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National Forests In Texas Current and Recent Projects

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Under Analysis

C63 Project

Thinning, reforestation, wildlife improvements, NNIPS treatments, in compartment 63 on the Angelina NF

Century Link Special Use Permit Transfer

Proposal to issue new Special Use Permit to Century Link for 16 miles of communications lines which were previously permitted to Sprint.

Compartment 112 Longleaf Pine Restoration Project

Create and improve wildlife habitat by restoring and sustaining a functioning longleaf pine community in Compartment 112.

Compartment 30 Wildlife Habitat Improvement Project

Improve wildlife habitat within 290 acres in Compartment 30 by mechanical thinning of mature pine stands, control midstory densities of pine/hardwood and understory woody species, and prescribed burn.

Cooper Road Access Permit

Issuance of a Special Use Permit for the use of a closed Forest Service administrative road measuring 4,094 feet long with a width of 30 feet, totaling 2.8 acres.

DCP Southern Hills, LLC Pipeline Permit

Proposal to to issue a special use permit for an already existing interstate liquid gas pipeline

Hazard Tree Removal Environmental Assessment

Salvage of trees in administrative sites, in recreation areas, along roads, trails, and boundary lines.

Houston County Electric Cooperative Permit Proposals

Houston County Electric Coop has proposed moving 3 existing power lines to new routes that would decrease their overall environmental impact, decrease safety hazards associated with fire, and allow better management of these lines.

Sandy Creek Project

Watershed EA consists of commerical pine thinning, longleaf pine restoration, wildlife habitat improvement, road work, NNIPS, midstory removal

Suppression of Southern Pine Beetle Infestations in Wildernesses in the National Forests in Texas.

The National Forests in Texas proposes to suppress southern pine beetle infestations in the five wilderness areas: Big Slough, Little Lake Creek, Indian Mounds, Turkey Hill and Upland Island when necessary to protect adjacent private property.

Timberwood Management Corp., c/o Voyager Group Ltd. Road Access Permit

Issuance of a Special Use Permit for the use of NFSR 526 located in Compartment 7 of the Davy Crockett NF. The road is located approximately 8 miles northwest of Kennard, TX.

Townsend Recreation Area Special Use Permit Reissuance

Reissue a permit to the San Augustine County Judge for the operation of Townsend Recreation Area. Existing permit has expired.

TxDot Bridge Replacement FM 227

TxDot is requesting the expansion of the existing Right-of-Way to construct a new bridge to allow passage of through traffic while the existing bridge is replaced.

Wes Horton Private Road Special Use Permit

access road to access private property.

XTO Energy Inc. - Loa #1HB Gas Pipeline Special Use Permit Amendment

This amendment would approve a 1835 foot extension to the pipeline route originally approved. This section of pipeline was to traverse private property but the property owner backed out. The route will now cross National Forest System land.

XTO Energy Inc. Ob #H1 Access Road and Gas Pipeline Special Use Permit

This project involves the issuance of a special use permit to XTO to approve an access road and pipeline right-of-way to a gas well that is to be located on private surface. The well is extracting federal minerals.

XTO Energy, Inc. - Tiber #1H Gas Well, Pipeline, and Access Road

XTO Energy, Inc. has submitted a proposal to drill a gas well on Federal Lease TXNM71594. The project would include a well pad, access road, and pipeline.

Analysis Completed

C-64 Project

Pine stand thinning, longleaf regeneration, and midstory removal in red-cockaded woodpecker habitat.

Lancaster Creek Project

Proposal to improve habitat for the red-cockaded woodpecker, reduce hazardous fuels and the potential for Southern pine beetle (SPB) outbreaks through thinning, longleaf pine restoration, prescribe burning, and midstory removal.

North Moore RCW Habitat Improvement Project.

North Moore Plantation - Compartments 89-96, 115 - Thinning, longleaf restoration, midstory treatments. Emphasis on RCW habitat improvement. Culvert removal to improve fish passage.

On Hold

Midsouth 101 Special Use Permit Renewal

Proposal to combine and re-issue three Special Use Permits for approximately 25.75 miles of already existing powerlines to Mid-South Synergy. The lines provide service to multiple private land inholdings in several compartments and two counties.

San Jacinto First Thinning Project

The thinning of 4,200 acres of young pine plantations.


Enbridge G&P (East Texas) L.P. - South Haynesville Expansion Extension Project Gas Pipeline ROW

24 inch natural gas pipeline right-of-way is being proposed on the Sabine NF adjacent to an exisitng piepeline right-of-way.

MIS Plan Amendment

The NFGT would revise the current list of Management Indicator Species in order to gather better data on the effects of Forest managment on plant and animal species.

OGP-Trinity LLC Proposed Oil Well

OGP Trinity, LLC. has submitted an Application to Drill (APD) for well Davy Crockett # 1 to the Bureau of Land Management to exercise their lease rights in Compartment 81 on the Davy Crockett National Forest (DCNF), to drill an oil well.

OGP-Trinity Road Access

This is a permit proposal for a road access, NFSR 507B in Compartment 81 on the Davy Crockett National Forest. The road will allow OGP-Trinity to access their oil well off of NFSR 507.

RP Small Crockett Pipeline Special Use

Proposal for a special use permit to construct a pipeline to transport hydrocarbons collected from a well located east of Compartment 71 of the Sam Houston National Forest, to an already existing pipeline in Compartment 72.

SK San Jacinto 2-D Seismic Survey

Proposal to conduct about 1.3 miles of two-dimensional seismic survey to determine potential underlying hydrocarbon deposits in Compartment 84.

Tekxon USA # 1 & 2 Wells

Proposal to drill 2 wells on a 5-acre pad in Compartment 116.

Windstream Communications Special Use Permit Amendment for FM 3373 Telephone Line

Proposal is to add a 25 pair wire to an exisitng permitted right-of-way (3870 feet by 10 feet) to provide high speed internet to the Black Forest Community.

Project Archive

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