Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2013 to 06/30/2013
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) :
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)

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 02/2013 
Expected:10/2013
 
01/2014 Jeff Long
601-965-1629
jlong@fs.fed.us 
Description: Revised Land and Resource Management Plan
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=1159
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
Clovelly Oil Co., LLC Source Hole Drilling
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/19/2012 
Expected:04/2013
 
06/2013 Marc Weathersby
601-469-3811
maweathersby@fs.fed.us 
Description: This is the 2nd phase of the Clovelly Oil Co., LLC project where the company plans to conduct source hole drilling to facilitate a 3D seismic exploration. The project area is approximately 3,680 acres located in the southeastern part of the Forest.
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.
Homewood Water Association water line improvement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2013 
Expected:05/2013  05/2013 Marc Weathersby
601-469-3811
maweathersby@fs.fed.us 
Description: Homewood Water Association has requested permission to upgrade their water distribution lines across National Forest System lands on the Bienville NF in order to improve water pressure within its network.
Location: UNIT - Bienville Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Scott. Section 30, Township 5 North, Range 8 East and Section 28, Township 5 North, Range 7 East.
South Mississippi Electric Power Association (SMEPA) Powerline Reconstruction
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2013 
Expected:05/2013  05/2013 Marc Weathersby
601-469-3811
maweathersby@fs.fed.us 
Description: SMEPA has requested permission to reconstruct portions of their electric transmission lines across National Forest System lands on the Bienville National Forest in order to upgrade the facilities within their network.
Location: UNIT - Bienville Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Scott, Smith. Scott County Section 30 of Township 5 North, Range 8 East and Sections 22 and 23 of T 5 N, R 7 E; Smith Cty Sections 5, 9, 22, 27, 34, and 35 of T 4 N, R 8 E and Sections 2 and 11 of T 3 N, R 8 E.
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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 replacement of fiber optic cable special use
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/07/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
04/2013 Andy Barwick
601-4280594
ajbarwick@fs.fed.us 
Description: AT&T proposes to replace an existing fiber optic cable within the existing corridor of State Highway 15. The total lenght of the corridor 13,152 and envolve and area of less than 4 acres.
Location: UNIT - Chickasawhay Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Jones. LEGAL - Section 31, T7N, R10W & Section 5 and 8, T6N, R10W. Eleven miles southeast of Laurel, 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.
Install a Forest Service Communication Tower
CE
- Facility management  Completed  Actual: 02/01/2013  03/2013 Andy Barwick
601-4280594
ajbarwick@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install a 100 foot Forest Service communication tower on an existing administrative site.
Location: UNIT - Chickasawhay Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Greene. LEGAL - Section 14, T5N, R7W. Six miles Northeast of Sand Hill, Mississippi.
Southern Pine Bettle Suppression Project on the Chickasawhay Ranger District
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:05/2013  05/2013 Andy Barwick
601-4280594
ajbarwick@fs.fed.us 
Description: Suppress Southern pine Bettle on the Chickasawhay Ranger District using the cut and remove and the cut and leave method.
Location: UNIT - Chickasawhay Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Greene, Jones, Wayne. Six miles southeast of Laurel, Mississippi.
Special Use Road, Marsha Eason
CE
- Special use management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/18/2012 
Expected:04/2013
 
05/2013 Andy Barwick
601-4280594
ajbarwick@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of a special use permit for a road (500 feet in length) to access private property.
Location: UNIT - Chickasawhay Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Wayne. LEGAL - Section 6, T7N, R9W. Fourteen miles West 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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 02/01/2013  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. Notice of Initiation 05/2013 
Expected:08/2013  01/2014 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 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 
Completed  Actual: 03/11/2013  11/2013 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  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/21/2012 
Expected:05/2013
 
05/2013 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  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/21/2012 
Expected:05/2013
 
05/2013 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  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/21/2012 
Expected:05/2013
 
05/2013 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  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/21/2012 
Expected:05/2013
 
05/2013 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
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/21/2012 
Expected:05/2013
 
05/2013 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  Completed  Actual: 02/08/2013  03/2013 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, 35, T1S, R13W, Forrest County, Mississippi, St. Stephens Meridian. Carnes Road.
AT&T Fiber Optic Cable Installation along LaRue Road
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/21/2012 
Expected:05/2013
 
05/2013 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Amend Special Use Permits to add 14,400 feet of new fiber optic line and remove 11,000 feet of copper cable.
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Harrison, Jackson. LEGAL - Sec. 2, 3, 4, 5, 11 & 12, T5S, R9W, Harrison & Jackson counties, MS. Within right-of-way on south side of LaRue Road.
Access to Salem Cemetery
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2013 
Expected:07/2013  07/2013 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
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2013 
Expected:07/2013  07/2013 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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/21/2012 
Expected:05/2013
 
05/2013 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.
Charles and Clark Bond Access
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2013 
Expected:07/2013  07/2013 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 05/2013 
Expected:07/2013  07/2013 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 05/2013 
Expected:07/2013  07/2013 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 06/2013 
Expected:08/2013  08/2013 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 05/2013 
Expected:07/2013  07/2013 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 04/2013 
Expected:06/2013  06/2013 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 Powerline Upgrade and Relocation along Hwy. 15
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:06/2013  07/2013 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocate an overhead powerline to a new location along a state highway, upgrade the line from 7,200 to 14,400 volts, and remove abandoned poles and wire.
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Stone. LEGAL - Sec. 20 & 29, T3S, R9W, St. Stephens Meridian, Stone County, MS. Highway 15, Stone County, MS.
Pearl River Valley EPA Wire Road Powerline
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/11/2012 
Expected:04/2013
 
05/2013 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 06/2013 
Expected:08/2013  08/2013 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:06/2013
 
12/2013 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 05/2013 
Expected:07/2013  07/2013 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 05/2013 
Expected:07/2013  07/2013 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
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2013 
Expected:07/2013  07/2013 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 05/2013 
Expected:07/2013  07/2013 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,   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
- 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 05/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
07/2013 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
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/09/2012 
Expected:05/2013
 
05/2013 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 - Hartsoe
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/09/2012 
Expected:05/2013
 
05/2013 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
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/17/2012 
Expected:05/2013
 
05/2013 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
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/24/2012 
Expected:05/2013
 
05/2013 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 - Thompson
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/17/2012 
Expected:05/2013
 
05/2013 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.
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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
FS103E Pipeline Reroute
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 11/16/2012  02/2013 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
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 11/06/2012  02/2013 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:
Notice of Initiation 11/22/2011
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 03/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
08/2013 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. Notice of Initiation 07/2013 
Expected:11/2013  01/2014 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 04/2013 
Expected:06/2013
Actual: 01/10/2013
06/21/2012 
08/2013 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 - Amite, Franklin. LEGAL - T3N, R3E, Sec. 21-22, 30-32, 35-37, 41-45; T4N, R3E, Sec. 1-6, 8-15, 17; T4N, R4E, Sec. 6-8. Approximately 3 miles south of Bude, MS; bound on the East by Gloster Road and on the West and South by the Forest Service boundary.
Liberty South Energy, LLC #1 gas well
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Don Neal
601-965-1634
donneal@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 Brushy Creek Guest Ranch for Sign
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/27/2007 
Expected:06/2013
 
12/2013 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
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
12/2013 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:06/2013
 
12/2013 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:06/2013
 
12/2013 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:06/2013
 
12/2013 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:06/2013
 
12/2013 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.
Stroud Petroleum Inc., Homochitto 13-13 #1
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2013 
Expected:05/2013  06/2013 Don Neal
601-965-1634
donneal@fs.fed.us 
Description: A proposal to drill a well and conduct testing on Federal Lease MSES 47559. Proposal would include timber removal on approx. 2.35 acres; improvement of an access road for approx. 1,900 feet; and potential of 400 feet of pipeline installation.
Location: UNIT - Homochitto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Franklin. LEGAL - Section 13, T6N, R2E. Approximately 2.5 miles East of Roxie, Mississippi, on the south side of US highway 84.
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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  Completed  Actual: 02/14/2013  01/2013 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.
Starks Road
EA
- Land management planning
- Heritage resource management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 03/27/2013
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 05/2013 
Expected:08/2013
 
08/2013 John Baswell
662-285-3264
cbriscoe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Vegetative management on the Tombigbee Ranger District, Stark Road analysis unit.
Location: UNIT - Tombigbee Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Winston. LEGAL - Sections:19,20,21,29,30,31,32 R13E, T15N Sections:35,36 R12E T15N. Starks Road analysis unit, Tombigbee Ranger District, National Forests in Mississippi.
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