Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2011 to 03/31/2011
Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.
Report Contents (click to jump to a section) :
Projects Occurring Nationwide
Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest,  Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest,  Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest,  Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest,  Laramie Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest,  Parks Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest,  Yampa Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

Projects Occurring Nationwide  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 12/18/2009
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2010 
Expected:11/2011
 
12/2011 Larry Hayden
202-205-1559
lhayden@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Department of Agriculture proposes to promulgate a new planning rule, which will set out the process for development, revision, and amendment of National Forest System land management plans.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/planningrule
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Agency-wide Rule.
Nationwide Aerial Application of Fire Retardant on National Forest System Lands.
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/27/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 Glen Stein
208-869-5405
gstein@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service will prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement for the continued nationwide aerial application of fire retardant on National Forest System lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/retardant/index.html
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
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Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Gateway West 230/500 kv Transmission Line Project
EIS
- Special use management  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 05/16/2008
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2010 
Expected:09/2012
 
11/2012 Misty Hays
307-358-4690
mahays@fs.fed.us 
Description: Idaho Power and Rocky Mountain Power propose to construct electric transmission lines from the proposed Windstar Substation near the Dave Johnston Power Plant at Glenrock, WY to the proposed Hemingway substation near Melba, Idaho
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=25265
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District, Montpelier Ranger District. STATE - Idaho, Wyoming. COUNTY - Bear Lake, Albany, Converse, Natrona. Montpelier District, CTNF - northern most corridor designated in the Caribou NF Plan, Doulgas Distict MBRNF northern most corridor designated in the MBR Plan.
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
Emergency Power Line Clearing Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 11/17/2010
11/17/2010
11/17/2010 
12/2010 Jamie Kingsbury
970-870-2149
jkingsbury@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Arapaho and Roosevelt, Medicine Bow-Routt, and White River National Forests are proposing to remove all dead and dying trees (i.e., hazard trees) along power lines crossing National Forest system lands in Northern Colorado.
Web Link:  http://go.usa.gov/1AX
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District, Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District, Parks Ranger District, Clear Creek Ranger District, Sulphur Ranger District, White River National Forest All Units, Boulder Ranger District, Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder, Clear Creek, Eagle, Garfield, Gilpin, Grand, Jackson, Jefferson, Lake, Larimer, Park, Pitkin, Routt, Summit. All authorized power lines that cross the Arapaho, Roosevelt, Routt, and White River National Forests.
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Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)  

R2 - Rocky Mountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Invasive Plant Management EIS for the Medicine Bow - Routt NFs and Thunder Basin NG
EIS
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 12/01/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 05/2011 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 Bob Mountain
307-745-2411
bmountain@fs.fed.us 
Description: This proposal would continue an integrated approach to treatment of noxious weeds and invasive species such as annual bromes to manage critical wildlife habitats and fuels treatments on the Medicine Bow - Routt NFs and Thunder Basin NG.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=19692
Location: UNIT - Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest All Units. STATE - Colorado, Wyoming. COUNTY - Garfield, Grand, Jackson, Moffat, Rio Blanco, Routt, Platte, Weston, Albany, Campbell, Carbon, Converse, Crook, Natrona, Niobrara. Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests, Thunder Basin National Grassland.
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Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R2 - Rocky Mountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:11/2011  12/2011 Patricia Hesch
307-745-2430
phesch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Permit renewal for operation and maintenance of an existing water supply system located on USFS lands that provides water to the City of Cheyenne; includes three reservoirs and 60 miles of pipeline on Brush Creek/Hayden and Laramie Ranger Districts.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31001
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District, Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany, Carbon. Hog Park Reservoir (Sierra Madre portion of Brush Creek/Hayden RD), Rob Roy Reservoir and Lake Owens (Laramie RD), Stage II Pipelines.
Jay Norton, University of Wyoming Soil Analysis Permit
CE
- Special use management
- Research 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/17/2008 
Expected:04/2011
 
07/2011 Patricia Hesch
307-745-2430
phesch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue permit to establish soil test pits to monitor soil and climate changes in the Snowy Range area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=26918
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District, Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany, Carbon. Snowy Range area.
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Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest,   Brush Creek/Hayden 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
BCH Platte River Ditch Bill Easements: Batch #2
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/01/2006 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 Diana Hood
307-326-2532
dlhood@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue FLPMA easements for irrigation ditches and reservoirs meeting Colorado Ditch Bill criteria located in the Platte River drainage on the Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=22204
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - Please contact the project contact for locations of individual facilities. Irrigation ditches are located on the BCH District within the Platte River drainage. Facilities are located on the east side of the Sierra Madre Range and west side of the Snowy Range.
Battle Mountain Prescribed Burn
CE
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Grazing management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  
On Hold  N/A  N/A Mick Hood
307-326-2517
mhood@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescribed burn to regenerate aspen in conifer-encroached aspen stands, re-introduce fire into a fire adapted ecosystem.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=17624
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Carbon. Project area includes Battle Mountain, an isolated island of Forest Service lands located on the far southwestern portion of the Sierra Madre Range.
Bow River Administrative Site Conveyance
CE
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/02/2008 
Expected:06/2011
 
08/2011 Tom Florich
307-745-2435
tflorich@fs.fed.us 
Description: Sale of Administrative Site Facilities
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=22972
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - T18N., R80W., sec 21 NE1/4NW1/4. Bow River Adminstrative Site Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District.
East Fork Encampment Weir Removal
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/01/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
08/2011 Shawn Anderson
307-326-2541
sanderson03@fs.fed.us 
Description: Remove hydrology weir constructed by the USFS in 1980s that is preventing fish movement upstream and restore approximately 800' of stream channel. Removal of weir will provide access to eight miles of stream.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30999
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Carbon. East Fork Encampment River, Sierra Madre portion of the Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District.
Headquarters Park Cabin
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:01/2011  02/2011 Patricia Hesch
307-745-2430
phesch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a special use permit for historic buildings
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33720
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - T.16 N, R 80 W, section 23. Headquarters Park, Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District.
Highline Ditch Company Cabin Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/26/2009 
Expected:01/2011
 
02/2011 Diana Hood
307-326-2532
dlhood@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of new special use authorization to replace expired permit. No change in authorized use.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29836
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - NE1/4 SE1/4 Sec 7, T16N R81W. Near Forest Boundary at Tenmile, NFSR 100 and WY State Highway 130.
NFSRs 807/879 Reconstruction
EA
- Road management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/05/2010 
Expected:03/2011
 
05/2011 Melissa Martin
307-745-2371
mmmartin@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reconstruct a 4.0 mile segment of NFSR 807 between the Battle Creek CG and NFSR 851. Reconstruct a 1.0 mile segment of NFSR 879 between the NFSR 807 junction and NFSR 879.1E. Reconstruction is needed to fix roadway design and drainage deficiencies.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33950
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Carbon. Roughly 20 miles southwest of Encampment, Wyoming, south of the Battle Highway (Hwy 70).
Red Park Prescribed Burn
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:04/2011  09/2012 Mick Hood
307-326-2517
mhood@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescribed burn approximately 60 acres to regenerate/restore ponderosa pine populations and regenerate aspen where it exists.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29332
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - T17N R82W NE 1/4 Sec 25. Western slope of the Snowy Range.
Savery
EIS
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Road management 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 04/16/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 04/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 Melissa Martin
307-745-2371
mmmartin@fs.fed.us 
Description: Vegetation management to salvage timber/regenerate forests, reduce increasing fuel loads/decrease potential fire hazard, remove dead and dying trees posing a public safety hazard in high priority areas. Includes travel mgmt and recreation mgmt.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29264
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - T12-16N, R85-88W. Sierra Madre portion of Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District, north of Battle Highway.
Snow Survey Cabin solar power system
CE
- Facility management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2010 
Expected:01/2011  06/2011 Brian Waugh
307-326-2525
bwaugh@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installation of solar unit with underground wire running to cabin to run lighting system.
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - T16N, R80W Section 28. One mile east of western winter closure gate.
USGS Stream Gage Maintenance
CE
- Research  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/17/2010 
Expected:08/2011
 
08/2011 Dave Gloss
307-326-2510
dgloss@fs.fed.us 
Description: USGS proposal to reconstruct stream gage cableway used to measure stream flow and water quality. Current cableway is secured to beetle-killed trees and is unsafe.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32150
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - T12N R84W Section 10. Encampment River, Sierra Madre Range.
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Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest,   Douglas and Thunder Basin 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
Antelope Mine Rail Spur Expansion
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/15/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
03/2011 Amy Ormseth
307-358-4690
aormseth@fs.fed.us 
Description: Antelope Coal LLC has requested an authorization to amend the existing Antelope Mine special use permit to allow expansion of the railroad spur area associated with expansion and increased capacity of the coal loadout facility.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31909
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Converse. LEGAL - W 1/2, SW 1/4, Section 1; W 1/2, Section 12; W 1/2, Section 13; SE 1/4, SE 1/4, Section 14, T 40 N, R 71 W, Converse County, Wyoming. Hilight Bill Geographic Area.
Ballard Petroleum Holdings LLC-Two Victor Field Unit Conventional Wells APDs/SUPOs
CE
- Minerals and Geology  On Hold  N/A  N/A James McKay
307-358-4690
jmckay02@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project includes accessing, drilling, testing and completing two conventional oil wells including construction of .9 miles of new road.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=26858
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Campbell. LEGAL - T54N, R70W, Section 4; T55N, R70W, Section 33. Northwest of Longreach Buffalo Ranch.
DM&E Wetland Mitigation Sites
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/07/2008 
Expected:01/2011
 
02/2011 Misty Hays
307-358-4690
mahays@fs.fed.us 
Description: Mitigate wetlands lost during railroad construction.This includes shallow excavations at 3 sites along Antelope Creek to create wetland habitat. Includes temporary work sites, and uses existing roads. A total of 16 acres would be excavated.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=22935
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Converse. LEGAL - T40N, R69W, Sections 5, 8, 9, and 15; T40N, R68W, Section 20. Antelope Creek.
Darrell Beckham Special Use Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/13/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
12/2010 Geri Proctor
307-359-4690
gproctor@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to issue a new Special Use Permit to Darrel Beckam for the purpose of using a two track road that crosses NFS land to access his private property. The permit will cover .05 acres.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34273
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Converse. LEGAL - NW 1/4, NW 1/4, Section 25, T 29 N, R 74 W. NW 1/4, NW 1/4, Section 25, T 29 N, R 74 W Thunder Basin National Grassland.
East Laramie Range Fuels Adaptive Management Option
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:06/2011  07/2011 Clay Westbrook
307-358-4690
cwestbrook01@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would include treating the Project Area to reduce fire hazard and encourage stand health. An Adaptive Management Option would be created. Treatments would be selected by using the appropriate design criteria.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31175
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany, Converse. LEGAL - T 28 N, R 71 W, Sections 1-3, 10-12, and 15. Esterbrook Hill and Sunset Hill area.
Harris Park Land Exchange
EA
- Land ownership management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:05/2011  06/2011 Amy Ormseth
307-358-4690
aormseth@fs.fed.us 
Description: Federal to private approximately 240 acres, private to federal approximately 320 acres (formerly part of the Combined Bear Creek Land Exchange)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=10666
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - Pvt to Fed T26N, R72W, Section 26; Harris Park-Fed to Pvt T26N, R72W, portions of Section 12; T27N, R72W portions of Section 3. Laramie Peak Unit.
Harris and Fletcher Park Roadside Fuel Breaks
CE
- Special area management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/17/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
01/2011 Clay Westbrook
307-358-4690
cwestbrook01@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would integrate National Forest System Roads (NFSR) 633 (Harris Park Rd.), 716 (Fletcher Park), and County Road 71 (Cottonwood Rd.) into fuel breaks. Fuel breaks would include thinning and removal of ladder fuels along the road.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/mbr/projects/fuels/index.shtml
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - T 28 N, R 71 W, Sections 1, 2, 10, 11, 23, 26, 27, and 34; T 27 N, R 71 W, Sections 15 and 22; T 26 N, R 71 W, Sections 14, 15, and 17. Fuel breaks will reach 100'-200' on each side of the Harris Park, Fletcher Park, and Cottonwood roads.
Inyan Kara Assembled Land Exchange
EA
- Land ownership management   On Hold  N/A  N/A Misty Hays
307-358-4690
mahays@fs.fed.us 
Description: This land exchange is being handled by the Inyan Kara Grazing Association on behalf of 13 land owners in Weston County WY. The LEX consists of some 16,600 acres.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=4324
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Weston. LEGAL - Too large to describe in the restricted area. Weston County, WY.
Inyan Kara Riders Motorcycle Enduro Permit Renewal
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/03/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
02/2011 Marcia Rose-Ritchie
307-358-4690
mroseritchie@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Inyan Kara Motorcycle Enduro operates under a Recreation Event - 5 year permit in the Inyan Kara area of the Thunder Basin national grassland. The permit expires 12/31/2010; this action is to renew their permit for another term.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32437
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Weston, Crook. LEGAL - T 47-48 N, R 63-65 W. Inyan Kara portion of the Thunder Basin National Grassland.
J & L Leasing Communication Site
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/22/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
02/2011 Geri Proctor
307-358-4690
gproctor@fs.fed.us 
Description: J & L leasing has applied for a re-issuance of a communication site permit for a lease on Laramie Peak for a ten year term.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31370
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Platte, Albany, Converse, Natrona. LEGAL - T 27 N, R 72 W, NE 1/4, SE 1/4 Section 35. Communication site on Laramie Peak of the Medicine Bow National Forest.
Mackey Road Relocation
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:08/2011  09/2011 Amy Ormseth
307-358-4690
aormseth@fs.fed.us 
Description: Powder River Coal, LLC has requested an authorization to vacate and re-locate portions of CR 69 Mackey (large segment) and temporary CR 83 Reno (small segment) on to Forest Service land.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34278
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Campbell. LEGAL - T 42 N, R 69 W, Section 6, 7, 8,17, 21, and 22; T 43 N, R 69 W, Section 29, 30, and 31. Hilight Bill and Broken Hills Geographic Areas.
Mielke et al Road Construction Project
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Misty Hays
307-358-4690
mahays@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction of 1/2 mile or less of new road approximately 25-30 feet wide with no structures across Forest Service to replace a road that was closed on private land to access private property.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=22147
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Weston. LEGAL - T48N, R65W, Section 10. North of Upton.
North Laramie Range Aspen Restoration
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/17/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
01/2011 Danielle Reboletti
307-358-4690
dreboletti@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would incorporate treatments aimed at regenerating select aspen stands and associated habitat on the Laramie Peak Unit of the Douglas Ranger District. Treatments will focus on improving the health and condition of aspen stands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/mbr/projects/habimp/index.shtml
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Platte, Albany, Converse, Natrona. LEGAL - T 28 - 31 N, R 70 - 78 W; T 24-27 N, R 70-74 W. Laramie Peak Unit of the Douglas Ranger District, Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests.
Parsons Creek Land Exchange
EA
- Land ownership management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Misty Hays
307-358-4690
mahays@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to exchange lands in the Warbonnet Peak area of the Laramie Mtns.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=3711
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Converse. LEGAL - T28-29N R74-75W. Warbonnet Peak Area in the Laramie Mountains.
PreCorp SUP for Ballard Wildhorse Federal #14--18
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:02/2011  03/2011 James McKay
307-358-4690
jmckay02@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would allow the installation of <2 miles of <33kV line to the Wildhorse Federal wells 14 and 18. The proposed route would utilize the existing road corridor.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33843
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Campbell. LEGAL - T 54 N, R 70 W, Sections 13 and 24. York Road in the Spring Creek Area of the Thunder Basin National Grassland.
RT Communications, Inc. Keeline to Wright
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/28/2009 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 Geri Proctor
307-358-4690
gproctor@fs.fed.us 
Description: New fiber optic line would be placed in the right-of-way of Wyoming highway 450, 90, and 387. This would be on 4.13 miles of National Grassland.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=26811
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Weston, Campbell. LEGAL - T43N, R69W; T43N, R70W; T43N, R71W. Highways 450, 59, and 387.
Samson Resources Geophysical Exploration
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 12/20/2010  01/2011 James McKay
307-358-4690
jmckay02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Samson Resources has proposed to conduct an exploratory, 3D geophysical survey. The project area includes 240 square miles. The data generated from this survey will significantly enhance evaluation of the potential mineral resources.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34206
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Converse. LEGAL - T 39-39 N, R 73 W. Hornbuckle 3D.
School Creek Mine Coal Mining Startup Facilities
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/15/2010 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 Amy Ormseth
307-358-4690
aormseth@fs.fed.us 
Description: West Roundup Resources, Inc. (WRR) has requested an authorization to amend the existing School Creek Mine special use permit (SUP) to include an additional (approximately) 663 acres of National Forest Service (NFS) land.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31904
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Campbell. LEGAL - Section 11, T 42 N, R 71 W; Section 23, Section 21, Section 22; Section 26-27 T 42 N, R 70 W; Section 18, T 42 N, R 69 W, Campbell County, Wyoming. Hilight Bill Geographic Area on the Thunder Basin National Grassland.
South Teepee pasture spring and water tank
CE
- Grazing management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/30/2007 
Expected:12/2010
 
01/2011 Charlie Bradshaw
307-358-4690
cbradshaw@fs.fed.us 
Description: The contractor constructing this project on private land inadvertently placed it on Forest Service land. The project developed a spring, installed a water pipeline and water tank for the allotment.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=22167
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - T26N, R73W, Section 35. Yankee Flats Area.
Thunder Basin Coal Co LLC: Clinker Mining Expansion
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/05/2009 
Expected:12/2010
 
01/2011 Amy Ormseth
307-358-4690
aormseth@fs.fed.us 
Description: The existing permitted clinker mining area encompasses approximately 600 acres of NFS land. The requested expansion comprises 40 acres, which would result in a total of approximately 640 impacted acres.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31497
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Campbell. LEGAL - T 43 N, R 70 W, Section 26, Lot 4; 6th P.M. Hilight Bill Geographic Area.
Upton Mineral Material Development
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/15/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
01/2011 Amy Ormseth
307-358-4690
aormseth@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service (FS) proposes to develop two mineral material pit sites on National Forest Service (NFS) land in the Upton area. The proposed pit developments will each be less than 5-acres in extent.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/mbr/projects/mineral/index.shtml
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Weston. LEGAL - NW 1/4, SW 1/4, Section 13, T 47 N, R 64 W; SE 1/4, NW 1/4, Section 30, T 47 N, R 63 W, 6th P.M. Weston County, WY. Upton area of the Thunder Basin National Grassland.
Wellstar Road Use permit for NFSR 1106.C & new construction access to new well Keeline Unit Well
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Hilaire Peck
307-358-4690
hwpeck@fs.fed.us 
Description: Wellstar has proposed reconstruction of ~1500' of existing two-track (1106.C), ~2400' of new road construction over a user created, and ~600' of new road construction.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30553
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Campbell, Converse. LEGAL - T43N, R69W, Section 20, 21, 28, & 29. Thunder Basin National Grassland, Hwy 450 to Keeline Unit Well 16-14.
Weston County Easements
CE
- Road management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:02/2011  03/2011 Amy Ormseth
307-358-4690
aormseth@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would authorize the conversion of a number of existing crown and ditch roads that cross the Thunder Basin National Grassland to County ownership.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33286
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Weston. LEGAL - T 41 N, R 67 W & T 43-47 N, R 63-67 W, Weston County. Weston County.
Weston Store
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:02/2011  03/2011 Geri Proctor
307-358-4690
gproctor@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Bethea's would like to build a convenience store at Weston, WY. This is the most convenient location for a store as it is accessible to Highway 59 and Heald County Road. This would cover approximately 5 acres.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32754
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Weston. LEGAL - NE 1/4, NE 1/4, Section 25, T 54 N, R 71 W. East side of Highway 59 in Weston, WY.
Wright Area Coal Lease by Application (LBA)
EIS
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 12/17/2010  05/2011 Misty Hays
307-358-4690
mahays@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project will analyze the applications for coal leases in the Wright Area for continuing coal mining for the Jacobs Ranch, Black Thunder and North Antelope Rochelle Mines.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=27646
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Campbell. East of Wright, WY.
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Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest,   Hahns Peak/Bears Ears 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
4-Counties Ditch Rehabilitation EA
EA
- Special area management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/31/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
06/2011 Keesha Clay
970-638-4169
kmclay@fs.fed.us 
Description: Rehabilitation of approximately 1 mile of an old ditch on Forest Service land that has several large breaches and gullies. Located in roadless.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29301
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T5N, R82W, Sec. 7 & 8. Rabbit Ears Pass - Dumont Lake Area-Long Park Roadless Area.
Babson-Carpenter Access Private Road Easement
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Keesha Clay
970-638-4169
kmclay@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a road easement across about 1/4 mile of Forest Service land to access a private inholding.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=4764
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T9N, R87W, Section 35. South of California Park.
Buffalo Pass Road Improvement Projects
EA
- Road management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/08/2010 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 Liz Schnackenberg
970-870-2234
lschnackenberg@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reconstruct 7 mi of NFSR 60 and 4.5 mi of NFSR 310 to meet level 3 standards. Includes adding relief culverts, adding barrow material to road surface, capping with aggregate, replacing culvert on Granite Cr, and developing a new gravel pit.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30103
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - existing sources - T7N, R83W, Section 36 & T6N, R83W, Section 16; new pit source T7N, R83W, Section 32. Buffalo Pass, northeast of Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
Columbine Parking Area and snowmobile trail reroute
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/26/2009 
Expected:01/2011
 
12/2011 Kent Foster
970-870-2142
kfoster@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-routing of existing snowmobile trail east of current route and construction of approximately 3 acre parking area near trail head.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=26317
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T10N, R85W, Section 32 & 33. Northeast of Columbine, Colorado.
Coulton/Floyd PCT Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/07/2010 
Expected:03/2011
 
07/2011 Andy Cadenhead
970-870-2220
acadenhead@fs.fed.us 
Description: Pre-commercial thinning of approximately 240 acres of lodgepole pine.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32046
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - Seedhouse Corridor, northeast of Clark, Colorado. T9N, R84W.
Coulton/Floyd Salvage and Fuel Reduction Project
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/07/2010
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 04/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
07/2012 Andy Cadenhead
970-870-2220
acadenhead@fs.fed.us 
Description: Salvage of approximately 3240 acres of lodgepole pine and some spruce blowdown, 140 acres of fuel reduction treatments and 1185 acres of pre-commericial thinning
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29312
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T9 & 10N, R84W. Coulton creek and Reed creek area.
Eaton Spring Permit (formerly re-issuance of a Spring Box and Pipeline Permit)
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/12/2006 
Expected:04/2011
 
04/2011 Keesha Clay
970-638-4169
kmclay@fs.fed.us 
Description: This is an existing Spring Box and Pipeline that is developed on National Forest System land and is used for the purpose of domestic water on a private property. The proposal is to re-issue the permit allowing this use.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=18859
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T10N, R85W, Sections 5 & 6. Located near Columbine, north of Steamboat Springs, CO.
Emery Spring Development Proposal
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:04/2011  07/2011 Keesha Clay
970-638-4169
kmclay@fs.fed.us 
Description: Develop a spring and pipeline on National Forest Service lands for a domestic water supply to area with no water.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=28372
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T9N, R85W, SE 1/4 Sec. 15. North Routt off of 129, near Willow Creek Pass.
HPBE Travel Management Maintenance
CE
- Road management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:02/2011  06/2011 Kent Foster
970-870-2142
kfoster@fs.fed.us 
Description: Minor changes and updates to travel management based on management needs on the ground. Road decomissioning, road closure improvements, maintenance level adjustments, and road openings.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30137
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - District-wide. Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District.
Northwest Colorado Snow Club permit reissuance
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 11/10/2010  11/2010 Steve McCone
970-870-2277
smccone@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of snowmobile grooming permit
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30106
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T9-19N, R87-89W. Bears Ears.
RECREATION RESIDENCE USE OF NATIONAL FOREST SYSTEM LANDS
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/06/2006 
Expected:03/2011
 
07/2011 Kent Foster
970-870-2142
kfoster@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue special use permits to continue recreation residence use, with some modifications to the operating plan for the Elk River Tract includes 4 lots on the Hahns Peak-Bears Ears Ranger District of the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=22266
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T9N R84W SEC 8. Elk River Tract includes 4 lots approximately 1/4 mile south of Hinman Campground.
Routt Powder Riders permit reissuance
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 11/20/2010  11/2010 Steve McCone
970-870-2277
smccone@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of snowmobile grooming permit
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30104
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T5, 6, 7N, R82, 83, 84W. Rabbit Ears Pass.
Steamboat Front
CE
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:09/2011  08/2012 Mark Cahur
970-870-2214
mcahur@fs.fed.us 
Description: WUI fuels and habitat improvement project. May include mastication, prescribed burning of shrub and aspen vegetation,and removal and treatment of beetle-killed pine. The project will occur in close proximity to the Steamboat Springs city limits.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30090
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T6N, R84W, Sections 2,11,14,23,26,& 35; T5N, R84W, Sections 2, 11, 14, 23, & 26. Steamboat Springs city limits and surrounding valley.
Steamboat Lake Snow Club permit reissuance
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 11/20/2010  11/2010 Steve McCone
970-870-2277
smccone@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of snowmobile grooming permit
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30105
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T9-12N, R84 and 85W. North Routt.
Steamboat Ski Area Summer Trails
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/26/2010 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 Janet Faller
970-870-2174
jfaller@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction of additional summer trails to the existing summer trail system
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30152
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T6N, R84W. Steamboat Ski Area.
Stewardship Rangeland Management Analysis
EA
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2011 
Expected:05/2011  07/2011 Erik Taylor
970-870-2154
estaylor@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analysis of livestock grazing on the Stewardship allotment.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29076
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T10N, R87W, R88W & R89W. Routt and Moffat Counties.
Walton Peak Timber and Fuels Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2011 
Expected:04/2012  07/2012 Andy Cadenhead
970-870-2220
acadenhead@fs.fed.us 
Description: Salvage of lodgepole pine on Rabbit Ears Pass, fuels reduction (enhanced protection of communication tower and various structures in and around Rabbit Ears Pass and Walton Peak), and wildlife habitat improvement.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32719
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - Townships 5N - 7N, and Ranges 82W - 84W. The Project will take place on the Routt National Forest from the Eastern summit of Rabbit Ears Pass west to the forest boundary east of Steamboat Springs.
Wilderness Ranch Fuel Reduction
EA
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2012 
Expected:08/2013  07/2014 Mark Cahur
970-870-2214
mcahur@fs.fed.us 
Description: Salvage and silvicultural actions within interface areas adjacent to the subdivision. Also areas along forest/private boundaries that could have mastication and prescribed fire used to treat for hazard fuels.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30145
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T9N, W1/2 R89 and R90W; T10N, W1/2 R89 and R90W. Sand Point.
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Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest,   Laramie 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
Colorado Mountain College
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/02/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
08/2011 Kassidy Kern
307-745-2405
kkern02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue a Special Use Permit to Colorado Mountain College (CMC) to guide rock climbing classes at Vedauwoo. The CMC has been a priority use permit holder in the past.
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. Pole Mountain area - Vedauwoo.
Darnell Private Property Access
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/19/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
04/2011 Nathan Haynes
307-745-2317
nhaynes@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a road permit to construct roughly 150' of new road to private property off of NFSR 522.E . Issue a road easement for NFSRs 533, 522, 522.A, and 522.E. Year-round access would include use of the Chimney Park Ski Trails via snowmobiles.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32236
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - T13N, R77W, NE 1/4, NW 1/4, Section 21. The ski trail portion is located in Section 25. Near the Chimney Park Ski Trails.
Dobson Private Property Access
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/12/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
04/2011 Nathan Haynes
307-745-2317
nhaynes@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Laramie Ranger District would issue a Road Use Permit to Mr.Dobson to constuct up to 1,000 feet of single purpose, gated road from the end of NFSR 500.EA to the Jupiter #4 mining claim.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33795
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - T14N, R79W, Sec 5, SE 1/4 of NW 1/4 of SE 1/4, 6th P.M. Near the end of National Forest System Road (NFSR) 500.EA.
Gramm Creek Public Post and Pole
CE
- Forest products  On Hold  N/A  N/A Sara Alberts
307-745-2337
salberts@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercial sale of approximately 36 acres of post and pole products
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30228
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - T12N, R78W, Section 12; T12N, R77W. Section 7. Southeast of Gramm, Wyoming.
Laramie District North WUI Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/24/2010
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 03/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 Sara Alberts
307-745-2337
salberts@fs.fed.us 
Description: Vegetation treatments around identified WUI areas and municipal watersheds on the Laramie Ranger District. Treatment emphasis is on fuels reduction across the northern part of the District including Foxborough, Rob Roy/Rambler and north to Morgan.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30526
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany, Carbon. LEGAL - Parts of T13 - 18N, R78 & 79W. From Foxborough north to Morgan.
Medicine Bow Rail Trail Extension
CE
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Mary Sanderson
307-745-2363
msanderson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Designate the last two (2) miles of the Rail Trail from Dry Park (NFSR 517) to Albany. This portion of trail goes through State, BLM, and private lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31258
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. NFSR 517 at Dry Park, west to Forest Service parking lot on the west side of Albany, WY.
Shellrock Bark Beetle and Fuels Reduction EIS
EIS
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Sara Alberts
307-745-2338
salberts@fs.fed.us 
Description: Vegetative treatments to address insect epidemic and to reduce hazardous fuels adjacent to wildland-urban interface areas, private land, and primary road corridors. The analysis was modified to include the Foxborough and Valhalla pvt. inholdings.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=25473
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - T12 - 14N., R77-78W., 6th P.M. Area includes Fox Creek, Gramm Creek, Squirrel Creek, and Jelm Creek drainages, southeast portio of the Laramie District.
T-Trail Snowmobile Re-route
CE
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Mary Sanderson
307-745-2363
msanderson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocate a winter use snowmobile trail off of the State Highway 230 Right-of-Way between WyCOLO and Wold. Roughly 1/4 mile of trail clearing is required. The remaining trail would use existing routes.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29368
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. NFSR 544.AB west of Wold, south to NFSR 501 west of WyCOLO.
Union Telephone COW
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/29/2010  11/2010 Nathan Haynes
307-745-2317
nhaynes@fs.fed.us 
Description: Union Telephone would park/operate a mobile telecommunications unit at the top of Snowy Range Ski Area. An equipment capsule, a generator w/ a 500 gal. propane tank, and a telescoping tower would be on the unit. No on-site construction is needed.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33798
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - T16N, R78W, Sec. 19, NE 1/4 of SE 1/4, 6th P.M. On top of the Snowy Range Ski Area.
Wyoming Dept. of Transportation Hwy 230 Fence Clearing
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/04/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
01/2011 Sara Alberts
307-745-2338
salberts@fs.fed.us 
Description: WYDOT would cut and remove dead and dying trees along their Hwy 230 Right-of-Way fence. Trees would be removed on both sides of the highway (approx. 11 miles) from the fence out in both directions to the height of the tallest tree plus 10 percent.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34216
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. Highway 230 from Mile Post 32 southwest to the Wyoming/Colorado state line.
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Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest,   Parks 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
Grizzly
EA
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Minerals and Geology
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/18/2009 
Expected:01/2011
 
06/2011 Brian Waugh
307-326-2518
bwaugh@fs.fed.us 
Description: Salvage and remove dead and dying trees to reduce fuels hazards, reduce threats to public safety and infrastructure; promote reforestation to regenerate forests.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=27315
Location: UNIT - Parks Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - T5-9N, R82-83W. East side of Park Range, 15 miles west of Walden.
Grizzly-Helena Trail Crossing
CE
- Recreation management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/26/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
06/2011 Paula Guenther
970-723-2721
pguenther@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improve the stability and safety of the North Fork North Platte River crossing by reconstructing trail tread and boardwalk bridges and revegetating wetland areas.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31041
Location: UNIT - Parks Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - T11N, R82W, Sec 26. North end of Grizzly-Helena Trail immediately south of Helena Trailhead at North Fork North Platte River crossing on Parks Ranger District.
Kings Canyon
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Minerals and Geology
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2011 
Expected:05/2012  06/2012 Mark Westfahl
970-723-8204
mwestfahl@fs.fed.us 
Description: Salvage and remove dead and dying trees to reduce fuels hazards, reduce threats to public safety and infrastructure; promote reforestation to regenerate forests.
Location: UNIT - Parks Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - T5-9N, R82-83W. East side of Park Range, 15 miles west of Walden.
Northgate Rangeland Analysis
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2011 
Expected:09/2012  10/2012 Mike Alpe
970-723-8204 ext 2752
malpe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Range analysis and allotment management plan update
Location: UNIT - Parks Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - T10 N to T 12 N., R78W to R83W. Parks Ranger District,.
Parks Platte River Ditch Bill Easements: Batch #1
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/26/2008 
Expected:01/2011
 
01/2011 Rebecca Roof
970-870-2195
rroof@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue FPLMA easements for irrigation ditches meeting Colorado Ditch Bill criteria located in the Platte River drainage on Parks District. Batch #1 includes 5 water facilities.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=24401
Location: UNIT - Parks Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Jackson. Irrigation ditches are located on Parks District within the Platte River drainage. Contact project contact for information on locations of individual facilities.
Vohs Cabin Removal Project
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/25/2010 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 Paula Guenther
970-723-2721
pguenther@fs.fed.us 
Description: Complete actions required at termination of recreation residence permit, including removal of private structures and improvements from NFS lands and restoration of disturbed areas.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33044
Location: UNIT - Parks Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T5N, R79W, Section 35. Rabbit Ears Range, Long lake area.
Walden Administative Site Conveyance
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Facility management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:10/2011  10/2011 Patricia Hesch
970-887-4136
phesch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Sale of administrative site facilities in the Town of Walden
Location: UNIT - Parks Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - T9N., R79W., sections 20 & 21. Town of Walden.
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Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest,   Yampa 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
Bear River Travel Management
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:06/2011  06/2011 Melissa Dressen
970-638-4177
mdressen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project proposal will address travel management issues in the Bear River Corridor.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33775
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield, Routt. 10 miles southwest of Yampa in the Bear River Geographic Area.
FD Hutchinson Ditch
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/15/2005 
Expected:12/2011
 
06/2012 Keesha Clay
970-870-2237
kmclay@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a FLPMA Ditch Easement for an existing ditch. The ditch is 829 feet long and the width is 5 foot on either side of the centerline.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=10102
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T1N, R86W, Section 1, NE 1/4, SE 1/4, 6th P.M. Moore Park.
Gabioud Ditch
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/15/2005 
Expected:12/2011
 
06/2012 Keesha Clay
970-870-2237
kmclay@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue FLPMA permit for an existing ditch. The ditch starts at Green Creek and runs to private land. It is 2129' long and 10' wide on each side of centerline.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=11783
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T4N, R84W, Section 15, N 1/2, NW 1/4. Green Creek area.
Greenridge AMP
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/04/2009 
Expected:03/2011
 
06/2011 Douglas Myhre
970-638-4516
dmyhre@fs.fed.us 
Description: Grazing Management, revision update for allotment management plan
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=27881
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T2N R84W, T3N R84W. East of Yampa, CO.
Kayser Mutual Ditch #2
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/15/2005 
Expected:04/2011
 
04/2011 Keesha Clay
970-870-2237
kmclay@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue FLPMA permit for an existing ditch. The ditch starts at Rock Creek and runs to private land. It is 729' long and 25' wide on each side of centerline.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=10128
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T1N, R83W, Section 34 SW 1/4. Rock Creek.
MaKi Land Exchange
EA
- Land management planning  On Hold  N/A  N/A Keesha Clay
970-870-2237
kmclay@fs.fed.us 
Description: Land Exchange
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=14136
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. Yampa RD.
Maurice Glen road easement and plowing
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Keesha Clay
970-870-2237
kmclay@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a road easement for the NFSR 206 road. The road is 2 1/2 miles long and 30 feet wide.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=10802
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand, Routt. LEGAL - T1N, R83W, Sections 11, 12, and 13; T1N, R82W, Section 18. National Forest System Road 206.
Middle Creek/Ute AMP
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/28/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
06/2011 Douglas Myhre
970-638-4516
dmyhre@fs.fed.us 
Description: Grazing Management, revision update for allotment management plan
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32658
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Rio Blanco, Routt. LEGAL - The proposed project is located in Township 3 North, Range 87 West, Sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 21. Approximately 15 miles west of Yampa, CO.
Morrison Creek Fuels Reduction
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/30/2010
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 02/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 Sam Duerksen
970-638-4516
sduerksen@fs.fed.us 
Description: A combination of mechanical fuel reduction treatments (salvage, full tree mastication, hand cutting and piling) along the wildland urban interface within the Morrison Creek drainage.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=27055
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T2N, R83W Sec. 6, 7, 17, 18, 20, 21, 27, 28, 29 T2N, R84W Sec. 1, 2, 12 T3N, R84W Sec. 17, 20, 28, 34. Project located 15 miles south of Steamboat Springs, CO in the Morrison Creek drainage.
National Forest System Road 225 Analysis
EA
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/14/2009 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 Chad Kurtenbach
970-638-4516
cmkurtenbach@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-routing, change of use and decommisioning portions of National Forest System Road 225 for wildlife, hydrology and travel management purposes.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=27097
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T1N, R83W Sec. 13, 14, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 32, 33,. Project located 6 miles east of Toponas, CO in the Long Park area.
Oak Creek Roads Analysis
CE
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/08/2009 
Expected:05/2011
 
07/2011 Jeremiah Zamora
970-638-4174
jeremiahzamora@fs.fed.us 
Description: Closing, decommisioning and change of use for portions of National Forest System Roads 943, 949.1A, 949 1.B and 986 for public safety, wildlife, hydrology and travel management purposes.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30031
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Rio Blanco. LEGAL - Township 3 North, Range 86 West, Sections 20, 21, 30, 32, 33. Project located 5-7 miles west of Oak Creek, CO.
Trout Creek Fish Barrier
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/18/2010 
Expected:03/2011
 
07/2011 Rick Henderson
970-870-2219
rhenderson01@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prevent whirling disease infected fish from entering the Trout Creek drainage thereby spreading the disease to native Colorado Cutthroat Trout.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31781
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Rio Blanco. LEGAL - SW, NW, S14, T2N, R87W. South of Sheriffs Reservoir at the inlet of Trout Creek.
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