Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2013 to 06/30/2013
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 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 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.
Mount Sopris Rec Riders O/G Permit Proposal
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/10/2013  02/2013 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.
TransRockies Run (Special Event)
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/22/2012 
Expected:05/2013
 
08/2013 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.
US Pro Cycling Race Special Use Authorization
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:06/2013  08/2013 Mike Kenealy
970-945-3207
mkenealy@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed special use authorization is for Classic Bicycle Racing LLC to make temporary use of NFS lands on 4 National Forests within CO for ancillary facilities such as staging areas with portable toilets, signs, barricades, message boards.
Location: UNIT - Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest All Units, White River National Forest All Units, Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands All Units, Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests All Units. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle, Grand, Lake, Larimer, Park, Pitkin, Routt, Summit. White River NF; Pike-San Isabel NF and Cimarron-Comanche National Grasslands; Medicine Bow-Routt NF and Thunder Basin National Grassland; Arapaho-Roosevelt NF and Pawnee Nat'l Grassland.
White-Nose Syndrome: Caves and Abandoned Mines
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Minerals and Geology 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/21/2012 
Expected:04/2013
 
07/2013 Trey Schillie
303-275-5067
tschillie@fs.fed.us 
Description: The US Forest Service is preparing an environmental analysis for cave and abandoned mine management options for the bat disease commonly known as white-nose syndrome (WNS).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/r2/wns
Location: UNIT - Bighorn National Forest All Units, Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest All Units, San Juan National Forest All Units, White River National Forest All Units, Grand Mesa Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forest All Units, Shoshone National Forest All Units, Rio Grande National Forest All Units, Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands All Units, Black Hills National Forest All Units, Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests All Units. STATE - Colorado, Kansas, South Dakota, Wyoming. COUNTY - Adams. Bighorn, San Juan, Pike and San Isabel and CC, Medicine Bow and Routt, Shoshone, Black Hills, White River, Rio Grande, Arapaho and Roosevelt and Pawnee.
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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
Qwest Telephone Line Reauthorization
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Carole Huey
970-945-3219
clhuey@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:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 10/26/2012
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2013 
Expected:11/2013
 
04/2014 Skye Sieber
970-625-6864
ssieber@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
Aspen & Sopris re-occurring Rec. Events (see list below).
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:05/2013  06/2013 Brent Allred
970-963-2266
ballred@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issuance of Recreation Events that occur on the Aspen & Sopris Ranger District for a five year period. The events occur annually throughout the summer and winter.
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Aspen Ranger District, West Zone/Sopris Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle, Garfield, Gunnison, Pitkin. Various locations on the Aspen/Sopris RD.
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 07/2013 
Expected:10/2013
 
06/2014 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).
Eagle/Holy Cross Transitional and Priority O/G Permit Renewals
EA
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Paula Peterson
970-827-5159
pkpeterson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue several existing O/G permits maintaining existing use & activities through-out the District. All use occurs in accordance with the Travel Management Plan and associated Motor Vehicle Use Map along with other governing regulations & policies.
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District, East Zone/Eagle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. Eagle/Holy Cross RD.
Eagle/Holy Cross Travel Management Adjustments for Unlicensed OHVs
EA
- Road management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Paula Peterson
970-827-5159
pkpeterson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Allow unlicensed OHVs on the majority of the open road system on Eagle/Holy Cross RD
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District, East Zone/Eagle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. Eagle/Holy Cross RD.
Lake Creek/Deep Creek Grazing Analysis
EA
- Grazing management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Paul Limbach - Apiary Special Use Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/13/2013 
Expected:09/2013
 
01/2014 Richard Haskins
970-945-3274
rhaskins@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reauthorization of a Special Use Permit continuing the use of six apiary locations on the Rifle and Blanco Ranger Districts
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Blanco Ranger District, West Zone/Rifle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield. LEGAL - T. 3 S., R. 91, 92, & 93 W., 6th P.M. 17 miles north of Rifle, CO.
Public Service Company of Colorado (PSCo) - Reissuance of transmission lines
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/20/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2013 
Expected:09/2013
 
10/2013 Bill Johnson
970-328-5869
bjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of transmission line permits to PSCo that have expired: Hopkins/Leadville Line, Wolcott-Avon-Vail line, and the Wolcott to Beaver Creek line.
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Rifle Ranger District, East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District, West Zone/Sopris Ranger District, East Zone/Eagle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle, Garfield, Lake, Pitkin. Various locations on the White River.
Roundup Riders of the Rockies
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/10/2013
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
07/2013 Kyle Grambley
970-625-6852
kgrambley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Recreation event special use permit request for 145-180 horseback riders on 90-100 miles of National Forest System Lands on the Rifle and Blanco Ranger Districts, July 19 to July 26, 2013.
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Blanco Ranger District, West Zone/Rifle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield, Rio Blanco. Two campsites have been identified Bar H/L and Cow Lake north of I-70 between Glenwood Springs and Rifle.
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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
American Tower- A-Basin Communications Site
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:10/2013  06/2014 Paul Semmer
970-262-3448
psemmer@fs.fed.us 
Description: New authorization for construction of cellular phone comm site along US Highway 6 between Loveland Pass and Keystone (A-Basin). The facility will be multi-carrier facility consisting of one prefabricated equipment shelter and two towers.
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - Section 2, T. 5 S., R. 76 W., 6th P.M. Adjacent to US Highway 6 right-of-way immediately south and east of A-Basin Ski Area.
American Tower- East Dillon Communications Site
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:08/2013  09/2013 Paul Semmer
970-262-3448
psemmer@fs.fed.us 
Description: New authorization for construction of a cellular phone comm site along I-70 between the Eisenhower Tunnel & East Dillon. The facility will be a multi-carrier facility consisting of one prefab equip shelter and 2 towers.
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - Section 25, T. 4 S., R. 77 W., 6th P.M. 5 miles east of Silverthorne on I-70 at mile marker 211 on the south side of the highway. Site is within the highway right-of-way.
Arapahoe Basin EIS- Beavers lift and trail development, etc.
EIS

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 05/2013 
Expected:11/2014  06/2015 Shelly Grail
970-262-3484
sgrail@fs.fed.us 
Description: Projects include the development on the Beavers area, installation of a surface lift at the top of Zuma Bowl and summer uses.
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. Arapahoe Basin Ski Area.
Competitive or direct sale/exchange of the Dillon Work Compound Parcel
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 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36353
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.
Copper Mountain Improvements EA
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/08/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
08/2013 Shelly Grail
970-468-5400
sgrail@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project includes the replacement of the Kokomo Lift, conveyor installations across the mountain, spot grading, construction of a viewing deck in the terrain park, etc.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41009
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. Copper Mountain Ski Resort.
Dercum's Dash Trail
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:05/2013  09/2013 Ken Waugh
970-262-3446
kwaugh@fs.fed.us 
Description: To construct a recreational trail from the River Run base area at Keystone Ski Area to the proposed Dercum’s Dash neighborhood. The trail would be 6 feet wide and 650 feet in length (251 feet of surface trail and 398 feet of boardwalk).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41626
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - Township 5S, Range 76W, Section 19, 6th P.M. Adjacent to the Keystone Ski area (east side).
Dillon District AML Safety Closures
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/13/2012 
Expected:06/2013
 
07/2013 Paul Semmer
970-262-3448
psemmer@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is part of the WRNF Abandoned Mine Land program objective of eliminating or reducing public health and safety hazards related to abandoned structures and mine features in the Upper Blue River area.
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - South 1/2 T6S, R77W; Section 20, T6S, R76W; Section 2, T8S, R78W; and Section 36, T7S, R78W, 6th PM. east of Breckenridge between the Swan River and French Creek known as the Golden Horseshoe, Middle Fork of the Swan River, and south of Breckenridge near Monte Cristo Gulch.
Dillon Ranger District Outfitter Guides Additional Use EA
EA
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2013 
Expected:09/2013  10/2013 Ken Waugh
970-262-3446
kwaugh@fs.fed.us 
Description: Several priority use O/G permit holders have requested additional use. The use is available as determined by the District O/G Capacity Analysis. Proposed uses include hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, rock climbing, & mountaineering.
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. District-wide, primarily on system roads and trails.
Dillon-Malta 230 kV Electric Transmission Line
CE
- Land ownership management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/25/2009 
Expected:06/2013
 
06/2013 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.
Erie Millsite Private Road Easement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2013 
Expected:12/2013  12/2013 Paul Semmer
970-262-3448
psemmer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-authorization of easement for operation and maintenance of a 50 foot long private road from the Deer Creek Road to the Erie Millsite, 2 miles south of the Town of Montezuma.
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - NW1/4 of Section2, T. 6 S., R. 76 W., 6th P.M. 2 miles south of the Town of Montezuma.
Fidelity Tower- East Keystone Communications Site
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:10/2013  06/2014 Paul Semmer
970-262-3448
psemmer@fs.fed.us 
Description: New authorization for construction of a cellular phone communication site along US Hwy 6 between A-Basin and Keystone (East Keystone). The facility will be a multi-carrier facility consisting of one prefabricated equipment shelter and 2 towers.
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - N1/2 of Section 17, T. 5 S., R. 76 W., 6th P.M. US Highway 6 at mile marker 218 about 2 miles east of Keystone on the south side of the highway. Site is adjacent to highway right-of-way and proposed access would use highway right-of-way.
Keystone Frontside Improvements
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/10/2012 
Expected:07/2013
 
08/2013 Shelly Grail
970-262-3484
sgrail@fs.fed.us 
Description: Keystone proposes a variety of frontside improvements including relocation and replacement of the Summit House Restaurant, new mountain bike trails, ski school trail construction, etc.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33608
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. Keystone Ski Resort.
Lake Hill Work Compound Development Project
EA
- Facility management  Cancelled  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.
Lower Blue Sagebrush Enhancement Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2013 
Expected:04/2014  07/2014 Jessica Pettee
970-827-5163
jcpettee@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct water dev. to enhance sagegrouse brood-rearing habitat. Design & implement a livestock grazing prog. to enhance habitat conditions required for all sagegrouse life stages in partnership with current & future livestock grazing permittees.
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. All vacant grazing allotments on the east side of the Lower Blue River and north of Ute Pass.
Monte Cristo Mine Road Private Drive
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/15/2013 
Expected:08/2013
 
08/2013 Paul Semmer
970-262-3448
psemmer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Request for road authorization to access private lands, north of Blue Lakes Road (County Road 850) using an existing unauthorized road. The road was built in the 1940’s to access the Monte Cristo Mine and has been used regularly since that time.
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - NW1/4 Section 1, T8S, R78W 6th PM. About 7 miles south of the Town of Breckenridge.
Overflow parking along Highway 6 for Arapahoe Basin
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/01/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
04/2013 Shelly Grail
970-262-3484
sgrail@fs.fed.us 
Description: A Basin is seeking authorization to park along a shoulder on Highway 6 (MM 217.9) during busy weekends when all other lots within their SUP are full
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. MM 217.9 along Highway 6 between Keystone Ski Resort and Arapahoe Basin.
PSCo Ptarmigan Substation Interconnect Transmission Line
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/12/2012 
Expected:06/2013
 
09/2013 Paul Semmer
970-262-3448
psemmer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Amendment 1 to the "Henderson Mill Substation to Dillon Substation" 230 kV Transmission Line SUP to allow for construction, operation and maintenance of a new transmission line spur from the existing line to the proposed substation on private land
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - Section 16, Township 5 South, Range 77 West, 6th PM. in unincorporated Summit County at the northeastern edge of the Town of Silverthorne, adjacent to the Angler Mountain Subdivision about 2 miles north of the intersection of State Hwy 9 & I-70.
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 05/2013 
Expected:10/2013
 
06/2014 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).
Swan River Stream Restoration
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:02/2014  05/2014 Corey Lewellen
970-262-3497
clewellen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Implement stream restoration activities on the Swan River in the existing dredge habitat. Project also includes riparian work and road/stream crossing relocations.
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. Near the town of Breckenridge, along Tiger Road.
Tenderfoot Mountain Motorcycle Trail System
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/15/2012 
Expected:08/2013
 
10/2013 Ken Waugh
970-262-3446
kwaugh@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Dillon Ranger District proposes to establish a 21 mile motorcycle trail system in the Frey Gulch and Tenderfoot Mountain areas. There would be about 8 miles of new construction and 13 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.
Ver Ploeg Private Drive
CE
- Land ownership management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/11/2012 
Expected:04/2013
 
04/2013 Paul Semmer
970-262-3448
psemmer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Request to approve issuance of a new Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) Private Road Easement to replace the original 1961 authorization and allow for minor realignment of the road on NFS lands to meet Summit County road standards.
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - SW1/4 Sec. 6, T6S, R77W, 6th P.M. approximately 4 miles south of the Town of Frisco, East of CO State Hwy 9 on the East side of Blue River.
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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.
Eagle Vegetation Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2013 
Expected:05/2014  06/2014 Brett Crary
970-827-5182
bcrary@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Eagle/Holy Cross Ranger District is proposing to implement a variety of vegetation enhancement projects to address forest health objectives.
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Eagle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. Two geographic locations have been identified south of Eagle; Hardscrabble Mtn and adjacent to the town of Fulford. Additional treatments could be developed in the Hat Creek landscape.
Gypsum Creek C&H Allotment Grazing Analysis
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/16/2011 
Expected:05/2013
 
07/2013 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).
Perske Private Road Easement
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Bill Johnson
970-328-5869
bjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Richard Perske, owner of the Iron Edge Lode, near the Estin Hut on Hat Creek, has applied for an ANILCA road easement to the patented mining claim.
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Eagle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. LEGAL - Section 3, T. 7 S., R. 83 W., 6th P.M. FSR 416, Hat Creek road to the Iron Edge Lode.
Saiber Waterline Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/20/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2013 
Expected:09/2013
 
10/2013 Bill Johnson
970-328-5869
bjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Jonathan Saiber is the owner of a 40 acre parcel on Salt Creek and has submitted an application to install a domestic waterline on NF lands to his residence. He has the water rights for the water source.
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Eagle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. SW1/4NW1/4 Section 28, T. 5 S., R. 83 W., 6th P.M.
Sweetwater Lake Land Exchange
EA
- Land acquisition  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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 04/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
07/2013 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
AT&T Tigiwon Cell Site
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:10/2013  06/2014 Bill Johnson
970-328-5869
bjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC (AT&T) has proposed to install a cellular facility along the Tigiwon Road.
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. LEGAL - Section 14, T.4 S., R. 81 W., 6th P.M. Along the Tigiwon Road.
Holy Cross City Abandoned Mine Land Safety Closures
CE
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/03/2012 
Expected:05/2013
Actual: 06/21/2012 
07/2013 Olivia Garcia
970-945-3220
ogarcia@fs.fed.us 
Description: Close open adits/shafts to protect public safety in the vicinity of Holy Cross City and Fancy Lake (wilderness). Decision for non-wilderness features near Gold Park CG signed June 21, 2012. Wilderness features will be determined at a later date.
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. LEGAL - T7S, R81W, Section 34. Holy Cross City.
Meadow Creek Native Trout Habitat Enhancement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/28/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
08/2013 Matthew Grove
970-827-5166
magrove@fs.fed.us 
Description: to improve habitat conditions for native fish species in Meadow and East Meadow Creeks by selectively removing non-native trout species using backpack electrofishers
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. the existing stream channel for approximately 4 miles in Meadow Creek & approximately 4.5 miles in East Meadow Creek.
Piney River Project (2012)
EA
- Forest products  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/16/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
10/2013 Shelby Limberis
970-827-5161
slimberis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approximately 1,200 acres of vegetation treatment and forest product removal. Associated activities would include road maintenance on system roads and temporary road use (construction, use and obliteration).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38657
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. LEGAL - T4S, R81W, sections 8, 9, 16-23, 26-28, and 33-35. Northwest of Vail, Colorado.
Two Elk Fish Barrier
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Vail Mountain Recreation Enhancements
EIS
- Recreation management  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 11/26/2012
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/2013 
Expected:03/2014
 
06/2014 Don Dressler
970-827-5715
drdressler@fs.fed.us 
Description: In response to the Ski Area Recreational Opportunity Enhancement Act of 2011, Vail Mountain proposes 13 non-ski based projects to provide year-round recreation, taking advantage of existing infrastructure and designed for a variety of visitors.
Web Link:  http://www.vailreceis.info
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. Vail Mountain Ski Resort.
Vail and Beaver Creek 2013 Summer Improvements
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/28/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
05/2013 Don Dressler
970-827-5715
drdressler@fs.fed.us 
Description: Various projects at the ski areas.
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. Vail Mountain and Beaver Creek ski resorts.
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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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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 Highlands Golden Horn Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:06/2013  08/2013 Matthew Kuhn
970-945-3319
mkuhn02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Aspen Skiing Company has proposed to reinstall a detachable surface lift running approx. 2,540 ft with 640 ft of vertical rise on the Golden Horn run in the summer of 2013. Approximately half of this distance will be on NFS land.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41372
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Aspen Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Pitkin. LEGAL - T10S, R85W, Sections 14 & 23. Aspen Highlands Ski Area.
Competitive or direct sale/exchange of the Aspen Ranger District Administrative Site
CE
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/13/2012 
Expected:04/2013
 
07/2013 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37879
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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/30/2010 
Expected:09/2013
 
10/2013 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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/30/2010 
Expected:05/2013
 
06/2013 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32444
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.
Hunter Creek-Smuggler Mountain Cooperative Plan
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/28/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
09/2013 Martha Moran
970-945-3312
mmoran@fs.fed.us 
Description: ACES, City of Aspen, & Pitkin Co. want to implement projects in the study area east of Aspen. Projects include improvements to the rec trail network, forest health & habitat quality, road network, & outdoor ed. The study area is about 4,681 acres.
Web Link:  http://www.hunter-smugglerplan.com
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Aspen Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Pitkin. Area encompassing Smuggler Mtn. and Hunter Creek Valley immediately east of the city of Aspen.
Little Annie's Combined Road Easements
CE
- Road management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/04/2012 
Expected:09/2013
 
10/2013 James Kirschvink
970-945-3313
jkirschvink@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorization of existing roads with minimal or no disturbance to existing isolated parcels in an area south of Aspen.
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Aspen Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Pitkin. LEGAL - T10S, R84W; T11S, R84W; T10S, R85W. Various inholdings in the Little Annie's, Midnight Mine, and Richmond Ridge areas just south of Aspen.
Mitchell Driveway Improvement
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/30/2010 
Expected:07/2013
 
10/2013 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 Ski Area - Burnt Mountain Egress Trail
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/22/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
09/2013 Jim Stark
970-925-3445
jstark@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Aspen Skiing Company is proposing to complete a skier egress trail in the Burnt Mountain portion of Snowmass Ski Area.
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Aspen Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Pitkin. Snowmass Ski Area.
Snowmass Water and Sanitation District Pipeline
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/02/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2013 
Expected:09/2013
 
10/2013 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.
Sugarbowl Trail Reconstruction
CE
- Land management planning  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/07/2012 
Expected:11/2013
 
06/2014 Jonathan Thompson
970-963-2266
jonthompson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Realignment in the form of short 500-2000’ length reroutes, utilizing benches in the topography for climbing turns and switchbacks, and construction of waterbars and grade reversals to ensure adequate drainage and sustainability.
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Aspen Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Pitkin. 5 miles Southwest of Aspen.
Sunegga Cabin Use Approval for Ashcroft Ski Touring LLC
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/04/2012 
Expected:07/2013
 
09/2013 James Kirschvink
970-945-3313
jkirschvink@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Sunegga Cabin has local historic (but not formal) significance & is located on an acquired parcel of land now belonging to the USFS. The proposal is to allow it to remain in location as a ski warming hut for AST LLC & be included in their permit.
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Aspen Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Pitkin. LEGAL - SE1/4 Sec. 31, T11S, R84W, 6th P.M. Approximately 13 miles south of Aspen within the permit area for Ashcroft Ski Touring, LLC, just off of Cathedral Lake Road.
Town of Aspen Road Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/02/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2013 
Expected:09/2013
 
11/2013 James Kirschvink
970-945-3313
jkirschvink@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of existing road permit, which expired 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  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2013 
Expected:08/2013  09/2013 James Kirschvink
970-945-3313
jkirschvink@fs.fed.us 
Description: The permit for Grizzly Reservoir is up for renewal. In addition, a new building is proposed for heavy equipment storage. 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
Ditch Bill Easement for Campbell Creek Ditch
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/12/2012 
Expected:09/2013
 
10/2013 Richard Haskins
970-625-6843
rhaskins@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize operation and maintenance of an existing irrigation ditch under the Colorado Ditch Bill
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Blanco Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Rio Blanco. LEGAL - T. 1 N., R. 90 W., Sections 28 & 33; T. 1 S., R. 90 W., Section 3, 6th P.M. approximately 23 miles east of Meeker, CO.
Milk Creek Ranch's John Rescorla Ditch Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/23/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2013 
Expected:09/2013
 
10/2013 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.
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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
Hunter Creek and Wallace Grazing Allotments
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/22/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
09/2013 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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/27/2012 
Expected:06/2013
 
09/2013 Jason Gross
970-876-9046
jrgross@fs.fed.us 
Description: Antero Resources is requesting to construct one well pad and to drill up to four 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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34801
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.
Motorized Mixed Use Revision BNC Corridor
EA
- Recreation management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:06/2013  07/2013 Karla Mobley
970-876-9066
kkmobley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Travel management change to allow licensed and unlicensed motorized use on the following roads: NFSR 245, between Clark Ridge and NFST 2290; NFSR819; NFSRN822; NFSR 860.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40525
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Rifle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield. LEGAL - NFSR 860 - Section 19, T3S, R91W and Sections 24, 25 and 36, T3S, R92W; NFSR 822 - Sections 10, 15, 22, T3S, R91W; NFSR 245 – Sections 3 and 10, T3S, R91W: NFSR 819 – Sections 5 and 6, T4S, R91W. Buford New Castle Road, Clark Ridge, Lake Park, and Homestead areas located approximately 12 to17 miles northwest of New Castle.
Rifle Ranger District Outfitter and Guide Permit Renewal
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 03/05/2013  04/2013 Kyle Grambley
970-625-6852
kgrambley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of 7 outfitter and guide permits across the Rifle Ranger District. These permits are existing uses. They expire on 12/31/2012.
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Rifle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield. Throughout the Rifle RD.
South Rifle Habitat Improvement
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:09/2013  09/2013 Natasha Goedert
970-878-4039
ngoedert@fs.fed.us 
Description: Implement wildlife habitat improvements on approximately 1,100 acres across the south side of the Rifle Ranger District. Treatments include cutting sagebrush, oakbrush, and mountain shrub and prescribed fire in aspen, pinyon-juniper, and Douglas fir.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41549
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Rifle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield, Mesa. The entire south portion of the Rifle Ranger District (south of I-70). From the Battlements on the west to Uncle Bob Mountain to the south to New Castle on the east.
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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:09/2013
 
06/2014 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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/04/2012 
Expected:04/2013
 
07/2013 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 08/2013 
Expected:09/2013
 
09/2013 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 09/2013 
Expected:11/2013
 
06/2014 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  Cancelled  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.
Crooked Creek stream channel and wetland restoration
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:06/2013  09/2013 Mark Weinhold
970-945-3306
mweinhold@fs.fed.us 
Description: Stream channel recon on Crooked Crk between the head of the res & the road crossing of FDR 400; stream channel recon through the series of small ponds on Little Lime Crk; decom of the former ranch rd from the gate near the intersection of FDR 400
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Sopris Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. LEGAL - T. 7 S., R. 83 W., Section 22, 6th P.M. upstream from Crooked Creek Reservoir and below Crooked Creek Pass.
Lost Trail AML Safety Closures
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/28/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
07/2013 Olivia Garcia
970-945-3220
ogarcia@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is part of the WRNF AML Program objective of eliminating or reducing public safety hazards related to abandoned structures & open mine features along Bulldog Creek near the Avalanche Creek CG & along Lost Trail Crk ner Marble.
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Sopris Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison, Pitkin. LEGAL - T. 9 S., R. 88 W., sections 26 & 34 and T. 11 S., R. 87 W., sections 19, 20, 25, 27, 28, 29 & 30, 6th P.M. The Pitkin County project is located 12 miles south of Carbondale along Bulldog Creek & the Gunnison County project is 6 miles east of Marble.
Roaring Fork Fuel Reduction, Unit A
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/28/2012 
Expected:04/2013
 
05/2013 Philip Nyland
970-963-2266
pnyland@fs.fed.us 
Description: Use prescribed fire and mechanical thinning on a 162-acre project area near Basalt Mountain in Eagle County, Colorado, for the purpose of wildlife habitat improvement and reduction of fuel quantities. Area is comprised of mountain shrubs and aspen.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39611
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Sopris Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. LEGAL - Township 7S, Range 87W, Sections 12 and 13. Basalt Mountain, off FSR 524.
Seven Castles Road Easement
CE
- Road management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/04/2012 
Expected:09/2013
 
10/2013 James Kirschvink
970-945-3313
jkirschvink@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorization and permanent use of an emergency road cut across NFS land and State of Colorado lands in the Seven Castles area, up the Fryingpan drainage
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Sopris Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. LEGAL - SW1/4 section 2, T8S, R86W, 6th P.M. Approximately 4 miles East of Basalt, up the Fryingpan road, North side of road. This is the site of a massive mudslide 3 years ago.
State of Colorado - McClure Pass Power Source and Communication Site
EIS
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 09/2013 
Expected:07/2014  10/2014 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.
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