Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2014 to 03/31/2014
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
Greater Sage-grouse Management Direction
EIS
- Land management planning
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/24/2013
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 08/2014 
Expected:12/2014
 
12/2014 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:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/27/2013
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/2014 
Expected:03/2014
 
04/2014 Christopher Wehrli
435-896-1053
clwehrli@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. LEGAL - Not Applicable. 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:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/27/2013
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 06/2014 
Expected:08/2014
 
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. LEGAL - Not Applicable. 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 Management Direction- Medicine Bow NF
EIS
- Land management planning
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Melissa Martin
307-745-2371
mmmartin@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project was canceled. It is a duplicate of projects 38914, 38134 and 38172.
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. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests.
Greater Sage-grouse Management Direction- Routt NF
EIS
- Land management planning
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 08/14/2013
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 07/2014 
Expected:10/2014
 
10/2014 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. LEGAL - Not Applicable. 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 01/2014 
Expected:07/2014
 
10/2014 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.
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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
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/22/2013 
Expected:03/2014
 
04/2014 Keesha Cary
970-638-4169
keeshamcary@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of a SUP for the operation and maintenance of 11 existing SNOwpack TELemetry (SNOTEL) sites and 8 snowcourse sites on the Routt NF. This project will also include the installation of 1 new site called the Elkhead Divide SNOTEL.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37763
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District, Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District, Parks Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand, Jackson, Routt. LEGAL - Not Applicable. 20 Sites on the Routt National Forest.
Renewal of Forest Supervisor's Orders for Protection of Resources
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Regulations, Directives, Orders
- Recreation management
- Special area management
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Notice of Initiation 01/2014 
Expected:03/2014  04/2014 Steve McCone
970-870-2277
smccone@fs.fed.us 
Description: Periodic renewal of Forest Supervisor's orders related to occupancy and use and travel management on the Routt National Forest.
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District, Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District, Parks Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield, Grand, Jackson, Moffat, Rio Blanco, Routt. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Routt National Forest including Hahns Peak/Bears Ears, Yampa and Parks Ranger Districts and portions of the Arapaho National Forest administered by the Parks and Yampa Ranger Districts.
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Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest,   Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R2 - Rocky Mountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
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 05/21/2008 
Expected:04/2014
 
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. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Project area includes Battle Mountain, an isolated island of Forest Service lands located on the far southwestern portion of the Sierra Madre Range.
Cherokee Trail Water Transmission Line & Spring Box Special Use Permit Renewal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2014 
Expected:04/2014  06/2014 Diana Hood
307-326-2507
dlhood@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of permit for use and maintenance of a domistic water supply spring development and underground water transmission pipeline.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43249
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - T18N, R82W, Section 10. Twelve miles northeast of Saratoga, WY.
Continental Divide National Scenic Trail Long Park Reroute
CE
- Recreation management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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.
Divide Peak Habitat Improvement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/14/2013 
Expected:02/2014
 
06/2014 Mick Hood
307-326-2517
mhood@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose of this project is to improve wildlife habitat and lower fuel loads to reduce fire hazards. There is a need to re-introduce fire through prescribed burns to improve age class distribution.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43190
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - T14N R85W Sec. 5-8, T14N R86W Sec. 1-6, 8-12, 14, 15, T15N R85W Sec. 6, 7, 17-20, 28-33, T15N R86W T15N R.87W Sec. 1-7, 9-17, 20-27, 35, 36, T16N R86W Sec. 26-36, T.16N R87W Sec. 14, 15, 21-36. The project area is approximately 20 miles southwest of Saratoga, Wyoming.
Highline Ditch Company Cabin Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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.
Juancorena Water Transmission Line & Springbox Special Use Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2014 
Expected:04/2014  06/2014 Diana Hood
307-326-2507
dlhood@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize springbox and water transmission line for domestic use
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43250
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - T17N, R80W, Section 15. Near Overlook Retreat Subdivision on the Snowy Range.
Red Park Prescribed Burn
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Cancelled  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.
Sierra Madre Sheep
EA
- Grazing management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Brad Weatherd
307-326-5258
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.
West Side Snowy Range Travel Managment Environmental Analysis
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 12/12/2013
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 11/2014 
Expected:09/2014
 
01/2015 Brian Waugh
307-326-2525
bwaugh@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analysis of road and trail needs and development of loop ORV/motorcycle routes on the west side of the snowy range.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40299
Location: UNIT - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - T19N, - T15N, R82W - R79W. West side of the Snowy Range.
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Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest,   Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R2 - Rocky Mountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Ballard Petroleum Holdings, LLC Applications for Permit to Drill (APDs)
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 04/28/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 02/2014 
Expected:02/2014
 
04/2014 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 SW of Section 22, T42N, R72W (USFS Fed 14-22 TH), SW SW 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 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/30/2013 
Expected:01/2014
 
03/2014 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.
Berenergy Corp. Road Reconstruction
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/28/2013 
Expected:01/2014
 
03/2014 James McKay
307-358-4690
jmckay02@fs.fed.us 
Description: SUP DGL56 includes allowing Berenergy Corp. to use approx. 0.6 miles of National Forest System (NFS) Road 935, within an eighteen foot right-of-way, for year round access to their existing oil and gas lease operations in the Manning Oil Field.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41956
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Converse. LEGAL - N NW of Section 27, T39N, R73W. Approximately, 4 miles NE of county roads 31 and 34 junction.
DM&E Wetland Mitigation Sites
EA
- Special use management  Cancelled  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.
Devon Energy Road Use Permit
CE
- Road management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/23/2013 
Expected:01/2014
 
02/2014 Robin Brooks
307-358-4690 ext7117
rjbrooks@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Steckley Road (NFSR 942) is the primary access to a proposed well pad. They would like to upgrade approximately 750 feet of an existing 2 track road to a 20%u2019 running surface all weather road that will provide year round access.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42293
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Converse. LEGAL - Sections 33, 34, & 35 T40N, R71W. Approximately 2.5 miles west of the Hwy 59 and Steckley Road (NFSR 942)junction.
EOG Bolt RUP
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2014 
Expected:02/2014  04/2014 Robin Brooks
307-358-4690 ext7117
rjbrooks@fs.fed.us 
Description: In order to access oil wells to be constructed, EOG Resources, Inc. has proposed to build or reconstruct 14 foot wide roads with pullouts inside of a 40 foot easement using approximately 2.5 miles of existing Forest Service roads.
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Campbell. LEGAL - T41N R73W Sec. 1 and T42N R72W Sec. 31,32. Approximately 12 miles south of the town of Wright, Wyoming and 3 miles west of Hwy. 59.
East Laramie Range Fuels Adaptive Management Option
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Notice of Initiation 02/2014 
Expected:04/2014  05/2014 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.
Elysium Natural Resources, LLC: Pipeline SUP
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/09/2013 
Expected:01/2014
 
02/2014 James McKay
307-358-4690
jmckay02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Change in ownership from Ballard Petroleum Holdings, LLC (Ballard) to Elysium Natural Resources, LLC.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42908
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Converse. LEGAL - T54N, R70W: NW 1/4 of Section 3 and NE 1/4 of Section 4 T55N, R70W: SE 1/4 of Section 33 and SW 1/4 of Section 34 All located within the 6th P.M., Campbell County, Wyoming. Approximately thirty five (35) miles northeast of Gillette, Wyoming, within the administrative boundary of the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland, Douglas Ranger.
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 12/2013 
Expected:09/2014
 
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:04/2014
 
08/2014 Geri Proctor
307-358-4690
gproctor@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. Notice of Initiation 01/2014 
Expected:06/2014  08/2014 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.
Irwin Land Exchange
EA
- Land ownership management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Geri Proctor
307-358-4690
gproctor@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.
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.
RT Communications
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/05/2013 
Expected:02/2014
 
03/2014 Geri Proctor
307-746-2782
gproctor@fs.fed.us 
Description: The USDA Forest Service (USFS) proposes to authorize RT Communications to occupy NFS land for the construction and maintenance of an additional 726 feet of fiber optic phone line to the Mush Creek Pumping Station.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43197
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Weston. LEGAL - T44N, R63W, section 15 SW. The proposed project is within the administrative boundary of the Thunder Basin National Grassland, Douglas Ranger District, approximately 20 miles southwest of Newcastle, Weston County, Wyoming.
Rhoades Land Exchange
EA
- Land ownership management  Developing Proposal
Est. Notice of Initiation 01/2014 
Expected:06/2014  09/2014 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, SNW, NENW Fed to Pvt:T. 26 N., R. 71W; Sec. 14 SW, SWNE. 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 National Grassland Prairie Dog Amendment
EIS
- Land management planning  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 09/13/2013
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 06/2014 
Expected:10/2014
 
12/2014 Thomas Whitford
307-358-4690
twhitford@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to amend the 2001 Grassland Plan to modify Categories 1 and 2 of the 2009 Prairie Dog Management Strategy based on continuing management concerns raised by the State of Wyoming.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42753
Location: UNIT - Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Weston, Campbell, Converse, Niobrara. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Select areas of prairie dog habitat within the TBNG centered around Management Area 3.63. East of state highway 59 and south of state highway 450.
Wright Area Coal Lease by Application (LBA)
EIS
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 03/31/2011
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 01/2014 
Expected:03/2014
Actual: 11/22/2011
09/30/2011
07/14/2011
06/01/2011
12/17/2010 
04/2014 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. LEGAL - Not Applicable. 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
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:01/2014
 
07/2014 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 Road Improvement Projects
CE
- Road management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/18/2012 
Expected:12/2013
 
05/2014 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.
Carmony Exploration, LLC Natural Gas Gathering Line Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/22/2013 
Expected:01/2014
 
05/2014 Janet Faller
970-870-2174
jfaller@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct operate and maintain a 1,100 foot natural gas gathering line from a well on the APW private in-holding across National Forest System Lands. The line will be constructed in and/or adjacent to the existing road easement.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42545
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T10N, R89W, 6PM Sections 1&2,. Bears Ears area, north of the Elkhead Mountains.
Coulton Floyd II Timber & Fuels Management Analysis
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 08/12/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 04/2014 
Expected:04/2014
 
06/2014 Mark Cahur
970-870-2214
mcahur@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercially & non-commercially manage timber stands to establish regeneration, growth, & vigor to beetle killed stands expediting the establishment of the next forest.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42510
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T9N R84W Sections 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 29, 30, 31, 32 and T9N R85W Sections 1, 12, 13, 24, 25, 36 and T10N R84W Sections 29, 30, 31, and T10N R85W Section 36. The AA is located on the HPBE RD of the MBRTB in Routt County, Colorado approximately 20 miles north of the town of Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
FY13 SSRC Bashor Pavilion
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/24/2013  10/2013 Erica Dickerman
970-870-2185
edickerman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Upgrade Bashor Pavilion food service facilities.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43079
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T6N, R84W, Sec 23. Steamboat Ski Area - Base of Bashor Bowl.
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:02/2014
 
06/2014 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).
Home Ranch Spring Reissue
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 11/07/2013  12/2013 Keesha Cary
970-638-4169
keeshamcary@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue a special use permit for existing structures, used for domestic and livestock purposes by The Home Ranch Company Operations.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42238
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T9N R85W, Section 26, SW quarter. North Routt County approximately 1 mi east of Clark, CO.
Miners Claim Fuel Reduction
EA
- Fuels management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
RECREATION RESIDENCE USE OF NATIONAL FOREST SYSTEM LANDS
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2014 
Expected:06/2014  06/2014 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:
Comment Period Public Notice 11/03/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 03/2014 
Expected:05/2014
 
07/2014 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 Whiskey Creek Analysis Area (formerly the Dudley Analysis Area).
EA
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Notice of Initiation 01/2014 
Expected:05/2014  07/2014 Erik Taylor
970-870-2154
estaylor@fs.fed.us 
Description: Environmental Analysis of livestock grazing on three sheep/cattle allotments, one cattle allotment 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.
Steamboat Front
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 09/02/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 03/2014 
Expected:03/2014
 
05/2014 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 & Resort Corporation (SSRC) Distributed Antenna System (DAS) Proposal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Land management planning
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 12/19/2013  12/2013 Janet Faller
970-870-2174
jfaller@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Steamboat Ski and Resort Corporation is applying for an amendment to their Communication Use Lease to operate scellular DAS systems in the Thunderhead, Rendezvous Saddle and Four Points buildings located on the Steamboat ski area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43081
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - 6thPM, T6N, R84W, Sec 25, 26, and 36. Steamboat Ski Area.
Steamboat Ski Area Summer Activities
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/03/2013 
Expected:03/2014
 
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.
The David Josfan Spring Reissue
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/01/2013 
Expected:02/2014
 
02/2014 Keesha Cary
970-638-4169
keeshamcary@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue of special use permit for existing structures for year round domestic use by the Josfan property.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42239
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T5N R84W, Section 23, SW quarter, Section 26 NW Quarter. North of Hwy 40, north of Ferndale picnic area.
Vista Verde Spring Re-Issue
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/17/2013  10/2013 Keesha Cary
970-638-4169
keeshamcary@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).
West Rabbit Ears Wetland Restoration
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/12/2013 
Expected:01/2014
 
06/2014 Marti Aitken
970-723-2722
maitken@fs.fed.us 
Description: A portion of abandoned roadbed from the old US Highway 40 is impairing wetland function and quality at the headwaters to a Walton Creek Tributary. The Forest Service is proposing to remove fill from the abandoned roadbed and restore the wetland.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42541
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Routt. LEGAL - T5N., R83W., Sections 20 & 21. Project area is most easily accessed via US HWY 40 approximately 0.5 miles northeast the West Summit Trailhead.
Winter Non-Motorized Trail Development
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2014 
Expected:04/2014  12/2014 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
Barber Lake Put and Take Fishery Rehabilitation
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2014 
Expected:05/2014  06/2014 Mary Sanderson
307-745-2422
msanderson@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project proposes to rehabilitate the Barber Lake fishery by cleaning and repairing the ditch and outlet to Barber Lake and rehabilitating the lake bed.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43404
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Barber Lake, Snowy Range Mountains.
Carbon Power and Light Hazard Tree Clearing along Highway 130
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Notice of Initiation 01/2014 
Expected:09/2014  10/2014 Patricia Hesch
307-745-2430
phesch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Hazard tree clearing and/or removal along 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 - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Laramie Ranger District, Snowy Range Mountains along Hwy 130.
Cingular Wireless/AT&T and Verizon Wireless Towers
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/17/2013  11/2013 Patricia Hesch
970-887-4136
phesch@fs.fed.us 
Description: New Cingular Wireless, on behalf of ATT, would like to amend their lease to move equipment and infrastructure from their current tower site to the VRE tower 300 feet away. VRE would like to amend their lease to add 20 feet to their tower.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42722
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - T 15 N, R 72 W, Section 10. Pole Mountain Unit, Hill 8821 Communications site.
Communication Site Leases at Crow Creek and Hill 8821
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2014 
Expected:05/2014  07/2014 Nathan Haynes
307-828-5121
nhaynes@fs.fed.us 
Description: This proposal would issue new, 20-year leases and permits to existing permit holders on the Crow Creek (Versatel, Western Area Power, Mauna Towers) and Hill 8821 (Source Gas, Southern Start Ctrl Gas, Internal Revenue Service) Communication Sites.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43408
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - Crow Creek: T 15N, R 72 W, Sections 27 and 34; Hill 8821: T 15N, R72W, Section 10. The Crow Creek and Hill 8821 Communication Sites are located in the northwest corner of the Pole Mountain unit on the Laramie Ranger District.
Foxpark, Boswell, and Sheep Mountain Allotment Management Plan
EA
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 02/28/2012
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 09/2014 
Expected:01/2014
 
02/2015 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.
Illinois Creek Fire Rehabilitation Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2014 
Expected:03/2014  04/2014 Timothy Douville
307-745-2341
trdouville@fs.fed.us 
Description: The District proposes to masticate 60 acres of dead lodgepole pine and replant with native coniferous seedlings following mastication.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42973
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - T13N R 78W Sections 7 and 18; T 13N R 79W Section 13. The project is approximately 3 miles west of Foxpark, WY at the junction of Forest Service roads 512 and 504.
Laramie Precommercial Thinning Analysis 2013
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2014 
Expected:02/2014  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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40875
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.
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
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 08/09/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 01/2014 
Expected:05/2014
 
06/2014 Daron Reynolds
307-745-2358
dsreynolds@fs.fed.us 
Description: This is a multi-phase project that would prescribe burn or mechanically treat approximately 8,600 acres on the Pole Mountain unit over 7-10 years. Proposed activities would improve habitat and reduce fuels.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41662
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. Pole Mountain unit.
Snowy Range Lodge Resort Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/15/2012 
Expected:03/2014
 
04/2014 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.
Snowy Range Tours
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 12/06/2013  01/2014 Kassidy Kern
307-745-2405
kkern02@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Laramie RD proposes to issue a special use permit to an existing outfitter and guide for snowmobile tours. Snowy Range Tours would like to continue with current use levels with a new permit that would expire in 2018.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42736
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - T16N R79W Section 13 NW 1/4. Snowmobile outfitting and guiding operation with a designated site off of Highway 130 at the Snowy Mountain Lodge.
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.
Union Telephone Company
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2014 
Expected:04/2014  04/2014 Patricia Hesch
307-745-2430
phesch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a communication site lease for an existing cell tower and equipment building
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42400
Location: UNIT - Laramie Ranger District. STATE - Wyoming. COUNTY - Albany. LEGAL - T15N., R72W., sec 34. Crow Creek Hill Communication Site.
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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.
Parks Platte River Ditch Bill Easements: Batch #1
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/08/2013 
Expected:01/2014
 
02/2014 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. LEGAL - Not Applicable. 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.
Slack Weiss Analysis Area Project
EA
- 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. Notice of Initiation 07/2014 
Expected:04/2015  04/2015 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
- Forest products  Developing Proposal
Est. Notice of Initiation 01/2014 
Expected:06/2014  07/2014 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
Coal Creek Reclamation
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2014 
Expected:07/2014  10/2014 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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/06/2013 
Expected:02/2014
 
06/2014 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:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 07/15/2013
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 03/2014 
Expected:04/2014
 
08/2014 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 04/2014 
Expected:06/2014  07/2014 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.
Long Park AMP
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 03/06/2013
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 03/2014 
Expected:06/2014
 
07/2015 Douglas Myhre
970-638-4516
dmyhre@fs.fed.us 
Description: Grazing Management, revision update for allotment management plan
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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.
Pierce Whitney Creek Diversion special use permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/22/2013 
Expected:01/2014
 
02/2014 Keesha Clay
970-638-4169
kmclay@fs.fed.us 
Description: Use of the existing Last Chance Ditch to divert additional water from Whitney Creek to private property.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42598
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Rio Blanco. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Located approximately 7 miles NW of Yampa on Whitney Creek.
Temporary Outfitter & Guide Permit Renewal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2014 
Expected:06/2014  07/2014 John Anarella
970-638-4516
janarella@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of 1 temporary outfitter guide permit. No changes to previous activities.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43281
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield, Grand, Rio Blanco, Routt. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Outfitter & Guide permit will located throughout the Yampa Ranger District.
Vaughn Lake Aerator Re-Issue
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2014 
Expected:06/2014  07/2014 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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