Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2012 to 03/31/2012
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, Regionwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Region)
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, 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
Gypsy Moth Management in the United States: A Cooperative Approach
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/19/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2011 
Expected:03/2012
 
01/2013 Noel Schneeberger
610-557-4121
nschneeberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: The USDA Forest Service and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service are analyzing a range of strategies for controlling gypsy moth damage to forests and trees in the United States.
Web Link:  http://www.na.fs.fed.us/wv/eis/
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/25/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
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
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 05/13/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2011 
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, Regionwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Region)

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Loveland Ski Area Twist Run Snowmaking Line Addition
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/01/2011 
Expected:06/2012
 
07/2012 Deb Ekstrand
303-567-3024
dekstrand@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to approve installation of 1900' of new snow making line on Twist Run.
Location: UNIT - R2 - Rocky Mt. Region All Units. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek. LEGAL - T4S, 76W, Section 28. Loveland Ski Area.
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R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
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.
Mount Sopris Rec Riders O/G Permit Proposal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2011 
Expected:12/2012
 
12/2012 Jonathan Thompson
970-963-2266
jonthompson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize Mount Sopris Rec Riders to groom and maintain the Sunlight to Powderhorn Snowmobile Trails on the White River and a few additional miles on the GMUG.
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Aspen Ranger District, West Zone/Rifle Ranger District, Paonia Ranger District, West Zone/Sopris Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield, Gunnison, Mesa, Pitkin. Sunlight to Powderhorn Trail System.
Taylor Pass Hut Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/26/2009 
Expected:04/2011
 
07/2011 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.
Town of Breckenridge Land Exchange
EA
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/03/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2012 
Expected:03/2012
 
05/2012 Paul Semmer
970-262-3448
psemmer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal for exchange of 407.05 acres of non-federal lands known as the Flattop Mtn & Mitchell Lakes parcels, located in the Mancos-Dolores RD & Columbine RD, San Juan NF & dispose of two Federal parcels located near the Town of Breckenridge, WRNF.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35974
Location: UNIT - Columbine Ranger District, East Zone/Dillon Ranger District, Mancos/Dolores Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Dolores, La Plata, Summit. LEGAL - Claimjumper T6S, R77W, Sec. 30 & 31; T6S, R78W, Sec. 25 & Sec. 36; Cucumber Gulch Wedge T6S, R78W, Sec. 36; Mitchell Lakes T37N, R9W, Sec. 23; Flattop Mtn. T41N, R10W, Sec. 35 & 2. Federal parcels are Claimjumper 36+/- acres in Breckenridge & Cucumber Gulch Wedge 16+/- acres east of CR 3. Non-Fed Parcels include:160 acre Mitchell Lakes parcel & 407 acre Flattop Mtn parcel.
TransRockies Run (Special Event)
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/15/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
08/2012 Paula Peterson
970-827-5159
pkpeterson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal for a 6-day trail running stage race from Beaver Creek to Buena Vista. Specific dates will vary annually but will occur in July or August.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34134
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District, Leadville Ranger District, East Zone/Eagle Ranger District, Salida Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Chaffee, Eagle, Lake. NFS and other lands between Beaver Creek Ski Resort and the Town of Buena Vista.
Urban Front Country Order - Reissuance
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/27/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
01/2012 Tom Healy
(719) 477-4204
thealy@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue the Urban Front Country Order with regulations pertaining to the Pike and San Isabel National Forests, Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland, and White River National Forest.
Location: UNIT - San Carlos Ranger District, South Park Ranger District, South Platte Ranger District, West Zone/Aspen Ranger District, East Zone/Dillon Ranger District, East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District, West Zone/Sopris Ranger District, Leadville Ranger District, East Zone/Eagle Ranger District, Salida Ranger District, Pikes Peak Ranger District, Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests All Units. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder, Clear Creek, Custer, Douglas, Eagle, El Paso, Fremont, Garfield, Gilpin, Grand, Gunnison, Huerfano, Jefferson, Larimer, Las Animas, Park, Pitkin, Summit, Teller, Weld. LEGAL - Various legal descriptions. Various locations on the Pike & San Isabel NF's, Arapaho & Roosevelt NF's & Pawnee NG, and White River NF.
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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
David Steinmann and Cyndi Mosch Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/02/2010 
Expected:06/2012
 
06/2012 Richard Haskins
970-625-6843
rhaskins@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reauthorize the special use permit issued to David Steinmann and Cyndi Mosch for collecting and preserving insects and faunas from caves located on the White River National Forest.
Location: UNIT - White River National Forest All Units. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle, Garfield, Mesa, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt, Summit. Forestwide.
Qwest Telephone Line Reauthorization
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2012 
Expected:04/2012  04/2012 Debra Ryon
970-945-3219
dryon@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reauthorization of existing telephone lines (copper and fiber optic) across the White River NF
Location: UNIT - White River National Forest All Units. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle, Garfield, Pitkin, Summit. LEGAL - Forest-wide. Lines are located across the entire White River NF.
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 01/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
08/2012 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/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?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
Eagle Valley Land Exchange
EA
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/21/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 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.
Eagle/Holy Cross Ranger District Public Rock Collection
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/15/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2012 
Expected:02/2012
 
06/2012 Olivia Garcia
970-945-3220
ogarcia@fs.fed.us 
Description: Designate common use areas for public to collect landscape rocks on the two districts
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District, East Zone/Eagle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. Proposed locations include Camp Hale area, No Name Gulch (NFSR 7050), and Hardscrabble Road (NFSR 441).
Lake Creek/Deep Creek Grazing Analysis
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/25/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
09/2012 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.
Sagebrush Enhancement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:03/2012  05/2012 Lara Duran
970-328-5899
laraduran@fs.fed.us 
Description: 17,000 acres of sagebrush treatments to benefit greater sage-grouse, mule deer, Brewer’s and sage sparrow and reduce fuels by removing juniper, piñon pine, and Douglas-fir manually or mechanically, patch mowing and prescribed fire, seeding, etc.
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District, East Zone/Eagle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle, Routt. Six major areas were identified for possible treatment near Ute Trail, Red Dirt Creek, Berry Creek, Muddy Creek, High Trail Gulch, and Cottonwood Mesa.
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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
Breckenridge Ski Resort Peak 6 Development Project
EIS
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 06/10/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 04/2012 
Expected:04/2012
 
06/2012 Joe Foreman
970-262-3443
jgforeman@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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=23387
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. Breckenridge Ski Resort.
Competitive or direct sale/exchange of the Dillon Work Compound Parcel
CE
- Land ownership management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:05/2012  10/2012 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 a governmental org, an admin. site (Dillon Work Compound) comprising approx. 11 acres. This sale/exchange is being proposed under the authority of the FSFREA of 2005.
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - T. 5 S., R. 77 W., Section 8, 6th P.M. Within the boundaries of the Town of Dillon, Colorado. The parcel is located adjacent to County Rd 51, approximately 1.5 miles from Interstate 70 on US-6.
Dillon - Robinson Electric Transmission Line
CE
- Land ownership management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/01/2009 
Expected:01/2012
 
01/2012 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:01/2012
 
01/2012 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.
Keystone Frontside Improvements
EA
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:08/2012  09/2012 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.
Lake Hill Work Compound Development Project
EA
- Facility management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Kevin Warner
970-945-3205
kwarner@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project will include design and construction of a work compound including, warehouse, storage buildings, and employee quarters facilities on Forest Service land northwest of Heaton Bay Campground.
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - T. 5 S., R. 78 W., Section 24, 6th P.M. Northwest of Dillon Dam Road across from Heaton Bay Campground, in Summit County, Colorado.
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 
Completed  Actual: 11/21/2011  06/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Summit County Tenmile Recreation Path
EA
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 12/06/2011  06/2012 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. Formerly referred to as "Rec Path Realignment from Copper Mountain Conoco to Highway 91."
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=30039
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. Copper Mountain Conoco Station.
Summit Huts - new hut construction and associated access trail and parking lot
EA
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/24/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
08/2012 Shelly Grail
970-468-5400
sgrail@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed hut to be located in the Weber Gulch drainage above French Gulch Road (between Weber Gulch and Black Gulch). Parking lot would be constructed on French Gulch Road across from the Sallie Barber Trailhead.
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. Weber Gulch drainage above French Gulch Road (between Weber Gulch and Black Gulch).
Tenderfoot Mountain Motorcycle Trail System
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/11/2011 
Expected:04/2012
 
06/2012 Ken Waugh
970-262-3446
kwaugh@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Dillon Ranger District proposes to establish a 30+ mile motorcycle trail system in the Frey Gulch and Tenderfoot Mountain areas. There would be about 15 miles of new construction and 15 miles of reconstruction of existing trails proposed.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34502
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. The project area is east of the town of Dillon, CO and west of the town of Keystone, CO.
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:01/2012
 
01/2012 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  On Hold  N/A  N/A Kevin Warner
970-945-3205
kwarner@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.
Gypsum Creek C&H Allotment Grazing Analysis
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/16/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
03/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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).
Sweetwater Lake Land Exchange
EA
- Land acquisition  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2012 
Expected:10/2012  01/2013 Bill Johnson
970-328-5869
bjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: SCC Partners Group, LLC, owns the 488 acre Sweetwater Lake property in Garfield County, CO. SCC proposes to convey 4 parcels of non-Federal land to the U.S. totaling approx 155 acres in exchange for 5 parcels of NFS lands totaling approx 114 acres.
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Eagle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield. LEGAL - Sections 5, 8, 9, & 16, T. 3 S., R. 87 W., 6th P.M. Approximately 20 miles NE of Glenwood Springs, CO.
Town of Gypsum - LEDE Reservoir Enlargement
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/31/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
08/2012 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 Mountain Improvements
EIS
- Special use management  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/25/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/2012 
Expected:02/2012
 
05/2012 Don Dressler
970-827-5715
drdressler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Beaver Creek 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
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33695
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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
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.
Competitive or direct sale/exchange of the Minturn Equipment Yard parcel
EA
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/28/2007
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
10/2012 Kevin Warner
970-945-3205
kwarner@fs.fed.us 
Description: To offer for competitive sale to the public, or direct sale or exchange to a gov. org., an admin. site (Minturn Equipment Yard) comprising approx. 4.39 acres, under the Facilities Realignment & Enhancement Act of 2005 (P.L. 109-54)
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. LEGAL - Sec. 36, T. 5 S., R. 81 W. at the south end of the Town of Minturn adjacent (to the northwest) to HWY 24.
Holy Cross City Abandoned Mine Land Safety Closures
CE
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/21/2011 
Expected:02/2012
 
06/2012 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.
Sale of Minturn Residential Administrative Site
EA
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/20/2010 
Expected:05/2012
 
10/2012 Kevin Warner
970-945-3205
kwarner@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/nepa_project_exp.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.
TMDHA Jackal Hut Lightning Protection
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 09/30/2011  10/2011 Mike Kenealy
970-945-3207
mkenealy@fs.fed.us 
Description: 10th Mountain proposes to install a lightning protection system at the Jackal Hut. Two options are being evaluated: either a free-standing mast or a Franklin rod system.
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. LEGAL - SW1/4, Sec 18, T. 7 S., R. 79 W., 6th P.M. About 15 miles north of the city of Leadville, due east of Camp Hale.
Two Elk Fish Barrier
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/24/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2012 
Expected:03/2012
 
08/2012 Matthew Grove
970-827-5166
magrove@fs.fed.us 
Description: to construct a permanent fish barrier that would eliminate upstream migration of non-native fish into Two Elk Creek from the Eagle River. The current population of fish would be chemically removed and replaced with native cutthroat trout.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36187
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. LEGAL - Sec. 1, T. 6 S., R. 81 W., 6th P.M. Two Elk Creek, southeast of Minturn.
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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:08/2012
 
10/2013 Kevin Warner
970-945-3205
kwarner@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 
Completed  Actual: 12/09/2011  04/2012 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).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=30908
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Aspen Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Pitkin. Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk, and Snowmass Ski Resorts.
Competitive or direct sale/exchange of the Aspen Ranger District Administrative Site
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/28/2011 
Expected:05/2012
 
08/2012 Kevin Warner
970-945-3205
kwarner@fs.fed.us 
Description: To offer for competitive sale to the public, or direct sale or exchange to a governmental org., a portion of the Aspen RD Admin Site comprising approximately 1 acre. This sale/exchange is being proposed under the authority of the FSFREA of 2005.
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Aspen Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Pitkin. LEGAL - T10S, R85W, Section 12. Within the boundaries of the City of Aspen, Colorado. The parcel is located near HWY 82, and the corner of West Smuggler Street and 8th Street.
Dahl spring-box, tank, and pipeline
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/30/2010 
Expected:01/2012
 
01/2012 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.
East Aspen Metro District Mosquito Control
EA
- Watershed management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/30/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2012 
Expected:04/2012
 
06/2012 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.
Mitchell Driveway Improvement
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/30/2010 
Expected:02/2012
 
05/2012 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.
Snowmass Water and Sanitation District Pipeline
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/02/2009 
Expected:04/2012
 
04/2012 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:04/2012
 
04/2012 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.
Twin Lakes Reservoir and Canal Company - New Building at Grizzly Reservoir (ASPI)
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/04/2010 
Expected:04/2012
 
06/2012 James Kirschvink
970-945-3313
jkirschvink@fs.fed.us 
Description: A new building is proposed for heavy equipment storage at Grizzly Reservoir. It will be located adjacent to existing buildings and partially buried for avalanche reasons.
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Aspen Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Pitkin. LEGAL - Sec. 24, T. 11 S., R. 83 W., 6th P.M. Grizzly Reservoir is approximately 20 miles SE of Aspen.
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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
Big Beaver Trail Relocation
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:03/2012  08/2012 Ron Taussig
970-878-4039
rtaussig@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocate and rehab abandoned sections of NFST 2265. Relocate approx. 0.6 miles of trail from the riparian bottom to the side of the drainage, remove trail from the riparian habitat except at 3 crossings, reduce the # of crossings from 7 to 3.
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Blanco Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Rio Blanco. LEGAL - Sections 4 & 9, T. 1 N., R. 91 W. Approximately 14 air miles northeast of the town of Meeker.
Milk Creek Ranch's John Rescorla Ditch Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/23/2010 
Expected:06/2012
 
06/2012 Richard Haskins
970-625-6843
rhaskins@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize a special use permit for the John Rescorla Ditch across National Forest lands for the purpose of irrigating private lands.
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Blanco Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Rio Blanco. approximately 17 miles northeast of Meeker, CO.
Missouri Creek S&G Grazing Allotment
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/24/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2012 
Expected:04/2012
 
07/2012 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33718
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.
North Elk, Inc. road use authorization
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/15/2011 
Expected:06/2012
 
06/2012 Richard Haskins
970-625-6843
rhaskins@fs.fed.us 
Description: authorize use of an existing road crossing National Forest lands to North Elk, Inc. for access to private property
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Blanco Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Rio Blanco. LEGAL - T. 2 S., R. 92 W., Section 1, 6th P.M. approximately 15 miles southeast of Meeker.
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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 Phase II Master Development Plan for Oil and Gas Exploration and Development
EA
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:05/2012  07/2012 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.
Hunter Creek and Wallace Grazing Allotments
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/22/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 Lydia LaBelle de Rios
970-625-2371
llabellederios@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Rifle Ranger District proposes to reauthorize domestic livestock grazing on Hunter & Wallace allotments. Includes construction of range improvements to aid in livestock distribution and management.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37881
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Rifle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield, Mesa. LEGAL - Hunter T.7.S, R.93.W and Wallace T.8.S., R.95.W. Hunter is approximately 6 miles southwest of town of Rifle; access via CR 317. Wallace is approximately 7 miles northwest of town of Collbran; access via the Kimball Creek Rd.
Lava Boulder Creek Exploratory Well
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/18/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
07/2012 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=28966
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.
Little Rock 1-19 Exploratory Well
EA
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:05/2012  07/2012 Jason Gross
970-876-9046
jrgross@fs.fed.us 
Description: Willsource Enterprises is proposing to construct 1 well pad, access road, and pipelines; and to drill 1 exploratory well in Federal lease COC 058835 (Formerly called Little Beaver 2-20)
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Rifle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mesa. LEGAL - NW Sec 20 T8S R91W. Approximately 21 miles south of New Castle, CO; 0.5 miles SE of Haystack Mountain.
Rifle BNC Trail
EA
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:06/2012  07/2012 Kyle Grambley
970-625-6852
kgrambley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct an OHV route along the Buford/New Castle (BNC) road between the snowmobile parking lot and Triangle Park.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=27413
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Rifle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield. LEGAL - T4S, R91W, Sec. 6; T3S, R91W, Secs. 8, 17-19, 30, 31;. Proposed route parallels the Buford/New Castle (BNC) Road starting approx. at mile marker 17 to Triangle Park and NFSR 211.
West Elk Multi-Use Winter Recreation Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 12/06/2011  12/2011 Kyle Grambley
970-625-6852
kgrambley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue a recreation special use permit to the West Elk Multi-Use Club for 5 years. The club maintains 10 mi of nordic skiing and snowshoeing trails. They are proposing to add a groomed sledding hill and summer maintenance projects to their permit.
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Rifle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield. LEGAL - T4S R92W Sec. 6. East of the West Elk winter trailhead off Forest Road 819 (Mansfield and Cherry Creek Trails).
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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
Avalanche Campground Healthy Forest Campsite Relocation
EA
- Recreation management
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/24/2011 
Expected:03/2012
 
06/2012 Martha Moran
970-925-3445 extension 3312
mmoran@fs.fed.us 
Description: Avalanche CG has reached a new level for action for public safety needs due to hazard trees falling on the campsites. To ensure visitor safety and promote a healthy forest the proposal is to close & relocate the 10 sites located in the hazard zone.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36392
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Sopris Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Pitkin. LEGAL - UTM NAD83 309759E 4346558N. The site can be accessed from Carbondale by traveling approx. 10 miles south on Hwy 133, then 3 miles east along Forest Road 310 (Avalanche Creek Road).
Bowles Ditch and Pipeline Authorization
CE
- Watershed management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/30/2010 
Expected:04/2012
 
04/2012 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 02/2012 
Expected:04/2012
 
07/2012 Steven Goodson
970-625-6849
sgoodson@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/nepa_project_exp.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 02/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
07/2012 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.
Competitive or direct sale of El Jebel "Tree Farm" administrative property
EA
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/01/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
10/2012 Kevin Warner
970-945-3205
kwarner@fs.fed.us 
Description: To offer for competitive sale to the public or direct sale to a governmental organization 30-90 acres of land and associated improvements. This action will be carried out under the authority of the FS FRE Act of 2005 (P.L. 109-54).
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Sopris Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. LEGAL - N1/2 of Sec. 3, NE1/4 NE1/4 of Sec. 4, T. 8 S., R. 87 W., 6th P.M. to the west of Crown Mountain Park, to the south of Valley Road, and to the north of the Roaring Fork river in El Jebel.
Competitive or direct sale/exchange of the Sopris Pasture Parcel
EA
- Land ownership management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Kevin Warner
970-945-3205
kwarner@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.
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 01/2012 
Expected:02/2012
 
06/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
State of Colorado - McClure Pass Power Source and Communication Site
EIS
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 01/2012 
Expected:06/2012  08/2012 James Kirschvink
970-945-3313
jkirschvink@fs.fed.us 
Description: to install a power-source, likely a powerline, south of Horseshoe Bend on CSH 133 to provide power to a communications site located on the Gunnison NF to provide emergency communications in that area
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Sopris Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - NW1/4 of section 18, T. 11 S., R. 88 W.; N1/2 of section 13, T. 11 S., R. 89 W., 6th P.M. (Chair Mountain Quad). about 20 miles south of Carbondale on CSH 133.
Sunlight Inc. - FSR 300 Easement
EA
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/30/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2012 
Expected:04/2012
 
04/2012 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.
White Banks Mine Plan of Operations
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/12/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
05/2012 Skye Sieber
970-625-6864
ssieber@fs.fed.us 
Description: Evaluate the proposed Plan of Operations submitted by Elbram Stone Company, LLC to continue alabaster mining operations at the White Banks quarry.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34869
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Sopris Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Pitkin. LEGAL - T9S, R88W, Section 28. Avalanche Creek drainage, approximately 9 miles south of Carbondale in the Crystal River Valley, Access via Forest Service Road 310.
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