Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2013 to 09/30/2013
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,  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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/30/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
09/2013 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:07/2013
 
09/2013 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 07/2013 
Expected:09/2013
 
11/2013 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,   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:10/2013
 
12/2013 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:11/2013
 
12/2013 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.
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 11/2013 
Expected:12/2014
 
04/2015 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:08/2013
 
09/2013 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 Property Owner's Association Sign Special Use Permit Reissuance Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
comments-southern-texas-sabine@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of Special Use Permit to Westwoood Property Owner's Association for an entrance sign.
Location: UNIT - Angelina Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Jasper. Compartment 78, Angelina N.F., Jasper Co Texas.
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 10/2013 
Expected:11/2013
 
12/2013 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.
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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
- Recreation management
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 05/06/2013  05/2013 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
- Recreation management
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 06/11/2013  08/2013 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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 04/29/2013  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. LEGAL - Not Applicable. 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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 04/11/2013  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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 04/19/2013  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)  Completed  Actual: 04/03/2013  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.
Flajc and Starcevic Road Access
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/19/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
08/2013 Krista Langley
936-655-2299
kllangley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special use permit proposal authorizing Nikola Fkajc and Zarko Starcevic the use of 2081 feet of National Forest System Road (NFSR) 505E to access their private property.The proposed special use road right-of-way covers 1.4 acres.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41815
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Houston. The access road is within Compartment 54 on the Davy Crockett National Forest (DCNF), approximately 7 miles southeast of Ratcliff, Texas.
Gauer Road Access Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/22/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
08/2013 Krista Langley
936-655-2299
kllangley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special use permit proposal from Billy and Vicki Gauer for a road access on the Davy Crockett National Forest (DCNF). The access road is off of National Forest System Road (NFSR) 518, located in Compartment 23, approximately 6 miles from Ratcliff.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41714
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Houston. The access road is off of National Forest System Road (NFSR) 518, located in Compartment 23, approximately 6 miles north of Ratcliff, Texas in Houston County.
Houston County Electric Cooperative 4 Permit Renewals
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/22/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
08/2013 Krista Langley
936-655-2299
kllangley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to re-issue four special use permits to the Houston County Electric Cooperative authorizing the use of existing power line rights-of-way across the Davy Crockett National Forest located in various locations of Houston and Trinity Counties.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41954
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Houston. various locations on the Davy Crockett National Forest (see maps in documents tab).
Jonas-Walker Association Road Special Use
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 03/08/2013  04/2013 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.
Lake Creek Church Association Road Access
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2013 
Expected:09/2013  10/2013 Krista Langley
936-655-2299
kllangley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to authorize the use National Forest System Road (NFSR) 587A, measuring 2600 feet in length and 30 feet in width off of NFSR 587 to access their private properties within Compartment 63 on the Davy Crockett National Forest (DCNF),
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Houston. off of NFSR 587 to access their private properties within Compartment 63 on the Davy Crockett National Forest (DCNF), approximately 4 miles northeast of Pennington, Texas (see attached map).
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.
Ratcliff Lake Camping Loops Cleaning Project
CE
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Completed  Actual: 05/02/2013  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:08/2013
 
09/2013 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 11/2013 
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.
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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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Completed  Actual: 06/05/2013  05/2014 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:08/2013
 
08/2013 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.
Campbell Private Road Special Use Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2013 
Expected:08/2013  10/2013 Tom Zimmerman
409-787-3870
tzimmerman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of Special Use Permit to Campbell Timberland Management, LLC for the use and maintenance of seven existing road right-of-ways (ROW). The existing road ROWs access tracts of private property owned by Campbell.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42205
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Sabine. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The road ROWs are located in Sabine County within a thirteen mile radius of Hemphill, Texas on the Sabine National Forest in administrative compartments 68, 69, 80, 119, 129, 130, & 135.
Dogwood Forest Estates II Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/02/2013
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2013 
Expected:09/2013
 
10/2013 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
tzimmerman@fs.fed.us 
Description: reissue a permit for a directional sign to a property owners association for a new term
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Sabine. LEGAL - Tract S-2k-II. 8 miles southeast of Hemphill TX in administrative compartment 108.
Eagle Rock Operating, L.P. Gas Pipeline Right-of-Way Special Use Permit Transfer
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 04/24/2013  06/2013 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.
Fox's Lodge Inc. Sign Special Use Permit Reissuance Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/29/2013
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
08/2013 Tom Zimmerman
409-787-3870
comments-southern-texas-sabine@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project involves 3 signs; one sign 33 sq.ft and two signs 2 sq.ft. each in Compartments 109 and 110 in Sabine N.F.
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Sabine. Compartments 109 and 110, Sabine N.F. in Sabine Co. Texas.
Johnson Private Road Special Use Permit Reissuance and Transfer
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/26/2013 
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)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41624
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.
Marie Ybarra Private Road Special Use Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2013 
Expected:12/2013  02/2014 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
tzimmerman@fs.fed.us 
Description: road access to private property landlocked by National Forest land
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Newton. LEGAL - Tract S-60. 19 miles southeast of Hemphill tx, administrative compartment 142.
North Moore RCW Habitat Improvement Project.
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/25/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2013 
Expected:12/2013
 
01/2015 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  Completed  Actual: 04/23/2013  07/2013 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:10/2013
 
12/2013 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. Williams County Road Bridge Replacement Projects
CE
- Special use management
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 06/14/2013  07/2013 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.
V. Fuller Private Road Special Use Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2013 
Expected:02/2014  03/2014 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
comments-southern-texas-sabine@fs.fed.us 
Description: The road is located in the Gilley's Point area of the Sabine N.F.(Compartment 110). A 66' by 40' road r.o.w. (was never constructed) was transferred from a Mr. Louis Hirdler to Vicci Fuller.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41868
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Sabine. road is located in C-110, Sabine N.F. off of Oakhill county road.
Wes Horton Private Road Special Use Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2013 
Expected:12/2013  03/2014 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
tzimmerman@fs.fed.us 
Description: access road to access private property.
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Sabine. LEGAL - Tract S-20. 13 miles southeast of hemphill tx administrative compartment 135.
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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  Completed  Actual: 04/01/2013  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.
Alta Mesa USA-Raven #2 Surface Use Plan of Operations
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2013 
Expected:08/2013  04/2014 Frank Stranimier
936-344-6205 Ex. 6244
fstranimier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest Service is considering approving a Surface Use Plan of Operations for Alta Mesa Services, Inc. for the USA-Raven #2 well. The USA-Raven #2 will be located on the USA-Raven #1 well pad, thereby minimizing impact to the surrounding resources.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42372
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Compartment 30 at the terminus of NFSR 239a.
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:08/2013
 
10/2013 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:08/2013
 
09/2013 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.
DCP Southern Hills, LLC Pipeline Permit
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/28/2012 
Expected:09/2013
 
10/2013 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.
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  Completed  Actual: 04/01/2013  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 3 Line Conversion
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2013 
Expected:08/2013  09/2013 Frank Stranimier
936-344-6205 Ex. 6244
fstranimier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Mid-South Synergy has made a proposal to convert an already existing overhead powerline to an underground line.
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Compartments 14, 15, 31 & 33 - Line parallels FM 149 to the west to the FM 149 S. LSHT Trailhead where it heads east to the Hidden Forest Subdivision.
Midsouth 101 Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/30/2012 
Expected:08/2013
 
09/2013 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 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/22/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2013 
Expected:09/2013
 
10/2013 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.
Roberds Permit Transfer
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/25/2013  07/2013 Frank Stranimier
936-344-6205 Ex. 6244
fstranimier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Transfer a permit for existing special use road from the previous private landowner to new owner.
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - Not Applicable. North side of NFSR 209 in compartment 5, driveway provides access to Lynch Nancy Survey, Abstract No. 309, tract No. 5.
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 08/2013 
Expected:09/2013
 
10/2013 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.
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.
Turner Road Access Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 04/02/2013  05/2013 Frank Stranimier
936-344-6205
comments-southern-texas-samhouston@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a special use permit for an already existing special use road. 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.
Veterans Appreciation Trail
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 05/14/2013  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 Special Use Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 04/02/2013  07/2013 Frank Stranimier
936-344-6205 Ex. 6244
fstranimier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special Use Road Permit Reissuance. No changes to existing facilities.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42437
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - Compartment 17. Compartment 17 North Side of FM 1375 W.
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