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Bighorn National Forest Current and Recent Projects

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Under Analysis

Antelope Butte Foundation, Inc 2017/2018 Winter Rec Event

Application has been submitted for a recreation event permit to hold several events throughout the 2017-2018 winter season. Event activities include: sledding, tubing, fat biking, dog sledding, x-country skiing.

Camp Comfort Water Development Project (Water Pipeline)

Divert some stock water from an existing Forest Service water tank/pipeline system to a new pipeline and tank that would provide water to the northern portion of the Camp Comfort private inholding.

Red Grade Trail

The issuance of a 15' wide Recreation Land Use corridor to construct about 15 miles of 18-60" wide non-motorized trail and 1.3 acres of parking on Forest Service and about 2 miles for a trail right-of-way on Bureau of Land Management lands.

Tie Flume Vegetation Management Project

Create a diverse and healthy forested ecosystem by implementing a variety of vegetation and prescribed burn treatments. Treatments will enhance resiliency to insect/disease outbreaks and reduce the potential for large-scale wildfire.

Worland Youth Cabin Special Use Permit Re-issuance

Worland Youth Cabin has applied for a new term special use permit for an organization camp. A permit has been issued for an organization camp since 1941.

Analysis Completed

Buffalo Municipal Watershed Project

Fire risk reduction and water quality maintenance or improvement activities in the Buffalo Municipal Watershed area, plus aspen restoration and other forest treatments to achieve Forest Plan objectives.

East Fork Outfitters Special Uses Permitting

East Fork Outfitters requests: to provide progressive horse packing trips on trail #038, an assigned site at Battle Park or nearby from July 1st to November 15th, to install two temporary tent structures at the aforementioned assigned site.

Lodge Connector ATV Trail Project

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


Paradise Ranch Special Use Pasture Permit Reissuance

Reissuance of Special Use Permit for a pasture for a new term.

Polaris Test Runs and Bighorn Mountain Snomads Permits Reissuance

This is a duplicate project. The correct original project # is 52943 and PALS # is 11020000.

West Side Connector Trail

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.

Project Archive

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