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 On Hold N/A N/A David Loomis
303-275-5008
dloomis@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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=30630
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
09/02/2016
Expected: 11/2016 11/2016 Liz Mauch
970-242-8211
lmauch@fs.fed.us
Description: Tri-State is proposing to upgrade existing Montrose-Nucla-Cahone 115-kV transmission line to 230-kV. The BLM is the lead agency and the USFS is cooperating agency. http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/district_offices/southwest/ TriState230kVRebuild.htm
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44376
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.
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
- Minerals and Geology
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/18/2014
Expected: 10/2016 10/2016 Mary Blanchard
970-385-1319
mjblanchard@fs.fed.us
Description: Investigation of several mine adits and/or shafts that may need actions to for public safety reasons. Activities could include back-filling, metal grates, and/or trail re-routes to avoid hazards.
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.
Forest Health - Lower Missionary Ridge/Lemon Reforestation
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
07/26/2016
Expected: 11/2016 04/2018 Gretchen Fitzgerald
970-264-1535
gfitzgerald@fs.fed.us
Description: Plant approximately 3000 acres of ponderosa pine, Douglas fir and limber pine in high severity burned areas from the Missionary Ridge Fire over the next 8 %u2013 10 years.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49961
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - La Plata. LEGAL - T37N R8W Wallace Lake, Lower Missionary Ridge Road (FSR 462), Lemon Dam areas
Forest Health - Purgatory Vegetation Management Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) On Hold N/A N/A Jed Botsford
970-884-1436
jedbotsford@fs.fed.us
Description: The project entails tree cutting to maintain stand health and vigor over 250 acres within the Purgatory ski area permit boundary. This work is being conducted in response to spruce budworm infestations and the potential spruce beetle epidemic.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48742
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - La Plata. LEGAL - T39N R9W within Purgatory Ski Area permit boundary
Forest Health - Vallecito-Piedra Integrated Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Forest products
- Grazing management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2016
Expected: 03/2017 05/2017 John Godson
970-884-1425
jsgodson@fs.fed.us
Description: Utilize a combination of mechanical treatment, hand treatment, prescribed fire and managed natural ignitions on approximately 80,334 acres for the purposes of improving ecosystem diversity and resilience, and for supporting fire on the landscape.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49791
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta, Hinsdale, La Plata. LEGAL - T35-37N, R5-7W Lands from the Vallecito area on the west to the Piedra River on the east, including Middle Mountain, Beaver Meadows, First Notch.
Lands - Trimble Administrative Site Sale
EA
- Facility management
- Land ownership management
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/17/2014
Est. Comment Period
08/2016
Expected: 12/2016 12/2016 Patrick McCoy
970-882-6821
pmccoy@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 On Hold N/A N/A 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
- Road management
- Recreation management
- Special area management
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/28/2016
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 - Haflin Creek Allotment Pond Development
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/01/2016
Expected: 01/2017 05/2017 Jacob Maca
970-884-1429
jmaca@fs.fed.us
Description: Construction of up to three ponds to catch runoff water for cattle use.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50156
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - La Plata. LEGAL - T36N R9W sections 26 & 35 South end of Missionary Ridge above Durango Hills subdivision near the communications site access road.
Range - Weminuche Landscape Grazing Analysis
EIS
- Grazing management In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
02/19/2016
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
12/2016
Expected: 12/2016 06/2017 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 - CenturyLink Fiber Optic at Coal Bank Communications Site
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 09/2016
Actual: 08/31/2016
09/2016 Lewis Sovocool
970-884-1433
lsovocool@fs.fed.us
Description: Installation of approximately 1000 feet of fiber optic cable within the existing access road at the Coal Bank Communications Site in order to connect both Tri-State and Verizon facilities to fiber optic internet capabilities.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50098
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - T40N R8W section 32 Coal Bank Pass Communications Site
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 Analysis Completed Expected: 08/2016
Actual: 08/24/2016
08/2016 Rebecca Smith
970-264-1521
rsmith@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 - Grassy Mountain Communication Site Improvements
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 09/2016
Actual: 09/02/2016
09/2016 Lewis Sovocool
970-884-1433
lsovocool@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorization for various ground disturbing activities within the existing footprint of the communications site.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49792
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - La Plata. LEGAL - T36N R6W section 29 NESW Communications Site on Grassy Mountain above Forest Lakes subdivision, north of Bayfield, CO
Special Uses - Purgatory Lift 8 Skier Bypass West
CE
- Special use management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/12/2016
Expected: 08/2016 08/2016 Jed Botsford
970-884-1436
jedbotsford@fs.fed.us
Description: Design and construct western skier bypass at Lift 8. This will entail widening the existing cat-walk with the associated dirtwork, tree removal and reseeding.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48743
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - La Plata. LEGAL - T39N, R9W, Section 21 Skier bypass immediately west of Lift 8 at Purgatory, near the old midway loading point.
Special Uses - Purgatory Snowmobile Bypass Re-Route
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special use management
Analysis Completed Expected: 09/2016
Actual: 09/06/2016
10/2016 Jed Botsford
970-884-1436
jedbotsford@fs.fed.us
Description: Realignment of snowmobile bypass along Forest Road 578 (Hermosa Park Road)to improve snow retention and riding conditions. This bypass separates motorized use from skier use. The new alignment would follow an existing old road bed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49959
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - La Plata. LEGAL - T39N R9W sections 23, 24 Along Forest Road 578 )Hermosa Park Road) approximately 1.5 miles up from the ski area parking lot.
Special Uses - Silverton Double Dirty 30 Race
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 09/2016
Actual: 09/19/2016
09/2016 Matthew Janowiak
907-247-4874
mjjanowiak@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a one-time permit for a wilderness trail running race to be run in Sept. 2016. The route will follow existing roads and trails, starting and ending in Silverton, CO.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48400
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - T 39-41 N, R 7-9 W Route begins and ends in Silverton. Animas River Canyon to Elk Park. Colorado Trail. Cascade Creek. Engineer Mountain Trail. South Mineral Creek.
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 - Taylor-Stoner Mesas Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/13/2016
Est. Comment Period
07/2016
Expected: 12/2016 06/2017 Deborah Kill
970-882-6822
dkill@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to treat up to 900 acres of mature aspen-dominated forest, to obtain natural regeneration and to use selection harvest to manage about 2,500 acres of spruce-fir forest stands. This will created a mosaic of intermixed age classes and species.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48355
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Dolores, Montezuma. LEGAL - Not Applicable About 25 miles northeast of Dolores, Colorado; west of Hwy 145 in vicinity of FR 545 (Taylor Creek Road).
Lands - Burnette & O'Grady Forest Road Special Use Permit
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2016
Expected: 03/2017 04/2017 Patrick McCoy
(970) 882-6821
pmccoy@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed Forest Road Permit to authorize and maintain an existing, native surface roadway that crosses a 300-foot section of National Forest lands in the vicinity of Rico, Colorado. Snow removal may be authorized. A 20-year permit is proposed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49918
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Dolores. LEGAL - T40N, R11W, Section 35 Near Rico, Colorado
Lands - Empire Electric Association Permit Renewal
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/19/2016
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 Patrick McCoy
970-882-6821
pmccoy@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to renew a special use permit for overhead and under ground power line distribution locations over the next 30-year period. Proposal includes consolidating eight Empire Electric Association's authorizations into a single Master Permit.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49922
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Dolores. LEGAL - Not Applicable Throughout the Dolores District
Lands - Montezuma County Communications Use Lease
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/19/2016
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 Patrick McCoy
(970) 882-6821
pmccoy@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to transfer an existing BLM lease for communication use to Forest Service while authorizing the new lease for a 30 year period. The site is approximately 0.5 acres northwest of Dolores, CO.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49920
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Montezuma. LEGAL - T37N, R15W, Section 9 Dolores Communications Site is approximately .50 acres located one mile northwest of Dolores, Colorado
Range - Big Flat and Smith Flat Reservoirs, Gray Beal Spring
CE
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/15/2016
Expected: 07/2016 07/2016 Heather Musclow
435-636-3365
hmusclow@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal for two new reservoirs to improve livestock distribution and for reconstruction of spring to restore natural water flow patterns.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48373
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Montezuma. LEGAL - Big Flat Reservoir: T36N R12W Sec. 5; Smith Flat Reservoir: T37N R12W Sec. 21; Gray Beal Spring: T37N R12W Sec. 20 NE of Mancos, Colorado. Big Flat Reservoir will be near FR566 north of Middle Mancos River; Smith Flat Reservoir will be near FR331 north of Rampart Hills; Gray Beal Spring is north of Box Canyon Trl.
Range - Glade Landscape Rangeland Management Analysis
EIS
- Grazing management In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
12/04/2015
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
07/2016
Expected: 10/2016 10/2016 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: 08/2016 10/2016 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
Range - Thomas Mtn Reservoir and Oliver Reservoir on Lone Mesa Allotment
CE
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/15/2016
Expected: 07/2016 07/2016 Heather Musclow
435-636-3365
hmusclow@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal for construction of two new reservoirs on Hunt Creek to improve livestock distribution. Side benefit: providing water for wildlife.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48376
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Dolores. LEGAL - T41R14Sec26 Both reservoirs will be near Hunt Creek west of Thomas Mountain.
Range - Top Reservoir in Deer Allotment
CE
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/15/2016
Expected: 07/2016 07/2016 Heather Musclow
435-636-3365
hmusclow@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to construct a new reservoir to improve livestock distribution.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48377
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Dolores. LEGAL - T40NR12WSec20 South of West Dolores River, north of Taylor Mesa; north of FR686 and north of Twin Springs Trail
Special Uses - Donald G. Busson Private Road Easement
CE
- Road management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/01/2012
Expected: 07/2016 07/2016 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 - Dunton Hot Springs Recreational Permit Amendment
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Comment Period
11/01/2015
Expected: 08/2016 08/2016 Thomas Rice
970-882-6829
thomasbrice@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to add Nordic ski trails to the existing recreational use permit to include trail grooming, guided tours, and public use of the proposed Nordic trails. Trails to be located either on Black Mesa or Dunton Meadows.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48013
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Dolores. LEGAL - T41NR11E Portions of sections 25 and 30 Northwest of Rico Colorado, one location near the intersection of FR611 and FR721 and another location near intersection of FR471 and FR535.
Special Uses - Hassinger-Muscari 20-year Road Use Permit
CE
- Special use management
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/22/2014
Expected: 08/2016 08/2016 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: 08/2016 08/2016 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
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
05/06/2016
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
09/2016
Expected: 12/2016 12/2016 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
Forest Products - Fall Creek Spruce project
EA
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/19/2016
Est. Comment Period
11/2016
Expected: 04/2017 08/2017 Matthew Tuten
970-240-5417
mtuten@fs.fed.us
Description: Project focuses on harvest of dead merchantable trees, retention of live green trees, & reforestation off Fall Creek & Wolf Creek Rds. Opportunities to stabilize wetlands, address erosion problems, & do fisheries improvements also being considered.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48748
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mineral. LEGAL - Not Applicable Area accessed by the Fall Creek Road (FSR 039) and Wolf Creek Road (FSR 725) in the Wolf Creek Pass area.
Fuels - 029 Fuels Reduction Project
CE
- Fuels management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2016
Expected: 08/2016 09/2016 Fred Ellis
970-264-1541
fellis@fs.fed.us
Description: Fuels reduction in the Echo Canyon Area. The project is within the WUI and would expand on an area already approved for treatment in the Echo Canyon area and compliment treatments planned on nearby private land.
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. LEGAL - Not Applicable Echo Canyon area on the east side of the Pagosa Ranger District, off of NFSR 029
Fuels - Spiler Ranch Fuels Reduction Project
CE
- Forest products
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/01/2015
Expected: 08/2016 09/2016 Fred Ellis
970-264-1541
fellis@fs.fed.us
Description: Fuels reduction in the Spiler Canyon area. These areas are adjacent to areas analyzed in the 2004 Kenney Flats EA. They were not included in 2004 because they were under private ownership at that time. They were traded to the FS in 2012.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47775
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. LEGAL - Not Applicable Spiler Canyon area in the southeastern portion of the Pagosa RD
Range - Fourmile Allotment Range Improvements
CE
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/29/2016
Expected: 08/2016 09/2016 John Garcia
970-264-1516
jgarcia@fs.fed.us
Description: Fence and pond construction on the Fourmile Allotment
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49180
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. LEGAL - Not Applicable Fourmile Allotment north of Pagosa Springs
Recreation - Nipple Mountain Snowmobile Trail Reroute
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/24/2016
Expected: 09/2016 10/2016 Paul Blackman
307-745-2363
plblackman@fs.fed.us
Description: Reroute a portion of an existing snowmobile trail to a safer location
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49727
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. LEGAL - Not Applicable Mill Creek/Nipple Mountain Area off of NFSR 029
Recreation - Snowmobile trail and ski trail grooming permit
CE
- Special use management
- Recreation management
Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2016
Actual: 09/01/2016
09/2016 Paul Blackman
307-745-2363
plblackman@fs.fed.us
Description: Permit for grooming of snowmobile and ski trails by local volunteer groups
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48272
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta, Hinsdale, Mineral. LEGAL - Not Applicable Pagosa Ranger District
Recreation - Turkey Springs Trail Extension
CE
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Paul Blackman
307-745-2363
plblackman@fs.fed.us
Description: Extension of Turkey Springs Trail (NFST 301)to connect with Gopher Trail (NFST 303) to provide a loop
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48271
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. LEGAL - Not Applicable Turkey Springs Area on Pagosa Ranger District
Special Uses - Auerbach Private Road Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/24/2016
Expected: 10/2016 11/2016 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=49720
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Hinsdale. LEGAL - Not Applicable Private Road off Taylor Lane
Special Uses - Bigbee Ditch No. 1 Repair
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 08/2016
Actual: 09/07/2016
09/2016 Rebecca Smith
970-264-1521
rsmith@fs.fed.us
Description: Install pipe in ditch in order to stabilize ditch then backfill over pipe
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49944
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. LEGAL - Not Applicable Bigbee Ditch No. 1 south of Alpine Lakes subdivision
Special Uses - Jack's Pasture Private Land Road Access
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 08/2016
Actual: 08/22/2016
08/2016 Rebecca Smith
970-264-1521
rsmith@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue special use authorization for existing road access to private land.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49435
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. LEGAL - Not Applicable FSR 746 (Jack's Pasture Road) and a private roads off of Jack's Pasture Road
Special Uses - LPEA Lower Blanco & Coyote Park Reconductoring
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/28/2016
Expected: 10/2016 11/2016 Rebecca Smith
970-264-1521
rsmith@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a special use permit to LPEA for reconductoring an existing power line
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49981
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. LEGAL - Not Applicable Power lines along the Lower Blanco and Coyote Park roads
Special Uses - Snow Ranch Private Land Road Access
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/21/2016
Expected: 10/2016 11/2016 Rebecca Smith
970-264-1521
rsmith@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue special use authorizations for existing road access to private land
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49053
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. LEGAL - Not Applicable private roads off of FSR 628 (Snow Ranch Road)
Wildlife - Eightmile Mesa Guzzler
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2016
Actual: 09/07/2016
10/2016 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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