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, 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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
- Forest products
- Fuels management
In Progress
Comment Period
04/25/2014
Expected: 01/2016 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
FSR #329 Conversion Project
EA
- Road management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/01/2016
Est. Comment Period
02/2016
Expected: 03/2016 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.
Ranger Creek Campground and Adelaide Trailhead Reconstruction Project
CE
- Recreation management
- Facility management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/28/2016
Expected: 02/2016 05/2016 Robert Cochran
307-548-5308
rcochran@fs.fed.us
Description: Reconstruction of Ranger Creek Campground and improvement of parking area for the Adelaide and Bench Trailheads.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48483
Location: UNIT - Medicine Wheel Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Big Horn. LEGAL - Section 33, T52N, R88W, and Section 4, T52N, R88W, Located off Forest Service Road #17 approximately ¼ southeast of Shell Ranger Station
Shell Falls Commercial Use Permitting Project
CE
- Special use management
- Recreation management
Analysis Completed Expected: 02/2016
Actual: 01/13/2016
07/2016 Robert Cochran
307-548-5308
rcochran@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorization of Priority Use Outfitter and Guide permits to commercial tour operators stopping at the Shell Falls Visitor Center. Permits may be issued for periods up to ten years.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48482
Location: UNIT - Medicine Wheel Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Big Horn. LEGAL - Not Applicable Located on Hwy 14 in Shell Canyon approximately 11 miles east of Shell Wyoming
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 In Progress
Comment Period
07/03/2015
Expected: 04/2016 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 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
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 In Progress
Comment Period
10/02/2014
Expected: 05/2016 07/2016 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.
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