Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2013 to 03/31/2013
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests

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 Nationwide
Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests,  Grand Valley Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests,  Gunnison Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests,  Norwood Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests,  Ouray Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests,  Paonia Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

Projects Occurring Nationwide  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Gypsy Moth Management in the United States: A Cooperative Approach
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Completed  Actual: 11/28/2012  01/2013 Noel Schneeberger
610-557-4121
nschneeberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: The USDA Forest Service and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service are analyzing a range of strategies for controlling gypsy moth damage to forests and trees in the United States.
Web Link:  http://www.na.fs.fed.us/wv/eis/
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
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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:
NOI in Federal Register 04/08/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 03/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
12/2011 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.
Location: UNIT - Ashley National Forest All Units, Grand Valley Ranger District, Norwood Ranger District, Yampa Ranger District, Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District, Pine Ridge Ranger District, Sulphur Ranger District, East Zone/Dillon Ranger District, Paonia Ranger District, Boulder Ranger District, West Zone/Sopris Ranger District, Canyon Lakes Ranger District, Salida Ranger District, Gunnison Ranger District, Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado, Nebraska, Utah. COUNTY - Chaffee, Delta, Dolores, Eagle, Grand, Gunnison, Jackson, Lake, La Plata, Larimer, Mesa, Montrose, Routt, Saguache, San Juan, Dawes, Daggett, Uintah. Linear transmission lines located in Colorado, Utah, and Nebraska.
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R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Mount Sopris Rec Riders O/G Permit Proposal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/07/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
02/2013 Jonathan Thompson
970-963-2266
jonthompson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize Mount Sopris Rec Riders to groom and maintain the Sunlight to Powderhorn Snowmobile Trails on the White River and a few additional miles on the GMUG.
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Aspen Ranger District, West Zone/Rifle Ranger District, Paonia Ranger District, West Zone/Sopris Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield, Gunnison, Mesa, Pitkin. Sunlight to Powderhorn Trail System.
Special Uses - US Pro Cycle Race
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 06/15/2012  08/2012 Gary Shellhorn
970-874-6666
gshellhorn@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed special use authorization is for the bicycle race organizers to make temporary use of NFS lands on seven National Forests within Colorado for ancillary facilities such as portable toilets, signs, barricades, message boards
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39464
Location: UNIT - San Juan National Forest All Units, White River National Forest All Units, Grand Mesa Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forest All Units, Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands All Units, Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests All Units. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder, Chaffee, Denver, Eagle, Gunnison, Jefferson, Lake, La Plata, Montrose, Ouray, Park, San Juan, Summit. NFS lands adjacent to or along state highways that comprise the Pro Cycling Challenge bicycle race.
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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
Oil and Gas Leasing Revision
EIS
- Land management planning
- Minerals and Geology 
Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 10/2011 
Expected:05/2012  07/2012 Ryan Taylor
970-527-4131
rztaylor@fs.fed.us 
Description: Revise 1993 Grand Mesa Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forest Oil and Gas Leasing EIS decision to address changed conditions, revised leasing stipulations, and land availability.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33481
Location: UNIT - Grand Mesa Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forest All Units. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Delta, Garfield, Gunnison, Mesa, Montrose, Ouray, San Miguel. Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests.
Qwest Phone Lines
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/15/2012 
Expected:08/2013
 
10/2013 Liz Mauch
970-240-5405
lmauch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Consolidate Qwest & Century Link Permits with other districts on GMUG.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32095
Location: UNIT - Grand Mesa Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forest All Units. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Delta, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Mesa, Montrose, Ouray, Saguache, San Miguel. Grand Mesa NF, Gunnison NF, Uncompaghre NF.
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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
Escalante Forest Restoration Project
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/14/2012 
Expected:04/2013
 
08/2013 Matthew Tuten
970-240-5417
mtuten@fs.fed.us 
Description: Vegetation treatments to allow the use of fires to increase the resilience, diversity & habitat value of the forests. This includes fuels reduction, timber harvest, seeding, weed treatments, managed fire, & decommissioning of non-system roads.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38387
Location: UNIT - Norwood Ranger District, Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mesa, Montrose. Located within ¼ mile west of Divide Rd. (NFSR 402) and east of Divide Rd. to the National Forest boundary between the Ouray/Grand Valley Ranger District boundary south to Highway 90 (NFSR 540).
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Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests,   Grand Valley Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R2 - Rocky Mountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Agricultural Irrigation and Livestock Watering System (aka Ditch Bill) Easements
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 03/09/2012  03/2012 Linda Bledsoe
970-263-5802
lbledsoe@fs.fed.us 
Description: The GVRD received 170 applications for easements on existing water facilities. Qualifying facilities receive an easement but additional terms can be added to OM Plan to protect resources. Decision/implementation to occur next several months.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r2/landmanagement/?cid=STELPRDB5177473
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Delta, Mesa. Various locations on the Grnd Mesa and northern portion of the Uncompahgre Plateau.
Anderson Pit Development Plan
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2013 
Expected:10/2013  10/2013 Linda Bledsoe
970-263-5802
lbledsoe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Refresh NEPA and Pit Development Plan
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=27153
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mesa. LEGAL - Anderson T12S R96W section 3 & 10. Anderson Land End area.
Decommissing of Grand Mesa Facilities
CE
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Loren Paulson
970-242-8211- X4112
lpaulson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Removal of developed facilities at the Wild Rose Picnic ground and Crag Crest campground on the Grand Mesa. Convert to trailheads.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=17017
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mesa. Kannah Creek Area & Eggleston Lake Area.
Dominguez Canyon WS Project
CE
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Facility management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Loren Paulson
970-242-8211- X4112
lpaulson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Multi faceted project including Cold Spgs. Ranger Station, facilities work, 22 miles trail work.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=31210
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mesa. North Uncompahgre NF, Dominguez watershed.
Dominguez Creek Cutthroat Trout Translocation Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/11/2011 
Expected:03/2012
 
07/2012 Matthew Dare
970-874-6651
mdare@fs.fed.us 
Description: Establish native cutthroat trout population in 16 miles of Dominguez Creek and 1 tributary.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=31269
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mesa. LEGAL - T15S, R100W, Sections: 19-22 and 26-29. Dominguez Creek is located on the northwest portion of the uncompahgre Plateau, in western Colorado.
Dominguez Creek Riparian Fence
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/20/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 Mike Surber
970-242-8211
msurber@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct 1/2 mile of fence to improve management of riparian vegetation in Upper Dominguez Creek.
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mesa. LEGAL - T.51N, R. 100W, Section 36, New Mexico PM. Uncompahgre National Forest.
FLPMA Road Easements/Permits
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/05/2005 
Expected:07/2012
 
07/2012 Linda Bledsoe
970-263-5802
lbledsoe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorizing access to private inholdings (ANILCA) via existing roads on Grand Mesa and Uncompahgre National Forests
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=13526
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Delta, Mesa. Grand Mesa National Forest.
Grand Mesa & Uncompahgre Non-system Route Decommissioning
CE
- Recreation management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2012 
Expected:11/2012  06/2013 Ryan Fricke
970-242-8211
rfricke@fs.fed.us 
Description: Perform decommission work on non-system routes on the Grand Mesa & North Uncompahgre NF area. Decommission work will be on routes that have been identified as non-system through previous travel mgmt plan.Complete rehabilitation of the route(s)
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=21541
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mesa. LEGAL - T11S, R95W & 96W. Grand Mesa, North Uncompahgre NF, Grand Valley Ranger District,.
Grand Valley RD-Issuance of Temporary Recreation Event Permits.
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2012 
Expected:10/2012  10/2012 Ryan Fricke
970-242-8211
rfricke@fs.fed.us 
Description: Each year the Grand Valley Ranger District receives various requests for short term (less than one year) permits to conduct recreational activities on the National Forest.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=9943
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Delta, Mesa, Montrose. Lands across the entire district. Grand Mesa National Forest and the Northern part of the Uncompahgre National Forest.
Grand mesa Christian Camp-MDP Proposal
EA
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Ryan Fricke
970-242-8211
rfricke@fs.fed.us 
Description: Grand Mesa Christian Camp operates under authorization of 10-year term special use permit. A proposal has been received to construct a new residential cabin to change or modify the existing operation.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32243
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Delta. Grand Mesa Nationa Forest - T12S, R95W, Section1.
Hunter Reservoir Enlargement
EIS
- Special use management  In Progress:
FEIS NOA in Federal Register 10/26/2005 
Expected:01/2013
 
07/2012 Linda Bledsoe
970-263-5802
lbledsoe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to enlarge existing reservoir.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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.
Long Slough
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/08/2012 
Expected:03/2013
 
06/2013 Kevin Kyle
530-252-5875
khkyle@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed project to treat declining aspen stands and to diversify ages classes in spruce / fir stands.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37772
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mesa. Located in the areas of Waterdog Reservoir, Griffith Lakes and the Bull Reservoirs.
Military Prk Development Plan
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2012 
Expected:07/2012  09/2012 Linda Bledsoe
970-263-5802
lbledsoe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Refresh NEPA and Pit Development Plan
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32180
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mesa. LEGAL - T11S R96W Section 36. Grand Mesa National Forest/ Military Park Trickle Park area.
North Uncompahgre Trail Development
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- 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.
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.
North Uncompahgre Trail Links and Construction
EA
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Loren Paulson
970-242-8211- X4112
lpaulson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Selected system trails offer limited public access and unsustainable construction across the Northern Unco pahgre NF. Project improves public access and builds sustainable trails beyond scope and decisions of the 2002 Uncompahgre Travel Plan.
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mesa. Various locations on North Uncompahgre National Forest.
Pine Mountain Fence
CE
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/20/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
06/2012 Mike Surber
970-242-8211
msurber@fs.fed.us 
Description: Pine Mountain Fence: Proposes to authorize construction of 1.0 miles of range fence for livestock management purposes on the Uncompahgre National Forest.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=31256
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mesa. LEGAL - T51N, R102W, Sections 19 and 24, New Mexico PM. Uncompahgre National Forest.
Powderhorn Mountain Bike Trails
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:05/2013  07/2013 Loren Paulson
970-242-8211- X4112
lpaulson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Powderhorn Mountain Resort has proposed a 15 mile mountain bike trail system to be constructed within their permit area located on the Grand Mesa National Forest. Construction would occur in 3 phases with phase 1 involving approx. 5 miles of trail.
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mesa. LEGAL - T 11S, R96W, Sections 29, 30, 31 & 32. The project is located on the North side of the Grand Mesa National Forest within the Powderhorn Ski Resort permit boundary.
Priority Use (10 year) Outfitter-Guide/ Permit Reclassification
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 05/02/2011  06/2011 Ryan Fricke
970-242-8211
rfricke@fs.fed.us 
Description: Moves existing outfitter and guide special use permits to priority use(10) year permit authorization. Proposals will not change existing operations; but may require additional scoping/analysis for effects on National Forest System Lands.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=23245
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mesa. Grand Mesa and Northern Uncompahgre National Forest.
Special Use Authorizations
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/20/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
08/2012 Linda Bledsoe
970-263-5802
lbledsoe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of special use authorizations for new projects and reissuance for existing and previously authorized projects. Also includes operation and maintenance activities and temporary construction permits.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=13530
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Delta, Mesa. Various locations on Grand Mesa and Uncompahgre National Forests.
Thunder Mountain Lodge Development Plan
EA
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Ryan Fricke
970-242-8211
rfricke@fs.fed.us 
Description: Grand Valley Ranger District has requested a Master Developement Plan for future operations of Thunder Mountain Lodge, LLC.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=21343
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Delta. LEGAL - T12S, R95W, Section w. Grand Mesa NF, Project is situated on the South side of the Grand Mesa NF in the Ward Lake Area and within the Thunder Mountain Lodge permit boundary.
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Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests,   Gunnison Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R2 - Rocky Mountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
401 / Trailriders Trail Project
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 07/13/2012  12/2012 Greg Austin
970-642-4402
gpaustin@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocate a short portion of trail off of provate land onto the NF
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - R86W, T12S, SEC 28. NW of Mt. Crested Butte.
Agricultural Irrigation and Livestock Watering System (aka Ditch Bill) Easements
CE
- Land management planning  Completed  Actual: 06/16/2011  07/2011 Catherine Mask
970-641-0471
cmask@fs.fed.us 
Description: Gunnison RD received 80 applications for easements on existing water facilities. Qualifying facilities receive an easement but additional terms can be added to OM Plan to protect resources. Decision/implementation to occur next several months.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/gmug/policy/
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison, Hinsdale, Saguache. Various locations on the Gunnison Ranger District.
Alpine Plateau Radio Repeater
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012  06/2012 Art Haines
970-641-0471
ahaines@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installation and maintenance of a new Forest Service/Bureau of Land Management radio repeater on Alpine Plateau
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - Sections 20, 21 of T46N, R4W, NMPM. On Alpine, 32 airmiles from Gunnison, CO.
Alvarez Easement
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2012 
Expected:09/2014  09/2014 Catherine Mask
970-641-0471
cmask@fs.fed.us 
Description: Access to private land near Sargents, CO
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - Sec.10, T48N, R5E, NMPM. Near Sargents, CO.
Barret
CE
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:12/2013  12/2013 Pat Medina
970-641-0471
pmedina@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal is to perform timber stand improvement and prescribed burning to improve range and wildlife habitat and reduce natural fuels.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34519
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Saguache. LEGAL - T47 and 48N, R3E, NMPM. Project area is south of Doyleville,CO on National Forest between Big Hill and Lion’s Head.
Bill Trampe Ranches Land Exchange
EA
- Land acquisition  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Jim Dunn
970-874-6662
jdunn@fs.fed.us 
Description: Upper Gunnison Basin Land Exchange EA completed in 1998; expect to rescope during thee first half of Cy2004
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. Gunnison County.
Cement Creek Trail Project
CE
- Recreation management
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 06/17/2011  06/2011 Greg Austin
970-642-4402
gpaustin@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocation of trail out of wetland. Up to 8700 lineal feet.
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - R84W, T13, SEC 32, 29,28,21, 16. Cement Creek, Gunnison NF, Gunnison RD, Gunnison County, CO.
Cochetopa Hills Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/08/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
07/2013 Matthew Etzenhouser
970-642-4422
metzenhouser@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project will provide timber management at a landscape scale in the Cochetopa Hills portion of the Gunnison Ranger District to meet various Forest Plan objectives.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=31646
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - T44N, R2,3&4 E; T45N, R2,3,4E; T46N, R2,3,4E; T47N, R2,3,4E; NMPM. The Cochetopa Hills portion of the Gunnison Ranger District (Highway 114 corridor).
Crested Butte Mountain Resort Mountain Bike Trails
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 10/26/2012  11/2012 Tambi Gustafson
719-530-3978
tgustafson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction of 4 mountain bike trails within the Crested Butte Mountain Resort permit area for a total of approximately 2.5 miles of new trail construction.
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. Within the permit boundary at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, T13 S, R86 W, Section 19, 24, and 25.
Ditch Reconstruction - Alpine Plateau
CE
- Special area management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Catherine Mask
970-641-0471
cmask@fs.fed.us 
Description: Partial reconstruction of existing irrigation ditch
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=30536
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - Sec 34, T44N, R3W, NMPM. Approximately 12 miles north of Lake City.
Fish Habitat Improvement in the Cochetopa Creek Watershed
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants   Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2008 
Expected:03/2009  08/2009 Pauline Adams
970-240-5422
paulineadams@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project aims to increase fish habitat availability and stream connectivity in the Cochetopa Watershed by replacing eight culverts that are currently barriers to fish passage.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=27347
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Saguache. LEGAL - Sections 1, 11, 27, 35T 44N, RIE, NMPM. Road crossings on Los Pinos Creek (2 sites), Elk Creek, Pauline Creek, Perfecto Creek, Nutras Creek, and Stewart Creek. Forest Service roads include FSR 788, FSR 794 and FSR 790.1A.
Flat Top Mountain Riparian Restoration - Gunnison Sage-Grouse Habitat Improvement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2013 
Expected:05/2013  08/2013 Matthew Vasquez
970-642-4401
mgvasquez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restoration work to address cut banks, head-cutting, and incised gulleys w/in Gunnison Sage-Grouse habitat. This project will strive to improve Sage-Grouse brood-rearing habitat. Restoration work was completed on adjacent private land fall 2012.
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - T. 51N, R.1W, Sections 10, 11, 14, 15; NMPM. Flat Top Mountain approximately 8 miles north/northwest of Gunnison, CO, within the Ohio Creek valley.
Implementation of the 2010 Gunnison Basin Federal Lands Travel Management Plan on the Gunnison RD
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2013 
Expected:05/2013  05/2013 Matthew Vasquez
970-642-4401
mgvasquez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Decommission approximately 100 miles of Forest Service system and non-system routes, conduct restoration work on decommissioned routes, and conduct hydrological upgrades and road improvements consistent with the 2010 Travel Management Decision.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/gmug/landmanagement/projects/?cid=stelprdb5173074
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison, Saguache. National Forest System lands in the vicinity of south Taylor Park and Tincup, Tomichi Creek and Whitepine, Long Branch, Needle Creek, and Cochetopa Park; all w/in Gunnison & Saguache Counties.
Implementation of the 2010 Gunnison Basin Federal Lands Travel Management Plan on the Gunnison RD
CE
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 05/14/2012  06/2012 Matthew Vasquez
970-642-4401
mgvasquez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Decommission approximately 100 miles of Forest Service system and non-system routes, and conduct hydrological upgrades and road improvements.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/gmug/landmanagement/projects/?cid=stelprdb5173074
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison, Saguache. NFS lands around Crested Butte (Slate/East Rivers, Brush/Cement Cr. drainages), the Beaver Creek area south of Taylor Canyon; Pitkin/Ohio City, Quartz Creek and Waunita Hot Springs areas, Marshall Cr.
Iron Fen Ditch Restoration Project
CE
- Watershed management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/15/2012 
Expected:02/2013
 
07/2013 John Murphy
719-852-6221
jrmurphy@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restore groundwater hydrologic regime of portion of the Iron Fen that is impaired by a ditch. Install flow control structure in current ditch and manage flow through wetland recapturing the flow once it reaches an old road alignment downslope.
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. N.M.P.M T 14S R86W Section 6: NW¼SE¼.
Jack's Cabin Cutoff County Road 813, Road Relocation
CE
- Land ownership management
- Road management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Janice Chapman
970-642-4405
jlchapman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocation of the East segment of County Road 813 to be accomplished with Gunnison County and the Federal Highway Administration to improve site distance, turning radius and drainage. The original alignment will be re-coutoured and reclaimed.
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - T 15S, R 84W, 6th Principal Meridian, Sec. 29. Gunnison County.
LaGarita Beetle Response
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/08/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2013 
Expected:03/2013
 
07/2013 Matthew Etzenhouser
970-642-4422
metzenhouser@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project is desinged to capture economic opportunities and reduce public safety hazards through the cutting and/or harvest of beetle infested spruce trees resulting form the large spruce bark beetle epidemic within the planning area.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40463
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - T42N R3W& 4W; T43N R1W, 1E, 2W, 2E, 3W, 4W; T44N R1W, 1E, 2W, 2E, 3W, 4W; T45N R1W, 1E, 2E, 4W; T46N R1E & 1W; NMPM. This project is located within the spruce/fir forest cover types on National Forest and BLM lands in the upper portions of the Cebolla Creek and Cochetopa Creek watersheds.
Lake Irwin Campground Improvement Project
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/15/2012 
Expected:11/2014
 
11/2015 Ray Rossman
970-642-4435
rrossman@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Gunnison Ranger District has an opportunity to rehabilitate and reconstruct the Lake Irwin recreation area through funding from the Forest Service Capital Improvement Program (CIP).
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34637
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. The Lake Irwin Recreation Area is located approximately 7.5 miles from Crested Butte at Lake Irwin.
Lakeview Campground Exclusion Fence
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:06/2013  07/2013 Ray Rossman
970-642-4435
rrossman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct approximately 1 1/4 miles of fencing to exclude cattle from entering the campground to protect campers and physical resources. Fencing will include a 20 foot wide clearence.
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - T14S, R82W, Sec 19. Lakeview Campgroung near Taylor Reservoir.
Lily Lake Trail Project
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/17/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
09/2011 Greg Austin
970-642-4402
gpaustin@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct short segment of trail to link trail between Ohio Pass Road #730 and Splains Gulch
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - R87W, T14S, SEC 14. Southwest of Crested Butte near Ohio Pass, Gunnison RD, Gunnison County, CO.
Long Lake Trail
CE
- Recreation management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Greg Austin
970-642-4402
gpaustin@fs.fed.us 
Description: New trail construction
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison, Hinsdale, Saguache. Gunnison Ranger District.
Meridian and Snodgrass Rangeland Analysis
EA
- Grazing management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Mark Hatcher
970-642-4410
mchatcher@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project will analzye weather to graze on not graze the Snodgrass and meridian Allotments. If grazing is selected how that grazing will be carried out. The proposed alternative includes placing the Snodgrass Allotment into the Gothic Allotment.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=30751
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - T. 13S., R. 86W., Secs. 14,15,23. The allotments are located immediately adjacen and west of the town of Mt. Crested Butte, Colorado.
Milk Creek Trail Project
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2013 
Expected:06/2013  07/2013 Greg Austin
970-642-4402
gpaustin@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction of approx. ½ mile of new trail to relocate trail off of private land and to ford Marshall Creek in order to avoid an unsafe bridge.
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - T47, 48N, R 5E, Sections 1, 36. Near Marshall Creek and Milk Creek approx.. 4 miles southeast, east of Sargents, CO. on the Gunnison National Forest.
Murdie Subdivision Sanitation Harvest Project
CE
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 10/16/2012  06/2013 Matthew Etzenhouser
970-642-4422
metzenhouser@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed 40 acres of mechanical treatments with possible removal, piling, and burning of residual material created. Dominate lodgepole pine stand heavily infested with dwarf mistletoe immediately adjacent to a subdivision.
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - Township 14 South, Range 82 West, Sections 14, 15, and 23 within the 6th PM. Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests, Gunnison Ranger District, Taylor Park, immediately adjacent to the Murdie Subdivision.
Poole Road Easement
EA
- Road management   On Hold  N/A  N/A Catherine Mask
970-641-0471
cmask@fs.fed.us 
Description: Private road access
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. Gunnison County.
REPLACEMENT AND ADDITION OF PUBLIC TOILETS ON NATIONAL FOREST SYSTEM LANDS
CE
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/15/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
07/2013 Catherine Mask
970-641-0471
cmask@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to install up to 3 permanent vault toilets in the Upper East River Watershed (above Gothic Townsite) and up to 3 permanent vault toilets in the southern part of the District (south of US Highway 50).
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison, Saguache. 3 toilets in the Gothic corridor above Gothic Townsite, 1 toilet at Eddiesville trailhead and 2 toilets at Needle Creek Reservoir.
Razor Creek Dome Radio Repeater
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012  06/2012 Art Haines
970-641-0471
ahaines@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installation and maintenance of a new Forest Service/Bureau of Land Management radio repeater at top of Razor Creek Dome. Access via ATV/UTV only. Site in 2001 Inventoried Roadless Area, but not in 2009 Colorado Roadless Area
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Saguache. LEGAL - Sec. 23 of T47N, R2E, NMPM, Saguache County Colorado. On top of Razor Creek Dome, 19 airmiles southeast of Gunnison, CO.
Reissuance of Road Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2012 
Expected:09/2013  12/2013 Catherine Mask
970-641-0471
cmask@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorizing to access private land on existing road
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=28698
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - Sec 8,9 T49N R4W NMPM. Approximately 20 miles west of Gunnison, Co near Soap Creek Road (721).
Reissuance of expiring Special Use Permits
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:11/2013  12/2013 Catherine Mask
970-641-0471
cmask@fs.fed.us 
Description: Road access to private lands District wide
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=30535
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. District Wide.
Road Easements/Special Use Road Permits
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:07/2013  11/2013 Catherine Mask
970-641-0471
cmask@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of access authorizations on existing roads.
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. District Wide.
Spring Creek Reservoir Flume And/Or Gauging Station
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Catherine Mask
970-641-0471
cmask@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installation of flume and/or gauging station downstream from the dam.
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - Section 6, T14S, R83W, 6th PM. Spring Creek Reservoir.
Stratman Driveway
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:08/2013  09/2013 Catherine Mask
970-641-0471
cmask@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct approximately 400' driveway
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - Sec 3, T14S, R87W, 6th PM. Near Irwin Townsite.
Taylor Park Gravel Pit Fence
CE
- Recreation management
- Minerals and Geology
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2012 
Expected:05/2013  06/2013 Janice Chapman
970-642-4405
jlchapman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct a barbed wire fence around the Taylor Park Gravel Pit (aka Murdie Pit) to implement the 2010 Gunnison Basin Federal Lands Travel Management Plan on the Gunnison Ranger District.
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - T. 14 S., R. 82 W., Sec. 15,16,17,20,and 21. The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests, Gunnison Ranger District is implementing the 2010 Gunnison Basin Federal Lands Travel Management Decision (TMP) on a portion of National Fore.
Taylor Sheep Burn Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 04/22/2008  06/2009 Matthew Vasquez
970-642-4401
mgvasquez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improve habitat for Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep in the Taylor Canyon area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/gmug/policy/
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - T.14S, R.83W, sec.1, 2, 11-15, 21-35; T.14S, R.84W, sec.23-28, 32-36; T.15S, R.83W, sec.2-10, 18; and T.15S, R.84W, sec.1-5, 8-17 and 21-24; 6th Principal Meridian. Taylor River and Spring Creek drainages approximately 12 air miles northeast of Gunnison, CO.
Teocalli Ridge Trail
CE
- Recreation management
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 07/13/2012  09/2012 Greg Austin
970-642-4402
gpaustin@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocation of approximately8,431 linear feet to more sustainable location. Reconstruction / Restoration of existing portioins of trail if funding permits. Installation of drainage structures and erosion control measures
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - T 13 S, R 85W, Sec 14, 23. Teocalli Ridge Trail above the Brush Creek drainage (NFST 557).
Thomas Roach No 2 Ditch Reconstruction
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2012 
Expected:08/2013  09/2013 Catherine Mask
970-641-0471
cmask@fs.fed.us 
Description: Heavy maintenance and reconstruction of existing irrigation ditch
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=28686
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - Sec 3 T45N R4W NMPM. Approximately 12 miles north of Lake City, CO near the Alpine Plateau Road (868).
Whitepine Powerline Re-route
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2012 
Expected:04/2013  07/2013 Catherine Mask
970-641-0471
cmask@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-route of electric poerline to remove the line from the Akron Mine reclaimation project
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=30533
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - Sec 34, T50N, R81W, NMPM. Southeast of the WHitepine Townsite.
Whitepine-Salida Powerline Reconstruction
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2012 
Expected:06/2013  07/2013 Catherine Mask
970-641-0471
cmask@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace poles and line on the existing permitted alignment.
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. Whitepine townsite west to Salida Ranger District.
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Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests,   Norwood Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R2 - Rocky Mountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bucktail Creek Rx
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:08/2012  09/2012 Dee Closson
970-327-4261 X 4344
ckeetch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescribed burn in the vicinity of the 2002 Bucktail Wildfire to break up age class of gambel oak and enhance other vegetation.
Location: UNIT - Norwood Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Montrose. Along Delta-Nucla Road #503 up to current Glencoe Rx burn boundary. Along motorized trail #659 along Bucktail Drainage.
Carr and Waddle Ditch
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/31/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
09/2012 Dee Closson
970-327-4261 X4341
daclosson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue Special Use Permit
Location: UNIT - Norwood Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - San Miguel. LEGAL - N.M.P.M., T.43N., R.9W., Sec. 18, 19, and 30. This ditch diverts water out of the East Fork of Deep Creek.
Hotchkiss Reservoir Land Exchange
EA
- Land acquisition  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/26/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
03/2013 Dee Closson
970-327-4261 X4341
daclosson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Exchange approximatley 726 acres of private land for 794 acres of National Forest System land.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39348
Location: UNIT - Norwood Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Montrose, Ouray, San Miguel. Various parcels on the Uncompahgre Plateau, Norwood and Ouray Ranger Districts.
Naturita Fuels Management Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2014 
Expected:07/2014  09/2014 Glenn Webb
970-327-4261 x4353
gwebb@fs.fed.us 
Description: This is a wildland urban Interface Fire Hazard reduction and Fire Landscape Restoration Project.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34879
Location: UNIT - Norwood Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Montrose, San Miguel. LEGAL - T43 and 44N and R13 and 14W. Southwest of Norwood, CO.
Priest Lake Improvement Project
EA
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Katherine Peckham
970-327-4261
kpeckham@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improvement of recreation facilities at Priest Lake
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=31809
Location: UNIT - Norwood Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - San Miguel. LEGAL - T41N R9W Sec. 8 NE1/4. Located approximately 15 miles south of Telluride, CO along Forest Service Road # 628.
Swamp Canyon Road Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/31/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
09/2012 Dee Closson
970-327-4261 X4341
daclosson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue Special Use road permit for motorized access on an exiting road and trail in Swamp Canyon
Location: UNIT - Norwood Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - San Miguel. LEGAL - NMPM, T.42N., R.9W., Sec. 36/T.41N., R.9W., Sec.1. Swamp Canyon road south of the Town of Ophir.
Telephone Draw Rollerchop
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants   In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/14/2008 
Expected:05/2008
 
08/2008 Craig Grother
970-327-4261 X4344
cgrother@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action includes roller chopping and seeding up to 1,000 acres of previously chained pinon and juniper woodland to improve forage conditions on big game winter range.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=24184
Location: UNIT - Norwood Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Montrose. LEGAL - T46N, R13W, sections 4, 5, 6, and 9, and T45N, R13W, sections 20, 29, 31, 32, and 33. The project area is located in the Telephone Draw area of the Uncompahgre Plateau. It is located north of old Highway 90, approximately 12 miles east of Nucla, Colorado in Montrose County.
Telluride Airport Water Pipeline
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2012 
Expected:05/2012  08/2012 Dee Closson
970-327-4261 X4341
daclosson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install 8" water pipeline to convey subsurface water away from an active landslide.
Location: UNIT - Norwood Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - San Miguel. LEGAL - N.M.P.M., T.43N., R.9W., Sec. 32, N.W.1/4. Isolated parcel of NFS land located south of the Telluride Regional Airport. Hwy 145 crosses this parcel.
Telluride Ski Area Spruce Beetle Salvage and Sanitation
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Completed  Actual: 10/15/2012  10/2012 Todd Gardiner
970-882-6840
tgardiner@fs.fed.us 
Description: Spruce beetle salvage and sanitation to curtail spruce beetle activity within and adjacent to Telluride ski area.
Location: UNIT - Norwood Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - San Miguel. LEGAL - T 42 North; R 9 West, Sec 15. Within and adjacent to the Telluride ski area.
Ute Cemetery STA
CE
- Land acquisition  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/16/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
09/2012 Dee Closson
970-327-4261 X4341
daclosson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Interchange of 4.32 acres under the STA encroachments category.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38025
Location: UNIT - Norwood Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Montrose. LEGAL - N.M.P.M. T.46N., R.13W., Sec. 2 & 3 Montrose, County. Cottonwood Road (NFSR 650).
Wales Private Road Easement
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/31/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
10/2012 Dee Closson
970-327-4261 X4341
daclosson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue private road easement on an existing road.
Location: UNIT - Norwood Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - San Miguel. LEGAL - N.M.P.M., T.43N., R.13W., Sec. 23: S1/2SE1/4. Private road off of the Lone Cone Road, (County Road 44Z).
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Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests,   Ouray Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R2 - Rocky Mountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bureau of Reclamation Weather Station permit re-issuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/15/2012 
Expected:10/2013
 
12/2013 Liz Mauch
970-240-5405
lmauch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue permit for 5 existing weather stations and seismometer station.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37824
Location: UNIT - Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Ouray. Cutler Ck, Ironton Park, Governor Basin, WFK and EFK Dallas Ck.
Canyon Creek Avalanche Control
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/15/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
01/2013 Liz Mauch
970-240-5405
lmauch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue Special Use Permit for one year to Silver Star Mining Operations LLC for avalanche control along Canyon Creek Road, NFSR 853 up to the Revenue Mine.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40665
Location: UNIT - Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Montrose. Canyon Creek Road southwest of Ouray.
City of Ouray Domestic Water Supply Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/15/2012 
Expected:12/2013
 
02/2014 Liz Mauch
970-240-5405
lmauch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue special use permit for spring development, pipelines, two water tanks, treatment building.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40669
Location: UNIT - Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Ouray. Canyon Creek area, southwest of Ouray.
Ditch Bill Easement Transfers
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/15/2012 
Expected:03/2013
 
04/2013 Liz Mauch
970-240-5405
lmauch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Tranfer ditch easement for Pug White Ditch, Everlasting Ditch, Hawkins Ditch and Twin Lakes Reservoir to KNK Land & Cattle LLC.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40673
Location: UNIT - Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Montrose. Cottonwood Creek, Uncompahgre Plateau.
FLPMA Road Easements/Permits
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/15/2012 
Expected:03/2013
 
04/2013 Liz Mauch
970-240-5405
lmauch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorizing access to private inholdings via existing roads on the Uncompahgre National Forest.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=31506
Location: UNIT - Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Montrose, Ouray. LEGAL - Uncompahgre Plateau: T46N, R11W, Sec 4; T47N, R10W, Sec. 32; Mountain Division: T44N, R8W, Sec 21; T44N, R7W, Sec. 18, 19 & 24. Uncompahgre National Forest, Plateau & Mountain Division.
FLPMA Road Easements/Permits
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/15/2012 
Expected:03/2013
 
04/2013 Liz Mauch
970-240-5405
lmauch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize access to private inholdings on the Uncompahgre National Forest. Strole-existing Trail # 149 provides historic access to private land on the Uncompahgre Plateau.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34540
Location: UNIT - Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Montrose. LEGAL - Sec13, T47N, R12W. Montrose County.
Fort Peabody
CE
- Recreation management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Kris Wist
970-240-5414
kwist@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct approximately 1/2 mile of new trail from the parking area near Imogene Pass to the historical Fort Peabody site.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32266
Location: UNIT - Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Ouray. Approximately 1/20 of a mile above Imogene Pass on FS Road 869.
Full Moon Trail
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 05/01/2012  06/2012 Kris Wist
970-240-5414
kwist@fs.fed.us 
Description: Convert to NFST # 260.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38583
Location: UNIT - Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Ouray. LEGAL - T43N, R8W, sec. 31. Red Mountain area, near Crystal Lake. Intersects with Richmond Trail # 250.
Gillum Forest Road Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/15/2012 
Expected:05/2013
 
06/2013 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40668
Location: UNIT - Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Ouray. Blowout Road north of Ouray.
High Mesa Trail
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:05/2013  08/2014 Kris Wist
970-240-5414
kwist@fs.fed.us 
Description: Conversion of FS Administrative Rd. 869 to ATV Trail. Proposed trail would end at intersection of FS Trail 225. Seasonal closure restrictions.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38587
Location: UNIT - Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - T46N, R6W, sec. 14, 23, 24. High Mesa.
Lower McIntyre Inactive Mine Closures
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/15/2012 
Expected:04/2013
 
06/2013 Liz Mauch
970-240-5405
lmauch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Physically close adits and shafts and divert water from wasterock for public safety.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37720
Location: UNIT - Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Ouray. LEGAL - Lover McIntyre Gulch T42N, R8W Sec 1; Red Mtn Pass T42N, R8W Sec 14; Ironton Park T43N, R7W Sec 32. Inactive mines located on NFS land.
Ouray Ice Park Townsite Act Sale
CE
- Land ownership management  Completed  Actual: 05/08/2012  05/2012 Liz Mauch
970-240-5405
lmauch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed for City of Ouray to purchase NFS land within the Ice Park, south of city limits.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34534
Location: UNIT - Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Ouray. LEGAL - Sec 31, T44N, R7W & Sec 6, T43N, R7W. Uncompahgre River Gorge, south of City of Ouray.
Owl Creek Gravel Pit Expansion
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/15/2012 
Expected:06/2014
 
07/2014 Liz Mauch
970-240-5405
lmauch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Develop a pit development plan to expand existing gravel pit.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40664
Location: UNIT - Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Ouray. Owl Creek Pass Road #858 approximately 1.5 miles east of forest boundary.
Permit Re-Issuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/15/2012 
Expected:12/2013
 
04/2014 Liz Mauch
970-240-5405
lmauch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue permit to Delta Montrose Electrical Association for existing 7200 V underground powerline from forest boundary to Silver Jack Reservoir on Big Cimarron Rd. Possible permit consolidation with Paonia & Grand Valley RD's.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38590
Location: UNIT - Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. Big Cimarron Rd. (NFSR 858) from forest boundary to Silver Jack Res. dam.
Permit Re-Issuance
CE
- Special area management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/15/2012 
Expected:03/2013
 
04/2013 Liz Mauch
970-240-5405
lmauch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Horse Fly HOA Spring Development permit re-issuance.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38615
Location: UNIT - Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Montrose. LEGAL - T46N, R10W, sec. 18-19. Uncompahgre Plateau.
Sawtooth Ranch Spring Development
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/15/2012 
Expected:04/2013
 
06/2013 Liz Mauch
970-240-5405
lmauch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue special use permit for an existing spring development and pipeline to Sawtooth Ranch.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40667
Location: UNIT - Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Ouray. West of Cimarron Ridge, north of Owl Creek Pass Road.
Silver Jack inactive mine closure and trail rehabilitation.
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/15/2012 
Expected:04/2013
 
06/2013 Liz Mauch
970-240-5405
lmauch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Physical safety mitigation on mining related features adjacent to Silver Jack lode claim and related trail reconstruction along East Fork Trail # 228 in the Uncompahgre Wilderness. Work to be completed in 2013 and 2014.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40653
Location: UNIT - Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison, Hinsdale. Uncompahgre Wilderness, East Fork Cimarron.
Sky Rocket Creek Small Tracts Act (STA)
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2012 
Expected:05/2014  06/2014 Liz Mauch
970-240-5405
lmauch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Convey to City of Ouray mineral fractions at Sky Rocket Creek and adjacent to city property near the City Hotsprings Pool.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40674
Location: UNIT - Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Ouray. Adjacent to east boundary of City of Ouray near Hotsprings Pool.
Special Use Authorizations
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/16/2012  12/2012 Liz Mauch
970-242-8211
lmauch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of special use permits for Springbox (Mountain Division) and Cabin (Plateau Division).
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32096
Location: UNIT - Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Montrose, Ouray. LEGAL - Ouray County: T44N, R8W, sec. 12; Montrose County: T48N, R13W, Sec. 4. Uncompahgre National Forest, Mountain Division and Plateau Division.
Special Use Authorizations
CE
- Special area management  Completed  Actual: 10/16/2012  12/2012 Liz Mauch
970-240-5405
lmauch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue special use permit to Silver Jack HOA for spring development.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34532
Location: UNIT - Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison, Ouray. LEGAL - Sec 6, T46N, R6W (Silver Jack spring development). Gunnison County.
St. Germain Foundation Rock Stockpile Disposal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/15/2012 
Expected:08/2013
 
09/2013 Liz Mauch
970-240-5405
lmauch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Develop a disposal plan for rock stockpile via competitive bid negotiated sale or free use to government agencies.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40659
Location: UNIT - Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Ouray. US Highway 550 at Ironton Park.
Thistledown Property Private Road Easement transfer and bridge alignment change
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/15/2012 
Expected:07/2013
 
08/2013 Liz Mauch
970-240-5405
lmauch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Transfer a private road easement to Rockbiter Corp and amend the easement for a change in bridge alignment over Canyon Creek.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40672
Location: UNIT - Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Ouray. Canyon Creek Road, southwest of Ouray.
Uncompahgre Plateau Travel Management Ouray RD 2010
CE
- Road management  Completed  Actual: 09/07/2010  06/2010 Robert McKeever
970-327-4261 X4351
rmckeever@fs.fed.us 
Description: Decommissioning non system routes on the Uncompahgre Plateau Ouray Districts for Timber and Wildlife habitate.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32520
Location: UNIT - Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mesa, Montrose. LEGAL - South end Uncompahgre Plateau. South Divide Uncompahgre Plateau.
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Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests,   Paonia Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R2 - Rocky Mountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Spruce Stomp Federal Lease-by-Application (COC-75916)
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2012 
Expected:08/2013  09/2013 Ryan Taylor
970-527-4131
rztaylor@fs.fed.us 
Description: Bowie Resources has submitted a lease-by-application for approximately 1,813 acres. The lease contains lands managed by the Paonia Ranger District of the GMUG NF, Uncompahgre Field Office of the BLM, as well as other split estate lands.
Location: UNIT - Paonia Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Delta. LEGAL - Portions of T12S, R91W, Sec 31, 32; T12S, R92W., Sec 36; T13S, R92W, Sec 1; T13S, R91W, Sec 5. Delta County, Colorado.
Agricultural Irrigation and Livestock Watering System (aka Ditch Bill) Easements
CE
- Special area management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/06/2005 
Expected:04/2007
 
05/2007 Albert Borkowski
970-527-4131
aborkowski@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Paonia RD received 53 ditch bill applications on existing water facilities. 19 easements completed/11 applications denied thus far in the process. Decision/implementation to occur over the next few months.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/gmug/policy
Location: UNIT - Paonia Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Delta, Gunnison. Various locations on the Gunnison National Forest.
Black Mesa Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2012 
Expected:11/2012  12/2012 Kevin Kyle
970-263-5829
khkyle@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed treatments would regenerate certain aspen stands which are in decline or affected by Sudden Aspen Decline (SAD)
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39921
Location: UNIT - Paonia Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison, Montrose. The project is located off Crystal Creek Road (J82/ FSR 713) on FSR 716 in the Black Mesa area on the Paonia Ranger District.
DRY FORK ALLOTMENT PLAN REVISION
EA
- Grazing management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Dave Bradford
970-527-4131.
dbradford@fs.fed.us 
Description: Revise Dry Fork Allotment Plan to meet Forest Plan Standards
Location: UNIT - Paonia Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Delta, Gunnison, Montrose. LEGAL - T.13S., R90W., Sections 13, 14, 22, - 29, ,32, - 36, and T.13S., R.91W., Sections 16-21 and 28-33. DRY FORK ALLOTMENT.
Dr. Thomas Beach
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/29/2006 
Expected:08/2007
 
09/2007 Albert Borkowski
970-527-4131
aborkowski@fs.fed.us 
Description: Right-Of-Way Application - Existing and New Road
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=19161
Location: UNIT - Paonia Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Delta, Gunnison. LEGAL - T.13S., R.88W., Section 6. Gunnison County.
Federal Coal Lease Modifications COC-1362 & COC-67232
EIS
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 08/02/2012
11/08/2011 
01/2013 Niccole Mortenson
406-329-3163
nmortenson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service is considering consenting to BLM modifying ArkLand’s existing federal coal leases COC-1362 and COC-67232 by adding 1,722 cumulative acres to them.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32459
Location: UNIT - Paonia Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - Sections 10, 11, 13, 14, 22, 23 of T.14S., R. 90W., 6th PM. Coal in the existing leases is mined by Mountain Coal Company (MCC) from their West Elk Mine near Somerset in Gunnison County, Colorado.
Florista/Briscoe
CE
- Land ownership management  Completed  Actual: 03/25/2010  05/2008 Albert Borkowski
702-515-5411
aborkowski@fs.fed.us 
Description: Right-Of-Way Application - Existing Roads
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=17717
Location: UNIT - Paonia Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Delta, Gunnison. LEGAL - Gunnison County. Gunnison County, T.14S.m R.87W., Section 8, 9, and 10.
Kebler Pass Road Improvements
EA
- Recreation management
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 10/25/2012  11/2012 Jeff Burch
(970) 874-6649
jburch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Add scenic turnouts and straighten one segment at Ruby Anthracite trailhead
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38499
Location: UNIT - Paonia Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - bisecting the township described as T 13 S, R 88 W 6th PM. Kebler Pass Road (Gunnison County Road 12, or NFS Road 709) between Erikson Springs and Horse Ranch Park.
Lost Lake Campground Improvement Project
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 09/18/2009  10/2010 Albert Borkowski
702-515-5411
aborkowski@fs.fed.us 
Description: Lost Lake Campground/Horse Ranch Park trailhead Capitol Improvement Project. Activity selection should be "Facility rehabilitation", but chose "Facility Improvements" as closest choice.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=9227
Location: UNIT - Paonia Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - Kebler Pass. Gunnison County.
North Electric Aspen Management
CE
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/30/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
08/2012 Kevin Kyle
530-252-5875
khkyle@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercial and non-commercial treatments in aspen stands with moderate to high disease occurrence.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37519
Location: UNIT - Paonia Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Delta. Treatment units located near the intersection of FSR 701 and FSR265.
Oil Well Recreation Route Designation
EA
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Albert Borkowski
702-515-5411
aborkowski@fs.fed.us 
Description: Designate routes for motorized recreational use. On hold awaiting travel management.
Location: UNIT - Paonia Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Delta. LEGAL - 22 Miles north of Paonia, CO. Delta County.
SG Interests, Federal 11-90-9 #3 Application for Permit to Drill
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/11/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
10/2012 Ryan Taylor
970-527-4131
rztaylor@fs.fed.us 
Description: Paonia Ranger District proposes to authorize SG Interests to exercise lease rights and conduct surface operations associated with accessing, drilling, testing, and completing a multiple-well drill pad on the Gunnison National Forest
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39890
Location: UNIT - Paonia Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Delta. LEGAL - Township 11 South, Range 90 West, Section 9, 6th PM. Near Little Henderson Creek, off NFSR 851. Paonia Ranger District, Gunnison County Colorado.
Sheep Mountain Recreation Route Designation
EA
- Land management planning   On Hold  N/A  N/A Nancy Schwieger
970-527-4131
nschwieger@fs.fed.us 
Description: Designate routes for motorized recreational use. On hold awaiting Travel Management.
Location: UNIT - Paonia Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Delta. LEGAL - 16 Miles North of Paonia, CO. Delta County.
Special Use Permits
CE
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/12/2006 
Expected:02/2007
 
03/2007 Albert Borkowski
970-527-4131
aborkowski@fs.fed.us 
Description: General Permits, Bartlett Access, Overland Enlargement, Hughes, Zanin, M.Hughes, Lee, Iron Rose Ranch Access, Knight and Durmas access, Smith Fork Ranch Water System, Gunnison County/McClure Pass Comm Site Upgrade.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=9292
Location: UNIT - Paonia Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Delta, Gunnison, Montrose. LEGAL - Delta, Gunnison & Montrose Counties. Delta, Gunnison & Montrose Counties.
Special Use Permits-Outfitter/Guide
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/24/2011  06/2011 Albert Borkowski
970-527-4131
aborkowski@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal: J.R. Enos, Western Colorado Outfitters
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=9294
Location: UNIT - Paonia Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Delta, Gunnison, Montrose. LEGAL - Delta, Gunnison & Montrose Counties. Delta, Gunnison & Montrose Counties.
Special Use Permits/Reissuance
CE
- Land management planning  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/15/2006 
Expected:07/2007
 
08/2007 Albert Borkowski
970-527-4131
aborkowski@fs.fed.us 
Description: No physical changes: Zimmerman,Crawford Mesa Water Assoc,Charles Masner, Beach/Chapman, Sims, Slyzuik, West Elk Ranch,
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=9296
Location: UNIT - Paonia Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Delta, Gunnison, Montrose. LEGAL - Within Paonia Ranger District. Separate decisions. Ongoing. Analysis in progress. CE or EA. Delta, Gunnison and Montrose Counties.
WAPA Power Line Fuels/Vegetation Treatments/Prescription & Mechanical
EA
- Fuels management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 03/04/2008 
Expected:06/2008
Actual: 06/27/2008 
07/2008 Albert Borkowski
970-527-4131
aborkowski@fs.fed.us 
Description: WAPA ( Western Area Power Administration) Power Line Fuels & Vegetation Treatments/Prescription & Mechanical treatments outside of ROW. Pre-scoping.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=9302
Location: UNIT - Paonia Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Delta, Gunnison, Montrose. LEGAL - Montrose, Gunnison & Delta Counties/Curecanti-Rifle 230KV Line. Montrose, Gunnison & Delta Counties/Curecanti-Rifle 230KV Line.
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