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, 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 In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
09/27/2013
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
01/2015
Expected: 03/2015 05/2015 Christopher Wehrli
303-275-5107
clwehrli@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.
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
Continental Divide National Scenic Trail Addition
EA
- Recreation management
- Facility management
On Hold N/A N/A Niccole Mortenson
970-874-6616
nmortenson@fs.fed.us
Description: Relocate approximately 32 miles of the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail off of Forest Service roads. Proposed trail location is at or near the actual divide. Up to 3 trail heads will be constructed along the new section of trail.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=31283
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District, Saguache Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Saguache. LEGAL - Not Applicable From Lujan Pass on the east to the LaGarita Wilderness on the west, Rio Grande and GMUG National Forests.
Tri-State Montrose-Nucla-Cahone Transmission Improvement Project
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Comment Period
05/05/2014
Expected: 12/2015 04/2016 Liz Mauch
970-242-8211
lmauch@fs.fed.us
Description: Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. is proposing to rebuild the existing Montrose-Nucla-Cahone 115-kV transmission line to operate at 230-kV. The BLM is the lead agency and the Forest Service is a cooperating agency.
Web Link: http://blm.gov/dvld
Location: UNIT - Norwood Ranger District, Ouray Ranger District, Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Dolores, Montrose, Ouray, San Miguel. LEGAL - Not Applicable Existing Tri-State transmission corridor on Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnsion and San Juan National Forests, Southwestern Distrct Bureau of Land Management and private lands.
Wilson Peak Land Exchange
EA
- Land acquisition In Progress
Comment Period
11/22/2013
Expected: 08/2015 08/2015 Dee Closson
970-327-4261 X4341
daclosson@fs.fed.us
Description: Non-federal Parties propose to convey five separate parcels of non-federal land containing a total of approximately 681 acres to the United States in exchange for four federal properties containing a total of approximately 303 acres of equal value.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43154
Location: UNIT - Norwood Ranger District, Gunnison Ranger District, Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Dolores, Gunnison, Saguache, San Miguel. LEGAL - Non-federal: T41N, R10W, sec 4-5; T42N, R10W, sec 31-33; T43N, R1E, sec 1-2 ; T41N, R9W, sec 3&10 ; T42N, R9W, sec 15, 21, 22 & 28 Federal: T42N, R9W, sec. 17, 20-22, 28; T42 N, R10, sec 18 Non-federal parcels: Upper Silver Pick Basin,Elk Creek Basin, Cochetopa Creek, Yellow Mountain, and Alta Lakes. Federal parcels: near State Highway 145, Alta Lakes and Wilson Mesa.
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
Oil and Gas Leasing Revision
EIS
- Land management planning
- Minerals and Geology
On Hold N/A N/A Ryan Taylor
970-527-4131
rztaylor@fs.fed.us
Description: Revise 1993 Grand Mesa Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forest Oil and Gas Leasing EIS decision to address changed conditions, revised leasing stipulations, and land availability.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33481
Location: UNIT - Grand Mesa Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forest All Units. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Delta, Garfield, Gunnison, Mesa, Montrose, Ouray, San Miguel. Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Qwest Phone Lines
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/15/2012
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 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.
Spruce Beetle Epidemic and Aspen Decline Management Response
EIS
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
05/29/2015
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
10/2015
Expected: 02/2016 02/2016 Scott Williams
760-382-7371
scottwilliams@fs.fed.us
Description: 6/16 UPDATE: The Forest Service has extended the comment period for the Draft EIS until July 31, 2015. The GMUG contains approximately 223,000 cumulative acres of spruce beetle mortality and 229,000 acres of affected aspen from the past decade.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42387
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 A maximum of 120,000 acres of commercial and noncommercial treatments are proposed within defined opportunity areas; these areas range in size from 426,000-718,000 acres by action alternative.
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, LLC, USA #1-16SC Well Pad Expansion
EA
- Special use management
- Minerals and Geology
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/07/2015
Est. Comment Period
10/2015
Expected: 02/2016 03/2016 Linda Bledsoe
970-263-5802
lbledsoe@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).
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 Rehabilitation
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Linda Bledsoe
970-263-5802
lbledsoe@fs.fed.us
Description: Issuance of short-term special use permit for rehabilitation 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
Collbran Development, Inc., Sewer Line Special Use Permit
CE
- Land ownership management
- Special use management
On Hold N/A N/A Linda Bledsoe
970-263-5802
lbledsoe@fs.fed.us
Description: Issuance of a special use permit for an existing sewer line crossing the Collbran Job Corps Center lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43510
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mesa. LEGAL - Section 34, T. 9 S., R. 95 W., 6th P.M. Collbran Job Corps Center, Collbran, Colorado
Grand Mesa Metropolitan District #2 Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management
- Land ownership management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/04/2013
Expected: 08/2015 08/2015 Linda Bledsoe
970-263-5802
lbledsoe@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissuance of a special use permit for approximately 1500 feet of 6-inch pipeline to transport backwash water from the water treatment facility at Powderhorn Ski Area to private property because of change in name of operating entity.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43511
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mesa. LEGAL - Section 30, T. 11 S., R. 96 W., 6th P.M. Near Powderhorn Ski Area
Grand Mesa Nordic Council - Biathlon Range
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 12/2015 12/2015 Ryan Fricke
970-242-8211
rfricke@fs.fed.us
Description: Grand mesa Nordic Council seeks approval for Biathlon Range within the Skyway winter trail system. Range will be placed on removable frame and include live ammunition resulting from a supervised range instructor. See Project Leader for more info.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46169
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mesa. LEGAL - T12S, R95W, Section2 Grand Mesa National Forest
Grand Mesa Resort Project
CE
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/10/2015
Expected: 09/2015 09/2015 Cari Johnson
970-527-4131
cariajohnson@fs.fed.us
Description: Hazardous Fuels reduction adjacent to private lands, increase resilience to insect outbreak, salvage. May 27 field trip is still scheduled. There is several inches of snow on the Grand Mesa, please come prepared and dress appropriately.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46859
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Delta. LEGAL - Not Applicable The area is north of Hotel, Baron and Arch Lakes, adjacent to Grand Mesa Resort company (GMRC) ownership and off Trickle Park Road (FSR121) on the Grand Mesa National Forest.
Hunter Reservoir Enlargement
EIS
- Special use management In Progress
FEIS NOA in Federal Register
10/26/2005
Expected: 08/2016 05/2017 Linda Bledsoe
970-263-5802
lbledsoe@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
North American Trail Ride Conference (NATRC)-Recreation Event Permit Reissuance
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/01/2015
Expected: 08/2015 08/2015 Ryan Fricke
970-242-8211
rfricke@fs.fed.us
Description: Application to reissue a new 5-year term recreational event to conduct annual horse endurance ride on Grand Mesa National Forest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46873
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Delta, Mesa. LEGAL - 6th Principle Meridian, T12S, R96W, Section 10 & 15, T11S, R94W, Section 2 & 3 Grand Mesa National Forest - Flowing Park, Land's End, Sheep Flats
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.
Pine Mountain Fence
CE
- Grazing management On Hold N/A N/A Mike Surber
970-242-8211
msurber@fs.fed.us
Description: Pine Mountain Fence: Proposes to authorize construction of 1.0 miles of range fence for livestock management purposes on the Uncompahgre National Forest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=31256
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mesa. LEGAL - T51N, R102W, Sections 19 and 24, New Mexico PM Uncompahgre National Forest
Solihull Society - Land Rover Rally
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management
Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2015
Actual: 07/02/2015
07/2015 Ryan Fricke
970-242-8211
rfricke@fs.fed.us
Description: Application for Temporary Recreation Event to conduct Land Rover Rally on Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and White River National Forests (July 28-31, 2015)
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46876
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Delta, Garfield, Mesa. LEGAL - Not Applicable Grand Mesa NF - Bull Creek, Kenney Reservoir, Marcott Roads, Uncompahgre NF- Divide, Dominguez Roads, White River NF- Battlement Creek Road.
Tonello Spring Development
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/20/2013
Expected: 07/2015 07/2015 Linda Bledsoe
970-263-5802
lbledsoe@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to dig a 2-foot diameter hole at spring approximately 3 feet deep and fill it with gravel. A1-foot length of 4-inch perforated PVC pipe would be buried in the gravel and a garden hose connected to the pipe to take water to private land.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47078
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mesa. LEGAL - Sec. 7, T. 11 S., R. 95 W., 6th P.M. Approximately 8 miles southwest of Collbran, Colorado.
Trickel Park Road Improvement Project
EA
- Road management On Hold N/A N/A Cindi Range
970-242-8211
crange@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-condition the surface of Trickel Park Road # 121 from Alexander Lake Lodge to the North Forest Boundary. Includes one mile of new pavement from the intersection with FDR #123 to East Crag Crest Trailhead
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=8628
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Delta, Mesa. Grand Mesa National Forest. Trickel Park Road # 121 from GM Visitor Center to North Forest Boundary near the town of Collbran.
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
2015 Taylor Park Silvicultural CE
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
05/01/2015
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 Art Haines
970-641-0471
ahaines@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
Alvarez Easement
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Catherine Mask
970-641-0471
cmask@fs.fed.us
Description: Access to private land near Sargents, CO
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38594
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - Sec.10, T48N, R5E, NMPM Near Sargents, CO
Barret
CE
- Fuels management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2015
Expected: 12/2015 03/2016 Pat Medina
970-641-0471
pmedina@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal is to perform timber stand improvement and prescribed burning to improve range and wildlife habitat and reduce natural fuels.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34519
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Saguache. LEGAL - T47 and 48N, R3E, NMPM Project area is south of Doyleville,CO on National Forest between Big Hill and Lion’s Head.
CBMR Mountain Bike Trail Additions
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/24/2014
Expected: 08/2015 08/2015 Aaron Drendel
719-657-6019
adrendel@fs.fed.us
Description: Approximately 1.75 miles of new trail construction on 4 segments of trail within the CBMR permit boundary would be constructed by hand and the use of a tracked machine.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45303
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - Not Applicable Within CBMR permit boundary. T13S, R86W, section 25.
Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) - Proposed Teo Drainage & Summer Use Improvements
EA
- Recreation management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/06/2015
Est. Comment Period
10/2015
Expected: 05/2017 07/2017 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 Agricultural Irrigation and Livestock Watering System Easement
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2015
Expected: 09/2015 09/2015 John Murphy
970-641-0471
jrmurphy@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue an existing Agricultural Irrigation and Livestock Water System Easement for an existing ditch to the new landowner. Approx 3,062' are located on NFS lands.
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
Flat Top Mountain Riparian Restoration - Gunnison Sage-Grouse Habitat Improvement
CE
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/02/2015
Expected: 08/2015 08/2015 Matthew Vasquez
970-642-4401
mgvasquez@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will implement restoration work to address habitat degradation within Gunnison Sage-Grouse brood-rearing habitat. This is a continuation of work completed on USFS and adjacent private land (2012-2014).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46585
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - T 51N, R 1W, Sections 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 23, 24, 25, 26 and T 51N, R 1E, Sections 19, 29, 30, 31, 32; NMPM Flat Top Mountain, approximately 8 miles north/northwest of Gunnison, CO, within the Ohio Creek Valley.
Funks Floodwater Ditch
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/12/2014
Expected: 09/2015 09/2015 John Murphy
970-641-0471
jrmurphy@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue an authorization for an existing irrigation ditch approx 1,100' long
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44848
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - NE 1/4 Sec 18, T46N, R3E, NMPM Approx 3 miles northeast of Cochetopa Dome along SH114
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Groundwater Research Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/01/2015
Expected: 07/2015 07/2015 Jason Armbruster
970-874-6675
jasonmarmbruster@fs.fed.us
Description: Research activities to quantify floodplain dynamics. Approximately 20 groundwater monitoring wells will be installed for the purposes of conducting well testing, groundwater sampling and analysis and tracer experiments.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47377
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - T.13S., R.86W.,6th P.M. Section 13: SE 1/2 T.12S., R.86W.,6th P.M. Section 20: SE 1/4 Section 33 : NW 1/4 Upper East River, Gothic, CO
Milk Creek Trail Project
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/25/2013
Expected: 12/2015 12/2015 Greg Austin
970-642-4402
gpaustin@fs.fed.us
Description: Construction of approx. ½ mile of new trail to relocate trail off of private land and to ford Marshall Creek in order to avoid an unsafe bridge.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38998
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - T47, 48N, R 5E, Sections 1, 36 Near Marshall Creek and Milk Creek approx.. 4 miles southeast, east of Sargents, CO. on the Gunnison National Forest.
Morgan Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2015
Expected: 11/2015 11/2015 John Murphy
970-641-0471
jrmurphy@fs.fed.us
Description: Issuance of a Special Use Permit to authorize use of an existing road for access to private land
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46621
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - SE 1/4 Sec 26, T51N, R4E, NMPM Approximately 2 miles north of Pitkin off NFSR 766
Mt. Emmons Groundwater and Associated Data Investigation
EA
- Minerals and Geology Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
07/2015
Expected: 05/2016 06/2016 John Murphy
719-852-6221
jrmurphy@fs.fed.us
Description: Gather baseline hydro-geologic information sufficient to develop and run groundwater modelling.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45550
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - Various locations in Gunnison County, CO Mt Emmons Vicinity
Mt. Emmons Mining Company Road Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/16/2015
Expected: 11/2015 11/2015 Jason Armbruster
970-874-6675
jasonmarmbruster@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 Trail Advocates Travel Management Proposal
EA
- Recreation management
- Road management
Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
08/2015
Expected: 05/2016 06/2016 John Murphy
719-852-6221
jrmurphy@fs.fed.us
Description: 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
Porter Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2015
Expected: 11/2015 11/2015 John Murphy
970-641-0471
jrmurphy@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissuance of a Special Use Permit authorizing a spring development and approximately 453 feet of water transmission line. The waterline delivers domestic water to the permittee's private property along Tomichi Creek near Whitepine.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46627
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - NE1/4, SW1/4 Sec 26, T50N, R5E, NMPM Approximately 1 mile NE of Whitepine.
Pristine Point, Inc. Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2015
Expected: 10/2015 10/2015 John Murphy
970-641-0471
jrmurphy@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissuance of a Special Use Permit for the operation and maintenance of pipeline approximately 1,300 feet in length.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46623
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - SW1/4 Sec 22, T13S, R86W, 6th PM Approximately 3 miles NW of Crested Butte
Tri State Skito - Crested Butte Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/05/2013
Expected: 12/2015 12/2015 Liz Mauch
970-242-8211
lmauch@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
Matterhorn and Trout Lake Nordic Ski Trail Proposal
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/27/2015
Expected: 07/2015 07/2015 Katherine Peckham
970-327-4261
kpeckham@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to add and reconfigure ski trails in the Matterhorn and Trout Lake Nordic ski trail systems.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46935
Location: UNIT - Norwood Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - San Miguel. LEGAL - T41N R9W 15 miles South of Telluride Colorado
Priest Lake Improvement Project
EA
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Matthew Dare
970-874-6651
mdare@fs.fed.us
Description: Priest Lake Dam Reconstruction
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=31809
Location: UNIT - Norwood Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - San Miguel. LEGAL - T41N R9W Sec. 8 NE1/4 Located approximately 15 miles south of Telluride, CO along Forest Service Road # 628
Swamp Canyon Road Permit
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Dee Closson
970-327-4261 X4341
daclosson@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue Special Use road permit for motorized access on an exiting road and trail in Swamp Canyon
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38510
Location: UNIT - Norwood Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - San Miguel. LEGAL - NMPM, T.42N., R.9W., Sec. 36/T.41N., R.9W., Sec.1 Swamp Canyon road south of the Town of Ophir
Trout Lake Domestic Water System
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/26/2014
Expected: 07/2015 07/2015 Dee Closson
970-327-4261 X4341
daclosson@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue permit for existing domestic water facilities which include: Three 12 inch diameter wooden tanks, 365 feet of buried 2 inch water pipeline and 430 feet of access road.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45815
Location: UNIT - Norwood Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - San Miguel. LEGAL - Not Applicable East of Trout Lake Subdivision.
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
Bureau of Reclamation Weather Station permit re-issuance
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/15/2012
Expected: 12/2015 01/2016 Liz Mauch
970-240-5405
lmauch@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-issue permit for 4 existing weather stations.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37824
Location: UNIT - Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Ouray. LEGAL - Not Applicable Cutler Ck, Ironton Park, Governor Basin, WFK and EFK Dallas Ck.
City of Ouray Domestic Water Supply Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/15/2012
Expected: 12/2015 01/2016 Liz Mauch
970-240-5405
lmauch@fs.fed.us
Description: Amend existing special use permit for City's Domestic Water System in Canyon Creek to remove facilities no longer in existence and to add new facilities
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40669
Location: UNIT - Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Ouray. LEGAL - Not Applicable Canyon Creek area, southwest of Ouray.
FLPMA Road Easements/Permits
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Liz Mauch
970-240-5405
lmauch@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorize access to private inholdings on the Uncompahgre National Forest. Strole-existing Trail # 149 provides historic access to private land on the Uncompahgre Plateau.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34540
Location: UNIT - Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Montrose. LEGAL - Sec13, T47N, R12W Montrose County
Governor Basin Ore Removal
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
06/01/2015
Expected: 07/2015 07/2015 Liz Mauch
970-242-8211
lmauch@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue Road Use permit to Revenue Mine to haul ore from private land to millsite.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46630
Location: UNIT - Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Ouray. LEGAL - T43N, R8W, Sec 20, NMPM Governor Basin
High Mesa Trail
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2015
Expected: 09/2015 08/2016 Kris Wist
970-240-5414
kwist@fs.fed.us
Description: Conversion of FS Administrative Rd. 869 to ATV Trail. Proposed trail would end at intersection of FS Trail 225. Seasonal closure restrictions.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38587
Location: UNIT - Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - T46N, R6W, sec. 14, 23, 24 High Mesa.
Keystone Portfolio Mgmt. Forest Road Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/15/2012
Expected: 12/2015 01/2016 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.
Manzo Private Road Easement
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2014
Expected: 09/2015 10/2015 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.
Miners Creek Inactive Mine Safety Closure Prjoect
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
07/01/2015
Expected: 01/2016 06/2016 Liz Mauch
970-242-8211
lmauch@fs.fed.us
Description: Install grate, backfill or PUF on open shafts; install grate, bulkhead or backfill open adits. Up to 23 closures. Location is Mineral Point area, San Juan County.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47332
Location: UNIT - Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - T. 43 N., R. 7 W., sections 26 and 27, N.M.P.M. Mineral Point area, San Juan County
Owl Creek Gravel Pit Expansion
EA
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A Liz Mauch
970-240-5405
lmauch@fs.fed.us
Description: Develop a pit development plan to expand existing gravel pit.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40664
Location: UNIT - Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Ouray. Owl Creek Pass Road #858 approximately 1.5 miles east of forest boundary.
Reissue expiring permit for spring development - Peck
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/01/2015
Expected: 10/2015 01/2016 Liz Mauch
970-242-8211
lmauch@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a special use permit to replace an expiring permit for spring development located east of US Highway 550, north of Ouray.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45993
Location: UNIT - Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Ouray. LEGAL - Sec. 12, T 44 N., R 8 W. See project area map
Sky Rocket Creek Small Tracts Act (STA)
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Liz Mauch
970-240-5405
lmauch@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. Adjacent to east boundary of City of Ouray near Hotsprings Pool
Skyrocket Creek Diversion SUP
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/01/2014
Expected: 12/2015 01/2016 Liz Mauch
970-240-5405
lmauch@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue Special Use Permit to City of Ouray for Skyrocket Creek diversion structure.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44043
Location: UNIT - Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Ouray. LEGAL - T44N, R7W, Sec 30, NMPM Ouray County.
Source Gas Special Use Permit Re-issuance.
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/30/2014
Expected: 12/2015 01/2016 Liz Mauch
970-242-8211
lmauch@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-issue existing permit to new owner for 528 ft. long, 4 inch natural gas distribution pipeline located within Oak Creek Rd.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43624
Location: UNIT - Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Ouray. LEGAL - Lot 11, Sec 24, T44N, R8W, NMPM Oak Creek Road.
Special use permit for spring development - Clarkson
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/01/2015
Expected: 10/2015 12/2015 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
Thistledown Property Private Road Easement transfer and bridge alignment change
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/15/2012
Expected: 10/2015 11/2015 Liz Mauch
970-240-5405
lmauch@fs.fed.us
Description: Transfer a private road easement to Rockbiter Corp and amend the easement for a change in bridge alignment over Canyon Creek.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40672
Location: UNIT - Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Ouray. Canyon Creek Road, southwest of Ouray
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
GEC's 11-90-8-H3;11-90-20-21-H1 and -H2 and SG Interests' 12-90-7-1; 11-90-9-3; 11-90-15-2 APDs
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period
06/18/2015
Expected: 10/2015 12/2015 Jessica Lopez Pearce
907-789-6273
jlopezpearce@fs.fed.us
Description: BLM and Forest Service proposal for Gunnison Energy LLC and SG Interests, Ltd (SG). Proposal includes up to 25 total Federal Natural Gas Wells on 4 new and 1 existing well pads and associated infrastructure. Six APDs have been submitted.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46535
Location: UNIT - Paonia Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - T.90W, R. 11S Sections 8, 9, 15 and 20 and T. 90W, R. 12S Section 7 Forest Service and private surface; private and Federal minerals in T. 90 W, Range 11S and 12S.http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/BLM_Information/nepa/ufo.html
Rulemaking for Colorado Roadless Coal Exception
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders
- Minerals and Geology
- Land management planning
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
04/07/2015
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
04/2016
Expected: 05/2016 05/2016 Kenneth Tu
970-295-6623
CRR_Admin@fs.fed.us
Description: Rulemaking to reinstate the North Fork Coal Mining exception into the Colorado Roadless Rule based on the West Elk Court Decision in July 2013.
Web Link: http://www.fs.usda.gov/roadmain/roadless/coloradoroadlessrules
Location: UNIT - Paonia Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Montrose. LEGAL - Not Applicable Gunnison County, Colorado
Special Use Permits/Reissuance
CE
- Land management planning On Hold N/A N/A Albert Borkowski
970-527-4131
aborkowski@fs.fed.us
Description: No physical changes: Zimmerman,Crawford Mesa Water Assoc,Charles Masner, Beach/Chapman, Sims, Slyzuik, West Elk Ranch,
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=9296
Location: UNIT - Paonia Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Delta, Gunnison, Montrose. LEGAL - Within Paonia Ranger District. Separate decisions. Ongoing. Analysis in progress. CE or EA. Delta, Gunnison and Montrose Counties
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