Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2019 to 09/30/2019
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
Summit County Temporary Access Mesa Cortina
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2019 
Expected:07/2019  07/2019 Paul Semmer
970-262-3448
paul.semmer@usda.gov 
Description: Temporary access across National Forest land to facilitate removal of hazardous fuels on adjacent private land.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56285
Location: UNIT - White River National Forest All Units. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - NE 1/4 Section 15, Township 5 South, Range 78 West, 6th P.M., Summit County, CO. West end of Mesa Cortina Subdivision, SW 1/4 Section 15, Township 5 South, Range 78 West, 6th P.M., Summit County, CO.
White River Forest Health and Fuels Management Project
CE
- 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
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 06/2019 
Expected:10/2019
 
10/2019 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:02/2019
 
02/2019 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
- 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.
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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
Arctic Placer Trail Realignment & Construction
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/30/2018 
Expected:04/2019
 
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.
Breckenridge Peak 7 Infill Chairlift
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2019 
Expected:06/2019  06/2020 Samuel Massman
970-262-3484
smassman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed chairlift to improve skier circulation on existing lift-served terrain on Breckenridge Ski Resort's Peak 7.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55905
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - Not Applicable. White River NF, Dillon RD, within Breckenridge Ski Resort's Ski Area Term Special Use Permit area.
Broken Wheel Trail Realignment & Construction
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/30/2018 
Expected:04/2019
 
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

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/27/2019
06/27/2019 
07/2019 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.
Frisco Nordic Center Winter and Summer Trails
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 06/20/2019  06/2019 Samuel Massman
970-262-3484
smassman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to construct winter Nordic ski trails and summer hike/bike trails within Frisco Nordic Center's special use permit area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55904
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - Not Applicable. White River NF, Dillon RD, within Frisco Nordic Center's Ski Area Term Special Use Permit area.
Groovi Uvi Trail Improvements
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/27/2018 
Expected:04/2019
 
08/2019 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 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Ashley Nettles
970-262-3457
anettles@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:04/2019
 
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:04/2019
 
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 Summer 2019 CE
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/20/2019 
Expected:06/2019
 
07/2019 Calen Orlowski
970-827-5177
cnorlowski@fs.fed.us 
Description: Beaver Creek Resort is proposing to install snowmaking near PHQ and the Sheephorn trail, tree clearing for the Slanderous Sams and Sheephorn Connector trails, and constructing a temporary construction access/ski patrol egress in the McCoy Park area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55966
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Within the Beaver Creek Special Use Permit boundary.
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.
Muddy Pass/Sheephorn Project
EA
- 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
- 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

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 03/28/2019  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.
Vail Summer 2019 CE
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/27/2019  07/2019 Calen Orlowski
970-827-5177
cnorlowski@fs.fed.us 
Description: Vail Resort is proposing to install three Corbels (Top Chair 3, Top Chair 21, Top of Eagle's Nest), regrading on the Meadows trail and at the bottom of Chair 21, and install a snow fence along Eagle's Nest Ridge.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55965
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Within the Vail Special Use Permit boundary.
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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
Drone Prohibition at Maroon Lake
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  Completed  Actual: 04/22/2019  05/2019 Shelly Grail
970-468-5400
sgrail@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to prohibit drones at the Maroon Lake Scenic Area to maintain the character of the scenic area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56143
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Aspen Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Pitkin. LEGAL - Township 11S, Range 86W, Section 13. Maroon Lake Scenic Area.
Kloser Construction Access - Richmond Ridge
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/13/2019 
Expected:07/2019
 
07/2019 Michael Braudis
970-404-3153
mbraudis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Temporary authorization for construction, maintenance and use of a road across National Forest System lands for construction of a private residence. Route may provide subsequent access on an limited per request basis following rehabilitation.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56057
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Aspen Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Pitkin. LEGAL - Hercules Lode Claim M.S. 4251 located in the SW1/4 of Sec. 31, T. 10 S., R. 84 W. of the 6th Principle Meridian, Pitkin County, CO. The Hercules Lode M.S. #4251 in located along the western ridge line of the Richmond Hill area, approximately 4 miles from the town of Aspen, CO above the Little Annie Basin.
Pitkin County Open Space and Trails Aspen Administrative Office Visitor Center Permit Reissuance
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/22/2019 
Expected:05/2019
 
06/2019 Hillary Santana
970-945-3202
hillary.santana@usda.gov 
Description: Issuance of a five year visitor center permit to Pitkin County Open Space and Trails to allow the holder to operate and maintain a visitor center in the Aspen Ranger District administration office in partnership with the White River National Forest.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56126
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Aspen Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Pitkin. LEGAL - 1 acre in NW1/4SE1/4 Sec. 12, T. 10 S., R. 85 W., 6th Principal Meridian. Administrative office building of the Aspen Ranger District, located at 806 West Hallam, Aspen, CO 81611.
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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
- 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.
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
- 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

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 06/20/2019 
Expected:08/2019
 
08/2019 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 06/2019 
Expected:10/2019
 
10/2019 Kevin Warner
970-945-3303
kevin.warner@usda.gov 
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.
Wolf Creek Storage Wells Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 05/17/2019  05/2019 Jason Gross
970-876-9046
jrgross@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to Two new wells would be drilled to replace Wolf Creek Wells #5 and #9 at the existing Wolf Creek #9 location. Existing roads would be used. New buildings and well pad equipment would be installed on the existing pad.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55571
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Sopris Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Pitkin. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Wolf Creek Storage Wells in Pitkin County.
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