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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.

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.

Marie Ybarra Private Road Special Use Permit

road access to private property landlocked by National Forest land

Mid-South Synergy SUP Amendment: FM 1791

To add approximately 19,750 feet of new overhead & underground powerline in the FM 1791 ROW. The new line will backfeed electricity to existing lines if/when lines go down as the result of accident or natural disaster.

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.

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.

Red River Nacogdoches II LP Private Road Special Use Permit

A permit issued to Champion International Corp for a private road has expired. Red River Nacogodeches II LP now ones the land. The permit will be reissued for a new term to the new land owner.

Roosevelt King Private Road Special Use Permit Reissuance

The private road special use permit issued to Roosevelt King has expired and needs to be reissued for a new term. The road is 245 feet in length by 40 feet in width.located in administrative compartment 25 of the Sabine NF.

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.

Wes Horton Private Road Special Use Permit

access road to access private property.

Wildlife Habitat Improvement Prescribed Burning in Compartments 11, 12, 30, and 36.

5,686 acres of prescribed burning for RCW habitat improvement.

Wildlife Habitat Improvement Prescribed Burning in Compartments 18, 19, and 20.

4,837 acres of prescribed burning for RCW habitat improvement.

Wildlife Habitat Improvement Prescribed Burning in Compartments 38, 44, 54, and 104

5,078 acres of prescribed burning for RCW habitat improvement.

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.

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

XTO Energy, Inc. has submitted a proposal to drill a gas well on Federal Lease TXNM 80155 and TXNM02566. The project would include a well pad, access road, and pipeline.

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

Adaptive Management EA for Wind Events on the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas

The National Forests and Grasslands in Texas would prepare an Adaptive Management Environmental Assessment for Wind Events that may occur in the future.

C-64 Project

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

Devons E Farrington Unit 1H and 2H

Approve the Surface Use Plan of Operations for Devon's proposed E. Farrington well site in Unit 31 of the LBJ National Grasslands. The proposed wells will require the construction of a well pad, pipeline and lease road.

Houston County Electric Cooperative 4 Permit Renewals

Proposal to re-issue four special use permits to the Houston County Electric Cooperative authorizing the use of existing power line rights-of-way across the Davy Crockett National Forest located in various locations of Houston and Trinity Counties.

Kidhaw Wildlife Habitat Improvement Project

Proposal to improve habitat for various wildlife species, including the Red-cockaded Woodpecker, through thinning, prescribe burning, midstory removal, control of non-native invasive plants, and planting of native grasses.

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.

LBJ Unit 31 and 78 Upland Game Bird Habitat Improvement

Propose to remove cedar, create and maintain fuel breaks, and conduct prescribed burning in the LBJ's Unit 31 and 78 in an effort to improve habitat for upland game birds.

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.

TPF II East texas gathering, LLC - Newfield-Huxley Gas Pipeline Special use Permit

12 inch gas pipeline right-of-way adjacent to FM 2694 on the Sabine NF

On Hold

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.

Ratcliff Lake Dam repair

Repair of the Ratcliff Lake dam and spillway in the Ratcliff Lake Recreation Area, Houston County, Texas

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.

San Jacinto First Thinning Project

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

Sandy Creek Project

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


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.

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.

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