Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2012 to 12/31/2012
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.
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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 09/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
01/2013 Noel Schneeberger
610-557-4121
nschneeberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: The USDA Forest Service and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service are analyzing a range of strategies for controlling gypsy moth damage to forests and trees in the United States.
Web Link:  http://www.na.fs.fed.us/wv/eis/
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
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Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
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.
Special Uses - US Pro Cycle Race
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/08/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
06/2012 Gary Shellhorn
970-874-6666
gshellhorn@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed special use authorization is for the bicycle race organizers to make temporary use of NFS lands on seven National Forests within Colorado for ancillary facilities such as portable toilets, signs, barricades, message boards.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39464
Location: UNIT - San Juan National Forest All Units, White River National Forest All Units, Grand Mesa Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forest All Units, Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands All Units, Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests All Units. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder, Chaffee, Denver, Eagle, Gunnison, Jefferson, Lake, La Plata, Montrose, Ouray, Park, San Juan, Summit. NFS lands adjacent to or along state highways that comprise the Pro Cycling Challenge bicycle race.
Urban Front Country Order - Reissuance
CE
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  Completed  Actual: 06/29/2012  07/2012 Tom Healy
(719) 477-4204
thealy@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue the Urban Front Country Order with regulations pertaining to the Pike and San Isabel National Forests, Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland, and White River National Forest.
Location: UNIT - San Carlos Ranger District, South Park Ranger District, South Platte Ranger District, West Zone/Aspen Ranger District, East Zone/Dillon Ranger District, East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District, West Zone/Sopris Ranger District, Leadville Ranger District, East Zone/Eagle Ranger District, Salida Ranger District, Pikes Peak Ranger District, Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests All Units. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder, Clear Creek, Custer, Douglas, Eagle, El Paso, Fremont, Garfield, Gilpin, Grand, Gunnison, Huerfano, Jefferson, Larimer, Las Animas, Park, Pitkin, Summit, Teller, Weld. LEGAL - Various legal descriptions. Various locations on the Pike & San Isabel NF's, Arapaho & Roosevelt NF's & Pawnee NG, and White River NF.
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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
Lane Guest Ranch
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2005
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2013 
Expected:08/2013
 
10/2013 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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=10696
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District, Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder, Larimer. Deer Ridge, House Rock, Pierson Rock, and trails west and northwest of Meeker Park.
Meeker Park Lodge
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/01/2005
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
08/2013 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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=10687
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District, Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder, Larimer. Deer Ridge, House Rock, Pierson Park, and trails west and northwest of Meeker Park.
YMCA of Estes Park, Estes Park Center
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:06/2013  08/2013 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:05/2013
 
09/2013 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:05/2013  05/2013 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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34495
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. East of the Town of Nederland and north of Magnolia Road.
Boulder County Sheriff Communication Site
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2012 
Expected:05/2013  05/2013 Mike Johnson
303-541-2534
mjohnson10@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize the construction and use of a communication site on the back side of Eldora Ski Area.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40247
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. Back side of Eldora Mountain.
Boy Scouts of America, Denver Area Council
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:07/2013  08/2013 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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=29884
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.
Bueno Mine Core Drilling
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/28/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
10/2012 Mike Johnson
303-541-2534
mjohnson10@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to approve a Plan of Operations to drill core holes.
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. North Jamestown.
Button Rock Fuels Reduction Project
CE
- Fuels management  Completed  Actual: 07/23/2012  11/2012 Cody Hutchinson
303-541-2545
crhutchinson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to complete fuel treatment on approximately 2 acres of National Forest System lands adjacent to City of Longmont property near Button Rock Reservoir.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37620
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. Near Button Rock Reservoir west of Lyons, CO.
Colorado Mountain Ranch
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/01/2005
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
08/2013 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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=10692
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:12/2012
 
07/2013 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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.
Eldora Mountain Resort Winch Pick Points
CE
- Special area management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Jaime Oliva
303-541-2509
joliva@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Services proposes to authorize Eldora Mountain Resort to install 6 winch pick points to allow their snow groomer vehicle to be secured safely on steep terrain.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38684
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. Corona, Cascade, Muleshoe, Ambush, Psycho, and Powderhorn Ski Trails.
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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=29093
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - T.2N., R.71W., section 18, 6thPM. Near Jamestown, Colorado.
Forsythe Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Fuels management  Completed  Actual: 08/03/2012  10/2012 Cody Hutchinson
303-541-2512
crhutchinson@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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=29880
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder, Gilpin. The project area is located in the SE corner of the Boulder Ranger District, south and east of State Hwy 119 and west of Gross Reservoir.
Garcia Access
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:05/2013  05/2013 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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35456
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. T.1N., R.72W., Section 29.
Heil Ranch Fuels Reduction Project
CE
- Fuels management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Cody Hutchinson
303-541-2512
crhutchinson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Previously named Northern Foothills Fuel Treatment. 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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.
Jenny Creek Restoration and Reroute of Motorized Trail
CE
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/23/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
06/2013 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 revegetate the old route to restore it to a natural condition.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=29889
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gilpin. Jenny Creek, north of Rollins Pass Road and approximately one mile southeast of Yankee Doodle Lake.
Kennedy Access
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 for year-round access to private property.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35455
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. T.2S., R.73W., Section 1.
National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) Monitoring Equipment
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:02/2013  03/2013 Elizabeth Moncrief
970-295-6656
emoncrief@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue an authorization to NEON for installation of monitoring equipment on Niwot Ridge and installation of a stream gauge and soil testing in Como Crk. Equipment is expected to be in place for 30-50 years.
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - T1N, R73W, section 22. Niwot Ridge is located approximately 13 miles due west of Boulder, Colorado and can be accessed via State Highway 72.
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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=29091
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - T.1S., R.73W., section 14, 6th PM. Near Nederland, Colorado.
Nederland Water Treatment Plant Fuels Reduction Project
CE
- Fuels management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/30/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
03/2013 Cody Hutchinson
303-541-2512
crhutchinson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The US Forest Service proposes to treat hazardous fuels on up to 5 acres of NFS lands in the vicinity of the Nederland Water Treatment Plant. To authorize these activities the USFS also proposes to ammend the town of Nederland's Special Use Permit.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38491
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. West of Nederland Colorado.
Porphyry Mountain Road Association Easement
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 09/07/2012  09/2012 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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=29094
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - T.2N., R.71W., section 19, 6th PM. Near Jamestown, Colorado.
Pryor Water Transmission Line
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:11/2012  11/2012 Mike Johnson
303-541-2534
mjohnson10@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a new permit for a water transmission line.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37965
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - Section 21, T 1 S, R 73 W, 6th P.M. Eldora Townsite.
Public Service Company Distribution Line Replacement
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 05/31/2012  08/2012 Mike Johnson
303-541-2534
mjohnson10@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize PSCo to replace lines and poles on existing distribution lines.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34504
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  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Elizabeth Moncrief
970-295-6656
emoncrief@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes 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
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
08/2013 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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=29881
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
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
08/2013 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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=18632
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.
South Boulder Creek Enhancement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:02/2013  06/2013 Matthew Fairchild
970-295-6640
mfairchild@fs.fed.us 
Description: Stream habitat features in South Boulder Creek adjacent to Jumbo Mountain Picnic Area are proposed to be modified and improved for the sake of increasing the numbers, size, and productivity of coldwater fish.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38741
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. Soth Boulder Creek Adjacent to Jumbo Mountain Picnic Area.
St Vrain Cabin Conveyance
CE
- Facility management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=29088
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
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
06/2013 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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=18634
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
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=17372
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
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:05/2013  05/2013 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
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36326
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. Section 8, Township 1 North, Range 72 West, 6th Principal Meridian.
Von Mende Reciprocal Access
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:01/2013  01/2013 Mike Johnson
303-541-2534
mjohnson10@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue an easement to private property and to acquire access across the private property.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37665
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - T2N, R72W, Sec. 34. Near Gold Lake.
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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=20009
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
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
09/2013 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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32982
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
Boy Scouts of America Elkhorn High Adventure Base Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/01/2010 
Expected:02/2013
 
03/2013 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.
CLRD Special Orders
EA
- Regulations, Directives, Orders
- Recreation management
- Special area management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2012 
Expected:01/2013  02/2013 Kevin Cannon
970-295-6722
kcannon@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest Service proposes to combine current special orders and other needed special orders into four special orders: Occupancy and Use; Motor Vehicle Travel; Wilderness Occupancy and Use Restrictions; and Developed Trail Restriction
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. Canyon Lakes Ranger District.
Cheley Camps Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/01/2010 
Expected:02/2013
 
03/2013 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:02/2013
 
03/2013 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.
Elderhostel Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/01/2010 
Expected:02/2013
 
03/2013 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
- 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 10/2012 
Expected:03/2013  06/2013 Nehalem Clark
970-295-6617
ncclark@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to manage vegetation and transportation in the Elkhorn Planning Area
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. Elkorn Planning Area of Canyon Lakes Ranger District.
Fireline construction for internal training
CE
- Land management planning  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Nehalem Clark
970-295-6617
ncclark@fs.fed.us 
Description: The CLRD fire program is proposing to construct short segments of fireline in the vicinity of Jack's Gulch for internal training purposes.
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. South of the Cache the Poudre River along the Crown Point and Pingree Park Rds.
Halligan-Seaman Water Management Project
EIS
- Special use management  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 02/01/2006
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2013 
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.
High Elevation Vegetation Improvement (TSI)
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:04/2013  08/2013 Dave Hattis
970-295-6747
dhattis@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to conduct an analysis of acreages suitable for thinning, primarily elevations above 9000 feet. This would apply to high elevation areas throughout the Canyon Lakes Ranger District
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - Various. Forest stands on the Canyon Lake Ranger District above 9000 feet.
Idylwilde Reservoir/Dam Hydroelectric Relicensing
EA
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2013 
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.
Larimer County Road 43 Easement
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 03/20/2012  03/2012 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.
Middle Bald Mountain Proposed Communication Site
EIS
- Special use management  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 09/14/2012
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 04/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
07/2013 Carol Kruse
970-295-6663
ckruse@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest Service proposes to issue an authorization to Larimer County for construction of a communication facility on Middle Bald Mtn. to improve radio communication. Proposal is to construct a 70 ft tower, a 1/2 mile access road and a ~12-mi powerline
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37026
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - NE1/4 Section 9, Township 9 North, Range 74 West, 6th P.M. Middle Bald Mountain.
Mill Creek Ditches
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:06/2012  06/2012 Leslie McFadden
970-295-6651
lmcfadden@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue an authorization to the new ranch owners for continued use of two existing ditches for pasture irrigation.
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - Township 11 North, Range 72 West, Section 14. Canyon Lakes Ranger District, Larimer County, Mill Creek.
Moore Forest Road Authorization
EA
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2013 
Expected:10/2013  05/2014 Susan Greenley
970-295-6735
sgreenley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest Service proposes to authorize use/maintenance of a Forest road for three landowners to access their private properties. A portion of the road is proposed to be rebuilt.
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - Township 7 North, Range 72 West, Section 13 6th P.M. Off the Buckhorn Road (County Road 44H) and the Crystal Mountain Road.
Patriot Diamonds Inc. Plan of Operation
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Susan Greenley
970-295-6735
sgreenley@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to approve a one year Plan of Operation for kimberlite exploration by core drilling. Three sites have been identified with up to two drill holes per site. One drill hole would be verticle and one inclined. No new roads.
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - NE1/4 NE1/4, sec. 2, Township 10 N, Range 73W Sixth PM. Chicken Park area north of Red Feather Lkes.
Pine Creek & McIntyre Creek Ditches
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/14/2011 
Expected:04/2012
 
05/2012 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 10/2012 
Expected:12/2012  01/2013 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.
Poudre Valley REA Distribution Power Line Rebuild
CE
- Special area management  Completed  Actual: 07/02/2012  07/2012 Susan Greenley
970-295-6735
sgreenley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest Service proposes to issue a short term construction permit for the rebuild of 2-miles of power line to increase reliability and operational safety. Rebuild would consist of replacing all poles, conductor and guy wires within same footprint.
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - section 1, 2, and 3, Township 9 North, 73 West, 6th PM. Red Feather Lakes area.
Poudre Valley REA New Distribution Power Line
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:02/2013  03/2013 Jon Halverson
970-295-6723
jhalverson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest Service proposed to authorize a new 310 foot buried powerline to an existing recreation residence. Line to be buried within an existing road right-of-way.
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - Township 8 North, Range 73 West, section 24. Located along Crown Point Road.
Ravencrest Chalet Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/01/2010 
Expected:02/2013
 
03/2013 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.
Sierra Club Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/01/2010 
Expected:02/2013
 
03/2013 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:02/2013
 
03/2013 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:02/2013
 
03/2013 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.
Tobey Road Access Authorization
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2013 
Expected:07/2013  08/2013 Susan Greenley
970-295-6735
sgreenley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest Service proposes to authorize a special use permit or easement on an existing road for landowner's access to private property.
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - Township 5 North, Range 71 West, section 27, 6th P.M. Off of Pole Hill road - National Forest System road 122.
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 (Western) Estes-Flat Iron Proposed Transmission Line Rebuild
EIS
- Special use management  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 04/17/2012
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 08/2013 
Expected:12/2013
 
05/2014 Susan Greenley
970-295-6735
sgreenley@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service will analyze Western's proposal to remove a115 kV line and rebuild a115 kv line both of which are authorized under special use permits. These parallel lines cross approx.imately 3.8 miles of National Forest System lands.
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
Bakerville Loveland Trail (BLT) Ski Grooming
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:12/2012  12/2012 Deb Ekstrand
303-567-3024
dekstrand@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a ski trail special use permit to allow Clear Creek County Schools to groom 1.25 km of the BLT on the west end and a 1.25 km connector loop between the BLT and I-70.
Location: UNIT - Clear Creek Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek. LEGAL - 4S, 76W, Section 22. Bakerville Loveland Trail near Loveland Valley Ski Area.
Clear Creek County Hwy 103 (Squaw Pass Road) Easement
EA
- Special area management  Completed  Actual: 05/18/2012  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 County Public Road Easement
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 Forest Roads and Trails Act Easement to Clear Creek County for Mackinaw Lane, Forest Service Road 174.1E. The easement would be 25' x 1204' feet as the road crosses NFS lands.
Location: UNIT - Clear Creek Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek. LEGAL - T3S, R74W, Section 10. St. Mary's area, off of Rainbow Road, FSR174.1E.
Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT)
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 09/14/2012  09/2012 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.
Connie Lee Barnes ROW Authorization (Formerly known as Bank of America)
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 09/14/2012  09/2012 Patti Turecek
303-567-3011
pturecek@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a private road special use permit and a forest road special use permit to Connie Barnes to provide access to her private property off of FSR 273.2.
Location: UNIT - Clear Creek Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gilpin. Balck Mountain Cemetery Area, Forest Service Road 273.2.
Daniel Crego Private Road Special Use Permit
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 Private Road Special Use permit to Daniel Crego for access to private property. The Private Road Special Use permit will replace a Class D road permit issued in 1983 for the same purpose.
Location: UNIT - Clear Creek Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gilpin. Bald Mountain Road.
David Fargo Domestic Well Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/30/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
12/2012 Patti Turecek
303-567-3011
pturecek@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a special use permit to David Fargo for a domestic well.
Location: UNIT - Clear Creek Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gilpin. Missouri Lakes Subdivision, Juniper Road.
Dry Gulch Boreal Toad Ponds
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Cancelled  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.
Eclipse Snowboard Park
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/31/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
04/2013 Deb Ekstrand
303-567-3024
dekstrand@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a short-term special use permit to Eclipse Snowboard Park to allow for use of removable surface rope tows and grooming of approximately 7 acres of fragmented National Forest Service parcels for ski race training.
Location: UNIT - Clear Creek Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek. LEGAL - 2S, 74W, Section 34 and 35. Eclipse Snowboard Park, St. Mary's.
High Peaks to Headwaters Watershed and Fisheries Restoration EA
EA
- Watershed management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/06/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
08/2013 Kelly Larkin-McKim
970-887-4146
klarkinmckim@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Services proposes to develop an aquatic/riparian restoration plan on some watersheds/drainages in the Clear Creek Ranger District. This proposal could include decommissioning of Forest Service roads that are impacting the watersheds.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38484
Location: UNIT - Clear Creek Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek. Upper Clear Creek Watershed: West Fork Clear Creek, Clear Creek Headwaters, South Clear Creek. and Headwaters West Chicago Creek.
Intermountain Rural Electric (I-REA) Distribution Line
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/07/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2013 
Expected:03/2013
 
05/2014 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 Twist Run Tree Removal
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 09/04/2012  09/2012 Deb Ekstrand
303-567-3024
dekstrand@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to approve the removal of .205 acres of trees to meet specifications of the International Ski Federation for sanctioned ski races.
Location: UNIT - Clear Creek Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek. LEGAL - 4S, 76W, section 22. Loveland Ski Area Twist Ski Run.
Loveland Ski Area Well and Septic
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Deb Ekstrand
303-567-3024
dekstrand@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to allow Loveland Ski Area to install a septic system at Ptarmigan Lodge.
Location: UNIT - Clear Creek Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek. LEGAL - 4S, 76W, Section 28. Loveland Ski Area Ptarmigan Lodge.
Miner Street Residence Conveyance
CE
- Facility management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Qwest (CenturyLink) Communication Site Lease
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Patti Turecek
303-567-3011
pturecek@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a communication site lease to replace the expired special use permit for continued operation and maintenance of a communication facility on Mines Peak.
Location: UNIT - Clear Creek Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek. Mines Peak Communication Site, Berthoud Pass.
State of Colorado Mines Peak Emergency Communication Tower
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Patti Turecek
303-567-3011
pturecek@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to give concurrence to the State of CO to allow for the replacement/maintenance of their current tower which has been deemed unsafe. The existing tower will be removed from the site. and replaced with an in-kind tower.
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
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Patti Turecek
303-567-3011
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.
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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
Ball 3D Vibroseis Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/26/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
02/2013 Elizabeth Moncrief
970-295-6656
emoncrief@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize a 3D vibroseis project on approx. 21,000 acres of Pawnee National Grassland.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37051
Location: UNIT - Pawnee Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Weld. Northwest of Briggsdale, CO.
EOG Geary Creek 05-08H
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/24/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
11/2012 Vernon Koehler
970-346-5005
vkoehler@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorizie the drilling of an oil and gas well and the necessary acces road.
Location: UNIT - Pawnee Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Weld. LEGAL - T. 10 N. R. 63 W., 6th P.M.: sec. 8, NWNW. 12 miles west of Grover, CO.
EOG Snow Draw 14-21H and 9-15H Oil & Gas Wells
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 the drilling of a 2 new oil and gas wells along with upgrade of approx. 400 feet of existing road and construction of approx. 600 feet of new access road, for 14-21 H and 270 feet of new road for 9-15H.
Location: UNIT - Pawnee Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Weld. Approx. 13 miles west of New Raymer, CO.
High West Energy Mead Well Electrification
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/10/2012  07/2012 Vernon Koehler
970-346-5005
vkoehler@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize a single phase overhead 7.2kv electrical power distribution line and a10 ft. right-of-way for the power line.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39035
Location: UNIT - Pawnee Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Weld. LEGAL - T. 9 N., R. 64 W., 6th P.M., sec. 23, S2S2; sec. 24, SWSW. Along WCR 104 west of WCR 57 for approximately 1.1 miles.
Noble Badger Fed. 03-0464HN, 04-0464HN and Fed. PC LG04-12 3758 Oil & Gas Wells
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 09/19/2012  11/2012 Vernon Koehler
970-346-5005
vkoehler@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize the drilling of two new exploratory oil and gas wells and one new oil and gas well along with upgrade of approx. 1000 feet of existing road and construction of approx. 770 feet of new access road.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37058
Location: UNIT - Pawnee Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Weld. The two Badger wells are approx. 1 mile SW of Keota, CO., and Federal PC LG04-12 3758 is approx. 5 miles ESE of Keota, CO.
Snow Draw 09-15H Oil & Gas Well
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 the drilling of a new oil and gas well along with construction of approx. 270 feet of new access road.
Location: UNIT - Pawnee Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Weld. Approx. 13 miles west-northwest of New Raymer, CO.
WPC Federal 14-5 and Mary Kanode Federal 11-3 Oil & Gas Well
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/06/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
01/2013 Vernon Koehler
970-346-5005
vkoehler@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize the drilling of a new oil and gas wells along with construction of approx. 475 feet of new road for access.
Location: UNIT - Pawnee Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Weld. Approx. 17 miles northeast of Nunn, CO.
Whiting Oil & Gas Corp. - 18-1834H and18-1844H
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/24/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
12/2012 Vernon Koehler
970-346-5005
vkoehler@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize Whiting Oil & Gas Corp. to drill two exploratory oil and gas wells on the Pawnee National Grassland.
Location: UNIT - Pawnee Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Weld. LEGAL - Section 18, T. 9 N., R. 59 W., 6th P.M. Approx. 14 miles NW of New Raymer, CO.
WorldCom Fiber Optic Permit Issuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2011 
Expected:10/2012
 
10/2012 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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
Arapaho Wilderness Outfitters Permit Renewal
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 07/06/2012  08/2012 Dan Matthews
970-887-4127
dmatthews@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to reissue a 5 year special use priority permit for hunting outfitting and guiding to Arapaho Wilderness Outfitters.
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - T2N, R75W, Section 25. of the 6th PM. West section of Indian Peaks WIlderness.
C Lazy U Horseback Riding, Biking and Hunting
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/12/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
11/2012 Dan Matthews
970-887-4127
dmatthews@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue C Lazy U Ranch Inholding LLC a special use authorization for horseback riding, biking and hunting outfitting and guiding
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - T2N, R77R, Section 2. C Lazy U Ranch Holding LLC, adjacent to Highway 125.
Climax Molybdenum Co. - Henderson Mill
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/31/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
07/2013 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  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/02/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
07/2013 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.
Duvall Spring Box and Pipe
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/13/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
12/2012 Deanna Bartlett
970-887-4122
dkbartlett@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize an existing spring box and pipe to transmit water to private property for residential use, livestock watering, irrigation and fire protection.
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - SE 1/4 of SE 1/4 Township 1 north, Range 77 west, Section 21. SRD.
Elk Creek Loop Trail #67
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 07/06/2012  08/2012 Brad Orr
970-887-4135
borr@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to extend an existing trail to create a loop.
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. T 2 S, R 76 W, sections 13 and 14.
Fishing Authorization for Lake Granby, Shadow Mountain and Willow Creek Reservoirs
CE
- Recreation management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Dan Matthews
970-887-4127
dmatthews@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to issue special use authorizations for fishing outfitting and guiding for Lake Granby, Shadow Mountain Reservoir and Willow Creek Reservoir
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - T2N, R76 W, Section 2; T3N, R75W, Section 7; T2N, R76 W, Section 7; of the 6th PM. Lake Granby, Shadow Mountain and Willow Creek Reservoir in Grand County, CO.
Granby (Farr) Pump Station Switchyard to Windy Gap Substation Transmission Line Rebuild/Upgrade
EIS
- Special use management  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 03/30/2012
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 10/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
01/2013 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 Flow Measurements and Water Quality Monitoring
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2012 
Expected:02/2013  02/2013 Deanna Bartlett
970-887-4122
dkbartlett@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue Grand County an authorization to install and maintain instrumentation for measuring flow volume and direction, and water quality monitoring in the canal between Shadow Mtn. Reservoir and Grand Lake.
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - SE1/4 sec. 6, T. 3N., R. 75W. Canal between Shadow Mountain Reservoir and Grand Lake.
Grand County Water & Sanitation District Outhouse
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2012 
Expected:03/2013  07/2013 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.
Guided Trail Rides and Trail Designation
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/01/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/2012 
Expected:02/2013
 
05/2013 Brad Orr
970-887-4135
borr@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue an authorization to Drowsy Water Ranch to provide guided trail rides and to designate a non-system trail in Drowsy Water Creek as a non-motorized system trail.
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. T 2 N, R 78 W, Section 1.
Three Lakes Water and Sanitation District
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/12/2008
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2013 
Expected:08/2013
 
09/2013 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. Arapaho National Recreation Area.
Trail Creek Aquatic Organism Passage and Watershed Improvement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Kelly Larkin-McKim
970-887-4146
klarkinmckim@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to install an open-bottom arch structure on Trail Creek at National Forest System Road 116.1 crossing and to decommission and rehabilitate an adjacent low-water crossing.
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - T3N R76W S6 SW 1/4 SW 1/4 of the 6th PM. Stillwater Pass OHV Area, FSR 116.
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:04/2013
Actual: 04/03/2009 
06/2013 Matthew Paciorek
970 887-4134
mpaciorek@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to respond to the mtn pine beetle epidemic in the Willow Creek area. The first decision has been made. The second decision in a roadless area is in progress.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=19785
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. Willow Creek drainage.
Xcel Energy Highway 40 buried gas 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 a special use permit to Xcel for construction of a 2-inch buried gas line crossing approximately 600 feet of forest between Winter Park Village and the CDOT maintenance yard.
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - T 2 South, R 75 West, Section 14. Along east side of Highway 40, From Bonfils at Winter Park Resort Village to CDOT maintenance yard.
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