Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2011 to 12/31/2011
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, 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
Gypsy Moth Management in the United States: A Cooperative Approach
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/19/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
01/2012 Noel Schneeberger
610-557-4121
nschneeberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: The USDA Forest Service and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service are analyzing a range of strategies for controlling gypsy moth damage to forests and trees in the United States.
Web Link:  http://www.na.fs.fed.us/wv/eis/
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/25/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
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 05/2011 
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:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 07/29/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2011 
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.wy.blm.gov/nepa/cfodocs/gateway_west/
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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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  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/13/2011 
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 and Development 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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.
National Youth Project Using Minibikes (NYPUM) Moose Run Dual Sport Rally
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/07/2011  07/2011 Jon Myers
970-723-2725
jcmyers@fs.fed.us 
Description: Larimer County National Youth Project Using Minibikes (NYPUM) program is holding an event to raise money for the program. This event will not be a race, or a timed event such as an enduro, riders will travel at their own pace.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36145
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District, Parks Ranger District, Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Colorado, Wyoming. COUNTY - Grand, Jackson, Larimer, Albany, Carbon. The routes that they will be using include; Colorado State Highway 14, 125, 127, Wyoming State Highway 130,230, and 10, Jackson County Roads 25, 27, 28, 26, 24, 22, 5, 20, 16, 12W, 21,and 18, Larimer.
Weather Modification Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/08/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
12/2011 Patricia Hesch
307-745-2430
phesch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Continuation of cloud seeding operations in the Medicine Bow/Sierra Madre Ranges of Wyoming
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36079
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District, Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany, Carbon. Multiple locations on the Brush Creek and Laramie Ranger Districts.
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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 Easement: Batch #3
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2011 
Expected:12/2011  12/2011 Diana Hood
307-326-2532
dlhood@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue FLPMA easements for irrigation ditches and reservoirs meeting CO Ditch Bill criteria located in the Platte River drainage on the Brush Creek Hayden District. Batch #3 includes three water facilities..
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35453
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Carbon. 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.
BCH Platte River Ditch Bill Easements: Batch #2
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/01/2006 
Expected:12/2011
 
12/2011 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.
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:06/2012
 
06/2012 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.
Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities Radio Repeater
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/10/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
11/2011 Diana Hood
307-326-2532
dlhood@fs.fed.us 
Description: Place radio signal repeater to provide a communications station for relaying signals from Hog Park Dam control building to reservoir influent gage station. Includes construction of a two-track road for access.
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - T12N, R84W, Section 8. Hog Park Reservoir, Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District.
Continental Divide National Scenic Trail Long Park Reroute
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:04/2012  06/2012 Brian Waugh
970-870-2185
bwaugh@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reroute approximately .51 miles of the CDNST. There are sections of the trail that are in hazardous bog areas at certain times of the year. The reroute would move the trail out of the bog areas to a dry location allowing for safe use by packsaddle
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35502
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - T13N, R85W, section 6. In the Long Park area along the CDNST.
Highline Ditch Company Cabin Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/26/2009 
Expected:11/2011
 
12/2011 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.
Highway 130 Snow Bridge
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2011 
Expected:09/2011  10/2011 Brian Waugh
970-870-2185
bwaugh@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would involve the building of a temporary snow that would be located adjacent to highway 130 and would cross South Brush Creek. The temporary snow bridge would be used for the 2011/2012 winter season to allow snowmobile passage.
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - T.16N., R.81W., Section 20. The bridge would be located adjacent to highway 130 (Snowy Range Highway) and would cross South Brush Creek.
Johnson-Takala Ditch Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/08/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 Diana Hood
307-326-2532
dlhood@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a special use permit to valid water right holders for use of the Johnson-Takala ditch, an existing facility used for agricultural irrigation purposes on BCH District.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35430
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - T18N, R81W, Section 26. Ditch is located on the BCH District within the Platte River drainage on the west side of the Snowy Range.
NFSR 429 Road Management
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Road management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2011 
Expected:11/2011  11/2011 Diana Hood
307-326-2532
dlhood@fs.fed.us 
Description: Change management status of approximately 0.14 miles of NFSR 429 from Open for Use by High Clearance Vehicles (Level 2) to Administrative Roads Closed to Vehicular Traffic, except for vehicles authorized by permit (Level 1).
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - T.14 N., R. 85 W. Section 18. The project is located west of Encampment, Wyoming, north of Highway 70, and the east side of Silver Lake.
NFSRs 807/879 Reconstruction
EA
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/05/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
05/2012 Heather Schultz
307-326-2507
hmschultz@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).
NRCS Medicine Bow SNOTEL
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/16/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
10/2011 Diana Hood
307-326-2532
dlhood@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Natual Resources Conservation Service Snow Survey Office is proposing to construct a new SNOTEL site to measure snow depth in the Medicine Bow River drainage area.
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - T.16N., R.80 W. Section 2. The project is located East of Saratoga, in the Snowy Range, North of Highway 130, and West of Quealy Lake.
Red Park Prescribed Burn
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:12/2011  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 10/2011 
Expected:02/2012
 
06/2012 Heather Schultz
307-326-2507
hmschultz@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.
Sierra Madre Sheep
EA
- Grazing management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Brad Weatherd
307-326-2516
bweatherd@fs.fed.us 
Description: Allotment Management Planning for 7 sheep allotments in the Sierra Madre Mountain Range on the Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District of the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest Thunder Basin National Grassland
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - T12N R85W, T13N R85W, T12N R86W, T13N R86W, T14N R86W, T12N R87W, T13N R87W, T14N R87W. West side of the Sierra Madre Mountain Range, Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District, approximately 17 miles southwest of Encampment, WY.
Snow Survey Cabin solar power system
CE
- Facility management  Completed  Actual: 08/25/2011  08/2011 Heather Schultz
307-326-2507
hmschultz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installation of solar unit with underground wire running to cabin to run lighting system.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33764
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 and Development  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/17/2010 
Expected:03/2012
 
07/2012 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.
Verde Mine Trail Relocation
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/08/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
11/2011 Diana Hood
307-326-2532
dlhood@fs.fed.us 
Description: Move portion of NFST 858 that lies north of NFSR 809.1B approximately 1/2 mile to the northwest. Easement will be obtained across the private land portion of the relocated trail.
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - T.13 N. R85 W. Sections 29 and 32. The project is located SW of Encampment WY, South of Highway 70, off of the 809 road, west of Harrison Creek.
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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:12/2011
 
01/2012 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  Cancelled  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.
Chesapeake Energy Corp. Road Use Permit
CE
- Special use management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/27/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
11/2011 Hilaire Peck
307-358-4690
hwpeck@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to authorize the construction of a road by the Chesapeake Energy Corporation. Chesapeake Energy Corp. is proposing to build 784 feet of new road to access an oil well.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35930
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Campbell. LEGAL - T 39 N, R 69 W, Sec. 15. Rangelands with Diverse Natural-Appearing Landscapes.
Chesapeake Energy Road Use Permit NFSR 964
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/27/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
11/2011 Hilaire Peck
307-358-7139
hwpeck@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to authorize Chesapeake Energy to reconstruct and use approximately 10,113 ft of NFSR 964 to access three proposed oil wells in the Robbins Unit and one proposed well in the Cottonwood Unit.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36700
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Converse. LEGAL - Sections 19, 20 and 21, T39N, R71W 6th PM. North of Bill, WY on Hwy 59 approximately 8.5 miles and west of Hwy 59.
DM&E Wetland Mitigation Sites
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/07/2008 
Expected:11/2011
 
12/2011 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.
EOG Resources Inc Road Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/27/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
11/2011 Hilaire Peck
307-358-7139
hwpeck@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Services proposes to authorize EOG Resources, Inc to use portions of NFSRs 910, 910.D and 910.A and construct approximately 719 feet of new road in Section 18, and 190 feet in Section 15, T41N, R72W 6th PM to access proposed wells
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36701
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Campbell. LEGAL - Section 15, 17, 18, T41N R72W 6th PM. Approximately 21 miles north of Bill, WY along Hwy 59 and west of Hwy 59 approximately 4 miles.
East Laramie Range Fuels Adaptive Management Option
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/15/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
11/2011 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 24 N, R 70-71 W; T 25 N, R 70-71 W; T 26 N, R 70-72 W; T 27 N, R 70-72 W; T 28 N, R 70-72 W. Eastern portion of the North Laramie Range.
Geokinetics Alta 3D Geophysical Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/22/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
11/2011 James McKay
307-358-4690
jmckay02@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project will encompass approximately 634 square miles with approximately 120,480 acres of the Thunder Basin National Grassland included in the project area. The project is proposed as a multi-source geophysical vibroseis with some shot holes.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36909
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Campbell. LEGAL - Townships 37 to 41 N and Ranges 68 to 73 W. Primarily North and East of Bill, WY.
Harris Park Land Exchange
EA
- Land ownership management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2011 
Expected:10/2011  11/2011 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.
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.
J & L Leasing Communication Site
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/22/2010 
Expected:10/2011
 
11/2011 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
EIS
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 09/2011 
Expected:08/2012  09/2012 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.
North Antelope-Rochelle Mine (NARM) Dewatering Project
EA
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2011 
Expected:10/2011  11/2011 Peter Rose
307-358-4690
pjrose@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would amend Peadbody Powder River Mining LLCs Special Use Permit to authorize drilling approximately 230 test holes on NFS lands totalling 567 acres outside of NARM's lease boundary, but within the mine's permit boundary.
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Campbell. LEGAL - T42N, R71W Section 25 NW1/4, NE1/4; Section 26 NE1/4; Section 35 NW1/4, SW1/4. 14 miles southeast of Wright, WY.
North Laramie Range Aspen Restoration
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Completed  Actual: 07/15/2011  08/2011 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/nepa/project_content.php?project=31176
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  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/01/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
11/2011 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 well 14-18. 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:10/2011
 
11/2011 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.
School Creek Mine Coal Mining Startup Facilities
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/15/2010 
Expected:10/2011
 
11/2011 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 Tepee pasture spring and water tank
CE
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/30/2007 
Expected:10/2011
 
11/2011 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 Company, Coal Company LLC - Black Thunder Mine Dewatering & Overstripping
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/01/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
11/2011 Amy Ormseth
307-358-4690
aormseth@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed dewatering wells are located on National Forest System lands, and consist of two areas. The FS has identified a need to authorize Thunder Basin Coal Company, LLC to construct the dewatering wells and overstrip activities.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35929
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Campbell. LEGAL - T 43 N, R 71 W, Sec. 10; T 43 N, R 71 W, Sec. 23, 26, and 35; T 42 N, R 71 W, Sec. 1 & 2; T 43 N, R 71 W, Sec. 23, 26, and 35. Hilight Bill.
Thunder Basin Coal Company, LLC Clinker Mining Addition
EIS
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 06/17/2011
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 10/2011 
Expected:06/2012
 
07/2012 Amy Ormseth
307-358-4690
aormseth@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to authorize Thunder Basin Coal Company to acquire an adequate supply of aggregate construction material to support required maintenance and changes in infrastructure necessary for mining activities.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35927
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Campbell. South Hilight.
Upton Mineral Material Development
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/15/2010 
Expected:10/2011
 
11/2011 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, with total disturbance area of over 5 acres.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31659
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.
WY DOT Highway 59 Special Use Permit & Mineral Materials Contract
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/28/2011  08/2011 Peter Rose
307-358-4690
pjrose@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to authorize the WY DOT to mine and remove approximately 45,000 cubic yards of material from National Forest System lands, over a period of 2 years. There is a need for a source of materials for road construction.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35932
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Campbell. LEGAL - T 54 N, R 70 W, Sec. 31; T 54 N, R 71 W, Sec. 24, SE 1/4, SW 1/4; T 54 N, R 71 W, Sec. 24, SW 1/4, SE 1/4. Spring Creek.
Weston County Easements
CE
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/24/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
11/2011 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  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/01/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
11/2011 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  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 03/31/2011 
Expected:09/2011
Actual: 07/14/2011
06/01/2011
12/17/2010 
10/2011 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  Completed  Actual: 08/22/2011  09/2011 Janet Faller
970-870-2174
jfaller@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.
Buffalo Pass Road Improvement Projects
EA
- Road management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Kent Foster
970-870-2142
kfoster@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.
Coulton/Floyd Salvage and Fuel Reduction Project
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/07/2010
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 07/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
09/2012 Mark Cahur
970-870-2214
mcahur@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.
Devils Hangover Ski Easement
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/02/2011 
Expected:06/2012
 
09/2012 Janet Faller
970-870-2174
jfaller@fs.fed.us 
Description: Modification of an existing easement through private property.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35296
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T4N, R84W, Section 22. Located on the west side of Rabbit Ears Pass.
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:10/2011
 
10/2011 Janet Faller
970-870-2174
jfaller@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 09/2011 
Expected:12/2011  07/2012 Keesha Clay
970-870-2237
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.
Muddy Pass Habitat and Fuels Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2012 
Expected:09/2012  07/2013 Mark Cahur
970-870-2214
mcahur@fs.fed.us 
Description: Wildlife Habitat improvement, aspen regeneration, with fuels reduction
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T5N, R82W, Section 15. Eastern side of Rabbit Ears Pass.
Overlook Snowmobile Trail
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2011 
Expected:08/2012  12/2012 Kent Foster
970-870-2142
kfoster@fs.fed.us 
Description: Request for designation of new snowmobile trail by a special use permit holder (Routt Powder Riders).
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T6N, R83W, Sec 28, 32, 33. East of Steamboat Ski Area, Steamboat Springs, CO.
RECREATION RESIDENCE USE OF NATIONAL FOREST SYSTEM LANDS
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/06/2006 
Expected:04/2012
 
04/2012 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.
Rabbit Ears Winter Parking
EA
- Recreation management
- Facility management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2011 
Expected:02/2013  06/2013 Kent Foster
970-870-2142
kfoster@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improvement of winter parking along US HWY 40 on Rabbit Ears Pass providing for adequate parking opportunities and improving safety.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35313
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T5N, R82-84W. Rabbit Ears Pass along US HWY 40.
Reconstruction of the Elkhead Creek Boreal Toad Exclosure Fence.
CE
- Special area management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:12/2011  07/2012 Robert Skorkowsky
970-870-2146
rskorkowsky@fs.fed.us 
Description: Due to general maintenance and weather factors, the old fence will be removed and replaced with a lay down fence. Reconstruction of the boreal toad fence is necessary to protect this sensitive area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35330
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T9N, R87W, Section 3. California Park Special Interest Area.
Steamboat Front
CE
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:05/2012  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.
Stewardship Rangeland Management Analysis
EA
- Grazing management  Completed  Actual: 09/29/2011  07/2012 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.
Storm Peak Lab Remodel
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 08/04/2011  08/2011 Janet Faller
970-870-2174
jfaller@fs.fed.us 
Description: Remodel existing building, including exterior deck space and replacing shed on the the roof with a partial second floor.
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T6N, R83W, Section 29. Top of Storm Mountain on the Steamboat Ski Area.
Wilderness Ranch Fuel Reduction
EA
- Fuels management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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
Darnell Private Property Access
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Foxpark, Boswell, and Sheep Mountain Allotment Management Plan
EA
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:03/2012  06/2012 Aaron Swallow
307-745-2340
aswallow02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Scheduled allotment management planning.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35466
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - T12-15N., R77-79W. Foxpark, Boswell & Sheep Mountain Management Plan.
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 12/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
01/2012 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.
Pole Mountain Water Improvements
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/19/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
03/2012 William Munro
307-745-2424
wmunro@fs.fed.us 
Description: Rangeland improvements including installation of new water developments and repair/replacement of existing developments. This will improve habitat for Preble's meadow jumping mouse (Zapus hudsonicus) and increase water quality on Pole Mountain Unit.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36432
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - T 15N., R78W., S3 SW 1/4; T15N., R71W., S11 NE 1/4; T14N., R71W., S14 SW 1/4; T14N., R71W, S22 NE 1/4; T14N., R71W, S10; T15N., R71W., S33 NE 1/4; T15N., R71W., S2 NW1/4. Pole Mountain (Horse Creek; Green Mountain ; Cow Creek Stream Ford; North Pasture Stream Ford).
Qwest phone line upgrade
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2011 
Expected:10/2011  11/2011 Patricia Hesch
307-745-2430
phesch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installation of a new phone line to replace an existing phone line between two communication towers at Hill 8821
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=37162
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - T.15N., R72W., section 10 NENE. Pilot Hill area at 8821 communication site.
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.
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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
Big Creek Thinning and Planting Proposal
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Completed  Actual: 08/03/2011  09/2011 Sarah Bridges
970-723-2719
sarahbridges@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fuels reduction by way of timber stand improvement. Provide trees to the North park School by transplanting trees from campground area. Regeneration of the recently harvested east loop of Big Creek Campground in native tree species.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36144
Location: UNIT - Parks Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - T 11 N., R 82 W., sections 9 and 16. Parks Ranger District Big Creek campground.
El Paso E&P Corp-North Park 2D Seismic Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 07/21/2011  07/2011 Janet Faller
970-870-2174
jfaller@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize geophysical surveys on the Parks Ranger District of FSR 750. Would utilize vibroseis as the energy source to provide data on potential minerals. All equipment and operations will be completed on the existing road.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36141
Location: UNIT - Parks Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - T.5N., R 77 W., Sections 7, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 25, 26 & 27. Parks Ranger District.
Farrell Camera Installations
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/25/2011  08/2011 Jamie Krezelok
970-870-2256
jkrezelok@fs.fed.us 
Description: Customized digital SLR remote camera systems will be installed at key locations throughout the basin to record time-lapse images of the riverís cycles to record the pulse of the Platte River over days, months, and years
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36825
Location: UNIT - Parks Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - E1/2 Sec. 11, T5N, R77W; SW1/4 Sec. 9, T5N, R77W; NW1/4 Sec. 16, T5N, R77W. Platte River, Parks Ranger District, Jackson County, Colorado.
Grizzly
EA
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Minerals and Geology
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 09/19/2011
08/02/2011 
10/2011 Paula Guenther
970-723-2721
pguenther@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.
Kings Canyon
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 08/25/2011 
Expected:05/2012
 
10/2013 Mark Westfahl
970-723-2700
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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34488
Location: UNIT - Parks Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - T10-12N, R78-80 W. 14 miles North of Walden.
North Park 2D Seismic Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Patricia Hesch
307-745-2430
phesch@fs.fed.us 
Description: NOI to conduct geophysical exploration operations
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36019
Location: UNIT - Parks Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - T5N., R77W, sec 7, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 25, 26 and 27. Parks Ranger District - Walden CO,.
Northgate Rangeland Analysis
EA
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2012 
Expected:09/2013  10/2013 Mike Alpe
970-723-2752
malpe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Range analysis and allotment management plan update
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34487
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:06/2012
 
06/2012 Patricia Hesch
307-745-2430
phesch@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.
Pittington Mining Claim Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:09/2012  09/2012 Keesha Clay
970-870-2237
kmclay@fs.fed.us 
Description: Expose mineral vein on the Ram Claim, work would include using a D6 dozer to trench a 120 X 130 feet it to expose the mineral vein on the Ram Claim (CMC276636)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36137
Location: UNIT - Parks Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - T.8N., R82W., sec 4, 5 & 9. Parks Ranger District.
Red Feather Outfitters Camp Move
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 09/01/2011  09/2011 Paula Guenther
970-723-2721
pguenther@fs.fed.us 
Description: Move the reserved camp for Red Feather Outfitters outside of the Mount Zirkel Wilderness. In addition, the new location will better meet the requirements for distance from water and trails.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36143
Location: UNIT - Parks Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - T. 10 N., R 82 W., sec 26. Parks Ranger District.
Vohs Cabin Removal Project
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 09/14/2011  09/2011 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 Administrative Site Conveyance
CE
- Facility management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/21/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
10/2011 Patricia Hesch
307-745-2430
phesch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Sale of administrative site facilities in the Town of Walden
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34640
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
10-Year Outfitter Guide Permit Issuance 4+2T Ranch
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/20/2011  07/2011 John Anarella
970-638-4516
janarella@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissues priority permit. No changes to previous activities.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35419
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T3N, R89W. Located in the Indian Run Geographic area.
10-Year Outfitter Guide Permit Issuance Coberly Creek Outfitters
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/20/2011  07/2011 John Anarella
970-638-4516
janarella@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissues priority permit. No changes to previous activities.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35427
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - Sec. 33, T3N, R84W. Located in the Wheeler Basin area.
10-Year Outfitter Guide Permit Issuance High Lonesome Outfitters
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/20/2011  07/2011 John Anarella
970-638-4516
janarella@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissues priority permit. No changes to previous activities.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35428
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - Sec. 33, T3N, R84W. Located in the Wheeler Basin area.
10-Year Outfitter Guide Permit Issuance Pack Country LLC
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/20/2011  07/2011 John Anarella
970-638-4516
janarella@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issues 10 year Outfitter Guide permit. No changes to previous activities
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35431
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T3N, R83W and T2N, R86W. Sarvis Creek Area and the Bear River Area.
10-Year Outfitter Guide Permit Issuance W3 Outfitters
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/20/2011  07/2011 John Anarella
970-638-4516
janarella@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissues priority permit. No changes to previous activities
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35429
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T3N, R88W. Located in the Dunkley Flat Tops area.
Bear River Travel Management
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/27/2011 
Expected:02/2012
 
06/2012 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.
Blacktail Ranch Company, LLC Private Road Access
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:06/2012  06/2012 Keesha Clay
970-870-2237
kmclay@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a Forest Private Road Authorization to provide access to private land completely surrounded by National Forest, and relinguish an old easement and access road that was never transferred properly and includes lands that are not owned by the LLC.
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - Township 1 North, Range 82 West, Section 21. Project located approximately 15 miles east of Yampa, CO along Forest Service Road 212.
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.
Gore Pass Historical Marker Re-Issue
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special area management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:06/2012  06/2012 Keesha Clay
970-870-2237
kmclay@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-Issue the Special Use Permit for the historical marker in honor of Sir George Gore, on Gore Pass
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - Township 1 North, Range 82 West, Sections 3 and 5. Project is located approximately 20 miles east of Yampa, CO on Colorado Highway 134 at Gore Pass.
Haley Reservoir Aerator Re-Issue
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:06/2012  06/2012 Keesha Clay
970-870-2237
kmclay@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-Issue the Special Use Permit for the aerator on Haley Reservoir
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Rio Blanco. LEGAL - Township 2 North, Range 87 West, Section 4. Project is located approximately 13 west of Yampa, CO near the Bunker Basin area.
Headgate Installation on Last Chance Ditch and Whitney Creek (aka Little Trout Creek)
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:06/2012  06/2012 Keesha Clay
970-870-2237
kmclay@fs.fed.us 
Description: Properly control the waters in the Last Chance Ditch and install a suitable and proper headgate at the point of diversion of the Last Chance Ditch from Whitney Creek.
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Rio Blanco. LEGAL - Township 3 North, Range 87 West, Section 24. Headgate is located approximately 1 mile southwest of FSR 950.
Kayser Mutual Ditch #2
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 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.
Middle Creek/Ute AMP
EA
- Grazing management  Completed  Actual: 07/11/2011  06/2012 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 12/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
06/2012 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.
Oak Creek Roads Analysis
EA
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/08/2009 
Expected:11/2012
 
07/2013 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.
Temporary Outfitter Guide Permit Renews
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/20/2011  07/2011 John Anarella
970-638-4516
janarella@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of Temporary Outfitter Guide Pemits. No changes to previous activities.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35432
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield, Grand, Rio Blanco, Routt. Yampa Ranger District, District Wide.
Vaughn Lake Aerator Re-Issue
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:06/2012  06/2012 Keesha Clay
970-870-2237
kmclay@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-Issue the Special Use Permit for the aerator on Vaughn Lake.
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Rio Blanco. LEGAL - Township 2 North, Range 88 West, Section 22. Project is located approximately 30 miles west of Yampa, CO on Rio Blanco County Road 8.
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