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)
- San Juan National Forest, Columbine Ranger District
- San Juan National Forest, Mancos/Dolores Ranger District
- San Juan National Forest, Pagosa 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
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Tri-State Montrose-Nucla-Cahone Transmission Improvement Project
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Comment Period
05/05/2014
Expected: 12/2015 04/2016 Liz Mauch
970-242-8211
lmauch@fs.fed.us
Description: Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. is proposing to rebuild the existing Montrose-Nucla-Cahone 115-kV transmission line to operate at 230-kV. The BLM is the lead agency and the Forest Service is a cooperating agency.
Web Link: http://blm.gov/dvld
Location: UNIT - Norwood Ranger District, Ouray Ranger District, Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Dolores, Montrose, Ouray, San Miguel. LEGAL - Not Applicable Existing Tri-State transmission corridor on Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnsion and San Juan National Forests, Southwestern Distrct Bureau of Land Management and private lands.
Wilson Peak Land Exchange
EA
- Land acquisition In Progress
Comment Period
11/22/2013
Expected: 08/2015 08/2015 Dee Closson
970-327-4261 X4341
daclosson@fs.fed.us
Description: Non-federal Parties propose to convey five separate parcels of non-federal land containing a total of approximately 681 acres to the United States in exchange for four federal properties containing a total of approximately 303 acres of equal value.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43154
Location: UNIT - Norwood Ranger District, Gunnison Ranger District, Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Dolores, Gunnison, Saguache, San Miguel. LEGAL - Non-federal: T41N, R10W, sec 4-5; T42N, R10W, sec 31-33; T43N, R1E, sec 1-2 ; T41N, R9W, sec 3&10 ; T42N, R9W, sec 15, 21, 22 & 28 Federal: T42N, R9W, sec. 17, 20-22, 28; T42 N, R10, sec 18 Non-federal parcels: Upper Silver Pick Basin,Elk Creek Basin, Cochetopa Creek, Yellow Mountain, and Alta Lakes. Federal parcels: near State Highway 145, Alta Lakes and Wilson Mesa.
San Juan National Forest, Columbine Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Abandoned Mine Lands - Silver Needle Mine Group Closures
CE
- Recreation management
- Minerals and Geology
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/18/2014
Expected: 08/2015 10/2015 Mary Blanchard
970-385-1319
mjblanchard@fs.fed.us
Description: Closure of up to ten mine adits and/or shafts for public safety reasons. Closure methods could include back-filling or metal grates.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45967
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - La Plata. LEGAL - T38N R7W, T39N R7W Weminuche Wilderness northeast of Durango: Silver Mesa, Chicago Basin and Vallecito Basin areas.
Lands - Trimble Administrative Site Sale
EA
- Facility management
- Land ownership management
On Hold N/A N/A Lynn Wodell
970-884-1433
lynnjwodell@fs.fed.us
Description: Sale of the San Juan National Forest Trimble Administrative Site under competitive bidding procedures. Approximately 20 acres. The property consists of land plus three garage-type structures and miscellaneous sheds.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45948
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - La Plata. LEGAL - T36N, R9W, section 15 E1/2 NE1/4 NW1/4, N.M.P.M. Parcel address is 373 County Road 252. Approximately 8 miles north of Durango, east of Highway 550 on County Road 252 (Trimble Lane).
Minerals - Elm Ridge Resources Five Goose Creek Gas Wells.
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
06/23/2014
Est. Comment Period
10/2015
Expected: 06/2016 10/2016 Walter Brown
970-385-1372
wabrown@fs.fed.us
Description: Determine conditions of approval for construction of 5 well pads and access roads with co-located pipelines.Total surface disturbance would be about 20 acres. Tiers to former landscape-scale EIS analysis.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35602
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. LEGAL - T.34N., R.5W Sections 28 and 34, South of the Ute Line. Goose Creek Area of the HD mountains in Archuleta County.
Planning - Hermosa Creek Watershed Management Plan.
EA
- Special area management
- Road management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/03/2015
Est. Comment Period
03/2017
Expected: 12/2017 06/2018 Camela Hooley
970-884-1414
HermosaSMA@fs.fed.us
Description: Develop a management plan to guide the long-term management of the Hermosa Creek Watershed, including the Special Management Area, new wilderness, and project level travel management.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43010
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - La Plata, San Juan. LEGAL - T 36-40 N; R 9-11 W Hermosa Creek watershed boundaries.
Range - Weminuche Landscape Grazing Analysis
EIS
- Grazing management In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
02/19/2015
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
08/2015
Expected: 03/2016 06/2016 Jared Whitmer
970-884-1416
jwhitmer@fs.fed.us
Description: Analysis of grazing, including domestic sheep, on 13 active or vacant allotments in the Weminuche Landscape:Burnt Timber, CanyonCrk, Cave Basin, E.SilverMesa, FallCrk, FlintCrk, JohnsonCrk, Leviathan, PineR, RockCrk, Spring Gulch, and Virginia Gulch.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37578
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Hinsdale, La Plata, San Juan. LEGAL - T36-40N, R4-9W. From northern Missionary Ridge east through the southern Weminuche Wilderness to Pine River.
Special Uses - Ditch Bill Easements - Group #10
CE
- Regulations, Directives, Orders On Hold N/A N/A Rebecca Smith
970-264-1521
rsmith@fs.fed.us
Description: Agricultural water facilities may be authorized under Public Law 99-545 ("Colorado Ditch Bill").
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36958
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Hinsdale. LEGAL - T39N R4W Weminuche Pass
Special Uses - Fracassini Well and Road Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/02/2014
Expected: 07/2015 07/2015 Lynn Wodell
970-884-1433
lynnjwodell@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissuance of an expired special use permit for a water well, well house, and water pipeline. Additionally, road use for an existing non-system road would be added to the permit to access the well. Term of the permit would be for 20 years.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45175
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - La Plata. LEGAL - T36N R11W Section 16 La Plata Canyon
Special Uses - Lemon Lake Lodge Well Permit/Canalis Holding Corp.
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 08/2015 08/2015 Lynn Wodell
970-884-1433
lynnjwodell@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a special use permit for an existing water well located on Forest land.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47185
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - La Plata. LEGAL - T36N,R7W, section 5 NWNW The east side of County Road 243 across from Lemon Reservoir on boundary between Forest land and Lemon Lake Lodge.
Watershed - Falls Creek Wetland Expansion
CE
- Watershed management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 Eric Herchmer
970-385-1276
eherchmer@fs.fed.us
Description: Update infrastructure on the FS-owned Steinegger Ditch to flow water into and increase the size of the Falls Creek wetlands complex from 7.6 acres to 13.6 acres. Actions include replacing headgates and increasing the size of 2 existing earthen dams.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47174
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - La Plata. LEGAL - T36N R9W sections 21 & 28 Falls Creek area below Falls Creek subdivision.
San Juan National Forest, Mancos/Dolores Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Fisheries - Spring Creek Culvert Replacement for Aquatic Organism Passage
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/01/2015
Expected: 09/2015 05/2016 Clayton Kampf
970-385-1220
ckampf@fs.fed.us
Description: Replace a culvert where FR547 crosses Spring Creek. The new culvert would include a bottomless arch to improve fish passage in Spring Creek.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46652
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Dolores. LEGAL - Not Applicable Spring Creek and Forest Road 547 located on Taylor Mesa approximately 25 miles northeast of Dolores, Colorado
Lands - Atlantic Richfield Small Tracts Act Application
CE
- Land ownership management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/16/2015
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 Patrick McCoy
970-882-6821
pmccoy@fs.fed.us
Description: Atlantic-Richfield Company has submitted an application to acquire three tracts of National Forest System lands under the Small Tract Act. Parcels are located in Dolores County, near the Town of Rico settling ponds and total 19.41 acres
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46651
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Dolores. LEGAL - Sections 24 and 25, Township 40 North, Range 11 West, N.M.P.M Area near the Rico settling ponds just north of the Town of Rico
Range - Glade Landscape Rangeland Management Analysis
EIS
- Grazing management In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
06/04/2015
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
10/2015
Expected: 12/2015 05/2016 Heather Musclow
435-636-3365
hmusclow@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to revise allotment management plans for 8 cattle allotments to improve or maintain conditions for healthy rangeland conditions of grasses, forbs and shrubs for cattle use, wildlife habitat, and watershed health.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43416
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Dolores. LEGAL - Not Applicable National Forest lands north of Dolores, Colorado and east of Dove Creek, Colorado including the Mair, Brumley, Lone Mesa, Salter, Glade, Sage Hen, Long Park and Calf Allotments.
Range - Tenderfoot C&H Allotment
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Comment Period
08/14/2013
Expected: 09/2015 06/2016 Heather Musclow
970-882-6818
hmusclow@fs.fed.us
Description: Term Grazing Permit renewal and allotment analysis.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=26453
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Dolores, Montezuma. Approximately 24 miles NE of Dolores, CO. Drainages include Section House, School House, Tenderfoot, Estes Draw, Wildcat, and Burnette Creek
Special Uses - Donald G. Busson Private Road Easement
CE
- Special use management
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/01/2012
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 Patrick McCoy
970-882-7296
pmccoy@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed private road easement is to authorize, reconstruct, and maintain an existing native surface roadway that crosses a 1.50 mile section of National Forest System lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37953
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Montezuma. LEGAL - T36N, R12W, Sec. 7 and 8 Proposed long-term easement follows the alignment of National Forest System Road (NFSR) #213 for approximately 1.1 miles from its junction with a private land parcel adjacent to Montezuma County Road
Special Uses - Hassinger-Muscari 20-year Road Use Permit
CE
- Special use management
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/22/2014
Expected: 07/2015 07/2015 Patrick McCoy
970-882-6821
pmccoy@fs.fed.us
Description: Renew existing road use permit for a new 20 year term.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46524
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Montezuma. LEGAL - Not Applicable Forest Roads located northwest of Dolores, Colorado and northeast of Mancos, CO. Includes portions of Forest Roads 556, 557, and 376.
Special Uses - Northwest Pipeline, LLC Cathodic Protection Facility Expansion
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/12/2015
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 Patrick McCoy
970-882-6821
pmccoy@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to expand from a 10-foot x 10-foot area to a 50-ft x 300-ft area to install a new deep well cathodic protection facility, including a rectifier box and a deep anode bed to protect a portion of pipeline from corrosion.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47120
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Montezuma. LEGAL - Section 2, T37N, R16W Near intersection of Hwy 184 and McPhee Recreation Site entrance road west of Dolores, Colorado
Travel Management - Rico West Dolores Roads and Trails Project
EIS
- Land management planning
- Recreation management
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
06/05/2015
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
09/2015
Expected: 03/2016 05/2016 Deborah Kill
970-882-6822
dkill@fs.fed.us
Description: Forest Service road and trail planning includes reviewing, changing or re-designating the road and trail system, including types and season of motor vehicle use, maintenance levels of open roads, and decommissioning un-needed routes.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44918
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Dolores, Montezuma. LEGAL - Not Applicable National Forest lands on either side of Hwy145 from north of Dolores, Colorado to Lizardhead pass. Includes Lone Cone, Fish Creek, Dunton Road, Bear Creek, Ryman Creek, and Lizardhead areas.
Watershed - Redburn Ditch Riparian Project
CE
- Watershed management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/06/2015
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 Shauna Jensen
970-882-6815
smjensen@fs.fed.us
Description: Ditch maintenance, riparian restoration and stream channel improvement actions are proposed to restore fishery connectivity, reduce maintenance, ensure water right is accessed reliably,decrease sediment, and prevent flooding.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46322
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Montezuma. LEGAL - SE1/4 SW 1/4 Section 4 T38N, R13W Approximately 10 miles north of Dolores, Colorado near the Dolores River
San Juan National Forest, Pagosa Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Fuels - 634I Fuels Reduction Project
CE
- Fuels management Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2015
Actual: 07/06/2015
07/2015 Fred Ellis
970-264-1541
fellis@fs.fed.us
Description: Fuels treatment on approximately 19 acres south of the Fourmile Road on the Pagosa Ranger District
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46973
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. LEGAL - Not Applicable Fourmile area on the Pagosa Ranger District
Fuels - Dunagan Canyon and Brockover Mesa Fuels Reduction Project
CE
- Fuels management
- Forest products
Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2015
Actual: 07/07/2015
08/2015 Fred Ellis
970-264-1541
fellis@fs.fed.us
Description: Fuels treatment on approximately 195 acres in the Dunagan Canyon and Brockover Mesa areas.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46972
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. LEGAL - Not Applicable Dunagan Canyon and Brockover Mesa areas on the Pagosa Ranger District
Planning - Chimney Rock National Monument Management Plan
EIS
- Land management planning In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
01/17/2015
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
07/2015
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 Sara Brinton
970-264-1532
sbrinton@fs.fed.us
Description: Produce a management plan for the Chimney Rock National Monument
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42952
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. LEGAL - Not Applicable Chimney Rock National Monument southwest of Pagosa Springs, Colorado
Planning - Chimney Rock National Monument projects
EIS
- Recreation management In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
01/17/2015
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
07/2015
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 Sara Brinton
970-264-1532
sbrinton@fs.fed.us
Description: Projects proposed include approval of construction of up to 2 miles of interpretive trails, new visitor facilities & parking areas near the existing visitor cabin, visitor shelters near the upper parking area & adoption of specific prohibitions
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46119
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. LEGAL - Not Applicable Chimney Rock National Monument southwest of Pagosa Springs, Colorado
Recreation - 2015 Outfitter Guide Permit Reissuance on Pagosa Disrict (3rd Generation Outfitters)
CE
- Special use management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/17/2015
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 Rosalind Wu
970-264-1529
rwu@fs.fed.us
Description: The Pagosa Ranger District is proposing to reissue a special use outfitter & guide permit to 3rd Generation Outfitters (Forest Bramwell) to replace a permit that has expired. The permit is for hunting & trail rides.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46812
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta, Mineral. LEGAL - Not Applicable East Fork San Juan Valley, West Fork San Juan area
Recreation - 2015 Outfitter Guide Permit Reissuance on Pagosa District (Highlands Unlimited)
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/17/2015
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 Rosalind Wu
970-264-1529
rwu@fs.fed.us
Description: The Pagosa Ranger District is proposing to reissue a special use outfitter & guide permit to Highlands Unlimited (Geoff Burbey)to replace a permit that has expired. The permit is for hunting and pack trips.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46815
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. LEGAL - Not Applicable Piedra Area
Recreation - 2016 Outfitter Guide Permit Reissuance on Pagosa Disrict (Trapper Creek Outfitters)
CE
- Special use management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2015
Expected: 01/2016 02/2016 Rosalind Wu
970-264-1529
rwu@fs.fed.us
Description: The Pagosa Ranger District is proposing to reissue a special use outfitter & guide permit to Trapper Creek Outfitters to replace a permit that has expired. The permit is for guided day hunts.
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta, Mineral. LEGAL - Not Applicable District wide, with the exception of the Weminuche Wilderness
Recreation - 2016 Outfitter Guide Permit Reissuance on Pagosa District (Fawn Gulch Outfitters)
CE
- Special use management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2015
Expected: 01/2016 02/2016 Rosalind Wu
970-264-1529
rwu@fs.fed.us
Description: The Pagosa Ranger District is proposing to reissue a special use outfitter & guide permit to Fawn Gulch Outfitters to replace a permit that has expired. The permit is for elk and deer hunts.
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta, Hinsdale, Mineral. LEGAL - Not Applicable Piedra Area and West Fork drainage of the Weminuche Wilderness
Recreation - 2016 Outfitter Guide Permit Reissuance on Pagosa District (Sundown Outfitters)
CE
- Special use management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2015
Expected: 01/2016 02/2016 Rosalind Wu
970-264-1529
rwu@fs.fed.us
Description: The Pagosa Ranger District is proposing to reissue a special use outfitter & guide permit to Sundown Outfitters to replace a permit that has expired. The permit is for summer horse pack trips and elk and deer hunts.
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta, Mineral. LEGAL - Not Applicable east side of Pagosa District
Recreation - East Fork Dispersed Camping
EA
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Paul Blackman
307-745-2363
plblackman@fs.fed.us
Description: Assessment of recreation opportunities and impacts along the first 5 miles of the East Fork Road where it parallels the East Fork San Juan River.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42336
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta, Mineral. LEGAL - Not Applicable First 5 miles of the East Fork Road (667).
Recreation - Outfitter Guide Permit Reissuance (Wilderness Adventures Inc.)
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2015
Expected: 12/2015 12/2015 Rosalind Wu
970-264-1529
rwu@fs.fed.us
Description: Renew an existing special use authorization for continued use & occupancy of National Forest system lands by a commercial outfitter & guide business in the Pagosa Springs area.The permit is for guided mountain lion hunts on the Pagosa Ranger District
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46791
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta, Hinsdale, Mineral. LEGAL - Not Applicable across the Pagosa Ranger District, SJNF
Roads - Chub Draw and Gordon Creek Gravel Pit Reentry and Expansion
EA
- Road management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Comment Period
04/30/2015
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 Christopher Phelps
970-385-1296
cphelps@fs.fed.us
Description: Rentry into the existing Gordon Creek gravel pit and reentry and potential expansion of the Chub Draw gravel pit to provide a local supply of aggregate material in order to rehabilitate road surfaces, campgrounds, picnic areas, and trailhead parking.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45736
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Hinsdale, Mineral. LEGAL - Gordon Creek - Section 19, T. 37 N., R. 2 W. NMPM; Chub Draw - Section 4, T. 37 N., R. 3 W. NMPM The existing Gordon Creek gravel pit is 16 miles NW of Pagosa Springs off of NFSR 634. The existing Chub Draw gravel pit is 22 miles NW of Pagosa Springs off of NFSR 997.
Special Uses - CenturyTel Communications Site Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/26/2013
Expected: 10/2015 11/2015 Rebecca Smith
970-264-1521
rsmith@fs.fed.us
Description: Permit reissuance for CenturyTel Communications Site
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41613
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. Oakbrush Hill Communications Site
Special Uses - LPEA Capote Single Phase to Three Phase project
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/18/2015
Est. Comment Period
08/2015
Expected: 10/2015 11/2015 Rebecca Smith
970-264-1521
rsmith@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a special use permit to LPEA for reconductoring an existing power line across Chimney Rock National Monument.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45484
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. LEGAL - Not Applicable Along highway 151 within the Chimney Rock National Monument
Special Uses - LPEA Lake Capote Reconductoring Project (PR 161)
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2014
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 Rebecca Smith
970-264-1521
rsmith@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a special use permit to LPEA for reconductoring an existing power line on NFS lands near Capote Lake.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42848
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. LEGAL - Not Applicable east of Capote Lake along Highway 160
Special Uses - LPEA Permit Reissuance for all power lines on Pagosa District
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/29/2014
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 Rebecca Smith
970-264-1521
rsmith@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a special use permit to LPEA for all power lines on the Pagosa District.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44508
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta, Hinsdale, Mineral. LEGAL - Not Applicable Pagosa District
Special Uses - National Weather Service Piedra Guard Station Weather Station
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/17/2015
Expected: 10/2015 11/2015 Rebecca Smith
970-264-1521
rsmith@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue a special use permit for the NWS Weather Station at the Piedra Guard Station site
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47147
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Hinsdale. LEGAL - Not Applicable Piedra Guard Station
Special Uses - PAWSD (Pagosa Area Water & San.)Permit Reissuance for all water lines on Pagosa Dist.
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/29/2014
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 Rebecca Smith
970-264-1521
rsmith@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissueance of special use permits for all PAWSD water lines on Pagosa District
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44509
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta, Mineral. LEGAL - Not Applicable Pagosa District
Special Uses - Slack Private Road Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/17/2015
Est. Scoping Start
'
Expected: 10/2015 11/2015 Rebecca Smith
970-264-1521
rsmith@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a special use permit for use of a private road on NFS lands
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47145
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. LEGAL - Not Applicable NFSR 647.E off of the Turkey Creek Road
Watershed - Rito Blanco Dispersed Camping Site Improvement
CE
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
On Hold N/A N/A Ivan Geroy
970-264-1534
ijgeroy@fs.fed.us
Description: Stream bank revegetation along approximately 100 feet of the Rito Blanco to treat impacts of dispersed camping
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44074
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. LEGAL - T35N R1E Section 17 NMPM East side of Pagosa Ranger District, on northwest bank of the Rito Blanco downstream of NFSR 024 road crossing.
Wildlife - Eightmile Mesa Guzzler
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
01/28/2015
Expected: 10/2015 11/2015 Brandy Richardson
970-264-1530
bdrichardson@fs.fed.us
Description: Install 1 or 2 1000-gallon guzzlers on Eightmile Mesa for wildlife
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46015
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. LEGAL - Not Applicable On Eightmile Mesa
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