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, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Bighorn National Forest, Medicine Wheel Ranger District
- Bighorn National Forest, Powder River Ranger District
- Bighorn National Forest, Tongue Ranger District


Bighorn National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest) R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
National Outdoor Leadership School Permit Renewal Project
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2017
Expected: 03/2017 06/2017 Robert Cochran
307-548-5308
rcochran@fs.fed.us
Description: Issuance of a new 10 year special use authorization to replace NOLS' current special use authorization that expires 12/31/2016. NOLS leads youth backpacking trips practicing Leave No Trace.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50708
Location: UNIT - Bighorn National Forest All Units. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Big Horn, Sheridan, Washakie. LEGAL - Not Applicable Bighorn National Forest,- Bighorn, Sheridan and Washakie Counties Wyoming (See Recreation Use Capacity Compartment Map and NOLS Currently Authorized Priority Use Service Days)
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

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/16/2016
Expected: 06/2017 06/2017 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.
Double Rafter Cattle Drives Littlehorn Cow Camp Assigned Site Proposal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/13/2016
Expected: 02/2017 03/2017 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
Edelman Trail Reroute #025 Project
CE
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/06/2016
Expected: 01/2017 09/2017 Robert Cochran
307-548-5308
rcochran@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct two reroutes and trail tread structures on the Edelman Trail #025 to protect riparian areas.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50490
Location: UNIT - Medicine Wheel Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Big Horn. LEGAL - T51N, R87W, Sec.6, Bighorn County, Wyoming Located adjacent to Forest Service Road #17 approximately 20 miles southeast of the Shell Ranger Station in the Bighorn National Forest.
Federal Aviation Administration Communications Use Lease Renewal - Medicine Mtn Communications Site
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 01/2017
Actual: 12/12/2016,
12/12/2016
02/2017 Gayle Laurent
307-674-2656
glaurent@fs.fed.us
Description: The Federal Aviation Administration has applied to renew existing authorization for communications facility on the Medicine Mountain Communications Site for a twenty year term
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50487
Location: UNIT - Medicine Wheel Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Big Horn. LEGAL - T. 29N., R 92 W., Sections 22 and 29 Facilities are located on the Medicine Mountain Communications Site approx. 40 miles from Lovell, WY. Equipment Storage Garage is approx. 2 miles from main facilities off Highway 14A via FSR 651
Flitner Waterline Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/16/2016
Expected: 03/2017 03/2017 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
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/09/2016
Expected: 02/2017 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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2017
Expected: 04/2018 04/2019 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
Trail 038 Conversion
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/29/2016
Est. Comment Period
01/2017
Expected: 04/2017 06/2017 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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