Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2014 to 03/31/2014
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:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/08/2013
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/2014 
Expected:02/2014
 
05/2014 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. LEGAL - Not Applicable. 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
Granville Freeman Access
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/29/2013 
Expected:02/2014
 
02/2014 Marc Weathersby
601-469-3811
maweathersby@fs.fed.us 
Description: Mr. Granville Freeman has requested a special use permit to allow access to his property by crossing National Forest land along a historical access route. The access corridor is approximately 20 ft. wide and extends approximately 700 feet in length.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42287
Location: UNIT - Bienville Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Scott. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Township 5 North, Range 9 East, Section 12, of Scott County, Mississippi.
Mississippi Resources, LLC Oil and Gas Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/04/2013 
Expected:03/2014
 
03/2014 Marc Weathersby
601-469-3811
maweathersby@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Bienville National Forest has received a request from MS Resources, LLC for a Permit to Drill USA 21-12 #1, permitted to 16,500 feet for an exploratory test on Lease MSES-056720.
Location: UNIT - Bienville Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Smith. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The proposal is located in Township 4 North, Range 8 East, Section 21 of Smith County, Mississippi.
Shockaloe Horse Trail culvert replacements
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2014 
Expected:02/2014  02/2014 Marc Weathersby
601-469-3811
maweathersby@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Shockaloe Horse trail is 23 miles in length. We're replacing approximately 28 old rusted out metal culverts along the trail. In the ephemeral drains along the trail we're building drain-dips out of crushed limestone rock.
Location: UNIT - Bienville Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Scott. LEGAL - Not Applicable. T7N, R7E, Sections 13,14,23,24,25,26,27,34,35 & 36; and T6N, R7E, Sections 1,2,3,10,11,12,13,14 & 15 Scott Cty, MS.
Southern Pine EPA power line construction
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/05/2013 
Expected:02/2014
 
02/2014 Marc Weathersby
601-469-3811
maweathersby@fs.fed.us 
Description: Southern Pine EPA has proposed to construct a new 14.4 KV power line across Bienville National Forest Systems lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42289
Location: UNIT - Bienville Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Newton. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Township 4 North, Range 10 East, Sections 27 & 28, of Newton 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
Commercial Thinning for Wildlife Habitat Improvement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/01/2013 
Expected:01/2014
 
07/2014 Andy Barwick
601-428-0594
ajbarwick@fs.fed.us 
Description: Thinning a 70 acres stand through commercial timber sale for Red-cockaded woodpecker habitat improvement.
Location: UNIT - Chickasawhay Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Wayne. LEGAL - Section 4, T6N, R8W. Seven miles southwest 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.
Southern Pine Beetle Suppression Project on the Chickasawhay Ranger District
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 10/22/2013  05/2014 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41636
Location: UNIT - Chickasawhay Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Greene, Jones, Wayne. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Six miles southeast of Laurel, Mississippi.
Special Use Raod (Turner)
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2013 
Expected:02/2014  03/2014 Stephanie Steele
601-428-0594
srsteele@fs.fed.us 
Description: Permit the use of approximately 500 feet of existing road for access to private lands.
Location: UNIT - Chickasawhay Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Wayne. LEGAL - Section 8, T5N, R7W. Five miles north of Sand Hill, Mississippi.
Special Use Road (Nicholson)
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2013 
Expected:04/2014  05/2014 Stephanie Steele
601-428-0594
srsteele@fs.fed.us 
Description: Permit the use of an existing road approximately 1320 feet in length to access private lands.
Location: UNIT - Chickasawhay Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Wayne. LEGAL - Section 14, T6N, R9W. Ten miles southwest of Clara, Mississippi.
Special Use Road, Marsha Eason
CE
- Special use management
- Road management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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 for Verizon Wireless electrical line
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2013 
Expected:02/2014  03/2014 Stephanie Steele
601 428 0594
srsteele@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install 50 feet of electrical line above ground within an existing corridor to power a communication tower on private lands.
Location: UNIT - Chickasawhay Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Greene. LEGAL - Section 13, T5N, R7W. Seven miles east of Sand Hill, 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.
Timber removal from Venture Oil well pad on outstanding minerals
CE
- Forest products
- Minerals and Geology 
Completed  Actual: 10/24/2013  10/2013 Andy Barwick
601-428-0594
ajbarwick@fs.fed.us 
Description: Removal of trees through timber settlement for the Venture Oil well pad far an oil well located on private minerals.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42783
Location: UNIT - Chickasawhay Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Jones. LEGAL - Section 5 and 6, T7N, R10W. Six miles southeast of Laurel, 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 01/2014 
Expected:04/2014  06/2014 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.
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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:02/2014
 
03/2014 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35555
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:02/2014
 
03/2014 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33905
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:02/2014
 
03/2014 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installation of new telecommunications cable in county road right-of-way.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32086
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:02/2014
 
03/2014 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installation of new fiber optic cable in county road right-of-way.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32082
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:02/2014
 
03/2014 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install fiber-optic cable within existing right-of-way of Hwy. 49 south.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40266
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 Installation along LaRue Road
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/21/2012 
Expected:02/2014
 
03/2014 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40935
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 03/2014 
Expected:07/2014  08/2014 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 02/2014 
Expected:05/2014  06/2014 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:02/2014
 
03/2014 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install buried fiber optic and copper cable along Hwy.15
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=16653
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 03/2014 
Expected:06/2014  07/2014 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.
Coast EPA - Hwy. 15 Tie-Line
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2014 
Expected:04/2014  05/2014 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction of overhead powerline within existing highway right-of-way.
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Harrison. LEGAL - Sections 13, 14 & 15, T6S, R10W. North side of State Highway 67.
Contact Network Fiber Optic Cable Installation
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2014 
Expected:05/2014  05/2014 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install buried fiber optic cable within right-of-way of State Highway 49.
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Forrest. LEGAL - Sections 7, 17, 20 & 29, T2N, R12W. West side of State Highway 49 within existing cleared right-of-way.
Darren Methe Access
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2014 
Expected:06/2014  07/2014 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 02/2014 
Expected:06/2014  07/2014 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.
Glenn Lott Access
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2014 
Expected:07/2014  08/2014 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.
Gulf South Pipeline Relocation
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2014 
Expected:06/2014  07/2014 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocate a section of natural gas pipeline that has become exposed due to erosion along the banks of Black Creek. New r/w 50' wide, with add'l 25' temp work space needed. Directional bore under Black Creek. Rehabilitation of abandoned r/w.
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Perry. LEGAL - Section 27, T1S, R10W. Black Creek, upstream from Fairley Bridge Road; north of existing right-of-way.
Pearl River Valley EPA Powerline Relocation - Job No. 6720
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2014 
Expected:06/2014  07/2014 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocate powerline from woods to public road right-of-way.
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Pearl River. LEGAL - Section 8, T1S, R14W. Adjacent to Gumpond Beall Road.
Pearl River Valley EPA Powerline Upgrade and Relocation along Hwy. 15
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2014 
Expected:07/2014  09/2014 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.
Ronnie Robertson Access
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2014 
Expected:07/2014  08/2014 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 02/2014 
Expected:06/2014  07/2014 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 03/2014 
Expected:06/2014  07/2014 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 02/2014 
Expected:06/2014  07/2014 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:
Notice of Initiation 08/01/2012
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 02/2014 
Expected:04/2014
 
04/2014 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. LEGAL - Not Applicable. 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 10/09/2012 
Expected:02/2014
 
02/2014 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 10/09/2012 
Expected:02/2014
 
02/2014 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:
Scoping Start 09/17/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2014 
Expected:03/2014
 
03/2014 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:
Scoping Start 08/24/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2014 
Expected:03/2014
 
04/2014 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:
Scoping Start 09/17/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2014 
Expected:03/2014
 
03/2014 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
AT&T Hwy 61 Buried Telecommunications Cable
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/29/2013 
Expected:01/2014
 
02/2014 Michael Everett
601-384-5876
meverett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Request to bury a telecummunications cable of approximately 500 feet along the MDOT right-of-way along Highway 61, within Forest Service lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42578
Location: UNIT - Homochitto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Wilkinson. LEGAL - T4N, R2W, sect.37. Approximately 3.25 miles south of the Homochitto River along the MDOT right-of-way of Highway 61.
Cable One Aerial Fiber Optic Cable Installation
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/29/2013 
Expected:01/2014
 
02/2014 Michael Everett
601-384-5876
meverett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Request to install an aerial fiber optic cable approx. 4,200 feet along an existing aerial powerline network within National Forest land.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42577
Location: UNIT - Homochitto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Jefferson, Lincoln. LEGAL - T8N, R5W, sect.17-18. Approximately 2.75 miles east of HWY 28 on HWY 550.
Enterprise RD Bridge Replacement
CE
- Road management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/14/2013 
Expected:01/2014
 
02/2014 Michael Everett
601-384-5876
meverett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Request to replace a low-weight bridge on a county road, including re-allignment of ~270' of roadway, commercial timber harvest on ~1/2 acre, and placement/maintenance of a pre-cast concrete bridge.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42553
Location: UNIT - Homochitto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Franklin. LEGAL - T5N, R1E, sect. 12. Bridge over Dry Bayou on Enterprise Road, located approximately 0.8 miles NE of the intersection of Enterprise Road and Liberty Road, in Franklin County, MS.
Homochitto Gravel Pits
EA
- Minerals and Geology
- Road management 
In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 06/23/2013
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 01/2014 
Expected:05/2014
 
06/2014 Jay Pittman
601-384-5876
japittman@fs.fed.us 
Description: The expansion of one existing gravel pit and development of up to 7 new gravel pits to provide for road reconstruction and maintenance needs of the Forest and local counties.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42389
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,R4E,sec.5; T7N,R3E,sec.35; T7N,R3E,sec.32; T6N,R5E,sec.32; T4N,R1E,sec.34. Union Church Pit, 106C Pit, East Woodsman Springs Pit, 153a2 Pit, 110c1 Pit, Applewhite Pit, Bogue Chitto Road Pit, and 154 Pit. See vicinity map for locations.
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 01/2014 
Expected:11/2014  01/2015 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.
Reissuance of Special Use Permit to Entergy for powerlines
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/27/2007 
Expected:12/2013
 
04/2014 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 - Adams, Amite, Franklin, Lincoln, Wilkinson. LEGAL - T4N,R1E & T4N,R1W,Wilkinson Co., T3N,R2E & T3N,R3E,Amite Co., T5N,R1W & T6N,R1W,Adams Co., T6N,R2E & T6N,R3E,Franklin Co., and T8N, R5E, Lincoln Co. 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:12/2013
 
04/2014 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.)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=21930
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:12/2013
 
04/2014 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.)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=21929
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:12/2013
 
04/2014 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.)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=21932
Location: UNIT - Homochitto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Amite. LEGAL - T4N, R2E, Sec 21 & 22. Homochitto Ranger District.
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National Forests In Mississippi,   Tombigbee Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Fisheries Habitat Management
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Facility management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2013 
Expected:02/2014  03/2014 Robert Claybrook
662-285-3264 ext.*816
rclaybrook@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose and need for this proposal focuses on the need for renovating the existing fish population and improving fish habitat.
Location: UNIT - Tombigbee Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Choctaw. LEGAL - The legal location is Township 16 North, Range 11 East, Section 2. Choctaw Lake in the Choctaw Lake Recreation area. The area is located in Choctaw County, Mississippi. The legal location is Township 16 North, Range 11 East, Section 2.
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 02/2014 
Expected:04/2014
 
04/2014 Caren Briscoe
662-236-6550 ext 241
carenbriscoe@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.
Trace Storm Damage Treatment
CE
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 07/11/2013  08/2013 Caren Briscoe
662-236-6550 ext 241
carenbriscoe@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to conduct salvage sales. The proposal is not to remove all trees within all the areas shown on the map, but remove the blown down trees as much as is reasonable.
Location: UNIT - Tombigbee Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Chickasaw. LEGAL - Not Applicable. .
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