Projects

Project planning follows Forest Service regulations (36 CFR 220), which are based on and are consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations, and USDA regulations. For those not familiar with NEPA or the CEQ regulations, CEQ published a 45-page Citizens Guide that provides information on how citizens can get involved.
 

National Forests In Texas Current and Recent Projects

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Developing Proposal

Sam Houston RD 10-Year Rx Burn Program

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.

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

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).

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..

Fannin County Electric Cooperative,Inc. Special Use Permit Amendment Electric Powerline Right-of-Way

Amendment to existing powerline ROW for Fannin County Electric Cooperative within the Caddo National Grasslands

Hilcorp Energy Company SUP Issuance: Compartment 119

Installation of 2,300 feet of new pipeline through an existing right-of-way by Hilcorp Energy Company to connect Well (Foster D.1) to an existing gas gathering pipeline.

LBJ Prairie Savanna Restoration Project

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

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 Boles Field First Thinning

Commercially thin approximately 3,000 acres of 66 overstocked pine stands ranging in age from about 20 to 40 years in age, to an average basal area of 60-70 square feet per acre.

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.

South Zone Thinning Project

Commercial thinning of 18-41 year-old naturally or artificially regenerated pine stands. Stands are currently overstocked which increases competition for nutrients and sunlight and increases susceptibility to insects and disease.

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.

White City First Thinning Project

Commercially thin approximately 3,530 acres of 77 overstocked pine stands ranging in age from about 20 to 40 years in age, to an average basal area of 60-70 square feet per acre.

Analysis Completed

Sandy Creek Project

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

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.

Cancelled

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.

Project Archive

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