Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2012 to 12/31/2012
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, 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 09/2012 
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.
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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
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 09/14/2012  09/2012 Becky Bryan
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.
ShoMe Technologies Fiber Optic Installation Project SE
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 09/27/2012  09/2012 Jay Turner
573-341-7436
blbryan@fs.fed.us 
Description: ShoMe Technologies LLC has proposed to install approximately 7 miles of buried fiber optic cable along the rights-of-way of Highways 160 and 67 in Butler, Ripley, Wayne, and Madison Counties
Location: UNIT - Poplar Bluff Ranger District, Potosi / Fredericktown Ranger District, Doniphan / Eleven Point Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Madison, Ripley, Wayne, Butler. Butler, Madison, Ripley, and Wayne counties along Hwys 67 and 160.
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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 
Completed  Actual: 08/28/2012  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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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.
Boyd Special Use Permit, Road Access
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/23/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
11/2012 Albert Weathersbee
417-683-4428
aaweathersbee@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special Use Permit for approved access over NFS land to access private property
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Christian. LEGAL - T25N R20W Section 34, Garrison 7.5' quadrangle. This property is in Christian County, Missouri.
Caruso Special Use Permit, Road Access
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/10/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
11/2012 Albert Weathersbee
417-683-4428
aaweathersbee@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special Use Permit for approved access over NFS land to access private property
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Stone. LEGAL - T22N R23W Section 27, Lampe 7.5' quadrangle. This property is in Stone County, Missouri.
Clausen Special Use Permit, Road Access
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/23/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
11/2012 Albert Weathersbee
417-683-4428
aaweathersbee@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special Use Permit for approved access over NFS land to access private property
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Christian. LEGAL - T25N R20W Section 34, Garrison 7.5' quadrangle. This property is in Christian County, Missouri.
Coffer Special Use Permit, Road Access
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/23/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
11/2012 Albert Weathersbee
417-683-4428
aaweathersbee@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special Use Permit for approved access over NFS land to access private property
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Christian. LEGAL - T26N R19W Section 36, Keltner 7.5' quadrangle. This property is in Christian County, Missouri.
Johnson Special Use Permit, Road Access
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/10/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
11/2012 Albert Weathersbee
417-683-4428
aaweathersbee@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special Use Permit for approved access over NFS land to access private property
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - T25N R11W Section 18 (Dora 7.5' Quadrangle3). This property is in Douglas County, Missouri.
Kip Collins Special Use Permit, Road Access
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/10/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
11/2012 Albert Weathersbee
417-683-4428
aaweathersbee@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special Use Permit for approved access over NFS land to access private property
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Howell. LEGAL - T24N R10W Section 8 (Siloam SPrings 7.5' Quadrangle). This property is in Howell County, Missouri.
Moyle Special Use Road Access
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/14/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
12/2012 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
- 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.
Redd Special Use Road Access
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/14/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
12/2012 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.
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.
Shawn Collins Special Use Road Access
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/10/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
11/2012 Albert Weathersbee
417-683-4428
aaweathersbee@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special Use Permit for approved access over NFS land to access private property
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Howell. LEGAL - T25N R10W Section 29 (Siloam Springs 7.5" Quadrangle. The property is in Howell County, Missouri.
Shell Knob Cable TV, Inc. Special Use Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2012 
Expected:11/2012  11/2012 Albert Weathersbee
417-683-4428
aaweathersbee@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would authorize re-issue of a special use permit to operate and maintain the cable line over NFS land.
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Barry. LEGAL - T22N R25W Section 13, Viola 7.5' quadrangle. This property is in Barry County, Missouri.
Taylor Special Use Permit, Road Access
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/23/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
11/2012 Albert Weathersbee
417-683-4428
aaweathersbee@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special Use Permit for approved access over NFS land to access private property
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Christian. LEGAL - T25N R20W Section 34, Garrison 7.5' quadrangle. This property is in Christian County, Missouri.
Vaught Wilderness Special Use Access
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/14/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
12/2012 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.
Walker Special Use Permit, Road Access
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/23/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
11/2012 Albert Weathersbee
417-683-4428
aaweathersbee@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special Use Permit for approved access over NFS land to access private property
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Christian. LEGAL - T25N R20W Section 35, Garrison 7.5' quadrangle. This property is in Christian County, Missouri.
Wilson Special Use Road Access
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/14/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
12/2012 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.
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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
Fremont Pine-Oak Woodland Restoration Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special area management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2012 
Expected:09/2013  01/2014 Brian Davidson
573-341-7414
briandavidson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose of this project is to restore fire-adapted pine and pine-oak bluestem woodlands to a full range of vegetative composition and structural condition.
Location: UNIT - Doniphan / Eleven Point Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Shannon, Carter. LEGAL - T. 26, 27 N., R 1, 2, 3, W. Mark Twain National Forest - Eleven Point Ranger District.
New Permits
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/20/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
10/2012 Ken Haberl
573-996-2153
khaberl@fs.fed.us 
Description: William Conner Road Access (0.7 miles long) T 23 N, R 1 W, Sec. 5, N1/2; Robert Scott Road Access (0.1 miles long) T 26 N, R 1 W, Sec. 27 S1/2S1/2NW1/4NE1/4.
Location: UNIT - Doniphan / Eleven Point Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Ripley, Carter. See Project Description.
Oregon County Cave Gate Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 08/16/2012  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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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.
Permit Change in Ownership
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/01/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
10/2012 Ken Haberl
573-996-2153
khaberl@fs.fed.us 
Description: Change to Ray McCrae Road Access (1.0 miles long) from Robert Dudley, T 23, R 2 E, Sec. 7; Change to Jessie Cooper Road Access (O.2 acres) from Phillip Elliot, T 23 N, R 1 W, Sec. 9, SW1/4SE1/4.
Location: UNIT - Doniphan / Eleven Point Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Ripley. Ripley County.
Special Use Permit Renewals
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/01/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
10/2012 Ken Haberl
573-996-2153
khaberl@fs.fed.us 
Description: Wilson Church of Christ Cemetery (0.14 acres) T 23 N, R 1 E, Sec. 14; John Bird Road Access (0.3 miles long) T 23 N, R 2 W, Sec. 8 SE1/4SE1/4; Freewill Baptist Church for two signs in T 25 N, R 3 W, Sec. 20 and 25
Location: UNIT - Doniphan / Eleven Point Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Oregon, Ripley. LEGAL - Multiple - See Description. Ripley and Oregon Counties.
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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
Boiling Spring Natural Community Restoration
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2012 
Expected:07/2013  09/2013 Mark Hamel
573-341-7443
mhamel@fs.fed.us 
Description: To utilize an ecosystem 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 managemnt approach includes vegetation management.
Location: UNIT - Houston / Rolla / Cedar Creek Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Texas. LEGAL - Township 32 North, Range 10 West, sections 11-17, 20-36, Fifth principal meridian. Eight miles northwest of Houston, Missouri in Texas County.
Cedar Creek Range East
EA
- Grazing management  Completed  Actual: 09/07/2012  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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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
- Land management planning  Completed  Actual: 07/24/2012  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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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.
Millersburg Fire Protection District Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/31/2012  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  Completed  Actual: 08/13/2012  08/2012 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/31/2012  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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/10/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
11/2012 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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.
Teasley Hollow
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 09/24/2012  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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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.
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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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Carson Hill (Compartment 77) Salvage Project
CE
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/20/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
10/2012 Paul Whitworth
573-996-2153
pmwhitworth@fs.fed.us 
Description: Salvage harvest of dead and dying black and scarlet oak trees in Compartment 77 and address illegal dumping problems.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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 Township 27 North, Range 4 East, Section 6. Wayne County, Missouri, approximately 9 miles northeast of Ellsinore, Missouri and west of Highway 49.
Compartment 127 (Cattle Creek) Salvage Project (#36739)
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 occurring in 13 stands on an estimated 250 acres.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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 89 (Kelley Valley) Salvage Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Dugger and Stanley Road Access Permits
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/26/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
10/2012 Ken Haberl
573-996-2153
khaberl@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue new road access permits to Mitch Dugger (0.7 miles long) and Terry Stanley (0.17 miles long) to provide access to their properties.
Location: UNIT - Poplar Bluff Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Wayne, Carter. LEGAL - Dugger Road Access T 26 N, R 3 E, Sec. 32 SE1/4; Stanley Road Access T 27 N, R 6 E, Sec. 27 SE1/4SW1/4. Carter and Wayne Counties.
Fuchs House Special Use Permit Amendment #1
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/13/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
04/2013 Becky Bryan
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.
Hickory Creek (Compartment 132) Salvage Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/20/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
10/2012 Paul Whitworth
573-996-2153
pmwhitworth@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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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, and 12. Butler County, Missouri, approximately 3 miles north of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, east of Butler County Road 540, and west of Butler County Road 543.
Northeast Lake
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/30/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
11/2012 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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
Equestrian Trail Relocation
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/13/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
10/2012 Jay Turner
573-729-6656
jayturner@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approximately 2.5 miles of equestrian trail to relocated out of the county roadbed to improve user safety.
Location: UNIT - Potosi / Fredericktown Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Reynolds. LEGAL - T 33 N, R 1 W, Sections 12, 13, 15, and 24; and T 33 N, R 1E, Section 6. Trail is in Reynolds County, Missouri.
Private Road Special Use Permit 39713
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/17/2012  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.
Private Road Special Use Permit 40420
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 08/03/2012  08/2012 Jay Turner
573-729-6656
jayturner@fs.fed.us 
Description: Landowner requires permit to access land accross National Forest System lands.
Location: UNIT - Potosi / Fredericktown Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Washington, Crawford. LEGAL - T 37 N, R 2 W, Section 5 and T 37 N, R 1 E, Sections 31 and 32. Land is in Crawford and Washington Counties 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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
Bunker Area Derecho Fuels
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/07/2012
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 04/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
06/2013 Jay Turner
573-729-6656
jayturner@fs.fed.us 
Description: A 2009 storm event caused catastrophic damage to thousands of acres of timber creating extreme hazardous fuel loading in the Bunker WUI. Fuel loads will be reduced through salvage timber sales, ridgetop fuel breaks, and prescribed burning.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40067
Location: UNIT - Salem Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Reynolds, Shannon, Dent. LEGAL - T31N, R2W; T31N, R3W; T32N, R1W; T32N, R2W; T32N, R3W; T32N, R4W ; T33N, R2W; and T33N, R4W. Project is in southern part of Salem District in Dent, Reynolds, and Shannon Counties.
Private Road Special Use Permit 40416
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:11/2012  11/2012 Jay Turner
573-729-6656
jayturner@fs.fed.us 
Description: Landowner requires special use permit to access private lands across National Forest System lands.
Location: UNIT - Salem Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Dent. LEGAL - T 31 N, R 2 W, Section 35. 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 
Completed  Actual: 07/09/2012  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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37509
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.
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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