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, 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
Greater Sage-grouse Management Direction
EIS
- Land management planning
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
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. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
02/2014
Expected: 03/2014 04/2014 Christopher Wehrli
435-896-1053
clwehrli@fs.fed.us
Description: Update vegetation management activities along 278 miles of transmission lines located on NFS lands in Colorado, Nebraska, and Utah. These activities are intended to protect the transmission lines by managing for stable, low growth vegetation.
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District, Norwood Ranger District, Gunnison Ranger District, Paonia Ranger District, Yampa Ranger District, Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District, Pine Ridge Ranger District, Boulder Ranger District, Canyon Lakes Ranger District, Sulphur Ranger District, Salida Ranger District, Mancos/Dolores Ranger District, West Zone/Sopris Ranger District, East Zone/Dillon Ranger District, Ashley National Forest All Units. STATE - Colorado, Nebraska, Utah. COUNTY - Dawes, Daggett, Uintah, Chaffee, Delta, Dolores, Eagle, Grand, Gunnison, Jackson, Lake, La Plata, Larimer, Mesa, Montrose, Routt, Saguache, San Juan. LEGAL - Not Applicable Linear transmission lines located in Colorado, Utah, and Nebraska
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
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. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
10/2014
Expected: 01/2015 01/2015 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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Grazing management
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
03/21/2014
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
08/2014
Expected: 01/2015 02/2015 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, 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
- Fuels management
- Grazing management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/19/2008
Expected: 04/2015 06/2015 Klayton Rogge
307-358-7119
krogge@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 & 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 Managment Environmental Analysis
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/12/2013
Est. Comment Period
11/2014
Expected: 06/2015 07/2015 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)
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
04/29/2013
Expected: 10/2014 10/2014 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)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/30/2014
Expected: 10/2014 11/2014 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. 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 - T30N R78W, Sections 13 and 24; T30N R77W, Sections 18 and 19 Far west side of the Laramie Peak unit on the Douglas Ranger District.
Berenergy Corp. Road Reconstruction
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/29/2013
Expected: 08/2014 08/2014 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 Hills Plateau Production, Natural Gas Pipeline Construction
CE
- Minerals and Geology Developing Proposal
Scoping Start
07/25/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 James McKay
307-358-4690
jmckay02@fs.fed.us
Description: BHPP is proposing to construct and install approximately 3,700 feet of pipeline adjacent to an existing access road from the Murphy B-11 oil well to an existing KN gas gathering pipeline to capture and use natural gas vented at the well site.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45025
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Weston. LEGAL - Section 11 of Township 41 North, Range 67 West Section 11 of Township 41 North, Range 67 West, Weston County, WY
Charger Resources, LLC - Special Use Permit.
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
06/10/2014
Expected: 12/2014 12/2014 James McKay
307-358-4690
jmckay02@fs.fed.us
Description: The United States Forest Service (USFS) has a need to authorize Charger Resources, LLC (Charger) to use National Forest System (NFS) lands for operations associated with accessing, drilling and producing oil/gas from a proposed horizontal well.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44434
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Converse. LEGAL - Section 26, T41N, R70W Approximately, 12 miles east of Hwy 59 in the Hilight Bill Geographic Area.
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 Porcupine Creek 3D Seismic
CE
- Minerals and Geology Analysis Completed Expected: 09/2014
Actual: 09/24/2014
10/2014 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.
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. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
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: 09/2014 10/2014 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 Hillary Shirley
307-455-4160
hillarykshirley@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. .
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37470
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
LaBonte Canyon Connector Trails
EA
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
10/2014
Expected: 01/2015 02/2015 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.
Northeast Laramie Range/Fuel Reduction Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2014
Expected: 09/2014 09/2014 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.
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
RT Communications Permit Amendment to add BNSF Line.
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 09/2014
Actual: 09/18/2014
09/2014 Cordie Lyon
307-358-4690
clyon@fs.fed.us
Description: The USFS has identified a need to authorize RT Communications to occupy NFS land for the construction and maintenance of an additional 1,250 feet of phone line to the BNSF building for year round services. RT will be tapping into their existing line.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44435
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Weston. LEGAL - T48N, R66W sec. 4 NE1/4 Approximately, 8 miles Northwest up Highway 16 from the town of Upton.
Rhoades Land Exchange
CE
- Land ownership management On Hold N/A N/A Hillary Shirley
307-455-4160
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 Powerline
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/24/2014
Expected: 08/2014 08/2014 Cordie Lyon
307-358-4690
clyon@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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43504
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.
Samson and Finley Road Reconstruction off Jenney Trail
CE
- Road management In Progress Expected: N/A 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.
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
- Land management planning In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
09/13/2013
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
11/2014
Expected: 02/2015 03/2015 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
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 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
Wyoming Pipeline Company Amendment-Mush Creek Pumping Station
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/24/2014
Expected: 08/2014 08/2014 Cordie Lyon
307-358-4690
clyon@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposes to authorize Wyoming Pipeline Company to occupy NFS land for the construction and maintenance of an additional 361 feet of natural gas line to the Mush Creek Pumping Station tapping into an existing line along Hwy 450.
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
- Special use management In Progress
Est. Comment Period
08/2014
Expected: 08/2014 10/2014 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

   *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2014
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.
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
Coulton Floyd II Timber & Fuels Management Analysis
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Analysis Completed Expected: 10/2014
Actual: 10/02/2014
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 MVUM Changes Black Mountain Road and Other Minor Changes
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal Expected: N/A Kent Foster
970-870-2142
kfoster@fs.fed.us
Description: Change in travel management on NFSR 110 (Black Mountain Road) to allow OHV use where currently prohibited. Other minor changes to the HPBE MVUM map may be included in this analysis.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45285
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Moffat, Routt. LEGAL - T9N, T10N, R88W, R89W Black Mountain Road & Area
HPBE Trail Reroutes & Relocations
CE
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/22/2012
Expected: 07/2014 08/2014 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
09/2014
Expected: 09/2014 09/2014 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
Rangeland Management in the Whiskey Creek Analysis Area (formerly the Dudley Analysis Area).
EA
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
In Progress
Comment Period
03/24/2014
Expected: 09/2014 07/2015 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
- Fuels management In Progress
Comment Period
01/27/2014
Expected: 09/2014 06/2015 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
Winter Non-Motorized Trail Development
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 11/2014 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
Carbon Power and Light Powerline Clearing along Highway 130
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Special use management
Analysis Completed Expected: 12/2014
Actual: 11/17/2014
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
Laramie Precommercial Thinning Analysis 2013
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
02/12/2014
Expected: 10/2014 11/2014 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
Muddy Creek and Lake Creek Watershed Restoration Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Recreation management
- Road management
In Progress
Comment Period
07/27/2014
Expected: 03/2015 06/2015 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.
Snowy Range Ski Area 2014 Projects
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/10/2014
Expected: 10/2014 11/2014 Erica Dickerman
406-837-7538
edickerman@fs.fed.us
Description: The Snowy Range Ski Area would like to (1) expand its secondary parking lot area (2)increase the length and width of the Pioneer tubing hill and (3) complete building upgrades such as new coverings, improved egress, and adding wood boilers.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44971
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - Not Applicable Snowy Range Ski and Recreation Area, located in the Snowy Range Mountains approximately 35 miles west of Laramie, WY.
Tie City Multi-use Trail Development
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management Analysis Completed Expected: 10/2014
Actual: 10/01/2014
12/2014 Nathan Haynes
307-828-5121
nhaynes@fs.fed.us
Description: Small expansion and reassignment of the existing winter trail system, to multiple use, located at Tie City.
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - T14N, R72W, Sections 24,19,25,30 Tie City trail system.
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 Jason Brey
970-723-2700
jbrey@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.
Parks Platte River Ditch Bill Easements: Batch #1
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/08/2013
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 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
- Forest products
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2014
Expected: 05/2015 07/2015 Jason Brey
970-723-2700
jbrey@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
04/03/2014
Expected: 10/2014 06/2015 Jason Brey
970-723-2700
jbrey@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.
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
10/2014
Expected: 12/2014 05/2015 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
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Analysis Completed Expected: 10/2014
Actual: 10/06/2014
11/2014 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 In Progress
Scoping Start
07/22/2014
Expected: 10/2014 11/2014 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
Krauss Spring Development Reissue
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/08/2014
Expected: 11/2014 12/2014 Keesha Cary
970-638-4169
keeshamcary@fs.fed.us
Description: This project is to authorize this use for the existing spring development, with no changes to the structures proposed, and the only changes are administrative with the renewal of the special use permit.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44787
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - 6TH PM, T.1N., R.83W., sec. 5, SW¼NW¼, NW¼SW¼, Near the forest boundary traveling east on Colorado Highway 134.
Long Park AMP
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Comment Period
08/24/2014
Expected: 12/2014 12/2014 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: 10/2014 11/2014 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
- Special use management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/12/2014
Expected: 10/2014 11/2014 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
11/2014
Expected: 11/2014 11/2014 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
Town of Yampa Water Pipeline Installation.
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2014
Expected: 12/2014 12/2014 Keesha Cary
970-638-4169
keeshamcary@fs.fed.us
Description: Install buried pipeline along North boundary of Yampa Ranger District Administrative Site.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44792
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - 6PM, 2N, 85 W, sec. 10. 3rd Street and Roselawn, Yampa CO
Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District Yamcolo Reservoir Permit Reissue
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2014
Expected: 12/2014 12/2014 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: 11/2014 11/2014 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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