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
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
In Progress
Comment Period
04/25/2014
Expected: 07/2015 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
Willett Creek, Forest Service Road (FSR) 226 Re-route 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45513
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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
In Progress
Comment Period
12/23/2014
Expected: 07/2015 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.
Johnson County Search and Rescue Special Use Permit for communications equipment at Hunter Mesa
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/18/2015
Expected: 04/2015 05/2015 Travis Fack
307-674-2683
tfack@fs.fed.us
Description: Issuance of a new Special Use Permit for Communications Equipment to be located in the Forest Services existing Communications Building located at the Hunter Mesa Communication Site.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46483
Location: UNIT - Powder River Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Johnson. LEGAL - NW1/4 SW1/4 Section 3, T.50N, R84W. 6th PM Hunter Mesa Communications Site
Paradise Ranch Company Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/18/2015
Expected: 04/2015 04/2015 Travis Fack
307-674-2683
tfack@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissuance of Special Use Permit for existing communications use at the Hunter Mesa Communication Site located within the Forest Service building.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46485
Location: UNIT - Powder River Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Johnson. LEGAL - T50N, R.84W, Section 3 6PM Hunter Mesa Communications Site
Pole Creek Gravel Pit Expansion
EA
- Minerals and Geology Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
05/2015
Expected: 05/2016 07/2017 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
West Side Connector Trail
EA
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Brian Boden
307-684-9872
bboden@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct a motorized trail system for vehicles less than 50 inches in width between Powder River Pass and Deerhaven Lodge that would allow motorized users the ability to travel across the district without riding on Highway 16.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45408
Location: UNIT - Powder River Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Big Horn, Johnson, Washakie. LEGAL - Generally, T48N, R85W, sec 8, 9, 10 and T48N, R86W, sec. 1, 3, 4, 6, 8 The proposed trail will be generally located on the west side of the Powder River Ranger District, between Forest System Road (FSR) 29 and Deerhaven Lodge.
Bighorn National Forest, Tongue Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Dayton Gulch Outfitters Special Use Permit Proposal
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2015
Expected: 05/2015 06/2015 Cheri Jones
307-674-2652
cajones02@fs.fed.us
Description: Analysis of Dayton Gulch Outfitters proposal for a special use permit to offer rental camps June 1 %u2013 November 30.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46757
Location: UNIT - Tongue Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Sheridan. LEGAL - Not Applicable Tongue Ranger District from Dayton Gulch to Freezeout south to Woodchuck Pass.
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.
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