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)
- Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, Boulder Ranger District
- Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, Canyon Lakes Ranger District
- Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, Clear Creek Ranger District
- Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, Pawnee Ranger District
- Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, Sulphur Ranger District


Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Western Area Power Administration Right-of-Way Maintenance and Reauthorization Project
EIS
- Special use management In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
09/27/2013
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
01/2015
Expected: 03/2015 05/2015 Christopher Wehrli
303-275-5107
clwehrli@fs.fed.us
Description: Update vegetation management activities along 278 miles of transmission lines located on NFS lands in Colorado, Nebraska, and Utah. These activities are intended to protect the transmission lines by managing for stable, low growth vegetation.
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District, Norwood Ranger District, Gunnison Ranger District, Paonia Ranger District, Yampa Ranger District, Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District, Pine Ridge Ranger District, Boulder Ranger District, Canyon Lakes Ranger District, Sulphur Ranger District, Salida Ranger District, Mancos/Dolores Ranger District, West Zone/Sopris Ranger District, East Zone/Dillon Ranger District, Ashley National Forest All Units. STATE - Colorado, Nebraska, Utah. COUNTY - Dawes, Daggett, Uintah, Chaffee, Delta, Dolores, Eagle, Grand, Gunnison, Jackson, Lake, La Plata, Larimer, Mesa, Montrose, Routt, Saguache, San Juan. LEGAL - Not Applicable Linear transmission lines located in Colorado, Utah, and Nebraska
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Colorado Mountain School
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 02/2016 03/2016 Jaime Oliva
303-541-2509
joliva@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a ten-year outfitter and guide permit for mountaineering, avalanche education, and ski touring. This will replace a transitional priority use permit.
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District, Canyon Lakes Ranger District, East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder, Eagle, Larimer. LEGAL - Not Applicable Indian Peaks Wilderness from May 1st to November 30th, east of the continental divide, and ice climbing within the Canyon Lakes and Holy Cross Ranger District's.
Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest) R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Post-Flood Stream Restoration
CE
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2015
Expected: 09/2015 12/2015 Nehalem Clark
970-295-6617
ncclark@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to implement stream restoration projects, for the purpose of improving watershed health and fisheries health within the flood-impacted area
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45878
Location: UNIT - Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests All Units. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder, Larimer. LEGAL - Not Applicable Flood-impacted area of Canyon Lakes and Boulder Ranger Districts
Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide) R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest Recreational Sport Shooting Project
EA
- Land management planning
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/02/2015
Est. Comment Period
07/2015
Expected: 01/2016 02/2016 Joshua Milligan
970-295-6761
comments-rm-arapaho-roosevelt@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service is considering amending the Forest Plan to provide direction on recreational sport shooting activities on the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46910
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District, Canyon Lakes Ranger District, Clear Creek Ranger District, Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder, Clear Creek, Gilpin, Grand, Jefferson, Larimer, Park. LEGAL - Not Applicable Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests
Boy Scouts of America, Denver Area Council
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2015
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 Jaime Oliva
303-541-2509
joliva@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a ten-year outfitter and guide permit for hiking and backpacking. This will replace a transitional priority use permit.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=29884
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District, Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder, Grand. LEGAL - Not Applicable Forest Service system trails located within and outside the Indian Peaks Wilderness on the Boulder and Sulphur Ranger District's.
Kent Mountain Adventure Center
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
09/2015
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 Jaime Oliva
303-541-2509
joliva@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a ten-year outfitter and guide permit for backpacking and rock climbing. This will replace a transitional priority use permit.
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District, Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder, Larimer. LEGAL - Not Applicable Ironclads and within the Canyon Lakes Ranger District.
Lane Guest Ranch
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
09/2015
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 Jaime Oliva
303-541-2509
joliva@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a ten-year outfitter and guide permit for horseback riding. This will replace a transitional priority use permit.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=10696
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District, Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder, Larimer. LEGAL - Not Applicable Deer Ridge and trails west, east, and north of Meeker Park. House Rock and Pierson Park within the Canyon Lakes Ranger District.
Meeker Park Lodge
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
09/2015
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 Jaime Oliva
303-541-2509
joliva@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a ten-year outfitter and guide permit for horseback riding. This will replace a transitional priority use permit.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=10687
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District, Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder, Larimer. LEGAL - Not Applicable Deer Ridge and trails west and northwest of Meeker Park. House Rock and Pierson Park within the Canyon Lakes Ranger District.
YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park Center
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2015
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 Jaime Oliva
303-541-2509
joliva@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service purposes to issue a ten-year outfitter and guide permit for hiking. This will replace a transitional priority use permit.
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District, Canyon Lakes Ranger District, Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder, Gilpin, Larimer. LEGAL - Not Applicable Forest Service system trails outside and within the Indian Peaks Wilderness, and within the Canyon Lakes and Sulphur Ranger District.
Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, Boulder Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Advid4 Adventure
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
09/2015
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 Jaime Oliva
303-541-2509
joliva@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a ten-year outfitter and guide permit for rock climbing. This will replace a transitional priority use permit.
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - Not Applicable Ironclads
Allenspark Recreational Shooting Project
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Comment Period
06/29/2011
Expected: 01/2016 02/2016 Edward Perault
303-541-2510
eperault@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to manage recreational shooting at the former Allenspark Dump Site to address safety concerns.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32622
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - T.2N., R.71W., Section 4 Located less than a quarter mile east of the intersections of State Highways 7 and 72 near Allenspark, Colorado.
Colorado Mountain Ranch
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2015
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 Jaime Oliva
303-541-2509
joliva@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a ten-year outfitting and guide permit for hiking. This will replace a transitional priority use permit.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=10692
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - Not Applicable Forest Service system trails within and outside of the Indian Peaks Wilderness.
Colorado State Highway 7 Recreation Improvements Plan
EA
- Recreation management
- Facility management
In Progress
Comment Period
06/03/2009
Expected: 01/2016 06/2016 Edward Perault
303-541-2510
eperault@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to improve recreation opportunities at and near the Meeker Park Campground area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=18244
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - Not Applicable Areas of the Roosevelt Natl Forest that are located along Highway 7 at or near the Meeker Park Campground.
Eldora Mountain Resort Ski Area Projects
EIS
- Special use management In Progress
FEIS NOA in Federal Register
03/19/2015
Expected: 08/2015 08/2015 Katherine Armstrong
303-541-2532
krarmstrong@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize implementing numerous projects from the Eldora Mountain Resort 2011 Master Plan. For more information go to: http://www.EldoraEIS.com
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42285
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder, Gilpin. LEGAL - Not Applicable Eldora Mountain Resort is located west of the town of Nederland and the community of Eldora
Estes Valley Land Trust access request
CE
- Land ownership management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/24/2015
Expected: 08/2015 08/2015 Mike Johnson
303-541-2534
mjohnson10@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a special use authorization allowing use and maintenance of a road for year round access to private property.
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - Sec. 13, T.3N., R73W.,6th P.M., Near Allenspark, CO
Ferch Mountains Plan of Operations
CE
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A Mike Johnson
303-541-2534
mjohnson10@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to approve a Plan of Operations for minerals exploration
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. Sugarloaf Road
Forsythe II Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 02/2016 05/2016 Cambria Armstrong
970-295-6768
cnarmstrong@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to reduce hazardous fuels, enhance aspen and restore meadows and reduce the risk of negative effects of wildfire to the watershed in the area east of Nederland, CO and west of Gross Reservoir.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47358
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder, Gilpin. LEGAL - Not Applicable East of Nederland, South of Highway 119, and west of Gross Reservoir
Garcia Access
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Mike Johnson
303-541-2534
mjohnson10@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue an easement for year round access to private property.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35456
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. T.1N., R.72W., Section 29
Highlands Presbyterian Camp and Retreat Center
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2015
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 Jaime Oliva
303-541-2509
joliva@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a ten-year outfitter and guide permit for hiking and backpacking. This will replace a transitional priority use permit.
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - Not Applicable Southeast of Allenspark / Ironclads
Insight Intensive at Gold Lake
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
09/2015
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 Jaime Oliva
303-541-2509
joliva@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a ten-year outfitter and guide permit for horseback riding. This will replace a transitional priority use permit.
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - Not Applicable Gold Lake Area
Magnolia Trails Project
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Comment Period
09/06/2013
Expected: 01/2016 02/2016 Karen Roth
970-295-6621
kroth@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to determine a sustainable non-motorized trail system for the Magnolia area on the Boulder Ranger District
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41601
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - T1S, R73W Sections 13, 23, 24, 26, 27; and T1S, R72W, Sections 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 West of the Peak to Peak Highway along county road 132W and East of the Peak to Peak Highway along county road 132 to Reynolds Ranch.
Pryor Water Transmission Line
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Mike Johnson
303-541-2534
mjohnson10@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a new permit for a water transmission line.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37965
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - Section 21, T 1 S, R 73 W, 6th P.M. Eldora Townsite
Richards
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/03/2015
Expected: 08/2015 08/2015 Mike Johnson
303-541-2534
mjohnson10@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize year round, motorized access to private property.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43392
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - T1N, R73W, Sec 24, 6th PM T1N, R73W, Sec 24, 6th PM
Singletrack Mountain Bike Adventures
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2015
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 Jaime Oliva
303-541-2509
joliva@fs.fed.us
Description: The US Forest Service proposes to issue a ten-year outfitter and guide permit for mountain biking. This will replace a transitional priority use permit.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=29881
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - T1 S, R73W, Sec 23, 24, 26, and 27. T1 S, R72W, Sec 9, 10, 16, 17, and 20. The project area is located in the West Magnolia area on FS System trails and roads. The area is 1 mile south of Nederland, CO, off of County Road 132 West and East, from the Peak to Peak Highway.
Sundance Stables
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2016
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 Jaime Oliva
303-541-2509
joliva@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a ten-year outfitter and guide permit for horseback riding. This will replace a transitional priority use permit.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=18634
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - Sections 23, 24,26, and 27 of Township 1 south, Range 73W, 6th PM One mile due south of the town of Nederland, CO, off of County Road 132 West, and west of the Peak to Peak Highway.
Tuscarora Road Association
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/18/2015
Expected: 08/2015 08/2015 Mike Johnson
303-541-2534
mjohnson10@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a special use authorization for year-round access to private property
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36326
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - Not Applicable Section 8, Township 1 North, Range 72 West, 6th Principal Meridian
Union Pacific Railroad Communications
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/18/2015
Expected: 08/2015 08/2015 Mike Johnson
303-541-2534
mjohnson10@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize Union Pacific Railroad to construct a radio tower and communications site to enable positive train control as required by the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008.
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gilpin. LEGAL - SE1/4 Sec 4, T2S, R73W Jumbo Mountain
Victor Mine Plan of Operations
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
06/18/2015
Expected: 07/2015 07/2015 Mike Johnson
303-541-2534
mjohnson10@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to approve a Plan of Operations for the Victor Mine.
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - Sec. 20, T.2N., R.71W., 6th P.M. Castle Gulch near Lefthand Canyon and James Canyon Drives
Wild Bear Center for Nature Discovery
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 Jaime Oliva
303-541-2509
joliva@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a ten-year outfitter and guide permit for hiking. This will replace a transitional priority use permit.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32982
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - Not Applicable Forest Service system trails outside and within the Indian Peaks Wilderness.
Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, Canyon Lakes Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Authorization for Larimer County Road 47 Reconstruction
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 09/2015 09/2015 Susan Greenley
970-295-6735
sgreenley@fs.fed.us
Description: Due to the 2013 flood, county road 47 was damaged. The Forest Service proposes to issue a temporary road construction permit with an operation plan to allow for staging areas and after construction an easement would be issued to Larimer County.
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - Not Applicable Located off Colorado Highway 36, Township 4 North, 71 and 72 West. Accesses Big Elk Meadows subdivision and Forest land.
Boy Scouts of America Elkhorn High Adventure Base Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/01/2010
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 Jon Halverson
970-295-6723
jhalverson@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a Priority Outfitter/Guide special use authorization for backpacking.
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - various Rawah Wilderness, Comanche Peak Wilderness, non-wilderness lands east of the Laramie River Road
City of Fort Collins Outdoor Recreation Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/01/2010
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 Jon Halverson
970-295-6723
jhalverson@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a Priority Outfitter/Guide special use authorization for hiking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing to replace an existing expired Temporary authorization.
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - various District wide, as approved annually
City of Greeley Cabins
CE
- Land management planning In Progress
Scoping Start
05/20/2014
Expected: 10/2015 11/2015 Leslie McFadden
970-295-6651
lmcfadden@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposed to authorized continued use of cabins for operation and maintenance of remote water facilities
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - Not Applicable Peterson Lake Cabin - T7N, R75W,Section 22; Pingree Park Cabin T8N, R73W, Section 25
Elderhostel Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/01/2010
Expected: 10/2015 11/2015 Jon Halverson
970-295-6723
jhalverson@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a Priority Outfitter/Guide special use authorization for hiking to replace an existing expired Temporary authorization.
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - various Pingree Park area including Comanche Peak Wilderness
Forest Vegetation Improvement
CE
- Forest products On Hold N/A N/A Richard Edwards
970-295-6760
rsedwards@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to conduct an analysis of acreages suitable for thinning, primarily elevations above 9000 feet. This would apply to high elevation areas throughout the Canyon Lakes Ranger District
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - Various Forest stands on the Canyon Lake Ranger District above 9000 feet.
George Creek Greenback Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
02/02/2015
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 Nehalem Clark
970-346-5008
ncclark@fs.fed.us
Description: In cooperation with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the Forest Service proposes to modify aquatic habitat for the purpose of establishing a population of native greenback cutthroat trout in George and Cornelius Creeks.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45124
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - T11N R73W Sec 19, 20, 28 and 30 George Creek above the confluence with Sheep Creek, Larimer County, Canyon Lakes Ranger District
High Park Fire Reforestation
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) On Hold N/A N/A Dave Hattis
970-295-6747
dhattis@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to replant areas within the High Park Fire perimeter. Ponderosa pine forest types on moderate to low slopes that experienced high severity fire are being considered for reforestation.
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - Not Applicable Within the High Park Fire perimeter on the Canyon Lakes Ranger District.
Post-flood trail restoration
CE
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2015
Expected: 01/2016 05/2016 Kevin Cannon
970-295-6722
kcannon@fs.fed.us
Description: Repair, reconstruction and restoration of flood-impacted trails on CLRD including but not limited to Fox Creek, West Creek and Homestead Meadows.
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - Not Applicable Trails within flood-impacted area on CLRD.
Poudre Canyon Bighorn Sheep Habitat Prescribed Burn
CE
- Special area management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Land management planning
On Hold N/A N/A Dale Oberlag
970-295-6765
doberlag@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to conduct prescribed burning to improve habitat for bighorn sheep and elk in the upper Cache la Poudre Canyon.
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - T9N, R74W, Sec 29, 30, 31, 32; T9N, R75W, Sec 25, 35, 36 Along the north side of Highway 14 approximately 30 miles west of Fort Collins, Colorado
Poudre Valley REA - Power Line Upgrades
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 Susan Greenley
970-295-6735
sgreenley@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue an authorization to Poudre Valley REA to upgrade their electric power lines within the same alignment with no change in wooden pole height. Upgrades are from 7.2kV overhead to 15kV overhead.
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - Not Applicable Varied locations - Rist Canyon, Poudre Canyon, east of Cedar Park subdivisions; east of Manhatten road (outside of Red Feather Lakes, CO)
Ravencrest Chalet Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/01/2010
Expected: 10/2015 11/2015 Jon Halverson
970-295-6723
jhalverson@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a Priority Outfitter/Guide special use authorization for hiking, backpacking, rock climbing/rapelling and mountain biking to replace an existing expired Temporary authorization.
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - various Estes Park area
Roaring Creek Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2016
Expected: 10/2017 06/2018 Nehalem Clark
970-346-5008
ncclark@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes vegetation management activities in the Roaring Creek project area for the purposes of providing economic timber projects, improving forest health, reducing hazardous fuels, maintaining wildlife habitat and meadows.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44599
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Roaring Creek Project Area is located in the western portion of the Canyon Lakes RD. It is bound by the Laramie River on the west, the Cache la Poudre River on the south.
Seaman Reservoir Tributary Sediment Mitigation Project
CE
- Watershed management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/06/2015
Expected: 07/2015 07/2015 Nehalem Clark
970-346-5008
ncclark@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service is proposing soil stabilization and revegetation work in areas burned by the Hewlett fire to reduce erosion into Seaman Reservoir.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46856
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - Not Applicable Watershed surrounding the Milton Seaman Reservoir, Larimer County
Seaman Reservoir Water Management Project
EIS
- Special use management In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
02/01/2006
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
03/2016
Expected: 12/2017 05/2029 Carol Kruse
970-295-6663
ckruse@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue an authorization for the expansion of Seaman Reservoir (City of Greeley) and location of a portion of a new dam on NFS lands
Web Link: http://www.halligan-seaman.org
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - Sects. 28 & 33, T9N, R70W Northwest of Fort Collins, Colorado, in Larimer County
Sierra Club Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/01/2010
Expected: 11/2015 12/2015 Jon Halverson
970-295-6723
jhalverson@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a Priority Outfitter/Guide special use authorization for hiking and backpacking to replace an existing expired Temporary authorization.
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - various Rawah Wilderness, Comanche Peak Wilderness
Storm Mountain Public Improvement District Number 55 Road Authorization
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 10/2015 11/2015 Susan Greenley
970-295-6735
sgreenley@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a special use road authorization to these two entities for use and maintenance of Forest roads accessing these subdivisions.
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - Township 6 North, Range 71 West, sections 21, 27, 34 and 35 West of Drake, Colorado off of County Road 43
Tunnel Water Company - Laramie-Poudre Tunnel Repair
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 Susan Greenley
970-295-6735
sgreenley@fs.fed.us
Description: Tunnel Water Company has an easement for the Laramie-Poudre Tunnel. The company plans to do repairs to the tunnel and will need staging areas and use of roads outside their easement. The company will submit a completed application this year.
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - Township 8 North, Range 75 West, Sections 7-9 and 16 Located off the Laramie River road (County Road 103)
Water Facility Easement for Twin Lake Reservoir
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Susan Greenley
970-295-6735
sgreenley@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to convert a special use permit to an easement for the City of Greeley for operation of Twin Lake Reservoir and the diversion ditch on Pennock Creek. There is no anticipated change to the existing use.
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - T7N, R73W, Secs. 21 and 28 Twin Lakes Reservoir
Western Area Power Administration (Western) Estes-Flat Iron Proposed Transmission Line Rebuild
EIS
- Special use management In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
09/19/2014
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
10/2015
Expected: 01/2016 06/2016 Susan Greenley
970-295-6735
sgreenley@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service will analyze Western's proposal to remove a115 kV line and rebuild a115 kv line both of which are authorized under special use permits. These parallel lines cross approx.imately 3.8 miles of National Forest System lands.
Web Link: http://ww2.wapa.gov/sites/western/transmission/infrastruct/Pages/Estes-Flatiron.aspx
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - Township 5North, Range 71W, sec. 27 and Township 5 North, Range 72West, secs. 26, 34, 35 Estes Park to Lyons - line segments on Forest is Pole Hill area
Young Gulch Trail Restoration Project
CE
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/04/2015
Expected: 09/2015 11/2015 Kevin Cannon
970-295-6722
kcannon@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to reconstruct and reroute the Young Gulch trail necessitated by 2013 flood damage.
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - Not Applicable Young Gulch Trail, Young Gulch watershed south of Hwy 14 and Cache la Poudre River
Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, Clear Creek Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
CDOT Avalanche Mitigation System, 7 Sisters Avalanche Paths Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/08/2014
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 Patti Turecek
303-567-3011
pturecek@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a special use permit to CDOT, to allow for the installation and maintance of a remote avalanche mitigation system, to conduct avalanche control adjacent to State Highway 6, in the 7 sisters avalanche paths.
Location: UNIT - Clear Creek Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek. LEGAL - Not Applicable Seven Sisters Avalanche, State Hwy 6
Jeffery Zimmerman Private Road Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Patti Turecek
303-567-3011
pturecek@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a 90' x 20' private road special use permit to Jeffery Zimmerman to access his private property, the Timberline Lode, off of Forest Service Road 248.1, in the Waldorf area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42686
Location: UNIT - Clear Creek Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek. LEGAL - T5S, R75W, section 2 Waldorf Area, Leavenworth Road
Lookout Mountain Water District Reservoir Expansion Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/30/2014
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 Leslie McFadden
970-295-6651
lmcfadden@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue an authorization to Lookout Mountain Water District to expand reservoir storage in the Beaver Brook watershed. The increased storage would impact less than one acre of NFS lands during high water years.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44746
Location: UNIT - Clear Creek Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - T4S R72W Section 22 Beaver Brook watershed in Jefferson County in T4S R72W S22
Loveland Ski Area 2015 Projects
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/03/2015
Expected: 10/2015 11/2015 Deb Ekstrand
303-567-3024
dekstrand@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service is analyzing Loveland Ski Area's proposal to expand the Loveland Valley lodge.
Location: UNIT - Clear Creek Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek. LEGAL - Not Applicable Loveland Ski Area
Musemeche Private Road Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2015
Expected: 12/2015 12/2015 Patti Turecek
303-567-3011
pturecek@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a private road special use permit to Robert Musemeche to allow for the construction and maintenance of a private road driveway to access his private property across National Forest System lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45350
Location: UNIT - Clear Creek Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek. LEGAL - Not Applicable York Gulch Area, off of Fall River Road
Public Service Co of Colorado South Clear Creek Master Gas Line Permit
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Patti Turecek
303-567-3011
pturecek@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to reissue a permit to Public Service Company of Colorado for their existing underground natural gas line. The gas line is 10.4 miles long and occurs in various locations on the Clear Creek Ranger District.
Location: UNIT - Clear Creek Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek. South Clear Creek Ranger District
The Agricultural Ditch and Reservoir Company Access to Loch Lomond Reservoirs
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Patti Turecek
303-567-3011
pturecek@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a private road easement or special use permit to the Agricultural Ditch Company to provide access to their existing Loch Lomond Group of Resevoirs.
Location: UNIT - Clear Creek Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek. Loch Lomond
Xcel Powerline Construction Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2015
Expected: 11/2015 12/2015 Leslie McFadden
970-295-6651
lmcfadden@fs.fed.us
Description: The US Forest Service is proposing to authorize the construction of a new powerline.
Location: UNIT - Clear Creek Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek. LEGAL - Not Applicable New powerline construction near Rainbow Road on Clear Creek Ranger District
Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, Pawnee Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
DP204 Crude Oil Pipeline Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/06/2015
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 Mary Chambers
970-346-5009
machambers@fs.fed.us
Description: Allow Noble Energy Inc.(NEI)to construct & operate a crude oil pipe line underground on PNG. FS would amend NEI Auth.ID PAW102 to allow 2 pipe line segments. Approx. total size is 1,496 ft. by 30 ft.(1.03 acres)on PNG. 3.32 mi.will be on priv. land.
Location: UNIT - Pawnee Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Weld. LEGAL - T. 9 N., R. 58 W., 6th P.M., sec. 21, SW 1/4 SW 1/4 and T. 9 N., R. 58 W., 6th P.M., sec. 29, NE 1/4 NE 1/4 The Project Area (PA) is about 8.5 miles north of New Raymer, CO. The FS portion of the PA lies within the Bringelson and Sage Allotments.
Prairie Restoration Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Grazing management
On Hold N/A N/A Mary Chambers
970-346-5009
machambers@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to use adaptive management, design criteria and monitoring to apply Tordon according to the label instructions, to areas with cacti that is outside its historic range.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43544
Location: UNIT - Pawnee Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Weld. LEGAL - Not Applicable Pawnee National Grassland, Weld County
Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, Sulphur Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Climax Molybdenum Co. - Henderson Mill
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2016
Expected: 04/2016 04/2016 Deanna Bartlett
970-887-4122
dkbartlett@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to renew the existing authorization for the Ute Creek Bypass.
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. Section 16, T3S, R77W of the 6th Principal Meridian
Climax Molybdenum Co. - Henderson Mill Right-of-Entry Parcel Authorization
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Deanna Bartlett
970-887-4122
dkbartlett@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize a small parcel of land for right-of-way entry purposes adjacent to Henderson subsurface operations.
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. Section 16, T3S, R77W of the 6th Principal Meridian
Denver Water Jim Creek Siphon Replacement
EA
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 07/2016 05/2017 Deanna Bartlett
970-887-4122
dkbartlett@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue an authorization to Denver Water for the purpose of authorizing the demolition, removal and replacement of the Jim Creek Siphon.
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - Not Applicable South of the Town of Winter Park, east side of Hwy. 40 across from Winter Park Resort
Denver Water Road Authorization-Darling Creek Road
CE
- Road management
- Special use management
On Hold N/A N/A Deanna Bartlett
970-887-4122
dkbartlett@fs.fed.us
Description: Forest Service proposes to issue a special use authorization for the Darling Creek Road. Decision on hold pending roadless issue resolution.
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. Darling Creek Road, at the head of the William's Fork drainage
Grand Adventures Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2015
Expected: 12/2015 12/2015 Nicholas Schade
970-887-4133
neschade@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to reissue a priority permit to Grand Adventures for 15,210 service days for guided snowmobiling.
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - Not Applicable Winter Park and Fraser area
Grand County Sheriff's Department Communications Equipment
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 08/2015 08/2015 Deanna Bartlett
970-887-4122
dkbartlett@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to re-issue an authorization for operating and maintaining communications equipment located in a USFS owned facilities.
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - sec. 20, T1N R77W, 6th PM South Cottonwood Communications Site
Intrawest/Winter Park Operations Corp. Distributed Antenna System
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/06/2013
Expected: 10/2015 10/2015 Deanna Bartlett
970-887-4122
dkbartlett@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue an authorization to Intrawest/Winter Park Operations Corp. to install, operate and maintain a distributed antenna system to enhance cellualar coverage at Snoasis and Lunch Rock buildings at Winter Park Resort.
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - Not Applicable Winter Park Resort
Issuance of 10 Year Priority Recreation Special Use Permits on Sulphur Ranger District
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2015
Expected: 12/2015 02/2016 Nicholas Schade
970-887-4133
neschade@fs.fed.us
Description: Issuance of 10 Year Outfitter and Guide and Recreation Events Permits on the Sulphur Ranger District
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - Not Applicable Sulphur Ranger District, District Wide
Keyser Creek Aquatic Organism Passage and Stream Restoration Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
On Hold N/A N/A Kelly Larkin
970-887-4146
kellyllarkin@fs.fed.us
Description: The Keyser Creek Aquatic Organism Passage project will replace a culvert fish barrier with one designed for fish passage. It will result in 10 miles of habitat being made readily accessible for resident fish.
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - Not Applicable Keyser Creek, located in the Williams Fork River basin. The crossing to be improved is located on FSR 140 at milepost 0.0
Strawberry Creek Outfitters Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/02/2015
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 Dan Matthews
970-887-4127
dmatthews@fs.fed.us
Description: Renew a five year big game outfitting/guiding permit.
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - Not Applicable Most of the O/G activity occurs in the Strawberry and Caribou Creek areas south of Lake Granby.
Three Lakes Water and Sanitation District
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/12/2008
Expected: 12/2015 12/2015 Deanna Bartlett
970-887-4122
dkbartlett@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a special use authorization to replace an expiring authorization for an existing sewage collection system.
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. Arapaho National Recreation Area
Winter Park Water & Sanitation District (WPWSD) Jim Creek Bypass Waterline
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/13/2015
Expected: 09/2015 05/2016 Deanna Bartlett
970-887-4122
dkbartlett@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize WPWSD to install, operate and maintain a water diversion (from the Fraser Canal) and pipeline for the purpose of providing an alternate water source to WPWSD water treatment plant & for ski area snowmaking.
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - Not Applicable Along NFSR 128 at the Fraser Canal near the downstream side of Jim Creek Siphon.
Young Life Hiking Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/15/2015
Expected: 07/2015 07/2015 Dan Matthews
970-887-4127
dmatthews@fs.fed.us
Description: Young Life RMR Backcountry is proposing to have 8 weeks of hiking on the South Fork Loop. Each week will consist of 2 groups of 12 people per group. Each group will start at the Darling Creek Trailhead and hike in opposite directions for 7 day hikes.
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - Not Applicable South Fork Trail (N21) starting at Darling Creek Trailhead
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