Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2019 to 06/30/2019
Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests

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, Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests,  Boulder Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests,  Canyon Lakes Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests,  Clear Creek Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests,  Pawnee Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R2 - Rocky Mountain Region, Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests,  Sulphur 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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=30630
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. LEGAL - Not Applicable. 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
Adventure Cycling Association Ten-year Outfitter and Guide Permit Issuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/18/2018 
Expected:07/2018
 
07/2018 Hillary Santana
970-945-3202
hsantana@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a ten year outfitter and guide permit to Adventure Cycling Association to authorize multiple cycling tours to operate annually on National Forest System Lands across the Rocky Mountain Region.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=54388
Location: UNIT - Yampa Ranger District, Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District, Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District, Sulphur Ranger District, South Park Ranger District, West Zone/Aspen Ranger District, East Zone/Dillon Ranger District, East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District, West Zone/Sopris Ranger District, Rio Grande National Forest All Units, East Zone/Eagle Ranger District, Wind River Ranger District, Salida Ranger District, Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado, Wyoming. COUNTY - Chaffee, Conejos, Eagle, Fremont, Garfield, Grand, Gunnison, Park, Pitkin, Rio Grande, Routt, Saguache, Summit, Sublette, Carbon, Fremont. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Tours will occur on NFS lands within multiple districts on the White River, Pike & San Isabel, Arapaho-Roosevelt, Medicine Bow-Routt, GMUG, Shoshone and Rio Grande National Forests.
Colorado Mountain School
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jaime Oliva
303-541-2509
joliva@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a ten-year outfitter and guide permit for mountaineering, avalanche education, and ski touring. This will replace a transitional priority use permit.
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District, East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District, Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder, Eagle, Larimer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Indian Peaks Wilderness from May 1st to November 30th, east of the continental divide, and ice climbing within the Canyon Lakes and Holy Cross Ranger District's.
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Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)  

R2 - Rocky Mountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Post-Flood Stream Restoration
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/28/2015 
Expected:05/2019
 
06/2019 Cambria Armstrong
970-295-6768
cnarmstrong@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to implement stream and floodplain restoration projects, for the purpose of improving watershed condition and fisheries health within the flood-impacted area on the Canyon Lakes and Boulder Ranger Districts.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=45878
Location: UNIT - Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests All Units. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder, Larimer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Flood-impacted area of Canyon Lakes and Boulder Ranger Districts.
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Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R2 - Rocky Mountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest Recreational Sport Shooting Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Land management planning
- Recreation management 
In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 09/20/2018 
Expected:04/2019
 
05/2019 Sarah Beck
970-295-6616
sebeck@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service is considering amending the Forest Plan to provide direction on recreational sport shooting activities on the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=46910
Location: UNIT - Clear Creek Ranger District, Sulphur Ranger District, Boulder Ranger District, Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder, Clear Creek, Gilpin, Grand, Jefferson, Larimer, Park. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests.
Boy Scouts of America, Denver Area Council
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jaime Oliva
303-541-2509
joliva@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a ten-year outfitter and guide permit for hiking and backpacking. This will replace a transitional priority use permit.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=29884
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District, Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder, Grand. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Forest Service system trails located within and outside the Indian Peaks/James Peak Wildernesses on the Boulder and Sulphur Ranger District's.
Kent Mountain Adventure Center
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jaime Oliva
303-541-2509
joliva@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a ten-year outfitter and guide permit for backpacking and rock climbing. This will replace a transitional priority use permit.
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District, Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder, Larimer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Ironclads and within the Canyon Lakes Ranger District.
Lane Guest Ranch
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jaime Oliva
303-541-2509
joliva@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a ten-year outfitter and guide permit for horseback riding. This will replace a transitional priority use permit.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=10696
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District, Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder, Larimer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Deer Ridge and trails west, east, and north of Meeker Park. House Rock and Pierson Park within the Canyon Lakes Ranger District.
Meeker Park Lodge
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jaime Oliva
303-541-2509
joliva@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a ten-year outfitter and guide permit for horseback riding. This will replace a transitional priority use permit.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=10687
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District, Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder, Larimer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Deer Ridge and trails west and northwest of Meeker Park. House Rock and Pierson Park within the Canyon Lakes Ranger District.
YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park Center
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jaime Oliva
303-541-2509
joliva@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service purposes to issue a ten-year outfitter and guide permit for hiking. This will replace a transitional priority use permit.
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District, Boulder Ranger District, Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder, Gilpin, Larimer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Forest Service system trails outside and within the Indian Peaks Wilderness, and within the Canyon Lakes and Sulphur Ranger District.
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Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests,   Boulder 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
Access to private property (Gifford)
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/14/2018 
Expected:03/2019
 
03/2019 Mike Johnson
303-541-2534
mjohnson10@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize motorized access across National Forest System land to private property.
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gilpin. LEGAL - Sec. 28, T.1S., R.72W., 6th P.M. Emery Road.
Access to private property (Higgins)
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/14/2018 
Expected:03/2019
 
03/2019 Mike Johnson
303-541-2534
mjohnson10@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize motorized access across National Forest System land to private property.
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gilpin. LEGAL - Sec.12, T.2S., R.73W., 6th, P.M. Gilpin Townsite.
Access to private property (Kopp)
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/14/2018 
Expected:03/2019
 
03/2019 Mike Johnson
303-541-2534
mjohnson10@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize motorized access across National Forest System land to private property.
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - Secs. 2, 3 & 10, T.1N., R.73W., 6th P.M. Lefthand Park Reservoir Road.
Access to private property (The Roads House)
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/14/2018 
Expected:03/2019
 
03/2019 Mike Johnson
303-541-2534
mjohnson10@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize motorized access across National Forest System land to private property.
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - Sec. 10, T.1S., R.73W., 6th P.M. Cardinal Townsite.
Allenspark Recreational Shooting Project
EA
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Matthew Henry
303-541-2510
matthewhenry@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to manage recreational shooting at the former Allenspark Dump Site to address safety concerns.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=32622
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - T.2N., R.71W., Section 4. Located less than a quarter mile east of the intersections of State Highways 7 and 72 near Allenspark, Colorado.
Avid4 Adventure
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jaime Oliva
303-541-2509
joliva@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a ten-year outfitter and guide permit for rock climbing. This will replace a transitional priority use permit.
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Ironclads.
Buttonrock Collaborative Project
CE
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Kevin Zimlinghaus
303-541-2537
kzimlinghaus@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to use a combination of manual, mechanical, and prescribed fire activities to reduce fuel loadings and restore ponderosa pine dominated stands in collaboration with other governmental agencies and landowners.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=52000
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - S.4,5,8,9, 21 of T1N, R71W. S.
CU Mountain Research Station
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/15/2017 
Expected:05/2019
 
05/2019 Mike Johnson
303-541-2534
mjohnson10@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize the University of Colorado, Mountain Research Station, to use and maintain facilities on NFS land for research and to conduct research studies on NFS land.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=50742
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Niwot Ridge.
Colorado Mountain Ranch
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jaime Oliva
303-541-2509
joliva@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a ten-year outfitting and guide permit for hiking. This will replace a transitional priority use permit.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=10692
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Forest Service system trails within and outside of the Indian Peaks Wilderness.
Highlands Presbyterian Camp and Retreat Center
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jaime Oliva
303-541-2509
joliva@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a ten-year outfitter and guide permit for hiking. This will replace a transitional priority use permit.
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Southeast of Allenspark, Colorado.
Lefthand Motorized Roads & Trails Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2019 
Expected:07/2020  07/2020 Matthew Henry
303-541-2510
matthewhenry@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to analyze access and sustainable management to the Lefthand motorized roads and trails area. Due to the 2013 flood, the motorized access into the motorized trails area were severely damaged and destroyed.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=51312
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - Not Applicable. T.2N., R71W., Sections 15,16,17,20,21,22,27,28,& 29.
Peaceful Valley Resort
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jaime Oliva
303-541-2509
joliva@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a ten-year outfitting and guide permit for horseback riding, overnight pack trips, vehicle tours, cookouts, hayrides, hiking, snowmobiling, and sleigh rides to replace an expiring permit.
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Trails and roads west, south, and northeast of Camp Dick Campground, the Cerran St. Vrain Trail and trails west of Brainard Lake.
Re-Authorize 4 residences partially or wholly on National Forest
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Mike Johnson
303-541-2534
mjohnson10@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize the continued use of 4 residences which were authorized to be built on National Forest.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=54734
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Riverside/Raymond area.
Re-Authorize Deault residence
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2019 
Expected:05/2019  05/2019 Mike Johnson
303-541-2534
mjohnson10@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize the continued use of a residence at 2029 Riverside
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Raymond.
Re-Authorize Eller residence
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2019 
Expected:05/2019  05/2019 Mike Johnson
303-541-2534
mjohnson10@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize the continued use of a residence at 2027 Riverside
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Raymond.
Re-Authorize Mangus residence
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2019 
Expected:05/2019  05/2019 Mike Johnson
303-541-2534
mjohnson10@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize the continued use of a residence at 2071 Riverside.
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Raymond.
Re-Authorize Snyder residence
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2019 
Expected:05/2019  05/2019 Mike Johnson
303-541-2534
mjohnson10@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize the continued use of a residence at 2079 Riverside.
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Raymond.
Rocky Mountain Pathways Ranch
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jaime Oliva
303-541-2509
joliva@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a ten-year outfitter and guide permit for hiking. This will replace a transitional priority use permit.
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Taylor Mountain Trail #932; Bright Trail #921.
Singletrack Mountain Bike Adventures
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jaime Oliva
303-541-2509
joliva@fs.fed.us 
Description: The US Forest Service proposes to issue a ten-year outfitter and guide permit for mountain biking. This will replace a transitional priority use permit.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=29881
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - T1 S, R73W, Sec 23, 24, 26, and 27. T1 S, R72W, Sec 9, 10, 16, 17, and 20. The project area is located in the West Magnolia area on FS System trails and roads. The area is 1 mile south of Nederland, CO, off of County Road 132 West and East, from the Peak to Peak Highway.
Sundance Stables
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jaime Oliva
303-541-2509
joliva@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a ten-year outfitter and guide permit for horseback riding. This will replace a transitional priority use permit.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=18634
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - Sections 23, 24,26, and 27 of Township 1 south, Range 73W, 6th PM. One mile due south of the town of Nederland, CO, off of County Road 132 West, and west of the Peak to Peak Highway.
Wild Bear Center for Nature Discovery
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jaime Oliva
303-541-2509
joliva@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a ten-year outfitter and guide permit for hiking. This will replace a transitional priority use permit.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=32982
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Forest Service system trails outside and within the Indian Peaks Wilderness.
Xcel Energy radio repeater
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2019 
Expected:06/2019  06/2019 Mike Johnson
303-541-2534
mjohnson10@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize Xcel Energy to construct and maintain a radio repeater site for Xcel Energy internal use.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=54733
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Peaceful Valley Area.
Xcel Energy- Tungsten to Bobtail new gas line
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/01/2018 
Expected:03/2019
 
03/2019 Mike Johnson
303-541-2534
mjohnson10@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize the construction and use of a gas pipeline.
Location: UNIT - Boulder Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Boulder, Gilpin. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Magnolia Road, down county road 97, down South Beaver Creek Road, down highway 119, down Dory Hill Road to Central City.
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Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests,   Canyon Lakes 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
Cowpoke Corner Corral Special Use Authorization
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/01/2018 
Expected:04/2019
 
04/2019 Jon Halverson
970-295-6723
jhalverson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a new Priority Outfitter/Guide Special Use Authorization for guided horseback rides to replace an existing expiring authorization.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=54743
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Permit holder-developed trail system in Gianttrack Mountain area near Estes Park.
Husted-Maitland Land Exchange
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Land ownership management  Completed  Actual: 02/28/2019  07/2019 Patti Turecek
970-295-6656
pturecek@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes an exchange of approx. 356 acres of Forest Service System land for approx. 367 acres of non-Federal land including a public trail easement.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=48335
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - Township 5 North, Range 72 West,secs. 3, 10; T.6N,R71W, secs. 31, 32, 36 (Forest Service lands); T.5N, R72W, sec.2; T.7N, R72W, sec.14; T6N,R72W, secs. 9,10,15; T6N,R71W, sec. 32 (Non-Federal lands). Proposed exchange parcels are west of Drake, Colorado and east of Estes Park, CO; one parcel is located off Buckhorn road (County road 44H) along Crystal Mtn road.
Jacks Gulch Fuels Management
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/08/2018 
Expected:10/2019
 
10/2019 Lochen Wood
970-295-6617
lochen.wood@usda.gov 
Description: The purpose of this project is to reduce surface and crown fuel loading across the landscape in order to re-establish a more natural fire regime interval and to create more favorable conditions for managing instances of wildfire near developed areas.
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The project area is generally located north of the Colorado State University Mountain Campus, east of Browns Lake Trailhead, south of Colorado State Highway 14, and west of Larimer County Road 63E.
Magic Feather Collaborative Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 02/14/2019  02/2019 Cambria Armstrong
970-295-6768
cnarmstrong@fs.fed.us 
Description: In cooperation with the NRCS, TNC, and Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed, the Canyon Lakes Ranger District is proposing to broadcast burn 5,536 acres of National Forest System (NFS) lands and 793 acres of non-NFS lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=52945
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The project is located near the community of Red Feather Lakes, CO. It is generally located south of Larimer County Road (LCR) 67J, east of LCR 69, north of LCR 68C, and west of LCR 74E.
Mountain Whitewater Special Use Authorization
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/01/2018 
Expected:04/2019
 
04/2019 Jon Halverson
970-295-6723
jhalverson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a new Priority Outfitter/Guide special use authorization for guided whitewater rafting and kayaking to replace an existing expiring authorization.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=54744
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Cache la Poudre River.
Rawah Ranch Special Use Authorization
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/01/2018 
Expected:04/2019
 
04/2019 Laura Shaffer
970-295-6720
lochen.wood@usds.gov 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a new Priority Outfitter/Guide special use authorization for guided horseback rides, day hikes and fishing and providing cargo packing service to replace an existing expiring authorization.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=54745
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Areas around the Laramie River Valley including the Rawah and Comanche Peak wildernesses.
Roaring Creek Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/01/2018
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 05/2019 
Expected:07/2019
 
09/2019 Lochen Wood
970-218-4820
lochenwood@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes vegetation management activities in the Roaring Creek project area for the purposes of providing economic timber projects, improving forest health, reducing hazardous fuels, maintaining wildlife habitat and meadows.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=44599
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The Roaring Creek Project Area is located in the western portion of the Canyon Lakes RD. It is bound by the Laramie River on the west, the Cache la Poudre River on the south.
Saint Peter's Fly Shop Special Use Authorization
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/01/2018 
Expected:04/2019
 
04/2019 Laura Shaffer
970-295-6720
lochen.wood@usda.gov 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a new Priority Outfitter/guide special use authorization for guided fishing (wade & float) to replace an existing expiring authorization
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=54746
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Cache la Poudre and Big Thompson rivers and Zimmerman Lake.
Seaman Reservoir Water Management Project
EIS
- Special use management  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 02/01/2006
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2019 
Expected:06/2020
 
05/2029 Leslie McFadden
970-295-6735
lmcfadden@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue an authorization for the expansion of Seaman Reservoir (City of Greeley) and location of a portion of a new dam on NFS lands
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - Sects. 28 & 33, T9N, R70W. Northwest of Fort Collins, Colorado, in Larimer County.
Western Area Power Administration (Western) Estes-Flat Iron Proposed Transmission Line Rebuild
EIS

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/19/2014
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 04/2019 
Expected:05/2019
 
06/2019 Lochen Wood
970-218-4820
lochenwood@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service will decide whether or not to authorize Western to remove 2 115kV lines and rebuild one 115kv line under a new special use permit for areas where the proposal crosses USFS system lands.
Web Link:  http://ww2.wapa.gov/sites/western/transmission/infrastruct/Pages/Estes-Flatiron.aspx
Location: UNIT - Canyon Lakes Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Larimer. LEGAL - Township 5North, Range 71W, sec. 27 and Township 5 North, Range 72West, secs. 26, 34, 35. Estes Park to Lyons - line segments on Forest is Pole Hill area.
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Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests,   Clear Creek 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
Access Road Nosis
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Patti Turecek
970-295-6656
pturecek@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to approve the use of an existing road to access private property.
Location: UNIT - Clear Creek Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek. LEGAL - T3S, R73W, Sections 3 & 4. Columbine Campground Area.
Colorado Mountain Club Special Use Authorization for Outfitting and Guiding
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Deb Ekstrand
303-567-3024
dekstrand@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a 10 year outfitter and guide permit for environmental education, including avalanche awareness, snow travel, and rock climbing. This replaces a transitional priority permit.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=49001
Location: UNIT - Clear Creek Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek, Gilpin. LEGAL - Not Applicable. All of Clear Creek Ranger District.
Colorado State Land Board Temporary Use Road Access
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2019 
Expected:07/2019  08/2019 Patti Turecek
303-567-3011
pturecek@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize the use and maintenance of FDR156.0 to provide access to the State of Colorado to access Colorado State Land Board property.
Location: UNIT - Clear Creek Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek. LEGAL - Section 16, T4S, R72W. Section 16, T4S, R72W Beaver Brook.
Evan Urban Right of Way Access
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2019 
Expected:06/2019  07/2019 Patti Turecek
970-295-6656
pturecek@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize the use and maintenance of an existing two track road off of Little Bear Road, approximately 350%u2019 by 30' to access private property. Installation of a gate and directional sign is also proposed.
Location: UNIT - Clear Creek Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek. LEGAL - Section 12, T.4S., R.73W, 6th Principal Meridian. Idaho Springs, Little Bear Creek Road.
Loveland Dry Gulch Snowcat Tours Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 07/11/2018 
Expected:08/2019
 
12/2019 Deb Ekstrand
303-567-3024
dekstrand@fs.fed.us 
Description: Loveland Ski Area is requesting permission for guided snowcat tours to provide backcountry ski/snowboard access. 3 temporary (over-snow) snowcat routes would be established. Parts of the area would require an outfitter guide permit.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=54196
Location: UNIT - Clear Creek Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The upper reaches of Dry Gulch, which is in and around the Loveland Ski Area, 53 miles west of Denver, CO.
Old Mine Road Association Right-of-Way
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Leslie McFadden
970-295-6651
lmcfadden@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue Old Mine Road Association a Right-of-Way for an existing road to access private property. The road is not identified on the Motor Vehicle Use Map as an open public road.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=52227
Location: UNIT - Clear Creek Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek. LEGAL - T3S, R73W, Sec 18 and T3S, R74W, Sec 13, 6th P.M. Northwest of Dumont.
Public Service Co of Colorado South Clear Creek Master Gas Line Permit
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Patti Turecek
303-567-3011
pturecek@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to reissue a permit to Public Service Company of Colorado for their existing underground natural gas line. The gas line is 10.4 miles long and occurs in various locations on the Clear Creek Ranger District.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=35488
Location: UNIT - Clear Creek Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek. South Clear Creek Ranger District.
Shawn Richardson Right of Way Special Use Permit
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 02/28/2019  03/2019 Patti Turecek
970-295-6656
pturecek@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize the use of an existing road, approximately 1030 feet by 20 feet for access to private property in the Yankee Hill area.
Location: UNIT - Clear Creek Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek. LEGAL - Section 36, T. 3 S., R. 74 W, 6th Principal Meridian. Yankee Hill area near Alice, CO.
The Agricultural Ditch and Reservoir Company Access to Loch Lomond Reservoirs
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Leslie McFadden
970-295-6651
lmcfadden@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a private road easement or special use permit to the Agricultural Ditch Company to provide access to their existing Loch Lomond Group of Resevoirs.
Location: UNIT - Clear Creek Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Loch Lomond.
Turner Services Special Use Authorization for Outfitting and Guiding Services
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Deb Ekstrand
303-567-3024
dekstrand@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a 10 year outfitter and guide permit for hunting on specific game units and ATV tours on system roads. This replaces a transitional priority permit.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=49002
Location: UNIT - Clear Creek Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek, Gilpin. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Clear Creek Ranger District.
Williamson-Booth Right of Way Access
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2019 
Expected:04/2019  04/2019 Patti Turecek
970-295-6656
pturecek@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to approve the use and maintenance of an existing 175 foot by 12 foot driveway to access private property.
Location: UNIT - Clear Creek Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Clear Creek. LEGAL - T.3 S., R.73 W., Section 15, 6th Principal Meridian. Alps Hill, Central City.
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Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests,   Pawnee 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
Wildwood Federal #1 Oil & Gas Well Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 10/26/2017 
Expected:06/2019
 
07/2019 Vernon Koehler
970-834-9272
vkoehler@fs.fed.us 
Description: The FS/BLM proposes to allow Duncan Oil Company to develop their lease for the production of oil and gas.The BLM implements by approving Application for Permit to Drill (APD).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=47693
Location: UNIT - Pawnee Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Weld. LEGAL - T. 9 N., R. 62 W., 6th P.M., sec. 32, NE 1/4. Approximately 4.5 miles north of Briggsdale, Colorado.
Wings Birding Tours Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/01/2016 
Expected:12/2018
 
01/2019 Jon Halverson
970-295-6723
jhalverson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a new 10-year Outfitter/Guide special use authorization for guided birdwatching tours
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=50438
Location: UNIT - Pawnee Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Weld. LEGAL - various. Pawnee National Grassland-wide.
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Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests,   Sulphur 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
Climax Molybdenum Co. - Henderson Mill
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Deanna Bartlett
970-887-4122
dkbartlett@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to renew the existing authorization for the Ute Creek Bypass.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=34498
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. Section 16, T3S, R77W of the 6th Principal Meridian.
Climax Molybdenum Co. - Henderson Mill Right-of-Entry Parcel Authorization
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Deanna Bartlett
970-887-4122
dkbartlett@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize a small parcel of land for right-of-way entry purposes adjacent to Henderson subsurface operations.
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. Section 16, T3S, R77W of the 6th Principal Meridian.
Denver Water Ranch Creek Canal Replacement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2019 
Expected:01/2020  07/2020 Deanna Bartlett
970-887-4122
dkbartlett@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize the replacement of approximately 4,400 feet of the Ranch Creek Canal with buried pipe.
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The project is located along NFSR 128 on the east side of US Hwy. 40 across from Winter Park Resort and adjacent to the Lakota development. The canal will be replaced between Cub Creek and Buck Creek.
Denver Water Road Authorization-Darling Creek Road
CE
- Special use management
- Road management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Deanna Bartlett
970-887-4122
dkbartlett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest Service proposes to issue a special use authorization for the Darling Creek Road. Decision on hold pending roadless issue resolution.
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. Darling Creek Road, at the head of the William's Fork drainage.
Grand Huts 1st Creek Cabin
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Matthew Jurak
907-874-7520
matthewjjurak@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue an authorization for the preservation and maintenance of the existing 1st Creek Cabin and reconstruct and designate a user created trail from an existing trailhead to the cabin.
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - sec. 34, T2S R75W, 6th PM, Grand County, CO. North side of 1st Creek drainage approximately 1/2 mile west of US Hwy. 40.
Intrawest/Winter Park Operations Corp. Distributed Antenna System
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Deanna Bartlett
970-887-4122
dkbartlett@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue an authorization to Intrawest/Winter Park Operations Corp. to install, operate and maintain a distributed antenna system to enhance cellualar coverage at Snoasis and Lunch Rock buildings at Winter Park Resort.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=42852
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Winter Park Resort.
Kauffman Creek Vegetation Management Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Completed  Actual: 03/22/2019  07/2019 Kevin McLaughlin
970-887-4107
kevinmclaughlin@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to salvage approximately 1,600 acres of standing dead lodgepole pine trees, which are a result of widespread mountain pine beetle.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53566
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - Sections 19, 20, 28-32, T4N R77W, and Sections 24, 25, 26, 35 and 36,T4N R78W, 6th PM, Grand County, Colorado. Sulphur Ranger District of the Arapaho National Forest in Grand County, Colorado, approximately 10 miles northwest of Granby, Colorado.
Meadow Creek Recreation Enhancement and Watershed Improvement Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/15/2016
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 06/2019 
Expected:07/2020
 
08/2020 Eric Schroder
303-541-2538
eschroder@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service is looking to improve watershed condition and recreation opportunities in the Meadow Creek Reservoir area, which is part of the Arapaho National Recreation Area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=50666
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Meadow Creek Reservoir Area, Tabernash, CO in Grand County.
Mountain Parks Electric, Inc. Willow Creek Line Rebuild
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/14/2018 
Expected:04/2019
 
09/2019 Deanna Bartlett
970-887-4122
dkbartlett@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue an authorization to replace the existing Willow Creek overhead power line with a new overhead line in approximately the same alignment where it crosses National Forest System lands, west of Hwy. 40, south of CR40.
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The Willow Creek line begins at an existing pole on an existing north/south power line on the west side of Hwy. 40 and runs east on the south side of CR40 across NFS lands for approximately 1,850 ft.
Strawberry Vegetation Management Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2019 
Expected:09/2019  07/2021 Gary Wooldridge
970-887-4112
gwooldridge@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to salvage approximately 1,707 acres of standing dead lodgepole pine trees, which are a result of widespread mountain pine beetle.
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - sec. 32, T2N R75W; secs. 5-8, 17-20, 29, 30 & 32, T1N R75. Within the Tabernash Geographical Area from the Forest Plan. BLM is located on west side of sale area; GCR 84 and NFSR 850.1 are located on the east side of sale area; approx. 3.5 mi. NE of Tabernash.
Sulphur Timber Stand Improvement Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Kevin McLaughlin
970-887-4107
kevinmclaughlin@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to implement 4325 acres of vegetation improvement activities. The proposal will address improving forest health while maintaining and improving vegetation conditions that are suitable for Canada lynx habitat.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=51029
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Sulphur Ranger District.
Three Lakes Water and Sanitation District
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Deanna Bartlett
970-887-4122
dkbartlett@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a special use authorization to replace an expiring authorization for an existing sewage collection system.
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. Arapaho National Recreation Area.
Upper Williams Fork Cutthroat Trout Reclamation
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2019 
Expected:06/2020  07/2020 Rick Henderson
970-870-2219
rhenderson01@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to authorize Denver Water to construct fish barriers on McQueary, Bobtail and Steelman Creeks in the upper Williams Fork to protect green lineage cutthroat trout.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=54657
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Upper Williams Fork.
Vasquez, Cabin and Trail Creeks Passage Projects.
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/08/2018 
Expected:04/2019
 
07/2019 Rick Henderson
970-870-2219
rhenderson01@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to authorize Denver Water to replace 2 undersized culverts on Vasquez Creek and 1 on Cabin Creek with aquatic organism passage structures, and remove a flume on Cabin Creek and install a v-notch weir on Trail Creek.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=54656
Location: UNIT - Sulphur Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Sulphur Ranger District on Vasquez, Cabin and Trail Creeks.
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