Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2011 to 12/31/2011
Shoshone National Forest

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Projects Occurring 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
Gypsy Moth Management in the United States: A Cooperative Approach
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/19/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
01/2012 Noel Schneeberger
610-557-4121
nschneeberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: The USDA Forest Service and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service are analyzing a range of strategies for controlling gypsy moth damage to forests and trees in the United States.
Web Link:  http://www.na.fs.fed.us/wv/eis/
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/25/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
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 05/2011 
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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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  Completed  Actual: 07/14/2011  10/2011 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.
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 05/2012 
Expected:06/2013
 
10/2013 Carrie Christman
307-578-5118
cchristman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Revision of the1986 Shoshone National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan under the procedures of the 1982 planning rule.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=6719
Location: UNIT - Shoshone National Forest All Units. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park, Sublette, Teton, Fremont, Hot Springs. 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
Livestock Grazing Management and Permit Issuance (2012)
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:10/2012  01/2013 Joe Hicks
307-527-6921
jhicks01@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analysis of livestock management on the Meeteetse, Pickett Creek, Sage Creek and Piney Creek Allotments on the Greybull Ranger District and the Bear Creek, Wiggins Fork, Warm Springs and Wind River Allotments on the Wind River Ranger District.
Location: UNIT - Greybull Ranger District, Wind River Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park, Fremont. The Meeteetse, Pickett Creek, Sage Creek, Piney Creek Allotments-Greybull RD; the Bear Creek, Wiggins Fork, Warm Springs, Wind River Allotments-Wind River RD.
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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
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2012 
Expected:05/2012  07/2012 Joe Hicks
307-527-6921
jhicks01@fs.fed.us 
Description: Two range improvement projects are proposed- 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 Reef Creek and Antelope Butte.
Clarks Fork Hazardous Fuels Pre-commercial Thinning Project
EA
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2011 
Expected:06/2012  07/2012 Jason Brey
307-527-6921
jbrey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Pre-commercial thinning of dense lodgepole pine and mixed-conifer stands within wildland urban interface areas on the Clarks Fork Ranger District.
Location: UNIT - Clarks Fork Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park. various locations on the Clarks Fork Ranger District.
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 to drill a gas well, including a Surface Use Plan of Operation, from 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.
Re-issuance of a domestic water transmission pipeline permit (Moore)
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/30/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 Anita Harper
307-527-6921
anitaharper@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue a special use permit for the operation and maintenance of a spring development for domestic water use. The permit has been in place and issued to the same family since 1967.
Location: UNIT - Clarks Fork Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park. Clarks Fork District, NW1/4, NE 1/4 Section 13, T55, R105W.
Re-issuance of domestic water transmission pipeline permit (Braten)
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/30/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 Anita Harper
307-527-6921
anitaharper@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue a special use permit for the operation and maintenance of a spring development for domestic water use. The permit has been in place and issued to the same family since 1982.
Location: UNIT - Clarks Fork Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park. Clarks Fork District, S1/2 of Section 12 and the NE1/4 of Section 14, T55N, R105W.
Sunlight Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 07/14/2011  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.
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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)  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Marty Sharp
307-527-6921
msharp@fs.fed.us 
Description: Due to the ongoing, widespread beetle infestation, this project is being cancelled in order to make an assesment of the entire watershed and expand areas for vegetation management activities to improve forest conditions and reduce hazardous fuels.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30079
Location: UNIT - Greybull Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park. Southwest of Meeteetse, Wyoming, Wood River watershed.
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.
Wood River Vally Cross Country Ski Area Permit Renewal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:11/2011  12/2011 Anita Harper
307-527-6921
anitaharper@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue a special use permit to the Meeteetse Recreation District for the purpose of maintaining a cross-country ski park, including a warming hut and overnight cabin. The current permit has been in place for 20 years 5+/- miles of trail.
Location: UNIT - Greybull Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park. The facilities and trail system are located along the South Fork of the Wood River, T46N, R103W, sections 21, 22, 23, 28, and 29.
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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
South Fork Ditch Authorizations
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2010 
Expected:03/2012
 
03/2012 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.
WYDOT Stockpile Fishhawk site
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:12/2011  01/2012 Anita Harper
307-527-6921
anitaharper@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a special use permit to WYDOT to utilize a 3 acre site near the Fishhawk Trailhead.
Location: UNIT - Wapiti Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park. Forest Road #444 near Fishhahwk Trailhead, North Fork Shoshone River.
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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
Little Popo Agie Crossing and Reroute
EA
- Road management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Joe Hicks
307-332-5460
jhicks01@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
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/06/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
03/2012 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34446
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  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/14/2011
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 01/2012 
Expected:02/2012
 
04/2012 Andy McWilliams
307-332-5460
amcwilliams@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.
South Zone Bridge Improvements
CE
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/10/2010 
Expected:12/2011
 
05/2012 Joe Hicks
307-332.5460
jhicks01@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.
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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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/10/2010 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 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:01/2012
 
04/2012 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.
Campbell Small Tracts Act Conveyance
CE
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2011 
Expected:03/2012
 
03/2012 Daniel Aklufi
307-578-5151
Description: Conveyance of approximately 1000 square feet of National Forest System lands under Small Tracts Act authority to resolve a house encroachment.
Location: UNIT - Wind River Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Fremont. LEGAL - T43N, R109W, sec. 21. Approximately 18.5 miles northwest of the town of Dubois, WY, and closely adjacent to U.S. Highway 26/287.
Reissuance of Brooks Lake Lodge Resort and Outfitting/Guiding Permits
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
T Cross Ranch Exchange
CE
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2010 
Expected:06/2012
 
08/2012 Daniel Aklufi
307-578-5151
Description: Proposal to exchange approximately four acres of National Forest System lands for approximately four 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.
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