Projects

In order to accomplish the Forest Service mission, our resource specialists identify projects to move the forest closer to the desired future conditions identified in our Forest Land and Resource Management Plan, commonly referred to as the Forest Plan. Project proposals describe the purpose and need for the work and the various alternatives we may have considered and analyzed to choose the most appropriate course of action. A necessary part of the planning for these projects is the environmental analysis and documentation, as required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and agency direction.

Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA) for Nebraska National Forest

The current SOPA Report contains a list of proposed actions that will begin or are currently undergoing environmental analysis and documentation. 

Appeals & Litigation

Forest Service managers make many resource management decisions, which may be subject to appeal (request to a higher authority for administrative review of a decision). 

To view our Appeal Responses, please visit the Forest Service Appeal Response page for the Nebraska National Forest and associated units.

To view our Objection Responses, please visit the Forest Service Objection Response page for the Nebraska National Forest and associated units.

Nebraska National Forest Current and Recent Projects

Under Analysis

  • 64" Trails Project

    The Pine Ridge Ranger District is proposing to expand 25.4 miles of <50" trail and 8.7 miles of motorcycle trail to accommodate off-highway vehicle's (OHV) <64".

  • Aristocrat, West Ash, & Coffee Mill Butte Fire Reforestation Project

    Hand plant 112 container ponderosa pine seedlings throughout & near various areas where forest fires consumed ponderosa pine forested stands & their seed source. Approximately 50-200 seedlings/ac would be planted depending on terrain & microclimates.

  • Fishing Access

    The purpose of this project is to improve access to recreational fisheries. The project proposes installation of fishing pods, a boat dock, several boat ramps, and several road reroutes.

  • Lower Booth Dam

    This project is designed to reduce fine fuels before repairing Lower Booth Dam

  • Pinnacles Dispersed Recreation Management

    Manage recreational opportunities while continuing to protect natural, cultural, and recreational resources in the Pinnacles area.

Analysis Completed

  • Eastern Pennington County Waterlines and Stock Tanks EA.

    This project proposes 6.37 miles of waterline and twelve water tanks on four grazing allotments in Pennington County, SD on the Wall Ranger District. New tank locations and pipelines will provide reliable water sources and management of resources.

  • Western Area Power Administration Right-of-Way Maintenance and Reauthorization Project

    Update vegetation management activities along 278 miles of transmission lines located on NFS lands in Colorado, Nebraska, and Utah. These activities are intended to protect the transmission lines by managing for stable, low growth vegetation.

Project Archive

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