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)
- Bridger-Teton National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- Bridger-Teton National Forest, Big Piney Ranger District
- Bridger-Teton National Forest, Buffalo Ranger District
- Bridger-Teton National Forest, Greys River Ranger District
- Bridger-Teton National Forest, Jackson Ranger District
- Bridger-Teton National Forest, Kemmerer Ranger District
- Bridger-Teton National Forest, Pinedale 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.
Bridger-Teton National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide) R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
One Year Re-Authorization to Operate Forest Park and Dell Creek Feedgrounds
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 12/2016
Actual: 01/03/2017
01/2017 Anita DeLong
307-886-5329
akdelong@fs.fed.us
Description: Wyoming Game and Fish Commission purposes to operate and manage the Forest Park and Dell Creek feedgrounds to supplementally feed wintering elk under a one year special use permit.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50622
Location: UNIT - Big Piney Ranger District, Greys River Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Lincoln, Sublette. LEGAL - Forest Park feedground - NW 1/4 and SW 1/4 of Sec 21, NW 1/4 and NE 1/4 Sec 28, T33N, R116W. Dell Creek feedground - N 1/4 and SW 1/4 Sec 14, T33N, R113W, Sixth Principal Meridian Forest Park is about 33 mi south on Greys River Road (FSR 10138) from Alpine and 14 miles northeast of Afton. Dell Creek is about 4 mi east on Dell Creek Road (FSR 30600) from Hwy 191/189, Bondurant
Bridger-Teton National Forest, Big Piney Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Exxon/Mobil Lake Ridge Well T67X-14G1
EA
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A Donald Kranendonk
435-781-5245
dkranendonk@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorize a Surface Use Plan of Operation to drill one natural gas exploratory well on an existing unit and lease.
Location: UNIT - Big Piney Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Lincoln. LEGAL - T28N, R115W, Sec. 14, 6th P.M. 20 miles west of Big Piney, Wyoming
Oil and Gas Leasing in Portions of the Wyoming Range in the Bridger-Teton National Forest
EIS

   *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology Analysis Completed Expected: 01/2017
Actual: 01/17/2017
05/2017 Donald Kranendonk
435-781-5245
dkranendonk@fs.fed.us
Description: A decision on whether or not to authorize the Bureau of Land Management to lease 39,490 acres in the Wyoming Range for Oil and Gas exploration and development. The FSEIS is available as of 12/16/2016.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48737
Location: UNIT - Big Piney Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Sublette. LEGAL - Not Applicable Eastern slope of Wyoming Range
Old Indian Trail Maki Creek Crossing
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/02/2015
Expected: 03/2017 06/2017 Chad Hayward
307-367-5723
chayward@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to construct a bridge for both recreation use and livestock crossing on the Old Indian Trail at the Maki Creek stream crossing.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43356
Location: UNIT - Big Piney Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Sublette. LEGAL - Township 33N, Range 115W, Section 16 Approximately 22 miles west/ southwest of Daniel, Wyoming
Riley Ridge Unit Development (Forest Service Portion)
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period
03/12/2014
Expected: 03/2017 04/2017 Donald Kranendonk
435-781-5245
dkranendonk@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorization of further development of one existing gas well and construction of approximately 1,200 feet of buried pipeline.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43866
Location: UNIT - Big Piney Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Sublette. LEGAL - Not Applicable Approximately 20 miles west of Big Piney, Wyoming
True Oil Lander Peak Area Exploratory Proposal
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period
11/01/2015
Expected: 03/2017 07/2017 Anita DeLong
307-886-5329
akdelong@fs.fed.us
Description: True Oil has submitted the Lander Peak Exploration Proposal for two exploratory wells; one from an existing pad and one from a reclaimed pad. There was a 2012 comment period; a second comment period in 2015 was added.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=31165
Location: UNIT - Big Piney Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Sublette. LEGAL - Township 32 North, Range 115 West, Sections 15 and 27 22 miles northwest of Big Piney, Wyoming , near South Cottonwood Creek
Bridger-Teton National Forest, Buffalo Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Guided Bank Fishing
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/04/2016
Expected: 05/2017 05/2017 Linda Merigliano
307-739-5428
lmerigliano@fs.fed.us
Description: Providing up to three special use permits for commercial, guided, day-use bank fishing on non-wilderness segments of the Buffalo Fork River, Blackrock Creek, Spread Creek and Pacific Creek on the Blackrock Ranger District.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48886
Location: UNIT - Buffalo Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Teton. LEGAL - Not Applicable Various locations east of Moran, Wyoming
Spread Creek Gravel Pit Permit Re-Issuance
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/05/2017
Expected: 02/2017 02/2017 Justin Snyder
307 367 5740
justinsnyder@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-issuance of the permit for the existing aggregate pit to Grand Teton National Park; sand, rock, and gravel support federal road projects in the area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50931
Location: UNIT - Buffalo Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Teton. LEGAL - Not Applicable South of Spread Creek, just east of the Grand Teton National Park boundary.
Bridger-Teton National Forest, Greys River Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Grover-Blaney Grazing Allotment Pond Development
CE
- Grazing management On Hold N/A N/A Richard Zobell
307-782-6555
rzobell@fs.fed.us
Description: Construction of up to three ponds to encourage greater livestock distribution in the grazing allotment.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49487
Location: UNIT - Greys River Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Lincoln. LEGAL - Not Applicable East and northeast of Grover, Wyoming
Maple Trail Construction
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management Analysis Completed Expected: 01/2017
Actual: 01/17/2017
05/2017 Anita DeLong
307-886-5329
akdelong@fs.fed.us
Description: Town of Star Valley Ranch & Association propose using volunteers to construct 0.75- mile foot trail (extension of Valley View Trail) from Green Canyon road to a point midway between Vista Drive and the Green Canyon Trailhead on the Vista-Prater Trail
Location: UNIT - Greys River Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Lincoln. LEGAL - Portions of Township 35N, Range 118W, Section 32 The project is located to the east of the Town of Star Valley Ranch on the Greys River Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest immediately south of Green Canyon in Lincoln County, Wyoming
Middle Greys Motorized Travel
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Comment Period
01/02/2016
Expected: 05/2017 06/2017 Marinda Rogers-Gardner
307-886-5300
mrogersgardner@fs.fed.us
Description: Creation of approx. 40 miles of motorized trail loop opportunities in 2 loops for vehicles less than 50" wide mostly by utilizing currently closed roads but also by converting low standard roads and by some trail construction.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48267
Location: UNIT - Greys River Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Lincoln. LEGAL - Not Applicable West of the Greys River Rd. on the east slope of the Salt River Range from Meadow Ck. on the north to South Three Forks on the south.
Reauthorization and Management of Cattle Grazing on the Little Greys Allotment
EA
- Grazing management On Hold N/A N/A Richard Zobell
307-782-6555
rzobell@fs.fed.us
Description: The September 2009 Decision to reauthorize livestock grazing on the allotment was reversed on appeal. The reauthorization project is currently on hold; grazing continues.
Location: UNIT - Greys River Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Lincoln. LEGAL - Not Applicable Approximately 8 miles east of Alpine, Wyoming
Bridger-Teton National Forest, Jackson Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Breakneck Flat Base Camp
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 02/2017
Actual: 01/31/2017
03/2017 Dale Dawson
307-739-5426
ddawson@fs.fed.us
Description: Establish an outfitter base camp at Breakneck Flat near Gunsight Pass in the upper Gros Ventre drainage and close the base camp at the base of the Red Hills.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50978
Location: UNIT - Jackson Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Teton. LEGAL - Not Applicable The upper Gros Ventre River drainage, approximately 25 miles east of Jackson, WY.
Cowboy Tough Adventure Race
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/25/2017
Expected: 03/2017 08/2017 Deidre Witsen
307-739-5434
dwitsen@fs.fed.us
Description: The Cowboy Tough Adventure Race is a long-distance endurance race. The organizers have proposed to have 65 teams of 4 people trekking, paddling, & bike riding for 4 days in August on the BTNF.
Location: UNIT - Jackson Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Lincoln, Sublette, Teton. LEGAL - Not Applicable Portions of the Jackson, Greys River, Big Piney, and Pinedale Ranger Districts.
Dew Place/Bacon Creek OHV Trail Improvements
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/04/2014
Expected: 02/2017 06/2017 David Wilkinson
307-739-5544
dwilkinson@fs.fed.us
Description: Trail Improvements for OHV use including construction of an OHV bridge and approximately half mile of new OHV trail, conversion of approximately two and half miles of road to OHV trail, and bringing an OHV trail up to standard.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44175
Location: UNIT - Jackson Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Teton. LEGAL - Not Applicable In the Upper Gros Ventre River corridor, approximately 20 mile east northeast of Jackson, Wyoming.
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Suite of Projects, Phase 2
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Comment Period
11/28/2016
Expected: 04/2017 05/2017 Ray Spencer
307-739-5415
rspencer01@fs.fed.us
Description: Creation/improvement of mountain features/facilities including ski runs, lifts, snow making, and other infrastructure, all of which have received conceptual approval as part of the updated Master Development Plan.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50616
Location: UNIT - Jackson Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Teton. LEGAL - Not Applicable Immediately adjacent to Teton Village, Wyoming
Lower Valley Energy Powerline Burial
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/07/2017
Expected: 04/2017 05/2017 Deidre Witsen
307-739-5434
dwitsen@fs.fed.us
Description: Installation of a 775 ft. long single phase electric underground primary distribution line within a conduit and transformer in order to service a permitted well on NFS lands. Due to a WYDOT project, the existing powerline and poles must be removed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51051
Location: UNIT - Jackson Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Teton. LEGAL - T. 40 N., R. 116 W. sec. 27, SW1/4 Between Horsethief canyon and Game Creek adjacent to Highway 26/89/191.
Teton to Snake Fuels Management
EIS

   *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management In Progress
FEIS NOA in Federal Register
02/13/2017
Expected: 04/2017 05/2017 Steve Markason
307-739-5431
smarkason@fs.fed.us
Description: Fuels management, such as, prescribed fire and cutting and thinning of vegetation for fire hazard reduction and restoration/maintenance of fire adapted ecosystems. DEIS, August 2015. Final EIS, draft decision and objection filing, Feb. 2017.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=23638
Location: UNIT - Jackson Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Lincoln, Teton. LEGAL - Not Applicable BTNF administered lands west of the Snake River from Teton Village/GTNP to Alpine. May also include some CTNF administered lands & lands on east side of the river.
Bridger-Teton National Forest, Kemmerer Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Kemmerer Grazing and Rangeland Vegetation Managment
EIS
- Grazing management In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
11/17/2008
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
04/2017
Expected: 07/2019 07/2019 Aaron Zobell
(307) 828-5115
richardazobell@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorization of grazing on 16 sheep allotments - Porcupine, Lower Salt, Buckskin Knoll, Lake Alice, Smiths Fork, Aspen Springs, Basin Ck, Devil's Hole, Elk Ck, Green Knoll, Indian Ck, Lake Mtn, Pole Ck, Sams Allen Ck, So Fontenelle, Spruce Ck.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=26874
Location: UNIT - Kemmerer Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Lincoln. LEGAL - Not Applicable Between Commissary Ridge and Salt Creek on the Kemmerer Ranger District
Labarge Creek Range NEPA
EA
- Grazing management On Hold N/A N/A Aaron Zobell
(307) 828-5115
richardazobell@fs.fed.us
Description: Continue to authorize livestock grazing within the Labarge Creek allotment in a manner that will continue to meet or move forest resources toward desired conditions identified in the Forest Plan while meeting other resource objectives.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48326
Location: UNIT - Kemmerer Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Lincoln. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Labarge Creek allotment is located in the northeast corner of the Kemmerer District within Lincoln County, Wyoming.
Bridger-Teton National Forest, Pinedale Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Grazing Authorization for Muddy Canyon Allotment
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Comment Period
03/28/2015
Expected: 02/2019 06/2019 Dave Booth
(307)367-5754
dbooth@fs.fed.us
Description: Forest Service decided to close Temple Creek and Bunion Creek allotments. Proceeding with NEPA analysis on Muddy Canyon Allotment.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45980
Location: UNIT - Pinedale Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Sublette. LEGAL - Not Applicable Southern Wind River Range
Grazing Authorization for Sweetwater, Blucher Creek and East Squaw Creek Cattle and Horse Allotments
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Comment Period
03/21/2014
Expected: 03/2018 07/2018 Dave Booth
(307)367-5754
dbooth@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed reauthorization of grazing on the Sweetwater, Blucher Creek, and East Squaw Creek Cattle and Horse Allotments.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43343
Location: UNIT - Pinedale Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Fremont, Sublette. LEGAL - T29, 30 and 31N; R101, 102, 103 and 104W southern Wind River Range
Green River Area Boat Ramp Improvement Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
In Progress
Comment Period
02/20/2016
Expected: 09/2017 10/2017 Cindy Stein
307-367-5717
cstein@fs.fed.us
Description: Improve boat ramp condition and access at Lower Green River Lake, Dollar Lake, and relocations on the Green River.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48345
Location: UNIT - Pinedale Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Sublette. LEGAL - Not Applicable Upper Green River Area approximately 30 miles north of Pinedale, Wyoming Legal Land Description: 38N 110W Sec 25/26; 39N 110W Sec13, 24; 39N 109W 6
Green River Corridor- Recreation & Watershed Enhancement Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Recreation management
On Hold N/A N/A Cindy Stein
307-367-5717
cstein@fs.fed.us
Description: Inventory, development and implementation of a management plan to address resource concerns regarding dispersed recreation use and roaded access within the Green River corridor; including camping restrictions and travel management updates.
Location: UNIT - Pinedale Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Sublette. LEGAL - Not Applicable Green River corridor from Green River Lakes southwest to forest boundary at north end of State Hwy. 352, approximately 20 miles north of Cora, WY.
Pinyon Osborn Vegetation Treatments
EA
- Fuels management On Hold N/A N/A Paul Hutta
307-367-5735
phutta@fs.fed.us
Description: Mechanical and prescribed fire treatments to reduce/restore shrub, aspen and conifer fuels along the Upper Green River Corridor. This decision was reversed on appeal. This project is on hold pending the sage grouse Forest Plan amendment.
Location: UNIT - Pinedale Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Sublette. LEGAL - Not Applicable Pinyon Ridge, Osborn Mountain and areas between the Forest Boundary and Dollar Lake on the east side of Forest Roads 600 and 660
Upper Green River Area Rangeland
EIS
- Grazing management In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
10/07/2016
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
02/2017
Expected: 06/2017
Actual: 09/30/2004
06/2017 Dave Booth
(307)367-5754
dbooth@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to reauthorize livestock grazing on six allotments. The 2016 draft EIS is available for viewing.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=3049
Location: UNIT - Pinedale Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Sublette. LEGAL - Not Applicable Upper Green River
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