Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.

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- Bighorn National Forest, Medicine Wheel Ranger District
- Bighorn National Forest, Powder River Ranger District
- Bighorn National Forest, Tongue Ranger District


Bighorn National Forest, Medicine Wheel Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Crater Ridge Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Comment Period
04/25/2014
Expected: 08/2015 04/2017 Bernie Bornong
307-674-2685
bbornong@fs.fed.us
Description: Forested vegetation management with multiple objectives, including wood product production, fuels reduction, wildlife habitat enhancement, and travel management.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43845
Location: UNIT - Medicine Wheel Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Sheridan. LEGAL - Not Applicable Medicine Wheel/Paintrock Ranger District in the Little Bighorn River watershed
Granite Creek/Route No. 301116 Stream Crossing Removal
CE
- Watershed management
- Road management
Analysis Completed Expected: 08/2015
Actual: 06/30/2015
08/2015 Thomas Gardiner
307-674-2645
thomasgardiner@fs.fed.us
Description: Remove existing stream crossing culvert on Route No. 301116 at Granite Creek to improve human safety, restore floodplain function, and improve aquatic habitat connectivity.
Location: UNIT - Medicine Wheel Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Big Horn. LEGAL - T53N R89W Section 35 NW 1/4 of SE 1/4 FS road #301116 is located on the west side of US HWY 14 across from the Antelope Butte Ski Area.
Willett Creek, Forest Service Road 226 Reroute Project
EA
- Road management In Progress
Comment Period
02/23/2015
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 Ashley Duke
307-548-5309
abduke@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-route the crossing of FSR 226 with a tributary of Willett Creek. The new segment would be approx. 500 feet long and located downstream of the current crossing at a narrower portion of the stream. Close and rehabilitate existing water crossing.
Location: UNIT - Medicine Wheel Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Big Horn. LEGAL - T53N R88W, NE 1/4, SE 1/4, S 1/2 of sec. 10. Unnamed tributary of Willett Creek and FSR 226.
Bighorn National Forest, Powder River Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Billy Creek Timber Sale
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period
12/23/2014
Expected: 08/2015 04/2017 Christopher Jones
307-674-2627
christopherdjones@fs.fed.us
Description: Forested vegetation management with multiple objectives, including wood product production, fuels reduction, wildlife habitat enhancement, insect and disease mitigation and travel management.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44493
Location: UNIT - Powder River Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Johnson. LEGAL - Not Applicable Project is located on the Powder River Ranger District in the Clear Creek and Crazy Woman Creek watersheds.
Pole Creek Gravel Pit Expansion
EA
- Minerals and Geology Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
07/2015
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 Gayle Laurent
307-674-2656
glaurent@fs.fed.us
Description: The Wyoming Dept of Transportation submitted an application to increase the existing gravel pit by 45 ac to facilitate transportation projects and maintenance operations on US Hwy 16. Includes mining, gravel operation, and a temporary hot mix plant
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46124
Location: UNIT - Powder River Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Johnson. LEGAL - NE1/4SE1/4, Section 26, T.49N., R84W., 6th P.M The Pole Creek Gravel Pit is located immediately west of US Highway 16 just north of milepost 67, approximately 17 miles southwest of Buffalo, Wyoming
Bighorn National Forest, Tongue Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Lodge Connector ATV Trail Project
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Comment Period
10/02/2014
Expected: 12/2015 06/2016 Stephen Larrabee
307-674-2620
slarrabee@fs.fed.us
Description: ATV trail to connect the three lodges on the north end of the Tongue Ranger District.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45472
Location: UNIT - Tongue Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Sheridan. LEGAL - T55N R88W sec. 7 and 16-18, T55N R89W sec. 1 and 12-13 ATV trail between Arrowhead Lodge, Elk View Lodge and Bear Lodge.
Sheridan College Weather Tower
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/15/2015
Expected: 07/2015 07/2015 Travis Fack
307-674-2683
tfack@fs.fed.us
Description: Sheridan College, Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus has submitted a special use application to install a 12' tower on Park Reservoir Dam.
Location: UNIT - Tongue Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Sheridan. LEGAL - T.53N, R.86W, Section 15 Tower to be located on top of Park Reservoir Dam.
Wyoming Department of Transportation Waterline
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/01/2015
Expected: 07/2015 07/2015 Travis Fack
307-674-2683
tfack@fs.fed.us
Description: Wyoming Department of Transportation has submitted an application to install a new waterline from the Forest Service Burgess RV Dump Station well to the Burgess Junction WYDOT Maintenance Camp.
Location: UNIT - Tongue Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Sheridan. LEGAL - T.55N, R.89W, Section 1 Burgess Junction, Wyoming
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