Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2012 to 12/31/2012
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, 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 09/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
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.
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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 11/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
03/2013 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
- 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, 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 04/2013 
Expected:06/2014
 
09/2014 Dave Slepnikoff
605-343-1567
dslepnikoff@fs.fed.us 
Description: TECKLA-OSAGE-LANGE 230Kv Transmission line
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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
- 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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
- 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 05/2013 
Expected:01/2014
 
04/2014 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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.
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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
3Cs Guiding-Snowmobile Guiding Service
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/22/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
11/2012 Kassidy Kern
307-745-2405
kkern02@fs.fed.us 
Description: 5 year temporary permit to operate a snowmobile guide service on the Laramie and Brush Creek/Hayden Districts of the Medicine Bow NF.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40216
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District, Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany, Carbon. Snowy Range and Sierra Madre Range.
Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/20/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
12/2012 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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.
Jones Outfitting
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/22/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
11/2012 Kassidy Kern
307-745-2405
kkern02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Jones Outfitting has requested a renewal of their current authorization to guide hunting excursions on Sheep Mountain and the Snowy Range. This new authorization would be for a 5-year term expiring in 2017.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40217
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District, Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany, Carbon. Snowy Range Mountains.
University of Wyoming Outdoor Adventure Program
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/22/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
11/2012 Kassidy Kern
307-745-2405
kkern02@fs.fed.us 
Description: UW Outdoor Adventure Program is currently permitted to outfit and guide University of Wyoming students, faculty and staff on various areas of the forest. They have been a permittee since 2006. If authorized, this permit renewal would expire in 2017.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40221
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District, Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. Snowy Range, Pole Mountain, and Laramie Peak areas.
WY Military Department Helicopter Training
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/15/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
10/2012 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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37820
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District, Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. Various locations on the Laramie Ranger District.
WYDOT Highway 130 - Carbon Power & Light 2 Hazard Tree Clearing
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:09/2013  10/2013 Sara Alberts
928-354-2216
salberts@fs.fed.us 
Description: Hazard tree clearing and/or removal along (1) Wyoming Hwy 130 from approximately mile marker 28 to mile marker 46, and (2) Carbon Power & Light's overhead powerline from approximately Snowy Range Ski Area to just west of Brooklyn Lake.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40222
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District, Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany, Carbon. Laramie and Brush Creek-Hayden Ranger Districts, Snowy Range Mountains.
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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
- Land management planning  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/22/2008 
Expected:01/2014
 
06/2014 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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  On Hold  N/A  N/A Tom Florich
307-745-2435
tflorich@fs.fed.us 
Description: Sale of Administrative Site Facilities.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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.
Bridger Peak AML Mine Site Reclamation
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/28/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
10/2012 Diana Hood
307-326-2532
dlhood@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reclamation of two abandoned mine sites located within the Sierra Madre/Encampment Mining District. Project is part of WY Abandoned Mines Safety Program.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39636
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Carbon. Sierra Madre Range, Brush Creek/Hayden Range District.
Continental Divide National Scenic Trail Long Park Reroute
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/28/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
07/2013 Brian Waugh
307-326-2525
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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/28/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
12/2012 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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.
Johnson-Takala Ditch Permit
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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
- Recreation management
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 06/29/2012  07/2012 Diana Hood
307-326-2532
dlhood@fs.fed.us 
Description: Close approx .14 miles of NFSR 429 to motorized use to provide short-term resource protection/protect public health and safety; original proposal to change long term management status from Level 2 to Level 1 will be analyzed in a future EA.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37105
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.
Red Park Prescribed Burn
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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 12/2012 
Expected:07/2013
 
09/2013 Melanie Fullman
307-326-5258
mfullman@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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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  Completed  Actual: 07/13/2012  07/2012 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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37013
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:10/2012
 
12/2012 Amy Ormseth
307-358-1620
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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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.
BNSF Snow Fence DGL 202
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 09/12/2012  11/2012 Geri Proctor
307-746-2782
gproctor@fs.fed.us 
Description: BNSF has requested authorization to build two snow fences to protect their rail road easement on NFS land. There will be two locations with two rows of fences at each location.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39835
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Converse. LEGAL - T38N, R70W sec. 17 and 20 and T39N, R71W, sec. 24. Approximately 2 miles northeast of Bill, Wyoming.
Black Hills Bentonite Exploration Drilling
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Amy Ormseth
307-358-1620
aormseth@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  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Amy Ormseth
307-358-1620
aormseth@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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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.
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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 08/15/2012  10/2012 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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.
Gateway West Geotechnical Borings
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/25/2012  08/2012 Misty Hays
307-358-7102
mahays@fs.fed.us 
Description: Idaho Power and Rocky Mountain Power (the Companies) are conducting investigation and permitting activities necessary to construct transmission lines from the planned Windstar Substation in Converse County, Wyoming.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38957
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Natrona. LEGAL - T30N, R78W Sec 13, NW1/4SE1/4 and Sec 23SE1/4SW1/4. Sensebaugh Canyon area.
Geokinetics Alta 3D Geophysical Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/22/2011 
Expected:08/2013
Actual: 12/21/2011 
11/2013 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36909
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Natrona. 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
- 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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.
Grout Road Use Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:11/2012  01/2013 Geri Proctor
307-358-4690
gproctor@fs.fed.us 
Description: Clifton Grout, trustee for Papa’s Land Trust, has requested authorization to cross NFS land to access his private land in the Laramie Peak area.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40036
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - T27N, R71W, Parts of Sections 21 and 28. Approximately, 12 miles South of Esterbrook Wyoming.
Harris Park Land Exchange
EA
- Land ownership management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:11/2012  01/2013 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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.
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  05/2013 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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 10/2012 
Expected:11/2012  01/2013 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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/22/2010 
Expected:10/2012
 
12/2012 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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 11/2012 
Expected:03/2013
 
05/2013 Amy Ormseth
307-358-1620
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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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 Power Lines Access Roads
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 08/30/2012  10/2012 Amy Ormseth
307-358-1620
aormseth@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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38269
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:10/2012
 
12/2012 Amy Ormseth
307-358-1620
aormseth@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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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  Completed  Actual: 08/21/2012  10/2012 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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
- Land ownership management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2012 
Expected:04/2013  06/2013 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  Completed  Actual: 09/18/2012  11/2012 Amy Ormseth
307-358-1620
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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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. The Hilight Bill Geographic Area on the Thunder Basin National Grassland.
South Tepee pasture spring and water tank
CE
- Grazing management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/30/2007 
Expected:09/2012
 
11/2012 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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  Completed  Actual: 08/16/2012  10/2012 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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 10/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
02/2013 Amy Ormseth
307-358-1620
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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 08/21/2012  10/2012 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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.
Tidelands Geophysical-Coal Draw 3D Seismic Survey
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Cancelled  N/A  N/A James McKay
307-358-4690
jmckay02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Tidelands Geophysical Company (Tidelands) has submitted a Notice of Intent and Plan of Action (POA) to conduct geophysical exploration operations for the Coal Draw 3D Seismic Survey project on behalf of Seitel, Inc.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39293
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Campbell, Converse. LEGAL - Portions of Townships 40-42 North, Range 72-73 West, Campbell & Converse Counties, Wyoming. North and West of the junction to Hwy 59 and Hwy 34.
Trail 609 Improvement (Friend Park Trail)
CE
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Amanda Sanchez
575-358-7129
asanchez@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
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 08/15/2012  10/2012 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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.
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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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:02/2013
Actual: 11/22/2011
09/30/2011
07/14/2011
06/01/2011
12/17/2010 
04/2013 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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
Armstrong Creek Restoration
EA
- Watershed management  Completed  Actual: 07/22/2012  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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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.
Atmos Energy Pipeline Special Use Permit Reissue
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/28/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
11/2012 Janet Faller
970-870-2174
jfaller@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue Special Use Permit for 20 years to Atmos Energy Corporation for the operation and maintenance of a natural gas transmission line and meter to serve the Steamboat Ski Area maintenance shop.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39365
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - Township 6 North, Range 84 West, Section 23, 6th Principal Meridian. Routt County, Steamboat Ski Area - End of Burgess Creek Road.
Buffalo Pass Road Improvement Projects
CE
- Road management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/18/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
11/2012 Janet Faller
970-870-2174
jfaller@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed project would include the development of one new gravel pit, and extracting materials from an existing borrow pit and an existing gravel pit located near Fish Creek Reservoir along NFSR 60.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=30103
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - Borrow pit: T7N, R84W, Sec 36; existing gravel pit : T6N, R83W, Sec 15; proposed new gravel pit :T7N, R83W, Section 32. Buffalo Pass, NFSR 60 & 310.1B 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/24/2012
07/24/2012 
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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/29/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
10/2012 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/21/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
12/2012 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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.
Freeman Reservoir Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/28/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
12/2012 Janet Faller
970-870-2174
jfaller@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a Special Use Permit for the operation and maintenance of the Freeman Dam and Reservoir to the Colorado Department of Parks and Wildlife.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39366
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Moffat. LEGAL - SW1/4NW1/4 & N1/2SW1/4 Sec. 6, T. 9 N., R. 89 W., 6TH PM. Freeman Reservoir, HPBE Ranger District, Routt National Forest,.
HPBE Recreation Special Uses Renewals
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/22/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
12/2012 Kent Foster
970-870-2142
kfoster@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal for Elk River Guest Ranch Recreaiton Special Use Permit. Activities are primarily trail rides, but also include other outfitting and guiding activities.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39052
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - Sections 1, 2, 3, 10, 11, 12, 13 14, T9N; R85W, Sections 6, 7, of T9N: R84W. North of Seedhouse Road, NFSR 400, CR64.
HPBE Trail Reroutes & Relocations
CE
- Recreation management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/22/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
12/2012 Kent Foster
970-870-2142
kfoster@fs.fed.us 
Description: Minor reroute and relocation involving segments of NFST 1188 and 1188.1a. Total distance of reroutes are less than 2000 feet.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39051
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - Section 6 T9N; Range 84W and Sections 31, 32 of T10N; Range 84 W, 6th PM. Hinman Park and Coulton Creek area north of Seedhouse Road (FSR400).
Lester Creek (Pearl Lake) Dam Repair
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/25/2012
07/25/2012 
08/2012 Janet Faller
970-870-2174
jfaller@fs.fed.us 
Description: CO Dept of Parks & Wildlife proposal for the installation of 200 LF of toe drain pipe, 45 tons of riprap bedding and 130 tons of riprap, to increase the stability of the right abutment and dewater the left abutment.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39064
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - Section 35, SW1/4 T10N, R85W. Pearl Lake, Lester Creek Dam.
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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:11/2012  11/2012 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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 11/2012 
Expected:12/2012  12/2012 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2013 
Expected:03/2013  03/2013 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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 11/2012 
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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/25/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
10/2012 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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.
Reeves Private Property Access
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/29/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
10/2012 Keesha Clay
970-638-4169
kmclay@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a special use permit to use an existing road to access private property year round
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39606
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T9N., R84W., Section7, SE¼SE¼. Hinman Park area.
Seedhouse Rangeland Management Analysis
EA
- Grazing management  Completed  Actual: 07/12/2012  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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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
EA
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:01/2013  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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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.
Steamboat Ski Area Maintenance Projects
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/22/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
04/2013 Kent Foster
970-870-2142
kfoster@fs.fed.us 
Description: Completion of minor projects on the Steamboat Ski Area to maintain and improve infrastructure, such as snow making lines, minimal regrading, technology access improvements and other marginal activities not previously analyzed.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39053
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - Section 23, 25, 26. T6N; R84W. Steamboat Ski Area.
Vista Verde Spring Re-Issue
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/30/2012 
Expected:06/2013
 
07/2013 Keesha Clay
970-638-4169
kmclay@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue special use permit of existing spring and pipeline for domestic use.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39926
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T9N, R84W, Sec 5. Hinman Park off of NFSR 400 (Seedhouse Road).
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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:11/2012  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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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  Completed  Actual: 07/19/2012
07/19/2012 
07/2012 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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
Bald Mountain Prescribed Burn Expansion
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2012 
Expected:02/2013  03/2013 Aaron Swallow
307-745-2340
aswallow02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescribed fire would be used to treat National Forest System lands to improve vegetation conditions for big-game winter range.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40211
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - T16N, R78W, Section 24. Northeast of Centennial, WY.
Episcopal Diocese of Wyoming
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:12/2012  01/2013 Kassidy Kern
307-745-2405
kkern02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Operate and maintain an open air chapel known as St. Alban’s Chapel used for religious services and wedding ceremonies.
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - T16N.R79W sec 11. Albany County St Albans Chapel.
Federal Aviation Administration
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/22/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
01/2013 Nathan Haynes
307-828-5121
nhaynes@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue the Federal Aviation Administration a communications use lease for a private mobile radio service.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40214
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - T15N, R72W, Section 27, SE1/4. Crow Creek Hill, Laramie Ranger District.
Fishworm Thinning and Fuels Reduction Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 08/07/2012  08/2012 Timothy Douville
307-745-2341
trdouville@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose is to improve timber stand conditions and reduce the amount and continuity of fuels within the project areas.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39231
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - T12N., R78W, sections 5 and 8. Laramie Ranger District by Wold tract.
Foxpark, Boswell, and Sheep Mountain Allotment Management Plan
EA
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/28/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2012 
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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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.
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 10/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
12/2012 Sara Alberts
307-745-2337
salberts@fs.fed.us 
Description: Vegetation treatments around 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 Brooklyn Lake.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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 to Brooklyn Lake.
Laramie Junior High School
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/22/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
11/2012 Kassidy Kern
307-745-2405
kkern02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Conducting school sponsored activities on existing trails in the Happy Jack/Tie City area
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Kassidy Kern
307-745-2405
kkern02@fs.fed.us 
Description: A series of orienteering races for Laramie Daze, a 7 day orienteering event in August and early September
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/22/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
11/2012 Kassidy Kern
307-745-2405
kkern02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Conducting school sponsored activities on existing trails in the Happy Jack/Tie City area.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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.
Rocky Top Guides
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/22/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
11/2012 Kassidy Kern
307-745-2405
kkern02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Rocky Top Guides would like to outfit and guide rock climbers. They are a new applicant and if authorized, the term of the permit would be for 2 years, expiring in 2014.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40219
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - T14, R71W, Section 29. Vedauwoo Recreation Area.
Snowy Range Lodge Resort Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/15/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
01/2013 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
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38799
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - T16 N. R78W., sec 29. Laramie Ranger District.
South Twin Lake Habitat Improvement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:11/2012  11/2012 Shawn Anderson
307-326-2541
sanderson03@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest Service habitat improvement project in partnership with Wyoming Game & Fish Department. The habitat improvements will alter the inlet to improve spawning conditions.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39645
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - T16N., R79W., sec 2. Albany South Twin Lake.
Southern Rockies Five Needle Pine Restoration - Pole Mountain blister rust resistance planting
CE
- Research and Development  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/10/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
10/2012 Timothy Douville
307-745-2341
trdouville@fs.fed.us 
Description: Planting of approximately 1000 limber and bristlecone pines to verify blister rust resistance
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39396
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - T15N.,R72W, sec 35. Pole Mountain work center.
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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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 Pole Mountain ROW Fence Hazard Tree Clearing
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:12/2012  01/2013 Sara Alberts
928-354-2216
salberts@fs.fed.us 
Description: Hazard tree clearing and/or removal within existing right-of-way easement and along right-of-way fences for Interstate-80, Wyoming Hwy 210, Old US Hwy 30, and Summit rest area.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40223
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - T16N, R78W, S 17-21, 28,33; T16N, R79W, S 11, 13-17, 19, 20; T16N, R80W, S25-30, 35. Laramie Ranger District, Pole Mountain.
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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
Blackhall TSI
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2012 
Expected:05/2013  06/2013 Keesha Clay
970-723-2719
sarahbridges@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Parks Ranger District is reviewing potential thinning needs within the Blackhall TSI project area. Density control through thinning will be completed by hand tools. No mechanical equipment or road building/reconstruction will be necessary.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39724
Location: UNIT - Parks Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - T. 11&12N., R. 81-85W. T. 11&12N., R. 81-85W.
Ellis Trail Relocation
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:02/2013  05/2013 Liz Schnackenberg
970-870-2234
lschnackenberg@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to relocate all or a portion of NFSR 499 (Ellis Trail) and close/obliterate a portion of FST 1101 (Whiskey Creek Trail). A new four-wheel drive route may be completed using a combination of existing roads and trails.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40096
Location: UNIT - Parks Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Jackson, Routt. LEGAL - Townships 11N & 12N, and Ranges 84W & 85W. Approximately 30 miles northwest of Cowdrey, CO in Jackson and Routt Counties, Colorado.
Jack Creek II
CE
- Fuels management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/24/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
01/2013 Patricia Hesch
970-723-2727
fvaldez@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would remove dead timber adjacent to Jack Creek Ranch which is surrounded by US Forest Service property. The timber has been affected by Mtn Pine Beetle and the potential for fire due to increased fuel loads is of concern.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39364
Location: UNIT - Parks Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - T5N, R77W, Sec. 4 & 5. The project area is approximately 25 miles south and east of Walden, CO and approximately 6 miles east of Rand, CO.
Kings Canyon
EA
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Minerals and Geology
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 07/17/2012  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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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 11/2012 
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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
01/2013 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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.
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Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest,   Yampa Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R2 - Rocky Mountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bear River Travel Management
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 09/09/2012  10/2012 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/16/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
07/2013 Josh Voorhis
970-638-4516
jvoorhis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Grazing Management, revision update for allotment management plan
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/21/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
11/2012 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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37069
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 10/2012 
Expected:06/2013  07/2013 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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37903
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield. T. 3N., R. 86W., Sections 5, 8, 9, & 15.
Gore Creek Restoration
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 04/11/2012
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
07/2013 Jamie Krezelok
970-870-2256
jkrezelok@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Yampa Ranger District is proposing a variety of actions in the Gore Pass area to improve watershed health and reduce potential erosion issues.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38944
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand, Routt. LEGAL - T1N, R82W, Sec. 1-36; T1N, R83W, Sec. 1-36; T2N, R82W, Sec. 1-36; T2N, R84W, Sec. 22-24; T3N, R82W, Sec. 31-36, T2N, R83W, Sec. 1, 10-14, 22-36. Gore Pass Area.
Haley Reservoir Aerator Re-Issue
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:12/2012  05/2013 Keesha Clay
970-870-2237
kmclay@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-Issue the Special Use Permit for the aerator on Haley Reservoir
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37071
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
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/23/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
06/2013 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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37070
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.
MAKI Private Property Access
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/30/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
12/2012 Keesha Clay
970-870-2237
kmclay@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue of special use permit for use and enlargement of existing road to private property.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39929
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. Located approximately 26 miles south of Steamboat Springs, CO on Routt County Road 16.
Oak Creek Roads Analysis
EA
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 09/23/2012  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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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  Completed  Actual: 08/05/2012  09/2012 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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  Completed  Actual: 08/09/2012  08/2012 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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37741
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.
Renewal of Mountain Pass Monuments
CE
- Special area management  Completed  Actual: 07/11/2012  08/2012 Keesha Clay
970-870-2237
kmclay@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-Issue the Special Use Permits for the historical markers on Gore Pass and Rabbit Ears Pass
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37075
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand, Jackson. LEGAL - Township 1 North, Range 82 West, Sections 3 and 10; Township 5 North, Range 82 West, Section 8. Gore Pass Monument is located 20 miles east of Yampa, CO on Colorado HWY 134. Rabbits Ears Monument is located 22 miles east of Steamboat Springs, CO on Colorado HWY 40.
Shaffer Reservoir Dam Repair
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/30/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
10/2012 Keesha Clay
970-870-2237
kmclay@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize repair work on Shaffer Reservoir Dam to replace existing outlet and repair a large breech in the dam.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39932
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - Township 3 North, Range 88 West, Section 2. Located approximately 29 miles to the west of Yampa, CO on Forest Service Road 952.
Somes Properties, LLC Road Access
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/21/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
11/2012 Keesha Clay
970-870-2237
kmclay@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a special use permit for the use of an existing non-system road that goes approximately 1,970 feet on National Forest Lands to access the most easterly portion of the ranch, which is surrounded on three sides by the Forest.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39308
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - SE 1/4, Section 8, Range 84 W, Township 2 North. Approximately 4 miles east of Yampa, CO, off Routt County Road 8, behind the Eagle Rock Ranch.
Summer Home Use Re-Issuance
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/30/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
10/2012 Keesha Clay
970-870-2237
kmclay@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of special use permit for use of existing road to Crosho Summer Homes and use of existing spring development.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39931
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Rio Blanco. Located approximately 9 miles west of Yampa, CO on Forest Service Road 930.
Vaughn Lake Aerator Re-Issue
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:01/2013  05/2013 Keesha Clay
970-870-2237
kmclay@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-Issue the Special Use Permit for the aerator on Vaughn Lake.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37073
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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