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 , Shoshone National Forest All Units
- 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
National Outdoor Leadership Sschool (NOLS) Permit Reissuance EA
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
02/18/2014
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
12/2014
Expected: 02/2015 03/2015 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: 07/2014 09/2014 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: 04/2014 05/2014 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 In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
02/13/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
03/2014
Expected: 05/2014 05/2014 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
Renew Special Use Permits for Communication Sites
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/22/2013
Expected: 06/2014 07/2014 Hillary Hurla
307-455-4160
hhurla@fs.fed.us
Description: Renew permits for six communication sites on the Washakie and Wind River Ranger Districts.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38697
Location: UNIT - Washakie Ranger District, Wind River Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Fremont. LEGAL - Not Applicable Limestone, Lava Mountain, Roundtop, Sheep Ridge, South Pass, and Windy Ridge communication sites.
Tour de'Wyoming Recreation Event
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/21/2014
Expected: 04/2014 06/2014 Hillary Hurla
307-455-4160
hhurla@fs.fed.us
Description: The Shoshone and Bridger Teton National Forests have recieved an application from Tour de Wyoming for a recreation special use permit.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44024
Location: UNIT - Washakie Ranger District, Wind River Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Fremont, Teton. LEGAL - Tie Hack Monument @ Lat: 43.6452 Long: 109.9247; Togwottee Overlook @ Lat: 43.7489 Long: 110.0645; Cow Creek @ Lat: 43.2901 Long: 110.5605; Hoback Ranches Pullout @ Lat: 43.3226 Long: 110.7161 Event will be held within state highways rights of way on National Forest System lands.
Transitional Special Uses Permit Project
EA
- Special use management In Progress
215 Comment Period Legal Notice
01/16/2014
Expected: 05/2014 05/2014 Rick Metzger
307-455-2466
rmetzger@fs.fed.us
Description: The project concerns the potential conversion of 15 transitional special use permits into priority special use permits.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41304
Location: UNIT - Washakie Ranger District, Wind River Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Fremont. Washakie and Wind River Ranger Districts, Fremont County, Wyoming
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 Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2014
Expected: 11/2014 12/2014 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
Renewal of Special Use Permits for Ten Water Development/Transmission Systems
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Daniel Aklufi
760-788-0250 x 3365
daklufi@fs.fed.us
Description: Renew permits for ten existing water development/transmission systems.
Location: UNIT - Clarks Fork Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - T55N, R104W, sec. 26; T55N, R105W, secs. 10-12; T56N, R104W, sec. 31; T56N, R106W, secs. 4 and 17; T57N, R106W, secs. 27, 29, and 34. Various locations within the Clarks Fork Ranger District
Shoshone National Forest , Greybull Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
South Fork Wood River Trailhead Corrals
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/31/2014
Expected: 04/2014 05/2014 Julie Lyons
307-527-6921
jlyons01@fs.fed.us
Description: New corrals constructed at the South Fork Wood River trailhead. It will consist of four 22'x 22'corrals in a row behind the existing stalls. Ground levelling will occur with road base added for extra stability.
Location: UNIT - Greybull Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - Not Applicable South Fork Wood River Trailhead
Shoshone National Forest , Shoshone National Forest All Units R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
One Shot Antelope Target Range Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/12/2014
Expected: 04/2014 05/2014 Hillary Hurla
307-455-4160
hhurla@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to authorize a new 20 year term for a target range for the Lander One Shot Antelope Hunt Club permit.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43908
Location: UNIT - Washakie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Fremont. LEGAL - Not Applicable Three (3) acres in the NW ¼ of the NW ¼ of T 32 N, R 100 W, Section 19, 6th P.M. near Lander, Wyoming.
Sinclair Cultivation Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/22/2013
Expected: 10/2014 12/2014 Anita Harper
307-578-5228
anitaharper@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue a permit to Sinclair Oil Corporation dba Sunlight Ranch Company for cultivation purposes.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42235
Location: UNIT - Clarks Fork Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - section 16, T55N, R105W 6th PM 5.5 acre parcel located in the Sunlight Basin area with in H.E.S. 139
Shoshone National Forest , Wapiti Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Brown Thomas Meadow Exchange
CE
- Land ownership management In Progress

07/12/2013
Expected: 04/2014 05/2014 Daniel Aklufi
307-578-5151
daklufi@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed exchange of approximately 107 acres of Federal lands for approximately 107 acres of non-Federal lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42423
Location: UNIT - Wapiti Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - Within: T. 49 N., R. 105 W., SW1/4SW1/4 sec. 19, NW1/4 sec. 30; T. 49 N., R. 106 W., SE1/4 sec. 24, E1/2 sec. 25, SE1/4SW1/4 sec. 25 In the valley of the South Fork of the Shoshone River, along Hunter Creek Road (Park County Road YXD), approximately 33.7 miles southwest of the city of Cody.
South Fork Ditch Authorizations
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2010
Expected: 06/2014 08/2014 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
Switchback Ranch Waterline Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/18/2013
Expected: 05/2014 06/2014 Anita Harper
307-578-5228
anitaharper@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to approve the reissuance of a special use permit for an irrigation ditch to the Switchback Ranch.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38552
Location: UNIT - Clarks Fork Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park. Switchback Ranch, west of Clark, WY.
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.
Wyoming Game and Fish Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/18/2013
Expected: 10/2014 11/2014 Anita Harper
307-578-5228
anitaharper@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissuance of one to two special use permits for the maintenance of a fence for research purposes.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41521
Location: UNIT - Clarks Fork Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - Sec 7 T55N, R105W, Sec 9,10, 12,13,15 T55N, R106W Sunlight Basin area of the Clarks Fork Ranger District
Shoshone National Forest , Washakie Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Creekside Resort Permit Issuance
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/08/2014
Expected: 05/2014 06/2014 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).
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.
Little Popo Agie Crossing and Reroute
EA
- Road management On Hold N/A N/A Steven Schacht
406-932-5155
sschacht@fs.fed.us
Description: Reroute road for resource protection.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=18019
Location: UNIT - Washakie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Fremont. LEGAL - T. 31 N., R. 100 W. Pass Creek area
University of Missouri Geology Camp Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/22/2013
Expected: 04/2014 05/2014 Hillary Hurla
307-455-4160
hhurla@fs.fed.us
Description: 30 year authorization for the University of Missouri Geology Camp to maintain and operate the existing facilities located in Sink’s Canyon near Lander, Wyoming.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40630
Location: UNIT - Washakie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Fremont. LEGAL - T. 32 N, R. 101 W., 6th P.M., Sec 24 Sinks Canyon approximately 9 miles southwest of Lander, WY.
Shoshone National Forest , Wind River Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Burroughs Creek Ditch
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2010
Expected: 06/2014 09/2014 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
MacKenzie Highland Ranch Special Use Permit for Improvements
CE
- Special use management In Progress

07/18/2013
Expected: 04/2014 06/2014 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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