Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2011 to 06/30/2011
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, Regionwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Region)
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
Gypsy Moth Management in the United States: A Cooperative Approach
EIS

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/19/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
10/2011 Noel Schneeberger
610-557-4121
nschneeberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: The USDA Forest Service and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service are analyzing a range of strategies for controlling gypsy moth damage to forests and trees in the United States.
Web Link:  http://www.na.fs.fed.us/wv/eis/
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/25/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
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 05/2011 
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, Regionwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Region)

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Mississippi River Bottomland Hardwood Forest Habitat Management Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2011 
Expected:09/2011  11/2011 Edwin Spence
435-826-5400
espence@fs.fed.us 
Description: Management to improve wildlife habitat on appx 3,575 acres of bottomland hardwood forest; goals include developing oaks & flood-tolerant tree species, improving stand structure & improving availability of den & forage trees.
Location: UNIT - R8 - Southern Region All Units. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Phillips. Compartments 15, 20 and 21.
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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 04/2011 
Expected:07/2011  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)  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Jan Franks
870-269-3228
jlfranks@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 ARES51893,#1-9, Exploratory Gas Well Project Formerly ARES51894, #1-16
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/22/2010 
Expected:03/2011
 
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 four miles northeast of Hector, Arkansas and is located east of Arkansas State Highway 27 in Pope county.
Cedar Mtn Salvage Reforestation
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/24/2011 
Expected:03/2011
 
04/2011 Michael Mulford
870-446-5122 ext.5136
mmulford@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reforestation on 407 acres damaged during a tornado in the spring of 2010. The activities proposed are tree planting, manual release, and pre-commercial thinning.
Location: UNIT - Bayou Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Conway, Van Buren. LEGAL - Township 9 North, Range 16 West, Sections 5 and 7, Conway county and Township 10 North, Range 16 West, Section 32 Van Buren county. Generally this project is located in the southeast corner of the district close to the community of Cleveland.
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.
Seeco, Inc. Exploratory Gas Well ARES-51900, Ozark Highlands Unit 10-19, # 1-7
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/10/2010 
Expected:03/2011
 
04/2011 Michael Mulford
870-446-5122 ext.5136
mmulford@fs.fed.us 
Description: Seeco, Inc. is proposing to construct an exploratory gas well on National Forest Land on the Big Piney Ranger District located in Section 7, Township 10 North, Range 19 West, Pope County AR approximately 5 and 1/2 miles north of Scottsville, AR.
Location: UNIT - Bayou Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Pope. LEGAL - Section 7, Township 10 North, Range 19 West, Pope County, Arkansas. Project is located approximately 5 and 1/2 miles north of Scottsville, Arkansas on Forest Service road #1818 (Tag road).
Seeco, Inc. Exploratory Gas Well ARES-51915, Ozark Highlands Unit 11-20 # 1-23
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/10/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
04/2011 Michael Mulford
870-446-5122 ext.5136
mmulford@fs.fed.us 
Description: Seeco, Inc. is proposing to construct an exploratory gas well on National Forest Land on the Big Piney Ranger District located in Section 23, Township 11 North, Range 20 West, Pope County AR approximately 12 miles north of Dover
Location: UNIT - Bayou Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Pope. LEGAL - Section 23, Township 11 North, Range 20 West, Whaley Knob. Site is located approximately 12 miles north of Dover, AR in Pope County off of Forest Service road # 1810 the Page Hollow Road.
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.
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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
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.
Bundle Pine Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- 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 04/2011 
Expected:08/2011  09/2011 Mike Hennigan
479-667-2191
mhennigan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Multiple resource project including pine thinning, site prep, pine planting, controlled burning. Wildlife glade habitat restoration, watershed improvement and roads management activities.
Location: UNIT - Boston Mountain Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Crawford. LEGAL - T 12N R 33W; T 11N R 33W; T 12N R 32W, T 11N R 32W, T 12N R 31W; T 13 N R 31 W. Lee Creek Unit near Natural Dam, AR.
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 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:06/2011  07/2011 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:02/2012
 
08/2013 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:
Scoping Start 06/15/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
08/2011 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.
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.
Wedington Complex and Recreation Area Prescribed Burning Project.
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Facility management 
Completed  Actual: 01/26/2011  04/2011 Frank Palmer
479-667-2191
fpalmer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Control burn approximately 2197 acres around Lake Wedington and developed recreation areas which were affected by ice storm damage in 2009.
Location: UNIT - Boston Mountain Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Benton, Washington. LEGAL - sections 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 in T 16N R 32W. Wedington Unit around Lake and Recreation Areas.
Wedington Restoration Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Minerals and Geology
- Facility management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/31/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
12/2011 Rhea Whalen
479-667-2191
rswhalen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Multiple resource management activities in Urban Forest setting.
Location: UNIT - Boston Mountain Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Benton, Washington. LEGAL - multiple sections in T 16N R 32W, 17N 32W, 17N 31W, and 18N 31W. Wedington Unit in northwest Arkansas northwest of Fayetteville.
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
Huckleberry Mtn. Walk-In Turkey Hunting Area Boundary Relocation Project
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/24/2010 
Expected:05/2011
 
05/2011 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.
SEECO, Inc. Midway 3D Seismic Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/13/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
05/2011 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 04/2011 
Expected:09/2011  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
- Land management planning
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Special area management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Special use management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/17/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
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; 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  Completed  Actual: 06/04/2009  11/2010 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 04/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
11/2011 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) 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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.
Modification of Existing Recreation Residence Special Use Authorization STF0093
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 02/04/2011  02/2011 James McCoy
270-924-2048
jrmccoy@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorization of a walkway from the holder's cabin to the boat dock to limit erosion potential.
Location: UNIT - St. Francis Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Lee. Bear Creek Lake Tract, Lot 13.
Modification of Existing Recreation Residence Special Use Authorizations on the St. Francis NF
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 02/01/2011  02/2011 James McCoy
270-924-2048
jrmccoy@fs.fed.us 
Description: Addition of minor improvements associated with recreation residence use (satellite dishes, window A/C units, LP tanks etc) to existing permits.
Location: UNIT - St. Francis Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Lee, Phillips. Bear Creek Lake and Storm Creek Lake Recreation Residence Tracts.
Reissue of a Special Use Authorization Permitting Continued Occupancy of the Methodist Church Youth
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 02/07/2011  02/2011 James McCoy
270-924-2048
jrmccoy@fs.fed.us 
Description: Full Title of Project: Reissue of a Special Use Authorization Permitting Continued Occupancy of the Methodist Church Youth Camp on NF System Land/ Holder has maintained a special use permit for this use for over 20 years.
Location: UNIT - St. Francis Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Lee. Within Section 5, T. 1N, R. 4 E.
Special Use Authorization for a Bass Fishing Tournament on Bear Creek and Storm Creek Lakes
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/31/2011  05/2011 Edwin Spence
435-826-5400
espence@fs.fed.us 
Description: Permit to hold a bass fishing tournament on the St. Francis NF. Use area includes Bear Creek Lake and facilities at Bear Creek Lake Recreation Area and Storm Creek Lake and facilities at the Storm Creek Lake Recreation Area.
Location: UNIT - St. Francis Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Lee, Phillips. Bear Creek Lake, Storm Creek Lake and facilities at associated developed recreation areas.
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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  Completed  Actual: 09/29/2010  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 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Jan Franks
870-269-3228
jlfranks@fs.fed.us 
Description: Thinning to reduce ladder fuel and improve stand health with mechanical shredding/chipping to modify 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) 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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.
Special Use Authorization for the St. Patrick's Poker Run Recreation Event
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 03/14/2011  03/2011 James McCoy
270-924-2048
jrmccoy@fs.fed.us 
Description: Permit to use facilities at the Blanchard Springs Recreation Area and Blanchard Caverns VIC for a fundraising event to benefit Riders 4 Children and the Stone County Sheriff's Department.
Location: UNIT - Sylamore Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Stone. Blanchard Springs Recreation Area and Blanchard Caverns VIC Parking Lot.
Special Use Authorization for the Sylamore 25K and 50K Recreation Event
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/31/2011  02/2011 James McCoy
270-924-2048
jrmccoy@fs.fed.us 
Description: One-day foot race on the North Sylamore Creek Hiking Trail
Location: UNIT - Sylamore Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Stone. North Sylamore Creek Hiking Trail.
Special Use Authorization for the Syllamo's Revenge Mountain Bike Race
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/31/2011  05/2011 James McCoy
270-924-2048
jrmccoy@fs.fed.us 
Description: Mountain bike race on the Syllamo Trail, existing roads. Facilities at the Blanchard Springs Recreation Area would also be utilized. Event date May 14, 2011.
Location: UNIT - Sylamore Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Stone. Syllamo Trail, FDR 1107, 1113A, Blanchard Springs Recreation Area.
Special Use Authorization of the Three Days of Syllamo Recreation Event
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/31/2011  03/2011 James McCoy
270-924-2048
jrmccoy@fs.fed.us 
Description: 3-day trail running stage race on existing roads and trails to be held March 11-13, 2011.
Location: UNIT - Sylamore Ranger District. STATE - Arkansas. COUNTY - Baxter, Stone. Existing Trails, Roads and Developed Recreation Area Facilities.
The Rorie Project
EA
- Heritage resource management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 03/28/2011  05/2011 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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