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 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

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special area management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/03/2016
Est. Comment Period
01/2017
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
Tri-State Montrose-Nucla-Cahone Transmission Improvement Project
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Comment Period
09/02/2016
Expected: 12/2016 03/2017 Liz Mauch
970-242-8211
lmauch@fs.fed.us
Description: Tri-State is proposing to upgrade existing Montrose-Nucla-Cahone 115-kV transmission line to 230-kV. The BLM is the lead agency and the USFS is cooperating agency. http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/district_offices/southwest/ TriState230kVRebuild.htm
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44376
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.
Xcel Energy Line Capacity Project - Ute Rife to Collbran Line 3014
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/23/2016
Expected: 06/2017 06/2017 Richard Haskins
970-625-6843
rhaskins@fs.fed.us
Description: The Xcel Enegry line capacity project involves the replacement of five structures, installation of two mid-span structures, and conductor splicing at four structures along line 3014, a 138 kV line linking Ute Rife Substation to Collbran Substation.
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 - Sec. 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
Qwest Phone Lines
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/15/2012
Expected: 02/2017 02/2017 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, 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

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Comment Period
11/04/2016
Expected: 06/2017 07/2017 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
- Recreation management
- Road management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2016
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: 12/2016 06/2017 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 Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2016
Expected: 11/2016 11/2016 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
Enlargement of Monument No. 1 and Hunter Reservoirs
EIS

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
10/26/2005
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
04/2017
Expected: 07/2017 07/2017 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
- Special use management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/15/2016
Expected: 12/2016 12/2016 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
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.
The Nature Connection (Delta County School District) - Outfitter and Guide Permit Proposal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/30/2016
Expected: 11/2016 11/2016 Ryan Fricke
970-242-8211
rfricke@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal for a special use authorization on the Grand Mesa and Uncompahgre national Forest to conduct a commercial outfitter and guide service. Activities proposed include weekday youth ski tours, backpack trips, and equipment rentals.
Web Link: http://thenatureconnection.net/
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Delta, Mesa, Montrose, Ouray. LEGAL - Sixth Principle meridian T 11S, R 96W, section 36 (Skyway Trailhead) Grand Mesa national Forest - Skyway, County Line, Ward Lake winter Trailhead. Uncompahgre National Forest - Ironton Park, East and West Fork Cimarron Creek
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
CBMBA Fat Bike Grooming
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/12/2016
Expected: 12/2016 01/2017 Aaron Drendel
970-641-0471
CBMBAgroomingproposal@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to groom 37.3 total miles of trail for multiple winter uses. Including 9.4 m. in the Mt. Crested Butte areas of N. Village, Gothic and CBMR; 9.9 m. in the Brush Creek area; and 18 m. in the Cement Creek drainage.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50486
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - CR 317: 6th PM T13S R86W NFSR 738; NFSR 736; NFST 408, 407, and 409: 6th PM T13S R85W and T14S R85W NFSR 740: 6th PM T14S R85W, T14S R84W, and T13S R84W CR 317; NFSR 738; NFSR 736; NFSR 740; NFST 408, 407, and 409
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
08/2017
Expected: 10/2017 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

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/04/2016
Expected: 02/2017 05/2017 Bennie South
970-641-0471
bsouth@fs.fed.us
Description: Reconstruction of Cunningham Ditch will consist of relocating the ditch's head gate, reestablishing flow through a slightly altered ditch location, piping through spots to allow continuous flow and cleaning and clearing existing ditch.
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
Divide Salvage
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/30/2015
Expected: 01/2017 02/2017 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.
Graham/Williams SUPs
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/17/2016
Expected: 02/2017 03/2017 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

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/04/2016
Expected: 01/2017 01/2017 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.
Jobe Road SUP Reissuance
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/17/2016
Expected: 01/2017 01/2017 Bennie South
970-641-0471
bsouth@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue expired Private Road Easement to Hutch Jobe, son of prior easement holder John Jobe.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48075
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - T51N. R4E. NMPM N 1/2 SE 1/4 Cumberland Pass, CO Quad Near Cumberland Pass
Lang - Road SUP
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/06/2016
Expected: 01/2017 01/2017 Bennie South
970-642-4412
bsouth@fs.fed.us
Description: Permit for use of existing Forest Service roads for access to private land. Approximately 1170 feet in length and 30 feet wide on NFSR 765 and 765.3G.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49874
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - T50N, R4E, NMPM, Sec. 10:NE 1/4 NFSR 765 and NFSR 765.3G at legal location named above.
Mt. CB Water & San - Pipe Reconfiguration
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/01/2016
Expected: 01/2017 01/2017 Bennie South
970-641-0471
bsouth@fs.fed.us
Description: The reconfiguration and reconstruction of an 8" drinking water line. The portion of pipeline on Forest Service land is approximately 30'. The pipeline is currently under an existing special use permit.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50266
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - SW 1/4 Sec 24 and NW 1/4 Sec 25, T13S, R86W, 6th PM Bordering private property in Mt. Crested Butte. Approximately 30 miles north of Gunnison, CO.
Mt. Emmons Mining Company Road Special Use Permit
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/16/2015
Expected: 01/2017 01/2017 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.
North Butte Allotment Fence Construction
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/30/2015
Expected: 02/2017 06/2017 Daniel Perez
970-641-0471 x4410
dlperez@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed action entails constructing 0.85 miles of fence within the North Butte Allotment, tentatively during the summer of 2016. The fence will be a laydown structure in conjunction with following wildlife friendly specifications.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48378
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - Sec 19, T13S, R85W Roughly 25 miles north of Gunnison, CO directly to the east of Crested Butte.
Ohio City - Pitkin Fuels Reduction
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/09/2016
Expected: 02/2017 04/2017 Pat Medina
970-641-0471
pmedina@fs.fed.us
Description: The addition of a 31 acre unit to a previous Ohio City - Pitkin Fuels Reduction analysis--creating a fuel break. Treatment of the unit will include: thin ladder fuels below 6 ft., remove trees under 8 in. in diameter, and pile/burn all cut material.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48917
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - Sec 6, T50N, R4E Approximately 30 miles northeast of Gunnison, Colorado.
Pearson (Dennis) - Existing Road NFSR 764
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Cancelled N/A N/A Bennie South
970-641-0471
bsouth@fs.fed.us
Description: Application for access over existing two-track road. NFSR 764.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48725
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - T15S, R82W, sections 3 and 4. T15S, R82W, sections 3 and 4.
Pitkin Travel Proposal
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Road management
In Progress
Comment Period
12/10/2015
Expected: 04/2017 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
Taylor Park Silvicultural CE
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
05/01/2015
Expected: 12/2016 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
Tri State Skito - Crested Butte Permit
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/05/2013
Expected: 01/2017 02/2017 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
Norwood Nordic Ski Trail Proposal
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/07/2016
Expected: 12/2016 01/2017 Scott Spielman
970-327-4261
sspielman@fs.fed.us
Description: The Norwood Park and Recreation District proposes to groom 2.3 miles of East Naturita Road (NFRS #642)to provide cross-country skiing opportunities near Norwood,CO
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50588
Location: UNIT - Norwood Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - San Miguel. LEGAL - T43N R13W Sections 10, 14, 23. The Norwood Park and Recreation District proposes to groom 2.3 miles of East Naturita Road (NFSR #642) to provide cross-country skiing opportunities near Norwood, CO.
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 Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2016
Expected: 12/2016 01/2017 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: 12/2016 02/2017 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.
Manzo Private Road Easement
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2014
Expected: 01/2017 03/2017 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.
Ouray District SUP re-issuances for expiring permits for spring developments
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/29/2016
Expected: 12/2016 01/2017 Liz Mauch
970-242-8211
lmauch@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue new special permits to replace expiring permits for Chamberlain spring development in Little Cimarron drainage and for Stephens spring development in Big Cimarron drainage.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50374
Location: UNIT - Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - Not Applicable Chamberlain spring development: Little Cimarron drainage. Stephens spring development: Big Cimarron drainage
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
Source Gas Special Use Permit Re-issuance.
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/30/2014
Expected: 01/2017 02/2017 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: 01/2017 02/2017 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
Thistledown Small Tracts Act Land Exchange
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Land ownership management
- Land acquisition
Analysis Completed Expected: 01/2017
Actual: 12/06/2016
03/2017 John Almy
970-874-6644
jmalmy@fs.fed.us
Description: Rockbiter Corporation has made an application to exchange lands with the United States Forest Service under the authority of the Small Tracts Act. The exchange contains approximately 25 acres of National Forest for 125 acres of private lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47785
Location: UNIT - Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Ouray. LEGAL - Federal parcels: Sec. 12 and 13, T. 43 N., R. 8 W., NMPM; Non-federal; Sec. 13 and 24, T. 43 N., R. 8 W. and Sec. 18 and 19, T. 43N., R. 7W.; NMPM Federal parcels: Sec. 12 and 13, T. 43 N., R. 8 W., NMPM; Non-federal parcels: Sec. 13 and 24, T. 43 N., R. 8 W. and Sec. 18 and 19, T. 43N., R. 7W. NMPM
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

   *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
04/25/2012
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
03/2017
Expected: 08/2017
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.
Rulemaking for Colorado Roadless Areas - Supplemental
EIS
- Minerals and Geology
- Regulations, Directives, Orders
- Land management planning
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
11/20/2015
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
04/2016
Expected: 06/2016 06/2016 Kenneth Tu
303-275-5156
CRR_Admin@fs.fed.us
Description: Rulemaking to reinstate the North Fork Coal Mining Area exception into the Colorado Roadless Rule which will allow temporary road construction for coal exploration and coal-related surface activities within the North Fork Coal Mining Area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.usda.gov/roadmain/roadless/coloradoroadlessrules
Location: UNIT - Paonia Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison, Montrose. LEGAL - Not Applicable Gunnison County, Colorado
Special Use Permits/Reissuance
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Land management planning Analysis Completed Expected: 10/2016
Actual: 10/04/2016
10/2016 Albert Borkowski
970-527-4131
aborkowski@fs.fed.us
Description: No physical changes: Crawford Mesa Water Assoc., Danielson and Spears, Mad Dog Ranch, Cisler, Carter, DMJ Marcellina, Berry, West Beckwith Domestic Water
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 Delta, Gunnison and Montrose Counties
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