Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2014 to 03/31/2014
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 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,  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:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/27/2013
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/2014 
Expected:03/2014
 
04/2014 Christopher Wehrli
435-896-1053
clwehrli@fs.fed.us 
Description: Update vegetation management activities along 278 miles of transmission lines located on NFS lands in Colorado, Nebraska, and Utah. These activities are intended to protect the transmission lines by managing for stable, low growth vegetation.
Location: UNIT - 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. LEGAL - Not Applicable. 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 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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. LEGAL - Not Applicable. From Lujan Pass on the east to the LaGarita Wilderness on the west, Rio Grande and GMUG National Forests.
Wilson Peak Land Exchange
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Land acquisition  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 11/22/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 10/2014 
Expected:11/2014
 
01/2015 Dee Closson
970-327-4261 X4341
daclosson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Non-federal Parties propose to convey five separate parcels of non-federal land containing a total of approximately 681 acres to the United States in exchange for four federal properties containing a total of approximately 303 acres of equal value.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43154
Location: UNIT - Norwood Ranger District, Gunnison Ranger District, Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Dolores, Gunnison, Saguache, San Miguel. LEGAL - Non-federal: T41N, R10W, sec 4-5; T42N, R10W, sec 31-33; T43N, R1E, sec 1-2 ; T41N, R9W, sec 3&10 ; T42N, R9W, sec 15, 21, 22 & 28 Federal: T42N, R9W, sec. 17, 20-22, 28; T42 N, R10, sec 18. Non-federal parcels: Upper Silver Pick Basin,Elk Creek Basin, Cochetopa Creek, Yellow Mountain, and Alta Lakes. Federal parcels: near State Highway 145, Alta Lakes and Wilson Mesa.
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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 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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:02/2014
 
03/2014 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.
Spruce Beetle Epidemic and Aspen Decline Management Response
EIS
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 07/31/2013
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 06/2014 
Expected:02/2015
 
05/2015 Scott Williams
760-382-7371
scottwilliams@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approximately 300,000 acres of forest have experienced mortality from insects and disease agents over the past decade. This planning effort will allow us to act adaptively, proactively and efficiently to changing forest health conditions.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42387
Location: UNIT - Grand Mesa Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forest All Units. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Delta, Garfield, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Mesa, Montrose, Ouray, Saguache, San Miguel. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Forest currently estimates that between 250,000-350,000 acres will be analyzed for both commercial harvest and non-commercial treatments (mechanical and prescribed fire).
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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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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:05/2014
 
07/2014 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.
Construction of new trailheads
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 08/02/2013  09/2013 Chris Foreman
970-263-5835
cforeman@fs.fed.us 
Description: New ATV trailheads to be constructed at Owns Creek 'Corrals, Bonham reservoir Kiosk and the Green Mountain trail (2 locations)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42070
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Delta, Mesa. Green Mountain Trail off NFSR's 125 and 129, Owens Creek Corrals off NFSR 265, Bonham Reservoir Kiosk off NFSR 259.
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.
Grand Mesa & Uncompahgre Non-system Route Decommissioning
CE
- Recreation management
- Road management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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 Mesa 100
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 05/08/2013  06/2013 Ryan Fricke
970-242-8211
rfricke@fs.fed.us 
Description: Modifies existing special use permit to add one additional recreation event, September
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42079
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Delta, Mesa. LEGAL - Section 11, 15 T. 12 S. R.96 W. 6th P.M. Flowing Park and Lands End on the Grand Mesa National Forest.
Grand Valley RD-Issuance of Temporary Recreation Event Permits.
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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.
Grand Valley Ranger District Burn Blocks
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/08/2013 
Expected:01/2014
 
04/2014 Luke Holguin
970-327-4261
lholguin02@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project proposes to burn approximately 500-2000 acres per burn block per year of oakbrush and mixed mountain shrub vegetation in important elk and deer habitat.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42025
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Delta, Mesa. LEGAL - Not Applicable. District Wide.
Hunter Reservoir Enlargement
EIS
- Special use management  In Progress:
FEIS NOA in Federal Register 10/26/2005 
Expected:10/2014
 
08/2015 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.
Internal Revenue Service Permit Reissuance
CE
- Land management planning
- Special use management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/08/2013 
Expected:01/2014
 
02/2014 Linda Bledsoe
970-263-5802
lbledsoe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a new special use permit to replace an expiring permit for a building tower and electronic equipment on Lot L, Mesa Pint Communication site.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42066
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Delta. LEGAL - Section 34, T. 12 S., R. 97 W., 6th P.M. Grand Mesa National Forest.
Mesa Point Road Users Association Permit Reissuance
CE
- Land management planning
- Special use management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/08/2013 
Expected:02/2014
 
02/2014 Linda Bledsoe
970-263-5802
lbledsoe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a new FLPMA private road special use permit to replace an expiring permit for an access road to the Mesa Pint Communications site.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42064
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Delta. LEGAL - Section 34, T. 12 S., R. 97 W, 6th P.M. Grand Mesa National Forest.
Mika Ag FLPMA Private Road Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/05/2012 
Expected:02/2014
 
02/2014 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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40778
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mesa. Project location will be on the Northern part of the Uncompahgre National Forest, Grand Valley Ranger District.
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:03/2014
 
03/2014 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.
Pole Hill Re-route on Long Canyon Trail #621
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2014 
Expected:04/2014  07/2014 Chris Foreman
970-263-5835
cforeman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-route of 0.3 miles of trail due to steep unsustainable section. A new route will be constructed approximately 0.5 miles with sustainable grades and with adequate drainage the old route will be decommissioned.
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mesa. LEGAL - T49NR107W. On the Uncompahgre NF, the southern trailhead of Long Canyon #621 is on FSR 411 Campbell Point Road. The section of trail to be re-routed is approximately 0.2 miles north of the trailhead.
Powderhorn Mountain Bike Trails
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/20/2013 
Expected:03/2014
 
06/2014 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.
Re-Route of Young's Ditch Trail #508
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2014 
Expected:07/2014  07/2014 Chris Foreman
970-263-5835
cforeman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-route of Young's Ditch Trail #508- from the ditch bank to a new location.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43209
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mesa. LEGAL - T11SR93W. The southern trailhead will be N of Kenney Creek resevoir off FSR 260. The new route will run NW of Young's Lake on FSR 279. The old route will be gated for the ditch owners to administer their ditch.
Rocky Mountain Natural Gas Pipeline Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 11/12/2013  12/2013 Linda Bledsoe
970-263-5802
lbledsoe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of new permit for existing Collbran to read Natural Gas Pipeline
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41338
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.
Surface Creek Trail Decommissioning
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 08/02/2013  09/2013 Chris Foreman
970-263-5835
cforeman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Decommissioning of user-created trail not authorized under Grand Mesa Travel Plan in Surface Creek area. The trail generally follows where a telephone line used to be located.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42068
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mesa. LEGAL - Sections 1,2 and 12, T.12 S., R. 93 W., 6th P.M. Grand Mesa National Forest.
Surface Creek Trail Decommissioning
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/08/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
07/2013 Chris Foreman
970-263-5835
cforeman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Decommissioning of user-created trail not authorized under Grand Mesa Travel Plan in Surface Creek area. The trail generally follows where a telephone line used to be located.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42069
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mesa. LEGAL - Sections 1,2 and 12, T.12 S., R. 93 W., 6th P.M. Grand Mesa National Forest.
Trickel Park Road Improvement Project
EA
- Road management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Cindi Range
970-242-8211
crange@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-condition the surface of Trickel Park Road # 121 from Alexander Lake Lodge to the North Forest Boundary. Includes one mile of new pavement from the intersection with FDR #123 to East Crag Crest Trailhead
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=8628
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Delta, Mesa. Grand Mesa National Forest. Trickel Park Road # 121 from GM Visitor Center to North Forest Boundary near the town of Collbran.
Western Area Power Adminstration Commumnication Site Lease
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/16/2013  11/2013 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41347
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.
Western Colorado Hunting Retriever Club Dog Trials
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 05/08/2013  06/2013 Ryan Fricke
970-242-8211
rfricke@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of short term permit to conduct dog trials on various reservoirs on Grand Mesa National Forest
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42078
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Delta, Mesa. LEGAL - Section 11 & 15, T. 12 S. R.96 W. 6th P.M. Carson lake, Anderson reservoirs and Cobbett Lake on the 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
Alvarez Easement
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2014 
Expected:09/2014  09/2014 Catherine Mask
970-641-0471
cmask@fs.fed.us 
Description: Access to private land near Sargents, CO
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38594
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 06/2014 
Expected:09/2014  10/2014 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 Lionís Head.
Brush Creek Powerline Extension
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/25/2013  11/2013 Catherine Mask
970-641-0471
cmask@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approximately 4,000' extension of the existing underground power line located approximately 10' from the Brush Creek Rd
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - Section 13, T13S, R85W, 6th PM. Brush Creek Drainage approximately 5 miles east of Crested Butte.
CBMR Mountain Bike Trail Construction
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/30/2013 
Expected:02/2014
 
05/2014 Tambi Gustafson
970-642-4417
tkgustafson@fs.fed.us 
Description: A beginner mountain bike trail in the Smith Hill Area, a down hill trail in the Uley's Cabin Area, and an extension of Pyscho Rocks Trail would be constructed with the use of a rubber tracked machine and hand construction.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42195
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - Within CBMR permit boundary. Within CBMR permit Boundary.
CBMR Teocalli 2 Egress
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 09/30/2013  10/2013 Tambi Gustafson
970-642-4417
tkgustafson@fs.fed.us 
Description: A 20 ft wide winter route would be developed by removing trees to allow for egress from Teocalli 2 Bowl.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42194
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - Within the CBMR permit boundary. Within CBMR permit boundary.
Cochetopa Hills Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 08/08/2013 
Expected:01/2014
 
06/2014 Art Haines
970-641-0471
ahaines@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project will provide forest management at a landscape scale in the Cochetopa Hills portion of the Gunnison Ranger District to meet various Forest Plan objectives.
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).
LaGarita Beetle Response
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 12/03/2013  07/2014 Art Haines
970-641-0471
ahaines@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 seeks to rehabilitate and reconstruct the Lake Irwin recreation area through funding from the Forest Service Capital Improvement Program (CIP). Currently this is not a top priority on the CIP schedule.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34637
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The Lake Irwin Recreation Area is located approximately 7.5 miles from Crested Butte at Lake Irwin.
Lujan Precommercial Thinning
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:05/2013  08/2013 Art Haines
970-641-0471
ahaines@fs.fed.us 
Description: Precommercial thinning of 30 acres of young lodgepole pine stand to maintain acceptable growth rates and forest health. Site is accessible on an existing road.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41869
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Saguache. LEGAL - SW 1/4 of Section 8, T.46N, R.4E, NMPM, Saguache County, Colorado. Site on the ridgeline at the head of Lujan Creek, three miles north of North Pass (Colo Hwy 114).
Lujan Precommercial Thinning
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/11/2013 
Expected:01/2014
 
07/2014 Art Haines
970-642-4423
ahaines@fs.fed.us 
Description: Precommercial thinning of 30 acres of young lodgepole pine stand to maintain acceptable growth rates and forest health. Site is accessible on an existing road.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41870
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Saguache. LEGAL - SW 1/4 of Section 8, T.46N, R.4E, NMPM, Saguache County, Colorado. Site on the ridgeline at the head of Lujan Creek, three miles north of North Pass (Colo Hwy 114).
Meridian and Snodgrass Rangeland Analysis
EA
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Notice of Initiation 02/2014 
Expected:11/2014  07/2015 Mark Hatcher
970-642-4410
mchatcher@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project will analyze whether 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 adjacent and west of the town of Mt. Crested Butte, Colorado.
Milk Creek Trail Project
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/25/2013
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2014 
Expected:04/2014
 
06/2015 Greg Austin
970-642-4402
gpaustin@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction of approx. Ĺ mile of new trail to relocate trail off of private land and to ford Marshall Creek in order to avoid an unsafe bridge.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38998
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.
Reissuance of expiring Special Use Permits
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/15/2012 
Expected:01/2014
 
01/2014 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. LEGAL - District Wide. District Wide.
Replacement of Spring Creek Pass public toilet on National Forest System lands
CE
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
- Facility management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2014 
Expected:06/2014  09/2014 Ray Rossman
970-642-4435
rrossman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace existing vault toilet at Spring Creek Pass Day Use Area
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42517
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - SE1/4 Section 35, T.43N., R.3W., NMPM. Spring Creek Pass on SH149.
Samora Tree Planting
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/11/2013 
Expected:01/2014
 
06/2014 Art Haines
970-642-4423
ahaines@fs.fed.us 
Description: Tree planting of 19 acres in two units with Douglas-fir to bring tree stocking up to Forest Plan standards. Sites are accessible on existing roads.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41871
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Saguache. LEGAL - NE 1/4 of Section 23, T.46N, R.3E, NMPM, Saguache Cty, CO and SW 1/4 of SEction 11, T.46N, R.3E, NMPM, Saguache Cty, CO. Samora unit is 15-acre stand at head of Samora Creek north of Colo. Hwy 114; Wolverine unit is 4-acre stand at head of Wolverine Gulch north of Colo. Hwy 114.
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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38628
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  Completed  Actual: 11/13/2013  01/2014 Catherine Mask
970-641-0471
cmask@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct approximately 400' driveway
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38601
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - Sec 3, T14S, R87W, 6th PM. Near Irwin Townsite.
Tri State Skito - Crested Butte Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/05/2013 
Expected:04/2014
 
04/2014 Liz Mauch
970-242-8211
lmauch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue permit for existing HS KV transmission line
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42492
Location: UNIT - Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - T51N R1E Sec 20, 21, 29, 30 and 31. Crested Butte.
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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
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/25/2013 
Expected:03/2014
 
05/2014 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) 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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 02/2014 
Expected:04/2014  06/2014 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.
Freudenberg Special Use Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/23/2013 
Expected:02/2014
 
05/2014 Dee Closson
970-327-4261 X4341
daclosson@fs.fed.us 
Description: To bury approx. 2000 linear feet of 3 inch plastic pipe to supply irrigation water to private land.
Location: UNIT - Norwood Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - San Miguel. LEGAL - N.M.P.M., T. 44 N., R. 13 W., Sec. 28: NW1/4NE1/4,NE1/4NW1/4. South of the town of Norwood in the Naturita Division of the Uncompahgre National Forest. Project located off of Thunder Road.
Naturita Fuels Management Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/30/2013
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2014 
Expected:06/2014
 
08/2014 Corey Robinson
970-327-4261
cdrobinson@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
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2014 
Expected:04/2014  06/2014 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 Matthew Dare
970-874-6651
mdare@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.
Special Order - Telluride Camping
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2014 
Expected:02/2014  03/2014 Katherine Peckham
970-327-4261
kpeckham@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Special Order for camping restrictions in the Telluride area to be extended for another three years.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42124
Location: UNIT - Norwood Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - San Miguel. LEGAL - T43N, R9W. See attached Exhibits - A through G.
Swamp Canyon Road Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/29/2012 
Expected:02/2014
 
05/2014 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.
Telluride Regional Airport Embankment Fill Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special area management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/23/2013 
Expected:02/2014
 
05/2014 Dee Closson
970-327-4261 X4341
daclosson@fs.fed.us 
Description: To re-contour and reseed approximately 1.50 acres of National Forest System lands that was utilized in past construction activities. This will prevent the ponding that is now occurring and is attacting birds and wildlife which is a threat to aircraft
Location: UNIT - Norwood Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - San Miguel. LEGAL - N.M.P.M., T. 43 N., R. 10 W., Sec. 36. National Forest System lands south of the Telluride Regional Airport.
Ute Cemetery STA
CE
- Land acquisition  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/16/2012 
Expected:01/2014
 
03/2014 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 06/15/2012 
Expected:02/2014
 
05/2014 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:02/2014
 
03/2014 Liz Mauch
970-240-5405
lmauch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue permit for 4 existing weather stations.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37824
Location: UNIT - Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Ouray. LEGAL - Not Applicable. 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:12/2014
 
02/2015 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  Completed  Actual: 08/17/2013  09/2013 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:06/2014
 
06/2014 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.
Hettinger Road Easement Transfer
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/26/2013 
Expected:02/2014
 
02/2014 Liz Mauch
970-240-5405
lmauch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Transfer existing Road Easement along Dave Wood Road.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42904
Location: UNIT - Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Ouray. LEGAL - T47N, R10W, NE1/4, NE1/4, Section 33, NMPM. T47N, R10W, NE1/4 NE1/4, Sec 33, NMPM.
High Mesa Trail
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2014 
Expected:08/2014  09/2014 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://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:08/2014
 
09/2014 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.
Ouray Perimeter Trail Extension
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2014 
Expected:07/2014  08/2014 Amanda Walker
270-924-2059
amandawalker@fs.fed.us 
Description: Extending the Ouray Perimeter Trail.
Location: UNIT - Ouray Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Ouray. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Ouray Perimeter Trail.
Owl Creek Gravel Pit Expansion
EA
- Minerals and Geology  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Silver Jack inactive mine closure and trail rehabilitation.
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/15/2012 
Expected:03/2014
 
06/2014 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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
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:02/2014
 
02/2014 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
Black Mesa Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Notice of Initiation 01/2014 
Expected:06/2014  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. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The project is located off Crystal Creek Road (J82/ FSR 713) on FSR 716 in the Black Mesa area on the Paonia Ranger District.
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
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 04/03/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 01/2014 
Expected:02/2014
 
03/2014 Levi Broyles
970-527-4131
lbroyles@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.
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/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.
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