Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2013 to 03/31/2013
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)  Completed  Actual: 11/28/2012  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.
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Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)  

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

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Special Uses - US Pro Cycle Race
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 06/15/2012  08/2012 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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 05/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
09/2013 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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. This project is cancelled because it is being combined with the Forest Plan Revision project.
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 05/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
09/2013 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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.
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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 - EAGLE-Net fiber optic line
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:03/2013  04/2013 Rebecca Smith
970-264-1521
rsmith@fs.fed.us 
Description: New special use authorization for the installation, operation, and maintenance of a fiber optic cable on National Forest System lands along hwy right-of-ways between Wolf Creek Pass and Cascade Village, then along the TriState power line to Silverton
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40928
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District, Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta, La Plata, Mineral, Rio Grande, San Juan. Hwy 160 and 550 right-of-way between the top of Wolf Creek Pass and the Tri-State Cascade Village substation, then along the Tri-State powerline to Silverton.
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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 and East Fork Hermosa Creek Fish Barriers
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 10/03/2012  06/2013 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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.
Lands - Beeman Fence Trespass Rehabilitation
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Land ownership management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:02/2013  04/2013 Craig Sullivan
970-884-1422
cksullivan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Removal of trespass fence, re-establishment and posting of forest boundary, and rehabilitation of surface damage.
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - La Plata. LEGAL - T35N, R6W, sections 20 and 21. Approximately 5 miles east of Bayfield, north of Highway 160.
Minerals - Goose Creek Gas Wells
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
07/2013 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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 05/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
08/2013 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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37211
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 04/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
09/2013 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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 - Logchutes Downhill Mountain Bike Zone
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/18/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2013 
Expected:08/2013
 
10/2013 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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 - Exelis FAA Communications Projects
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/11/2012  11/2012 Lynn Wodell
970-884-1433
lynnjwodell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installation of radio equipment at two sites, on behalf of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), to improve communication with aircraft flying and landing in the Durango area. This proposal uses primarily existing facilities.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40042
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - La Plata. LEGAL - Bayfield T. 34 N., R. 7 W., Sec. 11; Missionary Ridge T. 36 N., R. 8 W., Sec. 30. Two sites: Bayfield, Columbine Ranger District office compound, and existing Missionary Ridge communications site above Durango Hills.
Special Uses - Stagecoach Dam/Electra Lake Access for Public Service Company
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:05/2013  06/2013 Lynn Wodell
970-884-1433
lynnjwodell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Grant a Special Use Permit for about 4400 feet of Forest access from Highway 550 to north end of Electra Lake, including temporary reconstruction of an old roadbed for the purposes of reconstructing and monitoring Stagecoach Dam. 3-year term.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40970
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - La Plata. LEGAL - T39N, R9W, Sections 35 & 36; T38N, R9W, Section1; T38N, R8W, Section 6. North end of Electra Lake.
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
lynnjwodell@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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32849
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 12/04/2012 
Expected:01/2013
Actual: 07/09/2012 
06/2013 Jed Botsford
970-884-1436
jedbotsford@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. A Supplement to the EA is under analysis.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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.
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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 - Burnt Ridge Aspen Management Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2013 
Expected:12/2013  06/2014 Matthew Rathbone
970-882-6814
mrathbone@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to improve aspen age class distribution and provide commercial aspen wood product with clearcut treatments in various treatment units that total approximately 300 acres.
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Montezuma. LEGAL - Portions of T36N, R12W, Sections 2-4 and 37N, R12W Sections 22-28, 33-36. Approximately 9 miles northeast of Mancos, Colorado in the Burnt Ridge vicinity.
Minerals - Compass Exploration Inc. RAD Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/07/2012 
Expected:05/2013
 
06/2013 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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33976
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 01/2013 
Expected:03/2013
 
07/2013 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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  Completed  Actual: 10/18/2012  11/2012 Patrick McCoy
970-882-6821
pmccoy@fs.fed.us 
Description: Tim Hubbel proposes to excavate a series of 10 to 12 trenches to obtain evidence of mineralization using a rubber tracked mini-excavator . Estimated ground disturbance is less the 1/2 acre. Reclamation will be concurrent with trench effort.
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - La Plata. LEGAL - In west 1/2 Sec. 29 and east 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 - 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 02/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
06/2013 Michael Johnson
907-882-6826
michaelgjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to use sheep to decrease Mulesear and increase perennial bunch grasses.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38832
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 05/2013 
Expected:09/2013  05/2014 Heather Musclow
970-882-6818
hmusclow@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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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 03/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
05/2014 Heather Musclow
970-882-6818
hmusclow@fs.fed.us 
Description: Term Grazing Permit renewal and allotment analysis.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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.
Recreation - Box Canyon Trail Reroute
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/04/2012 
Expected:03/2013
 
03/2013 Penny Wu
970-882-7296
pwu@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to re-route a portion of the Box Canyon Trail
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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 - Outfitter Guide Permit Renewals December 2012
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2012 
Expected:12/2012  12/2012 Tom Kelly
970-882-6813
tjkelly@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special Uses - Renew existing special use authorizations for continued use and occupancy of National Forest System lands by commercial Outfitter and Guide businesses.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40621
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Dolores, Montezuma. LEGAL - T37-41 R10-13. Dolores District - Haycamp East, Echo Basin, Bear Creek, Bradfield, Cherry Creek, Hesperus Mtn, West Fork Dolores, Dolores Rim, Lizardhead, Calico, Barlow Creek and Fish Creek areas.
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 10/2012 
Expected:06/2013
 
07/2013 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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37953
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 - Jersey Jim Lookout Rental Program Permit Renewal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2012 
Expected:01/2013  01/2013 Tom Kelly
970-882-6813
tjkelly@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to renew an existing permit to the Jersey Jim Foundation (a nonprofit organization) for a seasonal rental program of the Jersey Jim Lookout Tower.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40967
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Montezuma. LEGAL - T37N, R12W, Section 4. Approximately 8 miles northeast of Mancos Colorado, in the Transfer area.
Special Uses - Pete Robinson Private Road Easement
CE
- Special use management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/15/2009 
Expected:05/2013
 
06/2013 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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=12190
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 - Verizon Wireless Communication Tower
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:09/2013  10/2013 Patrick McCoy
970-882-6821
pmccoy@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal includes authorizing, constructing, and maintaining a new 150-foot steel self support communications tower, and a 28-foot x 12-footx 12-foot dquipment building on on National Forest lands current beiing used as a communication site.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41049
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Montezuma. LEGAL - T37N, R15W, S1/2, NE/1/4, Section 17. Existing communication tower site known at 'Escalante Communication Site' near Town of Dolores, Colorado.
Travel Management - Boggy-Glade Travel Management Plan
EA
- Regulations, Directives, Orders
- Recreation management
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 12/05/2012
08/12/2010 
05/2013 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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.
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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
Range - 4P Pond #1
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  Completed  Actual: 12/11/2012  06/2013 Brian Bachtel
970-264-1526
bbachtel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction of a new stock pond (4P Pond #1) on the Chris Mountain Allotment
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40553
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. LEGAL - Township 35 North, Range 3 West, SE SE Section 26. Chris Mountain Allotment.
Recreation - Outfitter Guide Permit Amendments
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/18/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2013 
Expected:03/2013
 
05/2013 Rosalind Wu
970-264-1529
rwu@fs.fed.us 
Description: Amend existing special use authorizations to add service days for the use and occupancy of National Forest System lands by commercial Outfitter and Guide businesses.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40926
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. eastern side of Pagosa Ranger District, including the South San Juan Wilderness.
Roads - Piedra Road Re-Route
EA
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/02/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2013 
Expected:02/2013
 
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
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38691
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  Cancelled  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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=31585
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. LEGAL - T34N, R2W, sec 29. Polito Canyon Road (649A).
Special Uses - Bear Creek Ditch
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/22/2012 
Expected:03/2013
 
03/2013 Rebecca Smith
970-264-1521
rsmith@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of Special Use Permit for the Bear Creek Ditch
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39914
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. LEGAL - T34N, R1E, Section 1. along Blanco Basin Road, across from Castle Creek Road.
Special Uses - CDOT Howitzer Structure
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39583
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 - Connelley Water Pipeline
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:02/2013  03/2013 Rebecca Smith
970-264-1521
rsmith@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renew special use permit for Connelley water pipeline
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40082
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Hinsdale. LEGAL - T. 38 N., R. 4 W., Sec. 35. West side of Weminuche Valley.
Special Uses - Dutton Ditch Permit Issuance
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:05/2013  05/2013 Rebecca Smith
970-264-1521
rsmith@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue permit for the operation and maintenance of the Dutton Ditch
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta, Mineral. LEGAL - T37N R2W Section 35, T36N R2W Sections 3, 9, 10, 16, 21. Dutton Ditch between Fourmile Creek south to private property boundary.
Special Uses - Fink Water Line
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:02/2013  03/2013 Rebecca Smith
970-264-1521
rsmith@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of permit for the Fink water line.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40084
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Hinsdale. LEGAL - T38N, R4W, Section 26, NMPM. West side of Weminuche Valley.
Special Uses - Hartong Livestock Area Permit
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:06/2013  08/2013 Rebecca Smith
970-264-1521
rsmith@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue special use permit for 20 acre livestock grazing permit
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38540
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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/08/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
01/2013 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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 - Sandford Water System
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 11/08/2012  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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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 - Upper San Juan Hospital District Communications Site
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 11/07/2012  12/2012 Rebecca Smith
970-264-1521
rsmith@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of special use authorization for the Upper San Juan Hospital District Communications site
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39915
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. LEGAL - T35N, R4W, Section 23. at the top of Devil Mountain.
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