Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2019 to 03/31/2019
White River National Forest

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.
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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/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/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
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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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
White River Forest Health and Fuels Management Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/18/2018 
Expected:02/2019
 
06/2019 Shelby Limberis
970-827-5161
slimberis@fs.fed.us 
Description: White River National Forest proposes to perform density reduction treatments in over-crowded regenerating stands of trees. Treatments would reduce the number of trees per acre to improve overall stand health.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55257
Location: UNIT - White River National Forest All Units. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle, Garfield, Mesa, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt, Summit. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Project activities include all Ranger Districts on the White River National Forest.
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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 Communication site reissuances
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 11/05/2018  11/2018 Michael Braudis
970-404-3153
mbraudis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reauthorization of 7 existing communication site leases on Sunlight Peak, Upper Red Mountain, and Aspen Mountain.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53905
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Aspen Ranger District, West Zone/Sopris Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield, Pitkin. LEGAL - T. 10 S., R. 84 W., Section 30 Aspen Mountain; T. 9 S., R. 84 W., Section 31 Upper Red Mtn Aspen, CO; Pitkin County, CO and T. 7 S., R. 89 W., Section 19 Sunlight Peak, Garfield County, CO. Sunlight Peak, Upper Red Mountain, Aspen Mountain.
Aspen-Sopris Outfitter and Guide Permit Reissuances
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/26/2018 
Expected:10/2018
 
10/2018 Kelly Wood
970-404-3174
kellylwood@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special Use Permit Reissuance for Thirteen Outfitter and Guide Priority Use Permits on the Aspen-Sopris Ranger District
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=54225
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Aspen Ranger District, West Zone/Sopris Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle, Garfield, Gunnison, Pitkin. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Aspen-Sopris Ranger District: Pitkin, Garfield, Gunnison and Eagle Counties; City of Aspen, Town of Basalt, Town of Carbondale, Redstone, Marble .
Berlaimont Estates Road Improvement Project
EIS
- Special use management
- Road management 
In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/26/2018
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 10/2018 
Expected:01/2019
 
02/2019 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.
Blanco Ranger District Five Year Recreation Event Special Use Permit Issuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/22/2018 
Expected:06/2018
 
06/2018 Hillary Santana
970-945-3202
hsantana@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of five year recreation event permits to authorize 2 recreation events to operate on the Blanco Ranger District. Events have been authorized in prior years under temporary permits. Events are ATV and snowmobile rides.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53251
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Blanco Ranger District, West Zone/Rifle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield, Rio Blanco. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Events will occur within the Blanco and Rifle Ranger Districts (see individual event maps).
Camp Hale Restoration and Enhancement Project
EIS

           *UPDATED*
- Watershed management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Aaron Mayville
970-827-5152
awmayville@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:
Objection Period Legal Notice 11/09/2018 
Expected:01/2019
 
01/2019 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  Completed  Actual: 08/30/2018  05/2019 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.
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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
Arapahoe Basin Trails and Via Ferrata
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 12/07/2018  07/2019 Samuel Massman
970-827-5162
smassman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project includes approximately 9 miles of summer hike/bike trails and two via ferratas. All of the proposed projects are located within Arapahoe Basin's existing special use permit and operational boundary.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=54841
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Arapahoe Basin Ski Area.
Arctic Placer Trail Realignment & Construction
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/30/2018 
Expected:07/2018
 
07/2019 Cynthia Ebbert
970-262-3458
cebbert@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose of this project is to improve the condition of the Arctic Placer Trail through realignment and construction. The existing trail is very steep, travels straight up the hillside, and is causing soil erosion during spring run.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53754
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - Not Applicable. West of Silverthorne in the Mesa Cortina Area.
Broken Wheel Trail Realignment & Construction
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/30/2018 
Expected:07/2018
 
07/2019 Cynthia Ebbert
970-262-3458
cebbert@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose of this project is to improve the condition of the Broken Wheel Trail through realignment and construction. The existing trail is very steep, travels straight up the hillside, and is causing soil erosion during spring run.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53753
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - Not Applicable. West of Breckenridge.
Copper Mountain Snowmaking and Summer Uses
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 11/09/2018 
Expected:05/2019
 
06/2019 Samuel Massman
970-262-3484
smassman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installation of additional snowmaking, mountain biking and hiking trails, camping activity, and access road extension at Copper Mountain Resort.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=54909
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Copper Mountain Resort.
Green Mtn Reservoir- Shoreline Erosion Control - Temp Permit
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 09/14/2017  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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=51480
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.
Groovi Uvi Trail Improvements
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/27/2018 
Expected:07/2018
 
08/2018 Cynthia Ebbert
970-262-3458
cebbert@fs.fed.us 
Description: 1. Realign a segment of the trail to remove it from a wet area. 2. Extend the trail by 1 mi through adopting an existing social trail. 3. Decommission trail #316W.1B (1.1 mi)which was identified in the Travel Management Plan to be decommissioned.
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Soda Creek drainage near Summit Cove .
Indiana Creek Aquatic Organism Passage and Road Decommissioning
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2018 
Expected:07/2018  08/2018 Matthew Grove
970-827-5166
magrove@fs.fed.us 
Description: To create an Aquatic Organism Passage at the open water ford at the intersection of Indiana Creek and Pennsylvania Creek Rd. The 2nd objective is to decommission a 1.3 mi segment of a non-system FS road that is causing sediment and bank instability.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53755
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Indiana Creek Drainage - SE of Breckenridge.
Meadow Creek Trail Realignment & Construction
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/30/2018 
Expected:07/2018
 
07/2019 Cynthia Ebbert
970-262-3458
cebbert@fs.fed.us 
Description: The trail would be realigned to a more sustainable grade. Modern trail design standards would be incorporated including sustainable grades, grade reversals, and out sloping of the tread. The trail tread will be constructed to a 18-24 inch width.
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Northwest of Frisco adjacent to Eagles Nest Wilderness Area.
Miners Creek Trail Reconstruction (FDT#38)
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/30/2018 
Expected:07/2018
 
07/2019 Cynthia Ebbert
970-262-3458
cebbert@fs.fed.us 
Description: To improve the condition of the Miners Creek trail through the realignment of three segments where the trail is very steep and goes up the fall line. Trail reconstruction will be accomplished through hand crew and/or motorized construction.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53747
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - Not Applicable. South of Frisco and North of Breckenridge Ski Resort, between Highway 9 and Interstate 70.
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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
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 11/20/2018  12/2018 Max Forgensi
970-309-4861
mforgensi@fs.fed.us 
Description: The McCoy Park proposal consists of various lift, terrain, snowmaking and operational developments. These improvements will provide for lift served skiing servicing beginner and low-intermediate terrain separated from advanced-level terrain.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=52650
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.
CDOT Hwy 24 geo-monitoring instruments
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/27/2018 
Expected:06/2018
 
08/2018 Matthew Klein
(970) 827-5182 / 5715
matthewklein@fs.fed.us 
Description: CDOT proposes to install three subsurface inclinometers and monitoring wells all within a 0.75-acre footprint located adjacent to U.S. Highway 24 north of Minturn. Monitoring equipment will be by foot one to two times per month for up to one year.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53594
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Just north of Minturn and south of Interstate 70, Eagle County.
Eagle/Holy Cross Trail Reroutes
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/27/2018 
Expected:05/2018
 
07/2018 Michael Beach
970-827-5162
mjbeach@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to re-route portions of these trails are steeper than FS trail standards direct. The proposed action would lessen the trail grade and include more sustainable trail design
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53599
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. LEGAL - Not Applicable. 1)Bighorn Trail, 2) North Trail, and 3) Pitkin Trail %u2013all in Vail, Eagle County, Colorado.
FY18 Eagle Holy Cross RD Outfitter Guide Permit Reissuance
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/03/2017  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.
Muddy Pass/Sheephorn Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 11/01/2018 
Expected:04/2019
 
06/2019 Brett Crary
970-328-5899
bcrary@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Muddy Pass/Sheephorn Project, located on the Holy Cross Ranger District, is proposing a variety of management activities designed to benefit multiple resources, including forest vegetation, fisheries, range, transportation, fuels, and wildlife.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53148
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Project is bound to the north by the Colorado River, to the east by Elliot's Ridge and the Eagle's Nest Wilderness, to the south by Interstate 70, and to the west by Colorado Highway 131.
Shrine Pass Road Sheep Shipping Corrals
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/27/2018 
Expected:01/2019
 
01/2019 Jessica Crawford
970-328-5869
jessicacrawford@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to build permanent sheep shipping corrals easily accessible by semi in the Shrine Pass area in order to spatially separate fall gathering and shipping operations from fall recreation demands at the very busy Shrine Pass Trailhead.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53598
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle, Summit. LEGAL - T6S R79W Sec 9. Area is adjacent to the junction of FSR 709.1A and the Shrine Pass Road near Shrine pass on the border of the Eagle-Holy Cross and Dillon ranger districts.
Vail Mountain Resort Snowmaking
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 10/10/2018 
Expected:03/2019
 
06/2019 Noel Ludwig
425-783-6032
nludwig@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction of 262 acres of new snowmaking coverage on Vail Mountain, primarily the upper front side; includes 32.5 miles of new snowmaking pipeline and 14 new valve stations.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=54859
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Upper front side of Vail Mountain above the town of Vail, Colorado.
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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 Mountain Pandora Development and Summit Snowmaking Projects
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 11/28/2018 
Expected:01/2019
 
01/2019 Roger Poirier
970-827-5157
rogerepoirier@fs.fed.us 
Description: The following are proposed on USFS lands: approximately 60 acres cleared trail and gladed terrain; chairlift and ancillary infrastructure; bottom terminal access road; and 50 acres snowmaking, pump station, 18,000 feet line, and two storage ponds.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53847
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Aspen Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Pitkin. LEGAL - T10S R84W S30. White River National Forest, Aspen - Sopris Ranger District, Aspen Mtn. Ski Area special use permit area.
Maroon Lake Trail Restoration
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/16/2018 
Expected:05/2018
 
06/2018 Shelly Grail
970-404-3155
sgrail@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installation of fencing along trails and lakeshore, regarding and hardening congregating areas, re-graveling existing lakeshore trails to maintain accessibility and discourage trampling of vegetation
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53906
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Aspen Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Pitkin. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Maroon Lake Trail (Maroon Bells Scenic Area).
Snowmass Snowmaking and Elk Camp Meadows Projects
EA
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 08/23/2018 
Expected:03/2019
 
05/2019 Monte Lutterman
970-404-3164
mlutterman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Provide additional snowmaking coverage on 33 acres of terrain in the Alpine Springs area and add a storage structure and tubing hill operations kiosk in the Elk Camp Meadows area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=54555
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Aspen Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Pitkin. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Within the Snowmass Ski Area.
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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
Griefenberg Driveway Easement Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Land ownership management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/03/2018 
Expected:12/2018
 
12/2018 Joseph Fazzi
970-625-6855
jfazzi@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a driveway easement off the Forest Service Road 245. Easement would be for private parcel #187130200006. Easement would be 20 feet long by 15 feet wide for the purpose of accessing private land. The driveway was established in 1930.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55196
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Rifle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield. LEGAL - Section: 30 Township: 3 Range: 91 PT OF HES #352(30.87). Section: 30 Township: 3 Range: 91 PT OF HES #352(30.87). 10.6 miles From Forest Boundary on Forest service Road 245.
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: Ursa 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 Ranger District Five Year Recreation Event Special Use Permit Issuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/22/2018 
Expected:06/2018
 
06/2018 Hillary Santana
970-945-3202
hsantana@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of five year recreation event permits to authorize 3 recreation events to operate on the Rifle Ranger District. Events have been authorized in prior years under temporary permits. Events are running races,and a multi-day archery shoot.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53250
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Rifle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Events will occur within the Rifle Ranger District (see individual event maps).
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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
Basalt Mountain Salvage and Rehabilitation Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 11/29/2018 
Expected:02/2019
 
07/2019 Christopher McDonald
970-625-6856
cmcdonald@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposing vegetation treatments to salvage fire killed timber, remove hazard trees and create defensible space near structures in the Cattle Creek area. Additionally, approximately 6,500 acres will be monitored for reforestation needs.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55031
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Sopris Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. LEGAL - Portions of Sections 12-13, 24-25, T7S, R86W; Portions of Sections 7-9, 15-18, 19-21, 29-30, T7S, R87W; 6th Principal Meridian, Eagle County, Colorado. Project is located approximately 4 miles north of the Town of Basalt in Eagle County, Colorado. In the vicinity of Basalt Mountain along NFSR 524 and NFSR 509.
County Line Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 09/06/2018 
Expected:11/2018
 
02/2019 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=52653
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.
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 04/2019 
Expected:09/2019
 
10/2019 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.
Frenchman Creek Spring Redevelopment
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2018 
Expected:12/2018  06/2019 Samantha Dinar
970-963-2266
samanthabdinar@fs.fed.us 
Description: Rebuild existing spring development for improved water quality for livestock and wildlife, reduction of riparian/ wetland area trampling, and overflow mitigation.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=54238
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Sopris Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Southeast portions of the Downey/ Frenchman C&H grazing allotment, Eagle County.
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