Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2011 to 06/30/2011
National Forests In Texas

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, National Forests In Texas, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R8 - Southern Region, National Forests In Texas, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R8 - Southern Region, National Forests In Texas,  Angelina Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R8 - Southern Region, National Forests In Texas,  Caddo - Lyndon B. Johnson National Grasslands (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R8 - Southern Region, National Forests In Texas,  Davy Crockett Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R8 - Southern Region, National Forests In Texas,  Sabine Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R8 - Southern Region, National Forests In Texas,  Sam Houston 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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National Forests In Texas, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)  

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
MIS Plan Amendment
EA
- Land management planning  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/06/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
12/2011 Lynn Jackson
936-639-8581
lynnjackson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The NFGT would revise the current list of Management Indicator Species in order to gather better data on the effects of Forest managment on plant and animal species.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31238
Location: UNIT - National Forests In Texas All Units. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Angelina, Fannin, Houston, Jasper, Montague, Montgomery, Nacogdoches, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Trinity, Walker, Wise. LEGAL - SHNF, ANF, SNF, DCNF, CJBJNG. National Forests and Grasslands in Texas.
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National Forests In Texas, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
ANF, SNF, and DCNF Soil Pit Project 2010
CE
- Watershed management  Completed  Actual: 01/20/2011  05/2011 Lynn Jackson
936-639-8581
lynnjackson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The NRCS proposes to dig eleven soil pits on the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas for 2010; five on the ANF, five on the SNF, and one on the DCNF.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32701
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District, Angelina Ranger District, Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Angelina, Houston, Sabine, San Augustine. LEGAL - The soil pits on the ANF are located in compartments 25, 41, 74, and 76, soils pits on the SNF are in compartments 72, 135, and 139, and the soil pit on the DCNF is in compartment 59. The soil pits on the ANF are located in compartments 25, 41, 74, and 76, soils pits on the SNF are in compartments 72, 135, and 139, and the soil pit on the DCNF is in compartment 59.
Polk Land Exchange
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Land ownership management
- Land acquisition 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/04/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
10/2011 Jeff Buhlig
936-639-8524
jbuhlig@fs.fed.us 
Description: Land Exchange of Federal Tracts K-58 (118.57 acres) and K-1f (54 acres) on the Davy Crockett National Forest for non-federal tract A-55 (174.35 acres) on the Angelina National Forest.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34886
Location: UNIT - Angelina Ranger District, Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Houston, Jasper. LEGAL - Federal Tracts K-58 and K-1f and non-federal Tract A-55. Davy Crockett and Angelina National Forests.
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National Forests In Texas,   Angelina Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
C-64 Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/16/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
10/2011 Nathan Renick
409-625-1940
comments-southern-texas-angelina@fs.fed.us 
Description: Pine stand thinning, longleaf regeneration, and midstory removal in red-cockaded woodpecker habitat.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33433
Location: UNIT - Angelina Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Angelina. NFGT, Angelina NF, Compartment 64, south of Sam Rayburn Reservoir, north of state highway 63, approx 7 miles SE Zavalla.
DETEC Strickland Power Line Project
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 02/15/2011  05/2011 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
comments-southern-texas-sabine@fs.fed.us 
Description: New above ground powerline to provide electricity to a private tract of land surrounded by National Forest System land
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34558
Location: UNIT - Angelina Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - San Augustine. LEGAL - Tract A-2v-II. The power line will be located south of the Oak Grove Church in Administrative Compartment 35 about 13 miles southeast of Broaddus TX.
Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative Electric Powerline Permit Renewal Angelina NF
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/22/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
06/2011 Tom Zimmerman
409-787-3870
comments-southern-texas-sabine@fs.fed.us 
Description: Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative has 6 powerline special use permits that have expired and need to be renewed. The project involves only administrative changes. No new facilities or increase in scope or intensity of activities are authorized.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35070
Location: UNIT - Angelina Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Angelina, Jasper, San Augustine. Powerlines are located in various locations on the Angelina National Forest.
Sawmill Hiking Trail
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/08/2005 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 Kathryn Duncan
936-639-8501
klduncan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to expand the Sawmill Hiking Trail.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=6696
Location: UNIT - Angelina Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Angelina. Compartments 89-92 on the Angelina NF, approximately 10 miles southeast of Zavalla, TX.
Westwood Water Supply Corp Special Use Permit Reauthorization
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Kathryn Duncan
409-625-1940
klduncan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reauthorize Westwood Water Supply Corp special use permit that expired December 2004.
Location: UNIT - Angelina Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Jasper. Project is located in C 78/79 on the Angelina N.F. in Jasper, TX.
Zavalla Thinning Project
EA
- Forest products  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/15/2006
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
11/2011 Kathryn Duncan
936-897-1068
comments-southern-texas-angelina@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercial thinning to restore longleaf and shortleaf pine communities, and reduce the risk of Southern Pine Beetle infestations.
Location: UNIT - Angelina Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Angelina. North of Zavalla Texas, within compartments 43,44,45,46,47,48,50,51,54 and 55 of the Angelina National Forest.
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National Forests In Texas,   Caddo - Lyndon B. Johnson National Grasslands (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Aspen Well #802 SUPO Amendment
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/26/2010 
Expected:05/2011
 
05/2011 David Weldon
940-627-5475
dweldon@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to amend the surface use plan of operation and install two utility poles and anchors to supply electric power to the Aspen Operating Company's Alvord South Caddo Conglomerate Unit #802 well site.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33616
Location: UNIT - Caddo - Lyndon B. Johnson National Grasslands. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Wise. LEGAL - Unit 41 is located about 4 miles southeast of Alvord, Texas. Unit 41.
Caddo Fence Reconstruction Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/02/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 Robert Sewell
940-627-5475
rasewell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to clear up to 78 miles of identified fence rights of way and replace existing livestock fence.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35084
Location: UNIT - Caddo - Lyndon B. Johnson National Grasslands. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Fannin. All units of the Caddo National Grasslands.
Denton Creek Prescribed Fire
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/08/2010 
Expected:05/2011
 
05/2011 Scott Fry
940-627-5475
sfry@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to prescribe burn approximately 6,000 acres over the next five years in the Denton Creek Watershed.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33618
Location: UNIT - Caddo - Lyndon B. Johnson National Grasslands. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Wise. LEGAL - These units are located approximately 5 miles north of Decatur, Texas. Units 9, 14, 16, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 47, 48, 49, 50, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 59, 60, 62, 63, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 74, 75, 76, and 78.
Devon Energy Production 3D Seismic Survey
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/04/2011 
Expected:03/2011
 
04/2011 David Weldon
940-627-5475
dweldon@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to conduct 3D seismic survey on 18 square miles of the Lyndon B. Johnson National Grassland, in Units 23, 29-32, 35-41, 43-50, 53, 66-69, 69B, 70-71, 73-75 and 78 in order to evaluate the underlying hydrocarbon reserves.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34894
Location: UNIT - Caddo - Lyndon B. Johnson National Grasslands. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Wise. LEGAL - 1-12 miles east of Alvord, Tx and 1-12 miles north of Decatur, Tx. Units 23, 29-32, 35-41, 43-50, 53, 66-69, 69B, 70-71, 73-75 and 78 of the Lyndon B. Johnson National Grassland.
LBJ TADRA Yellow Trail Bridge Replacement
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/09/2010 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 David Weldon
940-627-5475
dweldon@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replacement of a bridge on the yellow trail of the TADRA Multi-use Trail System. Rerouting 1.7 miles of trail was added to the proposal in August. The location is on Unit 31 on the LBJ NG in Wise County, Texas.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31493
Location: UNIT - Caddo - Lyndon B. Johnson National Grasslands. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Wise. LEGAL - Wise County, Texas. Yellow Trail of the TADRA Multi-use Trail System on the LBJ National Grasslands.
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National Forests In Texas,   Davy Crockett Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Ball Special Use Permit Road Access
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 12/15/2010  02/2011 Pearlie Green
936-655-2299
comments-southern-texas-davycrockett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to issue an SUP to Ball to access his property via National Forest System Roads (NFSR) 528A, 5281, and 5281A.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33600
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Trinity. LEGAL - Compt. 94 is located about 9 miles southwest of Apple Springs, Texas. Compartment 94.
Davy Crockett National Forest Small Tract Act- Louisa L. Holmes
CE
- Land ownership management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/03/2011 
Expected:03/2011
 
05/2011 Jeff Buhlig
936-639-8524
jbuhlig@fs.fed.us 
Description: Sale of 1.22 acres of National Forest land on the Davy Crockett National Forest. Tract K-59 (from existing Tract K-2). The parcel is involved in an encroachment and consists of a front yard and driveway for a private residence.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34776
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Trinity. LEGAL - Tract K-59, north along NFSR 5382A. Davy Crockett NF, 4.1 miles east of Apple Springs, (trinity County), Texas.
Fairchild Special Use Road Access
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/21/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
04/2011 Pearlie Green
936-655-2299
comments-southern-texas-davycrockett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to issue a Special Use Permit to Fairchild to access his property via National Forest System Roads (NFSR) 5209.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34230
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Houston. LEGAL - Compartment 32 is located about 3 miles north of Ratcliff, Tx. Compartment 32.
Groveton Phase 2 Fuels Reduction Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/01/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
10/2011 Kerry Hogg
936-655-2299
comments-southern-texas-davycrockett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to reduce fuel loads through thinning and prescribe burning, and restore longleaf ecosystems through timber harvest, site preparation, and planting.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34906
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Trinity. LEGAL - Compts. 87, 88, and 89 are about 1-3 miles northwest of Groveton, Tx. Compartments 87, 88, and 89.
Lancaster Creek Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/30/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
10/2011 Barton Davis
936-655-2299
comments-southern-texas-davycrockett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to improve habitat for the red-cockaded woodpecker, reduce hazardous fuels and the potential for Southern pine beetle (SPB) outbreaks through thinning, longleaf pine restoration, prescribe burning, and midstory removal.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33584
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Trinity. LEGAL - Compartments 112, 115, and 116 are located about two miles southeast of Apple Springs, Tx. Compartments 112, 115, and 116.
Larsen Special Use Road Access
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/05/2010 
Expected:05/2011
 
05/2011 Pearlie Green
936-655-2299
comments-southern-texas-davycrockett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to issue an Special Use Permit to Larsen to access his property via a woods road accessed by National Forest System Road (NFSR) 502.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34226
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Trinity. LEGAL - Compartment 75 is located about eleven miles south of Kennard, Tx. Compartment 75.
MM Jones Road SUP
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 12/13/2010  04/2011 Pearlie Green
936-655-2299
comments-southern-texas-davycrockett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to issue special use permit to MM Jones to use FS Road 505G to access their property.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30648
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Trinity. LEGAL - C-54 is located about 5 miles east of Ratcliff, Texas. Compartment 54.
RMS Special Use Road Access
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/27/2010 
Expected:05/2011
 
05/2011 Pearlie Green
936-655-2299
comments-southern-texas-davycrockett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to issue a Special Use Permit to RMS to access property via 3 roads across national forest.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34484
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Trinity. LEGAL - Compt. 60 is located 4 miles northwest of Apple Springs, while Compt. 109 is less than 1 miles west of Apple Springs. Compt. 112 lies 2 miles southeast of Apple Springs. Compartments 60, 109, and 112.
Ratcliff Lake Recreation Area Improvements
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/13/2010 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 Merlinda Schory
936-655-2299
comments-southern-texas-davycrockett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to facilities at Ratcliff Lake Rec. Area including upgrading the swim area, day use area, dump station, and picnic shelters.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34486
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Houston. LEGAL - Compt. 47 is located 2 miles northeast of Kennard, Tx. Compartment 47.
Thornberry Special Use Road Access
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/21/2010 
Expected:05/2011
 
05/2011 Pearlie Green
936-655-2299
comments-southern-texas-davycrockett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to issue an SUP to Thornberry to access his property via National Forest System Roads (NFSR) 505D.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34231
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Houston. LEGAL - Compartment 54 is located about six miles southwest of Ratcliff, Tx. Compartment 54.
Walker Special Use Road Access
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/21/2010 
Expected:05/2011
 
05/2011 Pearlie Green
936-655-2299
comments-southern-texas-davycrockett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to issue an SUP to Walker to access his property via National Forest System Roads (NFSR) 556D.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34228
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Houston. LEGAL - Compartment 23 is located about four miles north of Ratcliff, Tx. Compartment 23.
Wildlife Habitat Improvement Prescribe Burning in Compt. 48, 49, and 50
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 01/20/2011  02/2011 Bobi Stiles
936-655-2299
comments-southern-texas-davycrockett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescribe burn about 4,100 acres in C-48, 49, and 50 to improve wildlife habitat, including RCW habitat, and reduce fuel loads.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30333
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Houston. LEGAL - These compartments are located about 3 miles southeast of Ratcliff, Tx. Compartments 48, 49, and 50.
Wildlife Habitat Prescribe Burning in Compartments 13, 18 & 35
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/07/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
04/2011 Bobi Stiles
936-655-2299
comments-southern-texas-davycrockett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescribe burn about 3,319 acres in C-13, 18, and 35 to improve wildlife habitat, including RCW habitat, and reduce fuel loads.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33614
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Houston. LEGAL - Compt. 13 is located about 5 miles north of Ratcliff, Compt. 18 is located 7 miles north of Ratcliff, and Compt. 35 is located about 4 miles southwest of Ratcliff. Compartments 13, 18, & 35.
Woodlake-Josserand Water Transmission ROW Special Use
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/05/2010 
Expected:05/2011
 
05/2011 Pearlie Green
936-655-2299
comments-southern-texas-davycrockett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to renew water transmission line right-of-way.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34227
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Trinity. LEGAL - Compartments 96, 97, and 98 are located about 1-3 miles east of Groveton, Tx. Compartments 96, 97, and 98.
XTO Energy
EA
- Minerals and Geology  On Hold  N/A  N/A Pearlie Green
936-655-2299
comments-southern-texas-davycrockett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Exploration drilling and production of oil and/or gas wells. Pipeline construction also part of project proposal
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=14183
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Houston. LEGAL - Compt. 10, about 2-6 miles northwest of Ratcliff. Compartments 10-15, 23.
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National Forests In Texas,   Sabine Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative Double H #1 Well Powerline Right-Of-Way Special Use Permit
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/02/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
04/2011 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
tzimmerman@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed project will involve the placement of an above ground electric powerline to provide electricity to the Marathon Double H #1 gas well location. The powerline ROW would be 1541 feet in length and 20 feet in width,
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Shelby. LEGAL - Tract S-1s-I & S-1s-II. Administrative compartments 27 & 28.
C119 - Longleaf PIne Release
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/30/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 Kathryn Duncan
936-897-1068
comments-southern-texas-angelina@fs.fed.us 
Description: Hard release longleaf pine from competing loblolly pine, shortleaf pine, and hardwood saplings.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35732
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Sabine. 3 miles southeast of Pineland, Texas in Sabine County.
Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative Electric Powerline Permit Renewal Sabine NF
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/23/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
05/2011 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
tzimmerman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative has 8 special use permits that have expired and need to be renewed. The project involves only administrative changes. No new facilities or increase in scope or intensity of activities are authorized.
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Newton, Sabine, San Augustine, Shelby. Powerlines are located in various locations on the Sabine National Forest.
Eastex Telephone Co. FM 2694 & FM 3471 Fiber Optics Cable Project
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/03/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 Kathryn Duncan
936-625-1940
comments-southern-texas-sabine@fs.fed.us 
Description: Eastex Telephone Co is proposing to install via horizonal directional drilling 42,800 ft of fiber optics cable within the cleared right of way of FM 2694 & FM 3471, Sabine N.F.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33340
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Shelby. Sabine National Forest, Compartments 15, 16, 18, & 19.
FSDR 129 and 129A1 Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/08/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
09/2011 Eliode Joseph
936-897-1068
comments-southern-texas-sabine@fs.fed.us 
Description: Gate and remove FSDR 129A1 from MVUM map, rehab illegal OHV use and marijuana cultivation area, gate section of FSDR 129 and remove public use from MVUM map, rehab this section of road, add/open to public unnumbered rd access to pvt.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35219
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Sabine. 7 mi SE Hemphill, Tx, 4.5 mi E of Yellowpine, Tx.
Fox's Lodge Special Use Reauthorization Project
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2011 
Expected:10/2011  11/2011 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
tzimmerman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Transfer two special use permit to the new owners of Fox's Lodge.
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Sabine. Compartment 110 on the Sabine N.F., TX.
Lacy Operations, Ltd Sparks Well Gas Pipeline Right-Of-Way Special Use Permit
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/06/2010 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 Kathryn Duncan
936-625-1940
comments-southern-texas-sabine@fs.fed.us 
Description: 53.6 ft right-of-way for a pipeline that will parallel an exisitng road. Pipeline will be bored.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33370
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Sabine. LEGAL - Tract s-2k-I. compartment 113 on Farm Market 2343 just south of State Highway 87 intersection.
Marathon Oil Company - B and H Gas Wells and Marathon Oil Company - Pipeline ROW SUP
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
tzimmerman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Marathon Oil is seeking approval of Surface Use Plan of Operations for 2 gas wells to be drilled on Federal Lease TXNM103310 and 103111 on the Sabine National Forest in Shelby Co.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32157
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Shelby. LEGAL - Tracts S-1a-I and S-1a-II. administrative compartments 26 & 27 in Shelby Co.
Marathon Oil Company - U.S.A. Bridges Plan of Development
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/14/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
08/2011 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
comments-southern-texas-sabine@fs.fed.us 
Description: Marathon has prensented a Plan of Development for their mineral lease hold a portion of which underlies the Sabine National Forest. There are 12 well pads and associated pipelines and electric lines proposed on the Sabine National Forest
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34932
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Shelby. LEGAL - project covers 409 acres both private and National Forest System land. 20 miles southeast of Center, TX.
Newfield Exploration Company = PDU D #1 Gas Well & Pipeline ROW SUP
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/08/2010 
Expected:05/2011
 
05/2011 Tom Zimmerman
409-787-3870
comments_southern_texas_sabine@fs.fed.us 
Description: Gas well proposed with short pipeline
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33273
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Shelby. LEGAL - Tract S-1a-I. Compartment 9.
North Moore RCW Habitat Improvement Project.
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/25/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
11/2011 Nathan Renick
409-625-1940
nrenick@fs.fed.us 
Description: North Moore Plantation - 9 Compartment prescription - Thinning, longleaf restoration, midstory treatments. Emphasis on RCW habitat improvement. Culvert removal to improve fish passage.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33525
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Sabine. Texas, Sabine County, 2 miles east of Pineland, 3-4 miles south of Hemphill, North of Farm-to-Market Rd. 2426, Compartments 89-96, 115.
Scurlock Special Use Road C-69
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 11/30/2010  04/2011 Tom Zimmerman
409-787-3870
comments-southern-texas-sabine@fs.fed.us 
Description: Shoco Production LP - Proposal for a Special Use Permit for a 182 ft access road that will connect Forest road 131A with private property. The road will access a federal mineral oil well being built on private property.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29611
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Sabine. LEGAL - Tract S-1Ap-I. Sabine County, Administrative compartment 69 &70.
ShoCo Production LP BCF#2 - Gas Pipeline Right-of-Way Special Use Permit
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/19/2010 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 Cheryl Foster
409-625-1940
comments-southern-texas-sabine@fs.fed.us 
Description: gas pipeline for the Bourghs Creek Federal #2 well.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34192
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Sabine. LEGAL - Tract S-1Ap-I. Aministrative compartment 69.
Shoco Productions, L.P.  Bourghs Creek Federal #1, #2, #3, and #4 Wells, Tank Battery and Pipeline
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 12/21/2010  06/2011 Kathryn Duncan
936-625-1940
comments-southern-texas-sabine@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose of the proposal is to drill four oil wells for federal minerals pursuant to Federal oil and gas lease TXNM-105579. The project involves the drilling of 4 oil wells with a central tank battery location.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=28278
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Shelby. LEGAL - Tract S-1Ap-I. Approximately 9 miles southeast of Patroon, Texas, in Sabine County, administrative Compartment-69 &70.
Steve Simpson and Associates Inc _ Simpson #114 & #116 Gas Well Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/12/2010 
Expected:05/2011
 
07/2011 Tom Zimmerman
409-787-3870
tzimmerman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Application to Permit to Drill received for 2 gas wells on Federal Leases
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Sabine. LEGAL - S-2k-II. Administrative compartment 106.
TXDOT FM 139 Bayou Siepe Bridge Replacement Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:04/2011  05/2011 Kathryn Duncan
409-625-1940
klduncan@fs.fed.us 
Description: SUP amendment to cover replacement of bridge on FM 139 at Bayou Siepe, Shelby Co, Sabine N.F.
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Shelby. Project located in C 29, Sabine N.F.
Tenaha Thinning Project
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/30/2010 
Expected:06/2011
 
10/2011 Kathryn Duncan
936-897-1068
comments-southern-texas-sabine@fs.fed.us 
Description: First commercial thinning in 47 pine plantations ranging in age from 18-33 years. Approximately 4,400 acres are involved which includes > 100 acres of inclusions. Location is on the north end of Sabine NF in Shelby and Sabine Counties.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29623
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Sabine, Shelby. Shelby County, Compartments 15-16, 18-19, 29-30, 35-37, 39-41, 43-45, 48-49, and 55-57. Stands 12 and 13 in Compartment 57 are located in Sabine County.
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National Forests In Texas,   Sam Houston Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Double Lake Concession Building Replacement
CE
- Recreation management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/21/2009 
Expected:04/2011
 
05/2011 Cheryl Prewitt
936-344-6205
comments-southern-texas-samhouston@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace the existing concession building with a slightly larger, more efficient, and accessible building.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29676
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - San Jacinto. LEGAL - Compartment 93, located about two miles south of Coldspring, Tx. Double Lake Recreation Area.
Jet Oil Pipeline Amendment
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/10/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
05/2011 Frank Stranimier
936-344-6205
comments-southern-texas-samhouston@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to amend existing pipeline permit that will connect the Compartment 95 pipeline to an already existing, gathering pipeline network to transport natural gas to a distribution pipeline.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34201
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - San Jacinto. LEGAL - This area is located about six miles southwest of Coldspring, TX. Compartment 95.
Kidhaw Wildlife Habitat Improvement Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/10/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
10/2011 Daniel Jauregui
936-344-6205
comments-southern-texas-samhouston@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to improve habitat for various wildlife species, including the Red-cockaded Woodpecker, through thinning, prescribe burning, midstory removal, control of non-native invasive plants, and planting of native grasses.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35242
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - Compts. 5 and 6 are located about 2 miles east of Richards, Tx. Compartments 5 and 6.
Mericle Special Use Road Access
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/05/2010 
Expected:05/2011
 
05/2011 Pearlie Green
936-655-2299
comments-southern-texas-davycrockett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to issue a Special Use Permit to Mericle to access his property via a woods road from Hogg County Road.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34225
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Trinity. LEGAL - Compartment 78 is located about 7 miles south of Kennard, Tx. Compartment 78.
New Waverly Waterline - Sam Houston District Office Special Use
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/14/2011 
Expected:03/2011
 
04/2011 Frank Stranimier
936-344-6205
comments-southern-texas-samhouston@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to install waterline in FM 1375 right-of-way to provide Sam Houston District Office potable water.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34956
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Walker. LEGAL - Compt. 52 is located about 3 miles west of New Waverly, Tx. Compartment 52.
RP Small Crockett Pipeline Special Use
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/22/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 Frank Stranimier
936-344-6205
comments-southern-texas-samhouston@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal for a special use permit to construct a pipeline to transport hydrocarbons collected from a well located east of Compartment 71 of the Sam Houston National Forest, to an already existing pipeline in Compartment 72.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35247
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Walker. LEGAL - Compts. 71 and 72 are located about 2 miles east of Phelps, Tx. Compartments 71 and 72.
Wildlife Habitat Improvement Prescribe Burning in Compartments 26, 32, & 33
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/28/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
04/2011 Randal Prewitt
936-344-6205
comments-southern-texas-samhouston@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescribe burning about 4,140 acres in Compartments 26, 32, & 33 would help to improve wildlife habitat, particularly Red-cockaded Woodpecker, and reduce fuel loadings.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32652
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Montgomery, Walker. LEGAL - Compartment 26 is located about 10 miles northwest of New Waverly; Compartments 32 & 33 are located 6 miles northeast of Montgomery. Compartments 26, 32, & 33.
Wildlife Habitat Improvement Prescribe Burning in Compartments 28 & 37
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/21/2009 
Expected:04/2011
Actual: 03/29/2010 
04/2011 Randal Prewitt
936-344-6205
comments-southern-texas-samhouston@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescribe burn about 2,355 acres in Compartments 28 & 37 to improve wildlife habitat and reduce fuel loadings.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29677
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Montgomery, Walker. LEGAL - C-28 & 37 are located about nine miles west of New Waverly, Tx. Compartments 28 & 37.
Wildlife Habitat Improvement Prescribe Burning in Compartments 41, 42, & 50
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/07/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
04/2011 Randal Prewitt
936-344-6205
comments-southern-texas-samhouston@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to prescribe burn about 4,830 acres to improve wildlife habitat and reduce fuel loadings.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32693
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Montgomery, Walker. LEGAL - Compts. 41 & 42 are located five miles west of New Waverly, while Compt. 50 is located about 6 miles northwest of New Waverly. Compartments 41, 42, & 50.
Wildlife Habitat Prescribe Burning in Compartments 115, 116, 117, 118, and 119
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/18/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
04/2011 Randal Prewitt
936-344-6205
comments-southern-texas-samhouston@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to prescribe burn about 2,770 acres to improve wildlife habitat and reduce fuel loadings.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32893
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - San Jacinto. LEGAL - Compartments 115, 116, 117, 118, and 119 are located about seven miles northwest of Cleveland. Compartments 115, 116, 117, 118, and 119.
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