Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2011 to 09/30/2011
Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.
Report Contents (click to jump to a section) :
Projects Occurring Nationwide
Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests,  Boulder Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests,  Canyon Lakes Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests,  Clear Creek Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests,  Pawnee Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests,  Sulphur Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

Projects Occurring Nationwide  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Gypsy Moth Management in the United States: A Cooperative Approach
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/19/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
10/2011 Noel Schneeberger
610-557-4121
nschneeberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: The USDA Forest Service and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service are analyzing a range of strategies for controlling gypsy moth damage to forests and trees in the United States.
Web Link:  http://www.na.fs.fed.us/wv/eis/
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/25/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
12/2011 Larry Hayden
202-205-1559
lhayden@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Department of Agriculture proposes to promulgate a new planning rule, which will set out the process for development, revision, and amendment of National Forest System land management plans.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/planningrule
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Agency-wide Rule.
Nationwide Aerial Application of Fire Retardant on National Forest System Lands.
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/27/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 05/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 Glen Stein
208-869-5405
gstein@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service will prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement for the continued nationwide aerial application of fire retardant on National Forest System lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/retardant/index.html
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
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Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
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
Blue River Gore Pass Transmission Line
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Deanna Bartlett
970-887-4122
dkbartlett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest Service proposes to issue special use authorization for an existing transmission line including a vegetation management plan.
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District, East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand, Summit. Williams Ridge, on Grand/Summit County Line.
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Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R2 - Rocky Mountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Kingston Peak Restoration and Seasonal Closure
CE
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/02/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
09/2011 Ralph Bradt
303-567-3017
rbradt@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to do restoration work and improve drainage along portions of the Kingston Peak road, including installing two seasonal closure gates to protect natural resources in the area prior to snowmelt each summer.
Location: UNIT - Clear Creek Ranger District, Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek, Gilpin. LEGAL - T2S, R74W, Sections 22, 23, 26, 27, 34. Kingston Peak Road.
YMCA of Estes Park, Estes Park Center
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:11/2011  12/2011 Jaime Oliva
303-541-2509
joliva@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service purposes to issue a ten year outfitting and guide permit for hiking.
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District, Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. System trails outside and within the Indian Peaks Wilderness.
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Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests,   Boulder 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
Allenspark Recreational Shooting Project
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/29/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
11/2011 Catherine Luna
303-541-2508
cluna@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to manage recreational shooting at the former Allenspark Dump Site to address safety concerns.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32622
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - T.2N., R.71W., Section 4. Located less than a quarter mile east of the intersections of State Highways 7 and 72 near Allenspark, Colorado.
Barker Gravity Line
EA
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:05/2012  06/2012 Mike Johnson
303-541-2534
mjohnson10@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a permit to the City of Boulder for the use and maintenance of the Barker Gravity Line.
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. East of the Town of Nederland and north of Magnolia Road.
Boulder Ranger District Reforestation Projects
CE
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:09/2011  04/2012 Kevin Zimlinghaus
303-541-2537
kzimlinghaus@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Boulder Ranger District proposes to plant tree seedlings and saplings in areas inpacted by mountain pine beetle activity where tree removal has occurred, including but not limited to fuel treatment areas and developed recreation sites.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35540
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder, Gilpin. Treated stands and recreation sites throughout the Boulder Ranger District.
Boy Scouts of America, Denver Area Council
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/01/2009 
Expected:03/2012
 
05/2012 Jaime Oliva
303-541-2509
joliva@fs.fed.us 
Description: The US Forest Service proposes to issue a ten year outfitting and guiding permit for hiking and backpacking.
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. The permit area is located in the Indian Peaks Wilderness on FS system trails including the South St Vrain Trail, Beaver Creek, and Buchanan Pass trails.
Colorado Mountain Ranch
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/01/2005 
Expected:03/2012
 
05/2012 Jaime Oliva
303-541-2509
joliva@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a ten-year outfitting and guide permit for hiking.
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. Various locations on the Boulder Ranger District.
Colorado State Highway 7 Recreation Improvements Plan
EA
- Recreation management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/03/2009 
Expected:09/2011
 
03/2012 Edward Perault
303-541-2510
eperault@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to improve recreation opportunities in cooperation with Rocky Mountain National Park to include Lily Lake, the Longs Peak Trailhead and Campground and Meeker Park Campground.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=18244
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder, Larimer. Areas of the Rocky Mnt. Natl Park & Roosevelt Natl Forest that are located along Highway 7 beginning with the Lily Lake complex to the north and ending at the Meeker Park Campground area to the south.
Corona Grading Project at Eldora Mountain Resort
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/22/2010 
Expected:07/2011
 
08/2011 Jaime Oliva
303-541-2509
joliva@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to amend Eldora Mountain Resort's special use authorization to modify the Corona ski trail to minimize safety concerns. This project would widen an existing segment of the trail to reduce skier congestion.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31086
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - Township 1 South, Range 73 West, Section 19, 6th Principle Meridian. On skiers right within and adjacent to the Corona ski trail, east of the Corona lift near the bottom corner of the trail.
Emma J and Bessie B Road Association Easement
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Mike Johnson
303-541-2534
mjohnson10@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue an easement to the Emma J and Bessie B Road Association for year-round access to private property.
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - T.2N., R.71W., section 18, 6thPM. Near Jamestown, Colorado.
Forsythe Fuel Treatment Project
EA
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:12/2011  05/2012 Kevin Zimlinghaus
303-541-2537
kzimlinghaus@fs.fed.us 
Description: The US Forest Service proposes forest management activities designed to improve forest health and reduce the potential for wildfire in the SE portion of the Boulder Ranger District near Forsythe Canyon.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29880
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. The project area is located in the SE corner of the Boulder Ranger District, south and east of State Hwy 119 and east of Gross Reservoir.
Garcia Access
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:10/2011  10/2011 Mike Johnson
303-541-2534
mjohnson10@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue an easement for year round access to private property.
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. T.1N., R.72W., Section 29.
Gold Hill Fuel Treatment Project
CE
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/02/2010 
Expected:08/2011
 
10/2013 Kevin Zimlinghaus
303-541-2537
kzimlinghaus@fs.fed.us 
Description: The US Forest Service proposes forest management activities designed to reduce the intensity and spread of wildfire and to support the recommendations developed in the Town of Gold Hill's Community Wildfire Protection Plan.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29879
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. The project area is located on NFS lands west of the town of Gold Hill, CO, in the Gold Hill Fire Protection District.
Gresham Road Association Easement
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 05/23/2011  06/2011 Mike Johnson
303-541-2534
mjohnson10@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue an easement to the Gresham Road Association for year-round access to private property.
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. Northwest of the Town of Jamestown.
Jenny Creek Restoration and Reroute of Motorized Trail
CE
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:12/2011  06/2012 Beverly Baker
303-541-2517
bbaker@fs.fed.us 
Description: The US Forest Service proposes to reroute approximately 3/4 of a mile of a four-wheeled drive road out of a creek bed, and restore the current road to near natural conditions.
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. Jenny Creek, north of Rollins Pass Road and approximately one mile southeast of Yankee Doodle Lake.
Kennedy Access
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:10/2011  10/2011 Mike Johnson
303-541-2534
mjohnson10@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue an easement for year-round access to private property.
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. T.2S., R.73W., Section 1.
Lane Guest Ranch
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2005 
Expected:03/2012
 
05/2012 Jaime Oliva
303-541-2509
joliva@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a ten-year outfitting and guide permit for horseback riding. This will replace an expiring permit.
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder, Larimer. Deer Ridge, House Rock, Pierson Rock, and trails west and northwest of Meeker Park.
Lefthand Ditch Company - Lake Isabelle
EA
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 05/05/2011  07/2011 Mike Johnson
303-541-2534
mjohnson10@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize the Lefthand Ditch Company to use motorized and mechanical equipment in the Indian Peaks Wilderness for maintenance of outlet works.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=26327
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - T1N, R73W, Sec 7. Work would occur near the Lake Isabelle outlet in the Indian Peaks Wilderness.
Meeker Park Lodge
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/01/2005 
Expected:03/2012
 
05/2012 Jaime Oliva
303-541-2509
joliva@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a ten-year outfitter and guide permit for horseback riding to replace an expiring permit.
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder, Larimer. Deer Ridge, House Rock, Pierson Park, and trails west and northwest of Meeker Park.
Nederland Elementary School Nature Trail
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Mike Johnson
303-541-2534
mjohnson10@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a new permit to the Nederland Elementary School for an existing nature trail on National Forest System land.
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - T.1S., R.73W., section 14, 6th PM. Near Nederland, Colorado.
North Foothills Fuel Treatment
CE
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:09/2011  05/2012 Kevin Zimlinghaus
303-541-2537
kzimlinghaus@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to do fuel treatment on about 20 acres of National Forest System lands adjacent to Boulder County Open Space.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35539
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. Located in the North Foothills area adjacent to Boulder County Open Space property near Red Hill Gulch.
Porphyry Mountain Road Association Easement
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:10/2011  10/2011 Mike Johnson
303-541-2534
mjohnson10@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue an easement to the Porphyry Mountain Road Association for year-round access to private property.
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - T.2N., R.71W., section 19, 6th PM. Near Jamestown, Colorado.
Public Service Company Distribution Line Replacement
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/19/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
07/2011 Mike Johnson
303-541-2534
mjohnson10@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Services proposes to authorize PSCo to replace lines and poles on existing distribution lines.
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. Near Giggy Gulch, east of Nederland and California Gulch near Ward.
Rollinsville Administrative Site Conveyance
CE
- Facility management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/11/2010 
Expected:09/2011
 
10/2011 Elizabeth Moncrief
970-295-6656
emoncrief@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to sell the Rollinsville work center and associated properties/buildings.
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gilpin. LEGAL - T1S, R73W, section 35, 6th pm. Two miles west of State Hwy 119 (Peak-to-Peak), just west of the community of Rollinsville.
Single Track Mountain Bike Adventures
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/01/2009 
Expected:03/2012
 
05/2012 Jaime Oliva
303-541-2509
joliva@fs.fed.us 
Description: The US Forest Service proposes to issue a ten year outfitting and guiding permit for mountain biking.
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - T1 S, R73W, Sec 23, 24, 26, and 27. T1 S, R72W, Sec 9, 10, 16, 17, and 20. The project area is located in West and East Magnolia on FS System trails and roads. The area is 1 mile south of Nederland, CO, off of County Road 132 West, and west and east of the Peak to Peak Hwy.
Sombrero Ranches (Allenspark Livery)
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/01/2006 
Expected:03/2012
 
05/2012 Jaime Oliva
303-541-2509
joliva@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a ten year outfitting and guide permit for horseback riding.
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - North half of Section 25, Township 3, North Range 73W; South half of Section 24, Township 3 North Rnage 73 W; North half of Section 30, Township 3 North Range 72W. Northeast of the town of Allenspark, CO.
St Vrain Cabin Conveyance
CE
- Facility management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/11/2010 
Expected:11/2011
 
12/2011 Mike Johnson
303-541-2534
mjohnson10@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to sell the St. Vrain Cabin (aka Rutledge or Stapp Cabin) and associated properties/buildings; an isolated parcel across Hwy 119 (Peak to Peak Hwy) is included in the sale
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - SE1/4 SE1/4 Sect 30 and SW1/4 SW1/4 Sect 29, T2N, R72W, 6th PM. 1/4mi west of Hwy 119 (Peak to Peak) north of Ward, near Tumblesom Lake, Tahosa Boy Scout camp, and So. St. Vrain Trailhead.
Sugarloaf Fire Protection District
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Mike Johnson
303-541-2534
mjohnson10@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a new permit to the Sugarloaf Fire Protection District for an existing fire barn on National Forest System land.
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - T.1N., R.72W., section25, 6th PM. Near Nederland, Colorado.
Sundance Stables
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/01/2006 
Expected:03/2012
 
05/2012 Jaime Oliva
303-541-2509
joliva@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a ten year outfitting and guide permit for horseback riding.
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - Sections 23, 24,26, and 27 of Township 1 south, Range 73W, 6th PM. One mile due south of the town of Nederland, CO, off of County Road 132 West, and west of the Peak to Peak Highway.
Town of Mead - Rehabilitation of Red Deer Lake Dam
EA
- Special use management   On Hold  N/A  N/A Mike Johnson
(303) 541-2534
mjohnson10@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue an authorization to the Town of Mead to rehabilitate the dam and outlet works of Red Deer Lake
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - T.2N, R73W, Sec. 18, 6th p.m. Boulder County, Indian Peaks Wilderness.
Tuscarora Road Association
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:10/2011  10/2011 Mike Johnson
303-541-2534
mjohnson10@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue an easement for year-round access to private property
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. Section 8, Township 1 North, Range 72 West, 6th Principal Meridian.
Weeks Reciprocal Easement
CE
- Special use management   On Hold  N/A  N/A Mike Johnson
303-541-2534
mjohnson10@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a reciprocal easement for a private road easement in exchange for a right-of-way granted to the U.S. Forest Service.
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - T2N, R71W, NW 1/4, sec. 30. Gillespie Spur Road, NFSR 327.1.
Wild Bear Center for Nature Discovery
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/23/2010 
Expected:03/2012
 
05/2012 Jaime Oliva
303-541-2509
joliva@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a ten year outfitting and guide permit for hiking.
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. System trails outside and within the Indian Peaks Wilderness.
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Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests,   Canyon Lakes 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
Beaver Meadows Ski Trail Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/04/2010 
Expected:08/2011
 
09/2011 Jon Halverson
970-295-6723
jhalverson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a new special use authorization for an existing system of privately-developed cross-country ski and snowshoe trails on National Forest System lands to replace an expiring authorization.
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - T. 10N, R. 74W, Sections 9, 14, 15, 16. Red Feather Lakes general area - trail system located on NFS lands immediately adjacent to Beaver Meadows Ranch Resort.
Boy Scouts of America Elkhorn High Adventure Base Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/01/2010 
Expected:07/2011
 
07/2011 Jon Halverson
970-295-6723
jhalverson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a Priority Outfitter/Guide special use authorization for backpacking.
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - various. Rawah Wilderness, Comanche Peak Wilderness, non-wilderness lands east of the Laramie River Road.
Bureau of Reclamation - Pole Hill Canal Repair/Staging Sites
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/01/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
10/2011 Susan Greenley
970-295-6735
sgreenley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest Service proposes to issue a temp. permit to the BOR for the use of Forest System land to temporarily store/stage box culverts and to use/do minor modifications to National Forest System Road 122 to transport the culverts to repair the canal.
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - Township 5 North, Range 71 West, section 27. Located west of Pinewood Lake.
CLRD Special Orders
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Regulations, Directives, Orders
- Recreation management
- Special area management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:12/2011  01/2012 Kevin Cannon
970-295-6722
kcannon@fs.fed.us 
Description: Combine current special orders and other needed, as determined by the IDT, special orders into four special orders: Occupancy and Use; Motor Vehicle Travel; Wilderness Occupancy and Use Restrictions; and Developed Trail Restrictions.
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. Canyon Lakes Ranger District.
Cedar Park Fuel Reduction Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:11/2011  09/2012 Nehalem Clark
970-295-6617
ncclark@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to reduce hazardous fuels on National Forest land in the vicinity of the Cedar Park and Crystal Mountain subdivisions.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29071
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - T. 6 and 7 N., R. 70, 71, 72 W. Sixth PM, Larimer County, CO. Located on National Forest land in northern Colorado north of Drake, west of Masonville and south of the Buckhorn Canyon.
Cheley Camps Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/01/2010 
Expected:07/2011
 
07/2011 Jon Halverson
970-295-6723
jhalverson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a new Priority Outfitter/Guide special use authorization for hiking, backpacking, horseback riding and mountain biking to replace an existing expired authorization.
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - various. Estes Park area in proximity to camp.
City of Fort Collins Outdoor Recreation Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/01/2010 
Expected:08/2011
 
08/2011 Jon Halverson
970-295-6723
jhalverson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a Priority Outfitter/Guide special use authorization for hiking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing to replace an existing expired Temporary authorization.
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - various. District wide, as approved annually.
Colorado Bicycling Adventures Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jon Halverson
970-295-6723
jhalverson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a Priority Outfitter/Guide special use authorization for bicycling to replace an existing expired Temporary authorization.
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - various. Estes Park/Glen Haven area.
Elderhostel Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/01/2010 
Expected:07/2011
 
07/2011 Jon Halverson
970-295-6723
jhalverson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a Priority Outfitter/Guide special use authorization for hiking to replace an existing expired Temporary authorization.
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - various. Pingree Park area including Comanche Peak Wilderness.
Elkhorn Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:09/2012  06/2015 Nehalem Clark
970-295-6617
ncclark@fs.fed.us 
Description: Vegetation and transportation management in the Elkhorn Planning Area
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. Elkorn Planning Area of Canyon Lakes Ranger District.
Girl Scouts of Colorado
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/02/2008 
Expected:09/2011
 
10/2011 Susan Greenley
970-295-6735
sgreenley@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a special use authorization for a road located on National Forest System land that accesses private property and to obtain an authorization from the Girl Scouts for Forest Service access for land management.
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - Township 9 North, Range 72 West, section 32. East of Red Feather, Colorado.
Halligan-Seaman Water Management Project
EIS
- Special use management  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 02/01/2006
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2012 
Expected:12/2013
 
06/2029 Carol Kruse
970-295-6663
ckruse@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue an authorization for the expansion of Seaman Reservoir (City of Greeley) and location of a portion of a new dam on NFS lands
Web Link:  http://www.halligan-seaman.org
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - Sects. 28 & 33, T9N, R70W. Northwest of Fort Collins, Colorado, in Larimer County.
Hidden Acres Road Association Easement
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:09/2011  10/2011 Leslie McFadden
970-295-6651
lmcfadden@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to grant an easement to the Hidden Acres Road Association for the continued operation and maintenance of the road accessing their subdivision.
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - T8N, R71W, Sect15. Road is located north of Rist Canyon and connects the Stratton Park and Hidden Acres subidivisions.
Idylwilde Reservoir/Dam Hydroelectric Relicensing
EA
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2011 
Expected:01/2016  03/2016 Susan Greenley
970-295-6735
sgreenley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest Service proposes to issue a new special use permit for the City of Loveland's Idylwilde facilities concurrently with the relicensing of their facilities by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in 2016.
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - Township 5N, Range 71 West, sections 1 and 2 and Township 5 N, Range 70 West, section 6. Big Thompson Canyon.
Kelly Flats Trailhead Reconstruction
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:11/2011  06/2012 Kevin Cannon
970-295-6722
kcannon@fs.fed.us 
Description: Redesign the Kelly Flats trailhead to allow for better traffic flow, delineated parking areas that accommodate projected use and to allow proper drainage
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. Kelly Flats Trailhead, Canyon Lakes Ranger District (Hwy 14 in Poudre Canyon).
Larimer County Road 43 Easement
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/13/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
09/2011 Leslie McFadden
970-295-6651
lmcfadden@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to grant an easement to Larimer County for the continued operation and maintenance of County Road 43. Replacement of a culvert will also be authorized as part of this project.
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - T5N, R72W, Sect4; T6N, R71W, Sect30 & 32; T6N, R72W, Sect26 & 27. Larimer County Road 43 located between Drake and Estes Park.
Magic Sky Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/12/2010
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 07/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
06/2013 Nehalem Clark
970-295-6617
ncclark@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to reduce hazardous fuels on National Forest System lands east of the community of Red Feather Lakes, CO.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=15585
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - Various Sections in T. 9 and 10 N., R. 72 and 73 W., Sixth PM, Larimer County, CO. National Forest System land northwest of Fort Collins, Colorado.
Mountain Parks Electric Line Replacement
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 03/30/2011  06/2011 Susan Greenley
970-295-6735
sgreenley@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to analyze an application to replace existing overhead lines with buried lines crossing Forest within the right-of-way of County Roads 103 and 90. One new line segment is proposed and the master permit would be amended.
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - T10N, R76W, section 35; T9N, R76W, sections 2and 13; T9N, R76W, section 24. Laramie River Road.
Pine Creek & McIntyre Creek Ditches
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/14/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
08/2011 Leslie McFadden
970-295-6651
lmcfadden@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a new special use permit to Diamond Tail Ranch for the continued use of existing ditches for pasture irrigation. Other than change of ownership there are no changes to the scope of use.
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - East 1/2 of Section 20, Township 10 North, Range 76 West, 6th P.M. & Northwest 1/4 of Section 21, Township 10 North, Range 76 West, 6th P.M. Ditches located on National Forest Lands going from Pine Creek and McIntyre Creek to private land.
Poudre Canyon Bighorn Sheep Habitat Prescribed Burn
CE
- Land management planning
- Special area management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:09/2011  01/2012 Dale Oberlag
970-295-6765
doberlag@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to conduct prescribed burning to improve habitat for bighorn sheep and elk in the upper Cache la Poudre Canyon.
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - T9N, R74W, Sec 29, 30, 31, 32; T9N, R75W, Sec 25, 35, 36. Along the north side of Highway 14 approximately 30 miles west of Fort Collins, Colorado.
Ravencrest Chalet Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/01/2010 
Expected:07/2011
 
07/2011 Jon Halverson
970-295-6723
jhalverson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a Priority Outfitter/Guide special use authorization for hiking, backpacking, rock climbing/rapelling and mountain biking to replace an existing expired Temporary authorization.
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - various. Estes Park area.
Rudolph Plan of Operation
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:07/2011  07/2011 Susan Greenley
970-295-6735
sgreenley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approving a one-year Plan of Operation for prospecting for hardrock minerals
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - T.9N, R. 74W, N1/2, section 13. National Forest System road 171 D North of Swamp Creek.
Sierra Club Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/01/2010 
Expected:07/2011
 
07/2011 Jon Halverson
970-295-6723
jhalverson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a Priority Outfitter/Guide special use authorization for hiking and backpacking to replace an existing expired Temporary authorization.
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - various. Rawah Wilderness, Comanche Peak Wilderness.
Sombrero Ranches Special Use Authorization - Horseback Riding
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/06/2007 
Expected:08/2011
 
08/2011 Jon Halverson
970-295-6723
jhalverson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a new Priority Outfitter/Guide special use authorization for horseback riding to replace an expired authorization.
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - various. Estes Park area.
Sombrero Ranches Special Use Authorization - Hunting/Livery
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/06/2007 
Expected:08/2011
 
08/2011 Jon Halverson
970-295-6723
jhalverson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a new Priority Outfitter/Guide special use authorization for big game hunting and horse livery to replace an expired authorization.
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - various. Estes Park area for hunting; District-wide for livery.
Water Facility Easement for Twin Lake Reservoir
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Susan Greenley
970-295-6735
sgreenley@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to convert a special use permit to an easement for the City of Greeley for operation of Twin Lake Reservoir and the diversion ditch on Pennock Creek. There is no anticipated change to the existing use.
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - T7N, R73W, Secs. 21 and 28. Twin Lakes Reservoir.
Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) Estes-LyonsTransmission Line Rebuild
EA
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2011 
Expected:05/2012  06/2013 Susan Greenley
970-295-6735
sgreenley@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize WAPA to remove 1.65 miles and rebuild 2.16 miles of a 115 kV double-circuit line within a 110 ft. right-of-way. Their 31 mile transmission line crosses 3.8 miles of National Forest System land.
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - Township 5North, Range 71W, sec. 27 and Township 5 North, Range 72West, secs. 26, 34, 35. Estes Park to Lyons - line segments on Forest is Pole Hill area.
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Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests,   Clear Creek 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
Clear Creek County Hwy 103 (Squaw Pass Road) Easement
EA
- Special area management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/01/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
06/2012 Patti Turecek
303-567-3011
pturecek@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue an easement to Clear Creek County for CR 103 (Squaw Pass Road) for road improvements and a 4 ft ascending bike lane. The project has been modified to include a 2 ft paved shoulder along the descending lane.
Location: UNIT - Clear Creek Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek. T. 4 S., R. 72 W., Sec. 19.
Clear Creek Ranger District Reforestation Project
CE
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:09/2011  05/2012 Kevin Zimlinghaus
303-541-2537
kzimlinghaus@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Clear Creek Ranger District proposes to plant tree seedlings and saplings in areas impacted by mountain pine beetle activity where tree removal has occurred, including but not limited to fuel treatment areas and developed recreation sites.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35541
Location: UNIT - Clear Creek Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek, Gilpin. Treated stands and recreation sites throughout the Clear Creek Ranger District.
Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT)
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:08/2011  08/2011 Patti Turecek
303-567-3011
pturecek@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a special use authorization for the continued operation and maintenance of existing maintenance buildings and a new sand storage structure near Berthoud Falls.
Location: UNIT - Clear Creek Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek. LEGAL - T3S, R75W, Section 20. Berthoud Falls.
Dry Gulch Boreal Toad Ponds
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  On Hold  N/A  N/A Deanna Williams
303-245-6416
deannawilliams@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to construct a series of 2-7 shallow ponds to create new habitat for boreal toads in an old borrow pit excavation site.
Location: UNIT - Clear Creek Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek. LEGAL - T4S, R76W, S-15. Clear Creek County. Dry Gulch Creek is next to Loveland Ski Area storage yard.
Intermountain Rural Electric (I-REA) Distribution Line
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/07/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/2011 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 Patti Turecek
303-567-3011
pturecek@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Services proposes to amend I-REA's permit to allow for a new 12.5 kv distribution line in the Squaw Pass area to connect the existing Blue Valley Electric Line to the Bergen Park Line.
Location: UNIT - Clear Creek Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek. LEGAL - 6th PM, T4S, R72W, Section 20, 27, 28, 29. Squaw Pass Road.
Loveland Ski Area Lift 2 Project
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:09/2011  10/2011 Deb Ekstrand
303-567-3024
dekstrand@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to approve adding an unload midway station on Lift 2.
Location: UNIT - Clear Creek Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek. LEGAL - T4S, R, 76W, Section 26. Loveland Ski Area.
Miner Street Residence Conveyance
CE
- Facility management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/11/2010 
Expected:10/2011
 
11/2011 Elizabeth Moncrief
970-295-6656
emoncrief@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to sell the Miner Street Residence and associated properties/buildings
Location: UNIT - Clear Creek Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek. LEGAL - NE1/4 SE1/4 Sect 35, T3S, R73W, 6th PM. In the town of Idaho Springs, CO at 1120 Miner Street.
Public Service Co of Colorado South Clear Creek Master Gas Line Permit
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:08/2011  09/2011 Patti Turecek
303-567-3011
pturecek@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to reissue a permit to Public Service Company of Colorado for their existing underground natural gas line. The gas line is 10.4 miles long and occurs in various locations on the Clear Creek Ranger District.
Location: UNIT - Clear Creek Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek. South Clear Creek Ranger District.
Roberts Private Road Access
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Patti Turecek
303-567-3011
pturecek@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a prive road Special Use Permit or Easement to an individual to access his private property across National Forest System land.
Location: UNIT - Clear Creek Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek. LEGAL - T3S, R73W, Section 15. Columbine.
State of Colorado Communication Site Expansion
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/10/2010 
Expected:07/2011
 
08/2011 Patti Turecek
303-567-3011
pturecek@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue an amendment to the current communication site authorization to allow for a building and a tower expansion to improve emergency services.
Location: UNIT - Clear Creek Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek. LEGAL - T. 4 S., R. 72 W., Sec. 19. Squaw Peak Communication Site.
State of Colorado Mines Peak Emergency Communication Tower
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:10/2011  08/2011 Patti Turecek
303-567-3011
pturecek@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to amend the current communication site lease issued to the State of CO to allow for the replacement of their current tower which has been deemed unsafe. The existing tower will be removed from the site.
Location: UNIT - Clear Creek Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek. Mines Peak, Berthoud Pass.
The Agricultural Ditch and Reservoir Company Access to Loch Lomond Reservoirs
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:09/2011  10/2011 Patti Turecek
303-567-3017
pturecek@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a private road easement or special use permit to the Agricultural Ditch Company to provide access to their existing Loch Lomond Group of Resevoirs.
Location: UNIT - Clear Creek Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek. Loch Lomond.
Turner Guide Service
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Deb Ekstrand
303-567-3024
dekstrand@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a 10 year authorization for guided hunting on National Forest System lands.
Location: UNIT - Clear Creek Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek, Gilpin. LEGAL - Clear Creek and Gilpin Counties. Clear Creek and Gilpin Counties on Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest Lands.
Verizon WirelessTower
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
08/2012 Patti Turecek
303-567-3011
pturecek@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue an authorization for a new 60' wireless tower on Mines Peak and co-locate in the existing Qwest commuication site building.
Location: UNIT - Clear Creek Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek. LEGAL - T3S, R75W, section 15. Mines Peak.
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Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests,   Pawnee 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
Borie East 3D Vibroseis Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:08/2011  08/2011 Vernon Koehler
970-346-5005
vkoehler@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize use of data recording equipment only on NFS lands as part of a 3D vibroseis geophysical project conducted to explore for oil and gas.
Location: UNIT - Pawnee Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Weld. Approx. 1280 acres of NFS lands located in the westernmost portion of the West Unit of Pawnee National Grassland.
Eastman Creek 2D Vibroseis Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Vernon Koehler
970-346-5005
vkoehler@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize Lockhart Geophysical Company to conduct a 2D vibroseis project on behalf of Slawson Exploration Company, Inc. on NFS lands in the West Unit of Pawnee National Grassland.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34608
Location: UNIT - Pawnee Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Weld. Various NFS lands of the West Unit of Pawnee National Grassland.
Niobrara 3D Phase 1D Vibroseis Project
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/04/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
08/2011 Vernon Koehler
970-346-5005
vkoehler@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize Geokinetics USA, Inc. to conduct a 3D vibroseis operation on National Forest System lands of Pawnee National Grassland for the purposes of exploring for oil and gas.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35667
Location: UNIT - Pawnee Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Weld. Various NFS lands of Pawnee National Grassland.
Niobrara 3D Vibroseis
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/04/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
07/2011 Vernon Koehler
970-346-5005
vkoehler@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize Geokinetics USA, Inc. to conduct a 3D vibroseis operation on National Forest System lands of Pawnee National Grassland for the purposes of exploring for oil and gas.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33920
Location: UNIT - Pawnee Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Weld. Various NFS lands of Pawnee National Grassland.
Nunn Telephone Fiber Optic Project
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
07/2011 Vernon Koehler
970-346-5005
vkoehler@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize Nunn Telephone Company to install 3.29 miles of underground fiber optic cable across National Forest System lands next to Weld County Road 122.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35669
Location: UNIT - Pawnee Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Weld. Various NFS lands next to and near Weld County Road 122 on the northern portion of the West Unit of the Pawnee National Grassland.
Recreational Shooting Assessment
CE
- Regulations, Directives, Orders
- Recreation management 
Completed  Actual: 06/23/2011  09/2011 Lori Bell
970-346-5003
labell@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Pawnee National Grassland of the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland is proposing a developed recreational shooting area on National Forest System lands on the west side of the Grassland.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33539
Location: UNIT - Pawnee Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Weld. Various locations on the west side of the Pawnee National Grassland.
Road 149 Fiber Optic
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
07/2011 Vernon Koehler
970-346-5005
vkoehler@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize Stoneham Cooperative Telephone Corp. to install 1.49 miles of underground fiber optic cable across National Forest System lands next to Weld County Road 149.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35668
Location: UNIT - Pawnee Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Weld. LEGAL - Sections 5 & 8, T. 9 N., R. 56 W., 6th P.M. West side of Weld County Road 149 in Horsetail Allotment; approx. 10 miles north of Stoneham, CO.
Underground 4-Inch Poly Natural Gas Pipeline
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 03/31/2011  04/2011 Vernon Koehler
970-346-5005
vkoehler@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize Noble Energy, Inc. to construct about 550 feet of underground 4-inch poly natural gas pipeline from Federal CB 4-24 well to a production facility on private land.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34619
Location: UNIT - Pawnee Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Weld. LEGAL - NWNW, Section 24, T. 8 N., R. 60 W., 6th P.M. Approx. 11 miles WNW of New Raymer, CO in the Wye Allotment on the Pawnee National Grassland.
Weld County Snow Fence Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/08/2010 
Expected:07/2011
 
07/2011 Vernon Koehler
970-346-5005
vkoehler@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes a special use permit for the construction and maintenance of a snow fence to provide safety from drifting snow on a county road.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32989
Location: UNIT - Pawnee Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Weld. Pawnee National Grassland.
WorldCom Fiber Optic Permit Issuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/01/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
07/2011 Vernon Koehler
970-346-5005
vkoehler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest Service proposes to issue an authorization for an existing fiber optic cable in addition to changing the permit holder name.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32987
Location: UNIT - Pawnee Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Weld. Pawnee National Grassland.
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Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests,   Sulphur 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
BRP US Inc. Snomobile Trail Testing Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:09/2011  11/2011 Deanna Bartlett
970-887-4122
dkbartlett@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to renew a special use authorization for high altitude snowmobile trail and off-trail testing.
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - T3N R76W, T3N R77W, T4N R76W, T4N R77W, 6th Principal Meridian. Grand Lake snowmobile trail system.
Climax Molybdenum Co. - Henderson Mill
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:09/2011  11/2011 Deanna Bartlett
970-887-4122
dkbartlett@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to renew the existing authorization for the Ute Creek Bypass.
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. Section 16, T3S, R77W of the 6th Principal Meridian.
Climax Molybdenum Co. - Henderson Mill Right-of-Entry Parcel Authorization
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:09/2011  11/2011 Deanna Bartlett
970-887-4122
dkbartlett@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize a small parcel of land for right-of-way entry purposes adjacent to Henderson subsurface operations.
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. Section 16, T3S, R77W of the 6th Principal Meridian.
Denver Water Road Authorization-Darling Creek Road
CE
- Special use management
- Road management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Deanna Bartlett
970-887-4122
dkbartlett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest Service proposes to issue a special use authorization for the Darling Creek Road. Decision on hold pending roadless issue resolution.
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. Darling Creek Road, at the head of the William's Fork drainage.
Fraser River Settling Pond Upgrade
CE
- Watershed management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/18/2006 
Expected:07/2011
 
09/2011 Kevin Bayer
970-887-4141
kbbayer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest Service proposes to reconstruct the existing instream sediment trap to allow for improved sediment deposition and periodic excavation.
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - T2S, R75W, SE 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Section 23. On the Fraser River 5 miles south of the town of Winter Park on the east side of Highway 40.
Granby (Farr) Pump Station Switchyard to Windy Gap Substation Transmission Line Rebuild/Upgrade
EIS
- Special use management  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/10/2007
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2011 
Expected:09/2012
 
10/2012 Carol Kruse
970-295-6663
ckruse@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue an authorization for the transmission line where it crosses National Forest System lands.
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. Granby (Farr) Pumping Plant Switchyard on Lake Granby to Windy Gap Substation west of Granby on Hwys 34 & 40N.
Grand County Water & Sanitation District Outhouse
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Deanna Bartlett
970-887-4122
dkbartlett@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize Grand County Water & Sanitation District to construct an outhouse on National Forest System lands for employee and public use.
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - Section 5, T2S R75W, 6th Principal Meridian. Big Mac Water Plant on Vasquez Road.
Stillwater Snowmobile Outfitter and Guide Permits
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Michael Ricketts
(970) 887-4133
mricketts@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a permit for outfitter and guide snowmobile tours in the Stillwater area.
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. This project is located in the Stillwater area.
Three Lakes Water and Sanitation District
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/12/2008 
Expected:12/2011
 
12/2011 Deanna Bartlett
970-887-4122
dkbartlett@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a special use authorization to replace an expiring authorization for an existing sewage collection system.
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. ANRA.
Trail Relocation and Reconstrution
CE
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:07/2011  07/2011 Michael Ricketts
(970) 887-4133
mricketts@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to relocate approx. 3/4 mile of Chainsaw Trail to avoid a goshawk nest and to construct approx. 1/4 mile of trail on the Upper Elk Trail to connect two existing motorized trails together to create a loop trail.
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - T1S, R76W, Sec. 25, 36. Upper Fraser Valley.
Willow Creek Salvage and Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/29/2007 
Expected:09/2011
Actual: 04/03/2009 
10/2011 Doreen Sumerlin
970-887-4129
dsumerlin@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to respond to the mtn pine beetle epidemic in the Willow Creek area. The 1st decision has been made. The 2nd decision in roadless area is in progress.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=19785
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. Willow Creek drainage.
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