Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2012 to 06/30/2012
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,  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
Gypsy Moth Management in the United States: A Cooperative Approach
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/19/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2011 
Expected:03/2012
 
01/2013 Noel Schneeberger
610-557-4121
nschneeberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: The USDA Forest Service and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service are analyzing a range of strategies for controlling gypsy moth damage to forests and trees in the United States.
Web Link:  http://www.na.fs.fed.us/wv/eis/
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  Completed  Actual: 03/23/2012  12/2011 Brenda Halter-Glenn
202-260-9400
bhalterglenn@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  Completed  Actual: 12/13/2011  01/2012 Glen Stein
801-200-2703
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 05/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
01/2013 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
Bienville RCW Habitat Restoration Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 03/18/2012 
Expected:04/2012
 
06/2012 Marc Weathersby
601-469-3811
maweathersby@fs.fed.us 
Description: Stewardship project for RCW habitat improvement; creation of wildlife openings for game and non-game species; and hazardous fuels treatment in the urban interface. The EA process will use the Healthy Forest Restoration Act authority.
Location: UNIT - Bienville Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Jasper, Scott. The project area is located on the Bienville National Forest in Scott 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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/27/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
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.
Tellus Well Pad
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/09/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:04/2012
 
05/2012 Marc Weathersby
601-469-3811
maweathersby@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction of a roughly 350' X 390' well pad and access road roughly 257' X 30' after clearing timber and vegetation on approximately 3.3 acres.
Location: UNIT - Bienville Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Smith. Township 3 North, Range 7 East, Section 6 of Smith County, Mississippi.
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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
At&T amendment to special use
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:06/2012  07/2012 Andy Barwick
601-4280594
ajbarwick@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install fiber optic telephone lines.
Location: UNIT - Chickasawhay Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Wayne. LEGAL - Sec. 22, 23, 28, and 33, T6N, R7W and Sec. 26, 34, nad 35, T6N, R8W, and Sec. 3, 4, 5, 7, 8 and 18, T6N, R9W. Nine miles southeast of Clara, Mississippi.
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.
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.
Secial use road (Dennis).
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2012 
Expected:06/2012  07/2012 Andy Barwick
601-4280594
ajbarwick@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special use road to provide access to private lands.
Location: UNIT - Chickasawhay Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Wayne. LEGAL - Sec. 27, T6N, R7W. Nine miles south of Clara, Mississippi.
Special Use Road for Gary Waites
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Andy Barwick
601-4280594
ajbarwick@fs.fed.us 
Description: Permit the use of an existing road for access to private lands.
Location: UNIT - Chickasawhay Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Wayne. LEGAL - Section 24, T7N, R8W. Three miles southwest of Clara, Mississippi.
Special use Road (Boyd)
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2012 
Expected:07/2012  08/2012 Andy Barwick
601-4280594
ajbarwick@fs.fed.us 
Description: Road to provide access to private lands.
Location: UNIT - Chickasawhay Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Wayne. LEGAL - Sec. 27, T6N, R7W. Nine miles south of Clara, Mississippi.
Special use road (Wayne County Board of Superviors, Haskell Hudson)
CE
- Special use management
- Road management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Venture Oil and Gas 3D Seismic Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012  06/2012 Andy Barwick
601-4280594
ajbarwick@fs.fed.us 
Description: Use heavy equipment to drill shot holes 100 feet deep on a grid pattern over approximately 8,000 acres in order to prospect for oil and gas.
Location: UNIT - Chickasawhay Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Jones. LEGAL - Various locations in T7N, R10W and T6N, R10W. Six miles sooutheast of Laurel, Mississippi.
Venture Oil & Gas Saltwater Flowline Replacement
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 01/31/2012  02/2012 Andy Barwick
601-4280594
ajbarwick@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace an existing flowline and move line from the current location so that line can be more easily maintained and administered.
Location: UNIT - Chickasawhay Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Wayne. LEGAL - Section 14 & 15, T7N, R9W. Three miles south of Strenthford, Mississippi.
Watershed Health Restoration, and Maintenance in the Sand Hill Creek Analysis Unit
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2012 
Expected:09/2012  12/2012 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 pcecies in the Sand Hill Creek Analysis Unit.
Location: UNIT - Chickasawhay Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Wayne. LEGAL - Sections 25, 26, 34, 35, 36, T6N, R8W. Seven miles North of Sand Hill, Mississippi.
Watershed Health, Restoration, and Maintenance in the East Tiger Creek Analysis Unit
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:06/2012  10/2012 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 East Tiger Creek Analysis Unit
Location: UNIT - Chickasawhay Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Wayne. LEGAL - Section 5, 6, 7, 8, 17, 18 T7N, R9W. Eleven miles Southeast 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 Aerial Cable Placement
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2012 
Expected:08/2012  08/2012 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Amend special use permit to authorize installation of 1,275' of aerial fiber optic cable by attaching to existing structures.
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Forrest. LEGAL - Sec. 7, T2N, R12W, Forrest County, MS; St. Stephens Meridian. Hwy. 49 North near Paul B. Johnson State Park.
AT & T Fiber Optic Cable Extension along Hwy. 49 at Brooklyn
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2012 
Expected:08/2012  08/2012 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 06/2012 
Expected:08/2012  08/2012 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 06/2012 
Expected:08/2012  08/2012 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.
AT&T Fiber Optic Cable Extension - Carnes Road
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2012 
Expected:08/2012  08/2012 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us 
Description: AT&T proposes to bury fiber optic cable within right-of-way of Carnes Road.
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Forrest. LEGAL - Sec. 22, 23, 27, 34, T1S, R13W, Forrest County, Mississippi, St. Stephens Meridian. Carnes Road.
BellSouth Highway 15 Extension
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/19/2006
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
08/2012 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
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
11/2012 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.
Charles and Clark Bond Access
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:10/2012  11/2012 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.
Darren Methe Access
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:10/2012  11/2012 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 06/2012 
Expected:11/2012  12/2012 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 04/2012 
Expected:07/2012  08/2012 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.
Glenn Lott Access
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2012 
Expected:10/2012  11/2012 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.
Old Wire Road Trail
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2012 
Expected:08/2012  09/2012 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Stone County Board of Supervisors propose to construct and maintain a paved walking/bike trail adjacent to Wire Road in Stone County.
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Stone. LEGAL - Sec. 31, T3S, R10W; Sec. 5, T4S, R10W; Stone County, Mississippi; St. Stephens Meridian. North side of Wire Road.
Ole Miss Isolated Tract Land Sales
CE
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/11/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 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.
Pearl River Valley EPA - Erambert Seed Orchard Extension
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/13/2012 
Expected:02/2012
 
02/2012 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install overhead service line and security light at USFS Erambert Seed Orchard.
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Perry. LEGAL - Sec. 22, T1N, R10W, Perry County, MS; St. Stephens Meridian. De Soto Ranger District, Erambert Seed Orchard.
Pearl River Valley EPA Wire Road Powerline
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:06/2012  07/2012 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Amend special use permit to authorize construction of 1,070' of new overhead powerline along Wire Road East.
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Stone. LEGAL - Sec. 5, T4S, R10W, Stone County, MS; St. Stephens Meridian. South side of Wire Road East.
Perry County School Lands Access
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:06/2012  07/2012 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Easement grant to Perry County School District for access to "16th Section" land.
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Perry. LEGAL - Sec. 17, T1S, R10W, Perry County, Mississippi, St. Stephens Meridian. Access Sec.16, T1S, R10W.
Pitcher Plant Bog & Unique Habitat Restoration
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/28/2011 
Expected:05/2012
 
07/2012 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
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
12/2012 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 06/2012 
Expected:10/2012  11/2012 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  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/16/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 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.
Singing River EPA Powerline Upgrade along Progress Road
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/16/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
07/2012 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace power poles and upgrade line within existing right-of-way.
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Perry. LEGAL - Sec. 2, 3, 4, 9 & 10, T1N, R9W, Perry County, MS, St. Stephens Meridian. Progress Road.
Todd Talley Access
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2012 
Expected:10/2012  11/2012 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.
Woods Alliston Access
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2012 
Expected:10/2012  11/2012 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Grant Special Use Permit for access to private land that is a complete inholding within the National Forest.
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Stone. LEGAL - Sec. 23 &30, T3S, R9W, Stone County, MS; St. Stephens Meridian. Red Creek.
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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
Amendment to SUP TV EPA - Tennessee Gas
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/31/2012  01/2012 Caren Briscoe
662-236-6550 ext 241
carenbriscoe@fs.fed.us 
Description: amendment to existing sup with Tallahatchie Valley EPA to put new single phase powerline to Tenn Gas pipeline for safety equipment
Location: UNIT - Holly Springs Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Yalobusha. LEGAL - T24N R5E Section 22. Yalobusha County - from private property along CR 68 to FDR 823 - total of 1.3 miles.
Kudzu Fires Restoration Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2012 
Expected:08/2012  10/2012 Bill Oswalt
662-236-6550 Ext. 236
boswalt@fs.fed.us 
Description: Return to healthy forest area that has had invasive plant, wild fires, and gully problems.
Location: UNIT - Holly Springs Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Lafayette. LEGAL - T7S R2W S28. Lafayette County at southern point of National Forest along CR 210 - on the east side of CR 210.
Lindsey Mtn Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:08/2012  10/2012 John Townsend
662-236-6550 ext 228
jtownsend@fs.fed.us 
Description: Multiple resources, examined for forest health and other opportunities.
Location: UNIT - Holly Springs Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Tippah. LEGAL - T3S R3E Sections 21, 22, 27, 34. Tippah County - near Lindsey Mtn.
Walker Chestnut Storm Damage Treatment
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2012 
Expected:05/2012  05/2012 Bill Oswalt
662-236-6550 Ext. 236
boswalt@fs.fed.us 
Description: Straight-line wind damage restoration.
Location: UNIT - Holly Springs Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Yalobusha. LEGAL - T25N R5E Sections 19 and 20. Yalobusha County, MS in the area of Walker and Chestnut Lake.
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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
Blackjack Oil & Pipeline USA A-1
CE
- Minerals and Geology  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
FS Road 170 Underground Telephone Installation
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 09/15/2011  02/2012 Michael Everett
601-384-5876
meverett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installation of a buried communication cable by Franklin Telephone Company through National Forest lands. Line would be installed along FS roads 170, 170B, and 170D for approximately 7,100 feet.
Location: UNIT - Homochitto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Wilkinson. LEGAL - T4N, R1W, Section 31. Approximately 7,100 feet along FS roads 170, 170B, and 170D in Wilkinson County, MS.
Homochitto Gravel Pits 2012
EA
- Minerals and Geology
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/22/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
07/2012 Jay Pittman
601-384-5876
japittman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Opening of eight new gravel pits on the Homochitto National Forest to provide for road construction and maintenance needs.
Location: UNIT - Homochitto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Amite, Franklin, Wilkinson. LEGAL - T3N,R2E, Sec. 3,4; T4N,R3E, Sec. 17; T3N,R2E, Sec. 9; T4N,R3E, Sec. 18; T4N,R4E, Sec. 8; T7N,R3E, Sec. 35;T7N,R5E, Sec. 32; T4N,R1E, Sec. 34. Various locations across the Homochitto National Forest.
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 04/2012 
Expected:09/2012  12/2012 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 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
07/2012 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
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Private Property Access - Hollinger
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/08/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
07/2012 Michael Everett
601-384-5876
meverett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Granting of permission to a private inholder whose property is completely surrounded by Forest Service lands. Access would be on an existing woods roadbed off FS 104B.
Location: UNIT - Homochitto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Franklin. LEGAL - T5N, R3E, Section 13. Access to land owned by Mr. Fred Hollinger off FS 104B.
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:09/2012
 
12/2012 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
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
12/2012 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:09/2012
 
12/2012 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
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
12/2012 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
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
12/2012 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
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
12/2012 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
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
12/2012 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.
Southwest MS EPA powerline installation - Eddiceton
CE
- Special area management  Completed  Actual: 11/30/2011  01/2012 Michael Everett
601-384-5876
meverett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installation of a buried power line along Eddiceton Road for approximately 3,000 feet within National Forest Lands.
Location: UNIT - Homochitto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Franklin. LEGAL - T7N, R4E, Section 33. Approximately 3,000 feet along Eddiceton Road in Franklin County, MS.
Threshold Development USA 32-10 #1
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/09/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 James Michael
601-965-1667
jamesmichael@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to drill an oil/gas well and conduct testing for commercial quantities, with a gravel access road and possible tank battery.
Location: UNIT - Homochitto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Franklin. LEGAL - T7N, R5E, Section 32 NESE. Federal Leas MSES 57142, off Applewhite Road in Franklin County, Mississippi.
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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
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 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
08/2012 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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