Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2012 to 12/31/2012
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 09/2012 
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.
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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
Bridge, Rds, Culvert Repairs
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Facility management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/20/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
11/2012 Bubba Brewster
501-321-5368
bbrewster@fs.fed.us 
Description: Repair damages to roadways and water crossings that occurred during heavy rain events to allow transportation across these waterways, decrease sediment input into water and to improve passage of aquatic organisms for spawning and reproduction
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40328
Location: UNIT - Caddo Ranger District, Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Garland, Howard, Montgomery. LEGAL - T4S, R26W, SEC 33, T2S, R23W, NE SEC 24 and SW Sec 13 ,T5S, R28W, NE SEC 4,T3S, R23W, NE SEC 5, T3S, R23W, SW SEC 36. FS road 517, FS road 50, FS road B23F, FS road 177E, FS road W18.
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).
Spring Storm Reforestation
CE
- Forest products  Completed  Actual: 06/14/2012  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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39423
Location: UNIT - Caddo Ranger District, Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. Various locations throughout the Ouachita Forest impacted by spring storms.
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 08/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
10/2012 Christopher Ham
501-321-5253
cpham@fs.fed.us 
Description: Add 10 trail shelters to the Ouachita National Forest Recreation Trail
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=29501
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.
Wheel-a-Mena Bicycle Tour
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/04/2012 
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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39672
Location: UNIT - Mena Ranger District, 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.
Wild Horse Bicycle Event
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/20/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
10/2012 Russell Standingwater
479-394-2382
jbook@fs.fed.us 
Description: A non-competitive endurance bicycling event, starting and finishing in Poteau, OK and passing through the Talimena Scenic Drive area. The Wild Horse course will include a 100-mile and a 200-mile option.
Location: UNIT - Mena Ranger District, Kiamichi Ranger District, Choctaw Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas, Oklahoma. COUNTY - Polk, Le Flore. LEGAL - Townships 1S-2S, Ranges 30W-32W in Arkansas and Townships 2N-5N, Ranges 22E-27E in Oklahoma. Both routes are located in LeFlore County, Oklahoma with the 200 mile route extending into Polk County, Arkansas.
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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.
Albert Pike Recreation Area Management
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Bill Pell
501-321-5320
bpell@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to make changes to the management of the Albert Pike Recreation Area, including restrictions on overnight camping.
Location: UNIT - Caddo Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - T4S R27W. Located approximately 6 miles north of Langley, AR.
Albert Pike Recreational Area
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/11/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/2012 
Expected:06/2013
 
07/2013 Christopher Ham
501-321-5253
cpham@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed changes to Albert Pike Recreational Area to include prohibiting overnight use of campground area below the 100 year floodplain, reroute access road in loop A, Change loop B and C to day use only and decommision Loop D.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40111
Location: UNIT - Caddo Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - Sec 27 T4S R27W. Located on the Little Missouri River near Langley, AR.
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
Fletcher Rx Burn Block
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 09/25/2012  09/2012 Dava Bauer
479-675-3233
dlbauer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal for prescribed burning treatments on approx. 6,494 acres on Fletcher Burn Block which includes all or part of Compartments 201, 202, 203, 204, 238, 239, 240, & 244.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39899
Location: UNIT - Cold Springs Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Logan, Scott. All or part of Compartments 201, 202, 203, 204, 238, 239, 240, and 244.
Foster Fields and Holmes Fields NNIS Treatment
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/14/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
01/2013 Frances Rothwein
479-675-3233
frothwein@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restore approx. 105 acres of open fields to native grass and forb species and to plant additional native tree species where non-native tree species are removed.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39987
Location: UNIT - Cold Springs Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Scott. Foster Fields and Holmes Fields.
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 12/2012 
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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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.
North White Oak Burn Block FY13
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 09/25/2012  10/2012 Raymond Self
479-637-4174
rlself@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to conduct Rx burning treatments on approx 7,315 acres in compartments 235, 236, 237, 238, 240, 241, 242, 277
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39877
Location: UNIT - Cold Springs Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Scott. North White Oak Burn Block.
South White Oak Burn Block
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 09/25/2012  09/2012 Raymond Self
479-637-4174
rlself@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal for prescribed burning treatments on approx. 6,121 acres on South White Oak Burn Block which includes all or parts of Compartments 235, 259, 260, 261, 262, and 263.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39902
Location: UNIT - Cold Springs Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Scott. Compartments 235, 259, 260, 261, 262, and 263.
Upper Sugar Creek
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Land management planning
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:03/2013  06/2013 Donna Reagan
(479) 675-3233
dreagan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Watershed assessment for the 10 year entry period Compartments 259-263
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40028
Location: UNIT - Cold Springs Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Scott. LEGAL - T4N, R28W, S1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 36. About 10 miles south of Booneville, AR in Scott County.
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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
Potato Hill Mountain
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2012 
Expected:05/2013  07/2013 Rudy Thornton
501-984-5313 x107
rthornton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Ecosystem management activites in Baker, Blue Mountain, and Mitchell management watersheds of Fourche Unit, Jessieville-Winona-Fourche RD, Ouachita National Forest (Compartments 400-403, 411-416)
Location: UNIT - Fourche Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Yell. LEGAL - T 4 N, R 24 & 25 W; T 5 N, R 24&25 W; Yell Co., AR. Baker, Blue Mountain, Mitchell management watersheds; Compartments 400-403, 411-416; Jessieville-Winona-Fourche RD, Ouachita national Forest.
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 
Completed  Actual: 07/12/2012  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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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 12/2012 
Expected:05/2013  06/2013 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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 07/16/2012  09/2012 Mary Mentz
479-495-2844
mmentz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Midstory removal on 735 acres for wildlife habitat improvement.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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).
Walnut Grove Community Church Special Use JWF RD OuaNF
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 08/29/2012  09/2012 Robin Vaughn
501-984-5313
rvaughn@fs.fed.us 
Description: Extend term for special use permit for church occupancy of four acres of NF land on the JWF RD of the Oua NF
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39857
Location: UNIT - Jessieville Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Garland. LEGAL - NW NW Section 3, T1S, R21W, Garland Co., AR. Intersection AR Hwy 298 and Garland Co. Rd 2459; Cedar Fourche WS; Compartment 663; JWF RD OuaNF.
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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
Land Use Access to Private Ownership - FSR 603
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/28/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
09/2012 Russell Standingwater
479-394-2382
rstandingwater@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to issue a permit authorizing use and maintenance of FSR603. This project will provide access to private ownership in Montgomery County, Arkansas. This project includes the installation of two gates.
Location: UNIT - Mena Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - T1N, R24W, Sec. 26. The private land is located in the T1N, R24W, Sec. 26. The permit will authorize use of approximately 0.75 miles of an existing extension of Forest Service Road 603.
Land Use for Construction of Power Lines to Private Ownership
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/28/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
11/2012 Russell Standingwater
479-394-2382
jbook@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue of a permit authorizing Rich Mountain Electric Company to construct and maintain an overhead power line near Forest Service Road 512 in Polk County, Arkansas.
Location: UNIT - Mena Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Polk. LEGAL - Sec. 11 and 12, T4S, R29W. Near Forest Service Road 512 in Polk County, Arkansas.
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 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/13/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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.
New Cingular Wireless use of existing facility on Buck Knob Mountain
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/20/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
11/2012 Russell Standingwater
479-394-2382
jbook@fs.fed.us 
Description: To authorize New Cingular Wireless use of an existing building already under permit. This project will allow New Cingular Wireless to house their equipment so they can provide rural cell phone service to the area.
Location: UNIT - Mena Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Scott. LEGAL - Section 1, T1S R28W. The project is located atop Buck Knob Mountain in Scott County, Arkansas, near the community of Y City.
Road-use and Land Access to Private Ownership
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/03/2012  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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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 11/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
04/2013 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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
Beth Little Road Access
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special area management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/03/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
01/2013 Randy Sander
580-494-6402 ext. 106
rsander@fs.fed.us 
Description: Request for an approximate 729 foot x 30 foot access road permit.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39913
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - McCurtain. LEGAL - Section 23, T5S, R25E. Approximately 7 miles northeast of Broken Bow, OK.
Blackjack East Prescribed Burn
CE
- Fuels management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/05/2012 
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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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.
Brandon Faulkenberry Road Access
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/30/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
01/2013 Randy Sander
580-494-6402 ext. 106
rsander@fs.fed.us 
Description: Permit for an access road for approximately 0.7 miles long and 30-foot wide.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40026
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - Le Flore. LEGAL - Section 19, T2N, R27E. Approximately 8 miles east of Big Cedar, 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:01/2013
 
01/2013 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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.
Chainsaw Release and Non-commercial Thinning
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/27/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
01/2013 Mark Davies
580-494-6402 ext. 102
mjdavies@fs.fed.us 
Description: Removal of competing vegetation from around crop trees using a chainsaw.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39989
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - Le Flore. LEGAL - Section 8, T3N, R23E; Section 26, T4N, R24E; Sections 29 & 33, T4N, R27E. Areas are on lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service in LeFlore County, 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:
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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Randy Sander
(580) 494-6402 ext. 106
rsander@fs.fed.us 
Description: Resolve encroachment due to past erroneous survey.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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:01/2013
 
01/2013 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Completed  Actual: 06/28/2012  10/2012 Mark Davies
580-494-6402 ext. 102
mjdavies@fs.fed.us 
Description: Suppression and control of damaging insect infestations
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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.
Kiamichi Valley Wildlife Habitat Improvement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Land management planning
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/30/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
05/2013 Daniel Benefield
918-653-2991 ext. 115
dbenefield@fs.fed.us 
Description: The habitat improvement within this proposed project location would include approximately 6,600 acres of chainsaw felling midstory trees. The purpose of this project is to improve the quality of available wildlife habitat for game species.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40017
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - Le Flore. LEGAL - Sections 8-11, 13-17, 21-28, T3N, R23E; and Sections 15-23, 25-29, 34-36, T3N, R24E. Area located north of Whitesboro and Muse, Oklahoma.
Kulli Recreation Area Decommission
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 08/06/2012  11/2012 Randy Sander
580-494-6402 Ext. 106
rsander@fs.fed.us 
Description: Decommissioning of Kulli Recreation Area
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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.
Lower Cedar Creek Road Relocation
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Road management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:09/2012  10/2012 John Baldwin
580-494-6402 ext. 119
jbaldwin01@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approximately 0.4 miles of Forest Service Road 53000, relocated out of the creek bottom and onto the adjacent slope. Existing low water crossing will be removed and large box culvert bridge will be installed upstream in-line with road relocation.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39860
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - McCurtain. LEGAL - Sections 28 & 29, T4S, R23E. Approximately 9.5 miles northeast of Wright City, approximately 4 miles east of Old Oklahoma Highway 98, and 8 miles west of US Highway 259.
North Blue Mountain Prescribed Burn
CE
- Fuels management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/05/2012 
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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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.
Russ White Road Access
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/08/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
12/2012 Randy Sander
580-494-6402 ext. 106
rsander@fs.fed.us 
Description: Permit for an access road for approximately 0.3 miles long and 30-foot wide.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40024
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - Le Flore. LEGAL - Sections 5 & 6, T3N, R26E. Approximately 6 miles south of Hodgen, Oklahoma.
Talihina Residence
CE
- Land ownership management
- Facility management 
Completed  Actual: 06/26/2012  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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/13/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
01/2013 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/04/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2012 
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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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  Completed  Actual: 06/21/2012  08/2012 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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=22390
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
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 08/27/2012  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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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.
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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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/26/2012 
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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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.
Lake Hinkle Fishing Pier
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 09/05/2012  09/2012 Dava Bauer
479-675-3233
dlbauer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to amend the existing Special Use Permit issued to AGFC to include construction & maintenance of a fishing pier, parking area and sidewalks at Little Pines Rec Area on Lake Hinkle.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39897
Location: UNIT - Poteau Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Scott. Little Pines Recreation Area on Lake Hinkle.
Ross Creek
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:06/2013  09/2013 Donna Reagan
(479) 675-3233
dreagan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Watershed assessment for 10 year entry period Compartments 1247, 1249, 1250, 1251
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40029
Location: UNIT - Poteau Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Scott. LEGAL - T2N R29W S15-20; T2N R30W S7-10, 12-16, 18-24; T2N R31W S13, 14, 23, 24. About 4 miles southwest of Waldron, AR.
Ross Exploration Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/13/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2013 
Expected:02/2013
 
04/2013 Dava Bauer
479-675-3233
dlbauer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Ross Explorations, Inc. submitted an APD on Federal Oil and Gas Lease ARES-50476 to the BLM on June 23, 2009. Project activies include a well pad site and a lease road including a pipeline corridor.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40068
Location: UNIT - Poteau Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Sebastian. LEGAL - Sec. 32 T4N - R31W. ARES-50476 for Ross USA #1-32-H-CBM and USA #2-32-H-CBM.
Special Use Authorization - Scott County, Arkansas
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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.
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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
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
01/2013 Seanna Whisenhunt
870-867-2101
swhisenhunt@fs.fed.us 
Description: Integrated Resource Management Project
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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 01/2013 
Expected:02/2013  03/2013 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
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 06/26/2012  08/2012 Liz Gross
870-867-2101
skirkpatrick@fs.fed.us 
Description: Extend the Lake Ouachita Vista Trail (LOViT) Segment 8.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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 12/2012 
Expected:01/2013  02/2013 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.
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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