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, Medicine Wheel 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: 12/2016 06/2017 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
Edelman Trail Reroute #025 Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/06/2016
Expected: 12/2016 09/2017 Robert Cochran
307-548-5308
rcochran@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct two reroutes and trail tread structures on the Edelman Trail #025 to protect riparian areas.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50490
Location: UNIT - Medicine Wheel Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Big Horn. LEGAL - T51N, R87W, Sec.6, Bighorn County, Wyoming Located adjacent to Forest Service Road #17 approximately 20 miles southeast of the Shell Ranger Station in the Bighorn National Forest.
Federal Aviation Administration Communications Use Lease Renewal - Medicine Mtn Communications Site
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/21/2016
Expected: 11/2016 12/2016 Gayle Laurent
307-674-2656
glaurent@fs.fed.us
Description: The Federal Aviation Administration has applied to renew existing authorization for communications facility on the Medicine Mountain Communications Site for a twenty year term
Location: UNIT - Medicine Wheel Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Big Horn. LEGAL - T. 29N., R 92 W., Sections 22 and 29 Facilities are located on the Medicine Mountain Communications Site approx. 40 miles from Lovell, WY. Equipment Storage Garage is approx. 2 miles from main facilities off Highway 14A via FSR 651
Flitner Waterline Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/16/2016
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 Travis Fack
307-674-2683
tfack@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissuance of the existing special use permit for a spring development and waterline for a new term.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50117
Location: UNIT - Medicine Wheel Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Big Horn. LEGAL - T.53N., R89W., Section 31, 6th Principle Meridian Located near the intersection of Forest Service road 17 and 947, in the Snowshoe Pass area.
Wind River Outfitters New Assigned Site Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2016
Expected: 02/2017 08/2017 Robert Cochran
307-548-5308
rcochran@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorization of a new assigned site at the end of Forest Service Road (FSR) #601 to be used for big game hunting.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50655
Location: UNIT - Medicine Wheel Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Big Horn. LEGAL - Range 88W, T51N, Sec. 3, Bighorn County, Wyoming Located at the end of (FSR) #601 which branches off from FSR #17, approximately 15 miles southeast of the Shell Ranger Station, Bighorn N.F., Bighorn County, Wyoming.
Wyoming Dept of Transportation installation of landslide monitoring equipment off US Highway 14A
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 10/2016
Actual: 10/06/2016
10/2016 Gayle Laurent
307-674-2656
glaurent@fs.fed.us
Description: Wyoming Dept of Transportation seeks authorization to install landslide monitoring equipment outside right of way along US Highway 14A
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50447
Location: UNIT - Medicine Wheel Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Big Horn. LEGAL - Section 11, T. 55N., R. 91 W, 6th PM Highway 14A at approximately Mile Post 84.65
Bighorn National Forest, Tongue Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
LOVCOM, INC. Amendment application for new replacement Tower
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/06/2016
Expected: 10/2016 11/2016 Travis Fack
307-674-2683
tfack@fs.fed.us
Description: Installation of a new 80 foot self supported communications tower to replace an existing 40 foot tower to accommodate additional communication uses.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50116
Location: UNIT - Tongue Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Sheridan. LEGAL - T.54N., R.85W., Section 29, 6th Principle Meridian Site is located approx. 1/4 mile from Forest Service Road 26 on Road 318, site known as the Bosin Rock Communications Site.
Lodge Connector ATV Trail Project
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management Cancelled 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.
Trail 038 Conversion
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2016
Expected: 03/2017 05/2017 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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