Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2010 to 12/31/2010
Ouachita National Forest

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.
Report Contents (click to jump to a section) :
Projects Occurring Nationwide
R8 - Southern Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
R8 - Southern Region, Ouachita National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R8 - Southern Region, Ouachita National Forest,  Caddo Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R8 - Southern Region, Ouachita National Forest,  Cold Springs Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R8 - Southern Region, Ouachita National Forest,  Fourche Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R8 - Southern Region, Ouachita National Forest,  Jessieville-Winona Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R8 - Southern Region, Ouachita National Forest,  Mena-Oden Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R8 - Southern Region, Ouachita National Forest,  Oklahoma Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R8 - Southern Region, Ouachita National Forest,  Poteau Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R8 - Southern Region, Ouachita National Forest,  Womble Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

Projects Occurring Nationwide  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 12/18/2009
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2010 
Expected:11/2011
 
12/2011 Larry Hayden
202-205-1559
lhayden@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Department of Agriculture proposes to promulgate a new planning rule, which will set out the process for development, revision, and amendment of National Forest System land management plans.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/planningrule
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Agency-wide Rule.
Nationwide Aerial Application of Fire Retardant on National Forest System Lands.
EIS

           *NEW LISTING*
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/27/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 Glen Stein
208-869-5405
gstein@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service will prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement for the continued nationwide aerial application of fire retardant on National Forest System lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/retardant/index.html
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
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R8 - Southern Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
CEGT Special Use Permits Amendments
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Special use management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Lisa Cline
501-321-5256
lcline@fs.fed.us 
Description: Amend CenterPoint Energy Gas Transmission Company's (CEGT) existing special use permits to allow the application of selected herbicides for vegetation management along CEGT's natural gas pipeline rights-of-way on Forest Service property.
Location: UNIT - Boston Mountain Ranger District, Fourche Ranger District, Magazine Mountain Ranger District, Jessieville Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Crawford, Franklin, Garland, Logan, Perry, Washington, Yell. LEGAL - Through Crawford, Franklin, Garland, Logan, Perry, Washington and Yell Counties, Arkansas. Approximately 36 miles of dual pipeline right-of-way in Ouachita and Ozark National Forests.
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Ouachita National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Control of Invasive Species Vegetation
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:04/2011  06/2011 Mary Mentz
479-495-2844
mmentz@fs.fed.us 
Description: EA for control of invasives specicies vegetation for Jessieville-Winona-Fourche Ranger District and Crossett Experimental Forest
Web Link:  http://www.southernregion.fs.fed.us/ouachita/projects/
Location: UNIT - Fourche Ranger District, Winona Ranger District, Jessieville Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Ashley, Garland, Montgomery, Perry, Saline, Scott, Yell. LEGAL - Ashley, Garland, Montgomery, Perry, Saline, Scott, and Yell Counties, AR. Jessieville-Winona-Fourche Ranger District (400,000+ ac) and Crossett Experimental Forest (1,680 ac).
FY 2010 PCT and Release Treatments
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/13/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
10/2010 Dava Bauer
479-675-3233
dlbauer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approximately 1,233 acres of PCT and release treatments in 11 compartments.
Location: UNIT - Cold Springs Ranger District, Poteau Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Logan, Polk, Scott, Sebastian, Yell. LEGAL - Various township/range/sections. C-1214, 1216, 1217, 1220, 1227, 1231, 1257, 1301, 1305, 1307, 1316.
Five Abandoned Mine Reclamation
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:12/2010  01/2011 Liz Gross
870-867-2101
lgross@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reclamation of 5 mine sites
Location: UNIT - Caddo Ranger District, Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Garland, Montgomery. LEGAL - S29 T4S R28W; S35 T2S R25W; S30 T2S R21W; S15 T2S R24W; S5 T3S R24W. Various locations.
Jones Creek
EA
- Land management planning
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/08/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
03/2011 Donna Reagan
(479) 675-3233
dreagan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Compartments 1239, 1245, 1252, 1253, 1254, 1258
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30095
Location: UNIT - Cold Springs Ranger District, Poteau Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Scott. LEGAL - The project area is mostly in T2N, R32W, S11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, and R31W, S 6, 7, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, and 23. approximately 13 miles west of Waldron and 1 mile west of Lake Hinkle. Forest Service Road 89 is an east-west thoroughfare in the north portion of the project area.
South Sebastian EMU #1
EA
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/14/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
12/2010 Dava Bauer
479-675-3233
dlbauer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Compartments 1211, 1212, 1213, 1218, and 1219
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31400
Location: UNIT - Cold Springs Ranger District, Poteau Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Sebastian. LEGAL - T4N, R31, 32, 33W. Compartments 1211, 1212, 1213, 1218 & 1219.
Trail Shelters on the Ouachita National Forest Recreation Trail
CE
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Tim Oosterhous
870-356-4186
toosterhous@fs.fed.us 
Description: Add 12 trail shelters to the Ouachita National Forest Recreation Trail
Location: UNIT - Mena Ranger District, Kiamichi Ranger District, Cold Springs Ranger District, Oden Ranger District, Poteau Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas, Oklahoma. COUNTY - Garland, Montgomery, Polk, Le Flore. LEGAL - T1N-3N,1S; R23E-27E,20W-32W. 122 miles of trail in Arkansas and Oklahoma on the Ouachita National Forest.
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Ouachita National Forest,   Caddo Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
517A Pit Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/08/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
11/2010 Liz Gross
870-867-2101
lgross@fs.fed.us 
Description: Trench exploration to determine whether expanding the old 517A pit is feasible
Location: UNIT - Caddo Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - Section 36, Township 4S, Range 27W. Approximately 3 miles north of Langley, Arkansas.
Cogburn Special Use Road
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/29/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
12/2010 Liz Gross
870-867-2101
lgross@fs.fed.us 
Description: Maintain approximately 1/8 mile of existing woods road through a special use authorization
Location: UNIT - Caddo Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - S24 T4S R27W. Approximately 3 miles from Albert Pike Campground.
Efird Road Authorization
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/29/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
12/2010 Liz Gross
870-867-2101
lgross@fs.fed.us 
Description: Maintenance of approximately 1/4 mile of existing woods road through a special use authorization.
Location: UNIT - Caddo Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Garland. LEGAL - S5 T4S R22W. Approximately 3 miles north of Bonnerdale, AR.
Frisco Wilderness Adventures and Outfitters special use permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/14/2009 
Expected:11/2010
 
11/2010 Gloria Chrismer
870-867-2101
gchrismer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of outfitter/guide permit along the Eagle Rock Loop for two years
Location: UNIT - Caddo Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - S6, T4S, R27W, Montgomery County. Eagle Rock Loop on the Caddo Ranger District.
Jewell Patent Access Road
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/05/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
01/2011 Liz Gross
870-867-2101
lgross@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue special use authorization to maintain access road to private property.
Location: UNIT - Caddo Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - S20 T3S R24W. Near junction of Palmer and Smokey Hollow Road, approximately 5.5 miles east of Norman Arkansas.
Road and Powerline ROW Special Use Permits
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/05/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
12/2010 Liz Gross
501-867-2101
lgross@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Caddo-Womble Ranger District is proposing to issue two special use permits to provide access to private lands, as well as authorize an existing powerline providing electricity to the property. Otherwise known as Burton and Porter Special Use RD
Location: UNIT - Caddo Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Pike. LEGAL - T5S, R27W, Sec 10. Approximately 1.5 miles NW of Langley, AR.
Robertson Road Authorization
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Liz Gross
870-867-2101
lgross@fs.fed.us 
Description: Extend road C38B to private land and close with a gate
Location: UNIT - Caddo Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - S24 T3S R24W. Approximately 10 miles east of Norman, AR.
Sharptop Road Public Easement
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/20/2010  11/2010 Liz Gross
870-867-2101
lgross@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue public road easement to Montgomery County to maintain Sharptop Road
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31340
Location: UNIT - Caddo Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - S7 T4S R23W. Sharptop Road, approximately 5 miles northeast of Glenwood Arkansas.
Smith Mountain Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/13/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
12/2010 Leslie Prewitt
870-356-4186
lprewitt@fs.fed.us 
Description: Integrated Resource Management Project
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30381
Location: UNIT - Caddo Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - T3S&T4S R25W. Compartments 39-41,44,52-57,63,1636&1650.
Stenger Mine Reclamation
CE
- Minerals and Geology  On Hold  N/A  N/A Liz Gross
870-867-2101
lgross@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reclamation of Stenger mine
Location: UNIT - Caddo Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - S10 T4S R27W. Approximately 3 miles north of Albert Pike Campground.
Thomas Pit Reclamation
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special area management
- Minerals and Geology 
Completed  Actual: 09/27/2010  10/2010 Liz Gross
870-867-2101
lgross@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project is to reclaim existing mining pit.
Location: UNIT - Caddo Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - S9,T3S R24W. Located on woods road near 177E and W35D.
Tweedle Mountain Road Use Permit
CE
- Special use management
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 08/02/2010  10/2010 Liz Gross
870-867-2101
lgross@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue road use permit to construct and maintain roads across NF to haul timber from private land.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31338
Location: UNIT - Caddo Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Pike. LEGAL - S31 T5S R25W; S1-5,8-12 T5S R 26W. Near Tweedle Mountain approximately 2 miles north of Lodi Arkansas.
Wilson Special Use Road Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/15/2009 
Expected:11/2010
 
12/2010 Liz Gross
501-867-2101
lgross@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improving an existing road to provide access to private property.
Location: UNIT - Caddo Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - T3S, R23W, Sec 25 and 26. Approximately 3 miles SE of Alamo, AR.
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Ouachita National Forest,   Cold 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
Lick Creek
EA
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/02/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
04/2011 Donna Reagan
(479) 675-3233
dreagan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Compartments 210 and 211
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32888
Location: UNIT - Cold Springs Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Logan, Yell. LEGAL - T5N R25W S29, 30, 31 and 32; T5N R26W S36; T4N R25W S5 and 6. Yell County, AR; NE portion of Cold Springs RD on ONF; south of Blue Mountain Lake.
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Ouachita National Forest,   Fourche Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Dutch Creek Mountain Tower - Entergy Special Use Extension
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/15/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
11/2010 Rudy Thornton
501-984-5313 x107
rthornton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Extend special use authorization for Entergy Corporation for operation of communitcation facilities at/on the Forest Service Dutch Creek Mountain Tower elctronic site
Web Link:  http://www.southernregion.fs.fed.us/ouachita/projects/
Location: UNIT - Fourche Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Yell. LEGAL - Section 27, Township 4 North, Range 24 West, Yell County, AR (N34 57 49; W-93 32 24). Compartment 432, Henry Watershed, Fourche Unit, Jessieville-Winona-Fourche Ranger District.
Fourche Mountain Wildlife Habitat Improvement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 08/05/2010  09/2010 Rudy Thornton
501-984-5313
rthornton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Thinning of 791 acres in Compartments 475 and 477 for wildlife habitat improvement. Also, in same area: construction of 3 ponds for wildlife water source and maintenance of 4 existing wildlife food plots.
Web Link:  http://www.southernregion.fs.fed.us/ouachita/projects/
Location: UNIT - Fourche Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Yell. LEGAL - Part Township 3 North, Ranges 22 & 23 West, Yell Co., AR. Compartment 475 of Hogan Creek Watershed and Compartment 477 of Brogan Watershed.
Fourche Wildlife Ponds 2010
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 08/17/2010  09/2010 Rudy Thornton
501-984-5313
rthornton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction of 17 new ponds for wildlife water source on Fourche Unit of JWF Ranger District, Ouachita National Forest.
Web Link:  http://www.southernregion.fs.fed.us/ouachita/projects/
Location: UNIT - Fourche Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Perry, Yell. LEGAL - Part Township 3 North, Ranges 20 & 21 West, Perry Co., AR and Part Township 3 North, Range 22 West, Perry & Yell Counties, AR. Compartments 507, 508, 512, 513, 517, & 519; Buchannan Creek, Little Big Cove Creek, and Steve Watersheds; JWF Ranger District, Ouachita NF.
Highway 7 North Wildlife Habitat Improvement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 08/17/2010  09/2010 Mary Mentz
479-495-2844
mmentz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Thinning, consisting of overstory development and midstory removal, on approximately 131 acres on the Fourche Unit of the JWF Ranger District, Ouachita NF.
Web Link:  http://www.southernregion.fs.fed.us/ouachita/projects/
Location: UNIT - Fourche Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Perry. LEGAL - Part Townships 3 & 4 North, Ranges 20 West, Perry Co., AR. Compartments 465 & 466 of Lower Brush Creek Watershed and Compartment 467 of Little Big Cove Creek Watershed.
Special Use (Road Access) for James Mitchell
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/12/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
11/2010 Robin Vaughn
501-984-5313
rvaughn@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special use permit to allow road access for private landowner, James Mitchell. Acces to include approximately 1.5 acres along existing Ouachita National Forest Roads (652 and F21J) and approximately 0.1 acre of new road extending east from Road F21J
Web Link:  http://www.southernregion.fs.fed.us/ouachita/projects/
Location: UNIT - Fourche Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Yell. LEGAL - Section 30, T5N, R21W and Section 25, T5N, R22W, Yell Co., AR. Compartment 421, Achmun Watershed, Fourche Unit, Jessieville-Winona-Fourche Ranger District, Ouachita National Forest.
Wildcat Hollow Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:02/2011  06/2011 Rudy Thornton
501-984-5313 x107
rthornton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Ecosystem management for Bear Creek West, Barn Hart, and Brogan management unit watersheds on the Fourche Unit of the Jessieville-Winona-Fourche Ranger District of the Ouachita National Forest
Web Link:  http://southernregion.fs.fed.us/ouachita/projects/
Location: UNIT - Fourche Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Yell. LEGAL - Townships 2 and 3 North, Ranges 22, 23, and 24 West, Yell County, Arkansas. Bear Creek West Watershed ( C-484, C-485, C-486, C-487, C-488), Barn Hart Watershed (C-478, C-479, C-482, C-483), and Brogan Watershed (C-477, C-480) of the Jessieville-Winona-Fourche Ranger District.
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Ouachita National Forest,   Jessieville-Winona Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Compartment 604 Timber Stand Improvement
CE
- Special area management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 07/26/2010  08/2010 Rudy Thornton
501-984-5313
rthornton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Non-commercial thinning of 1,533 acres (pre-commercial, midstory removal, and brush control) for timber stand improvement in Compartment 604, including the Irons Fork Old Growth Restoration Unit.
Web Link:  http://www.southernregion.fs.fed.us/ouachita/projects/
Location: UNIT - Jessieville Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Yell. LEGAL - Townships 1 & 2, Range 23 West, Yell Co., AR. Compartment 604 of Irons Fork Watershed, JWF Ranger District, Ouachita National Forest.
Perry Co., AR Road 14 Improvement - Special Use
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/28/2010 
Expected:09/2010
 
10/2010 Robin Vaughn
501-984-5313
rvaughn@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special use authorization for widening and improvement of Perry County, Arkansas Road 14
Web Link:  http://www.southernregion.fs.fed.us/ouachita/projects/
Location: UNIT - Winona Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Perry. LEGAL - Section 1, Township 3 North, Range 19 West and Section 6, Township 3 North, Ranger 18 West, Perry County, Arkansas. Compartments 1015 and 1016, Rock Creek Watershed, Winona Unit, Jessieville-Winona-Fourche Ranger District.
Prescribed Burning: Locust Mountain, Phase III Research #9, Bill Branch, and Wildcat Mountain
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Research 
Completed  Actual: 08/19/2010  09/2010 Rudy Thornton
501-984-5313 x107
rthornton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescribed burning on approximately 14,852 acres, consisting primarily of old growth restoration units and semi-primitive/walk-in turkey hunting areas on the JWF Ranger District, Ouachita NF.
Web Link:  http://www.southernregion.fs.fed.us/ouachita/projects/
Location: UNIT - Winona Ranger District, Jessieville Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Garland, Perry, Saline. LEGAL - Townships 1, 2, & 3 North, Ranges 17, 18, 19, & 20 West, Garland, Perry, & Saline Counties, AR. Bear Creek East, Upper Lake Winona, and North Fork Saline Watersheds, JWF Ranger District, Ouachita National Forest.
Windstream Fiber Optic Upgrade Highway 9/10 Special Use
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/01/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
10/2010 Robin Vaughn
501-984-5313
rvaughn@fs.fed.us 
Description: Use authorization for upgrade of existing telecommunication facilities on national forest land along Highway 9/10 in Perry Co., AR. Re-issue existing use agreement to Windstream Arkansas LLC, as successor in interest to Alltel Corporation.
Web Link:  http://www.southernregion.fs.fed.us/ouachita/projects/
Location: UNIT - Winona Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Perry. LEGAL - S 4 & 15, T3N, R17W and S 33 & 34, T4N, R17W; Perry County, Arkansas. C-1402, Huston Watershed & C-1418, Upper Maumelle Watershed; Winona Unit, Jessieville-Winona-Fourche RD, Ouachita NF.
Winona Cliff and Talus Sites Stand Improvment
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Completed  Actual: 08/19/2010  09/2010 David Saugey
501-984-5313
dsaugey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Thinning, consisting of overstory development on 622 acres and midstory removal n 121 acresof central interior acidic cliff and talus forest communities. Prescribed burning of approximately 398 acres.
Web Link:  http://www.southernregion.fs.fed.us/ouachita/projects/
Location: UNIT - Winona Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Perry, Saline. LEGAL - Pt T3N, R18W, Perry & Saline Counties, AR; Pt T2N, R18W, Saline Co., AR; Pt T3N, R17W, Perry Co., AR; Pt T2N, R17W, Perry & Saline Counties, AR. Part Compartments 1430, 1431, 1435, 1439, 1440, 1447, and 1448, Winona Unit, JWF Ranger District, Ouachita NF.
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Ouachita National Forest,   Mena-Oden Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2011 Habitat Improvement and Fuels Reduction
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 07/02/2010  09/2010 Adam Strothers
479-394-2382
astrothers@fs.fed.us 
Description: 33,690 acres of prescribed burning in compartments 887, 1017, 1018, 1045-1052, 1054-1060, 1064, 1065, 1080, 1083-1089, 1091, 1095, 1100-1102, 1109, 1116, 1120-1122, 1126-1129, and 1137
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32517
Location: UNIT - Mena Ranger District, Oden Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery, Polk, Scott, Yell. LEGAL - T2S, R30W, Sec. 6 & 7; T1S, R27W, S. 3, 9, 13-17, 20-23, 27-29, & 32-34; T1N, R24W, S. 7, 18, 19, 30; T1N, R25W, S. 1-6, 8-30, 32-36; T2N, R24W, S. 7, 17-19; T2N, R25W, S. 12-14, 20-36; T2N, R26W, S36. Compartments 887, 1017, 1018, 1045-1052, 1054-1060, 1064, 1065, 1080, 1083-1089, 1091, 1095, 1100-1102, 1109, 1116, 1120-1122, 1126-1129, and 1137.
Highway 270 Realignment (Blowout Mountain)
EA
- Road management  Completed  Actual: 09/14/2010  11/2010 Russell Standingwater
479-394-2382
rstandingwater@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction of a climbing lane and realignment of two severe curves on approximately 0.8 miles of Highway 270.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29948
Location: UNIT - Oden Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - T 1 S, R 26 W, Sections 4 and 5. Highway 270 generally within the boundaries of the Blowout Mountain Scenic Area.
Lower Cossatot Watershed
EA
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Minerals and Geology
- Facility management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2010 
Expected:01/2011  06/2013 John Morgan
479-394-5595 ext. 244
jcmorgan@fs.fed.us 
Description: This is a proposed project as a result of the 10-year entry of the Lower Cossatot Watershed. The project identifies opportunities to begin transition to desired conditions described in the Revised Forest Plan for Management Areas.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31149
Location: UNIT - Mena Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Polk. LEGAL - T4S R28W Sec. 17-20, 30-32; T4S R29W Sec. 4-36; T4S R30W Sec. 1-18, 20-30, 32-36; T5S R28W Sec. 6; T5S R29W Sec. 1-3. Compartments 942, 956, 958-963, 965, 966, 968-978, 984, 988.
Lower Irons Fork/Johnson Creek Watersheds
EA
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/29/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
01/2012 Mike Harris
479-394-2382
mharris@fs.fed.us 
Description: This is a proposed project as a result of the 10-year entry of the Irons Fork/Johnson Creek Watersheds. This project identifies opportunities to begin transition to desired conditions described in the Revised Forest Plan for management areas.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29017
Location: UNIT - Mena Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Polk, Scott. LEGAL - T1N R30W Sec 13, 14, 22-36; T1N R29W Sec 17-21, 28-33; T1S R30W Sec. 1-14, 24-25, 35-36; T1S R29W Sec. 2-11, 15-23, 27-31; T2S R30W Sec. 1, 2, 12, 13; T2S R29W Sec. 7, 18. Compartments 835-844, 861, 862.
Mountain Fork Watershed EA
EA
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Special area management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:12/2010  08/2012 Jennifer Benefield
479-394-2382
jbenefield@fs.fed.us 
Description: This is a proposed project as a result of the 10-year entry of the Mountain Fork Watershed. This project identifies opportunities to begin transition to desired conditions described in the Revised Forest Plan for management areas.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30595
Location: UNIT - Mena Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Polk. LEGAL - T1S R31W, Sec. 7; T1S R32W, Sec. 7-30. Compartments 875- 877, 893, 895-899.
New Entrance Road to the Shady Lake Recreation Area
EA
- Recreation management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/07/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
09/2011 Russell Standingwater
479-394-2382
rstandingwater@fs.fed.us 
Description: The new entrance road would have 10-ft lanes & 2-ft shoulders, follow an existing gravel service road for approx 1.2 miles, then follow new alignment for approx 0.4 miles, and tie into Caddo Road approximately 0.7 miles south of the Shady Lake.
Web Link:  http://www.efl.fhwa.dot.gov/projects-public-notices.aspx
Location: UNIT - Mena Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Howard, Polk. LEGAL - T5S, R28W, Sec. 4, 5, 8, 9, 31, 32. Caddo Road/FS Road 38 south of Shady Lake Recreation Area.
Southern Pine Beetle and Other Insect Suppression on the Mena and Oden Ranger Distrticts
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/12/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
05/2011 John Morgan
479-394-2382 ext. 244
jcmorgan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Revision of 2003 Southern Pine Beetle Suppression EA
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31530
Location: UNIT - Mena Ranger District, Oden Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Howard, Montgomery, Polk, Scott, Yell. LEGAL - Generally from T2N, R24W to T2S, R24W to T4S, R31W to T1N, R32W. Compartments 800-984 and 1000-1140 on the Mena and Oden Ranger Districts.
Wolf Pen Gap 2011 Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/30/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
04/2012 Lisa Cline
501-321-5256
lcline@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Ouachita National Forest proposes to formally designate a system of roads and trails for public use of motorized vehicles, including Off-Highway Vehicles (OHVs), in the area known as Wolf Pen Gap.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33235
Location: UNIT - Mena Ranger District, Oden Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Polk. LEGAL - T3S; R29,30W; western portion of R28W. Approximately 7 miles southeast of Mena, AR.
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Ouachita National Forest,   Oklahoma Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
American Burying Beetle Area Habitat Improvement Project
CE
- Land management planning
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/09/2009 
Expected:10/2010
 
08/2011 Daniel Benefield
918-653-2991
dbenefield@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed project consists of midstory reduction which involves chainsaw felling of midstory trees less than 10 inches in diameter at breast height. Prescribed burning would occur multiple times on a 1-3 year interval after the midstory reduction
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - Le Flore. LEGAL - T2N,R24E,Sec. 2,T3N,R22E,Sec. 1-2;T3N,R23E,Sec. 5-11,13-18,21-28;T3N,R24E,Sec. 16-23,25-30,34-35;T4N,R22E,Sec. 36 and T4N,R23E,Sec. 31. LeFlore County, OK.
Buck Hunt Access Road
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/23/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
11/2010 Randy Sander
580-286-6564, Ext 106
rsander@fs.fed.us 
Description: Using existing road for access to land surrounded by National Forest.
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - Le Flore. LEGAL - Section 27,T3N,R26. Near Page, Oklahoma.
Buffalo Creek Two Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/14/2009 
Expected:11/2010
 
06/2011 Mark Davies
580-286-6564
mjdavies@fs.fed.us 
Description: Management activities to benefit timber, wildlife, and fire
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29735
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - McCurtain. LEGAL - Sections 18 & 19,T2S, R26E,Sections 9-16 & 21-27, T2S, R25E. Approximately six miles south of Smithville, Oklahoma.
Carter Creek - NWTF Prescribed Burn
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/22/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
04/2011 John Wilson
580-494-6402 x114
kriswilson@fs.fed.us 
Description: To conduct Rx burns for the purpose of vegetation management and reduce fuels, in order to create/move toward a more sustainable ecosystem.
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - McCurtain. LEGAL - T3S,R23E,Sec. 32-35/T4S,R23E,Sec. 1-5, 8-20, T4S,R24E,Sec. 3-9, & 18. Approximately 14 miles north of Broken Bow, OK and approximately 9 miles south of Bethel, OK. West of Hwy 259 and East of Glover River.
Haver White Reciprocal Easement
CE
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/19/2008 
Expected:11/2010
 
12/2010 Randy Sander
580-286-6564
rsander@fs.fed.us 
Description: Grant access to private property in return for NF access across private property.
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - Le Flore. LEGAL - Section 13,T4N,R23E and Section 18,T4N,R24E. 13 miles northeast of Talihina, Oklahoma.
Land Transfer to Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
CE
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/03/2009 
Expected:01/2011
 
03/2011 Randy Sander
580-286-6564
rsander@fs.fed.us 
Description: Transfer 20 acres, including Tiak Work Center to ODWC
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - McCurtain. 3 miles west of Haworth, Oklahoma.
Lower Cedar Creek Crossing Removals
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/23/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
08/2011 Robert Bastarache
580-286-6564
rbastarache@fs.fed.us 
Description: Consist of replacing two existing low water crossings with newly constructed crossings with a box culvert design. Crossings are presently barriers to fish passage and a potential safety hazard due to inadequate culverts and subsequent overtopping.
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - McCurtain. LEGAL - T4S,R23E,Sections 27 and 29. Both crossings for replacement are along Forest Road 53000.
Motorized Use Designation Change on Broken Bow Lake Roads
EA
- Recreation management
- Road management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Randy Sander
580-286-6564
rsander@fs.fed.us 
Description: This was a duplicate project entry. See "Motorized Vehicle Use Designation Changes Project."
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - McCurtain. LEGAL - 22-28, 34-36 of T3S,R24E; sections 19,20,29-33 of T3S, R25E; sections 1-3, 10-15,22-27,36 of T4S, R24E; sections 4-9,17,18 of T4S, R25E. Area between Broken Bow Lake and Highway 259.
Motorized Vehicle Use Designation Changes
EA
- Recreation management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/01/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
04/2011 John Baldwin
907-945-3631
jbaldwin01@fs.fed.us 
Description: Change the motorized vehicle use designation of some or all roads recently identified as open to highway vehicles only in the area between Broken Bow Lake and Highway 259 to allow OHV use.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32660
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - McCurtain. LEGAL - Sections 22-28, 34-36 of T3S, R24E; sections 19, 20, 29-33 of T3S, R25E; sections 1-3, 10-15, 22-27, 36 of T4S, R24E; sections 4-9, 17, 18 of T4S, R25E. Roads in the area between Broken Bow Lake and Highway 259.
New Home Cemetery Interchange
CE
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/30/2009 
Expected:11/2010
 
12/2010 Randy Sander
580-286-6564
rsander@fs.fed.us 
Description: Interchange lands to clear up encroachment
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - Le Flore. LEGAL - Sections 14 & 15, T2N, R26E. 5 miles east of Big Cedar, Oklahoma.
North Shore and Wild Horse North Fuels Reduction
CE
- Fuels management  Completed  Actual: 03/12/2010  12/2010 Sammy McFarland
918-567-2326
smcfarland@fs.fed.us 
Description: These proposed projects consists of 442 acres for fuels reduction prescribed burning. Prescribed burning would occur multiple times in a 6-8 yr. period and could occur anytime throughout the year under an approved burning plan within LeFlore Co.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30208
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - Le Flore. LEGAL - T4N,R25E, Section 32, T4N, R24E, Sections 13, 14, and 16. LeFlore County, Oklahoma.
Panther Creek 2 - Prescribed Burn
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/22/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
04/2011 John Wilson
580-494-6402 x114
kriswilson@fs.fed.us 
Description: To conduct prescribed burns for the purpose of vegetation management and reduce grounds fuels in order to create/move toward a more sustainable ecosystem.
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - McCurtain. LEGAL - T2S,R25E,Sec. 17, 19, 20, 28-30. Approximately 7 miles south of Smithville, OK, East of Hwy 259, and west of Mtn. Fork River. Burn unit joins Hwy 259 and Mtn. Fork River.
Prag and Williamson Road Permits
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 08/26/2010  09/2010 Randy Sander
580-286-6564
rsander@fs.fed.us 
Description: Thomas Prag and Jesse Williamson have applied for a permit to use an existing road for access to their property which is surrounded by the National Forest
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32750
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - Le Flore. LEGAL - Section 3, T3N, R23E. 4 miles north of Whitesboro, OK.
TNC and No H2O North Fuels Reduction
CE
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/21/2009 
Expected:12/2010
 
01/2011 Sammy McFarland
918-567-2326
smcfarland@fs.fed.us 
Description: These proposed projects consists of 2,391 ac. for fuels reduction prescribed burning. Prescribed burning would occur multiple times on a 6-8 yr. period and could occur anytime throughout the year under an approved burning plan within LeFlore Co.
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - Le Flore. LEGAL - T1N,R25E,Sections 1-3, 10, and 11, T2N,R25E,Sections 25-27, 34-36. LeFlore County, Oklahoma.
Tornado Damage Recovery Activities
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Completed  Actual: 07/06/2010  09/2010 Mark Davies
580-286-6564
mjdavies@fs.fed.us 
Description: Dozer piling into windrows tornado debris followed by rippling and planting between the windrows.
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - Le Flore. LEGAL - T2N, R26E, and 27E. Approximately 7 miles east of Big Cedar, OK east to the Arkansas state line.
Upper Kiamichi River Wilderness Private Access Road
EA
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Lisa Cline
501-321-5256
lcline@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special use authorization to construct approximately 5,300 feet of road through the Upper Kiamichi River Wilderness to access a 160 acre private inholding.
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - Le Flore. LEGAL - T3N R26E Sec34. Approximately 2 miles south of Page, Oklahoma.
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Ouachita National Forest,   Poteau Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Turkey Creek Ecosystem Management Unit
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Minerals and Geology
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2010 
Expected:05/2011  09/2011 Donna Reagan
(479) 675-3233
dreagan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Compartments 1279, 1284, 1285, 1286, 1293 Scott County, Arkansas
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33666
Location: UNIT - Poteau Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Scott. LEGAL - T2N, R28W, and all or portions of S32-36; T2N, R27W, S31 and T1N, R28W, S1-5, 8-12, 13-17. Eof Hwy 71/Boles Comm/So of Hwy 28/Parks Comm. Co Rd 9013 forms No border; FS Rd 163 forms the E border. Mill Creek Mtn forms the So, border.
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Ouachita National Forest,   Womble Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Arkansas State Forestry Rock Permit
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 07/12/2010  08/2010 Liz Gross
870-867-2101
lgross@fs.fed.us 
Description: Free use permit for 100 rocks
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32446
Location: UNIT - Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Garland. LEGAL - S9&16 T2S R22W. Approximately 2 miles north of Bear, AR.
Big Fork Watershed Resource Management Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/17/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
12/2010 Seanna Whisenhunt
870-867-2101
swhisenhunt@fs.fed.us 
Description: Integrated Resource Management Project
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29318
Location: UNIT - Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery, Polk. LEGAL - T2&3S, R28W. north of Big Fork, Polk County, Arkansas.
Carbody Road Easement Acquisition
CE
- Land acquisition  On Hold  N/A  N/A Liz Gross
870-867-2101
lgross@fs.fed.us 
Description: Acquisition of Carbody Road easement from US Army Corps of Engineers
Location: UNIT - Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - X27 T1S R24W. Approximately 6 miles north of Mount Ida, AR.
Cogburn Road Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Liz Gross
870-867-2101
lgross@fs.fed.us 
Description: Landowner is requesting a special use authorization for legal access onto his property utiliting existing road. Road is near Back Valley and approximately 1/8 mile long.
Location: UNIT - Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - S24, T4S R26W. Near Back Valley.
Cox Special Use Road Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/29/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
11/2010 Liz Gross
870-867-2101
lgross@fs.fed.us 
Description: Landowner is requesting special use authorization to use closed road C25N (approx. .4 miles) to access his property.
Location: UNIT - Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - S25, T3S R23W. Approximately 3 miles southeast of Alamo, AR.
Entergy -Kilgore Right of Way Easement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:10/2010  10/2010 Liz Gross
870-867-2101
lgross@fs.fed.us 
Description: Entergy has requested a Right of Way Easement for the construction of a 100 Ampere 120/240 Volt, 1 Phase service to Reed Kilgore, a private landowner at 3200 Brady Mt. Rd.
Location: UNIT - Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Garland. LEGAL - S20, T2S R21W. Along Brady Mountain Rd.
Entergy High Peak Permit
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:11/2010  12/2010 Liz Gross
870-867-2101
lgross@fs.fed.us 
Description: Entergy has requested a renewal of their special use lease for High Peak. Current lease covers the tower and building. New lease will include the addition of a generator and propane tank.
Location: UNIT - Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - T3S R24 S20. Approximately 6 miles south of Mt. Ida, AR.
Forest Health Restoration
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/20/2010 
Expected:09/2010
 
10/2010 Seanna Whisenhunt
870-867-2101
swhisenhunt@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project is to conduct commercial thinning activities on thirty (30) immature shortleaf and loblolly pine stands located throughout ten (10) watersheds throughout Montgomery County, AR
Location: UNIT - Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - Multiple locations. Throughout Montgomery County, AR. Recently aquired Weyerhaueser land.
Forest Health Thinning EA
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Ben Rowland
870-867-2101
skirkpatrick@fs.fed.us 
Description: Environmental Assessment for the initial thinning operations for recently aquired Weyerhauser lands.
Location: UNIT - Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Garland, Howard, Montgomery, Pike, Polk. LEGAL - Various locations. Various locations across the Caddo-Womble Ranger Districts.
Hollifield Temporary Road Use Permit
CE
- Special use management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:11/2010  11/2010 Liz Gross
870-867-2101
lgross@fs.fed.us 
Description: Kurt Hill has requested temporary access to Hollifield property by grading existing FS road with dozer and utilizing it to haul approximately 60 loads of timber.
Location: UNIT - Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - S 33 and 34, T4S R 26W. Near Fancy Hill: South of HWY 240. Route is HWY 240 to MG3, NFSR 517 for approx. 2432 ft, C70D approx 1674 ft, C68C for approx. 2484 ft, then exisiting woods road approx. 397 ft. = 6887 FT.
LOViT Trail construction Segment 6-7
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/07/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
11/2010 Liz Gross
870-867-2101
lgross@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct approx.13.1 miles of hiking & biking trail to be added to the LOViT system. Segment 6: 1/2 mile south of Crystal Springs campground to Rd 98A is approx. 3.1. Segment 7 goes through Bear Mt Roadless Area. A new trailhead will be constructed
Location: UNIT - Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - S16, T2S R2. Near Brady Mountain Road.
Lake Ouachita Vista Trail, High Water Spur
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 07/06/2010  07/2010 Liz Gross
870-867-2101
lgross@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approximately 1/4 mile trail construction as alternative route where the lake is high
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32408
Location: UNIT - Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - S20 T2S R23W. Approximately 9 miles east of Mount Ida Arkansas.
Little Fir Watershed Management Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:04/2011  05/2011 Seanna Whisenhunt
870-867-2101
swhisenhunt@fs.fed.us 
Description: Integrated Resource Management Project
Location: UNIT - Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - T1S&T2S, R24W&R23W. Compartments 1631, 1623, 1622.
Loy Special Use Road
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/29/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
11/2010 Liz Gross
870-867-2101
lgross@fs.fed.us 
Description: Maintain approximately 1/8 mile of existing woods road under specail use authorization
Location: UNIT - Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - S1 T2S R26W. Approximately 4.5 miles southeast of Oden, AR.
Montgomery County Clark Lane Easement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:10/2010  11/2010 Liz Gross
870-867-2101
lgross@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocation of roadwhich required constrution of approx 100 foot of road and authorizing the use (easement) of approx 1/4 mile of FS land.
Location: UNIT - Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - S19, T2S R27W. Clark Lane in Montgomery County, AR.
Montgomery County Fairgrounds Sign
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 08/11/2010  09/2010 Liz Gross
870-867-2101
lgross@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of authorization to maintain county fairgrounds sign
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32411
Location: UNIT - Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - S30 T2S R24W. Junction of Hwy 270 and Fairgrounds Road, Mount Ida, AR.
Montgomery County Heart Attack Hill and Adams Road Easements
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/08/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
11/2010 Liz Gross
870-867-2101
lgross@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a public road easement to Montgomery County for Heart Attack Hill and Adams Road
Location: UNIT - Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - T2S R24W Section 2. Approximately 5 miles northeast of Mount Ida, Arkansas.
Polk Creek Crossing (Road 73) Repair
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 08/02/2010  10/2010 Liz Gross
870-867-2101
lgross@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project is to replace the existing culvert (CMP's) structure with a box culvert. Repetitive damage has led to degradation of structure, therefore requiring replacement. New structure will increase fish passage and allow for increased flow.
Location: UNIT - Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - S8, T4S R26W. Polk Creek on Montgomery County Rd 10.
Seed Orchard EA
EA
- Special area management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Research 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/16/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
12/2010 Liz Gross
870-867-2101
browland@fs.fed.us 
Description: EA for management activities within the Seed Orchard including vegetation management, pest control activities, and routine facilities maintenance on the 2,185 acre compound.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33202
Location: UNIT - Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - Township 2 South and Range 24 West. Joplin Watershed outside Mt Ida, AR in Montgomery County.
Wilhite Small Tracts Act Sale
CE
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/29/2009 
Expected:11/2010
 
11/2010 Liz Gross
501-867-2101
lgross@fs.fed.us 
Description: The USDA Forest Service is proposing to sell less than 0.1 acres to Wilhite estate.
Location: UNIT - Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - T2S, R25W, Sec 33. Approximately 2 miles SW of Mount Ida, AR.
Womble Trail Relocation
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/03/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
12/2010 Liz Gross
870-867-2101
lgross@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocate portions of the hiking trail that are either coincident with a road or cross steep sideslopes raising safety concerns.
Location: UNIT - Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - Sections 27,34 Township 1S Range 24W. Approximately 1 mile southwest of Washita Arkansas.
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