Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2013 to 06/30/2013
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 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 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 03/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
06/2013 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://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.
US Pro Cycling Race Special Use Authorization
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:06/2013  08/2013 Mike Kenealy
970-945-3207
mkenealy@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed special use authorization is for Classic Bicycle Racing LLC to make temporary use of NFS lands on 4 National Forests within CO for ancillary facilities such as staging areas with portable toilets, signs, barricades, message boards.
Location: UNIT - Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest All Units, White River National Forest All Units, Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands All Units, Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests All Units. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle, Grand, Lake, Larimer, Park, Pitkin, Routt, Summit. White River NF; Pike-San Isabel NF and Cimarron-Comanche National Grasslands; Medicine Bow-Routt NF and Thunder Basin National Grassland; Arapaho-Roosevelt NF and Pawnee Nat'l Grassland.
White-Nose Syndrome: Caves and Abandoned Mines
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Minerals and Geology 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/21/2012 
Expected:04/2013
 
07/2013 Trey Schillie
303-275-5067
tschillie@fs.fed.us 
Description: The US Forest Service is preparing an environmental analysis for cave and abandoned mine management options for the bat disease commonly known as white-nose syndrome (WNS).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/r2/wns
Location: UNIT - Bighorn National Forest All Units, Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest All Units, San Juan National Forest All Units, White River National Forest All Units, Grand Mesa Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forest All Units, Shoshone National Forest All Units, Rio Grande National Forest All Units, Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands All Units, Black Hills National Forest All Units, Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests All Units. STATE - Colorado, Kansas, South Dakota, Wyoming. COUNTY - Adams. Bighorn, San Juan, Pike and San Isabel and CC, Medicine Bow and Routt, Shoshone, Black Hills, White River, Rio Grande, Arapaho and Roosevelt and Pawnee.
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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 07/2013 
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
- 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://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
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/22/2012 
Expected:04/2013
 
05/2013 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
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38800
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
WYDOT Highway 130 - Carbon Power & Light 2 Hazard Tree Clearing
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2013 
Expected:11/2013  12/2013 Patricia Hesch
307-745-2430
phesch@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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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://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  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.
BUD Analysis
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:09/2013  05/2014 Melanie Fullman
307-326-5258
mfullman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analysis of vegetation management and travel management actions in the BUD Analysis Area. BUD Analysis Area is western portion of cancelled Savery Analysis Area. Vegetation management for fuels reduction, timber salvage and wildlife habitat.
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - BUD Analysis Area is roughly defined by National Forest Lands west of Sage Creek Road (NFSR 801) and north of Wyoming Highway 70, in Township Range Sections. BUD Analysis Area is located in Carbon County, Wyoming at the western boundary Brush Creek/Hayden District, Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests.
Battle Mountain Prescribed Burn
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/22/2008
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2013 
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://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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Continental Divide National Scenic Trail Long Park Reroute
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/28/2012 
Expected:06/2013
 
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://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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/28/2012 
Expected:05/2013
 
05/2013 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.
Huston Park AML Mine Site Reclamation
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 01/16/2013  07/2013 Diana Hood
307-326-2532
dlhood@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reclamation of seven abandoned mine sites located within the Sierra Madre/Encampment Mining District. Project is part of WY Abandoned Mines Safety Program.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40618
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Carbon. Sierra Madre Range, Huston Park Wilderness, Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District.
Johnson-Takala Ditch Permit
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 03/12/2013  03/2013 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.
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://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.
Ryan Park Tract B Water Company Water Transmission Line
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/23/2013  12/2012 Diana Hood
307-326-2532
dlhood@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renew Ryan Park Tract B Water Company Special Use Permit for existing water storage and delivery system.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40639
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - T16N R81W Section 33. Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District, Snowy Range.
Savery
EIS
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Road management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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://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  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://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.
USGS Stream Gages
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/23/2013  12/2012 Diana Hood
307-326-2532
dlhood@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue special use authorization to USGS to operate and maintain two existing stream gages that have been in existence since the 1960s.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40641
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - T16N R81W Section 8 and T12N R84W Section 10. Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District, Encampment River and North Brush Creek.
Wyoming State Engineers Office Stream Gages
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/16/2012 
Expected:04/2013
 
04/2013 Diana Hood
307-326-2532
dlhood@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue special use authorization to WSEO to operate and maintain two existing stream gages.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40640
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - T16N R81W Section 20. Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District, Snowy Range, South Brush Creek and Barrett 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:05/2013
 
07/2013 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://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.
Ballard Petroleum Holdings, LLC – Applications for Permit to Drill (APDs)
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:08/2013  10/2013 James McKay
307-358-4690
jmckay02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Ballard proposes to conduct surface use operations associated with accessing, drilling, testing, and completing two horizontal oil wells located on National Forest System (NFS) lands
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41574
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Campbell. LEGAL - SW ¼ SW ¼ of Section 22, T42N, R72W (USFS Fed 14-22 TH), SW ¼ SW ¼ of Section 23, T42N, R72W (USFS Fed 14-23 TH). Appoximately 9 miles South of Wright Wyoming just off of Hwy. 59.
Baytex Stoddard Road Use Permit
CE
- Special use management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2013 
Expected:06/2013  08/2013 Robin Brooks
307-358-4690 ext7117
rjbrooks@fs.fed.us 
Description: Baytex Energy is proposing to use and improve an existing 2 track NFSR for approximately 0.70 miles from the intersection with Weston County Road – Cheyenne County Road (#54) to the north in the Section 35 T 42N, R 64W on the TBNG.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40770
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Weston. LEGAL - Section 35, T 42N, R 64W. Approximately 3 miles east of the intersections of county road #54 and county road #5.
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.
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://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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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 - 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 08/2013 
Expected:08/2014
 
10/2014 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.
Harris Park Land Exchange
CE
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/10/2012 
Expected:04/2013
 
06/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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 09/2013 
Expected:03/2014  05/2014 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.
Inyan Kara Grazing Association Mush Creek Pipeline (livestock)
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/19/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
06/2013 Rachel McGee
307-358-4690
ramcgee@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project consists of running a pipeline from private land to private land across two adjoining corners (corner hop) of Forest Service land.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41539
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Weston. LEGAL - T44N, R64W, Sections 11 and 14. Approximately, 16 miles south west of Newcastle Wyoming.
Irwin Land Exchange
EA
- Land ownership management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2013 
Expected:12/2013  02/2014 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.
Lance Oil Antelope FED 4171-10-21 - Road Use & Access Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2013 
Expected:06/2013  08/2013 Robin Brooks
307-358-4690 ext7117
rjbrooks@fs.fed.us 
Description: Lance Oil & Gas Company is proposing to use the NFSR 1121.E1 road for approximately 0.52 miles from the intersection of Antelope Road Campbell County RD 17-4 to the south in Section 3 T. 41 N., R. 71 W. on the TBNG.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41419
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Campbell. LEGAL - Section 3 T. 41 N., R. 71 W. Approximately 3 miles South West of the junction to county road 4 and county road 69.
Mackey Road Relocation
EIS
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 12/16/2011
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 04/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
08/2013 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://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.
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
- Land ownership management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2013 
Expected:08/2013  10/2013 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.
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 04/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
08/2013 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://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.
Trail 609 Improvement (Friend Park Trail)
CE
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jody Nickerson
307-358-7135
jnickerson@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.
VRE Towers, LLC
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/25/2013  03/2013 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.
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:06/2013
Actual: 11/22/2011
09/30/2011
07/14/2011
06/01/2011
12/17/2010 
08/2013 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://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.
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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
Atmos Energy Pipeline Special Use Permit Reissue
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 02/21/2013  02/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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.
Big Creek Spring
CE
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/04/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
07/2013 Peter Sargent
970-870-2186
pbsargent@fs.fed.us 
Description: Develop water source on the Barbey Livestock Grazing Alotment.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40819
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T9N, R84W, section 6. Approximately three miles west of Clark, CO on FSR 471.
Buffalo Pass Reroutes & Relocations
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/06/2013 
Expected:03/2013
 
12/2013 Erica Dickerman
970-870-2185
edickerman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Minor reroute and relocation involving segments of the snow trails in the Buffalo Pass Recreation Area. These changes are proposed to increase the safety of the trail system.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41110
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T7 R84W Sec 1, 2, 25-27, 34-36 and T7 R83W Sec 4, 5, 8, 27-29, 32, 33. Buffalo Pass Recreation Area.
Buffalo Pass Road Improvement Projects
CE
- Road management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/18/2012 
Expected:04/2013
 
04/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/07/2010
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 01/2014 
Expected:02/2014
 
06/2013 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 and site specific Forest Plan amendment.
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.
Eaton Spring Permit (formerly re-issuance of a Spring Box and Pipeline Permit)
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/03/2013  01/2013 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  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/21/2012 
Expected:04/2013
 
06/2013 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.
Freeman Reservoir Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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:04/2013
 
06/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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).
Miners Claim Fuel Reduction
EA
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2014 
Expected:06/2014  07/2015 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
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:05/2013  05/2013 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 04/2013 
Expected:07/2013  08/2013 Keesha Clay
970-638-4169
kmclay@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.
RECREATION RESIDENCE USE OF NATIONAL FOREST SYSTEM LANDS
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2013 
Expected:07/2013  07/2013 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://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 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/20/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2013 
Expected:11/2013
 
06/2014 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 - Grand, Routt. LEGAL - T5N, R82-84W. Rabbit Ears Pass along US HWY 40.
Rangeland Management in the Dudley Analysis Area
EA
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2014 
Expected:05/2014  07/2014 Erik Taylor
970-870-2154
estaylor@fs.fed.us 
Description: Environmental Analysis of livestock grazing on four cattle allotments and two horse pastures in Routt County.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40812
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T11N, R86 & 85W; T12N, R86W. North of Columbine on RCR 129, includes Shield Mountain, Crane Park & King Solomon Creek.
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 02/17/2013 
Expected:03/2013
 
07/2013 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.
Reeves Private Property Access
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/03/2013  01/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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.
Steamboat Front
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/07/2013
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2013 
Expected:09/2013
 
09/2013 Robert Skorkowsky
970-870-2146
rskorkowsky@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.
Steamboat Ski Area Four Points Lodge
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special area management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/06/2013 
Expected:02/2013
 
05/2013 Erica Dickerman
970-870-2185
edickerman@fs.fed.us 
Description: The 2006 decision for the Four Points Hut Expansion identified a leach field for waste water treatment; now a sewer line is identified as the best tool. Addtional square footage and road re-alignment are two other modifications from the 2006 decision
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40957
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - Section 23, 25, 26. T6N; R84W. Steamboat Ski Area.
Steamboat Ski Area Maintenance Projects
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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.
Steamboat Ski Area Maintenance Projects FY2013
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/06/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
05/2013 Erica Dickerman
970-870-2185
edickerman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Completion of minor projects on the Steamboat Ski Area to maintain and improve infrastructure such as snowmaking lines, minimal regrading, technology improvements and other marginal actitivites not previously analyzed.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40958
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - Section 23, 25, 26. T6N; R84W. Steamboat Ski Area.
Steamboat Ski Area Summer Activities
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/03/2013 
Expected:11/2013
 
05/2014 Erica Dickerman
406-837-7538
edickerman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Develop summer activities near the Thunderhead Lodge which includes a disc golf cour and/or Challenge Course (also referred to as a ropes course). Slight variations to the current trail system near Thunderhead may occur.
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - Sec 23, 25, 26, T 6N, R 84W. Steamboat Ski Area.
Vista Verde Spring Re-Issue
CE
- 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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).
Winter Non-Motorized Trail Development
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:10/2013  11/2013 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.
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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
A Bar A Ranch
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/08/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
04/2013 Kassidy Kern
307-745-2405
kkern02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue outfitting and guiding permit to A Bar A Ranch for hiking, fishing and horseback riding on national forest and Savage Run Wilderness trails.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41291
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany, Carbon. LEGAL - T14N, R82W Sections 1, 12-13, 24-26, 35-36, T14N, R80W, Sections 1-20. Medicine Bow National Forest trails near A Bar A Ranch Headquarters.
Albany Lodge
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/08/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
04/2013 Kassidy Kern
307-745-2405
kkern02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Albany Lodge is applying for continued use as a winter snowmobiling guiding and retrieval service, as well as expanding their business to summer operations including Jeep, motorcycle and ATV guiding.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41290
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany, Carbon. LEGAL - T12N-18N through R77W-81W. Snowy Range unit of the Laramie Ranger District.
Avid 4 Adventures
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/15/2012 
Expected:04/2013
 
07/2013 Kassidy Kern
307-745-2405
kkern02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Avid 4 Adventure currently has a guiding permit for 75 service days for rock climbing at Vedauwoo. They would like to add 150 days of guided backpacking trips on Sheep Mountain and Platte River Wilderness trailheads Pike Pole and Pelton Creek.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40873
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - Sheep Mountain: T14N, R77W, Sec 33 & 20; Pike Pole T14N, R80W, Sec 32; Pelton Creek – T13N, 79W, Sec 19. Sheep Mountain and Platte River Wilderness.
Bald Mountain Prescribed Burn Addition
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Completed  Actual: 02/28/2013  04/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/03/2012 
Expected:04/2013
 
04/2013 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39650
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - T16N.R79W sec 11. Albany County St Albans Chapel.
Federal Aviation Administration
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/30/2013  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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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.
Foxpark, Boswell, and Sheep Mountain Allotment Management Plan
EA
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/28/2012 
Expected:09/2013
 
12/2013 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.
GCR Communications, Communication Facility Authorization
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/03/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
07/2013 Nathan Haynes
307-745-2317
nhaynes@fs.fed.us 
Description: GCR Electronics, LLC (GCR) operates a communication facility at the Crow Creek Hill communication site. GCR has held an authorization for their facility since 2006 that will expire on 12/31/13. They have applied for the authorization to be reissued.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40831
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - T15N, R72W, Section 27, SE1/4. Crow Creek Hill communications site is located on Pole Mtn. and is accessed via NFSR 724.
Happy Jack Endurance Ride
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 02/05/2013  02/2013 Kassidy Kern
307-745-2405
kkern02@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Happy Jack Endurance Ride is a two-day series of endurance horse rides with 10, 25 and 50 mile loops.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40867
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - T14 R71, Section 5 NW 1/4. Pole Mountain; Base of Operations near Headquarters Trailhead on Forest Service Road 707D.
Journeyman Adventures
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/29/2013  01/2013 Kassidy Kern
307-745-2405
kkern02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Journeyman Adventures would like to hold a 5K, 10K, 25K snowshoe race starting and finishing out of the Snowy Range Ski and Recreation Area. The permit would be for a 5-year term.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40866
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - T16N, R78W, Sec 20 NW ¼. Snowy Range Ski & Recreation Area.
Keil Outdoor Adverntures, LLC
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/08/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
09/2013 Kassidy Kern
307-745-2405
kkern02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a Special Use Permit for 100 service days to Keil Outdoor Adventures to guide mountain lion, elk and deer hunts on the Laramie, Douglas, and Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger Districts. Hunts would be guided on foot.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34591
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Platte, Albany, Carbon, Converse. LEGAL - T12N-18N through R77W-82W; T14-15N through R71W-72W; T24-31N through R70W-78W. Laramie, Brush Creek/Hayden, and Douglas Ranger Districts.
Laramie District North WUI Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 02/11/2013  02/2013 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://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 to Brooklyn Lake.
Laramie Enduro
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/09/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
07/2013 Kassidy Kern
307-745-2405
kkern02@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Laramie Enduro is applying for a five year permit to hold a 72.5 mile mountain bike race on the Pole Mountain unit for the end of July.There is a potential reroute from the course that has been used since 2006. Race start/finish at Hidden Valley.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41292
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - T14N-15N, R71-72W. Pole Mountain Unit.
Laramie Precommercial Thinning Analysis 2013
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2013 
Expected:08/2013  03/2014 Timothy Douville
307-745-2341
trdouville@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Laramie Ranger District is reviewing potential thinning needs outside of Lynx analysis units . No road building/reconstruction will be necessary.
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - T 14,13,12 R 77, 78, 79, 80. Laramie Ranger District Snowy Range area.
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://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.
Matt Harskey
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Kassidy Kern
307-745-2405
kkern02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Matthew Harsky is a new applicant for outfitting and guiding. He would like to start a small outfitting and guiding business for non-motorized recreation in both winter and summer months.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40870
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. Several locations in the Snowy Range.
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 Vegetation Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2013 
Expected:10/2013  12/2013 Daron Reynolds
307-745-2358
dsreynolds@fs.fed.us 
Description: This is a multi-phase project that would prescribe burn or mechanically treat approximately 10,000 acres in the eastern half of Pole Mountain over approximately 7 years. Proposed activities would reduce fuel build-up and improve plant vigor.
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - T14N R71W Sections 1-3, 10-15, 22-30; T15N R71W Sections 1-24, 25-27, 34-36; T15N R72W Sections 1-2, 11-14. Eastern portion of the Pole Mountain unit.
Snowy Range Lodge Resort Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/15/2012 
Expected:06/2013
 
07/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38799
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - T16 N. R78W., sec 29. Laramie Ranger District.
Solid Rock Outdoor Ministries
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/15/2012 
Expected:04/2013
 
05/2013 Kassidy Kern
307-745-2405
kkern02@fs.fed.us 
Description: SROM is a May-October outfitting and guiding service focused around rock climbing, back-packing, hiking, utilizing various areas of the forest for day-use and overnight camping.They would like to renew their permit for a five year term.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40874
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - T16N R79W, Sec 8, 11, 19; T14N R71W, Sec 29; T14N R80W, Sec 14, 27 ; T13N R79W, Sec 19. Gap Trail; Brooklyn Lake/Sheep Lake; Vedauwoo; Mirror Lake; Savage Run Trailhead; Pelton Creek Trailhead; Pike Pole Trailhead.
South Twin Lake Habitat Improvement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39645
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - T16N., R79W., sec 2. Albany South Twin Lake.
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.
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 Pole Mountain ROW Fence Hazard Tree Clearing
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Special use management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/07/2012 
Expected:04/2013
 
05/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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)  On Hold  N/A  N/A Sarah Bridges
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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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
- Recreation management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/25/2012 
Expected:05/2013
 
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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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  Completed  Actual: 01/07/2013  01/2013 Felix Valdez
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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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.
Northgate Rangeland Analysis
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/25/2012 
Expected:05/2013
 
07/2013 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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/08/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
07/2013 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://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  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://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.
Progeny II
CE
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 03/06/2013  06/2013 Sarah Bridges
970-723-2719
sarahbridges@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is for a sanitation (green mistletoe trees) and salvage (dead trees) harvest to prevent Dwarf Mistletoe from infecting the North Park Progeny Site (superior tree seed source).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40794
Location: UNIT - Parks Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - T5N., R78W., Sec. 23. 1/2 mile south of intersection between HWY 125 and FSR 106.
Slack Weiss Analysis Area Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2013 
Expected:04/2015  06/2015 Sarah Bridges
970-723-2719
sarahbridges@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project proposes to manage for multiple resource concerns on NFS lands. All resources are identifying potential proposed actions for their resource area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41482
Location: UNIT - Parks Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - T. 4&5N., R. 80&81W. The project area is located approximately 25 miles south of the town of Walden, Jackson County, Colorado.
Willow Creek Analysis Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2013 
Expected:03/2014  06/2014 Sarah Bridges
970-723-2719
sarahbridges@fs.fed.us 
Description: Several timber sale units from the Green Ridge EIS are scheduled for mutual cancelation and this project is intended to analyze a portion of these areas for potential reauthorization to offer.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41481
Location: UNIT - Parks Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Jackson. LEGAL - T. 4-6N., R. 77-80W. The project area is located approximately 22 miles south of the town of Walden, Jackson County, Colorado.
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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; Northern Colorado Outfitters
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/18/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
08/2013 John Anarella
970-638-4516
janarella@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issues 10 year special use permit. No changes to previous activities
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40762
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T4N, R83W. Located approximately 15 miles south of Steamboat Springs, CO in the Sarvis Creek Wilderness.
Bear River/Watson Creek AMP
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/03/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
07/2013 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  Completed  Actual: 09/19/2012  01/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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 04/2013 
Expected:06/2014  07/2014 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37903
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield. T. 3N., R. 86W., Sections 5, 8, 9, & 15.
Coal Creek Reclamation Planning Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:05/2013  06/2013 Rick Henderson
970-870-2219
rhenderson01@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would involve notching 20 beaver dams along East Coal Creek to help plan a native fish reclamation project. Notching would allow estimates of the change in habitat complexity and the timing and volume of flows.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41674
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield. LEGAL - Township 1 North, Range 86 West, Section 5. Southwest of Yampa, CO approximately 7 miles.
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 05/2013 
Expected:09/2013
 
07/2014 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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 05/2013 
Expected:07/2013  08/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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  Completed  Actual: 08/10/2012  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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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.
Long Park AMP
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/06/2013
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2014 
Expected:05/2014
 
06/2014 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=41420
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - Township 1 North, Range 83 West, Sections 17-21 and 28-34. Southeast of Yampa, CO approximately 15 miles.
MAKI Private Property Access
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 03/04/2013  06/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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.
Shaffer Reservoir Dam Repair
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/30/2012 
Expected:06/2013
 
06/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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  Completed  Actual: 02/06/2013  02/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/03/2013  01/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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.
Temporary Outfitter/Guide Permit Renewals
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/18/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
07/2013 John Anarella
970-638-4516
janarella@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of 2 Temporary outfitter guide permits. No change to previous activities.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40763
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield, Grand, Rio Blanco, Routt. Located throughout the Yampa Ranger District Administrative Boundaries.
Vaughn Lake Aerator Re-Issue
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2013 
Expected:06/2013  07/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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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