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, 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
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2014 Pro-Cycle Challenge
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/17/2014
Expected: 06/2014 08/2014 Neal Weierbach
719-553-1510
nweierbach@fs.fed.us
Description: 2014 Pro-Cycyle challenge is a professional bike race with 128 entrants. The course varies each year utilizing US Highways, State and County roads as it crosses 4 National Forests this year between August 18 and 26.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43962
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District, Paonia Ranger District, Boulder Ranger District, Salida Ranger District, Pikes Peak Ranger District, South Park Ranger District, West Zone/Aspen Ranger District, West Zone/Sopris Ranger District, East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder, Chaffee, Eagle, El Paso, Gunnison, Park, Pitkin. LEGAL - Not Applicable The 2014 route is on the White River, Gunnison, Pike, San Isabel and Arapahoe National Forests
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 In Progress
Scoping Start
04/17/2013
Expected: 08/2014 08/2014 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: 10/2014 01/2015 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.
Badger Group Rosemary Claim Plan of Operations
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
06/05/2014
Expected: 08/2014 08/2014 David Fluetsch
303-541-2544c
dfluetsch@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize the Badger Group to replace an existing mine portal with a safer concrete portal that complies with Mine Safety and Health Administration regulations.
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - NW 1/4 Sec. 28, T2N, R71W, 6th PM Castle Gulch
Barker Gravity Line
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/06/2012
Expected: 07/2014 07/2014 Mike Johnson
303-541-2534
mjohnson10@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a permit to the City of Boulder for the use and maintenance of the Barker Gravity Line.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34495
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. East of the Town of Nederland and north of Magnolia Road.
Burnt Mountain Fuels Reduction Project
CE
- Fuels management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2014
Expected: 09/2014 06/2015 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.
Denver Water Gross Reservoir Geotechnical Assessment Project
CE
- Special use management
- Minerals and Geology
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/04/2014
Expected: 07/2014 07/2014 David Fluetsch
303-541-2544
dfluetsch@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize Denver Water to extract rock core samples at 3 locations above Gross Reservoir to evaluate material quality & characteristics. A directional drill would extract 6 cores at the 3 sites during a 5 week project.
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - S 1/2 Sec. 20, NW 1/4 Sec. 29 T1S, R71W, 6th PM Southeast Side of Gross Reservoir
Edwin & Barbara Monroe Privately-Owned Residence Special Use Authorization Renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/22/2014
Expected: 09/2014 12/2014 Carol Kruse
970-295-6663
ckruse@fs.fed.us
Description: US Forest Service proposes to issue a special use authorization to Edwin & Barbara Monroe for portions of the residence, septic system, and driveway on Forest lands.
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - In a portion of Section 32, Township 2 North, Range 72 West, 6th P.M. Privately-owned residence in the Chipmunk Gulch area, Boulder County.
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
09/2014
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
Eugene B. Levine Isolated Cabin Final Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/22/2014
Expected: 09/2014 12/2014 Carol Kruse
970-295-6663
ckruse@fs.fed.us
Description: US Forest Service proposes to issue a final special use authorization for the Eugene B Levine isolated cabin for a term of 10 years. Prior to this permit expiring, the cabin, improvements, & appurtenances must be removed and Forest lands restored.
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - In a portion of Section 31, Township 1 South, Range 72 West, 6th P.M. Summer cabin in the Rollinsville area, Boulder County.
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
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
Hadford (Hilditch) Road Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/22/2014
Expected: 09/2014 12/2014 Carol Kruse
970-295-6663
ckruse@fs.fed.us
Description: US Forest Service proposes to issue a special use authorization for a road to a cabin on County Road #14, Upper Travis Gulch, Gilpin County.
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - Not Applicable Gilpin County, Upper Travis Gulch
Joan Reed Speer Isolated Cabin Final Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/22/2014
Expected: 09/2014 12/2014 Carol Kruse
970-295-6663
ckruse@fs.fed.us
Description: US Forest Service proposes to issue a final special use authorization for the Joan Reed Speer isolated cabin for a term of 10 years. Prior to this permit expiring, the cabin, improvements, & appurtenances must be removed and Forest lands restored.
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - In a portion of Section 5, Township 1 North, Range 72 West, 6th P.M. Summer cabin in the Spring Gulch area, Boulder County.
John C. McCarty, Jr, Isolated Cabin Final Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/22/2014
Expected: 09/2014 12/2014 Carol Kruse
970-295-6663
ckruse@fs.fed.us
Description: US Forest Service proposes to issue a final special use authorization for the John C McCarty Jr isolated cabin for a term of 10 years. Prior to this permit expiring, the cabin, improvements, & appurtenances must be removed and Forest lands restored.
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - In a portion of Section 26, Township 3 North, Range 73 West, 6th P.M. Summer cabin in the Allenspark area, Boulder County.
Livo Road Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/22/2014
Expected: 09/2014 09/2014 Carol Kruse
970-295-6663
ckruse@fs.fed.us
Description: US Forest Service proposes to issue a special use authorization for road use to a cabin off County Road #122 in Sect. 5, Township 1 South, Range 72 West, 6th P.M. in Boulder County.
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - Not Applicable Boulder County
Magnolia Trails Project
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Comment Period
09/06/2013
Expected: 02/2015 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.
Mary E. Martin, Trust, Isolated Cabin Final Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/22/2014
Expected: 09/2014 12/2014 Carol Kruse
970-295-6663
ckruse@fs.fed.us
Description: US Forest Service proposes to issue a final special use authorization for the Mary E Martin Trust isolated cabin for a term of 10 years. Prior to this permit expiring, the cabin, improvements,& appurtenances must be removed and Forest lands restored.
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - In a portion of Section 26, Township 3 North, Range 73 West, 6th P.M. Summer cabin in the Allenspark area, Boulder County.
Phyllis Melton Dowling Trust Isolated Cabin Final Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/22/2014
Expected: 09/2014 12/2014 Carol Kruse
970-295-6663
ckruse@fs.fed.us
Description: US Forest Service proposes to issue a final special use authorization for the P.M.Dowling isolated cabin for a term of 10 years. Prior to expiration of this permit, the cabin, improvements, & appurtenances must be removed and Forest lands restored.
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - In a portion of Section 11, Township 3 North, Range 73 West, 6th P.M. Summer cabin in the Meeker Park area, Boulder County.
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
Przedpelski Road Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/22/2014
Expected: 09/2014 12/2014 Carol Kruse
970-295-6663
ckruse@fs.fed.us
Description: US Forest Service proposes to issue a special use authorization for a road to a cabin in Section 35, Township 1 North, Range 72 West, 6th P.M., in the vicinity of Sugarloaf.
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - Not Applicable Boulder County
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
Ruth Buchan Isolated Cabin Final Special Use Authorization Renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/22/2014
Expected: 09/2014 12/2014 Carol Kruse
970-295-6663
ckruse@fs.fed.us
Description: US Forest Service proposes to issue a final special use authorization for the Ruth Buchan isolated cabin for a term of 10 years. Prior to expiration of this permit, the cabin, improvements, & appurtenances must be removed and Forest lands restored.
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - In a portion of Section 7, Township 1 South, Range 73 West, 6th P.M. Summer cabin in the 4th of July Canyon area, Boulder County.
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
07/2014
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
Von Mende Reciprocal Access
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/03/2012
Expected: 08/2014 08/2014 Mike Johnson
303-541-2534
mjohnson10@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue an easement to private property and to acquire access across the private property.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37665
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - T2N, R72W, Sec. 34 Near Gold Lake
Warren & Lorie Garthwaite Privately-owned Residence Special Use Authorization Renewal, to Thomas May
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/22/2014
Expected: 09/2014 12/2014 Carol Kruse
970-295-6663
ckruse@fs.fed.us
Description: US Forest Service proposes to issue a special use authorization to Thomas May for the residence, fence, standpipe, and solar panels on Forest land at the Garthwaite residence, pending prior US Forest Service and Thomas May agreement on provisions.
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - In a portion of Section 6, Township 2 South, Range 72 West, 6th P.M. Privately-owned residence in the Lump Gulch area, Boulder County.
Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, Canyon Lakes Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Boy Scouts of America Elkhorn High Adventure Base Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/01/2010
Expected: 08/2014 08/2014 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: 08/2014 08/2014 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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Road management
In Progress
Comment Period
05/01/2014
Expected: 10/2014 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
City of Fort Collins Outdoor Recreation Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/01/2010
Expected: 08/2014 08/2014 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: 07/2014 07/2014 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
Elderhostel Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/01/2010
Expected: 08/2014 08/2014 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.
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) Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 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.
Idylwilde Reservoir/Dam Hydroelectric License Surrender
EA
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2014
Expected: 01/2015 01/2015 Susan Greenley
970-295-6735
sgreenley@fs.fed.us
Description: City of Loveland's Idylwilde reservoir/dam were destroyed by the 2013 floods. The City must submit an application to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to surrender their license. The Forest Service will provide input into the environ analysis
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - Township 5N, Range 71 West, sections 1 and 2 and Township 5 N, Range 70 West, section 6 Big Thompson Canyon
Lower Skin Gulch Stream Restoration Project
CE
- Watershed management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Nehalem Clark
970-346-5008
ncclark@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to restore the Lower Skin Gulch channel and floodplain while also improving upstream fish habitat following damage caused by the High Park Fire in 2012 and the 2013 Flood.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44978
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - Not Applicable Lower Skin Gulch drainage, along the Stove Prairie Road. Larimer County, CO
Manhattan Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2014
Expected: 11/2014 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
NOI in Federal Register
09/14/2012
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
07/2014
Expected: 01/2015 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 Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2014
Expected: 10/2014 10/2014 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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Special area management
- Land management planning
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2014
Expected: 09/2014 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: 08/2014 08/2014 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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
09/2014
Expected: 02/2015 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: 08/2014 08/2014 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: 08/2014 08/2014 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: 08/2014 08/2014 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 Maintenance Site
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2014
Expected: 08/2014 08/2014 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
10/25/2013
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
09/2014
Expected: 02/2015 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
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 Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2014
Expected: 08/2014 08/2014 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.
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 2014 Projects
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/16/2014
Expected: 07/2014 07/2014 Deb Ekstrand
303-567-3024
dekstrand@fs.fed.us
Description: Loveland Ski Area is proposing to construct a new conveyor lift at Loveland Valley to improve ski school operations, as well as construct a warming hut and toilet facility near Lift 8 to accomodate visitors in a relatively remote area
Location: UNIT - Clear Creek Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek. LEGAL - Not Applicable Loveland Valley near Lift 7 and Loveland Basin near Lift 8
New Cingular Wireless, PCS, LLC Communication Site Lease
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/03/2014
Expected: 07/2014 10/2014 Patti Turecek
303-567-3011
pturecek@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue New Cingular Wireless a communication site lease for an 80 foot cell tower and 12'x 28' equipment building, located on the south side of the Herman Gulch Trailhead.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43403
Location: UNIT - Clear Creek Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek. LEGAL - T4S, R76W, Section 13 Herman Gulch Trailhead, near the Eisenhower Tunnel, I-70.
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 On Hold N/A N/A 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. 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
07/2014
Expected: 08/2014 08/2014 Leslie McFadden
970-295-6651
lmcfadden@fs.fed.us
Description: Clear Creek Ranger District 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
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: 08/2014 09/2014 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
07/2014
Expected: 10/2014 10/2014 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 Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2014
Expected: 10/2014 10/2014 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 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
Denver Water Vasquez Canal Replacement
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Comment Period
02/12/2014
Expected: 07/2014 07/2014
970-887-4122
dkbartlett@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Services proposes to issue an authorization to Denver Water Board for the purpose of authorizing the demolition and removal of the existing Vasquez Canal and replacing it with buried pipe along the same alignment.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43658
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - secs. 8, 9, 10 and 17; T. 2S., R. 75. W., 6th Principal Meridian, Grand County, CO The project area is located 1-2 miles south of Winter Park, CO; and is along Forest System Road (FSR)152, and a segment of road between FSR 152 and the top of Siphon #1/1A at Winter Park Resort.
Grand County Sheriff's Department Communications Equipment
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
09/2014
Expected: 12/2014 12/2014 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 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
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
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
Three Lakes Water and Sanitation District
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/12/2008
Expected: 12/2014 12/2014 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: 09/2014 09/2014 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: 08/2014 09/2014 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
Xcel Energy Highway 40 buried gas line
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/14/2014
Expected: 07/2014 07/2014 Deanna Bartlett
970-887-4122
dkbartlett@fs.fed.us
Description: Forest Service proposes to issue a special use permit to Xcel for construction of a 2-inch buried gas line crossing approximately 600 feet of forest between Winter Park Village and the CDOT maintenance yard.
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - T 2 South, R 75 West, Section 14 Along east side of Highway 40, From Bonfils at Winter Park Resort Village to CDOT maintenance yard
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