Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.

Report Contents (click to jump to a section):
- Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)
- Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District
- Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District
- Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District
- Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, Laramie Ranger District
- Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, Parks Ranger District
- Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, Yampa Ranger District


Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Western Area Power Administration Right-of-Way Maintenance and Reauthorization Project
EIS
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A David Loomis
303-275-5008
dloomis@fs.fed.us
Description: Update vegetation management activities along 278 miles of transmission lines located on NFS lands in Colorado, Nebraska, and Utah. These activities are intended to protect the transmission lines by managing for stable, low growth vegetation.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=30630
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District, Norwood Ranger District, Gunnison Ranger District, Paonia Ranger District, Yampa Ranger District, Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District, Pine Ridge Ranger District, Boulder Ranger District, Canyon Lakes Ranger District, Sulphur Ranger District, Salida Ranger District, Mancos/Dolores Ranger District, West Zone/Sopris Ranger District, East Zone/Dillon Ranger District, Ashley National Forest All Units. STATE - Colorado, Nebraska, Utah. COUNTY - Dawes, Daggett, Uintah, Chaffee, Delta, Dolores, Eagle, Grand, Gunnison, Jackson, Lake, La Plata, Larimer, Mesa, Montrose, Routt, Saguache, San Juan. LEGAL - Not Applicable Linear transmission lines located in Colorado, Utah, and Nebraska
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
- Grazing management
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/19/2008
Expected: 09/2016 05/2017 Melanie Fullman
906-667-0261 x539
mfullman@fs.fed.us
Description: Prescribed burn to regenerate aspen in conifer-encroached aspen stands, re-introduce fire into a fire adapted ecosystem.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=17624
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - Not Applicable Project area includes Battle Mountain, an isolated island of Forest Service lands located on the far southwestern portion of the Sierra Madre Range.
Dewey Lode Access
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/01/2016
Expected: 07/2016 07/2016 Amber Horne
307-326-2532
ahorne@fs.fed.us
Description: Easement across Forest Service land to connect private property to Battle Highway.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49618
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - T14N, R86W Section 24 North of Hwy 70 at existing pull-out in Section 24.
Juancorena Water Transmission Line and Springbox Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Melanie Fullman
307-326-2500
mfullman@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorize springbox and water transmission line for domestic use
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43250
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - T17N, R80W, Section 15 Near Overlook Retreat Subdivision on the Snowy Range
North Savery Project
EIS
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
12/01/2015
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
10/2016
Expected: 12/2016 01/2017 Joshua Peck
307-326-5258
jpeck@fs.fed.us
Description: This project proposes approximately 6,500 acres of salvage harvest, precommercial thinning, and hazard tree treatments, plus associated road proposals to improve legal access to the forest while minimizing road impacts to natural resources.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47913
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - T14-16N R86-88W Northwest Sierra Madre mountains
Sierra Madre Sheep
EA
- Grazing management On Hold N/A N/A Brad Weatherd
307-326-5258
bweatherd@fs.fed.us
Description: Allotment Management Planning for 7 sheep allotments in the Sierra Madre Mountain Range on the Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District of the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest Thunder Basin National Grassland
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35892
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - T12N R85W, T13N R85W, T12N R86W, T13N R86W, T14N R86W, T12N R87W, T13N R87W, T14N R87W West side of the Sierra Madre Mountain Range, Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District, approximately 17 miles southwest of Encampment, WY.
West Side Snowy Range Travel Management Environmental Analysis
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Comment Period
03/18/2015
Est. Comment Period
08/2016
Expected: 11/2016 05/2017 Brian Waugh
307-326-2525
bwaugh@fs.fed.us
Description: Analysis of the motorized road and trail system on the west side of the Snowy Range. Analysis includes addition and removal of roads from the current road system and addition of ORV trails.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40299
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - T19N, - T15N, R82W - R79W West side of the Snowy Range
Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Antelope Mine Mineral Material Contract Renewal
CE
- Minerals and Geology Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2016
Actual: 07/22/2016
01/2017 James McKay
307-358-4690
jmckay02@fs.fed.us
Description: Renewal of existing 5-year term authorization to mine and remove federal mineral material within the Antelope Mine permit boundary, which ensures supply of material for road maintenance and infrastructure support for mining of federal coal lease.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48790
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Converse. LEGAL - S1 and 12 T40N R71W, 6th P.M. Situated north or northwest side of Antelope Coal Mine Road (County Highway 4).
Ballard Petroleum Holdings LLC Application for Permit to Drill, USFS Fed 14-22 TH and 14-23 TH wells
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
04/29/2013
Expected: 08/2016 08/2016 Jacob Eckhardt
307-358-4690
jacobeckhardt@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal is to conduct surface use operations associated with accessing, drilling, testing, and completion for two horizontal oil wells located on Thunder Basin National Grassland, with approx. 0.1 miles of road construction.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41574
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Campbell. LEGAL - SW ¼ SW ¼ of Section 22, T42N, R72W (USFS Fed 14-22 TH), SW ¼ SW ¼ of Section 23, T42N, R72W (USFS Fed 14-23 TH) Appoximately 9 miles South of Wright Wyoming just off of Hwy. 59.
Converse County Oil and Gas Project
EIS
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
05/16/2014
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
08/2016
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.
Four Corners Petroleum - WFCU#22 and WFCU#84 APDs
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
06/28/2016
Expected: 08/2016 08/2016 Jacob Eckhardt
307-358-4690
jacobeckhardt@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to authorize the Surface Use Plan of Operations for Application for Permit to Drill (APD) for WFCU#22 and WFCU#84 re-entry wells. The earlier wells were plugged and abandoned in 2002 and 1995.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46157
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Weston. LEGAL - WFCU#22: SWNE Sec 28, T46NR65W, Weston County, WY WFCU#84: NWSW Sec 30, T46NR65W, Weston County 10 miles south and 3 miles west of Upton, WYO
Greater Crossbow Oil and Gas Exploration and Development
EIS
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
10/26/2015
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
08/2017
Expected: 12/2018 12/2018 Misty Hays
307-358-4690
mahays@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed oil and gas project for 1,500 oil and gas wells, on 100 well pads, drilled over the course of 10 years in southern Campbell and northern Converse Counties, with roads, utilities and pipelines for transport of materials are included.
Web Link: http://www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/documents/bfo/GC.html
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Campbell, Converse. LEGAL - T42N R74W through T42N R71W; T41N R74W through T41N R71W; T40N R72W through T40N R71W; and T39N R72W. Southern Campbell County, WY and northern Converse County, WY.
Hartland Subdivision Road Access
CE
- Special use management
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/11/2016
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 Cordie Lyon
307-358-4690
clyon@fs.fed.us
Description: Road access to a new subdivision between Osage and Upton. Proposed roadway would be approximately 3,900 feet in length and utilize a previously constructed roadway. Project name change from Hartland Subdivision Right-of-Way.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47160
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Weston. LEGAL - T47N R64W Sec 21, 22 Upton Osage Geographic Area.
Inyan Kara Assembled Land Exchange
EA
- Land ownership management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2017
Expected: 10/2017 11/2017 Cordie Lyon
307-358-4690
clyon@fs.fed.us
Description: This land exchange, consisting of approximately 16,600 acres, is being handled by the Inyan Kara Grazing Association on behalf of 13 land owners.
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
La Bonte Canyon Road and Trail Management
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
09/2016
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 Misty Hays
307-358-4690
mahays@fs.fed.us
Description: Management of road and trail use such as sign improvements for public safety and compliance with Wyoming State laws applicable to La Bonte Road 658. Project analysis, description, and name has changed.
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 LaBonte Canyon, Laramie Peak Unit of Medicine Bow NF.
McClain Spring Number 1 Water Development for Judd
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Cordie Lyon
307-358-4690
clyon@fs.fed.us
Description: Special Use Permit renewal for 10-year term for an existing, buried water pipeline and well. Project name changed from Judd Water Pipeline.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47172
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - S28 T27N R71W Within the Cottonwood Creek watershed approximately a mile east of Haystack Peak.
McClain Spring Number 1 Water Development for Papa's Land Trust
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Cordie Lyon
307-358-4690
clyon@fs.fed.us
Description: Special Use Permit renewal for a 10-year term for an existing, buried water pipeline and spring development. Project name changed from Papa's Land Trust Water Pipeline.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47173
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - NWSW S28 T27N R71W Within the Cottonwood Creek watershed approximately a mile east of Haystack Peak.
Mineral Material Contract Renewal at North Antelope Rochelle Mine and School Creek Mine
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
08/01/2016
Expected: 08/2016 08/2016 James McKay
307-358-4690
jmckay02@fs.fed.us
Description: Renewal of 5-year term contract for mining of Federal mineral material (scoria), on private lands within the North Antelope Rochelle Mine permit boundary, located within the administrative boundary of the Thunder Basin National Grassland.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49965
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Campbell. LEGAL - S10, 21 T41N R70W; S13, 14 T42N R70W, 6th P.M. Three sites on private land near coal mines, 2 are adjacent to North Antelope Rochelle Mine in Porcupine Creek watershed, and 1 is adjacent to School Creek Mine in tributary watersheds to School Cr.
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
Power Line to Highland Flat Federal 34-34 Oil Well
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Cordie Lyon
307-358-4690
clyon@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorization for an existing 1,970-foot 14.4kV distribution electrical overhead power line that provides service to several oil wells. The authorization would be for operation and maintenance of the power line and right-of-way.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45149
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Converse. LEGAL - T38N R73W 6th PM, Section 34 W1/2SE1/4 Approx 16.5 miles west of Bill, WYO
Reauthorization for 230kV and 69kV Transmission Lines
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/22/2016
Expected: 08/2016 08/2016 Cordie Lyon
307-358-4690
clyon@fs.fed.us
Description: Reauthorization and continuation of use and maintenance by Black Hills Power Corp. of two 230kV and one 69kV electrical transmission power lines.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48772
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Weston. LEGAL - Within portions of T44N R62W, T45N R62W, T45N R63W, T47N R64W, T47N R65W, T48N R64W, T48N R65W, T48N R66W, 6th P.M. General vicinity is between the communities of Newcastle, Osage, and Upton.
Water Development Maintenance for Haystack Allotment
CE
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/13/2016
Expected: 08/2016 08/2016 Charlie Bradshaw
307-358-4690
cbradshaw@fs.fed.us
Description: Maintenance of two existing surface water developments that are used primarily for livestock, including source protection measures and water lines and trough replacements.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49829
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - SENE Sec 21 and NWSW Sec 28 T27N R71W Laramie Peak Unit
Wright Area Coal Lease by Application (LBA)
EIS
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A 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.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/documents/hpd/Wright-Coal.html
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 On Hold N/A N/A Cordie Lyon
307-358-4690
clyon@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposes to authorize Wyoming Pipeline Company to occupy NFS land to construct and maintain an additional 361 feet of natural gas line to the Mush Creek Pumping Station, connect to an existing line, and renewal of 20-year term Special Use Permit.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44693
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Weston. LEGAL - T44N, R63W, section 15 SW¼. Approximately 20 miles southwest of Newcastle to the Mush Creek Pumping Station along Hwy 450
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
- Fuels management
- Forest products
Analysis Completed Expected: 08/2016
Actual: 08/25/2016
06/2017 Mark Cahur
970-870-2214
mcahur@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to manage timber stands through various silvicultural harvest systems for forest health and other management needs.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45673
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T11N, R85W, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 34, 35, 36. T11N, R84W, 19, 20, 29, 30, 31. Approximately 20 NE Steamboat Springs, CO
Buffalo Pass Trails
EA
- Recreation management Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2016
Actual: 08/29/2016
08/2016 Kent Foster
970-870-2142
kfoster@fs.fed.us
Description: Develop approximately 40 miles of trails near Steamboat Springs in the Buffalo Pass area
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46247
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T6N 83W Sections 3-5, 8; T6N 84W Sections 1, 2, 11; T7N 83W Sections 27-29, 32-35; T7N 84W Sections 25-26, 35-36 East/ northeast of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, in the Buffalo Mountain and Buffalo Pass areas.
Burgess Creek Fish Barrier
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Cancelled N/A N/A Rick Henderson
970-870-2219
rhenderson01@fs.fed.us
Description: PROJECT CANCELLED: After the NEPA was initiated we learned that there was an existing barrier downstream. Using this barrier would increase the length of stream occupied by fish more than the proposed site thereby better meeting project objectives.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46608
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T6N, R84W, Sec 23 Approximately 1 mile southwest of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, within the Steamboat Ski area boundary.
Commercial Recreation Permitting Programmatic EA
EA
- Special use management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/01/2016
Est. Comment Period
03/2017
Expected: 08/2017 08/2017 Erica Dickerman
406-837-7538
edickerman@fs.fed.us
Description: Grant certain commercial recreation service permits across the Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District through a programmatic Environmental Assessment. Permit applications that fit within the scope of this programmatic EA would be eligible to be issued
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48357
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Moffat, Routt. LEGAL - Not Applicable Across the Hahns Peak/Bears Ear Ranger District
Dumont Lake Day Use Shelter
CE
- Recreation management
- Facility management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/01/2016
Expected: 07/2016 07/2016 Kent Foster
970-870-2142
kfoster@fs.fed.us
Description: Repair and improve an existing day use area by regrading the site and constructing a 14' x 16' wooden shelter. Work will also create a turnoff to accommodate approximately three vehicles.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48348
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - Not Applicable Approximately 20 miles southeast of Steamboat Springs, CO, near Rabbit Ears Pass.
FY15 Steamboat Ski Area Projects
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/01/2015
Expected: 07/2016 07/2016 Erica Dickerman
970-870-2185
edickerman@fs.fed.us
Description: FY15 Ski Area Projects including ropes courses and infrastructure improvements.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47338
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T6N R84W T6N R84W, within Ski Area Permit Boundary
HPBE Trail Reroutes & Relocations
CE
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/22/2012
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 Kent Foster
970-870-2142
kfoster@fs.fed.us
Description: Minor reroute and relocation involving segments of NFST 1188, 1101 Diamond Park Area, 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)
Hahns Peak/ Bears Ears RD Precommercial Thinning
CE
- Forest products In Progress
Scoping Start
01/01/2016
Expected: 07/2016 07/2017 Rick Ondrejka
970-638-4516
rondrejka@fs.fed.us
Description: Using chainsaws, thin overstocked, naturally regenerated harvest units totaling approximately 220 acres. Precommercial thinning would occur in stands dominated by lodgepole pine saplings.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48350
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T10N, R84W, Sec. 29, 31, 32; T10N, R85W, Sec. 2; T10N, R86W, Sec. 2, 3, 4, 5; T11N, R85W, Sec. 2, 3, 23, 26, 34, 35, 36; T11N, R86W, Sec. 32, 33, 36; T12N, R85W, Sec. 19 Treatment is proposed in six previous timber sale areas, all located north of Steamboat Springs, CO, on the Hahns Peak/Bears Ears R.D., from the Seedhouse Road to the Wyoming state line.
Rangeland Management in the Black Mountain Analysis Area
EA
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management
In Progress
Comment Period
08/21/2016
Expected: 01/2017 07/2017 Erik Taylor
970-870-2154
estaylor@fs.fed.us
Description: Conduct an environmental analysis of livestock grazing on three domestic sheep allotments.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48222
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Moffat. LEGAL - All or portions of: T9N,R90W,Sec.1;T9N,R89W,Sec.6;T10N,R90W,Secs.13,14,23,24,25,26,36;T10N,R89W,Secs.5,6,7,8,9,16,17,18,19,20,21,28,29,30,31,32. The analysis area is approximately 20 miles north of Craig, west of Black Mountain.
Recreation Residence Use of National Forest System Lands
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Janet Faller
970-870-2174
jfaller@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-issue special use permits to continue recreation residence use, with some modifications to the operating plan for the Elk River Tract includes 4 lots on the Hahns Peak-Bears Ears Ranger District of the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=22266
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T9N R84W SEC 8 Elk River Tract includes 4 lots approximately 1/4 mile south of Hinman Campground
Steamboat Powdercats Trail Improvements
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/31/2016
Expected: 09/2016 10/2017 Erica Dickerman
406-837-7538
edickerman@fs.fed.us
Description: Steamboat Powdercats trail work for modifications to less than 0.01 miles of snow trail to increase sight distances through tree removal or slight realignment of snow trails.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50159
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T6N R83W Sec (4,5,8), T6N R84W Sec (1,2,11), T7N R83W Sec (27,28,29,32,33), T7N R84W Sec(22,23,24,25,26,27,35,36) 5 miles from Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
Steamboat Ski Area Improvements
EIS
- Recreation management
- Special use management
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
08/11/2016
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
10/2016
Expected: 02/2017 02/2017 Erica Dickerman
970-870-2185
edickerman@fs.fed.us
Description: Implement selected projects identified in the 2011 Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation Master Development Plan Amendment, which was accepted by the U.S. Forest Service on January 2, 2013.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48246
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T5N R83W S5; T5N R84W S1; T6N R 83W S20, 29, and 32; T6N R84W S13, 14, 22-27, and 36 Within the Steamboat Ski Area permit boundary
Storm Peak Hang Gliding Association Permit Reissuance
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/31/2016
Expected: 09/2016 10/2017 Erica Dickerman
406-837-7538
edickerman@fs.fed.us
Description: Storm Peak Hang Gliding Association has launched from the Steamboat Ski Area for several decades. This action renews their permit to continue utilizing this area for another 10 years.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50158
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T6N R84W Sec (23, 25, 26), T6N R83W Sec 29 Steamboat Ski Area, approximately 1 mile from Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
Winter Non-Motorized Trail Development
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/01/2015
Expected: 07/2016 12/2016 Kent Foster
970-870-2142
kfoster@fs.fed.us
Description: Designate existing non-system trail routes as system trails. Snowshoe routes will be designated as trails on Rabbit Ears Pass. A snowshoe/skiier loop near Dry Lake will be designated at Buffalo Pass.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38608
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T5N R83W - sections 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23; T7N R84W - Sections 25, 26. Rabbit Ears Pass and Dry Lake Area on Buffalo Pass.
Wyoming Trail-CDNST Trail Reroutes
CE
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/01/2015
Expected: 07/2016 07/2016 Kent Foster
970-870-2142
kfoster@fs.fed.us
Description: Reroute sections of National Forest System Trail 1101, part of the designated Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (CDNST). This project would reduce impacts to wetlands and improve overall watershed and trail conditions.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45946
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - Not Applicable Trail sections near Fishhook Lake, east of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and north of State Highway 40.
Yampa Valley Electric Association (YVEA) "Mad House" Powerline Removal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/01/2015
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 Janet Faller
970-870-2174
jfaller@fs.fed.us
Description: Removal of existing overhead power line to a building on the Routt National Forest that has previously been removed. All existing power poles will be cut off at 1 foot below grade and the hole filled. Each pole will be removed whole or cut to length.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47824
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T7N, R85W, Sec 11, 6th PM Mad Creek area of the HPBE RD, Routt National Forest
Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, Laramie Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Muddy Creek and Lake Creek Watershed Restoration Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management
In Progress
Comment Period
07/27/2014
Expected: 01/2017 06/2017 Dave Gloss
307-326-2510
dgloss@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will explore travel management and watershed restoration alternatives to improve wetland, stream, and watershed conditions and improve fish and wildlife habitat in the Muddy Creek and Lake Creek watersheds (along 553 and 588 roads).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43899
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - Not Applicable Muddy Creek road (553) and Lake Creek Road (588) and associated watersheds in the Snowy Range.
Pole Mountain Travel Management
EA
- Recreation management
- Road management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2015
Est. Comment Period
09/2016
Expected: 12/2016 12/2016 Frank Romero
307-745-2300
feromero@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will analyze the complete road and motorized trail system on Pole Mountain. The analysis team will look at the existing road system and user-created routes and recommend both additions and closures.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46718
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - Not Applicable All of the Pole Mountain unit
Riparian Area Restoration in Douglas Creek Watershed
CE
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2016
Expected: 07/2016 07/2016 Katharine Haynes
307-745-2419
katharinemhaynes@fs.fed.us
Description: Rehabilitation of approximately 0.5 acres of wetland, damaged by an unauthorized route, to restore soil productivity, hydrologic function, and wetland vegetation.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49099
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - S22, 23 T13N R79W 6th P.M. Unauthorized route off of NFSR 504.
Tie City Summer Trail Improvements
CE
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/14/2015
Expected: 07/2016 09/2016 Dave Gloss
307-326-5258
dgloss@fs.fed.us
Description: Trail reroutes, reconstruction, and installation of water control features in the Tie city summer trail system; specific locations to be determined. Intended for implementation in FY15, but moved to FY16 due to inadequate resources.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46719
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - Not Applicable Tie City Summer Trails, west side of Pole Mountain off Happy Jack Hwy
Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, Parks Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Blackhall TSI
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) On Hold N/A N/A Adam Bromley
970-723-2719
abromley@fs.fed.us
Description: The Parks Ranger District is reviewing potential thinning needs within the Blackhall TSI project area. Density control through thinning will be completed by hand tools. No mechanical equipment or road building/reconstruction will be necessary.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39724
Location: UNIT - Parks Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - T. 11&12N., R. 81-85W. T. 11&12N., R. 81-85W.
Forest Road 792/ Michigan River Culvert Replacement
CE
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
On Hold N/A N/A Rick Henderson
970-870-2219
rhenderson01@fs.fed.us
Description: Replace existing culvert with a larger culvert or a bridge to address engineering structural and safety concerns and improve aquatic passage and hydrologic conditions.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46611
Location: UNIT - Parks Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - T6N, R77W, Sec 10 Approximately 1.25 miles south of Gould, Colorado
National Forest System Roads 660 and 669 Restoration
EA
- Road management
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
In Progress
Comment Period
04/29/2016
Expected: 01/2017 07/2017 Liz Schnackenberg
970-870-2234
lschnackenberg@fs.fed.us
Description: Decommission and reroute portions of National Forest System Roads 660 and 609 to reduce impacts to wetlands, streams, and watershed health
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48842
Location: UNIT - Parks Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - Townships 11N, Range 82W, and Sections 24, 25, 26, & 27 approximately 15 miles west of the town of Cowdrey
Parks Platte River Ditch Bill Easements: Batch #1
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/08/2013
Expected: 10/2016 11/2016 Janet Faller
970-870-2174
jfaller@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue FPLMA easements for irrigation ditches meeting Colorado Ditch Bill criteria located in the Platte River drainage on Parks District. Batch #1 includes 5 water facilities.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=24401
Location: UNIT - Parks Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - Not Applicable Irrigation ditches are located on Parks District within the Platte River drainage. Contact project contact for information on locations of individual facilities.
Parks Ranger District Outfitter/Guide Permits Temporary Use Pools 2015
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/01/2015
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 Heather Westfahl
970-723-8204
hwestfahl@fs.fed.us
Description: Identify and allow continued use of Temporary Use Pools on first-come, first-served basis for permitted outfitting and guiding on the Parks Ranger District in Grand and Jackson County, Colorado.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47594
Location: UNIT - Parks Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand, Jackson. LEGAL - Not Applicable Permitting outfitting and guiding occurs in capacity compartments on the Parks Ranger District in Grand and Jackson Counties, Colorado.
Pittington Mining Claim Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A Janet Faller
970-870-2174
jfaller@fs.fed.us
Description: Expose mineral vein on the Ram Claim, work would include using a D6 dozer to trench a 120 X 130 feet it to expose the mineral vein on the Ram Claim (CMC276636)
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36137
Location: UNIT - Parks Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - T.8N., R82W., sec 4, 5 & 9 Parks Ranger District
Wheatley Vegetation Management
EA
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
11/2016
Expected: 03/2017 05/2017 Adam Bromley
970-723-2719
abromley@fs.fed.us
Description: Approximately 2,208 ac of silvicultural treatments including clearcuts, overstory removal, seed tree, shelterwood, and thinning. Objectives include forest regeneration, fuel load reduction, and wildlife habitat improvement
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48829
Location: UNIT - Parks Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - Not Applicable Southeast corner of the Parks Ranger District near Grouse Mountain.
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
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Analysis Completed Expected: 08/2016
Actual: 08/12/2016
09/2016 Rick Henderson
970-870-2219
rhenderson01@fs.fed.us
Description: Use the piscicide rotenone to remove all non-native trout from the upper four miles of Coal Creek. Native Colorado River cutthroat trout will then be reintroduced.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37903
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield. LEGAL - Not Applicable T. 3N., R. 86W., Sections 5, 8, 9, & 15
Crosho Lake Outlet Replacement
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/21/2016
Expected: 07/2016 09/2016 Janet Faller
970-870-2174
jfaller@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorize the replacement of the Crosho Lake dam outlet pipe to meet the requirements of Colorado Dept. of Water Resources.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49010
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Rio Blanco. LEGAL - T. 2 N., R. 86 W., Sec. 4, 6th P.M. Approx. 8 mi west of Yampa.
Deadman Gulch Fish Barrier
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
08/29/2016
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 Rick Henderson
970-870-2219
rhenderson01@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct a fish barrier using native material to stop the invasion of hybrid fish and whirling disease.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50177
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T2N R83W section 32 The project area is located ~5 miles east of Toponas, Colorado near State Highway 134.
National Forest System Road 272 Conversion to Trail
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
09/2016
Expected: 05/2017 07/2017 Liz Schnackenberg
970-870-2234
lschnackenberg@fs.fed.us
Description: Convert 0.6 miles of NFSR 272 to a non-motorized trail to reduce impacts to wildlife habitat, water quality, and a riparian area while maintaining non-motorized opportunities.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49979
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - Sec 12 and 14 T2N R83W Approximately 13 miles east of Yampa, CO, along NFSR 272.1. Includes 0.6 miles of road from the intersection of NFRS 272.1 and NFRS 263.1 to a non-motorized trail located along High Rock Creek.
Pagoda AMP
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/27/2015
Est. Comment Period
12/2016
Expected: 06/2017 07/2018 Douglas Myhre
970-638-4516
dmyhre@fs.fed.us
Description: Grazing Management, Allotment Plan Revision
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47893
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Rio Blanco, Routt. LEGAL - Not Applicable Analysis area located approximately 15 miles south of Hayden, CO
Pierce Whitney Creek Diversion special use permit
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Janet Faller
970-870-2174
jfaller@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.
Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District Yamcolo Reservoir Permit Reissue
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/01/2015
Expected: 07/2016 07/2016 Janet Faller
970-870-2174
jfaller@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.
Wild West Relay Event Permit Reissuance
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/31/2016
Expected: 09/2016 07/2017 Erica Dickerman
970-870-2185
edickerman@fs.fed.us
Description: A running relay race from Fort Collins, Colorado to Steamboat Springs, Colorado, which occurs on an annual basis. This race has been run for 17 years and this action would reauthorize the event for an additional 5 years.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50154
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T5N, R82W (Sec 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22) T5N, R83W (Sec 13, 14, 20, 21, 22, 23, 29, 32) and T5N, R84W (Sec 25, 26, 36) Relay race from Ft Collins, Colorado to Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
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