Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2011 to 03/31/2011
Ozark-St. Francis National Forests

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, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
R8 - Southern Region, Ozark-St. Francis National Forests, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R8 - Southern Region, Ozark-St. Francis National Forests,  Bayou Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R8 - Southern Region, Ozark-St. Francis National Forests,  Boston Mountain Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R8 - Southern Region, Ozark-St. Francis National Forests,  Magazine Mountain Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R8 - Southern Region, Ozark-St. Francis National Forests,  Pleasant Hill Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R8 - Southern Region, Ozark-St. Francis National Forests,  St. Francis Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R8 - Southern Region, Ozark-St. Francis National Forests,  Sylamore Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

Projects Occurring Nationwide  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 12/18/2009
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2010 
Expected:11/2011
 
12/2011 Larry Hayden
202-205-1559
lhayden@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Department of Agriculture proposes to promulgate a new planning rule, which will set out the process for development, revision, and amendment of National Forest System land management plans.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/planningrule
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Agency-wide Rule.
Nationwide Aerial Application of Fire Retardant on National Forest System Lands.
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/27/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 Glen Stein
208-869-5405
gstein@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service will prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement for the continued nationwide aerial application of fire retardant on National Forest System lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/retardant/index.html
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
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R8 - Southern Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
CEGT Special Use Permits Amendments
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Special use management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Lisa Cline
501-321-5256
lcline@fs.fed.us 
Description: Amend CenterPoint Energy Gas Transmission Company's (CEGT) existing special use permits to allow the application of selected herbicides for vegetation management along CEGT's natural gas pipeline rights-of-way on Forest Service property.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29519
Location: UNIT - Boston Mountain Ranger District, Fourche Ranger District, Magazine Mountain Ranger District, Jessieville Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Crawford, Franklin, Garland, Logan, Perry, Washington, Yell. LEGAL - Through Crawford, Franklin, Garland, Logan, Perry, Washington and Yell Counties, Arkansas. Approximately 36 miles of dual pipeline right-of-way in Ouachita and Ozark National Forests.
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Ozark-St. Francis National Forests, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bearcat Hollow Phase II
EA
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2011 
Expected:06/2011  08/2011 Jimmie Dixon
870-446-5122
jldixon01@fs.fed.us 
Description: Timber management treatments consisting of thinnings, W/L opening creation, regeneration, oak/pine savannah/woodland restoration, NNIS, road, rx burn, construction/reconstruction, horse trail designation, OHV management, and relocate portions of OHT.
Location: UNIT - Bayou Ranger District, Buffalo Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Newton, Pope, Searcy. 1 mile west of Witt Springs, AR.
Establishment and Maintenance of Seed Source Areas on the Sylamore and St. Francis Ranger Districts
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/04/2008
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2011 
Expected:03/2011
 
05/2011 Gregg Vickers
479-964-7241
gvickers@fs.fed.us 
Description: Establishment and maintenance of 4 seed orchards on the Sylamore Ranger District and 2 seed orchards on the St. Francis Ranger District.
Location: UNIT - Sylamore Ranger District, St. Francis Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Phillips, Stone. Sylamore: C46 stands 6 & 22, C58 stand 26, C53 stand 14. St Francis: C15 stands 23 &14.
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Ozark-St. Francis National Forests,   Bayou 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 Piney ARES51894,#1-16, Exploritory Gas Well Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/03/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
03/2011 Terrell Hope
870-446-5122
thope@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed location of Gas well is in a Clinton era Roadless Area
Location: UNIT - Bayou Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Pope. LEGAL - Township 10 North Range 18 West Section 9. This location is approximately ten miles northeast of Hector, Arkansas and is located east of Arkansas State Highway 27 in Pope county.
Ronnie Campbell Land Exchange
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Land ownership management
- Land acquisition
- Special use management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/23/2007 
Expected:10/2010
 
01/2011 Terrell Hope
870-446-5122
thope@fs.fed.us 
Description: Exchange 263 acres of land owned by Ronnie Campbell for 210 acres of federal owned land.
Location: UNIT - Bayou Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Newton. LEGAL - T14N, R20W, Newton County, AR. 7 miles east of Deer, AR.
Sand Gap and Buck Branch Prescribed Fire Project
CE
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/14/2010 
Expected:03/2010
 
04/2010 Mark Morales
479-284-3150
mmorales@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescribe burn 4,516 acres during any season.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32149
Location: UNIT - Bayou Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Newton, Pope. LEGAL - T13N, R19W, Sec 30 & 31; T13N, R20W, Sec 21-23, 25-28, & 33-36. 1/2 mile N of Sand Gap, AR.
Southwestern Power Administration Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Special use management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/30/2008 
Expected:10/2010
 
11/2010 John Andre
479-284-3150
jandre@fs.fed.us 
Description: Use of herbicides on a 20-mile by 100ft powerline right-of-way easement.
Location: UNIT - Bayou Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Pope, Searcy. The ROW enters the Forest 1.5 mi south of Long Pool Rec Area & exits 1mi SW of Witt Springs, AR.
Sugartree Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 12/02/2010  02/2011 Michael Mulford
870-446-5122 ext.5136
mmulford@fs.fed.us 
Description: Landscape scale project, proposals include; Wildlife treatments,Timber sales, RX Burning, NNIS control, Road Management, etc.
Location: UNIT - Bayou Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Pope, Searcy. Project is located between Arkansas State Highways 27 old 27 and Highway 16 in northern Pope and southern Searcy Counties.
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Ozark-St. Francis National Forests,   Boston Mountain Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Boone Pine Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 12/14/2010  12/2010 Mike Hennigan
479-667-2191
mhennigan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to thin mature poletimber stands on approximately 46 acres to correct the current state of closely growing pines which are losing their vitality and resiliency to insects and disease
Location: UNIT - Boston Mountain Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Madison. LEGAL - T 13N R 27W section 18 and T 23N R 28W sections 12 and 13. Madison County, Delaney quad about 1.5 mile north of Stringum cemetery.
Boston Mountain Openland Management and Wildlife Habitat Restoration Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  
On Hold  N/A  N/A Jobi Brown
479-667-2191
jobibrown@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restoration/maintenence of existing wildlife openings and fields using mechanical and chemical methods. Planting of native grasses and forbs, gating of wildlife opening roads, pond reconstruction.
Location: UNIT - Boston Mountain Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Crawford, Franklin, Madison. Wildlife openings on main dvision and Lee Creek as well as Three Rocks, Turners Bend, and Ford Ridge Fields.
Chambers hollow Creek Watershed Improvement Project
CE
- Watershed management
- Grazing management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  
On Hold  N/A  N/A Jobi Brown
479-667-2191
jobibrown@fs.fed.us 
Description: Aquatic habitat improvement project to help stabilize Chambers Hollow Creek. 2 miles of fencing in Wedington grazing allottment to keep cattle out of channel. Native grass plantings on banks, additon of large woody debris to channel.
Location: UNIT - Boston Mountain Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Benton. LEGAL - T 17N R 33W sections 7, 18, 19. Wedington Unit #12 range allotment near Chambers Creek.
Huey's Pine Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Watershed management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Mike Hennigan
479-667-2191
mhennigan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to thin mature poletimber stands on approximately 70 acres to correct the current state of closely growing pines which are losing their vitality and resiliency to insects and disease
Location: UNIT - Boston Mountain Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Crawford. LEGAL - T 12 N R 32 W sections 20 and 29. Crawford county, Natural Dam quad about 4 miles southeast of Liberty, 3 miles northeast of hwy 59.
Jack Pine Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Watershed management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Mike Hennigan
479-667-2191
mhennigan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to thin mature poletimber stands on approximately 46 acres to correct the current state of closely growing pines which are losing their vitality and resiliency to insects and disease
Location: UNIT - Boston Mountain Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Crawford. LEGAL - T 12 N R 29 W sections 22,23,26, 27. Crawford county Fern quad between Locke and Dockery Gap.
Mulberry River Watershed Improvement and Access Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/12/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
02/2011 John Lane
479-667-2191
johnlane@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improvements to recreational/hunting access in Mulberry River Turner Bend area. New canoe launch site and facilities. Turner Bend Small Game area habitat improvements and improved hunter access including wheelchair accessible areas.
Location: UNIT - Boston Mountain Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Franklin. LEGAL - sections 3,26,34,35 T 12 N R 27 W. Specific canoe access site not yet determined but in Turner Bend area off highway 23 near Cass.. Turner Bend Small Game Area off highway 23 south of Cass on Forest Road 1501.
Parsley
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/16/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
11/2010 Mike Hennigan
479-667-2191
mhennigan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal for timber harvesting, silvicultural, roads, and wildlife/fisheries habitat management treatments to improve forest health and help maintain native ecosystems as well as providing forest products as a by-product of management activities.
Location: UNIT - Boston Mountain Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Franklin, Madison. LEGAL - Multiple sections in T 13 N R 27 W. In Combs area north of Mountain Crest, 6 miles west of St. Paul in Madison and northern Franklin counties.
Prodigy Pine Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 12/14/2010  12/2010 Mike Hennigan
479-667-2191
mhennigan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to thin mature poletimber stands on approximately 67 acres to correct the current state of closely growing pines which are losing their vitality and resiliency to insects and disease
Location: UNIT - Boston Mountain Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Franklin. LEGAL - T 11 N R 28 W sections16 and 21. Franklin county in Bidville and Craven quads, 3 miles southwest of Shores Lake and 1/2 mile south of hwy 215.
Staff Toe Pine Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Watershed management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Mike Hennigan
479-667-2191
mhennigan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to thin mature poletimber stands on approximately 46 acres to correct the current state of closely growing pines which are losing their vitality and resiliency to insects and disease
Location: UNIT - Boston Mountain Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Madison. LEGAL - T13 N R 28 W sections12 and 13. Madison county, Delaney quad 2 miles Northeast of Health and southeast of Brannon.
Wildcat Range Project
CE
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2011 
Expected:08/2011  11/2011 Rhea Rylee
479-667-2191
rsrylee@fs.fed.us 
Description: Review of current management activities on Wedington range allotments
Location: UNIT - Boston Mountain Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Benton, Washington. LEGAL - T 17 N R 31W (5, 6, 8, 17, 18) ; T 17 N R 32 W (3, 18, 19, 27, 28, 33, 34); T 16 N R 32 W (5, 8, 9). Wedington Unit.
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Ozark-St. Francis National Forests,   Magazine Mountain Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Communication Site Special Use Authorization (MAG0285)
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 11/15/2010  01/2011 Vicki Weindel
479-963-3076
vweindel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Granting of a special use authorization for a communication site
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/oonf/ozark/projects/planning/magproject.html
Location: UNIT - Magazine Mountain Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Logan. LEGAL - Section 29, T6N, R25W. Approximately 2 miles northeast of Blue Mountain, Arkansas.
Arkansas Valley Communications Communication Site Special Use Authorization (MAG0288)
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 12/13/2010  01/2011 Vicki Weindel
479-963-3076
vweindel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Granting of a special use authorization for a communication site
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/oonf/ozark/projects/planning/magproject.html
Location: UNIT - Magazine Mountain Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Logan. LEGAL - Section 20, T6N, R25W. Approximately two miles northeast of Blue Mountain, AR.
Cove Lake Concessions, Inc. Concessionaire Special Use Authorization (MAG0284)
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 11/16/2010  01/2011 Vicki Weindel
479-963-3076
vweindel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Granting of a special use authorization for a concessionaire permit
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/oonf/ozark/projects/planning/magproject.html
Location: UNIT - Magazine Mountain Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Logan. LEGAL - Sections 13 and 14, T7N, R26W. Approximately 7 miles southeast of Paris, AR.
Huckleberry Mtn. Walk-In Turkey Hunting Area Boundary Relocation Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/24/2010 
Expected:03/2011
 
04/2011 Vicki Weindel
479-963-3076
vweindel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocation of a portion of the northern boundary of the Huckleberry Mtn. Walk-In Turkey Hunting Area. Road decommissioning, road realignment, trail decommissioning, trail relocation, road closure, and road closure removal is also proposed.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/oonf/ozark/projects/planning/magproject.html
Location: UNIT - Magazine Mountain Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Logan. LEGAL - Sections 17, 19, and 20; T7N, R23W. Approximately four miles southeast of Midway, AR.
OG&E Communication Site Special Use Authorization (MAG0287)
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 12/13/2010  01/2011 Vicki Weindel
479-963-3076
vweindel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Granting of a special use authorization for a communication site
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/oonf/ozark/projects/planning/magproject.html
Location: UNIT - Magazine Mountain Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Logan. LEGAL - Section 20, T6N, R25W. Approximately two miles northeast of Blue Mountain, AR.
SEECO, Inc. Midway 3D Seismic Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/13/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
01/2011 Vicki Weindel
479-963-3076
vweindel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Subsurface geophysical exploration covering approximately 11,000 acres
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/oonf/ozark/projects/planning/magproject.html
Location: UNIT - Magazine Mountain Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Logan. LEGAL - Several sections in T6N, R24W; T6N, R25W; and T7N, R25W. Approximately 5 miles south of Subiaco, Arkansas.
Shoal Project
EA
- Land management planning
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:06/2011  10/2011 Vicki Weindel
479-963-3076
vweindel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest health and ecosystem management, silvicultural treatments, road management activities, wildlife habitat management activities
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/oonf/ozark/projects/planning/magproject.html
Location: UNIT - Magazine Mountain Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Logan. LEGAL - Sections 1-4, 10-12, 14, 15, 21, 22 of T6N, R24W; Sections 19, 30, 31 of T7N, R24W; Sections 22-27, 33-26 of T7N, R24W. Approximately 5 miles south of Midway, AR.
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Ozark-St. Francis National Forests,   Pleasant Hill Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Cougar
EA
- Heritage resource management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/20/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
09/2013 Mindi Lawson
479-754-2864
malawson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest health timber harvest of pine & hardwood; wildlife habitat & Fishery improvements; road stability; protection of heritage resources; minerals management; Fuel Reduction; Recreation enhancement.
Location: UNIT - Pleasant Hill Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Johnson. LEGAL - T12N R25W Sections: 24-26; T11 R25W Sections1; T12 R24N Sections 17, 19-22, 27-34; T11N R24W Sections: 4-6. Hwy 103 on the west; 4432C and 1425 on the east; JO 4290 and 1435 on the south; Hwy 215 on the north.
Lock Hollow
EA
- Land management planning
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Minerals and Geology
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2010 
Expected:03/2011  02/2014 Mindi Lawson
479-754-2864
malawson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest health timber harvest of pine & hardwood; wildlife habitat & fishery improvements; roads stability; protection of heritage resources; minerals management; fuels reductions; recreation enhancement
Location: UNIT - Pleasant Hill Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Johnson, Newton. LEGAL - R24W T12N 22-27, 33-36; R24W T11N 1-4, 9-11, 15, 16; R23 T12N 16, 17, 19-21, 28-33; R23W T11N 4-6. Compartments 327, 333, 341-343, 346, 347.
Pleasant Hill Ranger District Work Center Reconstruction and Administrative Office Renovation
CE
- Facility management   Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2009 
Expected:07/2009  05/2010 Patricia Kowalewycz
479-754-2864
pkowalewycz@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Pleasant Hill RD would reconstruct the work center which burned due to a lightning strike. Also, the administrative office would be renovated in order to provide a handicap accessible entrance, additional parking and office space.
Location: UNIT - Pleasant Hill Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Johnson. 2591 Hwy 21 North Clarksville, AR 72830.
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Ozark-St. Francis National Forests,   St. Francis Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Hazardous Fuel Reduction within Compartments 13 and 16
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/19/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
02/2011 Jan Franks
870-269-3228
jlfranks@fs.fed.us 
Description: Low-intensity prescribed burning & mechanical treatments to reduce hazardous fuel loads within compartments 13 and 16. Reduced fuels would primarily be maintained through low intensity Rx burning on a 3 to 5 year cycle
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/oonf/ozark/projects/planning/stfrancisproject.html
Location: UNIT - St. Francis Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Phillips. Compartments 13 and 16.
Maintenance of Existing Wildlife Openings on the St. Francis National Forest
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2011 
Expected:08/2011  10/2011 Jan Franks
870-269-3228
jlfranks@fs.fed.us 
Description: Management activities necessary to maintain existing wildlife openings in open, grassy conditions in cooperation with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
Location: UNIT - St. Francis Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Lee, Phillips. District wide, existing wildlife openings.
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Ozark-St. Francis National Forests,   Sylamore Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Dorsey #19(1) Range Allotment Pond Construction Project
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/25/2010 
Expected:09/2010
 
10/2010 Jan Franks
870-269-3228
jlfranks@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction of a pond measuring 60-80 feet in diameter in the western half of an existing grazing allotment to provide a reliable water source for cattle.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/oonf/ozark/projects/planning/sylamoreproject.html
Location: UNIT - Sylamore Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Stone. LEGAL - Section 8, T 16N, R 10W. Dorsey #19 Range Allotment, Field #1.
Mountain View City Project
CE
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Facility management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2010 
Expected:12/2010  02/2011 Jan Franks
870-269-3228
jlfranks@fs.fed.us 
Description: Thinning to reduce ladder fuel and improve stand health with mechanical shredding/chipping and prescribed burning to reduce and maintain hazardous fuels on 4.5 acres of the District Office Admin. Site within the city limits of Mountain View, AR.
Location: UNIT - Sylamore Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Stone. LEGAL - Pt Section 12, T.14N, R.11W. 1001 East Main Street, Mountain View, AR.
Non-native Invasive Plant Control
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/21/2007
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2011 
Expected:03/2011
 
05/2011 Jan Franks
870-269-3228
jlfranks@fs.fed.us 
Description: Treatment of non-native invasive plant species as they are discovered on the Sylamore RD to effectively prevent their spread and to protect natural resources.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/oonf/ozark/projects/planning/sylamoreproject.html
Location: UNIT - Sylamore Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Baxter, Marion, Searcy, Stone. Districtwide with focus on corridors (utility, transportation), openings, areas disturbed by management, dispersed trailheads, trails through openings.
The Rorie Project
EA
- Heritage resource management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/09/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
02/2011 Jan Franks
870-269-3228
jlfranks@fs.fed.us 
Description: Integrated resource management. Includes timber management, hazardous fuels management, wildlife habitat enhancement, treatment of NNIS, and road management activities.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/oonf/ozark/projects/planning/sylamoreproject.html
Location: UNIT - Sylamore Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Baxter, Stone. LEGAL - Sections 26, 27, 33, 34, 35 & 36,T17N, R 12W in Baxter Co and Sections 1-4, 9-15 & 22, T16N, R12W in Stone Co. Compartments 27, 36, 80 and 87.
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