Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2013 to 06/30/2013
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.
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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 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
Continental Divide National Scenic Trail Addition
EA
- Recreation management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/15/2012 
Expected:06/2013
 
06/2014 Niccole Mortenson
970-874-6616
nmortenson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocate approximately 32 miles of the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail off of Forest Service roads. Proposed trail location is at or near the actual divide. Up to 3 trail heads will be constructed along the new section of trail.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=31283
Location: UNIT - Saguache Ranger District, Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Saguache. From Windy Point on the east to the LaGarita Wilderness on the west, Rio Grande and GMUG National Forests.
Mount Sopris Rec Riders O/G Permit Proposal
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/10/2013  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.
White-Nose Syndrome: Caves and Abandoned Mines
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Minerals and Geology 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/21/2012 
Expected:04/2013
 
07/2013 Trey Schillie
303-275-5067
tschillie@fs.fed.us 
Description: The US Forest Service is preparing an environmental analysis for cave and abandoned mine management options for the bat disease commonly known as white-nose syndrome (WNS).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/r2/wns
Location: UNIT - Bighorn National Forest All Units, Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest All Units, San Juan National Forest All Units, White River National Forest All Units, Grand Mesa Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forest All Units, Shoshone National Forest All Units, Rio Grande National Forest All Units, Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands All Units, Black Hills National Forest All Units, Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests All Units. STATE - Colorado, Kansas, South Dakota, Wyoming. COUNTY - Adams. Bighorn, San Juan, Pike and San Isabel and CC, Medicine Bow and Routt, Shoshone, Black Hills, White River, Rio Grande, Arapaho and Roosevelt and Pawnee.
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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 05/2016 
Expected:08/2017  11/2017 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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:09/2013
 
11/2013 Liz Mauch
970-240-5405
lmauch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Consolidate Qwest Permits with other districts on GMUG.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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:05/2013
 
07/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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
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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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.
Blanche Park Reservoir Dam Rehabilitation
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/20/2012 
Expected:03/2013
 
07/2013 Linda Bledsoe
970-263-5802
lbledsoe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of short-term special use permit for rehabilitation of existing dam and constructionof access route.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=13530
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Delta. LEGAL - Section 35, T. 11 S., R. 94 W., 6th P.M. Approximately 12 miles northeast of Cedaredge, CO. near Park Reservoir.
Coon Creek Reservoir #1 Enlargement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 02/12/2013  07/2013 Linda Bledsoe
970-263-5802
lbledsoe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a new special use permit for the enlargement of Coon Creek Reservoir #1 done in 1991. This permit replaces a previous permit that expired in 2012.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41355
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mesa. LEGAL - Section 25, T. 11 S., R. 96 W., 6th P.M. Grand Mesa National Forest.
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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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.
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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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 02/2013 
Expected:02/2013  02/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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.
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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=9127
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mesa. LEGAL - Section 27, T.11S., R.93W, 6th P.M. Approximately 11 miles south of Vega Reservoir.
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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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.
Mika Ag FLPMA Private Road Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/05/2012 
Expected:03/2013
 
03/2013 Linda Bledsoe
970-263-5802
lbledsoe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize landowner use of existing driveways accessing private land on Uncompahgre Plateau.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=13526
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mesa. LEGAL - Secs. 22, 23, 25, 27 & 36, T.50N, R. 16 W., and Sec. 1, T. 52 N., R 16 W., NMPM. Grand Mesa National Forest.
Military Prk Development Plan
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2013 
Expected:04/2013  09/2013 Linda Bledsoe
970-263-5802
lbledsoe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Refresh NEPA and Pit Development Plan
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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
- 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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/20/2012 
Expected:03/2013
 
07/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/20/2013 
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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40767
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.
Rocy Mountain Natural Gas Pipeline Permit Reissuance
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2013 
Expected:04/2013  04/2013 Linda Bledsoe
970-263-5802
lbledsoe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of new permit for existing Collbran to read Natural Gas Pipeline
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Delta, Mesa. LEGAL - Portions of T. 11 S., R. 94 W., T. 12 S., R. 94 W., and T. 12 S., R. 95 W., 6th P.M. Grand Mesa National Forest.
Sunset Lake Summer Homes Improvement Assoc. Water System
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 12/31/2012  06/2013 Linda Bledsoe
970-263-5802
lbledsoe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a new special use permit for existing water system. This permit will replace an expired permit.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41330
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mesa. LEGAL - Sections 34 and 35, T. 11 S. , R. 96 W., 6th P.M. Mesa lakes Recreation Area on the Grand Mesa National Forest.
Western Area Power Adminstration Commumnication Site Lease
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2013 
Expected:03/2013  03/2013 Linda Bledsoe
970-263-5802
lbledsoe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of communication site lease for existing facilities at the Island Lake communication site.Lease will replace original MOU with Bureau of Reclamation.
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mesa. LEGAL - Section 33, T. 11 S., R. 95 W., 6th P.M. Grand Mesa National Forest.
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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
Alpine Plateau Radio Repeater
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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.
Cochetopa Hills Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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. (this project is on hold pending the decision on the CDNST trail re-route)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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).
Endner Mill Site Restoration
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2013 
Expected:08/2013  09/2013 Ben Stratton
970-641-0471
bstratton@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project is restoring the native vegetation where an old saw mill once worked. The area has not completely revegetated and will not without action. Part of the action will be to implement existing travel management decisions to this area.
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - T.14S., R87W., Sec. 10, SWSW, 6thPM. 0.5 miles south of the junction of the Ohios Pass and Kebler Pass roads.
Fish Habitat Improvement in the Cochetopa Creek Watershed
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 04/01/2010  10/2010 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.
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
- 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.
Fossil Ridge I Land Exchange
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special area management
- Minerals and Geology
- Land ownership management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/21/2013 
Expected:09/2013
 
06/2014 John Almy
970-874-6644
jmalmy@fs.fed.us 
Description: Exchange approximately 700 acres of lands on the Gunnison National Forest in Saguache County for approximately 945 acres of privately owned lands in Gunnison County.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41302
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison, Saguache. LEGAL - T48N, R6E, Sections 15,16, 21, and 22 and T50N, R2W, Sections 2, 3, 4, 10 and 11, NMPM. Exchange FS land in Saguache County with private land in Gunnison County.
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.
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 
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.
Iron Fen Ditch Restoration Project
CE
- Watershed management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/15/2012 
Expected:05/2013
 
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.
LaGarita Beetle Response
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/08/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2013 
Expected:08/2013
 
06/2014 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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).
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
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
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 Campground near Taylor Reservoir.
Lily Lake Trail Project
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/17/2011 
Expected:05/2013
 
07/2013 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.
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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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.
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 permanent vault toilets near Emerald Lake, Gothic Campground Judd Falls and Taylor River Slot Access in Gunnison County and near Eddiesville, Longbranch, McDonough Reservoir and Needle Reservoir in Saguache County
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison, Saguache. Near Gothic, Judd Falls, Emerald Lake, Eddiesville trailhead, Needle Creek Reservoir, McDonough Reservoir, Longbranch Trailhead and Taylor River Slot Access.
Razor Creek Dome Radio Repeater
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 08/02/2012  09/2012 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
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38972
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 03/2013 
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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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 03/2013 
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.
Thomas Roach No 2 Ditch Reconstruction
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2013 
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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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).
West Double Top Trail Relocation and Restoration
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/28/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
07/2013 Greg Austin
970-642-4402
gpaustin@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocation of the western end of NFST 405 between trails 409 and 409.5A. Restoration and decommission of the current fall light alignment that is unusable and a natural resource concern. 1.25 miles of trail relocation and .75 miles of decommissioning
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - R 85W, T 14S, Sections 10, 11, 14, 15. West end of Double Top Trail 405. Cement Creek, Farris Creek area. Segment is between trails 409 and 409.5A.
Whitepine Powerline Re-route
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2013 
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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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
Blixt Road Reciprocal ROW project.
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/20/2013
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
05/2013 Dee Closson
970-327-4261 X4341
daclosson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reciprocal right-of-way project on the Blixt Road.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41326
Location: UNIT - Norwood Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - San Miguel. LEGAL - N.M.P.M., T.42N., R.9W., Sec. 36 ..... N.M.P.M., T.42N., R.8W., Sec. 30. Blixt Road (NEST 508.1A) located northeast of the town of Ophir. Blixt Road leaves the Ophir Pass Road.
Bucktail Creek Rx
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2013 
Expected:11/2013  08/2014 Curtis Keetch
208-374-5422
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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39404
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  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2013 
Expected:08/2013  10/2013 Dee Closson
970-327-4261 X4341
daclosson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue Special Use Permit
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35269
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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/28/2012 
Expected:05/2013
 
09/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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.
Pickens Forest Road Easement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/15/2013
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
06/2013 Dee Closson
970-327-4261 X4341
daclosson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest Road Easement to access private land.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41310
Location: UNIT - Norwood Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Montrose. LEGAL - N.M.P.M., T.46N., R.11W., Sections 22, 23, & 27, Montrose County, Colorado. Forest Road Easement issued off of the Hanks Valley Road.
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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/29/2012 
Expected:03/2013
 
06/2013 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
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38510
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.
Telecam/Illium HOA Private Road Easement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/15/2013
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2013 
Expected:04/2013
Actual: 02/15/2013 
06/2013 Todd Gardiner
970-327-4261 (extention 4341)
daclosson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Easement for access to municipal water tanks above the Two Rivers Subdivision.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41309
Location: UNIT - Norwood Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - San Miguel. LEGAL - N.M.P.M., T.43N., R. 9W., Sec. 31: NE1/4SE1/4, San Miguel County. Easement is between Two Rivers Dr. and municipal water tanks.
Telephone Draw Rollerchop
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 07/15/2008  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.
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 03/2013 
Expected:05/2013  07/2013 Dee Closson
970-327-4261 X4341
daclosson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install 8" water pipeline to convey subsurface water away from an active landslide.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38720
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.
Ute Cemetery STA
CE
- Land acquisition  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/16/2012 
Expected:03/2013
 
09/2013 Dee Closson
970-327-4261 X4341
daclosson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Interchange of 4.32 acres under the STA encroachments category.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/29/2012 
Expected:04/2013
 
06/2013 Dee Closson
970-327-4261 X4341
daclosson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue private road easement on an existing road.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38513
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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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
- 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/15/2012 
Expected:04/2013
 
05/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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:05/2013
 
06/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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:05/2013
 
06/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34540
Location: UNIT - Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Montrose. LEGAL - Sec13, T47N, R12W. Montrose County.
High Mesa Trail
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2013 
Expected:10/2013  10/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38587
Location: UNIT - Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - T46N, R6W, sec. 14, 23, 24. High Mesa.
Keystone Portfolio Mgmt. Forest Road Permit
CE
- 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40668
Location: UNIT - Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Ouray. Blowout Road north of Ouray.
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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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.
Owl Creek Gravel Pit Expansion
EA
- 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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.
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:04/2013
 
05/2013 Liz Mauch
970-240-5405
lmauch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Horse Fly HOA Spring Development permit re-issuance.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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
- 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/15/2012 
Expected:05/2013
 
07/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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
- 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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.
St. Germain Foundation Rock Stockpile Disposal
CE
- 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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
- 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40672
Location: UNIT - Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Ouray. Canyon Creek Road, southwest of Ouray.
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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
- Heritage resource management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/16/2013
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2013 
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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/sprucestomp
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  Completed  Actual: 01/18/2012  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 04/2013 
Expected:11/2013  06/2014 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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.
Dr. Thomas Beach
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Albert Borkowski
970-527-4131
aborkowski@fs.fed.us 
Description: Right-Of-Way Application - Existing and New Road
Location: UNIT - Paonia Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Delta, Gunnison. LEGAL - T.13S., R.88W., Section 6. Gunnison County.
North Electric Aspen Management
CE
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Completed  Actual: 02/04/2013  05/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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.
Oxbow Mining, Federal Coal Lease Modification COC-70615
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 03/29/2013
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 04/2013 
Expected:01/2014
 
03/2014 Ryan Taylor
970-527-4131
rztaylor@fs.fed.us 
Description: Oxbow Mining LLC (Oxbow) has applied to modify existing federal coal lease COC-70615 by adding approx. 364 acres of federal coal reserves. Coal in the existing lease is mined by Oxbow from their Elk Creek Mine near Somerset in Gunnison County.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41525
Location: UNIT - Paonia Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - Portions of sections 32 and 33; T.12S., R.90W., 6thPM; Gunnison County, Colorado. Near Buck Mesa; Elk Creek Mine near Somerset in Gunnison County, Colorado.
SG Interests, Federal 11-90-9 #3 Application for Permit to Drill
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 03/13/2013  05/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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  Completed  Actual: 09/07/2011  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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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/Reissuance
CE
- Land management planning  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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 
Completed  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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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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