Greater Snow King Area Trails (formerly Skyline Trail/Putt Putt Extension)
Trail construction, reconstruction, and changes in use involving the Putt-putt trail, KC and Josie's Ridge trails, and Game Ck. trail; construction of Skyline trail and extension of Putt-putt trail. THIS PROJECT IS NOW SUBJECT TO THE PRE-DECISIONAL OBJECTION PROCESS (36 CFR 218) RATHER THAN THE APPEAL PROCESS.
Black Diamond Energy Well Reclamation
The Forest Service proposes to authorized Black Diamond Energy, LLC access via a special use permit to the Maki Creek 1 and Beamers Bluff 24-19 wells to initiate reclamation activities by removing existing facilities.
Desert Homestead Road Easement & Water Development Authorization
Road easement authorization for the Desert Homestead Road & Ditch Association (4 private inholdings) located 4 mi. northwest of Lower Green River Lake. Special use permit authorization for existing headgate, ditch, & above-ground pipe within Osborn Ditch1. You can SEND COMMENTS TO: firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments due by 3/28/2013
Kemmerer Ranger District South Boundary Fence
Construct 18 mi. of wildlife-friendly fence to restrict unauthorized livestock from entering the Forest. This project was originally combined with the Thompson Fence as project #43340. SEND Comments to email@example.com. Comments are due by 4/2/14.
Labarge Vegetation Restoration
Combination of mechanical treatments and prescribed fire to restore conifer encroached aspen stands, whitbark pine stands,& salvage bug-killed timber. This project is now subject to the predecisional administrative review (objection) process.
Oil and Gas Leasing Decision -- 44,720 Acres in the Wyoming Range -- Supplemental Analysis
In 2005, the FS authorized the BLM to offer subject lands for lease. BLM's subsequent leasing was remanded back to the BLM by the Interior Board of Land Appeals (IBLA) to provide opportunity to address deficiencies in the environmental analyses upon which these decisions were based.
A Draft Supplemental EIS was released by the FS in February 2010. The Final SEIS and FS decision were released in January of 2011. The January 2011 decision has been withdrawn for further consideration.
Snow King Mountain Snow Making Infrastructure
Authorization to install and operate infrastructure primaily to support snow making, including burying water lines and electrical cable, and installation of electric tranformers, hydrants, and snow guns.
Teton to Snake Fuels Management
Fuels management such as prescribed fire and cutting and thinning of vegtetation for fire hazard reduction and restoration/maintenance of fire adapted ecosystems. Analysis type changed to EIS in 2013. EIS scoping comments most useful by April 1, 2013.
Thompson Pass Drift Fence
Construct approximately 7 miles of drift fences in the area of Thompson Pass. (The Kemmerer South Boundary Fence was originally a part of this project.) This project is subject to appeal (36 CFR 215). Only those who comment during the comment period will be eligible to appeal. Send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org by 3/20/2014.
True Oil Lander Peak Exploratory Wells
True Oil proposes two exploratory wells -- one from an existing pad and one from a reclaimed pad location. A third well pad would be expanded to hold a freshwater reservoir. The scoping period was extended; comments were best received by 5/15/2012. Email comments can be sent to: email@example.com
Upper Green River Area Rangeland
The 2004 decision was withdrawn; a revised Draft Supplemental EIS was released in June 2010; a Final SEIS and decision are expected in 2014. This project is now subject to the predecisional administrative review (objection) process (36 CFR 218).
Wyoming Game and Fish Commission Alkali Creek Feedground
Long term (up to 20 years) authorization for Wyoming Game and Fish Commission to continue to use facilities at the Alkali Creek feedground to conduct their winter elk feeding and related management programs. THIS DECISION WILL BE SUBJECT TO THE PRE-DECISIONAL OBJECTION PROCESS DESCRIBED AT 36 CFR 218.
Fontenelle Fire Timber Salvage
The project would harvest fire killed trees (approximately 1,200 acres) from the Fontenelle fire of 2012 and open a pit for road surfacing material. Decision signed September 26, 2013. THIS DECISION IS APPEALABLE PER 36 CFR 215. SEE DECISION AND LEGAL NOTICE FOR APPEAL DETAILS. APPEALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11/14/2013.
Hams Fork Vegetation
DECISION NOTICE SIGNED SEPT. 11, 2013; SEE LINK BELOW. The proposed project addresses hazardous fuels; safety hazards associated with standing dead trees; the vitality of aspen, whitebark pine and lodgepole pine; and recovery of merchantable value of beetle-killed timber.
Horsethief Canyon Landfill Closure - Teton County
Closure of landfill on 18 acres of NFS land through re-shaping and re-capping of the landfill and construction of groundwater and landfill gas monitoring wells. To be eligible to object to the draft decision, specific comments must be submitted during the comment period on the project proposal.
Poker Flat Warming Hut/Safety Shelter
Issuance of a Special Use Permit to Star Valley Search and Rescue for a warming hut/safety shelter and vaulted toilet; not for routine camping, but for emergency overnight stays; day use would occur winter and summer.
Reauthorization of TPK Racing recreation event for 5 years.
On the 4th weekend of Aug., a 25 mile mountain bike race on Sat. & a half marathon on Sun. are proposed. They are to be held in the Phillips Pass area with up to 75 participants for each race. These races have been held the last 2 years.
Sherman Cattle and Horse Grazing Allotment
Reauthorization of livestock grazing on approximately 17,370 ac. The 9/26/2013 decision is subject to appeal (36 CFR 215); for details see the Record of Decision and legal notice.
Town of Afton Hydropower
Authorize the Town of Afton to use 8 acres of NF System Land to construct, operate and maintain a 225 kilowatt culinary water system hydroelectric project linked to the pre-existing town culinary system. Decision based on FERC's EA.
Kemmerer Grazing and Rangeland Vegetation Managment
Authorization of grazing on 16 sheep allotments - Porcupine, Lower Salt, Buckskin Knoll, Lake Alice, Smiths Fork, Aspen Springs, Basin Ck, Devil's Hole, Elk Ck, Green Knoll, Indian Ck, Lake Mtn, Pole Ck, Sams Allen Ck, So Fontenelle, SpruceCk.
Piney Creeks Vegetation Treatments
A variety of vegetation management treatments in the Piney Creek drainages over the next five to seven years. Currently collecting data in preparation for analysis.
Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.