Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2010 to 12/31/2010
White River 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, White River National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, White River National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, White River National Forest,  East Zone/Dillon Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, White River National Forest,  East Zone/Eagle Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, White River National Forest,  East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, White River National Forest,  West Zone/Aspen Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, White River National Forest,  West Zone/Blanco Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, White River National Forest,  West Zone/Rifle Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, White River National Forest,  West Zone/Sopris Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

Projects Occurring Nationwide  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 12/18/2009
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2010 
Expected:11/2011
 
12/2011 Larry Hayden
202-205-1559
lhayden@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Department of Agriculture proposes to promulgate a new planning rule, which will set out the process for development, revision, and amendment of National Forest System land management plans.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/planningrule
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Agency-wide Rule.
Nationwide Aerial Application of Fire Retardant on National Forest System Lands.
EIS

           *NEW LISTING*
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/27/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 Glen Stein
208-869-5405
gstein@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service will prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement for the continued nationwide aerial application of fire retardant on National Forest System lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/retardant/index.html
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
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Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)  

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

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Blue River Gore Pass Transmission Line
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Deanna Bartlett
970-887-4122
dkbartlett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest Service proposes to issue special use authorization for an existing transmission line including a vegetation management plan.
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District, East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand, Summit. Williams Ridge, on Grand/Summit County Line.
Chuck Davies Guide Service
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/25/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
05/2011 Kyle Grambley
970-625-6852
kgrambley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a one year permit to Paul Moore of Chuck Davies Guide Service
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District, West Zone/Rifle Ranger District, Paonia Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Delta, Garfield, Gunnison, Mesa. Chuck Davies Guide Service operates on the south side of I-70 in the Rifle, Paonia, and Grand Valley Ranger Districts.
Emergency Power Line Clearing Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 05/25/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
12/2010 Mary Chambers
970-295-6676
machambers@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Arapaho and Roosevelt, Medicine Bow-Routt, and White River National Forests are proposing to remove all dead and dying trees (i.e., hazard trees) along power lines crossing National Forest system lands in Northern Colorado.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/bark-beetle/power-line/r2-eplcp-ea-final-0521-2010.pdf
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District, Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District, Parks Ranger District, Clear Creek Ranger District, Sulphur Ranger District, White River National Forest All Units, Boulder Ranger District, Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder, Clear Creek, Eagle, Garfield, Gilpin, Grand, Jackson, Jefferson, Lake, Larimer, Park, Pitkin, Routt, Summit. All authorized power lines that cross the Arapaho, Roosevelt, Routt, and White River National Forests.
Taylor Pass Hut Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/26/2009 
Expected:06/2010
 
08/2010 William Jackson
970-642-4439
wfjackson@fs.fed.us 
Description: A 800 sq. ft., rustic, backcountry, winter use hut is being proposed to be built just south of Taylor Pass on the Gunnison Ranger District. The hut would be similar in scope and scale to the Friends Hut or the Markley Hut on the White River NF.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/gmug/policy
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Aspen Ranger District, Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison, Pitkin. LEGAL - T12S, R84W, SW ? of Section 14. Approximately 1.5 miles south of Taylor Pass.
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White River 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
WRNF Travel Management Plan
EIS
- Land management planning
- Recreation management
- Road management 
In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/07/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
04/2011 Wendy Haskins
970-945-3303
whaskins@fs.fed.us 
Description: This document seeks to update the travel management on the WRNF.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=1103
Location: UNIT - White River National Forest All Units. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle, Garfield, Gunnison, Mesa, Moffat, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt, Summit. WRNF: Forest-wide.
White River National Forest Oil and Gas Leasing Environmental Impact Statement
EIS
- Land management planning
- Minerals and Geology 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 06/30/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
06/2011 David Francomb
970-945-3293
dfrancomb@fs.fed.us 
Description: The WRNF Oil & Gas Leasing EIS will revise the existing 1993, Oil & Gas Leasing availability decision for the WRNF. The proposal will make revisions to the availability of certain WRNF lands for lease and to the stipulations on lands available.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/whiteriver/projects/nepa_project.shtml?project=29938
Location: UNIT - White River National Forest All Units. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle, Garfield, Gunnison, Mesa, Moffat, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt, Summit. Forest Wide.
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White River 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
Aspen-Sopris District wildlife habitat improvement project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2010 
Expected:04/2011  05/2011 Philip Nyland
970-963-2266
pnyland@fs.fed.us 
Description: Conduct prescribed fire and mechanical treatments in identified blocks of vegetation to improve wildlife browse and foraging habitat and reduce fuel build-up. Planning status is pending on Rocky Mountain Regional Office coordination and review.
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Aspen Ranger District, West Zone/Rifle Ranger District, West Zone/Sopris Ranger District, East Zone/Eagle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle, Garfield, Gunnison, Pitkin. Glenwood Canyon, Crystal River Valley, S. Thompson Creek, Roaring Fork Valley, Red Table Mtn., and the Fryingpan River Valley.
Aspen-Sopris Public Rock Collection Program
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/08/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
05/2011 Olivia Garcia
970-945-3220
ogarcia@fs.fed.us 
Description: Creation of a permitted public rock collection program that would include small volume, non-commercial, hand collection, and surface removal of decorative rocks from designated community "common use area(s)".
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=27159
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Aspen Ranger District, West Zone/Sopris Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle, Pitkin. LEGAL - T8S, R84W, NW ? of sec. 18; T9S, R82W, sec. 4 & 5; T9S, R82W, sec. 8,9,15, & 16; T6S, R86W, sec. 32 & 30, T7S, R86W, sec. 1, & T7S, R85W, sec. 6,7, & 8; T10S, R84W, SE ? of sec. 34. The Rocky Fork Trailhead, Ivanhoe Creek Portal Road area (NFSR 105.3), Frying Pan Lakes Road area (NFSR 505), Red Table Road area (NFSR 514) and (NFSR 464), and the Highway 82 Winter Closure gate site.
Eagle Valley Land Exchange
EA
- Land ownership management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:04/2011  06/2011 Bill Johnson
970-328-5869
bjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Eagle Valley Land Exchange is proposed as an assembled land exchange involving the Town of Avon, the CO State Land Board, Eagle Co., the Eagle Valley Land Trust & the USFS. Then non-federal party wants to exchange 1,280 acres for 943 FS acres.
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District, East Zone/Eagle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. Various parcels around Avon and Edwards.
Lake Creek/Deep Creek Grazing Analysis
EA
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:06/2011  07/2011 Jessica Pettee
970-827-5163
jcpettee@fs.fed.us 
Description: The USFS will be analyzing the impacts of livestock grazing on the Lake Creek/Deep Creek allotment.
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District, East Zone/Eagle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle, Garfield. South of Sweetwater Creek and north of Deep Creek.
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White River National Forest,   East Zone/Dillon 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 Safety Closures on the Namaste/Wapiti Bull and Eckhoff Mining Claims
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 07/15/2010  08/2010 Paul Semmer
970-262-3448
psemmer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Demolition and removal of abandoned equipment, materials, and structures associated with the Eckhoff #1 Lode and the Wapiti Bull Lode and the Namaste Placer mining claims.
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - SW1/4 of Section 32, T. 6 S., R. 77 W., 6th PM. About 2 miles by way of paved and improved roads from the town of Breckenridge, and immediately across French Gulch Road from the Wellington Neighborhood residential subdivision.
Breckenridge 2010 Summer Construction Projects
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/21/2010  09/2010 Shelly Grail
970-468-5400
sgrail@fs.fed.us 
Description: Breckenridge proposes to re-route two sections of mountain bike trail, install a Guest Services Kiosk at the top of the Quicksilver, and bury approximately 470' of phone line adjacent to the summer road.
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. Breckenridge Ski Resort.
Breckenridge Forest Health and Fuels Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/04/2009
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 10/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
02/2011 Brett Crary
970-827-5182
bcrary@fs.fed.us 
Description: 5,000 acres of proposed treatments for forest health and fuels reduction in the WUI in Breckenridge
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30036
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. Swan Valley, Boreas Pass, and Hoosier Pass areas of Breckenridge.
Breckenridge Ski Resort Peak 6 Development Project
EIS
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 01/18/2008
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 10/2010 
Expected:05/2011
 
07/2011 Roger Poirier
970-945-3212
rpoirier@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project includes developing new ski terrain and constructing a new lift and associated infrastructure on Peak 6 within the resort's Special Use Permit boundary.
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. Breckenridge Ski Resort.
Colorado Natural Gas Pipeline
CE
- Land ownership management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/09/2009 
Expected:12/2010
 
04/2011 Paul Semmer
970-262-3448
psemmer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of special use authorization for installation of approximately 12,800 feet of buried natural gas transmission pipeline along the right-of-way of Colorado Highway 9 near Hoosier Pass in the Pike and White River National Forests.
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Park, Summit. LEGAL - Along HWY 9 right-of-way located in Section 36, T7S, R78W, and Sections 12 & 13, T8S, R78W, 6th PM, in Summit and Park counties, CO,. Project is located along HWY 9 within 3 miles of both the north and south sides of the summit of Hoosier Pass, including approximately 3,300 ft on the Pike NF and 9.500 feet on the White River NF.
Copper Mountain 2010 Summer Construction Projects
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/21/2010  09/2010 Shelly Grail
970-468-5400
sgrail@fs.fed.us 
Description: Copper Mountain proposes to re-develop a disc golf course at the base of the American Eagle lift.
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. Copper Mountain Ski Resort.
Dillon - Robinson Electric Transmission Line
CE
- Land ownership management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/01/2009 
Expected:12/2010
 
12/2010 Paul Semmer
970-262-3448
psemmer@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project involves reissuance of the special use permit to Xcel Energy/Public Service Company of Colorado for the existing 115 electric power transmission lines from the Dillon Substation to the Climax Mine area.
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - Sec 30, T5S, R77W; Sec 25, 26, 33, 34 and 35, T5S, R78W: and Sec 4, 5, 8, 17, 18, 19, 20, 29 and 32, T6S, R78W; 6th P.M. Summit County, CO. The project includes approximately 11.48 miles of an existing 115 overhead electric transmission line from the Dillon Substation (east of the Town of Dillon) to the Robinson Substation.
Dillon-Malta 230 kV Electric Transmission Line
CE
- Land ownership management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/25/2009 
Expected:10/2010
 
10/2010 Paul Semmer
970-262-3448
psemmer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of special use permit to Xcel Energy for the existing 230kV electric transmission line from Dillon Substation, to the Malta Substation. The permit was originally issued in 1978, reissued in 1983, and expired in 2008.
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - NF lands on the WR and Pike/San Isabel National Forests in Townships 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10 South, all in Range 77 West of the 6th PM and in Township 10 South Range 78 West of the 6th PM., CO. The project includes approximately 20 miles of an existing 230kV overhead electric transmission line from the Dillon Substation (near the Summit County Landfill), to the Malta Substation.
Eagles Nest LLC Ditches
CE
- Land ownership management
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 09/14/2010  10/2010 Paul Semmer
970-262-3448
psemmer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Request for a new special use permit of 3 existing ditches (Maryland #2, N Fork Highline, & S Fork Highline) that provide water to the Eagles Nest/Three Peaks Subdivision and Ravens Nest Golf Course. The ditches have been previously auth. since 1961
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - Sections 3, Township 5 South, Range 78 West, and Sections 27 & 34, Township 4 South, Range 78 West, 6th P.M., Summit County, CO. West of the Eagles Nest Subdivision, north of the Town of Silverthorne. They transport water from the Willow Creek drainage into the Eagles Nest/Three Peaks Subdivision and Ravens Nest Golf Course.
Faulkner Private Drive
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/08/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
12/2010 Paul Semmer
970-262-3448
psemmer@fs.fed.us 
Description: New authorization for occupancy and use of an existing, non-Forest Service System, two-track road, approximately 500 feet long, to provide access to private lands to allow for construction of one single-family residence.
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - Cosie D Lode Claim (MS 12913) - Sect. 32, T. 6 S., R. 77 W., 6th P.M. 2 miles east of Breckenridge and 1/4 mile north of French Gulch Road (Summit County Road #2) off a spur road from Gold Run Gulch Road (Summit County Road #300).
Keystone 2010 Summer Construction Projects
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/30/2010  08/2010 Shelly Grail
970-468-5400
sgrail@fs.fed.us 
Description: Keystone proposes to install an above ground fuel tank at the summit of Dercum Mountain, install a warming hut at the ski school area at Midway and a handful of other minor trail improvements.
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. Keystone Ski Are.
Keystone Frontside Improvements
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2010 
Expected:09/2011  10/2011 Shelly Grail
970-468-5400
sgrail@fs.fed.us 
Description: Keystone proposes a variety of frontside improvements including snowmaking installations, trail widening and grading, relocation and replacement of the Summit House Restaurant, new mountain bike trails, etc.
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. Keystone Ski Resort.
Keystone Ski Area Forest Health Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/12/2010
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 11/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
03/2011 Cynthia Keller
970-262-3495
cpkeller@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to remove hazard trees and regenerate lodgepole in selected areas across the ski area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30934
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. Keystone Ski Area.
Land Based Ten Year Outfitter/Guide Permits
EA
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Ken Waugh
970-262-3446
kwaugh@fs.fed.us 
Description: To establish an outfitting and guiding capacity for roads, trails, and other areas of operation within the Dillon Ranger District and authorize outfitting and guiding permits for a term not to exceed 10 years
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. Dillon Ranger District.
Miners Creek Ditch, Town of Breckenridge
CE
- Land ownership management
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 07/27/2010  07/2010 Paul Semmer
970-262-3448
psemmer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Request for a new authorization for operation and maintenance of an existing ditch (2,400 feet long, 2 feet wide) to transports 2cfs of water from an unnamed tributary of the south fork of the Miner's Creek drainage into the North Barton.
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - W1/2 Section 14, Township 6 South, Range 78 West, 6th P.M., Summit County, CO. South of the Town of Frisco and west of the Peaks Trail. It transports water from an unnamed tributary of the south fork of Miners Creek into North Barton Creek near the Red Tail Ranch.
Ophir Mountain Forest Health and Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:06/2011  07/2011 Brett Crary
970-827-5182
bcrary@fs.fed.us 
Description: Salvage forest products and reduce future fuel accumulations in forested stands affected by mountain pine beetle mortality.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31598
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - Sections 1-3 and 10-15 located in T6S, R78W, 6th P.M. Ophir Mountain area west of State Highway 9 near Frisco from Miners Creek to North Barton Gulch.
Rec Path Realignment from Copper Mountain Conoco to Highway 91
EA
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:03/2011  05/2011 Shelly Grail
970-262-3484
sgrail@fs.fed.us 
Description: Realignment of the recreation path from the Copper Mountain Conoco Station to the Corn Lot/Highway 91 stoplight.
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. Copper Mountain Conoco Station.
Snake River Land Exchange
EA
- Land ownership management  Completed  Actual: 08/16/2010  09/2010 Paul Semmer
970-262-3448
psemmer@fs.fed.us 
Description: The USFS, Chihuahua LLC, & the Town of Breckenridge are considering an exchange in the Snake River and Upper Blue basins of Summit Cty involving 3 NF parcels (74 acres). In exchange, the public would receive the 43-acre Chihuahua Town Site.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=24176
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. Federal parcels: 1) 21+/- ac. near Keystone Ski Area; 2) 36+/- ac. in Town of Breckenridge; and, 3)16+/- ac. adjacent to town limits. Non-Federal Parcel includes the townsite of Chihuahua, 46+/- ac.
Upper Blue II AML Mine Safety Closure
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 07/14/2010  08/2010 Paul Semmer
970-262-3448
psemmer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Implement the closure of hazardous openings associated with abandoned mines in the Upper Blue II (Quandary Project) area. The Colorado Division of Minerals and Geology will be closing hazardous mines on both private and NFS lands.
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - Section 2, T. 8 S., R. 78 W., Sec 15, T. 7 S., R. 78 W. and Sec 36 T. 6 S., R. 78 W., 6th PM. All mines are situated in the Upper Blue River drainage, south of Breckenridge in the Crystal Creek and Monte Cristo Gulch drainages.
Xcel (Public Service Company of Colorado) - Electric Distribution Master Permits
CE
- Land ownership management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/22/2007 
Expected:12/2010
 
12/2010 Paul Semmer
970-262-3448
psemmer@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project involves reissuance of the special use permits to Xcel Energy/PSCO for the existing electric distribution power lines in the Upper Blue River, Lower Blue River, Straight Creek/Snake River and Tenmile Creek drainages of the Dillon RD.
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - Through out the Dillon Ranger District, including the Upper and Lower Blue River, Snake River/Straight Creek and Tenmile Creek drainages in Summit County, CO. The project includes approx. 73 miles of existing buried and overhead electric distribution lines in the Upper Blue River, Lower Blue River, Straight Creek/Snake River and Tenmile Creek drainages.
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White River National Forest,   East Zone/Eagle 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
Competitive or direct sale of four administrative parcels in Eagle
CE
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/26/2008 
Expected:01/2011
 
07/2011 Randall Parker
970-945-3202
rjparker@fs.fed.us 
Description: To offer for competitive sale to the public or direct sale to Eagle County 4 administrative use parcels totalling 8.48 acres and associated improvements located in Eagle, CO under the authority of the FS Facilities Realignment and Enhancement Act
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Eagle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. LEGAL - Sec. 5 of T5S, R84W of the 6th P.M., warranty deed recorded Feb. 9, 1950 in Bk 135 on Pg 85 (Parent Parcel); Bk 0114, Pg 0506; Bk 135, Pg 85 (Parent Parcel); recorded Jan. 6, 1967 in Bk 0203, Pg 0047. Within the Township of Eagle.
Fulford Cave Outfitter/Guide Capacity
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/22/2006 
Expected:12/2010
 
12/2010 Kerry Pitt
970-827-5154
kpitt@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose of the project is to establish a capacity for guided trips into Fulford Cave.
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Eagle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. LEGAL - The project is located in Section 36 of Township 6 South, Range 83 West, 6th P.M., Eagle County, Colorado. The project area is Fulford Cave approximately twelve air miles southeast of Eagle, Colorado.
Gypsum Creek C&H Allotment Grazing Analysis
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/02/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
02/2011 Jessica Pettee
970-827-5163
jcpettee@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to continue grazing authorization for 592 cattle between June 16 and October 16 annually (3,204 AUMs), construct several range improvements to improve livestock distribution and management.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30687
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Eagle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. The allotment is located just south of Eagle, CO. The main access points onto the allotment are via the Valley road in Gypsum, the Hardscrabble road (#413), and the Brush/Gypsum road (#414).
Middle Derby Drift Fence
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:05/2011  06/2011 Jessica Pettee
970-827-5163
jcpettee@fs.fed.us 
Description: USFS proposes to build less than one mile of drift fence south of Middle Derby Creek in order to better control livestock distribution.
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Eagle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield. Derby Creek C&H allotment in the Middle Derby Creek drainage west of Burns, CO.
Piney Valley Ranches Ditches
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/15/2005 
Expected:10/2010
 
12/2010 Jonathan Freeman
970-945-3219
jlfreeman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Piney Valley Ranches has applied for "Ditch Bill" Easements and Special Use Permits for six irrigation ditches that provide water to their private land.
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Eagle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. LEGAL - Sections 10, 15, 23, 25, and 36, T3S, R82W. Along the Piney River north of Edwards.
Town of Fulford Water System
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Bill Johnson
970-328-5869
bjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The town has submitted an application to add an additional water storage tank to their existing water system.
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Eagle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. LEGAL - Section 24, T6S, R83W. South of the Town of Fulford, 20 miles south of Eagle.
Town of Gypsum - LEDE Reservoir Enlargement
EA
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:01/2011  06/2011 Bill Johnson
970-328-5869
bjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Town of Gypsum has submitted an application to enlarge L.E.D.E. Reservoir by raising the dam an additional 4 feet. The reservoir is currently under Special Use Permit and this would involve an amendment to the permit.
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Eagle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. LEGAL - Section 9, T7S, R84W. South of the Town of Gypsum on Gypsum Creek.
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White River National Forest,   East Zone/Holy Cross 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
Beaver Creek Ski Area Forest Health Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/12/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
03/2011 Cynthia Keller
970-262-3495
cpkeller@fs.fed.us 
Description: proposal to remove hazard trees and regenerate lodgepole in selected areas across the ski area
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30933
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. Beaver Creek Ski Resort.
Beaver Creek Women's Downhill
EIS

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 11/2010 
Expected:08/2011  04/2012 Don Dressler
970-827-5715
drdressler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Beaver Crk Ski Resort is proposing to add a women's downhill racecourse next to the existing men's course with related snowmaking & safety infrastructure. Finish area reconstruction will include upgrades to Red Tail Camp & race building facilities.
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. Beaver Creek Ski Resort.
Berlaimont Estates, LLC ANILCA Road Easement
EIS
- Special use management  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 01/16/2009
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2011 
Expected:03/2011
 
06/2011 Bill Johnson
970-328-6388
bjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Berlaimont Estates, LLC has proposed construction of a Paved two-lane 26 wide road, along with utilities in the roadbed, to service private property within the White River NF. The owners of the 680-acre inholding plan to develop it into 19 lots.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=27470
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. Township 4, South, Range 82 West, Sections 28, 29, 32 & 33 north of the town of Edwards, Colorado.
Holy Cross City Abandoned Mine Land Safety Closures
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:06/2011  08/2011 Olivia Garcia
970-945-3220
ogarcia@fs.fed.us 
Description: Remediation of physical safety hazards (open adits/shafts) to protect the general public in the vicinity of Holy Cross City and Fancy Lake (wilderness).
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. LEGAL - T7S, R81W, Section 34. Holy Cross City.
Homestake Creek Restoration and Habitat Enhancement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/20/2010 
Expected:02/2011
 
10/2011 Matthew Grove
970-827-5166
magrove@fs.fed.us 
Description: To improve habitat conditions for desired native and non-native fish species from the FSR 703 bridge crossing to Gold Park Campground in the Homestake Creek drainage. This project will benefit both instream and riparian habitat.
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. LEGAL - T. 7 S., R. 81 W., Sections 12, 13, 22, 23, 27 and T. 7 S., R. 80 W., Sections 6 and 7. The project would be located along Homestake Creek, a tributary to the Eagle River, south of Red Cliff, and north-east of Homestake Reservoir.
Sale of Minturn, CO Residential Administrative Site
EA
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/20/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
03/2011 Randall Parker
970-945-3202 ext 3202
rjparker@fs.fed.us 
Description: To offer for competitive sale to the public or direct sale or exchange to the township of Minturn 4 admin use parcels totaling 36.65 acres and assoc. improvements located in Minturn, CO, under the authority of the FS FRE Act of 2005 (P.L. 109-54)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=25143
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. LEGAL - T5S, R81W Section 35, 11.147 acres; T5S, R81W Section 36, Lot 17. Within the Township of Minturn.
Tucker Road Easement
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Bill Johnson
970-328-6388
bjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Robert and Betty Tucker were issued a Special Use Permit for road access to a private inholding in 1985 and expired in 1996 and they have applied to have that access renewed as a private road easement.
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. LEGAL - Section 35, T7S, R80W, 6th P.M. North of Camp Hale on Taylor Hill.
Vail Pass Winter Recreation Capacity
EA
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Janie Pardo
970-328-6388
jpardo@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analysis to determine the capacity for outfitter/Guide led activities within the Vail Pass area on the Holy Cross and Dillon Ranger Districts and to disclose the environmental effects of reauthorizing the activity for the next five years.
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. Vail Pass Winter Recreation Area.
Vail Ski Area Forest Health Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/12/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
03/2011 Cynthia Keller
970-262-3495
cpkeller@fs.fed.us 
Description: proposal to remove hazard trees and regenerate lodgepole in selected areas across the ski area
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30932
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. Vail Ski Resort.
West Lionshead Chairlift Realignment
EA
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:12/2010  06/2011 Don Dressler
970-827-5715
drdressler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Realign and extend previously approved West Lionshead Chairlift to replace the Pride Express (Chair 26)
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. LEGAL - T. 5 S., R. 80 W., Sec. 7 and 18, 6th P.M. Vail Mountain Ski Area.
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White River National Forest,   West Zone/Aspen 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
Aspen Administrative Site Redevelopment Project
CE
- Facility management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/19/2009 
Expected:10/2010
 
01/2011 Randall Parker
970-945-3202 ext 3202
rjparker@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project consists of demolition and redevelopment of the Aspen Administrative facilities on the current site. The project would provide an administrative facility for the Aspen-Sopris Ranger District on government owned land in Aspen.
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Aspen Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Pitkin. LEGAL - T10S, R85W, Section 12. This is a 3.03 acre (approximately) parcel in the City of Aspen, CO. It is located adjacent to State Hwy 82 at the beginning of the Aspen downtown district.
Aspen SkiCo Ski Areas Forest Health Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:03/2011  05/2011 Skye Sieber
970-625-6864
ssieber@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to remove hazard trees and regenerate lodgepole and aspen in selected areas across the four SkiCo ski areas (Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk, Snowmass).
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Aspen Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Pitkin. Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk, and Snowmass Ski Resorts.
Dahl spring-box, tank, and pipeline
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/30/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
11/2010 James Kirschvink
970-945-3313
jkirschvink@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue an authorization for an existing spring, cistern, tank, and pipeline in place since the 1970.
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Aspen Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Pitkin. T. 11 S., R. 85 W., Sect. 1.
Diedrich Driveway Modification
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/30/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
11/2010 James Kirschvink
970-945-3313
jkirschvink@fs.fed.us 
Description: Lessen pitch on road, extend and widen existing driveway easement 25 feet south
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Aspen Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Pitkin. LEGAL - T. 11 S., R. 84 W., Sect 18. 7200 Castle Creek Road.
Driveway Alignment and Construction to Ivanhoe Millsite
CE
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/30/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
10/2010 James Kirschvink
970-945-3313
jkirschvink@fs.fed.us 
Description: New road construction from Castle Creek Road to Ivanhoe Millsite Parcel south of Ashcroft. Two options are present for crossing the River Trail. The preferred option re-aligns the river trail to cross in front of the bridge.
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Aspen Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Pitkin. LEGAL - Sec. 32, T. 11 S., R 84 W., 6th P.M. Immediately South of the ghost town of Ashcroft.
Driveway Easement to Montezuma Mill Parcel, Castle Creek
CE
- Road management  On Hold  N/A  N/A James Kirschvink
970-945-3313
jkirschvink@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorization of an existing driveway 100 feet long - no new disturbance
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Aspen Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Pitkin. LEGAL - Sec. 6, T. 12 S., R. 84 W., 6th P.M. Immediately South of the Pine Creek Cookhouse, and West of Castle Creek Road.
East Aspen Metro District Mosquito Control
EA
- Watershed management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/30/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
04/2011 James Kirschvink
970-945-3313
jkirschvink@fs.fed.us 
Description: Mosquito control using a natural bacterial byproduct, "Bti" on areas east of Aspen near Wildwood School & Difficult CG. Less than 5 acres of wetland areas to be controlled on an as-needed basis. Treatment is by hand, after assessment is completed.
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Aspen Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Pitkin. LEGAL - 6th P.M., T. 10 S., R. 84 W., Sections 28, 33, and 34. Scattered patches of FS lands east of Aspen along the roaring Fork River.
Hope Mine Building Demolition
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 07/15/2010  07/2010 Olivia Garcia
970-945-3220
ogarcia@fs.fed.us 
Description: Demolition and removal of four mining structures and an underground fuel storage tank located at the former Hope Mine located on NFS lands.
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Aspen Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Pitkin. LEGAL - T11S, R85W, Section 12. 5 miles south of Aspen, CO on the Castle Creek Road.
Maroon Bells Fourteener (14'er) Trail Project
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/14/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
06/2011 Jonathan Thompson
970-963-2266
jonthompson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Build and make sustainable climbing route trails on both North and South Maroon Peaks. Work will be completed in conjunction with CO 14'ers Initiative group and will follow precedents set by approach work completed on both Pyramid Peak and Capitol Pk
Web Link:  http://www.14ers.org
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Aspen Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Pitkin. LEGAL - North Maroon Peak  Sections 15 and 22 of Township 11 South, Range 83 West; South Maroon Peak  Sections 26 and 27 of Township 11 South, Range 83 West. Base of S Maroon Pk & N Maroon Pk, Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wild. Climbing routes beginning at terminus with the W Maroon Tr 1970 & Maroon-Snowmass Trl 1975 & for a distance of approx 1/2 mile on each tr.
Mitchell Driveway Improvement
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/30/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
10/2010 James Kirschvink
970-945-3313
jkirschvink@fs.fed.us 
Description: Widen driveway 8 feet to meet county codes and move existing easement south
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Aspen Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Pitkin. LEGAL - T. 10 S., R. 84 W., Sect. 26. 786 Midnight Mine Road.
Rebuild of Pitkin County's communication site on Aspen Mountain
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 09/14/2010  10/2010 James Kirschvink
970-945-3313
jkirschvink@fs.fed.us 
Description: Request for a new tower height of no higher than 60 feet to replace a 55 foot tower (actual height still to be determined).
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Aspen Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Pitkin. LEGAL - T. 10 S., R. 84 W., Sect. 30. Aspen Mountain.
Snowmass Water and Sanitation District Pipeline
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/02/2009 
Expected:10/2010
 
10/2010 James Kirschvink
970-945-3313
jkirschvink@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of existing permit for 8,000-foot pipeline, spring box, intake structure, and access road for Snowmass Village water supply. Existing permit expired December 2008.
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Aspen Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Pitkin. LEGAL - Portions of sections 3,10,15,15,12,1, T. 10 S., R. 86 W., 6th PM. Pipeline A runs from the campground area to the top of.
Town of Aspen Road Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/02/2009 
Expected:11/2010
 
11/2010 James Kirschvink
970-945-3313
jkirschvink@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of existing road permit, which expires December 2008.
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Aspen Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Pitkin. ASP 44 near Aspen, Colorado.
Ute, Newfoundland, and Benedict Trails Permit Renewal
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/02/2009 
Expected:11/2010
 
11/2010 James Kirschvink
970-945-3313
jkirschvink@fs.fed.us 
Description: The city of Aspen has been maintaining 3 trails under an FS permit since September 1999. The FS and city of Aspen would like to extend this authorization for a 30-year period. No changes to the existing trails or management uses are proposed.
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Aspen Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Pitkin. LEGAL - Portions of Lot 6, sect. 18, T10S, R84W. The Ute trail is located directly west of the Aspen ski area, south of Aspen, CO.
Warmington's Road Improvements
CE
- Road management  On Hold  N/A  N/A James Kirschvink
970-945-3313
jkirschvink@fs.fed.us 
Description: Easement to existing road will be widened to allow road widening and maintenance
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Aspen Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Pitkin. LEGAL - 6th P.M., T. 10 S., R. 84 W., SW1/4 sec 21, NW1/4 sec 28. East of Aspen on Hwy. 82, 44481 Hwy 82, Aspen, CO.
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White River National Forest,   West Zone/Blanco 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
Aldrich Lakes Mechanical Treatments
CE
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/05/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
07/2011 Toni Toelle
970-878-6011
ttoelle@fs.fed.us 
Description: This proposed project includes a combination of mechanical treatments and prescribed fire to reduce hazardous fuels adjacent to the private lands to the North of the project boundary and improve big game wildlife habitat.
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Blanco Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Rio Blanco. LEGAL - T2N, R92W, Sec's 1-4, 10-17, and 24. T3N, R92W, Sec's 25, 26, 34, 35, 36. T3N, R91W, Sec's 33-35. T2N, R91W, Sec's 1, 3-10, 12, 13, 15-25, and 27-29. This proposed project is located on the Northern boundary of the Blanco RD.
Lower Fawn and Moeller Creek/Lost Park C&H Grazing Allotments
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/03/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
07/2011 Mary Cunningham
970-878-6015
mlcunningham@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analyze domestic cattle grazing on the Lower Fawn and Lost Park/Moeller C&H grazing allotments in conformance with the Rescission Bill (1995) schedule and requirements.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30931
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Blanco Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Rio Blanco. LEGAL - T1N, R91W portions of sections 7,8,11-14, 17-19, 23, 24, 26; T1N, R90W portions of sections 2-5, 7-10, 15-19; T2N, R90W portions of sections 21, 22, 26-28, 33-35. The Lost Park/Moeller and Lower Fawn C&H allotments are located on the north side of the Blanco Ranger District, accessible by Forest Road 280 (Fawn Creek Road) and/or Forest Trail 1805.
Missouri Creek S&G Grazing Allotment Environmental Assessment
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2010 
Expected:05/2011  07/2011 Mary Cunningham
970-878-4039
mlcunningham@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analyze domestic sheep grazing on the Missouri Creek S&G grazing allotmen. Resource management options developed will strive to move existing resource conditions towards desired conditions.
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Blanco Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Rio Blanco. LEGAL - T 1 N, R 89 W, portions of Sections 3-11; T 1 N, R 90 W, portions of Sections 12 & 13; T 2 N, R89 W, portions of Sections 28, 32-34. The Missouri Creek S&G grazing allotment is located on the north side of the Blanco Ranger District, accessible by FSR 230.
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White River National Forest,   West Zone/Rifle 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
Cache Creek Outfitter
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/25/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
10/2010 Kyle Grambley
970-625-6852
kgrambley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a priority permit to Jeff Miner of Cache Creek Outfitters
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Rifle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield, Mesa. Cache Creek Outfitters operate on the south side of I-70 on the Rifle Ranger District in the vicinity west of the Mamm Peaks to the Forest boundary.
Cache Creek Phase II Master Development Plan for Oil and Gas Exploration and Development
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2011 
Expected:11/2011  12/2011 Jason Gross
970-876-9046
jrgross@fs.fed.us 
Description: Noble Energy proposal for 8 new well pads & up to 150 gas wells, some federal. BLM has authority to approve the wells and well pads. Reconstruction and access of roads & burial of pipelines (approx. 0.5 miles) across NF lands is under FS authority.
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Rifle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield. LEGAL - Sect. 20, T.7 S., R. 94 W., 6th P.M. Approximately 5 miles south of the I-70 Rulison exit and 8 miles east of Parachute.
Canyon Rim Outfitters
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/29/2010 
Expected:06/2011
 
06/2011 Kyle Grambley
970-625-6852
kgrambley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Outfitter and Guide permit renewal
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Rifle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield. North of Glenwood Springs and East of New Castle on general Forest land South of the Flat Tops Wilderness.
Coulter Mesa Mechanical Treatment
CE
- Fuels management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Toni Toelle
970-878-6011
ttoelle@fs.fed.us 
Description: This proposed project includes a combination of mechanical treatments and prescribed fire to reduce hazardous fuels adjacent to Coulter Lake Lodge and improve big game wildlife habitat.
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Rifle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield. LEGAL - T3S, R93W, Sec's 13, 14, 23, 24, 25, 36. T3S, R92W, Sec's 8-12 and 14-36. T3S, R91W, Sec's 12, 25, 30, 31. This proposed project is located adjacent to Coulter Lake Lodge on the Rifle RD.
Divide Creek Unit Master Development Plan
EA
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:03/2013  05/2013 Jason Gross
970-876-9046
jrgross@fs.fed.us 
Description: Evaluate EnCana Oil & Gas Inc. proposal to drill up to 7 gas wells from 1 new and 5 existing pads; 4 saltwater disposal wells; 0.5 mi. of new road to access Federal minerals in the Divide Creek Unit.
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Rifle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield, Mesa. LEGAL - T8S, R91W, Sects 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 25  27, 36 and T9S, R91W, Sect 1. North and east of Flatiron Mountain, approx. 15 mi. south-southeast of Silt, CO.
East Divide and West Divide Range Allotment Analysis
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/24/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2010 
Expected:02/2011
 
06/2011 Lydia LaBelle de Rios
970-625-2371
llabellederios@fs.fed.us 
Description: Environmental process to analyze grazing on two NF allotments
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30923
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Rifle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield, Mesa. LEGAL - T8-10S, R90-93W. Two NF grazing allotments covering approximately 77,000 acres, 15 - 20 miles south of Silt, CO.
Lava Boulder Creek Exploratory Well
EA
- Minerals and Geology  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jason Gross
970-876-9046
jrgross@fs.fed.us 
Description: Antero Resources is requesting to construct 1 well pad and to drill up to 2 wells on Federal lease #COC-66708.
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Rifle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mesa. LEGAL - T8S, R90W, Section 17. East Divide Creek, approximately 20 miles southeast of Silt, CO.
Reauthorization of Special Use Permit: John and Nancy Kelly - irrigation ditch
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/28/2009 
Expected:12/2010
 
12/2010 Richard Haskins
970-625-6843
rhaskins@fs.fed.us 
Description: To re-issue the special use permit to John and Nancy Kelly for operation and maintenance of a headgate and buried pipe supplying water for irrigation to private lands.
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Rifle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield. LEGAL - Sec. 31, T. 4 S., R. 90 W., 6th P.M. Six miles North of New Castle on NF lands.
Reauthorization of a Special Use Permit: Terral Anderson
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/31/2009 
Expected:12/2010
 
12/2010 Richard Haskins
970-625-6843
rhaskins@fs.fed.us 
Description: To re-issue a special use permit to Terral Anderson for operation and maintenance of a spring development, water line, and pumphouse, 15 miles north of Silt on National Forest lands.
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Rifle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield. LEGAL - Sec. 30, T. 3 S., R. 91 W., 6th P.M. 15 miles north of Silt.
West Mamm Master Development Plan for Oil and Gas Development
EA
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/05/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
10/2010 Jason Gross
970-876-9046
jrgross@fs.fed.us 
Description: Laramie Energy II, LLC proposal for 3 new well pads on private land and 89 oil/gas wells. BLM has authority to approve the wells and well pads. Access across NFS lands (FSR 818) is under FS authority; existing road use permit expires 12/31/10
Web Link:  http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/fo/crvfo/GSFO_MasterPlansOfDevelopment.html
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Rifle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield. LEGAL - T7S, R93W, Sections 29 and 32; T8S, R93W, Section 5. Approximately 9 miles south of Rifle, Colorado.
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White River National Forest,   West Zone/Sopris 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
Bowles Ditch and Pipeline Authorization
CE
- Watershed management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/30/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
12/2010 James Kirschvink
970-945-3313
jkirschvink@fs.fed.us 
Description: An existing ditch of 2,500 ft. & 2-inch pipeline belonging to Connell Development Co. needs an authorization. No improvements other than normal maintenance are planned. This ditch has been in use for over 70 years, but does not qualify for a DBE.
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Sopris Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Pitkin. LEGAL - 6th P.M., T. 8 S., R. 83 W., Sections 23 & 24. Fryingpan road.
Burnt Mountain Timber Sale
EA
- Forest products  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/14/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
07/2011 Richard Haskins
970-625-6843
rhaskins@fs.fed.us 
Description: Removal of larger lodgepole pine to follow direction for sustained yield even flow timber harvest, and to reduce mountain pine beetle risk and fuels in the area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29966
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Sopris Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle, Pitkin. LEGAL - T83W, R7S, Sec. 33-35 and T83W, R8S, Sec. 2-4, 9-17. Approximately 23 miles south of Eagle, Colorado following forest system roads 400 and 506.
CDOT Highway 133 Debris Dump Site and Placita Roadside Landscaping
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/27/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
03/2011 James Kirschvink
970-945-3313
jkirschvink@fs.fed.us 
Description: CDOT is proposing to permanently store natural road debris inside the bottom switchback east of McClure Pass on Hwy 133. Project will fill in a 16.1-acre depression from original road construction. Includes revegetation of the old Placita fill site.
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Sopris Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - NW 1/4 of Section 18, T11S, R88W, 6th P.M. The switchback is located approximately 5 1/2 miles south of Redstone, CO on Hwy 133. The fill will be inside the switchback.
Carbondale Administrative Site Redevelopment Project
CE
- Facility management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/19/2009 
Expected:10/2010
 
11/2010 Randall Parker
970-945-3202 ext 3202
rjparker@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project consists of demolition and redevelopment of the Carbondale Admin facilities. The project would improve and continue to provide an accessible government-owned office facility for the Aspen/Sopris RD on government-owned land in Carbondale.
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Sopris Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield. LEGAL - T7S, R88W, Section 34. The facilities are currently located approximately 0.5 miles west of State Highway 133 on an approximate 1.2 acre parcel in downtown Carbondale.
Competitive or direct sale/exchange of the Sopris Pasture Parcel
EA
- Land ownership management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Randall Parker
970-945-3202
rjparker@fs.fed.us 
Description: To offer for competitive sale to the public or direct sale or exchange an admin/ use parcel comprising 11.38 acres located in unincorp. Garfield County, under the authority of the FS Facilities Realignment and Enhancement Act of 2005 (P.L. 109-54).
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Sopris Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield. LEGAL - Lot 11 of Section 35, T7S, R88W of the 6th P.M., containing 11.38 acres. Located in unincorporated Garfield County, East of the Township of Carbondale.
Crooked Creek Reservoir Outlet Maintenance/Repair
EIS
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Facility management
- Road management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Cary Pence
970-945-3235
cjpence@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project consists of replacing existing outlet culvert. Culvert bedding material will come from road cutslopes on the Eagle/Thomasville Road. Pitrun surfacing material and culvert outlet riprap will come from cutslopes on the Woods Lake Road.
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Sopris Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. LEGAL - T7S, R83W, Sections 21, 22, 27, and 28. Crooked Creek reservoir is located adjacent to the Eagle/Thomasville Road (NFSR 400) in the vicinity of Lime Park.
Dinkle Lake Dam Repair
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Facility management  Completed  Actual: 08/25/2010  08/2010 James Kirschvink
970-945-3313
jkirschvink@fs.fed.us 
Description: Complete repairs recommended by State of CO: repair deteriorating outlet, control gate and stem lift tower; reconstruct outlet works and enbankment; reinforce downstream toe of the dam; place liner to prevent seepage. Dam under FS special use permit.
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Sopris Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield. LEGAL - T9S, R87W, Section 4, (Lots 7, 9, and 10). Sopris Creek basin, south of the Town of Carbondale.
North Thompson/Fourmile and Coal Basin Grazing Allotment Analysis
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/20/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/2010 
Expected:02/2011
 
06/2011 Wayne Ives
970-963-2266
wives@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analyze domestic livestock grazing on the North Thompson/Fourmile and Coal Basin Grazing Allotments
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30088
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Sopris Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield, Pitkin. North Thompson/Fourmile and Coal Basin Grazing Allotments, on the west side of the Sopris RD, west of State Hwy 133.
Sunlight Inc. - FSR 300 Easement
EA
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/30/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2011 
Expected:03/2011
 
04/2011 James Kirschvink
970-945-3313
jkirschvink@fs.fed.us 
Description: A reciprocal road easement to be issued to Sunlight Inc. for using 8,810 feet of Forest Service Road 300 to access private land. No new disturbance is planned at this time.
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Sopris Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield. LEGAL - 6th P.M., T. 7 S., R. 89 W., Sections 32 & 33, USFS Cattle Creek Quad. FSR 300.
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