Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2011 to 12/31/2011
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, 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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/19/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
01/2012 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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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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/13/2011 
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
Polk Land Exchange
EA
- 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 11/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 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:12/2011
 
02/2012 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.
Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative Electric Powerline Permit Renewal Angelina NF
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/22/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
10/2011 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:01/2012
 
02/2012 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 11/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
02/2012 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  Completed  Actual: 06/15/2011  08/2011 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
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/02/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
12/2011 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:12/2011
 
01/2012 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 Parsons #1H Well
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 07/25/2011  08/2011 David Weldon
940-627-5475
dweldon@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to develop the #1H well in Unit 31 of the LBJ Grasslands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36716
Location: UNIT - Caddo - Lyndon B. Johnson National Grasslands. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Wise. LEGAL - Unit 31 is located about 6 miles northeast of Alvord, Tx. Unit 31 of the Lyndon B. Johnson National Grassland.
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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
Bearing Fire Tree Removal Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 08/15/2011  08/2011 Cheryl Prewitt
936-344-6205
comments-southern-texas-davycrockett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to remove fire killed trees on about 230 acres in Compartment 101.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36712
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Trinity. LEGAL - Compt. 101 is located about 6 miles northeast of Groveton, Tx. Compartment 101.
Campbell Special Use Road Access - NFSR 513
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/28/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
12/2011 Pearlie Green
936-655-2299
comments-southern-texas-davycrockett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to transfer a Special Use Permit to Campbell to access their property via National Forest System Roads 513, 513B, 590D, and 5275.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36602
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Houston, Trinity. Compartments 33, 39, and 43.
Campbell Special Use Road Access - NFSR 518A
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/28/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
12/2011 Pearlie Green
936-655-2299
comments-southern-texas-davycrockett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to transfer a Special Use Permit to Campbell to access their land via National Forest System Roads 518A and 5057.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36608
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Houston. Compartment 14.
Campbell Special Use Road Access - NFSR 526
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/28/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
12/2011 Pearlie Green
936-655-2299
comments-southern-texas-davycrockett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to transfer a Special Use Permit to Campbell to access their property via National Forest System Roads 526 and 526M.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36607
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Houston. Compartments 7 and 9.
Campbell Special Use Road Access - NFSR 529
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/28/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
12/2011 Pearlie Green
936-655-2299
comments-southern-texas-davycrockett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to transfer a Special Use Permit to Campbell to access their property via National Forest System Road 529.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36610
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Houston. Compartments 3 and 4.
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:11/2011
 
12/2011 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.
Davy Crockett Storm Response in Compartments 12 & 13
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products 
Completed  Actual: 08/10/2011  08/2011 Cheryl Prewitt
936-344-6205
comments-southern-texas-davycrockett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to remove storm-damaged timber from about 250 acres in Compartments 12 and 13 to begin the long-term process of improving and restoring RCW habitat.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36110
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Houston. LEGAL - Compts. 12 and 13 are located about 8 miles northwest of Kennard, Tx. Compartments 12 and 13.
Davy Crockett Storm Response in Compartments 32, 33, 34, 79 & 80
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products 
Completed  Actual: 08/10/2011  08/2011 Cheryl Prewitt
936-344-6205
comments-southern-texas-davycrockett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to remove storm-damaged timber from about 210 acres in Compartments 32, 33, 34 to help improve RCW habitat, as well as capture the economic value of the damaged timber. Compartments 79 and 80 were not included in the final decision.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36111
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Houston, Trinity. LEGAL - Compts. 32, 33, and 34 are located about 4 miles northwest of Kennard, Tx. Compts. 79 & 80 are located about 4 miles southwest of Nogalus. Compartments 32, 33, 34, 79 & 80.
Fairchild Special Use Road Access
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/21/2010 
Expected:11/2011
 
12/2011 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
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/01/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/2011 
Expected:02/2012
 
04/2012 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.
Houston County Electric Cooperative Power Line
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/28/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
09/2011 Krista Langley
936-655-2299
comments-southern-texas-davycrockett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Propsosal to install powerline adjacent to FM 358 in Compartment 75 to provide better electric service to the area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36799
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Trinity. LEGAL - Compt. 75 is located about 5 miles northeast of Pennington, Tx. Compartment 75.
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 03/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
07/2012 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.
RMK SUP Road Access
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 09/06/2011  10/2011 Pearlie Green
936-655-2299
comments-southern-texas-davycrockett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to issue an Special Use Permit to RMK to access their property via National Forest System Road 5378.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36914
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Trinity. LEGAL - Compt. 113 is located about 7 miles southeast of Apple Springs, Tx. Compartment 113.
Ratcliff Lake Recreation Area Improvements
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/13/2010 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 Pearlie Green
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.
Ratcliff Lake Storm Response
CE
- Recreation management
- Forest products 
Completed  Actual: 07/15/2011  07/2011 Cheryl Prewitt
comments-southern-texas-davycrockett@fs.fed.us
cprewitt@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to remove storm-damaged trees on about 70 acres in Ratcliff Lake Recreation Area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36057
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Houston. LEGAL - Compt. 47 is located about 2 miles northeast of Kennard, Tx. Ratcliff Lake Recreation Area, Compt. 47.
Wildlife Habitat Prescribe Burning in Compartments 13, 18 & 35
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 07/12/2011
07/12/2011 
10/2011 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.
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
C119 - Longleaf PIne Release
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 07/13/2011  09/2011 Kathryn Duncan
936-897-1068
comments-southern-texas-angelina@fs.fed.us 
Description: Hand 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.
Chesapeake Operating, Inc. - Gas Pipeline Right-Of-Way Width Increase
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 08/25/2011  09/2011 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
comments-southern-texas-sabine@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project to modify the Surface Use Plan of Operations for the Horton Federal #1H gas well. Modificaiton will increase the size of the pipeline right-of way from the current 15 feet in width to 30 feet in width.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35873
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Sabine. LEGAL - Tract S-1Ap-I. Sabine National Forest in administrative compartment 60.
Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative Electric Powerline Permit Renewal Sabine NF
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/23/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
09/2011 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
comments-southern-texas-sabine@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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35068
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:10/2011
 
10/2011 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.
Enbridge G&P, L.P. -Gas Pipeline Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/11/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
10/2011 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
comments-southern-texas-sabine@fs.fed.us 
Description: Enbridge has submitted a Special Use Permit application for a 1094 foot x 30 foot Right-of-Way to install a 12 inch gas pipeline adjacent to State Highway 87 on National Forest System lands
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35872
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Sabine. LEGAL - Tract S-1Ap-I. Sabine National Forest in administrative compartment 60.
FSDR 129 and 129A1 Project
CE
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Road management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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:12/2011  01/2012 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 
Completed  Actual: 09/01/2011  09/2011 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
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 09/15/2011  11/2011 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 "ASH" #K1MB Gas Well Pipeline ROW SUP
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/31/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
05/2012 Nathan Renick
409-625-1940
comments-southern-texas-sabine@fs.fed.us 
Description: Well Pad, ROW, and pipeline in Cmpt. 16
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35768
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Shelby. 5 miles east of Shelbyville, TX, Shelby County.
Newfield Exploration Company - PDU "OAK" #D2MB Gas Well
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 08/29/2011  11/2011 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
southern-texas-sabine@fs.fed.us 
Description: This well is proposed to be drilled on the PDU #Oak" #D1 location which is existing. Ther will be no additional ground disturbance for this activity.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36207
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Shelby. LEGAL - Tract S-1a-I. Adiministrative compartment 9.
Newfield Exploration Company PDU BIRCH #B1 Gas Well
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/18/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
05/2012 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
southern-texas-sabine@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approval of the Surface Use Plan of Operations for an Application for Permit to Drill submitted to the Bureau of Land Management by Newfield Exploration Comapny for a natural gas well.
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Shelby. LEGAL - Tract S-1a-I, Survey B.H. Simpson Survey A-635 and J. Beauchamp Survey A-42. Administrative Compartment 9.
Newfield Exploration Company PDU ELM #E1 Gas Well
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/18/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
05/2012 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
southern-texas-sabine@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approval of the Surface Use Plan of Operations for an Application for Permit to Drill submitted to the Bureau of Land Management by Newfield Exploration Comapny for a natural gas well.
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Shelby. LEGAL - S-1a-I W.J. Crane Survey A-95. Administrative Compartment 19.
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 11/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
02/2012 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.
Pinnacle Operating Company, Inc Gas Well Access Road Special Use Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 09/01/2011  09/2011 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
southern-texas-sabine@fs.fed.us 
Description: issue a permit to use an exisitng road 20 ft long and 30 feet wide
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36711
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Sabine. LEGAL - Tract S-2K-II, administrative compartment 107. 8 miles south east of Hemphill Texas on NFSR 1204.
Steve Simpson and Associates Inc _ Simpson #114 & #116 Gas Well Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 08/03/2011  09/2011 Tom Zimmerman
409-787-3870
comments-southern-texas-sabine@fs.fed.us 
Description: Application to Permit to Drill received for 2 gas wells on Federal Leases
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34124
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Sabine. LEGAL - S-2k-II. Administrative compartment 106.
TPF II East texas gathering, LLC - Newfield-Huxley Gas Pipeline Special use Permit
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/30/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
03/2012 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
tzimmerman@fs.fed.us 
Description: 12 inch ggas pipeline right-of-way adjacent to FM 2694 on the Sabine NF
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=37333
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Shelby. LEGAL - Tracts S-1a-I and S-1a-II. Compartment 9,15,16 & 19 on the Sabine NF. Along FM2694.
TXDOT FM 139 Bayou Siepe Bridge Replacement Project
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/01/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
10/2011 Nathan Renick
409-625-1940
comments-southern-texas-sabine@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:01/2012
 
02/2012 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.
Thomas to George Transfer of Special Use Permit for Road Right-of-Way
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/23/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
12/2011 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
southern-texas-sabine@fs.fed.us 
Description: MrGeorge is the new owner of private property land locked by National Forest System land. The speical use permit for the road that access the property needs to be transfered to the new owner. No new use or changes in the permit just extend tenure
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Sabine. LEGAL - Tract S-2K-II, compartment 110,. 10 mile southeast of Hemphill Texas 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 
Completed  Actual: 08/31/2011  09/2011 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.
Eastex Telephone Line Upgrade
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/20/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
12/2011 Frank Stranimier
936-344-6205
comments-southern-texas-samhouston@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to add an underground fiber optics line in the FM 2025 Right-of-Way, providing service to the Texas Highway Patrol office located at the old Sam Houston National Forest, Coldspring District work center.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36229
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - San Jacinto. LEGAL - These compartments are located about 1-5 miles south of Coldspring, TX. Compartments 89, 93, 102, 104, and 105, along FM 2025.
Jet USA #3 Well
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/01/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
11/2011 Frank Stranimier
936-344-6205
comments-southern-texas-samhouston@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to develop an oil and/or natural gas well.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36797
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - San Jacinto. LEGAL - Compt. 96 is located approximately five miles southeast of Evergreen, TX. Compartment 96.
Kidhaw Wildlife Habitat Improvement Project
EA
- 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 11/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
02/2012 Cheryl Prewitt
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.
RP Small Crockett Pipeline Special Use
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/22/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
12/2011 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.
Texas Energy Acquisitions Raven 3D Seismic Survey
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/19/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
09/2011 Frank Stranimier
936-344-6205
comments-southern-texas-samhouston@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to conduct a 3D seismic survey in compartments 13, 14, 21 & 26 - 39, of the Sam Houston National Forest.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36717
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Montgomery, Walker. Compartments 13, 14, 21 & 26 - 39.
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:11/2011
 
12/2011 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 
Completed  Actual: 08/31/2011
03/29/2010 
10/2011 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:11/2011
 
12/2011 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:11/2011
 
12/2011 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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