Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2013 to 06/30/2013
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) :
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)

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
MoGas Pipeline LLC Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 12/21/2012  12/2012 Becky Bryan
573-341-7436
blbryan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Use of National Forest System land to operate and maintain an existing 10" natural gas pipeline.
Location: UNIT - Mark Twain National Forest All Units. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Laclede. LEGAL - T37N, R9W, Sec. 3, 17, 19, 20, 30; T37N, R10W, Sec. 25, 35; T36N, R10W, Sec. 2, 10, 16, 17, 5th P.M. Pipeline crosses various lands in Phelps and Pulaski Counties, 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 Chamber of Commerce Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2012 
Expected:12/2012  12/2012 Albert Weathersbee
417-683-4428
aaweathersbee@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special use permit for an annual recreation event on Ntional Forest System land.
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Taney. LEGAL - T24N R16W Section 19 SE SW, Protem NE 7.5. South side of the Gladetop Trail in Ozark County, Missouri.
Ava Haying Stewardship
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/19/2012 
Expected:02/2013
 
03/2013 Albert Weathersbee
417-683-4428
aaweathersbee@fs.fed.us 
Description: Haying stewarships would be implemented on Guffy, Clarks Place, Sorg, and Tidwell tracts in exchange for wildlife habitat enhancement work within and surrounding the haying areas.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41180
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Ozark, Taney, Christian. LEGAL - T25N, R19W, Sec. 3; T26N R18W, Sec. 32 and 33; T24N, R18W, Sec. 34; T23N, R17W, Sec. 30; Christian, Ozark, and Taney Counties Missouri. Ava Unit, Christian, Ozark, and Taney Counties.
Boyd Special Use Permit, Road Access
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/09/2012  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.
Brushy Creek Prescribed Burn and Cedar Removal Addition
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/19/2012 
Expected:02/2013
 
03/2013 Albert Weathersbee
417-683-4428
aaweathersbee@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would subject an additional 188 acres to Eastern Red Cedar removal and prescribed burning for the purpose of restoring glade and open woodland ecosystems on the Ava Unit of the Mark Twain National Forest.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41181
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Taney. LEGAL - T24N, R17W; and T23N, R17W; Taney County, MO. Ava Unit, Taney County, Missouri.
Brushy-Clayton Cedar Removal Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/06/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
06/2013 Albert Weathersbee
417-683-4428
aaweathersbee@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project will manage eastern redcedar and enhance wildlife habitat on an 3228 acres by both commercial and non-commercial thinning of cedar. Cedar is encroaching open woodlands and savannah causing habitat damage in these natural communities.
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Taney. LEGAL - Ava Unit in T23N, R17W, Sections 27-29, 32-34; and T23N, R17W, Sections 2-5, 9-11, 14-16 of Taney County, Missouri. Management Prescription areas 1.1 and 1.2 in Taney County, Missouri.
Caruso Special Use Permit, Road Access
CE
- 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
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/09/2012  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
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/09/2012  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.
Dabbs Creek Glade Restoration
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Completed  Actual: 03/06/2013  04/2013 Albert Weathersbee
417-683-4428
aaweathersbee@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project is proposed to restore glade habitat by removing eastern red cedar, and seeding and planting native plants on 10 acres in the Dabbs Creek Spring Walk-In Turkey Area.
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Taney. LEGAL - T23N, R18W, Sec.31, Taney County, Missouri. Ava Unit, Taney County Missouri.
Granger/Thye Permit- Shell Knob Recreation Area
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2012 
Expected:01/2013  11/2012 Albert Weathersbee
417-683-4428
aaweathersbee@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special use permit to facilitate management and us of a recreation area in Barry County, Missouri.
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Barry. LEGAL - T22N, R25W, Section 33 NE NW SW, Viola 7.5" Quadrangle. South of YY Hwy. in Barry County, Missouri.
Humphrey Trust Special Use Permit, Road Access
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/15/2013  02/2013 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 - Taney. LEGAL - T22N R18W Section18 SW SE, Protem SW 7.5 quadrangle. Property is in Taney County, Missouri.
Indian Creek
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/15/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
11/2013 Albert Weathersbee
417-683-4428
aaweathersbee@fs.fed.us 
Description: The District is proposing this project to address declining forest health in the project area; also, to enhance native plant and wildlife communities, provide opportunities for timber products, and allow for improvements to dispersed recreation.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41174
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Howell, Douglas. LEGAL - T27N, R10W, Sections 1-12, 14-23, 26-31, T27N, R11W, Sections 1-5, 8-32, 34-36, and T26N, R11W, Sections 2-3, Douglas and Howell Counties, Missouri. Management Area 2.1, Willow Springs Unit, Northeast Douglas and Northwest Howell Counties, Missouri.
Johnson Special Use Permit, Road Access
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/09/2012
10/09/2012 
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
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/09/2012  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  Completed  Actual: 12/04/2012  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.
Nichols Special Use Permit, Road Access
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2012 
Expected:12/2012  12/2012 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 - Barry. LEGAL - T23N R26W Section 33, Cassville and Shell Knob 7.5. This property is in Barry County, Missouri.
Noblett Lake Accessibility Project
CE
- Recreation management
- Facility management 
Cancelled  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  Completed  Actual: 11/07/2012  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  Completed  Actual: 12/04/2012  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 
Cancelled  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.
Round Valley, Punkin Center, and Kenyon Hollow Amended Grazing Allotment Prescribed Burn
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/19/2012 
Expected:02/2013
 
03/2013 Albert Weathersbee
417-683-4428
aaweathersbee@fs.fed.us 
Description: Tract improvements would be implemented through cedar removal and prescribed burning. Stewardship would allow for haying and associated activities in exchange for wildlife/recreation work.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41178
Location: UNIT - Ava / Cassville / Willow Springs Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Howell, Douglas. LEGAL - T26N, R11W Sec. 19, 20, 29, and 30; T25N, R10W Sec. 14, 15 and 26; Douglas and Howell Counties Missouri. Willow Springs Unit, Douglas and Howell Counties Missouri.
Shawn Collins Special Use Road Access
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/09/2012  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
- 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
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 09/27/2012  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  Completed  Actual: 12/04/2012  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
- 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  Completed  Actual: 12/04/2012  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
- 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
- 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.
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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
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/26/2013
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2013 
Expected:08/2013
 
10/2013 Trevor Ozier
417-967-4194
tbozier@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 management approach includes vegetation management.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40139
Location: UNIT - Houston / Rolla / Cedar Creek Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Texas. LEGAL - Township 32 North, Range 10 West, sections 11, 13-16, 20-30, 32-36 and T32N, R09W section 30. Eight miles northwest of Houston, Missouri in Texas County.
James J. Bogan and Mary J. Bird Private Road Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/08/2012 
Expected:02/2013
 
02/2013 Becky Bryan
417-967-4194
teresearcrowe@fs.fed.us 
Description: To use and maintain an existing non-system Forest Service Road for access to private property.
Location: UNIT - Houston / Rolla / Cedar Creek Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Phelps. LEGAL - T37N, R9W, Section 1 and 21, Phelps County, Missouri. Access begins at the end of Phelps County Road 7340 and travels southeasterly to to NFS boundary.
Patricia P. Barton Trust Private Road Permit
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 12/18/2012  12/2012 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, R13W, Section 5. Access route travels east from State Route K in T34N, R13W, section 5 in Laclede County.
Roby Lake Prescribed Burn and TSI
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Completed  Actual: 02/19/2013  02/2013 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.
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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) 
Completed  Actual: 01/25/2013  01/2013 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://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 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://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 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.
Fuchs House Special Use Permit Amendment #1
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/13/2012 
Expected:03/2014
 
04/2014 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)  Completed  Actual: 01/25/2013  01/2013 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://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, 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 
Completed  Actual: 03/06/2013  03/2013 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
Century Link SUP Amendment 148 POT409901
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 03/07/2013  03/2013 Gail Blair
573-438-5427
gjblair@fs.fed.us 
Description: Add .07 miles of buried telephone line in Washington Co.
Location: UNIT - Potosi / Fredericktown Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Washington. LEGAL - T37N R1E Sections 6 and 7. Washington County, north of Hwy 8, and east of Highways 185/21.
Equestrian Trail Relocation
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 10/12/2012  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 FRT103
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2013 
Expected:05/2013  05/2013 Jay Turner
573-729-6656
jayturner@fs.fed.us 
Description: Landowner requires permit to access property across National Forest System lands.
Location: UNIT - Potosi / Fredericktown Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Madison. LEGAL - T 32 N, R 5 E, Section 30. Land is in Madison County, Missouri.
Private Road Special Use Permits POT324, POT325, POT326
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 02/25/2013  02/2013 Jay Turner
573-729-6656
jayturner@fs.fed.us 
Description: Three landowners require permits to access private property across National Forest System lands.
Location: UNIT - Potosi / Fredericktown Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Washington, Crawford. LEGAL - T 36 N, R 1 E, Sections 15, 30, 31 and T 36 N, R 2 W, Section 23. Land is in Washington and Crawford Counties in Missouri.
Red Bluff Campground
EA
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2013 
Expected:04/2014  04/2014 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.
Trace Creek/Council Bluff Trail Reroute
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/24/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
04/2013 Jay Turner
573-729-6656
jayturner@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project will reroute approximately 1.6 miles of the Trace Creek section of the Ozark Trail and the Council Bluff Trail out of the riparian zone. The are currently impacted by flooding caused by beaver dams.
Location: UNIT - Potosi / Fredericktown Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Iron. LEGAL - T 35 N, R 1 E, Sections 28 and 29. Trail sections are in Council Bluff Lake Recreation Area.
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:08/2013
 
09/2013 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
Bunker Area Derecho Fuels
EA
- 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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.
Century Link SUP Amendment 147 POT409901
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/03/2013  01/2013 Gail Blair
573-438-5427
gjblair@fs.fed.us 
Description: Add .05 miles of buried telephone line in Reynolds Co.
Location: UNIT - Salem Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Reynolds. LEGAL - T32N R2W Section 35. Reynolds County, south of Hwy 72, and west of County Road 736.
Private Road Special Use Permit 40416
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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.
Private Road Special Use Permit SAL215
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/24/2013  02/2013 Jay Turner
573-729-6656
jayturner@fs.fed.us 
Description: Landowner requires permit to access property across National Forest System lands.
Location: UNIT - Salem Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Reynolds. LEGAL - T 32 N, R 2 W, Section 35. Land is in Reynolds County, Missouri.
Private Road Special Use Permit SAL218
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/18/2013  01/2013 Jay Turner
573-729-6656
jayturner@fs.fed.us 
Description: Landowner requires permit to access property across National Forest System lands.
Location: UNIT - Salem Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Dent. LEGAL - T 33 N, R 4 W, Section 2. Land is in Dent County, Missouri.
Private Road Special Use Permit SAL221
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 03/14/2013  03/2013 Jay Turner
573-729-6656
jayturner@fs.fed.us 
Description: Landowner requires permit to access private property across National Forest System lands.
Location: UNIT - Salem Ranger District. STATE - Missouri. COUNTY - Dent. LEGAL - T 33 N, R 4 W, Sections 3 and 4. Land is in Dent 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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