Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

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- 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


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
North Piney Post and Pole
CE
- Forest products Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2017
Expected: 05/2017 06/2017 Dundonald Cochrane
307-276-5814
dcochraneiii@fs.fed.us
Description: Commercial thinning of 70 ac. of lodgepole pine and mixed conifers to the west of Apperson Creek. Project proposes to increase structural diversity, manage hazardous fuel loading, & salvage forest products. Construct a half mile of temporary roads.
Location: UNIT - Big Piney Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Sublette. LEGAL - T31, R115, Sec. 10,11,14,15 About 25 miles northwest of Big Piney, WY, in the Upper North Piney Creek watershed to the west of Apperson Creek and Forest Road 10370.
Old Indian Trail Maki Creek Crossing
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/02/2015
Expected: 06/2017 07/2017 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: 06/2017 07/2017 Justin Snyder
307 367 5740
justinsnyder@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: 05/2017 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. EA and draft decision expected in April 2017.
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
Wyoming Range National Recreation Trail/ South Piney Creek Trailhead Relocation
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2017
Expected: 06/2017 07/2017 Tyler Koci
307-276-5833
tjkoci@fs.fed.us
Description: Relocate southern trailhead of the Wyoming Range National Recreation Trail located in Snyder Basin/South Piney Creek Drainage along Forest Service Road #10128A. Construct parking lot and 2.5 miles of trail connecting the new trailhead to the trail
Location: UNIT - Big Piney Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Sublette. LEGAL - T29, R115, Sec. 16,17,18 Snyder Basin/South Piney Creek and Forest Service Road #10128A, approximately 25 miles west of Big Piney, Wyoming
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: 09/2017 09/2017 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
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/05/2017
Expected: 04/2017 04/2017 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.
Togwotee Post and Pole Gathering
CE
- Forest products Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2017
Expected: 05/2017 07/2017 Mark Keil
307-739-5008
markkeil@fs.fed.us
Description: Low impact public gathering of posts and poles in an approximately 7 acre area
Location: UNIT - Buffalo Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Teton. LEGAL - Not Applicable Approximately 12 miles east of Moran, Wyoming; just east of the intersection of the Togwotee Highway and Fourmile Rd. (south of highway).
Bridger-Teton National Forest, Greys River Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
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: Improve management of motor vehicle use within the Middle Greys River area by designing a system that provides quality trail riding opportunities while also reducing resource impacts and encouraging citizen stewardship to maintain the system.
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
Coburn Meadow Trailhead
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2017
Expected: 06/2017 06/2017 Ronna Simon
307-739-5598
rsimon@fs.fed.us
Description: Restoration of Coburn Meadow by constructing a trailhead to direct parking, hardening the site, and reclaiming a short section of a non-Forest Service system road.
Location: UNIT - Jackson Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Teton. LEGAL - Not Applicable Approximately 1 mile south the Red Top Meadows on the Fall Creek Rd. south of Wilson, Wyoming.
Cowboy Tough Adventure Race
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2017
Actual: 04/03/2017
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: 04/2017 05/2017 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.
Fall Creek Base Camp
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/01/2016
Expected: 04/2017 09/2017 Dale Dawson
307-739-5426
ddawson@fs.fed.us
Description: Close the hunting outfitter base camp at the Cabin Creek Trailhead and re-establish a base camp near the end of the road on the North Fork Fall Creek.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51226
Location: UNIT - Jackson Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Teton. LEGAL - Not Applicable Approximately 9 miles southwest of Jackson, Wyoming.
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Recreation Enhancements Project - Phase 2
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Comment Period
11/28/2016
Expected: 05/2017 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

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2017
Actual: 04/04/2017
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

   *UPDATED*
- Fuels management In Progress
FEIS NOA in Federal Register
02/13/2017
Expected: 05/2017 06/2017 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.
Upper Gros Ventre Ranch Watershed Restoration
CE
- Watershed management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2017
Expected: 06/2017 06/2017 Dale Deiter
307-739-5500
ddeiter@fs.fed.us
Description: Complementing watershed restoration in the Upper Gros Ventre by the Trust for Public Land & Trout Unlimited, this project will plug existing ditches, remove 2 water diversion structures, replace culverts and restore 150' of stream channel morphology.
Location: UNIT - Jackson Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Teton. LEGAL - Not Applicable Approximately 30 miles east of Jackson Wyoming in the Upper Gros Ventre River drainage.
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
06/2017
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: 07/2020 08/2020 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: 07/2019 08/2019 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
CE
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/20/2016
Expected: 04/2017 06/2017 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
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
- Road 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
04/2017
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 final EIS and draft ROD are expected in 2017.
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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