Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2011 to 06/30/2011
Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.
Report Contents (click to jump to a section) :
Projects Occurring Nationwide
Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands,  Cimarron Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands,  Comanche Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands,  Leadville Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands,  Pikes Peak Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands,  Salida Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands,  San Carlos Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands,  South Park Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands,  South Platte 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

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

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Western Area Power Administration Right-of-Way Maintenance and Reauthorization Project
EIS
- Special use management  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 04/08/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 03/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
12/2011 David Loomis
303-275-5008
dloomis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Update vegetation management activities along 278 miles of transmission lines located on NFS lands in Colorado, Nebraska, and Utah. These activities are intended to protect the transmission lines by managing for stable, low growth vegetation.
Location: UNIT - Ashley National Forest All Units, Grand Valley Ranger District, Norwood Ranger District, Yampa Ranger District, Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District, Pine Ridge Ranger District, Sulphur Ranger District, East Zone/Dillon Ranger District, Paonia Ranger District, Boulder Ranger District, West Zone/Sopris Ranger District, Canyon Lakes Ranger District, Salida Ranger District, Gunnison Ranger District, Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado, Nebraska, Utah. COUNTY - Chaffee, Delta, Dolores, Eagle, Grand, Gunnison, Jackson, Lake, La Plata, Larimer, Mesa, Montrose, Routt, Saguache, San Juan, Dawes, Daggett, Uintah. Linear transmission lines located in Colorado, Utah, and Nebraska.
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R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Dakota Bike Tours Temporary O/G Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:05/2011  06/2011 Jonathan Thompson
970-963-2266
jonthompson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposal is for a guided road bicycle trip with a maximum of 16 clients, two staff & one support vehicle. The trip would start in Dillon, travelling to Minturn, Leadville, Aspen, Glenwood and finishing in Dotsero, July 18 - 23, 2011.
Location: UNIT - 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. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle, Garfield, Lake, Pitkin, Summit. Paved roads and trails between Dillon, Minturn, Leadville, Aspen, Glenwood Springs, and Dotsero.
TransRockies Run (Special Event)
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/15/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 Janie Pardo
970-328-6388
jpardo@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal for a 6-day trail running stage race from Beaver Creek to Buena Vista. Specific dates will vary annually but will occur in July or August.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34134
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District, Leadville Ranger District, East Zone/Eagle Ranger District, Salida Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee, Eagle, Lake. NFS and other lands between Beaver Creek Ski Resort and the Town of Buena Vista.
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Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)  

R2 - Rocky Mountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Anadarko Natural Gas Co LLC
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/04/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
01/2011 Richard Bennin
620-697-4621
rbennin@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approx 4.66 mi of existing buried gas pipeline currently authorized in a SU permit to Anadarko Gathering Company LLC has be assigned to Anadarko Natural Gas Co LLC. The FS proposes to issue a SU permit to Anadarko Natural Gas Co LLC for 20 years.
Location: UNIT - Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands All Units. STATE - Kansas. COUNTY - Morton. LEGAL - Cimarron National Grassland. Cimarron National Grassland.
Columbine Gem & Mineral Society non-commercial group use prospecting and "rockhounding" SUP
CE
- Special use management
- Minerals and Geology
- Recreation management  
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/10/2008 
Expected:09/2008
Actual: 09/10/2008 
10/2008 Chris Welker
719-530-3974
cwelker@fs.fed.us 
Description: PSICC National Forest unit-wide Special Use Permit for non-commercial group activity involving casual gem and mineral prospecting and "rockhounding".
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/sopa/forest-level.php?110212
Location: UNIT - Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands All Units. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee, Custer, El Paso, Fremont, Huerfano, Lake, Park, Pueblo, Teller. Locations Identified on attached Special Use application and authorization Legal Description Page.
Elkhart Telephone Company Inc
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/04/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
01/2011 Richard Bennin
620-697-4621
rbennin@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest Service proposes to amend Elkhart Telephone Company Inc. existing Special Use Permit to install an additional 1.3 miles fiber optic cable.
Location: UNIT - Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands All Units. STATE - Kansas. COUNTY - Morton. LEGAL - T34S R43W Sec 20, 21 & 29. Cimarron National Grassland.
FDR 735 Extension
CE
- Road management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/10/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
02/2011 Richard Bennin
620-697-4621
rbennin@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to extend FDR 735 approximately six tenths (.6) of a mile to connect with FDR 734E.
Location: UNIT - Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands All Units. STATE - Kansas. COUNTY - Morton. LEGAL - T34S R40W Section 13 N 1/2. Cimarron National Grassland, SE Rolla Unit of the County Line Allotment.
PSICC OIl and Gas Leasing Analysis EIS
EIS
- Land management planning  Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 01/2011 
Expected:11/2012  01/2013 John Dow
719-553-1476
jrdow@fs.fed.us 
Description: The PSICC is analyzing the Forests and Grasslands to determine oil and gas leasing availability.
Location: UNIT - Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands All Units. STATE - Colorado, Kansas. COUNTY - Baca, Bent, Chaffee, Custer, Douglas, El Paso, Fremont, Huerfano, Las Animas, Park, Pueblo, Teller, Morton. Entire Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands.
Pioneer Electric Co-Op Inc
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/15/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
01/2011 Richard Bennin
620-697-4621
rbennin@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposes to amend Special Use Permit issued 9/14/2004 - no new construction - add approximately 3 miles and delete .7 mile to the already authorized 94.29 miles of installed electric cable
Location: UNIT - Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands All Units. STATE - Kansas. COUNTY - Morton. Cimarron National Grassland.
Pioneer Natural Resources USA Inc.
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 02/15/2011  02/2011 Richard Bennin
620-697-4621
rbennin@fs.fed.us 
Description: Pioneer Natural Resources has a Special Use Permit since 1990 for a buried saltwater pipeline and storage tank an expiration date of 12/31/2010. The Forest Service proposes to reissue a special use permit to Pioneer Natural Resources for a 20 yr term
Location: UNIT - Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands All Units. STATE - Kansas. COUNTY - Morton. LEGAL - T33S R41W Section 27 NE 1/4. Cimarron National Grassland.
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Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R2 - Rocky Mountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
10th Special Forces Military Training Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:10/2011  12/2011 Jeff Hovermale
719.477.4201
jhovermale@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue permit to US Dept of Army 10th Spec Forces Group (Airborne) of Ft. Carson for military training. Low impact, short term use for nordic & alpine skiing, cold & warm weather survival, snowshoeing, mountaineering, & cross country marching.
Location: UNIT - San Carlos Ranger District, South Park Ranger District, South Platte Ranger District, Leadville Ranger District, Salida Ranger District, Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee, Clear Creek, Custer, Douglas, El Paso, Fremont, Huerfano, Jefferson, Lake, Park, Pueblo, Saguache, Teller. Pike and San Isabel National Forest.
Buffalo Peaks Wilderness - Special Order Revision
CE
- Regulations, Directives, Orders
- Recreation management
- Special area management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2011 
Expected:04/2011  06/2011 Bill Mulholland
719-486-7411
bmulholland@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose of issuing a new special order for the Buffalo Peaks Wilderness is to revise and update the existing order, signed May 28, 1996 and to address the increase in use, the social impacts and to protect the primitive Wilderness character.
Location: UNIT - South Park Ranger District, Leadville Ranger District, Salida Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee, Lake, Park. The Buffalo Peaks Wilderness is located on the Pike and San Isabel National Forests, Leadville, Salida and South Park Ranger Districts, in Lake, Park and Chaffee Counties, Colorado.
Forests Plan Revision
EIS
- Land management planning  On Hold  N/A  N/A John Dow
719-553-1476
jrdow@fs.fed.us 
Description: Revision of 1984 LRMP for Pike and San Isabel Nat'l Forests (Forests Plan) is pending outcome of national planning rule making process.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/psicc/projects/forest_revision/index.shtml
Location: UNIT - San Carlos Ranger District, South Park Ranger District, South Platte Ranger District, Leadville Ranger District, Salida Ranger District, Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee, Clear Creek, Costilla, Custer, Douglas, El Paso, Fremont, Huerfano, Jefferson, Lake, Park, Pueblo, Saguache, Teller. Pike and San Isabel National Forests (units of PSICC).
Grasslands Plan Revision
EIS
- Land management planning  On Hold  N/A  N/A John Dow
719-553-1476
jrdow@fs.fed.us 
Description: Cimarron & Comanche Nat'l Grasslands plan devel. under 2008 Planning Rule. Plan revision is on hold until the new planning rule is promulgated.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/psicc/projects/forest_revision/index.shtml
Location: UNIT - Cimarron Ranger District, Comanche Ranger District. STATE - Colorado, Kansas. COUNTY - Baca, Las Animas, Otero, Morton, Stevens. Cimarron and Comanche Nat'l Grasslands.
Hayman Restoration Partnership - 2011/2012
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/18/2010 
Expected:02/2011
 
06/2011 Brian Banks
303-275-5638
bbanks@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restoration of portions of the Hayman Fire area, focusing on forest health and watershed improvement, in partnership with the National Forest Foundation, Vail Associates, and other non-profit organizations.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/psicc
Location: UNIT - South Platte Ranger District, Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Douglas, Jefferson, Teller. LEGAL - Portions of Townships 9, 10, 11, and 12 South, Ranges 68, 69, 70, and 71 West. Horse Creek, Trail Creek, Trout Creek, and West Creek watersheds, generally south of Deckers, CO and north of Woodland Park, CO.
PSICC Wildfire/Reforestation Projects
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2009 
Expected:03/2010  04/2010 Bob Post
719-836-3870
bpost@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reforestation efforts of the Hayman, Mason Gulch, Hi Meadow, Buffalo Creek Fires through, planting, seeding, natural regeneration, and tsi.
Location: UNIT - San Carlos Ranger District, South Park Ranger District, South Platte Ranger District, Leadville Ranger District, Salida Ranger District, Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee, Custer, Douglas, El Paso, Fremont, Jefferson, Lake, Park, Pueblo, Teller. LEGAL - PSICC National Forest. Buffalo Creek, Hayman, Hi Meadow, Mason Gulch Burns.
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Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands,   Cimarron 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
EOG Resources Inc CNG 27-1
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Richard Bennin
620-697-4621
rbennin@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct a 300' X 300' well pad, drill an oil/gas well (CNG 27-1), construct 1,795 feet of access road, construct/ install 1,153 feet of pipeline, and install assocuiated facilities.
Location: UNIT - Cimarron Ranger District. STATE - Kansas. COUNTY - Morton. LEGAL - T34S R43W Sec 27 NE1/4 NE1/4 and Sec 22 & Sec 28. Sandsage Ecosystem of the Cimarron National Grassland.
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Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands,   Comanche 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
Bobwhite and Scaled Quail Habitat Enhancement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 02/24/2011  04/2011 Stephanie Shively
719-523-6591
sshively@fs.fed.us 
Description: Enhancement of bobwhite and/or scaled quail habitat within existing fenced exclosures. The project may include planting sand plum, skunkbrush sumas and tree cholla and disking of ground. Approx. 33 exclosures will be planted altering 6 acres per thic
Location: UNIT - Comanche Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Baca. East and west side of Hwy 287 within sandsage ecosystem where species populations were historically relatively high.
Colorado Interstate Gas Company SUP Reissue
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/31/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
11/2010 Richard Bennin
620-697-4621
rbennin@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue SUP for additional 20 year term. Existing permit expires 12/31/2010. Permit would be for 9.87 miles
Location: UNIT - Comanche Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Baca. Comanche National Grassland.
Higbee Water Well
EA
- Grazing management  Completed  Actual: 02/08/2011  02/2011 Pat Hessenflow
719-383-4355
phessenflow@fs.fed.us 
Description: Drill new well, trench approximately 150 feet of pipeline to connect to existing pipeline. New well will supplement existing livestock water pipeline approximately 2 miles away
Location: UNIT - Comanche Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Otero. LEGAL - SE1/4 of the NW ¼ of Section 17, R54W, T26S. Well is to be drilled within Higbee Administrative Site.
Livestock Management Practices Projects - Kim Grazing Association
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/07/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
02/2011 Earl Tanner
719-523-6591
etanner@fs.fed.us 
Description:  Humbar (10-C) and Prairie Star Allotment (11-A) -- Drill new well, install electrical meter loop, electric line, well pit and trench and bury 1 mile of water pipeline
Location: UNIT - Comanche Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Las Animas. LEGAL - Secs 20 and 29, T32S, R55W; Sec 5, T32S, R52W. Near Kim, Colorado.
Livestock Management Projects - Pritchett Grazing Association Area
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/07/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
02/2011 Earl Tanner
719-523-6591
etanner@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install livestock water projects on 4 allotments (Kirkwell, Carrizo Creek, Picture Canyon, Wagon Trail)
Location: UNIT - Comanche Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Baca. LEGAL - Kirkwell - Sec 28, T33S, R49W; Carrizo - Sec 35, T33S, R50W; Sec 2, 11 & 12, T34S, R50W; Picture Canyon Sec 26 & 35 T33S, R48W; Wagon Sec 10, T33S, R50W. Southwest of Springfield, Colorado.
Minnie Canyon Recreation Fence Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:07/2011  07/2011 Michelle Stevens
719-383-4356
michellestevens@fs.fed.us 
Description: install approximately 2.25 miles of fencing near Minnie Canyon. Close 0.14 miles of FSR 2187.B, 0.18 miles of FSR 2187, and 0.12 miles of FSR 2188. Designate 5 dispersed camping areas and to incorporate a user-created turn-around loop along Rourke Rd
Location: UNIT - Comanche Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Otero. LEGAL - Sections 34, 35 and 36, T 27S, R 56W, 6th PM,. Minnie Canyon on the Timpas Unit of the Comanche National Grassland.
Prescribed burns and Mechanical Fuel Treatments - 2011
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/07/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
04/2011 Thomas Eikenberry
719-523-1703 {FTS: 3503}
teikenberry@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposal is to implement prescribed fire treatments and associated activities on approximately 14,000 acres within the Carrizo and Timpas Units on the Comanche National Grassland over the next 5 years.
Location: UNIT - Comanche Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Baca, Las Animas, Otero. Throughout the Comanche National Grassland.
Rourke Ranch Water Line Project
EA
- Facility management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/22/2010 
Expected:03/2011
 
04/2011 Michelle Stevens
719-383-4356
michellestevens@fs.fed.us 
Description: Trench and bury approximately 1100 feet of new water pipeline
Location: UNIT - Comanche Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Las Animas. LEGAL - Section 24, Township 28 South, Range 56 West, 6th P.M. within Rourke Ranch Historic District in Picketwire Canyon.
Sandsage Allotment Pipeline and Tank Project
EA
- Grazing management  Completed  Actual: 01/27/2011  01/2011 Kurt Staton
307-358-1642
kstaton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Trench and bury approximately 1 mile of new water pipeline and install one 30 ft. water tank
Location: UNIT - Comanche Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Baca. LEGAL - Secs 19 and 20, R45W, T34S. South of Springfield, Colorado near Campo, Colorado.
Valley View Allotment Pipeline
EA
- Grazing management  Completed  Actual: 01/27/2011  01/2011 Pat Hessenflow
719-384-2181
phessenflow@fs.fed.us 
Description: Trench and bury approximately 1 mile of water pipeline from existing pipeline to livestock water tank.
Location: UNIT - Comanche Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Otero. LEGAL - Sec 1, T26S, R55W; Sec 6, T26S, R54W. Valley View allotment, approximately 10 miles south of La Junta, Colorado.
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Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands,   Leadville 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
Cresent Mining Camp access road
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:05/2011  06/2011 Bill Mulholland
719-486-7411
bmulholland@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocate the first 400 feet of Forest System Road 381 (Clohsey Lake). Purpose of the relocation is to provide public safety while renting the cabins at Cresent Mining Camp.
Location: UNIT - Leadville Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee. LEGAL - T 81, R 12, Sec 23. FSR 381.
Halfmoon Stream Enhancement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  On Hold  N/A  N/A Phillip Gaines
719-530-3957
phillipgaines@fs.fed.us 
Description: Repair, maintain, and install new structures to improve fisheries habitat and stream stability. This will include some work to discourage dispersed camping in riparian areas. On-hold due to funding constraints.
Location: UNIT - Leadville Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - T10S, R80W, Secs. 13, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28. The work will occur from the eastern Forest boundary in the Halfmoon drainage upstream about 3 to 4 miles.
Historical Sites - Defensible Space
CE
- Heritage resource management
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/25/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
04/2011 Andrew White
719-530-2157
awwhite@fs.fed.us 
Description: Protect Historical Sites by reducing hazardous fuels surrounding the sites
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/psicc/projects/
Location: UNIT - Leadville Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee, Lake. LEGAL - Various sites. 6 proposed sites at varying locations throughout the Leadville R.D.
Interlaken Powerline and other Recreation Amenities
EA
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Facility management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:04/2011  06/2011 Jon Morrissey
719-486-0749
jmorrissey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed powerline and toilet installation at Interlaken, further restoration activities of historic buildings along with proposed public use of facilities including user fees adn reservations.
Location: UNIT - Leadville Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - Township 11 South, Range 80 West, Section 21. Interlaken Resort Histroic District, SouthSshore of Twin lakes Reservoir.
Leadville Forest Products
CE
- Forest products  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/13/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
10/2011 Lisa Corbin
719-486-7447
lcorbin@fs.fed.us 
Description: The U.S. Forest Service proposes to issue special authorizations to gather forest products for personal or special use.
Location: UNIT - Leadville Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Lake. District-wide.
Leadville RD Non-system Route Closures
CE
- Road management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Lisa Corbin
719-486-7447
lcorbin@fs.fed.us 
Description: Physically close and/or obliterate non-system routes with resource concerns on Leadville Ranger District.
Location: UNIT - Leadville Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee, Lake. LEGAL - Districtwide. Districtwide.
Mount Massive Wilderness - Special Order Revision
CE
- Regulations, Directives, Orders
- Recreation management
- Special area management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/21/2010 
Expected:03/2011
 
05/2011 Bill Mulholland
719-486-7411
bmulholland@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose of issuing a new special order for the Mount Massive Wilderness is to revise and update the existing order, signed May 28, 1996 and to address the increase in use, the social impacts and to protect the Wilderness character.
Location: UNIT - Leadville Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Lake. The Mount Massive Wilderness is located in the Pike and San Isabel National Forests, Leadville Ranger District, in Lake County, Colorado.
Mt Elbert Forebay
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/31/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
06/2011 Bill Mulholland
719-486-7411
bmulholland@fs.fed.us 
Description: Opening the existing eastside road at Mt Elbert Forebay to public travel and limited parking. Constructing a small foot path ( 3-4 feet wide) from the this road over the rip rap to the shore line to allow hand carry of watercraft.
Location: UNIT - Leadville Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - T.11, R. 80, Sec 8. Twin Lakes, Mt Elbert Forebay.
Outfitter/Guide Special Use Permits
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/10/2011 
Expected:05/2011
Actual: 03/25/2011 
05/2011 David Lovato
719-486-7416
dlovato@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Leadville Ranger District is accepting proposals for outfitting/guiding for the following uses: Boat tours; bike services; canoeing/kayaking services; and fishing services.
Location: UNIT - Leadville Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee, Lake. LEGAL - Leadville District wide. Leadville District wide (to be determined as appropriate to the permits).
Tennessee Creek Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:10/2012  06/2013 Lisa Corbin
719-486-7447
lcorbin@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project will include vegetation management for mistletoe and mountain pine beetle; it will also include limited travel mgmt for the analysis area. This project was previously listed as Turq Lake & Halfmoon Creek Vegetation & Travel Mgmt Project.
Location: UNIT - Leadville Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Lake. Halfmoon Creek drainage north to the Mt Zion area.
Willow Creek Mine Expansion
EA
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:12/2011  05/2012 John Ames
719-836-3854
johnames@fs.fed.us 
Description: Expansion of private mining operations onto NFS lands. Total proposed disturbance = 70 acres; 15 acres disturbed at any one time. Gold extraction using open pit method.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/sopa/forest-level
Location: UNIT - Leadville Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - Legal Description: 6th PM 10S R 80W. Glacier Placer patented mining claim, located apx 10 miles south of Leadville between the Herrington and Corske Creek Drainage. West of Hollenback Ranch.
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Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands,   Pikes Peak 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
Almagre Mountain Communication Site Lease Agreement
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 03/08/2011  06/2011 Jeff Hovermale
719.477.4201
jhovermale@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a communication use lease to Mauna Towers Inc., of Loveland, Colorado to operate and maintain the existing privately owned improvements.
Location: UNIT - Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Teller. LEGAL - Section 3, T15S, R68W, 6th PM. West of Colorado Springs, Colorado on Almagre Mountain.
Bear Trap Ranch Water System Replacement
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2011 
Expected:08/2011  09/2011 Sue Miller
719-477-4222
smiller@fs.fed.us 
Description: Bear Trap Ranch proposes to replace the camp water system
Location: UNIT - Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - El Paso. LEGAL - Township 15 South, Range 67 West, Section 20, 6th PM. Southwest of Colorado Springs off Old Stage Road.
Catamount Hazardous Fuels Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 02/14/2011  03/2011 Robert Ayotte
719-477-4216
rayotte@fs.fed.us 
Description: In cooperation with Colorado Springs Utilities, treatment of approximately 25,000 acres to reduce hazardous fuels in the watersheds on Pikes Peak.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30446
Location: UNIT - Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - El Paso, Teller. LEGAL - Township 13 South, 14 South, and 15 South and Range 67 West, 68 West, and 69 West. Ute Pass and slopes surrounding Pikes Peak, west of Colorado Springs.
Cheyenne Mountain Road Permit
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jeff Hovermale
719.477.4201
jhovermale@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed action involves re-issuing a special use permit to Colorado State Parks for continued use of an existing access road. (Update: Additional information has been requested from the applicant that, to date, has not been received.)
Location: UNIT - Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - El Paso. LEGAL - Portions of Section 15, 21 &22, T15S, R67W, 6th PM, El Paso County, Colorado. The access road to the top of Cheyenne Mountain begins from Old Stage Road about 8 miles Southwest of Colorado Springs.
Episcopal Diocese of Colorado special use permits for NFSR 342 and 342.A, and directional signs.
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jeff Hovermale
719.477.4201
jhovermale@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to reissue a special use permit to Episcopal Diocese of Colorado to use and maintain NFSR 342 and 342.A to access private land. This action is prompted by property ownership change from United Methodist Church to EDC.
Location: UNIT - Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Teller. LEGAL - Section 34, Township 11 South, Range 69 West, 6th P.M., Teller County, Colorado. NFSR 342 is located about 3 miles north of Woodland Park, Colorado on State Highway 67.
Kids4Trees
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Completed  Actual: 03/16/2011  04/2011 Brent Botts
719-447-4202
bobotts@fs.fed.us 
Description: Planting 5,000 pine seedlings in the old Berry Fire scar to the north and west of Memorial Grove at the Monument Fire Center. School children and scouts will plant seedlings in a 10 acre area to reforest the area.
Location: UNIT - Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - El Paso. LEGAL - SE 1/4 NE 1/4 NE 1/4 Sec 20, T 11S R 67 W. Monument Fire Center west of Monument, Colorado.
Mountain View Electric Association Power Line Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/04/2011  01/2011 Jeff Hovermale
719.477.4201
jhovermale@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue Special Use Permit to operate and maintain 1.9 miles of 12.5 kV overhead power line through National Forest.
Location: UNIT - Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - El Paso. LEGAL - Section 21, Township 11 South, Range 67 West, 6th P.M., El Paso County, Colorado. Powerline is located about 3 miles west of Monument Colorado at the U.S. Forest Service administrative site known as Monument Fire Center.
O'Brien FLPMA Private Road Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:06/2011  07/2011 Jeff Hovermale
719.477.4201
jhovermale@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue special use permit for an existing road (0.7 miles in length) on National Forest System land to access private land.
Location: UNIT - Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Teller. LEGAL - Portions of Sections 10 and 11, T11S, R70W, 6th PM,. The access road is located off of Teller County Road 33 about 5 miles south of Westcreek, Colorado.
Oil and Gas Exploration
EA
- Minerals and Geology  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jeff Hovermale
719.477.4201
jhovermale@fs.fed.us 
Description: Oil and gas exploration and drilling on existing oil and gas lease (Update- Additional information has been requested from the operator that, to date, has not been received)
Location: UNIT - Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - El Paso, Teller. LEGAL - T11S, R67W, Sections 17. 4 miles west of Monument in the Mount Herman area.
Pikes Peak RD 10-Year Priority Outfitter & Guide Permits
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/01/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
04/2011 Sue Miller
719-477-4222
smiller@fs.fed.us 
Description: Convert 10 existing transitional priority outfitter and guide permits to 10-year priority special use permits and evaluate several proposals for new 10-year priority permits
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=25720
Location: UNIT - Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Douglas, El Paso, Teller. LEGAL - T10S, R67-69 W; T11S, R67-69W; T12S, R67-69W, 13S, R67-69W; T14S, R67-69W; T15S, R67-69W. Various locations throughout the Pikes Peak Ranger District.
Pikes Peak RD 2011 Recreation Event Permits
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/29/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
05/2011 Sue Miller
719-477-4222
smiller@fs.fed.us 
Description: Evaluate proposals for one-year recreation event special use permits
Location: UNIT - Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - El Paso, Teller. LEGAL - Township 11-15 South, Range 67-69 West. District-wide Forest Service roads and trails on the Pikes Peak Ranger District.
Pikes Peak Watershed Erosion Control and Restoration Project - Glen Cove Creek
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2011 
Expected:09/2011  06/2012 Jeff Hovermale
719.477.4201
jhovermale@fs.fed.us 
Description: Rocky Mountain Field Institute proposes to remove sediment and restore with native plant material an area less than 0.5 acres from a drainage into Glen Cove Creek.
Location: UNIT - Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Teller. LEGAL - Section 35, T13S, R69W, 6th PM. West of Colorado Springs on Pikes Peak Highway.
Red Rocks Group Campground Improvements
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/01/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
04/2011 Sue Miller
719-477-4222
smiller@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace the water system and water system treatment building to meet State requirements, road/parking/drainage improvements, construct a shelter building, replace deteriorating tables and fire rings, and provide a more functional group facility
Location: UNIT - Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Teller. LEGAL - Township 11 South, Range 69 West, Section 35-36, 6th PM. Approximately 3 miles north of Woodland Park, CO on State Highwat 67.
Replacement of bridge with bottomless culvert across Trout Creek on NFSR 339.
CE
- Watershed management
- Special use management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/01/2010 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 Jeff Hovermale
719.477.4201
jhovermale@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest Service proposes an amendment of Forest road special use permit issued to Trout Creek Road Users Association for installation of bottomless culvert.
Location: UNIT - Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Teller. LEGAL - Section 34, Township 11 South, Range 69 West, 6th P.M., Teller County, Colorado. The area is located about 5 miles north of Woodland Park, Colorado using NFSR 339.C.
Severy Creek Closure Order
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  On Hold  N/A  N/A Denny Bohon
303-275-5625
dbohon@fs.fed.us 
Description: Implement a new Forest Supervisor's Order to modify the closure of Severy Creek Trail to public use for natural resource concerns.
Location: UNIT - Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - El Paso. LEGAL - T14S, R69 W, Section 1; T13S, R68W, Sections 28, 29, 31, 32; T14S, R68W, Sec 6. Severy Creek Drainage including Severy Creek Trail (Trail #661).
South Rampart Travel Management Environmental Assessment
EA
- Recreation management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/15/2009 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 Frank Landis
719-477-4203 , FTS:3803
flandis@fs.fed.us 
Description: To enhance and improve a motorized and non-motorized road and trail system on approx. 115,120 acres that is safe and responsive to public demands, which is affordable and efficiently managed, while protecting sensitive natural resources.
Location: UNIT - Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Douglas, El Paso, Teller. LEGAL - T10S - T13S, R67W - 69W. Northeast of State Hwy 24 and east of State Hwy 67, including Rainbow Falls OHV area, Mt. Herman Rd (320), and Rampart Range Rd (300).
Teller County Water and Sanitation District No. 1 (TCWSD) Ute Trail Water System Improvements
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:08/2011  09/2011 Jeff Hovermale
719.477.4201
jhovermale@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to amend an existing special use permit issued to TCWSD for removal of buried water storage tanks, installation of an 8' x 12' utility building, and realign water distribution pipelines to Ute Trail / Teller County Road 72
Location: UNIT - Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Teller. LEGAL - SW1/4SW1/4 Sec. 7, T12S, R68W, 6th PM. The project area is adjacent to Ute Trail in the Painted Pony Ranch Club in Woodland Park, Colorado.
Trout West Phase 2
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/14/2009 
Expected:05/2011
 
09/2011 Robert Ayotte
719-477-4216
rayotte@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fuels management on approx 28,000 ac to reduce the risk of wildfire in the wildland urban interface near Woodland Park. Treatment alternatives include mechanical harvesting, manual thinning, piling slash, pile burning, broadcast burning or masticatio
Location: UNIT - Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Douglas, El Paso, Teller. LEGAL - T12S, R68W & R69W; T12S, R70W; T11S, R68W & R69W & 70W; T10S, R68W & 69W. Near Woodland Park and within the boundary of the Trout West EIS (ROD 7/11/2003) and 5 miles from the EIS boundary.
Westcreek Communication Site Amendment for Weather Station
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 03/17/2011  06/2011 Jeff Hovermale
719.477.4201
jhovermale@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest Service proposes to amend Douglas County special use permit for operation and maintenance of weather stations/rain gauges.
Location: UNIT - Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - Section 18, Township 10 South, Range 68 West, 6th P.M., Douglas County, Colorado. Westcreek communication site is located about 12 miles North of Woodland Park off of the Rampart Range Road.
Young FLPMA Private Road Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:06/2011  07/2011 Jeff Hovermale
719.477.4201
jhovermale@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue special use permit for an existing road (0.51 miles in length) on National Forest System land to access private land.
Location: UNIT - Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Teller. LEGAL - Portions of Sections 2 and 11, T11S, R69W, 6th PM. The access road is located off of Teller County Road 79 about 8 miles north of Woodland Park, Colorado.
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Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands,   Salida 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
Bald Mountain - West
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:04/2013  05/2013 Andrew White
719-530-2157
awwhite@fs.fed.us 
Description: Hazardous fuel reduction, forest health, and travel management.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/sopa/forest-level.php?110212
Location: UNIT - Salida Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee. LEGAL - T14S, R79W, sections 27, 28, 33, 34 and T15S, R79W, sections 3, 10, 11. San Isabel N.F., Salida R.D.
Browns Creek Seasonal Closure
CE
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2010 
Expected:10/2010  12/2010 Jennifer Ebert
719-530-3955
blara@fs.fed.us 
Description: Implement Forest Order winter seasonal closure to wheeled vehicles and snowmobiles on FSR 272
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/sopa/forest-level.php?110212
Location: UNIT - Salida Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee. LEGAL - NE 1/4 Sec.11, T51N, R7E NM P.M. Chaffee County, CO. Junction of FSR 272 & FSR 274.
Buffalo Peaks Trail (617) Reroute
CE
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:05/2011  06/2011 Mike Wrigley
719-530-3964
mwrigley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reroute trail to avoid sensitive habitats and resource damage
Location: UNIT - Salida Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee. LEGAL - T13S, R79W. Sec 29. Buffalo Peaks Wilderness.
Cleveland Mountain Forest Health and Fuel Reduction Project
CE
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2010 
Expected:01/2011  06/2011 Sam Schroeder
719-539-3591
sschroeder@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest Health and Fuel Reduction Project on Cleveland Mountain on the Salida Ranger District, PSICC
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/sopa/forest-level.phph?110212
Location: UNIT - Salida Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee. LEGAL - T49N, R8E, Sections 19,20,29,30,31,32,. Cleveland Mountain SW of Poncha Springs, Colorado on the Salida Ranger District, PSICC.
Colorado Trail #1776 at Fooses Creek
CE
- Recreation management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2010 
Expected:05/2011  05/2011 Brett Beasley
719-530-3952
bbeasley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Colorado Trail #1776: Construction of approximately 1.3 miles of trail and the re-hab of the existing 1 mile of trail. The new proposed 1.3 miles of trail will be within USDA Forest Service trail standard guidelines.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/sopa/forest-level.php?110212
Location: UNIT - Salida Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee. LEGAL - W1/2 Sec 26, T49N, R6E; NW1/4, NW1/4 Sec 35, T49N, R6E; E1/2 Sec 34, T49N, R6E NMPM Chaffee and Gunnison County, Colorado. PSICC, Salida Ranger District at Continental Divide National Scenic trail #531 and Junction of Colorado Trail #1776 at South Fooses Creek.
Columbine Gulch and Cottonwood Gulch Trails Re-route/Construction
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2010 
Expected:10/2010  07/2011 Jennifer Ebert
719-530-3955
blara@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project includes potential trail re-routes, construction and maintenance of existing user created trails located in portions of Cottonwood Gulch and Columbine Gulch on the Salida Ranger District of the San Isabel National Forest.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/sopa/forest-level.php?110212
Location: UNIT - Salida Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee, Fremont. LEGAL - Cottonwood Gulch is at W1/2 Sec. 23, & E 1/2 Sec.27, T50N, R9E, NM P.J. Chaffee County, CO. Columbine Gulch is at N 1/2 Sec 33, T49N, R9E, NM P.M. Freemont County, CO. Cottonwood Gulch & Columbine Gulch.
Dead Rabbit Mine Proposal
EA
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2010 
Expected:03/2010  05/2010 Chris Welker
719-530-3974
cwelker@fs.fed.us 
Description: Mineralogical development and exploration proposal to conduct mining assessment work in and around the "Dead Rabbit" mine located in the Fourmile geographical area east of Buena Vista, CO.
Location: UNIT - Salida Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee. LEGAL - NE1/4 SE1/4 Section 28, T13S, R78W, 6th P.M., Chaffee County, Colorado. NE1/4 SE1/4 Section 28, T13S, R78W, 6th P.M., Chaffee County, Colorado.
Eve FLPMA Private Driveway Easement
CE
- Road management
- Special use management  
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/04/2008 
Expected:02/2008
Actual: 01/04/2008 
05/2008 Chris Welker
719-530-3974
cwelker@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action involves the improvement to and reconstruction of an existing National Forest System Road (NFSR225A), in order to access private property.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/sopa/forest-level.php?110212
Location: UNIT - Salida Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee. LEGAL - N ?, Section 2, & SW ?, SW?, Section 35, T50N, R6E, NM P.M., Chaffee County, Colorado. N ?, Section 2, & SW ?, SW?, Section 35, T50N, R6E, NM P.M., Chaffee County, Colorado.
Goat Wadi Developed Site (Cree Creek)
EA
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/30/2009 
Expected:09/2010
 
05/2011 Brett Beasley
719-530-3952
bbeasley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analyze and develop an approximately 4 acre site to protect resource and provide for large groups. ie: Weddings, Family Reunions, ect.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/sopa/forest-level.php?110212
Location: UNIT - Salida Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee. LEGAL - NE1/4, SE1/4, Section 30, T50N, R6E, NM P.M., Maysville Quad. Salida Ranger District of the San Isabel National Forest. NFSDR #224 (Cree Creek).
Goddard Forest Health & Fuel Reduction Project
CE
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2010 
Expected:04/2010  06/2010 Lita Medina
719-486-7405
lmedina@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest Health (MPB) and Fuel Reduction project on the Salida RD of the PSICC near Goddard Pass.
Location: UNIT - Salida Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee. LEGAL - T13S, R77W, Sec 7,18; T13S, R78W, Sec 13 & 24. Goddard Pass on the Salida Ranger District of the PSICC National Forest.
Goddard Forest Health and Fuel Reduction Project
CE
- Fuels management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/22/2010 
Expected:07/2010
 
08/2010 Sam Schroeder
719-539-3591
sschroeder@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest Health (MPB) and fuel reduction project on the Salida RD in T13S, R77W, Sec. 7 & 18; T13S, R78W, Sec 13 & 24.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/sopa/forest-level.php?110212
Location: UNIT - Salida Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee. LEGAL - T13S, R77W, Sec 7 &18; T13S, R78W, Sec 13 & 24. Goddard Pass on the Salida Ranger District, PSICC.
Historical Sites - Defensible Space
CE
- Heritage resource management
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/25/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
04/2011 Andrew White
719-530-2157
awwhite@fs.fed.us 
Description: Protect Historical Sites by reducing hazardous fuels surrounding the sites
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/psicc/projects
Location: UNIT - Salida Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee. LEGAL - Various sites. 8 proposed sites at varying locations throughout Salida R.D.
Island Lake Road-To-Trail Project
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2010 
Expected:09/2010  10/2010 Sam Schroeder
719-539-3591
sschroeder@fs.fed.us 
Description: Closing and rehabiliation of non-system roads and trails in the vicinity of North Fork reservoir on the Salida Ranger District, Pike & San Isabel National Forests.
Web Link:  http://fs.fed.us/sopa/forest-level.php?110212
Location: UNIT - Salida Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee. LEGAL - T50N, R6E, Sec 5 & 6. Vicinity of North Fork reservoir on the Salida Ranger District.
Mineral Basin Small Tracts Act
CE
- Land management planning
- Recreation management
- Land ownership management
- Land acquisition 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/15/2005 
Expected:10/2010
Actual: 07/27/2009 
06/2011 Chris Welker
719-530-3974
cwelker@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Pike and San Isabel National Forests, Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands (PSICC), Salida Ranger District (Salida RD) proposes to enter into a Small Tracts Act (STA) with a private landowner in the “Mineral Basin” geographical area.
Location: UNIT - Salida Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee. LEGAL - Sections 11 thru 14, Township 15 South, Range 81 West, 6th Principal Meridian, Chaffee County, Colorado. Sections 11 thru 14, Township 15 South, Range 81 West, 6th Principal Meridian, Chaffee County, Colorado.
Monarch Park Habitat Enhancement Project
CE
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/03/2008 
Expected:09/2008
 
09/2008 Phillip Gaines
719-530-3957
phillipgaines@fs.fed.us 
Description: Excavate three (3)ponds to remove sediment material and increase depth.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/sopa/forest-level.php?110212
Location: UNIT - Salida Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee. LEGAL - T49N, R6E, Section 8. Chaffee County, Colorado, east of Monarch pass on U.S. Highway 50 at Monarch Park Campground.
O'Haver Lake Campground and Day Use Area Capital Investment Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Facility management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:07/2011  09/2011 Neal Weierbach
719-553-1510
nweierbach@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project focuses on the renovation and re-construction of this 29 unit campground and the adjoining day-use facilities. New site furniture, an improved water system, level camping spurs, tent pads, new toilets, trail improvements are all include
Location: UNIT - Salida Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee. LEGAL - NMPM, T48n, R7e, sec 12. Salida Ranger District of the San Isabel National Forest.
Pass Creek Road Rehabilation Project
CE
- Watershed management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2010 
Expected:09/2010  10/2010 Sam Schroeder
719-539-3591
sschroeder@fs.fed.us 
Description: Rehabilation of user created road near Pass Creek Trailhead
Location: UNIT - Salida Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee. LEGAL - T49N, R7E, Sec 22. Pass Creek Trailhead.
Poncha Loop Management Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/11/2009 
Expected:06/2010
 
10/2010 Alex Rudney
719-530-3962
arudney@fs.fed.us 
Description: Hazardous fuel reduction and forest health project within the wildland urban interface near Mears Junction
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/soap/forest-level.php?110212
Location: UNIT - Salida Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee. LEGAL - T49N, R8E, Sec 5,7,8; T50N, R8E, Sec 17,18,19,20. Salida RD, PSICC, southwest of Poncha Springs, CO.
Porter Gulch T.H.
CE
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Brett Beasley
719-530-3953
bbeasley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Develop a recreation facility for approximately 10 vehicles to park. Develop/construct approximately 300 yards of new motorized singletrack trail. Also analyze 1 mile of existing two-track for motorized use.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/sopa/forest-level.php?110212
Location: UNIT - Salida Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee. LEGAL - T48N, R10E, Section 7, Section 13. Porter gulch, Salida RD.
Re-issuance of District special event special use permits.
CE
- Special use management
- Special area management
- Recreation management  
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2008 
Expected:04/2008  05/2008 Tambi Gustafson
719-530-3978
tgustafson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The re-issuance of temporary special event permits on the Salida Ranger District for May 1, 2008 - November 1, 2008 summer season. These permits will utilize less than 5 contiguous acres. Approximately 11 events.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/sopa/forest-level.php?110212
Location: UNIT - Salida Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee. LEGAL - Salida Ranger District. Salida Ranger District.
Re-issuence of summer outfitter / guide special use permits.
CE
- Special use management   On Hold  N/A  05/2008 Tambi Gustafson
719-530-3978
tgustafson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issuence of temporary special use permits. 2008 season dates approximately May 1 - November 1. Approximately 35 permits.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/sopa/forest-level.php?110212
Location: UNIT - Salida Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee. Salida Ranger District.
Red Deer Borrow Pit proposed Mineral Material lease extension
CE
- Road management
- Minerals and Geology  
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/12/2007 
Expected:01/2008
Actual: 12/14/2007 
05/2008 Chris Welker
719-530-3974
cwelker@fs.fed.us 
Description: Chaffee County Commissioners Office representatives have presented a proposal to the Salida Ranger District that would allow for an extension of the Mineral Material sale to the County based upon the Countys need for a localized source of road base
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/sopa/forest-level.php?110212
Location: UNIT - Salida Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee. LEGAL - SE1/4, Section 15, T14S, R79W, 6th P.M., Chaffee County, CO. SE1/4, Section 15, T14S, R79W, 6th P.M., Chaffee County, CO.
Reinstatement of Seasonal Gate Closure to Fourmile Travel Management Area
CE
- Land management planning
- Recreation management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/07/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2010 
Expected:05/2010
Actual: 04/07/2010 
12/2010 Chris Welker
719-530-3974
cwelker@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reinstatement of a seasonal gate closure to protect big game winter range habitat, and limit excessive mud season wear and tear on specific full-sized vehicle roads and Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) system trails in the Fourmile Travel Management Area.
Location: UNIT - Salida Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee. LEGAL - Fourmile Travel Management Area - PSICC/Salida Ranger District. Fourmile Travel Management Area - PSICC/Salida Ranger District.
Salida Hydro: Aquatic Habitat Improvement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Special use management
- Recreation management  
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/09/2006 
Expected:02/2008
 
05/2008 Chris Welker
719-530-3974
cwelker@fs.fed.us 
Description: PSCO/Xcel Energy has agreed to provide $50,000 worth of funding to be used towards aquatic habitat improvement projects throughout the Salida Hydro project area, South Fork of the Arkansas River.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/sopa/forest-level.php?110212
Location: UNIT - Salida Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee. LEGAL - Sections 31, 32, 33, 35, 36, T50N, Ranges 6 & 7E, NM P.M., Chaffee County, Colorado. The Salida Hydro facilities are located east of the townsite of Garfield, and west of the townsite of Maysville, along the South Fork of the Arkansas River, Chaffee County, CO.
Sangre Decristo Cellular, Inc. Communications Lease Re-issuance Bald Mountain Facility
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/23/2010 
Expected:05/2010
Actual: 04/23/2010 
06/2010 Chris Welker
719-530-3974
cwelker@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Pike and San Isabel National Forests, Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands (PSICC) proposes to reissue a Communications Lease to Sangre Decristo Cellular, Inc. (dba) Verizon Wireless, authorizing an existing cellular communications facility.
Location: UNIT - Salida Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee. LEGAL - Section 27, T. 14 S., R. 79 W., 6th Principle Meridian, Chaffee County, Colorado. Section 27, T. 14 S., R. 79 W., 6th Principle Meridian, Chaffee County, Colorado.
Sangre Decristo Cellular, Inc. Communications Lease Re-issuance Methodist Mountain Facility
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/23/2010 
Expected:05/2010
Actual: 04/23/2010 
06/2010 Chris Welker
719-530-3974
cwelker@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Pike and San Isabel National Forests, Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands (PSICC) proposes to reissue a Communications Lease to Sangre Decristo Cellular, Inc. (dba) Verizon Wireless, authorizing an existing cellular communications facility.
Location: UNIT - Salida Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee. LEGAL - Section 31, T. 49 N., R. 9 E., New Mexico Principle Meridian, Chaffee/Saguache Counties, Colorado. Section 31, T. 49 N., R. 9 E., New Mexico Principle Meridian, Chaffee/Saguache Counties, Colorado.
South Prong Hayden Creek Travel Management Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/08/2010 
Expected:05/2010
 
01/2011 Phillip Gaines
719-530-3957
phillipgaines@fs.fed.us 
Description: Decommission FSR 6c from Level II to single track motorized
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/sopa/forest-level.php?110212
Location: UNIT - Salida Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee. LEGAL - T47N, R10E, Section 13 and 23. Fremont County Colorado - approximately 4.5 miles southeast of Coaldale, CO on FSR 006.
UAWCD Reservoir Analysis
EIS
- Land management planning
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 03/16/2007
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 04/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
06/2012 Chris Welker
719-530-3974
cwelker@fs.fed.us 
Description: EIS level analysis to authorize the issuance of term Special Use Permits to the Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District (UAWCD) in order to operate and maintain the North Fork, Boss, and O'Haver water storage facilities.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/sopa/forest-level.php?110212
Location: UNIT - Salida Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee. LEGAL - 1.) Section 5,T50N,R6E,NM P.M., Chaffee County, Colorado 2.) Section 29,T50N,R6E,NM P.M., Chaffee County, Colorado 3.) Section 12,T48N,R8E,NM P.M., Chaffee County, Colorado. 1.) North Fork reservoir 2.) Boss Lake 3.) O'Haver Lake / all facilities located in Chaffee County, Colorado.
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Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands,   San Carlos 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
12 Mile
CE
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/07/2007 
Expected:03/2010
 
05/2010 Michael Picard
719-269-8584
dwpage@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fuels reduction and forest health treatments, in the form of mechanical thinning/chipping folllowed-up by prescribed fire.
Location: UNIT - San Carlos Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Pueblo. LEGAL - T23S, R69W., Section 28, 29, 30, T23S, R68W., Section 23,24,25,26,36, T.24S, R68W., Section 6 & 7, T24S,R69W., Section 1. 5 miles north east of Lake Isabel.
Alvarado Fuels Reduction
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/02/2007 
Expected:03/2010
 
04/2010 Dennis Page
719-269-8584
dwpage@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fuels reduction and Forest Health treatment, in the form of mechanical thinning/chipping follow-up by prescribed fire.
Location: UNIT - San Carlos Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - T.23S., R.73W., Sections 5,8, and 9. Approximately 6.5 miles South West of Westcliffe, CO.
Communication Use Lease, Deer Peak
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:04/2011  04/2011 Jessica Javernick
719-269-8703
jjavernick@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a new special use authorization for a new term to replace an expired existing special use authorization (SAN1) for a communications use lease on Dear Peak in Custer County, Colorado
Location: UNIT - San Carlos Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Custer, Fremont, Huerfano, Las Animas, Pueblo. Deer Peak in Custer County, Colorado.
Cordova Pass Road Maintenance
CE
- Road management
- Watershed management  
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2009 
Expected:10/2009  04/2010 Carl Bauer
719-269-8702
crbauer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re - establish road bed where it was washed out along 1/4 mile of FSR 46
Location: UNIT - San Carlos Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Huerfano. LEGAL - T.31., R.68W., Scetion 15. Approxiamtely 4.5 miles East of Cordova Pass on FSr 46.
Cuchara Ski Lift Removal
CE
- Special use management   Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2009 
Expected:05/2009  05/2009 Carl Bauer
719-269-8702
crbauer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Cuchara Ski Lift Removal off National Forest Lands.
Location: UNIT - San Carlos Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Huerfano. LEGAL - T31S. R.68W., Section 17. Cuchara, Colorado.
East - Central Wet Mountain
EA
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/01/2009
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 01/2011 
Expected:02/2011
 
03/2011 Michael Picard
719-530-3958
mpicard@fs.fed.us 
Description: Conduct Fuels and Vegetation Treatments - Designed to reduce the threat of catastrophic fire and restore forest conditions.
Location: UNIT - San Carlos Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Custer, Pueblo. LEGAL - T21SW68S30-32,T21S69WS17,19-21,25-36,T21S70WS23-26,34-36,t22S68WS3-10,15-22,27-32,T22S69WS1-29,32-36,T23S68WS5-8,17-20,27-34,T23S69wS1-18,21-27,35-36,T23S70WS11-15,22-24,T24S68WS4-9,16-21,27,34,T24S69. East-Central Wet Mouintain Area i.
Greenhorn Blowdown Project
EA
- Research  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/01/2010 
Expected:02/2011
 
06/2011 Paul Crespin
719-269-8701
pcrespin@fs.fed.us 
Description: To reduce the adverse impacts of a potential spruce beetle epidenic. Utilize the existing road system to remove marketable timber and reduce the adverse effects of the beetle infestation, improve forest vigor in adjacent stands
Location: UNIT - San Carlos Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Custer, Huerfano. In the Wet Mountain, southwest of Canon City.
Hamilton / YMCA
CE
- Land ownership management   Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2008 
Expected:04/2009  10/2009 Carl Bauer
719-269-8702
crbauer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Land Exchange to obtain desired private parcels and elliminate treaspass structures.
Location: UNIT - San Carlos Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Custer, Pueblo. LEGAL - T24S, R68W,Sec 21; T21S, R69W,Sec 25,26. YMCA Camp Jackson, Babcock Hole, Spanish Peaks Wilderness, Sangre de Cristo Wilderness.
Issue Special Use Permit for spring box / water line
CE
- Special use management   Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2008 
Expected:05/2009  07/2009 Carl Bauer
719-269-8702
crbauer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue Special Use Permits for existing spring box, pipeline, and related facilities on NFS lands.
Location: UNIT - San Carlos Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Custer, Huerfano, Pueblo. LEGAL - T24S,R68W, Sec 7,18; T25S,R69W,Sec 24; T31S, R69W, Sec 4; T24S, R68W, Sec 34; T23S, R68W, Sec 28; T26S, 68W, Sec 8; T24S, R70W, Sec 21; T26S,R72W, Sec 22; T22S,R69W, Sec 19. Snowslide Trail, Lake Isabel, Santana Spring, Dodgeton Creek Cuchara, Cuerna Verde Rye, Klipfel Meadow, Red Canyon Gardner, Blue Springs, Pantelon Creek, Rudolph Trail.
Jago Property - Snowplowing Special Use Permit
EA
- Road management   Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2006 
Expected:01/2007  03/2007 Carl Bauer
719-269-8702
crbauer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to permit snowplowing on 8 miles of previously unplowed National Forest roads, to provide winter access to a private inholding inside the National Forest.
Location: UNIT - San Carlos Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - T21S, R70W, Sec. 5, 8, 16, 17, 21 and T20S, R70W, Sec. 31. Willow Creek to Locke Park - Forest Road #274.
Lake Isabel Bypass Trail & Trailhead
EA
- Recreation management   Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2009 
Expected:09/2010  06/2011 Carl Bauer
719-269-8702
crbauer@fs.fed.us 
Description: construct approximately one mile of connecting trail between new 100' X 200' parking lot Trailheand and the existing Cisneros Trail (FST 1314
Location: UNIT - San Carlos Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - T.24S., R.69W. Section 11, 12, 6th PM. Near Lake Isabel along South Side.
Locke Mountain ( Fuels)
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/01/2007
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2010 
Expected:04/2010
 
08/2010 Michael Picard
719-269-8700
mpicard@fs.fed.us  
Description: Fuels reduction and Forest Health treatments, in the form of mechanical thinning/chipping followed-up by prescribed fire
Location: UNIT - San Carlos Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Custer, Fremont. LEGAL - T20S,R71W., Section 25, T20S,R70W., Section 28,29,30,31,32,33, and 34. T21S, R70W., Section 4,5,6,8, and 9. 15 miles South East of Canon City.
Music Pass Rainbow Trail Relocation
CE
- Recreation management   Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2009 
Expected:06/2010  05/2011 Carl Bauer
719-269-8702
crbauer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocate approximately 1/4 mile of mulitple use trail off private property
Location: UNIT - San Carlos Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - T.29S., R.72W., Section 33. South of Music Pass Road FSR 119 Loco Park.
Reissuance of four 7.2KV powerlines Special Use Permits
CE
- Special use management   Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2009 
Expected:05/2009  06/2009 Carl Bauer
719-269-8702
crbauer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue existing powerline permits. Update associated operation and maintenance plan.
Location: UNIT - San Carlos Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Custer, Huerfano, Pueblo. LEGAL - T31S,R69W, Sec 22,23; T27S, R72W, Sec 4,5; T24S, R69W, Sec 1;T44N, R73W, Sec 5; T23S, R73W, Sec 5; T46N, R12E, Sec 5,8;. S. Cuchara, S. South White Peak, Mosca Pass, Alvarado Barn, Westcliffe, Lake Isabel, and Rainbow Trail Luthern Camp.
Reissuance of two telephone line Special Use Permits
CE
- Special use management   Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2007 
Expected:02/2008  02/2008 Carl Bauer
719-269-8702
crbauer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue existing powerline permits. Update associated operation and maintenance plan.
Location: UNIT - San Carlos Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Custer. LEGAL - T23S, R68W, Sec 27,28,29,30; T23S,R69W, Sec 23,25,26;T24s,R68W, Sec 6,7,8,16;T24S, R69W, Sec 1. 12 Mile Road, Lake Isabel, Hwy 165.
San Carlos Outfitter - Guide Prospectus Offering
CE
- Recreation management   In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/30/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2010 
Expected:03/2011
 
05/2011 Carl Bauer
719-269-8702
crbauer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue new outfitter guide permits and /or add additional use to existing permits
Location: UNIT - San Carlos Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Custer, Fremont, Huerfano, Pueblo. San Carlos Ranger Distsrict.
Slide Mountain - Range Allotment Management Planning
EA
- Grazing management   In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/02/2006
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2009 
Expected:08/2009
 
05/2010 Michael Picard
719-530-3959
mpicard@fs.fed.us  
Description: Update of range allotment management plan for the Slide Mtn. - Cattle and Horse allotment.
Location: UNIT - San Carlos Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Huerfano. LEGAL - T.27S,R71W., SECTION 31 & 32, T.28S.,R72W., SECTION 4,5, AND 6. APPROXIMATELY 15 MILES SOUTH WEST OF GARDNER, COLORADO.
Slide Mountain Parks - Wildlife Habitat Enhancement Prescribed Burn
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants   Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2009 
Expected:09/2009  04/2010 Ron Torretta
719-269-8537
rtorretta@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescribed burning in approximately 110 acres of montane meadows to improve wildlife habitat for big game and other wildlife species.
Location: UNIT - San Carlos Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Huerfano. LEGAL - Township 27S, Range 71W, Sections 31 and 32; Township 28S, Range 71W, Sections 3 and 4. Approximately 12 miles southwest of Gardiner, Colorado.
Special Uses Permit Reissuances. Expired Existing Permits
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:12/2010  01/2012 Jessica Javernick
719-269-8703
jjavernick@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a new special use authorization for a new term to replace an existing or expired special use authorization when the only changes are administrative.
Location: UNIT - San Carlos Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Custer, Fremont, Huerfano, Las Animas, Pueblo. San Carlos Ranger District.
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Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands,   South Park 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
Ajax Mining Operation
EA
- Minerals and Geology   In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/23/2007 
Expected:07/2009
 
09/2009 John Ames
719-836-3854
johnames@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize use of mechanized equipment on the Ajax Mine, unpatented mining claim. Authorize the miner to relocate the access road out of the riparian area. Authorize the miner to place a permanent tent frame and tool box at the mine site.
Location: UNIT - South Park Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Park. West of Alma Colorado.
Amazonite No. 8, reissue
CE
- Minerals and Geology   In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/23/2007 
Expected:10/2009
 
12/2009 John Ames
719-836-3854
johnames@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue of short-term (one year or less) mineral proposal includes using a small backhoe and hand digging tools (pick & shovel) to deepen one existing pit totaling 2,500 sq.ft. Existing system and non-system roads will be used to access the area.
Location: UNIT - South Park Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Teller. LEGAL - T.1S.; R.71W., Section 11. Located in Teller County, six miles north of Lake George, Colorado.
Beaver Valley Subdivision Fuels Reduction Project
CE
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products  
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2009 
Expected:05/2010  10/2010 Mike Hessler
719-836-2031
mhessler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reduce fuel loading on approximately 700 acres immediately surrounding Beaver Valley Subdivision, southwest of Lake George Colorado
Location: UNIT - South Park Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - T.13S., R.72W., Section 27, 28, 33, 34. Subdivision along County Rd. 98, approximately 8 miles SW of Lake George, Colorado.
Caylor Gulch Fuel Treatment
CE
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products  
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2009 
Expected:02/2010  06/2010 David Howard
719-748-3966
dahoward@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescribe burn a maximum of 800 acres, thin a maximum of 200 acres, dozer trample a maximum of 200 acres of thinning slash, construct handline, remove thinned tree boles through public firewood.
Location: UNIT - South Park Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - T.12 S., R.72 W., Section: 31-33 and T.13 S., R.72 W., Sections: 5 and 6. Northwest of County Road 92, approximately 2 miles northwest of Elevenmile Reservior State Park. Elevenmile Village subdivision is surrounded by the project area.
Elevenmile Reservior Prescribe Burn
CE
- Fuels management   Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2009 
Expected:02/2010  10/2010 Mike Hessler
719-836-2031
mhessler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescribe burning to reduce fuel loading on approximately 750 acres of National Forest lands east of Elevenmile Reservior. Work would also include minor handline construction and prep work for burning.
Location: UNIT - South Park Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - T. 13 S., R.72 W., Sections: 20, 21, 28, 29, 332, and 33. North of County Road 98, East of Elevenmile State Park, South of Elevenmile Canyon, and west of forest road 234.
Forest Products for Personal Use
CE
- Forest products  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2009 
Expected:04/2010  05/2010 Bob Post
719-836-2031
bpost@fs.fed.us 
Description: Continuation of minor, short-term (one year or less) special uses of National Forest System lands for the gathering of forest products for personal use.
Location: UNIT - South Park Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - T.7S thru T.15 S; R70W thru R.79W. District-wide on the South Park Ranger District.
Gold Prospectors of Colorado Beaver Creek Placer Mine
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/11/2009 
Expected:06/2010
 
07/2010 John Ames
719-836-3854
johnames@fs.fed.us 
Description: Group and club activity authorizing small scale placer mining using gold pans, sluice boxes and smaller motorized dredges. Occasional backhoe use.
Location: UNIT - South Park Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - Sections 5 and 8 of Township 9 South Range 77 West. Beaver Creek approximately five miles North of the town of Fairplay, Colorado off of Forest Service Road 659.
Gold Prospectors of Colorado Mining EA
EA
- Minerals and Geology   In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/11/2006
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2009 
Expected:10/2009
 
12/2009 John Ames
719-836-3854
johnames@fs.fed.us 
Description: Placer mining claim owned by the Gold Prospectors of Colorado. An organized mining club that proposes to have 5 members on-site per weekend between May and October.
Location: UNIT - South Park Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - T.9S., R.77 W., Section 5 and 8. Beaver Creek approximately 5 miles north of Fairplay, Colorado.
Happy Meadow - South Platte River Enhancement Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management  
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2007 
Expected:10/2007  11/2007 Steve Culver
303-275-5614
sculver@fs.fed.us 
Description: To enhance habitat and recreation conditions in the Happy Meadows corridor along a two mile section of the South Platte River.
Location: UNIT - South Park Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - Section 8, Township 12 South, Range 71 West, 6th P.M. Happy Meadows South Platte River.
Jefferson Lake Dam Rehabilitation Project - City of Aurora
CE
- Special use management   Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2009 
Expected:08/2009  08/2009 Jeff Hyatt
719-836-3855
jhyatt@fs.fed.us 
Description: City of Aurora Water Resources Division requests an amendment to their special use permit to add rip-rap on the upstream face of Jefferson Lake dam, enlarge spillway, extend outlet pipe, level dam crest and extend the toe of the dam.
Location: UNIT - South Park Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - Sec 10, 11, T7S, R76W, 6th PM. Approximately 25 miles NE of Fairplay, Colorado, on Hwy 285, County Rd 35 and 37.
Lake George Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Forest products   On Hold  N/A  N/A Bob Post
719-836-3870
bpost@fs.fed.us 
Description: Vegetation treatments on approximately 973 acres within the vicinity of Lake George, Colorado. Majority of the treatments are proposed for small sale contractors, commercial and personal-use firewood.
Location: UNIT - South Park Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Park, Teller. LEGAL - T.12S, R.71W, section 20, 21, 28, and 29. Located within the vicinity of Lake George, east of the Lake George Work Center.
Lincoln, Democrat, and Bross Trail Project
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/21/2007 
Expected:05/2008
 
07/2008 Kim Dufty
719-836-3869
kdufty@fs.fed.us 
Description: To establish and maintain a sustainable trail system to access Lincoln, Democrat and Bross.
Location: UNIT - South Park Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - T. 8 S.; R. 78 W. Sections: 15, 16, 20, 21, 28 nad 29. Lincoln, Democrat and Bross are located 6 miles west of the town of Alma.
South Park Road Maintence Tree Removal Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2009 
Expected:08/2010  10/2010 Bob Post
719-836-3870
bpost@fs.fed.us 
Description: Remove the physical threat of tree hazards to people and property along open Forest System Roads (FSR). Keep roads clear of impediments to travel for users of the open forest system roads for emergency and non-emergency needs.
Location: UNIT - South Park Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Park, Teller. LEGAL - Open system roads on the South Park Ranger District. South Park Ranger District, Open - Road System, Level III and Level II.
Topaz Fire Salvage
CE
- Forest products   On Hold  N/A  N/A Bob Post
719-836-2031
bpost@fs.fed.us 
Description: Salvage of houselogs from the Topaz Fire of 2002
Location: UNIT - South Park Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - Section 31 of Township 8 South, Range 73 West and in Section 6 of Township 9 South, Range 73 West. Topaz Fire Salvage is located in Park County approximately 16 miles east of Jefferson, Colorado.
Topaz Mountain Gem Mine EA
EA
- Minerals and Geology   In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/17/2006
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2009 
Expected:10/2009
 
12/2009 John Ames
719-836-3854
johnames@fs.fed.us 
Description: Locatable Placer Mining Operation at existing mine site, utilizing open pit mining methods. Operation would be approved for 10 years, using existing roads.
Location: UNIT - South Park Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - T.11S., R.72W., Section 12. FDR 211 (Matukat Road), 9 miles northwest of Lake George.
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Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands,   South Platte 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
AG Ranch Management Plan
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Land ownership management
- Facility management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Matthew Schweich
303-275-5615
mschweich@fs.fed.us 
Description: Management of the AG Ranch, including vegetation and fuels management, thinning, prescribed burning, wildlife habitat improvement, water system maintenance, repair and construction of range improvements and facilities.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/psicc/spl
Location: UNIT - South Platte Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - T. 7 S., R. 73 W., multiple sections. On the former AG Ranch (now USFS) near Shawnee.
Colorado Childhood Cancer & Disabilities Camp - SUP Renewal
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:11/2010  12/2010 Brandon Mitchell
303-275-5629
bmitchell02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renew special use permit to operate an Organization Camp.
Location: UNIT - South Platte Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - T7S R74W Sec 12. Shawnee, CO.
Craig Park Trail - turnpike
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2010 
Expected:05/2011  08/2011 Brandon Mitchell
303-275-5629
bmitchell02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improve safety of hikers and equestrians in boggy trail area by constructing rock turnpike.
Location: UNIT - South Platte Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - T8S, R73W, Section 9. Craig Park Trail (Junction of FDT 607 & 608).
Hankins Gulch Trail Re-route
CE
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:01/2011  05/2011 Matthew Schweich
303-275-5615
mschweich@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct approximately 100 meters of new trail to bypass a Forest Service sensitive plant population being adversely affected by trail use. Restore bypassed trail area.
Location: UNIT - South Platte Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - T 10 S, R 72 W, section 24. Hankins Gulch Trail, #630.
Issuance of Recreation Event SUP's
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:11/2010  12/2010 Kristin Kahler
303-275-5639
kdkahler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue special use permits for recreation events occuring across the South Platte Ranger District for the next 10 years.
Location: UNIT - South Platte Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek, Douglas, Jefferson, Park. LEGAL - District Wide. South Platte Ranger District.
Munn - road access
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:11/2010  12/2010 Brandon Mitchell
303-275-5629
bmitchell02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a special use permit for an existing private road on National Forest System land to access private land.
Location: UNIT - South Platte Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - T7S R73 Sections 17 & 8. Willow Creek (NW of Shawnee).
Payne Gulch Fuel Treatment Project
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/16/2006
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
09/2012 Brian Banks
303-275-5615
mschweich@fs.fed.us 
Description: Hazardous fuels reduction adjacent to and surrounding the Happy Top, Payne Gulch, and Roark Gulch recreation residence groups through mechanical treatment and prescribed fire on up to 1,307 acres.
Location: UNIT - South Platte Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - T7S, R72W, sec 29-33; T7S, R73W, sec 25, 26, 35, 36; T8S, R73W, sec 1. Surrounding the Happy Top, Payne Gulch, and Roark Gulch recreation residence groups, immediately south of Bailey, CO.
Road 546 (Green Mtn.) Access Management
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:02/2011  03/2011 Scott Dollus
303-275-5626
sdollus@fs.fed.us 
Description: Close road for short-term resource protection to prevent expansion of non-system routes across wetlands and into the inventoried roadless area. Restore existing non-system routes to productive habitat by ripping, seeding, and other means.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/psicc/spl
Location: UNIT - South Platte Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - Township 9 South, Range 71 West, sections 3 and 4. Southwest of Bailey and Wellington Lake, NFSR 546 from its intersection with NFSR 560 to its end.
Tanglewood Trail - rehabilitation
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2010 
Expected:05/2011  07/2011 Brandon Mitchell
303-275-5629
bmitchell02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Decommision and rehabilitate approximately 200' of eroded trail tread and replace with a sustainable switchback.
Location: UNIT - South Platte Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - T6S, R73W, Section 8. Mt Evans Wilderness - Upper Tanglewood Trail.
Wilderness on Wheels Foundation - SUP Renewal
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:11/2010  12/2010 Brandon Mitchell
303-275-5629
bmitchell02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renew special use permit to operate and maintain a boardwalk serving disabled recreationists.
Web Link:  http://www.wildernessonwheels.org/
Location: UNIT - South Platte Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - T7S, R75W, S4, 6th PM. Kenosha Gulch.
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