Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2012 to 06/30/2012
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:03/2012
 
01/2013 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  Completed  Actual: 03/23/2012  12/2011 Brenda Halter-Glenn
202-260-9400
bhalterglenn@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  Completed  Actual: 12/13/2011  01/2012 Glen Stein
801-200-2703
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
Adaptive Management EA for Wind Events on the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:08/2012  09/2012 Jeff Buhlig
936-639-8581
lynnjackson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The National Forests and Grasslands in Texas would prepare an Adaptive Management Environmental Assessment for Wind Events that may occur in the future.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37597
Location: UNIT - National Forests In Texas All Units. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Angelina, Fannin, Houston, Jasper, Montague, Montgomery, Nacogdoches, Newton, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Trinity, Walker, Wise. LEGAL - Angelina, Fannin, Houston, Jasper, Montague, Montgomery, Nacogdoches, Newton, Sabine, San Augstine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Trinity, Walker, and Wise Counties, Texas. National Forests and Grasslands in Texas.
MIS Plan Amendment
EA
- Land management planning  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/13/2011 
Expected:05/2012
 
07/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/02/2011 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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:07/2012
 
08/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
C63 Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/17/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2012 
Expected:08/2013
 
09/2013 Earlene Bracy
936-897-1068
comments-southern-texas-angelina@fs.fed.us 
Description: Thinning, reforestation, wildlife improvements, NNIPS treatments, in compartment 63 on the Angelina NF
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38850
Location: UNIT - Angelina Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Angelina. Eight miles east/southeast of Zavalla Texas, north of Statehighway 63, south of Farm-Market Rd 2743.
C84 Wildfire Longleaf Pine Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 12/12/2011  12/2011 Kathryn Duncan
936-897-1068
comments-southern-texas-angelina@fs.fed.us 
Description: Underplanting longleaf pine containorized seedlings on approximately 127 acres of County Road 32 Wildfire in compartment 84. Overstory is not being salvaged due to sensitive plants and highly erodible soils.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37418
Location: UNIT - Angelina Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Jasper. Compartment 84, 15 miles SE of Zavalla, TX, 4 miles S Sam Rayburn Reservoir, Intersection of State Highways 255 and 64.
Sandy Creek Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/17/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/2012 
Expected:10/2013
 
11/2013 Kathryn Duncan
936-897-1068
Comments-southern-texas-angelina@fs.fed.us 
Description: Watershed EA consists of commerical pine thinning, longleaf pine restoration, wildlife habitat improvement, road work, NNIPS, midstory removal
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37403
Location: UNIT - Angelina Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Angelina, Jasper. Compartment 73, 74, 75, & 78, 8 miles southeast of Zavalla, TX and south of Sam Rayburn Reservoir.
Westwood Water Supply Corp Special Use Permit Reauthorization
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Tom Zimmerman
409-787-3870
comments-southern-texas-sabine@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.
Windstream Communication - Strickland Telephone Line
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/14/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
05/2012 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
comments-southern-texas-angelina@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install approx. 2770' of telephone line in C-35, Angelina N.F. for the purpose of providing telephone service to the property of Audria Strickland.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38238
Location: UNIT - Angelina Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - San Augustine. Angelina N.F. Compartment 35, south of Oak Grove Baptist Church.
Windstream Communications Special Use Permit Amendment for FM 3373 Telephone Line
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/27/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
05/2012 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
comments-southern-texas-angelina@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal is to add a 25 pair wire to an exisitng permitted right-of-way (3870 feet by 10 feet) to provide high speed internet to the Black Forest Community.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37504
Location: UNIT - Angelina Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Angelina. LEGAL - Tract A-1-V and Tract A-8a. administrative compartment 61 and 62 right-of-way is adjacent to FM3375.
Zavalla Thinning Project
EA
- Forest products  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/15/2006
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
09/2012 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
Denton Creek Prescribed Fire
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 03/13/2012  01/2012 Scott Fry
940-627-5475
sfry@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to prescribe burn approximately 2,300 acres in the Denton Creek Watershed. The original proposal included 6,000 acres and has since been downsized.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.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 28, 29, 49, 50, and 75.
Ladonia Blackland Prairie Re-seeding Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/07/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
09/2012 Thomas Philipps
936-639-8514
tphilipps@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to prescribe burn Allotments 40 and 53 of the Ladonia Unit, followed by planting of blackland prairie seed, using a seed drill pulled behind a farm tractor.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37646
Location: UNIT - Caddo - Lyndon B. Johnson National Grasslands. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Fannin. LEGAL - Allotments 40 and 53 are located about 5 miles of west of Ladonia, Tx. Allotments 40 and 53.
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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 Longleaf Restoration
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Completed  Actual: 01/31/2012  02/2012 Bobi Stiles
936-655-2299
comments-southern-texas-davycrockett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to restore longleaf pine to about 230 acres damaged by the Bearing Wildfire. Long-term plans to ensure sucessful establishment of longleaf include brownspot burning and handtool release, as determined by field survey.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38155
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
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
09/2012 Krista Langley
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/nepa_project_exp.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
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
09/2012 Krista Langley
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/nepa_project_exp.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
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
09/2012 Krista Langley
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/nepa_project_exp.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
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
09/2012 Krista Langley
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/nepa_project_exp.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 
Completed  Actual: 03/09/2012  04/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
09/2012 Krista Langley
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/nepa_project_exp.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 04/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
07/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Hogenson Special Use Road Access
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/16/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
09/2012 Krista Langley
936-655-2299
comments-southern-texas-davycrockett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to grant a Special Use Permit to Hogenson to access his property via NFSR 524L.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37397
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Houston. LEGAL - Compartment 7 is located about 2 miles east of Belott, Tx. Compartment 7, approximately three-fourths of a mile north of the intersection of Farm-to-Market Road 1733 and County Road 1125.
Jones-Walker Association Road Special Use
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/17/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
08/2012 Krista Langley
936-655-2299
comments-southern-texas-davycrockett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to provide a Special Use Permit to the Jones-Walker Association to access their property via National Forest System Road 536.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38283
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Houston. LEGAL - Compt. 30 is located about 3 miles north of Ratcliff, Tx. Compartment 30.
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 08/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
12/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Oncor Electric Special Use Transfer
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/16/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
09/2012 Krista Langley
936-655-2299
comments-southern-texas-davycrockett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to transfer Special Use Permit for existing electric utility lines in existing rights-of-way across the Davy Crockett National Forest from Texas Utilities to Oncor Electric.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37611
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Houston. LEGAL - These compartments are located along State Highway 7, which bisects the Davy Crockett NF. Compartments 34, 36, 37, 47, 48, 49, 50, 55, & 120.
Radio Repeater Towers Installation
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Facility management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/20/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
08/2012 Bobi Stiles
936-655-2299
comments-southern-texas-davycrockett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to install two radio repeater towers, in two separate locations. Each site will require a 2-acre clearing, a 10-foot square building to hold electronics, construction of about 1/2 mile of road, and electric utility lines.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38156
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Houston, Trinity. LEGAL - Compt. 9 is located seven miles northwest of Ratcliff, while Compt. 105 is located 105 three miles southwest of Apple Springs, Tx. Compartments 9 and 105.
Ratcliff Lake Recreation Area Improvements
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/21/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
08/2012 Gerald Lawrence
936-655-2299 ext 225
comments-southern-texas-davycrockett@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Davy Crockett National Forest proposes to replace the bathroom in the Overflow Camping Loop of the Ratcliff Lake Recreation Area
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38272
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Houston. LEGAL - Ratcliff Lake is located in Houston County, about two miles northeast of Kennard. Ratcliff Lake Recreation Area.
Tekxon USA # 1 & 2 Wells
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/06/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
10/2012 Krista Langley
936-655-2299
comments-southern-texas-samhouston@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to drill 2 wells on a 5-acre pad in Compartment 116.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37450
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Trinity. LEGAL - Compt. 116 is located about 4 miles southeast of Apple Springs, Tx. Compartment 116.
Westville Fire Restoration
CE
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/07/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 Krista Langley
936-655-2299
comments-southern-texas-davycrockett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to restore about 20 acres of fire-killed forest to longleaf pine, including tree removal, site preparation, hand planting of longleaf pine seedlings, as well as post planting actions such as brown spot burning and hand release.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37500
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Trinity. LEGAL - Compartment 87 is located about 3 miles northwest of Groveton, Tx. Compartment 87.
XTO Energy
EA
- Minerals and Geology  On Hold  N/A  N/A Krista Langley
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/nepa_project_exp.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
Enbridge G&P (East Texas) L.P. - South Haynesville Expansion Extension Project Gas Pipeline ROW
EA
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2012 
Expected:07/2012  09/2012 Tom Zimmerman
409-787-3870
comments-southern-texas-sabine@fs.fed.us 
Description: 24 inch natural gas pipeline right-of-way is being proposed on the Sabine NF adjacent to an exisitng piepeline right-of-way.
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Sabine. LEGAL - Tracts S-2k-IV, S-20i-I, S-100-3, S-100-5, and S-20c. Compartments 121, 123, and 125.
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/nepa_project_exp.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 06/2012 
Expected:08/2012  09/2012 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.
J.W. Minton Private Road Special Use Road
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/20/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
05/2012 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
tzimmerman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Access road to for pvt property
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Sabine. administrative compartment 112.
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
comments-southern-texas-sabine@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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Newfield Exploration Company - PDU "ASH" #K1MB Gas Well Pipeline ROW SUP
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 01/09/2012  10/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35768
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Shelby. 5 miles east of Shelbyville, TX, Shelby County.
Newfield Exploration Company PDU BIRCH #B1 Gas Well
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 01/09/2012  10/2012 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36036
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.
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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/17/2011 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 Kathryn Duncan
936-897-1068
comments-southern-texas-angelina@fs.fed.us 
Description: North Moore Plantation - Compartments 89-96, 115 - Thinning, longleaf restoration, midstory treatments. Emphasis on RCW habitat improvement. Culvert removal to improve fish passage.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.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.
TPF II East texas gathering, LLC - Newfield-Huxley Gas Pipeline Special use Permit
EA
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/30/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
08/2012 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
tzimmerman@fs.fed.us 
Description: 12 inch gas pipeline right-of-way adjacent to FM 2694 on the Sabine NF
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.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.
Tenaha Thinning Project
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 02/03/2012  03/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Windstream Communication - Sabinetown & Lowe's Creek Fiber Optic Cable Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/14/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
06/2012 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
comments-southern-texas-sabine@fs.fed.us 
Description: Bury 17,908' of fiber optic cable along FM 83, FM 3382 and SH 21 for the purpose of providing telephone and high speed internet service to the East TX communities of Sabinetown and Lowe's Creek.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38235
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Sabine. SNF: adjacent to FM 83 in Compartments 78 & 80; adjacent to FM 3382 in Compartment 79 and adjacent to SH 21 in Compartment 76.
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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
Burton Tract Wildlife Habitat Improvement Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/17/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
08/2012 Cheryl Prewitt
936-344-6205
comments-southern-texas-samhouston@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to improve wildlife habitat by thinning, prescribed burning, mechanically removing, and native grass planting of a project area of 250 acres.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38266
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - Compartment 33 is located five miles northeast of the city of Montgomery in Montgomery County. Compartment 33.
Cagle Recreation Area Hazard Tree Removal Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Fuels management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/04/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 Daniel Jauregui
936-344-6205
comments-southern-texas-samhouston@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to remove 400 trees in the Cagle Recreation Area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38031
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Walker. LEGAL - Compartment 43 is located in Walker County approximately five miles west of of New Waverly, TX. Compartment 43 of the Sam Houston National Forest.
Century Link Fiber Optic Line
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/05/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
07/2012 Frank Stranimier
936-344-6205
comments-southern-texas-samhousont@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to install a new fiber optic line within the right-of-way for FM 149 to improve communications services for Richards, Tx residents.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38045
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - Compartments 5 and 7 are located about 2-3 miles east of Richards, Texas. Compartments 5 and 7.
City of Huntsville Sewer Line
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/27/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
10/2012 Frank Stranimier
936-344-6205
comments-southern-texas-samhouston@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to amend existing Special Use Permit to add 2 new sewer lines, which would occupy about one acre in Compartment 58.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37448
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Walker. LEGAL - Compt. 58 is located about 2 miles east of Huntsville, Tx. Compartment 58.
Eastex Telephone Line Upgrade
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/27/2012  03/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Elmore Drive Hazard Tree Removal Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management
- Facility management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/20/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 Cheryl Prewitt
936-344-6205
comments-southern-texas-samhouston@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to remove 450 hazard trees along NFSR 234, Elmore Drive, and Lake Paula Drive
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38102
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - Compartment 42 is located approximately eight miles southwest of New Waverly, Texas. Compartment 42 of the Sam Houston National Forest.
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 05/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
09/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Prescribed Burning in Compartment 51
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 03/08/2012  04/2012 Randal Prewitt
936-344-6205
comments-southern-texas-samhouston@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescribed burn 910 acres in Compartment 51 for wildlife habitat improvment, particularly the Red-cockaded Woodpecker.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37550
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Walker. LEGAL - C-51 is located 5 miles west of New Waverly, TX. Compartment 51.
Prescribed Burning in Compartments 6, 7, 14, and 15
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 03/08/2012  01/2012 Randal Prewitt
936-344-6205
comments-southern-texas-samhouston@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to burn 4,470 acres to improve wildlife habitat, particularly for the Red-cockaded Woodpecker.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37548
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - C-6 and C-7 are located 20 miles west of New Waverly, Texas and C-14 adn C-15 are located 10 miles north of Montgomery, Texas. Compartments 6, 7, 14, and 15 in the Sam Houston.
RP Small Crockett Pipeline Special Use
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/22/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
09/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
SK San Jacinto 2-D Seismic Survey
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/29/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
09/2012 Frank Stranimier
936-344-6205
comments-southern-texas-samhouston@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to conduct about 1.3 miles of two-dimensional seismic survey to determine potential underlying hydrocarbon deposits in Compartment 84.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37449
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - San Jacinto. LEGAL - Compartmetn 84 is located about 2 miles north of Pumpkin, Tx. Compartment 84.
Scott's Ridge Hazard Tree Removal
CE
- Recreation management
- Fuels management
- Facility management 
Completed  Actual: 02/07/2012  02/2012 Daniel Jauregui
936-344-6205
comments-southern-texas-samhouston@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to remove 500 hazards treees in and around the Scott's Ridge Recreation Area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37812
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - Compartment 36 is located in Montgomery County approximately 10 miles west of Willis, TX. Compartment 36 of the Sam Houston National Forest.
Texas Energy Acquisitions Raven 3D Seismic Survey
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 09/06/2011  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/nepa_project_exp.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
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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 41, 42, & 50
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/07/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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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