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)
- White River National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- White River National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- White River National Forest, East Zone/Dillon Ranger District
- White River National Forest, East Zone/Eagle Ranger District
- White River National Forest, East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District
- White River National Forest, West Zone/Aspen Ranger District
- White River National Forest, West Zone/Blanco Ranger District
- White River National Forest, West Zone/Rifle Ranger District
- White River National Forest, West Zone/Sopris 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
Colorado Mountain School
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2015
Expected: 05/2015 06/2015 Jaime Oliva
303-541-2509
joliva@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a ten-year outfitter and guide permit for mountaineering, avalanche education, and ski touring. This will replace a transitional priority use permit.
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District, Canyon Lakes Ranger District, East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder, Eagle, Larimer. LEGAL - Not Applicable Indian Peaks Wilderness from May 1st to November 30th, east of the continental divide, and ice climbing within the Canyon Lakes and Holy Cross Ranger District's.
White River National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest) R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
White River National Forest Oil and Gas Leasing Environmental Impact Statement
EIS
- Minerals and Geology
- Land management planning
In Progress
FEIS NOA in Federal Register
12/09/2014
Expected: 05/2015 06/2015 Sarah Hankens
970-625-6840
shankens@fs.fed.us
Description: The WRNF Oil & Gas Leasing EIS will revise the existing 1993, Oil & Gas Leasing availability decision for the WRNF. The proposal will make revisions to the availability of certain WRNF lands for lease and to the stipulations on lands available.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=29938
Location: UNIT - White River National Forest All Units. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle, Garfield, Gunnison, Mesa, Moffat, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt, Summit. LEGAL - Not Applicable Forest Wide
White River National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide) R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Basalt to Gypsum Motorized Singletrack
EA
- Land management planning
- Recreation management
In Progress
Comment Period
03/27/2014
Expected: 06/2015 06/2015 Jonathan Thompson
970-963-2266
jonthompson@fs.fed.us
Description: The action proposed by the Forest Service to meet the purpose and need consists of four elements: Construct a parking area, reconstruct approximately 8.2 miles of trail, restore a wetland, and rehabilitate- and close approximately 27 miles of trail.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41619
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Sopris Ranger District, East Zone/Eagle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. LEGAL - Not Applicable Eagle County, Cottonwood Pass County Road 10, Red Table Road 514
Camp Hale Restoration and Enhancement Project
EIS
- Watershed management In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
03/16/2015
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
01/2016
Expected: 06/2016 08/2016 Matthew Grove
970-827-5166
magrove@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of action is to improve aquatic, riparian, and wetland conditions in and along the Eagle River, maintain or improve recreation opportunities and facilities, and conserve historic values in the Camp Hale area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46121
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Eagle Ranger District, East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. LEGAL - Township 7S, Range 80W, Sect. 3, 4, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27. The project area is located in the Camp Hale area, south of Red Cliff, and north of Tennessee Pass.
EagleGarfield AML Safety Closures
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
06/10/2014
Expected: 04/2015 07/2015 Olivia Garcia
970-945-3220
ogarcia@fs.fed.us
Description: Reclaim and or close open mine features to prevent entry and thereby protect the public from unsafe mines.Mine features are located along Gypsum Creek, on New York Mtn, along E. and W. Elk Creeks, and Carbonate.
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Eagle Ranger District, West Zone/Rifle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle, Garfield. LEGAL - Multiple mines on the Forest in Eagle and Garfield Counties Various
Public Service Company of Colorado (PSCo) - Reissuance of Transmission Lines
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Carole Huey
970-945-3219
clhuey@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissuance of transmission line permits to PSCo that have expired: Hopkins/Leadville Line, Wolcott-Avon-Vail line, and the Wolcott to Beaver Creek line.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40993
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Sopris Ranger District, East Zone/Eagle Ranger District, East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District, West Zone/Rifle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle, Garfield, Lake, Pitkin. LEGAL - Not Applicable Various locations on the White River
Vail and Beaver Creek Summer Construction CE
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/04/2015
Expected: 05/2015 06/2015 Max Forgensi
435-636-3335
mforgensi@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal from Vail Resorts to identify major projects Vail and Beaver Creek Resorts would like to accomplish during the 2015 summer construction season that they believe are either already approved, are maintenance or can be approved with a Cat Ex.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46210
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Eagle Ranger District, East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. LEGAL - Not Applicable Vail and Beaver Creek Resorts
White River National Forest, East Zone/Dillon Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Access to the Tailor Lode
CE
- Land ownership management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2015
Expected: 05/2015 06/2015 Paul Semmer
970-262-3448
psemmer@fs.fed.us
Description: Analysis to provide access to a private inholding between Peaks 6 and Peaks 7. Project would entail construction of 1,500 feet of new road from the top of the Zendo lift (BSR) to the private inholding.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45279
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - NW1/4 Sec 35 and NE1/4 Sec 34, T. 6 S., R. 78 W., 6th P.M. Summit County Tailor Lode (south of the top of the Zendo Lift at the Breckenridge Ski Resort)
American Tower- A-Basin Communications Site
EA
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Paul Semmer
970-262-3448
psemmer@fs.fed.us
Description: New authorization for construction of cellular phone comm site along US Highway 6 between Loveland Pass and Keystone (A-Basin). The facility will be multi-carrier facility consisting of one prefabricated equipment shelter and two towers.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41658
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - Section 2, T. 5 S., R. 76 W., 6th P.M. Adjacent to US Highway 6 right-of-way immediately south and east of A-Basin Ski Area.
American Tower- East Dillon Communications Site
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Paul Semmer
970-262-3448
psemmer@fs.fed.us
Description: New authorization for construction of a cellular phone comm site along I-70 between the Eisenhower Tunnel & East Dillon. The facility will be a multi-carrier facility consisting of one prefab equip shelter and 2 towers.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41657
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - Section 25, T. 4 S., R. 77 W., 6th P.M. 5 miles east of Silverthorne on I-70 at mile marker 211 on the south side of the highway. Site is within the highway right-of-way.
Arapahoe Basin - Beavers Lift, Trail Development, and Summer Use Improvements
EIS
- Special use management In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
11/21/2013
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
11/2015
Expected: 08/2016 08/2016 Shelly Grail
970-262-3484
sgrail@fs.fed.us
Description: Projects include the development on the Beavers area, installation of a surface lift at the top of Zuma Bowl and summer uses.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41664
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. Arapahoe Basin Ski Area
Breckenridge Multi-Season Recreation Projects
EIS
- Special use management In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
01/16/2015
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
06/2015
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 Shelly Grail
970-262-3484
sgrail@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal includes ziplines, mountain bike trails, and challenge courses on Peaks 8 and 7
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43291
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - Not Applicable Breckenridge Ski Resort
Dillon-Malta 230 kV Electric Transmission Line
CE
- Special use management
- Land ownership management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/25/2009
Expected: 06/2015 06/2015 Paul Semmer
970-262-3448
psemmer@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissuance of special use permit to Xcel Energy for the existing 230kV electric transmission line from Dillon Substation, to the Malta Substation. The permit was originally issued in 1978, reissued in 1983, and expired in 2008.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=27743
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - NF lands on the WR and Pike/San Isabel National Forests in Townships 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10 South, all in Range 77 West of the 6th PM and in Township 10 South Range 78 West of the 6th PM., CO. The project includes approximately 20 miles of an existing 230kV overhead electric transmission line from the Dillon Substation (near the Summit County Landfill), to the Malta Substation.
Keystone Forest Health and Fuels Project
EA
- Fuels management On Hold N/A N/A Shelby Limberis
970-827-5161
slimberis@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to implement approx. 1250 acres of fuels reduction and vegetation management activities. Potential treatment activities include clearcuts, precommercial thinning and pile burning. Potential locations have been identified with stakeholders.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46192
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - Portions of sections 7, 18, 21, 22, 30 and 31; Township 5 South, Range 76 West Portions of sections 13-16, 23-26, 29-32 and 36; Township 5 South, Range 77 West Portions of sections 6-10, 16 and 17; In Summit County, Colorado, near the town of Keystone. In the Frey Gulch area, in Keystone Gulch, along the Montezuma road, and on Tenderfoot Mountain and along Swan Mountain Road.
Keystone Stables 10 Year Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/07/2015
Expected: 04/2015 04/2015 Jackie Brown
970-262-3453
jbrown05@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed re-authorization of the current outfitting and guiding use under a new Special Use Permit for a 10 year term. These uses include sleigh rides, wagon rides, and horseback trail rides. Also, proposed re-issuance of their Granger Thye permit.
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - Township 5 South, Range 77 West Sections 14, 22, 23, & 34. Frey Gulch, Soda Creek, and Keystone Aqueduct areas of Summit County within 3-5 miles of the town of Keystone, CO.
Lancaster Mine CERCLA Removal Action
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
01/31/2014
Expected: 05/2016 06/2016 Olivia Garcia
970-945-3220
ogarcia@fs.fed.us
Description: The FS & the CO DOR, Mining, & Safety will be conducting final restoration work on the Lancaster Mine. Prior work has confirmed the presence of elevated lead & arsenic in the mine waste and zinc & lead in surface water below the mine.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43594
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - T5S, R76W, Sections 25 & 26 Less than 1/2 mile due north from the Town of Montezuma
Shadow Creek Ranch - Smith Ditch No. 2
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/31/2013
Expected: 06/2015 06/2015 Paul Semmer
970-262-3448
psemmer@fs.fed.us
Description: New authorization for operating and maintaining an existing irrigation ditch (Smith Ditch No. 2) that was previously authorized and expired in 1980. the ditch diverts water from Deep Creek to the Shadow Creek Ranch.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43306
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - Sections 7 & 18, T2S, R80W and Sections 13 & 24, T2S, R81W, 6th P.M. immediately west and adjacent to Shadow Creek Ranch
Summer Construction Projects at Breckenridge
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2015
Actual: 03/24/2015
04/2015 Shelly Grail
970-262-3484
sgrail@fs.fed.us
Description: Installation of a snowmaking line between Peak 7 and the lower Peak 6 terrain; trail widening and grading on the Monte Cristo trail.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45788
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - Not Applicable Breckenridge Ski Resort
Summer Construction projects at Keystone
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2015
Expected: 08/2015 08/2015 Shelly Grail
970-262-3484
sgrail@fs.fed.us
Description: Specific projects are to be determined but may include misc. tree removal along existing trails and utility installations.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46737
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - Not Applicable Keystone Ski Resort
Summit Huts - New Hut Construction and Associated Access Trail and Parking Lot
EA
- Special use management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Comment Period
08/09/2013
Expected: 06/2015 08/2015 Shelly Grail
970-262-3484
sgrail@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed hut to be located in the Weber Gulch drainage above French Gulch Road (between Weber Gulch and Black Gulch). Parking lot would be constructed on French Gulch Road across from the Sallie Barber Trailhead.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36896
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - Not Applicable Weber Gulch drainage above French Gulch Road (between Weber Gulch and Black Gulch)
Summit Public Radio - Buried Powerline Reconstruction
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/31/2013
Expected: 05/2015 06/2015 Paul Semmer
970-262-3448
psemmer@fs.fed.us
Description: Reconstruction/replacement of the buried powerline (8,100' x 20')on Bald Mtn. The line provides power to an electronics communications facility on private land.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43307
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - Sections 9 & 10, T7S, R77W, 6th P.M. Bald Mtn
Tucker Lift at Copper Mountain
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/05/2015
Expected: 04/2015 04/2015 Shelly Grail
970-262-3484
sgrail@fs.fed.us
Description: Installation of the Tucker Lift was approved for construction in the 2006 Copper Mtn. Trail and Facilities EIS; however, the alignment has changed. This analysis is for the new lift alignment.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45277
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - Not Applicable Copper Mountain Ski Resort
White River National Forest, East Zone/Eagle Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
WRNF Wild and Scenic River Suitability Study
EIS
- Land management planning In Progress
FEIS NOA in Federal Register
04/07/2014
Expected: 05/2015 05/2015 Kay Hopkins
970-876-9040
kchopkins@fs.fed.us
Description: Interagency Wild and Scenic Suitability Study on the Colorado River and Deep Creek. USFS Draft ROD will be posted after the legal notice is posted in the Glenwood Post Independent. The entire EIS can be found: www.blm.gov/co/st/en/fo/crvfo.html
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43846
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Eagle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield. LEGAL - Not Applicable All of Deep Creek flowing through NFS lands and the Colorado River in Glenwood Canyon on NFS lands.
Competitive or Direct Sale of Four Administrative Parcels in Eagle
CE
- Land ownership management On Hold N/A N/A Carole Huey
970-945-3219
clhuey@fs.fed.us
Description: To offer for competitive sale to the public or direct sale to Eagle County 4 administrative use parcels totalling 8.48 acres and associated improvements located in Eagle, CO under the authority of the FS Facilities Realignment and Enhancement Act
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Eagle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. LEGAL - Sec. 5 of T5S, R84W of the 6th P.M., warranty deed recorded Feb. 9, 1950 in Bk 135 on Pg 85 (Parent Parcel); Bk 0114, Pg 0506; Bk 135, Pg 85 (Parent Parcel); recorded Jan. 6, 1967 in Bk 0203, Pg 0047 Within the Township of Eagle
Gypsum Creek C&H Allotment Grazing Analysis
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Comment Period
02/16/2011
Expected: 05/2015 06/2015 Jessica Pettee
970-827-5163
jcpettee@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to continue grazing authorization for 592 cattle between June 16 and October 16 annually (3,204 AUMs), construct several range improvements to improve livestock distribution and management.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=30687
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Eagle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. LEGAL - Not Applicable The allotment is located just south of Eagle, CO. The main access points onto the allotment are via the Valley road in Gypsum, the Hardscrabble road (#413), and the Brush/Gypsum road (#414).
Hardscrabble Vegetation Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
09/2015
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 Brett Crary
970-827-5182
bcrary@fs.fed.us
Description: The Eagle/Holy Cross Ranger District is proposing to implement a variety of vegetation enhancement projects to address forest health objectives.
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Eagle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. LEGAL - Not Applicable Two geographic locations have been identified south of Eagle; Hardscrabble Mtn and adjacent to the town of Fulford. Additional treatments could be developed in the Hat Creek landscape.
White River National Forest, East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
AT&T Tigiwon Cell Site
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A David Neely
970-328-5860 (Eagle), 970-827-5150 (Holy Cross)
dneely@fs.fed.us
Description: New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC (AT&T) has proposed to install a cellular facility along the Tigiwon Road.
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. LEGAL - Section 14, T.4 S., R. 81 W., 6th P.M. Along the Tigiwon Road
New Cingular Deming Mtn Cellular Facility
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A David Neely
970-328-5860 (Eagle), 970-827-5150 (Holy Cross)
dneely@fs.fed.us
Description: New auth for construction of a cell phone comm site along I-70 on the West Side of Vail Pass between the Shrine Pass Comm Site and East Vail comm site. The facility will be multi-carrier facility consisting of 1 prefab equipment shelter & 1 tower
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. LEGAL - Section 28, T.5 S., R.89 W., 6th P.M. Adjacent to Interstate 70 on the West side of Vail Pass
Reissue five expiring priority use O/G Permits on the Eagle-Holy Cross District
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/04/2015
Expected: 05/2015 05/2015 Robert Rodriguez
970-827-5178
rtrodriguez@fs.fed.us
Description: The Eagle Holy Cross District needs to complete CE to reissue five expiring priority use O/G permits as required by FSH 1909.15, Section 31.2 (15).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46299
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle, Garfield. LEGAL - Not Applicable Primarily Gypsum Creek drainage, Flattops area out of Sweetwater, and Spraddle Creek area.
Vail Intermountain Fuels Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
04/2015
Expected: 11/2015 12/2015 Cary Green
970-827-5160
cgreen@fs.fed.us
Description: Enhance the wildland urban interface community protection zone through vegetation and fuels reduction treatments adjacent to Vail Intermountain and West Vail. Helicopter yarding to accomplish fuels treatments is proposed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44884
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. LEGAL - Portions of Sections 12, 13 and 14 , Township 5 South, Range 81 West, 6th Principal Meridian, Eagle County, Colorado south side of I-70 and west of Vail Resorts Ski Area
White River National Forest, West Zone/Aspen Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Aspen Highlands Golden Horn Project
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Scott Kaden
970-963-2266
scottakaden@fs.fed.us
Description: Aspen Skiing Company has proposed to reinstall a detachable surface lift running approx. 2,540 ft with 640 ft of vertical rise on the Golden Horn run in the summer of 2013. Approximately half of this distance will be on NFS land.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41372
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Aspen Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Pitkin. LEGAL - T10S, R85W, Sections 14 & 23 Aspen Highlands Ski Area
East Aspen Metro District Mosquito Control
EA
- Watershed management In Progress
Comment Period
04/18/2013
Expected: 05/2015 05/2015 James Kirschvink
970-963-2266
jkirschvink@fs.fed.us
Description: Mosquito control using a natural bacterial byproduct, "Bti" on areas east of Aspen near Wildwood School & Difficult CG. Less than 5 acres of wetland areas to be controlled on an as-needed basis. Treatment is by hand, after assessment is completed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32444
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Aspen Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Pitkin. LEGAL - 6th P.M., T. 10 S., R. 84 W., Sections 28, 33, and 34 Scattered patches of FS lands east of Aspen along the roaring Fork River.
White River National Forest, West Zone/Blanco Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Blanco Ranger District Outfitter/Guide Permit Reissuances
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/31/2014
Expected: 05/2015 05/2015 Patricia Wyatt
970-878-6016
pwyatt@fs.fed.us
Description: Renewal of 18 existing outfitter/guide special use permits. Permits allow for hunting, packing, fishing, camping, horseback riding, hiking, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Permit term will be for 10 years.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43626
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Blanco Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield, Moffat, Rio Blanco. LEGAL - Not Applicable Throughout the Blanco Ranger District and the Flat Tops Wilderness.
Morapos Creek, Wilson Mesa and Deer Creek Sheep and Goat Grazing Allotments
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Comment Period
01/22/2015
Expected: 05/2015 06/2015 Mary Gillespie
970-878-6015
mlgillespie@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposal is to re-authorize sheep grazing on the Morapos Creek, Wilson Mesa and Deer Creek allotments and identify resource management opportunities.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44050
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Blanco Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Moffat, Rio Blanco. LEGAL - Township 3 North, Range 90 West, Sections 7-10, 15-22, and 29-32 Township 2 North, Range 90 West, Sections 5-8 and 18 Township 2 North, Range 91 West, Sections 1, 2, 11 and 12 The allotments are located on the extreme north side of the Blanco Ranger District, accessed by State Highway 13 to Moffat County Road 41 that turns into Rio Blanco County Road 58.
White River National Forest, West Zone/Rifle Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Lava Boulder Creek Exploratory Well
EA
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A Jason Gross
970-876-9046
jrgross@fs.fed.us
Description: Antero Resources is requesting to construct one well pad and to drill up to four wells on Federal lease #COC-66708. On Hold awaiting BLM leasing decision.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=28966
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Rifle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mesa. LEGAL - T8S, R90W, Section 17 East Divide Creek, approximately 20 miles southeast of Silt, CO
Travel Mgmt Plan Rev BNC Corridor Cliff/Meadow Lake, Mansfield/Clark Point and Clinetop Cow Camp
EA
- Recreation management
- Road management
In Progress
Comment Period
06/06/2013
Expected: 09/2015 10/2015 Kyle Grambley
970-625-6852
kgrambley@fs.fed.us
Description: Provide access from campsites to the BNC motorized trail system. Provide access to Clark Ridge by allowing mixed motorized use on a sect. of BNC road. Correct designations and mapping errors providing motorized and non-motorized trail opportunities
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40525
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Rifle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield. LEGAL - NFSR 860 - Section 19, T3S, R91W and Sections 24, 25 and 36, T3S, R92W; NFSR 822 - Sections 10, 15, 22, T3S, R91W; NFSR 245 – Sections 3 and 10, T3S, R91W: NFSR 819 – Sections 5 and 6, T4S, R91W Buford New Castle Road Corridor, Clark Ridge, Lake Park, Homestead, Cliff/Meadow Lake, Mansfield/Clark Point and Clinetop Cow Camp areas located approximately 12 to 17 miles north and NW of New Castle
White River National Forest, West Zone/Sopris Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bowles Ditch and Pipeline Authorization
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Carrie Surber
970-263-5830
csurber@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissuance of expired SU Permit for a spring development and pipeline approx. 1300 feet long. Also for a ditch for supplying water to fish ponds on private lands that is approx. 200 feet long. The permit will continuee to have a 10 foot wide use area
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32474
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Sopris Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Pitkin. LEGAL - Sections 20 & 21, T8S, R83W,6PM. Fryingpan road
Busk-Ivanhoe Water System Authority: Ivanhoe Dam Rebuild
CE
- Watershed management On Hold N/A N/A James Kirschvink
970-963-2266 x 3118
jkirschvink@fs.fed.us
Description: New outlet and drainage structures, seepage controls, reduction of the angle of the backside of the dam extending the toe of the dam 30' back, new culvert for the Lyle Ditch, replacement of measurement flume, reveg of unneeded road, misc. maintenance
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Sopris Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Pitkin. LEGAL - T9S, R82W, Sec. 13 Approximately 40 miles East of Basalt on the Frying Pan Road (FSR 105)
CDOT Highway 133 Debris Dump Site and Placita Roadside Landscaping
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Comment Period
11/05/2014
Expected: 01/2015 01/2015 James Kirschvink
970-945-3313
jkirschvink@fs.fed.us
Description: CDOT is proposing to permanently store natural road debris inside the bottom switchback east of McClure Pass on Hwy 133. Project will fill in a 16.1-acre depression from original road construction. Includes revegetation of the old Placita fill site.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=24022
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Sopris Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - NW 1/4 of Section 18, T11S, R88W, 6th P.M. The switchback is located approximately 5 1/2 miles south of Redstone, CO on Hwy 133. The fill will be inside the switchback.
Competitive or Direct Sale of El Jebel "Tree Farm" Administrative Property
CE
- Land ownership management On Hold N/A N/A Carole Huey
970-945-3219
clhuey@fs.fed.us
Description: Offer for competitive sale to the public or direct sale to a governmental organization 20 acres of land with four houses. This action will be carried out under the authority of the FS FRE Act of 2005 (P.L. 109-54).
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Sopris Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. LEGAL - N1/2 of Sec. 3, NE1/4 NE1/4 of Sec. 4, T. 8 S., R. 87 W., 6th P.M. to the west of Crown Mountain Park, to the south of Valley Road, and to the north of the Roaring Fork river in El Jebel
Holy Cross Energy -Ski Sunlight- New Underground Powerline
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/22/2013
Expected: 04/2015 06/2015 James Kirschvink
970-404-3153
jkirschvink@fs.fed.us
Description: Buried powerline to replace failing line that runs under previously disturbed areas to the top of Ski Sunlight. The old powerline failed 4x last winter, and the chairs ran on diesel backup. Disturbance will be minimal with a 1' wide 3-4' deep trench
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Sopris Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield. LEGAL - SW 1/4 Sec.33, T.7S., R.89W; E1/2 & SW1/4 Sec. 4, T.8S., R.89W., 6th PM, Garfield County, Colorado Ski Sunlight is SW of Glenwood Springs. Line will be place in ski runs: Dotsero, Loop, and Grizzly Road.
Holy Cross Energy renewal of expired permit powerline in Castle Creek.
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/15/2013
Expected: 04/2015 04/2015 James Kirschvink
970-963-2266 x 3118
jkirschvink@fs.fed.us
Description: This reissuance of an expired permit will combine a 400 foot existing underground powerline to Philadelphia MS#7570 with Holy Cross Energy's master permit #ASP55.
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Sopris Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Pitkin. LEGAL - Not Applicable Sec.35, T.10 S., R. 85 W., 6th PM, Pitkin County, Colorado
Independence Pass Winter Gate Project
CE
- Facility management
- Recreation management
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/13/2015
Expected: 05/2015 06/2015 Martha Moran
970-963-2266
mmoran@fs.fed.us
Description: The current winter gate parking area located adjacent to CO-82 east of the town of Aspen will be redeveloped into an improved parking facility.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45671
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Sopris Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Pitkin. LEGAL - Not Applicable CO-82 east of Aspen at winter closure gate.
Seven Castles Road Easement
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A James Kirschvink
970-945-3313
jkirschvink@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorization and permanent use of an emergency road cut across NFS land and State of Colorado lands in the Seven Castles area, up the Fryingpan drainage
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Sopris Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. LEGAL - SW1/4 section 2, T8S, R86W, 6th P.M. Approximately 4 miles East of Basalt, up the Fryingpan road, North side of road. This is the site of a massive mudslide 3 years ago.
Snowmass Ski Trail Enhancements and High Alpine Chairlift Replacement
EA
- Recreation management
- Special use management
In Progress
Comment Period
12/17/2014
Expected: 04/2015 05/2015 Scott Kaden
970-963-2266
scottakaden@fs.fed.us
Description: Snowmass Mtn proposes construction of a Skill Level 3 Trail; construction of the Elk Camp Bypass; installation of snowmaking infrastructure; creation of gladed terrain in six distinct pods; and replacement/realignment of the High Alpine Chairlift.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44643
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Sopris Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Pitkin. LEGAL - Not Applicable Snowmass Ski Area Special Use Permit; Town of Snowmass Village; Pitkin County, Colorado.
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