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National Forests In Texas Current and Recent Projects

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Developing Proposal

Beaver Creek Wildlife Improvement Project

The project will consist of thinning stands in compartments 10, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20 to 60 BA, conducting midstory reduction, and prescribed burning to reduce susceptibility to southern pine beetle and improve the quality of habitat for wildlife


To improve wildlife habitat quality by increasing the proportion of native, fire adapted grasses and forbs to an extent that reflects a history of frequent fire.

Sabine Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project

The purpose of the project is to provide improved safety areas around critical infrastructure and to allow point source protection of that infrastructure in the event of a wildfire.

Southwestern Bell Telephone dba AT&T Texas, a Delaware Corporation Special Use Permit ROW

Reissuance of an expired authorization for an existing telephone line ROW.

Under Analysis

Angelina-Sabine Prescribed Fire Project

prescribed burning 65,000 to 85,000 acres per year across the district within one to five year fire return intervals.

Bannister Restoration Project

Reduce Southern Pine Beetle risk through stand density reduction, and restore longleaf and shortleaf pine ecosystem on approximately 18,000 acres on the Angelina National Forest. Located south of State Highway 103 in San Augustine County, Texas

Bi-Sep First Thinning Project

To improve the health of the young plantations and reduce the risk of southern pine beetle outbreaks in plantation on the Sabine National Forest.

Bois d'Arc Open Areas Restoration Project

Restore open areas on the Bois d'Arc unit of the Caddo National Grassland to better represent historic conditions of native prairies and oak savannas using mechanical, fire and seeding methods.

Caddo Prairie Savanna Restoration

The FS proposed to accelerate the transition of degraded lands and streams to properly function and healthy prairies, savannas, and streams across the entire Caddo National Grassland through the use of a variety of management techniques (e.g., fire).

Davy Crockett National Forest Prescribed Fire Project

The purpose of this project is to reduce hazardous fuels and restore fire-adapted ecosystems through the intentional application of fire on the landscape. The Dave Crockett NF proposes prescribed burning roughly 260,000 acres with prescribed fire.

DCP Southern Hills, LLC Pipeline Permit

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

Entergy Texas, Inc. SUP Amendment: Compartment 58, 65, and 68

Transfer use of existing authorization from one operator to another; reconstruction of exiting FS structure to accommodate an additional power line. No change to right of way length or width..

Gum Thinning project

The proposed project area is within the Moore Plantation Wildlife Management Area (WMA). It consists of Sabine National Forest Administrative Compartments 118 and 119 which consist of approximately 2,796 acres

Montgomery County Wildlife Habitat Improvement Project

The National Forests and Grasslands propose to alter existing stand structures within the project area, to move the stands towards the desired conditions for RCW habitat and reduce Forest susceptibility to SPB.

North Angelina RCW Habitat Improvement Project

Red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis) (RCW) habitat improvement project on the Angelina National Forest in compartments 1, 2, 6, and 7.

North Angelina RCW Midstory Reduction

A midstory story reduction project for compartments 1, 2, and 7 on the Angelina National Forest. The project seeks to improve RCW nesting and foraging habitat within Management Area 2.

North Zavalla First Thinning

Pine first thinning in stands 20-40 years old in compartments 44,45,46,47, and 50 on the Angelina National Forest.

Oil and Gas Leasing Availability Analysis

NFGT is preparing for an EIS to analyze and disclose effects of identifying areas available or unavailable for new oil and gas leasing, what stipulations would be applied to those available lands, and if any Forest Plan amendments would need to occur

Patroon 1st Thinning Project

Approximately 2,683 acres of dense pine stands exist on the Sabine National Forest in the Patroon First Thinning project area. These predominately loblolly pine stands are approximately 20 to 40 years old and have a current BA are of 150 to 200

Raven Forest Unit Expansion

Raven Forest Unit proposed development of up to 16 wells and 2 pads. The project takes place in compartments 29, 30, 31 and 33 of the Sam Houston National Forest.

Sabine River Authority (SRA) Marina and Resort Permit Project

The Sabine River Authority (SRA) has submitted a Marina and Resort Special Use Permit application for the purpose of developing two recreation sites on US Forest Service property in Sabine and Shelby County.

Sam Houston RD Prescribed Burn Project

Prescribed burning to create/improve good quality foraging habitat for the red-cockaded woodpecker in Management Area 2. Desired conditions: open, mature pine-dominated forests with diverse grass and forb ground cover, maintained by frequent fire.

SRA Recreation Area Capital Improvements and Maintenance Project

The Sabine River Authority as part of their obligations under their recently re-issued Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) license, is proposing to implement a plan involving improvements to 4 recreation areas on the Sabine NF.

Stan Lilly SUP Issuance: Compartment 95

Construction of road access to a private tract adjacent to Compartment 95

Texas Plan Revision

The National Forests and Grasslands propose to revise their land management plan as guided by the 2012 Planning Rule.

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.

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.


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.

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.

Jasper-Newton Electric Cooperative Special Use Permit Amendment

This project is to add additional powerline to provide electrical service to a private property that is landlocked by National forest System land.

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.

Wes Horton Private Road Special Use Permit

access road to access private property.

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