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
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
Tri-State Montrose-Nucla-Cahone Transmission Improvement Project
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Comment Period
05/05/2014
Expected: 10/2015 04/2016 Liz Mauch
970-242-8211
lmauch@fs.fed.us
Description: Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association has proposed upgrades to existing Montrose-Nucla-Cahone transmission line and 3 substations crossing private, state and federal lands.
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: 12/2014 02/2015 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
Forest Health - Fosset Gulch/Northern HDs Ecosystem Restoration Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Fuels management
In Progress
Comment Period
06/18/2014
Expected: 11/2014 06/2015 Craig Sullivan
970-884-1422
cksullivan@fs.fed.us
Description: Thin approximately 3300 acres to alter vegetation to maintain condition classes that support desirable fire behavior, and increase forest and ecosystem diversity and resilience to disturbance. Use prescribed fire on 13,000 acres for same purpose
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43000
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta, La Plata. LEGAL - T34-35N, R5-6W Mechanical Treatements in the Fosset Gulch area west of Bayfield. Prescribed fire treatments in much of the HD Mountains area, including Sauls Creek, Armstrong Canyon, and Fosset Gulch areas.
Forest Health - Vallecito Reforestation
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
09/15/2014
Expected: 11/2014 04/2015 Gretchen Fitzgerald
970-884-1435
gfitzgerald@fs.fed.us
Description: Reforest approximately 800 acres of the Missionary Ridge Fire burn area around Vallecito Lake with ponderosa pine and Douglas fir seedlings over a three year period. Planting will occur in the spring of each year.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44793
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - La Plata. LEGAL - T36N R6W Sections 6,7,8,9,20 Within 1/2 mile of roads surrounding Vallecito Reservoir.
Minerals - Elm Ridge Resources Five Goose Creek Gas Wells.
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
06/23/2014
Est. Comment Period
01/2015
Expected: 06/2015 07/2015 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.
Minerals - Petrox Resources Bull Canyon Two Gas Wells
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
06/23/2014
Expected: 10/2014 06/2015 Walter Brown
970-385-1372
wabrown@fs.fed.us
Description: Determine conditions of approval for construction of 2 well pads and access roads with co-located pipelines. Total surface disturbance would be about 12 acres. Tiers to former landscape-scale analysis. To be authorized under Energy Policy Act, 2005.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44681
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. LEGAL - T.34N., R.5W Section 16, South of the Ute Line. Bull Canyon area of the HD Mountains in Archuleta County.
Range - East Creek Corral
CE
- Grazing management Analysis Completed Expected: 11/2014
Actual: 10/06/2014
05/2015 Mary Jones
970-884-1429
maryjones@fs.fed.us
Description: Construction of a 100'x100' pipe corral livestock facility with holding pens and loading chute.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45278
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - La Plata. LEGAL - T36N R6W section 9 South of the East Creek Trailhead off of Road 852 (East Creek Road).
Range - Weminuche Landscape Grazing Analysis
EIS
- Grazing management In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
05/15/2014
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
07/2015
Expected: 11/2015 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.
Recreation - Hermosa Landscape Recreation Facilities and Travel Management
EA
- Road management
- Recreation management
- Facility management
On Hold N/A N/A Camela Hooley
970-884-1414
chooley@fs.fed.us
Description: Planning for developed recreation facilities like campgrounds and trailheads. Designate roads and trails for type of use allowed and seasonal restrictions. Define minimum administrative road system. Specify where dispersed camping is or isn't allowed
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 Landscape including Lower Hermosa, Hermosa Park, Hermosa drainage, Bolam Pass, Cascade Creek, and the Chris Park/Haviland areas.
Recreation - Logchutes Downhill Mountain Bike Zone.
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/18/2012
Est. Comment Period
12/2014
Expected: 04/2015 05/2015 Jed Botsford
970-884-1436
jedbotsford@fs.fed.us
Description: Designation of a downhill mountain bike zone in the Logchutes area, approximately 3.5 miles in length and 400 feet wide, for single-use single-direction bike travel.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39041
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - La Plata. LEGAL - T36N R10W Logchutes Trail System on the Junction Creek Road.
Recreation - Logchutes Loops Trail
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/26/2014
Expected: 11/2014 05/2015 Jed Botsford
970-884-1436
jedbotsford@fs.fed.us
Description: Adopt 0.9 miles of user-made trail into the FS system in the Logchutes area. The trail will be brought up to FS standards and maintained by volunteers. Additionally, another 3.8 miles of existing closed system road will be maintained for use as trail
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45458
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - La Plata. LEGAL - T36N R9W Sections 29, 30, 32 and T36M R10W Sections 23, 24, 25 Logchutes Trail System off of Junction Creek Road north of Durango, CO.
Special Uses - American Towers Building Installation.
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 10/2014
Actual: 09/22/2014
10/2014 Lynn Wodell
970-884-1433
lynnjwodell@fs.fed.us
Description: Installation of a 12 x 20 foot building at the Coal Bank Communications Site to house equipment for use on the existing tower.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45177
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - T40N R8W Section 32 NWNW Coal Bank Pass Communications Site
Special Uses - CDOT Avalanche Control Gun Pads
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/02/2014
Expected: 11/2014 12/2014 Lynn Wodell
970-884-1433
lynnjwodell@fs.fed.us
Description: Installation of up to four 23' x 23' x 10" concrete pads for holding an avalanche control gun. Avalanche control is currently occurring, but the concrete pads will provide more stable platforms for the equipment.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45178
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - Not Applicable North end of the Old Lime Creek Road about 100 feet off of US Highway 550. Three other locations to be determined.
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: 11/2014 11/2014 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 - Morton/Zeller Road Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 10/2014
Actual: 09/30/2014
11/2014 Lynn Wodell
970-884-1433
lynnjwodell@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue an expired special use permit to a new landowner for snowplowing to a private residence. The term of the permit would be for 20 years.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45176
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - La Plata. LEGAL - T38N R9W Section 25 sw1/4 Haviland Lake Road
Special Uses - Tri-State Powerline Cascade-to-Silverton, permit transfer & fiber optic installation
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2014
Actual: 07/22/2014
08/2014 Camela Hooley
970-884-1414
chooley@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-issue the permit for an existing powerline to new owner, Tri-State. Amend permit to authorize installation of fiber optics on existing poles. Will involve use of a helicopter, and temporary work areas within and adjacent to the powerline corridor.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41432
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - La Plata, San Juan. LEGAL - Not Applicable Powerline parallels Highway 550 between Cascade substation near Durango Mountain Resort ski area and the town of Silverton.
Special Uses - Winton Road Broadcasting Communication Lease Reissuance
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 09/2014
Actual: 09/22/2014
10/2014 Lynn Wodell
970-884-1433
lynnjwodell@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue an expired special use permit for a building and tower at the south Missionary Ridge communication site. No changes to the facilities are proposed. Reissuance would be for a 10 year term.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45174
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - La Plata. LEGAL - T 36N, R9W, Section 35 Southern Missionary Ridge Communications Site
Special Uses - Zink Driveway and Utility Corridor
EA
- Land ownership management
- Special use management
On Hold N/A N/A Lynn Wodell
970-884-1433
lynnjwodell@fs.fed.us
Description: Application for private road and utility corridors to access a single family dwelling building site on private land adjacent to the Forest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32849
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - La Plata. LEGAL - Township 36 North, Range 9 West, Section 28 Road is located in the Falls Creek area north of Durango.
San Juan National Forest, Mancos/Dolores Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Forest Health - Burnt Ridge Aspen Management Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period
05/12/2014
Expected: 12/2014 06/2015 Matthew Rathbone
970-882-6814
mrathbone@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to improve aspen age class distribution and provide commercial aspen wood product with clearcut treatments in various treatment units that total approximately 300 acres.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40959
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Montezuma. LEGAL - Portions of T36N, R12W, Sections 2-4 and 37N, R12W Sections 22-28, 33-36 Approximately 9 miles northeast of Mancos, Colorado in the Burnt Ridge vicinity
Minerals - Compass Exploration Inc. RAD Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A Patrick McCoy
970-882-6821
pmccoy@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to drill 2 exploratory wells. Wells to be located on existing roads and log landings whenever possible. Each hole would be 2000 feet deep and have a sump area 18x30x3 feet deep. Proposal is for exploration only.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33976
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Montezuma. LEGAL - T36NR12W Sec. 10, 11 Horse Creek area, northeast of Mancos, Colorado
Range - Glade Landscape Rangeland Management Analysis
EIS
- Grazing management Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register
01/2015
Expected: 09/2015 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 - North Mancos EA Project
EA
- Grazing management On Hold N/A N/A Heather Musclow
970-882-6818
hmusclow@fs.fed.us
Description: Analysis of grazing management practices on five allotments: Canyon, Jersey Jim, Little Bauer, Spring Creek, Turkey Creek. Analysis area is approximately 40,000 acres.
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Montezuma. Approximately 15 miles north of the Town of Mancos
Range - Tenderfoot C&H Allotment
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Comment Period
08/14/2013
Expected: 03/2015 06/2015 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 - Atwater Water Line
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 09/2014
Actual: 09/29/2014
10/2014 Shauna Jensen
970-882-6815
smjensen@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to re-issue a special use permit for approximately 300 feet of small diameter buried domestic water line.
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Montezuma. LEGAL - SW 1/4 Sec35T38R16W Northwest of Cortez, Colorado
Special Uses - Boyle Spring Box, Tank and Water Line
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 09/2014
Actual: 09/29/2014
10/2014 Shauna Jensen
970-882-6815
smjensen@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to issue a new special use authorization for an existing spring box, storage tank and buried pipeline.
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Dolores. LEGAL - W1/2, NW1/4, S26T40NR13W Northwest of Dolores, Colorado
Special Uses - Cook Storage Tank and Water Line
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 09/2014
Actual: 09/29/2014
10/2014 Shauna Jensen
970-882-6815
smjensen@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to issue a special use authorization for existing storage tank and water line
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Dolores. LEGAL - Section 13, T40N, R13W North of Dolores, Colorado
Special Uses - Donald G. Busson Private Road Easement
CE
- Road management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/01/2012
Expected: 10/2014 11/2014 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 - Montezuma Water Company Lines
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 09/2014
Actual: 09/29/2014
10/2014 Shauna Jensen
970-882-6815
smjensen@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to issue special use authorization for existing linear right-of-way for a commercial water line on 1.32 acres
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Montezuma. LEGAL - Portions of Sections 29 and 31, T37N, R13W Northwest of Cortez, Colorado
Special Uses - Mountain Stone Convenience Enclosures
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 10/2014
Actual: 09/29/2014
11/2014 Shauna Jensen
970-882-6815
smjensen@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to issue special use authorization for use of a psture and appurtenant fences
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Montezuma. LEGAL - Section 15, T38N, R14W North of Dolores, Colorado
Special Uses Summit Ridge Water Facilities
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/02/2014
Expected: 09/2014 09/2014 Shauna Jensen
970-882-6815
smjensen@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to issue a single special use authorization for existing pump station, 4-inch diameter domestic water line, and buried water tank.
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Dolores. LEGAL - Portions of Sections 31 and 32, T37N, R13W East of Dolores, Colorado
Travel Management - Rico West Dolores Roads and Trails Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Land management planning
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2014
Expected: 12/2014 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.
San Juan National Forest, Pagosa Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Chimney Rock National Monument Management Plan
EIS
- Land management planning In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
12/02/2013
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
11/2014
Expected: 06/2015 08/2015 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
Forest Health - Laughlin Jackson project
CE
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/26/2014
Expected: 11/2014 06/2015 Steven Hartvigsen
970-264-1513
sbhartvigsen@fs.fed.us
Description: Thinning to improve forest stand health in mixed conifer stands and/or aspen with conifer stands
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44108
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. LEGAL - Not Applicable Area surrounding Laughlin Park off of NFSR 037 and nearby lands
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 (guided snowmobile tours)
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/18/2014
Expected: 10/2014 11/2014 Rosalind Wu
970-264-1529
rwu@fs.fed.us
Description: The Pagosa District is proposing to reissue an outfitter and guide permit for guided snowmobile tours that expired on 4/30/2014.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45103
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta, Mineral. LEGAL - Not Applicable Various locations on the Pagosa District, in Archuleta and Mineral Counties
Special Uses - CenturyTel Communications Site Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/26/2013
Expected: 10/2014 12/2014 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 - Ditch Bill Easements Group #10b (Piedra Pass Ditches)
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Regulations, Directives, Orders Analysis Completed Expected: 09/2014
Actual: 09/12/2014
10/2014 Rebecca Smith
970-264-1521
rsmith@fs.fed.us
Description: Three agricultural water facilities will be authorized under Public Law 99-545 ("Colorado Ditch Bill").
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45487
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mineral. LEGAL - Not Applicable Piedra Pass
Special Uses - LPEA Capote Reconductoring Project (300-115)
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/29/2014
Expected: 01/2015 03/2015 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: 10/2014 11/2014 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: 04/2015 06/2015 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 - Leche Creek Road Access
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/29/2014
Expected: 11/2014 01/2015 Rebecca Smith
970-264-1521
rsmith@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a special use permit for use of a Forest road
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45481
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. LEGAL - Not Applicable Leche Creek Road on the Pagosa Ranger District
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: 04/2015 06/2015 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
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.
Watershed - Rito Blanco Willow Planting
CE
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2014
Actual: 07/07/2014
11/2014 Ivan Geroy
970-264-1534
ijgeroy@fs.fed.us
Description: Planting native cottonwoods and shrubs to provide stream bank and floodplain stability on a short reach of the Rito Blanco.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43517
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. LEGAL - T35N R1E Section 30 NMPM Southeast corner of the Pagosa Ranger District on the Rito Blanco
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