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)
- 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
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 - African Canyon Mine Safety Closure
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/13/2017
Expected: 10/2017 10/2017 Walter Brown
970-385-1372
wabrown@fs.fed.us
Description: Safety closure of a vertical mine opening using fencing and/or bat-friendly grate.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52488
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - La Plata. LEGAL - T34N R6W section 29 HD Mountains, Zabel Canyon area
Abandoned Mine Lands - Silver Needle Mine Group Closures
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/18/2014
Expected: 11/2017 07/2018 Mary Blanchard
970-385-1319
mjblanchard@fs.fed.us
Description: Remediation actions at several mine adits and/or shafts for public safety reasons. Activities could include back-filling with native materials, 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 - Engler Fuels Reduction Project
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/01/2017
Expected: 11/2017 06/2018 Elizabeth Vance
970-884-1411
evance@fs.fed.us
Description: Forest health improvement on ~70 acres with associated fuels reduction benefits for the adjacent community. Treatments would be a combination of commercial and non-commercial harvest of shade tolerant conifers and to a lesser extent, ponderosa pine.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50887
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - La Plata. LEGAL - T 36 N, R 7 W, Sections 27 and 28 North of County Road 240 and west of County Road 501
Forest Health - Vallecito-Piedra Integrated Vegetation Management Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management
In Progress
Comment Period
09/19/2017
Expected: 11/2017 04/2018 Lance Martin
970-884-2512
lbmartin@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

   *UPDATED*
- Facility management
- Land ownership management
On Hold N/A N/A 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).
Planning - Hermosa Creek Watershed Management Plan
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Road management
- Recreation management
- Special area management
In Progress
Comment Period
09/09/2017
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 - Livestock Corral near Purgatory
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/12/2017
Expected: 12/2017 05/2018 Jared Whitmer
970-884-1416
jwhitmer@fs.fed.us
Description: Construction of a pipe corral for use in conjunction with an existing grazing permit to facilitate livestock loading and unloading. Corral would cover approximately 2 acres.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52477
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - La Plata. LEGAL - T39N R9W section 24 Northwest of the intersection where Forest Road 578 leaves the Purgatory base area.
Range - Weminuche Landscape Grazing Analysis
EIS

   *UPDATED*
- Grazing management On Hold N/A N/A 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 - Former Bay Access Road
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/26/2017
Expected: 11/2017 12/2017 Lewis Sovocool
970-884-1433
lsovocool@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorize use of an existing non-system road across 2760' of forest land to access a private land inholding.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52098
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - La Plata. LEGAL - T36N R11W sections 16 and 21 La Plata Canyon west of Snowslide Campground and the river
Special Uses - Purgatory Metro District Well 6 Waterline
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2017
Actual: 08/31/2017
08/2017 Lewis Sovocool
970-884-1433
lsovocool@fs.fed.us
Description: Amendment to an existing permit to authorize a 875'long x 40'wide buried water pipeline, which would connect a well on private property with existing infrastructure. It would be within the Lower Demon ski trail and a previous water line corridor.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51341
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - La Plata. LEGAL - T39N R9W Section 23 Lower Demon Ski Trail on Purgatory Ski Area
Special Uses - Ranch Placer Private Road Authorization
EA
- Special use management
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/17/2017
Est. Comment Period
07/2017
Expected: 11/2017 11/2017 Lewis Sovocool
970-884-1433
lsovocool@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorize the use of ~300 feet of NFS land for access to a private inholding, in the form of a 30 year authorization. An initial request to also snowplow the first 1/4 mile of FDR 587 has been dropped.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51333
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - T41N R8W Sections 11,12,13,14 South Mineral Creek approximately 3 miles west of Silverton, CO.
Special Uses - Turkey Creek Road Use Authorization to Catamount EP
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Road management
- Special use management
Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2017
Actual: 07/28/2017
08/2017 Lewis Sovocool
970-884-1433
lsovocool@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-issuance of a road use permit to a new company which has purchased minerals interests in the Bull Canyon area. The road use permit currently exists and there will be no change in use.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52075
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. LEGAL - T34N R5W sections 34, 35 Turkey Creek Road at the southern end of Fosset Gulch
Watershed - Grasshopper and Molas Pass Fens Restoration
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Watershed management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/07/2017
Expected: 09/2017 09/2017 Eric Herchmer
970-385-1276
eherchmer@fs.fed.us
Description: Restore hydrology and surface vegetation at a number of identified fen complexes on the Columbine Ranger District (four on Molas Pass and one on Grasshopper Creek).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51979
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - La Plata, San Juan. LEGAL - Not Applicable Molas Pass, Grasshopper Creek
Watershed - Red Mountain Pass Fen Restoration
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/20/2017
Expected: 07/2018 09/2018 Eric Herchmer
970-385-1276
eherchmer@fs.fed.us
Description: Restore hydrologic function of the fen complex by removing an old roadbed, stabilizing existing ditches, spreading mulch, and vegetating exposed ground.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52539
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - T42N R8W section 14 Highway 550 and Black Bear Pass Road 823 junction
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 - Prescribed Fire Pine Ecosystem Restoration for the Dolores District
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/27/2017
Est. Comment Period
07/2017
Expected: 12/2017 05/2018 Patrick Seekins
970-882-6836
pseekins@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to use prescribed fire to treat roughly 240,000 acres of ponderosa pine. Purpose is to maintain healthy ecosystems and reduce the risk of high-severity wildfire.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51633
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Dolores, Montezuma. LEGAL - Not Applicable Ponderosa pine zone (at 7,000 to 8,900 feet) from northwest corner of the Glade to southeast corner of Haycamp Mesa
Forest Health - Taylor-Stoner Mesas Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period
03/07/2017
Expected: 08/2017 08/2017 Deborah Kill
970-882-6822
dkill@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to treat 920 acres of mature aspen and 1700 acres of spruce/fir. Click on the comment/object link in right hand corner of this webpage to access a comment form or email comments to comments-rocky-mountain-san-juan-mancos-dolores@fs.fed.us
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).
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
09/2017
Expected: 09/2017 05/2018 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: 09/2017 05/2018 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. LEGAL - Not Applicable 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 On Hold N/A N/A 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.
Recreation - Boggy Draw Trails Expansion
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/21/2017
Est. Comment Period
09/2017
Expected: 12/2017 03/2018 Thomas Rice
970-882-6829
thomasbrice@fs.fed.us
Description: The Boggy Draw trail expansion involves the construction of approximately 20 miles of new connecting or loop trails within the existing Boggy Draw trails area. Trails would be designated for nonmotorized use.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52004
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Montezuma. LEGAL - Not Applicable North of Dolores, Colorado. Trails occur east and west of the Dolores Norwood Road and NFSR 527 near Italian and Bean Canyons
Special Uses - Burnette & O'Grady Forest Road Special Use Permit
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2017
Actual: 08/15/2017
09/2017 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
Special Uses - Century Link Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/13/2017
Expected: 09/2017 10/2017 Patrick McCoy
970-882-6821
pmccoy@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to identify existing Century Link overhead and underground telephone line locations across the Dolores District and renew permit for a 30-year period
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51292
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Dolores, Montezuma. LEGAL - Not Applicable Across the Dolores District
Special Uses - Colorado Wing, Civil Air Patrol Communications Use Lease Renwal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/02/2017
Expected: 08/2017 08/2017 Patrick McCoy
970-882-6821
pmccoy@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed 30-year communications use lease to renew an existing lease for a 0.5 acre area at 11,250 feet elevation. Improvements include a 4x4 foot VHF mobile radio relay cabinet with a 10 foot antenna powered by a solar array.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51194
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - La Plata. LEGAL - T36N, R11W, NE1/4, NE1/4 Sec 19 Parrot Peak in the La Plata Mtns, north of Hesperus, CO
Special Uses - Empire Electric Association Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/19/2016
Expected: 09/2017 10/2017 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
Special Uses - Guy Dryer Forest Road Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/01/2017
Expected: 09/2017 10/2017 Patrick McCoy
970-882-6821
pmccoy@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to authorize an existing gravel surface roadway that crosses 400 feet NFS lands in vicinity of Lower Stoner Trailhead. Permit would transfer jurisdiction and maintenance responsibility of existing concrete bridge and snow removal may occur.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51193
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Dolores. LEGAL - T39N, R13, NW1/4, NW1/4, NW1/4, Sec 19 Northwest of Dolores, CO in vicinity of Lower Stoner Trail
Special Uses - Hassinger-Muscari 20-year Road Use Permit
CE
- Road management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/22/2014
Expected: 09/2017 10/2017 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, Pipeline Related Facility Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/30/2017
Expected: 08/2017 09/2017 Patrick McCoy
970-882-6821
pmccoy@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to renew and existing permit for another 30-years and include 434-feet of buried 4-inch perforated drain pipe used to aid in draining water in area just north of Hwy 160 and within and adjacent to Northwest Pipeline's gas line corridor.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52159
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - La Plata. LEGAL - Not Applicable The drain lines include 1/4 acre located east of Cherry Creek, north of Hwy 160 located east of the Town of Mancos
Special Uses - Rico Fire Protection District Communications Use Lease Renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/01/2017
Expected: 08/2017 08/2017 Patrick McCoy
970-882-6821
pmccoy@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed 30-year Communications Use Lease at Expectation Mtn. Site which would renew an existing lease. Site is 0.5 acres at 11,500 feet. Project includes 30x30x48 inch steel cabinet with 8 foot mounted fiberglass antenna powered by solar array.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51192
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Dolores. LEGAL - T40N, R11W, NW1/4, Sec. 34 Expectation Mountain north of Rico, Colorado.
Special Uses - San Miguel Power Association Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/13/2017
Expected: 09/2017 10/2017 Patrick McCoy
970-882-6821
pmccoy@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to renew existing permits for existing 25kv overhead and existing underground power transmission line locations for a 30-year period
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51293
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Dolores. LEGAL - Not Applicable A 30-foot right-of-way located adjacent to Hwy 145 from Lizard Head pass to the Town of Rico (13 miles) and a second power line (850 feet) to Cayton Campground.
Travel Management - Rico West Dolores Roads and Trails Project
EIS
- Recreation management
- Land management planning
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
07/07/2017
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
10/2017
Expected: 12/2017 05/2018 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
Abandoned Mine Lands - Graham Peak Mine Safety Closure
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
06/13/2017
Expected: 10/2017 10/2017 Rebecca Smith
970-264-1521
rsmith@fs.fed.us
Description: Close a 4 foot by 3 foot vertical, open shaft mine using a polyurethane foam (PUF) plug.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51861
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. LEGAL - Not Applicable Graham Peak Area on the northwest side of the Pagosa District
Forest Products - Porcupine Spruce Salvage
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Forest products In Progress
Scoping Start
06/29/2017
Expected: 10/2017 11/2017 Matthew Tuten
970-240-5417
mtuten@fs.fed.us
Description: The Pagosa Ranger District is proposing to salvage dead and dying trees on approximately 250 acres in the Porcupine Creek area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52145
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. LEGAL - Not Applicable Porcupine Creek area on the Pagosa Ranger District
Fuels - Chimney Rock Landscape Improvement project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/08/2017
Expected: 10/2017 11/2017 Fred Ellis
970-264-1541
fellis@fs.fed.us
Description: Fuels Reduction in the Chimney Rock area, and repair of gully plugs in drainages that flow into Stollsteimer Creek
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52473
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. LEGAL - Not Applicable East and south of Chimney Rock National Monument and within the monument at the intersection of the Cabezon Canyon Rd (CR 917)and Colorado Highway 151
Fuels - Pagosa District Prescribed Burning Analysis
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/06/2017
Est. Comment Period
10/2017
Expected: 03/2018 04/2018 Fred Ellis
970-264-1541
fellis@fs.fed.us
Description: The Pagosa Ranger District is proposing to conduct prescribed burning in the ponderosa pine and warm-dry mixed conifer on the Pagosa District. Burning would be low to moderate intensity surface fire when weather and fuel conditions allow.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52114
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta, Hinsdale, Mineral. LEGAL - Not Applicable Ponderosa pine and warm-dry mixed conifer on the Pagosa Ranger District
Recreation - Chimney Rock Nature Trail
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/11/2017
Expected: 09/2017 09/2017 Paul Blackman
307-745-2363
plblackman@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct an accessible 1/2 mile long interpretive trail in the Chimney Rock National Monument
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51431
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. LEGAL - Not Applicable Near visitor center in Chimney Rock National Monument
Recreation - Turkey Springs Trail Extension
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/09/2015
Expected: 09/2017 10/2017 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 - Coal Hill Ditch Permit
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/12/2016
Expected: 10/2017 11/2017 Rebecca Smith
970-264-1521
rsmith@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a special use permit for an irrigation water ditch that crosses approximately 700 feet of NFS lands
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50723
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. LEGAL - Not Applicable Southwest edge of Chimney Rock National Monument north of CO-151
Special Uses - Dillinger Fish Creek Ditch Special Use Permit
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/11/2017
Expected: 11/2017 12/2017 Rebecca Smith
970-264-1521
rsmith@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a special use permit for an irrigation water ditch that crosses approximately 150 feet of NFS lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51830
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. LEGAL - Not Applicable Upper Blanco Basin area
Special Uses - LPEA Lower Blanco & Coyote Park Reconductoring
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2017
Actual: 08/11/2017
08/2017 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
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