Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2012 to 09/30/2012
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,  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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/19/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 10/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
01/2013 Noel Schneeberger
610-557-4121
nschneeberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: The USDA Forest Service and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service are analyzing a range of strategies for controlling gypsy moth damage to forests and trees in the United States.
Web Link:  http://www.na.fs.fed.us/wv/eis/
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  Completed  Actual: 03/23/2012  08/2012 Brenda Halter-Glenn
202-260-9400
bhalterglenn@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.
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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
Special Uses - US Pro Cycle Race
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/08/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
06/2012 Gary Shellhorn
970-874-6666
gshellhorn@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed special use authorization is for the bicycle race organizers to make temporary use of NFS lands on seven National Forests within Colorado for ancillary facilities such as portable toilets, signs, barricades, message boards.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39464
Location: UNIT - San Juan National Forest All Units, White River National Forest All Units, Grand Mesa Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forest All Units, Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands All Units, Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests All Units. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder, Chaffee, Denver, Eagle, Gunnison, Jefferson, Lake, La Plata, Montrose, Ouray, Park, San Juan, Summit. NFS lands adjacent to or along state highways that comprise the Pro Cycling Challenge bicycle race.
TransRockies Run (Special Event)
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/15/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
08/2013 Paula Peterson
970-827-5159
pkpeterson@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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Urban Front Country Order - Reissuance
CE
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/27/2011 
Expected:07/2012
 
07/2012 Tom Healy
(719) 477-4204
thealy@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue the Urban Front Country Order with regulations pertaining to the Pike and San Isabel National Forests, Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland, and White River National Forest.
Location: UNIT - San Carlos Ranger District, South Park Ranger District, South Platte Ranger District, West Zone/Aspen Ranger District, East Zone/Dillon Ranger District, East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District, West Zone/Sopris Ranger District, Leadville Ranger District, East Zone/Eagle Ranger District, Salida Ranger District, Pikes Peak Ranger District, Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests All Units. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder, Clear Creek, Custer, Douglas, Eagle, El Paso, Fremont, Garfield, Gilpin, Grand, Gunnison, Huerfano, Jefferson, Larimer, Las Animas, Park, Pitkin, Summit, Teller, Weld. LEGAL - Various legal descriptions. Various locations on the Pike & San Isabel NF's, Arapaho & Roosevelt NF's & Pawnee NG, and White River NF.
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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:11/2011
 
12/2011 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.
Black Hills Energy (electrical cable)
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/04/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
12/2011 Richard Bennin
620-697-4621
rbennin@fs.fed.us 
Description: Black Hills Energy submitted a special use application for authorization of 1.48 miles of existing buried electrical cable from Aquila Inc. The Forest Service proposes to issue a special use permit to Black Hills Energy for an additional 20 yr term.
Location: UNIT - Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands All Units. STATE - Kansas. COUNTY - Morton. LEGAL - T34S R41W Section 1,24. 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.
PSICC Oil and Gas Leasing Analysis EIS
EIS
- Land management planning  Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 11/2012 
Expected:08/2014  11/2014 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. LEGAL - See Forest Map. 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 10/15/2010 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 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.
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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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
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 - 2012 Stream Restoration Materials
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Brian Banks
303-275-5638
bbanks@fs.fed.us 
Description: Removal of trees, rocks, and other native materials adjacent to several existing roads for use is stream restoration projects in coordination with road maintenance activities. May include less than one mile of short temporary road.
Location: UNIT - South Platte Ranger District, Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Douglas, Teller. Trail Creek and Fourmile Creek subwatersheds in the Upper South Platte Watershed, west of Westcreek, Colorado.
IREA Powerline Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/09/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2102 
Expected:08/2012
 
09/2012 Jeff Hovermale
719.477.4201
jhovermale@fs.fed.us 
Description: Consolodate six expiring powerline permits held by Intermountain Rural Electric Association into one master permit for a 30-year term. The existing permits cover approximately 65 miles of 7.2 / 12.5 kV electric distribution lines.
Location: UNIT - South Park Ranger District, South Platte Ranger District, Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Douglas, El Paso, Jefferson, Teller. LEGAL - Multiple locations. Locations are within IREA's Woodland Park, Colorado service area on the Pike National Forest.
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,   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
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.
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
- 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.
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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.
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  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2012 
Expected:09/2013  10/2013 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.
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.
Tennessee Creek Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:06/2013  09/2013 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 closure of non system routes in the project area.
Location: UNIT - Leadville Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Lake. Halfmoon Creek drainage north to the Mt Zion area; includes Turquoise Lake & Tennessee Pass area.
Turquoise Lake Campground Improvements
CE
- Recreation management
- Facility management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:04/2012  09/2012 Michelle Mueggler
719-486-0749
mlmueggler@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest proposes to replace the twenty flush toilets with up to twenty-six new vault toilets, and to eventually add additional toilet buildings. These new toilets will be state-of-the art, and will be fully accessible to people with disabilities.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38083
Location: UNIT - Leadville Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - T9S R80W. Lake County Colorado.
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
B & B Patrimoine, LLC FLPMA Private Road Permit.
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2012 
Expected:10/2012  12/2012 Jeff Hovermale
719.477.4201
jhovermale@fs.fed.us 
Description: To reflect property ownership change, re-issue an existing permit issued to Bert Reissig to new owners of B & B Patrimoine, LLC for use and maintenance of an existing road (0.31 miles in length) to access private land.
Location: UNIT - Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Teller. LEGAL - Section 8, T12S, R68W, 6th PM. The access road intersects with Rampart Range Road about two miles east of Woodland Park, Colorado.
Bear Trap Ranch Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/01/2011 
Expected:07/2012
 
07/2012 Sue Miller
719-477-4222
smiller@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue organizational camp special use permit to new non-profit owners of Bear Trap Ranch
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 Gold Camp Road.
Blasco FLPMA Private Road Permit.
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:10/2012  12/2012 Jeff Hovermale
719.477.4201
jhovermale@fs.fed.us 
Description: To reflect property ownership change, re-issue an existing road permit issued to Gielas to new owner Blasco for use and maintenance of an existing road (1,500 feet in length) to access private land.
Location: UNIT - Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Teller. LEGAL - SE1/4 of Section 21, T12S, R70W, 6th PM. The access road intersects with Cedar Mountain (CR 51) Road about 5 miles north of Divide, Colorado.
Chapel FLPMA Private Road Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2012 
Expected:10/2012  12/2012 Jeff Hovermale
719.477.4201
jhovermale@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue a special use permit for an existing road (0.19 miles in length) on National Forest SYstem land to access private land.
Location: UNIT - Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Teller. LEGAL - SW1/4SE1/4 of Section 2, T11S, R69W, 6th PM. The access road is located off of Teller County Road 79 near the Ridgewood subdivision north of Woodland Park, Colorado.
Cheyenne Mountain Road Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/18/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
09/2012 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.
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.
Frazee FLPMA Private Road Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2012 
Expected:11/2012  12/2012 Jeff Hovermale
719.477.4201
jhovermale@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue a special use permit for an existing road (0.13 miles in length) on National Forest System land to access private land.
Location: UNIT - Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Teller. LEGAL - NW1/4NW1/4 of Section 28, T12S, R69W, 6th PM. The access road is located about 3 miles west of Woodland Park, Colorado near Tranquil Acres subdivision off of Forest Road 308.
Furtak FLPMA Private Road Permit.
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2012 
Expected:10/2012  12/2012 Jeff Hovermale
719.477.4201
jhovermale@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue special use permit for an existing road (480 feet in length) on National Forest System land to access private land.
Location: UNIT - Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - NE1/4 Section 30, T10S, R69W, 6th PM. The access road intersects with North Highway 67 about one mile east of Westcreek, Colorado.
Gazibara FLPMA Private Road Permit and Forest Road Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jeff Hovermale
719.477.4201
jhovermale@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a special use permit for an existing road (less than 1 mile in length) on National Forest System lands to access private land and issue a forest road permit for seasonal use of Gold Camp Road.
Location: UNIT - Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - El Paso. LEGAL - Portion of Section 8, T15S, R67W, 6th PM, El Paso County, Colorado. The access road is located off of Gold Camp Road about 10 miles Southwest of Colorado Springs.
Girl Scouts of Colorado FLPMA Forest Road Permit.
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2012 
Expected:10/2012  12/2012 Jeff Hovermale
719.477.4201
jhovermale@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue special use permit for use and maintenance of National Forest System Road 377 to access private land known as Sky High Ranch.
Location: UNIT - Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Teller. LEGAL - Portions of Sections 22 and 23, T11S, R69W, 6th PM. Forest Road 377 intersects with North Highway 67 about seven miles north of Woodland Park, Colorado.
Harper FLPMA Private Road Permit.
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:10/2012  12/2012 Jeff Hovermale
719.477.4201
jhovermale@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue special use permit for an existing road (0.23 miles in length) on National Forest System land to access private land.
Location: UNIT - Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Teller. LEGAL - SE1/4SE1/4 of Section 21, T12S, R70W, 6th PM. The access road intersects with Cedar Mountain (CR 51) Road about five miles north of Divide, Colorado.
Hayman Restoration Partnership - 367 Road Re-route
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012  06/2012 Brian Banks
303-275-5638
bbanks@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-route approximately 1 mile of road 367 to reduce watershed risk and restore wildlife habitat.
Location: UNIT - Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Douglas, Teller. Trail Creek sub-watershed in the Upper South Platte watershed.
Hayman Restoration Partnership - Road Decommissioning in the Trail Creek Watershed
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012  06/2012 Brian Banks
303-275-5638
bbanks@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposal would decommission 10-15 miles of system roads and 1.5 miles of system trail within the Trail Creek watershed of the Pike National Forest.
Location: UNIT - Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Douglas, Teller. Trail Creek sub-watershed in the Upper South Platte Watershed, south and west of Westcreek, Colorado.
Issue new Emerald Valley Ranch Resort Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/21/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
07/2012 Sue Miller
719-477-4222
smiller@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue Resort Special Use Permit to new owner of Emerald Valley Ranch
Location: UNIT - Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - El Paso. LEGAL - Township 15 South, Range 67 West, Section 22, 6th PM. Approximately 10 miles southwest of Colorado Springs, CO, off Old Stage Roac.
Manitou Incline Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/30/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
07/2012 Frank Landis
719-477-4203 , FTS:3803
flandis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a trail corridor special use permit to the City of Colorado Springs to operate and maintain the Incline and connector trail to Barr Trail. Analysis will be based on the Incline Site Development and Management Plan, completed February 2011.
Location: UNIT - Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - El Paso. LEGAL - Township 14 South, Range 68 West, Sections 1 & 2, El Paso County. The Incline is located on private, City of Colorado Springs, and National Forest lands west of Manitou Springs on the east slope of Rocky Mountain.
Monument Fire Center Powerline Rebuild
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2012 
Expected:08/2012  09/2012 Jeff Hovermale
719.477.4201
jhovermale@fs.fed.us 
Description: Mountain View Electric Association is proposing to rebuild / replace an existing 1.9 mile section of 12.5 kV powerline.
Location: UNIT - Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - El Paso. LEGAL - Section 21, T. 11 S., R. 67 W., 6th PM, El Paso County, Colorado. The project area is approximately 4 miles west of Monument, Colorado at the US Forest Service administrative site known as, Monument Fire Center / Monument Open Space.
Pikes Peak RD 10-Year Priority Outfitter & Guide Permits
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/18/2012 
Expected:09/2012
Actual: 12/21/2011
12/21/2011
12/01/2011
07/18/2011
06/08/2011 
10/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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 Proposed 2012 Recreation Event Permits
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 05/29/2012  05/2012 Sue Miller
719-477-4222
smiller@fs.fed.us 
Description: Evaluate proposals for recreation event permits including, 2 adventure races, 2 mountain bike races, 2 bicycle fundraising events
Location: UNIT - Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - El Paso, Teller. LEGAL - Township 11-15 South, Range 67-69 West. Various Forest Service roads and trails on the Pikes Peak Ranger District.
Quaker RIdge Camp FLPMA Forest Road Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2012 
Expected:10/2012  12/2012 Jeff Hovermale
719.477.4201
jhovermale@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue special use permit for use and maintenance of Forest Road 336 to access private land owned by Rocky Mountain Yearly Meeting of the Friends Church.
Location: UNIT - Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Teller. LEGAL - Portions of Sections 26 and 27, T11S., R69W, 6th PM. Forest Road 336 intersects with State Highway 67 North, about 5 miles north of Woodland Park, Colorado.
Quinlan Gulch Road Users Association Special Use Permit for Quinlan Gulch Road
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2012 
Expected:08/2012  09/2012 Jeff Hovermale
719.477.4201
jhovermale@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to issue a special use permit to Quinlan Gulch Road Users Association for use and maintenance of two segments totaling 650 feet in length of the existing Quinlan Gulch Road that crosses National Forest.
Location: UNIT - Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Teller. LEGAL - SE1/4NW1/4 Section 29 and NE1/4 Section 32, T11S, R69W, 6th PM,. Quinlan Gulch Road is an extension of Teller County Road 782 located about 7 miles northwest of Woodland Park, Colorado.
Rampart Reservoir Water System Electric Line Replacement
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 04/04/2012  05/2012 Sue Miller
719-477-4222
smiller@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace approximately 3,000 feet of electric line for the Rampart Reservoir campground water system. The electric line will be located in the same corridor as the existing, failed electric line.
Location: UNIT - Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - El Paso. LEGAL - Township 12 South, Range 68 West, Sections 27 and 34. Rampart Reservoir Recreation Area east of Woodland Park, CO.
Rampart Shooting Range Clean-Up
CE
- Facility management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/01/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 John Dow
719-553-1476
jrdow@fs.fed.us 
Description: Ranpart Shooting Range Clean-Up
Location: UNIT - Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - El Paso. LEGAL - Section 20, T. 13 S, R 67 W, 6th Principal Meridian. West of Colorado Springs, Colorado off Forest Road 300.
Re-issue Pikes Peak Road Runners 5-Year Recreation Event Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/12/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
07/2012 Sue Miller
719-477-4222
smiller@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue a 5-Year Recreation Event Special Use Permit to the Pikes Peak Road Runners to conduct the Pony Express Trail Run footrace on the Rampart Reservoir and Rainbow Gulch Trails annually on the 3rd Sunday in September for up to 150 participants.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37795
Location: UNIT - Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - El Paso. LEGAL - Township12 South, Range 68 West, Sections 22-23 and 26-28. Rainbow Gulch Trail and Rampart Reservoir Trail southeast of Woodland Park, CO.
Reissue AdAmAn Club 5-Year Recreation Event Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/18/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
10/2012 Sue Miller
719-477-4222
smiller@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue a 5-Year Recreation Event Special Use Permit to the AdAmAn Club to conduct an annual fireworks display at the summit of Pikes Peak on New Years Eve
Location: UNIT - Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - El Paso. LEGAL - Township 14 South, Range 68 West, Section 18. Summit of Pikes Peak west of Colorado Springs, CO.
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
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
10/2012 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).
Soderberg FLPMA Private Road Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2012 
Expected:10/2012  12/2012 Jeff Hovermale
719.477.4201
jhovermale@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue special use permit for an existing road (0.46 miles in length) on National Forest System land to access private land.
Location: UNIT - Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - Portions of NE1/4 of Section 28 and the SE1/4 of Section 21, T10S, R69W, 6th PM. The access road intersects with NFSR 350 about 10 miles north of Woodland Park, Colorado.
South Rampart Travel Management Environmental Assessment
EA
- Recreation management
- Road management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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).
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:09/2012
 
10/2012 Robert Ayotte
719-477-4216
rayotte@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fuels management on approx 26,320 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 masticati
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.
Turnbull Private Road Permit
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2012 
Expected:09/2012  10/2012 Jeff Hovermale
719.477.4201
jhovermale@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue a special use permit to reflect property ownership change. The permit would authorize the new owner to use and maintain an existing private road (652 feet in length) on National Forest System land.
Location: UNIT - Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Teller. LEGAL - NW1/4 Section 27, T12S, R70W, 6th PM, Teller County, Colorado. The private road intersects with County Road 51 about five miles north of Divide, Colorado.
West Creek Fish Passage Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:08/2012  09/2012 James Statezny
719-553-1494
jstatezny@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to replace an undersized, poorly placed culvert to improve fish passage and reduce sedimentation. A new 112" x 75" x 40' corrugated aluminized steel pipe arch will be installed in West Creek.
Location: UNIT - Pikes Peak Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Teller. LEGAL - NW1/4 of the SW1/4 of Section 19 at Township 11 South, Range 69 West, 6th PM. Intersection of West Creek and Forest Service Road 364, Manchester Road (mile post 5.7) northwest of Woodland Park, CO.
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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 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/11/2010 
Expected:11/2012
 
07/2013 Ben Lara
760-924-5509
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 01/2013 
Expected:11/2013  05/2014 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.
Cottonwood Gulch Trails Re-route/Construction
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/11/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
07/2013 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 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. LEGAL - Cottonwood Gulch is at W1/2 Sec. 23, & E 1/2 Sec.27, T50N, R9E, NM P.J. Chaffee County, CO. Cottonwood 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.
Island Lake Road-To-Trail Project
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/29/2011 
Expected:06/2012
 
09/2012 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.
O'Haver Lake Campground and Day Use Area Capital Investment Project
CE
- 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.
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:03/2013
 
06/2013 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.
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:12/2011
 
05/2012 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:06/2009
 
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.
Black Hills Energy, Inc.
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2012 
Expected:08/2012  09/2012 Jessica Javernick
719-269-8703
jjavernick@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of a Special Use Permit SAN400901 for a power transmission line
Location: UNIT - San Carlos Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Fremont. T20S, R70W 6th P.M. adn T20S R71W 6th P.M.
Cuchara Sanitation and Water
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/10/2011 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 Jessica Javernick
719-269-8703
jjavernick@fs.fed.us 
Description: ROW water pipeline
Location: UNIT - San Carlos Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Huerfano. LEGAL - San Carlos District - Spanish Peak area. T31SR69W.
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
Actual: 05/09/2011
05/09/2011
05/09/2011 
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.
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.
San Carlos Outfitter - Guide Permit Reissue
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/30/2009 
Expected:10/2011
 
11/2011 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.
San Isabel Electric - Spradley Road
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012  06/2012 Jessica Javernick
719-269-8703
jjavernick@fs.fed.us 
Description: ROW - Buried Power Line
Location: UNIT - San Carlos Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Huerfano. LEGAL - San Carlos District - Spanish Peak area. T31S, R69W.
San Isabel Electric, SAN402403
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2012 
Expected:08/2012  09/2012 Jessica Javernick
719-269-8703
jjavernick@fs.fed.us 
Description: San Isabel Electric Association, Inc. Permit Number SAN402404 - ROW, Power Trans Line - Renew Permit
Location: UNIT - San Carlos Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Huerfano. T27S R 72W 6th P.M.
San Isabel Electric, SAN402404
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2012 
Expected:08/2012  09/2012 Jessica Javernick
719-269-8703
jjavernick@fs.fed.us 
Description: San Isabel Electric Permit Number SAN402404 - ROW, Power Trans Line - Remewal Permit
Location: UNIT - San Carlos Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Huerfano. LEGAL - San Carlos District - Different area on the district. T.31S. R.69W. 6th PM.
Sangre De Cristo Electric - SAN 401610
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2012 
Expected:08/2012  09/2012 Jessica Javernick
719-269-8703
jjavernick@fs.fed.us 
Description: ROW Power Trans Line -Permit number SAN 401610
Location: UNIT - San Carlos Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Huerfano. LEGAL - San Carlos District - Different area on the district. T44S, R73W.
Sangre De Cristo Electrict - SAN 401614
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2012 
Expected:08/2012  09/2012 Jessica Javernick
719-269-8703
jjavernick@fs.fed.us 
Description: ROW, Power Trans Line
Location: UNIT - San Carlos Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Huerfano. LEGAL - San Carlos District - Different area on the district. T44S, R73W.
Slide Mountain - Range Allotment Management Planning
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/06/2007 
Expected:09/2012
 
06/2013 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  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/17/2009 
Expected:04/2012
 
05/2012 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.
YMCA Camp Jackson Water Transmission Line Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/12/2012 
Expected:03/2012
 
04/2012 Jessica Javernick
719-269-8703
jjavernick@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-Issue a special use permit to YMCA Camp Jackson to maintain a Spring box and a 2" PVC water line from Muddy Creek to Camp Jackson.
Location: UNIT - San Carlos Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Pueblo. LEGAL - NW1/4SW1/4 Sec 21 RT.24S., R.68W., 6th P.M. 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
Amazonite No. 8, reissue
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/23/2007 
Expected:10/2011
 
10/2011 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.
Gold Prospectors of Colorado Beaver Creek Placer Mine
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/11/2009 
Expected:06/2012
 
06/2012 Kristen Sexton
719-836-3857
ksexton@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.
Happy Meadow - South Platte River Enhancement Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/28/2007 
Expected:04/2012
 
09/2012 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  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/28/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
05/2012 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.
Quest Communication Tower Lease Reissue - Sacramento Ridge
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/28/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
10/2011 Jeff Hyatt
719-836-3855
jhyatt@fs.fed.us 
Description: reissuing lease to Quest for another 10 year period, no change in scope
Location: UNIT - South Park Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - T9S R78W S35 SWSW. Sacramento Ridge Communication site.
Verizon Tower Lease Renewal - Sacramento Ridge
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/28/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
10/2011 Jeff Hyatt
719-836-3855
jhyatt@fs.fed.us 
Description: renewal of 10-year lease which expires 12-31-2012
Location: UNIT - South Park Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - T9S R78W S35 SWSW. Sacramento Ridge communication site.
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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  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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).
Deckers to Nighthawk Powerline Rebuild - Phase I
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/14/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
07/2012 Brandon Mitchell
303-275-5629
bmitchell02@fs.fed.us 
Description: IREA is proposing to rebuild approximately 10,320 linear feet of existing powerline that provides electric service to residents in the Deckers to Oxyoke area. On private land an additional 19,570 feet would be rebuilt as part of the project.
Location: UNIT - South Platte Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Douglas, Jefferson. LEGAL - T9S, R70W, Sec(s) 3, 10, 16, 21. North of Deckers, CO adjacent to Hwy 67.
High Country Travel and Recreation Analysis
EA
- Land management planning
- Recreation management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2012 
Expected:06/2013  07/2013 Matthew Schweich
303-275-5615
mschweich@fs.fed.us 
Description: Considers changes to travel management and the range of available recreation activities. Seeks to provide a variety of travel and recreation opportunities compatible with the subalpine and alpine environment of the analysis area.
Location: UNIT - South Platte Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek, Jefferson, Park. Generally all District lands west of Bailey, excluding Wilderness, including the Guanella Pass, Harris Park, and Kenosha Pass areas.
Lost Valley Park Restoration
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/09/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
08/2012 Brandon Mitchell
303-275-5629
bmitchell02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Remove debris from approximately 2.5 acres of land, recontour area, and reseed to restore native vegetation.
Location: UNIT - South Platte Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - T10S, R71W, Sec 21. In a drainage adjacent to the southeast portion of the private Lost Valley Ranch inholding.
Payne Gulch Fuel Treatment Project
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/16/2006
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
11/2012 Matthew Schweich
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 1,652 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.
Private Road Access, Irrigation Water Ditches, and Water Well Special Use Permits
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/09/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
12/2012 Brandon Mitchell
303-275-5629
bmitchell02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue approximately 33 authorizations for private road access right of ways. Issue 2 authorizations for irrigation water ditch right of ways. Issue 1 authorization for a water well.
Location: UNIT - South Platte Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Douglas, Jefferson, Park. South Platte Ranger District.
Rainbow Falls North Powerline Rebuild
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2012 
Expected:06/2012  07/2012 Jeff Hovermale
719.477.4201
jhovermale@fs.fed.us 
Description: Intermountain Rural Electric Association is proposing to rebuild a 5,069 foot segment of existing powerline that provides electric service to residents in the Rainbow Falls subdivision.
Location: UNIT - South Platte Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Douglas. LEGAL - A portion of Section 36, T. 9 S., R. 69 W., 6th PM., Douglas County, Colorado. The project location is approximately 4 miles south of Deckers, Colorado off of State Highway 67 North.
Tanglewood Trail Reroute
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/18/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
08/2012 Brandon Mitchell
303-275-5629
bmitchell02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Decommision and rehabilitate approximately 1/2 mile of badly eroded trail and construct sustainable 2/3 mile reroute.
Location: UNIT - South Platte Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - T6S, R73W, Section 8. Mt Evans Wilderness - Upper Tanglewood Trail.
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