Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2012 to 09/30/2012
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, 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 10/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
01/2013 Noel Schneeberger
610-557-4121
nschneeberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: The USDA Forest Service and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service are analyzing a range of strategies for controlling gypsy moth damage to forests and trees in the United States.
Web Link:  http://www.na.fs.fed.us/wv/eis/
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  Completed  Actual: 03/23/2012  08/2012 Brenda Halter-Glenn
202-260-9400
bhalterglenn@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Department of Agriculture proposes to promulgate a new planning rule, which will set out the process for development, revision, and amendment of National Forest System land management plans.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/planningrule
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Agency-wide Rule.
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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
M & A Electric Power Cooperative Transmission Line Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/20/2012  06/2012 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, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R9 - Eastern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Sho-Me Technologies Broadband
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/13/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
05/2012 Brian Davidson
573-341-7436
blbryan@fs.fed.us 
Description: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (2009) project to bring broadband internet access to rural Missouri. Install fiber optic cable on existing ultility poles.
Location: UNIT - Houston / Rolla / Cedar Creek Ranger District, Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Phelps, Texas, Christian. Southwestern 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.
Benike Special Use Road Access
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 05/16/2012  06/2012 Albert Weathersbee
417-683-4428
aaweathersbee@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would allow re-issue of a special use permit for approved access over NFS land.
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Ozark. LEGAL - T23N R15W Section 23 (Willhoit 7.5' Quadrangle). The property is in Ozark County, Missouri.
Greasy Creek Project
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 06/20/2012  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.
Harter Special Use Road Access
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 05/16/2012  06/2012 Albert Weathersbee
417-683-4428
aaweathersbee@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would allow re-issue of a special use permit for approved road access over NFS land.
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Stone. LEGAL - T21N R24W Section 11 (Cape Fair 7.5' Quadrangle). The project is in Stone County, Missouri.
Irish Hills Boat Dock Association Special Use Road Access
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 05/16/2012  06/2012 Albert Weathersbee
417-683-4428
aaweathersbee@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would allow re-issue of a special use permit for approved road access over NFS land.
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Stone. LEGAL - T23N R23W Section 32 (Reeds Spring 7.5 Quadrangle). The project is in Stone County, Missouri.
Jenkins Special Use Road Access
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 05/16/2012  06/2012 Albert Weathersbee
417-683-4428
aaweathersbee@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would allow re-issue of a special use permit for approved road access over NFS land.
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Stone. LEGAL - T22N R17W Section 15 (Protem 7.5' Quadrangle). The proerty is located in Taney County, Missouri.
Moyle Special Use Road Access
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/14/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 Albert Weathersbee
417-683-4428
aaweathersbee@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would allow issue of a special use permit to a new landowner for approved road access over NFS land.
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Stone. LEGAL - T22N R24W Section 9 (Cape Fair 7.5' Quadrangle). The property is located in Stone County, Missouri.
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.
North Fork Guides Permits
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/07/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
11/2012 Albert Weathersbee
417-683-4428
aaweathersbee@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to renew seven outfitter and guide permits to provide recreation opportunities at the Canoe Launch of the North Fork Recreation Area on the North Fork River. The permits would be renewed for a 10 year period.
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Ozark. LEGAL - T24N, R11W, Section 15, Ozark County, Missouri. Canoe Launch of the North Fork Recreation Area on the North Fork River.
Patrick's Point Homeowners Association Special Use Road Access
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 05/16/2012  06/2012 Albert Weathersbee
417-683-4428
aaweathersbee@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project will allow re-issue of a special use permit for approved road access over NFS land.
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Stone. LEGAL - T23N R23W Section 32 (Reeds Spring 7.5' Quadrangle). The property is located in Stone County, Missouri.
Redd Special Use Road Access
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/14/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 Albert Weathersbee
417-683-4428
aaweathersbee@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would allow issue of a special use permit to a new landowner for approved road access over NFS land.
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Christian. LEGAL - T25N R20W Section 23 (Garrison 7.5' Quadrangle). The property is located in Christian County, Missouri.
Ricky Ray Property Road Access
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 05/07/2012
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.
Sunset Point Road and Water Association Special Use Road Access
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 05/16/2012  06/2012 Albert Weathersbee
417-683-4428
aaweathersbee@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would allow re-issue of a special use permit for approved access over NFS land.
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Stone. LEGAL - T23N R23W Section 20 (Reeds Spring 7.5' Quadrangle). Property is located in Stone County, Missouri.
Vaught Special Use Road Access
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 05/16/2012  06/2012 Albert Weathersbee
417-683-4428
aaweathersbee@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would allow re-issue of a special use permit for approved road access over NFS land.
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Stone. LEGAL - T23N R24W Sections 20 & 29 (Cape Fair Quadrangle). The project is located in Stone County, Missouri.
Vaught Wilderness Special Use Access
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/14/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 Albert Weathersbee
417-683-4428
aaweathersbee@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would allow issue of a special use approved road access over NFS land.
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Stone, Barry. LEGAL - T23N R25W Sections 25, 35, & 36; T23N R24W Section 30 (Cape Fair Quadrangle). The property lies in both Barry and Stone Counties, Missouri.
Wilson Special Use Road Access
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/14/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 Albert Weathersbee
417-683-4428
aaweathersbee@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would allow re-issue of a special use permit for approved road access over NFS land.
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Christian. LEGAL - T25N R18W Section 5 (Bradleyville 7.5' Quadrangle). The project is located in Christian County, Missouri.
Woodland Heights Homeowners' Association Special Use Road Access
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 05/16/2012  06/2012 Albert Weathersbee
417-683-4428
aaweathersbee@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would allow re-issue of a special use permit for approved road access over NFS land.
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Stone. LEGAL - T22N R23W Section 1 (Reeds Spring and Garber Quadrangles). The property is located in Stone County, Missouri.
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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
Forest Service Road 3221A Realignment
CE
- Special area management
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 04/18/2012  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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 06/28/2012  06/2012 Paul Whitworth
573-996-2153
comments-eastern-mark-twain-eleven-point@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes that 12 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,.
Oregon County Cave Gate Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/20/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
09/2012 Paul Whitworth
573-996-2153
comments-eastern-mark-twain-eleven-point@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install cave gates to protect endangered species and cave. Remove existing gate. Construct a temporary road approximately 2,000 foot long and improve existing route to support project actions. Clear brush and small trees from less than 0.10 acre.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39525
Location: UNIT - Doniphan / Eleven Point Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Oregon. LEGAL - Township 23 North, Range 2 West. Oregon County, Missouri.
Whitten Access Improvement Project
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 04/09/2012
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
Arthur Booth Private Road Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/06/2012  06/2012 Teresea Crowe
417-967-4194
teresearcrowe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a special use permit for approved access across NFS land.
Location: UNIT - Houston / Rolla / Cedar Creek Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Laclede. LEGAL - 5th P.M., T34N, R13W, Section 5. Access runs southwesterly from State Route K in Laclede County, T34N, R13W, Section 5.
Cedar Creek Range East
EA
- 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.
Cheryl Burchell Forest Road Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/06/2012  06/2012 Teresea Crowe
417-967-4194
teresearcrowe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a special use permit for approved access over NFS land
Location: UNIT - Houston / Rolla / Cedar Creek Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Texas. LEGAL - 5th P.M., T33N, R11W, Section 12. Access is equivalent to FR 271 running westerly from Bald Ridge Road in Texas County.
Danny Turman Private Road Permit Renewal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/06/2012  06/2012 Teresea Crowe
417-967-4194
teresearcrowe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issuance of a special use permit for approved access across NFS land.
Location: UNIT - Houston / Rolla / Cedar Creek Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Phelps. LEGAL - 5th P.M., T34N, R10W, Section 1. Access runs north and then west from FR 233 in Section 1, T34N, R10W.
David Arnold Private Road Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/06/2012  06/2012 Teresea Crowe
417-967-4194
teresearcrowe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a special use permit for approved access over NFS land.
Location: UNIT - Houston / Rolla / Cedar Creek Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Laclede. LEGAL - 5th P.M., T34N, R12W, Section 6. Access route travels north from Forest Road 1644 in Section 6, T33N, R12W.
Forest Plan Amendment for Epple Tract and Western Star Flatwoods
CE
- Land management planning  In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 05/30/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
07/2012 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.
Gary and Sandra Mackivitch Private Road Permit Renewal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/06/2012  06/2012 Teresea Crowe
417-967-4194
teresearcrowe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issuance of a special use permit for approved access across NFS land.
Location: UNIT - Houston / Rolla / Cedar Creek Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Laclede. LEGAL - 5th P.M., T34N, R13W, Section 33. Access runs north from Delaware Road in Laclede County, T34N, R13W, Section 33.
Jack Black Private Road Permit Renewal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/06/2012  06/2012 Teresea Crowe
417-967-4194
teresearcrowe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issuance of a special use permit for approved access across NFS land.
Location: UNIT - Houston / Rolla / Cedar Creek Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Boone. LEGAL - 5th P.M., T46N, R11W, Section 7. Access runs south from Clatterbuck Road in Boone County, Section 7 , T46N, R11W.
James Rowan Private Road Permit
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/06/2012  06/2012 Teresea Crowe
417-967-4194
teresearcrowe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a special use permit for approved access across NFS land.
Location: UNIT - Houston / Rolla / Cedar Creek Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Phelps. LEGAL - Section 35 of T36N, R10W, 5th Principal Meridian. Access runs southerly from FR1710 in Phelps County, T36N. R10W, Section 35.
Kevin and Keith Schrimpf Private Road Permit Renewal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/06/2012  06/2012 Teresea Crowe
417-967-4194
teresearcrowe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issuance of a special use permit for approved access across NFS land.
Location: UNIT - Houston / Rolla / Cedar Creek Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Callaway. LEGAL - 5th P.M., T46N, R11W, Section 11. Access runs west from Callaway County Road 361 in Section 11, T46N, R11W.
Larry Allen Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/20/2012  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.
Larry Schraer Private Road Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/06/2012  06/2012 Teresea Crowe
417-967-4194
teresearcrowe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a special use permit for approved access across NFS land.
Location: UNIT - Houston / Rolla / Cedar Creek Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Laclede. LEGAL - 5th P.M., T34N, R13W, Section 8. Access runs northeasterly from State Route K in Laclede County, T34N, R13W, Section 8.
Millersburg Fire Protection District Special Use Permit Renewal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/19/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
07/2012 Teresea Crowe
417-967-4194
teresearcrowe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issuance of a special use permit to maintain a water hydrant on a NFS pond.
Location: UNIT - Houston / Rolla / Cedar Creek Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Callaway. LEGAL - 5th P.M., T47N, R10W, Section 16. Hydrant is located on a NFS pond south of Callaway County Road 315 in Section 16, T47N, R10W.
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.
Raymond E. Burch Private Road Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/28/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
07/2012 Teresea Crowe
417-967-4194
teresearcrowe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a Special Use Autthorization for access over National Forest System (NFS) lands to private land owned by Raymond E. Burch.
Location: UNIT - Houston / Rolla / Cedar Creek Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Laclede. LEGAL - 5th Principal Meridian, Township 34 North, Range 13 West, Section 9, NWSW. Access runs to the east from State Route K to private property in Section 9, T34N, R13W of Laclede County.
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.
Scott Avery Private Road Permit Renewal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/06/2012  06/2012 Teresea Crowe
417-967-4194
teresearcrowe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issuance of a special use permit for approved access over NFS land
Location: UNIT - Houston / Rolla / Cedar Creek Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Phelps. LEGAL - 5th P.M., T34N, R9W, Section 16. Private Road Access traversing west from Phelps County Road 6390 in Section 16, T34N, R9W.
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.
Terry and Karen Keeney Private Road Permit Renewal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/06/2012  06/2012 Teresea Crowe
417-967-4194
teresearcrowe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issuance of special use permit for approved access across NFS land.
Location: UNIT - Houston / Rolla / Cedar Creek Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Callaway. LEGAL - 5th P.M., T45N, R11W, Section 5. Access runs north from Callaway County Road 398 in Section 5, T45N, R11W.
Victor Smotherman Private Road Permit Renewal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/06/2012  06/2012 Teresea Crowe
417-967-4194
teresearcrowe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issuance of a special use permit for approved access across NFS land.
Location: UNIT - Houston / Rolla / Cedar Creek Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Phelps. LEGAL - 5th P.M., T34N, R9W, Section 16. Access runs west from Phelps County Road 6390 in Section 16, T34N, R9W.
White Cloud Prairie Restoration
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 06/06/2012  06/2012 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.
Fuchs House Special Use Permit Amendment #1
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/13/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
05/2012 Brian Davidson
573-341-7436
blbryan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Amends CSE Construction, Inc., special use authorization PBL76 to include the mill pond and dam at Markham Springs Campground.
Location: UNIT - Poplar Bluff Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Wayne. LEGAL - T27N, R4E. Markham Springs Campground, Williamsville MO.
Northeast Lake
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/24/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
09/2012 Paul Whitworth
573-996-2153
comments-eastern-mark-twain-poplar-bluff@fs.fed.us 
Description: Management of natural vegetative communities, wildlife ponds, road maintenance, 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 - Township 28 North, Range 6 East, Sections 1-6, 8-12, 14-17, 20-28, and 33-36; and Township 27 North, Range 6 East, Sections 1-3, and 11-13. North of Poplar Bluff and east of Lake Wappapello, 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
Private Road Special Use Permit 38756
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 05/23/2012  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.
Private Road Special Use Permit 39713
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/14/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
07/2012 Jay Turner
573-729-6656
jayturner@fs.fed.us 
Description: Landowners require a 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, Sections 4and 5. Road is in Washington County in Missouri.
Red Bluff Campground
EA
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2012 
Expected:03/2013  04/2013 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.
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:03/2013
 
04/2013 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
Radford Hollow Fen Project
CE
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/08/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
08/2012 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.
Temporary Private Road Special Use Permit 38748
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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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