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)
- 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, Cimarron Ranger District
- 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, Pikes Peak Ranger District
- 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. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
01/2015
Expected: 03/2015 05/2015 Christopher Wehrli
303-275-5107
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
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
Actual: 09/10/2008
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
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
2014 Pike and San Isabel National Forests Special Use Authorization Renewals
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 09/2014
Actual: 09/16/2014
10/2014 Kay Dougan
719-553-1477
kdougan@fs.fed.us
Description: Special use authroization renewals for the San Carlos, Salida, Leadville and South Park Ranger Districts.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44765
Location: UNIT - Leadville Ranger District, Salida Ranger District, San Carlos Ranger District, South Park Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee, Fremont, Huerfano, Lake, Park. LEGAL - See attached PDF District Maps for locational information. Various locations on the San Carlos, Salida, Leadville and South Park Ranger Districts. See attached maps for locational information.
2015 Pike and San Isabel National Forests Special Use Authorization Permit Renewals CE
CE
- Special use management
- Special area management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 08/2015 08/2015 John Brown
719-553-1501
jwbrown@fs.fed.us
Description: Special use authroization renewals for the San Carlos, Pikes Peak, Leadville, South Park and South Platte Ranger Districts.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47192
Location: UNIT - Leadville 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, Huerfano, Lake, Park, Teller. LEGAL - Legal description provided on attached maps. blank
Comanche National Grasslands Playa Restoration
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2015
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 Angela Safranek
307-326-2545
asafranek@fs.fed.us
Description: Restore 9 playas on the Comanche National Grassland to their original hydrology by filling in the pits and sealing the basin
Location: UNIT - Comanche Ranger District, Cimarron Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Baca, Las Animas. LEGAL - Section 14, T32S, R53W.Section 7, T32S, R50W, Section 12, T33S,R49W ,Section 8, T33S, R47W,Section 18, T33S, R47W, Section 29, T33S, R47W,Section 15, T33S, R47W Comanche National Grassland, Baca and Las Animas Counties.
IREA Powerline Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/09/2011
Expected: 06/2015 07/2015 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, Cimarron Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
CIM100 Merit Energy Co. (Compressors)
CE
- Special use management
- Minerals and Geology
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/10/2014
Expected: 09/2015 09/2015 Richard Bennin
620-697-4621
rbennin@fs.fed.us
Description: Merit Energy Co. recently acquired compressor stations from OXY USA Inc. The compressor stations were part of a Forest Service Special Use Permit to OXY USA on 11/30/1998. Merit Energy has requested a special use permit for these existing facilities.
Location: UNIT - Cimarron Ranger District. STATE - Kansas. COUNTY - Morton. LEGAL - T33S R40W Section 6 NWNE and T32S R43W Section 33 NWSW Cimarron National Grassland
CIM101 Merit Energy Co. (Saltwater Disposal Wells/Pipelines)
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/17/2014
Expected: 08/2015 08/2015 Richard Bennin
620-697-4621
rbennin@fs.fed.us
Description: Merit Energy Co recently acquired 4 disposal wells & 7.36 miles of associated pipelines from OXY USA Inc. The compressor stations were authorized via USFS SU permit to OXY USA Inc 10/18/1995. Merit Energy requested SU permit for existing facilities.
Location: UNIT - Cimarron Ranger District. STATE - Kansas. COUNTY - Morton. LEGAL - Disposal wells - T34S R40W Sec 9, T34S R41W Sec 11 and T34S R42W Sec 5 & 16 Associated pipelines in T34S R40W portions of Sec 8,9,17,20,21,29;T34S R41W Sec 10,11,15,32,33 and T34S R42W Sec 5,6 Cimarron National Grassland
Cimaron Allotment Management Project
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/22/2013
Expected: 12/2015 12/2015 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#2
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 12/2014
Actual: 11/24/2014
12/2014 Richard Bennin
620-697-4621
rbennin@fs.fed.us
Description: Install a 200 foot deep cathodic ground well for corrosion protection of the Boehm #21 observation well. The installation requires 300 feet of buried cathodic cable.
Location: UNIT - Cimarron Ranger District. STATE - Kansas. COUNTY - Morton. LEGAL - T33S R42W Section 10 NE1/4 NE1/4 Cimarron National Grassland
Colorado Interstate Gas Co -- CIM58 Amend#3
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 12/2014
Actual: 11/24/2014
12/2014 Richard Bennin
620-697-4621
rbennin@fs.fed.us
Description: CIG submitted a special use application requesting authorization to install approximately 2, 350"of underground electrical cable to provide electricity for a pump Jack on the Boehm#35 well within the Boehm Storage Field.
Location: UNIT - Cimarron Ranger District. STATE - Kansas. COUNTY - Morton. LEGAL - T33S R42W Section 15 NE 1/4 Cimarron National Grassland
Lockhart Geophysical Company, Grasslands-Lockhart Wave
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
08/29/2014
Expected: 08/2015 08/2015 Richard Bennin
620-697-4621
rbennin@fs.fed.us
Description: Lockhart Geophysical submitted a Notice of Intent to conduct a 3D vibroseis seismic survey; encmopassing approximately 1,000 acres on the Cimarron National Grassland.
Location: UNIT - Cimarron Ranger District. STATE - Kansas. COUNTY - Morton. LEGAL - T34S R43W Section 14,15,16,23,26,27,28 Cimarron National Grassland
Merit Energy -- Electrical Cable replacement SERU 9-6 & SERU 9-2
CE
- Minerals and Geology Analysis Completed Expected: 10/2014
Actual: 10/10/2014
12/2014 Richard Bennin
620-697-4621
rbennin@fs.fed.us
Description: Merit Energy submitted a Federal Lease Sundry Notice to replace approximately 1,500 ft of buried electrical cable to the SERU 9-6 and SERU 9-2 well sites.
Location: UNIT - Cimarron Ranger District. STATE - Kansas. COUNTY - Morton. LEGAL - T33S R40W Section 3 Stirrup Oil Field, Cimarron National Grassland
Nustar Logistics - CIM98
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/03/2014
Expected: 08/2015 08/2015 Richard Bennin
620-697-4621
rbennin@fs.fed.us
Description: NuStar Logistics has submitted a special use application requesting authorization to continue operating and maintaining 4.2 miles of a natural gas pipeline.
Location: UNIT - Cimarron Ranger District. STATE - Kansas. COUNTY - Morton. LEGAL - T35S R43W Sections 3,4,8,9,18 Cimarron National Grassland
Quail Habitat Improvement 2015
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2015
Actual: 04/10/2015
04/2015 Andrew Chappell
620-697-3577
atchappell@fs.fed.us
Description: Kansas Dept. Wildlife, Parks & Tourism is proposing a sumac shrub planting along the Cimarron River corridor to improve quail habitat. The planting of approx. 150 Fragrant Sumac within 40 acres along the riparian area in Salt Cedar control areas.
Location: UNIT - Cimarron Ranger District. STATE - Kansas. COUNTY - Morton. LEGAL - T34S R42W Section 4 Cimarron National Grassland - Cimarron River - near Cottonwood Day Use Area
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
Colorado Interstate Gas Co. -- COM 20
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/05/2014
Expected: 11/2014 11/2014 Richard Bennin
620-697-4621
rbennin@fs.fed.us
Description: Upgrade existing Cathodic protection system by drilling a cathodic deep well
Location: UNIT - Comanche Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Otero. LEGAL - SE 1/4 Section 28, T27S, R57W Timpas Unit of Comanche National Grassland
Colorado State University (COM 100)
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 11/2014
Actual: 04/29/2015
05/2015 Richard Bennin
620-697-4621
rbennin@fs.fed.us
Description: Department of Commerce/NOAA has transferred two weather stations located on the Comanche National Grassland. The Forest Service authorized facilities to NOAA via special use permits in 2009. CSU has requested a new special use permit be issued.
Location: UNIT - Comanche Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Baca, Las Animas. LEGAL - NE /14 Section 31, T32S, R54W Las Animals County. NW 1/4 Section 4, T31S, R47W Baca County Carrizo Unit of the Comanche National Grassland
Minnie Canyon Recreation Fence Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
In Progress
Comment Period
04/11/2011
Expected: 09/2015 09/2015 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
Modification of 2010 MVUM for Comanche National Grassland
EA
- Road management In Progress
Comment Period
04/18/2013
Expected: 09/2015 09/2015 Jeff Stoney
719-523-1702
jstoney@fs.fed.us
Description: Modifications to 2010 MVUM on the Comanche National Grassland
Location: UNIT - Comanche Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Otero. LEGAL - Not Applicable Carrizo and Timpas Units 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
2015 Xcel Vegetation Mgmt - Line Clearing
CE
- Special use management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2015
Actual: 07/10/2015
07/2015 Lisa Corbin
719-486-7447
lcorbin@fs.fed.us
Description: Vegetation management on existing Xcel right-of-way.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46853
Location: UNIT - Leadville Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - Not Applicable Xcel transmission lines located north of Turquoise Lake and near Fremont Pass/Climax mine.
Arkansas River Placer Property Permit/Easement
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/27/2014
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 Shiloh Benton
719-486-7417
shilohmbenton@fs.fed.us
Description: Granting Chaffee County an initial permit followed by a permanent easement for access on FR 389. This would provide access to the Numbers put-in site located along the Arkansas River.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45722
Location: UNIT - Leadville Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee. LEGAL - Section 27, Township 12 South, Range 79 West of the 6th Principal Meridian Forest Service Road 389 located off of U.S. 24 in Chaffee County.
Echo Canyon/Parry Peak/Winfield AML closure
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
06/01/2015
Expected: 02/2016 05/2016 Shiloh Benton
719-486-7417
shilohmbenton@fs.fed.us
Description: The abandoned mines will be filled to remove the hazards they pose. Typical methods of closure include backfilling with native materials, installation of concrete and rock bulkheads, and installation of steel grates, steel panels, or bat gates.
Location: UNIT - Leadville Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - Not Applicable There are 6-7 mines on Parry Peak and 4 mines at Winfield.
Mount Zion Building Replacement and Weather Station Installation
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2015
Expected: 10/2015 10/2015 Shiloh Benton
719-486-7428
shilohmbenton@fs.fed.us
Description: Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU) proposes to replace the building located at the Mt. Zion communications site. Additionally, Colorado Mountain College proposes to install weather monitoring equipment for educational purposes at the same site.
Location: UNIT - Leadville Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - Not Applicable R79W T8S Section 35
Mt. Elbert Trail Project
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/15/2015
Expected: 10/2015 05/2017 Loretta McEllhiney
719-486-7444
lmcellhiney@fs.fed.us
Description: Establish sustainable trails along the three primary access routes to the summit of Mt. Elbert through realignment and/or reconstruction. Restoration of multiple user-created paths. Trail maintenance will occur over the life of the trail.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46437
Location: UNIT - Leadville Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - Not Applicable San Isabel National Forest, Leadville Ranger District. Project located on Mt. Elbert in Lake County, CO. Three Forest Trails: #1480 Black Cloud, #1481 South Mt Elbert, #1484 North Mt Elbert.
Sawmill Gulch Non system route closure
CE
- Road management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/23/2015
Expected: 08/2015 08/2015 Lisa Corbin
719-486-7447
lcorbin@fs.fed.us
Description: Use heavy equipment to rip, seed and establish erosion control features to reduce sedimentation and erosion issues along non-system routes. Boulders, slash and green trees would be placed to limit access.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47458
Location: UNIT - Leadville Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - T10S, R79W, Sec 31; T10S, R80W, Sec 35 and 36; T11S, R80W, Sec 1 Approximately 9 miles south of Leadville, in the Sawmill Gulch area.
Tennessee Pass Nordic Center permit reissuance
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 10/2015 11/2015 Michelle Mueggler
719-486-7409
mlmueggler@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a new special use authorization for 10 years to Tennessee Pass Nordic Center for grooming of 9 miles of cross-country ski trails and maintenance of established snowshoe trails.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46438
Location: UNIT - Leadville Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - T8S, R80W, Secs 11, 14, 15 & 23 Tennessee Pass Nordic Center located in T8S, R30W, Secs 11, 14, 15 & 23
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
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Special use management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Comment Period
02/24/2014
Expected: 09/2015 09/2015 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.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40179
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
Colorado Springs Utilities Communication Site Lease Renewal.
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2015
Expected: 02/2015 04/2015 Jeff Hovermale
719.477.4201
jhovermale@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-issue lease use agreement for the operation and maintenance of communication improvements owned by Colorado Springs Utilities for a term period through December 2020. No new disturbance if association with the lease renewal process.
Location: UNIT - Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - El Paso. LEGAL - NE1/4NW1/4 of Section 18, T.14S., R.68W., 6th PM, El Paso County, Colorado West of Colorado Springs located on the summit of Pikes Peak.
Dunton FLPMA Private Road Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/16/2014
Expected: 10/2014 11/2014 Jeff Hovermale
719.477.4201
jhovermale@fs.fed.us
Description: To reflect property ownership change, reissue an existing permit to new owners Maragaret and Mike Dunton for year round use and maintenance of an existing road (992 feet in length) to access private land.
Location: UNIT - Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Teller. LEGAL - Section 2, T.11S., R.69W., 6th P.M. The access road is located off of Teller County Road 79 near the Ridgewood subdivision north of Woodland Park, Colorado.
Eagle Lake Camp Communication Restoration Project
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/22/2013
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 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
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/16/2014
Expected: 10/2014 11/2014 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.
Grbic FLPMA Private Road Permit
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2015
Expected: 03/2015 04/2015 Jeff Hovermale
719.477.4201
jhovermale@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to reissue a special use road permit that expires in December 2014 to Mr. and Mrs. Grbic to use and maintain a driveway to access private land. The existing driveway length across National Forest is approximately 145 feet
Location: UNIT - Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Teller. LEGAL - SE1/4 Section 17, T.12S., R.70W., 6th Principal Meridian, Colorado The private driveway is located off of County Road 51 approximately 6 miles north of Divide, Colorado.
IREA West Creek to Trout Creek Ranch 7.2 kV Powerline Rebuild
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/15/2014
Expected: 10/2014 11/2014 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.
Pikes Peak Highway Permit Amendment No. 4
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2015
Expected: 05/2015 09/2015 John Brown
740-534-6500
jwbrown@fs.fed.us
Description: Constructing a multi-event parking area adjacent to Pikes Peak Highway. Conversion of the staging area for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Race to a paved surface. Area proposed for parking is approximately 2.1 acres.
Location: UNIT - Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Teller. LEGAL - NE1/4 Section 18, T. 13 S., R. 68 W., 6th P.M. Location is mile post 7 of the Pikes Peak Highway. Intersection of Pikes Peak Highway and the access road into Catamount Reservoirs.
Pikes Peak Summit Complex.
EA
- Heritage resource management
- Recreation management
- Facility management
- Special use management
Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
08/2015
Expected: 06/2016 10/2016 Jeff Hovermale
719.477.4201
jhovermale@fs.fed.us
Description: The City of Colorado Springs proposes to reconstruct facilities on the summit of Pikes Peak. The project emphasizes protection of heritage resources and the National Historic Landmark status, alpine tundra restoration and interpretive elements.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47229
Location: UNIT - Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - El Paso. LEGAL - Portions of Sections 7 and 18, T. 14 S., R. 68 W., 6th Principal Meridian, El Paso County, Colorado. The project area is located west of Colorado Springs on the summit of Pikes Peak. Access to the summit of Pikes Peak from Cascade, Colorado via the 19-mile Pikes Peak Highway to the summit.
Rampart Gravel Pit
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
07/16/2014
Expected: 11/2014 12/2014 Jeff Hovermale
719-477-4201
jhovermale@fs.fed.us
Description: Colorado Springs Utilities is proposing to harvest less than 25,000 cubic yards of gravel to complete dam inprovmenets at Northfield and Nichols dams. The gravel originated in the mid-1970 from Rampart Reservoir construction project
Location: UNIT - Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - El Paso. LEGAL - Portion of section 26 and 35, T 12 S., R. 68 W., 6th P.M. Approximately 1/2 mile east of Rampart Reservoir.
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
Rideout Property Owners Association FLPMA Forest Road Easement
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/16/2014
Expected: 10/2014 11/2014 Jeff Hovermale
719.477.4201
jhovermale@fs.fed.us
Description: Issuance of a new special use authorization to replace an existing authorization that expires in December 2014. The authorization is for the use and maintenance of Forest Road 365 to access private lands.
Location: UNIT - Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Teller. LEGAL - Portions of Section 36, T.11S., R.70W., and Sections 1 and 12, T.12S., R.70W.,6th P.M. Forest Road 365 is located in the Manchester Creek area approximately 8 miles north of Divide, Colorado.
Upper Monument Creek
EIS
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
05/28/2014
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
04/2015
Expected: 11/2015 04/2016 Carin Vadala
719-477-4216
carinevadala@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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44012
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, 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
Cascade Canyon Interpretive Trail System
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/18/2014
Expected: 12/2014 05/2015 Brett Beasley
719-530-3953
bbeasley@fs.fed.us
Description: Approximately one mile of trail, new construction of 800 feet, reconstruction of 1,000 feet. 8 miles west of Nathrop, CO off CR 162.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45779
Location: UNIT - Salida Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee. LEGAL - Not Applicable USGS quad Mt. Antero, Sec 28, T15S, R79W, 6th P.M. Chaffee County, CO
Cleveland Mountain Forest Health and Fuel Reduction Project
CE
- Fuels management
- Forest products
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
Eagle Unlimited, LLC, private driveway special use permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/15/2014
Expected: 07/2014 07/2014 Chris Welker
719-530-3974
cwelker@fs.fed.us
Description: Access to an inholding off of NFSR 212 in the Spruce Creek drainage. The driveway will be 256 feet long by 12 feet wide. The driveway exists, this effort is to get it under permit.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44600
Location: UNIT - Salida Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee. LEGAL - Not Applicable Spruce creek drainage, on SFSR 212.
Eve FLPMA Private Driveway Easement
CE
- Road management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/04/2008
Expected: 02/2008
Actual: 01/04/2008
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.
O'Haver Lake Campground and Day Use Area Capital Investment Project
CE
- Recreation management
- Facility 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
Poncha Loop Management Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Comment Period
03/11/2009
Expected: 10/2014 04/2015 Michael Picard
719-530-3959
mpicard@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 area management
- Recreation management
- Special use 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
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
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
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Special use 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
Comment Period
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
- Fuels management
- Watershed 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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- 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 In Progress
Scoping Start
06/30/2009
Expected: 09/2015 01/2016 Jessica Javernick
719-269-8703
jjavernick@fs.fed.us
Description: Convert 20 Outfitter and Guide Transitional Priority Special Use Permits to 10 Year Priority Permits.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=29529
Location: UNIT - San Carlos Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Custer, Fremont, Huerfano, Pueblo. LEGAL - Not Applicable 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
Sheep Mountain Project
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/16/2015
Expected: 06/2015 07/2015 John Baumchen
575-374-9652
jbaumchen@fs.fed.us
Description: Zonge Inc. submitted a Notice of Intent to conduct a magnetotelluric geophysical survey at seven locations on the San Carlos Ranger District
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46797
Location: UNIT - San Carlos Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Custer, Huerfano. LEGAL - Not Applicable South Wet Mountains, Spanish Peaks Areas
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.
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
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
Echo-Beaver Fuels Treatment Project
CE
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/17/2012
Expected: 10/2015 11/2015 Mike Hessler
719-836-2031
mhessler@fs.fed.us
Description: Approximately 1750 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39311
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
Lake George Area Fuels Management project
EA
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2015
Expected: 05/2017 06/2017 James Fiorelli
719-836-3870
jfiorelli@fs.fed.us
Description: The objective of this project is primarily hazardous fuels mitigation through prescribed burning and mechanical thinning. Most locations involve WUI. Other benefits may include: firewood, minor commercial forest products & wildlife habitat imps
Location: UNIT - South Park Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Park, Teller. LEGAL - Not Applicable The general area is around Lake George - extending north to Webber Park and south to Fish Creek.
Michigan Creek Aquatic Organsim Passage
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/05/2014
Est. Comment Period
09/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Michael Welker
719-553-1515 719-553-1400
mtwelker@fs.fed.us
Description: Replace a poorly placed, undersized, and damaged culvert at the intersection of Michigan Creek and County Road (FSR) 54 to improve aquatic organism passage while reducing sedimentation.
Location: UNIT - South Park Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Michigan Creek Fish Passage Project is located in the NW1/4 of the SE1/4 of Section 28 at T.7S, R.76W, Park County, Colorado
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
Quist Mining Plan of Operations
CE
- Minerals and Geology Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2015
Actual: 05/27/2015
05/2015 Amy Titterington
719-836-2031
amyjtitterington@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposed to authorize the operator to explore for and mine amazonite, smoky quartz, and other pegmatite minerals in the Crystal Creek mining area using mechanized equipment.
Location: UNIT - South Park Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Teller. LEGAL - T12S R71W sections 2, 10, 11 4 miles northeast of Lake George, CO in the Crystal Creek mining area.
Road Permits South Park Ranger District
CE
- Special use management
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/14/2014
Expected: 06/2015 08/2015 Shiloh Benton
719-486-7417
shilohmbenton@fs.fed.us
Description: The South Park Ranger District of the Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron & Comanche National Grasslands is accepting comments on a proposal granting four road permits to private inholdings located within Forest Service lands in Park Co
Location: UNIT - South Park Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - Not Applicable CR 23, CR 77, CR 46, CR 39
Rock Creek Native Cutthroat Trout Reintroduction
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
12/2014
Expected: 01/2015 07/2015 Kristen Meyer
719-836-3860
kristenemeyer@fs.fed.us
Description: Native Cutthroat Trout Reintroduction into Rock Creek Portion of the South Platte River Basin
Location: UNIT - South Park Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - Not Applicable See attached Rock Creek map in pre-scoping section.
Steel Rose Plan of Operations
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
02/10/2015
Expected: 05/2015 06/2015 Amy Titterington
719-836-2031
amyjtitterington@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to authorize the operator to mine for gold and silver using mechanized equipment.
Location: UNIT - South Park Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - T11S R73W section 21 approximately 2 miles southwest of LaSalle Pass in Park County, CO
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
Camp Elim/Long Meadow Ranch Land Exchange Joint Venture
EA
- Land acquisition In Progress
Comment Period
08/29/2014
Expected: 01/2016 01/2016 Lisa Heagley
303-275-5624
lheagley@fs.fed.us
Description: Assembled Land exchange on the Pike and San Isabel National Forests. Approximately 307 acres of federal land in exchange for 493 acres of private land.
Web Link: http://www.fs.usda.gov/projects/psicc/landmanagement/projects
Location: UNIT - South Platte Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee, Douglas, Jefferson, Park, Teller. LEGAL - Not Applicable See Maps on Website
Colorado Mile High Clam & Lobster Club
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/17/2014
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 Brandon Mitchell
303-275-5629
bmitchell02@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue an authorization for a new term for the operation and maintenance of existing facilities, parking, and road access utilized during an annual weekend long gathering of up to 500 persons by CMHCLC. The permitted area is approximately 4.25 acres
Web Link: http://www.milehighclambake.org/
Location: UNIT - South Platte Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - T8S, R69W, Sec 4 Adjacent to Bear Cree and approximately 1.5 miles northeast of Moonridge, CO just north of Douglas County Route 67.
Crossons-Longview Environmental Assessment Forest Restoration Project
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/14/2014
Est. Comment Period
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
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
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
Designated Dispersed Camping and Parking
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2015
Expected: 06/2015 06/2015 Lisa Heagley
303-275-5624
lheagley@fs.fed.us
Description: Designating dispersed camping sites and parking locations within a half-mile of National Forest System Roads in Teller, Park, Clear Creek Counties and the remainder of Jefferson and Douglas Counties on the South Platte Ranger District.
Location: UNIT - South Platte Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek, Douglas, Jefferson, Park, Teller. LEGAL - Not Applicable Teller, Park, Clear Creek Counties and the remainder of Jefferson and Douglas Counties on the South Platte Ranger District
Douglas County Public Works Weather Stations
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Comment Period
10/03/2013
Expected: 04/2015 04/2015 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.
High Country Travel and Recreation Analysis
EA
- Road management
- Recreation management
- Land management planning
Developing Proposal
Scoping Start
08/16/2012
Est. Comment Period
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
High Country Travel and Recreation Management
CE
- Recreation management
- Road management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 07/2015 07/2015 Lisa Heagley
303-275-5624
lheagley@fs.fed.us
Description: Modify existing travel management system and to better define and implement recreation opportunities to accommodate a range of current and anticipated uses while providing balance with the protection of the resources.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46933
Location: UNIT - South Platte Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek, Park. LEGAL - Not Applicable NF on the South Platte RD that lie north & west of Bailey, CO including the area around Harris Park, Shawnee, south side of Guanella Pass, Geneva Ck, Hall Valley, Beaver Ck & north Kenosha Pass.
Horse Creek Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/11/2015
Expected: 06/2015 07/2015 Brian Banks
303-275-5638
bbanks@fs.fed.us
Description: The USFS proposes to conduct soil stabilization and stream restoration work to reduce erosion and sedimentation and improve wildlife habitat in the Horse and Camp Creek watersheds.
Web Link: http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/psicc/landmanagement/projects/?cid=stelprd3838781
Location: UNIT - South Platte Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project is located southeast of Deckers in T9S, R70W, Sec(s)21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,33,34,35,36 and T10S R70W, Sec(s) 1,2,3,4,10,and 11 6th prime meridian.
IREA Buffalo Creek to Foxton Road Powerline Rebuild
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Comment Period
07/23/2014
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 Brandon Mitchell
303-275-5629
bmitchell02@fs.fed.us
Description: IREA is proposing to rebuild approximately 1,373 linear feet of existing powerline that provides electric service to residents in the Buffalo Creek to Foxton Road area. On other lands an additional 38,386 feet would be rebuilt as part of the project.
Location: UNIT - South Platte Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - Not Applicable South Platte River Road (County Road 96)
Long Hollow Bypass Trail
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2015
Expected: 06/2015 08/2015 Scott Dollus
303-275-5626
sdollus@fs.fed.us
Description: Approximately 2 miles of new trail construction to connect trail 770 to an existing section of trail 770. This will allow users of the trail to avoid riding the Long Hollow road.
Location: UNIT - South Platte Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - Not Applicable Rampart Range - Douglas County
Private Road Access Authorizations
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/22/2015
Expected: 11/2015 01/2016 Brandon Mitchell
303-275-5629
bmitchell02@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to issue three special use authorizations (Adams, Myers, Peters) for a new term to allow continued use and maintenance of existing roadways that access private lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46487
Location: UNIT - South Platte Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Jefferson, Park. LEGAL - T6S, R73W, Sec21 & T8S, R71W, Sec18 Adams & Peters = Deer Creek; Myers = Morrison Creek
Silent Hill Mining Plan of Operations
CE
- Minerals and Geology Analysis Completed Expected: 06/2015
Actual: 06/03/2015
06/2015 Amy Titterington
719-836-2031
amyjtitterington@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposal is to authorize the operator a plan of operator to explore for and mine amazonite, smoky quartz, and other pegmatite minerals on the Silent Hill claim.
Location: UNIT - South Platte Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - T09S R71W Section 32 North Twin Creek off of the Matukat road in the Hayman burn area of the South Platte RD (7.5 miles southwest of Deckers).
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