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.

Report Contents (click to jump to a section):
- Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)
- 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


Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Rocky Mountain International Stage Stop Sled Dog Race Reauthorization
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 12/2016
Actual: 12/23/2016
01/2017 Deidre Witsen
307-739-5434
dwitsen@fs.fed.us
Description: This event is a 9 day (7 of which will be on NFS lands) dog sled race with up to 35 teams of dogs and mushers. Each day, one race occurs at a "stage" that is approximately 30 miles long. The teams then travel to the next stage for the next race.
Location: UNIT - Wind River Ranger District, Kemmerer Ranger District, Big Piney Ranger District, Greys River Ranger District, Pinedale Ranger District, Teton Basin Ranger District, Evanston-Mountain View RD. STATE - Idaho, Wyoming. COUNTY - Teton, Fremont, Lincoln, Sublette, Teton, Uinta. LEGAL - Not Applicable Various locations on the Bridger-Teton National Forest, the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, the Shoshone National Forest, and the Wasatch-Cache_Uinta National Forest. See maps with scoping document.
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

   *NEW LISTING*
- 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

   *NEW LISTING*
- Land management planning
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register
03/2017
Expected: 01/2018 01/2018 Casey McQuiston
218-365-2099
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

   *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
In Progress
Comment Period
11/09/2016
Expected: 09/2017 10/2017 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
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/29/2015
Expected: 01/2017 01/2017 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.
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: 01/2017 01/2017 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.
Shoshone National Forest, Wapiti Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Moss Creek "C" Cabin Addition
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/26/2016
Expected: 12/2016 01/2017 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
South Fork Ditch Authorizations
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2010
Expected: 01/2017 01/2017 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
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, 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

   *NEW LISTING*
- Facility management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/16/2017
Expected: 03/2017 04/2017 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
Frye to Worthen and the Stock Bypass Non-motorized Trail Construction
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management Analysis Completed Expected: 01/2017
Actual: 01/17/2017
05/2017 Crosby Davidson
307-335-2151
ctdavidson@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest is proposing to construct two separate non-motorized trails on the Washakie Ranger District in the Sinks Canyon/Fossil Hill area approximately 10 miles SW of Lander Wyoming.
Location: UNIT - Washakie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Fremont. LEGAL - Not Applicable Approximately 10 miles SW of Lander Wyoming. T 32 N, R 101 E, Sec. 22,23,33,34
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: 01/2017 01/2017 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
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2010
Expected: 01/2017 01/2017 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

   *NEW LISTING*
- 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

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/18/2013
Expected: 03/2017 05/2017 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.
Stetter Base Camp Relocation
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/31/2017
Expected: 03/2017 03/2017 Justin Hawkins
307-578-5224
jhawkins@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest proposes to relocate the base camp and authorize a layover camp on the south side of Double Lake.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51017
Location: UNIT - Wind River Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Fremont. LEGAL - Not Applicable Approximately 18 miles up the Glacier Trail (#801) from the Trail Lake Trailhead.
T Cross Ranch Exchange
CE
- 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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