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)
- 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
02/2014
Expected: 03/2014 04/2014 Christopher Wehrli
435-896-1053
clwehrli@fs.fed.us
Description: Update vegetation management activities along 278 miles of transmission lines located on NFS lands in Colorado, Nebraska, and Utah. These activities are intended to protect the transmission lines by managing for stable, low growth vegetation.
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District, Norwood Ranger District, Gunnison Ranger District, Paonia Ranger District, Yampa Ranger District, Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District, Pine Ridge Ranger District, Boulder Ranger District, Canyon Lakes Ranger District, Sulphur Ranger District, Salida Ranger District, Mancos/Dolores Ranger District, West Zone/Sopris Ranger District, East Zone/Dillon Ranger District, Ashley National Forest All Units. STATE - Colorado, Nebraska, Utah. COUNTY - Dawes, Daggett, Uintah, Chaffee, Delta, Dolores, Eagle, Grand, Gunnison, Jackson, Lake, La Plata, Larimer, Mesa, Montrose, Routt, Saguache, San Juan. LEGAL - Not Applicable Linear transmission lines located in Colorado, Utah, and Nebraska
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
Public Service Company (PSCo) Gas Line Realignment and Retrofit
CE
- Special use management Cancelled N/A N/A Deanna Bartlett
970-887-4122
dkbartlett@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Services proposes to authorize PSCo to excavate and retrofit portions of their gas line in preparation for pipeline integrity testing
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District, Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder, Grand. LEGAL - BRD: sec. 22, T1S, R74W, 6th PM; SRD: sec. 32, T1S, R74W, sec. 23, T1S, R75W, 6th PM BRD: Yankee Doodle Lake, Rollins Pass; SRD: Rollins Pass Road, NW of FSR 128 near Middle Fork Ranch Creek
Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, Boulder Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Allenspark Recreational Shooting Project
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Comment Period
06/29/2011
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 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.
Burnt Mountain Fuels Reduction Project
CE
- Fuels management Cancelled N/A N/A Cambria Armstrong
970-295-6768
cnarmstrong@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to modify vegetation treatment on 127 acres of the 2005 James Creek Fuel Reduction Project.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44987
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - Township 1 North, Range 72 West, Sections 4 and 5 The project is located near Burnt Mountain in Boulder County, CO
Colorado State Highway 7 Recreation Improvements Plan
EA
- Recreation management
- Facility management
In Progress
Comment Period
06/03/2009
Expected: 12/2014 05/2015 Edward Perault
303-541-2510
eperault@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to improve recreation opportunities at and neaar 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
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
02/28/2014
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
11/2014
Expected: 01/2015 05/2015 Paul Alford
303-541-2506
pwalford@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
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 Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Fuels management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/06/2011
Expected: 10/2014
Actual: 08/03/2012
10/2014 Cody Hutchinson
303-541-2512
crhutchinson@fs.fed.us
Description: The US Forest Service signed a decision 8/12 designed to improve forest health and reduce the potential for wildfire in the SE portion of the Boulder Ranger District near Forsythe Canyon. A Supplemental Information Report was completed 10/14.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=29880
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder, Gilpin. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project area is located in the SE corner of the Boulder Ranger District, south and east of State Hwy 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
Magnolia Trails Project
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Comment Period
09/06/2013
Expected: 05/2015 06/2015 Edward Perault
303-541-2510
eperault@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 On Hold N/A N/A 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
Tuscarora Road Association
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=36326
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. Section 8, Township 1 North, Range 72 West, 6th Principal Meridian
Union Pacific Railroad Communications
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2015
Expected: 03/2015 06/2015 David Fluetsch
303-541-2544
dfluetsch@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
Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, Canyon Lakes Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2 Bars 7 Ranch Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 03/2015 04/2015 Jon Halverson
970-295-6723
jhalverson@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a new 10-year Priority Outfitter/Guide special use authorization for commercial guided horseback rides and big game hunts to replace an existing expired authorization.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45552
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - Not Applicable National Forest lands adjacent to the ranch, northeast corner of the district.
Boy Scouts of America Elkhorn High Adventure Base Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/01/2010
Expected: 10/2014 11/2014 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
Cedar Park and Cedar Springs Subdivisions Road Authorization
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 03/2015 03/2015 Susan Greenley
970-295-6735
sgreenley@fs.fed.us
Description: 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
Cheley Camps Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/01/2010
Expected: 12/2014 01/2015 Jon Halverson
970-295-6723
jhalverson@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a new Priority Outfitter/Guide special use authorization for hiking, backpacking, horseback riding and mountain biking to replace an existing expired authorization.
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - various Estes Park area in proximity to camp
Cherokee Park Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Comment Period
05/01/2014
Expected: 01/2015 06/2015 Nehalem Clark
970-295-6617
ncclark@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to reduce hazardous fuels in the vicinity of the Cherokee Park area. The most effective and efficient travel system for the area is also being analyzed and recommended.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41474
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Cherokee Park project area encompasses Diamond Creek, Mill Creek and Poudre River Ranch Subdivisions and is located in the far northeast portion of the Canyon Lakes Ranger District
Cherokee Park Ranch Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 03/2015 04/2015 Jon Halverson
970-295-6723
jhalverson@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a new 10-year Priority Outfitter/Guide special use authorization for commercial guided horseback rides to replace an existing expired authorization.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45558
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - Not Applicable National Forest land adjacent to the ranch, northeast corner of the district.
City of Fort Collins Outdoor Recreation Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/01/2010
Expected: 10/2014 11/2014 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: 10/2014 11/2014 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
Comanche Wilderness Outfitters Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 03/2015 04/2015 Jon Halverson
970-295-6723
jhalverson@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a new 10-year Priority Outfitter/Guide special use authorization for commercial guided big game hunts to replace an existing expired authorization.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45557
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - Not Applicable National Forest land within and adjacent to Comanche Peak Wilderness.
Elderhostel Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/01/2010
Expected: 10/2014 11/2014 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 Dave Hattis
970-295-6747
dhattis@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 Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2014
Expected: 03/2015 06/2015 Matthew Fairchild
970-295-6640
mfairchild@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.
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
Halligan-Seaman Water Management Project
EIS
- Special use management In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
02/01/2006
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
09/2015
Expected: 03/2017 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
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.
Laramie River Guest Ranch Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 03/2015 04/2015 Jon Halverson
970-295-6723
jhalverson@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a new 10-year Priority Outfitter/Guide special use authorization for commercial guided horseback rides to replace an existing expired authorization.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45556
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - Not Applicable National Forest land adjacent to the ranch, northwest corner of the district.
Manhattan Project
CE
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2014
Expected: 12/2014 05/2015 Nehalem Clark
970-346-5008
ncclark@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service is proposing 219 acres of vegetation treatments in the vicinity of Red Feather Lakes, CO. This area has been severely impacted by mountain pine beetle. Treatments would include patch clearcut and salvage.
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - Not Applicable In the vicinity of Red Feather Lakes, CO
Middle Bald Mountain Area Communication Site
EIS
- Special use management In Progress
FEIS NOA in Federal Register
10/20/2014
Expected: 12/2014 05/2015 Carol Kruse
970-295-6663
ckruse@fs.fed.us
Description: Forest Service proposes to issue an authorization to Larimer Co. for construction/O&M of a communication facility on or near Middle Bald Mtn. to improve radio communication; to include ~70ft tower, ~200sqft bldg, ~1/2mi access road, & ~12mi powerline
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37026
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - NE1/4 Section 9, Township 9 North, Range 74 West, 6th P.M Middle Bald Mountain area in northwest Larimer County.
Moore Forest Road Authorization
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/01/2014
Expected: 11/2014 11/2014 Susan Greenley
970-295-6735
sgreenley@fs.fed.us
Description: Forest Service proposes to issue an authorization for use/maintenance of a Forest road for three landowners to access their private properties. A small portion of the road is proposed to be reconstructed.
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - Township 7 North, Range 72 West, Section 13 6th P.M Off the Buckhorn Road (County Road 44H) and the Crystal Mountain Road
Poudre Canyon Bighorn Sheep Habitat Prescribed Burn
CE
- Special area management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Land management planning
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2014
Expected: 04/2015 01/2016 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
Ravencrest Chalet Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/01/2010
Expected: 10/2014 11/2014 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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
08/2015
Expected: 12/2015 06/2017 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.
Sierra Club Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/01/2010
Expected: 10/2014 11/2014 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
Sombrero Ranches Special Use Authorization - Horseback Riding
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/06/2007
Expected: 12/2014 01/2015 Jon Halverson
970-295-6723
jhalverson@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a new Priority Outfitter/Guide special use authorization for horseback riding to replace an expired authorization.
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - various Estes Park area
Sombrero Ranches Special Use Authorization - Hunting/Livery
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/06/2007
Expected: 12/2014 01/2015 Jon Halverson
970-295-6723
jhalverson@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a new Priority Outfitter/Guide special use authorization for big game hunting and horse livery to replace an expired authorization.
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - various Estes Park area for hunting; District-wide for livery
Tunnel Water Company - Laramie-Poudre Tunnel Repair
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
09/2014
Expected: 10/2014 10/2014 Susan Greenley
970-295-6735
sgreenley@fs.fed.us
Description: Tunnel Water Company has an easement for the Laramie-Poudre Tunnel. the Forest SErvice proposes to issue a short term special use permit for staging/storage areas and improvment of access roads.
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)
Tunnel Water Company Maintenance Site
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/01/2014
Expected: 12/2014 12/2014 Susan Greenley
970-295-6735
sgreenley@fs.fed.us
Description: Forest Service proposes to issue a special use permit for a maintenance and seasonal residence to allow the Tunnel Water Company to continue to oversee several water facilities located nearby. Current permit authorized in 1964 and requires updating.
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - Not Applicable Township 8 North, Range 75 West, NW1/4 SW1/4, section 7 off he Laramie river road
Water Facility Easement for Twin Lake Reservoir
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2014
Expected: 10/2014 11/2014 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
02/2015
Expected: 04/2015 06/2015 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
Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, Clear Creek Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Blue Creek Bighorn Sheep Habitat Improvement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/15/2014
Expected: 03/2015 07/2015 Brock McCormick
970-887-4108
bmccormick@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to treat vegetation on nine units totalling 617 acres with thinning, patch cuts and broadcast burning, where appropriate, to improve bighorn sheep habitat.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45349
Location: UNIT - Clear Creek Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek. LEGAL - Not Applicable Along State Highway 40 northwest of Empire, CO.
CDOT Avalanche Mitigation System, 7 Sisters Avalanche Paths Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 06/2015 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
Lincoln Mountain Easement Access HOA
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/22/2014
Expected: 10/2014 10/2014 Leslie McFadden
970-295-6651
lmcfadden@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue an easement to the Lincoln Mountain Easement Access HOA for continued use of an existing road in order to access private property.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45080
Location: UNIT - Clear Creek Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek. LEGAL - Not Applicable Sections 31 and 32, Township 3 South, Range 74 West, 6th P.M.
Lookout Mountain Water District Reservoir Expansion Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/30/2014
Expected: 11/2014 06/2015 Leslie McFadden
970-295-6651
lmcfadden@fs.fed.us
Description: The Lookout Mountain Water District is seeking to expand reservoir storage in the Beaver Brook watershed and 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
Musemeche Private Road Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 04/2015 06/2015 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
Qwest (CenturyLink) Communication Site Lease
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/23/2014
Expected: 11/2014 11/2014 Patti Turecek
303-567-3011
pturecek@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a communication site lease to replace the expired special use permit for continued operation and maintenance of a communication facility on Mines Peak.
Location: UNIT - Clear Creek Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek. LEGAL - Not Applicable Mines Peak Communication Site, Berthoud Pass
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
10/2014
Expected: 01/2015 07/2015 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
Northern Colorado Rocketry Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 12/2014 01/2015 Jon Halverson
970-295-6723
jhalverson@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a new 5-year Recreation Event special use authorization for rocket launch events to replace an existing expired authorization.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45554
Location: UNIT - Pawnee Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Weld. LEGAL - 6th PM,T11N, R65W, SW1/4 SW1/4 Sec 26 and 6th PM, T8N, R63W, SE1/4 NW1/4 Sec 24 North (Main) Launch Site and Atlas Launch SIte
Pawnee National Grassland Oil and Gas Leasing Analysis
EIS
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
09/03/2014
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
01/2015
Expected: 04/2015 04/2015 Joshua Milligan
970-295-6761
jmilligan@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to analyze effects to the Pawnee Nat'l Grassland on surface resources through consideration of a reasonably foreseeable increase in oil & gas development and provide recommendations for mitigation of unacceptable effects.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41812
Location: UNIT - Pawnee Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Weld. LEGAL - Not Applicable Public lands within the Pawnee National Grassland
Prairie Restoration Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Grazing management
In Progress
Comment Period
03/17/2014
Expected: 04/2015 06/2015 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
Beacon Landing Marina Sale
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/14/2014
Expected: 10/2014 10/2014 Dan Matthews
970-887-4127
dmatthews@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to transfer the Beacon Landing Marina special use permit to new owner as a result of a business sale.
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - Not Applicable North shore of Lake Granby along Grand County Road 64.
Climax Molybdenum Co. - Henderson Mill
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2015
Expected: 04/2015 04/2015 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
01/2015
Expected: 10/2015 06/2016 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
- Special use management
- Road 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
- Recreation management
- Special use management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 11/2014 11/2014 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
12/2014
Expected: 04/2015 07/2015 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
Grand Lake Winter Trail System - Grooming; Outfitter/Guide and Snowmobile Testing Uses
CE
- Special use management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 12/2014 01/2015 Miles Miller
970-887-4126
mbmiller@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to reissue authorizations for the Grand Lake Winter Trail System for grooming the trail system; providing snowmobile guiding services and testing snowmobiles on groomed trails and in Play Areas.
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - Not Applicable Grand Lake Trail System in the Stillwater Pass area, west of the Town of Grand Lake.
Intrawest/Winter Park Operations Corp. Distributed Antenna System
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 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
Keyser Creek Aquatic Organism Passage and Stream Restoration Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
On Hold N/A N/A Kelly Larkin-McKim
970-887-4146
klarkinmckim@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
Mtn. Parks Elec., Inc. Replace Granby Dam Powerline & Provide Service to Hydroelectric Facility
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2014
Expected: 06/2015 09/2015 Deanna Bartlett
970-887-4122
dkbartlett@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize Mtn. Parks Elec., Inc. to replace the existing Granby Dam overhead powerline with a new overhead line and install new service to a proposed hydrolectric plant at the base of Granby Dam.
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - Not Applicable South of Arapaho Bay Road between Hwy. 34 and Granby Dam.
Three Lakes Water and Sanitation District
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 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
Upper Colorado Forest Health and Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Fuels management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/21/2013
Expected: 02/2015 09/2015 Kevin McLaughlin
970-887-4107
kevinmclaughlin@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to do fuels reduction and forest health management activities on lands adjacent to private lands and/or areas heavily impacted by mountain pine beetle mortality to reduce wildfire risk.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40865
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - Not Applicable Sulphur Ranger District, District-wide
Upper Trail Creek Fish Habitat Improvement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
06/02/2014
Expected: 10/2014 11/2014 Kelly Larkin-McKim
970-887-4146
klarkinmckim@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will remove a failed culvert at the headwaters of Trail Creek in the Stillwater Pass OHV area. An ATV bridge will be constructed over the stream, and the stream and streambanks will be restored prior to bridge construction.
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - Not Applicable Stillwater Pass OHV Area on Camway Trail, Grand County, CO
Winter Park Water & Sanitation District (WPWSD) Jim Creek Bypass Waterline
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2014
Expected: 04/2015 06/2015 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.
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