Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2014 to 09/30/2014
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, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
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)

R8 - Southern Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Southern Region Caves and Mine Closures
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 06/02/2014  07/2014 Dennis Krusac
404-347-4338
dkrusac@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose of the action is to close caves and mines to minimize the transmission potential of white nose syndrome and for the protection of associated wildlife species.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44053
Location: UNIT - Cherokee National Forest All Units, National Forests In Florida All Units, Kisatchie National Forest All Units, Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest All Units, National Forests In North Carolina All Units, Savannah River Natural Resource Management and Res All Units, National Forests In Mississippi All Units, Ouachita National Forest All Units, Francis Marion and Sumter National Forest All Units, National Forests In Texas All Units, Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area All Units, Daniel Boone National Forest All Units, George Washington and Jefferson National Forest All Units, National Forests in Alabama All Units, Ozark-St. Francis National Forest All Units. STATE - Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia. COUNTY - Lake, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Chattooga, Cherokee, Covington, Hale, Lawrence, Macon, Ashley, Benton, Montgomery, Murray, Oglethorpe, Chickasaw, Randolph, Pontotoc, Jackson, Morgan, Whitley, Natchitoches, Vernon, Winn, Roanoke, Berkeley, Edgefield, Newberry, Cocke, Monroe, Unicoi, Angelina, Nacogdoches, San Augustine, Craven, Botetourt, Charlotte, Roanoke, Shenandoah. LEGAL - Not Applicable. National Forest Systems lands: KY, VA, TN, NC, SC, MS, AL, GA, FL, LA, TX, AR, OK.
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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:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/08/2013
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 07/2014 
Expected:08/2014
 
10/2014 Shaun Williamson
601-965-1659
scwilliamson@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
Bay Springs Telephone Company
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/23/2014 
Expected:08/2014
 
09/2014 Marc Weathersby
601-469-3811
maweathersby@fs.fed.us 
Description: Bay Springs Telephone Company has requested permission to install a service pole with a remote cabinet on Bienville National Forest System lands in order to improve telephone and internet service to local residents.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43990
Location: UNIT - Bienville Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Smith. LEGAL - Section 32, Township 4 North, Range 8 East, Smith County, MS. The proposed project is within the existing State Highway 35 right-of-way approximately 1/4 mile north of the junction of State Highway 35 and County Road 504.
Granville Freeman Access
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/15/2013 
Expected:08/2014
 
09/2014 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 - Township 5 North, Range 9 East, Section 12, of Scott County, Mississippi. The proposed access corridor is located approximately 2 1/2 miles south of Interstate 20 at the junction of Forest Service Road 551D.
Mississippi Resources, LLC Oil and Gas Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/26/2013 
Expected:09/2014
 
10/2014 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42882
Location: UNIT - Bienville Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Smith. LEGAL - The proposal is located in Township 4 North, Range 8 East, Section 21 of Smith County, Mississippi. The MS Resources, LLC proposed well pad project is located approximately 2 miles southeast of Lorena, MS off of Forest Service Road 504A.
Shockaloe Horse Trail culvert replacements
CE
- Recreation management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2014 
Expected:09/2014  10/2014 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 - 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. The Shockaloe Horse Trail is located on the Bienville National Forest between Forest and Morton just north of U.S. Highway 80.
Southern Pine EPA power line construction
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/28/2013 
Expected:08/2014
 
09/2014 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 - Township 4 North, Range 10 East, Sections 27 & 28, of Newton County, Mississippi. The Southern Pine EPA proposed power line right-of-way is located approximately 1 1/2 miles west of State Hwyway 505 and adjacent to the New-Logan Road.
Treetop Midstream Services,LLC
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2014 
Expected:08/2014  09/2014 Marc Weathersby
601-469-3811
maweathersby@fs.fed.us 
Description: Treetop Midstream Services,LLC is proposing to install a new 6" gas pipeline and to re-commission an existing 6" abandoned gas pipline. The new proposed pipline right-of-way would be approximately 2.25 miles long and 30 feet wide.
Location: UNIT - Bienville Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Smith. LEGAL - Sections 5,6, and 8 of T3N R7E of Smith County, MS; Sections 21,28, and 33 of T3N R7E of Smith County, MS. The proposed pipeline would run about 2.25 miles south/southwest along Forest Service Road 526, crossing Sections 5,6,& 8 of T3N R7E Smith Cty,MS. The abandoned pipeline is in Sec. 21,28,& 33.
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National Forests In Mississippi,   Chickasawhay Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Commercial Thinning in Compartment 369, Stand 15
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products 
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.
Special Use Amendment for AT&T inground fiber optic cable
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2014 
Expected:09/2014  10/2014 Stephanie Steele
601 428 0594
srsteele@fs.fed.us 
Description: AT&T proposes to lay fiber optic cable in the ground for 39,844 feet on Forest Service lands. Length of line in not continuous and broken into 5 parts with the largest part being 1.2 acres in size
Location: UNIT - Chickasawhay Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Greene. LEGAL - T5N, R6W Sec. 8, 17, 18 and T5N, R7W Sec. 13, 14, 20, 21, 22, 23, 29, 30, 31. Three miles northeast of Sand Hill, Mississippi along the south side of State HWY 42.
Special Use Road (Breland)
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2014 
Expected:08/2014  08/2014 Stephanie Steele
601-428-0594
srsteele@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special use of existing road approxemately 1000 feet in length for access to private lands.
Location: UNIT - Chickasawhay Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Wayne. LEGAL - Section 13, T7N, R9W. Nine Miles west of Clara, Mississippi.
Special Use Road (McCardle)
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/14/2014 
Expected:07/2014
 
07/2014 Stephanie Steele
601-428-0594
srsteele@fs.fed.us 
Description: Permit the use of an existing road approximately 1320 feet 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 (Nicholson)
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/14/2014 
Expected:07/2014
 
07/2014 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 (Perry)
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/26/2014 
Expected:07/2014
 
07/2014 Stephanie Steele
601 428 0594
srsteele@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special use permit to use 0.02 miles of existion road for access to private lands.
Location: UNIT - Chickasawhay Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Wayne. LEGAL - Section 2, T6N, R8W. Four miles southeast of Clara, Mississippi.
Special Use Road (Turner)
CE
- Special use management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/27/2014 
Expected:07/2014
 
07/2014 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, 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 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.
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 07/2014 
Expected:11/2014  01/2015 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:
Scoping Start 12/19/2012 
Expected:08/2014
 
09/2014 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:
Scoping Start 12/19/2012 
Expected:08/2014
 
09/2014 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:
Scoping Start 12/19/2012 
Expected:08/2014
 
09/2014 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:
Scoping Start 12/19/2012 
Expected:08/2014
 
09/2014 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:
Scoping Start 12/19/2012 
Expected:08/2014
 
09/2014 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:
Scoping Start 12/19/2012 
Expected:08/2014
 
09/2014 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 10/2014 
Expected:12/2014  01/2015 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 10/2014 
Expected:12/2014  01/2015 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 
Expected:08/2014
 
09/2014 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 10/2014 
Expected:12/2014  01/2015 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 07/2014 
Expected:10/2014  01/2015 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 09/2014 
Expected:12/2014  01/2015 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 10/2014 
Expected:12/2014  01/2015 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 10/2014 
Expected:12/2014  01/2015 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 10/2014 
Expected:12/2014  01/2015 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 07/2014 
Expected:11/2014  04/2015 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.
Pat Davis Access
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2014 
Expected:02/2015  03/2015 Rebecca Ladnier
601-928-4422
reladnier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Provide access to private land over an existing woods road.
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Perry. LEGAL - Sec. 36, T2N, R9W, Perry County, Mississippi, St. Stephens Meridian. North of Little Creek Road.
Pearl River Valley EPA Powerline Relocation - Job No. 6720
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2014 
Expected:01/2015  03/2015 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 09/2014 
Expected:01/2015  03/2015 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 11/2014 
Expected:02/2015  03/2015 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.
Telepak Networks Fiber Optic Cable Along Hwy. 49 North
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2014 
Expected:09/2014  10/2014 Rebecca Ladnier
601-528-6169
reladnier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install new fiber optic cable within Hwy. 49 north right-of-way by directional boring.
Location: UNIT - De Soto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Forrest. LEGAL - Sec. 21, T1N, R12W and Sec. 7, 17, 18, 20, 29 & 32, T2N, R12W, Forrest County, MS, St. Stephens Meridian. East side of Hwy. 49 north.
Todd Talley Access
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2014 
Expected:12/2014  01/2015 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 10/2014 
Expected:12/2014  01/2015 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 10/2014 
Expected:12/2014  01/2015 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 08/2014 
Expected:10/2014
 
11/2014 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:
Scoping Start 08/09/2012 
Expected:09/2014
 
10/2014 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:
Scoping Start 08/09/2012 
Expected:09/2014
 
10/2014 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 
Expected:09/2014
 
10/2014 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 
Expected:09/2014
 
10/2014 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 
Expected:09/2014
 
10/2014 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
2014 HFRA Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 04/11/2014
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 10/2014 
Expected:03/2015
 
03/2015 Alvin Wells
601-384-2814
alvinwells@fs.fed.us 
Description: The analysis and potential thinning of approximately 40,184 acres of young, overstocked plantations to improve the overall health of the forest, wildlife habitats, and insect/disease susceptability.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44332
Location: UNIT - Homochitto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Adams, Amite, Copiah, Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, Wilkinson. LEGAL - Not Applicable. These stands are located throughtout 7 counties of the Homochitto National Forest, in locations shown on the available maps.
Black Jack Oil HOM0026 permit renewal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/01/2014 
Expected:08/2014
 
09/2014 Andy Hunter
601-928-4422 Ext.26
aehunter@fs.fed.us 
Description: Request for renewal of an expired special use permit for an oil/gas well and related facilities. No change in current activity is anticipated.
Location: UNIT - Homochitto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Franklin. LEGAL - T5N, R2E, Sec. 2,3. Approximately 4 miles SW of Meadville, MS.
Black Jack Oil USA A-4
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/01/2014 
Expected:08/2014
 
09/2014 Andy Hunter
601-928-4422 Ext.26
aehunter@fs.fed.us 
Description: Request for approval of a surface use plan of operations for re-entry into well USA A-4.
Location: UNIT - Homochitto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Franklin. LEGAL - T5N, R1E, Sec. 36. Off FR103, approximately 10 miles South of Roxie, Mississippi.
C-Spire Hwy. 61 and Hwy. 33 Buried Fiber Optic Cable
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/01/2014 
Expected:08/2014
 
09/2014 Michael Everett
601-384-5876
meverett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Request for installation of a buried fiber optic cable through National Forest land in two locations: within the ROW for Hwy. 61 in Wilkinson County and within the ROW for Hwy. 33 in Amite County, Mississippi.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44868
Location: UNIT - Homochitto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Amite, Wilkinson. LEGAL - T4N, R2W, Sec. 37 Wilkinson Co.; T3N, R2E, Sec. 4,9 Amite Co. Part 1: approx. 3.25 miles south of the Homochitto River along the MDOT right of way of Highway 61. Part 2: along the Hwy 33 right of way 2.5 miles north of Hwy 24/33 intersection.
Enterprise RD Bridge Replacement
CE
- Road management  Completed  Actual: 02/20/2014  07/2014 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.
Fox Road Bridge Replacement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 06/23/2014  07/2014 Michael Everett
601-384-5876
meverett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replacement of a low-weight bridge on Fox Road with a precast box culvert for an unnamed tributary of Birdman Creek. 1/4 to 1/2 acre of commercial timber in the right-of-way may be harvested to facilitate the placement.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44325
Location: UNIT - Homochitto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Amite. LEGAL - T4N,R3E, Sec. 19, Amite County, MS. On Fox Road, approximately 2 miles NW from the intersection of Fox Road and New Hope Road.
Hancock Road Bridge Replacement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 06/25/2014  07/2014 Michael Everett
601-384-5876
meverett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replacement of a low-weight bridge on Hancock Road with a precast concrete bridge over Caston Creek.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44326
Location: UNIT - Homochitto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Amite. LEGAL - T4N, R3E, Sec. 14, Amite County, MS. Bridge is on Hancock Road approximately 3/4 mile SSW of the intersection of Handcock and Rollinson Road.
Homochitto Gravel Pits
EA
- Minerals and Geology
- Road management 
In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 06/24/2013
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 07/2014 
Expected:09/2014
 
09/2014 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 
In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 06/03/2013
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 07/2014 
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.
Stroud Petroleum Inc., Homochitto 25-5 #2
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 05/06/2014  06/2014 Don Neal
601-965-1634
donneal@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to drill a well and conduct testing to see if it is commercial productive for oil or gas. Includes removal of timber on 2.35 acres, and improving a /-400'access road.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43569
Location: UNIT - Homochitto Ranger District. STATE - Mississippi. COUNTY - Franklin. LEGAL - T6N, R2E, Section 25. 2.5 miles east of Roxie, MS, off of US Hwy. 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
Fisheries Habitat Management
CE
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Facility management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2014 
Expected:08/2014  10/2014 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 08/2014 
Expected:10/2014
 
01/2015 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.
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