Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2012 to 12/31/2012
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,  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
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 09/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
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.
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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 10/2012 
Expected:03/2013
 
05/2013 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 
Completed  Actual: 07/09/2012  09/2012 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 
Completed  Actual: 07/26/2012  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.
Clovelly Oil Co., LLC
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/10/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
12/2012 Marc Weathersby
601-469-3811
maweathersby@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Bienville National Forest is evaluating a proposal by Clovelly Oil Co., LLC to conduct a 3D seismic survey for oil and gas resources on National Forest Lands.
Location: UNIT - Bienville Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Smith. Sections 1,8,11, and 12 of Township 3 North, Range 8 East and Sections 2-4, and 7-12 of Township 3 North, Range 9 East of Smith County, Mississippi.
Tellus Well Pad
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/10/2012  09/2012 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
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/19/2012  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 - Sections 3, 4, 5, 7, 8 & 18, T6N, R8W; Sections 19, 30, 31, 32 & 34, T7N, R8W; Section 13, T6N, R9W; Section 24, T7N, R9W; Sections 22, 23, 27, 28 & 33, T6N, R7W. 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.
Corinth Church Special Use Tree Removal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:11/2012  12/2012 Andy Barwick
601-4280594
ajbarwick@fs.fed.us 
Description: Remove approximately 70 merchantable trees from an existing special use permit.
Location: UNIT - Chickasawhay Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Wayne. LEGAL - Section 4, T6N, R8W. Six miles southwest of Clara, 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.
Mechanical fuels reduction on Mason Creek
CE
- Fuels management  Completed  Actual: 08/08/2012  09/2012 Andy Barwick
601-4280594
ajbarwick@fs.fed.us 
Description: Use heavy machinery to mulch and masticate noncommercial pine and hardwood for fuel reduction.
Location: UNIT - Chickasawhay Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Greene. LEGAL - Various locations in T5N, R7W. Various locations in Greene County Mississippi.
Ridgerunners motorcycle enduro recreation event
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 08/13/2012  10/2012 Andy Barwick
601-4280594
ajbarwick@fs.fed.us 
Description: Motorcycle enduro recreation event on October 6 and 7 2012.
Location: UNIT - Chickasawhay Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Wayne. LEGAL - Section 5 & 6 T6N, R9W. Twelve miles southeast of laurel, Mississippi.
Secial use road (Dennis).
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/12/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
09/2012 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 (Boyd)
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/24/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
10/2012 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.
Turkey Fork Lake Resoration
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:12/2012  06/2013 Andy Barwick
601-4280594
ajbarwick@fs.fed.us 
Description: Lake habitat improvement that includes spawning beds, channels, land piers, fish structure, and shoreline deepening.
Location: UNIT - Chickasawhay Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Greene. LEGAL - Section 4, T4N, R7W & Section 33, T5N, R7W. Three miles East of Sand Hill, 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 11/2012 
Expected:12/2012  02/2013 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 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/13/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
02/2013 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 11/2012 
Expected:02/2013  02/2013 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 11/2012 
Expected:02/2013  02/2013 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 11/2012 
Expected:02/2013  02/2013 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 11/2012 
Expected:02/2013  02/2013 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 FOC Installation along Hwy. 49
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:12/2012  12/2012 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install fiber-optic cable within existing right-of-way of Hwy. 49 south.
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Forrest. LEGAL - Sec. 7, 20, 29 & 32, T2N, R12W and Sec. 21 of T1N, R12W, Forrest County, MS. West side of Hwy. 49.
AT&T Fiber Optic Cable Extension - Carnes Road
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2012 
Expected:02/2013  02/2013 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.
Access to Salem Cemetery
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2012 
Expected:01/2013  01/2013 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Provide access over an existing route to Salem Cemetery.
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - George. LEGAL - Sec. 4, T1S, R8W, George County, MS. Leaf, MS.
Alexander Access
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2013 
Expected:05/2013  05/2013 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Access to private land completely surrounded by National Forest.
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Perry. LEGAL - Sec. 36, T1N, R11W, Perry County, MS. Between Hwy. 29 and Black Creek.
BellSouth Highway 15 Extension
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/19/2006
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2012 
Expected:02/2013
 
02/2013 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 11/2012 
Expected:02/2013
 
02/2013 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 10/2012 
Expected:01/2013  01/2013 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 10/2012 
Expected:12/2012  01/2013 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 10/2012 
Expected:12/2012  01/2013 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 11/2012 
Expected:03/2013  03/2013 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 12/2012 
Expected:03/2013  03/2013 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 12/2012 
Expected:03/2013  03/2013 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.
Pearl River Valley EPA Wire Road Powerline
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:12/2012  12/2012 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 10/2012 
Expected:12/2012  12/2012 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.
Reissuance of Special Use Permit to Robert Jarrell for access
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/27/2007 
Expected:02/2013
 
03/2013 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 12/2012 
Expected:02/2013  02/2013 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.
Todd Talley Access
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2012 
Expected:02/2013  02/2013 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.
Trebotich Access
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:12/2012  12/2012 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of a permit for access across National Forest land to a private residence.
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Harrison. LEGAL - Sec. 1, T6S, R10W, Harrison County, MS. White Plains Road.
Woods Alliston Access
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2012 
Expected:02/2013  02/2013 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,   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
Enbridge Energy Permit Renewal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Michael Whittington
662-873-6256
mswhittington@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of special use permit for Enbridge Energy with no changes in authorized facilities.
Location: UNIT - Delta Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Sharkey. LEGAL - Sections 2, 3, 4, 5 and 11, Township 11 North, Range 6 West in Sharkey County, Mississippi. Delta National Forest.
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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
Prescribed Burning Program
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/01/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
12/2012 John Townsend
662-285-3264/662-236-6550
jtownsend@fs.fed.us 
Description: Yearly prescribed burning program across the Holly Springs
Location: UNIT - Holly Springs Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Benton, Lafayette, Marshall, Tippah, Union, Yalobusha. Spread across the Holly Springs, all counties, virtually all compartments.
Special Use Permit for Access - Cook
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/09/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
11/2012 Caren Briscoe
662-236-6550 ext 241
carenbriscoe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Access to a private tract of land across National Forest System. Existing road, no ground disturbance, no timber harvest.
Location: UNIT - Holly Springs Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Benton. LEGAL - T 4 S, R 2 E, Section 29. Benton County, MS - off McGee Road.
Special Use Permit for Access - Ellis
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/09/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
11/2012 Caren Briscoe
662-236-6550 ext 241
carenbriscoe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Access to a private tract of land across National Forest System. Existing road, no ground disturbance, no timber harvest.
Location: UNIT - Holly Springs Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Benton. LEGAL - T 4 S, R 1 E, Section 6. Benton County, MS - off CR Shawnee.
Special Use Permit for Access - Grissinger
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/09/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
11/2012 Caren Briscoe
662-236-6550 ext 241
carenbriscoe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Access to a private tract of land across National Forest System. Existing road, no ground disturbance, no timber harvest.
Location: UNIT - Holly Springs Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Lafayette. LEGAL - T 8 S, R 1 W, Section 5. Lafayette County,MS - at US WMA headquarters.
Special Use Permit for Access - Hartsoe
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/09/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
11/2012 Caren Briscoe
662-236-6550 ext 241
carenbriscoe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Access to a private tract of land across National Forest System. Existing road, no ground disturbance, no timber harvest.
Location: UNIT - Holly Springs Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Benton. LEGAL - T 4 S, R 1 W, Section 27. Benton County, MS - off Lower Gurley Road.
Special Use Permit for Access - Jirimiwi Hunting Club
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/17/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
12/2012 Caren Briscoe
662-236-6550 ext 241
carenbriscoe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Access to a private tract of land across National Forest System. Existing road, no ground distubance, no timber harvest.
Location: UNIT - Holly Springs Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Benton. LEGAL - T 3 S, R 1 W, Section 24. Benton County, MS - off Reaves Road.
Special Use Permit for Access - Jones
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/24/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
11/2012 Caren Briscoe
662-236-6550 ext 241
carenbriscoe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Access to a tract of private land across National Forest System. Existing road, no ground disturbance, no timber harvest.
Location: UNIT - Holly Springs Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Benton. LEGAL - T 4 S, R 2 E, Section 21. Benton County, MS - off CR 801.
Special Use Permit for Access - Midway Point, Inc.
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/09/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
11/2012 Caren Briscoe
662-236-6550 ext 241
carenbriscoe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Access to a private tract of land across National Forest System. Existing road, no ground disturbance, no timber harvested.
Location: UNIT - Holly Springs Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Lafayette. LEGAL - T 7 S, R 2 W, Section 11. Lafayette County, MS - off FDR 841.
Special Use Permit for Access - Rogers
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/09/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
11/2012 Caren Briscoe
662-236-6550 ext 241
carenbriscoe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Access to a private tract of land across National Forest System. Existing road, no ground disturbance, no timber harvest.
Location: UNIT - Holly Springs Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Benton. LEGAL - T 5 S, R 1 E, Section 15. Benton County, MS - off Highway 5.
Special Use Permit for Access - Swords
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/09/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
11/2012 Caren Briscoe
662-236-6550 ext 241
carenbriscoe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Access to a private tract of land across National Forest System. Existing road, no ground disturbance, no timber harvest.
Location: UNIT - Holly Springs Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Lafayette. LEGAL - T 7 S, R 1 W, Section 16. Lafayette County,MS - off CR 249.
Special Use Permit for Access - Thomas
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Caren Briscoe
662-236-6550 ext 241
carenbriscoe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Access to a private tract of land across National Forest System. Existing road, no ground disturbance, no timber harvest.
Location: UNIT - Holly Springs Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T 6 S, R 1 E, Section 15. Union County, MS - off CR 7.
Special Use Permit for Access - Thompson
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/17/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
12/2012 Caren Briscoe
662-236-6550 ext 241
carenbriscoe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Access to a private tract of land across National Forest System. Existing road, no ground disturbance, no timber harvest.
Location: UNIT - Holly Springs Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Benton. LEGAL - T 4 S, R 1 W, Section 1. Benton County, MS - off Royston Road.
Walker Chestnut Storm Damage Treatment
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 06/08/2012  06/2012 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  Cancelled  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  Cancelled  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-113D Underground Utility
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 08/10/2012  08/2012 Michael Everett
601-384-5876
meverett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Request from Southwest MS EPA to install a buried powerline through National Forest Land, along a woods road.
Location: UNIT - Homochitto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Franklin. LEGAL - T7N, R4E, Sec. 3. Within 750' of FS 113D, in Franklin County, Mississippi.
FS103E Pipeline Reroute
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/28/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
11/2012 Michael Everett
601-384-5876
meverett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Request by Blackjack Oil Co. Inc to reroute a pipeline, involving removal of the existing piepline from two areas and two tank batteries, installation of a new pipeline, new disposal line, and new tank battery.
Location: UNIT - Homochitto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Franklin. LEGAL - T5N, R1E, Sections 36 and 49. The A-1 well pipeline to tank battery on FS-103B andFS-103E.
FS127G Underground Utility
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/28/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
11/2012 Michael Everett
601-384-5876
meverett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Burial of a power line by southwest MS EPA for approximately 1,500' on National Forest Lands
Location: UNIT - Homochitto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Wilkinson. LEGAL - T4N, R1E, Sect. 23. Along road FS-127G for approximately 1,500 feet.
Homochitto Gravel Pits 2012
EA
- Minerals and Geology
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/22/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
12/2012 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 12/2012 
Expected:09/2013  11/2013 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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/05/2012 
Expected:10/2012
Actual: 06/21/2012 
12/2012 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  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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:12/2012
 
06/2013 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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/27/2007 
Expected:12/2012
 
06/2013 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:12/2012
 
06/2013 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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/27/2007 
Expected:12/2012
 
06/2013 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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/27/2007 
Expected:12/2012
 
06/2013 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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/27/2007 
Expected:12/2012
 
06/2013 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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/27/2007 
Expected:12/2012
 
06/2013 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.
Threshold Development USA 32-10 #1
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 07/10/2012  08/2012 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
Amendment to SUP - Natchez Trace EPA - Simmons
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/11/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
10/2012 James Schiller
662-285-3264
jschiller@fs.fed.us 
Description: amending existing special use permit to allow new powerline (single phase) for approximately 2000 feet to a landlocked parcel of private land.
Location: UNIT - Tombigbee Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Chickasaw. LEGAL - Township 12 South, Range 3 East, Sections 12 and 13. Chickasaw County, MS - to the north and east of David Lake.
Natchez Trace EPA - Amendment for Simmons Power
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Bill Oswalt
662-236-6550 Ext. 236
jschiller@fs.fed.us 
Description: Amendment to existing special use permit to take power from existing line to private property and is landlocked by National Forest System Land.
Location: UNIT - Tombigbee Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Chickasaw. LEGAL - Township 12 South, Range 3 East, Sections 12 and 13. East of Davis Lake levee, just off CR 323, Chickasaw County, Mississippi.
Noxubee Hills Analysis Area
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 07/17/2012  10/2012 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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