Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2011 to 12/31/2011
Mark Twain National Forest

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
R9 - Eastern Region, Mark Twain National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R9 - Eastern Region, Mark Twain National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R9 - Eastern Region, Mark Twain National Forest,  Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R9 - Eastern Region, Mark Twain National Forest,  Doniphan / Eleven Point Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R9 - Eastern Region, Mark Twain National Forest,  Houston / Rolla / Cedar Creek Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R9 - Eastern Region, Mark Twain National Forest,  Poplar Bluff Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R9 - Eastern Region, Mark Twain National Forest,  Potosi / Fredericktown Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R9 - Eastern Region, Mark Twain National Forest,  Salem Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

Projects Occurring Nationwide  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Gypsy Moth Management in the United States: A Cooperative Approach
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/19/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
01/2012 Noel Schneeberger
610-557-4121
nschneeberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: The USDA Forest Service and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service are analyzing a range of strategies for controlling gypsy moth damage to forests and trees in the United States.
Web Link:  http://www.na.fs.fed.us/wv/eis/
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/25/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
12/2011 Larry Hayden
202-205-1559
lhayden@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Department of Agriculture proposes to promulgate a new planning rule, which will set out the process for development, revision, and amendment of National Forest System land management plans.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/planningrule
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Agency-wide Rule.
Nationwide Aerial Application of Fire Retardant on National Forest System Lands.
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/27/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 05/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 Glen Stein
208-869-5405
gstein@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service will prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement for the continued nationwide aerial application of fire retardant on National Forest System lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/retardant/index.html
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
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Mark Twain National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)  

R9 - Eastern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Integrated Non-native Invasive Plant Control Project
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 06/24/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
03/2012 Brian Davidson
573-341-7414
briandavidson@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project is designed to manage existing and future non-native invasive plant infestations through an integrated approach using a combination of chemical, manual, mechanical, and biological control methods.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30341
Location: UNIT - Mark Twain National Forest All Units. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Howell, Iron, Laclede, Madison, Oregon, Ozark, Phelps, Pulaski, Reynolds, Ripley, Ste. Genevieve, St. Francois, Shannon, Stone, Taney, Texas, Washington, Wayne, Wright, Barry, Bollinger, Boone, Butler, Callaway, Carter, Christian, Crawford, Dent, Douglas. Mark Twain National Forest.
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Mark Twain National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R9 - Eastern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Special Use Permit for Recreation Event # 36328
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 09/08/2011  09/2011 Gail Blair
573-438-5427
gjblair@fs.fed.us 
Description: This permit is for the two-day, American Endurance Ride Conference sanctioned 25- and 50-mile endurance equestrian rides on the Ozark Trail starting at Brushy Creek Resort
Location: UNIT - Potosi / Fredericktown Ranger District, Salem Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Iron, Reynolds. LEGAL - T33N, R1W; T34N, R1W, Sections 8,9,17,20,21,28,29,31; T33N, R1W, Sections 4,9,10,15,22,23,26,35; T32N, R1W, Sections 1,2,12,13,14,22,23,27,28,32,33. Trail ride is on Ozark Trail on Salem and Potosi Districts.
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Mark Twain National Forest,   Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R9 - Eastern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Brushy Creek/Oremus Haying Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Completed  Actual: 07/27/2011  08/2011 Albert Weathersbee
417-683-4428
aaweathersbee@fs.fed.us 
Description: This decision authorizes haying of forage in a manner that moves toward Forest Plan Goals and Objectives, and Desired Conditions. It is in response to demand from the public, and provides winter grazing for permittees.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/mtnf/projects
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Taney. LEGAL - Sections 33, 34; T24N, R17W; Sections 3, 4 T23N, R17W; Section18, T24N, R18W. The project area is within MP 1.1 and MP 2.1 areas in Taney County, MO.
Butler Hollow Natural Area Prescribed Burn and Cedar Control Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 08/12/2011  09/2011 Albert Weathersbee
417-683-4428
aaweathersbee@fs.fed.us 
Description: This 385 acres project will entail cutting and dropping cedar in place and using prescribed fire on a 2-3 year cycle to maintain specialized glade and savannah habitats in the project area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36768
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Barry. LEGAL - T. 21 N., R. 27 W., Section 22, Barry County, Missouri. Butler Hollow Natural Area, Cassville Unit, Ava-Cassville-Willow Springs District, Mark Twain Nation Forest.
Chadwick Master Development Plan
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/30/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
01/2012 Albert Weathersbee
417-683-4428
aaweathersbee@fs.fed.us 
Description: A master development plan will be developed for Chadwick Motorcycle and ATV Use Area and the Cobb Ridge Campground to include maintenance, reconstruction, re-routes, new construction, decommissioning, signing, and new camping sites and facilities.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=28802
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Christian. LEGAL - T26N, R20W sections 25-27, 33-36 and T25N, R20W sections 2-4, 8-11, 16, Christian County, MO. The project area is located in the northwestern portion of the Ava Unit of the Mark Twain National Forest where hardwood forest is the predominant natural community with some scattered pine.
Greasy Creek Project
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/09/2011 
Expected:06/2012
 
08/2012 Albert Weathersbee
417-683-4428
aaweathersbee@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Ava/Cassville/Willow Springs Ranger District is proposing this action for the purpose of removing dead and dying trees. This project is needed to address potential insect and disease problems and hazardous fuel accumulation.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35089
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - T27N, R11W, Sections 9-11, 14-17, and 21-23 in Douglas County, Missouri. NW Douglas County, Missouri on the WIllow Springs unit of the Mark Twain NF.
Noblett Lake Accessibility Project
CE
- Recreation management
- Facility management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Darla Rein
417-683-4428
drein@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct trails to accessibility standards to the pavilion and to a picnic site. Provide picnic tables and fire rings to accessibility standards.
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - T. 26 N., R. 11 W., Section 25. Ava/Cassville/Willow Springs Ranger District, Douglas Country, Missouri; Noblett Lake Rec Area.
Riparian Restoration at Bar K and Jones Ranch Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Beth Hardman
417-469-3155
bhardman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Tree planting in decomissioned hay areas to restore riparian vegetation.
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Christian. LEGAL - T26N, R20W, Sec 26; T25N, R19W, Sec 10. Jones Ranch and Bar K areas are both near Chadwick, MO.
Spectra Telephone Line Special Use Permit 10205
CE
- Special area management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Ken Haberl
573-996-2153
khaberl@fs.fed.us 
Description: Telephone line across federal land to service private landowners
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - T25N, R11W, Section 17. Douglas County.
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Mark Twain National Forest,   Doniphan / Eleven Point Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R9 - Eastern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Float Camp Campground Electric Service Project
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:10/2011  10/2011 Ken Olsen
573-996-2153
kolsen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project to provide electrical service via amendment to an existing special use permit to Ozark Border for 2000 feet of electrical line in existing ROW of FR 3210 at depth of 36 inches to provide electric to Float Camp Campground.
Location: UNIT - Doniphan / Eleven Point Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Ripley. LEGAL - T23N, R2E, SE 1/4 of Section 5 and the NE1/4 of Section 8. In Ripley County south of FR 3210 for 2000 feet to location of previous water pump for Float Camp Campground.
Replacement of Hurricane Creek Low Water Crossing on Forest Highway 58 (Forest Road 3152)
CE
- Road management  Completed  Actual: 07/27/2011  09/2011 Paul Whitworth
573-996-2153
pmwhitworth@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Eleven Point Ranger District is seeking public input on a proposal to replace the Hurricane Creek Low Water Crossing on Forest Highway 58 (Forest Road 3152). The crossing is located in Township 25 North, Range 3 West, Section 34, SESW.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35037
Location: UNIT - Doniphan / Eleven Point Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Oregon. LEGAL - The crossing is located at Township 25 North, Range 3 West, Section 34, SESW (Lat. 36 47 17.341 W, Long. 91 16 25.735 N). The Hurricane Creek Low Water Crossing is located on Forest Highway 58 (Forest Road 3152) also known as Hurricane Creek Road.
Van Buren Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Special area management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 09/08/2011  12/2011 Bill Paxton
573-785-1475
bpaxton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Purpose and Need is to move existing conditions toward Forest-wide goals and objectives, and the prescription for MP 2.1 found in the Forest Plan. It includes harvest and other vegetation treatments, as well as transportation and recreation elements.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33359
Location: UNIT - Doniphan / Eleven Point Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Carter. LEGAL - Township 26, North Range 1 West, and Township 26 North, Range 2 West. It generally lies west and southwest of Van Buren, Missouri, west of the Current River . Carter County, Missouri. The nearest rural community is Van Buren, less than 1 mile east of the project area.
Whitten Access Improvement Project
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/14/2011 
Expected:02/2012
 
04/2012 Paul Whitworth
573-996-2153
pmwhitworth@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Eleven Point Ranger District is seeking public input on a proposal to modify the Whitten Access site to improve access and traffic flow, stabilize the riverbank, designate use areas, and to improve social and environmental conditions.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35038
Location: UNIT - Doniphan / Eleven Point Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Oregon. LEGAL - The site is specifically located in Township 24 North, Range 2 West, in the Southeast Quarter of Section 18. The Whitten Access site is located in Oregon County, Missouri, approximately 14 miles north east of Alton, Missouri, within the Eleven Point Ranger District.
Wolf Mountain Natural Community Prescribed Burn Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Completed  Actual: 09/28/2011  09/2011 Keith Kelley
573-996-2153
kpkelley@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project is proposing prescribed burning on approximately 4,390 acres of national forest to restore the ecological role of fire to maintain, enhance, or restore natural communities.Most of the area was prescribed burned in 2005.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31473
Location: UNIT - Doniphan / Eleven Point Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Ripley. LEGAL - T. 23 N., R. 1 W., sec. 7-9, 16-20, and 29-32. Wolf Mountain.
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Mark Twain National Forest,   Houston / Rolla / Cedar Creek Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R9 - Eastern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Kaintuck West
EA
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Special area management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Special use management
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 09/12/2011  10/2011 Mark Hamel
573-341-7443
mhamel@fs.fed.us 
Description: To utilize an ecosystems management approach to maintain and restore the structure and composition of the natural communities that fit with historic landscape patterns in the area. This ecosystem management approach includes vegetation management.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33280
Location: UNIT - Houston / Rolla / Cedar Creek Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Phelps. LEGAL - Township 37 North, Range 09 West, sections 27-29, 32-34; Township 36 North, Range 09 West, sections 3-11, 14-23, 26-34; Township 35 North, Range 09 West, sections 4-6, 8-10, 15-16, 21, and Township 36. 10 miles southwest of Rolla Missouri in Phelps County.
Larry Allen Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/23/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
11/2011 Teresea Crowe
417-967-4194
teresearcrowe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a Special Use permit for approved access over NFS Land
Location: UNIT - Houston / Rolla / Cedar Creek Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Laclede. LEGAL - T34N, R13W, Section 18, 5th principal Meridian. Houston Unit, Laclede County.
Onyx Wildlife Habitat Improvement Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/30/2011 
Expected:02/2012
 
02/2012 Klaus Leidenfrost
573-341-7410
kleidenfrost@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Houston/Rolla/Cedar Creek Ranger District is proposing several actions for the purpose of improving the areas Indiana bat and other wildlife habitat.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=37188
Location: UNIT - Houston / Rolla / Cedar Creek Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Phelps, Pulaski. LEGAL - Township 37 North, Range 10 West, sections 33 and 34, Fifth Principal Meridian. Project area lies on National Forest System lands approximately 15 miles west of Rolla Missouri and is located in Phelps and Pulaski Counties Missouri.
Rowan Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/15/2010 
Expected:11/2011
 
11/2011 Teresea Crowe
417-967-4194
teresearcrowe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Private road special use permit for authorized access over NFS Land to Pvt Property
Location: UNIT - Houston / Rolla / Cedar Creek Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Phelps. LEGAL - Section 33 of T36N, R10W, 5th Principal Meridian. Houston/Rolla/Cedar Creek Ranger District, State of Missouri, Phelps County.
Ryan Allen Special use permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/17/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
11/2011 Teresea Crowe
417-967-4194
teresearcrowe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a special use permit for approved access over NFS Lands
Location: UNIT - Houston / Rolla / Cedar Creek Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Laclede. LEGAL - Section 7, T34N, R13W, 5th principal meridian. Houston Unit, Laclede County.
Sho-Me/Laclede Electric - Special use permit Amendment, New aerial power line 30611
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/01/2006 
Expected:11/2011
 
11/2011 Teresea Crowe
417-967-4194
teresearcrowe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special use permit for new aerial power line over National Forest System Land
Location: UNIT - Houston / Rolla / Cedar Creek Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Laclede. LEGAL - T34N, R13W, Section 18, Fifth Principal Meridian. Houston/Rolla/Cedar Creek Ranger District, Laclede County, Missouri, Houston Unit.
Teasley Hollow
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/14/2011 
Expected:07/2012
 
09/2012 Mark Hamel
573-341-7443
mhamel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improve forest health, enhance natural communities, provide a wide diversity of habitats to meet the needs of plants, fish and wildlife species, improve species composition and stocking, reduce hazardous fuels, provide a variety of timber products
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35308
Location: UNIT - Houston / Rolla / Cedar Creek Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Phelps, Pulaski. LEGAL - Township 34 North, Range 10 West, sections 1-6, 8-12; 16 Township 35 North, Range 10 West, sections 28, 32-35, Fifth Principal Meridian. 20 miles southwest of Rolla, MO and adjacent to the east boundary of Fort Leonard Wood Military Reservation on the Houston/Rolla/Cedar Creek Ranger District of the Mark Twain National Forest.
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Mark Twain National Forest,   Poplar Bluff Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R9 - Eastern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Brown's Hollow Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/03/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
02/2012 Bill Paxton
(573)785-1475
bpaxton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Management activities directed primarily toward improving habitat conditions for the Indiana bat.
Location: UNIT - Poplar Bluff Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Wayne. LEGAL - T28N, R5E. Approximately 2 miles southwest of Greenville in Wayne County, Missouri. Generally south of Highway FF, and west of Highway 67.
Compartment 127 (Cattle Creek) Salvage Project (#36739)
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/27/2011 
Expected:09/2012
 
09/2012 Bill Paxton
573-785-1475
bpaxton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Salvage harvest of dead and dying black and scarlet oak trees occurring in 13 stands on an estimated 250 acres.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36739
Location: UNIT - Poplar Bluff Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Butler. LEGAL - Township 26 North, Range 6 East, Sections 34; and 35, and Township 25 North, Range 7 East, Sections 3-5 and 10. Butler County, Missouri, approximately four miles northeast of Poplar Bluff, Missouri,.
Compartment 132 (Hickory Creek) Salvage Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2011 
Expected:09/2012  12/2012 Bill Paxton
573-785-1475
bpaxton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Salavge harvest of dead and dying black and scarlet oak trees and illegal dumping within Compartment 132.
Location: UNIT - Poplar Bluff Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Butler. LEGAL - Township 27 North, Range 3 East, Sections 2, 11, 12, and 14. Butler County, Missouri, approximately 3 miles north of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, east of Butler County Road 540, and west of Butler County Road 543.
Compartment 77 (Carson Hill) Salvage Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2011 
Expected:09/2012  12/2012 Bill Paxton
573-785-1475
bpaxton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Salvage harvest of dead and dying black and scarlet oak trees in 17 stands totaling approximately 249 acres in Compartment 77 and address illegal dumping problems.
Location: UNIT - Poplar Bluff Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Wayne. LEGAL - Township 27 North, Range 3 East, Sections 1 and 12; and Township 27 North, Range 4 East, Section 6. Wayne County, Missouri, approximately 9 miles northeast of Ellsinore, Missouri and west of Highway 49.
Compartment 89 (Kelley Valley) Salvage Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/03/2011 
Expected:09/2012
 
12/2012 Bill Paxton
573-785-1475
bpaxton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Salvage harvest of specific stands in the compartment containing components of black and scarlet oaks which are mature and over mature, and display symptoms of rapid decline and pending mortality.
Location: UNIT - Poplar Bluff Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Wayne. LEGAL - The project area is located in Wayne County, Missouri, within Township 27 North, Range 3 East, Sections 12, 13, and 24. It is generally north of Highway 60, approximately 5 miles northeast of Ellsinore, Missouri.
May 2011 Tornado Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/15/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
12/2011 Bill Paxton
573-785-1475
bpaxton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Address May 25, 2011 tornado damage by salvaging portions of the timber, and conducting other management activities to address fuel-loading conditions, restore land and recreation resources, and repair transportation system.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36658
Location: UNIT - Poplar Bluff Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Wayne, Carter. LEGAL - T26N R3E, Sections 20, 21, 16, 15, 11, 1 and 2; T27N, R3E, Sections 35, 36 and 25, T27N, R4E, Sections 31, 29, 19, 20, 21, 16, 15, 11, 12 and 1; and T27N, 5E, Section 6. The project is located on the Poplar Bluff Ranger District in Carter and Wayne Counties in Missouri .
Northeast Lake
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2011 
Expected:06/2012  09/2012 Bill Paxton
(573)785-1475
bpaxton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Management of natural vegetative communities and enhancement of semi-primitive motorized dispersed recreation activities.
Location: UNIT - Poplar Bluff Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Wayne. LEGAL - 26 North, Range 6 East, Sections 1-6, 8-12, 13-17, 20-28, and 33-36; Township 27 North, Range 6 East, Sections 1-3 and 11-13. North of Poplar Bluff and east of Lake Wappapello (Corps of Engineers), in Wayne County, Missouri.
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Mark Twain National Forest,   Potosi / Fredericktown Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R9 - Eastern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Patterson Mountain Prescribed Burn
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Michael Weber
573-438-5427
mjweber@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescribed burn treatments on approximately 3,660 acres of National Forest System lands to restore open woodland, closed woodland, and igneous glade natural communities and to reduce hazardous fuels build-up.
Location: UNIT - Potosi / Fredericktown Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Iron, Madison. LEGAL - T32N, R5E, Sections 6, 7, 8; T33N, R5E, Sections 30, 31; T32N, R4E, Sections 1, 2, 11, 12; T33N, R4E, Section 36. Project area is in Iron and Madison Counties in Missouri.
Private Road Special Use Permit # 36363
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/05/2011  08/2011 Gail Blair
573-438-5427
gjblair@fs.fed.us 
Description: Landowner requires permit to access private property on an existing non-system road across National Forest system lands.
Location: UNIT - Potosi / Fredericktown Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Washington. LEGAL - T35N, R1W, Section 9. Land is in Washington County, Missouri.
Red Bluff Campground Electrification and Redesign
EA
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2011 
Expected:03/2012  06/2012 Michael Weber
573-438-5427
mjweber@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocate campsites that historically flood along Huzzah Creek to higher ground for the safety of campers and to alleviate maintenance and repairs necessitated by the floods that typically occur one to three times a year
Location: UNIT - Potosi / Fredericktown Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Crawford. LEGAL - T36N, R2W, Sections 20 and 29. Red Bluff Campground.
Special Use Permit Reissue for Recreation Event
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/05/2011  08/2011 Gail Blair
573-438-5427
gjblair@fs.fed.us 
Description: This permit is for a pedestrian footrace on the Berryman Trail sponsored by the St. Louis Ultra Runners Group (SLUGS). This event will be conducted each May for the next five years.
Location: UNIT - Potosi / Fredericktown Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Washington, Crawford. LEGAL - T37N, R1W, Sections 3,5,6,7,8,9,10,17 and T38N, R1W, Sections 21,28,32,33. This event will be in Washington and Crawford Counties.
Special Use Permit for Communication Tower Site
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:12/2011  12/2011 Gail Blair
573-438-5427
gjblair@fs.fed.us 
Description: This permit is reissued for a communication use lease of the Matthews Mountain Tower Site.
Location: UNIT - Potosi / Fredericktown Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Madison. LEGAL - T32N, R6E, Sec. 2. Land is in Madison County in Missouri.
Special Use Permit for Outfitter Guide
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:12/2011  12/2011 Gail Blair
573-438-5427
gjblair@fs.fed.us 
Description: Individual is requesting special use permit to offer outfitting and guiding for equestrian use a trail shuttle service. Three equestrian rides will be available: a 1-hr ride, a 1.5-hr ride, and a 2-hr ride.
Location: UNIT - Potosi / Fredericktown Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Crawford. LEGAL - T38N, R2W, Sec. 20 & 28. Land is in Crawford County in Missouri.
Special Use Permit for Recreation Event # 36360
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 09/07/2011  09/2011 Gail Blair
573-438-5427
gjblair@fs.fed.us 
Description: This event will be a multisport event consisting of canoeing, trail running, cross country running, orienteering, and mountain biking. This adventure race is sponsored by Bonk Hard Racing. This is a 12 to 36 hour event.
Location: UNIT - Potosi / Fredericktown Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Washington, Crawford. LEGAL - T38N, R1E, R1W, R2W; T37N. R1E, R1W; T36N, R1E, R1W. The event is in Crawford and Washington Counties.
Watershed Improvement Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/02/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
04/2012 Michael Weber
573-438-5427
mjweber@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project will close non-system roads, add a section of system road to access a parking area for river recreation, and revegetate a pipeline corridor.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36604
Location: UNIT - Potosi / Fredericktown Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Madison, Crawford. LEGAL - T37N, R2W, Section 13; T32N, R7E, Sections 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 16, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 32, 33, 34. Project is in Crawford and Madison Counties in Missouri.
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Mark Twain National Forest,   Salem Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R9 - Eastern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Grasshopper Hollow Analysis Area Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Road management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Jay Turner
573-729-6656
jayturner@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project will manage project area vegetation with the goal of restoring native ecosystems. Vegetation management includes both timber harvest and prescribed burn treatments which will also improve forest health and reduce hazard fuels.
Location: UNIT - Salem Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Reynolds. LEGAL - T32N, R1W, Sec. 2,4,5,7,8,9,10,11,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34; T32N, R2W, Sec.1,2,3,10,11,12,13,14,24,35,36. The Grasshopper Hollow Analysis Area is located just west of Sutton Bluff Campground, south of the West Fork of the Black River and north of Missouri Hwy 72.
Special Use Permit for Sign Placement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/12/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
10/2011 Gail Blair
573-438-5427
gjblair@fs.fed.us 
Description: Mining company requires special use permit to place signs on National Forest land designating vent shaft locations.
Location: UNIT - Salem Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Iron, Reynolds, Washington. LEGAL - T35N, R2W, Sec. 1 & 12; T35N, R1W, Sec.6; T34N, R2W, Secs. 1, 2, 11, 12, & 26; T33N, R2W, Sec. 13,14, 25, 26 & 36; T32N, R1W, Sec. 7. Land is in Reynolds, Iron, and Washington Counties in Missouri.
Sutton Bluff ATV Trail System
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/12/2010 
Expected:11/2011
 
04/2012 Jay Turner
573-729-6656
jayturner@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project proposes trail connections between Sutton Bluff ATV Trail # 5, # 7,# 8, and # 9 so that riders will not have to travel on Forest Highway 56-1
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=24279
Location: UNIT - Salem Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Reynolds. LEGAL - T32N, R1E, Sec. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 17; T32N, R1W, Sec. 11, 12, 13. Sutton Bluff ATV Trail System, Reynolds County, Missouri.
West Fork Bottomland Restoration Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2012 
Expected:04/2012  06/2012 Jay Turner
573-729-6656
jayturner@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restore bottomlands by restoring wetlands along the W. Fork of the Black River (lands aquired from Doe Run)- restore springs and water flow, remove ditches, dig out depressions and built small dams to capture water flow.
Location: UNIT - Salem Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Reynolds. LEGAL - T32N, R2W, Section 2. Land is on West Fork of the Black River in Reynolds County, Missouri.
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