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, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- Shoshone National Forest, Clarks Fork Ranger District
- Shoshone National Forest, Greybull Ranger District
- Shoshone National Forest, Wapiti 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
NRCS SNOTEL Sites Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/25/2014
Expected: 06/2015 06/2015 Anita Harper
307-578-5228
anitaharper@fs.fed.us
Description: We are proposing to reissue a permit to the USDA Natural Resource Conservation District to authorize the operation and maintenance of 23 SNOTEL sites across the Shoshone National Forest. Their current permit was authorized in 1995 expires 12/31/2014.
Location: UNIT - Shoshone National Forest All Units. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Fremont, Hot Springs, Park. LEGAL - Not Applicable 23 Sites on all 5 Ranger Districts. Map available at Wapiti Ranger District Office, Cody, WY.
National Outdoor Leadership Sschool (NOLS) Permit Reissuance EA
EA
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Steven Schacht
406-932-5155
sschacht@fs.fed.us
Description: Analysis of impacts from Forest-wide outfitter operations by the National Outdoor Leadership School conducting hiking, backpacking, mountaineering and horsemanship field courses in wilderness and backcountry areas across the Shoshone N.F.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41760
Location: UNIT - Shoshone National Forest All Units. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Fremont, Park. LEGAL - Not Applicable Operations are across the entire Shoshone N.F. all districts and zones.
Shoshone Forest Plan Revision
EIS
- Land management planning In Progress
FEIS NOA in Federal Register
11/30/2013
Expected: 12/2014 01/2015 Carrie Christman
307-578-5118
shoshone_forestplan@fs.fed.us
Description: Revision of the1986 Shoshone National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan under the procedures of the 1982 planning rule.
Web Link: http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=6719
Location: UNIT - Shoshone National Forest All Units. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Fremont, Hot Springs, Park, Sublette, Teton. Shoshone National Forest in northwest Wyoming
Shoshone National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide) R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Allen's Diamond 4 Resort and Outfitting and Guiding Special Use Permits Renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/12/2014
Expected: 06/2015 06/2015 Hillary Hurla
307-455-4160
hhurla@fs.fed.us
Description: Issuance of a Special Use Permit for a 20 year term for Allen's Diamond 4 resort.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43905
Location: UNIT - Washakie Ranger District, Wind River Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Fremont. LEGAL - Not Applicable Resort location is in Dickinson Park on the Washakie Ranger District. Outfitter and Guiding permit is on the Washakie and Wind River Ranger Districts.
Livestock Grazing Management and Permit Issuance (2013).
EA
- Land management planning On Hold N/A N/A Joe Hicks
307-527-6921
jhicks01@fs.fed.us
Description: Analysis of livestock management on the Meeteetse, Pickett Creek, Sage Creek and Piney Creek Allotments on the Greybull Ranger District and the Bear Creek, Wiggins Fork, Warm Springs and Wind River Allotments on the Wind River Ranger District.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36961
Location: UNIT - Greybull Ranger District, Wind River Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Fremont, Park. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Meeteetse, Pickett Creek, Sage Creek, Piney Creek Allotments-Greybull RD; the Bear Creek, Wiggins Fork, Warm Springs, Wind River Allotments-Wind River RD
Shoshone National Forest, Clarks Fork Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Clover Mist Hazardous Fuel Reduction and Planting Project
CE
- Fuels management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/08/2014
Expected: 05/2015 05/2015 Amy Haas
307-578-5237
ahaas@fs.fed.us
Description: Pre-commercial thinning in dense lodgpole pine and mixed conifer stands within wildland urban interface areas and tree planting in areas with poor regeneration after wildfire.
Location: UNIT - Clarks Fork Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - Not Applicable Several locations within the Clarks Fork Ranger District
Cycle Greater Yellowstone Bicycle Tour
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/10/2015
Expected: 04/2015 08/2015 Anita Harper
307-578-5228
anitaharper@fs.fed.us
Description: We are proposing to issue a special use permit for a bicycle tour which could include up to 800 participants.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46404
Location: UNIT - Clarks Fork Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - Not Applicable The tour initiates and ends in Red Lodge, Montana and will primarily use the state / federal highway right-of ways for riding, and local communities to spend the night.
Dickey Ranch Water Improvements
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/15/2014
Expected: 06/2015 06/2015 Anita Harper
307-578-5228
anitaharper@fs.fed.us
Description: We are proposing to allow the Dickey Ranch to improve and possibly enlarge two points of diversion, and move / improve one point of diversion.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45657
Location: UNIT - Clarks Fork Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - T. 55 N., R. 105 W. The Dickey Ranch and water diversions are located in T. 55 N., R. 105 W. This is at the end of the FS Road 104 in the Sunlight Basin area of the Clarks Fork RD.
Mooncrest Ranch Waterline Special Use Permit Re-issuance
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/29/2015
Expected: 09/2015 09/2015 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.
Renewal of Federal Highway Administration Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/21/2015
Expected: 04/2015 04/2015 Anita Harper
307-578-5228
anitaharper@fs.fed.us
Description: We are proposing to reissue a permit to the Federal Highway Administration for construction work on the Beartooth Highway. The original permit (CFK112) was issued in July of 2004 and expired 2014.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46379
Location: UNIT - Clarks Fork Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - Not Applicable The 18 mile section is located within the Shoshone National Forest along Highway 212 near the Montana border.
Soda Butte Creek Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout Restoration Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
04/03/2015
Est. Comment Period
05/2015
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 Shawn Anderson
307-578-5160
sanderson03@fs.fed.us
Description: Forest Service is proposing to issue a special use authorization that would allow Wyoming Game and Fish to apply rotenone in Soda Butte Creek and tributaries to remove exotic brook trout and restore the fishery with Yellowstone cutthroat trout.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46754
Location: UNIT - Clarks Fork Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - Not Applicable Soda Butte Creek watershed. Tributary streams on the Shoshone National Forest that may be chemically treated include Soda Butte Creek, Woody, Hayden, Republic, Guitar, Creeks.
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: 05/2015 06/2015 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.
Shoshone National Forest, Wapiti Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Cedar Mountain Cell Tower Co-Location
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/15/2014
Expected: 06/2015 06/2015 Anita Harper
307-578-5228
anitaharper@fs.fed.us
Description: We are proposing to allow the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to install a repeater and antenna at a Forest Service (FS) operated installation on Cedar Mountain owned by Legend Towers, LLC.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45660
Location: UNIT - Wapiti Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - sec. 8, T. 52 N., R. 102 W The Cedar Mountain Communication Site is located in sec. 8, T. 52 N., R. 102 W. just west of Cody, Wyoming.
Creekside Resort Permit Issuance
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/08/2014
Expected: 07/2015 07/2015 Anita Harper
307-578-5228
anitaharper@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to issue a new special use permit to Diana Walker / Walker Styffe Properties, LLC, dba Creekside Lodge of Encinitas, California for the maintenance and operation of the Creekside Ranch (formally Goff Creek Ranch).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44277
Location: UNIT - Wapiti Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - Section 23, T52N, R108W, 6th P.M. The Creekside Ranch permit covers 3.7 acres area approximately 43 miles west of Cody, Wyoming in the Northfork corridor of the Wapiti Ranger District.
Rocky Mountain Power - Relocation Of Two Line Segments
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/18/2015
Expected: 05/2015 05/2015 Daniel Aklufi
307-578-5151
daklufi@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to relocate two power line segments which cross/re-cross the North Fork of the Shoshone River. Replacement segments would be buried adjacent to the North Fork Highway (Highway 14/16/20) and would not cross the River.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46579
Location: UNIT - Wapiti Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - T52N, R106W, secs. 22-23; T52N, R108W, sec. 26. In the general vicinities of Fishhawk Trailhead and Big Game Campground, approximately 38.5 miles and 27.5 miles west of the city of Cody, respectively.
South Fork Ditch Authorizations
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2010
Expected: 02/2015 03/2015 Daniel Aklufi
307-578-5151
daklufi@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
WYDOT Stockpile Fishhawk Site
CE
- Special use management On Hold 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, 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
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/26/2014
Expected: 10/2014 11/2014 Daniel Aklufi
760-788-0250 x 3365
daklufi@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
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2010
Expected: 12/2014 12/2014 Daniel Aklufi
307-578-5151
daklufi@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
Long Creek Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Comment Period
01/16/2015
Expected: 06/2015 09/2015 Ellen Jungck
307-455-2466 x1509
ejungck@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposal is to treat approximately 7,479 acres using the following methods: Sanitation salvage; Aspen enhancement; Pre-commercial thinning; and Prescribed burning.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46127
Location: UNIT - Wind River Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Fremont. LEGAL - Not Applicable Long Creek area approximately 10 miles NW of Dubois, Wyoming
MacKenzie Highland Ranch Special Use Permit for Improvements
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/18/2013
Expected: 10/2014 11/2014 Daniel Aklufi
307-578-5151
daklufi@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
- Land ownership management On Hold N/A N/A Daniel Aklufi
307-578-5151
.
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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