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)
- Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District
- Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District
- Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District
- Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, Laramie Ranger District
- Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, Parks Ranger District
- Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, Yampa Ranger District


Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Amendments to Land Management Plans Regarding Sage-grouse Conservation
EIS

   *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Land management planning
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
11/21/2017
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
06/2018
Expected: 01/2019 02/2019 John Shivik
801-625-5667
johnashivik@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service is considering amending its land management plans to address new and evolving issues arising since implementing sage-grouse plans in 2015. This project is in cooperation with the USDI Bureau of Land Management.
Web Link: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r4/home/?cid=stelprd3843381
Location: UNIT - Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest All Units, Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest All Units, Ashley National Forest All Units, Boise National Forest All Units, Bridger-Teton National Forest All Units, Dixie National Forest All Units, Fishlake National Forest All Units, Manti-La Sal National Forest All Units, Salmon-Challis National Forest All Units, Sawtooth National Forest All Units, Caribou-Targhee National Forest All Units, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest All Units, Uinta-Wasatch-Cache All Units. STATE - Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming. COUNTY - Adams, Blaine, Bonneville, Camas, Caribou, Cassia, Elmore, Fremont, Madison, Beaverhead, Deer Lodge, Churchill, Clark, Elko, Eureka, Humboldt, Lincoln, Nye, Pershing, Washoe, White Pine, Beaver, Box Elder, Cache, Carbon, Daggett, Davis, Duchesne, Emery, Garfield, Grand, Iron, Juab, Kane, Millard, Morgan, Piute, Rich, Salt Lake, San Juan, Sanpete, Sevier, Summit, Tooele, Uintah, Utah, Wasatch, Washington, Wayne, Weber, Albany, Campbell, Carbon, Converse, Crook, Laramie, Lincoln, Natrona, Niobrara, Platte, Sublette, Teton, Weston, Jackson, Moffat, Routt. LEGAL - Not Applicable Sagebrush lands in National Forests of Nevada, Utah, southern Idaho, southwest Montana, southwest & south-central Wyoming and northern Colorado.
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
Medicine Bow-Routt 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
Medicine Bow Landscape Vegetation Analysis (LaVA) Project
EIS
- Forest products
- Land management planning
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
07/21/2017
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
05/2018
Expected: 12/2018 01/2019 Melissa Martin
307-745-2371
mmmartin@fs.fed.us
Description: Holistically review the Snowy Range and Sierra Madre mountain ranges to identify strategies to best mitigate the negative effects of the current beetle epidemic to the various resources found within each mountain ranges.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51255
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District, Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany, Carbon. LEGAL - Not Applicable PROJECT INFORMATION NOTE: If no documents show beneath the tabs below, use Internet Explorer Settings (gear icon), Compatibility View Settings, to ADD and then DELETE "usda.gov" from listed websites.
Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Battle Creek Ditch and Stream Enhancement
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/23/2018
Expected: 06/2018 08/2018 William Baer
307.326.2538
wbaer@fs.fed.us
Description: Install a headgate, measuring flow box, 991 feet of 24-inch diameter pipe along existing ditch right-of-way. In addition to installation of in-channel diversion and in-stream structures.
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - SW1/4SE1/4 Sec. 30 T. 13 N., R. 87 W., 6th Principal Meridian, Carbon County, Wyoming. Project is located off of National Forest System Road 850.1A.
Battle Ditch Repair and Restoration
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/06/2018
Expected: 05/2018 07/2018 William Baer
307-326-2538
wbaer@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed action is to install a headgate, measuring flow box, 991 feet of 24 inch diameter pipe along the existing right-of-way, and instream structures in Battle Creek. Collaborators include USFWS, LSRVCD, TU, WGFD with US Forest Service.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53836
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - Not Applicable T13N, R87W, Section 30, SE1/4 SW1/4
Battle Mountain Prescribed Burn
CE
- Fuels management
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
On Hold N/A N/A Casey Cheesbrough
307-326-2517
ccheesbrough@fs.fed.us
Description: Prescribed burn to regenerate aspen in conifer-encroached aspen stands, re-introduce fire into a fire adapted ecosystem, and reduce continuous fuels near forest inholdings and perimeter.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=17624
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - Not Applicable Project area includes Battle Mountain, an isolated island of Forest Service lands located on the far southwestern portion of the Sierra Madre Range.
Borer Small Tracts Act
CE
- Land ownership management On Hold N/A N/A Amber Horne
307.326.2532
ahorne@fs.fed.us
Description: Private citizen is considering whether to pursue purchase parcel of National Forest System land or not. Project is on hold until citizen decision is made. Parcel is eligible for purchase under the Small Tracts Act for several reasons.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52161
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - T14N, R85W, Sec. 20 & 21. Project is located about 1000 ft north of Battle Highway. Parcel is directly adjacent to Battle Pass Subdivision on its northern edge. Parcel is oblong and narrow in shape and measures 9 acres.
C & C Cattle Company: Livestock Grazing Pasture Permit Re-Issue
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/12/2018
Expected: 05/2018 05/2018 Amber Horne
307.326.2532
ahorne@fs.fed.us
Description: C & C Cattle Co. has requested a re-issue of their Forest Service Special Uses Permit for livestock grazing for a 16-ac parcel. The permit expired 12/31/2017. There are no changes in the use of the pasture; action is administrative only.
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - SNW1/4 SW1/4 Sec. 21, T. 13 N., R. 88 W., 6th P.M., Carbon County, WY. Sec. 21, T. 13 N., R. 88 W., 6th P.M., Carbon County, WY. Located appx 1.2 miles northwest of Hwy 70 and accessible by open Forest Road 814.
Carbon Cty Commissioners Re-Issue of Communications Use Lease for Blackhall Lookout Tower Repeater
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/06/2017
Expected: 05/2018 05/2018 Amber Horne
307.326.2532
ahorne@fs.fed.us
Description: Blackhall Lookout Tower houses mobile radio service communications (repeater) for Carbon County first responders. Permit/Lease is expired and needs re-issued. New permit to be for recommended 30 years. Administrative change only, footprint unchanged.
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - Sec. 2, T. 12 N., R. 83 W., 6th P.M. Sec. 2, T. 12 N., R. 83 W., 6th P.M. Blackhall Mountain Quadrangle. Top of Blackhall Mountain. Radio equipment is installed on Blackhall Lookout Tower.
Encampment Minerals Core Drilling
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
03/30/2018
Expected: 05/2018 06/2018 Amber Horne
307.326.2532
ahorne@fs.fed.us
Description: Mineral exploration and sampling conducted through boring four (4) geologic cores for analysis. Cores will be removed and remaining holes plugged with concrete.
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - Sections 28, 31 and 32 of T. 18 N., R. 79 W., 6th P.M. Area accessed from Arlington, WY on FS road 111. Drill #1 is on FS road 114. Drills #2 & #3 are on decommissioned 111.1C. Drill #4 is on decommissioned 125.1D. Drills are directly adjacent to roadbed.
Encampment Minerals Core Drilling - Muddy Mountain
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
07/28/2017
Expected: 04/2018 06/2018 Amber Horne
307.326.2532
ahorne@fs.fed.us
Description: Encampment Minerals to drill three core samples for the purpose of minerals exploration. Cores will be 3.25 inches in diameter and range from 300 to 800 feet in length.
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - Sec. 16, T. 14 N., R. 78 W. 6th P.M., Albany County, WY. Sec. 16, T. 14 N., R. 78 W. 6th P.M., Albany County, WY. From Albany, WY, travel west on NFSR 500. All three drills are located adjacent to open Forest Rd 513.
Encampment Minerals Core Drilling - Prospect Mountain
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
08/21/2017
Expected: 05/2018 06/2018 Amber Horne
307.326.2532
ahorne@fs.fed.us
Description: Encampment Minerals proposes to drill six core samples for minerals exploration purposes. Cores will be 3.25 inches diameter and anywhere from 250 - 550 feet in length. Drilling area is accessed by one open public road and two decommissioned roads.
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - Sec. 35 & 36, T. 14 N., R. 81 W. 6th P.M. Carbon County, WY To access project: Hwy 230 east from Riverside, BLM Road 3423/3423.1A north to Forest border. Cores to be located near Forest border adjacent to open Forest Rd 495 and two nearby decommissioned roads.
Juancorena Water Transmission Line and Springbox Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Melanie Fullman
307-326-2500
mfullman@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorize springbox and water transmission line for domestic use
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43250
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - T17N, R80W, Section 15 Near Overlook Retreat Subdivision on the Snowy Range
North Savery Project
EIS

   *UPDATED*
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2018
Actual: 05/25/2018,
05/25/2018
07/2018 Paula Guenther
307-745-2310 or 307-326-5258
pguenther@fs.fed.us
Description: Signed Record of Decision now available! Up to 6,834 acres hazard tree clearing, precommercial thinning & timber harvest; associated road proposals to improve motorized public access to the forest while minimizing road impacts to other resources.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47913
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - T14-16N R86-88W Northwest Sierra Madre mountains
Ostlind-Parsekian Access Easement
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/02/2017
Expected: 07/2018 07/2018 Amber Horne
307.326.2532
ahorne@fs.fed.us
Description: Access driveway across National Forest lands to private property through issuance of FLPMA Easement: 30 years, renewable. Using existing unclassified road 0.7 miles/20 feet either side of centerline (~3.39 acres). No additional construction to road.
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - Not Applicable Located off Continental Divide Road (NFSR 412) in Sec. 15
Ryan Park Vegetation and Fuels Project
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2018
Actual: 05/01/2018
06/2018 Joshua Peck
307-326-2518
jpeck@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to treat up to 3,000 acres of vegetation in the vicinity of Ryan Park, WY to decrease hazardous fuels and increase resiliency of timber stands. Proposed action map has been improved, check it out!
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53423
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany, Carbon. LEGAL - Township(T) 16North(N) Range(R) 81West(W) Sections 18-36, Township(T) 16N North(N) Range(R) 80 West(W) Sections 29,30, and 31,and T15N R81W Sections 1-6, 8-12, 14-17, 20-23, 24-28, 34, and 35. 3000 acres within the district.
Sierra Madre Sheep
EA
- Grazing management On Hold N/A N/A Brad Weatherd
307-326-5258
bweatherd@fs.fed.us
Description: Allotment Management Planning for 7 sheep allotments in the Sierra Madre Mountain Range on the Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District of the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest Thunder Basin National Grassland
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35892
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - T12N R85W, T13N R85W, T12N R86W, T13N R86W, T14N R86W, T12N R87W, T13N R87W, T14N R87W West side of the Sierra Madre Mountain Range, Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District, approximately 17 miles southwest of Encampment, WY.
West Side Snowy Range Travel Management Environmental Analysis
EA
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Paula Guenther
307-745-2310
pguenther@fs.fed.us
Description: Analysis of the motorized road and trail system on the west side of the Snowy Range. Analysis includes addition and removal of roads from the current road system and addition of ORV trails.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40299
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - T19N, - T15N, R82W - R79W West side of the Snowy Range
Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Converse County Oil and Gas Project
EIS
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
01/27/2018
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
01/2019
Expected: 02/2019 02/2019 John Madden
307-358-4690
johnmadden@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize development of oil and gas resources as identified by the proponent companies. The proponent companies have identified approximately 5,000 oil and natural gas wells on 1,500 well pads.
Web Link: https:/go.usa.gov/xnRAN
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Converse. LEGAL - Townships 32 through 40 North, Ranges 67 through 76 West, 6th Principal Meridian North half of Converse County North of I-25.
Four Corners Petroleum - WFCU#22 and WFCU#84 APDs
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology Cancelled N/A N/A Jacob Eckhardt
307-358-4690
jacobeckhardt@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to authorize the Surface Use Plan of Operations for Application for Permit to Drill (APD) for WFCU#22 and WFCU#84 re-entry wells. The earlier wells were plugged and abandoned in 2002 and 1995.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46157
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Weston. LEGAL - WFCU#22: SWNE Sec 28, T46NR65W, Weston County, WY WFCU#84: NWSW Sec 30, T46NR65W, Weston County 10 miles south and 3 miles west of Upton, WYO
Greater Crossbow Oil and Gas Exploration and Development
EIS

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology Cancelled N/A N/A John Madden
307-358-4690
johnmadden@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed oil and gas project for 1,500 oil and gas wells, on 100 well pads, drilled over the course of 10 years in southern Campbell and northern Converse Counties, with roads, utilities and pipelines for transport of materials are included.
Web Link: http://www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/documents/bfo/GC.html
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Campbell, Converse. LEGAL - T42N R74W through T42N R71W; T41N R74W through T41N R71W; T40N R72W through T40N R71W; and T39N R72W. Southern Campbell County, WY and northern Converse County, WY.
Inyan Kara Assembled Land Exchange
EA
- Land ownership management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2018
Expected: 12/2020 12/2020 Cordie Lyon
307-358-4690
clyon@fs.fed.us
Description: This land exchange, consisting of approximately 16,600 acres, is being represented by the Inyan Kara Grazing Association on behalf of 17 land owners.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=4324
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Weston. LEGAL - Too large to describe in the restricted area Weston County, WY
Jibilian Federal Oil and Gas Development - True Oil LLC
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
01/07/2018
Expected: 06/2018 07/2018 John Wise
307-358-4690
jwise@fs.fed.us
Description: Oil and gas development that includes access road, well pad, and wells.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52591
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Campbell. LEGAL - Sections 21, 22, 27 and 28 T43N R71W, 6th P.M. Approx. 6 miles southeast of Wright, WY, on Thunder Basin NG.
Power Line to Highland Flat Federal 34-34 Oil Well
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Cordie Lyon
307-358-4690
clyon@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorization for an existing 1,970-foot 14.4kV distribution electrical overhead power line that provides service to several oil wells. The authorization would be for operation and maintenance of the power line and right-of-way.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45149
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Converse. LEGAL - T38N R73W 6th PM, Section 34 W1/2SE1/4 Approx 16.5 miles west of Bill, WY
Reauthorization for 230kV and 69kV Transmission Lines
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/22/2016
Expected: 05/2018 05/2018 Cordie Lyon
307-358-4690
clyon@fs.fed.us
Description: Reauthorization and continuation of use and maintenance by Black Hills Power Corp. of two 230kV and one 69kV electrical transmission power lines.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48772
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Weston. LEGAL - Within portions of T44N R62W, T45N R62W, T45N R63W, T47N R64W, T47N R65W, T48N R64W, T48N R65W, T48N R66W, 6th P.M. General vicinity is between the communities of Newcastle, Osage, and Upton.
Special Use Permit (DGL401) Amendment No. 2 for Use of Additional NFS Lands at Black Thunder Mine
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Comment Period
09/13/2017
Expected: 07/2018 08/2018 James McKay
307-358-4690
jmckay02@fs.fed.us
Description: Amendment of existing permit to add 353.4 acres for overstripping of topsoil and overburden and stockpiling material for reclamation and other mining activities at Black Thunder Mine, and restrict public access to an additional area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52251
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Campbell. LEGAL - Not Applicable SW of Wright, WY
Wyoming Pipeline Company Amendment-Mush Creek Pumping Station
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Cordie Lyon
307-358-4690
clyon@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposes to authorize Wyoming Pipeline Company to occupy NFS land to construct and maintain an additional 361 feet of natural gas line to the Mush Creek Pumping Station, connect to an existing line, and renewal of 20-year term Special Use Permit.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44693
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Weston. LEGAL - T44N, R63W, section 15 SW¼. Approximately 20 miles southwest of Newcastle to the Mush Creek Pumping Station along Hwy 450
Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Dry Lake Campground and Parking Project
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
06/2018
Expected: 10/2018 05/2019 Benjamin Lindsley
970-870-2187
blindsley@fs.fed.us
Description: Additional campground spaces and improved parking access are proposed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=54004
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - Not Applicable The area around the existing Dry Lake campground and parking lot.
Elk Park Road
EA
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
07/2018
Expected: 11/2018 05/2019 Liz Schnackenberg
970-870-2234
lschnackenberg@fs.fed.us
Description: Develop alternatives for the management of Elk Park Road in order to address soil and water resource concerns and to analyze effects to recreational use of the road.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50837
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - Sections 4, 9, 16, 21 T7N R84W, 6th P.M. Approximately 3 miles north of Steamboat Springs in the Strawberry Park Area.
HPBE Trail Reroutes & Relocations
CE
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
On Hold N/A N/A Kent Foster
970-870-2142
kfoster@fs.fed.us
Description: Minor reroutes of segments of National Forest System Trails 1190, 1188, and 1188.1A. The reroutes are proposed in order to reduce resource damage that occurs due to erosion, incision, and trail braiding.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39051
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - Sections 6, 7 T9N R84W, Sec. 13 T9N R85W, Sections 31, 32 T10N R84W, 6th P.M. Coulton Creek and Hinman Park areas, north of Seedhouse Road (NFSR400).
Mad Rabbit Trails Project
EA
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
09/2018
Expected: 03/2019 05/2019 Kent Foster
970-870-2142
kfoster@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will analyze options to manage dispersed recreation in the Rabbit Ears Pass and Rocky Peak areas.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50917
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - Not Applicable Rocky Peak area and Rabbit Ears area.
OHV Trails Planning
CE
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Kent Foster
970-870-2142
kfoster@fs.fed.us
Description: Planning and analysis of priority motorized trail opportunities per the District Trails Master Plan.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51564
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand, Jackson, Moffat, Routt. LEGAL - Not Applicable District-wide
Recreation Event CE
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/03/2018
Expected: 05/2018 05/2018 Erica Dickerman
970-870-2185
edickerman@fs.fed.us
Description: Issuance of recreation event permits that meet the Forest Plan.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53930
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - Not Applicable Throughout the Routt National Forest
Steamboat Powdercats trails and thinning EA
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special area management Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
05/2018
Expected: 08/2018 09/2018 Erica Dickerman
970-870-2185
edickerman@fs.fed.us
Description: Adding approximately 2 miles of new snow trails; modifying alignment of existing snow trails; thinning areas within the winter recreation area to enhance skiability.
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - Not Applicable Buffalo Pass Winter Recreation Area
Steamboat Ski Area FY18 Projects
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
11/15/2017
Expected: 12/2017 04/2018 Erica Dickerman
406-837-7538
edickerman@fs.fed.us
Description: The Steamboat Ski Area proposes several projects which may include: water lines and pipes, roads, building renovations and/or additions, changes to ski runs which may include grading, or realignment, and snowmaking pipeline and blockhouse.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52845
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - Not Applicable Within the Steamboat Ski Area permit boundary
Steamboat Ski Area Improvements
EIS
- Special use management
- Recreation management
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
01/19/2018
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
06/2018
Expected: 08/2018 09/2018 Erica Dickerman
970-870-2185
edickerman@fs.fed.us
Description: Analyze the impacts of approving selected projects identified in the 2011 Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation Master Development Plan Amendment, which was accepted by the U.S. Forest Service on January 2, 2013.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48246
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T5N R83W S5; T5N R84W S1; T6N R 83W S20, 29, and 32; T6N R84W S13, 14, 22-27, and 36 Within the Steamboat Ski Area permit boundary
Wyoming Trail-CDNST Trail Reroutes
CE
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
On Hold N/A N/A Kent Foster
970-870-2142
kfoster@fs.fed.us
Description: Reroute sections of National Forest System Trail 1101, part of the designated Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (CDNST). This project would reduce impacts to wetlands and improve overall watershed and trail conditions.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45946
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - Not Applicable Trail sections near Fishhook Lake, east of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and north of State Highway 40.
Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, Laramie Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Crown Castle tower replacement
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/18/2017
Expected: 04/2018 06/2018 Nicholas Collard
307-745-2317
ncollard@fs.fed.us
Description: Replacement of and existing guyed tower with a Guy-less tower in the same location and of the same height
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - T15N,R72W,sec.10 Pole Mountain
Fox Creek Vegetation Management Project
CE
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/23/2018
Expected: 04/2018 06/2018 Michael Salazar
307-745-2338
mjsalazar@fs.fed.us
Description: Up to 3000 Acres of Treatment in Mountain Pine Beetle Infested stands of Lodgepole Pine.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53419
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - Township(T) 13 N North(N) Range(R) 7 8 West(W) Approximately 30 miles southwest of Laramie, WY.
Muddy Creek and Lake Creek Watershed Restoration Project
EA
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Comment Period
07/27/2014
Expected: 06/2018 07/2018 Dave Gloss
307-326-2510
dgloss@fs.fed.us
Description: The final environmental assessment and draft decision will be available soon! This project would improve wetlands, stream and watershed conditions, and habitat for fish and wildlife in the Muddy Creek and Lake Creek watersheds (NFSRs 553 and 588).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43899
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - Not Applicable Muddy Creek road (553) and Lake Creek Road (588) and associated watersheds in the Snowy Range.
Paul Allred - Pirates Gold Mining Claim
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
01/02/2017
Expected: 05/2018 06/2018 Nicholas Collard
307-745-2317
ncollard@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed mineral exploration using a dredge with a 5 inch diameter nozzle to reach deeper into holdes in the creekbed. Original proposal included use of a 3-inch diameter nozzle. Project may include off-system motorized access to mining claim.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=27192
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - T14N, R79W, Section 34, 6th P.M. Douglas Creek between the bridge to the Bobby Thompson Campground and the campground itself.
Riparian Area Restoration in Douglas Creek Watershed
CE
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
On Hold N/A N/A Katharine Haynes
307-745-2419
katharinemhaynes@fs.fed.us
Description: Rehabilitation of approximately 0.5 acres of wetland, damaged by an unauthorized route, to restore soil productivity, hydrologic function, and wetland vegetation.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49099
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - S22, 23 T13N R79W 6th P.M. Unauthorized route off of NFSR 504.
Union Pacific Communication Tower Replacement Pole Mountain
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/20/2017
Expected: 04/2018 06/2018 Nicholas Collard
307-745-2317
ncollard@fs.fed.us
Description: Replace existing guyed tower with guy-less taller tower on same site.
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - T15N,R72W,sec.14 Pole Mountain unit.
Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, Parks Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Illinois River Vegetation Management Project
CE
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2018
Expected: 03/2018 06/2018 Adam Bromley
970-723-2719
abromley@fs.fed.us
Description: Project seeks to treat up to 3000 acres of mountain pine beetle effected timber stands through appropriate silvicultural methods
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=53339
Location: UNIT - Parks Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - Township(T) 5N North(N) Range(R) 77West(W) Sections 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 29, 30, 31 and T5N R78W Sections 24,25. Jack Creek Area
National Forest System Roads 660.1, 669.1, and 609.1 Restoration Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
- Watershed management
Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2018
Actual: 04/17/2018
06/2018 Marti Aitken
970-723-2722
maitken@fs.fed.us
Description: Decommission and reroute portions of National Forest System Roads 660.1, 669.1, and 609.1 to reduce impacts to wetlands, streams, and watershed health.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48842
Location: UNIT - Parks Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - Townships 11N, Range 82W, and Sections 24, 25, 26, & 27 Approximately 10 miles west of the town of Cowdrey, Colorado.
Pittington Private Road (NFSR 634.2) Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Janet Faller
970-870-2174
jfaller@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissuance of a Special Use Permit for a 5-year term for use and maintenance of National Forest System Road 634.2 for access to private property.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50786
Location: UNIT - Parks Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - SW S3 and NW S10 T10N R82W, 6th P.M. Red Canyon Geographic Area, Routt NF.
Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, Yampa Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Conversion of National Forest System Road 272.1 to a Non-Motorized Trail
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2018
Actual: 05/18/2018
05/2018 Melissa Dressen
970-638-4177
mdressen@fs.fed.us
Description: Convert 1.5 miles of NFSR 272 to non-motorized trail. Currently .6 miles is Level 1 rd., .9 miles is Level 2 rd. Conversion will reduce impacts to wildlife habitat, water quality, and riparian areas while maintaining non-motorized opportunities.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49979
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - Sec 12 and 14 T2N R83W Approximately 17 miles east of Yampa, CO, along NFSR 272.1.
NFSR 970 (Beaver Creek Road) Redesignation Project
EA
- Road management
- Recreation management
On Hold N/A N/A Douglas Myhre
970-638-4516
dmyhre@fs.fed.us
Description: Possible redesignation of NFSR 970 from Level II road to motorized trail open to vehicles <50 inches or less in width and non-motorized use. Purpose is to protect resources. A parking area, gate and sign may be installed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50352
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T3N, R90W, section 9 Approximately 30 miles southeast of the town of Craig and adjacent to the Indian Run State Wildlife Area.
Pierce Whitney Creek Diversion special use permit
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Janet Faller
970-870-2174
jfaller@fs.fed.us
Description: Use of the existing Last Chance Ditch to divert additional water from Whitney Creek to private property.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42598
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Rio Blanco. LEGAL - Not Applicable Located approximately 7 miles NW of Yampa on Whitney Creek.
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