Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2012 to 09/30/2012
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 10/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
01/2013 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  Completed  Actual: 03/23/2012  08/2012 Brenda Halter-Glenn
202-260-9400
bhalterglenn@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.
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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
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:11/2013
 
01/2014 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/19/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/2012 
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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36961
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.
Renew Special Use Permits for Communication Sites
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:09/2012  10/2012 Hillary Hurla
307-455-4160
hhurla@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renew permits for six communication sites on the Washakie and Wind River Ranger Districts.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38697
Location: UNIT - Washakie Ranger District, Wind River Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Fremont. Limestone, Lava Mountain, Roundtop, Sheep Ridge, and South Pass communication sites.
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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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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/nepa_project_exp.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 and Planting Project
EA
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:11/2012  05/2013 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 and tree planting in areas with poor regeneration after a wildfire on the Clarks Fork Ranger District.
Location: UNIT - Clarks Fork Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park. various locations on the Clarks Fork Ranger District.
Switchback Ranch Aircraft Landing Site
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:10/2012  11/2012 Julie Lyons
307-527-6921
jlyons01@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to approve the reissuance of a 20 year special use permit for use of a small aircraft landing strip on Switchback Ranch.
Location: UNIT - Clarks Fork Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park. Switchback Ranch, west of Clark, WY.
Switchback Ranch Heli-Site
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:10/2012  11/2012 Julie Lyons
307-527-6921
jlyons01@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to approve a reissue of the 20 year special use permit for occasional use of a helicopter landing site for the Switchback Ranch.
Location: UNIT - Clarks Fork Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park. Switchback Ranch located west of Clark, WY.
Switchback Ranch Waterline Permit
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:10/2012  11/2012 Julie Lyons
307-527-6921
jlyons01@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to approve the reissuance of a special use permit for an irrigation ditch to the Switchback Ranch.
Location: UNIT - Clarks Fork Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park. Switchback Ranch, west of Clark, WY.
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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
Greater Greybull Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/23/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2013 
Expected:02/2013
 
04/2013 Jason Brey
307-527-6921
jbrey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Vegetation management activities to improve forest condition, reduce build up of hazardous fuels, enhance defensible space around historic Kirwin mining area, and improve wildlfie habitat. This project was previously the Wood River Vegetation Project
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37655
Location: UNIT - Greybull Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park. Southwest of Meeteetse, Wyoming. Wood River and Greybull River watershed.
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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
North Fork Ditch Boom
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:10/2012  11/2012 Ray Zubik
307-578-1260
rzubik@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install 2 concrete pillars and a boom to prevent woody debris from entering the North Fork ditch.
Location: UNIT - Wapiti Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park. On the North Fork Shoshone River, near the Forest boundary.
Sleeping Giant Ski Area Development Projects
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/16/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
06/2013 Anita Harper
307-527-6921
anitaharper@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed developments at Sleeping Giant Ski Area, including a zip line, employee housing, and a snow tubing area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38549
Location: UNIT - Wapiti Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park. Sleeping Giant Ski Area, located 50 miles west of Cody, WY.
South Fork Ditch Authorizations
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
03/2013 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/nepa_project_exp.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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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
Dickinson Park Guard Station Septic Tank Replacement
CE
- Facility management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:09/2012  10/2012 Scott Berkenfield
307-335-2150
sberkenfield@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace the septic tank at the guard station, new tank, same location.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38693
Location: UNIT - Washakie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Fremont. Dickinson Park Guard Station.
Food Storage Infrastructure
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:09/2012  10/2012 Diane Probasco
307-455-4171
dprobasco@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improve the condition and location of food storage infrastructure on the Washakie Ranger District. Possibly place bear poles along the Loop Road and at highly used dispersed camp sites.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38694
Location: UNIT - Washakie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Fremont. Locations in the Washakie Ranger District - along the Loop Road and at highly used dispersed camp sites.
Little Popo Agie Crossing and Reroute
EA
- Road management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:03/2013  07/2013 Steven Schacht
406-932-5155
sschacht@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reroute road for resource protection.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=18019
Location: UNIT - Washakie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Fremont. LEGAL - T. 31 N., R. 100 W. Pass Creek area.
Loop Road Fuel Break
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/14/2011
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 07/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
04/2013 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/nepa_project_exp.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  Completed  Actual: 10/11/2011  07/2012 Rick Metzger
307-455-2466
rmetzger@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/nepa_project_exp.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
Burroughs Creek Ditch
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
03/2013 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/nepa_project_exp.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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/28/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
08/2012 Daniel Aklufi
307-578-5151
Description: Conveyance of approximately 1500 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.
Chambley Outfitter/Guide Business Transfer
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:09/2012  10/2012 Hillary Hurla
307-455-4160
hhurla@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a special use permit to the new owner - terms and conditions would be the same as in the existing permit.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38695
Location: UNIT - Wind River Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Fremont. Wind River Ranger District.
Crooked Creek Winter Outfitter/Guide Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:08/2012  09/2012 Hillary Hurla
307-455-4160
hhurla@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renew the special use permit with the same terms and conditions.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38698
Location: UNIT - Wind River Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Fremont. Wind River Ranger District.
T Cross Ranch Exchange
CE
- Land ownership management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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/nepa_project_exp.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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