Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2013 to 06/30/2013
San Juan National Forest

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.
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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 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
White-Nose Syndrome: Caves and Abandoned Mines
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Minerals and Geology 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/21/2012 
Expected:04/2013
 
07/2013 Trey Schillie
303-275-5067
tschillie@fs.fed.us 
Description: The US Forest Service is preparing an environmental analysis for cave and abandoned mine management options for the bat disease commonly known as white-nose syndrome (WNS).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/r2/wns
Location: UNIT - Bighorn National Forest All Units, Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest All Units, San Juan National Forest All Units, White River National Forest All Units, Grand Mesa Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forest All Units, Shoshone National Forest All Units, Rio Grande National Forest All Units, Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands All Units, Black Hills National Forest All Units, Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests All Units. STATE - Colorado, Kansas, South Dakota, Wyoming. COUNTY - Adams. Bighorn, San Juan, Pike and San Isabel and CC, Medicine Bow and Routt, Shoshone, Black Hills, White River, Rio Grande, Arapaho and Roosevelt and Pawnee.
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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 06/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
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://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.
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 06/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
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://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  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://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.
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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
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/23/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
05/2013 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.
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District, Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta, La Plata, Mineral, Rio Grande, San Juan. Hwy 160 ROW between South Fork and Durango, and the Hwy 550 right-of-way between Durango and the Tri-State Cascade Village substation.
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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
Forest Health - Missionary Ridge Spruce Reforestation
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:07/2013  09/2013 Gretchen Fitzgerald
970-884-1435
gfitzgerald@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reforest up to 1000 acres of burned dead spruce stands with spruce seedlings. Planting will be approximately 550 trees/acre in the shade of down logs and dead trees.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41519
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - La Plata. LEGAL - T 37 N, R8W. Located off of the Burnt Timber and Red Rim roads on Missionary Ridge, within the perimeter of the Missionary Ridge Fire.
Lands - Beeman Fence Trespass Rehabilitation
CE
- Land ownership management  Completed  Actual: 03/12/2013  05/2013 Camela Hooley
970-884-1414
chooley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Removal of trespass fence, re-establishment and posting of forest boundary, and rehabilitation of surface damage.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41015
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - La Plata. LEGAL - T35N, R6W, sections 20 and 21. Approximately 5 miles northeast of Bayfield, north of Highway 160.
Minerals - Goose Creek Gas Wells
EA
- Minerals and Geology  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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 03/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
06/2013 Mary Jones
970-884-1429
comments-rocky-mountain-san-juan-columbine@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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37211
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. LEGAL - T34N, R5W, 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:
Notice of Initiation 02/21/2012
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 06/2013 
Expected:11/2013
 
05/2014 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 - Logchutes Downhill Mountain Bike Zone.
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 04/18/2012
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 06/2013 
Expected:10/2013
 
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://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 - Stagecoach Dam/Electra Lake Access for Public Service Company of Colorado
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/22/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
06/2013 Lynn Wodell
970-884-1433
comments-rocky-mountain-san-juan-columbine@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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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 to Highway 550.
Special Uses - Tri-State Powerline Cascade-to-Silverton, permit transfer & fiber optic installation
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2013 
Expected:05/2013  08/2013 Lynn Wodell
970-884-1433
lynnjwodell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue the permit for an existing powerline to new owner, Tri-State. Amend permit to authorize installation of fiber optics on existing poles. May involve use of a helicopter and several work areas within the powerline corridor
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41432
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - La Plata, San Juan. Powerline parallels Highway 550 between Cascade substation near Durango Mountain Resort ski area and the town of Silverton.
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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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 
Completed  Actual: 01/18/2013
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://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.
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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
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/04/2013
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/2013 
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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40959
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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/07/2012 
Expected:04/2013
 
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://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.
Range - Nipple Mulesear Treatment
CE
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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. Notice of Initiation 05/2013 
Expected:11/2013  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.
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:
Notice of Initiation 01/06/2012
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 03/2013 
Expected:09/2013
 
05/2014 Heather Musclow
970-882-6818
hmusclow@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.
Recreation - Box Canyon Trail Reroute
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/04/2012 
Expected:05/2013
 
07/2013 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 - Kilpacker Basin Trail
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:08/2013  09/2013 Penny Wu
970-882-7296
pwu@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to designate a user-created non-motorized trail that is popular by hikers desireing to summit El Diente and Mount Wilson, and to construct a new segment of this trail to provide a more sustainable location that minimizes resource damage
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41736
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Dolores. LEGAL - T41N, R11W, Section 7, 12-14. Proposed Kilpacker Basin Trail is located off of the Kilpacker Trail (#203) northwest of Rico, Colorado.
Recreation - Outfitter Guide Permit Renewals December 2012
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/12/2012 
Expected:05/2013
 
05/2013 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.
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.
Recreation - Outfitter Guide Permit Renewals Spring 2013
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/21/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
06/2013 Tom Kelly
970-882-7296
tjkelly@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special Uses - Renew existing special use authorizations for continued use and occupancy of National Forest lands by commercial outfitter and guide businesses
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41734
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Dolores, Montezuma. LEGAL - T36-38,R12-16. Dolores District north or Dolores, Colorado and 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 08/2013 
Expected:10/2013
 
11/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 02/27/2013  03/2013 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.
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 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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 - Verizon Wireless Communication Tower
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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.
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.
Watershed - FY13 Watershed Imrovement Projects
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/11/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
07/2013 Patrick McCoy
970-882-6822
dkill@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposals to construct buck and pole fence around two riparian areas; to armor culvert outlet and 6 headcuts with rock, place erosion matting, straw,willow cuttings and to fill ruts and hand rip and seed roadbed.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41448
Location: UNIT - Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Montezuma. LEGAL - T37N, R12W, Section 34; T37N, R12W, Sections 6 and 8; T39N, R12W, Sec. 32. Taylor Creek, Turkey and Chicken Creek, and riparian area north of Middle Mancos River.
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San Juan National Forest,   Pagosa Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R2 - Rocky Mountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Forest Products - Fall Creek Spruce Salvage
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Road management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:07/2013  09/2013 Gretchen Fitzgerald
970-884-1435
gfitzgerald@fs.fed.us 
Description: Salvage dead spruce from within 500 feet of existing roads along the Fall Creek Road
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41615
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mineral. LEGAL - T37N, R1W, Sections 11, 12, and 14. Off of Fall Creek Road on Wolf Creek Pass.
Recreation - Outfitter Guide Permit Amendments
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 02/25/2013  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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40926
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta, Hinsdale, Mineral. eastern side of Pagosa Ranger District, including the South San Juan Wilderness.
Recreation - Outfitter Guide Permit Issuance (Step Outdoors)
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/12/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
05/2013 Rosalind Wu
970-264-1529
rwu@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a new special use authorization for the use and occupancy of National Forest system lands by a commercial outfitter and guide business in the Pagosa Springs area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41232
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. eastern side of Pagosa Ranger District, including the South San Juan Wilderness.
Recreation - Outfitter Guide Permit Reissuance (3 permits for March 2013)
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/12/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
05/2013 Rosalind Wu
970-264-1529
rwu@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Pagosa District is proposing to reissue three outfitter and guide permits that have expired. Two permits provide summer and fall trail rides, pack trips, and hunting services and one permit provides guided snowmobile tours.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41461
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta, Hinsdale. Various locations on the Pagosa District, in Archuleta and Hinsdale Counties.
Roads - Piedra Road Re-Route
EA
- Road management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/17/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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.
Special Uses - Bear Creek Ditch
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 02/20/2013  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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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 - CenturyTel Communications Site Permit Reissuance
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/26/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
05/2013 Rebecca Smith
970-264-1521
rsmith@fs.fed.us 
Description: Permit reissuance for CenturyTel Communications Site
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41613
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. Oakbrush Hill Communications Site.
Special Uses - Connelley Water Pipeline
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/26/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
05/2013 Rebecca Smith
970-264-1521
rsmith@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renew special use permit for Connelley water pipeline
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Notice of Initiation 04/2013 
Expected:09/2013  10/2013 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  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/26/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
06/2013 Rebecca Smith
970-264-1521
rsmith@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of permit for the Fink water line.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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 - Hammett Road Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/26/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
05/2013 Rebecca Smith
970-264-1521
rsmith@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of special use permit for road access to private property
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41612
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. Lower Turkey Springs Road.
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://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/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  Completed  Actual: 02/25/2013  03/2013 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://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 - Verizon Wireless Communications building replacement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:06/2013  06/2013 Rebecca Smith
970-264-1521
rsmith@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace Verizon communication building on Oakbrush Hill Comm site
Location: UNIT - Pagosa Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Archuleta. Oakbrush Hill Communications Site.
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