Bridger-Teton National Forest Current and Recent Projects

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Under Analysis

Clark Draw Riparian Exclosure

Construct approximately 400 feet of fence along Clark Draw to exclude cattle from the stream segment.

Cottonwood Lake Dam Spillway

Lower the dam's spillway by 3 feet.

Grazing Authorization for Muddy Creek, Temple Creek, and Bunion Creek Allotments

Reauthorization of grazing on Muddy Creek, Temple Creek, and Bunion Creek allotments. Comment period ended on April 27, 2015.

Grazing Authorization for Sweetwater, Blucher Creek and East Squaw Creek Cattle and Horse Allotments

Proposed reauthorization of grazing on the Sweetwater, Blucher Creek, and East Squaw Creek Cattle and Horse Allotments.

Hobble Creek Road Crossing

Replacement of an existing ford with a bridge on Hobble Creek and install fish-friendly bank stability structures upstream to protect the newly built road structure. The project proposal is under development.

Horse Creek Riparian Restoration Project

Remove road fill and culverts from the end of FS Road 10112 to reduce negative impacts and improve stream function.

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Suite of Projects

Creation/improvement of mountain features/facilities including ski runs, lifts, snow making, avalanche control and summer trails, all of which have received conceptual approval as part of the updated Master Development Plan.

Labarge Vegetation Restoration

Combination of mechanical treatments and prescribed fire to improve the health of forested stands, salvage dead and dying trees, enhance wildlife habitat, reduce fuels, and remove hazard trees along roads. It also adds six miles of existing routes.

Maki Creek Trail Bridge

The Forest Service proposes to construct a bridge for hikers on the Maki Creek trail.

Oil and Gas Leasing Decision in Portions of the Wyoming Range -- Supplemental Analysis

The 2011 decision not to authorize leasing was withdrawn. A new Draft Supplemental EIS is expected in 2015 with a Final SEIS and draft Record of Decision in mid-2016. THIS DECISION IS SUBJECT TO THE PRE-DECISIONAL OBJECTION PROCESS (36 CFR 218).

Riley Ridge Unit Development (Forest Service Portion)

Authorization of further development of one existing gas well and construction of approximately 1,200 feet of buried pipeline.

Shafer Creek and LaBarge Creek Fish Passage Improvement

The Kemmerer Ranger District proposes to replace two culverts in the LaBarge Creek Watershed for the purpose of improving fish passage, flood capacity and road infrastructure

Skyline Wildland Urban Interface Fuels Reduction

Fuels reduction treatments with equipment & prescribed burning. The treatments will reduce the risk of high severity wildfire and increase public and firefighter safety. Comments due 8/18/15 Send to

South Cottonwood Creek Road and Trailhead Flood Damage Restoration

Realign the stream channel in order to reduce flooding of the road and trailhead at South Cottonwood Creek. Submit comments by 2/20/2015 to

Star Valley Ranch Fuels Treatment

Decrease fuel adjacent to private property by thinning timber stands and burning

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. DEIS available August 2015.

Upper Green River Area Rangeland

Forest Service proposes to reauthorize cattle and horse grazing on six allotments containing about 170,000 acres in the Upper Green River area. A Final Supplemental EIS and draft decision are expected in 2015.

Wyoming Game and Fish Commission Alkali Creek Feedground

Long-term authorization for the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission to continue to use the facilities at the Alkali feedground on National Forest System land to conduct winter elk feeding and related management programs.

Analysis Completed

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; see Decision Memo for specifics of the final decision.

North Zone OHV Project

To develop a designated motorized route for the northern districts of the Bridger-Teton National Forest. This updated travel plan will be in accordance with the National OHV rule published on 11/9/05.

Snake River Headwaters Forest Plan Amendment for Wild and Scenic Comprehensive River Management Plan

Forest Plan Amendment creating goals, desired future conditions and standards for management of recently designated Wild and Scenic Rivers. Amendment will be incorporated into a Comprehensive River Management Plan (CRMP).

On Hold

Dew Place/Bacon Creek OHV Trail Improvements

Trail Improvements for OHV use including construction of an OHV bridge and approximately half mile of new OHV trail, conversion of approximately two and half miles of road to OHV trail, and bringing an OHV trail up to standard.

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, Spruce Ck.

True Oil Lander Peak Exploratory Wells

True Oil has submitted the Lander Peak Exploration Proposal for two exploratory wells; one from an existing pad and one from a reclaimed pad. THE PROJECT WILL NOW BE SUBJECT TO THE PRE-DECISIONAL REVIEW (OBJECTION) PROCESS PER 36 CFR 218.


Project Archive

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