sec.34-35; T7N,R4E, Sec. 3-5,8-10,15-17,21-29,32-36; T7N,R5E, Sec.7-8,17-20,29-31; T8N,R4E, Sec.27-28,32-34. Approximately 1/4 mile north of Bude, Mississippi, in Franklin County. Bounded on the East by FR113 and the Homochitto River, and on the South and West by the Forest Boundary.
Landscape Analysis Unit 8
EA
- Land management planning
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/07/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2011 
Expected:02/2011
 
04/2011 Orin Sampson
601-384-5876 ex.174
ojsampson@fs.fed.us 
Description: A forest health and habitat diversity project which includes timber harvesting, herbicide treatments for release, site preparation, & reforestation, road reconstruction, & maintenance.
Location: UNIT - Homochitto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Franklin. LEGAL - T 7N. R4E, secs. 17, 20, 221, 22, 27, 28, 29, 32, 33, 34 & T6N. R4E, secs. 3,4, 5, 8, 9, 10. Northern area of Homochitto district, just north of Eddiston.
Nub Road Thinning
EA
- Forest products  Completed  Actual: 08/13/2010  11/2010 Jay Pittman
601-384-5876
japittman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Sawtimber thinning of 48 acres, with accompaning right-of-way acquisition, road reconstruction, and road reallignment (construction).
Location: UNIT - Homochitto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Amite. LEGAL - T4N, R3E, Sect. 33; T3N, R3E, Sect. 4. Part of an isolated 80-acre tract south of Nub Road in Amite County, Mississippi.
Prescribed Fire Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 08/04/2010  10/2010 Fred Bein
601-384-2814
fjbein@fs.fed.us 
Description: Anaylizes the program of periodic prescribed fire across the Homochitto National Forest.
Location: UNIT - Homochitto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Adams, Amite, Copiah, Franklin, Jefferson, Wilkinson. Approximately 137,646 acres across the Homochitto National Forest.
Reissuance of Special Use Permit to Black Jack Oil Co. for oil/gas pipeline
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/27/2007 
Expected:12/2010
 
06/2011 Catherine Bailey
601-965-1663
cjbailey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to reissue special use permit for existing use. (No new land use is proposed.)
Location: UNIT - Homochitto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Wilkinson. LEGAL - T4N, R1E, Sec 33. Homochitto Ranger District.
Reissuance of Special Use Permit to Brushy Creek Guest Ranch for Sign
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/27/2007 
Expected:12/2010
 
06/2011 Catherine Bailey
601-965-1663
cjbailey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to reissue special use permit for existing use. No new land use is proposed.
Location: UNIT - Homochitto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Amite. LEGAL - Section 29, T4N, R2E. Homochitto Ranger District.
Reissuance of Special Use Permit to Cellular South for communications line
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/27/2007 
Expected:12/2010
 
06/2011 Catherine Bailey
601-965-1663
cjbailey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to reissue a special use permit for existing use. (No new land use is proposed.)
Location: UNIT - Homochitto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Franklin. LEGAL - T6N, R3E, Sec 30. Homochitto Ranger District.
Reissuance of Special Use Permit to Entergy for powerlines
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/27/2007 
Expected:12/2010
 
06/2011 Catherine Bailey
601-965-1663
cjbailey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to reissue a special use permit for existing use. (No new land use is proposed.)
Location: UNIT - Homochitto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Franklin. LEGAL - T4N, R1E, Sec 23, 26, 34, 35, 37 & 38. Homochitto Ranger District.
Reissuance of Special Use Permit to Fortenberry Operating Co. for oil/gas pipeline
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/27/2007 
Expected:12/2010
 
06/2011 Catherine Bailey
601-965-1663
cjbailey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to reissue a special use permit for existing use. (No new land use is proposed.)
Location: UNIT - Homochitto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Franklin. LEGAL - T6N, R2E, Sec 38. Homochitto Ranger District.
Reissuance of Special Use Permit to Jerry Ogden for oil/gas pipeline
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/27/2007 
Expected:12/2010
 
06/2011 Catherine Bailey
601-965-1663
cjbailey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to reissue a special use permit for existing use. (No new land use is proposed.)
Location: UNIT - Homochitto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Wilkinson. LEGAL - T4N, R1E, Sec 23, 26, 34, 35, 37 & 38. Homochitto Ranger District.
Reissuance of Special Use Permit to Town of Crosby for airport approach area
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/27/2007 
Expected:12/2010
 
06/2011 Catherine Bailey
601-965-1663
cjbailey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to reissue a special use permit for existing use. (No new land use is proposed.)
Location: UNIT - Homochitto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Amite. LEGAL - T4N, R2E, Sec 21 & 22. Homochitto Ranger District.
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National Forests In Mississippi,   Tombigbee Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Barnett Road Use Permit
CE
- Road management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:10/2010  10/2010 John Baswell
662-285-3264
jbaswell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Barnett Road Use Permit for FS Road 956F south of Noxubee Hills Cemetery.
Location: UNIT - Tombigbee Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Winston. LEGAL - T16N, R12E, Sec 32. Forest Service System Road 956F at Noxubee Hills Cemetery.
Gibraltar Gas Well USA 6-8
CE
- Minerals and Geology   On Hold  N/A  N/A Robert Claybrook
662-285-3264 Ext 16
rclaybrook@fs.fed.us 
Description: Single Well Drilling for natural gas exploration
Location: UNIT - Tombigbee Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Chickasaw. LEGAL - Section6-T12S-R4E. In Chicasaw County, 4 1/2 miles NE of Houlka, MS.
Noxubee Hills Analysis Area
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/15/2007
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
01/2011 John Baswell
662-285-3264
jbaswell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analysis of seedtree regeneration on approximately 15 acres, restoration of native species through commercial removal of competing vegetation on approximately 81 acres, and thinning approximately 327 acres of sawtimber and small roundwood.
Location: UNIT - Tombigbee Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Choctaw, Winston. This unit encompasses approximately 3,632 acres of National Forest Land located in Choctaw and Winston Counties, Mississippi. The analysis area lies within Compartments 66, 78, 79, and 80.
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