Projects

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

    Tensleep Canyon Climbing Managment Plan

    The Powder River Ranger District proposes to develop a Climbing Management Plan for Tensleep Canyon. The Climbing Management Plan will outline where future route development may or may not occur and identify new system trails and parking areas.

All Current and Recent Projects

Developing Proposal

  • Bighorn Forestwide Trailhead Improvements

    Improving or constructing new trailheads and/or parking at: Sibley Ski Parking, Edelman Trailhead, Coffeen Park Trailhead, Elgin Park Trailhead, Shutts Flats Trailhead, Adelaide Trailhead, Porcupine Falls Trailhead, Cutler Nordic Parking Lot.

Under Analysis

  • 2024 Bald Mountain Corrals and Jaws Trailhead Improvements

    Develop four equestrian campsites and corrals at the Bald Mountain Campground. Also allow overnight stays at three designated dispersed camping sites at the Jaws Trailhead.

  • East Tensleep Fish Barrier and Chemical Treatment

    Construct a steel reinforced concrete fish barrier to prevent non-native trout movement upstream. Allow the state to chemically treat approximately 18 miles of stream and lake habitat post construction.

  • GAOA Powder River Ranger District Picnic Area Improvements

    Improvements to Hettinger Group Picnic Ground, Tie Hack Picnic Ground, and Willow Park Group Picnic Ground. Work includes table replacement, area pad improvement, new grills and fire rings and parking expansion at some or all of the sites.

  • Hazelton Winter Parking Area

    The proposal is to harden the surface of up to two acres of land east of County Road 3 and south of FSR 462 using recycled asphalt or gravel. The county would also surface the length of FSR 462 adjacent to the parking area.

  • 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.

  • Tensleep Canyon Climbing Managment Plan

    The Powder River Ranger District proposes to develop a Climbing Management Plan for Tensleep Canyon. The Climbing Management Plan will outline where future route development may or may not occur and identify new system trails and parking areas.

Analysis Completed

  • 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.

Project Archive

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

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Bighorn NF FOIA Submittal Email Address

SM.FS.R2BNF-FOIA@usda.gov