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.


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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 Project Spotlights

All Current and Recent Projects

Under Analysis

  • Pole Creek Vegetation Management Project

    Develop variety of forest treatments to: reduce risk of insect epidemics & fire by moving toward desired structure, age-class, & composition; provide forest product sales near Forest Plan Total Program Sale Quantity level; and promote aspen.

  • Psychoactive Climbing Staging Area Stabilization

    Stabilization work would be conducted on four user-created staging areas at the base of climbing walls, locally known as Psychoactive. Restoration work would include hardening specific sections of existing impacted areas utilizing local materials.

  • Tensleep Canyon Climbing Management Plan

    Respond to increased development and impacts from rock climbing. Considers protection of the following: soil, vegetation, geologic, water, cultural, wildlife, and social resources. Considers protection of resources via restrictions/permits/education.

Analysis Completed

  • Deer Haven Lodge Repair Construction

    Deer Haven Resort LLC is proposing repairs to Deer Haven Lodge in order to make the buildings safe and operational to meet life and safety inspections. Repairs include installation of approved septic system, plumbing, structural and roof laying work.

  • Invasive and Other Select Plant Management on the Bighorn NF

    Through application of an integrated treatment strategy continue to treat invasive and other plant species including mountain big sagebrush using aerial and ground-based herbicides, approved biological control methods, and education.

On Hold

  • Salt Creek Allotment Corral

    Construction of permanent pipe corral in the Big Spring pasture of the Salt Creek Allotment. This location is on Hwy 14, one mile south of Granite Pass. The corral would be approx. 200 x 200 feet in size, only used by grazing permittees.

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

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