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
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.
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.
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.