Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2013 to 09/30/2013
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 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 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.
US Pro Cycling Race Special Use Authorization
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/08/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
08/2013 Mike Kenealy
970-945-3207
mkenealy@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed special use authorization is for Classic Bicycle Racing LLC to make temporary use of NFS lands on 4 National Forests within CO for ancillary facilities such as staging areas with portable toilets, signs, barricades, message boards.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41678
Location: UNIT - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District, South Park Ranger District, West Zone/Aspen Ranger District, East Zone/Dillon Ranger District, East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District, Canyon Lakes Ranger District, Leadville Ranger District, Salida Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle, Grand, Lake, Larimer, Park, Pitkin, Routt, Summit. White River NF; Pike-San Isabel NF and Cimarron-Comanche National Grasslands; Medicine Bow-Routt NF and Thunder Basin National Grassland; Arapaho-Roosevelt NF and Pawnee Nat'l Grassland.
White-Nose Syndrome: Caves and Abandoned Mines
EA
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Minerals and Geology 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/21/2012 
Expected:04/2013
 
07/2013 Trey Schillie
303-275-5067
tschillie@fs.fed.us 
Description: The US Forest Service is preparing an environmental analysis for cave and abandoned mine management options for the bat disease commonly known as white-nose syndrome (WNS).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/r2/wns
Location: UNIT - Bighorn National Forest All Units, Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest All Units, San Juan National Forest All Units, White River National Forest All Units, Grand Mesa Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forest All Units, Shoshone National Forest All Units, Rio Grande National Forest All Units, Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands All Units, Black Hills National Forest All Units, Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests All Units. STATE - Colorado, Kansas, South Dakota, Wyoming. COUNTY - Adams. Bighorn, San Juan, Pike and San Isabel and CC, Medicine Bow and Routt, Shoshone, Black Hills, White River, Rio Grande, Arapaho and Roosevelt and Pawnee.
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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  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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.
NRCS Snotel Project
CE
- Watershed management
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:06/2013  09/2013 Leslie McFadden
970-295-6651
lmcfadden@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to convert an existing snow course on Boulder Ranger District to an automated SNOTEL site. Proposal to install a new SNOTEL site on the Sulphur Ranger District.
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District, Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder, Grand. LEGAL - Section 17, Township 2 North, Range 73 West, and Section 23, Township 1 North, Range 75 West. Boulder Ranger District and Sulphur Ranger District.
Public Service Company (PSCo) Gas Line Realignment and Retrofit
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:08/2013  08/2013 Deanna Bartlett
970-887-4122
dkbartlett@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Services proposes to authorize PSCo to excavate and retrofit portions of their gas line in preparation for pipeline integrity testing.
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District, Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder, Grand. LEGAL - BRD: sec. 22, T1S, R74W, 6th PM; SRD: sec. 32, T1S, R74W, sec. 23, T1S, R75W, 6th PM. BRD: Yankee Doodle Lake, Rollins Pass; SRD: Rollins Pass Road, NW of FSR 128 near Middle Fork Ranch Creek.
YMCA of Estes Park, Estes Park Center
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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:01/2014
 
03/2014 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/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  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/06/2012 
Expected:08/2013
 
08/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2013 
Expected:08/2013  08/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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:08/2013
 
08/2013 Mike Johnson
303-541-2534
mjohnson10@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to approve a Plan of Operations to drill core holes.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38861
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. North Jamestown.
Caribou Ridge Fuels Reduction Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2013 
Expected:06/2014  06/2014 Cody Hutchinson
303-541-2512
crhutchinson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to do hazardous fuels reduction including thinning trees by mechanical or manual means and prescribed broadcast burning adjacent to Nederland, Colorado.
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - T1S, R73W, Section 14. Adjacent to Nederland, Colorado on northwest side. Directly west of Nederland Elementary School.
Colorado Mountain Ranch
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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:09/2013
 
09/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=18244
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder, Larimer. Areas of the 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 Ski Area Projects
EIS

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 07/20/2012
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2014 
Expected:01/2015
 
05/2015 Paul Alford
303-541-2506
pwalford@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize implementing numerous projects from the Eldora Mountain Resort 2011 Master Plan.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42285
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder, Gilpin. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Eldora Mountain Resort is located west of the town of Nederland and the community of Eldora.
Ferch Mountains Plan of Operations
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2013 
Expected:09/2013  09/2013 Mike Johnson
303-541-2534
mjohnson10@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to approve a Plan of Operations for minerals exploration
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. Sugarloaf Road.
Garcia Access
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2013 
Expected:09/2013  09/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35456
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. T.1N., R.72W., Section 29.
Jenny Creek Restoration and Reroute of Motorized Trail
CE
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 06/06/2013  08/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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.
Magnolia Trails Project
EA
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2013 
Expected:11/2013  05/2014 Catherine Luna
303-541-2508
cluna@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to determine a sustainable non-motorized trail system for the Magnolia area on the Boulder Ranger District
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41601
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - T1S, R73W Sections 13, 23, 24, 26, 27; and T1S, R72W, Sections 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21. West of the Peak to Peak Highway along county road 132W and East of the Peak to Peak Highway along county road 132 to Reynolds Ranch.
National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) Monitoring Equipment
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/29/2013
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2013 
Expected:09/2013
 
11/2013 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.
Pryor Water Transmission Line
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2013 
Expected:08/2013  08/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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 Servic Company - Eldora Feeder Line Replacement
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2013 
Expected:08/2013  08/2013 Mike Johnson
303-541-2534
mjohnson10@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize Public Service Company to replace electric poles and lines.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40828
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. Eldora area.
Public Service Company Communication Site
CE
- Special area management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2013 
Expected:08/2013  08/2013 Mike Johnson
303-541-2534
mjohnson10@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize Public Service Company to construct a communication site
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - T2N, R72W, Sec. 17. Peacefull Valley.
Single Track Mountain Bike Adventures
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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.
Sundance Stables
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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.
Tuscarora Road Association
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2013 
Expected:08/2013  08/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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.
Union Pacific Railroad Communications
CE
- Special area management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2013 
Expected:09/2013  09/2013 Mike Johnson
303-541-2534
mjohnson10@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize Union Pacific Railroad to construct a communication site
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gilpin. LEGAL - T2S R73W Sec 4. Jumbo Mountain.
Von Mende Reciprocal Access
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/03/2012 
Expected:07/2013
 
07/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37665
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - T2N, R72W, Sec. 34. Near Gold Lake.
Wild Bear Center for Nature Discovery
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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:07/2013
 
08/2013 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.
Cedar Park and Cedar Springs Subdivisions Road Authorization
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2013 
Expected:03/2014  03/2014 Susan Greenley
970-295-6735
sgreenley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest Service proposes to issue a special use road authorization to these two entities for use and maintenance of Forest roads accessing these subdivisions.
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - Township 6 North, Range 71 West, sections 21, 27, 34 and 35. West of Drake, Colorado off of County Road 43.
Cheley Camps Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/01/2010 
Expected:07/2013
 
08/2013 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.
Cherokee Park Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Notice of Initiation 09/2013 
Expected:03/2014  06/2016 Nehalem Clark
970-295-6617
ncclark@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to reduce hazardous fuels in the vicinity of the Cherokee Park area.
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The Cherokee Park project area encompasses Diamond Creek, Mill Creek and Poudre River Ranch Subdivisions and is located in the far northeast portion of the Canyon Lakes Ranger District.
City of Fort Collins Outdoor Recreation Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/01/2010 
Expected:07/2013
 
08/2013 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.
City of Fort Collins Streamgauge and Repeater Site
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 05/24/2013  07/2013 Susan Greenley
970-295-6735
sgreenley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest Service proposes to issue a special use permit to the City of Ft Collins for a streamgauge and data receiver repeater for burn area runoff and flood warning purposes.
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - Township 8 North, Range 71 West, NW 1/4 SW 1/4, section 2 and SW 1/4 NW 1/4, section 1. Within the Cache la Poudre Canyon.
Elderhostel Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/01/2010 
Expected:07/2013
 
08/2013 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 #1 Mining Plan of Operation
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 03/29/2013  04/2013 Susan Greenley
970-295-6735
sgreenley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest Service proposes to approve a one-year plan for exploration of minerals in a "pick and shovel" operation. No mechanical equipment will be used.
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - Township 9 North, Range 74 West, Northwest Quarter of Section 13. Fout miles northwest of Rustic, Colorado and off of National Forest System road 171.D.
Elkhorn Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/10/2013 
Expected:10/2013
 
11/2013 Nehalem Clark
970-295-6617
ncclark@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to manage vegetation and transportation in the Elkhorn Planning Area
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36154
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. Elkorn Planning Area of Canyon Lakes Ranger District.
Forest Vegetation Improvement
CE
- Forest products  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2013 
Expected:11/2013  07/2014 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.
Halligan-Seaman Water Management Project
EIS
- Special use management  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 02/01/2006
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/2015 
Expected:07/2017
 
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 Park Fire Reforestation
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2013 
Expected:11/2013  07/2014 Dave Hattis
970-295-6747
dhattis@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to replant areas within the High Park Fire perimeter. Ponderosa pine forest types on moderate to low slopes that experienced high severity fire are being considered for reforestation.
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Within the High Park Fire perimeter on the Canyon Lakes Ranger District.
Idylwilde Reservoir/Dam Hydroelectric Relicensing
EA
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2013 
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 Temporary Culvert Bypass
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/07/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
08/2013 Susan Greenley
970-295-6735
sgreenley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest Service proposes to issue a short-term special use permit for the temporary bypass of a culvert to another culvert for County road 47.
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - Township 4 North, Range 71 West, Section 30. County Road 47 accessing Elk Park Subdivision.
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 07/2013 
Expected:12/2013
 
06/2014 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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.
Moore Forest Road Authorization
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2013 
Expected:03/2014  05/2014 Susan Greenley
970-295-6735
sgreenley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest Service proposes to issue an authorization for use/maintenance of a Forest road for three landowners to access their private properties. A small portion of the road is proposed to be reconstructed.
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.
Poudre Canyon Bighorn Sheep Habitat Prescribed Burn
CE
- Land management planning
- Special area management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2013 
Expected:09/2013  12/2013 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 New Distribution Power Line
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 04/23/2013  07/2013 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38656
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:07/2013
 
08/2013 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:07/2013
 
08/2013 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.
Smitherman Road Authorization
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/11/2013 
Expected:09/2013
 
10/2013 Susan Greenley
970-295-6735
sgreenley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest Service proposes to issue a special use authorization to a landowner for access on an existing Forest road to their private property
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - Township 4 North, Range 72 West, sections 33 and 34. Off of County Road 82E.
Sombrero Ranches Special Use Authorization - Horseback Riding
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/06/2007 
Expected:07/2013
 
08/2013 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:07/2013
 
08/2013 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  Completed  Actual: 05/31/2013  08/2013 Susan Greenley
970-295-6735
sgreenley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest Service proposes to issue a special use authorization 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  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2014 
Expected:10/2014  11/2014 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.
Web Link:  http://ww2.wapa.gov/sites/western/transmission/infrastruct/Pages/Estes-Flatiron.aspx
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
Aaron Wagner Private Road Special Use Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/02/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
09/2013 Dave Hattis
303-567-3011
pturecek@fs.fed.us 
Description: The US Forest Service (FS) is analyzing the effects of issuing a 440 by 20 private road special use permit to Aaron Wagner, for access to his private property across National Forest System land off of Ute Creek Road, Clear Creek County, CO.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42000
Location: UNIT - Clear Creek Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek. LEGAL - T4S, R73W, section 7. Ute Creek Road.
Bakerville Loveland Trail (BLT) Ski Grooming
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 02/26/2013  04/2013 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38701
Location: UNIT - Clear Creek Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek. LEGAL - 4S, 76W, Section 22. Bakerville Loveland Trail near Loveland Valley Ski Area.
Blue Creek Fuels Reduction Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2013 
Expected:07/2014  07/2014 Cody Hutchinson
303-541-2512
crhutchinson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to thin trees by manual means to reduce hazardous fuels and to improve bighorn sheep habitat.
Location: UNIT - Clear Creek Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Highway 40 Corridor between I-70 and Berthoud Pass.
CDOT Avalanche Mitigation System
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2013 
Expected:12/2013  06/2014 Patti Turecek
303-567-3011
pturecek@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue CDOT an authorization for the installation and operation of a remote gas-operated avalanche release system that triggers and controls avalanches by producing a sonic concussion to initiate snow movement.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42290
Location: UNIT - Clear Creek Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek. LEGAL - T3S, R75W, Sec 17 and 20. Highway 40 Stanley Slide Path, East side of Berthoud Pass.
Christopher and Barbara Watkins Private Road Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 04/09/2013  06/2013 Dave Hattis
303-567-3011
pturecek@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a 460' by 20' private road special use permit, to the Watkins, for access to their private property, the Northern Cross Lode, per ANILCA, in the York Gulch Area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41195
Location: UNIT - Clear Creek Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek. LEGAL - T3S, R73W, Section 17. York Gulch.
David Buchwald Private Road Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 03/12/2013  06/2013 Patti Turecek
303-567-3011
pturecek@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a private road special use permit to David Buchwald for access to his private land. The ROW is approximately 500' x 20', with access off of York Gulch Road.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40820
Location: UNIT - Clear Creek Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek. LEGAL - T3S, R73W, SEC 16. York Gulch Road.
Eclipse Snowboard Park
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/31/2012 
Expected:03/2014
 
04/2014 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38702
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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/20/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
09/2013 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 watersheds.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/29/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34387
Location: UNIT - Clear Creek Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek. LEGAL - 6th PM, T4S, R72W, Section 20, 27, 28, 29. Squaw Pass Road.
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.
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
Badger Pipeline
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/10/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
07/2013 Mary Chambers
970-346-5009
machambers@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize Noble Inc to construct apprx. 2,100 feet of buried, 6" steel natural gas pipeline on the PNG to transport natural gas from Badger Federal LF 03-64HN, operated by Noble, to a pipeline on private land.
Location: UNIT - Pawnee Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Weld. LEGAL - T.8N.,R.60W.6th P.M., sec.4 N1/2SE1/4. The proposed pipeline would be located approximately a mile southeast of Keota,Colorado.
Ball 3D Vibroseis Project
EA
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 04/01/2013  09/2013 Karen Roth
970-295-6621
kroth@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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37051
Location: UNIT - Pawnee Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Weld. Northwest of Briggsdale, CO.
Lilli Field Roads and Pipeline Project
EA
- Regulations, Directives, Orders
- Land management planning 
Completed  Actual: 04/17/2013  05/2013 Vernon Koehler
970-346-5009
machambers@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize Noble Energy to change approximately three miles of NFS roads from two-tracks to gravel roads and to construct two buried pipelines about two miles total length.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40628
Location: UNIT - Pawnee Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Weld. LEGAL - Sections 8, 9, 16, 17 20, 21, 29 and 28 of T. 8 N., R. 58 W., Sections 8,17,18, 24 of T. 8 N, R.59 W., Sections 13 and 24 of T. 8 R 60 W. On the Pawnee National Grassland between the towns of Greeley, Grover, and New Raymer, Weld County, Colorado.
Pawnee National Grassland Oil and Gas Leasing Analysis
EIS
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 04/01/2013
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2014 
Expected:03/2015
 
05/2015 Tom Ford
970-295-6610
tford01@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to analyze effects to the Pawnee Nat'l Grassland on surface resources through consideration of a reasonably foreseeable increase in oil & gas development and provide recommendations for mitigation of unacceptable effects.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41812
Location: UNIT - Pawnee Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Weld. Public lands within the Pawnee National Grassland.
Victor Emanuel Nature Tours Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 04/01/2013  04/2013 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 commercial bird tours to replace an existing expired authorization,
Location: UNIT - Pawnee Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Weld. LEGAL - various. entire 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
Bar Lazy J
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/05/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
07/2013 Nicholas Schade
970-887-4133
neschade@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to re-issue an authorization to Bar Lazy J for 250 service days for horseback rides on the Sulphur Ranger District.
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. Williams Fork and Little Muddy areas on Sulphur Ranger District.
Climax Molybdenum Co. - Henderson Mill
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2013 
Expected:12/2013  12/2013 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  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2013 
Expected:12/2013  12/2013 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.
Full Curl Outfitting and Guide Service
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/05/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
07/2013 Nicholas Schade
970-887-4133
neschade@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to reauthorize a five year outfitting and guiding permit to conduct guided mountain lion hunting and big game retrieval services.
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Sulphur Ranger District.
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 07/2013 
Expected:09/2013
 
10/2013 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 Sheriff's Department Communications Equipment
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2013 
Expected:11/2013  11/2013 Deanna Bartlett
970-887-4122
dkbartlett@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to re-issue an authorization for operating and maintaining communications equipment located in a USFS owned facilities.
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - sec. 20, T1N R77W, 6th PM. South Cottonwood Communications Site.
Grand County Water & Sanitation District Outhouse
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/27/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
08/2013 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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/17/2012 
Expected:07/2013
 
07/2013 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.
National Sports Center for the Disabled
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/01/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
07/2013 Nicholas Schade
970-887-4133
neschade@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to re-issue an authorization for guided mountain biking, fishing and hiking; and maintaining and operating the Bonfils-Stanton Winter Park Outdoor Center.
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. S SE sec. 11, N NE sec. 14, T2N R75W, 6th PM.
Three Lakes Water and Sanitation District
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/12/2008
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2013 
Expected:01/2014
 
01/2014 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 Fisheries Habitat Improvement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/21/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
09/2013 Kelly Larkin-McKim
970-887-4146
klarkinmckim@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to rip, seed and naturalize 400 feet of road that is resulting in adverse impacts to aquatic and riparian habitats, and convert 1/2 mile of trail to road to maintain public access.
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. SW SW sec. 6 T3N R76W, SE SE sec. 1 T3N R77W, NE NE sec. 7 T3N R76W.
Twisted Ankle Trail # 70
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2013 
Expected:08/2013  09/2013 Brad Orr
970-887-4135
borr@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to do trail reconstruction and a reroute of an existing system trail.
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - Sec 27, T1S R75W. Idewild Trail System.
USFS to Denver Water Board Connector Trails
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/05/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
08/2013 Nicholas Schade
970-887-4133
neschade@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to construct two short trails connecting Denver Water Board trails to National Forest System trails, WTB and D3, near the town of Winter Park.
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Town of Winter Park.
Upper Colorado Forest Health and Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/21/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 02/2014 
Expected:02/2014
 
07/2014 Kevin McLaughlin
970-887-4107
kevinmclaughlin@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to do fuels reduction and forest health management activities on lands adjacent to private lands and/or areas heavily impacted by mountain pine beetle mortality to reduce wildfire risk.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40865
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. Sulphur Ranger District, District-wide.
Willow Creek Salvage and Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 04/03/2009  11/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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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