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
MWPR Ranger District outfitter and guide permit issuances, modifications, and re-issuance.
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/24/2014
Expected: 05/2014 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 On Hold N/A N/A 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, 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
- Road management
- Forest products
In Progress
Comment Period
04/25/2014
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
Willett Creek, Forest Service Road (FSR) 226 Re-route Project
EA
- Road management Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
10/2014
Expected: 03/2015 07/2015 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 Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/19/2014
Est. Comment Period
04/2015
Expected: 05/2015 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.
Powder River Ranger District Outfitter and Guide Permit Conversion to 10 Year Term
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/30/2014
Expected: 01/2015 02/2015 Brian Boden
307-684-9872
bboden@fs.fed.us
Description: Jeff Smith, owner of Seven J Outfitters, has completed his two year probationary period and has applied for a 10 year term Special Use Permit with minor changes requested to the permitted hunt area and operations.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44647
Location: UNIT - Powder River Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Big Horn, Johnson, Washakie. LEGAL - Not Applicable Powder River Ranger District west of Powder River Pass and the portion of elk hunt area 34 east of the Hazelton Peaks and the area south of Highway 16 and Crazy Woman road to the forest boundary.
West Side Connector Trail
EA
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
11/2014
Expected: 12/2015 06/2016 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
Lodge Connector ATV Trail Project
EA
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
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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