Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2011 to 12/31/2011
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, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/19/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
01/2012 Noel Schneeberger
610-557-4121
nschneeberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: The USDA Forest Service and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service are analyzing a range of strategies for controlling gypsy moth damage to forests and trees in the United States.
Web Link:  http://www.na.fs.fed.us/wv/eis/
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/25/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
12/2011 Larry Hayden
202-205-1559
lhayden@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Department of Agriculture proposes to promulgate a new planning rule, which will set out the process for development, revision, and amendment of National Forest System land management plans.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/planningrule
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Agency-wide Rule.
Nationwide Aerial Application of Fire Retardant on National Forest System Lands.
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/27/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 05/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 Glen Stein
208-869-5405
gstein@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service will prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement for the continued nationwide aerial application of fire retardant on National Forest System lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/retardant/index.html
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
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Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)  

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

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Town of Breckenridge Land Exchange
EA
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/03/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
12/2011 Paul Semmer
970-262-3448
psemmer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal for exchange of 407.05 acres of non-federal lands known as the Flattop Mtn & Mitchell Lakes parcels, located in the Mancos-Dolores RD & Columbine RD, San Juan NF & dispose of two Federal parcels located near the Town of Breckenridge, WRNF.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35974
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District, East Zone/Dillon Ranger District, Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Dolores, La Plata, Summit. LEGAL - Claimjumper T6S, R77W, Sec. 30 & 31; T6S, R78W, Sec. 25 & Sec. 36; Cucumber Gulch Wedge T6S, R78W, Sec. 36; Mitchell Lakes T37N, R9W, Sec. 23; Flattop Mtn. T41N, R10W, Sec. 35 & 2. Federal parcels are Claimjumper 36+/- acres in Breckenridge & Cucumber Gulch Wedge 16+/- acres east of CR 3. Non-Fed Parcels include:160 acre Mitchell Lakes parcel & 407 acre Flattop Mtn parcel.
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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:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/14/2007
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
12/2012 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
- Land management planning  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 08/26/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
01/2013 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35573
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:12/2012
 
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
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=16459
Location: UNIT - San Juan National Forest All Units. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta, Conejos, Dolores, Hinsdale, La Plata, Mineral, Montezuma, San Juan. Forestwide.
Special Uses - Ditch Bill Easements - Group #10
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/15/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
12/2011 Dave Gerhardt
970-385-1266
dgerhardt@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approximately 2 agricultural water facilities may be authorized under Public Law 99-545 ("Colorado Ditch Bill").
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36958
Location: UNIT - San Juan National Forest All Units. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta, Conejos, Dolores, Hinsdale, La Plata, Mineral, Montezuma, Rio Grande, San Juan. LEGAL - Variable. Forestwide.
Special Uses - Ditch Bill Easements - Group #8
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/15/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
12/2011 Dave Gerhardt
970-385-1266
dgerhardt@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approximately 9 agricultural water facilities may be authorized under Public Law 99-545 ("Colorado Ditch Bill").
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36956
Location: UNIT - San Juan National Forest All Units. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta, Conejos, Dolores, Hinsdale, La Plata, Mineral, Montezuma, Rio Grande, San Juan. LEGAL - Variable. Forestwide.
Special Uses - Ditch Bill Easements - Group #9
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/15/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
12/2011 Dave Gerhardt
970-385-1266
dgerhardt@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approximately 14 agricultural water facilities may be authorized under Public Law 99-545 ("Colorado Ditch Bill").
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36957
Location: UNIT - San Juan National Forest All Units. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta, Conejos, Dolores, Hinsdale, La Plata, Mineral, Montezuma, Rio Grande, San Juan. LEGAL - Variable. 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 10/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
06/2012 Rebecca Smith
970-264-1521
rsmith@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
Fisheries - Hermosa Creek Fish Habitat Improvement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 08/03/2011  09/2011 Dave Gerhardt
970-385-1266
dgerhardt@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct in-stream rock structures and stabilize eroding stream banks on Hermosa Creek along a 1 mile reach adjacent to Forest Road 578.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35914
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - La Plata, San Juan. LEGAL - T39N, R10W, sections 13, 14, and 24. Along the main stem of Hermosa Creek upstream from the confluence with the East Fork and downstream from the confluence with Hotel Draw.
Forest Health - Bear Creek Reforestation
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Completed  Actual: 08/11/2011  10/2011 Gretchen Fitzgerald
970-264-1535
gfitzgerald@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reforest approximately 1030 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 - Hinsdale, La Plata. LEGAL - T37N R6W sections 2, 3, 10, 11, 12, 13; T37N R5W sections 6, 7, 18. 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 and Beaver Meadows Gravel Pits Re-entry
CE
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/01/2010 
Expected:01/2012
 
06/2012 Pete Merkel
970-385-1323
pmerkel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to re-enter existing gravel pits and crush gravel for use on Forest roads and campgrounds; blasting will be required at the Cascade Pit.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31302
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta, San Juan. LEGAL - Casade Pit : T39N,R9W, section 14. Beaver Meadows Pit: T35N, R5W, section 5. Cascade Pit 0.5 miles up Road#580 (Relay Creek Road). Beaver Meadows pit 7.5 miles up Road#135 (Beaver Meadows Road).
Minerals - Goose Creek Gas Wells
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2012 
Expected:04/2012
 
06/2012 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.
Range - Freeman Creek Allotment Spring Developements
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:12/2011  09/2012 Mary Jones
970-884-1429
maryjones@fs.fed.us 
Description: Development of two springs with catchment tanks in a gathering pasture to help improve cattle management and to maintain wetland area integrity.
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. LEGAL - T34N, R6W, Section 35, NWSW. Near the corrals on the First Notch Road (#620), north of Highway 160, west of the Piedra River.
Recreation - Engineer Summit Trail Re-route
EA
- Recreation management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/01/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2011 
Expected:04/2012
 
06/2012 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 - Zink Road and Utility Right of Way
CE
- Land ownership management
- Special use management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Lynn Wodell
970-884-1433
ljwodell@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 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/20/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
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 - T36-37N, 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)  Completed  Actual: 07/26/2011  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.
Minerals - Doe Canyon 3D Geophysical Seismic Survey - Bill Barrett Corp.
EA
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Patrick McCoy
970-882-6821
pmccoy@fs.fed.us 
Description: BBC proposes 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.
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.
Minerals - Hubbell Trenching Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:03/2012  06/2012 Patrick McCoy
970-882-7296
pmccoy@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal for prospecting/sampling activities to include digging small shallow trenches or pits with a rubber-tracked mini trakhoe to collect samples on existing mining claim. Estimated ground disturbance is less the 1/2 acre.
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Montezuma. LEGAL - T36N, R11W, portions of section 29 and 30. South slope of Parrot Peak in La Plata mountains northeast of Mancos, Colorado.
Minerals - Kinder Morgan C02 Seismic Study
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:04/2012  06/2012 Patrick McCoy
970-882-6822
dkill@fs.fed.us 
Description: Seismic study which includes drilling source points, setting up recording equpment and detonating explosive charges within the holes and recording underground geologic patterns. Holes are small diameter, filled in after use and not used again.
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Dolores. LEGAL - T41N,R18W-S 32-36; T41N,R17W-S 25-27,31-16; T41N,R16W-S 19-36; T40N,R18W-S 1-5, 8-17,20-29; T40N,R17W-S 1-36; T40N,R16W,-S 2-11, 14-23,26-34; T39N,R17W-S 1-5; T39N,R16W-S 4-6. Doe Canyon area north of Bradfield Bridge north of Cortez, Colorado.
Minerals - Tim Hubbell, Minerals Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/10/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
11/2011 Patrick McCoy
970-882-6821
pmccoy@fs.fed.us 
Description: Rubber tracked mini-excavator is being proposed to excavate a series of 10 to 12 trenches to obtain evidence of mineralization. Reclamation will be concurrent with trenching effort.
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - La Plata. LEGAL - In west 1/2 Sec. 29 and east ½ Sec. 30, T36N, R11W. Located east of Cherry Creek drainage and north of State Hwy 160.
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 03/2012 
Expected:09/2012  05/2013 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 10/2011 
Expected:04/2012  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.
Recreation - Calico Trail Reconstruction Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 09/30/2011  10/2011 Deborah Kill
970-882-6822
dkill@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to reconstruct a trail turnpike on two segments of existing trail totaling 1,315 feet to improve meadow hydrology and prevent trail braiding.
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Dolores. LEGAL - T41N, R11W Section 36. Calico Trail west of Rico, Colorado.
Special Uses - Mountain Stone, Inc. Convenience Enclosure Permit Renewal for Ten Years
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/06/2010 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 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 - NRCS Black Mesa SNOTEL Site
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 09/19/2011  11/2011 Jonina Vanderbilt
970-882-6875
jjvanderbilt@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest Service proposes to permit the Natural Resources Conservation Service to install an automated Snowpack Telemetry site near the summit of Black Mesa in the La Plata Mountains. Estimated ground disturbance is 1/10th acre or less.
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Montezuma. LEGAL - T41N, R12W, NW 1/4 of section 27. Black Mesa northeast of Mancos, Colorado.
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:12/2011
 
01/2012 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:12/2011
 
01/2012 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 Hwy145 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:12/2011
 
01/2012 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.
Travel Management - Boggy-Glade Travel Management Plan
EA
- Regulations, Directives, Orders
- Recreation management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/24/2010 
Expected:12/2011
Actual: 08/12/2010 
05/2012 Deborah Kill
970-882-6822
dkill@fs.fed.us 
Description: Travel planning for areas known as Boggy Draw and The Glade. This project implements the new Travel Management Rule and will designate routes for motorized travel.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=19604
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Dolores, Montezuma. LEGAL - T37N, R14-15W; T38N, R14W; T39N, R13-15W. Sage Hen, House Creek, Boggy Draw Areas.
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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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/12/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
11/2011 Steven Hartvigsen
970-264-1513
sbhartvigsen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed project involves treating approximately 800 acres of spruce, mixed conifer and aspen.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=28919
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 
Completed  Actual: 07/12/2011  09/2011 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  Cancelled  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 10/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
01/2012 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  Cancelled  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
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/17/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
06/2012 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.
Range - Middle Fork Allotment Range Improvements
CE
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/21/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
10/2011 Brian Bachtel
970-264-1526
bbachtel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Pond and fence construction on Middle Fork Allotment
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Hinsdale. Middle Fork Allotment on the Middle Fork of the Piedra River.
Recreation - Turkey Springs Trail Management Plan
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/15/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
11/2011 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 - Campbell FLPMA Road Easement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/20/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
12/2011 Brian Bachtel
970-264-1532
sbrinton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of Class D Road Special Use Permit to FLPMA Private Road Easement
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. LEGAL - T36N R1W Section 36. Approximately 6 miles east of Pagosa Springs on Fawn Gulch Road.
Special Uses - LPEA Hwy 84 reconductoring
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/07/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
12/2011 Brian Bachtel
970-264-1532
sbrinton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Application to reconductor 4 existing power poles along an existing aerial line
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. LEGAL - T34N R1W Section15. Approximately 9 miles southeast of Pagosa Springs on Hwy 84.
Special Uses - Ranson Road Easements
CE
- Land ownership management  Cancelled  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  Cancelled  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.
Travel Management - East Side Road Management
EA
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/01/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
11/2011 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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