Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2011 to 09/30/2011
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, Regionwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Region)
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
Gypsy Moth Management in the United States: A Cooperative Approach
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/19/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
10/2011 Noel Schneeberger
610-557-4121
nschneeberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: The USDA Forest Service and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service are analyzing a range of strategies for controlling gypsy moth damage to forests and trees in the United States.
Web Link:  http://www.na.fs.fed.us/wv/eis/
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/25/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
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
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/27/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 05/2011 
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, Regionwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Region)

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Mississippi River Bottomland Hardwood Forest Habitat Management Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Edwin Spence
435-826-5400
espence@fs.fed.us 
Description: Management to improve wildlife habitat on appx 3,575 acres of bottomland hardwood forest; goals include developing oaks & flood-tolerant tree species, improving stand structure & improving availability of den & forage trees.
Location: UNIT - R8 - Southern Region All Units. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Phillips. Compartments 15, 20 and 21.
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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)  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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).
FY11 Reforestation Treatments
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Keith Hotubbee
479-675-3233
khotubbee@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reforestation treatments are proposed in Compartment 1248, stands 06/19, Compartment 1256, stand 05, and Compartment 257, stand 01. Approximately 110 acres will be mechanically ripped/scarified, planted with pine seedlings and released, as necssary.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35125
Location: UNIT - Cold Springs Ranger District, Poteau Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Scott. Compartment 1248 stands 06/19, Compartment 1256 stand 05, and Compartment 257, stand 01.
Five Abandoned Mine Reclamation
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:09/2011  10/2011 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.
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:
Scoping Start 11/30/2010 
Expected:08/2011
 
09/2011 John Strom
479-675-3233
jstrom@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:11/2011
 
12/2011 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:09/2011
 
10/2011 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  Completed  Actual: 04/25/2011  06/2011 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.
Jewell Patent Access Road
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 05/13/2011  07/2011 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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
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:08/2011
 
09/2011 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  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2011 
Expected:09/2011  10/2011 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.
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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
FY11 Prescribed Burn - East Newman Burn Unit
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 04/20/2011  04/2011 Dava Bauer
479-675-3233
dlbauer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to conduct multi-purpose prescribed burning treatments on a 3-5 year rotational basis.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35327
Location: UNIT - Cold Springs Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Scott. LEGAL - Various. Compartments 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 317, 318, and 321 (selected stands).
Parks
EA
- Land management planning
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Land ownership management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/08/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
08/2011 Donna Reagan
(479) 675-3233
dreagan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Compartments 328 and 329
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34453
Location: UNIT - Cold Springs Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Scott. LEGAL - The project area is in T2N, R28W, and all or portions of S13, 24 and 25; and T2N, R27W, and all or portions of S15-22 and 28-30. NE of Parks ; NO Hwy 28; FS Rd 884 SO boundary; FS Rd R29 east boundary; FS Rd 648/Brushy Mtn forms north boundary.
Reforestation and Rx Burning in Compartment 257, Stand 21
CE

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- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Completed  Actual: 06/28/2011  07/2011 Keith Hotubbee
479-675-3233
khotubbee@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reforestation treatments will include mechanical ripping/scarification, hand planting of pine seedlings and release treatments, as necessary. Firelines may be constructed to protect the project area from fire until prescribed burning is appropriate.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36162
Location: UNIT - Cold Springs Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Scott. Compartment 257 stand 21.
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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
Special Use (Road Access) for James Mitchell
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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 08/2011 
Expected:11/2011  01/2012 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30077
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.
Wildlife Ponds 2011
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/14/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
08/2011 Mary Mentz
479-495-2844
mmentz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Establishment of wildlife water source to meet desired condition prescribed in Forest Plan. 30 ponds approximately 1/4 acre in size and spaced approximately 1/2 mile apart.
Location: UNIT - Fourche Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Perry, Yell. LEGAL - Township 3 North, Ranges 20, 21, & 22, Yell and Perry Counties, Arkansas. Fourche Unit Management Compartments 466, 467, 468, 470, 505, 506, 510, 511, 513, 514, 515, and 519.
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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
Commercial Thinning and Stand Improvement, Crossett Experimental Forest (SRS-4159)
CE
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Research and Development 
Completed  Actual: 06/10/2011  07/2011 Rudy Thornton
501-984-5313 x107
rthornton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercial thinning and follow-up timber stand improvement (release) of "good" and "poor" farm forties as part of on-going (75 years) research activity at the Crossett Experimental Forest (SRS-4159).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35559
Location: UNIT - Jessieville Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Ashley. LEGAL - Sections 27 and 28, Township 19 South, Range 8 West, Ashley County, Arkansas. Crossett Experimental Forest (SRS-4159) Compartment 51 ("Good Farm Forty") and Compartment 56 ("Poor Farm Forty").
Redbank Creek Acquired Lands Restoration
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2011 
Expected:01/2012  03/2012 Hunter Speed
501-984-5313 x 112
hspeed@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restoration of acquired lands to native tree species by site preparation with prescribed burning, ripping, hand planting, and vegetation control with chainsaw and herbicide application; also release utilizing chainsaw and/or herbicide
Location: UNIT - Jessieville Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Garland, Montgomery. LEGAL - S 19, 20, 29, 30 & 31, T1N, R22W; S 23, 24, 25, 26 & 36, T1N, R23W; Garland & Montgomery Counties, Arkansas. Compartments 617 & 618 of Irons Fork Watershed and Compartments 616, 624, 625, & 626 of Big Branch Watershed.
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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
Forest Service Road 31 Maintenance
EA
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/28/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
11/2011 Janine Book
479-394-2382
jbook@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposal is to replace a low water crossing. The new structure would also be a low water crossing with more flow capacity. The benefits would be an increase in flow capacity and an increase in recreational access.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35556
Location: UNIT - Mena Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Polk. LEGAL - Section 6, Township 4 South, Range 29 West. On Road 31, 2 miles southwest of its junction with Highway 375 and the community of Shady in Polk County.
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 08/2011 
Expected:11/2011  01/2014 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.
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 06/2011 
Expected:09/2011  04/2012 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 07/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
11/2011 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.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=28224
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:11/2011
 
01/2012 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 01/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
10/2012 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
Access Road for The Roy Reed LLC
CE
- Special use management
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 05/24/2011  06/2011 Randy Sander
580-494-6402 ext. 106
rsander@fs.fed.us 
Description: Use and maintain 0.8 miles of an existing non-system road for access to private property surrounded by National Forest.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35561
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - Le Flore. LEGAL - Section 8, T3N, R25E. 7 miles south/southwest of Hodgen, Oklahoma.
Buck Hunt Access Road
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/23/2010 
Expected:07/2011
 
07/2011 Randy Sander
580-286-6564, Ext 106
rsander@fs.fed.us 
Description: Using existing road for access to land surrounded by National Forest.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32917
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - Le Flore. LEGAL - Section 27,T3N,R26E. Near Page, Oklahoma.
Buffalo Creek Two Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 04/11/2011  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.
Cedar Mountain Prescribed Burn
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/04/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
03/2012 John Wilson
580-494-6402 x114
kriswilson@fs.fed.us 
Description: To conduct prescribed burning for the purpose of vegetation management and fuels reduction in order to create/move toward a more sustainable ecosystem.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35095
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - McCurtain. LEGAL - Section 13-16, 20-24, T4S, R23E; Section 7-9, 16-21, T4S, R24E. Approximately 14 miles North of Broken Bow, OK and approximately 9 miles south of Bethel, OK. West of Highway 259 and East of Glover River.
Cooper Creek Blowdown Salvage Sale
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/29/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
08/2011 Erick Warren
580-494-6402 Ext. 116
ewarren@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercial harvest of timber damaged by a wind storm.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36524
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - McCurtain. LEGAL - Sections 6 & 7, T6S, R26E. Approximately 6 miles east of Broken Bow, Oklahoma.
East Hudson Creek Prescribed Burn
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/04/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
03/2012 John Wilson
580-494-6402 x114
kriswilson@fs.fed.us 
Description: To conduct prescribed burning for the purpose of vegetation management and fuels reduction in order to create/move toward a more sustainable ecosystem.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35096
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - McCurtain. LEGAL - Section 22-27, 33, 34, T2S, R26E; Section 3, 4, T3S, R26E. Approximately 20 miles Northeast of Broken Bow, OK and approximately 18 miles east of Bethel, OK. East of Highway 259 and East of Mount Fork River.
FBI Communications Permit Re-issue
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/06/2011  06/2011 Randy Sander
(580) 494-6402 ext. 106
rsander@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renew special use permit for existing permitted tower, building and fence.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35939
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - Le Flore. LEGAL - Section 29, T2N, R25E. Kiamichi Mountain Communications Site.
Gary Rose Small Tracts Case
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/27/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
12/2011 Randy Sander
(580) 494-6402 ext. 106
rsander@fs.fed.us 
Description: Resolve encroachment due to past erroneous survey.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35940
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - Le Flore. LEGAL - NE1/4 SE1/4 of Section 4, T3N, R25E. 7 miles S/SW of Hodgen, Oklahoma.
Haver White Reciprocal Easement
CE
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/19/2008 
Expected:12/2011
 
12/2011 Randy Sander
580-286-6564
rsander@fs.fed.us 
Description: Grant access to private property in return for NF access across private property.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=24014
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - Le Flore. LEGAL - Section 13, T4N, R23E; Section 18, T4N, R24E. 13 miles northeast of Talihina, Oklahoma.
McCurtain RWD #1 Permit Re-issue
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 05/18/2011  05/2011 Randy Sander
580-494-6402 ext. 106
rsander@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renew special use permit for existing permitted waterlines.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35384
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - McCurtain. LEGAL - T7S-T9S, R25E-R27E. Haworth/Tom, OK area.
McCurtain RWD #6 Permit Amendment
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/25/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
07/2011 Randy Sander
580-494-6402 ext. 106
rsander@fs.fed.us 
Description: Amend special use permit to include 100' x 100' area for water tower and pump station.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35389
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - McCurtain. LEGAL - Section15, T4S, R24E. Hairpin Bend Mountain.
Morrison Road Permit
CE
- Special use management
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 05/20/2011  06/2011 Randy Sander
580-494-6402 ext. 106
rsander@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue permit for continued use and maintenance of 0.8 miles of road.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35103
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - Le Flore. LEGAL - Section 3, T2N, R26E. Approximately 6 miles east of Big Cedar, OK.
Motorized Vehicle Use Designation Changes
EA
- Recreation management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/01/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
10/2011 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 - Section 22-28, 34-36, T3S, R24E; Section 19, 20, 29-33, T3S, R25E; Section 1-3, 10-15, 22-27, 36, T4S, R24E; Section 4-9, 17, 18, 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:07/2011
 
07/2011 Randy Sander
580-286-6564
rsander@fs.fed.us 
Description: Interchange lands to clear up encroachment
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30201
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - Le Flore. LEGAL - Section 14, 15, T2N, R26E. 5 miles east of Big Cedar, Oklahoma.
Oklahoma Regents Communications Tower
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 05/23/2011  05/2011 Randy Sander
580-494-6402 ext. 106
rsander@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renew special use permit for existing permitted tower, hut and fence.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35119
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - Le Flore. LEGAL - Section 29, T2N, R25E. Kiamichi Mountain Communication Site.
Pueraria Lobata (Kudzu) Prescribed Burn
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/02/2010 
Expected:07/2011
 
07/2011 John Wilson
580-494-6402 x114
kriswilson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescribed burning of approximately 848 acres for the purpose of Kudzu eradication with secondary benefits in fuel reduction and wildlife habitat improvement.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34283
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - McCurtain. LEGAL - Section 34, T8S, R24E; Section 30, T8S, R25E; Section 6, T9S, R25E. Approximately 6 miles SE of Idabel, OK and approximately 6 miles SW of Haworth, OK.
TNC and No H2O North Fuels Reduction
CE
- Fuels management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Tiak Units Prescribed Burn
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/04/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
03/2012 John Wilson
580-494-6402 x114
kriswilson@fs.fed.us 
Description: To conduct prescribed burning for the purpose of vegetation management and fuels reduction in order to create/move toward a more sustainable ecosystem.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35099
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - McCurtain. LEGAL - Multiple Sections, T7-10S, R24-27E. National Forest Lands South of the Little River, North of the Red River, East of Idabel, OK, and West of 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
Special Use Authorization - Scott County, Arkansas
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/03/2010 
Expected:07/2011
 
08/2011 Randy Bottoms
479-637-4174
rbottoms@fs.fed.us 
Description: Scott County plans to maintain the new accessible fishing pier and reconstruct and maintain the accessible trail from the fishing pier to the restrooms at the boat ramp area at Little Pines Recreation Area.
Location: UNIT - Poteau Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Scott. Little Pines Recreation Area on Lake Hinkle.
Turkey Creek Ecosystem Management Unit
EA
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Minerals and Geology
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/26/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
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
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:12/2011
 
01/2012 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.
Cox Special Use Road Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/29/2010 
Expected:10/2011
 
11/2011 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
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 05/23/2011  06/2011 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.
Hollifield Temporary Road Use Permit
CE
- Special use management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/28/2010 
Expected:08/2011
 
09/2011 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.
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 08/2011 
Expected:12/2011  01/2012 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=30370
Location: UNIT - Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - T1S&T2S, R24W&R23W. Compartments 1631, 1623, 1622.
McRae Special Use Rd
CE
- Special use management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2011 
Expected:09/2011  10/2011 Liz Gross
870-867-2101
skirkpatrick@fs.fed.us 
Description: Denver McRae has requested a special use permit to relocate a road to access his private property at the end of Loop A of Albert Pike Campground.
Location: UNIT - Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - S27 T4S R27W. Near Albert Pike Campground.
Montgomery County Clark Lane Easement
CE
- Special use management
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 06/06/2011  07/2011 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 Heart Attack Hill and Adams Road Easements
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/08/2010 
Expected:08/2011
 
09/2011 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.
Montgomery County Regional Public Water Authority Radio Repeater
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/29/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
09/2011 Liz Gross
870-867-2101
skirkpatrick@fs.fed.us 
Description: The MCRPWA is proposing to install a radio repeater tower approximately 20 feet in height to the top of its existing water tower.
Location: UNIT - Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - S4, T2S R25W. Near Mauldin.
Resort TV Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/29/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
09/2011 Liz Gross
870-867-2101
lgross@fs.fed.us 
Description: This is a renewal of Resort TV's existing permit for cable across the National Forest.
Location: UNIT - Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - S24,25, T2S R21W. Near Ouachita Job Corps.
Seed Orchard EA
EA
- Special area management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Research and Development 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/16/2010 
Expected:07/2011
 
07/2011 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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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:10/2011
 
11/2011 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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