Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2014 to 03/31/2014
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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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)

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
National Outdoor Leadership Sschool (NOLS) Permit Reissuance EA
EA
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2013 
Expected:05/2014  05/2014 Steven Schacht
406-932-5155
sschacht@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analysis of impacts from Forest-wide outfitter operations by the National Outdoor Leadership School conducting hiking, backpacking, mountaineering and horsemanship field courses in wilderness and backcountry areas across the Shoshone N.F.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41760
Location: UNIT - Shoshone National Forest All Units. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park, Fremont. Operations are across the entire Shoshone N.F. all districts and zones.
Shoshone Forest Plan Revision
EIS
- Land management planning  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 08/03/2012
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2013 
Expected:04/2014
 
07/2014 Carrie Christman
307-578-5118
shoshone_forestplan@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 (2013).
EA
- Land management planning  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/31/2012 
Expected:02/2014
 
04/2014 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  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/22/2013 
Expected:01/2014
 
02/2014 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. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Limestone, Lava Mountain, Roundtop, Sheep Ridge, South Pass, and Windy Ridge communication sites.
Transitional Special Uses Permit Project
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/25/2013
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/2013 
Expected:02/2014
 
03/2014 Rick Metzger
307-455-2466
rmetzger@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project concerns the potential conversion of 15 transitional special use permits into priority special use permits.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41304
Location: UNIT - Washakie Ranger District, Wind River Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Fremont. Washakie and Wind River Ranger Districts, Fremont County, Wyoming.
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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
Sinclair Cultivation Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/22/2013 
Expected:10/2014
 
12/2014 Anita Harper
307-578-5228
anitaharper@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue a permit to Sinclair Oil Corporation dba Sunlight Ranch Company for cultivation purposes.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42235
Location: UNIT - Clarks Fork Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - section 16, T55N, R105W 6th PM. 5.5 acre parcel located in the Sunlight Basin area with in H.E.S. 139.
Switchback Ranch Aircraft Landing Site
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/18/2013 
Expected:01/2014
 
02/2014 Anita Harper
307-578-5228
anitaharper@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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38551
Location: UNIT - Clarks Fork Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park. Switchback Ranch, west of Clark, WY.
Switchback Ranch Heli-Site
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/18/2013 
Expected:01/2014
 
02/2014 Anita Harper
307-578-5228
anitaharper@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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38550
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  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/18/2013 
Expected:05/2014
 
06/2014 Anita Harper
307-578-5228
anitaharper@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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38552
Location: UNIT - Clarks Fork Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park. Switchback Ranch, west of Clark, WY.
Wyoming Game and Fish Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/18/2013 
Expected:10/2014
 
11/2014 Anita Harper
307-578-5228
anitaharper@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of one to two special use permits for the maintenance of a fence for research purposes.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41521
Location: UNIT - Clarks Fork Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - Sec 7 T55N, R105W, Sec 9,10, 12,13,15 T55N, R106W. Sunlight Basin area of the 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
Pitchfork Range Facilities Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 11/22/2013  01/2014 Anita Harper
307-578-5228
anitaharper@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of a special use permit for the operation and maintenance of a cow camp in conjunction with the Greybull Cow & Horse Allotment.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41524
Location: UNIT - Greybull Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - Sec 3 T47N, R104W. In the Phelps Mountain area of the Greybull Ranger District.
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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
Brown Thomas Meadow Exchange
CE
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/12/2013 
Expected:01/2014
 
02/2014 Daniel Aklufi
307-578-5151
daklufi@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed exchange of approximately 107 acres of Federal lands for approximately 107 acres of non-Federal lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42423
Location: UNIT - Wapiti Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - Within: T. 49 N., R. 105 W., SW1/4SW1/4 sec. 19, NW1/4 sec. 30; T. 49 N., R. 106 W., SE1/4 sec. 24, E1/2 sec. 25, SE1/4SW1/4 sec. 25. In the valley of the South Fork of the Shoshone River, along Hunter Creek Road (Park County Road YXD), approximately 33.7 miles southwest of the city of Cody.
McGee Irrigation Ditch Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 12/02/2013  01/2014 Paul Flanagan
928-527-3470
pflanagan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue a special use permit for an irrigation ditch.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42237
Location: UNIT - Wapiti Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - Section 19, T49N, R105 W. Located in the Southfork Valley of the Wapiti Ranger District.
North Fork Ditch Boom
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 04/12/2013  05/2014 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39577
Location: UNIT - Wapiti Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park. On the North Fork Shoshone River, near the Forest boundary.
Park County Bridge EGI Replacement Project
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/22/2013 
Expected:12/2013
 
02/2014 Timothy Elder
307-578-5231
tjelder@fs.fed.us 
Description: Park County is the owner of road bridge EGI (County Road 6BU) which crosses the North Fork of the Shoshone River. The bridge has been identified as structurally deficient and the County proposes to replace it with a new bridge immediately upstream.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42504
Location: UNIT - Wapiti Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - T. 52 N., R. 105 W., sec. 20. Adjacent to U.S. Highway 14/16/20, approximately 500 feet west of the Trail Shop Resort, 23.2 miles west/southwest of the City of Cody.
South Fork Ditch Authorizations
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2014 
Expected:03/2014
 
04/2014 Daniel Aklufi
307-578-5151
daklufi@fs.fed.us 
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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36263
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  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2014 
Expected:01/2015  06/2015 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.
University of Missouri Geology Camp Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/22/2013 
Expected:01/2014
 
02/2014 Hillary Hurla
307-455-4160
hhurla@fs.fed.us 
Description: 30 year authorization for the University of Missouri Geology Camp to maintain and operate the existing facilities located in Sink’s Canyon near Lander, Wyoming.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40630
Location: UNIT - Washakie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Fremont. LEGAL - T. 32 N, R. 101 W., 6th P.M., Sec 24. Sinks Canyon approximately 9 miles southwest of Lander, 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 01/2014 
Expected:03/2014
 
04/2014 Daniel Aklufi
307-578-5151
daklufi@fs.fed.us 
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.
MacKenzie Highland Ranch Special Use Permit for Improvements
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/18/2013 
Expected:01/2014
 
02/2014 Daniel Aklufi
307-578-5151
daklufi@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a special use permit in connection with various MacKenzie Highland Ranch improvements, including roads, fences, a building, and corrals.
Location: UNIT - Wind River Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Fremont. LEGAL - Within T.42N., R.109W., secs. 1 and 2. Abutting the MacKenzie Highland Ranch, adjacent to the Togwotee Highway (U.S. Highway 26/287), approximately 15 miles northwest of the town of Dubois.
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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