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 On Hold N/A N/A David Loomis
303-275-5008
dloomis@fs.fed.us
Description: Update vegetation management activities along 278 miles of transmission lines located on NFS lands in Colorado, Nebraska, and Utah. These activities are intended to protect the transmission lines by managing for stable, low growth vegetation.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=30630
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District, Norwood Ranger District, Gunnison Ranger District, Paonia Ranger District, Yampa Ranger District, Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District, Pine Ridge Ranger District, Boulder Ranger District, Canyon Lakes Ranger District, Sulphur Ranger District, Salida Ranger District, Mancos/Dolores Ranger District, West Zone/Sopris Ranger District, East Zone/Dillon Ranger District, Ashley National Forest All Units. STATE - Colorado, Nebraska, Utah. COUNTY - Dawes, Daggett, Uintah, Chaffee, Delta, Dolores, Eagle, Grand, Gunnison, Jackson, Lake, La Plata, Larimer, Mesa, Montrose, Routt, Saguache, San Juan. LEGAL - Not Applicable Linear transmission lines located in Colorado, Utah, and Nebraska
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
02/2017
Expected: 05/2017 06/2017 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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/28/2015
Expected: 05/2017 06/2017 Nehalem Clark
970-295-6617
ncclark@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to implement stream and floodplain restoration projects, for the purpose of improving watershed condition and fisheries health within the flood-impacted area on the Canyon Lakes and Boulder Ranger Districts.
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
Comment Period
07/10/2015
Expected: 10/2017 11/2017 Sarah Beck
970-295-6616
sebeck@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
04/2017
Expected: 07/2017 08/2017 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
01/2017
Expected: 07/2017 08/2017 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
01/2017
Expected: 07/2017 08/2017 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
01/2017
Expected: 07/2017 08/2017 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
02/2017
Expected: 07/2017 08/2017 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
01/2017
Expected: 06/2017 07/2017 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

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management In Progress
Comment Period
06/29/2011
Expected: 12/2017 01/2018 Matthew Henry
303-541-2510
matthewhenry@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.
BRD Defensible Space
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2017
Expected: 05/2017 05/2017 Colin Hutten
303-541-2524
chutten@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service is proposing vegetation management activities on National Forest System (NFS) lands in order to provide property landowners the opportunity to perform defensible space mitigation around their homes on adjacent NFS lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51391
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder, Gilpin. LEGAL - Not Applicable NFS lands adjacent to all non-Forest Service lands within the Boulder Ranger District proclaimed boundary.
Boulder County, Allenspark Recycling Transfer Station
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 provide a new authorization for the Allenspark recycling transfer station which has expired.
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - section 26, township 3 north, range 73 west, 6th principal meridian Allenspark, CO
CU Mountain Research Station
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2017
Expected: 12/2017 12/2017 Mike Johnson
303-541-2534
mjohnson10@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize the University of Colorado, Mountain Research Station, to use and maintain facilities on NFS land for research and to conduct research studies on NFS land.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50742
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - Not Applicable Niwot Ridge
Colorado Mountain Ranch
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2017
Expected: 07/2017 08/2017 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
- Facility management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Comment Period
06/03/2009
Expected: 01/2017 06/2017 Matthew Henry
303-541-2510
matthewhenry@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 Electric Line Upgrade
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/06/2017
Expected: 05/2017 06/2017 Jaime Oliva
303-541-2509
joliva@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize Eldora Mountain Resort to upgrade their electric line to support the Challenge Express ski lift which was approved in the Eldora Mountain Resort Ski Area Projects EIS decision in October 2015.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51260
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - Not Applicable The proposed new conduit is on skiers right (as the skier is heading downhill) on the edge of the Jolly Jug Ski Trail at Eldora Mountain Resort located near the town of Nederland.
FinLand (Gregg) access
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2017
Expected: 09/2017 09/2017 Mike Johnson
303-541-2534
mjohnson10@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue an authorization for the use and maintenance of a road for access to private property.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51344
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gilpin. LEGAL - Not Applicable Lump Gulch
Forsythe II Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period
12/31/2015
Expected: 04/2017 05/2017 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.usda.gov/goto/arp/Forsythe2
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
Heithold access
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2017
Expected: 06/2017 06/2017 Mike Johnson
303-541-2534
mjohnson10@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize Heithold to maintain a Forest Road for access to private property.
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - Not Applicable various
Highlands Presbyterian Camp and Retreat Center
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2017
Expected: 07/2017 08/2017 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
James Canyon Road Reconstruction and Stream restoration
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/05/2016
Expected: 04/2017 04/2017 Mike Johnson
303-541-2534
mjohnson10@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize Boulder County to reconstruct James Canyon Road, use National Forest for staging and to cooperate in the restoration of James Creek.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50704
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - Not Applicable James Canyon
Luthy access
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2017
Expected: 09/2017 09/2017 Mike Johnson
303-541-2534
mjohnson10@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize use and maintenance of a road on National Forest for access to private property
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50698
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gilpin. LEGAL - T.2S., R.73W., Sec 11 Gamble Gulch
Pryor Water Transmission Line
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2017
Expected: 06/2017 06/2017 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
Rabbitt cabin and access
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2017
Expected: 12/2017 12/2017 Mike Johnson
303-541-2534
mjohnson10@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize a cabin and access to the cabin for a period of 10 years while a permanent resolution to the encroachment is found.
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - Not Applicable Castle Gulch in Lefthand Canyon
Singletrack Mountain Bike Adventures
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2017
Expected: 07/2017 08/2017 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.
Stevenson access
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2017
Expected: 05/2017 05/2017 Mike Johnson
303-541-2534
mjohnson10@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize use and maintenance of a road on National Forest for access to private property
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51342
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - Not Applicable Sugar Loaf area
Sundance Stables
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2017
Expected: 07/2017 08/2017 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.
The Old Gallery parking
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 parking for The Old Gallery near the Allenspark Recycling Transfer Station.
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - section 26, township 3 north, range 73 west, 6th principal meridian Allenspark, CO
Tregae access
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2017
Expected: 07/2017 07/2017 Mike Johnson
303-541-2534
mjohnson10@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize use and maintenance of a Forest Road for access to private property
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51343
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gilpin. LEGAL - Not Applicable Emory Road
Watson septic tank
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2017
Expected: 06/2017 06/2017 Mike Johnson
303-541-2534
mjohnson10@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to provide a new authorization for a septic system that has expired.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48446
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gilpin. LEGAL - Not Applicable various locations on Boulder Ranger District.
Wild Bear Center for Nature Discovery
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2017
Expected: 07/2017 08/2017 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 County Road 44H Reconstruction
CE
- Watershed management
- Special use management
- Road management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2017
Expected: 09/2017 09/2017 Michele White
970-295-6654
mlwhite@fs.fed.us
Description: CR 44H ("Buckhorn road") was damaged in the flood of September 2013. Segments of the road are proposed to be realigned. The segments of the road crossing Forest are authorized in an easement to Larimer County. FEMA is involved in assisting project
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - Township 7 North, Range 71 West, sections 16, 17,18 and T. 7N., R72W., sections 13, 14 Buckhorn road, northwest of Masonville CO
Authorization for Larimer County Road 47 Reconstruction
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2017
Expected: 09/2017 10/2017 Michele White
970-295-6654
mlwhite@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.
Estes Park Outfitters Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/16/2016
Expected: 04/2017 05/2017 Jon Halverson
970-295-6723
jhalverson@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a new 10-year Outfitter/Guide special use authorization for hunting, horseback rides and snowcat tours to replace an existing expiring authorization with no changes in locations, activities or allocated use
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50387
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder, Larimer. LEGAL - various Estes Park area; portions of the Indian Peaks Wilderness; south end of Canyon Lakes Ranger District and north end of Boulder Ranger District
Estes Park Running Club Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/16/2016
Expected: 08/2017 09/2017 Jon Halverson
970-295-6723
jhalverson@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a 5-year Recreation Event special use authorization for the Estes Trail Ascent running race event to replace an existing expiring short-term authorization with no changes in location or activity.
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - 6th PM, T 5N, R 72W, Sections 34, 35 & 36 Pole Hill Road - Panorama Peak area near Estes Park
Husted-Maitland Land Exchange
EA
- Land ownership management In Progress
Comment Period
02/10/2016
Expected: 08/2017 08/2017 Susan Greenley
970-295-6735
sgreenley@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed exchange of approx. 356 acres of Forest Service land for approx. 367 acres of non-Federal land plus 1.44 acres for public trail easement, trailhead and parking area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48335
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - Township 5 North, Range 72 West,secs. 3, 10; T.6N,R71W, secs. 31, 32, 36 (Forest Service lands); T.5N, R72W, sec.2; T.7N, R72W, sec.14; T6N,R72W, secs. 9,10,15; T6N,R71W, sec. 32 (Non-Federal lands) Proposed exchange parcels are west of Drake, Colorado and east of Estes Park, CO; one parcel is located off Buckhorn road (County road 44H) along Crystal Mtn road
Post-flood trail restoration
CE
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2017
Expected: 04/2017 06/2017 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

   *UPDATED*
- Special area management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Land management planning
Analysis Completed Expected: 01/2017
Actual: 03/22/2017
02/2018 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33661
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 On Hold N/A N/A 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
Ridgetrack Guide & Outfitting Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/01/2016
Expected: 07/2017 08/2017 Jon Halverson
970-295-6723
jhalverson@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a new 10-year Outfitter/Guide special use authorization for guided mountain lion hunting to replace an existing expiring authorization with no changes in locations, activities or allocated use
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50436
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - various CLRD-wide except Comanche Peak, Neota & Rawah wildernesses
Seaman Reservoir Water Management Project
EIS
- Special use management In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
02/01/2006
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
09/2017
Expected: 01/2019 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
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - Sects. 28 & 33, T9N, R70W Northwest of Fort Collins, Colorado, in Larimer County
Storm Mountain Public Improvement District Number 55 Road Authorization
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2017
Expected: 02/2017 02/2017 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
Sundance Trail Guest Ranch Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/16/2016
Expected: 04/2017 05/2017 Jon Halverson
970-295-6723
jhalverson@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a new 10-year Outfitter/Guide special use authorization for horseback rides and hiking to replace an existing expiring authorization with no changes in locations, activities or allocated use.
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - various Red Feather Lakes area
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
03/2017
Expected: 05/2017 06/2017 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
Central City Water Collection System Upgrade
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2016
Expected: 06/2017 06/2017 Leslie McFadden
970-295-6651
lmcfadden@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to allow Central City to upgrade or replace two existing water diversion and collection structures located on National Forest System lands under their current authorization.
Location: UNIT - Clear Creek Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gilpin. LEGAL - T3S., R73W, Sec 5, 6th P.M., T2S., R73W., Sec 31, 6th P.M. Broomfield Gulch and Pecks Gulch
Colorado Mountain Club Special Use Authorization for Outfitting and Guiding
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2017
Expected: 03/2017 03/2017 Deb Ekstrand
303-567-3024
dekstrand@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a 10 year outfitter and guide permit for environmental education, including avalanche awareness, snow travel, and rock climbing. This replaces a transitional priority permit.
Location: UNIT - Clear Creek Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek, Gilpin. LEGAL - Not Applicable All of Clear Creek Ranger District
Loveland Valley Lodge Expansion Project
EA

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- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2017
Actual: 04/06/2017
07/2017 Kelly Larkin
970-887-4146
kellyllarkin@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize an expansion of Loveland Valley Ski Area to support ski school activities. The expansion will address current overcrowding and accommodate future growth.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49881
Location: UNIT - Clear Creek Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek. LEGAL - Not Applicable Clear Creek Ranger District, Loveland Valley Ski Area
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
State of Colorado - Mines Peak Communication Site
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/12/2016
Expected: 01/2017 01/2017 Leslie McFadden
970-295-6651
lmcfadden@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a new communication site lease to replace the expired lease for an existing facility. No changes to the operation or facilities are planned.
Location: UNIT - Clear Creek Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek. LEGAL - T.3 S., R.75 W., Sec. 10, 6th P.M. Mines Peak Communication Site
The Agricultural Ditch and Reservoir Company Access to Loch Lomond Reservoirs
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/15/2016
Expected: 03/2017 03/2017 Leslie McFadden
970-295-6651
lmcfadden@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. LEGAL - Not Applicable Loch Lomond
Turner Services Special Use Authorization for Outfitting and Guiding Services
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2017
Expected: 01/2017 01/2017 Deb Ekstrand
303-567-3024
dekstrand@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a 10 year outfitter and guide permit for hunting on specific game units and ATV tours on system roads. This replaces a transitional priority permit.
Location: UNIT - Clear Creek Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek, Gilpin. LEGAL - Not Applicable 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
Paving Weld County Road 105
EA
- Road management
- Special use management
In Progress
Comment Period
12/05/2016
Expected: 05/2017 06/2017 Mary Chambers
970 834 9288
machambers@fs.fed.us
Description: Weld County is proposing to widen and pave the existing gravel Weld County Road (WCR) 105 from south of state highway (SH) 14 to WCR 390, approximately 4 miles. Approximately 3 miles of this proposed project crosses the Pawnee National Grassland.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50321
Location: UNIT - Pawnee Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Weld. LEGAL - T.8 N. R. 60 W., Sixth PM, Sec. 2 W1/2, Sec.3,E1/2,Sec.10 E1/2, Sec. 11, W1/2, Sec. 14, W1/2, Sec. 15 E1/2, Sec. 22, E1/2, Sec.23 W1/2, Sec.27, NW 1/4. WCR 105 from south of SH 14 to WCR 390, approximately 4 miles.
Prairie Restoration Project
EA

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- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Grazing management
Cancelled 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
Wildwood Federal #1 Oil & Gas Well Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A Mary Chambers
970-346-5000
vkoehler@fs.fed.us
Description: Concur with the Bureau of Land Management(BLM) authorization of Duncan Oil Company (DOC) to construct, operate, and maintain an exploratory oil and gas well and production facility, with an access road, at a single location.
Location: UNIT - Pawnee Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Weld. LEGAL - T. 9 N., R. 62 W., 6th P.M., sec. 32, NE 1/4 Approximately 4.5 miles north of Briggsdale, Colorado
Wings Birding Tours Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/01/2016
Expected: 04/2017 04/2017 Jon Halverson
970-295-6723
jhalverson@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a new 10-year Outfitter/Guide special use authorization for guided birdwatching tours
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50438
Location: UNIT - Pawnee Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Weld. LEGAL - various Pawnee National Grassland-wide
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
08/2017
Expected: 12/2017 12/2017 Deanna Bartlett
970-887-4122
dkbartlett@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to renew the existing authorization for the Ute Creek Bypass.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34498
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
Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) Fraser Sediment Pond Project Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2017
Expected: 08/2017 09/2017 Deanna Bartlett
970-887-4122
dkbartlett@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to reissue a new special use permit to CDOT for continued operation and maintenance of the Fraser River Sediment Pond for activities occurring outside of the existing highway easement.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51297
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - sec. 23, T. 2S., R. 75W., 6th Principal Meridian, Grand County, CO Hwy. 40, Fraser River Sediment Pond
Denver Water Jim Creek Siphon Replacement
EA
- 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 Denver Water for the purpose of authorizing the demolition, removal and replacement of the Jim Creek Siphon.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45366
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
Intrawest/Winter Park Operations Corp. Distributed Antenna System
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/06/2013
Expected: 12/2017 12/2017 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42852
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - Not Applicable Winter Park Resort
Meadow Creek Recreation Enhancement and Watershed Improvement Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/15/2016
Est. Comment Period
04/2017
Expected: 09/2017 09/2017 Kelly Larkin
970-887-4146
kellyllarkin@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service is looking to improve watershed condition and recreation opportunities in the Meadow Creek Reservoir area, which is part of the Arapaho National Recreation Area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50666
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - Not Applicable Meadow Creek Reservoir Area, Tabernash, CO in Grand County
Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District Stream Gauge Stations Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2017
Expected: 05/2017 05/2017 Deanna Bartlett
970-887-4122
dkbartlett@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to reissue a new special use permit to Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District for continued operation and maintenance of two stream gauges located on Arapaho and Roaring Fork Creeks in the ANRA.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51296
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - secs. 14 and 24, T. 2N., R. 76W., 6th Principal Meridian, Grand County, CO Arapaho National Recreation Area (ANRA), Arapaho and Roaring Fork Creeks.
Sulphur Ranger District Trails Smart Sizing Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Regulations, Directives, Orders
In Progress
Comment Period
02/12/2016
Expected: 04/2017 06/2017 Jon Morrissey
970-887-4124
jmorrissey@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest proposes to improve the area trail network by re-routing, building new trails, decommissioning some system and non-system trails and reducing the width of some trails. Bicycle use is proposed as restricted to designated system routes.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48390
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - Not Applicable Grand County, Town of Winter Park and Town of Fraser Areas
Sulphur Timber Stand Improvement Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
04/2017
Expected: 07/2017 07/2018 Kevin McLaughlin
970-887-4107
kevinmclaughlin@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to implement 4325 acres of vegetation improvement activities. The proposal will address improving forest health while maintaining and improving vegetation conditions that are suitable for Canada lynx habitat.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51029
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - Not Applicable Sulphur Ranger District
Three Lakes Water and Sanitation District
CE

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- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/12/2008
Expected: 09/2017 09/2017 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
UTV (Side by Side) Outfitting and Guiding
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/10/2017
Expected: 04/2017 06/2017 Matthew Jurak
970-887-4134
matthewjjurak@fs.fed.us
Description: The Arapaho National Forest, Sulphur Ranger District, is proposing to issue two separate authorizations for outfitting and guiding for UTV (side by side) use on system roads and trails.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51290
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - Not Applicable Sulphur Ranger District roads and trails.
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