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)
- Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands , Comanche Ranger District
- Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands , Leadville Ranger District
- Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands , Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands All Units
- Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands , Pikes Peak Ranger District
- Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands , R2 - Rocky Mt. Region All Units
- Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands , Salida Ranger District
- Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands , San Carlos Ranger District
- Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands , South Park Ranger District
- Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands , South Platte 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
Tennessee Creek Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
12/19/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
04/2014
Expected: 09/2014 11/2014 Lisa Corbin
719-486-7447
lcorbin@fs.fed.us
Description: The project will include vegetation management for insect and disease, as well as wildfire mitigation. The project includes treatments that will improve wildlife habitat, watersheds and closes non system routes in the project area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=30294
Location: UNIT - Leadville Ranger District, East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle, Lake. LEGAL - Not Applicable Halfmoon Creek drainage north to the Mt Zion area including Turquoise Lake & Tennessee Pass area (includes Ski Cooper)
Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest) R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Columbine Gem & Mineral Society non-commercial group use prospecting and "rockhounding" SUP
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/10/2008
Expected: 09/2008 10/2008 Chris Welker
719-530-3974
cwelker@fs.fed.us
Description: PSICC National Forest unit-wide Special Use Permit for non-commercial group activity involving casual gem and mineral prospecting and "rockhounding".
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/sopa/forest-level.php?110212
Location: UNIT - Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands All Units. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee, Custer, El Paso, Fremont, Huerfano, Lake, Park, Pueblo, Teller. Locations Identified on attached Special Use application and authorization Legal Description Page
PSICC Oil and Gas Leasing Analysis EIS
EIS
- Land management planning In Progress

05/20/2013
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
10/2014
Expected: 01/2015 02/2015 John Dow
719-553-1476
jrdow@fs.fed.us
Description: The PSICC is analyzing the Forests and Grasslands to determine oil and gas leasing availability. http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/psicc/oilandgas
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33788
Location: UNIT - Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands All Units. STATE - Colorado, Kansas. COUNTY - Morton, Baca, Bent, Chaffee, Custer, Douglas, El Paso, Fremont, Huerfano, Las Animas, Park, Pueblo, Teller. LEGAL - See Forest Map Entire Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands.
Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide) R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
IREA Powerline Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Jeff Hovermale
719.477.4201
jhovermale@fs.fed.us
Description: Consolodate six expiring powerline permits held by Intermountain Rural Electric Association into one master permit for a 30-year term. The existing permits cover approximately 65 miles of 7.2 / 12.5 kV electric distribution lines.
Location: UNIT - Pikes Peak Ranger District, South Park Ranger District, South Platte Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Douglas, El Paso, Jefferson, Teller. LEGAL - Multiple locations Locations are within IREA's Woodland Park, Colorado service area on the Pike National Forest.
PSICC Wildfire/Reforestation Projects
EA
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
On Hold N/A N/A Bob Post
719-836-3870
bpost@fs.fed.us
Description: Reforestation efforts of the Hayman, Mason Gulch, Hi Meadow, Buffalo Creek Fires through, planting, seeding, natural regeneration, and tsi.
Location: UNIT - Leadville Ranger District, Salida Ranger District, San Carlos Ranger District, Pikes Peak Ranger District, South Park Ranger District, South Platte Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee, Custer, Douglas, El Paso, Fremont, Jefferson, Lake, Park, Pueblo, Teller. LEGAL - PSICC National Forest Buffalo Creek, Hayman, Hi Meadow, Mason Gulch Burns
Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands , Comanche Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Athens Allotment Pipeline Project
EA
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
215 Comment Period Legal Notice
08/02/2012
Expected: 09/2013 09/2013 Kurt Staton
307-358-1642
kstaton@fs.fed.us
Description: Trench and bury approximately 0.6 miles of new water pipeline to provide water to an existing livestock water tank in the Athens allotment. The majority of the project will occur in the adjacent Bandito Allotment.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39977
Location: UNIT - Comanche Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Baca. LEGAL - SW 1/4 Sec 11, T33S, R47W Athens Allotment on the Carrizo Unit
Minnie Canyon Recreation Fence Project
EA
- Heritage resource management
- Recreation management
In Progress
215 Comment Period Legal Notice
04/11/2011
Expected: 09/2013 12/2013 Michelle Stevens
719-383-4356
michellestevens@fs.fed.us
Description: install approximately 2.25 miles of fencing near Minnie Canyon. Close 0.14 miles of FSR 2187.B, 0.18 miles of FSR 2187, and 0.12 miles of FSR 2188. Designate 5 dispersed camping areas and to incorporate a user-created turn-around loop along Rourke Rd
Location: UNIT - Comanche Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Otero. LEGAL - Sections 34, 35 and 36, T 27S, R 56W, 6th PM, Minnie Canyon on the Timpas Unit of the Comanche National Grassland
Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands , Leadville Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Crescent Mine shaft closure and rehabilitation
CE
- Minerals and Geology Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Bill Mulholland
719-486-7411
bmulholland@fs.fed.us
Description: Closure of an abandoned mine shaft 5 feet wide and 20 feet deep at the Crescent Mine. Native material will be brought in to fill mine shaft. Includes associated road rehabilitation and reroute.
Location: UNIT - Leadville Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee. LEGAL - T. 12,S., R. 81 W., Sec 23 Project is located up the Clear Creek Drainage at the Crescent Mine Site/Cabins, commonly known as Rockdale.
Cresent Mining Camp access road
CE
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Bill Mulholland
719-486-7411
bmulholland@fs.fed.us
Description: Relocate the first 400 feet of Forest System Road 381 (Clohsey Lake). Purpose of the relocation is to provide public safety while renting the cabins at Cresent Mining Camp.
Location: UNIT - Leadville Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee. LEGAL - T 81, R 12, Sec 23 FSR 381
Issuance of two Outfitter Guide - Special Use Permits.
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 05/2014 05/2014 David Lovato
719-486-7416
dlovato@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-issuance of Outfitter Guide Special Use Permits: 1.)Carmichael Training Systems - mountain bike training camp - with 300 Service days on system roads and trails. 2.)Water Walker Guiding- fishing on Twin and Turquoise Lakes with 350 service days.
Location: UNIT - Leadville Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - Not Applicable Carmichael - Turquoise Lake Lodge Pole Flats, 2. ) Water Walker Guides - Twin Lakes.
Leadville Forest Products
CE
- Forest products On Hold N/A N/A Lisa Corbin
719-486-7447
lcorbin@fs.fed.us
Description: The U.S. Forest Service proposes to issue special authorizations to gather forest products for personal or special use.
Location: UNIT - Leadville Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Lake. District-wide
Mount Massive Wilderness - Special Order Revision
CE
- Special area management
- Regulations, Directives, Orders
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
On Hold N/A N/A Bill Mulholland
719-486-7411
bmulholland@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of issuing a new special order for the Mount Massive Wilderness is to revise and update the existing order, signed May 28, 1996 and to address the increase in use, the social impacts and to protect the Wilderness character.
Location: UNIT - Leadville Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Lake. The Mount Massive Wilderness is located in the Pike and San Isabel National Forests, Leadville Ranger District, in Lake County, Colorado.
Mt Elbert Forebay
CE
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Bill Mulholland
719-486-7411
bmulholland@fs.fed.us
Description: Opening the existing eastside road at Mt Elbert Forebay to public travel and limited parking. Constructing a small foot path ( 3-4 feet wide) from the this road over the rip rap to the shore line to allow hand carry of watercraft.
Location: UNIT - Leadville Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - T.11, R. 80, Sec 8 Twin Lakes, Mt Elbert Forebay
Turquoise Lake Half Marathon - Special Use Permit Re-issuance.
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 05/2014 06/2014 David Lovato
719-486-7416
dlovato@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-issuance of a 5 year Recreation Event - Special Use Permit for the purpose of a Half Marathon at Turquoise Lake. Maximum number participants 150. Race occurs on the first Sunday in the month of June.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43338
Location: UNIT - Leadville Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - Not Applicable Turquoise Lake Trail. Matchless Boat Ramp is the Start and Finish line.
Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands , Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands All Units R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
O'Haver Lake Campground and Day Use Area Capital Investment Project
CE
- Facility management
- Recreation management
On Hold N/A N/A Neal Weierbach
719-553-1510
nweierbach@fs.fed.us
Description: This project focuses on the renovation and re-construction of this 29 unit campground and the adjoining day-use facilities. New site furniture, an improved water system, level camping spurs, tent pads, new toilets, trail improvements are all include
Location: UNIT - Salida Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee. LEGAL - NMPM, T48n, R7e, sec 12 Salida Ranger District of the San Isabel National Forest
Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands , Pikes Peak Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bear Creek Watershed Restoration Project
EA
- Special use management
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
02/24/2014
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
06/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Janelle Valladares
719-553-1516
jvalladares@fs.fed.us
Description: Travel management, recreation, fish and wildlife habitat improvement, and other activities in the Bear Creek watershed and adjacent watersheds (proposed action revised in Feb 2014)
Web Link: http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/psicc/home/?cid=STELPRDB5397304
Location: UNIT - Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - El Paso, Teller. LEGAL - Not Applicable Bear Creek watershed, southwest of the city of Colorado Springs
Eagle Lake Camp Communication Restoration Project
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/22/2013
Expected: 06/2014 08/2014 Jeff Hovermale
719.477.4201
jhovermale@fs.fed.us
Description: CenturyLink is proposing to install a 12-foot mono pole with about 162 feet of ground mounted telephone and electric cable to replace telephone lines and communication equipment damaged during the 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire.
Location: UNIT - Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - El Paso. LEGAL - SW1/4 Section 12, Township 13 South, Range 68 West , 6th PM. The project area is located about 8-miles northwest of Colorado Springs off of the Rampart Range Road.
Friends University FLPMA Private Road Permit
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 07/2014 08/2014 Jeff Hovermale
719.477.4201
jhovermale@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to issues a special use permit to Friends University for year round use and maintenance of an existing road (approximately 1,250 feet in length)to access private land.
Location: UNIT - Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - El Paso. LEGAL - Portion of Section 4, T. 13 S., R. 68 W., 6th P.M. The access road is near Green Mountain Falls about 1-mile east of Highway 24 in an area known as Lofland Gulch.
Hy Brook Thinning Project
EA
- Fuels management In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
11/18/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
03/2014
Expected: 05/2014 06/2014 James Fiorelli
907-747-4238
jfiorelli@fs.fed.us
Description: Commercially thin approx. 829 acres to reduce stand density and reduce hazardous fuel conditions while increasing stand vigor and health and return the stand to a more historical ponderosa pine regime.
Location: UNIT - Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Teller. LEGAL - Township 12 South, Range 70 West, Sections 1, 12 and 13, Township 12 South, Range 69 West, Sections 6, 7, and 8 Project is located approximately 6 miles north of Divide, Colorado
IREA West Creek to Trout Creek Ranch 7.2 kV Powerline Rebuild
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 06/2014 07/2014 Jeff Hovermale
719.477.4201
jhovermale@fs.fed.us
Description: Rebuild an existing 7.2 kV overhead powerline segment approximately 7,819 feet in length within existing 20' wide right-of-way.
Location: UNIT - Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - Portions of Section 20, 21, 29 and 30 of T. 10 S., T. 69 W. 6th P.M. Beginning in the community of West Creek and continuing east to Rainbow Falls Park.
Mclaughlin FLMPA Private Road Permit
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal

12/21/2013
Expected: 06/2014 07/2014 Jeff Hovermale
719.477.4201
jhovermale@fs.fed.us
Description: To reflect property ownership change, re-issue an existing permit to issued to David and Sherly Bentley to new owners Thomas and Alisea McLaughlin for year round use and maintenance of an existing road (472 feet in length) to access private land.
Location: UNIT - Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Teller. LEGAL - Sec. 27, T. 12 S., R. 70 W., 6th P.M. The private access road is located off of County Road 51 approximately 4 miles north of Divide, Colorado
Monument Fire Center Powerline Rebuild
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/04/2013
Expected: 06/2014 08/2014 Jeff Hovermale
719.477.4201
jhovermale@fs.fed.us
Description: Mountain View Electric Association is proposing to rebuild / replace an existing 1.9 mile section of 12.5 kV powerline.
Location: UNIT - Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - El Paso. LEGAL - Section 21, T. 11 S., R. 67 W., 6th PM, El Paso County, Colorado The project area is approximately 4 miles west of Monument, Colorado at the US Forest Service administrative site known as, Monument Fire Center / Monument Open Space.
Pikes Peak RD 10-Year Priority Outfitter & Guide Permits
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Sue Miller
719-477-4222
smiller@fs.fed.us
Description: Convert 10 existing transitional priority outfitter and guide permits to 10-year priority special use permits and evaluate several proposals for new 10-year priority permits
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=25720
Location: UNIT - Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Douglas, El Paso, Teller. LEGAL - T10S, R67-69 W; T11S, R67-69W; T12S, R67-69W, 13S, R67-69W; T14S, R67-69W; T15S, R67-69W Various locations throughout the Pikes Peak Ranger District
Replacement of bridge with bottomless culvert across Trout Creek on NFSR 339.
CE
- Special use management
- Watershed management
- Road management
On Hold N/A N/A Jeff Hovermale
719.477.4201
jhovermale@fs.fed.us
Description: Forest Service proposes an amendment of Forest road special use permit issued to Trout Creek Road Users Association for installation of bottomless culvert.
Location: UNIT - Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Teller. LEGAL - Section 34, Township 11 South, Range 69 West, 6th P.M., Teller County, Colorado The area is located about 5 miles north of Woodland Park, Colorado using NFSR 339.C
Rockhound ATV Rentals 10-Year Priority Outfitter and Guide Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/06/2014
Expected: 04/2014 04/2014 Sue Miller
719-477-4222
smiller@fs.fed.us
Description: Evaluate proposal for a 10-year priority outfitter and guide special use permit for 1,000 service days for ATV tours and 1,000 service days for ATV rental delivery annually in the North Divide and Rainbow Falls OHV areas.
Location: UNIT - Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Douglas, Teller. LEGAL - T 10 S, R 68W, R 69 W, R 70 W; T 11 S, R 69W, R 70 W; T 12 S, R 69 W, R 70 W North of Woodland Park, Colorado
Upper Monument Creek
EIS
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
02/27/2014
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
05/2014
Expected: 11/2015 04/2016 Michael Picard
719-530-3959
mpicard@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed action is to effectively treat up to 25,000 acres within the 67,000 acre analysis area. Combinations of mechanical thinning with product removal, mastication, hand thinning, and prescribed fire will move toward the desired conditions.
Location: UNIT - Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - El Paso, Teller. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Upper Monument Creek and West Monument Creek drainages are north and west of Colorado Springs along the Rampart Range.
Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands , R2 - Rocky Mt. Region All Units R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Anadarko E&P Onshore LLC (Electrical Installations)
CE
- Special use management In Progress
215 Comment Period Legal Notice
07/10/2013
Expected: 10/2013 10/2013 Richard Bennin
620-697-4621
rbennin@fs.fed.us
Description: Anadarko E&P Onshore LLC is proposing to install approx 3.3 miles of undeground electrical cable to provide electricity to seven gas wells located within the CNG.Majority of the cables is located within Federal Oil/Gas lease boundaries.
Location: UNIT - Cimarron Ranger District. STATE - Kansas. COUNTY - Morton. LEGAL - T34S R43W Section 17 & 20; T34S R42W Section 5,6,7 & 8; T33S R40W Sections 21,28 & 29. Cimarron National Grssland
Cimaron Allotment Management Project
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Notice of Initiation
08/22/2013
Expected: 12/2014 01/2015 Nancy Brewer
620-697-4621 620 697-3580
nbrewer@fs.fed.us
Description: To continue to permit livestock grazing on the Cimarron National Grassland using an adaptive management strategy that will meet or move toward Forest Plan desired conditions and project specific desired conditions.
Location: UNIT - Cimarron Ranger District. STATE - Kansas. COUNTY - Morton, Stevens. LEGAL - Not Applicable Cimarron National Grassland
Colorado Interstate Gas Co -- CIM58, Amend #1
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/10/2013
Expected: 01/2014 02/2014 Richard Bennin
620-697-4621
rbennin@fs.fed.us
Description: CIG is requesting to install 2 deep hole cathidc anode ground systems within the Boehm Storage Field. Boehm#8 300 ft cathodic cable and a rectifier. Boehm#47 300 ft cathodic cable, 1,400 ft electrical cable and a rectifier.
Location: UNIT - Cimarron Ranger District. STATE - Kansas. COUNTY - Morton. LEGAL - Boehm#8 T33S R42W Section 26 NW 1/4 and Boehm#47 T33S R42W Section 14 SE 1/4 Cimarron National Grassland
Low G-1 Salt water disposal well and assoicated access road FDR 615.J
CE
- Road management In Progress
215 Comment Period Legal Notice
07/10/2013
Expected: 10/2013 10/2013 Richard Bennin
620-697-4621
rbennin@fs.fed.us
Description: Merit Energy plugged & abandoned the Low G-1 salt water well. The access rd (FDR 615.J)is .1 mile and a public road. The USFS is proposing to reclaim/obliterate the rd and close it to the public. Then removed it from the MVUM when updated.
Location: UNIT - Cimarron Ranger District. STATE - Kansas. COUNTY - Morton. LEGAL - T33S R40W Section 6 SE NW Cimarron National Grassland
Special Uses Permit Reissuances. Expired Existing Permits
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2010
Expected: 12/2010 01/2012 Jessica Javernick
719-269-8703
jjavernick@fs.fed.us
Description: Issuance of a new special use authorization for a new term to replace an existing or expired special use authorization when the only changes are administrative.
Location: UNIT - San Carlos Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Custer, Fremont, Huerfano, Las Animas, Pueblo. San Carlos Ranger District
XTO Energy Inc. CIM92
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/17/2013
Expected: 10/2013 10/2013 Richard Bennin
620-697-4621
rbennin@fs.fed.us
Description: XTO Energy Inc. recently became the designated operator for a saltwater pipeline system formerly operated by ExxonMobil Oil Corporation. The special use permit authorized 3.14 miles of saltwater pipelines. This is an administrative action.
Location: UNIT - Cimarron Ranger District. STATE - Kansas. COUNTY - Morton. LEGAL - T34S R39W Sections 5 and 9 Cimarron National Grassland
Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands , Salida Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bald Mountain - West
EA
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
On Hold N/A N/A Andrew White
719-530-2157
awwhite@fs.fed.us
Description: Hazardous fuel reduction, forest health, and travel management.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/sopa/forest-level.php?110212
Location: UNIT - Salida Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee. LEGAL - T14S, R79W, sections 27, 28, 33, 34 and T15S, R79W, sections 3, 10, 11 San Isabel N.F., Salida R.D.
Browns Creek Seasonal Closure
CE
- Regulations, Directives, Orders On Hold N/A N/A Ben Lara
760-924-5509
blara@fs.fed.us
Description: Implement Forest Order winter seasonal closure to wheeled vehicles and snowmobiles on FSR 272
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/sopa/forest-level.php?110212
Location: UNIT - Salida Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee. LEGAL - NE 1/4 Sec.11, T51N, R7E NM P.M. Chaffee County, CO Junction of FSR 272 & FSR 274
Cleveland Mountain Forest Health and Fuel Reduction Project
CE
- Forest products
- Fuels management
On Hold N/A N/A Sam Schroeder
719-539-3591
sschroeder@fs.fed.us
Description: Forest Health and Fuel Reduction Project on Cleveland Mountain on the Salida Ranger District, PSICC
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32499
Location: UNIT - Salida Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee. LEGAL - T49N, R8E, Sections 19,20,29,30,31,32, Cleveland Mountain SW of Poncha Springs, Colorado on the Salida Ranger District, PSICC
Colorado Trail #1776 at Fooses Creek
CE
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/14/2014
Expected: 10/2014 04/2015 Brett Beasley
(719) 530-3953
bbeasley@fs.fed.us
Description: Colorado Trail #1776: Construction of approximately 4.5 miles of trail. The new proposed 4.5 miles of trail will be within USDA Forest Service trail standard guidelines.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/sopa/forest-level.php?110212
Location: UNIT - Salida Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee. LEGAL - Section 36, T. 50 N., R. 6 E., NM P.M., Chaffee County, CO Sections 1, 2, 11, 26 & 35 T. 49 N., R. 6 E., NM P.M., Chaffee County, CO PSICC, Salida Ranger District at Continental Divide National Scenic trail #531 and Junction of Colorado Trail #1776 at South Fooses Creek.
Cottonwood Gulch Trails Re-route/Construction
CE
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Jennifer Ebert
719-530-3955
blara@fs.fed.us
Description: The project includes potential trail re-routes, construction and maintenance of existing user created trails located in portions of Cottonwood Gulch on the Salida Ranger District of the San Isabel National Forest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/sopa/forest-level.php?110212
Location: UNIT - Salida Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee. LEGAL - Cottonwood Gulch is at W1/2 Sec. 23, & E 1/2 Sec.27, T50N, R9E, NM P.J. Chaffee County, CO. Cottonwood Gulch
Dead Rabbit Mine Proposal
EA
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A Chris Welker
719-530-3974
cwelker@fs.fed.us
Description: Mineralogical development and exploration proposal to conduct mining assessment work in and around the "Dead Rabbit" mine located in the Fourmile geographical area east of Buena Vista, CO.
Location: UNIT - Salida Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee. LEGAL - NE1/4 SE1/4 Section 28, T13S, R78W, 6th P.M., Chaffee County, Colorado NE1/4 SE1/4 Section 28, T13S, R78W, 6th P.M., Chaffee County, Colorado
Eve FLPMA Private Driveway Easement
CE
- Special use management
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/04/2008
Expected: 02/2008 05/2008 Chris Welker
719-530-3974
cwelker@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed action involves the improvement to and reconstruction of an existing National Forest System Road (NFSR225A), in order to access private property.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/sopa/forest-level.php?110212
Location: UNIT - Salida Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee. LEGAL - N ?, Section 2, & SW ?, SW?, Section 35, T50N, R6E, NM P.M., Chaffee County, Colorado. N ?, Section 2, & SW ?, SW?, Section 35, T50N, R6E, NM P.M., Chaffee County, Colorado.
Goat Wadi Developed Site (Cree Creek)
EA
- Special use management
- Recreation management
On Hold N/A N/A Brett Beasley
719-530-3952
bbeasley@fs.fed.us
Description: Analyze and develop an approximately 4 acre site to protect resource and provide for large groups. ie: Weddings, Family Reunions, ect.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/sopa/forest-level.php?110212
Location: UNIT - Salida Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee. LEGAL - NE1/4, SE1/4, Section 30, T50N, R6E, NM P.M., Maysville Quad Salida Ranger District of the San Isabel National Forest. NFSDR #224 (Cree Creek)
Mineral Basin Small Tracts Act
CE
- Recreation management
- Land acquisition
- Land ownership management
- Land management planning
On Hold N/A N/A Chris Welker
719-530-3974
cwelker@fs.fed.us
Description: The Pike and San Isabel National Forests, Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands (PSICC), Salida Ranger District (Salida RD) proposes to enter into a Small Tracts Act (STA) with a private landowner in the “Mineral Basin” geographical area.
Location: UNIT - Salida Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee. LEGAL - Sections 11 thru 14, Township 15 South, Range 81 West, 6th Principal Meridian, Chaffee County, Colorado. Sections 11 thru 14, Township 15 South, Range 81 West, 6th Principal Meridian, Chaffee County, Colorado.
Poncha Loop Management Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
03/11/2009
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
03/2014
Expected: 05/2014 06/2014 Alex Rudney
719-530-3962
arudney@fs.fed.us
Description: Hazardous fuel reduction and forest health project within the wildland urban interface near Mears Junction
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/soap/forest-level.php?110212
Location: UNIT - Salida Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee. LEGAL - T49N, R8E, Sec 5,7,8; T50N, R8E, Sec 17,18,19,20 Salida RD, PSICC, southwest of Poncha Springs, CO.
Porter Gulch T.H.
CE
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Brett Beasley
719-530-3953
bbeasley@fs.fed.us
Description: Develop a recreation facility for approximately 10 vehicles to park. Develop/construct approximately 300 yards of new motorized singletrack trail. Also analyze 1 mile of existing two-track for motorized use.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/sopa/forest-level.php?110212
Location: UNIT - Salida Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee. LEGAL - T48N, R10E, Section 7, Section 13 Porter gulch, Salida RD
Re-issuance of District special event special use permits.
CE
- Special use management
- Special area management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2008
Expected: 04/2008 05/2008 Tambi Gustafson
719-530-3978
tgustafson@fs.fed.us
Description: The re-issuance of temporary special event permits on the Salida Ranger District for May 1, 2008 - November 1, 2008 summer season. These permits will utilize less than 5 contiguous acres. Approximately 11 events.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/sopa/forest-level.php?110212
Location: UNIT - Salida Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee. LEGAL - Salida Ranger District Salida Ranger District
Re-issuence of summer outfitter / guide special use permits.
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Tambi Gustafson
719-530-3978
tgustafson@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-issuence of temporary special use permits. 2008 season dates approximately May 1 - November 1. Approximately 35 permits.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/sopa/forest-level.php?110212
Location: UNIT - Salida Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee. Salida Ranger District
Red Deer Borrow Pit proposed Mineral Material lease extension
CE
- Road management
- Minerals and Geology
In Progress
215 Comment Period Legal Notice
11/12/2007
Expected: 01/2008 05/2008 Chris Welker
719-530-3974
cwelker@fs.fed.us
Description: Chaffee County Commissioners Office representatives have presented a proposal to the Salida Ranger District that would allow for an extension of the Mineral Material sale to the County based upon the Countys need for a localized source of road base
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/sopa/forest-level.php?110212
Location: UNIT - Salida Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee. LEGAL - SE1/4, Section 15, T14S, R79W, 6th P.M., Chaffee County, CO SE1/4, Section 15, T14S, R79W, 6th P.M., Chaffee County, CO
Reinstatement of Seasonal Gate Closure to Fourmile Travel Management Area
CE
- Land management planning
- Road management
- Recreation management
On Hold N/A N/A Chris Welker
719-530-3974
cwelker@fs.fed.us
Description: Reinstatement of a seasonal gate closure to protect big game winter range habitat, and limit excessive mud season wear and tear on specific full-sized vehicle roads and Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) system trails in the Fourmile Travel Management Area.
Location: UNIT - Salida Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee. LEGAL - Fourmile Travel Management Area - PSICC/Salida Ranger District Fourmile Travel Management Area - PSICC/Salida Ranger District
Salida Hydro: Aquatic Habitat Improvement Project
CE
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/09/2006
Expected: 02/2008 05/2008 Chris Welker
719-530-3974
cwelker@fs.fed.us
Description: PSCO/Xcel Energy has agreed to provide $50,000 worth of funding to be used towards aquatic habitat improvement projects throughout the Salida Hydro project area, South Fork of the Arkansas River.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/sopa/forest-level.php?110212
Location: UNIT - Salida Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee. LEGAL - Sections 31, 32, 33, 35, 36, T50N, Ranges 6 & 7E, NM P.M., Chaffee County, Colorado The Salida Hydro facilities are located east of the townsite of Garfield, and west of the townsite of Maysville, along the South Fork of the Arkansas River, Chaffee County, CO
Sangre Decristo Cellular, Inc. Communications Lease Re-issuance Bald Mountain Facility
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Chris Welker
719-530-3974
cwelker@fs.fed.us
Description: The Pike and San Isabel National Forests, Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands (PSICC) proposes to reissue a Communications Lease to Sangre Decristo Cellular, Inc. (dba) Verizon Wireless, authorizing an existing cellular communications facility.
Location: UNIT - Salida Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee. LEGAL - Section 27, T. 14 S., R. 79 W., 6th Principle Meridian, Chaffee County, Colorado Section 27, T. 14 S., R. 79 W., 6th Principle Meridian, Chaffee County, Colorado
UAWCD Reservoir Analysis
EIS
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Special use management
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
- Land management planning
On Hold N/A N/A Chris Welker
719-530-3974
cwelker@fs.fed.us
Description: EIS level analysis to authorize the issuance of term Special Use Permits to the Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District (UAWCD) in order to operate and maintain the North Fork, Boss, and O'Haver water storage facilities.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/sopa/forest-level.php?110212
Location: UNIT - Salida Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee. LEGAL - 1.) Section 5,T50N,R6E,NM P.M., Chaffee County, Colorado 2.) Section 29,T50N,R6E,NM P.M., Chaffee County, Colorado 3.) Section 12,T48N,R8E,NM P.M., Chaffee County, Colorado 1.) North Fork reservoir 2.) Boss Lake 3.) O'Haver Lake / all facilities located in Chaffee County, Colorado
Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands , San Carlos Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Billington Ranch Livestock Areas
CE
- Special use management In Progress
215 Comment Period Legal Notice
09/06/2013
Expected: 11/2013 06/2014 Jessica Javernick
719-269-8703
jjavernick@fs.fed.us
Description: re-issue a special use permit for the use of 499 acres of livestock areas on National Forest System lands on the San Carlos Ranger District
Location: UNIT - San Carlos Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - Not Applicable Custer County
Black Hills Energy, Inc.
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Jessica Javernick
719-269-8703
jjavernick@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissuance of a Special Use Permit SAN400901 for a power transmission line
Location: UNIT - San Carlos Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Fremont. T20S, R70W 6th P.M. adn T20S R71W 6th P.M.
East - Central Wet Mountain
EA
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
On Hold N/A N/A Michael Picard
719-530-3958
mpicard@fs.fed.us
Description: Conduct Fuels and Vegetation Treatments - Designed to reduce the threat of catastrophic fire and restore forest conditions.
Location: UNIT - San Carlos Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Custer, Pueblo. LEGAL - T21SW68S30-32,T21S69WS17,19-21,25-36,T21S70WS23-26,34-36,t22S68WS3-10,15-22,27-32,T22S69WS1-29,32-36,T23S68WS5-8,17-20,27-34,T23S69wS1-18,21-27,35-36,T23S70WS11-15,22-24,T24S68WS4-9,16-21,27,34,T24S69 East-Central Wet Mouintain Area i
Locke Mountain ( Fuels)
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
On Hold N/A N/A Michael Picard
719-269-8700
mpicard@fs.fed.us
Description: Fuels reduction and Forest Health treatments, in the form of mechanical thinning/chipping followed-up by prescribed fire
Location: UNIT - San Carlos Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Custer, Fremont. LEGAL - T20S,R71W., Section 25, T20S,R70W., Section 28,29,30,31,32,33, and 34. T21S, R70W., Section 4,5,6,8, and 9 15 miles South East of Canon City
San Carlos Outfitter - Guide Permit Reissue
CE
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Carl Bauer
719-269-8702
crbauer@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue new outfitter guide permits and /or add additional use to existing permits
Location: UNIT - San Carlos Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Custer, Fremont, Huerfano, Pueblo. San Carlos Ranger Distsrict
San Isabel Electric - Spradley Road
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Jessica Javernick
719-269-8703
jjavernick@fs.fed.us
Description: ROW - Buried Power Line
Location: UNIT - San Carlos Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Huerfano. LEGAL - San Carlos District - Spanish Peak area T31S, R69W
San Isabel Electric, SAN402403
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Jessica Javernick
719-269-8703
jjavernick@fs.fed.us
Description: San Isabel Electric Association, Inc. Permit Number SAN402404 - ROW, Power Trans Line - Renew Permit
Location: UNIT - San Carlos Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Huerfano. T27S R 72W 6th P.M.
San Isabel Electric, SAN402404
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Jessica Javernick
719-269-8703
jjavernick@fs.fed.us
Description: San Isabel Electric Permit Number SAN402404 - ROW, Power Trans Line - Remewal Permit
Location: UNIT - San Carlos Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Huerfano. LEGAL - San Carlos District - Different area on the district T.31S. R.69W. 6th PM
Sangre De Cristo Electric - SAN 401610
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Jessica Javernick
719-269-8703
jjavernick@fs.fed.us
Description: ROW Power Trans Line -Permit number SAN 401610
Location: UNIT - San Carlos Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Huerfano. LEGAL - San Carlos District - Different area on the district T44S, R73W
Sangre De Cristo Electrict - SAN 401614
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Jessica Javernick
719-269-8703
jjavernick@fs.fed.us
Description: ROW, Power Trans Line
Location: UNIT - San Carlos Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Huerfano. LEGAL - San Carlos District - Different area on the district T44S, R73W
Slide Mountain - Range Allotment Management Planning
EA
- Grazing management On Hold N/A N/A Michael Picard
719-530-3959
mpicard@fs.fed.us
Description: Update of range allotment management plan for the Slide Mtn. - Cattle and Horse allotment.
Location: UNIT - San Carlos Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Huerfano. LEGAL - T.27S,R71W., SECTION 31 & 32, T.28S.,R72W., SECTION 4,5, AND 6 APPROXIMATELY 15 MILES SOUTH WEST OF GARDNER, COLORADO
Slide Mountain Parks - Wildlife Habitat Enhancement Prescribed Burn
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants On Hold N/A N/A Ron Torretta
719-269-8537
rtorretta@fs.fed.us
Description: Prescribed burning in approximately 110 acres of montane meadows to improve wildlife habitat for big game and other wildlife species.
Location: UNIT - San Carlos Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Huerfano. LEGAL - Township 27S, Range 71W, Sections 31 and 32; Township 28S, Range 71W, Sections 3 and 4. Approximately 12 miles southwest of Gardiner, Colorado.
Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands , South Park Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Badger Flats Habitat Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
10/15/2013
Expected: 12/2013 06/2014 Kristen Meyer
719-836-3860
kristenemeyer@fs.fed.us
Description: Wildlife habitat improvement project to improve habitat conditions including winter ranges for American elk and mule deer.
Location: UNIT - South Park Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - Not Applicable Project area is located in Park County, Colorado approximately 1 mile northwest of the town of Lake George, Colorado.
Echo-Beaver Fuels Treatment Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Land management planning
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/17/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice
01/2014
Expected: 06/2013 05/2014 Mike Hessler
719-836-2031
mhessler@fs.fed.us
Description: Approximately 1600 acres of NF lands, consisting of ponderosa pine, mixed conifer, and grass/shrub lands, will be analyzed for fuels mitigation treatments to reduce risk to two subdivisons and other private land parcels.
Location: UNIT - South Park Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - Township 13S, Range 72W, sections 26, 27, 28, 33, 34 & 35; and Township 14S, Range 72 W, sections 2, 3 & 4. 6th PM, Park County, CO. It's located 8 miles SW of Lake George, CO; south of Park Cty Rd. 98 and east of Park Cty Rd. 100
Gold Prospectors of Colorado Beaver Creek Placer Mine
EA
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A Kristen Sexton
719-836-3857
ksexton@fs.fed.us
Description: Group and club activity authorizing small scale placer mining using gold pans, sluice boxes and smaller motorized dredges. Occasional backhoe use.
Location: UNIT - South Park Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - Sections 5 and 8 of Township 9 South Range 77 West Beaver Creek approximately five miles North of the town of Fairplay, Colorado off of Forest Service Road 659
Jefferson Lake Dam Rehabilitation Project - City of Aurora
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Jeff Hyatt
719-836-3855
jhyatt@fs.fed.us
Description: City of Aurora Water Resources Division requests an amendment to their special use permit to add rip-rap on the upstream face of Jefferson Lake dam, enlarge spillway, extend outlet pipe, level dam crest and extend the toe of the dam.
Location: UNIT - South Park Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - Sec 10, 11, T7S, R76W, 6th PM Approximately 25 miles NE of Fairplay, Colorado, on Hwy 285, County Rd 35 and 37
Quest Communication Tower Lease Reissue - Sacramento Ridge
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Jeff Hyatt
719-836-3855
jhyatt@fs.fed.us
Description: reissuing lease to Quest for another 10 year period, no change in scope
Location: UNIT - South Park Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - T9S R78W S35 SWSW Sacramento Ridge Communication site
Verizon Tower Lease Renewal - Sacramento Ridge
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Jeff Hyatt
719-836-3855
jhyatt@fs.fed.us
Description: renewal of 10-year lease which expires 12-31-2012
Location: UNIT - South Park Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - T9S R78W S35 SWSW Sacramento Ridge communication site
Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands , South Platte Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Big Turkey Trailhead
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/27/2014
Expected: 04/2014 04/2014 Brandon Mitchell
303-275-5629
bmitchell02@fs.fed.us
Description: Improve opportunities for dispersed camping and parking at the Turkey Rocks climbing area while restoring non-system routes and completing access trail maintenance.
Location: UNIT - South Platte Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Teller. LEGAL - T11S, R70W, Sec(s) 4,5,8 Approximately 4 miles west of Westcreek, CO along NFSR 360.b.
Crossons-Longview Environmental Assessment Forest Restoration Project
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/14/2014
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
05/2014
Expected: 09/2015 10/2015 Kris Heiny
303-275-5636
kheiny@fs.fed.us
Description: The South Platte Ranger District of the Pike National Forest is proposing to treat up to 10,000 forested acres in Jefferson and Park counties. The project would restore portions of the Crossons-Longview area to more historic conditions.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/psicc/projects
Location: UNIT - South Platte Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Jefferson, Park. LEGAL - T.7S.,R.70W.:SEC.21-29,31-36; T.7S.,R.71W.:SEC.31-36; T.7S.,R.72W.:SEC.29, 32-36; T.8S.,R.71W.:SEC.1-9,16-18; T.8S.,R.72W.:SEC.1-4,10-14,23-24 The analysis area lies along the Districts northern boundary between the communities of Bailey and South Platte. The analysis area covers approximately 15,000 acres.
Crossons-Longview Forest Restoration Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2014
Expected: 07/2015 09/2015 Matthew Schweich
303-275-5615
mschweich@fs.fed.us
Description: Forest restoration, fuels management, and other actions to improve forest health and reduce watershed risk.
Location: UNIT - South Platte Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Jefferson, Park. LEGAL - Not Applicable National Forest System lands in the North Fork of the South Platte River watershed
Douglas County Public Works Weather Stations
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
215 Comment Period Legal Notice
10/03/2013
Expected: 07/2014 09/2014 Brandon Mitchell
303-275-5629
bmitchell02@fs.fed.us
Description: Installation, operation, and maintenance of equipment utilized to monitor weather events.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42663
Location: UNIT - South Platte Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Douglas, Park, Teller. LEGAL - Not Applicable Watersheds surrounding the Hayman Fire recovery area.
Goddard Forest Health & Fuel Reduction Project
CE
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
On Hold N/A N/A Lita Medina
719-486-7405
lmedina@fs.fed.us
Description: Forest Health (MPB) and Fuel Reduction project on the Salida RD of the PSICC near Goddard Pass.
Location: UNIT - Salida Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee. LEGAL - T13S, R77W, Sec 7,18; T13S, R78W, Sec 13 & 24 Goddard Pass on the Salida Ranger District of the PSICC National Forest
High Country Travel and Recreation Analysis
EA
- Recreation management
- Land management planning
- Road management
Developing Proposal
Scoping Start
08/16/2012
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
01/2014
Expected: 07/2015 09/2015 Matthew Schweich
303-275-5615
mschweich@fs.fed.us
Description: Considers changes to travel management and the range of available recreation activities. Seeks to provide a variety of travel and recreation opportunities compatible with the subalpine and alpine environment of the analysis area.
Location: UNIT - South Platte Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek, Jefferson, Park. LEGAL - Not Applicable Generally all District lands west of Bailey, excluding Wilderness, including the Guanella Pass, Harris Park, and Kenosha Pass areas
IREA Spring Creek Ranch Powerline Rebuild
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/04/2014
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice
04/2014
Expected: 06/2014 06/2014 Brandon Mitchell
303-275-5629
bmitchell02@fs.fed.us
Description: IREA is proposing to rebuild approximately 14,431 linear feet of existing powerline that provides electric service to residents in the Spring Creek Ranch area. On private land an additional 7,811 feet would be rebuilt as part of the project.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44274
Location: UNIT - South Platte Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - T8S,R70W, Sec(s) 16,20,29,32 Spring Creek Ranch
Kenosha Pass Communication Site Lease
CE
- Special use management In Progress

10/03/2013
Expected: 12/2013 12/2013 Brandon Mitchell
303-275-5629
bmitchell02@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a communication site lease for a new term to the State of Colorado Office of Information Management for maintenance and operation of a radio communication site.
Location: UNIT - South Platte Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - T7S, R74W, Sec 26, 6th PM Kenosha Pass area near NFSR126
Platte Canyon Powerline Rebuild & Reauthorization
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
215 Comment Period Legal Notice
12/26/2013
Expected: 07/2014 08/2014 Brandon Mitchell
303-275-5629
bmitchell02@fs.fed.us
Description: Reconstruction of an existing underground 13.2kv electric distribution line and reauthorization of the continued operation and maintenance for a new term.
Location: UNIT - South Platte Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Douglas, Jefferson. LEGAL - Sec(s) 5,8,9,16,17,21, T7S, R69W, 6th PM Platte Canyon
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