Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2017 to 12/31/2017
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  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
Colorado Mountain School
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2018 
Expected:07/2018  07/2018 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.
Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Overnight Visitor Use Management Plan
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Special area management  In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 06/29/2017 
Expected:10/2017
 
05/2018 Erin Carey
970-404-3163
ebcarey@fs.fed.us 
Description: In response to ongoing resource issues and in conformance with the 2002 Forest Plan, the Visitor Use Management Plan addresses implementation strategies to allocate numbers of overnight groups based on the wilderness areas visitor carrying capacity.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=49388
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Aspen Ranger District, West Zone/Sopris Ranger District, Gunnison Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison, Pitkin. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Maroon Bells Snowmass Wilderness, Colorado.
Xcel Energy Line Capacity Project - Ute Rife to Collbran Line 3014
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/04/2016 
Expected:09/2017
 
09/2017 Jonathan Hare
970-250-9966
jhare@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to maintain grid reliability by replacing five overhead electric transmission structures and the installation of two new mid-span structures along PSCo line 3014, a 138 kV transmission line linking the Ute Rifle and Collbran Substations.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=50629
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District, West Zone/Rifle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mesa. LEGAL - Secs. 27, 28, 31, 32, and 33, T8S-R92W, 6thPM, Mesa County, Colorado. The Ute Rifle to Collbran Transmission line runs along Silt/Collbran road south of Silt, Colorado.
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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
CDOT I-70 Avalanche Control Structures
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/21/2017 
Expected:10/2017
 
06/2018 Paul Semmer
970-262-3448
psemmer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction, operation and maintenance of remote-controlled avalanche mitigation system along I-70 near the west portal of the Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnel; includes 14 exploders, concrete foundation pads, and associated equipment.
Location: UNIT - White River National Forest All Units. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - SE1/4 and SW1/4 Section 19 and NE1/4 Section 30, T4S, R76W, 6th P.M., Summit County, CO. Loop Road, Whistler and Batch Plant avalanche paths upslope of I-70 near the west portal of the Eisenhower/Johnson Memorial Tunnel.
DAISY G. POOLE MINING CLAIM ACCESS ROAD
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/06/2017  07/2017 Paul Semmer
970-262-3448
psemmer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special use authorization for use, occupancy, and maintenance of an existing two-track road, approximately 2,100 feet long and 10 feet wide, to access the private property on the Philadelphia Mill Site (MS#18600B) and Daisy G. Poole mining claims.
Location: UNIT - White River National Forest All Units. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - SW1/4 Sec 24, T5S, R76W, 6th P.M., Summit County, CO. South side of Peru Creek drainage about 1 mile east of Montezuma Road.
Issue FRTA Easement to the City of Glenwood Springs for expansion of School Street
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed
This project has changed to a CE that does not require a written decision document and will be removed from the SOPA. 
  06/2017 Carole Huey
970-945-3219
clhuey@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Glenwood Springs School District is building and expanding their Elementary School. A small corner of the White River National Forest' Fleet Shop parcel is needed to provided safe access to the school using a Federal Roads & Trail Act easement.
Location: UNIT - White River National Forest All Units. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield. LEGAL - Lot 4, Section 9 T6S R89W, 6th P.M. Garfield County. 11th and School Street, Glenwood Springs CO 81601.
Redevelopment of Elephant Mountain Communication Site
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/29/2017 
Expected:10/2017
 
10/2017 Carole Huey
970-945-3219
clhuey@fs.fed.us 
Description: The building and towers currently located at the site are beyond their useful life and are in a state of disrepair, and will be replaced. The Existing six - 40 ft towers will be replaced with two 40 ft towers, and additional solar panels.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=52011
Location: UNIT - White River National Forest All Units. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Pitkin. LEGAL - Section 33, T. 9S, R. 88W., 6th P.M. - 39 degrees 14'20"N, 107 degrees 13'07" W, 8,618'. Elephant Mountain is located approximately 10 miles south of Carbondale in Pitkin County, Colorado.
St. Paul Mining Claim Access Road
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/23/2015 
Expected:11/2017
 
09/2018 Paul Semmer
970-262-3448
psemmer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special use authorization for use, occupancy, construction and maintenance of a private driveway to access private property on the St Paul Lode mining claim (MS# 8884) in the Golden Horseshoe Area east of Breckenridge, CO.
Location: UNIT - White River National Forest All Units. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - NE1/4 Section 33, Township 6 South, Range 77 West of the 6th P.M., Summit County, CO. Golden Horseshoe Area east of the Town of Breckenridge, north of French Gulch Road, south of Prospect Hill Road and east of Rich Gulch.
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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
Berlaimont Estates Road Improvement Project
EIS

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management
- Road management 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 09/23/2016
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2017 
Expected:04/2018
 
05/2018 Matthew Klein
941-400-4452
matthewklein@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Proposed Action would authorize Berlaimont to improve those existing segments of NFSR 774 and 780 as they lead up to the southeastern corner of the Berlaimont property from local public roads in Edwards.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=50041
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District, East Zone/Eagle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. LEGAL - The project is within Sections 20, 29, 32, and 33 of Township 4 South, Range 82 West, 6th Principal Meridian, Eagle County, Colorado. Located north of Interstate 70 in the vicinity of Edwards, Colorado. accessed by National Forest System Roads (NFSR) 774 and 780.
Camp Hale Restoration and Enhancement Project
EIS

           *UPDATED*
- Watershed management  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 03/16/2015
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 03/2018 
Expected:08/2018
 
06/2019 Matthew Grove
970-827-5166
magrove@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose of action is to improve aquatic, riparian, and wetland conditions in and along the Eagle River, maintain or improve recreation opportunities and facilities, and conserve historic values in the Camp Hale area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=46121
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District, East Zone/Eagle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. LEGAL - Township 7S, Range 80W, Sect. 3, 4, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27. The project area is located in the Camp Hale area, south of Red Cliff, and north of Tennessee Pass.
Golden Peak Improvements 2016
EIS

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 03/30/2017
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2018 
Expected:05/2018
 
06/2018 Max Forgensi
1-970-309-4861
mforgensi@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposal focuses on improving racing/training terrain on Golden Peak at Vail, which is based on concepts included in the 2007 Master Development Plan (MDP) Update and which was site-specifically analyzed in the 2009 Final EIS.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=47937
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District, East Zone/Eagle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Golden Peak. The area encompasses the easternmost boundary along the front side of the Vail ski area's special use administrative boundary.
Hanging Lake Area Management Plan
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/22/2017
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 10/2017 
Expected:01/2018
 
01/2018 Paula Peterson
970-827-5159
pkpeterson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Design and implement a management plan for the Hanging Lake Area (parking area, trails, lake, and Spouting Rock) to protect and preserve the unique and fragile natural resources at the Hanging Lake Area sustaining a high quality visitor experience.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=50479
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District, East Zone/Eagle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Hanging Lake Trail accessed from I-70 through Glenwood Canyon via exit #125. The area included in this analysis involves the parking area, Hanging Lake Trail, Deadhorse Creek, the Lake & Spouting Rock.
Public Service Company of Colorado (PSCo) - Reissuance of Transmission Lines
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Carole Huey
970-945-3219
clhuey@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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=40993
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. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Various locations on the White River.
Upper Fryingpan Vegetation Management Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 10/06/2016 
Expected:01/2018
 
06/2018 Brett Crary
970-328-5899
bcrary@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to implement approx. 1,964 acres of vegetation management activities on NFS lands located in Eagle and Pitkin Counties, Colorado. Potential treatment areas have been identified within the upper Fryingpan watershed.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=50171
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Aspen Ranger District, West Zone/Sopris Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle, Pitkin. LEGAL - Portions of sections 17, 20, 21, 27, 28, 29, 31, 32, 33, 34; T 7S, R 83W Portions of sections 30, 31; T 8S, R 82W Portions of sections 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 23, 24, 25, 26; T 3S, R 91W. The area is roughly bound by Jakeman and Miller creeks on the west, Crooked Creek Pass on the north, the Holy Cross Wilderness on the east and the Frying Pan River to the south.
Xcel Transmission Tower Vegetation Management Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Fuels management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Doug Leyva
715-276-6333
dleyva@fs.fed.us 
Description: Vegetation/fuel profile management within 150 ft of all electric transmission towers on the Forest to decrease risk of critical damage to electric line support structures due to wildfire. Hand felling of live and dead trees to 30-40% canopy cover.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=48834
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Aspen Ranger District, East Zone/Dillon Ranger District, East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District, West Zone/Sopris Ranger District, East Zone/Eagle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle, Pitkin, Summit. LEGAL - Not Applicable. outside of the existing powerline right-of-way and within 150 ft of any electric power transmission tower. There are approximately 754 towers, with a total project area of approximately 1,224 acres.
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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
2017 Dillon Ranger District Trails Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2017 
Expected:12/2017  08/2018 Cynthia Ebbert
970-262-3458
cebbert@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposal is to improve trail conditions on the Dillon Ranger District through reconstruction of the Hippo Trail and creation of a new connector trail in the Salt Lick Trail System
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=52061
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - Not Applicable. White River National Forest, Dillon Ranger District, Hippo and Salt Lick trail systems.
American Tower- East Dillon Communications Site
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=41657
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.
Erie West Mills Site (MS # 267) Access Road
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/12/2017 
Expected:10/2017
 
10/2017 Paul Semmer
970-262-3448
psemmer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special use authorization for use, occupancy, construction and maintenance of a private driveway to access private property on the Erie West Mill Site (MS# 267) in the Deer Creek drainage south of the town of Montezuma, CO.
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - NW1/4 Section 2 Township 6 South, Range 76West of the 6th P.M., Summit County, CO. Private drive east of Deer Creek Road (FDR5.1), approximately 2 miles south of the Town of Montezuma.
Fremont Pass Recreation Path Extension
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 03/31/2016 
Expected:12/2017
 
05/2018 Samuel Massman
970-827-5162
smassman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to extend the paved recreation path south from Copper Mountain approximately three miles south towards Fremont Pass parallel to State Highway 91. The path would be maintained and operated by Summit County under a special use permit.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=49071
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Copper Mountain Ski Area Far East Parking Lot and runs south along Ten Mile Creek and State Highway 91 approx. 3 miles to just south of Graveline Gulch where Highway 91 widens from two to three lanes.
Green Mtn Reservoir- Shoreline Erosion Control - Temp Permit
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/23/2017 
Expected:10/2017
 
10/2017 Paul Semmer
970-262-3448
psemmer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of temporary special use permit for placement of rip-rap and slope stabilization for 200 feet of shoreline on the west side of Green Mountain Reservoir.
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - SE4 SEC14, T2S, R80W, 6TH PM, SUMMIT COUNTY, CO. Federal lands adjacent to 0083 Happy Landing Drive, Green Mountain. Trespass and encroachment structures on National Forest land in Illinois Gulch located east of the town of Brecken.
Lancaster Mine CERCLA Removal Action
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 06/01/2016  06/2016 Olivia Garcia
970-945-3220
ogarcia@fs.fed.us 
Description: The FS & the CO DOR, Mining, & Safety will be conducting final restoration work on the Lancaster Mine. Prior work has confirmed the presence of elevated lead & arsenic in the mine waste and zinc & lead in surface water below the mine.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=43594
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - T5S, R76W, Sections 25 & 26. Less than 1/2 mile due north from the Town of Montezuma.
Lower Snake WUI Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Fuels management  Completed  Actual: 06/30/2017  07/2017 Shelby Limberis
970-827-5161
slimberis@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Dillon Ranger District proposes to implement approx. 857 acres of vegetation management and fuel reduction activities that reduces the extent of and increases resilience to current and potential insect and disease infestations.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=46192
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - Portions of sections 7, 18, 21, 22, 30 and 31; Township 5 South, Range 76 West Portions of sections 13-16, 23-26, 29-32 and 36; Township 5 South, Range 77 West Portions of sections 6-10, 16 and 17;. In Summit County, CO, near the town of Keystone. In the Frey Gulch area, in Keystone Gulch, along the Montezuma rd, and on Tenderfoot Mtn and Swan Mtn Rd. formerly "Keystone Forest Health and Fuels".
Porcupine Lode MS No. 4714A Access Road
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/13/2017  07/2017 Paul Semmer
970-262-3448
psemmer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a special use authorization for use, occupancy, and maintenance of an existing road to access the private property on the Manilla Lode (MS No. 16359) and Porcupine Lode (MS No. 4714A).
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - Sec 26, T5S, R76W, 6th P.M., Summit County, CO. The existing road is a spur off of Montezuma Road and has been in existence for over 100 years and has been used continuously for the last 50 years.
Shadow Creek Ranch - Smith Ditch No. 2
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/31/2013 
Expected:11/2017
 
11/2017 Paul Semmer
970-262-3448
psemmer@fs.fed.us 
Description: New authorization for operating and maintaining an existing irrigation ditch (Smith Ditch No. 2) that was previously authorized and expired in 1980. the ditch diverts water from Deep Creek to the Shadow Creek Ranch.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=43306
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - Sections 7 & 18, T2S, R80W and Sections 13 & 24, T2S, R81W, 6th P.M. immediately west and adjacent to Shadow Creek Ranch.
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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

           *UPDATED*
- Land ownership management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Carole Huey
970-945-3219
clhuey@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.
EagleVail Trail Extension Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/20/2017 
Expected:10/2017
 
07/2018 Paula Peterson
970-827-5159
pkpeterson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger District, WRNF is seeking comments on the proposed construction of a non-motorized trail. The proposed action aims to create a more sustainable trail system, enhance visitor opportunities, and improve trail connectivy.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=52056
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Eagle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The project would connect the Stone Creek Trail #2349 to the Meadow Mountain Trail #2124 along with other minor trail reroute adjustments in the vicinity of the project.
Hardscrabble Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 04/25/2016 
Expected:01/2018
 
02/2018 Shelby Limberis
970-827-5161
slimberis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Eagle/Holy Cross RD is proposing to implement approx. 1682 acres of vegetation management activities in the Hardscrabble area. Potential treatments include clearcuts, pre-commercial thinning, patch clearcuts, salvage and overstory removal.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=41673
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Eagle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. LEGAL - Sections 3-11, 15-17, 20-23, 26 and 27, T6S, R84W; Sections 1, 2 and 12, T6S, R85W; Section 6, T7S, R85W and Section 11, T7S, R85W. Two geographic locations have been identified south of Eagle; Hardscrabble Mtn and adjacent to the town of Fulford.
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White River National Forest,   East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R2 - Rocky Mountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Beaver Creek Resort - McCoy Park Terrain Development and Multi-Season Recreation Projects
EIS

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 12/2017 
Expected:11/2018  06/2019 Max Forgensi
970-309-4861
mforgensi@fs.fed.us 
Description: McCoy Park improvements consist of various lift, terrain, snowmaking and operational developments. Multi-season recreation projects include but are not limited to: a mountain coaster, new summer trails, canopy tour zipline, and facilities for kids.
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. LEGAL - Located within the Beaver Creek Resort Special Use Permit Boundary T5S R82W Sections 23, 26 & T5S R81W Section 30. Within the Beaver Creek Resort Special Use Permit Boundary.
FY18 Eagle Holy Cross RD Outfitter Guide Permit Reissuance
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/01/2017 
Expected:11/2017
 
11/2017 Sara Miller
9708275154
saramiller2@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service is considering reissuing eight expiring outfitter/guide priority permits, extending one probationary two year priority use permit, and renewing one priority use permit.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=52271
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Permits also include off- district use in Chaffee and Lake County on the Pike/San Isabel National Forest (Leadville and Salida Ranger Districts) and in Summit County on the Dillon Ranger District.
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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
Issue a Permit to the City of Aspen for expansion of a Bike Path
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 04/20/2017  06/2017 Carole Huey
970-945-3219
clhuey@fs.fed.us 
Description: The City of Aspen would like to widen the existing bike path (to eight feet in width) on Hallam St. This would set back the path a bit further away from Hwy 82, thus making it safer for pedestrians and bicyclists.
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Aspen Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Pitkin. LEGAL - Section 12, T10S R85 W, 6th Principal Meridian, Pitkin County, CO. Hallam Street (between Blocks 8 and 9), Aspen CO.
Washington Carver LLC and Jason Gregg - Land Access Permits on Richmond Ridge
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Road management  Completed  Actual: 09/16/2015  10/2015 James Kirschvink
970-404-3153
jkirschvink@fs.fed.us 
Description: Winter Snowmobile access to the Washington Parcel USMS #5964, and the Iron Silver Placer USMS #5963; Cross-country construction access to the Washington Parcel with no permanent road construction, and summer road access to the Iron Silver Parcel
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Aspen Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Pitkin. LEGAL - N1/2 Sec. 30, NE1/4 Sec. 31, T.10S, R.84W, 6th PM, Pitkin County, CO. These Parcels are 1/4 mile south of the top of the Aspen Mountain Gondola on Richmond Ridge.
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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
David Saleh and Moeller Creek, LLC road use authorization
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 04/20/2017  04/2017 Richard Haskins
970-625-6843
rhaskins@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize use of an existing road crossing National Forest Lands to access private properties owned by Moeller Creek, LLC and David Saleh.
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Blanco Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Rio Blanco. LEGAL - Township 1 North, Range 90 West, Section 17 and 19, 6th P.M. approximately 21 miles east of Meeker, Colorado.
North Elk Creek Fish Barrier Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 07/26/2017  08/2017 Robert Ramey
970-625-6849
rramey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to construct a permanent barrier to upstream fish passage on the mainstem of North Elk Creek, on Forest Service land.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=51028
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Blanco Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Rio Blanco. LEGAL - T2S R92W S13. About 15 miles east of Meeker, Colorado, off of County Road 8, via North Elk Creek Road (FS 2-54.1), through Elk Creek Ranch and what this document will refer to as the Balcomb inholding.
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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
Battlement Reservoir #1 Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/23/2016 
Expected:10/2017
 
10/2017 Robert Ramey
970-6245-6849
rramey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to mitigate water loss through sinkholes identified within Battlement Reservoir #1 and maintain Colorado River cutthroat trout habitat. Would be implemented in a partnership with CPW in the fall when water levels are low.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=50089
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Rifle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield. LEGAL - Garfield County, Colorado, in T8S R95W S12, T8S R94W S7. Location is approximately 5 miles south-southwest of Battlement Mesa, Colorado and is accessible via FR 847 or the Battlement Trail. Location is approximately 5 miles south-southwest of Battlement Mesa, Colorado and is accessible via FR 847 or the Battlement Trail in Garfield County.
Lava Boulder Creek Exploratory Well
EA
- Minerals and Geology  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jason Gross
970-876-9046
jrgross@fs.fed.us 
Description: Antero Resources is requesting to construct one well pad and to drill up to four wells on Federal lease #COC-66708. On Hold awaiting BLM leasing decision.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?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.
Rifle Creek Grazing Allotment Analysis
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Grazing management  Completed  Actual: 08/21/2017  08/2017 Lydia LaBelle de Rios
970-625-2371
llabellederios@fs.fed.us 
Description: This analysis is to determine whether to continue permitting livestock grazing on all, none, or some portion of the Rifle Creek Grazing Allotment. If authorized, grazing would be managed in a manner that maintains or moves towards desired conditions.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=47452
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Rifle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield. LEGAL - T 3 S, R 94 W, and R 93 W. The Rifle grazing allotment is N of the Rifle Ranger District and the Rifle gap State park, off of Buford New Castle Road, going W toward Coulter Mesa.
Teepee Park Ranch Project Environmental Analysis
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 07/31/2017 
Expected:10/2017
 
11/2017 Jason Gross
970-876-9046
jrgross@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to allow CPX to construct an approx. 0.75-mile-long access road, continue commercial use of FS 824 between CPX' privately owned parcels, construct approx.. 1.55 miles of underground pipelines, & make improvements to Beaver Creek Trailhead.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=49924
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Rifle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield. LEGAL - Township 7 South, Range 94 West, Sections 24 and 25. FS 824 between CPX%u2019s noncontiguous, privately owned parcels of land in Township 7 South, Range 94 West, Sections 24 and 25.
Travel Mgmt Plan Rev BNC Corridor Cliff/Meadow Lake, Mansfield/Clark Point and Clinetop Cow Camp
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Road management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Karla Mobley
970-876-9066
kkmobley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Provide access from campsites to the BNC motorized trail system. Provide access to Clark Ridge by allowing mixed motorized use on a sect. of BNC road. Correct designations and mapping errors providing motorized and non-motorized trail opportunities
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?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 Corridor, Clark Ridge, Lake Park, Homestead, Cliff/Meadow Lake, Mansfield/Clark Point and Clinetop Cow Camp areas located approximately 12 to 17 miles north and NW of New Castle.
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White River National Forest,   West Zone/Sopris Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R2 - Rocky Mountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bowles Ditch and Pipeline Authorization
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A James Kirschvink
970-404-3153
jkirschvink@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of expired SU Permit for a spring development and pipeline approx. 1300 feet long. Also for a ditch for supplying water to fish ponds on private lands that is approx. 200 feet long. The permit will continuee to have a 10 foot wide use area
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=32474
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Sopris Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Pitkin. LEGAL - Sections 20 & 21, T8S, R83W,6PM. Fryingpan road.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Kelly Springs Pipeline
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Watershed management
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2018 
Expected:05/2018  06/2018 Michael Braudis
970-404-3153
mbraudis@fs.fed.us 
Description: CPW is planning to abandon a portion of an irrigation ditch and put the water into a 3070' pipeline. The pipeline will be under an existing road. The water will be used to irrigate a pasture for enhancing deer and elk habitat.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=51904
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Sopris Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. LEGAL - S1/2 Sec.31, T.7S, R.86W, 6th PM, Eagle County, Colorado. This pipeline project is located adjacent to the Basalt State Wildlife Area, just north of Basalt, Colorado.
County Line Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2017 
Expected:08/2018  09/2018 Shelby Limberis
970-827-5161
slimberis@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Aspen-Sopris Ranger District is proposing approximately 1600 acres of vegetation treatments along FSR 300. Additional projects identified in the area include recreation management enhancements and prescribed fire.
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Sopris Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield, Mesa, Pitkin. LEGAL - Sec. 19,30-32, T7S R89W; Sec. 24, T7S R90W; Sec. 6,7, T8S R89W; Sec. 1,11,12, T8S R90W, Garfield Co; Sec. 18, T8S R89W; Sec. 13-15,22-24,26,27, T8S R90W, Pitkin Co; Sec. 15,21,22, T8S, R90W, Mesa Co. Project is located in the vicinity of FSR 300 between Four-mile Park and Baylor Park.
Crooked Creek Barrier Modification and Cutthroat Restoration
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 08/21/2017  08/2017 Robert Ramey
970-878-6012
rramey@fs.fed.us 
Description: The USFS and CPW are proposing a cutthroat restoration project on Crooked and Little Lime Creeks. Actions include construction of fish barrier(s), removing whirling disease infected trout, and reintroducing native trout.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=49656
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Sopris Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. LEGAL - T7S R83W S10,11,14-17,19-22,28. Approx. 6.5 NNE of Thomasville. From the headwaters of Little Lime and Crooked Creeks to Crooked Creek Reservoir & downstream on Little Lime Creek to within 1/4 mile of its confluence with Lime Creek.
Crystal River Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Fuels Reduction Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2017 
Expected:03/2018  05/2018 James Genung
970-404-3150
jgenung@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to use mechanical treatment to reduce hazardous fuel loadings in the wildland urban interface.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=51886
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Sopris Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison, Pitkin. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The project area is located in the Crystal River Valley in Pitkin and Gunnison Counties on the White River National Forest.
El Jebel Administrative Sites, Upper and Lower Parcels, Conveyance Project
EIS

           *UPDATED*
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 12/07/2016
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2018 
Expected:07/2018
 
08/2018 Carole Huey
970-945-3219
clhuey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to sell two adjacent parcels of land (approx. 40 acres and 30 acres in size), and the associated water rights and mineral estate in El Jebel, Colo. pursuant to the Forest Service Facilities Realignment and Enhancement Act of 2015.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=50663
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Sopris Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. LEGAL - Sixth Principal Meridian T. 8 S., R. 87 W. N1/2 of Sec. 3, NE1/4 NE1/4 of Sec. 4. The Lower Parcel is approximately 40 acres and is predominantly riparian in nature and the Upper Parcel is approximately 30 acres and consists of three residences, one mobile home pad, horse pastures.
Hubbard Cave entry gate
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
Completed  Actual: 06/27/2017  07/2017 Philip Nyland
970-963-2266
pnyland@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to protect the cave and bat colony that uses the cave from White Nose Syndrome and human disturbances by installing a combination of bat-friendly grates and gates at the three entrances of Hubbard (Hubbard's) Cave. Gates allow human entry.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=49989
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Sopris Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield. LEGAL - T6 R88 Sec 4, NW1/4. Hubbard Cave is located approximately 6 miles east of Glenwood Springs, Colorado, on the south rim of Glenwood Canyon, Garfield County, off Forest System Road 535.
Roaring Fork Conservancy - Crystal River Stream Gage at Nettle Creek
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 04/17/2017  04/2017 James Kirschvink
970-963-2266 x 3118
jkirschvink@fs.fed.us 
Description: Roaring Fork Conservancy wishes to place a stream gage on the Nettle Creek Bridge for the purpose of monitoring water flows on the Crystal River. No disturbance is necessary. Data will be available to the pubic on state web sites.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=51202
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Sopris Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Pitkin. LEGAL - NW 1/4 Sec.10, T9S, R88W, 6th PM, Pitkin County, CO. The Nettle Creek Bridge is owned by the Town of Carbondale, and is on NFSL. It is located approximately 8 miles south of Carbondale on CSH133 in Pitkin County, CO.
Seven Castles Creek Road Association, Inc. - Road authorization
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management
- Road management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A James Kirschvink
970-404-3153
jkirschvink@fs.fed.us 
Description: Seven Castles Creek Road Association, Inc. is seeking authorization of an existing road servicing a small subdivision near mile marker 4 and north of the Frying Pan Road. A small portion, approximately 400ft is on National Forest System lands.
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Sopris Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. LEGAL - SW1/4 Sec.2, T.8S. R.86W., 6th PM, Eagle County, Colorado. The road is at mm 4 on the Frying Pan Road, east of Basalt, Colorado. National Forest System lands begins approximately 150ft from the edge of the highway, and runs approximately 400ft to State land.
Sunlight Peak User's Association - Road Permit
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 12/19/2016  01/2017 James Kirschvink
970-404-3153
jkirschvink@fs.fed.us 
Description: Permit authorizing general maintenance and road improvements on FSR 318 & FSR 318.1N
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Sopris Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield. LEGAL - Portions of Sections: 19,30,31,32, T.7S., R.89W, 6th PM, Garfield County, Colorado. Sunlight Peak is approximately 10 miles SSW from Glenwood Springs, CO and is accessed by the Four-Mile Road (Garfield CR 117) and Forest Service Road 300.
Town of Carbondale, Colorado: Nettle Creek Water Treatment Facility Permit Reissuance
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A James Kirschvink
970-404-3153
jkirschvink@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issuance of expired special use permit SOP 109501 to the Town of Carbondale, Colorado for use of its water treatment facility and associated spring boxes, pipelines, buildings, tanks and other structures. Expired BLM easement C-0108815 is included
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=51838
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Sopris Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Pitkin. LEGAL - Portions of Sec.10, T.9S, R.88W, 6th PM, Pitkin County, CO. The Nettle Creek Water Treatment Facility is on NFSL., and is accessed from Nettle Creek Road located approximately 8 miles south of Carbondale on CSH133.
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