Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2011 to 06/30/2011
San Juan National Forest

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, San Juan National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, San Juan National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, San Juan National Forest,  Columbine Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, San Juan National Forest,  Mancos/Dolores Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, San Juan National Forest,  Pagosa 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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San Juan National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)  

R2 - Rocky Mountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Forest Plan Revision
EIS
- Land management planning  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 09/23/1999
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 Mark Lambert
970-385-1240
mblambert@fs.fed.us 
Description: Revise the Land and Resource Management Plan for the San Juan National Forest
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31
Location: UNIT - San Juan National Forest All Units. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta, Conejos, Dolores, Hinsdale, La Plata, Mineral, Montezuma, Rio Grande, San Juan. Forestwide.
Forest Plan Revision - Supplement to the Draft EIS
EIS

           *NEW LISTING*
- Land management planning  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 09/23/1999
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 05/2011 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 Mark Lambert
970-385-1240
mblambert@fs.fed.us 
Description: San Juan National Forest is publishing a Supplemental Draft EIS due to significant changes in potential energy development projections.
Location: UNIT - San Juan National Forest All Units. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta, Conejos, Dolores, Hinsdale, La Plata, Mineral, Montezuma, Rio Grande, San Juan. San Juan National Forest.
San Juan NF Leasing Availability
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 09/23/1999
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 Mark Lambert
970-385-1240
mblambert@fs.fed.us 
Description: Determine which lands are available for oil & gas leasing as part of San Juan Plan Revision
Location: UNIT - San Juan National Forest All Units. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta, Conejos, Dolores, Hinsdale, La Plata, Mineral, Montezuma, San Juan. Forestwide.
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San Juan National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R2 - Rocky Mountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Special Uses - Tri-State Powerline Bayfield-Pagosa Permit Renewal
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/05/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
10/2011 Cindy Hockelberg
970-884-1418
chockelberg@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-authorizing 115 kV powerline right-of-way; including maintenance activities and new access; approx. 20 miles on National Forest System lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=19614
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District, Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta, La Plata. LEGAL - T35N,R2-6W. Bayfield to Pagosa along existing powerline corridor.
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San Juan National Forest,   Columbine 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
Facilities - Tuckerville Repeater Relocation
CE
- Facility management  Completed  Actual: 01/21/2011  06/2011 Nancy Berry
970-884-1412
nberry@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocate the Tuckerville radio tower repeater to a better location in the same vicinity.
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Hinsdale. LEGAL - T37N R5W section 6. End of the Forest Road 724 above Tuckerville and Vallecito Reservoir.
Forest Health - Beaver Meadows Aspen Management Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/17/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
09/2011 Dave Crawford
970-884-1428
dcrawford01@fs.fed.us 
Description: Development of a management strategy and treatment scenario for climax and successional aspen stands within the Beaver Meadows landscape; identification and design of immediate and long-term commercial and non-commercial treatment opportunities.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=28994
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta, La Plata. LEGAL - portions of T34-36N and R5-6W. Beaver Meadows Landscape northeast of Bayfield, Colorado.
Forest Health - Bear Creek Reforestation
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:07/2011  10/2011 Gretchen Fitzgerald
970-264-1535
gfitzgerald@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reforest approximately 965 acres in the burned area of Bear Creek and old Indian Creek Timber Sale with Engelmann spruce seedlings. Plant approximately 250-300 acres/year for three years. Planting will occur in either late fall or spring.
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - La Plata. LEGAL - T 37N, R 6W Sections 2,3,10,11. The project will occur above Vallecito Lake, off of the Middle Mtn. Rd. (FSR 724) in the Bear Creek and Indian Creek areas.
Minerals - Cascade Divide Gravel Pit Re-entry
CE
- Road management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:09/2011  06/2012 Pete Merkel
970-385-1323
pmerkel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to re-enter existing gravel pit and crush 15,000 tons of gravel; blasting will be required.
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - La Plata. LEGAL - T39N,R9W, sec 14. Pit on NFSR 580, 0.5 miles past the intersection of NFSR 578 (Hermosa Park Road) and NFSR 580 (Relay Creek Road).
Minerals - Goose Creek Gas Wells
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:11/2011  05/2012 Walter Brown
970-385-1372
wabrown@fs.fed.us 
Description: Conduct analysis to determine approval for Elm Ridge Resources to construct two wells pads, drill two wells, upgrade 1.6 miles of road and construct water and gas pipelines.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35602
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. LEGAL - T.34N., R.5W Sections 28 and 34, South of the Ute Line. Goose Creek Area of the HD mountains in Archuleta county.
Recreation - Engineer Summit Trail Re-route
EA
- Recreation management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2011 
Expected:08/2011  10/2011 Jed Botsford
970-884-1436
jbotsford@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-route trail from intersection of Engineer and Pass Creek trails to the shoulder of Engineer Mountain. Replace highly eroded non-system trail with contouring new trail, including rehabilitation of old trail. Adoption of new trail into FS system.
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - T40S R9W Section 25. Trail will start at intersection of Pass Creek and Engineer Mountain Trail on the NE side of Engineer Mountain.
Special Uses - Miscellaneous Special Use Permit Renewals
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/12/2011  02/2011 Cindy Hockelberg
970-884-1418
chockelberg@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewals, transfers, or authorization of existing uses such as water transmission systems, powerline, and road use.
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta, La Plata, San Juan. Various locations on the Columbine Ranger District.
Special Uses - Purgatory Metro District Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Cindy Hockelberg
970-884-1418
chockelberg@fs.fed.us 
Description: APPROVAL OF THIS PROJECT WAS COMBINED INTO THE DECISION FOR PROJECT "SPECIAL USES - MISCELLANEOUS SPECIAL USE PERMIT RENEWALS", WHICH WAS SIGNED ON 1/12/2011 Renew existing permit for Purgatory Metro District water and sewer infrastructure.
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - La Plata. LEGAL - T39N, R9W, sec 23. Durango Mountain Resort.
Special Uses - Reick Spring Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Cindy Hockelberg
970-884-1418
chockelberg@fs.fed.us 
Description: APPROVAL OF THIS PROJECT WAS COMBINED INTO THE DECISION FOR PROJECT "SPECIAL USES - MISCELLANEOUS SPECIAL USE PERMIT RENEWALS", WHICH WAS SIGNED ON 1/12/2011 Authorization of existing water transmission system.
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. LEGAL - T34N, R5W, SWNE section 14. Yellowjacket Creek near Peterson Gulch.
Special Uses - Zink Road and Utility Right of Way
CE
- Land ownership management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/01/2010 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 Cindy Hockelberg
970-884-1418
chockelberg@fs.fed.us 
Description: Application for a private road and associated utilities easement along an existing road prism to access a single family dwelling on private land adjacent to the Forest.
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - La Plata. LEGAL - Township 36 North, Range 9 West, Section 28. Road is located in the Falls Creek area north of Durango.
Travel Management - La Plata Canyon/Junction Creek Landscape
EA
- Recreation management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:11/2011  06/2012 Nancy Berry
970-884-1412
nberry@fs.fed.us 
Description: Conduct analysis to designate roads and trails for motorized vehicle use, by vehicle type, time of year, and address mixed uses on Forest roads.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32738
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - La Plata. LEGAL - T35-37N, R9-11W. La Plata Canyon and Junction Creek areas.
Watershed - Ophir Pass Fen Restoration
CE
- Watershed management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Cathleen Zillich
970-385-1239
czillich@blm.gov 
Description: Impacts to the Ophir Pass fen (dewatering, erosion) caused by past mining will be corrected by filling ditches, controlling erosion and replanting wetland plants.
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - T42N, R8W, sec 32. East of Ophir Pass, and south of Forest Road #679.
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San Juan National Forest,   Mancos/Dolores 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
Forest Health - Narraguinnep and Bradfield Reforestation Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/11/2010 
Expected:06/2011
 
04/2012 Ashton Hargrave
970-882-6844
ahargrave@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to plant ponderosa pine seedlings in portions of the areas burned by the Narraguinnep and Bradfield fires.
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Dolores. LEGAL - T39NR16W Protions of sections 6, 17, 18, 20, 31, and 32. Northwest of Dolores and East of Dove Creek Colorado.
Lands - Dolores Office Compound
CE
- Heritage resource management
- Land ownership management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/14/2010 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 Patrick McCoy
970-882-6821
pmccoy@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to dispose of property consisting of 4 office buildings totaling 9,600 sq. ft. located on a 0.43-acre with 0.39-acre adjoining parking area. Proposed disposal from the FS into Dolores School District RE-4A ownership
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Montezuma. LEGAL - T37N, R15W, Sec. 10. Within the townsite of Dolores, Colorado.
Minerals - Compass Exploration Inc. RAD Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/22/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
08/2011 Patrick McCoy
970-882-6821
pmccoy@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to drill 2 exploratory wells. To be located on existing roads and log landings whenever possible. Each hole would be 2000 feet deep and have a sump area 18x30x3 feet deep. Proposal is for exploration only.
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Montezuma. LEGAL - T36NR12W Sec. 10, 11. Horse Creek area, northeast of Mancos, Colorado.
Minerals - Doe Canyon 3D Geophysical Seismic Survey - Bill Barrett Corp.
EA
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/06/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
08/2011 Patrick McCoy
970-882-6821
pmccoy@fs.fed.us 
Description: BBC proposed to conduct an exploratory, 3D, geophysical seismic survey of the Doe Canyon area. The proposed seismic survey would facilitate development of a 3D image of the geologic structure & stratigraphy underlying the project area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=26633
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Dolores. LEGAL - Portions of T40N,R16W & 17W, and T41N,R16 & 17W. Proposed project area includes approx. 52.5 square miles or 33,600 acres.
Range - Lower Glade EA
EA
- Grazing management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jennifer Jardine
970-882-6848
jjardine@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analyze rangeland management on approximately 23,000 acres. Analysis area includes two allotments: Calf and Salter.
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Montezuma. Northeast of the McPhee Reservoir spillway.
Range - North Mancos EA Project
EA
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2011 
Expected:10/2011  05/2012 Jennifer Jardine
970-882-6848
jjardine@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analysis of grazing management practices on five allotments: Canyon, Jersey Jim, Little Bauer, Spring Creek, Turkey Creek. Analysis area is approximately 40,000 acres.
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Montezuma. Approximately 15 miles north of the Town of Mancos.
Range - Tenderfoot C&H Allotment
EA
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:09/2011  06/2012 Jennifer Jardine
970-882-6848
jjardine@fs.fed.us 
Description: Term Grazing Permit renewal and allotment analysis
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Dolores, Montezuma. Approximately 24 miles NE of Dolores, CO. Drainages include Section House, School House, Tenderfoot, Estes Draw, Wildcat, and Burnette Creek.
Range - Upper Glade EA Project
EA
- Grazing management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jennifer Jardine
970-882-6848
jjardine@fs.fed.us 
Description: Evaluate livestock grazing on 4 cattle allotments: Brumley, Glade, Lone Mesa, Mair
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Dolores. LEGAL - T39-42N, R15-18W, NMPM. Northwest portion of the San Juan National Forest - Brumley, Glade and Mair Allotments.
Special Uses - Mountain Stone, Inc. Convenience Enclosure Permit Renewal for Ten Years
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/06/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
04/2011 Patrick McCoy
970-882-6821
pmccoy@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renew existing authorization to utilize and maintain two small pastures and appurtenant fences used in connection with adjacent private property owned by the permit holder. Permit has been in existence since 1971
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Montezuma. LEGAL - NE ¼NE ¼, and NE ¼SW ¼ of Section 15, T38N, R14W. Approximately 1.10 acres in NE ¼NE ¼, and NE ¼SW ¼ of Section 15, T38N, R14W.
Special Uses - Ott Well, Pump, and Water Transmission Line Permit Renewal for 30 years
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/06/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
04/2011 Patrick McCoy
970-882-6821
pmccoy@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renew existing authorization for maintaining a well, pump, and 320-feet of one-inch water transmission line for domestic water use on adjacent private land owned by the permit holder. Permit has been in existence since 1986
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Montezuma. LEGAL - NE ¼NW ¼, Section 32, T36N, R12W. Approximately 0.1 acre and a right-of-way 10-feet wide and 320-feet in length in NE ¼NW ¼, Section 32, T36N, R12W.
Special Uses - Pete Robinson Private Road Easement
CE
- Special use management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/15/2009 
Expected:04/2011
 
07/2011 Patrick McCoy
970-882-6821
pmccoy@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed easement is for an existing 75-foot gravel surfaced driveway that crosses a small corner of National Forest System lands. Driveway junctions State Hwy.145 with an 8-foot embankment prior to reaching private land boundary.
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Montezuma. LEGAL - T38N, R14W, Sec. 27. North of milepost 19 on State Highway 145.
Special Uses - Victoria C. Townsend Water Transmission Line Permit Renewal for 30 years
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/06/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
04/2011 Patrick McCoy
970-882-6821
pmccoy@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renew existing authorization for a right-of-way 12-feet wide and 1,600-feet in length for use and maintenance of a six-inch water transmission line into private land owned by the permit holder. Permit has been in existence since 1979
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Montezuma. LEGAL - W1/2, Section 35, T36N, R12W. Located east of Starvation Creek drainage and north of State Hwy 160 in W1/2, Section 35, T36N, R12W.
Special Uses - Williams Northwest Pipeline Corp. - Cathodic Protection Unit Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/18/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
07/2011 Patrick McCoy
970-882-6821
pmccoy@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renew existing authorization for an operating cathode protection unit consisting of a rectifier box, deep anode bed, and a short overhead powerline from a power pole located on nearby private land.
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Montezuma. LEGAL - T37N, R16W, Section 2, NE 1/4, SW 1/4. Intersection of County Road 25 and Forest Road 271.
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San Juan National Forest,   Pagosa 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
Forest Health - Pagosa Creek Forest Health Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/03/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 Steven Hartvigsen
970-264-1513
sbhartvigsen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed project involves treating approximately 800 acres of spruce, mixed conifer and aspen.
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Hinsdale, Mineral. LEGAL - Portions of T37N, R2W. Approximately 18 miles northwest of Pagosa Springs, Colorado.
Fuels - West Fork Fuels Reduction
CE
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/04/2010 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 Scott Wagner
970-264-1511
swagner04@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fuels treatment on approximately 250 acres in the West Fork area.
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mineral. LEGAL - T34N, R2W, sec. 29. Polito Canyon Road (649A).
Lands - Kimber Small Tracts Act Conveyance
CE
- Land ownership management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Sara Brinton
970-264-1532
sbrinton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Conveyance of approximately 0.5 acres including portion of private residence.
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. LEGAL - T35N, R1W, NMPM. Approximately 6 miles NE of Pagosa Springs, Archuleta County, Colorado.
Lands - Laughlin Park Exchange
EA
- Land acquisition  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/23/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
12/2011 Sara Brinton
970-264-1532
sbrinton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to exchange portions of National Forest land known as the Job Corps site along the Piedra Road for private inholding known as Laughlin Park, and a parcel in the Kenney Flats area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=132
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. Job Corps site, Kenney Flats, and Laughlin Park.
Lands - San Juan River Village Small Tracts Act Conveyance
CE
- Land ownership management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Sara Brinton
970-264-1532
sbrinton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Conveyance of approximately 1.5 acres including municipal water tank, enclosure fence and gravel parking area.
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. LEGAL - T35N, R1W, NMPM. Approximately 6 miles NE of Pagosa Springs, CO.
Minerals - Boone Federal 16-1 Exploratory Oil Well
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/28/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
06/2011 Rebecca Smith
970-264-1521
rsmith@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed project involves drilling an exploratory oil well.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33592
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. LEGAL - T33N, R1E, Section 16. 17 miles south of Pagosa Springs, Colorado.
Recreation - Turkey Springs Trail Management Plan
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/16/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 Paul Blackman
970-264-1505
plblackman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Develop a comprehensive trail management plan to enhance and improve opportunities for trail-based recreation in the larger Turkey Springs area in a manner that is both socially and ecologically sustainable.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32777
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. 60,000 acre landscape encompassing Turkey Springs and Devil Mountain Area.
Roads - Polito Canyon Road Reconstruction
EA
- Road management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Rebecca Smith
970-264-1521
rsmith@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to reconstruct 0.7 miles of Road 649A from native surface to gravel surface to provide for year round access.
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. LEGAL - T34N, R2W, sec 29. Polito Canyon Road (649A).
Special Uses - Istre Road Easement
CE
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/08/2008 
Expected:04/2011
 
02/2011 Sara Brinton
970-264-1532
sbrinton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed issuance of private road easement.
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. LEGAL - T4N, R2W. Approximately 6 miles southwest of Pagosa Springs, Colorado.
Special Uses - Ranson Road Easements
CE
- Land ownership management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Sara Brinton
970-264-1532
sbrinton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed issuance of Forest & private road easements.
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. LEGAL - T34N, R5W. Approximately 8 miles west of Pagosa Springs, Colorado.
Special Uses - Tara Mandala Road Easement
CE
- Land ownership management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Cindy Hockelberg
970-884-1418
chockelberg@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed issuance of private road easement.
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. LEGAL - T34N, R3W. Approximately 6 miles SW of Pagosa Springs, CO.
Special Uses - Verizon Utility Building
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Cindy Hockelberg
970-884-1418
chockelberg@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to construct a 14 by 28 foot utility building at the existing Oak Brush Hill Communication Site
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. LEGAL - Portion of Section 17, T34N, R2W, N.M.P.M. Approximately 7 miles SW of Pagosa Springs, CO.
Travel Management - East Side Road Management
EA
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/07/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
09/2011 Rebecca Smith
970-264-1521
rsmith@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project involves a variety of changes to road management on the east half of the Pagosa District, including road decommissioning, closing roads to public motorized use, opening nonsystem roads to public motorized use, and changing trail designations.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33590
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta, Mineral, Rio Grande. East half of Pagosa District.
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