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 Nationwide
- R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
- Rio Grande National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- Rio Grande National Forest, Conejos Peak Ranger District
- Rio Grande National Forest, Divide Ranger District
- Rio Grande National Forest, Saguache Ranger District


Projects Occurring Nationwide
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
Cancelled N/A N/A 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 - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. LEGAL - Not Applicable UNIT - Thunder Basin NG portion of the Medicine Bow-Routt NF; WY; multiple counties involved
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Continental Divide National Scenic Trail Addition
EA
- Recreation management
- Facility management
On Hold N/A N/A Niccole Mortenson
970-874-6616
nmortenson@fs.fed.us
Description: Relocate approximately 32 miles of the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail off of Forest Service roads. Proposed trail location is at or near the actual divide. Up to 3 trail heads will be constructed along the new section of trail.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=31283
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District, Saguache Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Saguache. LEGAL - Not Applicable From Lujan Pass on the east to the LaGarita Wilderness on the west, Rio Grande and GMUG National Forests.
Rio Grande 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
CDot Permit Renewals - La Manga and Wolf Creek Workshop & Storage Areas
EA
- Special area management In Progress
Comment Period
07/10/2013
Expected: 05/2014 06/2014 Matthew Custer
719-852-6206
mscuster@fs.fed.us
Description: CDot will be applying in early 2012 to renew two special use permits: La Manga workshop and storage area; Wolf Creek workshop and storage area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37985
Location: UNIT - Conejos Peak Ranger District, Divide Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Conejos, Mineral. Highway 17 La Manga Pass; Highway 160 Wolf Creek Pass
DITCH BILL EASEMENTS
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/20/1995
Expected: 12/2013 01/2014 Matthew Custer
719-852-6206
mscuster@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest has 87 applications for Ditch Bill Easements. The Forest intends to process at least 25 of these applications in FY05. This action involves authorizing historical facilities that qualify under the Ditch Bill.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/riogrande/projects/
Location: UNIT - Conejos Peak Ranger District, Divide Ranger District, Saguache Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Alamosa, Conejos, Hinsdale, Mineral, Rio Grande, Saguache. On National Forest Service Land throughout the Rio Grande National Forest.
Rio Grande National Forest, Conejos Peak Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bear Creek Emergency Egress
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/13/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Andrea Jones
719-274-8971
amjones@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to elevate a gully crossing between Bear Creek and Sheep Creek Subdivision for emergency egress for vehicles.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43732
Location: UNIT - Conejos Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Conejos. LEGAL - T38N, R6E, Section 22 On the boundary of Sheep Creek and Bear Creek subdivisions in Conejos Canyon.
CDOT Gravel Pit at La Manga Pass
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
02/13/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Patrick Moran
719-852-6286
patrickjmoran@fs.fed.us
Description: he Rio Grande National Forest (RGNF) is planning to evaluate the environmental impacts of a mineral materials free use permit for the Colorado Department of Transportation at the site that they are illegally occupying along La Manga Pass.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43856
Location: UNIT - Conejos Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Conejos. LEGAL - Not Applicable West of Antonito, Colorado along La Manga Pass
CDOT Gravel Storage Area
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Comment Period
07/01/2013
Expected: 05/2014 06/2014 Matthew Custer
719-852-6206
mscuster@fs.fed.us
Description: CDOT will be applying for a permit to continue to use an existing storage area on La Manga Pass. The existing site is for gravel and waste rock storage related to maintenance of Highway 17.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37975
Location: UNIT - Conejos Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Conejos. La Manga Pass
Cat Creek Cattle and Horse Allotments EA
EA
- Grazing management On Hold N/A N/A Kelly Garcia
719-274-6317
kgarcia@fs.fed.us
Description: This is an environmental assessment analyzing seven cattle and horse allotments (Cat Crk, La Jara, Hot Crk, Alamosa, Bancos, Jim Crk and Rough Crk) for the effects of continued livestock grazing and the development of allotment management plans.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34012
Location: UNIT - Conejos Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Conejos, Rio Grande. These allotments are located in Conejos and Rio Grande counties.
Cat Creek Water Well
CE
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/13/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Andrea Jones
719-274-8971
amjones@fs.fed.us
Description: A water well will be drilled in the vicinity of Cat Creek, which is located north of Terrace Reservoir. The water will be pumped into a storage tank with a gravity flow to drinkers.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43735
Location: UNIT - Conejos Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Rio Grande. LEGAL - T37N, R6E, NE1/4 SE1/4, Sec.36 Cat Creek near Poison Gulch
Changing Status of FSR 380.6a
CE
- Road management
- Special area management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/13/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Andrea Jones
719-274-6309
amjones@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to change status from Level I maintenance to Level II maintenance and possibly open the road for public use.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43730
Location: UNIT - Conejos Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Conejos. LEGAL - T36N, R3E, Section 11 Conejos Peak Ranger District, T36N, R3E, Section 11
Cumbres Vegetation Management Project
EIS
- Forest products
- Fuels management
In Progress
FEIS NOA in Federal Register
05/02/2014
Expected: 07/2014 07/2014 Diana McGinn
719-852-6241
dmcginn@fs.fed.us
Description: proposing to salvage of spruce beetle killed trees in the Trujillo Meadows and Neff Mountain area along with reducing fuels next to private land and protect infrastructure.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34685
Location: UNIT - Conejos Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Conejos. LEGAL - T32 N, R5E Sec 4-9; T33N, R5E, Sec 31; T32N, R4 E. Sec 1,12; T 33N, R4 E. Sec 25, 36 On top of Cumbres Pass in the Trujillo Meadows and Neff Mountain area.
Hidden Mile Fence Construction/Reconstruction
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/13/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Kelly Garcia
719-274-6317
kgarcia@fs.fed.us
Description: Fence reconstruction and new fence construction including floating fence. Fence will be built to wildlife specifications. Permitted cattle will be fenced out of the area to allow for riparian vegetation restoration, habitat enhancement/protection.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43762
Location: UNIT - Conejos Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Conejos. LEGAL - Township 32N, Range 5E, section 34. Located approximately 3 miles NW of Horca, along FSR 250.
Hidden Mile Public Access
CE
- Recreation management
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/13/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Kelly Garcia
719-274-6317
kgarcia@fs.fed.us
Description: Establishment of a small public parking area immediately adjacent to FSR 250 for public fishing access and interpretive signs.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43763
Location: UNIT - Conejos Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Conejos. LEGAL - Township 32N, Range 5E, section 34. Located approximately 3 miles NW of Horca, along FSR 250.
Hidden Mile Rootwad Extraction
CE
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/13/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Kelly Garcia
719-274-6317
kgarcia@fs.fed.us
Description: Approximately 20 blowdown trees are proposed for removal from the Grouse Creek Timber Sale area for placement into the streambank of the Conejos River as part of the Hidden Mile fish habitat improvement project.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43764
Location: UNIT - Conejos Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Conejos. LEGAL - Township 33N, Range 5E, Sections 28-29 Grouse Creek Timber Sale, Grouse Creek, approximately 6 miles SW of Horca.
Hot Creek/Piedrosa Wildlife/Fuels Reduction
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Grazing management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/27/2009
Expected: 10/2013 06/2014 Sidney Hall
719-852-6205
shall@fs.fed.us
Description: Wildlife habitat improvement/hazardous fuels treatment project. The goal for the majority of area will be to re-introduce fire into ecosystem via prescribed fire to accomplish the wildlife habitat improvements and reduce fuel loadings.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=24633
Location: UNIT - Conejos Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Conejos. LEGAL - T35N, R6E, Sec. 1-4, 8-12, 14-17; T36N, R6E, Sec. 34 & 35. West of Capulin, CO 13 miles along FDR 255 and then southwest along FDR 252.
Mogote - Forest Service Administrative Horse Pasture Fence Construction
CE
- Facility management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/13/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Andrea Jones
719-274-8971
amjones@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will be the construction of about 1.5 miles of fence and two water gaps into the Conejos River within the Mogote Forest Service Administrative horse pasture just south of the community of Fox Creek.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43736
Location: UNIT - Conejos Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Conejos. LEGAL - T33N, R7E, NE1/4 NW1/4, Sec.33 West of Mogote Campground
Platoro fence extension
CE
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/13/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Kelly Garcia
719-274-6317
kgarcia@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will be the re-construction of ½ mile of fence and the construction of one-quarter mile of new fence construction on the east boundary of the community of Platoro.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43786
Location: UNIT - Conejos Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Conejos. LEGAL - T36N, R4E, NE1/4 SE1/4, Sec.23 East of Platoro community
Rito Hondo - Forest Service Administrative Horse Pasture Corral Construction
CE
- Facility management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/13/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Kelly Garcia
719-274-6317
kgarcia@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will be the construction of a small horse corral within the Rito Hondo Forest Service Administrative horse pasture just north of the Bighorn Corral on FDR 103.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43787
Location: UNIT - Conejos Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Conejos. LEGAL - T32N, R7E, NE1/4 NW1/4, Sec.10 North of Bighorn Corral on FSR103
Schilling Springs Water Well
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/13/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Kelly Garcia
719-274-6317
kgarcia@fs.fed.us
Description: A water well will be drilled in the vicinity of Schilling Springs, which is located north of Terrace Reservoir. The water will be pumped into a 12,000 gallon storage tank with a gravity flow to drinkers.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43790
Location: UNIT - Conejos Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Conejos. LEGAL - T36N, R6E, NW1/4 SE1/4, Sec.15 NW of Terrace Reservoir near Schilling Springs
Schilling Springs water development project
CE
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/12/2013
Expected: 10/2013 03/2014 Luciano Sandoval
719-274-8971
lpsandoval@fs.fed.us
Description: Develop a water source on the Platoro Cattle & Horse Allotment
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41553
Location: UNIT - Conejos Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Rio Grande. LEGAL - T.36 N, R6E, Sec. 15 Triangle pasture of the Platoro C&H allotment
Spectacle Lake Cattleguard Relocation
CE
- Grazing management Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2014
Actual: 07/08/2014
09/2014 Kelly Garcia
719-274-6317
kgarcia@fs.fed.us
Description: An existing cattleguard on FDR250 near Spectacle Lake is proposed for relocation to another location on FDR250 at the boundary of the Rocky Mtn. Estates.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43793
Location: UNIT - Conejos Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Conejos. LEGAL - T34N, R5E, NE1/4 NW1/4, Sec.20 Conejos Peak RD, FSR 250
Spruce Hole Salvage
CE
- Recreation management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/13/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Mike Tooley
719-274-6321
mltooley@fs.fed.us
Description: alvage merchantable trees which are dead, dying, or imminently infested by spruce beetles on up to 250 acres in the Spruce Hole area. Activities would also provide hazard tree removal from recreational areas surrounding the Spruce Hole yurt.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43796
Location: UNIT - Conejos Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Conejos. LEGAL - T33N, R5E all or portions of sections 13 & 24 and T33N, R6E all or portions of sections 18 & 19 all in NMPM Spruce Hole
Triangle Earth Dams
CE
- Grazing management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/13/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Kelly Garcia
719-274-6317
kgarcia@fs.fed.us
Description: Four earth dams for water collection will be constructed in the area known as the Triangle, just north of Terrace Reservoir. Construction is an earthen dug-out area with a dam and a spillway treated with salt to seal the bottom.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43794
Location: UNIT - Conejos Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Conejos. LEGAL - T36N, R6E, SE1/4 NW1/4, Sec.13 West of Chiquita Peak
Rio Grande National Forest, Divide Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
8- DIVIDE RANGER DISTRICT RECREATION SPECIAL USES
CE
- Special use management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/13/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Jody Fairchild
719-658-2556
jfairchild@fs.fed.us
Description: EIGHT RECREATION EVENT PROPOSALS CREEDE MOUNTAIN RUN SOUTH FORK MUSHROOM FORAY CREEDE OHV POKER RUN HARDROCK 100 PIEDRA BOWHUNTERS TARGET RANGE SHOOTS UTE CUP TRIALS LAND ROVER REC EVENT ROUNDUP RIDERS OF THE ROCKIES HORSE EVENT
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43780
Location: UNIT - Divide Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Rio Grande, Saguache. LEGAL - Not Applicable Divide Ranger District Including: Creede, South Fork and Other Locations
ALAMO HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION DOMESTIC WATER PIPELINE PERMIT REISSUANCE PROPOSAL
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/13/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Matthew Custer
719-852-6206
mscuster@fs.fed.us
Description: PERMIT HAS EXPIRED. THE PROPOSAL IS TO REISSUE A SPECIAL USE PERMIT REAUTHORIZING AN EXISTING DOMESTIC WATER PIPELINE SYSTEM THAT ORIGINATES ON FOREST SERVICE LANDS.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43738
Location: UNIT - Divide Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Rio Grande. LEGAL - SECTIONS 9, 10, 15, 16 TOWNSHIP 39 N RANGE 3 E, NEW MEXICO PRINCIPLE MERIDIAN ON THE SLOPES BEAVER MOUNTAIN UPHILL FROM THE ALAMO HOMES COMPLEX
BRISTOL ELECTRONIC SITE TECHNOLOGIES, PERMIT REISSUANCE
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/13/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Matthew Custer
719-852-6206
mscuster@fs.fed.us
Description: PROPOSAL IS TO REISSUE A NEW SPECIAL USE PERMIT AT THE SAME ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS SITE FOR THE SAME INFRASTRUCTURE ALREADY IN PLACE, PLUS 2 NEW (1,000 GALLON) PROPANE TANKS (ON CONCRETE BLOCKS) AND 1 NEW SOLAR PANEL PEDESTAL.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43742
Location: UNIT - Divide Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mineral. LEGAL - SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 41 N RANGE 2 W, NEW MEXICO PRINCIPLE MERIDIAN. AT THE TERMINAL END OF FOREST SERVICE ROAD 532 ON TOP OF BRISTOL HEAD ROAD.
CDoT Remediation Wells
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/12/2013
Expected: 10/2013 11/2013 Matthew Custer
719-852-6206
mscuster@fs.fed.us
Description: CDoT will be applying for a permit for existing groundwater monitoring & remediation wells, and drill possibly more wells,on Wolf Creek Pass. The wells are to remediate an existing dissolved-phase petroleum hydrocarbon plume related to their facility
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37987
Location: UNIT - Divide Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mineral. LEGAL - NMPM, T. 37N., R2E., NE1/4 sec. 8. Wolf Creek Pass
Continental Dam & Santa Maria Canal Rehabilitation Project
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/02/2013
Expected: 10/2013 05/2014 Thomas Malecek
719-657-6007
tmalecek@fs.fed.us
Description: Repair existing dam, spillway, and canal
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41429
Location: UNIT - Divide Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Hinsdale, Mineral. LEGAL - T 41 N, R 3 W, Sec. 1: T 41 N, R 2 W, Sec 7 and 8 Located approximately 25 miles northwest of Creede, CO
Divide District Trails System Maintenance
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/13/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Jody Fairchild
719-658-0390
jfairchild@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal is to provide maintenance and minor reconstruction to the Divide District recreational trails system, both motorized and non-motorized.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43781
Location: UNIT - Divide Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Hinsdale, Mineral, Rio Grande, Saguache, San Juan. LEGAL - Not Applicable The existing designated motorized and non-motorized trails within the Infra Data Base, travel management system, for the Divide Ranger District.
MINERAL COUNTY VISTA GRANDE HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION SIGN PERMIT REISSUANCE PROPOSAL
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/13/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Matthew Custer
719-852-6206
mscuster@fs.fed.us
Description: VISTA GRANDE HOMEOWNERS ASSOC. ENTRANCE SIGN LOCATED ON FOREST SERVICE PROPERTY - THIS PERMIT HAS EXPIRED. THE PROPOSAL IS TO REISSUE ANOTHER SPECIAL USE PERMIT AUTHORIZING THIS SAME SIGN IN THE SAME LOCATION.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43785
Location: UNIT - Divide Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mineral. LEGAL - SECTION 11, TOWNSHIP 41 N, RANGE 1 W, NEW MEXICO PRINCIPLE MERIDIAN SECTION 11, TOWNSHIP 41 N, RANGE 1 W, NEW MEXICO PRINCIPLE MERIDIAN
RIO GRANDE WATERSHED EMERGENCY ACTION COORDINATION TEAM (RWEACT) RESEARCH
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/13/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Jody Fairchild
719-658-2556
jfairchild@fs.fed.us
Description: PROPOSAL IS TO ALLOW RWEACT TO CONDUCT RESEARCH AND MONITORING ACTIVITIES IN AND AROUND THE WEST FORK FIRE COMPLEX BURN AREA. THE ACTIVITIES WOULD BE AUTHORIZED OVER A 5 YEAR PERIOD.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43776
Location: UNIT - Divide Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Hinsdale, Mineral, Rio Grande. LEGAL - Not Applicable WEST FORK FIRE INFLUENCE AREA
RUTH BROWN PIPELINE PERMIT REISSUANCE PROPOSAL
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Special use management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/13/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Matthew Custer
719-852-6206
mscuster@fs.fed.us
Description: CURRENT PERMIT HAS EXPIRED. PROPOSAL IS TO REAUTHORIZE AN EXISTING BURIED WATER PIPELINE THAT MOVES WATER FROM A DIVERSION DAM ON THE ROARING FORK OF GOOSE CREEK, ACROSS FOREST SERVICE LANDS TO HAY PRESS LAKE, LOCATED ON PRIVATE LANDS.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43774
Location: UNIT - Divide Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mineral. LEGAL - SECTIONS 33, 28, TOWNSHIP 40 N, RANGE 1 E, NEW MEXICO PRINCIPLE MERIDIAN SECTIONS 33, 28, TOWNSHIP 40 N, RANGE 1 E, NEW MEXICO PRINCIPLE MERIDIAN
Roaring Fork Stream Restoration Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Special use management
On Hold N/A N/A Barry Wiley
719-852-6228
bgwiley@fs.fed.us
Description: Colorado Parks and Wildlife is proposing to apply Rotenone to the Roaring Fork drainage in order to remove all nonnative fish prior to restocking with native Rio Grande cutthroat trout.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43903
Location: UNIT - Divide Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mineral. LEGAL - Portions of Township 40 N., Range 1E., Sections 19-33 and Township 39 N., Range 1E., Sections 5 and 6 Roaring Fork drainage upstream of Goose Creek in the Weminuche Wilderness approximately 15 miles south of Creede, CO.
SANTA MARIA RESERVOIR COMPANY CABIN PERMIT REISSUANCE PROPOSAL
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/13/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Debra Mollet
719-852-6234
dmollet@fs.fed.us
Description: THIS PERMIT HAS EXPIRED. THE PROPOSAL IS TO REISSUE THE PERMIT AUTHORIZING THE VERY SAME EXISTING CABIN TO REMAIN ON PUBLIC LANDS. THIS CABIN IS USED FOR MAINTAINING THE CONTINENTAL RESERVOIR DAM AND ADJACENT IRRIGATION INFRASTRUCTURE.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43797
Location: UNIT - Divide Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Hinsdale. LEGAL - SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 42 N RANGE 3 W, NEW MEXICO PRINCIPLE MERIDIAN SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 42 N RANGE 3 W, NEW MEXICO PRINCIPLE MERIDIAN
SANTA MARIA RESERVOIR COMPANY, CONTINENTAL RESERVOIR DAM ACCESS ROAD PERMIT REISSUANCE.
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/13/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Matthew Custer
719-852-6206
mscuster@fs.fed.us
Description: THE PERMIT HAS EXPIRED. THE PROPOSAL IS TO REISSUE A PERMIT FOR THE SAME 1/4 OF A MILE LONG, ACCESS ROAD ACROSS NATIONAL FOREST LANDS. THIS IS A ROAD THE RESERVOIR COMPANY USES TO ACCESS THE WORKINGS OF THE CONTINENTAL RESERVOIR DAM.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43778
Location: UNIT - Divide Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Hinsdale. LEGAL - SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 42 N, RANGE 3 W, NEW MEXICO PRINCIPLE MERIDIAN FROM THE BOAT RAMP ROAD TO THE TOP OF CONTINENTAL RESERVOIR DAM.
SANTA MARIA RESERVOIR GRAVEL PIT PERMIT REISSUANCE
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/13/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Debra Mollet
520-388-8415
dmollet@fs.fed.us
Description: THIS PERMIT HAS EXPIRED. PROPOSAL IS TO REISSUE THIS PERMIT TO AUTHORIZE THE SAME EXISTING GRAVEL PIT LOCATED ON NATIONAL FOREST LAND AND USED BY THE SANTA MARIA RESERVOIR COMPANY TO STORE MINERAL MATERIALS.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43777
Location: UNIT - Divide Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mineral. LEGAL - SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 41 N, RANGE 2 W, NEW MEXICO PRINCIPLE MERIDIAN SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 41 N, RANGE 2 W, NEW MEXICO PRINCIPLE MERIDIAN
Snow Mesa S&G Allotments Analysis
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Comment Period
01/10/2014
Expected: 03/2015 09/2015 Tristram Post
719-657-6010
tpost@fs.fed.us
Description: Environmental Analysis for domestic sheep grazing on four domestic sheep and goat allotments.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42886
Location: UNIT - Divide Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Hinsdale, Mineral. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Snow Mesa Allotments are approximately 22,711 acres and includes portions of Townships 42-43 N, Ranges 1 and 2 West within Hinsdale and Mineral Counties, Colorado.
Tucker Ponds Salvage
CE
- Recreation management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/13/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Kirby Self
719-657-6037
kself@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of this project is to retrieve economic value from timber stands that have been impacted by spruce beetle, and to artificially regenerate stands after harvest, where necessary.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43745
Location: UNIT - Divide Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mineral. LEGAL - : T38N, R2E all or portions of section 34 and T37N, R2E all or portions of sections 2, 3 and 11 all in NMPM Tucker Ponds Campground and surrounding area
US MILITARY HELICOPTER TRAINING MANEUVERS
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/13/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Jody Fairchild
719-658-2556
jfairchild@fs.fed.us
Description: PROPOSAL IS TO ALLOW THE US ARMY TO CONDUCT HIGH ELEVATION HELICOPTER TRAINING (takeoffs/landings) IN THE SNOW MESA AREA OUTSIDE OF DESIGNATED WILDERNESS. THE TRAINING WOULD BE DURING THE WINTER MONTHS, OVER A 5 YEAR PERIOD.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43782
Location: UNIT - Divide Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Hinsdale, Mineral. LEGAL - Sections 1 through 36, Township 42 N Range 2 W SNOW MESA (south of La Garita Wilderness)
UTE CREEK GUIDING AND OUTFITTING, PERMIT
CE
- Special use management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/13/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Jody Fairchild
719-658-0390
jfairchild@fs.fed.us
Description: PROPOSAL IS TO ISSUE A PERMIT FOR 476 SERVICE DAYS TO "UTE CREEK GUIDING/OUTFITTING " FOR ANOTHER 8 YEAR TERM. THEY HAVE HAD A PERMIT THE LAST 2 YEARS TO DO SUMMER, FALL, AND WINTER OPERATIONS. THIS WOULD BE AN ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION, NO NEW USE.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43784
Location: UNIT - Divide Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Hinsdale, Mineral, Rio Grande, Saguache, San Juan. LEGAL - Not Applicable Divide Ranger District
Village at Wolf Creek Land Exchange Proposal
EIS
- Land ownership management In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
08/17/2012
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
06/2014
Expected: 07/2014 08/2014 Adam Mendonca
719-852-6225
amendonca@fs.fed.us
Description: The Rio Grande National Forest is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement to analyze the effects of the proposed Village at Wolf Creek land exchange.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35945
Location: UNIT - Divide Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mineral. LEGAL - T37N, R2E, Sections 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9 and part of 37; NMPM The federal and non-federal parcels to be considered are entirely within Mineral County, Colorado
WILLIAM BIEBER BRIDGE PERMIT REISSUANCE PROPOSAL
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/13/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Matthew Custer
719-852-6206
mscuster@fs.fed.us
Description: THIS PERMIT HAS EXPIRED. PROPOSAL IS TO REISSUE ANOTHER SPECIAL USE PERMIT FOR THE SAME EXISTING BRIDGE THAT CROSSES RED MOUNTAIN CREEK TO ACCESS THE WILLIAM BIEBER PRIVATE LAND HOLDINGS AT THE END OF FOREST SERVICE ROAD 526
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43739
Location: UNIT - Divide Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mineral. LEGAL - SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 40 N, RANGE 1 W, NEW MEXICO PRINCIPLE MERIDIAN THE BRIDGE THAT CROSSES RED MOUNTAIN CREEK TO ACCESS THE WILLIAM BIEBER PRIVATE LAND HOLDINGS AT THE END OF FOREST SERVICE ROAD 526
WOLF CREEK CENTURY-TEL PERMIT REISSUANCE
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/13/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Matthew Custer
719-852-6206
mscuster@fs.fed.us
Description: THE PROPOSAL IS TO REISSUE A SPECIAL USE PERMIT TO CENTURY-TEL AUTHORIZING THEIR EXISTING BURIED FIBER-OPTIC LINE. THIS LINE FOLLOWS US HIGHWAY 160 FROM THE PASS CREEK TUNNEL TO THE WOLF CREEK SKI AREA
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43743
Location: UNIT - Divide Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mineral. LEGAL - T38N, R2E, Secs. 9,16,21,28,33,34; T37N, R2E, Secs. 3,4; T37N, R1E, Secs. 5,8 BURIED CONDUIT IS ON THE SOUTH AND EAST SHOULDERS OF US HIGHWAY 160 FROM THE PASS CREEK TUNNEL TO THE WOLF CREEK SKI AREA
West Pinos Salvage
CE
- Forest products In Progress
Scoping Start
02/13/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Kevin Duda
719-657-6022
kduda@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed action would salvage merchantable dead trees (subalpine fir and Engelmann spruce), merchantable Engelmann spruce that are infested with spruce beetles, and Engelmann spruce that are likely to be infested by spruce beetles.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43795
Location: UNIT - Divide Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Rio Grande. LEGAL - T38N, R4E, Sections: 22,23,26,27,28,33,34 and 35. The project area is located approximately 15 miles southwest of Del Norte, CO along Authorized Forest Roads 14 and 345.
Wolf Creek Ski Area 2013/2014 Improvement Projects
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/23/2013
Expected: N/A Stephen Brigham
719-657-6014
sbrigham@fs.fed.us
Description: Implement Projects approved under 2010 Ski Area Master Development Plan
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42150
Location: UNIT - Divide Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mineral. LEGAL - T37N, R2E, Sec. 8 & 9 Wolf Creek Ski Area Permit Area
XIC ASSOCIATION DOMESTIC WATER PIPELINELINE PERMIT REISSUANCE PROPOSAL
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/13/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Matthew Custer
719-852-6206
mscuster@fs.fed.us
Description: PERMIT HAS EXPIRED. THE PROPOSAL IS TO REISSUE A SPECIAL USE PERMIT REAUTHORIZING THIS SAME EXISTING PIPELINE. XIC HOLDS THE WATER RIGHT TO TAP THE SPRING FOR DOMESTIC USE.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43737
Location: UNIT - Divide Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mineral. LEGAL - SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 40 N, RANGE 2 W, NEW MEXICO PRINCIPLE MERIDIAN THIS BURIED DOMESTIC WATER PIPELINE (LESS THAN 12" DIAMETER) CROSSES NATIONAL FOREST LANDS FROM THE SPRING SOURCE ALONG WEST SIDE OF STATE HIGHWAY 149 TO THE PRIVATE LANDS OF XIC ASSOCIATION (~420ft)
Rio Grande National Forest, Saguache Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Cottonwood Trail to Liberty Trailhead
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/13/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 James Pitts
505-257-4095
jamespitts@fs.fed.us
Description: To eliminate inadequate parking and reduce or eliminate private property access issues, the Saguache Ranger District would like to move the trailhead to the more adequate facility at the Liberty Road Trailhead.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43744
Location: UNIT - Saguache Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Saguache. LEGAL - Not Applicable Liberty TH to Cottonwood Trail, Baca Mountain Tract
East Pass Creek Road Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout Habitat Improvement Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/01/2014
Expected: 07/2014 08/2014 David Hosack
719-655-6122
dhosack@fs.fed.us
Description: The Rio Grande National Forest proposes to change the maintenance and use level of approximately 1 mile segment of Forest Road 781 from open to public motor vehicle use maintenance level 2, to maintenance level 1, closed to motor vehicle use.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44894
Location: UNIT - Saguache Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Saguache. LEGAL - Township 46 N; Range 4 E; Section 33 Forest Road 781 is located on the Saguache Ranger District of the Rio Grande National Forest west of Saguache Colorado within Saguache County. Access to Forest Road 781 is from State Highway 114.
Findley Gulch Small Tracts Act
CE
- Land ownership management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/13/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 James Pitts
505-257-4095
jamespitts@fs.fed.us
Description: Complete one interchange of approximately 3.1 acres to resolve one encroachment of private residence and compete a sale of approximately 1.32 acres to resolve the second encroachment of a private residence.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43765
Location: UNIT - Saguache Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Saguache. LEGAL - T46N R7E Sec34 T46N R7E Sec34
La Garita Creek Fish Barrier
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants On Hold N/A N/A Barry Wiley
719-852-6228
bgwiley@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct a fish migration barrier approximately 100 feet wide and 5 feet tall utilizing boulders and/or concrete.
Location: UNIT - Saguache Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Saguache. LEGAL - T41N, R6E, Section 6. Project is located approximately 7 miles southwest of La Garita, CO
La Garita Hills Restoration Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Watershed management
In Progress
Comment Period
05/03/2013
Expected: 06/2014 08/2014 Diana McGinn
719-852-6241
dmcginn@fs.fed.us
Description: Management activities needed to promote forest health and resiliency, improve wildlife habitat, salvage spruce beetle killed trees, remove trees hazardous to infrastructure or public safety, manage WUI fuels, and improve watersheds
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42001
Location: UNIT - Saguache Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Saguache. LEGAL - T42N, R3E, Sec. 2, 3, 10; T42N, R 4 E. Sec. 1-4, 9–16; T42N, R5E, Sec. 1-26; T42N, R6E, Sec. 1–9, 18, 19, 30; T43N, R3E, Sec.1-5, 8–16, 21-28, 33-36, T.43N, R4E, Sec. 1-30, 32-36; T43N. R5E, Sec. 1-36 One mile west of Saguache, CO, south and west along District boundary
Luders Lodgepole
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
02/13/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 James Pitts
505-257-4095
jamespitts@fs.fed.us
Description: Treat by using salvage harvest, bark beetle infested lodgepole pine trees in and adjacent to the Luders Campground.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43766
Location: UNIT - Saguache Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Saguache. LEGAL - T45N, R3E, sections 1 and 12, NMPM In and around Luder%u2019s Campground
Saguache Park Wells
CE
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/13/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Dayle Funka
719-655-2547
daylesfunka@fs.fed.us
Description: Contruct two wells for livestock water improvements in the Saguache Park Allotment to provide reliable water for livestock and wildlife.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43768
Location: UNIT - Saguache Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Saguache. LEGAL - Proposed Well #1- Continental Divide Well (T44N R1E S20); Proposed Well #2- Salthouse Well (T45N R2E S11) In and around Saguache Park
Sangre de Cristo AML
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
02/13/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Patrick Moran
719-852-6286
patrickjmoran@fs.fed.us
Description: For public health and safety we will locate and identify abandoned mine portals for closure. Evaluation will include wildlife surveys primarily for bat use, botanical surveys and historical evaluation prior to any closure work being initiated.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43771
Location: UNIT - Saguache Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Saguache. LEGAL - Not Applicable Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range, north of the community of Crestone, in and around Pole Creek, Major Creek, Burnt Gulch.
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