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
02/2014
Expected: 03/2014 04/2014 Christopher Wehrli
435-896-1053
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
2014 Pro-Cycle Challenge
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/17/2014
Expected: 06/2014 08/2014 Neal Weierbach
719-553-1510
nweierbach@fs.fed.us
Description: 2014 Pro-Cycyle challenge is a professional bike race with 128 entrants. The course varies each year utilizing US Highways, State and County roads as it crosses 4 National Forests this year between August 18 and 26.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43962
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District, Paonia Ranger District, Boulder Ranger District, Salida Ranger District, Pikes Peak Ranger District, South Park Ranger District, West Zone/Aspen Ranger District, West Zone/Sopris Ranger District, East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder, Chaffee, Eagle, El Paso, Gunnison, Park, Pitkin. LEGAL - Not Applicable The 2014 route is on the White River, Gunnison, Pike, San Isabel and Arapahoe National Forests
Continental Divide National Scenic Trail Addition
EA
- Facility management
- Recreation 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: 10/2015 04/2016 Liz Mauch
970-242-8211
lmauch@fs.fed.us
Description: Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association has proposed upgrades to existing Montrose-Nucla-Cahone transmission line and 3 substations crossing private, state and federal lands.
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: 12/2014 02/2015 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: 09/2014 10/2014 Liz Mauch
970-240-5405
lmauch@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. Grand Mesa NF, Gunnison NF, Uncompaghre NF.
Spruce Beetle Epidemic and Aspen Decline Management Response
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
07/31/2013
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
11/2014
Expected: 09/2015 10/2015 Scott Williams
760-382-7371
scottwilliams@fs.fed.us
Description: Approximately 300,000 acres of forest have experienced mortality from insects and disease agents over the past decade. This planning effort will allow us to act adaptively, proactively and efficiently to changing forest health conditions.
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 Forest currently estimates that between 250,000-350,000 acres will be analyzed for both commercial harvest and non-commercial treatments (mechanical and prescribed fire).
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
Blanche Park Reservoir Dam Rehabilitation
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/20/2012
Expected: 11/2014 06/2015 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
Decommissioning of Hell's Hole
CE
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Chris Foreman
970-263-5835
cforeman@fs.fed.us
Description: Decommissioning of Hell's Hole a user created ATV route. We would propose to use a small trail dozer to create effective cross drainage, restore eroded gullies, and obscure the route.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44199
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Delta. LEGAL - T.13S. R.93W. Sec 34 & 35 On the Grand Mesa NF adjacent to the privately owned Patterson Reservoirs to the east. A gate from the private to the forest is south of the beginning of the trail.
Grand Mesa Metropolitan District #2 Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE
- Land ownership management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/04/2013
Expected: 11/2014 12/2014 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
Hunter Reservoir Enlargement
EIS
- Special use management In Progress
FEIS NOA in Federal Register
10/26/2005
Expected: 10/2015 07/2016 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
Mesa Point Fuels Reduction
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
09/2014
Expected: 09/2014 06/2015 Craig Warren
970-242-8211
cdwarren@fs.fed.us
Description: Remove hazardous fuels (live & dead) adjacent to the Mesa Point Communications facilities.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43912
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Delta. LEGAL - Grand Mesa National Forest T13S-R97W-NESW34 Grand Mesa National Forest. 38º 52' 38"N x 108º 13' 36"W
Mika Ag FLPMA Private Road Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/20/2012
Expected: 10/2014 11/2014 Linda Bledsoe
970-263-5802
lbledsoe@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorize landowner use of existing driveways accessing private land on Uncompahgre Plateau.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=13526
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mesa. LEGAL - Secs. 22, 23, 25, 27 & 36, T.50N, R. 16 W., and Sec. 1, T. 52 N., R 16 W., NMPM Grand Mesa 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.
Pine Mountain Fence
CE
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/20/2012
Expected: 09/2014 09/2014 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
Pole Hill Re-route on Long Canyon Trail #621
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/31/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Chris Foreman
970-263-5835
cforeman@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-route of 0.3 miles of trail due to steep unsustainable section. A new route will be constructed approximately 0.5 miles with sustainable grades and with adequate drainage the old route will be decommissioned.
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mesa. LEGAL - T49NR107W On the Uncompahgre NF, the southern trailhead of Long Canyon #621 is on FSR 411 Campbell Point Road. The section of trail to be re-routed is approximately 0.2 miles north of the trailhead.
Powderhorn Resort Ski Trail Connection
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2014
Expected: 09/2014 09/2014 Loren Paulson
970-242-8211- X4112
lpaulson@fs.fed.us
Description: Clearing of trees within a 0.7 acre corridor to provide a connection between the Upper Red Eye and Upper Sweet Misery ski runs.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44248
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mesa. LEGAL - T.11S., R.96W., Sec 30 Grand Mesa National Forest within the permit boundary of Powderhorn Mountain Resort.
Re-Route of Young's Ditch Trail #508
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/20/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Chris Foreman
970-263-5835
cforeman@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-route of Young's Ditch Trail #508- from the ditch bank to a new location.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43209
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mesa. LEGAL - T11SR93W The southern trailhead will be N of Kenney Creek resevoir off FSR 260. The new route will run NW of Young's Lake on FSR 279. The old route will be gated for the ditch owners to administer their ditch.
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.
West Salt Creek Landslide Mitigation
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/10/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Monica Klingler
970-487-3535
maklingler@fs.fed.us
Description: Reroute segment of trail around landslide and construct two short sections of fence (3-400 feet each) to keep cattle from following old trail to the edge of the slide or to keep from getting into adjacent allotment.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44890
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mesa. LEGAL - Not Applicable Sections 23, 24, and 26; Township 10 South; Range 94 West
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
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
Barr Water Development SUP Reissuance
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/12/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Catherine Mask
970-641-0471
cmask@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue a SUP for an existing water line approx 76' long
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - SE 1/4, SW 1/4, Sec 33, T12S, R86W, 6th PM Adjacent to the Gothic Townsite on the north side
Barret
CE
- Fuels management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 11/2014 11/2014 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

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/24/2014
Expected: 02/2015 06/2015 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.
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - Not Applicable Within CBMR permit boundary. T13S, R86W, section 25.
CBMR Summit Trail Reconstruction
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management Analysis Completed Expected: 09/2014
Actual: 09/03/2014
09/2014 Tambi Gustafson
970-642-4417
tkgustafson@fs.fed.us
Description: Reroute approximately 700 feet of trail on the Summit Trail within CBMR's permit boundary, using hand tools. The reroute would avoid a heavily eroded area that creates safety issues for trail users. The reroute would contour the adjacent hillside.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45155
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - Crested Butte Mountian Resort, T13 R86W Sec 25 NM PM Crested Butte Mountain Resort, T13S, R86W, Sec 25 NM PM
Colorado Dream Ranch Forest Road Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/12/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Catherine Mask
970-641-0471
cmask@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue a SUP to authorize access to private land on an existing road, approx 2,076' long
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - SW 1/4 Sec 16, SE 1/4 Sec 17, T14S, R82W, 6th PM 1/4 mile west of Taylor Park Reservoir
Colorado Dream Ranch Private Road Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/12/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Catherine Mask
970-641-0471
cmask@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue a private road SUP to access private land on an existing road, approx 693' long
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - SW 1/4, Sec 16, T14S, R82W, 6th PM 1/2 mile west of Taylor Park Reservoir
Cranor, Hillerton Ranch, Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/12/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Catherine Mask
970-641-0471
cmask@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue a SUP authorizing an existing spring development and approx 756' of existing water line
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - S 1/2 Sec 31, T14S, R81W, 6th PM Approx 1/2 mi east of NFSR 765 and approx 3 miles north of Tincup
Crested Butte Ranger Station Administrative Site Sale
CE
- Land ownership management Analysis Completed Expected: 09/2014
Actual: 08/29/2014
09/2014 John Almy
970-874-6644
jmalmy@fs.fed.us
Description: The GMUG NF is proposing to put up the Crested Butte Administrative Site for competitive sale in 2014. The .359 acre property was purchased by warranty deed in 1937. The 125 x 125 foot property consists of five lots within the Town of Crested Butte.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43864
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - T. 14 S., R. 86 W., 6th P.M. Sec. 3 The 125 foot x 125 foot property consists of five lots within the Town of Crested Butte, Colorado.
Cunningham Ditch Agricultural Irrigation and Livestock Watering System Easement
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 11/2014 11/2014 Catherine Mask
970-641-0471
cmask@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.
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
Floresta Snowplowing
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Catherine Mask
970-641-0471
cmask@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue SUP authorizing snowplowing from Kebler Pass Rd, CR12, to Floresta on Ohio Pass Rd, NFSR 730, approx 3,000'. Plowing to be done on shoulder seasons when Kebler Pass Rd is plowed by the County.
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - SE 1/4 Sec 10, T14S, R87W, 6th PM Approx 7 miles east of Crested Butte, CO off of County Road 12
Funks Floodwater Ditch
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/12/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Catherine Mask
970-641-0471
cmask@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue an authorization for an existing irrigation ditch approx 1,100' long
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
Lacy Spring Development and Waterline Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/12/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Catherine Mask
970-641-0471
cmask@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue a SUP authorizing an existing spring development and approx 100' of existing water line
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - SE 1/4 SW 1/4, T14S, R85W, 6th PM Approx 2 1/2 miles southeast of Crested Butte on NFSR 738
Lake Irwin Campground Improvement Project
CE
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Ray Rossman
970-642-4435
rrossman@fs.fed.us
Description: The Gunnison Ranger District seeks to rehabilitate and reconstruct the Lake Irwin recreation area through funding from the Forest Service Capital Improvement Program (CIP). Currently this is not a top priority on the CIP schedule.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34637
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Lake Irwin Recreation Area is located approximately 7.5 miles from Crested Butte at Lake Irwin.
Meridian and Snodgrass Rangeland Analysis
EA
- Grazing management Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
10/2014
Expected: 03/2015 07/2015 Mark Hatcher
970-642-4410
mchatcher@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will analyze whether to graze or not graze the Snodgrass and Meridian Allotments. If grazing is selected how that grazing will be carried out. The proposed alternative includes placing the Snodgrass Allotment into the Gothic Allotment.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=30751
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - T. 13S., R. 86W., Secs. 14,15,23 The allotments are located immediately adjacent and west of the town of Mt. Crested Butte, Colorado
Milk Creek Trail Project
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/25/2013
Expected: 03/2015 03/2015 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.
Murdie Homeowners Association Spring Development and Waterline
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/12/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Catherine Mask
970-641-0471
cmask@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue a SUP authorizing an existing spring development and approx 4,900' of existing waterline
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - Sec 22, 23, 26, T14S, R82W, 6th PM Approx 2 1/2 mil east of Taylor Park Reservoir
Partch Water Development Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/12/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Catherine Mask
970-641-0471
cmask@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue a SUP authorizing approx 4,946' of existing waterline and spring developments
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - Sec 1, 6, 7, T15S, R85W, 6th PM Red Mountain, between SH135 and CR730, approx 7 mi south of Crested Butte
Reissuance of expiring Special Use Permits
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/15/2012
Expected: 09/2014 09/2014 Catherine Mask
970-641-0471
cmask@fs.fed.us
Description: Road access to private lands District wide
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=30535
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - District Wide District Wide
Reissue Brush Creek SUP for a livestock area
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/12/2014
Expected: 09/2014 09/2014 Catherine Mask
970-641-0471
cmask@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue a SUP for a livestock area in the Brush Creek drainage, approx 26 acres
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - SE 1/4 Sec 32, T13S, R85W, 6th PM; E 1/2 Sec 5, T14S, R85W, 6th PM Approx 5 mi northeast of Crested Butte, CO in the Brush Creek drainage
Spring Creek Reservoir Flume And/Or Gauging Station
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Catherine Mask
970-641-0471
cmask@fs.fed.us
Description: Installation of flume and/or gauging station downstream from the dam.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38628
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - Section 6, T14S, R83W, 6th PM Spring Creek Reservoir
Thomas Roach No 2 Ditch Repair
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/12/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Catherine Mask
970-641-0471
cmask@fs.fed.us
Description: Repair approx 900' of existing authorized irrigation ditch on the Alpine Plateau
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - NE 1/4 Sec 3, T45N, R4W, NMPM East side of Alpine Plateau and approx 1 mi west of SH149
Tri State Skito - Crested Butte Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/05/2013
Expected: 10/2014 11/2014 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
Ute Trail Ranch Waterline
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/12/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Catherine Mask
970-641-0471
cmask@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue a SUP authorizing an existing waterline approx 674' long
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - SE 1/4 Sec 3, T45N, R4W, NMPM East side of Alpine Plateau and 1/2 mi west of SH149
Watson Forest Road SUP Renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/12/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Catherine Mask
970-641-0471
cmask@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue a Forest Road SUP to authorize approx 4,752' of existing road to access private land
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - NE 1/4, Sec 24, T51N, R4E, NMPM; NW 1/4, Sec 18, T51N, R5E, NMPM Approx 6 miles north of Pitkin adn off of NFSR 765
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
Naturita Fuels Management Project
CE
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/30/2013
Expected: 09/2014 05/2015 Corey Robinson
970-327-4261
cdrobinson@fs.fed.us
Description: This is a wildland urban Interface Fire Hazard reduction.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34879
Location: UNIT - Norwood Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Montrose, San Miguel. LEGAL - T43 and 44N and R13 and 14W Southwest of Norwood, CO
Pickens Forest Road Easement
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/20/2013
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Dee Closson
970-327-4261 X4341
daclosson@fs.fed.us
Description: Forest Road Easement to access private land.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41310
Location: UNIT - Norwood Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Montrose. LEGAL - N.M.P.M., T.46N., R.11W., Sections 22, 23, & 27, Montrose County, Colorado Forest Road Easement issued off of the Hanks Valley Road.
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 In Progress
Scoping Start
06/29/2012
Expected: 10/2014 11/2014 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
TSG Ski & Golf Fen Monitoring Sites
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/30/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Dee Closson
970-327-4261 X4341
daclosson@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue a special use permit for the continued monitoring of fen sites within the Telluride Ski Area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44538
Location: UNIT - Norwood Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - San Miguel. LEGAL - N.M.P.M., T. 42 N., R. 9 W., Sec. 15 and 15. Prospect Basin within the Telluride Ski Area.
Town of Mountain Village Waterline Extension Project
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Comment Period
08/28/2014
Expected: 01/2015 06/2015 Dee Closson
970-327-4261 X4341
daclosson@fs.fed.us
Description: The Town of Mountain Village has requested the Forest Service amend their existing special use permit for the expansion of the proposed waterline to provide better water flow to the community for domestic and fire protection purposes.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45161
Location: UNIT - Norwood Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - San Miguel. LEGAL - T. 42N, R. 9W, Section 3 See project area map
Williams Private Road Easement
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/08/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Dee Closson
970-327-4261 X4341
daclosson@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a private road easement on an existing road to access private lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43520
Location: UNIT - Norwood Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - San Miguel. LEGAL - N.M.P.M., T. 44 N., R. 13 W., Sections 20 and 21 Existing road off of Thunder Road, in the Naturita Division.
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: 09/2014 09/2014 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.
Canyon Creek Avalanche Control
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Liz Mauch
970-240-5405
lmauch@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue Special Use Permit for one year to Silver Star Mining Operations LLC for avalanche control along Canyon Creek Road, NFSR 853 up to the Revenue Mine.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40665
Location: UNIT - Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Montrose. Canyon Creek Road southwest of Ouray.
City of Ouray Domestic Water Supply Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/15/2012
Expected: 12/2014 02/2015 Liz Mauch
970-240-5405
lmauch@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-issue special use permit for spring development, pipelines, two water tanks, treatment building.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40669
Location: UNIT - Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Ouray. 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
Hettinger Road Easement Transfer
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/26/2013
Expected: 09/2014 09/2014 Liz Mauch
970-240-5405
lmauch@fs.fed.us
Description: Transfer existing Road Easement along Dave Wood Road.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42904
Location: UNIT - Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Ouray. LEGAL - T47N, R10W, NE1/4, NE1/4, Section 33, NMPM. T47N, R10W, NE1/4 NE1/4, Sec 33, NMPM
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: 08/2014 09/2014 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: 09/2014 10/2014 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.
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.
Poughkeepsie inactive mine safety closure project.
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
01/30/2014
Expected: 10/2014 06/2015 Liz Mauch
970-242-8211
lmauch@fs.fed.us
Description: Physical safety closures of 13 adits and shafts on NFS Land on Poughkeepsie Gulch area, south of Ouray, east of Hwy 550.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43621
Location: UNIT - Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - T43N, R7W, Sec 27 and 34, NMPM NFS Land on Poughkeepsie Gulch area, south of Ouray, east of Hwy 550.
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: 11/2014 12/2014 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: 12/2014 12/2014 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.
Location: UNIT - Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Ouray. LEGAL - Lot 11, Sec 24, T44N, R8W, NMPM Oak Creek Road.
Thistledown Property Private Road Easement transfer and bridge alignment change
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/15/2012
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 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
Tri-State Montrose to Cahone 230KV Upgrade
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Comment Period
05/05/2014
Expected: 10/2015 11/2015 Liz Mauch
970-240-5405
lmauch@fs.fed.us
Description: Upgrade existing 115KV transmission line from Montrose-Nucla-Cahone to 230KV line. More information on BLM website: http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/district_offices/southwest/TriState230kVRebuild.html
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44041
Location: UNIT - Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Dolores, Montrose, Ouray, San Miguel. LEGAL - Not Applicable Line crosses BLM & FS Land on Uncompahgre Plateau, GMUG NF & Dolores Ranger District, San Juan NF.
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
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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