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.

Report Contents (click to jump to a section):
- 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
Forest-wide Timber Stand Improvement
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
03/07/2016
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 Debra Lozinski
307-674-2629
dlozinski@fs.fed.us
Description: Thin conifer trees two feet tall to five inches diameter at breast height in areas previously harvested and where stand-replacing fires and/or severe wind/weather events have occurred. Average of 500 acres annually in MAs 3, 4, and 5.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48751
Location: UNIT - Bighorn National Forest All Units. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Big Horn, Johnson, Sheridan, Washakie. LEGAL - Not Applicable Management Areas 3, 4, and 5 in the Bighorn National Forest and excluding the Cloud Peak Wilderness and inventoried roadless areas.
Bighorn National Forest, Medicine Wheel Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
FSR #329 Conversion Project
EA
- Road management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Comment Period
02/01/2016
Expected: 07/2016 07/2016 Robert Cochran
307-548-5308
rcochran@fs.fed.us
Description: Forest Service Road (FSR) #329 would be partially closed to full sized vehicles and converted to a motorized OHV trail 50 inches or less. Sections of the old road bed would be narrowed to be more compatible with a 50 inch or less trail.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48442
Location: UNIT - Medicine Wheel Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Big Horn. LEGAL - Section 33, T52N, R88W, and Section 4, T52N, R88W, 44.428 latitude, 107.556 longitude Located off Forest Service Road #17 just southeast of Spanish Point, approximately 12 miles south of the Shell Ranger Station.
Bighorn National Forest, Powder River Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Pole Creek Gravel Pit Expansion
EA
- Minerals and Geology Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2016
Actual: 07/07/2016
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 38 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
KTVQ Communications, INC. Communications Lease Reissuance
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/06/2016
Expected: 06/2016 06/2016 Travis Fack
307-674-2683
tfack@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissuance of existing communication site lease for a new term. Authorizing the continued use and maintenance of the existing communications building and equipment located at the designated Bosin Rock Communications Site.
Location: UNIT - Tongue Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Sheridan. LEGAL - T54N, R85W, Sec. 29 Bosin Rock Communication Site
Lodge Connector ATV Trail Project
EA
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Leslie Horsch
307-674-2632
lhorsch@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.
Ponty Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/06/2016
Expected: 06/2016 06/2016 Travis Fack
307-674-2683
tfack@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissuance of existing Special Use Permit for a new term authorizing the continued use and maintenance of a spring development and associated waterline.
Location: UNIT - Tongue Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Sheridan. LEGAL - T54N, R86W, Section 30 Spring development is located off Forest Service Road #287, waterline runs to the south to the private inholding near Big Goose.
Trail 038 Conversion
EA
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2016
Expected: 12/2016 02/2017 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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