Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2012 to 09/30/2012
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, 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,  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 10/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
01/2013 Noel Schneeberger
610-557-4121
nschneeberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: The USDA Forest Service and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service are analyzing a range of strategies for controlling gypsy moth damage to forests and trees in the United States.
Web Link:  http://www.na.fs.fed.us/wv/eis/
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  Completed  Actual: 03/23/2012  08/2012 Brenda Halter-Glenn
202-260-9400
bhalterglenn@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Department of Agriculture proposes to promulgate a new planning rule, which will set out the process for development, revision, and amendment of National Forest System land management plans.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/planningrule
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Agency-wide Rule.
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Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)  

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

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Red Mountain Ditch Reconstruction
EA
- 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.
Special Uses - US Pro Cycle Race
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/08/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
06/2012 Gary Shellhorn
970-874-6666
gshellhorn@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed special use authorization is for the bicycle race organizers to make temporary use of NFS lands on seven National Forests within Colorado for ancillary facilities such as portable toilets, signs, barricades, message boards.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39464
Location: UNIT - San Juan National Forest All Units, White River National Forest All Units, Grand Mesa Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forest All Units, Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands All Units, Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests All Units. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder, Chaffee, Denver, Eagle, Gunnison, Jefferson, Lake, La Plata, Montrose, Ouray, Park, San Juan, Summit. NFS lands adjacent to or along state highways that comprise the Pro Cycling Challenge bicycle race.
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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.
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  Completed  Actual: 03/09/2012  03/2012 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  Completed  Actual: 03/09/2012  03/2012 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,   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 - Columbine Intermix Safety Closures: Mason Mine, Valley View, Engineer Village
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 05/08/2012  07/2012 Cathleen Zillich
970-385-1239
czillich@blm.gov 
Description: Approximately 7 open mine features of inactive and abandoned mines will be closed to protect human health and safety.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37585
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - La Plata. LEGAL - T36N R9W sections 7, 8, 18; T39N R9W section 25. Several locations between Falls Creek and Purgatory.
Fisheries - Hermosa Creek and East Fork Hermosa Creek Fish Barriers
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/06/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
10/2012 Clayton Kampf
970-385-1220
ckampf@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct barriers to prevent 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; the other on the East Fork Hermosa Creek adjacent to Forest Rd. 578.
Minerals - Goose Creek Gas Wells
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
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:11/2012
 
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 
Completed  Actual: 05/31/2012  09/2012 Jed Botsford
970-884-1436
jedbotsford@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.
Recreation - Logchutes Downhill Mountain Bike Zone
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/18/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
10/2012 Jed Botsford
970-884-1436
jedbotsford@fs.fed.us 
Description: Designation of a downhill mountain bike zone in the Logchutes area, approximately 3.5 miles in length and 400 feet wide, for single-use single-direction bike travel.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39041
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - La Plata. LEGAL - T36N R10W. Logchutes Trail System on the Junction Creek Road.
Special Uses - Zink Road and Utility Right of Way
EA
- 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:07/2012
 
09/2012 Nancy Berry
970-884-1412
nberry@fs.fed.us 
Description: Conduct analysis to designate roads and trails for motorized vehicle use by vehicle type and 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  Completed  Actual: 05/29/2012  08/2012 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=23282
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 - Compass Exploration Inc. RAD Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/07/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
09/2012 Patrick McCoy
970-882-6821
pmccoy@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to drill 2 exploratory wells. 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 - Kinder Morgan C02 Seismic Study
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/08/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
05/2013 Patrick McCoy
970-882-6822
dkill@fs.fed.us 
Description: Seismic study which includes drilling source points, 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 - Tim Hubbell, Minerals Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/07/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
09/2012 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  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Deborah Kill
970-882-6822
dkill@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
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/05/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
10/2012 Michael Johnson
907-882-6826
michaelgjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to use sheep to decrease Mulesear and increase perennial bunch grasses.
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 09/2012 
Expected:06/2013  05/2014 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=24041
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 09/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
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  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Jennifer Jardine
970-882-6848
jjardine@fs.fed.us 
Description: Evaluate livestock grazing on four cattle allotments: Brumley, Glade, Lone Mesa, and Mair.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=19739
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
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/04/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
05/2013 Penny Wu
970-882-7296
pwu@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to re-route a portion of the Box Canyon Trail
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38829
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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/07/2012 
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
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/31/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
07/2012 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  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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 07/2012 
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.
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:08/2012
Actual: 08/12/2010 
09/2012 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
- Recreation management
- Road management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/19/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
09/2012 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  Completed  Actual: 05/22/2012  06/2012 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37743
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. LEGAL - T36N R1W Sections 8 and 17. 7 miles north of Pagosa Springs.
Recreation - Williams Creek Campground Hazard Tree Removal Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Facility management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/31/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
08/2012 Paul Blackman
970-264-1505
plblackman@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project will remove diseased trees within and immediately adjacent to the Williams Creek Campground in order to mitigate the hazards they pose to visitors.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39424
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Hinsdale. LEGAL - T37N R3W Section 30. Williams Creek Campground (26 miles north of Pagosa Springs, Colorado).
Roads - Piedra Road Re-Route
EA
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/02/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2012 
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 - American Tower Communications Site
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/15/2012  08/2012 Rebecca Smith
970-264-1521
rsmith@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of a communications site least for an existing facility consisting of a 17'x57' building and 82' tall lattice tower.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39262
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. LEGAL - T34N, R2W, S19, N.M.P.M. Off the Burns Canyon Road.
Special Uses - CDOT Howitzer Structure
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2012 
Expected:08/2012  08/2012 Rebecca Smith
970-264-1521
rsmith@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction and maintenance of a permanent structure on top of an existing concrete pad, to house a howitzer gun used for avalanche control on Wolf Creek Pass.
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mineral. LEGAL - T37N, R2E, Section 6, NE1/4. Wolf Creek Pass at mile marker 166.
Special Uses - Carpenter Water System
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/08/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/2012 
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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38539
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
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
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 05/08/2012
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 approximately 3 miles of Forest Service land along the Blanco Basin Road.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37705
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
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/08/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/2012 
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 eight inch water line.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38536
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
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/08/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/2012 
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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38537
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Hinsdale. LEGAL - T38N R4W Section 27. West of private land in the Weminuche Valley.
Special Uses - State of Colorado Communications Site
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special area management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/08/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
08/2012 Rebecca Smith
970-264-1521
rsmith@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of a communications site lease for an existing facility consisting of an 8' x 24' building and tower. The applicant proposes to install a new generator and propane tank at the site.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39261
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. LEGAL - T34N, R2W, S17, N.M.P.M. Off the Burns Canyon Road.
Special Uses - Zellner Water System
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/08/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/2012 
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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38538
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. LEGAL - T34N R1W Section 31. Lower Blanco Road.
Wildlife - Dry Mesa Guzzler Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 05/31/2012  06/2012 Anthony Garcia
970-264-1544
agarcia03@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install a 1000 gallon guzzler on Dry Mesa for wildlife.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39093
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. LEGAL - T34N R2W Section 28. Dry Mesa.
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