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
Greater Sage-grouse Management Direction
EIS
- Land management planning
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
12/24/2013
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
08/2014
Expected: 12/2014 12/2014 Glen Stein
801-625-5281
gstein@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of this project is to prepare environmental impact statements (EISs) and supplemental environmental impact statements to incorporate greater sage-grouse conservation measures into Bureau of Land Management land use plans and Forest Plans.
Web Link: http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/more/sagegrouse/eastern.html
Location: UNIT - Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest All Units, Bridger-Teton National Forest All Units. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Fremont, Laramie, Teton. Bridger-Teton NF, Medicine Bow NF, Thunder Basin National Grassland
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
Whitebark Pine Planting 2014
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Karl Buermeyer
307-543-3909
kbuermeyer@fs.fed.us
Description: Planting three areas totaling 205 acres with 49,500 whitebark pine seedlings: Gunsight Fire area, Hardscrabble Fire area and Salt Lick Fire area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45009
Location: UNIT - Jackson Ranger District, Buffalo Ranger District, Pinedale Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Sublette, Teton. LEGAL - Not Applicable Gunsight, Buffalo District, 7 miles n. of Goosewing; Hardscrabble, Jackson District, sw of Moccasin Basin; Salt Lick, Pinedale District, 25 miles n. of Pinedale, west of Bridger Wilderness.
Bridger-Teton National Forest, Big Piney Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Big Piney Closure and Decommissioning of Unauthorized Roads
CE
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
On Hold N/A N/A Matthew Anderson
307-367-5751
manderson08@fs.fed.us
Description: The Big Piney Ranger District proposes to close and decommission 25 miles of unauthorized roads in the upper Hoback River watershed. 21 mi would be passively restored by placing rock or wood barriers to prevent access. 4 mi would be actively restored
Location: UNIT - Big Piney Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Sublette. LEGAL - Not Applicable Area surrounding Bondurant, Wyoming
Black Diamond Energy Well Reclamation
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
12/23/2013
Expected: 07/2014 07/2014 Michael Walker
(307) 739-5524
mswalker@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorized Black Diamond Energy, LLC access via a special use permit to the Maki Creek 1 and Beamers Bluff 24-19 wells to initiate reclamation activities by removing existing facilities.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43354
Location: UNIT - Big Piney Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Sublette. LEGAL - T 33N, R 115W, section 19 Approximately 22 miles west/ southwest of Daniel, Wyoming
Clark Draw Riparian Exclosure
CE
- Grazing management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2014
Expected: 01/2015 06/2015 Chad Hayward
307-276-5817
chayward@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct approximately 400 feet of fence along Clark Draw to exclude cattle from the stream segment.
Location: UNIT - Big Piney Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Sublette. LEGAL - T37N R113W Section 15 Clark Draw approximately 2 miles south of Bondurant, Wyoming
Exxon/Mobil Lake Ridge Well T67X-14G1
EA
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A Michael Walker
(307) 739-5524
mswalker@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
Hoback Ranches Fuels Treatment
EA
- Fuels management On Hold N/A N/A Travis Bruch
970-625-6849
tbruch@fs.fed.us
Description: Harvest both dead and green trees through a commercial timber sale; burn slash after harvest to further reduce fuels. This project is on hold until additional data is collected.
Location: UNIT - Big Piney Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Sublette. LEGAL - Not Applicable Nineteen miles northwest of Daniel, Wyoming
Horse Creek Winter Trailhead Parking Lot Extension
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 04/2015 05/2015 Mary Greenwood
307-276-5821
mkbrown@fs.fed.us
Description: Expand the west and north boundaries of the existing parking lot by cutting live and dead trees on less than one acre. Grade and improve the surface of the existing parking area. The purpose of the project is to increase user safety.
Location: UNIT - Big Piney Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Sublette. LEGAL - T34N R113W NE ¼ NW ¼ Section 6 At the Forest boundary of Forest Service Road 10389 in the vicinity of Horse Creek, west of Merna, Wyoming
Maki Creek Trail Bridge
CE
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Matthew Anderson
307-367-5751
manderson08@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to construct a bridge for hikers on the Maki Creek trail.
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
Middle Piney Lake Dam Reconstruction
EA
- Facility management Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
11/2014
Expected: 03/2015 07/2015 Eric Winthers
307-367-5740
ewinthers@fs.fed.us
Description: Reconstruct the dam at Middle Piney Lake.
Location: UNIT - Big Piney Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Sublette. LEGAL - Not Applicable Approximatey 23 west of Big Piney, Wyoming
Oil and Gas Leasing Decision in Portions of the Wyoming Range -- Supplemental Analysis
EIS
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
FEIS NOA in Federal Register
01/25/2011
Expected: 09/2015 10/2015 Michael Walker
(307) 739-5524
mswalker@fs.fed.us
Description: The 2011 decision not to authorize leasing was withdrawn. A new Draft Supplemental EIS is expected in October 2014 with a Final SEIS and new decision in 2015. THE NEW DECISION WILL BE SUBJECT TO THE PRE-DECISIONAL OBJECTION PROCESS (36 CFR 218).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=24734
Location: UNIT - Big Piney Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Sublette. LEGAL - Not Applicable Big Piney Ranger District various locations
Riley Ridge Unit Development (Forest Service Portion)
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period
03/12/2014
Expected: 01/2015 06/2015 Michael Walker
(307) 739-5524
mswalker@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 Exploratory Wells
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
03/15/2012
Est. Comment Period
08/2014
Expected: 01/2015 02/2015 Michael Walker
(307) 739-5524
mswalker@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. THE PROJECT IS NOW SUBJECT TO THE PRE-DECISIONAL REVIEW (OBJECTION) PROCESS PER 36 CFR 218.
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
Dime and Mystery Lakes Fisheries Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants On Hold N/A N/A Dave Fogle
307-885-1301
dfogle@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorize Wyoming Game and Fish Dept. to use rotenone to remove introduced trout species from Dime Lake and Mystery Lake in the Teton Wilderness. THIS PROJECT IS NOW SUBJECT TO THE PRE-DECISIONAL REVIEW (OBJECTION) PROCESS PER 36 CFR 218.
Location: UNIT - Buffalo Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Fremont, Teton. LEGAL - Not Applicable Dime Lake is 3.25 miles south of Flagg Ranch and Mystery Lake is 3 miles NE of Brooks Lake, Wyoming.
Bridger-Teton National Forest, Greys River Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Reauthorization and Management of Cattle Grazing on the Little Greys Allotment
EA
- Grazing management On Hold N/A N/A Don Delong
307-883-9212
ddelong@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
Star Valley Front Vegetation Management
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
12/26/2013
Expected: 07/2014 09/2014 Don Delong
307-885-1319
ddelong@fs.fed.us
Description: Prescribed burning of vegetation to restore a balance of age classes in the mountain shrub, big sagebrush, aspen, and conifer woodlands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33117
Location: UNIT - Greys River Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Lincoln. LEGAL - Not Applicable Western slopes of the Salt River Range from one mile south of Turnerville to one mile north of Smoot
Bridger-Teton National Forest, Jackson Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Deer Creek Drive Power Line Burial
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/25/2014
Expected: 10/2014 10/2014 Deidre Witsen
307-739-5434
dwitsen@fs.fed.us
Description: In order to replace an aging and failing electrical underground cable, Lower Valley Energy has requested to dig a trench on NFS lands to bury the cable. The ROW for this cable will be 1,007' long x 24" wide x 42" deep.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45114
Location: UNIT - Jackson Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Teton. LEGAL - Section 34, T39N, R116W Deer Creek Drive, approximately 1 1/2 miles south of Hoback Junction.
Dew Place/Bacon Creek OHV Trail Improvements
CE
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A 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.
Greater Snow King Area Trails (formerly Skyline Trail/Putt Putt Extension)
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/19/2014
Expected: 01/2015 05/2015 Linda Merigliano
307-739-5428
lmerigliano@fs.fed.us
Description: Trail construction, reconstruction, and changes in use involving the Putt-putt trail, KC and Josie's Ridge trails, and Game Ck. trail; construction of Skyline trail and extension of Putt-putt trail.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34851
Location: UNIT - Jackson Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Teton. LEGAL - T40N, R116W, Section 2,3,6,7,11,12 Snow King ridge between Ferrins trail and Cache/Game trail, and extension of the Putt-putt trail
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Avalanche Reduction Expansion
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 09/2014
Actual: 09/04/2014
09/2014 Ray Spencer
307-739-5415
rspencer01@fs.fed.us
Description: Installation and use of a third Gazex exploder for avalanche control in the Headwall area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44587
Location: UNIT - Jackson Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Teton. LEGAL - Not Applicable Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Teton Village, Wyoming
SnowKing Mountain Aerial Adventure Course
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/04/2014
Expected: 03/2015 04/2015 Ray Spencer
307-739-5415
rspencer01@fs.fed.us
Description: Ropes course and treetop challenges including swinging bridges, nets, and zip lines.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44285
Location: UNIT - Jackson Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Teton. LEGAL - Not Applicable Within the Snow King Resort permit boundary, Jackson, Wyoming
Teton to Snake Fuels Management
EIS
- Fuels management In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
02/27/2013
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
10/2014
Expected: 07/2015 07/2015 Michael Johnston
307-739-5425
mbjohnston@fs.fed.us
Description: Fuels management, such as, prescribed fire and cutting and thinning of vegtetation for fire hazard reduction and restoration/maintenance of fire adapted ecosystems. Analysis type changed to EIS in 2013. NOW SUBJECT TO OBJECTION PROCESS; 36 CFR 218.
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.
Upper Gros Ventre Riparian Enhancement (formerly Fish Creek Stabilization and Wildlife Enhancement)
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Heritage resource management
- Watershed management
Developing Proposal
Scoping Start
11/06/2009
Expected: 05/2015 06/2015 Dale Deiter
307-739-5410
ddeiter@fs.fed.us
Description: Reconnect abandoned river meanders of the Gros Ventre River. This is a restoration project that is categorically excluded from analysis in an EA or EIS, therefore, this decision will not be subject to appeal or objection
Location: UNIT - Jackson Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Teton. LEGAL - Not Applicable Upper Gros Ventre River, northeast of Jackson, Wyoming
Wyoming Game and Fish Commission Alkali Creek Feedground
EIS
- Special use management In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
04/19/2013
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
09/2014
Expected: 01/2015 02/2015 Pam Bode
307-739-5513
pbode@fs.fed.us
Description: Long-term [up to 20 year] for the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission to continue to use the facilities at the Alkali feedground on National Forest System land to conduct winter elk feeding and related management programs.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39126
Location: UNIT - Jackson Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Teton. Approximately 13 miles east of Kelly, Wyoming; south of the Gros Ventre River
Bridger-Teton National Forest, Kemmerer Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Hobble Creek Road Crossing
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 12/2014 07/2015 Trevlyn Robertson
307-886-1265
trevlynrobertson@fs.fed.us
Description: Replacement of an existing ford with a bridge on Hobble Creek and install fish-friendly bank stability structures upstream to protect the newly built road structure. The project proposal is under development.
Location: UNIT - Kemmerer Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Lincoln. LEGAL - Township 28 N, Range 117 1/2 W, Section 36 Approximately 20 miles northeast of Cokeville, Wyoming
Kemmerer Grazing and Rangeland Vegetation Managment
EIS
- Grazing management On Hold N/A N/A Aimee Cameron
307-828-5115
aimeecameron@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, SpruceCk.
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 Vegetation Restoration
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Comment Period
06/20/2014
Expected: 12/2014 12/2014 Travis Bruch
970-625-6849
tbruch@fs.fed.us
Description: Combination of mechanical treatments and prescribed fire to restore conifer encroached aspen stands, whitbark pine stands,& salvage bug-killed timber. This project is now subject to the predecisional administrative review (objection) process.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33162
Location: UNIT - Kemmerer Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Lincoln. LEGAL - Not Applicable LaBarge Creek area, west of LaBarge, Wyoming
Shafer Creek and LaBarge Creek Fish Passage Improvement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/19/2014
Expected: 10/2014 06/2015 Matthew Anderson
307-367-5751
manderson08@fs.fed.us
Description: The Kemmerer Ranger District proposes to replace two culverts in the LaBarge Creek Watershed for the purpose of improving fish passage, flood capacity and road infrastructure
Location: UNIT - Kemmerer Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Lincoln. LEGAL - Township 28 N, Range 116 W, Section 13 and Township 29 N, Range 116 W, Section 7, Approximately 25 miles west of Big Piney, Wyoming
Bridger-Teton National Forest, Pinedale Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Continental Divide National Scenic Trail Reconstruction Project - Sheridan Pass to Forest Road 534
CE
- Recreation management Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2014
Actual: 07/22/2014
08/2014 Andrea Davidson
307-367-5719
andreadavidson@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to reconstruct as well as relocate short sections within a 13-mile segment of the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41344
Location: UNIT - Pinedale Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Fremont, Teton. LEGAL - T42N, R110W, and T41N, R109W & 110W Approximately 20 miles west of Dubois, Wyoming, northern boundary of the Pinedale Ranger District, along the Contintental Divide from Sheridan Pass to the Forest Road No. 534.
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: 06/2016 07/2016 Dave Booth
(307)367-5754
dbooth@fs.fed.us
Description: 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 Corridor- Recreation & Watershed Enhancement Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
- Road management
Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
11/2014
Expected: 06/2015 07/2015 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. 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 Mark Randall
307-367-5711
mrandall@fs.fed.us
Description: Mechanical and prescribed fire treatments to reduce and restore shrub, aspen and conifer fuels along the Upper Green River Corridor. This decision was reversed on appeal. This project is now subject to the objection process (36 CFR 218).
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
06/18/2010
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
01/2015
Expected: 03/2015
Actual: 09/30/2004
06/2015 Dave Booth
(307)367-5754
dbooth@fs.fed.us
Description: The 2004 decision was withdrawn; a revised Draft Supplemental EIS was released in June 2010; a Final SEIS and decision are expected in 2014. This project is now subject to the predecisional administrative review (objection) process (36 CFR 218).
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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This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.