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)
- Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District
- Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District
- Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District
- Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, Laramie Ranger District
- Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, Parks Ranger District
- Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, Yampa 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
Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest) R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Invasive Plant Management EIS for the Medicine Bow - Routt NFs and Thunder Basin NG
EIS

   *UPDATED*
- Grazing management
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
FEIS NOA in Federal Register
06/12/2015
Expected: 09/2015 10/2015 Misty Hays
307-358-7102
mahays@fs.fed.us
Description: This proposal would continue an integrated approach to treatment of noxious weeds and invasive species such as annual bromes to manage critical wildlife habitats and fuels treatments on the Medicine Bow - Routt NFs and Thunder Basin NG.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=19692
Location: UNIT - Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest All Units. STATE - Colorado, Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany, Campbell, Carbon, Converse, Crook, Natrona, Niobrara, Platte, Weston, Garfield, Grand, Jackson, Moffat, Rio Blanco, Routt. LEGAL - Not Applicable Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests, Thunder Basin National Grassland
Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide) R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Greater Sage-grouse Management Direction - Medicine Bow NF and Thunder Basin National Grassland
EIS

   *UPDATED*
- Land management planning
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
FEIS NOA in Federal Register
05/29/2015
Expected: 09/2015 09/2015 Glen Stein
801-625-5281
gstein@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of this project is to prepare an environmental impact statement to incorporate Greater Sage-grouse conservation measures into Bureau of Land Management Land Use Plans and Forest and Grassland Plans.
Web Link: http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/more/sagegrouse/final_eiss/wyoming.html
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District, Laramie Ranger District, Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany, Campbell, Carbon, Converse, Crook, Laramie, Natrona, Niobrara, Platte, Weston. LEGAL - Not Applicable Medicine Bow National Forest and Thunder Basin National Grassland
Greater Sage-grouse Management Direction- Routt NF
EIS

   *UPDATED*
- Land management planning
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
08/14/2013
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
06/2015
Expected: 09/2015 09/2015 Glen Stein
801-625-5281
gstein@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of this project is to prepare environmental impact statements (EISs) and supplemental environmental impact statements to incorporate greater sage-grouse conservation measures into Bureau of Land Management land use plans and Forest Plans.
Web Link: http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/more/sagegrouse/eastern.html
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District, Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District, Parks Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Jackson, Moffat, Routt. LEGAL - Not Applicable Routt National Forest
US Air Force Helicopter Training
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2015
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 Nathan Haynes
307-828-5121
nhaynes@fs.fed.us
Description: Permit reissuance to authorize specific helicopter landing zones on the Laramie Peak, Snowy Range, and Pole Mountain units for training use by the US Air Force.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46721
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District, Laramie Ranger District, Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany, Carbon, Converse. LEGAL - Not Applicable 4 locations in the Laramie Peak area, 13 in the Pole Mountain area, 7 in the Snowy Range
Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Battle Mountain Prescribed Burn
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Grazing management
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/19/2008
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 Melanie Fullman
906-667-0261 x539
mfullman@fs.fed.us
Description: Prescribed burn to regenerate aspen in conifer-encroached aspen stands, re-introduce fire into a fire adapted ecosystem.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=17624
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - Not Applicable Project area includes Battle Mountain, an isolated island of Forest Service lands located on the far southwestern portion of the Sierra Madre Range.
Juancorena Water Transmission Line and Springbox Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Melanie Fullman
307-326-2500
mfullman@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorize springbox and water transmission line for domestic use
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43250
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - T17N, R80W, Section 15 Near Overlook Retreat Subdivision on the Snowy Range
Sierra Madre Sheep
EA
- Grazing management On Hold N/A N/A Brad Weatherd
307-326-5258
bweatherd@fs.fed.us
Description: Allotment Management Planning for 7 sheep allotments in the Sierra Madre Mountain Range on the Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District of the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest Thunder Basin National Grassland
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35892
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - T12N R85W, T13N R85W, T12N R86W, T13N R86W, T14N R86W, T12N R87W, T13N R87W, T14N R87W West side of the Sierra Madre Mountain Range, Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District, approximately 17 miles southwest of Encampment, WY.
West Side Snowy Range Travel Management Environmental Analysis
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management In Progress
Comment Period
03/18/2015
Expected: 08/2016 09/2016 Brian Waugh
307-326-2525
bwaugh@fs.fed.us
Description: Analysis of the motorized road and trail system on the west side of the Snowy Range. Analysis includes addition and removal of roads from the current road system and addition of ORV trails.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40299
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - T19N, - T15N, R82W - R79W West side of the Snowy Range
Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Ballard Petroleum Holdings LLC Application for Permit to Drill, USFS Fed 14-22 TH and 14-23 TH wells
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
04/29/2013
Expected: 07/2015 07/2015 James McKay
307-358-4690
jmckay02@fs.fed.us
Description: Ballard proposes to conduct surface use operations associated with accessing, drilling, testing, and completing two horizontal oil wells located on Thunder Basin National Grassland, with approx. 0.1 miles of road construction.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41574
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Campbell. LEGAL - SW ¼ SW ¼ of Section 22, T42N, R72W (USFS Fed 14-22 TH), SW ¼ SW ¼ of Section 23, T42N, R72W (USFS Fed 14-23 TH) Appoximately 9 miles South of Wright Wyoming just off of Hwy. 59.
Black Thunder Mine SUP Consolidation (DGL401) and Acreage Adjustment
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 09/2015 09/2015 James McKay
307-358-4690
jmckay02@fs.fed.us
Description: Consolidate two existing Special Use Permits (SUP), numbers DGL406201 and DGL406202, into a new SUP (DGL401). Adjust the SUP acreage from 1,064 acres to 561 acres to reflect current, active SUP areas at Black Thunder Mine.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47157
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Campbell. LEGAL - T42-43N, R70-71W NFS lands in parts of T42-43N, R70-71W, Campbell County, WY, at Black Thunder Mine.
Charger Resources - APD for Tuit Draw Federal 11-2PH Well
CE
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A James McKay
307-358-4690
jmckay02@fs.fed.us
Description: SUPO for proposed Tuit Draw Fed 11-2PH well. The APD SUPO includes operations associated with accessing, drilling, testing, and completing a horizontal oil/gas well. Approx 886 feet of new road, 400' x 400' wellpad; total disturb 6.4ac
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45740
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Campbell. LEGAL - NW 1/4 NW 1/4 of Section 2, T42N, R72W Approximately 8 miles south of Wright, WYoming
Charger Resources Porcupine Fed 44-19TH and 44-19PH APDs
CE
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A James McKay
307-358-4690
jmckay02@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to authorize SUPO of APDs submitted for the proposed Porcupine Fed 44-19PH and 44-19TH wells. SUPO includes operations assoc with access, drilling, testing, and completing horizontal O/G wells. 151ft of new road and one 400ft square wellpad
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46158
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Campbell. LEGAL - SESE Sec 19, T43NR71W, Campbell County Access to the proposed undertaking is an existing PVT road (Bridle Bit Ranch) to the north of Edwards Road (Co Road 30) ca. 1.3 miles east of state hwy59. Follow the PVT road north and east 2.9 miles
Charger Resources, LLC Power Line Permit
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Hillary Shirley
307-358-7115
hillarykshirley@fs.fed.us
Description: Charger Resources, LLC purchased an existing distribution per line that provide electric service to several oil well in the area. They request authorization to operate and maintain the 1970 feet of 14.4 kV power line and right of way.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45149
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Converse. LEGAL - T38N R73W 6th PM, Section 34 W1/2SE1/4 Approx 16.5 miles west of Bill, WYO
Converse County Oil and Gas EIS Project
EIS
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
05/16/2014
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
09/2015
Expected: 05/2017 07/2017 Misty Hays
307-358-7102
mahays@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize development of oil and gas resources as identified by the proponent companies. The proponent companies have identified approximately 5,000 oil and natural gas wells on 1,500 well pads.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44124
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Converse. LEGAL - Townships 32 through 40 North, Ranges 67 through 76 West, 6th Principal Meridian North half of Converse County North of I-25.
Devon Energy Sor Kraken 3D Seismic Survey
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
02/04/2015
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 James McKay
307-358-4690
jmckay02@fs.fed.us
Description: NOI to conduct 3D O&G geophysical operations on TBNG across ca. 6188 acres including limited use of shotholes in inaccessible terrain.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46152
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Campbell, Converse. LEGAL - T39-41N, R72-75W SE corner of the project area approximately 9 miles west of Bill, WYO
Four Corners Petroleum - WFCU#22 and WFCU#84 APDs
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 10/2015 11/2015 Hillary Shirley
307-358-7115
hillarykshirley@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to authorize the Surface Use Plan of Operations for Application for Permit to Drill (APD) for WFCU#22 and WFCU#84 re-entry wells. The earlier wells were plugged and abandoned in 2002 and 1995.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46157
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Weston. LEGAL - WFCU#22: SWNE Sec 28, T46NR65W, Weston County, WY WFCU#84: NWSW Sec 30, T46NR65W, Weston County 10 miles south and 3 miles west of Upton, WYO
Greater Crossbow Oil and Gas Exploration and Development
EIS

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register
07/2015
Expected: 02/2018 02/2018 Hillary Shirley
307-358-7115
hillarykshirley@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed oil and gas project for 1,500 oil and gas wells, on 100 well pads, drilled over the course of 10 years in southern Campbell and northern Converse Counties, with roads, utilities and pipelines for transport of materials are included.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46598
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Campbell, Converse. LEGAL - T42N R74W through T42N R71W; T41N R74W through T41N R71W; T40N R72W through T40N R71W; and T39N R72W. Southern Campbell County, WY and northern Converse County, WY.
Greater Sage-grouse Conservation Measures - Thunder Basin NG Plan Amendment
EIS

   *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Land management planning
In Progress
FEIS NOA in Federal Register
05/29/2015
Expected: 09/2015 09/2015 Misty Hays
307-358-7102
mahays@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of this project is to prepare an environmental impact statement to incorporate greater sage-grouse conservation measures into Bureau of Land Management Land Use Plans and Forest and Grassland Plans.
Web Link: http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/more/sagegrouse/final_eiss/wyoming.html
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Campbell, Converse, Crook, Niobrara, Weston. LEGAL - Not Applicable Thunder Basin National Grassland
Hartland Subdivision Right-of-Way
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management
- Road management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 08/2015 08/2015 Hillary Shirley
307-358-7115
hillarykshirley@fs.fed.us
Description: Hartland Enterprises, LLC request for road access to a new subdivision between Osage and Upton. Proposed right-of-way would be approximately 3,900 feet in length and utilize a previously constructed roadway.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47160
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Weston. LEGAL - T47N R64W Sec 21, 22 Upton Osage Geographic Area.
Hiland Crude Road Use Permit NFSR 1501
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/24/2014
Expected: 08/2015 08/2015 Hillary Shirley
307-358-7115
hillarykshirley@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorize by Road Use Permit the reconstruction of 2,740 feet of National Forest System Road 1501 to a 16-foot width crowned road and install a new cattle guard.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47159
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Converse. LEGAL - T40N R73W Section 26 and 35 T40N R73W Section 26 and 35
Inyan Kara Assembled Land Exchange
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Land ownership management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2016
Expected: 10/2016 11/2016 Hillary Shirley
307-358-7115
hillarykshirley@fs.fed.us
Description: This land exchange, consisting of approximately 16,600 acres, is being handled by the Inyan Kara Grazing Association on behalf of 13 land owners in Weston County, WY.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=4324
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Weston. LEGAL - Too large to describe in the restricted area Weston County, WY
Judd Water Pipeline
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
09/2015
Expected: 12/2015 01/2016 Hillary Shirley
307-358-7115
hillarykshirley@fs.fed.us
Description: Special Use Permit renewal for 10-year term for an existing, buried water pipeline and well.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47172
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - S28 T27N R71W S28 T27N R71W
LaBonte Canyon Connector Trails
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
08/2015
Expected: 10/2015 11/2015 Travis Rixford
307-358-4690
trixford@fs.fed.us
Description: The need for the connector trail(s) is to create a means for the public to comply with Wyoming State laws when accessing the Big Bear Trail System and LaBonte Trail.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44433
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - Section 8 T28N R73W Section 17 T28N R73W Located inside the LaBonte Canyon Campground in the Medicine Bow National Forest.
North Bill Disposal Powerline
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 09/2015 09/2015 Hillary Shirley
307-358-7115
hillarykshirley@fs.fed.us
Description: Powerline to North Bill Disposal Facility about 5681 feet in length with and short term construction corridor of 33' and long term ROW width of 16.5' with initial disturbance of 4.29 acres and a long term ROW of 2.15 acres
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47141
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Converse. LEGAL - section 17, T 38 N, R 70 W . North of Bill, Wyoming
Northeast Laramie Range Fuel Reduction Project
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/06/2014
Expected: 10/2015 10/2015 Clay Westbrook
307-358-4690
cwestbrook01@fs.fed.us
Description: This project proposes to burn or mechanically treat approximately 2,708 acres in the eastern half of the Laramie Peak unit. Much of the vegetation within the the project units has not experienced fire in past 50 years.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44347
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - T28N R71W, T28N R72W, T27N R71W, T27N, R72W Around the town of Esterbrook Wyoming.
Papa's Land Trust Water Pipeline
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2015
Expected: 01/2016 01/2016 Hillary Shirley
307-358-7115
hillarykshirley@fs.fed.us
Description: Special Use Permit renewal for a 10-year term for an existing, buried water pipeline and spring development.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47173
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - NWSW S28 T27N R71W NWSW S28 T27N R71W
Parsons Creek Land Exchange
EA
- Land ownership management On Hold N/A N/A Misty Hays
307-358-4690
mahays@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to exchange lands in the Warbonnet Peak area of the Laramie Mtns.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=3711
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Converse. LEGAL - T28-29N R74-75W Warbonnet Peak Area in the Laramie Mountains
Powder River Energy Corporation (PRECorp) 69 kV Powerline Relocation at Black Thunder Mine
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 10/2015 10/2015 Hillary Shirley
307-358-7115
hillarykshirley@fs.fed.us
Description: PRECorp proposal: installation of new 69kV 5-wire overhead powerline (treated wood poles, H-frame design, with raptor protection) and removal of old powerline to allow mining within the Black Thunder Mine permit area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46599
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Campbell. LEGAL - NE1/4 NW1/4, W1/2 W1/2 of Section 11 and NW1/4 NW1/4 of Section 14 in T43N, R71W Black Thunder Mine permit area.
Rhoades Land Exchange
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Land ownership management On Hold N/A N/A Hillary Shirley
307-358-7115
hillarykshirley@fs.fed.us
Description: 120 acres of Non-Federal to Federal and 200 acres of Federal to Non-Federal.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38039
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - Pvt to Fed: T. 27 N., R. 71 W; Sec. 32, S½NW¼, NE¼NW¼ Fed to Pvt:T. 26 N., R. 71W; Sec. 14 SW¼, SW¼NE¼ The land exchange examined in this feasibility analysis will consolidate federal holdings within the southernmost part of the Laramie Peak Unit of the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests.
Samson and Finley Road Reconstruction off Jenney Trail
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Road management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/15/2014
Expected: 07/2015 07/2015 Hillary Shirley
307-358-7115
hillarykshirley@fs.fed.us
Description: The USFS proposes to authorize Samson and Finley to upgrade 470 feet of an unnamed road off of Jenney Trail.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45253
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Converse. LEGAL - T39N, R73W Section 27 NE1/4NW1/4 East of Jenney Trail
Thunder Basin National Grassland Prairie Dog Amendment
EIS

   *UPDATED*
- Land management planning On Hold N/A N/A Michael Walker
307-358-4690
mswalker@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to amend the 2001 Grassland Plan to modify Categories 1 and 2 of the 2009 Prairie Dog Management Strategy based on continuing management concerns raised by the State of Wyoming.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42753
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Campbell, Converse, Niobrara, Weston. LEGAL - Not Applicable Select areas of prairie dog habitat within the TBNG centered around Management Area 3.63. East of state highway 59 and south of state highway 450.
Wright Area Coal Lease by Application (LBA)
EIS

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
03/31/2011
Expected: 08/2015
Actual: 12/17/2010,
06/01/2011,
07/14/2011,
09/30/2011,
11/22/2011
08/2015 Misty Hays
307-358-7102
mahays@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will analyze the applications for coal leases in the Wright Area for continuing coal mining for the Jacobs Ranch, Black Thunder and North Antelope Rochelle Mines.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=27646
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Campbell. LEGAL - Not Applicable East of Wright, WY
Wyoming Pipeline Company Amendment-Mush Creek Pumping Station
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 01/2016 01/2016 Hillary Shirley
307-358-7115
hillarykshirley@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposes to authorize Wyoming Pipeline Company to occupy NFS land to construct and maintain an additional 361 feet of natural gas line to the Mush Creek Pumping Station, connect to an existing line, and renewal of 20-year term Special Use Permit.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44693
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Weston. LEGAL - T44N, R63W, section 15 SW¼. Approximately 20 miles southwest of Newcastle to the Mush Creek Pumping Station along Hwy 450
Wyoming Pipeline Company-Butte Junction Crude Oil Pipeline Replacement
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A James McKay
307-358-4690
jmckay02@fs.fed.us
Description: The USFS is proposing to authorize Wyoming Pipeline Co to replace 3.2 miles of is existing crude oil pipeline. The work would require an additional 10 ft outside of the existing 20 ft ROW to complete construction activities.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44703
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Weston. LEGAL - T44N, R63W Sec11, SE1/4 to T44N, R63W Sec 5 NE1/4 From the Butte Junction station to the soutwest side of Beaver Creek, west of Newcastle, WY
Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Big Red Timber Management Analysis
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/01/2015
Est. Comment Period
07/2015
Expected: 06/2016 06/2017 Mark Cahur
970-870-2214
mcahur@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to manage timber stands through various silvicultural harvest systems for forest health and other management needs.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45673
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T11N, R85W, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 34, 35, 36. T11N, R84W, 19, 20, 29, 30, 31. Approximately 20 NE Steamboat Springs, CO
Buffalo Pass Trails
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management In Progress
Comment Period
04/19/2015
Expected: 04/2016 07/2016 Kent Foster
970-870-2142
kfoster@fs.fed.us
Description: Develop approximately 40 miles of trails near Steamboat Springs in the Buffalo Pass area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46247
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T6N 83W Sections 3-5, 8; T6N 84W Sections 1, 2, 11; T7N 83W Sections 27-29, 32-35; T7N 84W Sections 25-26, 35-36 East/ northeast of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, in the Buffalo Mountain and Buffalo Pass areas.
Burgess Creek Culvert Replacement
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2015
Expected: 12/2015 07/2016 Rick Henderson
970-870-2219
rhenderson01@fs.fed.us
Description: Replace two culverts on Burgess Creek to provide for aquatic passage and improve hydrology. This project will benefit Colorado River cutthroat trout.
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T6N, R84W, Sec.2 Approximately 1.5 miles southwest of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, within the Steamboat Ski area boundary.
Burgess Creek Fish Barrier
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2015
Expected: 08/2015 10/2015 Rick Henderson
970-870-2219
rhenderson01@fs.fed.us
Description: Install a fish barrier on Barrier Creek to prevent upstream movement of non-native brook trout and potential interbreeding with a native Colorado River cutthroat trout population.
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T6N, R84W, Sec 23 Approximately 1 mile southwest of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, within the Steamboat Ski area boundary.
FY15 Steamboat Ski Area Projects
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/01/2015
Expected: 07/2015 07/2015 Erica Dickerman
970-870-2185
edickerman@fs.fed.us
Description: FY15 Ski Area Projects including ropes courses and infrastructure improvements.
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T6N R84W T6N R84W, within Ski Area Permit Boundary
Freeman Reservoir Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Janet Faller
970-870-2174
jfaller@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a Special Use Permit for the operation and maintenance of the Freeman Dam and Reservoir to the Colorado Department of Parks and Wildlife.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39366
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Moffat. LEGAL - SW1/4NW1/4 & N1/2SW1/4 Sec. 6, T. 9 N., R. 89 W., 6TH PM. Freeman Reservoir, HPBE Ranger District, Routt National Forest,
HPBE Trail Reroutes & Relocations
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/22/2012
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 Kent Foster
970-870-2142
kfoster@fs.fed.us
Description: Minor reroute and relocation involving segments of NFST 1188 and 1188.1a. Total distance of reroutes are less than 2000 feet.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39051
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - Section 6 T9N; Range 84W and Sections 31, 32 of T10N; Range 84 W, 6th PM Hinman Park and Coulton Creek area north of Seedhouse Road (FSR400)
Little Snake Culvert Replacements
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2015
Expected: 12/2015 07/2016 Rick Henderson
970-870-2219
rhenderson01@fs.fed.us
Description: Replace nine culverts with new structures to provide for aquatic passage and improve hydrology. This project would restore connectivity on approximately 23 miles of perennial stream.
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T11N, R85W, Sec 4,12,26,and 27; T12N, R85W, Sec22 Approximately 25 miles north of Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Miners Claim Fuel Reduction
EA
- Fuels management On Hold N/A N/A Mark Cahur
970-870-2214
mcahur@fs.fed.us
Description: Boundary fuel treatments along and adjacent to private in-holdings containing structures.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37755
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - 6th PM, 10N, R85W, Sec 7 Southeast of Columbine, CO in Routt County
RECREATION RESIDENCE USE OF NATIONAL FOREST SYSTEM LANDS
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Janet Faller
970-870-2174
jfaller@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-issue special use permits to continue recreation residence use, with some modifications to the operating plan for the Elk River Tract includes 4 lots on the Hahns Peak-Bears Ears Ranger District of the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=22266
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T9N R84W SEC 8 Elk River Tract includes 4 lots approximately 1/4 mile south of Hinman Campground
Rangeland Management in the Whiskey Creek Analysis Area (formerly the Dudley Analysis Area).
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Grazing management
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period
03/24/2014
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 Erik Taylor
970-870-2154
estaylor@fs.fed.us
Description: Environmental Analysis of livestock grazing on three sheep/cattle allotments, one cattle allotment and two horse pastures in Routt County.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40812
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T11N, R86 & 85W; T12N, R86W North of Columbine on RCR 129, includes Shield Mountain, Crane Park & King Solomon Creek.
Steamboat Front
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Fuels management In Progress
Comment Period
01/27/2014
Expected: 09/2015 10/2015 Sam Duerksen
970-638-4516
sduerksen@fs.fed.us
Description: Fuels treatments & habitat improvements. Mastication, prescribed burning of shrubs and aspen, treatment/ removal of beetle-killed pine. Project is near Steamboat Springs (WUI). A seasonal closure for big game winter range would also be implemented.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=30090
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T6N, R84W, Sections 2,11,14,23,26,& 35; T5N, R84W, Sections 2, 11, 14, 23, & 26. Steamboat Springs city limits and surrounding valley
Winter Non-Motorized Trail Development
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/01/2015
Expected: 07/2015 07/2015 Kent Foster
970-870-2142
kfoster@fs.fed.us
Description: Designate existing non-system trail routes as system trails. Snowshoe routes will be designated as trails on Rabbit Ears Pass. A snowshoe/skiier loop near Dry Lake will be designated at Buffalo Pass.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38608
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T5N R83W - sections 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23; T7N R84W - Sections 25, 26. Rabbit Ears Pass and Dry Lake Area on Buffalo Pass.
Wyoming Trail-CDNST Trail Reroutes
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/01/2015
Expected: 08/2015 08/2015 Kent Foster
970-870-2142
kfoster@fs.fed.us
Description: Reroute sections of National Forest System Trail 1101, part of the designated Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (CDNST). This project would reduce impacts to wetlands and improve overall watershed and trail conditions.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45946
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - Not Applicable Trail sections near Fishhook Lake, east of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and north of State Highway 40.
Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, Laramie Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Muddy Creek and Lake Creek Watershed Restoration Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period
07/27/2014
Expected: 02/2016 06/2016 Simeon Caskey
307-745-2313
stcaskey@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will explore travel management and watershed restoration alternatives to improve wetland, stream, and watershed conditions and improve fish and wildlife habitat in the Muddy Creek and Lake Creek watersheds (along 553 and 588 roads).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43899
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - Not Applicable Muddy Creek road (553) and Lake Creek Road (588) and associated watersheds in the Snowy Range.
Pole Mountain Travel Management
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2015
Est. Comment Period
09/2015
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 Monique Nelson
307-745-2310
moniquelnelson@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will analyze the complete road and motorized trail system on Pole Mountain. The analysis team will look at the existing road system, user-created routes, and over-snow motorized travel and recommend both additions and closures.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46718
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - Not Applicable All of the Pole Mountain unit
Pole Mountain Unauthorized Route Restoration
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2015
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 Katharine Haynes
307-745-2419
katharinemhaynes@fs.fed.us
Description: Unauthorized routes in the Middle Crow Creek watershed on the southeast side of Pole Mountain will be decommissioned and restored to improve watershed conditions.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46716
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - Not Applicable Southeast area of Pole Mountain. Specific locations not yet identified.
Snowy Range Crucial Deer and Elk Winter Range Seasonal Closure Dates
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/01/2015
Expected: 12/2015 04/2016 Alex Grant
307-745-2424
abgrant@fs.fed.us
Description: This project proposes to add seasonal closures to about 7.5 miles of roads and to extend seasonal road closure dates from 11/15-4/31 to 10/1-6/1 in Crucial Deer and Elk Winter Range.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47351
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - Not Applicable Critical Deer and Elk Winter Range Management Areas in the Eastern Snowy Range
Tie City Summer Trail Improvements
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 Simeon Caskey
307-745-2313
stcaskey@fs.fed.us
Description: Specific locations within the Tie City Trail system not yet determined. Project could include trail reroutes, reconstruction, or installation of water control features.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46719
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - Not Applicable Tie City Summer Trails, west side of Pole Mountain off Happy Jack Hwy
Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, Parks Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Blackhall TSI
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) On Hold N/A N/A Adam Bromley
970-723-2719
abromley@fs.fed.us
Description: The Parks Ranger District is reviewing potential thinning needs within the Blackhall TSI project area. Density control through thinning will be completed by hand tools. No mechanical equipment or road building/reconstruction will be necessary.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39724
Location: UNIT - Parks Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - T. 11&12N., R. 81-85W. T. 11&12N., R. 81-85W.
Forest Road 792/ Michigan River Culvert Replacement
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2015
Expected: 12/2015 07/2016 Rick Henderson
970-870-2219
rhenderson01@fs.fed.us
Description: Replace existing culvert with a larger culvert or a bridge to address engineering structural and safety concerns and improve aquatic passage and hydrologic conditions.
Location: UNIT - Parks Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - T6N, R77W, Sec 10 Approximately 1.25 miles south of Gould, Colorado
Parks Platte River Ditch Bill Easements: Batch #1
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/08/2013
Expected: 07/2015 07/2015 Janet Faller
970-870-2174
jfaller@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue FPLMA easements for irrigation ditches meeting Colorado Ditch Bill criteria located in the Platte River drainage on Parks District. Batch #1 includes 5 water facilities.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=24401
Location: UNIT - Parks Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - Not Applicable Irrigation ditches are located on Parks District within the Platte River drainage. Contact project contact for information on locations of individual facilities.
Pittington Mining Claim Exploration
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A Janet Faller
970-870-2174
jfaller@fs.fed.us
Description: Expose mineral vein on the Ram Claim, work would include using a D6 dozer to trench a 120 X 130 feet it to expose the mineral vein on the Ram Claim (CMC276636)
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36137
Location: UNIT - Parks Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - T.8N., R82W., sec 4, 5 & 9 Parks Ranger District
Slack Weiss Analysis Area Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Road management
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
In Progress
Comment Period
03/26/2015
Expected: 12/2015 07/2016 Adam Bromley
970-723-2719
abromley@fs.fed.us
Description: The primary purpose of this project is to improve forest health, reduce threats to public safety, and provide forest products while minimizing environmental effects in the project area. A variety of silvicultural treatments are proposed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41482
Location: UNIT - Parks Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - T4N 80W Sections 1-18; T4N 81W Sections 1-3, 11-14; T5N 79W Sections 19, 29-32;T5N 80W Sections 1-4, 9-36; and T5N 81W Sections 13, 23-27, 34-36 The project area is located in Jackson County approximately 25 miles south of the town of Walden, Colorado
West Carter Allotment Water Development Repair/ Relocation
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Grazing management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2015
Expected: 09/2015 07/2016 Mike Alpe
970-723-8204 ext 2752
malpe@fs.fed.us
Description: Improve and authorize continued use of an existing water development. Old water tanks would be removed, and a fence would be built around the water development. Water pipeline would be extended to a new tank outside the creek drainage.
Location: UNIT - Parks Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - Township 4N, Range 81W, Section 14 Approximately 20 miles north of Kremmling, Colorado, and north of Carter Mountain.
Willow Creek Analysis Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Forest products In Progress
Comment Period
04/03/2014
Expected: 08/2015 10/2015 Adam Bromley
970-723-2719
abromley@fs.fed.us
Description: Reoffer timber sales and implement silvicultural and hazardous fuels treatments in areas affected by the mountain pine beetle. Approximately 14.0 miles of non-system roads would be decommissioned to improve watershed conditions.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41481
Location: UNIT - Parks Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - T. 4-6N., R. 77-80W. The project area is located approximately 22 miles south of the town of Walden, Jackson County, Colorado.
Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, Yampa Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
10 Year Outfitter Guide permit re- issuance J.C. Trujillo
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Comment Period
06/26/2015
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 John Anarella
970-638-4516
janarella@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-issues 10 year permit. No changes to previous activities.
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - Not Applicable T2N, R87W
Coal Creek Reclamation
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
12/04/2013
Est. Comment Period
07/2015
Expected: 12/2015 04/2016 Rick Henderson
970-870-2219
rhenderson01@fs.fed.us
Description: Use the piscicide rotenone to remove all non-native trout from the upper four miles of Coal Creek. Native Colorado River cutthroat trout will then be reintroduced.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37903
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield. T. 3N., R. 86W., Sections 5, 8, 9, & 15
Forest Road 100/ Franz Creek Tributary Culvert Replacement
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/01/2015
Expected: 12/2015 07/2016 Rick Henderson
970-870-2219
rhenderson01@fs.fed.us
Description: Replace a culvert on Forest Road 100 and a tributary of Frantz Creek to provide for aquatic passage and improve hydrology.
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - T4N, R82W Sec 19 Approximately 8 miles south of Rabbit Ears Pass
Haley Reservoir Aerator Re-Issue
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/22/2014
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 Keesha Clay
970-870-2237
kmclay@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-Issue the Special Use Permit for the aerator on Haley Reservoir
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37071
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Rio Blanco. LEGAL - Township 2 North, Range 87 West, Section 4 Project is located approximately 13 west of Yampa, CO near the Bunker Basin area
Pierce Whitney Creek Diversion special use permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/22/2013
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 Keesha Clay
970-638-4169
kmclay@fs.fed.us
Description: Use of the existing Last Chance Ditch to divert additional water from Whitney Creek to private property.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42598
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Rio Blanco. LEGAL - Not Applicable Located approximately 7 miles NW of Yampa on Whitney Creek.
Rock Creek State Wildlife Road Use
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/04/2014
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 Douglas Myhre
970-638-4516
dmyhre@fs.fed.us
Description: This authorization will cover the commercial use of NFSR 206 and 225 for the transportation of livestock to and from a loading chute facility located on the Rock Creek SWA. In addition a backup lane and turn around will be maintained/constructed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46604
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - 6TH PM, T. 1N., R. 83W., Sec.13 Project area is located approximately 16 miles southeast of Yampa, CO on Forest Service Road 206 & 225.
Temporary Outfitter & Guide Permit Renewal
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/12/2014
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 John Anarella
970-638-4516
janarella@fs.fed.us
Description: Renewal of 1 temporary outfitter guide permit. No changes to previous activities.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43281
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield, Grand, Rio Blanco, Routt. LEGAL - Not Applicable Outfitter & Guide permit will located throughout the Yampa Ranger District
Temporary Outfitter Guide Permit Issuance
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/01/2015
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 John Anarella
970-638-4161
janarella@fs.fed.us
Description: New temporary outfitter guide fishing permit.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44077
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield, Grand, Rio Blanco, Routt. LEGAL - Not Applicable Bear River, Dunckley Pass, Gore Pass
Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District Yamcolo Reservoir Permit Reissue
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/01/2015
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 Keesha Cary
970-638-4169
keeshamcary@fs.fed.us
Description: Renew Special Use permit for operation and maintenance of Yamcolo Reservoir for up to 30 Year Term.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44791
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield. LEGAL - 6 PM, T1N, R 86 W, Sec. 16, 17 and 20. 17 miles southwest of Yampa on Forest Road 900.
Vaughn Lake Aerator Re-Issue
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/22/2014
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 Keesha Cary
970-638-4169
keeshamcary@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-Issue the Special Use Permit for the aerator on Vaughn Lake.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37073
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Rio Blanco. LEGAL - Township 2 North, Range 88 West, Section 22 Project is located approximately 30 miles west of Yampa, CO on Rio Blanco County Road 8.
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