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Developing Proposal

Trail 038 Conversion (EA)

To change use to nonmotorized to lower the maintenance standards and reduce safety issues associated with motorized use on a trail not designed for that use. Currently, rock slides and flooding have narrowed the trail and blocked motorized use.

Status: Developing Proposal

Management Unit: Bighorn National Forest All Units

Purpose: Recreation management


Under Analysis

FSR #329 Conversion Project (EA)

Forest Service Road (FSR) #329 would be partially closed to full sized vehicles and converted to a motorized OHV trail 50 inches or less. Sections of the old road bed would be narrowed to be more compatible with a 50 inch or less trail.

Status: Under Analysis

Management Unit: Bighorn National Forest All Units

Purpose: Road management, Recreation management


Forest-wide Timber Stand Improvement (CE)

Thin conifer trees two feet tall to five inches diameter at breast height in areas previously harvested and where stand-replacing fires and/or severe wind/weather events have occurred. Average of 500 acres annually in MAs 3, 4, and 5.

Status: Under Analysis

Management Unit: Bighorn National Forest All Units

Purpose: Vegetation management (other than forest products)


Pole Creek Gravel Pit Expansion (EA)

The Wyoming Dept of Transportation submitted an application to increase the existing gravel pit by 38 ac to facilitate transportation projects and maintenance operations on US Hwy 16. Includes mining, gravel operation, and a temporary hot mix plant

Status: Under Analysis

Management Unit: Bighorn National Forest All Units

Purpose: Minerals and Geology


Analysis Completed

Ranger Creek Campground and Adelaide Trailhead Reconstruction Project (CE)

Reconstruction of Ranger Creek Campground and improvement of parking area for the Adelaide and Bench Trailheads.

Status: Analysis Completed

Management Unit: Bighorn National Forest All Units

Purpose: Recreation management, Facility management


Crater Ridge Vegetation Management Project (EA)

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

Status: Analysis Completed

Management Unit: Medicine Wheel Ranger District

Purpose: Fuels management, Vegetation management (other than forest products), Forest products, Road management


Willett Creek, Forest Service Road 226 Reroute Project (EA)

Re-route the crossing of FSR 226 with a tributary of Willett Creek. The new segment would be approx. 500 feet long and located downstream of the current crossing at a narrower portion of the stream. Close and rehabilitate existing water crossing

Status: Analysis Completed

Management Unit: Bighorn National Forest All Units

Purpose: Road management


Billy Creek Timber Sale (EA)

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

Status: Analysis Completed

Management Unit: Powder River Ranger District

Purpose: Road management, Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants, Forest products, Vegetation management (other than forest products), Fuels management


On Hold

Lodge Connector ATV Trail Project (EA)

ATV trail to connect the three lodges on the north end of the Tongue Ranger District.

Status: On Hold

Management Unit: Tongue Ranger District

Purpose: Recreation management


Cancelled

West Side Connector Trail (EA)

Construct a motorized trail system for vehicles less than 50 inches in width between Powder River Pass and Deerhaven Lodge that would allow motorized users the ability to travel across the district without riding on Highway 16.

Status: Cancelled

Management Unit: Powder River Ranger District

Purpose: Recreation management