Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2013 to 06/30/2013
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) :
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)

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 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/18/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2013 
Expected:03/2013
 
05/2013 Lynn Jackson
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:04/2013
 
05/2013 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.
National Forests in Texas Wilderness Southern Pine Beetle EA
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/13/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
09/2013 Lynn Jackson
936-639-8581
lynnjackson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The National Forests in Texas proposes to suppress southern pine beetle infestations in the five wilderness areas: Big SLough, Little Lake Crrek, Indian Mounds, Turkey Hill and Upland Island when necessary to protect adjacnet private property.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40500
Location: UNIT - National Forests In Texas All Units. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Angelina, Houston, Jasper, Montgomery, Nacogdoches, Newton, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Trinity, Walker. LEGAL - Angelina, Davy Crockett, Sam Houston and Sabine National Forests. National Forests 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 
Completed  Actual: 01/28/2013  03/2013 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
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 02/13/2013  02/2013 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:07/2013
 
08/2013 Kathryn Duncan
936-897-1068
klduncan@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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/20/2012 
Expected:07/2013
 
10/2013 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 State Highway 63, south of Farm-Market Rd 2743.
Oncor Electric Delivery Company Powerline Special Use Permit Reissuance Project
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 12/20/2012  02/2013 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
comments-southern-texas-sabine@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Special Use Permit issued to Oncor for powerline right-of-ways has expired and needs to be reissued. No new activity is authorized.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40455
Location: UNIT - Angelina Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Angelina. LEGAL - Tracts A-2-II, A-2-II, A-1a-I, A-17h, and A-100-61. administrative compartments 43, 47, 48, 50, 51, 53-56, 99,100.
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 04/2013 
Expected:12/2013
 
01/2014 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.
St. Peters Baptist Church Water Line Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/31/2012 
Expected:06/2013
 
06/2013 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
comments-southern-texas-sabine@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue expired special use permit for a 1840 ft water line that services St. Peter's Baptist Church in Broaddus, TX
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40065
Location: UNIT - Angelina Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - San Augustine. Project is located in Compartment 25, Angelina N.F. north of Broaddus,TX.
Westwood Water Supply Corp Special Use Permit Reauthorization and Modification
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 02/25/2013  03/2013 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 Communications Special Use Permit Amendment for FM 3373 Telephone Line
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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  Completed  Actual: 01/17/2013  03/2013 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
Bois d' Arc Bridge Installation & Trail Reroute - Caddo NG
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/13/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
04/2013 Marc Pons
940-627-5475
mpons@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install a new bridge (Bois d' Arc Bridge) on the established Bois d' Arc Horse Trail, approximately 1/3 mile from Bois d' Arc Trailhead/Overnight Area (Units 6 & 10), and reroute a portion of the trail to accommodate the new bridge.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41453
Location: UNIT - Caddo - Lyndon B. Johnson National Grasslands. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Fannin. The Bois D’Arc Horse Trail approximately 1/3 mile from the Bois D’Arc Trailhead/Overnight area in Units 6 & 10 of the Caddo National Grassland.
LBJ Royal Gorge Bridge Installation & Trail Reroute
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/24/2013 
Expected:03/2013
 
04/2013 Marc Pons
940-627-5475
mpons@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install a new bridge (Royal Gorge Bridge) on the established Blue, Orange, & Yellow Trails within the TADRA equestrian trail system (Units 30 & 31) and reroute a portion of those trails to accommodate the new bridge.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41230
Location: UNIT - Caddo - Lyndon B. Johnson National Grasslands. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Wise. LEGAL - Wise County, Texas. The Blue, Orange, & Yellow Trails of the TADRA Multi-use Trail System in Units 30 & 31 of the LBJ National Grasslands.
Prescribe Burning of Denton Creek Watershed to Improve Wildlife Habitat & Decrease Hazardous Fuels
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/20/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
04/2013 Scott Fry
940-627-5475
sfry@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescribe burn, using existing firelines and natural fuel breaks, approximately 5,635 acres over the next five years in Units 14, 15, 27, 31, 32, 60, and 76 of the Denton Creek Watershed of the LBJ Grasslands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41418
Location: UNIT - Caddo - Lyndon B. Johnson National Grasslands. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Wise. Units 14, 15, 27, 31, 32, 60, and 76 of the LBJ National Grasslands located within Wise County, approxiamtely 10 miles north of Decatur TX.
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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
C69 RCW Habitat Restoration Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/09/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
06/2013 Gerald Lawrence
936-655-2299 ext 225
comments-southern-texas-davycrockett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Removal of tornado damaged trees on 216 acres, site prep - mechanical and prescribed burning - planting with shortleaf pine and native grasses - manuel release, subsequent Rx Burn and manuel TSI.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41305
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Houston. Compartment 69, Davy Crockett National Forest.
Davy Crockett NF Prescribed Burning Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/02/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
04/2013 Gerald Lawrence
936-655-2299 ext 225
glawrence@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fuels Reduction Burning in Compartments 1,2,3,18,19,20,26,46,47,48,60,62,70,71,72,73,76,78,79,94,95,100,101,104,105,106,110,119,120, and 121
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41404
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Houston, Trinity. LEGAL - DCNF. DCNF - MA1, MA4, MA8, MA9 and MA10 in C-1,2,3 etc.
Davy Crockett Red-cockaded Woodpecker Prescribe Burn Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/05/2013 
Expected:03/2013
 
04/2013 Bobi Stiles
936-655-2299
comments-southern-texas-davycrockett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to prescribe burn approximately 69,000 acres to improve RCW habitat.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40227
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Houston, Trinity. Davy Crockett National Forest.
Groveton Phase 2 Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 03/08/2013  01/2014 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.
Jonas-Walker Association Road Special Use
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/17/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2013 
Expected:02/2013
Actual: 03/08/2013 
03/2013 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 08/2013 
Expected:10/2013
 
12/2013 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.
Mark and Ginger Hancock Road Access SUP Compartment 78 Davy Crockett NF.
CE
- Special area management  Completed  Actual: 03/08/2013  05/2013 Jeff Buhlig
936-639-8581
lynnjackson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Davy Crockett NF proposes to issue a Special Use Permit to Mark and Ginger Hancock for the use of an existing NFSR 525C.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40644
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Houston. LEGAL - Seven miles southeast of Kennard, Texas. Compartment 78 of the Davy Crockett NF.
Ratcliff Lake Camping Loops Cleaning Project
CE
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/08/2012 
Expected:05/2013
 
06/2013 Daniel Jauregui
307-783-3963
comments-southern-texas-davycrockett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to cut and remove and cut and leave standing and downed dead trees and slash piles from Dogwood, Lakeside, Loblolly, and Overflow Camping Loops in Ratcliff Lake Recreation Area. Also cleaning around mill ruins and mulching.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40616
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Houston. LEGAL - Compt. 47 is located about 2 miles northeast of Kennard, Tx. Compartment 47.
Ratcliff Lake Dam repair
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/18/2012 
Expected:05/2013
 
07/2013 Kathryn Duncan
936-344-6205
jjauregui@fs.fed.us 
Description: Repair of the Ratcliff Lake dam and spillway in the Ratcliff Lake Recreation Area, Houston County, Texas
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40698
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Houston. LEGAL - Compartment 47, Houston County, Texas. Ratcliff Lake Recretation Area, Houston County, Texas.
Tekxon USA # 1 & 2 Wells
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/06/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2013 
Expected:12/2013
 
01/2014 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.
Valiant-Woodward Seismic Permit
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/09/2013  01/2013 Jeff Buhlig
936-639-8581
lynnjackson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Valiant Exploration and Woodward Developemnt Special Use permit to conduct a sesmic survey on the Davy Crockett National Forest.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40649
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Houston. LEGAL - Compartments 75, 77, 78, and 81. Davy Crockett National Forest, Houston County, Texas.
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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
2013 Longleaf Pine Release - SNF
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/14/2013
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
05/2013 Kathryn Duncan
936-897-1068
comments-southern-texas-sabine@fs.fed.us 
Description: Handtool (chainsaw) release of longleaf pine seedling/saplings planted as a result of the 98 blowdown on the Sabine NF,
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41300
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Sabine, San Augustine, Shelby. SNF: C6, Std 24; C36 Std 17,18; C45 Std 9; C55 Std 23,27,29; C65 Std 18, 39, East of SH 147, N of SH103, S of FM 2426.
Betty Ellington Hill Private Road Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/12/2012 
Expected:06/2013
 
06/2013 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
comments-southern-texas-sabine@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize the use of NFSR 169 & 169E in Compartment 48 on the Sabine N.F. Combined, both roads have a length of 6813.84 ft (1.29 mi and 40 ft width.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39957
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Shelby. Compartment 48 on the Sabine N.F. in Shelby Co.
Eagle Rock Operating, L.P. Gas Pipeline Right-of-Way Special Use Permit Transfer
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/06/2013
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
05/2013 Cheryl Foster
409-625-1940
comments-southern-texas-sabine@fs.fed.us 
Description: Eagel Rock aquired existing gas pipelines from Anadarko and MTI. The Forest Service needs to close the Anadarko and MTI permits and issue a permit to Eagle Rock for these existing uses.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41215
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Sabine. LEGAL - Tracts S-20, S-2Ac, S20e, and S-2Ad-I. administrative compartments 127, 129, 132, 134, 135.
Enbridge G&P (East Texas) L.P. - South Haynesville Expansion Extension Project Gas Pipeline ROW
EA
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37335
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.
Johnson Private Road Special Use Permit Reissuance and Transfer
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:08/2013  10/2013 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
comments-southern-texas-sabine@fs.fed.us 
Description: Exisiting special use permit needs to be transfered to new property owner with a new term (since the permit expires 12/31/13)
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Sabine. LEGAL - Tract S-20c, Pineland South quad. 15 miles south of Hemphill, TX in administrative compartment 125 off Rocky Creek County Road.
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:06/2013
 
08/2013 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 County Road Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/13/2012 
Expected:09/2013
 
06/2013 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
comments-southern-texas-sabine@fs.fed.us 
Description: issue a permit for an exisitng road that access private property
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40560
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Sabine. LEGAL - Tract S-20. 12 miles south of Hemphill TX in administrative compartment 132.
TPF II East texas gathering, LLC - Newfield-Huxley Gas Pipeline Special use Permit
EA
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/16/2012 
Expected:04/2013
 
07/2013 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.
TXDOT Rock Creek and M. William County Road Bridge Replacement Projects
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
comments-southern-texas-sabine@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project is a duplicate of PALS # 41334.
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Sabine. Rock Creek Road and M Williams County Road, Sabine County.
TXDOT Rock Creek and M. Williams County Road Bridge Replacement Projects
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/25/2013
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
05/2013 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
comments-southern-texas-sabine@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace county road (CR) bridges at Rock Creek (Rock Creek CR) and Devils Ford Creek (M.Williams CR) crossings.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41334
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Sabine. Sabine N.F. Compartments 122, 124 & 125.
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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
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/30/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2013 
Expected:03/2013
 
05/2013 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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/28/2012 
Expected:06/2013
 
08/2013 Daniel Jauregui
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.
Century Link Special Use Permit Transfer
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/28/2012 
Expected:05/2013
 
06/2013 Frank Stranimier
936-344-6205
comments-southern-texas-samhouston@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to issue new Special Use Permit to Century Link for 16 miles of communications lines which were previously permitted to Sprint.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40061
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - These compartments are located about 10 miles north of Montgomery, Tx. Compartments 4, 5, 7, 13-17, 29, 31.
City of Huntsville Sewer Line
EA
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/16/2013  04/2013 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.
DCP Southern Hills, LLC Pipeline Permit
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/28/2012 
Expected:05/2013
 
06/2013 Frank Stranimier
936-344-6205
comments-southern-texas-samhouston@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to to issue a special use permit for an already existing interstate liquid gas pipeline
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39923
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Montgomery, Walker. LEGAL - Compartments 20, 21, 23, 24, 34, 35 and 36 are located approximately 11 miles west of New Waverly, TX. Compartments 20, 21, 23, 24, 34, 35 and 36.
Jet Oil B6 Pipeline & Dehydrator Pad Special Use
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Frank Stranimier
936-344-6205
comments-southern-texas-samhouston@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to issue a special use permit for construction of a new pipeline and pad for installation of a natural gas dehydrator. The pipeline will be used to transport liquified natural gas from the B6 well.
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - San Jacinto. LEGAL - Compt. 94 is located about three miles southwest of Coldspring, Tx. Compartment 94.
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 08/2013 
Expected:10/2013
 
12/2013 Daniel Jauregui
936-344-6205 ext 6235
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.
Loar Road Access Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/18/2013 
Expected:03/2013
 
05/2013 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.
Mid-South Synergy Phase 1
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 02/11/2013  05/2013 Frank Stranimier
936-344-6205
comments-southern-texas-samhouston@fs.fed.us 
Description: Mid-South Synergy proposes to add approximately 3,200 feet of overhead powerline within the FM 149 ROW.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40353
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - Compartments 6 & 7 is located approximately 5 miles east of Richards, TX. Compartments 6 & 7.
Mid-South Synergy Phase 1
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Frank Stranimier
936-344-6205 Ex. 6244
fstranimier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Mid-South Synergy proposes to add approximately 3,200 feet of overhead powerline within the FM 149 ROW.
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - Compartments 6 & 7 is located approximately 5 miles east of Richards, TX. Compartments 6 & 7.
Midsouth 101 Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/30/2012 
Expected:05/2013
 
06/2013 Frank Stranimier
936-344-6205
comments-southern-texas-samhouston@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to combine and re-issue three Special Use Permits for approximately 25.75 miles of already existing powerlines to Mid-South Synergy. The lines provide service to multiple private land inholdings in several compartments and two counties.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40071
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Montgomery, Walker. Compartments 4-6, 11, 14, 15, 17, 30, 31, 33, 35-38, 44-47, 49-51.
RP Small Crockett Pipeline Special Use
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Sam Houston Electric Cooperative Permit Renewal / Alta Mesa Well Pad Electrical Extension
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/16/2013  04/2013 Frank Stranimier
936-344-6205
comments-southern-texas-samhouston@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to renew special use permit for power lines providing service to multiple private inholdings in Walker and San Jacinto Counties. Proposal also includes new power line in an existing right-of-way to a oil/gas well pad.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40150
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - San Jacinto, Walker. Compartments 60, 64, 66, 69, 71, 72, 74, 75, 84, 93- 97, 100-103, 120-123.
San Jacinto First Thinning Project
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/30/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2013 
Expected:10/2013
 
12/2013 Warren Oja
907-743-9438
comments-southern-texas-samhouston@fs.fed.us 
Description: The thinning of 4,200 acres of young pine plantations.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40561
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - San Jacinto. LEGAL - All compartments are located in San Jacinto county within close proximity of Coldspring, TX. 34 compartments on the eastern portion of the Sam Houston National Forest.
Veterans Appreciation Trail
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/14/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
06/2013 Daniel Jauregui
936-344-6205
djauregui@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Sam Houston National Forest proposes to construct a series of facilities in the Cagle recreation area. These facilities will include a fishing pier, small and medium shelter areas, and the reconstruction/construction of trails.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40844
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Montgomery. The Cagle Recreation Area is located in compartment 43 of the Sam Houston National Forest approximately five miles west of New Waverly, Texas.
Wesselman & Turner Road Access Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/21/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2013 
Expected:03/2013
 
05/2013 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.
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