Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2013 to 12/31/2013
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
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: 08/07/2013  09/2013 Randy Sander
580-286-6564, Ext 106
rsander@fs.fed.us 
Description: 30 & 70 mile loop road bicycle tours from Mena, Arkansas on September 21, 2013.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42325
Location: UNIT - Mena Ranger District, Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas, Oklahoma. COUNTY - Polk, Le Flore. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Highways 270, 272, 259,1 and 88.
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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
Albert Pike Recreation Area Project
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 09/11/2012
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 10/2013 
Expected:02/2014
 
03/2014 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.
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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
Foster Fields and Holmes Fields NNIS Treatment
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 08/14/2012
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 12/2013 
Expected:03/2014
 
04/2014 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. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Foster Fields and Holmes Fields.
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 
Completed  Actual: 09/25/2013  11/2013 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. Notice of Initiation 10/2013 
Expected:04/2014  06/2014 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 Permit Amendment Arkwest Communications 2013
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/26/2013  09/2013 Robin Vaughn
501-984-5313
rvaughn@fs.fed.us 
Description: Amendment of Special Use Permit ODE0008 - Arkwest Communications to replace existing overhead lines with a buried fiber optic cable, that will run parallel with the existing Entergy power lines and be within the same utility corridor.
Location: UNIT - Fourche Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Yell. LEGAL - Sections 7 & 18, T-4-N, R-22-W. Sections 7 & 18, T-4-N, R-22-W, along the utility corridor of Hwy 27 in Yell County, AR.
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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
Alum Fork Range Allotment EA - 2013
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 04/04/2013
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 11/2013 
Expected:12/2013
 
02/2014 Mary Mentz
479-495-2844
mmentz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Allow continued annual livestock grazing within the Alum Fork Grazing Allotment on the Winona unit of the Jessieville Winona Fourche District
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41905
Location: UNIT - Winona Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Saline. LEGAL - Not Applicable. 3 miles north of Jessieville.
Crossett Experimental Forest (SRS-4159) Prescribed Fire 2013
CE
- Research and Development  Completed  Actual: 07/15/2013  08/2013 Virginia McDaniel
501-623-1180 X112
vmcdaniel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Investigate the effects of growing season burns on insect populations: Treatment of about two acres within Compartment 3 on the Crossett Experimental Forest with prescribed fire.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41904
Location: UNIT - Jessieville Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Ashley. LEGAL - Not Applicable. S21 T19S R8W in Ashley County, AR.
Redbank Creek Acquired Lands Restoration
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal  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.
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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
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 
Completed  Actual: 09/27/2013  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.
New Entrance Road to the Shady Lake Recreation Area
EA
- Recreation management
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 05/18/2012  09/2012 Russell Standingwater
479-394-2382
rstandingwater@fs.fed.us 
Description: The new entrance road would have 10-ft lanes & 2-ft shoulders, follow an existing gravel service road for approx 1.2 miles, then follow new alignment for approx 0.4 miles, and tie into Caddo Road approximately 0.7 miles south of the Shady Lake.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=28224
Location: UNIT - Mena Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Howard, Polk. LEGAL - T5S, R28W, Sec. 4, 5, 8, 9, 31, 32. Caddo Road/FS Road 38 south of Shady Lake Recreation Area.
Nickleson Branch
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 05/16/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 09/2013 
Expected:09/2013
 
11/2013 Jennifer Benefield
870-326-4574-112
jbenefield@fs.fed.us 
Description: Nickleson Branch 6th Level Watershed Siviculture activities, wildlife habitat restoration, fuels reduction and roads management
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42090
Location: UNIT - Mena Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Scott. LEGAL - 13 miles Southeast of Waldron, Arkansas in T1N R26W %u2013 Sections 5 and 6; T1N R27W - Sections 1-3 and 10-11; T2N R26W - Sections 19-22 and 27-32; and T2N R27W - Sections 24-27 and 34-36; Scott County, Arkansas. Nickleson Branch Project Area, Southeast of Waldron Arkansas, Scott County.
Southern Pine Beetle and Other Insect Suppression on the Mena and Oden Ranger Distrticts
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Completed  Actual: 07/08/2013  09/2013 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:
Notice of Initiation 09/30/2010
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 11/2013 
Expected:02/2014
 
03/2014 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
- Fuels management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/05/2012 
Expected:12/2013
 
04/2014 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.
Buffalo Creek Bridge Replacement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2014 
Expected:07/2014  09/2014 Bubba Brewster
501-321-5368
bbrewster@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-align road to slightly straighten bridge approaches; remove and replace low-water crossing.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42026
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - McCurtain. LEGAL - Sec19,T2S,R26E. 8 miles SE of Smithville, Oklahoma.
Cedar Lake Septic Fields
CE
- Recreation management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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:12/2013
 
04/2014 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)  Completed  Actual: 11/19/2012  07/2013 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
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 05/13/2013  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
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 06/19/2013  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 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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:12/2013
 
01/2014 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.
Jeff & Elaine Jensen Road Access
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 08/01/2013  09/2013 Randy Sander
580-286-6564, Ext 106
rsander@fs.fed.us 
Description: 300 ft. X 30 ft. permit for access road
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42252
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - Le Flore. LEGAL - Sec 18, T2N, R26E. Big Cedar, OK.
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:06/2014
 
09/2014 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:06/2014
 
07/2014 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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 04/03/2013
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 10/2013 
Expected:01/2014
 
03/2014 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:12/2013
 
01/2014 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
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/11/2013  08/2013 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.
OK Western Telephone Fiber-optic
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 08/30/2013  11/2013 Randy Sander
580-286-6564
rsander@fs.fed.us 
Description: Permit amendment to allow 4.1 miles of fiber-optic in location of existing copper line.
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - Le Flore. LEGAL - T4N R23E. Near Summerfield, OK.
RWD #6 Cooperville Amendment
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/15/2013 
Expected:10/2013
 
11/2013 Randy Sander
580-286-6564
rsander@fs.fed.us 
Description: Permit Amendment to allow 3/4 mile of 4" waterline in existing power-line corridor.
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - McCurtain. LEGAL - Section 6, T3S R25E. Cooperville community; 5 miles east of Mt. Herman OK.
Tiak Units Prescribed Burn
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 08/12/2013  10/2013 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  Completed  Actual: 09/26/2013  09/2013 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.
Wild Goose Canoe and Kayak Outfitter/Guide Permit
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 08/08/2013  09/2013 Randy Sander
580-286-6564, Ext 106
rsander@fs.fed.us 
Description: Use 28000 road at east end of Mt. Fork River Bridge as a take-out point
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42323
Location: UNIT - Kiamichi Ranger District. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - McCurtain. LEGAL - Section 9, Township 2 South, Range 25 East. Mt. Fork River, 28000 Road, 6 miles south of Smithville 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
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 
In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 07/17/2013
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 11/2013 
Expected:02/2014
 
04/2014 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  Completed  Actual: 09/17/2013  11/2013 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  Completed  Actual: 07/31/2013  10/2013 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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/10/2013 
Expected:09/2013
 
11/2013 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.
Mount Ida Watershed Restoration Management Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Notice of Initiation 08/2013 
Expected:07/2014  09/2014 Kimberly Miller
870-867-2101
kimberlymiller@fs.fed.us 
Description: Vegetation management
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42570
Location: UNIT - Womble Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - T2S R25W. Area surrounding Mount Ida, Arkansas.
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