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)
- Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests, Grand Valley Ranger District
- Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests, Gunnison Ranger District
- Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests, Norwood Ranger District
- Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests, Ouray Ranger District
- Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests, Paonia 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
Xcel Energy Line Capacity Project - Ute Rife to Collbran Line 3014
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2018
Actual: 04/16/2018
05/2018 Jonathan Hare
970-250-9966
jhare@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to maintain grid reliability by replacing five overhead electric transmission structures and the installation of two new mid-span structures along PSCo line 3014, a 138 kV transmission line linking the Ute Rifle and Collbran Substations.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50629
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District, West Zone/Rifle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mesa. LEGAL - Secs. 27, 28, 31, 32, and 33, T8S-R92W, 6thPM, Mesa County, Colorado The Ute Rifle to Collbran Transmission line runs along Silt/Collbran road south of Silt, Colorado.
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest) R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Black Hills Energy Authorization Re-Issuances
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2018
Expected: 05/2018 06/2018 Liz Mauch
970-242-8211
lmauch@fs.fed.us
Description: Black Hills Energy purchased Source Gas. Re-issue permits to BHE for the Redvale to Olathe 10 inch gas line; Montrose Expansion Project Distribution Line; Raspberry Communications Site lease. No change in scope.
Location: UNIT - Grand Mesa Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forest All Units. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Montrose, Ouray. LEGAL - Not Applicable Redvale Olathe gas line crosses Uncompahgre Plateau. Lot 6 Microwave Tower at Raspberry Comm Site, Unc. Plateau; Montrose Expansion distribution line is north of Ouray.
GMUG Christmas Proposed Fee Change
CE
- Forest products In Progress
Scoping Start
11/15/2017
Expected: 05/2018 11/2018 Rebecca Hammargren
360-765-2219
rhammargren@fs.fed.us
Description: The GMUG is proposing to change Christmas tree tags fees from $8 to $20. Fees collected would be used to enhance public services during the winter including interpretative materials, special events, informational signage, and road plowing.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52854
Location: UNIT - Grand Mesa Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forest All Units. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Delta, Garfield, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Mesa, Montrose, Ouray, Saguache, San Juan, San Miguel. LEGAL - Not Applicable This proposed action would apply to the entire GMUG National Forests.
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison Forest Plan Revision
EIS
- Land management planning In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
11/06/2017
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
04/2020
Expected: 10/2020 01/2021 Samantha Staley
970-874-6666
samanthajstaley@fs.fed.us
Description: The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests are undergoing Forest Plan Revision. The Forest Plan is an overarching document that guides forest management through broad direction, standards, and guidelines for years to come.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51806
Location: UNIT - Grand Mesa Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forest All Units. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Delta, Garfield, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Mesa, Montrose, Ouray, Saguache, San Miguel. LEGAL - Not Applicable Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide) R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
SMPA Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2018
Expected: 12/2018 01/2019 Liz Mauch
970-240-5405
lmauch@fs.fed.us
Description: Ouray and Norwood Ranger Districts: Re-issue expiring special use permit for the San Miguel Power Association power lines with no change in scope of the use.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51363
Location: UNIT - Norwood Ranger District, Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Montrose, Ouray, San Miguel. LEGAL - Not Applicable Ouray and Norwood Ranger Districts: Uncompahgre Plateau, Canyon Creek, Hwy 550, Ouray vicinity, Telluride vicinity, Naturita Division.
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests, Grand Valley Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Anderson Gravel Pit
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
04/03/2018
Expected: 05/2018 06/2018 Jonathan Hare
970-948-9803
jhare@fs.fed.us
Description: Continued use of the existing Anderson Gravel Pit for the purpose of excavating, crushing , stockpiling, and performing reclamation of the pit floor.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53778
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mesa. LEGAL - NE 1/4 of NW 1/4 section 10; Township 12 South; Range 96 West; 6th P.M. NE 1/4 of NW 1/4 Section 10: Township 12 South; Range 96 West; 6th P.M.
Axia Energy II, LLC, USA #1-16SC Well Pad Expansion
EA
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management
On Hold N/A N/A Niccole Mortenson
970-874-6616
nmortenson@fs.fed.us
Description: Expansion of existing USA #1-16SC well pad, drilling two new wells on the well pad, and construction/installation of approximately 1.37 miles of buried natural gas and water lines along the Buzzard Divide Road (NFSR 265). Ownership change 9/2016.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46118
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mesa. LEGAL - Sections 16-18, T. 9 S., R. 92 W., and Section 12, T. 9 S., R. 93 W., 6th P.M. Sections 16-18, T. 9 S., R. 92 W., and Section 12, T. 9 S., R. 93 W., 6th P.M.
Bonham Winter Trailhead
CE
- Road management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/03/2017
Expected: 06/2018 06/2018 Loren Paulson
970-242-8211- X4112
lpaulson@fs.fed.us
Description: Project involves the improvement and/or possible relocation of the Bonham Winter Trailhead to increase parking, improve traffic flow and address safety concerns.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49067
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mesa. LEGAL - T.10S., R.94Wl, Section 31 Project is located on the north side of the Grand Mesa National Forest off of the Trickle Park Road, FDR#121, approximately 1/8 mile above (south) of the Forest Boundary
Colorado Public Broadcasting Communication Use Lease Amendment
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Albert Borkowski
970-527-4131
aborkowski@fs.fed.us
Description: Forest Service proposed to amend the existing communications use lease held by Colorado Public Broadcasting to allow installation of a propane tank and back up generator at the Mesa Point Communications Site.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48239
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Delta. LEGAL - Section 34, T. 13 S., R. 97 W., 6th P.M. Mesa Point Communication Site
Culvert Replacement at Mile Post 11.2 Trickle Park Road
CE
- Watershed management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2018
Expected: 04/2018 08/2018 Melvin Woody
970-874-6661
melvinwoody@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will replace 2 undersized culverts with a 36 foot wide Aquatic Organism Passage open bottom arch culvert including 200 feet of bank stabilization upstream of culvert and energy diffusing structure downstream of culvert.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53730
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mesa. LEGAL - SW 1/4, NE 1/4 Section 16, Township 11 South, Range 94 West, 6th Principal Meridian NFSR 121 Trickle Park Road, Atkinson Reservoir spillway, SW 1/4, NE 1/4 Section 16, Township 11 South, Range 94 West, 6th Principal meridiam
Enlargement of Monument No. 1 and Hunter Reservoirs
EIS
- Special use management In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
06/16/2017
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
07/2018
Expected: 09/2018 10/2018 John Slown
406-329-3749
jslown@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to enlarge existing reservoir.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=9127
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mesa. LEGAL - Section 27, T.11S., R.93W, 6th P.M. Approximately 11 miles south of Vega Reservoir
Grigware Kelso Creek Private Road special Use Authorization
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management
- Land acquisition
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/10/2018
Expected: 04/2018 04/2018 Jonathan Hare
970-263-5802
jhare@fs.fed.us
Description: The US Forest service proposes to issue a special use permit for an existing private road to access private property that is located within the Grand mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53201
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mesa. LEGAL - NW 1/4 of the SE 1/4, Section 9, Township 50 North, Range 14 West, New Mexico Principal Meridian NW 1/4 of the SE 1/4, Section 9, Township 50 North, Range 14 West, New Mexico Principal Meridian; adjacent to Kelso Creek
New Cingular Wireless permit reissue Mesa Point Communication site.
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/01/2017
Expected: 04/2018 04/2018 Jonathan Hare
970/263-5802
jhare@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest service proposes to re issue a 30 year Special Use Permit to New Cingular Wireless for an existing tower at the Mesa Point Communication Site.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52666
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Delta. LEGAL - Section 34, Township 13 South, Range 97 West, 6th Principal Meridian Lot C, mesa Pint communication Site; section 34, Township 3 South, Range 97 West, 6th Principal Meridian
North Uncompahgre Trail Development
EA
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Chris Foreman
970-263-5835
cforeman@fs.fed.us
Description: The Grand Valley Ranger District has received a proposal, including a map of proposed routes, from the Bookcliff Rattlers Motorcycle club to add trail routes on the North End of the Uncompahgre National Forest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40778
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mesa. Project location will be on the Northern part of the Uncompahgre National Forest, Grand Valley Ranger District.
PALISADE PLUNGE BIKE TRAIL
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Comment Period
03/13/2018
Expected: 05/2018 06/2018 Loren Paulson
970-242-8211- X4112
lpaulson@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal is to construct a new trail from the top of the Grand Mesa to the Town of Palisade. The proposal has been referred to as the "Palisade Plunge" and would involve the construction of a non-motorized trail, managed primarily for mountain bikes.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53298
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mesa. LEGAL - Not Applicable Grand Mesa National Forest, Bureau of Land Management, City of Grand Junction, Town of Palisade
The Mt. Hatten Project
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Albert Borkowski
970-527-4131
aborkowski@fs.fed.us
Description: Mt Hatten Project is a radio repeater installation project, the system operates in the VHF band, power output is rated at 8 watts and is supplied by two solar panels and storage batteries. Ground disturbance will be the placement of 4 concrete pads.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51634
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Delta. LEGAL - 6th Principal Meridian, Colorado T.12S., R.92W., sec 4 NW1/4NW1/4 Chalk Mountain Quad, Grand Mesa National Forest 6th Principal Meridian, Colorado T.12S., R.92W., sec 4 NW1/4NW1/4 Chalk Mountain Quad, Grand Mesa National Forest
Western Area Power Administration Island lake Communication Site Building Construction
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Jonathan Hare
970-263-5802
jhare@fs.fed.us
Description: Construction of new communications building at the Western Area Power Administration Island Lake communications site.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51769
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mesa. LEGAL - Not Applicable Island lake communication site, approximately 15 miles southwest of Mesa, Colorado on the Grand Mesa National Forest.
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests, Gunnison Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2018 Black Sage Gravel Pit Expansion
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
02/28/2018
Expected: 04/2018 06/2018 Chad Wellman
970-642-4474
cwellman@fs.fed.us
Description: Expansion of the Black Sage Gravel Pit on Black Sage Pass to provide gravel material for road maintenance, construction, and recreation-related projects in the White Pine/Waunita area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53447
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - Section 19, T49N, R5E, NMPM Approximately 27 miles east of Gunnison, CO.
Alpine Plateau Gravel Pit Development
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
02/28/2018
Expected: 04/2018 06/2018 Chad Wellman
970-642-4474
cwellman@fs.fed.us
Description: Development of a gravel pit on Alpine Plateau to provide gravel material for road maintenance, construction, timber removal, and recreation-related projects in the Alpine Plateau area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53445
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - Section 18, T46N, R4W, NMPM Approximately 35 miles southwest of Gunnison, Colorado.
Burro Park Gravel Pit Development
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
02/28/2018
Expected: 04/2018 06/2018 Chad Wellman
970-642-4474
cwellman@fs.fed.us
Description: Development of a gravel pit near Burro Park to provide gravel material for road maintenance, construction, timber removal, and recreation-related projects in the Cochetopa area near National Forest System Road 794.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53448
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Saguache. LEGAL - Section 25, T45N, R1E, NMPM Approximately 30 south of Gunnison, CO.
Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) - Proposed Teo Drainage & Summer Use Improvements
EIS
- Recreation management
- Special use management
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
02/09/2018
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
07/2018
Expected: 10/2018 11/2018 Aaron Drendel
970-641-0471
adrendel@fs.fed.us
Description: CBMR has formally requested site-specific review and analysis under NEPA procedures for elements of the Master Development Plan that was accepted by the Forest Service in 2013. See item 23 for more information.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46904
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - T13S, R86W, Sec 29, 30, 31, 25, 36 Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Cunningham Ditch Reconstruction
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Bennie South
970-641-0471
bsouth@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorization for operations and maintenance of the existing Cunningham Ditch. Additionally, reconstruction of the beginning of the ditch would occur to allow for continuous flow and more efficient operations.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44841
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - NW 1/4, Sec 11, T51N, R2W, NMPM Approx 12 miles northwest of Gunnison off NFSR 727
Mt. Crested Butte Water & Sanitation District: Pump Station Replacement Project
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Bennie South
970-641-0471
bsouth@fs.fed.us
Description: Aging infrastructure replacement and improvements to increase water reliability for the Town of Crested Butte and related recreational area. Including: replacement of the pump house and forbay pond, and a new pipeline and diversion structures.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52463
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - Sec. 13, T13S, R86W, 6th PM Approximately 1 mile northeast of the Town of Crested Butte
Pitkin Travel Proposal
EA
- Recreation management
- Road management
In Progress
Comment Period
03/08/2018
Expected: 08/2018 08/2018 Pamela King
970-641-0471
prking@fs.fed.us
Description: Pitkin Trail Advocates have submitted a proposal to revisit 2010 Gunnison Basin Federal Lands Travel Management decision regarding specific routes near Pitkin, Colorado.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47149
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - T 50 N, R 4 and 5 E and T 49 N, R 3 E, NMPM Pitkin Colorado Area
Reissue 10 year Outfitter/Guide Special Use Permits
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/01/2018
Expected: 05/2018 05/2018 Emily Peters
970-641-0471
epeters@fs.fed.us
Description: Burt Rentals, LLC Action Adventures, LLC Rainbow Lake Lodge and Outfitters Western State Colorado University (Wilderness Pursuits) Curtis Cadwell Entity name change only: Headed West Outfitters, LLC AEX, Inc. Adventure Experiences, LLC
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison, Hinsdale, Saguache. LEGAL - Not Applicable Gunnison Ranger District
Sage Park Scree Pit Development
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
02/28/2018
Expected: 04/2018 06/2018 Chad Wellman
970-642-4474
cwellman@fs.fed.us
Description: Development of a gravel pit near McDonough Park to provide gravel material for road maintenance, construction, timber removal, and recreation-related projects in the Cochetopa area near National Forest System Road 788.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53449
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Saguache. LEGAL - Section 17, T45N, R1E, NMPM Approximately 27 miles south of Gunnison, CO
Taylor Park Vegetation Management EA
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Comment Period
04/19/2018
Expected: 03/2019 11/2019 John Slown
406-329-3749
jslown@fs.fed.us
Description: Approximately 15,000 acres of commercial and non-commercial vegetation treatments are being proposed. Treatments predominately include dwarf mistletoe sanitation, fuel breaks, pre-commercial thinning, and group selection.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53662
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - Not Applicable Taylor Park, Spring Creek, and Union Park in Gunnison County, CO.
Tri State Skito - Crested Butte Permit
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Bennie South
970-641-0471
bsouth@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-issue permit for existing HS KV transmission line
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42492
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - T51N R1E Sec 20, 21, 29, 30 and 31 Crested Butte
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests, Norwood Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Ophir Fiber Optic Cable Line
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
10/20/2017
Expected: 04/2018 05/2018 Spencer Haley
970-327-4261
spencerhaley@fs.fed.us
Description: An underground fiber optic line running along the south side of NFSR 630 (T42N,R4W, and Section 33).The area authorized would cover about 1.04 acres and would be no more than 30 feet from the center of the road and approximately 1,5200 feet in depth.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52955
Location: UNIT - Norwood Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - San Miguel. LEGAL - Not Applicable Located at Township 42 North, Range 4 West, Section 33. on the southside of NFSR 630.
Rothberg Property Access
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/18/2017
Expected: 04/2018 05/2018 Spencer Haley
970-327-4261
spencerhaley@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorization for access to private land via Little Cone Ranch Rd NFSR 618.1E
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51387
Location: UNIT - Norwood Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - San Miguel. LEGAL - T.42N., R.11W., sections 10 and 11, N.M.P.M. Private property is west of Fall Creek Road.
Wolfe Easement Realignment
CE
- Recreation management
- Road management
- Land ownership management
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/13/2017
Expected: 07/2018 07/2018 Spencer Haley
970-327-4261
spencerhaley@fs.fed.us
Description: The Norwood District is proposing to reroute FS Road W145 (~850ft) to improve road access. The road is open for public use and provides access to private land. A 300-ft segment of the Galloping Goose Trail will be rerouted over the new road segment.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52546
Location: UNIT - Norwood Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - San Miguel. LEGAL - T41N R9W Sec 5, W 1/2, NE 1/4, San Miguel County FSR W145 is located approximately 15 miles south of Telluride, CO.
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests, Ouray Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Camp Bird Avalanche Control
CE
- Road management
- Land ownership management
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/04/2017
Expected: 04/2018 05/2018 Liz Mauch
970-240-5405
lmauch@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorize avalanche control along road for mine ingress and egress purposes.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52087
Location: UNIT - Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Ouray. LEGAL - Not Applicable Camp Bird Road, Ouray County
East Fork Spring Creek Private Road Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/15/2016
Expected: 05/2018 06/2018 Liz Mauch
970-240-5405
lmauch@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a special use road permit to a road users association for use of closed NFSR 536.2A to access private land.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48499
Location: UNIT - Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Ouray. LEGAL - T46N R10W Sec 5 & 8, NMPM, East Fork Spring Creek Ease Fork Spring Creek
Keystone Portfolio Mgmt. Forest Road Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/15/2012
Expected: 05/2018 05/2018 Liz Mauch
970-240-5405
lmauch@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue Forest Road Permit for us and maintenance of Blowout Road NFSR 871.2b over NFS land.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40668
Location: UNIT - Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Ouray. Blowout Road north of Ouray.
Little Cimarron Road Driveway Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/20/2017
Expected: 04/2018 04/2018 Liz Mauch
970-240-5405
lmauch@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue special use permit for existing 25 year old driveway found to be on NFS land and not under FS authorization.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51356
Location: UNIT - Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - T46N,R5W,Sec8,NMPM T46N, R5W,Sec 8, NMPM.
Moose Creek inactive mine physical safety closure project.
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
11/03/2017
Expected: 09/2018 06/2019 Liz Mauch
970-240-5405
lmauch@fs.fed.us
Description: Physical safety closures on approximately 12-20 sites on NFS lands in Poughkeepsie Gulch area, as identified by Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51359
Location: UNIT - Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - T43N, R7W, Sections 27, 33, & 34, NMPM Poughkeepsie Gulch
Porphyry Basin and Grizzly Bear Mine cabin removal and physical safety closures
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/08/2018
Expected: 05/2018 09/2018 Liz Mauch
970-242-8211
lmauch@fs.fed.us
Description: Dismantle and remove, or burn non-historic mining cabin from Uncompahgre Wilderness. Physical safety closures on 2 or 3 nearby mine openings. Install closure on shaft along Bear Creek National Recreation Trail and reinforce portal door in Ohio Park.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53121
Location: UNIT - Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Hinsdale. LEGAL - T45N, R6W Sec 34; T43N R7W, Sec. 5 and 9, NMPM Porphyry Basin, accessed from Middle Fork Cimarron Trail. Grizzly Bear Mine openings accessed from Ohio Park and from Bear Creek National Rec. Trail
Special use permit for spring development - Clarkson
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/01/2015
Expected: 04/2018 05/2018 Liz Mauch
970-242-8211
lmauch@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a special use permit to Clarkson for spring and pipeline west of Highway 550, north of Red Mountain Pass.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45995
Location: UNIT - Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Ouray. LEGAL - Sec. 1, T 42 N., R 8 W., NMPM See Project Area Map
West Fork Cimarron Gravel Pit Development
CE
- Road management
- Minerals and Geology
On Hold N/A N/A Liz Mauch
970-240-5405
lmauch@fs.fed.us
Description: Develop gravel pit for crushed aggregate source for Owl Creek Road NFSR 858.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52615
Location: UNIT - Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison, Ouray. LEGAL - T44N R6W Sec 19, N.M.P.M.; T45N R6 W, sec 3, N.M.P.M.; T45N, R7W, sec 3, N.M.P.M. West Fork Cimarron Rd; Middle Fork Cimarron Rd; West side of Owl Creek Pass
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests, Paonia Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
North Fork Mancos Master Development Plan
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period
01/18/2017
Expected: 06/2018 07/2018 Niccole Mortenson
406-329-3163
nmortenson@fs.fed.us
Description: Gunnison Energy LLC proposes to drill, complete, and operate up to 35 horizontal wells from four new well pads and one existing well pad. Proposal includes construction of associated access roads and gas gathering pipelines.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50966
Location: UNIT - Paonia Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Delta, Gunnison. LEGAL - T10S, R90W, Sections 16-21, 28-33; T11S, R90W, Sections 3-10, 16-22, 27-31; T12S, R89W, 17-20; T12S, R90W, 3-11, 13-14, 18-19, 24, and 30; and T12S, R91W, Sections 11-14, 23-26. 12miles north of Paonia, CO
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