Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2011 to 03/31/2011
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
- 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
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 04/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 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
AT&T Fiber Optic Line
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/26/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
02/2011 Marc Weathersby
601-469-3811
maweathersby@fs.fed.us 
Description: AT&T is requesting a special use permit to install approximately .75 miles of underground conduit/cable across National Forest land in order to upgrade the existing telecommunications to an existing cell tower.
Location: UNIT - Bienville Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Scott. LEGAL - Township 6 North, Range 8 East, Sections 29 and 30. The proposed project runs parallel to FS Road 503J and crosses National Forest land.
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 02/2011 
Expected:03/2011
 
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.
Mr. Lenis Hegwood special use permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/26/2009 
Expected:12/2010
 
01/2012 Marc Weathersby
601-469-3811
maweathersby@fs.fed.us 
Description: Mr. Hegwood has requested a special use permit to allow access to his property by crossing National Forest land along a historical access route.
Location: UNIT - Bienville Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Smith. LEGAL - Township 3 North, Range 8 East, Section 5 of Smith County, Mississippi. Approximately 15 miles south of Forest, Mississippi.
Pisgah Salvage Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:01/2011  01/2011 Marc Weathersby
601-469-3811
maweathersby@fs.fed.us 
Description: Salvage of pine and hardwood timber on 60 acres from November 30, 2010 tornado damage.
Location: UNIT - Bienville Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Smith. Township 3 North, Range 7 East, Section 36 and T3N, R8E, Sections 30 and 31 Smith County, Mississippi.
Temporary Closure of FS Rds 561A, 504O & 504P
CE
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/23/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
01/2011 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.
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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
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 10/21/2010  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.
New Special Use Road (M. Faber)
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:02/2011  03/2011 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.
Special Use Road (WM Culpepper)
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 09/28/2010  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 
Completed  Actual: 09/27/2010  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 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/26/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
03/2011 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:01/2011
 
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 Laurel, 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
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2011 
Expected:04/2011  05/2011 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 02/2011 
Expected:04/2011  05/2011 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 02/2011 
Expected:04/2011  05/2011 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:02/2011
 
02/2011 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:02/2011
 
02/2011 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
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/05/2010  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.
Charles and Clark Bond Access
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:05/2011  06/2011 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:03/2011
 
05/2011 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 03/2011 
Expected:05/2011  06/2011 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 03/2011 
Expected:05/2011  06/2011 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 01/2011 
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
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2011 
Expected:04/2011  05/2011 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 02/2011 
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:01/2011
 
02/2011 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.
Ole Miss Isolated Tract Land Sales
CE
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/11/2009 
Expected:02/2011
 
04/2011 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  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/29/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
02/2011 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 02/2011 
Expected:04/2011  06/2011 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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/19/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
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:06/2011
 
12/2011 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 03/2011 
Expected:05/2011  06/2011 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
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2011 
Expected:03/2011  04/2011 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 03/2011 
Expected:05/2011  06/2011 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 12/2010 
Expected:02/2011  03/2011 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 12/2010 
Expected:02/2011  03/2011 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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Completed  Actual: 10/07/2010  12/2010 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
Yellow Rabbit
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/25/2005
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
06/2011 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  Completed  Actual: 11/10/2010  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.
Analysis Unit 23
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Completed  Actual: 12/14/2010  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:03/2011
 
06/2011 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:03/2011
 
03/2011 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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2011 
Expected:12/2011  03/2012 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.
Liberty South Energy, LLC #1 gas well
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/09/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2011 
Expected:02/2011
 
04/2011 James Michael
601-965-1667
jamesmichael@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to allow drilling, testing, and extraction of minerals owned by Liberty South Energy, including removal of timber and debris at well site, leveling, installation of drill rig, and construction of an access road.
Location: UNIT - Homochitto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - NF/4 of SW/4 of T5N, R1W, Sect. 54. Well site just south of Forest Road 172, in Adams County, MS, comprising approximately 2.49 acres.
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:06/2011
 
12/2011 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:06/2011
 
12/2011 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:06/2011
 
12/2011 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:06/2011
 
12/2011 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:06/2011
 
12/2011 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:06/2011
 
12/2011 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:06/2011
 
12/2011 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
FSR 971 Daylighting Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/12/2010 
Expected:02/2011
 
02/2011 John Baswell
662-285-3264
jbaswell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Daylighting 2.8 miles of ROW for FSR971, starting at junction of FSR955 and FSR971 and continuing to junction of FSR971 and FSR956 in Winston County, MS.
Location: UNIT - Tombigbee Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Winston. LEGAL - Sec(s) 18,19,30,31 T16N R12E. Tombigbee Ranger District, Tombigbee National Forest, Ackerman Unit, 2.8 miles of FSR 971 between northern junction of FSR(s) 971 and 955 and southern junction of FSR971 and 956.
Forest Service Road 960 Bridge Replacement at milepost 2.20
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Road management  Completed  Actual: 11/19/2010  01/2011 John Baswell
662-285-3264
jbaswell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replacement of bridge on Forest Service Road 960. Bridge is located at mile post 2.20 crossing Fallah creek.
Location: UNIT - Tombigbee Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Choctaw. LEGAL - The bridge is located at Sec 35 Township 17N Range 12E. Bridge to be replaced would be located on Forest Service Road 960 at the Fallah Creek crossing (mile post 2.20).
Forest Service Road 960 Bridge Replacement at milepost 3.40
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Road management  Completed  Actual: 11/19/2010  01/2011 John Baswell
662-285-3264
jbaswell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replacement of bridge on Forest Service Road 960 (mile post 3.40).
Location: UNIT - Tombigbee Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Winston. LEGAL - FSR 960 bridge at Bogue Creek (mile post 3.40) in Section 25 T17N, R11E. Bridge on FSR960Bogue Creek (mile post 3.40).
Forest Service Road 971 Bridge Replacement at milepost 5.90
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Road management  Completed  Actual: 11/19/2010  01/2011 John Baswell
662-285-3264
jbaswell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replacement of bridge at Noxubee creek crossing (mp 5.90) on FSR 971.
Location: UNIT - Tombigbee Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Winston. LEGAL - Sec18, T16N,R12E. FSR 971 bridge at Noxubee Creek (mp 5.90) located in Winston County, MS.
Forest Service Road 972 Bridge Replacement at milepost 1.60
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Road management  Completed  Actual: 11/19/2010  01/2011 John Baswell
662-285-3264
jbaswell@fs.fed.us 
Description: FSR 972 bridge replacement at milepost 1.06
Location: UNIT - Tombigbee Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Winston. LEGAL - Sec 29,T16N,R11E. FSR 972 bridge at (mp 1.60) located in Winston County, MS.
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 01/2011 
Expected:02/2011
 
03/2011 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.
Woodside Estates Road Use Permit
CE
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/28/2010 
Expected:02/2011
 
02/2011 John Baswell
662-285-3264
jbaswell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Woodside Estates (John W. 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.
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