Projects

The National Forests in Mississippi work on many projects annually "on the ground" to improve wildlife habitat, maintain recreation opportunities, demonstrate sound silvicultural practices, and generally "care for the land and serve people." Public input is included in these activities through the NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act) process. Each new project is posted on this web site, and the documents relating to its various NEPA steps are added as completed.

Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

The Schedule of Proposed Actions provides a list of proposals that will begin or are undergoing environmental analysis and documentation so that people can become aware of and indicate their interest in specific proposals.

The Schedule of Proposed Actions includes proposals whose decisions are expected to be documented in a Decision Memo, Decision Notice, or Record of Decision, pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and agency direction.

The Schedule of Proposed Actions is published in January, April, July, and October. It contains the best available information at that time. Proposals that start and finish before the next schedule is produced will be listed in the next schedule as Completed.

The newest version of the National Forests in Mississippi's Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA) document includes national, regional and local project name, purpose, planning status, decision, expected implementation and project contact for current and planned projects. The current SOPA is also available as a PDF Version or you may visit the Archives for previous SOPA documents.

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Recent Projects of the National Forests in Mississippi
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Lands Available for Oil and Gas Leasing 08/06/2010
 

National Forests In Mississippi Current and Recent Projects

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Developing Proposal

De Soto Black Creek Wild and Scenic River(WSR) Comprehensive River Management Plan (CRMP)

The National Forests in Mississippi proposes to establish a river corridor boundary and the preparation of a Comprehensive River Management Plan (CRMP) for the 21 mile Black Creek Wild and Scenic River.

Franklin Telephone Service to Parker Residence

Install 3,168' of buried communication cable to provide service to the Parker residence. About 450' will be directionally bored under a stream.

Reissuance of Special Use Permit for Franklin Telephone

Authorize continued operation of telecommunication lines.

Under Analysis

Allen Access

Access to private property that is completely surrounded by National Forest land.

Basket Road Trail Improvement Project

To decommission .30 miles of existing trail and construct .50 miles of new trail. Rehabilitation of decommissioned trail, which will include felling non-commercial trees and allowing the area to re-vegetate naturally or planting native grasses.

Brushy Creek HFRA Project

Proposal to thin or restore up to 3000 acres of unthinned pine plantations to reduce the risk of SPB infestation and spread by increasing vigor of retained trees and/or restoring a more resistant tree species to appropriate sites.

Buffalo Tower HFRA Project

Proposal to thin or restore up to 3000 acres of unthinned pine plantations to reduce the risk of SPB infestation and spread by increasing vigor of retained trees and/or restoring a more resistant tree species to appropriate sites.

Camp Shelby Wetland Crossing Construction

The construction of 31 wetland crossings within the confines of Training Areas 10, 25, 32, and 33 at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center within the De Soto National Forest.

De Soto National Forest Longleaf Pine Ecosystem Restoration and Habitat Improvement

De Soto National Forest proposes longleaf pine ecosystem restoration & habitat improvement for Red-cockaded woodpecker, gopher tortoise, black pine snake, & gopher frog - increasing longleaf pine & natural fire regimes, & reducing hazardous fuels.

Delta National Forest NAWCA Water Control Structure Project

The purpose of this project is to replace aging and failing drainage structures which will provide flooded bottomland hardwood habitat for wintering waterfowl within the Mississippi Flyway in support of the North American Waterfowl Management Plan.

Fraser Access

Access to private property using an existing driveway. This project was formerly listed as "Moore Access" but the property has been sold to the Frasers.

J.H. Browning Access

Request for access to private property through Forest Service land, on FSR 112A4.

Pearl River Valley EPA Carnes Relocation

Move lines from interior forest areas to roads. Abandon 2.01 acres of existing right-of-way by removing poles and wires. Install new overhead lines along Daughdrill and D.E. Scarborough roads for a new easement area of 1.64 acres.

Project to Control Non-native Invasive Plant Species On De Soto National Forest

The De Soto National Forest is proposing to control known and future occurrences of non-native invasive plant infestations using a combination of manual, mechanical, cultural, and chemical treatment methods.

Rock Bottom Trail Improvement Project

To decommission .35 miles of existing trail and construct .50 miles of new trail. Rehabilitation of decommissioned trail, which will include felling non-commercial trees and allowing the area to re-vegetate naturally or planting native grasses.

Sandy Creek HFRA Project

Proposal to thin or restore approx. 1,800 acres of unthinned pine plantations to reduce the risk of SPB infestation and spread by increasing vigor of retained trees and/or restoring a more resistant tree species to appropriate sites.

SWMS Electric Installation on FSR 186B

Installation of an electric powerline along right-of-way of FSR 186B for approx. 350' overhead and 3,150' of underground line.

Analysis Completed

Lake Management on the Homochitto National Forest

Proposal to improve recreation and fisheries management three lakes through activities such as control of aquatic invasive plants, fish stocking or species management, and liming/fertilization of the water.

Petro Harvester Proposed Well USA 15-14 No. 1

Directionally drill a new well on the existing production location for USA 15-2, 15-3, 15-5 & 15-6. No additional surface area will be needed and no pits will be dug.

Petro Harvester USA 15-6 No. 1

Petro Harvester Operating Company proposes to drill a new well on an existing location that currently contains three additional wells. No additional surface disturbance will be required.

Petro Harvester USA 20-2 No. 2

Petro Harvester Operating Company proposes to drill a new oil well on an existing location that currently contains three additional wells. No additional surface disturbance will be required.

Powell Access

Access to private land and a future residence across a narrow strip of National Forest land. New road will be approximately 15 feet long and 20 feet wide.

On Hold

Black Creek Hiking Trail Relocation

Relocate two segments of Black Creek hiking trail to reduce the number of bridges on the trail. One segment is approximately 1640' long and winds around a small swampy bay, and the other is 2440' long and crosses a recently acquired parcel of land.

Core Habitat Improvement

Project would thin pine stands in the central part (core) of the Chickasawhay Ranger District for Threatened & Endangered Species Habitat Improvement & Expansion.

Gulf South Pipeline Relocation

Relocate a section of natural gas pipeline that has become exposed due to erosion along the banks of Black Creek. New r/w 50' wide, with add'l 25' temp work space needed. Directional bore under Black Creek. Rehabilitation of abandoned r/w.

Moody Access

Access to private property using an existing driveway.

Murray Access

Provide access to private property using an existing closed road and a short segment of new construction.

Cancelled

1st Thinning Add-on #2

Proposal to thin a stand around/adjacent to a stand already approved for thinning, in an area that won't be analyzed for several years.

Access to Salem Cemetery

Provide access over an existing route to Salem Cemetery

Berrytown Road stabilization (slide)

Modification of Special Use Permit #HOM0152 to allow stabilization of a slide which endangers the roadbed of Berrytown Road. Project will include ground disturbance and stabilization up to 20' outside the current ROW in one location, approx 0.7 acres

Camp Keller Small Building Construction

Construction of a small building on an area already paved.

Charles and Clark Bond Access

Request for access to private land surrounded by National Forest land.

Franklin Telephone Service for Carter

Install 1,065 feet of buried copper cable within existing maintained road rights-of-way to provide telecommunications to a private residence.

Gravel Pits Project.

The expansion of one gravel pit and development of up to 5 new gravel pits to provide for road reconstruction and maintenance needs of the Forest and local counties.

Homochitto Gravel Pits

The expansion of one existing gravel pit and development of up to 7 new gravel pits to provide for road reconstruction and maintenance needs of the Forest and local counties.

Laurentide Well 4S-9W-18X

Construct a 496'x504' well pad and 155' access road to drill for oil on Federal Leases MSES054565 & MSES054570. Complete for production if producible quantities of oil are found, or rehabilitate if none are found.

Laurentide Well 5S-10W-13X

Construct a 425'x425' well pad and 589' access road to drill for oil on Federal Leases MSES054843 & MSES054844. Complete for production if producible quantities of oil are found, or rehabilitate if none are found.

Laurentide Well 5S-10W-14X

Construct a 426'x478' well pad and 298' access road to drill for oil on Federal Leases MSES054842 & MSES054845. Complete for production if producible quantities of oil are found, or rehabilitate if none are found.

Mississippi Resources, LLC Oil and Gas Exploration

The Bienville National Forest has received a request from MS Resources, LLC for a Permit to Drill USA 21-12 #1, permitted to 16,500 feet for an exploratory test on Lease MSES-056720.

Pearl River Valley EPA Powerline Upgrade and Relocation along Hwy. 15

Relocate an overhead powerline to a new location along a state highway, upgrade the line from 7,200 to 14,400 volts, and remove abandoned poles and wire.

Plantation Thinning and Restoration 2016

The analysis and potential thinning/restoration of approximately 13,407 acres of overstocked plantations to improve the overall health of the forest, wildlife habitats, and insect/disease susceptibility. Project was begun as HFRA 1st Thin.

Richardson Creek Trail Relocation

Proposal to reroute approx. 1200 feet of the Richardson Creek Trail due to insect infestation making the current route unsafe.

Southern Pine EPA power line construction

Southern Pine EPA has proposed to construct a new 14.4 KV power line across Bienville National Forest Systems lands.

Special Use Permit for Access - Cook

Access to a private tract of land across National Forest System. Existing road, no ground disturbance, no timber harvest.

Special Use Permit for Access - Hartsoe

Access to a private tract of land across National Forest System. Existing road, no ground disturbance, no timber harvest.

Special Use Permit for Access - Jirimiwi Hunting Club

Access to a private tract of land across National Forest System. Existing road, no ground distubance, no timber harvest.

Special Use Permit for Access - Jones

Access to a tract of private land across National Forest System. Existing road, no ground disturbance, no timber harvest.

Special Use Permit for Access - Thompson

Access to a private tract of land across National Forest System. Existing road, no ground disturbance, no timber harvest.

Starks Road

Vegetative management on the Tombigbee Ranger District, Stark Road analysis unit.

Success Community Sign

Harrison County Board of Supervisors and District 5 Road Dept. propose to install a sign for the community of Success and maintain a small area around the sign by mowing and ornamental plantings. Area is within the existing road right-of-way.

Watershed Health Restoration, and Maintenance in the Sand Hill Creek Analysis Unit

Longleaf restoration, commercial thinning, midstory reduction, red cockaded woodpecker management, and prescribed burning for the recovery of theatened and endangered species in the Sand Hill Creek Analysis Unit.

Project Archive

Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.



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