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 , Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests All Units
- 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. Objection Period Legal Notice
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.
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: 05/2014 05/2014 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 , Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests All Units R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Eldora Mountain Resort Ski Area Projects
EIS
- Special use management In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
02/28/2014
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
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
High Park Fire Reforestation
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2014
Expected: 07/2014 08/2014 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.
National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) Monitoring Equipment
CE
- Special use management In Progress

06/09/2013
Expected: 06/2014 07/2014 Leslie McFadden
970-295-6651
lmcfadden@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue an authorization to NEON for installation of monitoring equipment on Niwot Ridge and installation of a stream gauge and soil testing in Como Crk. Equipment is expected to be in place for 30-50 years.
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - T1N, R73W, section 22 Niwot Ridge is located approximately 13 miles due west of Boulder, Colorado and can be accessed via State Highway 72.
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 Public Notice
06/29/2011
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
08/2014
Expected: 10/2014 01/2015 Catherine Luna
303-541-2508
cluna@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.
Barker Gravity Line
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/06/2012
Expected: 05/2014 05/2014 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.
Boulder County Sheriff Communication Site
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/25/2013
Expected: 04/2014 05/2014 Mike Johnson
303-541-2534
mjohnson10@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize the construction and use of a communication site on the back side of Eldora Ski Area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40247
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. Back side of Eldora Mountain
Bueno Mine Core Drilling
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
06/28/2012
Expected: 04/2014 05/2014 Mike Johnson
303-541-2534
mjohnson10@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to approve a Plan of Operations to drill core holes.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38861
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. North Jamestown
Colorado State Highway 7 Recreation Improvements Plan
EA
- Facility management
- Recreation management
In Progress
215 Comment Period Legal Notice
06/03/2009
Expected: 04/2014 04/2014 Edward Perault
303-541-2510
eperault@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to improve recreation opportunities in cooperation with Rocky Mountain National Park to include Lily Lake, the Longs Peak Trailhead and Campground and Meeker Park Campground.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=18244
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder, Larimer. Areas of the Roosevelt Natl Forest that are located along Highway 7 beginning with the Lily Lake complex to the north and ending at the Meeker Park Campground area to the south.
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
Magnolia Trails Project
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
09/06/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
01/2015
Expected: 02/2015 06/2015 Catherine Luna
303-541-2508
cluna@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 area management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 06/2014 07/2014 Mike Johnson
303-541-2534
mjohnson10@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize Union Pacific Railroad to construct a communication site
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gilpin. LEGAL - T2S R73W Sec 4 Jumbo Mountain
Von Mende Reciprocal Access
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/03/2012
Expected: 05/2014 06/2014 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
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: 04/2014 04/2014 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
01/2014
Expected: 06/2014 06/2014 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: 04/2014 04/2014 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
- Fuels management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 10/2014 07/2016 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.
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: 04/2014 04/2014 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
Elderhostel Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/01/2010
Expected: 04/2014 04/2014 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
Elkhorn Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
05/10/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
03/2014
Expected: 05/2014 06/2014 Nehalem Clark
970-295-6617
ncclark@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to manage vegetation and transportation in the Elkhorn Planning Area
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36154
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - Not Applicable Elkorn Planning Area of Canyon Lakes Ranger District
Forest Vegetation Improvement
CE
- Forest products Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
09/2014
Expected: 11/2014 05/2015 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. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
09/2015
Expected: 07/2017 06/2029 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
Idylwilde Reservoir/Dam Hydroelectric Relicensing
EA
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice
01/2014
Expected: 02/2016 03/2016 Susan Greenley
970-295-6735
sgreenley@fs.fed.us
Description: Forest Service proposes to issue a new special use permit for the City of Loveland's Idylwilde facilities concurrently with the relicensing of their facilities by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in 2016.
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
Middle Bald Mountain Proposed Communication Site
EIS
- Special use management In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
09/14/2012
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
05/2014
Expected: 10/2014 05/2015 Carol Kruse
970-295-6663
ckruse@fs.fed.us
Description: Forest Service proposes to issue an authorization to Larimer County for construction of a communication facility on Middle Bald Mtn. to improve radio communication. Proposal is to construct a 70 ft tower, a 1/2 mile access road and a ~12-mi 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
Moore Forest Road Authorization
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2014
Expected: 07/2014 07/2014 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
- Land management planning
- Special area management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 05/2014 06/2014 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: 04/2014 04/2014 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
Sierra Club Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/01/2010
Expected: 04/2014 04/2014 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: 04/2014 04/2014 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: 04/2014 04/2014 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
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
NOI in Federal Register
01/17/2012
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
05/2014
Expected: 03/2015 04/2015 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
David and Kristina Buchwald Private Road Special Use Permit
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 02/2013
Actual: 03/12/2013
04/2013 Dave Hattis
303-567-3011
pturecek@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a 570' by 30' private road special right of way special use permit to David and Kristina Buchwald, to allow for access to private property, per ANILCA.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41156
Location: UNIT - Clear Creek Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek. LEGAL - T3S, R73W, Sec 15, 6th PM York Gulch Road
Eclipse Snowboard Park
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/31/2012
Expected: 08/2014 04/2015 Deb Ekstrand
303-567-3024
dekstrand@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a short-term special use permit to Eclipse Snowboard Park to allow for use of removable surface rope tows and grooming of approximately 7 acres of fragmented National Forest Service parcels for ski race training.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38702
Location: UNIT - Clear Creek Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek. LEGAL - 2S, 74W, Section 34 and 35 Eclipse Snowboard Park, St. Mary's
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
New Cingular Wireless, PCS, LLC Communication Site Lease
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/03/2014
Expected: 06/2014 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
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
NOI in Federal Register
04/01/2013
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
06/2014
Expected: 03/2015 05/2015 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 Public Notice
03/17/2014
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
03/2014
Expected: 04/2014 06/2014 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
Beacon Landing and Indian Peaks Marina Sales
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/14/2014
Expected: 04/2014 05/2014 Dan Matthews
970-887-4127
dmatthews@fs.fed.us
Description: The sale of these two marinas requires a special use permit transfer.
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - Not Applicable Marinas are located on Lake Granby in Granby, Colorado (Grand County)
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
Columbine Lake Trail Reroute
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/10/2014
Expected: 06/2014 08/2014 Miles Miller
970-887-4126
mbmiller@fs.fed.us
Description: Reroute of approximately 1/2 mile of Trail #11.1 to protect wetlands near Columbine Lake.
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - sec. 29, T1N R74W, 6th PM, Grand County, CO Columbine Trail #11.1, Indian Peaks WildernessT
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 Public Notice
02/12/2014
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
04/2014
Expected: 06/2014 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.
Extension of Second Creek Trail
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/10/2014
Expected: 06/2014 07/2014 Nicholas Schade
970-887-4133
neschade@fs.fed.us
Description: Extension of Second Creek Trail to join Mt. Nystrom Trail.
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - Not Applicable Second Creek above Broome Hut
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
Maintenance of Vasquez Creek Trails
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/10/2014
Expected: 06/2014 08/2014 Nicholas Schade
970-887-4133
neschade@fs.fed.us
Description: Maintenance of trails following timber harvest operations.
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - sec. 5, T2S R75W West of NFSR 148 "Vasquez Creek", sec. 5, T2S R75W
Soda Pass Trail Reroute
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/10/2014
Expected: 06/2014 08/2014 Miles Miller
970-887-4126
mbmiller@fs.fed.us
Description: Reroute of approximately 1/2 mile of Trail #120 to protect Soda Creek.
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - sec. 10, T3N R76W Soda Pass Trail #120
South Fork Trail Bridge Construction
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/10/2014
Expected: 06/2014 09/2014 Miles Miller
970-887-4126
mbmiller@fs.fed.us
Description: Construction of new trail bridge across South Fork Ranch Creek on South Fork Loop Trail #97.
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - sec. 27, T1S R75W South Fork Loop Trail #97 located in James Peak Protection Area.
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
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
06/2014
Expected: 07/2014 08/2014 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 Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 06/2014 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
Winter Park Resort Distributed Antenna System at Snoasis and Lunch Rock Facilities
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/06/2013
Expected: 05/2014 06/2014 Deanna Bartlett
970-887-4122
dkbartlett@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize Intrawest/Winter Park Operations Corp. to install and operate a distributed antenna system at Winter Park Resort Snoasis and Lunch Rock buildings. The system will enhance cellular coverage at these locations.
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - Not Applicable Winter Park Resort
Xcel Energy Highway 40 buried gas line
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2014
Expected: 06/2014 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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