Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

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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
Antelope Butte Water Development
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/16/2016
Expected: 07/2017 07/2017 Travis Fack
307-674-2683
tfack@fs.fed.us
Description: Antelope Butte Foundation has submitted a special use application to construct a new springbox at an existing developed spring site with current water rights and install a new waterline to provide year round domestic water at the permitted facilities
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51070
Location: UNIT - Medicine Wheel Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Big Horn. LEGAL - Not Applicable Spring site is located to the southeast of the lodge at the ASP & Murphy Spring.
Big Horn 100 Term Permit Project
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2017
Expected: 05/2017 07/2017 Ashley Duke
307-548-5309
abduke@fs.fed.us
Description: Issuance of a new 5-year term special use authorization to replace Big Horn 100 current annual special use authorization. Two events each year in July and August. Route is on roads, trails, and cross country.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51418
Location: UNIT - Medicine Wheel Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Big Horn. LEGAL - Not Applicable Bighorn National Forest, multiple locations
Double Rafter Cattle Drives Littlehorn Cow Camp Assigned Site Proposal
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2017
Actual: 06/08/2017
07/2017 Cheri Jones
307-674-2652
cajones02@fs.fed.us
Description: Moving site for Double Rafter Cattle Drives outfitter and guide permit from Rock Cabin Park site to Littlehorn Cow Camp. Site used between June 27 & October 10 annually. Maximum 3 trips, 2-3 days each. 220 clients, 12 staff. 30-35 horses.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50707
Location: UNIT - Medicine Wheel Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Sheridan. LEGAL - NW1/4 NW1/4 Section 33, T57N, R90W Littlehorn Cow Camp at end of FSR 125
Flitner Waterline Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 03/2017
Actual: 05/10/2017
06/2017 Travis Fack
307-674-2683
tfack@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissuance of the existing special use permit for a spring development and waterline for a new term.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50117
Location: UNIT - Medicine Wheel Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Big Horn. LEGAL - T.53N., R89W., Section 31, 6th Principle Meridian Located near the intersection of Forest Service road 17 and 947, in the Snowshoe Pass area.
Wind River Outfitters New Assigned Site Project
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2017
Actual: 04/03/2017
08/2017 Robert Cochran
307-548-5308
rcochran@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorization of a new assigned site at the end of Forest Service Road (FSR) #601 to be used for big game hunting.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50655
Location: UNIT - Medicine Wheel Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Big Horn. LEGAL - Range 88W, T51N, Sec. 3, Bighorn County, Wyoming Located at the end of (FSR) #601 which branches off from FSR #17, approximately 15 miles southeast of the Shell Ranger Station, Bighorn N.F., Bighorn County, Wyoming.
Bighorn National Forest, Powder River Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Buffalo Municipal Watershed Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/01/2017
Est. Comment Period
03/2018
Expected: 05/2018 03/2019 Jon Warder
307-674-2631
jwarder@fs.fed.us
Description: Fire risk reduction and water quality maintenance or improvement activities in the Buffalo Municipal Watershed area, plus aspen restoration and other forest treatments to achieve Forest Plan objectives.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50871
Location: UNIT - Powder River Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Johnson. LEGAL - centered on T50N, R84W, S26 Buffalo Municipal Watershed, including the national forest portion outside the Cloud Peak Wilderness in the Middle and South Forks of Clear Creek
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

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management In Progress
Comment Period
10/02/2014
Expected: 12/2017 06/2018 Cheri Jones
307-674-2652
cajones02@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.
Rangeland Hunting Adventures and H. F. Bar Ranch Inc. Outfitter Guide Special Use Permit Reissuances
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2017
Actual: 04/25/2017
05/2017 Cheri Jones
307-674-2652
cajones02@fs.fed.us
Description: Both businesses have submitted proposals for their current 10-year priority use special use permits for outfitting and guiding to be issued for another 10-year term.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51242
Location: UNIT - Tongue Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Big Horn, Johnson, Sheridan. LEGAL - Not Applicable Rangeland Hunting Adventures - Assigned site located in Section 24, T56N, R90W. H.F. Bar Ranch - Assigned site located in Section 26, T52N, R85W.
Sheridan County Sportmens Association Recreation Event Special Use Permit Modification
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 06/2017
Actual: 06/06/2017
06/2017 Cheri Jones
307-674-2652
cajones02@fs.fed.us
Description: Addition of a second archery course to a 2-day event that occurs annually and is authorized in a 5-year special use authorization.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51729
Location: UNIT - Tongue Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Sheridan. LEGAL - Not Applicable Sheridan County Sportsmens Association holds a 5-year term special use authorization for an annual archery shoot. They want to add a 1-mile-long second course south of Bear Lodge Resort.
Trail 038 Conversion
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/29/2016
Est. Comment Period
11/2016
Expected: 08/2017 09/2017 Sara Evans-Kirol
307-674-2692
sevanskirol@fs.fed.us
Description: To change use to nonmotorized to lower the maintenance standards and reduce safety issues associated with motorized use on a trail not designed for that use. Currently, rock slides and flooding have narrowed the trail and blocked motorized use.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49617
Location: UNIT - Tongue Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Johnson. LEGAL - T52N, R85W, Sections 14, 13, 21,22,23,28 & 29 The segment being considered is referred to as the Beaver Lakes section of Trail 038. It is located in the Kearny Lake Area between Trail 033 and Road 320.
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