Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

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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
Antelope Butte Foundation Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/03/2017
Expected: 12/2017 12/2017 Travis Fack
307-674-2683
tfack@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissuance of a Special Use permit to allow for reconstruction of the Antelope Ski Area's lodge and lifts to get them ready for operations. Permit is valid for a 5 year period.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52959
Location: UNIT - Medicine Wheel Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Big Horn. LEGAL - Not Applicable Antelope Ski Area
Medicine Wheel Ranger District Outfitter/Guide Permit Reissuance
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2017
Expected: 02/2018 02/2018 Brian Boden
307-684-9872
bboden@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissuance of four special use permits: Bighorn River Resort / Lazy Boot Outfitters, East Fork Outfitters, Shell Lodge Event and Adventure Company LLC, and Ken McNabb Horsemanship LLC.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52966
Location: UNIT - Medicine Wheel Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Big Horn, Johnson, Sheridan. LEGAL - Not Applicable Areas permitted for outfitting and guiding include locations in Big Horn, Johnson, and Sheridan Counties.
Bighorn National Forest, Powder River Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Buffalo Municipal Watershed Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
In Progress
Comment Period
06/01/2017
Expected: 05/2018 03/2019 Jon Warder
307-674-2631
jwarder@fs.fed.us
Description: Fire risk reduction and water quality maintenance or improvement activities in the Buffalo Municipal Watershed area, plus aspen restoration and other forest treatments to achieve Forest Plan objectives.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50871
Location: UNIT - Powder River Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Johnson. LEGAL - centered on T50N, R84W, S26 Buffalo Municipal Watershed, including the national forest portion outside the Cloud Peak Wilderness in the Middle and South Forks of Clear Creek
Paradise Ranch Special Use Pasture Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2017
Expected: 11/2017 12/2017 Travis Fack
307-674-2683
tfack@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissuance of Special Use Permit for a pasture for a new term.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52077
Location: UNIT - Powder River Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Johnson. LEGAL - Section 3, T50N, R84W, 6 P.M. Portions of Section 34, T51N, R84W and portions of Section 3 and 4 T.50N, R84W 6th Principal Meridian
Bighorn National Forest, Tongue Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Arrowhead Lodge Outfitting and Guiding for Snowmobile, Cross-country Skiing and Snowshoeing Trips
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/15/2017
Est. Scoping Start
01/2018
Expected: 12/2017 12/2017 Cheri Jones
307-674-2652
cajones02@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to guide snowmobile trips (24 service days), cross-country skiing trips (20 service days), and snowshoeing trips (20 service days) from December 15 to April 1 annually in the Northern Bighorn National Forest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52787
Location: UNIT - Tongue Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Sheridan. LEGAL - Not Applicable Areas across the Bighorn National Forest that are open to snowmobiles including the Sibley and Cutler Nordic areas and Turkey Creek non-motorized area.
Lodge Connector ATV Trail Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management In Progress
Comment Period
10/02/2014
Expected: 05/2018 08/2018 Cheri Jones
307-674-2652
cajones02@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.
Polaris Test Runs and Bighorn Mountain Snomads Permits Reissuance
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2017
Expected: 01/2018 01/2018 Cheri Jones
307-674-2652
cajones02@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissuance of two special use permits. Polaris Test Runs Non-Recreation 5-year permit and Bighorn Mountain Snomads Recreation Event 5-year permit.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52947
Location: UNIT - Tongue Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Big Horn, Sheridan. LEGAL - Not Applicable Both permits cover the northern portion of the Bighorn NF in areas open to snowmobiling.
Red Grade Trail
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2018
Expected: 12/2018 06/2019 Sara Evans-Kirol
307-674-2692
sevanskirol@fs.fed.us
Description: The issuance of a 15' wide Recreation Land Use corridor to construct about 15 miles of 18-60" wide non-motorized trail and 1.3 acres of parking on Forest Service and about 2 miles for a trail right-of-way on Bureau of Land Management lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52701
Location: UNIT - Tongue Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Sheridan. LEGAL - T54N R85W Section 19, 28, 29 and 30; T54N R86W Sections 24, 24, 26, and 35 T54N, R85W Sections 19, 28, 29, and 30, T54N, R86W Sections 24, 25, 26, and 35
Trail 038 Conversion
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/29/2016
Est. Comment Period
11/2016
Expected: 01/2018 01/2018 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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