Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2012 to 06/30/2012
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,  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:03/2012
 
01/2013 Noel Schneeberger
610-557-4121
nschneeberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: The USDA Forest Service and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service are analyzing a range of strategies for controlling gypsy moth damage to forests and trees in the United States.
Web Link:  http://www.na.fs.fed.us/wv/eis/
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  Completed  Actual: 03/23/2012  12/2011 Brenda Halter-Glenn
202-260-9400
bhalterglenn@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Department of Agriculture proposes to promulgate a new planning rule, which will set out the process for development, revision, and amendment of National Forest System land management plans.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/planningrule
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Agency-wide Rule.
Nationwide Aerial Application of Fire Retardant on National Forest System Lands.
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  Completed  Actual: 12/13/2011  01/2012 Glen Stein
801-200-2703
gstein@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service will prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement for the continued nationwide aerial application of fire retardant on National Forest System lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/retardant/index.html
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
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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
Crane Lake Aquatic Vegetation Control Project
CE
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Completed  Actual: 12/29/2011  08/2012 Jay Turner
573-729-6656
jayturner@fs.fed.us 
Description: The action proposed is to apply aquatic-safe formulations of the herbicide Glyphosate to nuissance plants in this lake.The proposed actions would occur during the growing season (spring and summer months). One treatment per year would be needed.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37897
Location: UNIT - Mark Twain National Forest All Units. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Iron. LEGAL - T32N, R4E, Sections 32 and 33. Lake is 12 miles southeast of Ironton, Missouri.
Integrated Non-native Invasive Plant Control Project
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Completed  Actual: 02/14/2012  04/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
M & A Electric Power Cooperative Transmission Line Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/12/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
05/2012 Jay Turner
573-729-6656
jayturner@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project reissues a permit for a 34.5 kv, 69 kv, and 345 kv electic power transmision line.
Location: UNIT - Mark Twain National Forest All Units. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Iron, Reynolds. LEGAL - T32N, R1W, Sections 6, 7, 18, 19, 30, 31, 32; T33N, R1W, Sections 7, 18, 19, 30, 31; T34N, R2W, Sections 2, 11, 24, 25. Transmision line is in Reynolds and Iron Counties in Missouri.
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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
Ava Glades East
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/06/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
09/2012 Albert Weathersbee
417-683-4428
aaweathersbee@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project is proposed to restore glade ecosystems by removing eastern red cedar and thinning hardwoods and pine to enhance wildlife habitat and reduce hazardous fuels through judicious use of timber management practices and prescribed fire.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37893
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Ozark, Taney. LEGAL - T23N, R16W, Sections 5-8, 17, 18, and 20; T23N,R17W Sections 1and 12; T24N, R16W; Sections 3-9, 17-19, 21, 22, 27, 28, 31, and 33; and T24N, R17W Section 36 in Ozark and Taney Counties, Missouri. Ava Glades East.
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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Ricky Ray Property Road Access
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/16/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:03/2012
Actual: 03/19/2012 
04/2012 Albert Weathersbee
417-683-4428
aaweathersbee@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special Use Permit for access over National Forest System (NFS) lands to private land.
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Stone. LEGAL - Section 17, T21N, R24W, Cape Fair 7.5 Quadrangle, Stone County, Missouri. Cassville Unit in Stone County, Missouri.
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.
Special Use Permit Amendment 12, Carroll Electric Cooperative
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/23/2012  02/2012 Albert Weathersbee
417-683-4428
aaweathersbee@fs.fed.us 
Description: This is an amendment to an existing permit to authorize the installation of a distribution line operating at 7.2 kV phase-ground to provide alternative electric service to customers of the utility.
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Stone. LEGAL - Township 22 North, Range 24 West, Section 5, Stone County, MO. Along Stallion Bluff Road in Stone County, MO.
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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  Completed  Actual: 04/06/2009  04/2009 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.
Forest Service Road 3221A Realignment
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special area management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/27/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
07/2012 Paul Whitworth
573-996-2153
pmwhitworth@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Services proposes to realign approx. 750 feet of Forest Service Road 3221A away from a karst sinkhole to provide a safe road for Forest Service administrative use and public access, and to protect karst features and hydrological flows.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38206
Location: UNIT - Doniphan / Eleven Point Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Ripley. LEGAL - T. 24 N., R. 1 W., sec. 1. Forest Service Road 3221A is located in Ripley County off County Road C-7 which is located 2.4 miles from Missouri State Highway C.
Open Lands Maintenance Project, Project 37951
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/11/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
05/2012 Paul Whitworth
573-996-2153
comments-eastern-mark-twain-eleven-point@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes that 14 existing fields (less than 1,000 acres total) be maintained as open land mosaics of grasses, herbaceous plants, shrub and saplings to provide wildlife habitat, pastoral scenes, and outdoor recreation opportunities.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37951
Location: UNIT - Doniphan / Eleven Point Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Oregon, Ripley, Shannon. LEGAL - Multiple: Insufficient space exists here to list all legal descriptions to the various fields. Details on legals will be provided in the scoping report. Forest Service administrative names followed by field(s): 99 Allotment, Barren, Buffalo Creek, Davis Tract, Falling Springs, Gutman Tract, Hayes, Hoskins Tract, Kelley Tract, Martin, New Liberty, O-3,.
Pineknot Cooperative Prescribed Burn Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Land management planning
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Completed  Actual: 02/24/2012
02/24/2012 
02/2012 Paul Whitworth
573-996-2153
pmwhitworth@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project proposes to conduct a prescribe burn in the Pineknot Cooperative Burn Project area on 999 acres of Forest Service lands and 46 acres of private lands in cooperation with private landowners and the Missouri Department of Conservation.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38132
Location: UNIT - Doniphan / Eleven Point Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Carter. LEGAL - T. 26 N., R. 1 W., sec, 18-20, 30, 31; T. 26 N., R. 2 W., sec. 13-16, 21-36. Carter County, Missouri.
Whitten Access Improvement Project
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/14/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012
Actual: 03/20/2012 
05/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
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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
Cedar Creek Range East
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/11/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
11/2012 Mark Hamel
573-341-7443
mhamel@fs.fed.us 
Description: In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the 1995 Rescission Act, the purpose of this project is to authorize livestock grazing on 24 existing grazing allotments on the Houston/Rolla/Cedar Creek Ranger District.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38281
Location: UNIT - Houston / Rolla / Cedar Creek Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Callaway. LEGAL - T46N, R10W; T47N, R10W; T48N, R10W; T46N, R11W; T47N, R11W; 5th Principal Meridian. 24 separate tracts of National Forest Land on the Houston/Rolla/Cedar Creek Ranger District in Callaway County, Missouri.
Forest Plan Amendment for Epple Tract and Western Star Flatwoods
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Land management planning  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/31/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
05/2012 Laura Watts
573-341-7471
ljwatts@fs.fed.us 
Description: Amend Forest Plan to change management prescriptions for two areas
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37935
Location: UNIT - Houston / Rolla / Cedar Creek Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Phelps, Callaway. LEGAL - Sections 22 and 27,T 47 N, R 11 W; Section 7,T 36 N, R 9 W, Sections 11, 12, 13, and 14,T 36 N, R 10 W. Houston/Rolla/Cedar Creek Ranger District.
Larry Allen Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/23/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:04/2012
 
04/2012 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
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/30/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
05/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Roby Lake Prescribed Burn and TSI
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/03/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
05/2012 Mark Hamel
573-341-7443
mhamel@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Houston/Rolla/Cedar Creek Ranger District is proposing several actions (Precribed burn and Pre-commercial thinning) for the purpose of fuels management and improving the areas Forest Health.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37371
Location: UNIT - Houston / Rolla / Cedar Creek Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Texas. LEGAL - T33N, R11W, Sections 27, 34 and 35 Fifth Principal Meridian. Compartment 124 of the Houston Ranger District northeast of Roby, Missouri.
Rowan Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/15/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
05/2012 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  Completed  Actual: 01/12/2012  03/2012 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  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
White Cloud Prairie Restoration
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/22/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
05/2012 Mark Hamel
573-341-7443
mhamel@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Houston/Rolla/Cedar Creek Ranger District is proposing several actions (including prescribed burning and pre-commercial thinning) for the purpose of restoring native prairies and savanna natural communities.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37370
Location: UNIT - Houston / Rolla / Cedar Creek Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Callaway. LEGAL - T47N, R10W section 5 and T48N, R10W section 32 fifth principal meridian. Compartment 20 of the Cedar Creek Ranger District five miles west of Fulton, Missouri.
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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
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
08/2012 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
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/27/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
08/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Bill Paxton
573-785-1475
bpaxton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Salavge harvest of dead and dying black and scarlet oak trees and clean up of illegal dumping within Compartment 132.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36740
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
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36741
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
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
08/2012 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
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 02/27/2012
02/27/2012 
02/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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 07/2012 
Expected:08/2012  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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=29409
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
Easement to Private Property 38758
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/04/2012  01/2012 Jay Turner
573-729-6656
jayturner@fs.fed.us 
Description: This issues an easement tfor access to private property across National Forest System lands to privat property.
Location: UNIT - Potosi / Fredericktown Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Bollinger. LEGAL - T 32 N, R 8 E, Section 36. Land is in Bollinger County, Missouri.
Patterson Mountain Prescribed Burn
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Cancelled  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 38752
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/26/2012  01/2012 Jay Turner
573-729-6656
jayturner@fs.fed.us 
Description: Landowner rerquires permit to access private property across National Forest System lands.
Location: UNIT - Potosi / Fredericktown Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Washington. LEGAL - T 36 N, R 1E, Section 29. Land is in Washington County, Missouri.
Private Road Special Use Permit 38756
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/05/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
06/2012 Jay Turner
573-729-6656
jayturner@fs.fed.us 
Description: Landowner requires permit to access private property across National Forest System lands.
Location: UNIT - Potosi / Fredericktown Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Washington. LEGAL - T 36 N, R 1 E, Section 15. Land is in Washington County, Missouri.
Red Bluff Campground
EA
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2012 
Expected:09/2012  01/2013 Jay Turner
573-729-6656
jayturner@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 for Communication Tower Site
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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.
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:05/2012
 
06/2012 Jay Turner
573-729-6656
jayturner@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/nepa_project_exp.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
Private Road Special Use Permit 38744
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 02/06/2012  02/2012 Jay Turner
573-729-6656
jayturner@fs.fed.us 
Description: Landowner requires permit to temporarily access private property across National Forest System lands.
Location: UNIT - Salem Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Dent. LEGAL - T 34 N, R2 W, Section 33. Land is in Dent County, Missouri.
Radford Hollow Fen Project
CE
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/14/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
07/2012 Jay Turner
573-729-6656
jayturner@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project will remove encroaching wooding shrubs in order to enhance habitat for fen species, especially plants. It will also relocate a section of existing ATV trail #2 away from the fen.
Location: UNIT - Salem Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Reynolds. LEGAL - T 33 N, R 1 W, Section 33. This project is located on approximately 5 acres of National Forest System lands in Compartment 410.
Sutton Bluff ATV Trail System
EA
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 03/26/2012  10/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Temporary Private Road Special Use Permit 38748
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/06/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
05/2012 Jay Turner
573-729-6656
jayturner@fs.fed.us 
Description: Landowner requires permit to temporarily access private property across National Forest System lands.
Location: UNIT - Salem Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Reynolds. LEGAL - T 32 N, R 2 W, Section 10. Land is in Reynolds County, Missouri.
West Fork Bottomland Restoration Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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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