Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2012 to 09/30/2012
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 10/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
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  Completed  Actual: 03/23/2012  08/2012 Brenda Halter-Glenn
202-260-9400
bhalterglenn@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.
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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).
Trail Shelters on the Ouachita National Forest Recreation Trail
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/26/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
10/2012 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.
Stenger Mine Reclamation
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:01/2013  02/2013 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
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 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/18/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
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.
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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 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/03/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
10/2012 Rudy Thornton
501-984-5313 x107
rthornton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Ecosystem management for Bear Creek West, Barn Hart, and Brogan management unit watersheds (C-477-488) 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 08/2012 
Expected:11/2012  01/2013 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, subsoiling (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.
WHI 2012 Midstory - JWF RD Oua NF
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/27/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
09/2012 Mary Mentz
479-495-2844
mmentz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Midstory removal on 735 acres for wildlife habitat improvement.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39373
Location: UNIT - Jessieville Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Perry, Saline, Yell. LEGAL - Saline, Perry, Yell Counties, AR. JWF Ranger District, Ouachita NF Compartments 470, 475, 1437, 1444, 1449, 1450 (735 acres).
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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
Copper Landline Service to Buck Knob Mountain
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/08/2012  06/2012 John Morgan
479-394-5595 ext. 244
jcmorgan@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service, Ouachita National Forest, Mena-Oden Ranger District, is preparing a Decision Memo to amend Century Link’s special use permit and authorize the installation of a copper landline on existing utility poles.
Location: UNIT - Mena Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Scott. LEGAL - T1S, R27W, Section 31 and T1N, R28W, Sections 26 & 35. The project will start at a point 40 ft east of Highline Road and continue southwest through the Ouachita National Forest to the cell site on Buck Knob.
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 07/2012 
Expected:09/2012  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 
Completed  Actual: 04/12/2012  07/2012 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 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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.
Road-use and Land Access to Private Ownership
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/23/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
07/2012 John Morgan
479-394-5595 ext. 244
jcmorgan@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service, Ouachita National Forest, Mena-Oden Ranger District, is preparing a Decision Memo to renew an existing permit authorizing use and maintenance of Forest Service Road M99.
Location: UNIT - Mena Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Polk. LEGAL - T1S, R32W, Section 30. Polk County, Arkansas, near the Oklahoma Stateline. Section 30, T1S, R32W.
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:11/2012
 
12/2012 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 08/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
12/2012 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
Blackjack East Prescribed Burn
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:10/2012  01/2013 Sammy McFarland
918-653-2991 ext. 112
smcfarland@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project is located 2-7 miles northwest of Whitesboro; south of State Highway 1 in LeFlore County and will encompass approximately 2,508 acres for fuel reduction.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39726
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - Le Flore. LEGAL - Sections 4, 5, 8 and 17, T3N, R23E; Sections 28, 29, 32 and 33, T4N, R23E. This project is located 2-7 miles northwest of Whitesboro, Oklahoma; south of Oklahoma State Highway 1, in LeFlore County, Oklahoma.
Cedar Mountain Sub-Unit 1 Prescribed Burn
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/18/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
11/2012 John Wilson
580-494-6402 x114
kriswilson@fs.fed.us 
Description: To conduct prescribed burning on 5,540 acres of National Forest 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=38317
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - McCurtain. LEGAL - Sections 7-9, 16-21, T4S, R24E. Approximately 14 miles north of Broken Bow, OK and approximately 9 miles south of Bethel, OK, west of Hwy 259 and east of the 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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/18/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
11/2012 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 Title Deed
CE
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/09/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
11/2012 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.
Haver White Reciprocal Easement
CE
- Road management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/09/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
12/2012 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.
Integrated Pest Management on National Forest Lands within LeFlore and McCurtain Counties Oklahoma
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/09/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
10/2012 Mark Davies
580-494-6402 ext. 102
mjdavies@fs.fed.us 
Description: Suppression and control of damaging insect infestations
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38966
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - Le Flore, McCurtain. LEGAL - T5N-10S, R22-27E. All National Forest lands within McCurtain and LeFlore counties, Oklahoma.
Kulli Recreation Area Decommission
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/11/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
11/2012 Randy Sander
580-494-6402 Ext. 106
rsander@fs.fed.us 
Description: Decommissioning of Kulli Recreation Area
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38488
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - McCurtain. LEGAL - Section 30, T8S, R25E. 7 miles southeast of Idabel, Oklahoma.
New Home Cemetery Interchange
CE
- Land ownership management  Completed  Actual: 05/24/2012  12/2012 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.
North Blue Mountain Prescribed Burn
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:11/2012  01/2013 Sammy McFarland
918-653-2991 ext. 112
smcfarland@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project is located 5-8 miles south of Summerfield; north of Forest Service roads A17 and 6009, in LeFlore County, Oklahoma and will encompass approximately 2,600 acres for fuel reduction.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39727
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - Le Flore. LEGAL - Sections 1, 11, 12 and 14, T4N, R23E; Sections 6-8, T4N, R24E. This project is located 5-8 miles south of Summerfield; north of Forest Service roads A17 and 6009, in LeFlore County, Oklahoma.
Talihina Residence
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Land ownership management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/23/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
11/2012 Jessica Soroka
501-321-5226
jasoroka@fs.fed.us 
Description: Sale of federally owned structures and land consisting of 2 lots and 1 residence.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39327
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - Le Flore. LEGAL - SW 1/4 Section 6, T3N, R22E, LeFlore County, Oklahoma. 104 3rd Street, Talihina, Oklahoma.
Terry Jeanes Road Access and Utility Corridor
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/13/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
11/2012 Randy Sander
580-494-6402 ext. 106
rsander@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approximate 740 x 40 foot easement for access road, waterline, electric line and telephone line.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39372
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - McCurtain. LEGAL - Section 5, T5S, R25E. Eight miles north of Broken Bow, Oklahoma.
Tiak Units Prescribed Burn
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/18/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
01/2013 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.
Verizon Communications Authorization at Sycamore
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/13/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
11/2012 Randy Sander
580-494-6402 Ext. 106
rsander@fs.fed.us 
Description: New 20 year lease for existing communications tower and associated equipment
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39357
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - Le Flore. LEGAL - Section 33, T4N, R23E. Approximately 7 miles east of Talihina, Oklahoma.
Wheel-a-Mena Bicycle Tour
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:09/2012  09/2012 Randy Sander
580-494-6402 ext. 106
rsander@fs.fed.us 
Description: Thirty and 70 mile loop road bicycle tours from Mena, Arkansas, on September 22, 2012.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39672
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas, Oklahoma. COUNTY - Polk, Le Flore. LEGAL - T3N, R25-27E Oklahoma and T1S-1N, R31-32W Arkansas. Highways 270, 272, 259, 1 and 88.
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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
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 08/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
12/2012 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.
Special Use Authorization - Scott County, Arkansas
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/02/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
09/2012 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 
Completed  Actual: 05/24/2012  07/2012 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:
Scoping Start 06/06/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
01/2013 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  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:09/2012  09/2012 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.
Lake Ouachita Vista Trail Segment 8
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/20/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
08/2012 Liz Gross
870-867-2101
skirkpatrick@fs.fed.us 
Description: Extend the Lake Ouachita Vista Trail (LOViT) Segment 8.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39422
Location: UNIT - Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - Sections 9, 10, 11,12,14,15, and 16 of Township 2 South, Range 21 West. Montgomery county near Brady Mountain.
Little Fir Watershed Management Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/09/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
01/2013 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 08/2012 
Expected:10/2012  09/2012 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  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2012 
Expected:01/2013  01/2013 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.
Spring Storm Reforestation
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/20/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
08/2012 Liz Gross
870-867-2101
skirkpatrick@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose of these reforestation treatments is to successfully regenerate approximately 1,271 acres of these stands destroyed by spring storms. The proposed treatments will be used to achieve a predominately pine regeneration component while retai
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39423
Location: UNIT - Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. Various locations throughout the Ouachita Forest impacted by spring storms.
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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