Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.

Report Contents (click to jump to a section):
- Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)
- R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
- Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests, Grand Valley Ranger District
- Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests, Gunnison Ranger District
- Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests, Norwood Ranger District
- Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests, Ouray Ranger District
- Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests, Paonia Ranger District


Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Western Area Power Administration Right-of-Way Maintenance and Reauthorization Project
EIS
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A David Loomis
303-275-5008
dloomis@fs.fed.us
Description: 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=30630
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District, Norwood Ranger District, Gunnison Ranger District, Paonia Ranger District, Yampa Ranger District, Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District, Pine Ridge Ranger District, Boulder Ranger District, Canyon Lakes Ranger District, Sulphur Ranger District, Salida Ranger District, Mancos/Dolores Ranger District, West Zone/Sopris Ranger District, East Zone/Dillon Ranger District, Ashley National Forest All Units. STATE - Colorado, Nebraska, Utah. COUNTY - Dawes, Daggett, Uintah, Chaffee, Delta, Dolores, Eagle, Grand, Gunnison, Jackson, Lake, La Plata, Larimer, Mesa, Montrose, Routt, Saguache, San Juan. LEGAL - Not Applicable Linear transmission lines located in Colorado, Utah, and Nebraska
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Overnight Visitor Use Management Plan
EA
- Special area management In Progress
Comment Period
03/29/2017
Expected: 06/2017 05/2018 Erin Carey
970-404-3163
ebcarey@fs.fed.us
Description: In response to ongoing resource issues and in conformance with the 2002 Forest Plan, the Visitor Use Management Plan addresses implementation strategies to allocate numbers of overnight groups based on the wilderness areas visitor carrying capacity.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49388
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District, West Zone/Aspen Ranger District, West Zone/Sopris Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison, Pitkin. LEGAL - Not Applicable Maroon Bells Snowmass Wilderness, Colorado
Xcel Energy Line Capacity Project - Ute Rife to Collbran Line 3014
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/04/2016
Expected: 06/2017 06/2017 Jonathan Hare
970-250-9966
jhare@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to maintain grid reliability by replacing five overhead electric transmission structures and the installation of two new mid-span structures along PSCo line 3014, a 138 kV transmission line linking the Ute Rifle and Collbran Substations.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50629
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District, West Zone/Rifle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mesa. LEGAL - Secs. 27, 28, 31, 32, and 33, T8S-R92W, 6thPM, Mesa County, Colorado The Ute Rifle to Collbran Transmission line runs along Silt/Collbran road south of Silt, Colorado.
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest) R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison Forest Plan Revision
EIS

   *NEW LISTING*
- Land management planning Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register
06/2017
Expected: 10/2020 01/2021 Samantha Staley
970-874-6666
gmugforestplan@fs.fed.us
Description: The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests are undergoing Forest Plan Revision. The Forest Plan is an overarching document that guides forest management through broad direction, standards, and guidelines for years to come.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51806
Location: UNIT - Grand Mesa Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forest All Units. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Delta, Garfield, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Mesa, Montrose, Ouray, Saguache, San Miguel. LEGAL - Not Applicable Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
NOAA Skyway Garage CE
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/03/2017
Expected: 05/2017 05/2017 Jonathan Hare
970-263-5802
jhare@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-issue expiring special use permit with no change in scope of use.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51587
Location: UNIT - Grand Mesa Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forest All Units. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mesa. LEGAL - SE 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Sec. 36, T. 11S., R. 96 W., 6th Principal Meridian Grand Mesa National Forest, west side of Skyway Point.
Qwest Phone Lines
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2017
Actual: 03/30/2017
04/2017 Jason Armbruster
970-874-6675
jasonmarmbruster@fs.fed.us
Description: Consolidate Qwest Permits with other districts on GMUG.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32095
Location: UNIT - Grand Mesa Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forest All Units. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Delta, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Mesa, Montrose, Ouray, Saguache, San Miguel. LEGAL - Not Applicable Grand Mesa NF, Gunnison NF, Uncompaghre NF.
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide) R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Special Use Permits/Reissuance
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/20/2017
Expected: 08/2017 08/2017 Liz Mauch
970-240-5405
lmauch@fs.fed.us
Description: Ouray and Norwood Ranger Districts: Re-issue expiring special use permits with no change in scope of the use. San Miguel Power Association power lines;Black Hills Energy gas pipeline and communication site lease; Boyd allotment cabin.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51363
Location: UNIT - Norwood Ranger District, Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Montrose, Ouray. LEGAL - Not Applicable Ouray and Norwood Ranger Districts, Uncompahgre Plateau and Mountain Division. Separate decisions. Ongoing. Analyses in progress. CE's.
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests, Grand Valley Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Axia Energy II, LLC, USA #1-16SC Well Pad Expansion
EA
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management
On Hold N/A N/A Niccole Mortenson
970-874-6616
nmortenson@fs.fed.us
Description: Expansion of existing USA #1-16SC well pad, drilling two new wells on the well pad, and construction/installation of approximately 1.37 miles of buried natural gas and water lines along the Buzzard Divide Road (NFSR 265). Ownership change 9/2016.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46118
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mesa. LEGAL - Sections 16-18, T. 9 S., R. 92 W., and Section 12, T. 9 S., R. 93 W., 6th P.M. Sections 16-18, T. 9 S., R. 92 W., and Section 12, T. 9 S., R. 93 W., 6th P.M.
Blanche Park Reservoir Dam Reconstruction Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2017
Actual: 04/05/2017
06/2017 Matthew Dare
970-874-6651
mdare@fs.fed.us
Description: Issuance of short-term special use permit for rebuilding of existing dam and construction of access route.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=13530
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Delta. LEGAL - Section 35, T. 11 S., R. 94 W., 6th P.M. Approximately 12 miles northeast of Cedaredge, CO. near Park Reservoir
Bonham Winter Trailhead
CE
- Road management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2017
Expected: 08/2017 09/2017 Loren Paulson
970-242-8211- X4112
lpaulson@fs.fed.us
Description: Project involves the improvement and/or possible relocation of the Bonham Winter Trailhead to increase parking, improve traffic flow and address safety concerns.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49067
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mesa. LEGAL - T.10S., R.94Wl, Section 31 Project is located on the north side of the Grand Mesa National Forest off of the Trickle Park Road, FDR#121, approximately 1/8 mile above (south) of the Forest Boundary
Cold Springs Ranger Station Improvement
CE
- Facility management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/31/2016
Expected: 06/2017 07/2017 Loren Paulson
970-242-8211- X4112
lpaulson@fs.fed.us
Description: Project is to make improvements and repairs on buildings and infrastructure associated with the Cold Springs Ranger Station. Project involves upgrading the water system, installation of a solar system and a variety of maintenance items on cabins.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49062
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mesa. LEGAL - T.51N, R.16W., Section 32 Uncompahgre National Forest, Grand Valley Ranger District
Colorado Public Broadcasting Communication Use Lease Amendment
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Albert Borkowski
970-527-4131
aborkowski@fs.fed.us
Description: Forest Service proposed to amend the existing communications use lease held by Colorado Public Broadcasting to allow installation of a propane tank and back up generator at the Mesa Point Communications Site.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48239
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Delta. LEGAL - Section 34, T. 13 S., R. 97 W., 6th P.M. Mesa Point Communication Site
Crane Lake Trail - COPMOBA
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/28/2017
Expected: 07/2017 08/2017 Chris Foreman
970-263-5835
cforeman@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-route of the proposed Crane Lake trail alignment.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51176
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mesa. LEGAL - Pt #1- 38/58/51 N by 108/06/27 W Flowing Park Trailhead - 38/57/17 N by 108/06/15 W Grand Mesa National Forest, Flowing Park trailhead below Flowing Park reservoir east to Crane Lake.
Enlargement of Monument No. 1 and Hunter Reservoirs
EIS
- Special use management In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
10/26/2005
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
08/2017
Expected: 09/2017 06/2018 Matthew Dare
970-874-6651
mdare@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to enlarge existing reservoir.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=9127
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mesa. LEGAL - Section 27, T.11S., R.93W, 6th P.M. Approximately 11 miles south of Vega Reservoir
Gateway Canyon Resort-Outfitter and Guide Permit
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management
- Recreation management
Analysis Completed Expected: 06/2017
Actual: 04/17/2017
06/2017 Ryan Fricke
970-242-8211
rfricke@fs.fed.us
Description: Gateway Canyons Resort has requested a priority use permit to conduct outfitter and guide trips on specific Forest system roads and trails on the Uncompahgre National Forest. Commercial activities proposed are day hikes, fishing and jeep tours.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49061
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mesa, Montrose. LEGAL - Sixth M. 15S, R102W, Section 7 Uncompahgre National Forest
Grand Valley Ranger District Gunnison Sage-grouse Habitat Enhancement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/19/2016
Expected: 02/2017 08/2017 Eric Freels
970-263-5828
erickfreels@fs.fed.us
Description: The goal of this proposal is to improve Gunnison Sage-grouse habitat on Forest Service lands that are designated as unoccupied critical habitat on the North Uncompahgre plateau over the next 10 years by proactive habitat improvements.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50808
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mesa. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project area is the northeastern area of the Uncompahgre Plateau that contains continuous sage parks and grouse habitat. This is part of the Grand Valley Ranger District.
North Uncompahgre Trail Development
EA
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Chris Foreman
970-263-5835
cforeman@fs.fed.us
Description: The Grand Valley Ranger District has received a proposal, including a map of proposed routes, from the Bookcliff Rattlers Motorcycle club to add trail routes on the North End of the Uncompahgre National Forest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40778
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mesa. Project location will be on the Northern part of the Uncompahgre National Forest, Grand Valley Ranger District.
Powderhorn Resort - Bike Trails, Phase 1
CE
- Special use management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2017
Expected: 06/2017 07/2017 Loren Paulson
970-242-8211- X4112
lpaulson@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal is to construct approximately 9 miles of mountain bike trails within the Powderhorn Mountain resort permit area. These trails are identified as "Phase 1 Trails" within the 2016 Master Development Plan Amendment.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51282
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mesa. LEGAL - Project is located on the Grand Mesa National Forest, T11S, R96W, Sections 29, 30, 31 and 32. Project is located on the North side of the Grand Mesa national forest, west of Hwy 65 within the Powderhorn Mountain Resort permit area.
RED ROCK RECOVERY CENTER - OUTFITTER AND GUIDE PERMIT REQUEST
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/07/2017
Expected: 05/2017 06/2017 Ryan Fricke
970-242-8211
rfricke@fs.fed.us
Description: Red Rock Recovery Center proposes to conduct commercial summer multi-day backpack trips in the Kannah Creek Basin with maximum groups of 12. No livestock or base camp use is proposed. See attached route map.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51660
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mesa. LEGAL - Sixth Principle Meridian T13S, R97W, Sec. 31 Grand Mesa National Forest - Kannah Creek
Rock Junction - Grand Mesa Jeep Club - Recreation Event proposal
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2017
Actual: 05/11/2017
05/2017 Ryan Fricke
970-242-8211
rfricke@fs.fed.us
Description: Rock Junction proposes to utilize Forest system roads within the Grand Mesa and Uncompahgre NF. The applicant is seeking a temporary recreation event permit to conduct full-size and OHV ride for a maximum of 100 vehicles and 150 participants.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51682
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mesa. LEGAL - T 14S, R 102W, Sec. 2 Sixth Principle Meridian, T 51N, R 16W Section 18 New Mexico Principle Meridian. Grand Mesa & Uncompahgre NF
The Mt. Hatten Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2017
Expected: 05/2017 07/2017 Albert Borkowski
970-527-4131
aborkowski@fs.fed.us
Description: Mt Hatten Project is a radio repeater installation project, the system operates in the VHF band, power output is rated at 8 watts and is supplied by two solar panels and storage batteries. Ground disturbance will be the placement of 4 concrete pads.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51634
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Delta. LEGAL - 6th Principal Meridian, Colorado T.12S., R.92W., sec 4 NW1/4NW1/4 Chalk Mountain Quad, Grand Mesa National Forest 6th Principal Meridian, Colorado T.12S., R.92W., sec 4 NW1/4NW1/4 Chalk Mountain Quad, Grand Mesa National Forest
Western Area Power Administration Island lake Communication Site Building Construction
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/02/2017
Expected: 07/2017 08/2017 Jonathan Hare
970-263-5802
jhare@fs.fed.us
Description: Construction of new communications building at the Western Area Power Administration Island Lake communications site.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51769
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mesa. LEGAL - Not Applicable Island lake communication site, approximately 15 miles southwest of Mesa, Colorado on the Grand Mesa National Forest.
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests, Gunnison Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2017 Flat Top Mountain Riparian/Wet Meadow Habitat Restoration
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/18/2017
Expected: 07/2017 07/2017 Matthew Vasquez
970-642-4401
mgvasquez@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed action is to maintain existing rock structures and build new small rock structures to address cut banks and erosion occurring within Gunnison Sage-Grouse brood-rearing habitat.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51869
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - Not Applicable Flat Top Mountain, 8 miles north of Gunnison, CO.
Cranor Underground Utility Line (Telephone)
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/01/2017
Expected: 06/2017 07/2017 Bennie South
970-641-0471
bsouth@fs.fed.us
Description: This project is intended to provide year-round telephone service to a private residence with two authorizations: (1) dig a trench and bury a utility (telephone) line underground; and (2) authorize on-going use of an underground utility line.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51866
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - Sec. 30, T. 14 S., R. 81 W., 6th PM and Sec. 25, T. 14 S., R. 82 W., 6th PM NFSR 765, north of Tincup
Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) - Proposed Teo Drainage & Summer Use Improvements
EIS
- Recreation management
- Special use management
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
11/05/2015
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
11/2017
Expected: 01/2018 06/2018 Aaron Drendel
719-657-6019
adrendel@fs.fed.us
Description: CBMR has formally requested site-specific review and analysis under NEPA procedures for elements of the Master Development Plan that was accepted by the Forest Service in 2013. See item 23 for more information.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46904
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - T13S, R86W, Sec 29, 30, 31, 25, 36 Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Cunningham Ditch Reconstruction
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/04/2016
Expected: 07/2017 08/2017 Bennie South
970-641-0471
bsouth@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorization for operations and maintenance of the existing Cunningham Ditch. Additionally, reconstruction of the beginning of the ditch would occur to allow for continuous flow and more efficient operations.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44841
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - NW 1/4, Sec 11, T51N, R2W, NMPM Approx 12 miles northwest of Gunnison off NFSR 727
Daniel Hoffelder Road Access SUP
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 02/2017
Actual: 02/07/2017
03/2017 Bennie South
970-641-0471
bsouth@fs.fed.us
Description: Private road access, across existing two-track road, to residence. Two-track road crosses a small parcel of Forest Service land located entirely within Hoffelder%u2019s privately owned land.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51863
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - Sec. 21, T. 51 N., R. 4 E., NEW MEXICO PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN Sec. 21, T. 51 N., R. 4 E., NEW MEXICO PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN
Divide Salvage
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2017
Actual: 04/17/2017
10/2017 Drew Stroberg
970-642-4445
dstroberg@fs.fed.us
Description: Removal of dead and dying Engelmann Spruce trees killed by Spruce beetle to promote safety and reduce long-term fuel build up in areas severely impacted by spruce beetle to limit the likelihood of a catastrophic wildfire.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48086
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Saguache. LEGAL - Section 12, Township 44 North, Range 2 East, and Section 7, Township 44 North, Range 3 East, New Mexico Principal Meridian, Saguache County, Colorado. Project is located along Forest Road 787 just north of the Continental Divide approximately 34 air miles south of Gunnison, Colorado.
G&W Road User Association Easement
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2017
Actual: 04/07/2017
04/2017 Bennie South
970-642-4412
bsouth@fs.fed.us
Description: Road access to private residences on an existing road and administrative road, NFSR 7578.2D.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50503
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - S. 18, 19, 24; T47N; R5E; NMPM Near Sawmill Park, southeast of Sargents, CO.
Henkel Trust - Access Road (from CR 763)
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Bennie South
970-641-0471
bsouth@fs.fed.us
Description: Application for access to private land over existing driveway connecting to CR 763.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48726
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - A tract of land adjoining the Kimberly Placer, U.S. Mineral Survey No. 8170 A.M. and being also within the W1/2 of Section 16, Township 50 North, Range 4 East, N.M.P.M., Gunnison County, Colorado. W1/2 Section 16, T50N, R4E, N.M.P.M., Gunnison County, Colorado.
Irwin & Tincup Dispersed Camping Closures
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2017
Actual: 05/22/2017
05/2017 Ashley Hom
970-642-4406
ashleyhom@fs.fed.us
Description: The Gunnison Ranger District is proposing to close the areas of Irwin and Tincup to dispersed camping from Memorial Day to Labor Day. PUBLIC SCOPING COMMENTS available at: https://cara.ecosystem-management.org/Public/ReadingRoom?project=NP-1436
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50778
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - Not Applicable Irwin, Colorado north of Crested Butte; Tincup area, southeast of Taylor Reservoir
Mt. Emmons Mining Company Road Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/16/2015
Expected: 06/2017 07/2017 Bennie South
970-641-0471
bsouth@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorize use of an existing roadway on National Forest System lands for access to ranch facilities on private lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47419
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - Sixth Principal Meridian, Colorado, T. 15 S., R. 85 W., sec. 21. Existing road between the upper and lower portions of the Alkali Creek Ranch, approximately 10 miles north of Gunnison.
Pitkin Travel Proposal
EA
- Road management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Comment Period
12/10/2015
Expected: 05/2017 06/2017 John Murphy
719-852-6221
jrmurphy@fs.fed.us
Description: Pitkin Trail Advocates have submitted a proposal to revisit 2010 Gunnison Basin Federal Lands Travel Management decision regarding specific routes near Pitkin, Colorado.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47149
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - T 50 N, R 4 and 5 E and T 49 N, R 3 E, NMPM Pitkin Colorado Area
Special Use Outfitter/Guide Permit Reissuances
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Special use management
Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2017
Actual: 05/12/2017
06/2017 Emily Peters
970-641-0471
epeters@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissuance of 10 year outfitter/guide permits for Cutthroat Adventures DBA Dragonfly Outfitters, Vickers Outfitting, Whinnery Outfitting, Camp Gunnison, Scenic River Tours, Three Rivers Outfitting, and Lake City Continental Divide Snowmobile Club.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51149
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison, Hinsdale, Saguache. LEGAL - Not Applicable Gunnison Ranger District
Taylor Park Silvicultural CE
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2017
Actual: 04/11/2017
05/2017 Pamela King
970-642-4401
prking@fs.fed.us
Description: Precommercial and commercial thinning, and sanitation of dwarf mistletoe infested lodgepole pine stands to maintain acceptable growth rates and stand health on up to 250 acres. Project is in Taylor Park between Cottonwood Pass Road and Willow Crk.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46714
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - Sections 11-14, 23-24 of T.14S, R82W, and Sections 18 and 19 of T.14S, R81W, 6th PM, Gunnison County, Colorado. Taylor Park
Trailhead Delivery Service Outfitter/Guide Permits
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/12/2017
Expected: 05/2017 05/2017 Emily Peters
970-641-0471
epeters@fs.fed.us
Description: Three priority outfitter/guide permits for existing trailhead delivery service providers: CB Motorsports, Colorado Adventure Rentals, Action Adventures and Burt Rentals. These permits would not authorize guided services.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51664
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - Not Applicable Kebler TH, Cement Creek TH, Brush Creek TH, Slate River TH, Washington Gulch TH, Taylor Park, NFSR 743 (Lost Canyon Rd), Soap Creek TH, NFSR 724 (Rainbow Lake), NFSR 723 (Red Creek).
Tri State Skito - Crested Butte Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/05/2013
Expected: 09/2017 09/2017 Bennie South
970-641-0471
bsouth@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-issue permit for existing HS KV transmission line
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42492
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - T51N R1E Sec 20, 21, 29, 30 and 31 Crested Butte
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests, Norwood Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Rothberg Property Access
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2017
Expected: 09/2017 10/2017 Liz Mauch
970-242-8211
lmauch@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorization for access to private land via Little Cone Ranch Rd NFSR 618.1E
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51387
Location: UNIT - Norwood Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - San Miguel. LEGAL - T.42N., R.11W., sections 10 and 11, N.M.P.M. Private property is west of Fall Creek Road.
Winter and Multi-Season Activities at Telluride Ski Resort
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Comment Period
05/17/2017
Expected: 09/2017 10/2017 Scott Spielman
970-327-4261
sspielman@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal includes replacing/upgrading Lifts 9 and 10, moving compressor house at top of Lift 4, construct Lift 10 restaurant (without Nordic Center approved in 1999), construct canopy tour, and construct bike trails per new Master Development Plan.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51392
Location: UNIT - Norwood Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - San Miguel. LEGAL - T.42 and 43 N, R.9W, NMPM Telluride Ski Area, Telluride, CO within permit boundary
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests, Ouray Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
East Fork Spring Creek Private Road Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/15/2016
Expected: 06/2017 07/2017 Liz Mauch
970-240-5405
lmauch@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a special use road permit to a road users association for use of closed NFSR 536.2A to access private land.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48499
Location: UNIT - Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Ouray. LEGAL - T46N R10W Sec 5 & 8, NMPM, East Fork Spring Creek Ease Fork Spring Creek
Keystone Portfolio Mgmt. Forest Road Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/15/2012
Expected: 06/2017 07/2017 Liz Mauch
970-240-5405
lmauch@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue Forest Road Permit for us and maintenance of Blowout Road NFSR 871.2b over NFS land.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40668
Location: UNIT - Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Ouray. Blowout Road north of Ouray.
Little Cimarron Road Driveway Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/20/2017
Expected: 07/2017 07/2017 Liz Mauch
970-240-5405
lmauch@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue special use permit for existing 25 year old driveway found to be on NFS land and not under FS authorization.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51356
Location: UNIT - Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - T46N,R5W,Sec8,NMPM T46N, R5W,Sec 8, NMPM.
Manzo Private Road Easement
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2014
Expected: 04/2017 04/2017 Liz Mauch
970-240-5405
lmauch@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue private road easement for existing two track road to private inholding off Spring Creek Rim Road.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44044
Location: UNIT - Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Ouray. LEGAL - T47N, R10W, Sec 32 Ouray County.
Moose Creek inactive mine physical safety closure project.
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
03/20/2017
Expected: 03/2018 06/2018 Liz Mauch
970-240-5405
lmauch@fs.fed.us
Description: Physical safety closures on approximately 12 sites on NFS lands in Poughkeepsie Gulch area, as identified by Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51359
Location: UNIT - Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - T43N, R7W, Sections 27, 33, & 34, NMPM Poughkeepsie Gulch
Sky Rocket Creek Small Tracts Act (STA)
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A John Almy
970-874-6644
jmalmy@fs.fed.us
Description: Convey to City of Ouray mineral fractions at Sky Rocket Creek and adjacent to city property near the City Hotsprings Pool.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40674
Location: UNIT - Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Ouray. LEGAL - Not Applicable Adjacent to east boundary of City of Ouray near Hotsprings Pool
Special use permit for spring development - Clarkson
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/01/2015
Expected: 05/2017 05/2017 Liz Mauch
970-242-8211
lmauch@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a special use permit to Clarkson for spring and pipeline west of Highway 550, north of Red Mountain Pass.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45995
Location: UNIT - Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Ouray. LEGAL - Sec. 1, T 42 N., R 8 W., NMPM See Project Area Map
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests, Paonia Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Federal Coal Lease Modifications COC-1362 & COC-67232
EIS
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
04/25/2012
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
04/2017
Expected: 11/2017
Actual: 11/08/2011,
08/02/2012
05/2018 Niccole Mortenson
406-329-3163
nmortenson@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service is considering consenting to BLM modifying ArkLand’s existing federal coal leases COC-1362 and COC-67232 by adding 1,722 cumulative acres to them.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32459
Location: UNIT - Paonia Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - Sections 10, 11, 13, 14, 22, 23 of T.14S., R. 90W., 6th PM Coal in the existing leases is mined by Mountain Coal Company (MCC) from their West Elk Mine near Somerset in Gunnison County, Colorado.
North Fork Mancos Master Development Plan
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period
01/18/2017
Expected: 05/2017 07/2017 Niccole Mortenson
406-329-3163
nmortenson@fs.fed.us
Description: Gunnison Energy LLC proposes to drill, complete, and operate up to 35 horizontal wells from four new well pads and one existing well pad. Proposal includes construction of associated access roads and gas gathering pipelines.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50966
Location: UNIT - Paonia Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Delta, Gunnison. LEGAL - T10S, R90W, Sections 16-21, 28-33; T11S, R90W, Sections 3-10, 16-22, 27-31; T12S, R89W, 17-20; T12S, R90W, 3-11, 13-14, 18-19, 24, and 30; and T12S, R91W, Sections 11-14, 23-26. 12miles north of Paonia, CO
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