Projects

As part of carrying out the mission of the Forest Service, agency resource specialists develop proposals that will enhance or maintain resource values on public lands, as well as generate products. In addition, the public may submit proposals for various uses such as rights-of-way, land exchanges, and recreational events. A necessary part of the planning for these is the environmental analysis and documentation, pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and agency direction.

 

Policies & Legislation

Local, regional, and national policies, agreements, and legislation guide our priorities and procedures. Many of our regulations are explained in the Code of Federal Regulations.

 

Bighorn National Forest Current and Recent Projects



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Developing Proposal

Billy Creek Vegetation Management Project

Forested vegetation management with multiple objectives, including wood product production, fuels reduction, wildlife habitat enhancement, insect and disease mitigation and travel management.

Powder River Ranger District Outfitter and Guide Permit Conversion to 10 Year Term

Jeff Smith, owner of Seven J Outfitters, has completed his two year probationary period and has applied for a 10 year term Special Use Permit with minor changes requested to the permitted hunt area and operations.

Under Analysis

Crater Ridge Vegetation Management Project

Forested vegetation management with multiple objectives, including wood product production, fuels reduction, wildlife habitat enhancement, and travel management.

Meadowlark Ski Area Maintenance Garage Addition

The Meadowlark Ski Lodge has submitted a proposal to construct a 48 foot by 20 foot addition to their existing maintenance garage, for the maintenance of ski area equipment and storage.

NWCC - Sheridan College Outfitter Guide Permit Proposal

Sheridan College has requested an outfitter guide special use permit for classes and field trips that are part of the Learn Outdoors program

Worland Summer Home Group water crossing removal and driveway addition

Proposal to eliminate a low water crossing and reduce ~600 ft of unneeded open road, reestablish ~300 ft of dirt road driveway to retain access to all cabins in the summer home group.

Analysis Completed

Crater Ridge Vegetation Management Project

The FS proposes to manage forested stands in the Crater Ridge project area by commercially harvesting timber to restore forest health and resilience in lodgepole pine, Engelmann spruce, and subalpine fir stands.

Cancelled

Meadowlark Lake Day Use Trail

The Bighorn National Forest Scenic Byway Corridor Management Plan of January 1998 identified a need for a day use trail along the Cloud Peak Byway, US 16 West of Buffalo, WY. This is the project to realize that identified need.

Project Archive

Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.