Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2012 to 06/30/2012
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, Regionwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Region)
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
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:03/2012
 
01/2013 Noel Schneeberger
610-557-4121
nschneeberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: The USDA Forest Service and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service are analyzing a range of strategies for controlling gypsy moth damage to forests and trees in the United States.
Web Link:  http://www.na.fs.fed.us/wv/eis/
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  Completed  Actual: 03/23/2012  12/2011 Brenda Halter-Glenn
202-260-9400
bhalterglenn@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  Completed  Actual: 12/13/2011  01/2012 Glen Stein
801-200-2703
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 09/2012 
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.
Greater Sage-grouse Management Direction
EIS

           *NEW LISTING*
- Land management planning
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 12/09/2011
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 04/2013 
Expected:08/2014
 
09/2014 Glen Stein
801-625-5281
gstein@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose of this project is to prepare environmental impact statements (EISs) and supplemental environmental impact statements to incorporate greater sage-grouse conservation measures into Bureau of Land Management land use plans and Forest Plans.
Web Link:  http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/more/sagegrouse/eastern.html
Location: UNIT - Bridger-Teton National Forest All Units, Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest All Units. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Teton, Fremont, Laramie. Bridger-Teton NF, Medicine Bow NF, Thunder Basin National Grassland.
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, Regionwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Region)

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Loveland Ski Area Twist Run Snowmaking Line Addition
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/01/2011 
Expected:06/2012
 
07/2012 Deb Ekstrand
303-567-3024
dekstrand@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to approve installation of 1900' of new snow making line on Twist Run.
Location: UNIT - R2 - Rocky Mt. Region All Units. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek. LEGAL - T4S, 76W, Section 28. Loveland Ski Area.
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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
Black Hills National Forest and Thunder Basin National Grasslands Power 230 Kv Line
EIS
- Special use management  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/26/2011
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 10/2012 
Expected:06/2014
 
09/2014 Dave Slepnikoff
605-343-1567
dslepnikoff@fs.fed.us 
Description: TECKLA-OSAGE-LANGE 230Kv Transmission line
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=30774
Location: UNIT - Hell Canyon Ranger District, Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District, Mystic Ranger District. STATE - South Dakota, Wyoming. COUNTY - Pennington, Weston, Campbell. On the Black Hills NF, running approximately from the SD/WY border to Pactola substation to Lange substation NW of Rapid City, SD.
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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
Greater Sage-grouse Conservation Measures - Routt and Medicine Bow NF Plan (LRMP) Amendments
EIS

           *NEW LISTING*
- Land management planning
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
In Progress:
Notice of Adjustment 12/09/2011
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2012 
Expected:05/2014
 
06/2014 Melissa Martin
307-745-2371
mmmartin@fs.fed.us 
Description: Amendment to the Routt and Medicine Bow LRMPs to incorporate conservation measures for the Greater Sage-grouse. The Forest Service is a cooperating agency in the development of a programmatic EIS; the Bureau of Land Management is the lead agency.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38172
Location: UNIT - Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest All Units. STATE - Colorado, Wyoming. COUNTY - Grand, Jackson, Moffat, Routt, Platte, Albany, Carbon, Converse, Natrona. Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests.
Greater Sage-grouse Management Direction
EIS

           *NEW LISTING*
- Land management planning
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 12/09/2011
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 04/2013 
Expected:08/2014
 
09/2014 Glen Stein
801-625-5281
gstein@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose of this project is to prepare environmental impact statements (EISs) and supplemental environmental impact statements to incorporate greater sage-grouse conservation measures into Bureau of Land Management land use plans and Forest Plans.
Web Link:  http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/more/sagegrouse/eastern.html
Location: UNIT - Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest All Units. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Adams. Routt National Forest.
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/nepa_project_exp.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.
University of Wyoming Research Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012  06/2012 Nathan Haynes
307-745-2317
nhaynes@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue the University of Wyoming an Institutional authorization for research across the Medicine Bow Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland
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 and 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:05/2012
 
05/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
WY Military Department Helicopter Training
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/01/2011 
Expected:04/2012
 
04/2012 Nathan Haynes
307-745-2317
nhaynes@fs.fed.us 
Description: The WY Military Dept. currently has a special use permit to use 6 landing sites on the MBRNF for medical evacuation trainings. They have applied for reissuance of the permit with the addition of 35 new landing sites.
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District, Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. Various locations on the Laramie Ranger District.
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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 03/2012 
Expected:05/2012  05/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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:05/2012
 
05/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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/nepa_project_exp.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  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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 12/2011 
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/nepa_project_exp.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:06/2012
 
06/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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 70 Road Reconstruction
EA
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 03/29/2012  06/2012 Diana Hood
307-326-2507
dlhood@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) is proposing to realign a portion of WYO Highway 70 between Baggs and Encampment, at reference marker (RM) 30.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37575
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - T. 87 W., R. 13 N. Section 9. . The project is located in Carbon County within the Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest, 30 miles east of Baggs, 27 miles west of Encampment.
Johnson-Takala Ditch Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/08/2011 
Expected:05/2012
 
05/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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
- Road management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2012 
Expected:05/2012  05/2012 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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/05/2010 
Expected:04/2012
 
08/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/25/2012  06/2012 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 10/2012 
Expected:12/2012  09/2013 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/nepa_project_exp.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 04/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
07/2013 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
USGS Stream Gage Maintenance
CE
- Research and Development  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/17/2010 
Expected:05/2012
 
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/nepa_project_exp.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
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/08/2011 
Expected:03/2012
 
03/2012 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:06/2012
 
07/2012 Peter Rose
307-358-4690
pjrose@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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Black Hills Bentonite Exploration Drilling
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:09/2012  10/2012 Peter Rose
307-358-4690
pjrose@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to authorize Black Hills Bentonite, LLC (BHB) to conduct exploration drilling for the purpose of mapping/documenting the subsurface distribution and quality of bentonite deposits.
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Weston. LEGAL - T47N, R63W; Parts of sections 17, 18, 19, 20, 29, 30. Approximately 3 miles NW of Osage.
Black Thunder MIne Topsoil and Overburden Stockpile
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/17/2011 
Expected:04/2012
 
05/2012 Peter Rose
307-358-4690
pjrose@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to authorize Thunder Basin Coal Company’s Black Thunder Mine (BTM) to occupy National Forest System (NFS) lands for the purpose of constructing and storing topsoil and overburden stockpiles.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37506
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Campbell. LEGAL - W½, Section 22, W½, Section 27,T. 43 N., R. 71 W., Campbell County, Wyoming, 6th P.M. Black Thunder Mine approximately 9 miles east of HWY 59 and HWY 450 Junction.
CGGVeritas-NHB 3D Geophysical Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/02/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
10/2012 James McKay
307-358-4690
jmckay02@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project will encompass 2,800 acres (4.375 square miles) located on the Thunder Basin National Grassland. Conducted utilizing vibroseis as the energy source and will provide data to develop a three dimensional image of the geological structure.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37475
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Converse. LEGAL - Townships 39 & 40 North, Range 73 West. Approximately 10 to 12 miles west of the Jenny Trail and HWY 59 Junction.
DCP Douglas, LLC Natural Gas Pipeline to EOG Well
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 01/17/2012  02/2012 James McKay
307-358-4690
jmckay02@fs.fed.us 
Description: DCP will construct two 4inch natural gas pipelines; one high pressure steel line, one low pressure poly pipe, to the EOG-Arbalest 53-33H well to tie into their existing 4inch high pressure line. Less than 5 acres of NFS lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37478
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Converse. LEGAL - T41N, R72W, Sec 34 NW1/4NW1/4. Approximately 6 miles north of the Jenny Trail Hwy 59 Junction then approximately 3 miles east of Hwy 59.
DM&E Wetland Mitigation Sites
EA
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Dowdy Road Permit DGL347
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/28/2012 
Expected:04/2012
 
04/2012 Geri Proctor
307-746-2782
gproctor@fs.fed.us 
Description: Luke Dowdy has requested authorization to cross NFS land to access his private land in the Upton area. Mr. Dowdy owns the private land in the same quarter section. The right-of-way will be for approximately 15 feet in length and 20 feet wide.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38157
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Weston. LEGAL - T47N, R64W, sec 17. Approximately 4 miles SE of the town of Upton.
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:04/2012
 
05/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/22/2011 
Expected:08/2012
Actual: 12/21/2011 
09/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Greater Sage-grouse Conservation Measures - Thunder Basin NG Plan Amendment
EIS

           *NEW LISTING*
- Land management planning  In Progress:
Notice of Adjustment 12/09/2011
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 08/2012 
Expected:09/2013
 
11/2013 Misty Hays
307-358-7102
mahays@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Thunder Basin NG is a cooperating agency in the development of a programmatic EIS to incorporate greater sage-grouse conservation measures into land management plans through plan amendment, including the TBNG plan. The WY BLM is the lead agency.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38134
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Weston, Campbell, Converse, Crook, Niobrara. Thunder Basin National Grassland.
Greencore Road Permit
CE
- Special use management
- Road management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Anne Haverhals
307-455-2466
ahaverhals@fs.fed.us 
Description: In order to provide maintenance access to a CO2 pipeline, Greencore proposes constructing a road on an existing flat-bladed road on National Forest System (NFS) land. About 1,719 feet of the road is in Section 20 and 4,349 feet in Section18,T55N/R70W
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Campbell. LEGAL - Sections 18 and 20, T55N/R70W. North of Gillette approximately 40 miles and approximately 3 miles east of HWY. 59.
Harris Park Land Exchange
EA
- Land ownership management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012  06/2012 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).
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.
Incorporating Greater Sage-grouse Conservation Measures into Land Management Plans (Wyoming)
EIS
- Land management planning
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
Developing Proposal
Est. Notice of Adjustment 12/2011 
Expected:05/2014  06/2014 Danielle Chi
801-625-5667
dkchi@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service will be a cooperating agency with the BLM (lead agency) in preparing programmatic EISs to incorporate greater sage-grouse conservation measures into land management plans, including the Thunder Basin NG plan, through plan amendment
Web Link:  http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/more/sagegrouse/eastern.html
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Weston, Campbell, Converse, Crook, Niobrara. UNIT - Thunder Basin NG portion of the Medicine Bow-Routt NF; WY; multiple counties involved.
Inyan Kara Assembled Land Exchange
EA
- Land ownership management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:03/2013  04/2013 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Irwin Land Exchange
EA
- Land ownership management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2012 
Expected:06/2013  06/2013 Amy Ormseth
307-358-4690
aormseth@fs.fed.us 
Description: 2,720 acres of Non-Federal to Federal and 2,400 of Federal to Non-Federal. Optional acres of Federal to Non-Federal taking into account issues with DM&E easements 1,360 acres. Map is attached. .
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - Pvt to Fed:T40N R69W;Part Sec27, Sec28, Half Sec29, Half Sec32, Half Sec33, Part Sec34-T41N R68W;Sec16-Fed to Pvt:T41N R69W;Part Sec27, Half Sec29, Half Sec30, Part Sec31, Sec32, Half Sec34, Half Sec. Thunder Basin National Grassland.
J & L Leasing Communication Site
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/22/2010 
Expected:04/2012
 
04/2012 Geri Proctor
307-358-4690
gproctor@fs.fed.us 
Description: J&L Leasing has applied for a name change for the lease of the communications site on Laramie Peak
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.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  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 12/16/2011
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
07/2013 Peter Rose
307-358-4690
pjrose@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/nepa_project_exp.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.
NARM Mineral Materials Contract MM-DGL-2800-08-05-09 reissue
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012  05/2012 Peter Rose
307-358-4690
pjrose@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Douglas Ranger District is seeking to re-issue an existing mineral materials contract associated with North Antelope Rochelle Mine (NARM) under the new name of their parent company.
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Campbell. LEGAL - T41N R70W, Section 10. North Antelope Rochelle Mine.
NARM Power Lines Access Roads
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012  05/2012 Peter Rose
307-358-4690
pjrose@fs.fed.us 
Description: Peabody Powder River Mining, LLC, has requested an amendment to their current Special Use Permit. Activity to authorize construction of three light-duty road segments on National Forest System (NFS) lands.
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Campbell. LEGAL - T42N R70W, Parts of sections 20, 22, 27. North Antelope Rochelle Mine.
North Antelope-Rochelle Mine (NARM) Dewatering Project
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/11/2011 
Expected:04/2012
 
05/2012 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36448
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.
Pacificorp DGL344
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/28/2012 
Expected:04/2012
 
04/2012 Geri Proctor
307-746-2782
gproctor@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorization of special use permits to Pacificorp. These are re-issuances of permits that will expire. They are for the operation and maintenance of electric powerlines and powerlines around coal mines and railroads.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37525
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Converse. LEGAL - T38N, R70W Sec. 20, 18, 17; T39N, R70W Sec. 19, 18, 7, 6; T40N, R70W Sec. 31, 6; T40N, R71W Sec. 25, 24, 13, 12, 1; T41N, R70W Sec. 31, 30. Approximately 6 miles east of Hwy 59 and Hwy 34 junction.
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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Rhoades Land Exchange
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Land ownership management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2012 
Expected:08/2012  09/2012 Geri Proctor
307-746-2782
gproctor@fs.fed.us 
Description: 120 acres of Non-Federal to Federal and 200 acres of Federal to Non-Federal.
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - Pvt to Fed: T. 27 N., R. 71 W; Sec. 32, S½NW¼, NE¼NW¼ Fed to Pvt:T. 26 N., R. 71W; Sec. 14 SW¼, SW¼NE¼. The land exchange examined in this feasibility analysis will consolidate federal holdings within the southernmost part of the Laramie Peak Unit of the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests.
School Creek Mine Coal Mining Startup Facilities
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/15/2010 
Expected:06/2012
 
07/2012 Peter Rose
307-358-4690
pjrose@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/nepa_project_exp.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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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/nepa_project_exp.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:04/2012
 
05/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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 05/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
09/2012 Peter Rose
307-358-4690
pjrose@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/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35927
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Campbell. South Hilight.
Thunder Basin Pipeline, LLC DGL348
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/13/2012 
Expected:04/2012
 
04/2012 Geri Proctor
307-746-2782
gproctor@fs.fed.us 
Description: The USDA Forest Service (USFS) proposes to authorize Thunder Basin Pipeline, LLC to operate and maintain an exisiting pipeline. The pipeline is associated with a small refinery north of Douglas, WY.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38411
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Converse. LEGAL - T38N, R69W: Sec. 18, lots 2-4; sec. 19, lots 1-4; and sec. 30, lots 1-2. Approximately 3 miles east of Bill Wyoming off of HWY 59.
Trail 609 Improvement (Friend Park Trail)
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2012 
Expected:10/2012  10/2012 Marcia Rose-Ritchie
307-358-4690
mroseritchie@fs.fed.us 
Description: Wyoming Back Country Horsemen of America propose to significant trail maintenance and repairs to the Friend Creek Trail.
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - Sections 3, 4, 10, 14, and 15 of T26n/R72W. Friend Creek Trail south of Friend Park Campground on the southwestern flank of Laramie Peak.
Upton Airport Permit Renewal DGL320
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/28/2012 
Expected:04/2012
 
05/2012 Geri Proctor
307-746-2782
gproctor@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Town of Upton is requesting to renew the special use permit for the airport. This permit was first issued in 1955. The permit will cover 80 acres for operating and maintaining a public airport.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38158
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Weston. LEGAL - T. 47 N., R. 65 W.,. Upton Airport, Upton Wyoming.
Upton Mineral Material Development
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 03/16/2012  04/2012 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 after further review are less than 5 acres.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.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.
Weston County Easements
CE
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/24/2011 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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/nepa_project_exp.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:08/2012
Actual: 11/22/2011
09/30/2011
07/14/2011
06/01/2011
12/17/2010 
09/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.php?project=27646
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Campbell. East of Wright, WY.
Wyoming Pipeline Company - Clareton Crude Oil Pipeline Replacement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012  05/2012 James McKay
307-358-4690
jmckay02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Wyoming Pipeline Company (WPC) has iniated the process to replace 13.1 miles of 8 inche crude oil pipeline
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Weston. LEGAL - T43N, R65W: Parts of Sections 10, 11 & T44N, R64W: Parts of Sections 24, 26, 32,33. South of HWY 450 - East of Clareton.
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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
Armstrong Creek Restoration
EA
- Watershed management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/12/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
08/2012 Rick Henderson
970-870-2219
rhenderson01@fs.fed.us 
Description: Past management activities have degraded Armstrong Creek and its associated riparian area. This project will focus on reducing sediment, realligning degraded reaches and improving access to the floodplain using active and passive techniques.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37749
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - 6th PM, 9N,87W, Sec 13,14,15. 18 miles north of Hayden, CO in Routt County.
Buffalo Pass Road Improvement Projects
CE
- Road management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/08/2010 
Expected:07/2012
 
07/2012 Janet Faller
970-870-2174
jfaller@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/nepa_project_exp.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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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/nepa_project_exp.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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Dumont Lake/Muddy Creek Dam and Reservoir
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:07/2012  08/2012 Janet Faller
970-870-2174
jfaller@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue Special Use Permit to Colorado Parks & Wildlife and authorize the repair to the outlet.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38530
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. Township 5 North, Range 82 West, Section 8, 6PM, Grand County, Colorado.
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:07/2012
 
07/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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 03/2012 
Expected:07/2012  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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Miller Spring Development and Pipeline Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:04/2012  04/2012 Keesha Clay
970-638-4169
kmclay@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of a special use permit for the purpose of maintaining an existing water supply system which provides water for domestic use.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37798
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - 6PM, 10N, 85W, Sec 8, NW4, NW4. Located in north Routt County near Columbine, CO.
Miners Claim Fuel Reduction
EA
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:03/2013  07/2013 Mark Cahur
970-870-2214
mcahur@fs.fed.us 
Description: Boundary fuel treatments along and adjacent to private in-holdings containing structures.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37755
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - 6th PM, 10N, R85W, Sec 7. Southeast of Columbine, CO in Routt County.
Mt. Werner Water and Sanitation Water Tank
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:06/2012  06/2012 Janet Faller
970-870-2174
jfaller@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue special use authorization for the operations and maintenance of a water storage facility.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38532
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. Township 6 North, Range 84 West, Section 23, SW 1/4, NW 1/4, 6PM.
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Communicatios Use Lease Renewal
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:06/2012  06/2012 Janet Faller
970-870-2174
jfaller@fs.fed.us 
Description: Permit renewal for the operation and maintenance of 18 existing SNOwpack TELemetry (SNOTEL) Sites on the Routt National Forest
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37763
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. 18 Sites on the Routt National Forest.
Overlook Snowmobile Trail
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/17/2012 
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).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37095
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/nepa_project_exp.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 04/2012 
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/nepa_project_exp.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 04/2012 
Expected:04/2012  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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Seedhouse Rangeland Management Analysis
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/30/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
07/2012 Erik Taylor
970-870-2154
estaylor@fs.fed.us 
Description: Environmental Analysis of livestock grazing on four cattle allotments in Routt County.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38151
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T7N; R84W, R85W: T9N; R83W, R84W, R85W: T10N; R84W. East of Clark, Routt County, CO.
Steamboat Front
CE
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2012 
Expected:08/2012  06/2013 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Union Pacific Communication Use Lease
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/01/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
06/2012 Janet Faller
970-870-2174
jfaller@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of communication use lease for operating and maintaining a microwave tower.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37759
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - 6th PM, T6N, R83W, Sec. 30. Located withing the Steamboat Ski Area Boundary.
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 wildland urban 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Winter Non-Motorized Trail Development
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2012 
Expected:08/2012  12/2012 Kent Foster
970-870-2142
kfoster@fs.fed.us 
Description: Designate existing non-system trail routes as system trails. Snowshoe routes will be designated as trails on Rabbit Ears Pass. A snowshoe/skiier loop near Dry Lake will be designated at Buffalo Pass.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38608
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T5N R83W - sections 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23; T7N R84W - Sections 25, 26. Rabbit Ears Pass and Dry Lake Area on Buffalo Pass.
Yampa Valley Electric Association Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/01/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
06/2012 Janet Faller
970-870-2174
jfaller@fs.fed.us 
Description: Permit renewal for the operation and maintenance of electric transmission lines on the Routt National Forest.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37761
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. Numerous locations in the Routt National Forest.
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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  Cancelled  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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Ed Sigel
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/27/2011 
Expected:06/2012
 
06/2012 Nathan Haynes
307-745-2317
nhaynes@fs.fed.us 
Description: Outfitting and guiding by horseback on Sheep Mountain and the Snowy Range
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38871
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany, Carbon. LEGAL - Laramie and Brush Creek/Hayden districts lands. Laramie Ranger District.
Foxpark, Boswell, and Sheep Mountain Allotment Management Plan
EA
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2012 
Expected:03/2013  05/2013 Aaron Swallow
307-745-2340
aswallow02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reauthorization of livestock grazing and issuance of new allotment management plans for the Foxpark and Boswell livestock grazing allotments and the Sheep Mountain wildlife area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35466
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - T12-15N., R77-79W. Foxpark, Boswell & Sheep Mountain Management Plan.
Johnston Reciprocal Right-of-Way
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Land ownership management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/02/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
06/2012 Diana Hood
307-745-2430
phesch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Exchange of rights-of-ways between USA and C.S. Johnston on NFS Road 501
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38360
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - T12N., R78 W sections 17 and 18. National Forest System Road 501.
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 06/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
08/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.php?project=30526
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - T13 - 16N, R78 - 79W, 6th Principle Meridian. From Foxborough north Brooklyn Lake.
Laramie Junior High School
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/06/2011 
Expected:05/2012
 
05/2012 Nathan Haynes
307-745-2317
nhaynes@fs.fed.us 
Description: Conducting school sponsored activities on existing trails in the Happy Jack/Tie City area
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38867
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - T14 R71W Section 29 – Vedauwoo, T15 N., R72W Sec 23 Tie City, T13N.R78W sec 24 Chimney Park. Laramie Ranger district.
Laramie Range Orienteering Club
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/19/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
07/2012 Nathan Haynes
307-745-2317
nhaynes@fs.fed.us 
Description: A series of orienteering races for Laramie Daze 2012, a 7 day orienteering event in August and early September
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38869
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - T 14 & 15 N, R71W, sections 13, 14, 2, 10, 9, 7, and 31. Laramie Ranger District.
Laramie Senior High School
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/06/2011 
Expected:05/2012
 
05/2012 Nathan Haynes
307-745-2317
nhaynes@fs.fed.us 
Description: Conducting school sponsored activities on existing trails in the Happy Jack/Tie City area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38868
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - T 14N, R71W, sec 29 Vedauwoo, T15N., R72W, sec 23 Tie City, T13N.,R78W, sec 24 Chimney park. Laramie Ranger District.
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/nepa_project_exp.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 
Completed  Actual: 02/22/2012  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/nepa_project_exp.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 Corporation dba Century Link QC
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Nathan Haynes
307-745-2317
nhaynes@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installation of 1836 feet of buried telephone cable in an existing telephone cable right-of-way held by Qwest
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - T14N, R79W, Section 22, S1/2NW1/4 and NW1/4SE1/4. Near Keystone on the Laramie Ranger District.
Qwest Corportion dba Centry Link QC
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/16/2011 
Expected:04/2012
 
06/2012 Nathan Haynes
307-745-2317
nhaynes@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installation of 1836 feet of buried telephone cable in an existing telephone cable right-of-way held by Qwest.
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - T14N, R79W, Section 22, S1/2N1/4 and NW1/4SE1/4. Near Keystone on the Laramie Ranger District.
Snowy Range Lodge Resort Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012  06/2012 Nathan Haynes
307-745-2317
nhaynes@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue Jamie Egolf and David Egolf a new authorization to operate the Snowy Range Lodge as a resort
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - T16 N. R78W., sec 29. Laramie Ranger 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
WYDOT - Wetlands Mitigation Site and Vedauwoo Road Improvement
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 02/07/2012  03/2012 William Munro
307-745-2424
wmunro@fs.fed.us 
Description: Creation of less than one acre of wetlands and improvement of the off-highway parking area on the Vedauwoo Road.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37818
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. T14N, R71W, Section 12, SW1/4SE1/4, 6th Principle Meridian.
Wyoming Conservation Corps
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012  06/2012 Nathan Haynes
307-745-2317
nhaynes@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue the WCC a permit to occupy the Pole Mountain Work Center
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - T15N., R72W., sec 35. Laramie Ranger District Pole Mountain Work Center.
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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
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/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34488
Location: UNIT - Parks Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - T10-12N, R78-80 W. 14 miles North of Walden.
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/nepa_project_exp.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/nepa_project_exp.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:12/2012  06/2013 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/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36137
Location: UNIT - Parks Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - T.8N., R82W., sec 4, 5 & 9. Parks Ranger District.
Walden Administrative Site Conveyance
CE
- Facility management  Completed  Actual: 12/15/2011  04/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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, Silver Creek Outfitters
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/20/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
06/2012 John Anarella
970-638-4516
janarella@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issues 10 year permit. No changes to previous activities.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38577
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T3N, R83W. Located in the Morrison Creek Drainage.
Bear River Travel Management
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/27/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
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/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33775
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield, Routt. 10 miles southwest of Yampa in the Bear River Geographic Area.
Bear River/Watson Creek AMP
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:05/2012  07/2012 Josh Voorhis
970-638-4516
jvoorhis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Grazing Management, revision update for allotment management plan
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38069
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield, Rio Blanco, Routt. LEGAL - Township 1 North, Range 86 West, Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21 and 22 and Township 2 North, Range 86 West, Sections 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 33, 34 and 35. Project area is located approximately 8 miles west of Yampa, CO.
Blacktail Ranch Company, LLC Private Road Access
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2012 
Expected:07/2012  07/2012 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.
Coal Creek Reclamation
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:06/2013  06/2013 Rick Henderson
970-870-2219
rhenderson01@fs.fed.us 
Description: Use the piscicide rotenone to remove all non-native trout from the upper four miles of Coal Creek. Native Colorado River cutthroat trout will then be reintroduced.
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield. T. 3N., R. 86W., Sections 5, 8, 9, & 15.
FD Hutchinson Ditch
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/15/2005 
Expected:06/2012
 
07/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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:06/2012
 
07/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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
- Special area management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2012 
Expected:07/2012  07/2012 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
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2012 
Expected:07/2012  07/2012 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)
EA
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
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:06/2012
 
07/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.php?project=10128
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T1N, R83W, Section 34 SW 1/4. Rock Creek.
Morrison Creek Fuels Reduction
EA
- Fuels management  Completed  Actual: 01/25/2012  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/nepa_project_exp.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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Poose Creek Fish Ladder
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/19/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
06/2012 Rick Henderson
970-870-2219
rhenderson01@fs.fed.us 
Description: The culver on County Road 8 currently blocks upstream movement of native Colorado River cutthroat trout. A fish ladder will be constructed to facilitate passage
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37902
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Rio Blanco. T 2N., R. 88W., Sec. 14.
Re-issue of Yamcolo Reservoir Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012  05/2012 Keesha Clay
970-638-4169
kmclay@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issuance of 30 year term permit to Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District for Yamcolo Reservoir and related structures.
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield. LEGAL - Township 1 North, Range 86 West, Sections 16, 17 and 20. Approximately 15 miles southwest of Yampa, CO, located on Forest Service Road 900.
Temporary Outfitter Guide Permit Renewals
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/20/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
06/2012 John Anarella
970-638-4516
janarella@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of 3 temporary outfitter guide permits. No changes to previous activities.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38578
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield, Grand, Rio Blanco, Routt. District Wide.
Vaughn Lake Aerator Re-Issue
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2012 
Expected:07/2012  07/2012 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.
Wheeler Creek Fish Barrier
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/12/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
06/2012 Rick Henderson
970-870-2219
rhenderson01@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction of a fish barrier in Wheeler Creek at the US Forest Service boundary. The barrier will prevent non-native rainbow trout from downstream from hybridizing with native Colorado River cutthroat trout upstream of the barrier.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37901
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T. 2N., R. 84W., Sec. 17. Wheeler Creek at USFS boundary.
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