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)
- 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 , Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest All Units
- Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest , Parks Ranger District
- Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest , R4 - Intermountain Region All Units
- 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
Greater Sage-grouse Management Direction
EIS
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Land management planning
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
12/24/2013
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
08/2014
Expected: 12/2014 12/2014 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 - Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest All Units, Bridger-Teton National Forest All Units. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Fremont, Laramie, Teton. Bridger-Teton NF, Medicine Bow NF, Thunder Basin National Grassland
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. Objection Period Legal Notice
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
Black Hills National Forest and Thunder Basin National Grasslands Power 230 Kv Line
EIS
- Special use management In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
12/27/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
06/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Edward Fischer
605-673-9207
efischer@fs.fed.us
Description: TECKLA-OSAGE-LANGE 230Kv Transmission line
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=30774
Location: UNIT - Hell Canyon Ranger District, Mystic Ranger District, Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - South Dakota, Wyoming. COUNTY - Pennington, Campbell, Weston. LEGAL - Not Applicable On the Black Hills NF, running approximately from the SD/WY border to Pactola substation to Lange substation NW of Rapid City, SD
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
Greater Sage-grouse Management Direction- Routt NF
EIS
- Land management planning
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
08/14/2013
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
07/2014
Expected: 10/2014 10/2014 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 - Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest All Units. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Adams. LEGAL - Not Applicable Routt National Forest
Invasive Plant Management EIS for the Medicine Bow - Routt NFs and Thunder Basin NG
EIS
- Watershed management
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
03/21/2014
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
07/2014
Expected: 07/2014 10/2014 Bob Mountain
307-745-2411
bmountain@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
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/22/2013
Expected: 04/2014 04/2014 Keesha Cary
970-638-4169
keeshamcary@fs.fed.us
Description: Renewal of a SUP for the operation and maintenance of 11 existing SNOwpack TELemetry (SNOTEL) sites and 8 snowcourse sites on the Routt NF. This project will also include the installation of 1 new site called the Elkhead Divide SNOTEL.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37763
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District, Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District, Parks Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand, Jackson, Routt. LEGAL - Not Applicable 20 Sites on the Routt National Forest
Renewal of Forest Supervisor's Orders for Protection of Resources
EA
- Recreation management
- Special area management
- Regulations, Directives, Orders
- Special use management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 06/2014 07/2014 Steve McCone
970-870-2277
smccone@fs.fed.us
Description: Periodic renewal of Forest Supervisor's orders related to occupancy and use and travel management on the Routt National Forest.
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District, Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District, Parks Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield, Grand, Jackson, Moffat, Rio Blanco, Routt. LEGAL - Not Applicable Routt National Forest including Hahns Peak/Bears Ears, Yampa and Parks Ranger Districts and portions of the Arapaho National Forest administered by the Parks and Yampa Ranger Districts.
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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Grazing management
In Progress

05/22/2008
Expected: 04/2014 06/2014 Mick Hood
307-326-2517
mhood@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.
Cherokee Trail Water Transmission Line & Spring Box Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Land management planning In Progress

02/28/2014
Expected: 04/2014 06/2014 Diana Hood
307-326-2507
dlhood@fs.fed.us
Description: Renewal of permit for use and maintenance of a domistic water supply spring development and underground water transmission pipeline.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43249
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - T18N, R82W, Section 10 Twelve miles northeast of Saratoga, WY.
Juancorena Water Transmission Line & Springbox Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Diana Hood
307-326-2507
dlhood@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
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 Managment Environmental Analysis
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/12/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
07/2014
Expected: 09/2014 01/2015 Brian Waugh
307-326-2525
bwaugh@fs.fed.us
Description: Analysis of road and trail needs and development of loop ORV/motorcycle routes on the west side of the snowy range.
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 – Applications for Permit to Drill (APDs)
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
04/29/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
06/2014
Expected: 07/2014 07/2014 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 National Forest System (NFS) lands
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.
Bates Creek Aspen Restoration Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2014
Expected: 05/2014 07/2014 Thomas Whitford
307-358-7100
twhitford@fs.fed.us
Description: The treatment units total 913 acres of Forest Service and private land within the Forest boundary. Improve the condition of aspen and associated meadow communities. Reduce opportunity for crown fires. Improve habitat for wildlife species.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43680
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Natrona. LEGAL - Not Applicable T30N, R78W Sections 13, 14, 23 and 24 T30N, R77W Sections 18 and 19
Baytex Stoddard Road Use Permit
CE
- Special use management
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2013
Expected: 03/2014 03/2014 Robin Brooks
307-358-4690 ext7117
rjbrooks@fs.fed.us
Description: Baytex Energy is proposing to use and improve an existing 2 track NFSR for approximately 0.70 miles from the intersection with Weston County Road – Cheyenne County Road (#54) to the north in the Section 35 T 42N, R 64W on the TBNG.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40770
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Weston. LEGAL - Section 35, T 42N, R 64W Approximately 3 miles east of the intersections of county road #54 and county road #5.
Berenergy Corp. – Road Reconstruction
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/29/2013
Expected: 06/2014 06/2014 James McKay
307-358-4690
jmckay02@fs.fed.us
Description: SUP DGL56 includes allowing Berenergy Corp. to use approx. 0.6 miles of National Forest System (NFS) Road 935, within an eighteen foot right-of-way, for year round access to their existing oil and gas lease operations in the Manning Oil Field.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41956
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Converse. LEGAL - N ½ NW ¼ of Section 27, T39N, R73W Approximately, 4 miles NE of county roads 31 and 34 junction.
Black Bear Oil Permit Renewal
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 05/2014 05/2014 Geri Proctor
307-746-2782
gproctor@fs.fed.us
Description: Use of existing water line.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44257
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Campbell. LEGAL - T39N, R73W SE1/4NE1/4, NW1/4SE1/4, E1/2SW1/4 sec. 3 T40N, R73W SE1/4SW1/4, SW1/4SE1/4, sec. 27 W1/2NE1/4, sec. 34 Hilight Bill Geographic Area.
Converse County Oil and Gas EIS Project
EIS
- Minerals and Geology Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register
04/2014
Expected: 12/2015 01/2016 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.
EOG Bolt Re-Route
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
01/14/2014
Expected: 03/2014 05/2014 James McKay
307-358-4690
jmckay02@fs.fed.us
Description: EOG Resources, Inc. (EOG) has submitted a Sundry Notice of Intent requesting the BLM and USFS authorize a proposed alternate road access re-route to the Bolt #15-33H well and to abandon and reclaim the existing unauthorized road on NFS land.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42533
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Converse. LEGAL - T42N R72W Sec. 33 Approximately 12 miles south of the town of Wright, Wyoming and 3 miles west of Hwy. 59.
EOG Resources RUP for access to BT22E and BT22W
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 05/2014 06/2014 Angela Bulla
307-358-7114
ambulla@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed action is to issue a Road Use Permit for EOG Resources to use the existing road (0.4 mile in length). Also, to authorize EOG Resources to construct and maintain an access road would be a 269 foot long by 40 foot wide construction ROW.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44256
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Campbell. LEGAL - Section 14 T42N R72W and Section 15 T42N R72W Approximately 12 miles south of the town of Wright, Wyoming and 3 miles west of Hwy. 59.
East Laramie Range Fuels Adaptive Management Option
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
03/15/2011
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
04/2014
Expected: 05/2014 05/2014 Clay Westbrook
307-358-4690
cwestbrook01@fs.fed.us
Description: This project would include treating the Project Area to reduce fire hazard and encourage stand health. An Adaptive Management Option would be created. Treatments would be selected by using the appropriate design criteria.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=31175
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany, Converse. LEGAL - T 24 N, R 70-71 W; T 25 N, R 70-71 W; T 26 N, R 70-72 W; T 27 N, R 70-72 W; T 28 N, R 70-72 W Eastern portion of the North Laramie Range
Greater Sage-grouse Conservation Measures - Thunder Basin NG Plan Amendment
EIS
- Land management planning In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
12/24/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
08/2014
Expected: 09/2014 12/2014 Misty Hays
307-358-7102
mahays@fs.fed.us
Description: The Thunder Basin NG is a cooperating agency in the development of a programmatic EIS to incorporate greater sage-grouse conservation measures into land management plans through plan amendment, including the TBNG plan. The WY BLM is the lead agency.
Web Link: http://www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/programs/Planning/amendments/sage-grouse.html
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Campbell, Converse, Crook, Niobrara, Weston. LEGAL - Not Applicable Thunder Basin National Grassland
Harris Park Land Exchange
CE
- Land ownership management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/10/2012
Expected: 04/2014 08/2014 Geri Proctor
307-358-4690
gproctor@fs.fed.us
Description: Federal to private approximately 240 acres, private to federal approximately 320 acres (formerly part of the Combined Bear Creek Land Exchange).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=10666
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - Pvt to Fed T26N, R72W, Section 26; Harris Park-Fed to Pvt T26N, R72W, portions of Section 12; T27N, R72W portions of Section 3 Laramie Peak Unit
Inyan Kara Assembled Land Exchange
EA
- Land ownership management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2014
Expected: 05/2015 10/2015 Misty Hays
307-358-4690
mahays@fs.fed.us
Description: This land exchange is being handled by the Inyan Kara Grazing Association on behalf of 13 land owners in Weston County WY. The LEX consists of some 16,600 acres.
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
Irwin Land Exchange
EA
- Land ownership management On Hold N/A N/A Geri Proctor
307-358-4690
gproctor@fs.fed.us
Description: 2,720 acres of Non-Federal to Federal and 2,400 of Federal to Non-Federal. Optional acres of Federal to Non-Federal taking into account issues with DM&E easements 1,360 acres. Map is attached. .
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - Pvt to Fed:T40N R69W;Part Sec27, Sec28, Half Sec29, Half Sec32, Half Sec33, Part Sec34-T41N R68W;Sec16-Fed to Pvt:T41N R69W;Part Sec27, Half Sec29, Half Sec30, Part Sec31, Sec32, Half Sec34, Half Sec Thunder Basin National Grassland
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
Peak Powder River Resources- Stoddard Fed 1-15 & 1-21 Wells RUP
CE
- Road management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 05/2014 05/2014 Robin Brooks
307-358-4690 ext7117
rjbrooks@fs.fed.us
Description: Peak Powder River Resources is proposing to use the NFSR 910.C road for approximately .41 miles. They are proposing to rebuild the road to a crowned and ditched graveled road with an 20%u2019 driving surface with culverts.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44126
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Campbell. LEGAL - T42N R72W Sections 14 & 15 Approximately, 10 miles south of the town of Wright just west of Hwy. 59.
RT Communications
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/05/2013
Expected: 03/2014 03/2014 Geri Proctor
307-746-2782
gproctor@fs.fed.us
Description: The USDA Forest Service (USFS) proposes to authorize RT Communications to occupy NFS land for the construction and maintenance of an additional 726 feet of fiber optic phone line to the Mush Creek Pumping Station.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43197
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Weston. LEGAL - T44N, R63W, section 15 SW¼. The proposed project is within the administrative boundary of the Thunder Basin National Grassland, Douglas Ranger District, approximately 20 miles southwest of Newcastle, Weston County, Wyoming.
Rhoades Land Exchange
EA
- Land ownership management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2014
Expected: 08/2014 10/2014 Geri Proctor
307-746-2782
gproctor@fs.fed.us
Description: 120 acres of Non-Federal to Federal and 200 acres of Federal to Non-Federal.
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 Powerline
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2014
Expected: 04/2014 05/2014 Geri Proctor
307-746-2782
gproctor@fs.fed.us
Description: Install 34.5kV, 3-Phase, single, overhead power line across FS for approximately 2621.33 feet. The ruling span is approximately 230 feet so 12 poles will be installed on FS. Construction and permanent right of way width will be 30 feet.
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Converse. LEGAL - T38N, R73W sec. 34 Approximately 6 miles SE of Hwy 34 and 31 junction.
Thunder Basin National Grassland Prairie Dog Amendment
EIS
- Land management planning In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
09/13/2013
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
08/2014
Expected: 12/2014 01/2015 Thomas Whitford
307-358-4690
twhitford@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
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
03/31/2011
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
04/2014
Expected: 06/2014
Actual: 12/17/2010,
06/01/2011,
07/14/2011,
09/30/2011,
11/22/2011
06/2014 Misty Hays
307-358-4690
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
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
Carmony Exploration, LLC Natural Gas Gathering Line Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/22/2013
Expected: 04/2014 05/2014 Janet Faller
970-870-2174
jfaller@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct operate and maintain a 1,100 foot natural gas gathering line from a well on the APW private in-holding across National Forest System Lands. The line will be constructed in and/or adjacent to the existing road easement.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42545
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T10N, R89W, 6PM Sections 1&2, Bears Ears area, north of the Elkhead Mountains.
Colorado Department of Transportation Maintenance Facility Permit Reissue
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 04/2014 05/2014 Janet Faller
970-870-2174
jfaller@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue of CDOT Maintenance Facility authorization for 5 years and authorize rehabilitation of site around existing buildings.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43723
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - Not Applicable Grand County, 6th PM, T5N, R82W, Sec. 18
Coulton Floyd II Timber & Fuels Management Analysis
EA
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
08/12/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
06/2014
Expected: 07/2014 06/2015 Mark Cahur
970-870-2214
mcahur@fs.fed.us
Description: Commercially & non-commercially manage timber stands to establish regeneration, growth, & vigor to beetle killed stands expediting the establishment of the next forest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42510
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T9N R84W Sections 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 29, 30, 31, 32 and T9N R85W Sections 1, 12, 13, 24, 25, 36 and T10N R84W Sections 29, 30, 31, and T10N R85W Section 36 The AA is located on the HPBE RD of the MBRTB in Routt County, Colorado approximately 20 miles north of the town of Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
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 Recreation Special Uses Renewals
CE
- Special use management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/22/2012
Expected: 04/2014 05/2014 Kent Foster
970-870-2142
kfoster@fs.fed.us
Description: Renewal for Elk River Guest Ranch Recreaiton Special Use Permit. Activities are primarily trail rides, but also include other outfitting and guiding activities.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39052
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - Sections 1, 2, 3, 10, 11, 12, 13 14, T9N; R85W, Sections 6, 7, of T9N: R84W North of Seedhouse Road, NFSR 400, CR64.
HPBE Trail Reroutes & Relocations
CE
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/22/2012
Expected: 04/2014 06/2014 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)
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 Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 06/2014 06/2014 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
Rabbit Ears Winter Parking
EA
- Recreation management
- Facility management
In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
11/03/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
03/2014
Expected: 05/2014 07/2014 Kent Foster
970-870-2142
kfoster@fs.fed.us
Description: Improvement of winter parking along US HWY 40 on Rabbit Ears Pass providing for adequate parking opportunities and improving safety.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35313
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand, Routt. LEGAL - T5N, R82-84W Rabbit Ears Pass along US HWY 40
Rangeland Management in the Whiskey Creek Analysis Area (formerly the Dudley Analysis Area).
EA
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Grazing management
In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
03/24/2014
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
04/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 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.
State of Colorado Communication Use Building Replacement
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 04/2014 06/2014 Janet Faller
970-870-2174
jfaller@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to replace an existing communication building built in 1954, located on south Walton Peak and part of the Walton Peak Communication Site. The old building will be removed along with two propane tanks.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43721
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - Not Applicable Routt County, South Walton Peak, 6th PM T5N, R83W, Section 34.
Steamboat Front
EA
- Fuels management In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
01/27/2014
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
04/2014
Expected: 04/2014 06/2014 Sam Duerksen
970-638-4516
sduerksen@fs.fed.us
Description: WUI fuels and habitat improvement project. May include mastication, prescribed burning of shrub and aspen vegetation,and removal and treatment of beetle-killed pine. The project will occur in close proximity to the Steamboat Springs city limits.
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
Steamboat Ski Area Summer Activities
CE
- Special use management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/04/2013
Expected: 06/2014 08/2014 Erica Dickerman
406-837-7538
edickerman@fs.fed.us
Description: Develop summer activities near the Thunderhead Lodge which includes a disc golf cour and/or Challenge Course (also referred to as a ropes course). Slight variations to the current trail system near Thunderhead may occur.
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - Sec 23, 25, 26, T 6N, R 84W Steamboat Ski Area
Steamboat Springs Running Series Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/21/2014
Expected: 04/2014 06/2014 Erica Dickerman
406-837-7538
edickerman@fs.fed.us
Description: Renewing an existing permit for the Steamboat Springs Running Series to conduct running races on the National Forest.
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T5N R82W & R83W, T6N R83W & 84W Areas on National Forest near Long Lake, Steamboat Ski Area, and Rabbit Ears Pass
West Rabbit Ears Wetland Restoration
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/12/2013
Expected: 04/2014 06/2014 Marti Aitken
970-723-2722
maitken@fs.fed.us
Description: A portion of abandoned roadbed from the old US Highway 40 is impairing wetland function and quality at the headwaters to a Walton Creek Tributary. The Forest Service is proposing to remove fill from the abandoned roadbed and restore the wetland.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42541
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T5N., R83W., Sections 20 & 21 Project area is most easily accessed via US HWY 40 approximately 0.5 miles northeast the West Summit Trailhead.
Western Area Power Administration Communication Use Building Replacement
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 04/2014 06/2014 Janet Faller
970-870-2174
jfaller@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to replace existing communication building at the Buffalo Pass Communication Site with a new building and issue a new authorization for 30 years to replace the existing Memorandum of Understanding.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43722
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - Not Applicable Routt County, 6th PM, T7N, R83W, Sec 35
Winter Non-Motorized Trail Development
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2014
Expected: 09/2014 12/2014 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.
Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest , Laramie Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Barber Lake Put and Take Fishery Rehabilitation
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Mary Sanderson
307-745-2422
msanderson@fs.fed.us
Description: This project proposes to rehabilitate the Barber Lake fishery by cleaning and repairing the ditch and outlet to Barber Lake and rehabilitating the lake bed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43404
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - Not Applicable Barber Lake, Snowy Range Mountains
Carbon Power and Light Powerline Clearing along Highway 130
EA
- Special use management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
03/11/2014
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
10/2014
Expected: 12/2014 12/2014 Sara Alberts
928-354-2216
salberts@fs.fed.us
Description: Hazard tree clearing and/or removal along Carbon Power & Light's overhead powerline from approximately Snowy Range Ski Area to just west of Brooklyn Lake.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40222
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - T 16 N, R 78 W, Sections 17-20; T 16 N, R 79 W, Sections 13-14, 6th principal meridian Laramie Ranger District, Snowy Range Mountains along Hwy 130
Cheyenne Track Club
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/07/2014
Expected: 04/2014 05/2014 Nathan Haynes
307-828-5121
nhaynes@fs.fed.us
Description: The Cheyenne Track Club would like to renew their recreation event permit for a five year term to conduct foot races. The races include 5k, half-marathon, marathon, and double marathon that will take place annually on the Sunday before Memorial Day.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43896
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - Not Applicable Variable, Local landmarks: Summit rest area, Old Highway 30 and Vedauwoo Road
Communication Site Leases at Crow Creek and Hill 8821
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Nathan Haynes
307-828-5121
nhaynes@fs.fed.us
Description: This proposal would issue new, 20-year leases and permits to existing permit holders on the Crow Creek (Versatel, Western Area Power, Mauna Towers) and Hill 8821 (Source Gas, Southern Start Ctrl Gas, Internal Revenue Service) Communication Sites.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43408
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - Crow Creek: T 15N, R 72 W, Sections 27 and 34; Hill 8821: T 15N, R72W, Section 10 The Crow Creek and Hill 8821 Communication Sites are located in the northwest corner of the Pole Mountain unit on the Laramie Ranger District.
Foxpark, Boswell, and Sheep Mountain Allotment Management Plan
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Grazing management
In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
02/28/2012
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
09/2014
Expected: 01/2015 02/2015 Aaron Swallow
307-745-2340
aswallow02@fs.fed.us
Description: Reauthorization of livestock grazing and issuance of new allotment management plans for the Foxpark and Boswell livestock grazing allotments and the Sheep Mountain wildlife area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35466
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - T12-15N., R77-79W. Foxpark, Boswell & Sheep Mountain Management Plan
High Plains Archery
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/07/2014
Expected: 04/2014 05/2014 Nathan Haynes
307-828-5121
nhaynes@fs.fed.us
Description: The High Plains Archery 3-D Tournament would like to renew their recreation event permit for a five year term. The tournament takes place during the third weekend in July and has been authorized on the Medicine Bow NF since 1992.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43895
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - Not Applicable Pole Mountain/Vedauwoo, NFSR 708 and Highway 210
Illinois Creek Fire Re-Vegetation Project
CE
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/12/2014
Expected: 03/2014 04/2014 Timothy Douville
307-745-2341
trdouville@fs.fed.us
Description: The District proposes to masticate 60 acres of dead lodgepole pine and replant with native coniferous seedlings following mastication.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42973
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - T13N R 78W Sections 7 and 18; T 13N R 79W Section 13 The project is approximately 3 miles west of Foxpark, WY at the junction of Forest Service roads 512 and 504.
Laramie Bicycling Network
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/07/2014
Expected: 04/2014 05/2014 Nathan Haynes
307-828-5121
nhaynes@fs.fed.us
Description: The Laramie Bicycling Network would like to renew their recreation event permit for a five year term for their six-race mountain bike series at Tie City. Races will take place on Tuesday evenings in the summer. There will be about 110 participants.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43894
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - Not Applicable Various established and maintained mountain biking trails on Pole Mountain
Laramie Orienteering Club
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/07/2014
Expected: 04/2014 05/2014 Nathan Haynes
307-828-5121
nhaynes@fs.fed.us
Description: The Laramie Range Orienteering Club would like to renew their recreation event permit for a five year term for a series of running orienteering races from July 28 %u2013 August 14 on Pole Mountain with one race per day.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38869
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - Not Applicable Variable, Pole Mountain/Vedauwoo
Laramie Precommercial Thinning Analysis 2013
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
02/12/2014
Expected: 03/2014 03/2014 Timothy Douville
307-745-2341
trdouville@fs.fed.us
Description: The Laramie Ranger District is reviewing potential thinning needs outside of Lynx analysis units. No road building/reconstruction will be necessary.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40875
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - T 14,13,12 R 77, 78, 79, 80 Laramie Ranger District Snowy Range area
Medicine Bow Nordic Association
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/07/2014
Expected: 04/2014 05/2014 Nathan Haynes
307-828-5121
nhaynes@fs.fed.us
Description: The Medicine Bow Nordic Association would like to renew their permit for a 5-year term to conduct about 2 weekend races and 6 evening races per winter season and to provide instruction for classic and skate skiing on groomed trails at Tie City.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43898
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - 6th principal meridian, T 15 N, R 71 W, secs. 23, 24, 25, and 26 Pole Mountain: All classes and races are accessed through the Tie City parking lot and trailhead.
Medicine Bow Rail Trail Extension
CE
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Mary Sanderson
307-745-2363
msanderson@fs.fed.us
Description: Designate the last two (2) miles of the Rail Trail from Dry Park (NFSR 517) to Albany. This portion of trail goes through State, BLM, and private lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=31258
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. NFSR 517 at Dry Park, west to Forest Service parking lot on the west side of Albany, WY
Pole Mountain Vegetation Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Objection Period Legal Notice
02/18/2014
Expected: 05/2014 06/2014 Daron Reynolds
307-745-2358
dsreynolds@fs.fed.us
Description: This is a multi-phase project that would prescribe burn or mechanically treat approximately 8,600 acres on the Pole Mountain unit over 7-10 years. Proposed activities would improve habitat and reduce fuels.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41662
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - T14N R71W Sections 1-3, 10-15, 22-30; T15N R71W Sections 1-24, 25-27, 34-36; T15N R72W Sections 1-2, 11-14 Pole Mountain unit
Snowy Range Lodge Resort Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/15/2012
Expected: 04/2014 05/2014 Nathan Haynes
307-745-2317
nhaynes@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue Jamie Egolf and David Egolf a new authorization to operate the Snowy Range Lodge as a resort
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38799
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - T16 N. R78W., sec 29 Laramie Ranger District
T-Trail Snowmobile Re-route
CE
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Mary Sanderson
307-745-2363
msanderson@fs.fed.us
Description: Relocate a winter use snowmobile trail off of the State Highway 230 Right-of-Way between WyCOLO and Wold.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=29368
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. NFSR 544.AB west of Wold, south to NFSR 501 west of WyCOLO
Union Telephone Company
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Patricia Hesch
307-745-2430
phesch@fs.fed.us
Description: Issuance of a communication site lease for an existing cell tower and equipment building
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42400
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - T15N., R72W., sec 34 Crow Creek Hill Communication Site
Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest , Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest All Units R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Devon Energy %u2013 Porcupine Creek 3D Seismic
CE
- Minerals and Geology Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 05/2014 05/2014 James McKay
307-358-4690
jmckay02@fs.fed.us
Description: Devon Energy has submitted a Notice of Intent to the Douglas Ranger District (DRD) to conduct oil and gas geophysical exploration operations on the Thunder Basin National Grassland (TBNG).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44127
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Campbell. LEGAL - T.42-44N., R.71-72W Approximately, 3-10 miles south to southwest of the town of Wright.
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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) On Hold N/A N/A Sarah Bridges
970-723-2719
sarahbridges@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.
Corral Creek Culvert Replacments
CE
- Road management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/27/2014
Expected: 04/2014 07/2014 Liz Schnackenberg
970-870-2234
lschnackenberg@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of this project is to remove and/or replace failing culverts on level one roads that are not open to the public and receive limited use by the Forest Service.
Location: UNIT - Parks Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - T2N, R78W, Sec 4-6, 7, 8, 17, 18, T2N, R79W, Sec 1 & 12, T3N, R78W, Sec 20, 28-30, 31-33, T3N, R79W, Sec 36 Take HWY 14 to HWY 40, follow HWY 40 until it turns back to the east and turn north on County road 112.6 which turns into NFSR 112.6.
Parks Platte River Ditch Bill Easements: Batch #1
CE
- Special use management In Progress

01/08/2013
Expected: 06/2014 07/2014 Patricia Hesch
307-745-2430
phesch@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
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A Keesha Cary
970-638-4169
keeshamcary@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
- Watershed management
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2014
Expected: 05/2015 07/2015 Sarah Bridges
970-723-2719
sarahbridges@fs.fed.us
Description: This project proposes to manage for multiple resource concerns on NFS lands. All resources are identifying potential proposed actions for their resource area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41482
Location: UNIT - Parks Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - T. 4&5N., R. 80&81W. The project area is located approximately 25 miles south of the town of Walden, Jackson County, Colorado
Willow Creek Analysis Project
EA
- Forest products In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
04/03/2014
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
06/2014
Expected: 07/2014 09/2014 Sarah Bridges
970-723-2719
sarahbridges@fs.fed.us
Description: Several timber sale units from the Green Ridge EIS are scheduled for mutual cancelation and this project is intended to analyze a portion of these areas for potential reauthorization to offer.
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.
Willow Creek Culvert Replacements
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/27/2014
Expected: 06/2014 06/2014 Rick Henderson
970-870-2219
rhenderson01@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed action is to replace culverts that are currently undersized, not functioning properly, or aquatic passage barriers. Each culvert location has been assessed, surveyed, and a design package developed.
Location: UNIT - Parks Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - T5N, R79W, Sec 25 & T4N, R79W, Sec 2 From Walden, Colorado, take HWY 125 south approximately 30 miles. Turn west on NFSR 106. The three culverts are located on NFSR 106 at mile points (MP) 7.2, 7.5, and 9.5.
Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest , R4 - Intermountain Region All Units R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Incorporating Greater Sage-grouse Conservation Measures into Land Management Plans (Wyoming)
EIS
- Land management planning
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Notice of Adjustment
12/2011
Expected: 05/2014 06/2014 Danielle Chi
801-625-5667
dkchi@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service will be a cooperating agency with the BLM (lead agency) in preparing programmatic EISs to incorporate greater sage-grouse conservation measures into land management plans, including the Thunder Basin NG plan, through plan amendment
Web Link: http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/more/sagegrouse/eastern.html
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Campbell, Converse, Crook, Niobrara, Weston. UNIT - Thunder Basin NG portion of the Medicine Bow-Routt NF; WY; multiple counties involved
Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest , Yampa Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Coal Creek Reclamation
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2014
Expected: 07/2014 10/2014 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
Gore Creek Restoration
EIS
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
07/15/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
04/2014
Expected: 05/2014 08/2014 Jamie Krezelok
970-870-2256
jkrezelok@fs.fed.us
Description: The Yampa Ranger District is proposing a variety of actions in the Gore Pass area to improve watershed health and reduce potential erosion issues.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38944
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand, Routt. LEGAL - T1N, R82W, Sec. 1-36; T1N, R83W, Sec. 1-36; T2N, R82W, Sec. 1-36; T2N, R84W, Sec. 22-24; T3N, R82W, Sec. 31-36, T2N, R83W, Sec. 1, 10-14, 22-36 Gore Pass Area
Haley Reservoir Aerator Re-Issue
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2014
Expected: 07/2014 08/2014 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
Long Park AMP
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/06/2013
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
04/2014
Expected: 06/2014 07/2015 Douglas Myhre
970-638-4516
dmyhre@fs.fed.us
Description: Grazing Management, revision update for allotment management plan
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41420
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - Township 1 North, Range 83 West, Sections 17-21 and 28-34 Southeast of Yampa, CO approximately 15 miles.
Pierce Whitney Creek Diversion special use permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/22/2013
Expected: 05/2014 06/2014 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.
Temporary Outfitter & Guide Permit Renewal
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 06/2014 07/2014 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
- Special use management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 05/2014 06/2014 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
Vaughn Lake Aerator Re-Issue
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 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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