Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2012 to 09/30/2012
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 10/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
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  08/2012 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.
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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 06/2012 
Expected:10/2012  11/2012 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:07/2012
 
08/2012 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
American Tower Corp Communication Site and Access Road Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/17/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
08/2012 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
tzimmerman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of Communication Use Lease and Private Road Special Use Permit
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39301
Location: UNIT - Angelina Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Angelina. C-90, Angelina N.F, off of NFSR 313A.
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
- 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.
Jasper-Newton Electric Cooperative, Inc. - Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/01/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
09/2012 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
comments-souther-texas-angelina@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of speical use permits for existing powerline right-of-ways to replace expired speical use permits on the Angelina NF.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39039
Location: UNIT - Angelina Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Angelina, Jasper. Angelina & Jasper county.
Sam Houston Electric Cooperative, Inc.- Powerline RIgh-of-Way Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/01/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
09/2012 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
comments-southern-texas-sabine@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project invloves issuance of a Special Use Permit for a new term for existing powerline right-of-ways. The project is for administrative changes only. It doesn't approve any new construction or ground/vegetation disturbance.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39118
Location: UNIT - Angelina Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Jasper. LEGAL - tract A-8e. administrative C97.
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 and Modification
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2012 
Expected:09/2012  10/2012 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
comments-southern-texas-sabine@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reauthorize Westwood Water Supply Corp special use permit that expired December 2004.. Includes authorization for developing a third well.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=29959
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 Commuinication El Pinon Fiber Optic Cable Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2012 
Expected:08/2012  09/2012 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
comments-southern-texas-sabine@fs.fed.us 
Description: Bury 5,782 ft of fiber optic cable along the east right of way of FM 705 in Compartment 40, Angelina N.F.
Location: UNIT - Angelina Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Angelina. East side of FM 705 right of way in C-40, Angelina N.F.
Windstream Communication - Strickland Telephone Line
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/14/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
09/2012 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 07/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
08/2012 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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/25/2012 
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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=17532
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
Ladonia Blackland Prairie Re-seeding Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Completed  Actual: 02/07/2012  04/2012 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
Campbell Special Use Road Access - NFSR 513
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/05/2011  12/2012 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  Completed  Actual: 10/05/2011  12/2012 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  Completed  Actual: 10/05/2011  12/2012 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  Completed  Actual: 10/05/2011  12/2012 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.
Fairchild Special Use Road Access
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/11/2011  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 08/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
12/2012 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  Completed  Actual: 10/25/2011  04/2012 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
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/17/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
01/2013 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 01/2013 
Expected:03/2013
 
05/2013 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  Completed  Actual: 12/20/2011  04/2012 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
- Facility management  Completed  Actual: 05/24/2012  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
- Recreation management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/10/2012 
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 12/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
03/2013 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) 
Completed  Actual: 05/16/2012  06/2012 Cheryl Prewitt
936-344-6205
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
City of Hemphill Water Pipeline Right-of-Way Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/13/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
09/2012 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
comments-souther-texas-angelina@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of a permit for a new term
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39434
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Sabine. LEGAL - Tracts S-2m and S-2k-III. Compartment 78 & 80 along FM 3121 and FM83.
Dreka Pentecostal Church Directional Sign Speical Use Permit Reissuance
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/13/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
10/2012 Tom Zimmerman
409-787-3870
comments-southern-texas-angelina@fs.fed.us 
Description: reissue a permit for a directional sign that expired 12-31-2011
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39445
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Shelby. LEGAL - Tract S-1w. Compartment 34 at the intersection of FM 139 and Shelby County Road 2427.
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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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  Completed  Actual: 06/01/2012  06/2012 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
comments-southern-texas-sabine@fs.fed.us 
Description: Access road to for pvt property
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37771
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.
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.
Sabine River Authority of Texas Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/13/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
09/2012 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
comments-southern-texas-sabine@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue an exisitng permit for a public boat ramp faicility for a new term.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39433
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Shelby. LEGAL - Tract S-1g. compartment 8 on SH139 at Toledo bend Reservoir.
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.
Tex-La Electric Cooperative of Texas, Inc.Powerline Special Use Permit Reissuance Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2012 
Expected:10/2012  12/2012 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
comments-southern-texas-sabine@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Special Use Pemrit issued to Tex-La has expired and needs to be reissued. No new activity is allowed.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39377
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Sabine. LEGAL - Tracts S-2k-I, S-20, S-20b, S-20d. Compartments 111, 112, 133, 136, 137, 139 in Sabine County.
Windstream Communication - Sabinetown & Lowe's Creek Fiber Optic Cable Project
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/20/2012  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
Alexander 263 Road Access Special Use Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/30/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
08/2012 Frank Stranimier
936-344-6205
comments-southern-texas-samhouston@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to renew an existing road right-of-way special use permit. No construction or ground disturbing activities will occur.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39589
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Walker. LEGAL - Compt. 54 is located about 8 miles west of New Waverly, Tx. Compartment 54.
Burton Tract Wildlife Habitat Improvement Project
CE
- 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 08/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
12/2012 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
- Recreation management
- Fuels management
- Facility management 
Completed  Actual: 06/04/2012  07/2012 Cheryl Prewitt
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
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/05/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
10/2012 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 09/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
01/2013 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.
Elmore Drive Hazard Tree Removal Project
CE
- Fuels management
- Facility management
- Road management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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.
Kelly's Pond / NFSR 204 Hazard Tree Removal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Fuels management
- Facility management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/29/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
07/2012 Cheryl Prewitt
936-344-6205
comments-southern-texas-samhouston@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to remove 500 hazard trees in the Kelly's Pond Recreation Area and National Forest Service Road 204
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39430
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - The compartments are located in Montgomery County about 11 miles west of New Waverly, TX. Compartments 21, 28, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38 and 39 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 10/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
02/2013 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.
Kracklauer Road Special Use
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/27/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
08/2012 Frank Stranimier
936-344-6205
comments-southern-texas-samhouston@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to construct a private driveway to access a private land in holding off of National Forest System Road (NFSR) 248 in compartment 38.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39393
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - Compt. 38 is located about seven miles southwest of New Waverly, Texas. Compartmtent 38.
Loar Road Access Special Use Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/30/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
08/2012 Frank Stranimier
936-344-6205
comments-southern-texas-samhouston@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to renew existing special use permit for use of National Forest System Road to access private property. No construction or ground disturbing activities would occur.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39590
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - San Jacinto. LEGAL - Compt. 96 is located about 6.5 miles southwest of Coldspring, Tx. Compartment 96.
Paluka Point Hazard Tree Removal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Forest products 
Completed  Actual: 06/26/2012  07/2012 Cheryl Prewitt
936-344-6205
comments-southern-texas-samhouston@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to commercially remove dead and dying hazardous trees in Paluka Point, a popular dispersed recreation area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39066
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - Compt. 39 is located about 10 miles west of New Waverly, Tx. Compartmetn 39.
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 09/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
12/2012 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 09/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
12/2012 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.
Wesselman & Turner Road Access Special Use Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/21/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
10/2012 Frank Stranimier
936-344-6205
comments-southern-texas-samhouston@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to renew 2 road rights-of-way special use permits. No construction or ground disturbing activities will occur.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39632
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - Compt. 17 is located about 12 miles west of New Waverly, Tx. Compartment 17.
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 08/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
01/2013 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 08/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
01/2013 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 08/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
01/2013 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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