Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2014 to 06/30/2014
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  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 02/18/2014
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 04/2014 
Expected:05/2014
 
06/2014 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. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Operations are across the entire Shoshone N.F. all districts and zones.
Shoshone Forest Plan Revision
EIS
- Land management planning  In Progress:
FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/30/2013 
Expected:07/2014
 
09/2014 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
Allen's Diamond 4 Resort and Outfitting and Guiding Special Use Permits Renewal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/12/2014 
Expected:04/2014
 
05/2014 Hillary Hurla
307-455-4160
hhurla@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a Special Use Permit for a 20 year term for Allen's Diamond 4 resort.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43905
Location: UNIT - Washakie Ranger District, Wind River Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Fremont. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Resort location is in Dickinson Park on the Washakie Ranger District. Outfitter and Guiding permit is on the Washakie and Wind River Ranger Districts.
Livestock Grazing Management and Permit Issuance (2013).
EA
- Land management planning  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 02/13/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 03/2014 
Expected:05/2014
 
05/2014 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. LEGAL - Not Applicable. 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:
Scoping Start 07/22/2013 
Expected:06/2014
 
07/2014 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.
Tour de'Wyoming Recreation Event
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/21/2014 
Expected:04/2014
 
06/2014 Hillary Hurla
307-455-4160
hhurla@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Shoshone and Bridger Teton National Forests have recieved an application from Tour de Wyoming for a recreation special use permit.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44024
Location: UNIT - Washakie Ranger District, Wind River Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Teton, Fremont. LEGAL - Tie Hack Monument @ Lat: 43.6452 Long: 109.9247; Togwottee Overlook @ Lat: 43.7489 Long: 110.0645; Cow Creek @ Lat: 43.2901 Long: 110.5605; Hoback Ranches Pullout @ Lat: 43.3226 Long: 110.7161. Event will be held within state highways rights of way on National Forest System lands.
Transitional Special Uses Permit Project
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/16/2014 
Expected:03/2014
 
04/2014 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
Clover Mist Hazardous Fuel Reduction and Planting Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2014 
Expected:11/2014  12/2014 Amy Haas
307-578-5237
ahaas@fs.fed.us 
Description: Pre-commercial thinning in dense lodgpole pine and mixed conifer stands within wildland urban interface areas and tree planting in areas with poor regeneration after wildfire.
Location: UNIT - Clarks Fork Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Several locations within the Clarks Fork Ranger District.
Renewal of Special Use Permits for Ten Water Development/Transmission Systems
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2014 
Expected:08/2014  09/2014 Daniel Aklufi
760-788-0250 x 3365
daklufi@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renew permits for ten existing water development/transmission systems.
Location: UNIT - Clarks Fork Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - T55N, R104W, sec. 26; T55N, R105W, secs. 10-12; T56N, R104W, sec. 31; T56N, R106W, secs. 4 and 17; T57N, R106W, secs. 27, 29, and 34. Various locations within the Clarks Fork Ranger District.
Sinclair Cultivation Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 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  Completed  Actual: 01/09/2014  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  Completed  Actual: 01/09/2014  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:
Scoping Start 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:
Scoping Start 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
South Fork Wood River Trailhead Corrals
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/31/2014 
Expected:04/2014
 
05/2014 Julie Lyons
307-527-6921
jlyons01@fs.fed.us 
Description: New corrals constructed at the South Fork Wood River trailhead. It will consist of four 22'x 22'corrals in a row behind the existing stalls. Ground levelling will occur with road base added for extra stability.
Location: UNIT - Greybull Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - Not Applicable. South Fork Wood River Trailhead.
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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:
Scoping Start 05/01/2012 
Expected:04/2014
 
05/2014 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.
Park County Bridge EGI Replacement Project
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 12/27/2013  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 
Expected:06/2014
 
08/2014 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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
One Shot Antelope Target Range Special Use Permit Renewal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/12/2014 
Expected:04/2014
 
05/2014 Hillary Hurla
307-455-4160
hhurla@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to authorize a new 20 year term for a target range for the Lander One Shot Antelope Hunt Club permit.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43908
Location: UNIT - Washakie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Fremont. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Three (3) acres in the NW ¼ of the NW ¼ of T 32 N, R 100 W, Section 19, 6th P.M. near Lander, Wyoming.
University of Missouri Geology Camp Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/22/2013 
Expected:04/2014
 
05/2014 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 
Expected:06/2014
 
09/2014 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.
DTE Upgrade Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Hillary Hurla
307-455-4160
hhurla@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to upgrade underground telecommunication lines on the eastern side of Togwotee Pass area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43906
Location: UNIT - Wind River Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Fremont. LEGAL - Not Applicable. East side of Towgotee Pass along Highway 26.
MacKenzie Highland Ranch Special Use Permit for Improvements
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/20/2013 
Expected:04/2014
 
06/2014 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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