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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- Shoshone National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Shoshone National Forest, Clarks Fork Ranger District
- Shoshone National Forest, Greybull Ranger District
- Shoshone National Forest, Wapiti Ranger District
- Shoshone National Forest, Washakie Ranger District
- Shoshone National Forest, Wind River Ranger District


Shoshone 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
Mountain Bike Route Designation Project
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Comment Period
11/30/2016
Expected: 09/2017 10/2017 Olga Troxel
307-578-5233
otroxel@fs.fed.us
Description: Addition of approximately 35 miles of non-motorized trails to the system and designation of mountain bike routes.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50621
Location: UNIT - Shoshone National Forest All Units. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Fremont, Hot Springs, Park, Sublette. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project is located throughout the Shoshone National Forest.
Shoshone National Forest Land Management Plan Supplement
EIS
- Land management planning
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
05/12/2017
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
08/2017
Expected: 01/2018 01/2018 Casey McQuiston
307-578-5134
cmcquiston@fs.fed.us
Description: Supplement to the Shoshone NF Land Management Plan, FEIS, and new Record of Decision, limited to the to the potential for disease transmission between domestic sheep, domestic goats, and pack goats, and wild bighorn sheep
Location: UNIT - Shoshone National Forest All Units. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Fremont, Hot Springs, Park. LEGAL - Not Applicable Forest-wide
Shoshone National Forest Travel Management
EIS
- Road management
- Recreation management
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
05/27/2016
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
03/2018
Expected: 06/2018 06/2018 Robert Robertson
307-335-2156
rrobertson@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest is proposing to make changes to its' motor vehicle use maps for summer and winter travel.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48573
Location: UNIT - Shoshone National Forest All Units. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Fremont, Hot Springs, Park. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Shoshone National Forest on all Districts
Shoshone National Forest, Clarks Fork Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Budworm Response Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
In Progress
Comment Period
11/09/2016
Expected: 12/2017 01/2018 Amy Haas
307-578-5237
ahaas@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposal is to treat approximately 2,000 acres using a combination of vegetation management prescriptions including sanitation salvage, shelterwood/seed tree harvest prescription.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49903
Location: UNIT - Clarks Fork Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - Township 56 North, Range 105 West, 6th Principal Meridian; Sections 9, 10, 14, 15, 16. Approximately 30 miles northwest of Cody, Wyoming along State Highway 296, Chief Joseph Scenic Byway.
Mooncrest Ranch Waterline Special Use Permit Re-issuance
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Cancelled N/A N/A Anita Harper
307-578-5228
anitaharper@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposal is to reissue a water transmission permit to the Mooncrest Ranch. No changes to the existing permit are proposed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46218
Location: UNIT - Clarks Fork Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - T 54 N, R 104 W, Sec 33 and T 53 N, R 104 W, Sec 3 The Springdale Springs are located in Sec. 33, T. 54 N., R. 104 W., and the Hindman Spring is located in Sec. 3, T. 53 N., R. 104 W., approximately 17 miles northwest of Cody, Wyoming on the Wapiti Ranger District.
Sunlight Creek Debris-Jam Blasting
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/01/2017
Expected: 10/2017 10/2017 Karri Cary
307-578-5163
kcary@fs.fed.us
Description: The project removes flood caused large wood debris jams to direct flows back to the main Sunlight Channel versus continuing to flow down old road D101.1D.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52537
Location: UNIT - Clarks Fork Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - Section 13, T54N, R107W Sunlight Creek on old road D101.1D
Timber Creek Trail Maintenance and Reconstruction
CE
- Recreation management
- Facility management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2017
Expected: 06/2017 07/2017 Harlee Cushman
307-578-5230
hcushman@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposal is to reconstruct and maintain the Timber Creek Trail. The source material for retainer logs would be obtained locally near the worksite. The cutting would occur in at least two locations, above and below the work site. Roughly 50 trees.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51756
Location: UNIT - Clarks Fork Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - 4449'03.2"N 10947'36.6"W. Township Range 56N 107W 55 miles NW of Cody, WY at the start of Timber Creek Trail(#607.2C) roughly  mile after the trail crosses Closed Creek(#607). 9 miles in the wilderness, and 11 miles from the Crandall Trailhead.
Shoshone National Forest, Greybull Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Guard Station Park Basecamp Relocation
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/16/2015
Expected: 04/2017 04/2017 Zach Blain
307-578-5235
zblain@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal is to move an outfitting and guiding base camp to a new and more appropriate location.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46440
Location: UNIT - Greybull Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - Not Applicable The trail system is located along the East Fork of the South Fork of the Wood River on the Greybull District, approximately 30 miles southwest of Meeteetse, Wyoming.
Wood River Campground Bank Stabilization
CE
- Facility management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/14/2017
Expected: 04/2017 03/2018 Karri Cary
307-527-6921
kcary@fs.fed.us
Description: The project will stabilize the left bank of the Wood River at the Wood River Campground using toe-wood structures, reshaping the channel, and reestablishing the bankfull overflow channel on the right bank. The left bank is experiencing lateral scour.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51166
Location: UNIT - Greybull Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - T46N R102W Sec. 29; Longitude/Latitude: 109%u25E6 7%u2019 55.625%u201DW 43%u25E6 55%u2019 53.326%u201DN Wood River Campground off NFSR 200 on the Greybull Ranger District. Less than one mile west of Shoshone forest boundary and roughly 21 miles southwest of Meeteetse, WY.
Shoshone National Forest, Wapiti Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bliss Creek Outfitter Camp Hazard Tree Mitigation
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/15/2017
Expected: 04/2017 04/2017 Zach Blain
307-578-5235
zblain@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to move the existing base camp from the current location at the confluence of Bliss creek and the South Fork of the Shoshone to a nearby location in the vicinity.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51445
Location: UNIT - Wapiti Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - Not Applicable The camp is approximately 50 miles southwest of Cody, WY in the Southfork of the Shoshone River. The proposed relocation site is located approx. 1 mi. south of the current authorized camp location.
Cabin Creek Bighorn Sheep Habitat Improvement Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
Analysis Completed Expected: 08/2017
Actual: 09/08/2017
10/2017 Andrew Pils
307-578-5216
apils@fs.fed.us
Description: Reduce or eliminate encroaching conifers, including juniper, limber pine and Douglas fir within a 600 acre area between Cabin Creek and Legg Creek on the South Fork of the Shoshone River by mechanical means.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52289
Location: UNIT - Wapiti Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - Not Applicable Approximately 34 miles SW of Cody, WY on the South Fork of the Shoshone. Project area runs SW-NE and is about 5.2 miles long. West side of South Fork Road, between road and the Wilderness boundary.
Moss Creek "C" Cabin Addition
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/26/2016
Expected: 04/2017 05/2017 Anita Harper
307-578-5228
anitaharper@fs.fed.us
Description: The Shoshone National Forest is proposing the approval of an 800 square foot addition, well, and septic for a recreation residence located within the Moss Creek Tract, lot C. The current cabin is authorized under special use permit #WAP426.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48843
Location: UNIT - Wapiti Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - Sec. 22, T.52, R. 107 W Off State Highway 14/16/20 within the Wapiti Ranger District
Priority Use Outfitting and Guiding Permits on the NZ
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/27/2016
Expected: 04/2017 04/2017 Zach Blain
307-578-5235
zblain@fs.fed.us
Description: We are proposing to issue 8 Priority Outfitting and Guiding permits on the North Zone of the Shoshone National Forest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48560
Location: UNIT - Wapiti Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - Not Applicable The permits would be issued throughout the Clarks Fork, Wapiti, and Greybull Ranger Districts.
Rocky Mountain Power South Fork Power Line Re-route
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/06/2017
Expected: 04/2017 04/2017 Anita Harper
307-578-5228
anitaharper@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to issue a permit to Rocky Mountain Power to rebuild and relocate 652 feet of a standard 14.4KV overhead existing power line line that is being encroached by the South Fork of the Shoshone River.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51253
Location: UNIT - Wapiti Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - NW1/4SE1/4 Section 4, T48N, R106W, 6th Principal Meridian The power line is located along the South Fork of the Shoshone River on the Wapiti Ranger District approximately 30 miles southwest of Cody, Wyoming.
South Fork Ditch Authorizations
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Cancelled N/A N/A Anita Harper
307-578-5228
anitaharper@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to issue authorizations for five ditches for the conveyance of water from National Forest System lands to private ranches.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32217
Location: UNIT - Wapiti Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - T48N, R106W, secs. 8, 9, 17 and 18; T49N, R105W, sec. 30 South Fork drainage approximately 36 miles southwest of Cody
UXU Resort New Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/31/2017
Expected: 04/2017 05/2017 Anita Harper
307-578-5120
anitaharper@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to issue a new permit to new owners of UXU Ranch Resort (Current Resort Special Use Permit WAP356). The UXU Ranch has been in operation since 1923.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51586
Location: UNIT - Wapiti Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - T. 52 N., R. 107 W., Sections 22, 23, 26, and 27 Approximately 32 miles west of Cody, Wyoming along US Highway14/16/20.
University of Missouri Geology Camp Partial Septic System Replacement
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/31/2017
Expected: 08/2017 08/2017 Justin Hawkins
307-578-5224
jhawkins@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to approve replacement of the current cesspool with an appropriate leach field designed to meet WDEQ and Fremont Co. standards.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52298
Location: UNIT - Wapiti Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Fremont. LEGAL - T. 23 N, R 101 W. Sec. 24 The University of Missouri Geology Camp 11 miles SW of Lander, WY off Highway 131 South.
WYDOT Stockpile Fishhawk Site
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Cancelled N/A N/A Anita Harper
307-527-6921
anitaharper@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a special use permit to WYDOT to utilize a 3 acre site near the Fishhawk Trailhead.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36263
Location: UNIT - Wapiti Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park. Forest Road #444 near Fishhahwk Trailhead, North Fork Shoshone River.
Shoshone National Forest, Washakie Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Central Wyoming College Comm. Site Permit Renewal
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Facility management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/16/2017
Expected: 03/2018 03/2018 Justin Hawkins
307-578-5224
jhawkins@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest is proposing to renew the Central Wyoming College Communications Uses Permit (WKD201101)
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51124
Location: UNIT - Washakie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Fremont. LEGAL - T. 30N., R. 99W., Sec. 18, NENE The CWC, Limestone Mountain communication site is located within the Shoshone National Forest, Washakie Ranger District, Fremont County Wyoming in T. 30N., R. 99W., Sec. 18, NENE at an elevation of approximately 9,000%u2019
Shoshone National Forest, Wind River Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Access Authorization For Two Private Parcels
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/26/2014
Expected: 08/2018 08/2018 Anita Harper
307-578-5228
anitaharper@fs.fed.us
Description: Issuance of a road use easement for access to private parcels held by the EA Ranch and Horse Creek Lodge.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44750
Location: UNIT - Wind River Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Fremont. LEGAL - T43N, R106W, sec. 21 Adjacent to Horse Creek Road (also called the Wiggins Fork Road; NFS road 285). Approximately 10.2 miles N/NW of the Town of Dubois.
Burroughs Creek Ditch
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2010
Expected: 08/2018 08/2018 Anita Harper
307-578-5228
anitaharper@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to issue an authorization for a water-conveyance ditch to convey water from National Forest System lands to a private ranch.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32218
Location: UNIT - Wind River Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Fremont. LEGAL - T43N, R107W, secs. 24-26 Approximately 9.2 miles north of the town of Dubois
Downs Fork Bridge Replacement
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/31/2017
Expected: 03/2017 07/2017 Martha Price
307-455-4168
mmprice@fs.fed.us
Description: The current bridge over the Down%u2019s Fork has been compromised by two glacial outbursts and is in need of replacement. The proposed action is to install a new bridge about 1 mile upstream at a location where the creek is straight.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51018
Location: UNIT - Wind River Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Fremont. LEGAL - Not Applicable Approximately 18 miles upstream of the Trail Lake Trailhead on Trail #801
MacKenzie Highland Ranch Special Use Permit for Improvements
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/18/2013
Expected: 08/2018 08/2018 Anita Harper
307-578-5228
anitaharper@fs.fed.us
Description: Issuance of a special use permit in connection with various MacKenzie Highland Ranch improvements, including roads, fences, a building, and corrals.
Location: UNIT - Wind River Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Fremont. LEGAL - Within T.42N., R.109W., secs. 1 and 2 Abutting the MacKenzie Highland Ranch, adjacent to the Togwotee Highway (U.S. Highway 26/287), approximately 15 miles northwest of the town of Dubois.
T Cross Ranch Exchange
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Land ownership management On Hold N/A N/A Anita Harper
307-578-5228
anitaharper@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to exchange approximately four acres of National Forest System lands for approximately four acres of private lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32216
Location: UNIT - Wind River Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Fremont. LEGAL - T43N, R106W, sec. 7; T43N, R107W, sec. 12 Approximately 12 miles north of the town of Dubois
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