Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2013 to 06/30/2013
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) :
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)

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
Annual Ouachita Challenge Mountain Bike Events
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 02/23/2013  04/2013 Russell Standingwater
479-394-2382
rstandingwater@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Ouachita Challenge, on the Ouachita National Recreation Trail (ONRT) and the Womble Trail on the Oden and Womble Ranger Districts. The events would consist of a tour, Saturday April 6, 2013 and a race, Sunday April 7, 2013.
Location: UNIT - Oden Ranger District, Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery, Polk. Ouachita National Recreation Trail (ONRT) and the Womble Trail on the Oden and Womble Ranger Districts.
Bridge, Rds, Culvert Repairs
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Facility management
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 09/13/2012  02/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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).
Wheel-a-Mena Bicycle Tour
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 08/08/2012  01/2013 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 - 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.
Wildlife Habitat Improvement; C-463, C-1406, C-1415; JWF RD, Ouachita NF
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/14/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
06/2013 Mary Mentz
479-495-2844
mmentz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Mid-story thinning, with chainsaw or other hand tool, on 1,281 acres to enhance wildlife habitat. No commercial harvest. No herbicide use. No road construction.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41277
Location: UNIT - Fourche Ranger District, Winona Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Perry, Yell. LEGAL - T3N, R18W, Perry Co., AR; T4&5N, R22W, Yell Co., AR. Ouachita NF, JWF RD, C-463, C-1406, C-1415.
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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 Project
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/11/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
09/2013 Christopher Ham
501-321-5253
cpham@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed changes to Albert Pike Recreation Area management including: Loops A,B,C open seasonally for day use; Decommission Loop D; reroute access road to private cabins; Loop A/B bathhouse open seasonally; Loop C bathhouse closed.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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 04/2013 
Expected:05/2013  06/2013 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
FY13 WSI Proposal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 02/21/2013  02/2013 Dava Bauer
479-675-3233
dlbauer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approximately 7,180 acres of WSI treatments in Compartments 237, 238, 239, 240, 241, 277, 316, 317, 318, 319, 320, 321, 322, and 324.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41150
Location: UNIT - Cold Springs Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Logan, Scott. Compartments 237, 238, 239, 240, 241, 277, 316, 317, 318, 319, 320, 321, 322, and 324.
Foster Fields and Holmes Fields NNIS Treatment
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/14/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
07/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39987
Location: UNIT - Cold Springs Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Scott. Foster Fields and Holmes Fields.
Pre-Commercial Thinning (PCT) Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Completed  Actual: 03/19/2013  06/2013 Keith Hotubbee
479-675-3233
khotubbee@fs.fed.us 
Description: Propose to conduct PCT treatments on approximately 948 acres in Compartments 251, 266, 255, 230, 285, 205, 223, 303, 250, 268, 231, 254, 203, 240, and 233.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41269
Location: UNIT - Cold Springs Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Logan, Scott. Compartments 251, 266, 255, 230, 285, 205, 223, 303, 250, 268, 231, 254, 203, 240, and 233.
Upper Sugar Creek
EA
- Land management planning
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/18/2013
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
09/2013 Donna Reagan
(479) 675-3233
dreagan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Watershed assessment for the 10 year entry period Compartments 259-263 Management Areas 9 and 14 (ABBA)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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
- 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 05/2013 
Expected:10/2013  12/2013 Hunter Speed
501-984-5313
hspeed@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)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40286
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  Cancelled  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: 01/15/2013
07/12/2012 
03/2013 Hunter Speed
501-984-5313
hspeed@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 05/2013 
Expected:09/2013  11/2013 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
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34699
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.
TSI Release Treatment FY2013 JW Units JWF RD
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Completed  Actual: 01/17/2013  03/2013 Hunter Speed
501-984-5313
hspeed@fs.fed.us 
Description: Timber stand improvement with release treatment to 34 stands consisting of 1,844 acres on the Jessieville and Winona Units of the JWF RD, Ouachita National Forest
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40706
Location: UNIT - Jessieville Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Garland, Montgomery, Perry, Saline, Yell. LEGAL - Saline, Garland, Yell, Montgomery Counties, AR; T1N R19W, T1N, 21W, T1N R22W, T1N R23W, T1S R22W, T1S R23W, T2N 18W, T2N R19W. Compartments 697, 616, 627, 662, 664, 684, 1456, and 1462; JWF RD; Ouachita NF.
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Ouachita National Forest,   Mena-Oden Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
AT&T installation of fiber optic cable
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/11/2013  01/2013 Russell Standingwater
479-637-4174
rstandingwater@fs.fed.us 
Description: authorize AT&T to upgrade its services to fiber optic cable on an existing utility easement. The cable will be buried to a minimum depth of 36 inches with approximately one-mile crossing Federal Lands.
Location: UNIT - Mena Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery, Polk. Compartment 866 and 884, Township 1 South, Range 30 West.
FY 2013 Siviculture activites
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Completed  Actual: 03/04/2013  04/2013 John Morgan
479-394-2382 ext. 107
jcmorgan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Pre-commercial thinning Mechanical & Thermal site prep and planting
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40711
Location: UNIT - Mena Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery, Polk. LEGAL - Compartment 1012,1035,1041,1138,1139, 866,901. Montgomery and Polk County, Arkansas. Mena / Oden Ranger District.
Land Use for Construction of Power Lines to Private Ownership
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Russell Standingwater
479-394-2382
cjryles@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 04/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
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.
Mechanical and Thermal Site Preparation, Planting, Manual Release, and Pre-commercial Thinning (PCT)
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Cancelled  N/A  N/A John Morgan
479-394-2382
jcmorgan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Mechanical and thermal site preparation using piling and burning, sub-surface ripping, hand planting, manual release using chainsaws, and manual PCT
Location: UNIT - Oden Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery, Polk. Approximately 25 acres in Polk County; and then manual PCT using chainsaws on approximately 255 acres spread throughout Montgomery County and Polk County, Arkansas.
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:04/2013
 
05/2013 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 06/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
09/2013 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://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
Beth Little Road Access
CE
- Special area management  Completed  Actual: 01/14/2013  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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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:05/2013
 
05/2013 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 Lake Septic Fields
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/12/2012 
Expected:10/2013
 
12/2013 Randy Sander
580-494-6402
rsander@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approximately 3 acres, clearing timber and installing septic leach fields to replace existing sewer treatment plant.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41217
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - Le Flore. LEGAL - Sec 33, T4N, R25E. 5 miles southwest of Hodgen, 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:05/2013
 
05/2013 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://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.
Chainsaw Release and Non-commercial Thinning
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/27/2012 
Expected:04/2013
 
04/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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.
Choctaw Electric Communications Permit at Kiamichi Mountain
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/14/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
06/2013 Randy Sander
580-494-6402 X 106
rsander@fs.fed.us 
Description: New communications permit for repeater and antenna
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41285
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - Le Flore. LEGAL - Section 29, T2N, R25E. About 7 miles east of Talihina, Oklahoma.
Choctaw Nation Trail Relocation
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/31/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
09/2013 Randy Sander
580-494-6402
rsander@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocate about 1.5 miles of ATV trail
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41218
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - Le Flore. LEGAL - Sec 18, T3N, R24E; Sec 8&9, T3N, R23E. 4 miles north of Whitesboro 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:05/2013
 
05/2013 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=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.
Haver White Reciprocal Easement
CE
- Road management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/09/2012 
Expected:06/2013
 
07/2013 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://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.
Kiamichi Valley Wildlife Habitat Improvement
CE
- Land management planning
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/30/2012 
Expected:06/2013
 
07/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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.
Lower Cedar Creek Road Relocation
CE
- Road management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/28/2012 
Expected:06/2013
 
07/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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.
Mountain Fork West
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2013 
Expected:07/2013  01/2014 Mark Davies
580-286-6564
mjdavies@fs.fed.us 
Description: Management activities to benefit timber, wildlife and fire (fuels reduction)
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - McCurtain. LEGAL - T5,6S R25,26E. Six miles northeast of Broken Bow Oklahoma.
North Blue Mountain Prescribed Burn
CE
- Fuels management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/05/2012 
Expected:05/2013
 
06/2013 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.
OK Dept. of Corrections Communications Lease at Hodgen
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:05/2013  05/2013 Randy Sander
580-494-6402 ext. 106
rsander@fs.fed.us 
Description: Communications lease for tower and equipment formerly owned by OK Regents for Higher Education
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41822
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - Le Flore. LEGAL - Sec 12, T3N, R25E. 6 miles south of Hodgen OK.
Terry Jeanes Road Access and Utility Corridor
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/14/2013  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://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
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 05/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
09/2013 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  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/14/2008
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2013 
Expected:05/2013
Actual: 06/21/2012 
06/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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.
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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
Owens' Driveway Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/11/2013  01/2013 Randy Bottoms
479-637-4174
rbottoms@fs.fed.us 
Description: SUP would allow Mr. Owens to use his existing driveway, which crosses approx. 30 feet of National Forest land (total of less than one acre).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40751
Location: UNIT - Poteau Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Scott. LEGAL - Sec 23, T2N, R29W. 30 feet of National Forest land in compartment 1248.
Ross Creek
EA
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:10/2013  12/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/13/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
07/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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.
Scott County Phase III East 80 Rural Water
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/18/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
08/2013 Dava Bauer
479-675-3233
dlbauer@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Scott County Regional Water District proposes to allow the James Fork Rural Water District to fund, plan, and construct a water distribution and storage system to serve rural Scott County, it includes line, a storage tank and pump station.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40499
Location: UNIT - Poteau Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Scott. State Highway 80 East of Waldron, AR.
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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 05/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
07/2013 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  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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.
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:05/2013
 
06/2013 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 05/2013 
Expected:08/2013  08/2013 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 05/2013 
Expected:06/2013  06/2013 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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