Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2012 to 06/30/2012
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, Regionwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Region)
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:03/2012
 
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  12/2011 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.
Nationwide Aerial Application of Fire Retardant on National Forest System Lands.
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  Completed  Actual: 12/13/2011  01/2012 Glen Stein
801-200-2703
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, Regionwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Region)

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Loveland Ski Area Twist Run Snowmaking Line Addition
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/01/2011 
Expected:06/2012
 
07/2012 Deb Ekstrand
303-567-3024
dekstrand@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to approve installation of 1900' of new snow making line on Twist Run.
Location: UNIT - R2 - Rocky Mt. Region All Units. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek. LEGAL - T4S, 76W, Section 28. Loveland Ski Area.
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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
Red Mountain Ditch Reconstruction
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:02/2013  07/2013 Liz Mauch
970-240-5405
lmauch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reconstruct portions of Red Mtn Ditch transbasin diversion and install new headgate. Located on San Juan and Uncompahgre National Forests.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37826
Location: UNIT - Ouray Ranger District, Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Ouray, San Juan. LEGAL - T42N, R8W, Sec 14. Red Mtn Pass, west of Hwy 550.
Town of Breckenridge Land Exchange
EA
- Land ownership management  Completed  Actual: 02/28/2012  05/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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 10/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
01/2013 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/nepa_project_exp.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 10/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
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/nepa_project_exp.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:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/14/2007
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 10/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
01/2013 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/nepa_project_exp.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
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/15/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
09/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/15/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
09/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/15/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
09/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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  Completed  Actual: 02/21/2012  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/nepa_project_exp.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
Abandoned Mine Lands - Mine Safety Closures: Mason Mine, Valley View, Engineer Village
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/01/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
08/2012 Cathleen Zillich
970-385-1239
czillich@blm.gov 
Description: Approximately 7 open mine features of inactive and abondaoned mines will be closed to protect human health and safety.
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - La Plata. LEGAL - T36N R9W sections 7, 8, 18; T39N R9W section 25. Scattered locations from near Falls Creek to near Purgatory.
Fisheries - Hermosa Creek and East Fork Hermosa Creek Fish Barriers
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/06/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
09/2012 Clayton Kampf
970-385-1220
ckampf@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct barriers to upstream fish movement on Hermosa Creek and East Fork Hermosa Creek to aid in the re-introduction of native Colorado River cutthroat trout.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38208
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - La Plata. LEGAL - T.39 N., R.10 W. Sections 24 and 25. Two locations: one on the main stem of Hermosa Creek below the confluence with East Fork Hermosa Creek, and the other on the East Fork Hermosa Creek adjacent to Forest Rd. 578.
Minerals - Cascade Divide and Beaver Meadows Gravel Pits Re-entry
CE
- Road management  Completed  Actual: 03/02/2012  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/nepa_project_exp.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 06/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
06/2013 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/nepa_project_exp.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
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/01/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
11/2012 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.
Range - Weminuche Landscape Grazing Analysis
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/21/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
05/2013 Jared Whitmer
970-884-1416
jwhitmer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analyze grazing, including domestic sheep, on 13 active or vacant allotments in the Weminuche Landscape: TankCrk, CanyonCrk, BurntTimber, E.SilverMesa, VirginiaGulch, SpringCrk, FallCrk, JohnsonCrk, Leviathan, RockCrk, Cave Basin, FlintCrk, & Pine R.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37578
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Hinsdale, La Plata, San Juan. LEGAL - T36-40N, R4-9W. From northern Missionary Ridge east through the southern Weminuche Wilderness to Pine River.
Recreation - Engineer Summit Trail Re-route
EA
- Recreation management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/23/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
09/2012 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34599
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - T40S R9W Section 30. Trail will start at intersection of Pass Creek and Engineer Mountain Trails on the NE side of Engineer Mountain, and proceed approximatley 1/2 mile toward the summit.
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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/16/2011 
Expected:04/2012
 
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/nepa_project_exp.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  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/01/2008
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
09/2012 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
Minerals - Kinder Morgan C02 Seismic Study
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/08/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
08/2012 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37317
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 - Re-entry of Fed 15-40-17-1X
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 02/07/2012  06/2012 Patrick McCoy
970-882-7296
pmccoy@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to re-enter well pad to install a monitoring well. After drilling the well crew will visit the area to take monitoring readings. No ground disturbance is expected off of the existing well pad.
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Dolores. LEGAL - T40N, R17W, SW NE Sec. 15. Boggy-Glade area east of Dove Creek, Colorado, near Forest Road 504.
Minerals - Tim Hubbell, Minerals Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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. Estimated ground disturbance is less the 1/2 acre. 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 north of US Hwy 160, east of Cherry Creek drainage on the south slope of Parrot Peak in the La Plata mountains.
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 - Nipple Mulesear Treatment
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:08/2012  10/2012 Michael Johnson
907-882-6826
michaelgjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to decrease Mulesear and increase perennial bunch grasses using sheep to reduce Mules Ear
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Montezuma. LEGAL - T40NR13WSection 12. Nipple Mountain area northeast of Dolores, Colorado.
Range - North Mancos EA Project.
EA
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2012 
Expected:03/2013  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  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/06/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
04/2013 Jennifer Jardine
970-882-6848
jjardine@fs.fed.us 
Description: Term Grazing Permit renewal and allotment analysis
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=26453
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 - Box Canyon Trail Reroute
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:08/2012  10/2012 Penny Wu
970-882-7296
pwu@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to re-route a portion of the Box Canyon Trail
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Montezuma. LEGAL - T37NR12E Sections 20-22. Box Canyon northeast of Mancos, Colorado.
Recreation - Doc Lowell Trailhead
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/15/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
10/2012 Penny Wu
970-882-7296
pwu@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to provide parking and access for the Rim Trail and the West Mancos OHV Trail by creating a new trailhead.
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Montezuma. LEGAL - T 37N R13W S25. West Mancos Road area north of Mancos, Colorado.
Special Uses - Donald G. Busson Private Road Easement
CE
- Special use management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/01/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
12/2012 Patrick McCoy
970-882-7296
pmccoy@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed Private Road Easement is to authorize, reconstruct, and maintain an existing native surface roadway that crosses a 1.50 mile section of National Forest System lands.
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Montezuma. LEGAL - T36N, R12W, Sec. 7 and 8. Proposed long-term easement follows the alignment of National Forest System Road (NFSR) #213 for approximately 1.1 miles from its junction with a private land parcel adjacent to Montezuma County Road.
Special Uses - Eagle-Net Alliance Fiber Optic Cable Service
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:07/2012  09/2012 Patrick McCoy
970-882-6821
pmccoy@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed right-of-way includes authorizing, constructing, and maintaining a new underground fiber optic cable service across a 4,985-foot section of National Forest System lands and entirely within the Colorado State Highway Rights-of-Way
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Montezuma. LEGAL - T37N, R15W, Sec 16 and 17. Hwy 145 corridor near Dolores, Colorado.
Special Uses - Mountain Stone, Inc. Convenience Enclosure Permit Renewal for Ten Years
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:12/2012  02/2013 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
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
11/2012 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
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
10/2012 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  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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:05/2012
Actual: 08/12/2010 
07/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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, Glade, Salter Y, Glade Mtn, Cottonwood Areas.
Travel Management - Transer Area Spur Roads
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:08/2012  10/2012 Penny Wu
970-882-7296
pwu@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reconstruct spur roads that connect to the Forest Road system and provide recreation access
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Montezuma. LEGAL - T37N, R12W. Vicinity Transfer Campground northeast of Mancos, Colorado.
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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
Lands - Laughlin Park Exchange
EA
- Land acquisition  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/23/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
08/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.php?project=132
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. Job Corps site, Kenney Flats, and Laughlin Park.
Recreation - Jackson Mountain Trail Re-route
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/05/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
08/2012 Rebecca Smith
970-264-1505
plblackman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-Route two small portions of ATV trail off of the 646 Road in the Jackson Mountain Area to a more sustainable location.
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. LEGAL - T36N R1W Sections 8 and 17. 7 miles north of Pagosa Springs.
Recreation - Turkey Springs Trail Management Plan
EA
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 03/16/2012  05/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32777
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. 60,000 acre landscape encompassing Turkey Springs and Devil Mountain Area.
Roads - Piedra Road Re-Route
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Road management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:01/2013  07/2013 Christopher Phelps
970-385-1296
cphelps@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-reoute 4/10 of a mile of the Piedra Road approximately 1 mile north of the McManus Road/Piedra Road Intersection
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. LEGAL - T36N R3W Sections portions of Sections 2 and 11. Approximately 1 mile north of Piedra Road/McManus Road Intersection between mile markers 13.9 and 14.3.
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
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 03/06/2012  06/2012 Rebecca Smith
970-264-1521
rsmith@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 - Carpenter Water System
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:11/2012  01/2013 Rebecca Smith
970-264-1521
rsmith@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue special use permit for a pump house and buried 1 inch water line
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. LEGAL - T34N R4W Section 8. At beginning of First Fork Road.
Special Uses - Hartong livestock area permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:11/2012  01/2013 Rebecca Smith
970-264-1521
rsmith@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue special use permit for 20 acre livestock grazing permit
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. LEGAL - T33N R1E Sections 23, 24, and 36. Near Little Navajo River north of Chromo, Colorado.
Special Uses - LPEA Blanco Basin Reconductoring Project
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/05/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
12/2012 Rebecca Smith
970-264-1521
rsmith@fs.fed.us 
Description: Application to reconductor the existing aerial power line on approximatly 3 miles of Forest Service land along the Blanco Basin Road
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. LEGAL - T34N R1E and T34N R1W. Approximately 10 miles southeast of Pagosa Springs on Hwy 84, along the Blanco Basin Road (CR 326).
Special Uses - Lynd Water Line
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:11/2012  01/2013 Rebecca Smith
970-264-1521
rsmith@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue Special Use Permit for approximately 560 feet of buried 8 inch water line
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. LEGAL - T36N R2 1/2 W Section 13. near the Cow Camp on Piedra Road.
Special Uses - Sandford Water System
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:11/2012  01/2013 Rebecca Smith
970-264-1521
rsmith@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue special use permit for spring box and buried 1 inch water line
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Hinsdale. LEGAL - T38N R4W Section 27. West of private land in the Weminuche Valley.
Special Uses - Zellner Water System
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:11/2012  01/2013 Rebecca Smith
970-264-1521
rsmith@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue special use permit for a water well and buried 1 inch water line
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. LEGAL - T34N R1W Section 31. Lower Blanco Road.
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