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 , Bighorn National Forest All Units
- Bighorn National Forest , Medicine Wheel Ranger District
- Bighorn National Forest , Powder River 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
MWPR Ranger District outfitter and guide permit issuances, modifications, and re-issuance.
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/24/2014
Expected: 04/2014 06/2014 Robert Cochran
307-548-5308
rcochran@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorization of two new Outfitter and Guide permits, four new assigned sites for currently permitted outfitters, additional service days given to three outfitters and a permit re-issuance for one outfitter.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43540
Location: UNIT - Bighorn National Forest All Units. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Big Horn, Sheridan. LEGAL - New assigned sites proposed at: T.58N R.91W Sec. 30, T.58N R91W Sec. 26, R.54N R.90W Sec. 24, T.51N R.87W Sec. 23. New assigned sites proposed at Red Springs Road, Poacher Lake and Cedar Creek.
NWCC - Sheridan College Outfitter Guide Permit Proposal
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Cheri Jones
307-674-2652
cajones02@fs.fed.us
Description: Sheridan College has requested an outfitter guide special use permit for classes and field trips that are part of the Learn Outdoors program
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44076
Location: UNIT - Bighorn National Forest All Units. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Big Horn, Johnson, Sheridan, Washakie. LEGAL - Not Applicable Forestwide, in addition to Post Creek, Antelope Butte, Shell Bench, South Piney, Sibley and Cutler Nordic Trails, Tongue River Trail, Road 196 loop, Pole Creek and Willow Park Nordic Trails.
Bighorn National Forest , Bighorn National Forest All Units R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Buckskin Ed Creek/Trail 360 Stream Crossing Improvement
CE
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/24/2014
Expected: 05/2014 08/2014 Chris Williams
307-674-2646
clwilliams@fs.fed.us
Description: Replace the existing ford stream crossing with an OHV bridge to improve Yellowstone cutthroat trout habitat (sensitive species), by reducing trail erosion and aquatic sedimentation, and providing uninterrupted habitat for all aquatic organisms.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44141
Location: UNIT - Powder River Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Big Horn. LEGAL - T50N R87W Section 27 Paint Rock Creek - south Paint Rock Creek 6th level watershed, where trail 360 crosses Buckskin Ed Creek.
Meadowlark Ski Area Maintenance Garage Addition
CE
- Special use management
- Special area management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/25/2014
Expected: 07/2014 07/2014 Travis Fack
307-674-2683
tfack@fs.fed.us
Description: The Meadowlark Ski Lodge has submitted a proposal to construct a 48 foot by 20 foot addition to their existing maintenance garage, for the maintenance of ski area equipment and storage.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44095
Location: UNIT - Powder River Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Washakie. LEGAL - T48N, R86W, Section 5 Meadowlark Ski Areas Permitted Boundary
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)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Road management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2014
Expected: 05/2015 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
Bighorn National Forest , Powder River Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Worland Summer Home Group water crossing removal and driveway addition
CE
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
- Special use management
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/21/2014
Expected: 06/2014 06/2014 Craig Cope
307-684-7806
cccope@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to eliminate a low water crossing and reduce ~600 ft of unneeded open road, reestablish ~300 ft of dirt road driveway to retain access to all cabins in the summer home group.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43372
Location: UNIT - Powder River Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Big Horn. LEGAL - T49N, R86W, S17, 6th PM The Worland Summer Home Group is located in Forest System Road 27 ~2 miles north of Tyrrell Work Center.
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This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.