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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- Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)
- Bridger-Teton National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- 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
Amendments to Land Management Plans Regarding Sage-grouse Conservation
EIS

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Land management planning
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
11/21/2017
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
06/2018
Expected: 01/2019 02/2019 John Shivik
801-625-5667
johnashivik@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service is considering amending its land management plans to address new and evolving issues arising since implementing sage-grouse plans in 2015. This project is in cooperation with the USDI Bureau of Land Management.
Web Link: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r4/home/?cid=stelprd3843381
Location: UNIT - Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest All Units, Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest All Units, Ashley National Forest All Units, Boise National Forest All Units, Bridger-Teton National Forest All Units, Dixie National Forest All Units, Fishlake National Forest All Units, Manti-La Sal National Forest All Units, Salmon-Challis National Forest All Units, Sawtooth National Forest All Units, Caribou-Targhee National Forest All Units, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest All Units, Uinta-Wasatch-Cache All Units. STATE - Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming. COUNTY - Adams, Blaine, Bonneville, Camas, Caribou, Cassia, Elmore, Fremont, Madison, Beaverhead, Deer Lodge, Churchill, Clark, Elko, Eureka, Humboldt, Lincoln, Nye, Pershing, Washoe, White Pine, Beaver, Box Elder, Cache, Carbon, Daggett, Davis, Duchesne, Emery, Garfield, Grand, Iron, Juab, Kane, Millard, Morgan, Piute, Rich, Salt Lake, San Juan, Sanpete, Sevier, Summit, Tooele, Uintah, Utah, Wasatch, Washington, Wayne, Weber, Albany, Campbell, Carbon, Converse, Crook, Laramie, Lincoln, Natrona, Niobrara, Platte, Sublette, Teton, Weston, Jackson, Moffat, Routt. LEGAL - Not Applicable Sagebrush lands in National Forests of Nevada, Utah, southern Idaho, southwest Montana, southwest & south-central Wyoming and northern Colorado.
Bridger-Teton National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest) R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Invasive Plant Management
EIS

   *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register
11/2017
Expected: 12/2018 01/2019 Chad Hayward
307-367-5723
chayward@fs.fed.us
Description: Control of noxious and other invasive plants through the integration of manual, mechanical, biological, and ground and aerial herbicide control methods.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52791
Location: UNIT - Bridger-Teton National Forest All Units. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Lincoln, Sublette, Teton. LEGAL - Not Applicable Forest-wide
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 Justin Snyder
307 367 5740
justinsnyder@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
10/2017
Expected: 11/2017 09/2018 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: 11/2017 06/2018 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 Natural Gas Development (Forest Service Portion)
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period
03/12/2014
Expected: 11/2017 06/2018 Justin Snyder
307 367 5740
justinsnyder@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorization of one existing gas well & construction of approximately 1,200 feet of buried pipeline. The EA and draft decision on the FS portion are available. Send objections to objections-intermtn-regional-office@fs.fed.us by 7/3/2017.
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
10/01/2015
Expected: 10/2017 07/2018 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 were released in April 2017 and objections were received.
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
10/2017
Expected: 01/2018 07/2018 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
Buffalo Valley Fiber Optic Installation by Silver Star Communications
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2017
Expected: 02/2018 06/2018 Karen Kanes
307-739-5597
karenkanes@fs.fed.us
Description: Placement of approximately 4.5 miles of buried and 2.5 miles of aerial fiber optic cable by Silver Star Communications in the Buffalo valley area; aerial cable will be on existing utility poles.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52936
Location: UNIT - Buffalo Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Teton. LEGAL - Not Applicable Buffalo Valley area, just east of Moran, Wyoming.
Guided Bank Fishing
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Comment Period
10/16/2017
Expected: 12/2017 01/2018 Linda Merigliano
307-739-5428
lmerigliano@fs.fed.us
Description: Providing 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. Submit comments by 11/15/17.
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
Togwotee Lodge Vegetation Management
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Fuels management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/26/2017
Expected: 10/2018 10/2018 Dundonald Cochrane
802-767-4261
dcochrane@fs.fed.us
Description: Harvest of dead and dying trees infested with spruce beetle in the wildland urban interface zone to prevent the spread of infestation and subsequent increase in fuel loading adjacent to the resort.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52559
Location: UNIT - Buffalo Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Teton. LEGAL - Not Applicable Adjacent to Togwotee Mountain Lodge, north of Hghway 26/287, 15 miles east of Moran.
Triangle X Ski Trail Grooming
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/15/2017
Expected: 01/2018 01/2018 Todd Stiles
509-852-1077
tstiles01@fs.fed.us
Description: Grooming of 3,700' of cross-country ski trail on FS System land adjacent to the Triangle X Ranch; grooming will be by snowmobile and drag groomer on an existing roadbed; open to the public at no charge, but not open for public snowmobile use.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52856
Location: UNIT - Buffalo Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Teton. LEGAL - Not Applicable Approximately 5 miles south of Moran, Wyoming.
Turpin Meadow Ranch - Phase 1, MDP
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 12/2017
Actual: 11/16/2017
01/2018 Deidre Witsen
307-739-5434
dwitsen@fs.fed.us
Description: Construction of 1 pole barn, 3 yurts for employee housing, and 1 combined kitchen and bathroom building for employees.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52679
Location: UNIT - Buffalo Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Teton. LEGAL - Not Applicable Turpin Meadow Ranch recreation resort permit area
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: 12/2017 05/2018 Sidney Woods
307-886-5327
swoods@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
4U Outfitters Transfer Corral Relocation
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/04/2017
Expected: 02/2018 05/2018 Dale Dawson
307-739-5426
ddawson@fs.fed.us
Description: Relocate the transfer corral/staging area of 4U Outfitters on the Ditch Creek Rd. approximately 2 miles closer to the Forest boundary (not as far up the road).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52962
Location: UNIT - Jackson Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Teton. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Ditch Creek Road enters the National Forest approximately 4 miles northeast of Kelly, Wyoming.
Bridge Creek Land Exchange
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Land ownership management In Progress
Comment Period
09/02/2017
Expected: 07/2018 07/2018 Dale Deiter
435-896-1007
ddeiter@fs.fed.us
Description: Exchange of approximately 45 acres of federal land in the Gros Ventre River drainage for approximately 80 acres of private land further up the drainage.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52258
Location: UNIT - Jackson Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Teton. LEGAL - Not Applicable The federal parcel is south of the Gros Ventre Rd. approximately 8 miles east of the Forest Boundary (which is just east of Kelly, WY); the private parcel is approximately another 15 miles southeast.
Dew Place/Bacon Creek OHV Trail Improvements
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/04/2014
Expected: 06/2018 06/2018 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.
Esther Pump Station Permit Modification
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/30/2017
Expected: 12/2017 01/2018 Karen Kanes
307-739-5597
karenkanes@fs.fed.us
Description: Replacement of the Teton Village Water and Sewer District's 50 year-old Esther Pump Station.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52935
Location: UNIT - Jackson Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Teton. LEGAL - Not Applicable Near Esther Way in Teton Village, Wyoming
Jackson District Outfitter/Guide Permit Renewals
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 12/2017
Actual: 12/13/2017
12/2017 Dale Dawson
307-739-5426
ddawson@fs.fed.us
Description: Renewal of 5 expiring outfitter/guide permits.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53035
Location: UNIT - Jackson Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Teton. LEGAL - Not Applicable Various locations of Jackson Ranger District
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

   *UPDATED*
- Grazing management In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
06/26/2017
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
05/2019
Expected: 07/2019 07/2019 Aaron Zobell
(307) 828-5115
richardazobell@fs.fed.us
Description: Reauthorization of grazing on 17 sheep allotments on the Kemmerer Ranger District. Submit scoping comments to comments-intermtn-bridger-teton-kemmerer@fs.fed.us by Nov. 1, 2017
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 07/2020 Dave Booth
(307)367-5754
dbooth@fs.fed.us
Description: Forest Service decided to close Temple Creek and Bunion Creek allotments. We are 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: 08/2019 09/2019 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 Corridor- Recreation & Watershed Enhancement Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Road management
- Watershed 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.
Pinedale District Recreation Special Use Permits
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/29/2017
Expected: 01/2018 01/2018 Thea Koci
307-367-5741
tckoci@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissuance of 12 permits for recreation events and 2 new permits.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53038
Location: UNIT - Pinedale Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Sublette. LEGAL - Not Applicable Various locations of the Pinedale Ranger District
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

   *UPDATED*
- Grazing management In Progress
FEIS NOA in Federal Register
10/27/2017
Expected: 03/2018
Actual: 09/30/2004
06/2018 Dave Booth
(307)367-5754
dbooth@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to reauthorize livestock grazing on six allotments. Final EIS and draft ROD released in Oct/Nov 2017; objections due Jan. 8, 2018.
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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