Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2011 to 03/31/2011
Shoshone National Forest

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 Nationwide
Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, Shoshone National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, Shoshone National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, Shoshone National Forest,  Clarks Fork Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, Shoshone National Forest,  Greybull Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, Shoshone National Forest,  Wapiti Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, Shoshone National Forest,  Washakie Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, Shoshone National Forest,  Wind River Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

Projects Occurring Nationwide  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 12/18/2009
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2010 
Expected:11/2011
 
12/2011 Larry Hayden
202-205-1559
lhayden@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Department of Agriculture proposes to promulgate a new planning rule, which will set out the process for development, revision, and amendment of National Forest System land management plans.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/planningrule
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Agency-wide Rule.
Nationwide Aerial Application of Fire Retardant on National Forest System Lands.
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/27/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 Glen Stein
208-869-5405
gstein@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service will prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement for the continued nationwide aerial application of fire retardant on National Forest System lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/retardant/index.html
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
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Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Expansion of Broadband Access to Under-Served Users
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/26/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
04/2011 Deidre Witsen
307-739-5434
dwitsen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Burial of approximately 35 miles of two 1.25inch conduits containing fiber optic broadband cable via plowing technique. Route will primarily be within existing road right-of-ways and utility right-of-ways.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33847
Location: UNIT - Jackson Ranger District, Teton Basin Ranger District, Wind River Ranger District, Buffalo Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Teton, Fremont. Teton Pass via Old Pass Road, BPA ROW roads, & within Highway 22 ROW; Within Highway 26/287 ROW from Moran to Wind River Lake, FS Roads 30060 & 30040.
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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
Assessment of Domestic Goat Use on the Shoshone National Forest
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/15/2009 
Expected:04/2011
 
05/2011 Joe Harper
307.578.5158
jharper@fs.fed.us 
Description: Assessment to determine if additional management direction is warranted to prevent disease transmission between domestic goats and wild bighorn sheep.Shifting priorities preclude working on this project at this time.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=26706
Location: UNIT - Shoshone National Forest All Units. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park, Sublette, Teton, Fremont, Hot Springs. Shoshone National Forest in northwest Wyoming.
Shoshone Forest Plan Revision
EIS
- Land management planning  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 09/24/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 08/2012 
Expected:09/2013
 
10/2013 Carrie Christman
307-578-5118
cchristman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Revision of the 1986 Shoshone National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/shoshone
Location: UNIT - Shoshone National Forest All Units. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park, Sublette, Teton, Fremont, Hot Springs. Shoshone National Forest in northwest Wyoming.
Weed Management Shoshone National Forest
EIS
- Land management planning
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 01/2011 
Expected:05/2012  07/2012 Bryan Armel
(307) 578-1234
barmel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Provide direction to control and reduce the presence of invasive plants on the Shoshone National Forest
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29945
Location: UNIT - Shoshone National Forest All Units. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park, Sublette, Teton, Fremont, Hot Springs. National Forest System lands of the Shoshone National Forest in northwest Wyoming.
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Shoshone National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R2 - Rocky Mountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
WYDOT Stockpile Sites(s)
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/13/2010 
Expected:03/2011
 
04/2011 Anita Harper
307-527-6921
anitaharper@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a special use permit to WYDOT to utilize a 3 acre site near Clocktower Creek and one near Fishhawk Trailhead for stockpiling rocks and gravel removed from Highway 14/16/20. A site is under consideration along Hwy 296 also.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33660
Location: UNIT - Clarks Fork Ranger District, Wapiti Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park. Forest Road #477 near Clocktower Creek and Forest Road #444 near Fishhawk Trailhead.
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Shoshone National Forest,   Clarks Fork Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R2 - Rocky Mountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Clarks Fork Grazing Management Projects
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:08/2011  10/2011 Joe Hicks
307-527-6921
jhicks01@fs.fed.us 
Description: Three range improvement projects are proposed to include K-Z Horse Pasture Fence, Reef Creek Allotment Highway Right-of-Way Fence, and Antelope Butte Water Development
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34473
Location: UNIT - Clarks Fork Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park. Projects are on the Clarks Fork Ranger District near K-Z Lodge, Reef Creek, and Antelope Butte.
Clay Butte Radio Repeater Relocation Project
CE
- Facility management  Completed  Actual: 12/08/2010  06/2011 Marty Sharp
307-527-6921
msharp@fs.fed.us 
Description: Remove radio equipment from the historic fire tower and relocate the equipment to a new location.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30867
Location: UNIT - Clarks Fork Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park. Clay Butte Lookout Tower, located between Red Lodge and Cooke City, Montana near the Beartooth Highway.
Federal Well Site No. 26-2
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/01/2008
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
08/2012 Marty Sharp
307-527-6921
msharp@fs.fed.us 
Description: Application for Permit to Drill, including a Surface Use Plan of Operation, from Iron Creek Energy Group (an agent for Windsor Oil)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=25305
Location: UNIT - Clarks Fork Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park. Line Creek drainage, near the Montana State boundary.
Sunlight Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/10/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
11/2011 Marty Sharp
307-527-6921
msharp@fs.fed.us 
Description: Vegetation management activites to improve forest condition, reduce the build up of hazardous fuels, enhance defensible space, and improve wildlfie habitat.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30078
Location: UNIT - Clarks Fork Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park. Sunlight Basin, Clarks Fork Ranger District.
WYDOT Snow Fences
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:03/2011  04/2011 Anita Harper
208-774-3020
anitaharper@fs.fed.us 
Description: WYDOT request to re-issue a permit for living and wooden snow fences that were installed in 2000 in four different locations along the Chief Joseph Highway (State Hwy. 296).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34448
Location: UNIT - Clarks Fork Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park. Four existing sites along State Highway 296.
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Shoshone National Forest,   Greybull Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R2 - Rocky Mountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Lower Wood II Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/05/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
07/2012 Marty Sharp
307-527-6921
msharp@fs.fed.us 
Description: Vegetation management activites to improve forest condition, reduce the build up of hazardous fuels, increase defensible space and enhance wildlife habitat
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30079
Location: UNIT - Greybull Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park. Soutwest of Meeteetse, Wyoming.
Meeteetse Creek Salvage
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Dennis Gross
307-578-5217
degross@fs.fed.us 
Description: Harvest dead trees on about 150 acres in the Meeteetse Creek drainage adjacent to private land and inholdings.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30329
Location: UNIT - Greybull Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - T50N. Range 103W, Sec. 36, Lot 49. Located in the Meeteetse Creek drainage on Carter Mountain, southwest of Cody, WY.
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Shoshone National Forest,   Wapiti Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R2 - Rocky Mountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Cody Country (C.C. Water Users Association No. 18) Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/04/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
01/2011 Anita Harper
307-527-6921
anitaharper@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a special use permit to C.C. No. 18 Water Users Association, Inc. to maintain and operate an exisitng domestic water system. The water system is in place and no new construction is proposed.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33528
Location: UNIT - Wapiti Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park. T52N, R105W, Sec. 33 and 34. Wapiti Ranger District, near the Green Creek Road FSR 406.
South Fork Ditch Authorizations
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2010 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 Daniel Aklufi
307-578-5151
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/project_content.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.
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Shoshone National Forest,   Washakie Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R2 - Rocky Mountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Atlantic Allotment
EA
- Grazing management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Brad Russell
307-332-5460
brussell@fs.fed.us 
Description: The district proposes to permanently close this wilderness sheep allotment located in the Popo Agie Wildernss. This allotment has been unstocked for over 20 years.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=27098
Location: UNIT - Washakie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Fremont. LEGAL - T. 30 N., R101 W. Atlantic Creek drainage, Popo Agie Wilderness.
Little Popo Agie Crossing and Reroute
EA
- Road management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Ruth Esperance
307-335-2171
resperance@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reroute road for resource protection.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=18019
Location: UNIT - Washakie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Fremont. LEGAL - T. 31 N., R. 100 W. Pass Creek area.
Livestock Grazing Permit Issuance (2011)
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:09/2011  01/2012 Brad Russell
307-335-2174
brussell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analysis of the Maxon Basin, South Pass, and Ed Young Basin commercial livestock grazing allotments in the Washakie Ranger District.
Location: UNIT - Washakie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park. Three grazing allotments, located on the southern end of the Washakie Ranger District, outside of Lander, WY.
Loop Road Fuel Break
EA
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:07/2011  10/2011 Sean Johnson
307-455-2466
sdjohnson01@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to reduce fuel loads along Forest Service Road 300 through mechanical treatment and prescribed fire operations.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=8271
Location: UNIT - Washakie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Fremont. Units will be identified along FSR #300 (Loop Road) from Bruce's Landing to South Pass, south of Lander, Fremont County, Wyoming.
Louis Lake Well
EA
- Recreation management
- Facility management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Scott Berkenfield
307-335-2150
sberkenfield@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project has been cancelled; it may be reinitiated in the future.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=18005
Location: UNIT - Washakie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Fremont. LEGAL - T. 30 N., R. 101 W. Louis Lake.
South Zone Bridge Improvements
CE
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/10/2010 
Expected:09/2011
 
05/2012 Ruth Esperance
307-335-2171
resperance@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace or improve bridge structures on four bridges located in the Lander and Dubois areas. Includes two bridges in Dickinson Park, one in Maxon Basin, and one near Warm Spring.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=28036
Location: UNIT - Washakie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Fremont. LEGAL - T33N., R2W, sec 4; T31N., R100W sec 32; T42N., R108W sec 29. Dickinson Park & Maxon Basin near Lander, WY and Warm Spring near Dubois, WY.
Stough Creek Trail Reroute
CE
- Recreation management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Scott Berkenfield
307-335-2150
sberkenfield@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project has been cancelled; it may be reinitiated at a later time.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=23566
Location: UNIT - Washakie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Fremont. LEGAL - T. 31 N., R. 102 W., Sec 10. Approximately 14 miles southwest of Lander.
Wyoming.com Proposal to Construct Communication Facility at Roundtop Mountain Communications Site
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 11/22/2010  04/2011 Daniel Aklufi
307-335-2170
Description: Wyoming.com proposes to construct a microwave repeater consisting of a 60-foot-tall tower and a 8-foot x 8-foot equipment shelter.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30242
Location: UNIT - Washakie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Fremont. LEGAL - T. 30 N., R. 99 W., sec. 30. Roundtop Mountain, approximately 3 miles northeast of Atlantic City (South Pass area).
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Shoshone National Forest,   Wind River Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R2 - Rocky Mountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Big Warm Spring Creek Culvert Replacement (Forest Road 544)
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/10/2010 
Expected:06/2011
 
06/2012 Rick Metzger
307-455-2466
rmetzger@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposal is to install three new culverts to replace an existing culvert.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34457
Location: UNIT - Wind River Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Fremont. The project is located on Big Warm Spring Creek, Forest Service Road 544, on the Wind River Ranger District west of Dubois, Wyoming.
Burroughs Creek Ditch
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
06/2011 Daniel Aklufi
307-578-5151
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/project_content.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.
Reissuance of Brooks Lake Lodge Resort and Outfitting/Guiding Permits
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:06/2011  07/2011 Scott Berkenfield
307-335-2150
sberkenfield@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reauthorization of the Brooks Lake Lodge Resort special uses permit for a new 20 year term. The outfitting/guiding activities previously conducted by the resort under separate permit would be included in the new permit.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31191
Location: UNIT - Wind River Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Fremont. LEGAL - T44N, R110W, secs. 23 and 25. In the Brooks Lake area, approximately 24 miles northwest of the town of Dubois.
Scott Well #2
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/09/2010 
Expected:03/2011
 
07/2011 Rick Metzger
307-455-2466
rmetzger@fs.fed.us 
Description: Application for permit to drill, including a surface use plan of operation.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30027
Location: UNIT - Wind River Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Fremont. LEGAL - T. 43 N., R. 107 W., sec. 21. Fremont County, near Dubois, Wyoming on the Tappan Creek Drainage.
T Cross Ranch Exchange
CE
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2010 
Expected:09/2011
 
12/2011 Daniel Aklufi
307-578-5151
Description: Proposal to exchange approximately 4 acres of National Forest System lands for approximately 4 acres of private lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.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.
West Fork Long Creek Culvert Replacement
CE
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/17/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
07/2012 Rick Metzger
307-455-2466
rmetzger@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project proposal is an aquatic improvement project to remove aquatic passage barriers (culverts) on FSR 513 and 548. The current culverts are in a state of disrepair and in need of replacement and/or are undersized and impacting aquatic passage.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33465
Location: UNIT - Wind River Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Fremont. Wind River Ranger District, west of Dubois, Wyoming on FSR 513 and FSR 548.
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This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.