Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2012 to 03/31/2012
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, 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 12/2011 
Expected:03/2012
 
01/2013 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:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 05/13/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2011 
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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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).
Five Abandoned Mine Reclamation
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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 
Completed  Actual: 11/09/2011  11/2011 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/nepa_project_exp.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  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/26/2009 
Expected:03/2012
 
06/2012 Christopher Ham
501-321-5253
cpham@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 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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:01/2012
 
02/2012 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.
Road and Powerline ROW Special Use Permits
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/05/2010 
Expected:03/2012
 
04/2012 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 
Completed  Actual: 11/15/2011  03/2012 Leslie Prewitt
870-356-4186
lprewitt@fs.fed.us 
Description: Integrated Resource Management Project
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.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 02/2012 
Expected:03/2012  04/2012 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
Compartment 244 Reforestation
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/09/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 Keith Hotubbee
479-675-3233
khotubbee@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reforestation treatments on approximately 40 acres including mechanical ripping/scarification, hand planting of pine seedlings and release treatments, as necessary
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37588
Location: UNIT - Cold Springs Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Logan. Compartment 244.
Middle Creek
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
- Minerals and Geology
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2012 
Expected:09/2012  01/2013 Donna Reagan
(479) 675-3233
dreagan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Compartments 228/229. This is a proposed project as a result of the 10-year entry of project area, which 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/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37000
Location: UNIT - Cold Springs Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Scott. LEGAL - T4N R27W Sec 2, 3, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14; T4N R26W Sec 7, 18. Scott and Logan Counties, AR. Nearby communities include Grayson, Sugar Groove, and Booneville, AR.
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 
Completed  Actual: 12/20/2011  06/2012 Donna Reagan
(479) 675-3233
dreagan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Compartments 328 and 329
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.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.
Round Mountain-CS (includes Holmes Land Exchange Area) Burn Block
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 12/14/2011  12/2011 Randy Bottoms
479-675-3233
dlbauer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Compartments 250, 251, and 255.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37549
Location: UNIT - Cold Springs Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Scott. Compartments 250, 251, and 255.
Special Use Permit - Brown Driveway
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/09/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 Randy Bottoms
479-637-4174
rbottoms@fs.fed.us 
Description: To allow use of approximately 450 feet of NF land south of AR Hwy. 80.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37587
Location: UNIT - Cold Springs Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Scott. LEGAL - N1/2 of SW 1/4 of Section 18, T3N, R27W. Compartment 300.
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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
Long Hollow Prescribed Burn, Fourche Unit, JWF RD, Ouachita NF
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/15/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
02/2012 Kurt Radcliff
479-495-2844
kradcliff@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescribed burning of 1,463 acres of NF land in cooperation with burning of adjacent lands of the Corps of Engineers (645) and private landowners (548 ac); project minimizes new fireline construction
Location: UNIT - Fourche Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Yell. LEGAL - T3N, R23 & 24W, Yell Co., AR. Cs 480-481-482-484-487, Fourche Unit, JWF RD, Ouachita Nf.
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 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/28/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2012 
Expected:03/2012
 
06/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
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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
Redbank Creek Acquired Lands Restoration
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:03/2012  05/2012 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.
Windstream Undergound Cable - Perry County Road 14
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 09/27/2011  10/2011 Rudy Thornton
501-984-5313 x107
rthornton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special use authorization for placement of underground communication cable within right-of-way of Perry County Road 14 located in the Ouachita National Forest
Location: UNIT - Winona Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Perry. LEGAL - Part Sections 4 and 5, Township 3 North, Range 18 West, Perry County, Arkansas. Ouachita National Forest, JWF Ranger District, Winona Unit, Rock Creek Watershed, Compartment 1406.
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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  Completed  Actual: 10/24/2011  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/nepa_project_exp.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 02/2012 
Expected:07/2012  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/nepa_project_exp.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 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/09/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2012 
Expected:02/2012
 
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/nepa_project_exp.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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/30/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
04/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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:02/2012
 
03/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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 05/2012 
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/nepa_project_exp.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
Buffalo Creek Three
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/21/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
01/2012 Mark Davies
580-494-6402 Ext. 102
mjdavies@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercial harvest of timber damaged by a wind storm.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37521
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - McCurtain. LEGAL - Sections 25, 35 & 36, T2S, R25E; Sections 16, 19-22 & 27-34, T2S, R26E; Sections 3, 4 & 9, T3S, R26E. Approximately 6 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:02/2012
 
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/nepa_project_exp.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.
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:02/2012
 
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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Gary Rose Small Tracts Case
CE
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/27/2011 
Expected:06/2012
 
06/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Goldville and Honess Prescribed Burn
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/16/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
01/2012 Sammy McFarland
918-653-2991 Ext. 112
smcfarland@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project areas are located 2-5 miles south of Cedar Lake Recreation Area, and 2-4 miles north of the Robert S Kerr Nature Center, in LeFlore County Oklahoma which include approximately 4,685 acres for fuel reduction burning.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37408
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - Le Flore. LEGAL - Goldville Sections 1,4,5,9,10 & 11, T4N, R24E and Sections 6,7 & 18, T4N, R25E; Honess Sections 20, 21 & 28, T3N, R26E. The project areas are located 2-5 miles southwest of Cedar Lake Recreation Area, and 2-4 miles north of the Robert S Kerr Nature Center, in LeFlore County Oklahoma.
Haver White Reciprocal Easement
CE
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/19/2008 
Expected:10/2012
 
10/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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 #5 Waterline
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/17/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
04/2012 Randy Sander
580-494-6402 Ext.106
rsander@fs.fed.us 
Description: 1.9 miles of buried 8" waterline
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37497
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - McCurtain. LEGAL - Sections 22, 26 & 27, T4S, R24E; Section 6, T5S, R25E. 1 to 3 miles north and east of intersection of State Highway 259 and north loop of State Highway 259A.
Motorized Vehicle Use Designation Changes
EA
- Recreation management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/01/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2012 
Expected:01/2012
 
02/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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:10/2012
 
10/2012 Randy Sander
580-286-6564
rsander@fs.fed.us 
Description: Interchange lands to clear up encroachment
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.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.
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:05/2012
 
05/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Salvage of Dead, Down and Damaged Timber
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 11/29/2011  11/2011 Mark Davies
580-494-6402 ext. 102
mjdavies@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercial harvest of salvage timber
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37382
Location: UNIT - Tiak Ranger District, Kiamichi Ranger District, Choctaw Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - Le Flore, McCurtain. LEGAL - T10S-5N, R22-27E. All lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service in McCurtain and LeFlore Counties, OK.
TNC and No H2O North Fuels Reduction
CE
- Fuels management  Cancelled  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:02/2012
 
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/nepa_project_exp.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
2012 Rx Burn Blocks
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Completed  Actual: 11/04/2011  12/2011 Randy Bottoms
479-675-3233
dlbauer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescribed burn proposal for Buffalo, Ross Creek and East Ross Creek Burn Blocks
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37424
Location: UNIT - Poteau Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Scott. Various compartments.
Amendment to Special Use Permit for KGB, LLC
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/05/2011  10/2011 Randy Bottoms
479-637-4174
rbottoms@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to amend the current special use permit issued to KGB, LLC.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36936
Location: UNIT - Poteau Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Sebastian. Poteau Mountain Electronic Site Compartment 1218.
Beau Champ Burn Block
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 11/28/2011  12/2011 Raymond Self
479-637-4174
rlself@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to prescribe burn Beau Champ Burn Block.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37498
Location: UNIT - Poteau Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Scott. 1265, 1266, 1276, 1281, 1291.
Blue Moon, Dogwood, and Denton Creek Burn Blocks
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 11/18/2011  01/2012 Raymond Self
479-637-4174
rlself@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to prescribe burn Blue Moon, Dogwood, and Denton Creek Burn Blocks.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37474
Location: UNIT - Poteau Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Scott. Compartments 1225, 1226, 1230, 1327, 1235, 1246, 1328, 1238, 1242, 1244 (part), and 1251.
Buffalo Key Mountain
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
- Minerals and Geology
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/13/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
09/2012 Donna Reagan
(479) 675-3233
dreagan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Compartments 1248/1256/1257/1259/1271. Proposed project as a result of 10-year entry for project area. 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/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36998
Location: UNIT - Poteau Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Scott. LEGAL - T2N R29W Sec 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34; T2N R30W Sec 23, 25, 26. Scott County, AR. Nearby communities include Boles, Needmore, Waldron and Y-City.
Cumulus Broadcasting Special Use Reauthorization
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/05/2011  10/2011 Randy Bottoms
479-637-4174
rbottoms@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to reauthorize Cumulus Broadcasting's communication site lease.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36934
Location: UNIT - Poteau Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Sebastian. Poteau Mountain Electronic Site in Compartment 1218.
Henry and Key Mountain and Shamshire Burn Blocks
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 11/17/2011  12/2011 Randy Bottoms
479-675-3233
dlbauer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to prescribed burn Henry Mountain, Key Mountain and Shamshire Burn Blocks
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37446
Location: UNIT - Poteau Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Scott. Compartments 1251 (part), 1263, 1264, 1272, 1273, 1280, 1287, 1296, 1299, 1305, 1306, 1307.
McConnell Burn Block
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 12/07/2011  12/2011 Raymond Self
479-637-4174
rlself@fs.fed.us 
Description: Compartment 1312 (part), 1313 (most), 1314 (part)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37538
Location: UNIT - Poteau Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Scott. Compartments 1312, 1313, 1314.
Special Use Authorization - Scott County, Arkansas
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/03/2010 
Expected:01/2012
 
02/2012 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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/25/2011 
Expected:02/2012
 
04/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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:06/2012
 
08/2012 Seanna Whisenhunt
870-867-2101
swhisenhunt@fs.fed.us 
Description: Integrated Resource Management Project
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.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:03/2012
 
04/2012 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.
Efird Special Use Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:02/2012  03/2012 Liz Gross
870-867-2101
skirkpatrick@fs.fed.us 
Description: Tim Efird has requested a special use permit authorization to use NFS road to access private property
Location: UNIT - Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - S24, T3S, R23W. Forest Service Road C25B. The road is approximately 100 feet long and 15 feet wide,.
Hollifield Temporary Road Use Permit
CE
- Special use management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/28/2010 
Expected:02/2012
 
03/2012 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 01/2012 
Expected:06/2012  07/2012 Seanna Whisenhunt
870-867-2101
swhisenhunt@fs.fed.us 
Description: Integrated Resource Management Project
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.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 02/2012 
Expected:03/2012  04/2012 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 Heart Attack Hill and Adams Road Easements
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/08/2010 
Expected:02/2012
 
03/2012 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  Completed  Actual: 05/18/2011  11/2011 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:01/2012
 
02/2012 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 
Completed  Actual: 09/08/2011  10/2011 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/nepa_project_exp.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:03/2012
 
04/2012 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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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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