Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2020 to 06/30/2020
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 Nationwide
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 Nationwide  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Locatable Mining Rule - 36 CFR 228, subpart A
EIS

           *NEW LISTING*
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/13/2018
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2021 
Expected:12/2021
 
12/2021 Nancy Rusho
202-731-9196
nancy.rusho@usda.gov 
Description: The U.S. Department of Agriculture proposes revisions to its regulations at 36 CFR 228, Subpart A governing locatable minerals operations on National Forest System lands.A draft EIS & proposed rule should be available for review/comment in late 2020
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57214
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. LEGAL - Not Applicable. These regulations will be applicable to all NFS lands open to mineral entry under the United States Mining Law.
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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
Abandoned Cabin Demolition - Wise Mtn, Bemrose Creek, My Guyot, Keystone Gulch, and Peru Creek
CE
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/29/2019 
Expected:12/2019
 
07/2020 Paul Semmer
970-262-3448
psemmer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Demolition and removal of abandoned equipment, materials and structures at five abandoned mining cabins (Wise Mtn, Bemrose Creek, Mt. Guyot, Keystone Gulch and Peru Creek).
Location: UNIT - White River National Forest All Units. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - Wise Mtn Cabin - Sec 20, T6S, R76W; Bemrose Cabin - Sec 12, T8S, R77W; Mt Guyot Cabin - Sec 6, T7S, R76W; Keystone Gulch - Sec 36, T5S, R77W; Peru Creek - Sec 19, T5S, R75W. 6th P.M. Summit County, CO. Wise Mtn Cabin - North Fork Swan River; Bemrose Cr Cabin - east of Hoosier Pass; Mt Guyot Cabin, near Georgia Pass; Keystone Gulch near Keystone Ski area; and Peru Cr Cabin east of Keystone.
Mulroy Ranch access route
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/30/2019  05/2020 Matthew Klein
(970) 827-5182 / 5715
matthewklein@fs.fed.us 
Description: Grant a special use authorization to private landowner for access across NFS to his landlocked parcel by using an existing road prism "as-is/where-is"
Location: UNIT - White River National Forest All Units. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. LEGAL - T.2S, R.82W, Sec.8, 6th P.M. Eagle County, CO. Use of publicly closed two-track road across NFS (formerly NFSR 447 Garden Gulch Road) in the vicinity of Rancho del Rio.
PSCo Amendment #1 to DIL793 - Tenmile Creek Electric Distribution Line Re-Alignment
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/17/2019  10/2019 Paul Semmer
970-262-3448
psemmer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Amendment to existing permit to allow for removal of existing overhead electric line and construction, operation and maintenance of an underground electric distribution cable to be placed within the existing right-of-way of Highway 91.
Location: UNIT - White River National Forest All Units. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - SW 1/4 Sec 29 and NW 1/4 Sec 32, T.6S, R.78W, 6th P.M., Summit County, CO. Utility corridor along the Tenmile Creek north of Copper Mountain Ski Resort and parallel to Hwy 91.
PSCo Amendment #2 to DIL770 - Blue River South EDL Permit
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/17/2019  10/2019 Paul Semmer
970-262-3448
psemmer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Amendment to DIL770, South Blue River Electric Distribution Line Permit, to allow for removal of existing overhead line through a wetland area and installation of approximately 800ft of buried cable, within the existing r-o-w of Barton Rd.
Location: UNIT - White River National Forest All Units. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - North of the Town of Breckenridge - near Barton Road - SE1/4 Sec 24, T.6S., R.78W., 6th P.M., Summit County, CO. North of the Town of Breckenridge within the existing right-of-way of Barton Road west of its intersection with Airport Road.
Pitkin County Ruedi Hill (Red Hill) Comm Site Re-Development
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Facility management  Completed  Actual: 02/03/2020  07/2020 Michael Braudis
970-262-3481
mbraudis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-development and access authorization of the existing Red Hill Communications site with increase in footprint and tower height to accommodate and provide public safety radio service, FM Transmission and broadband services.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56462
Location: UNIT - White River National Forest All Units. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. LEGAL - Sec. 7 of T*S, R84W and Secs. 1 and 12, T8S, R85W of the 6th P.M. Eagle County, CO. Ruedi Hill Communications Site located 1,300 ft above and to the west of Ruedi Reservoir in Eagle County, CO.
White River Forest Health and Fuels Management Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/18/2018 
Expected:04/2020
 
09/2020 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.
Xcel Energy - DIL 462 Natural Gas Distribution Line - Amendment - Solitude Station
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/17/2019  10/2019 Paul Semmer
970-262-3448
psemmer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Amendment to existing permit to allow for construction, operation and maintenance of an upgraded 2,500 foot segment of buried gas line known as the Copper Mountain Solitude Station Lateral.
Location: UNIT - White River National Forest All Units. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - SW 1/4 Sec 30 & NW 1/4 Sec 31, T.6S., R.78W., 6th P.M., Summit County, CO. Copper Mountain Ski Resort - Solitude Station Resort.
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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 10/2019 
Expected:10/2019
 
10/2019 Matthew Klein
970-827-5715
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  On Hold  N/A  N/A Melvin Woody
970-874-6661
melvin.woody@usda.gov 
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
Arapaho Basin Ski Area High Noon Sand Shed Construction and Il Refugio Expansion.
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 03/04/2020  04/2020 Marcus Dreux
970-468-5400
marcus.dreux@usda.gov 
Description: Proposal to 1) construct a sand shed in the High Noon parking lot for sand and equipment storage and 2) to expand the Il Refugio restaurant at A-Basin by enclosing the current deck and building a new deck of similar size.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57387
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Within the special use permit boundaries of Arapaho Basin Ski Area High Noon Sand Shed: UTM, 13S 425402m E, 4388542m N Il Refugio Expansion: UTM, 13S 424900m E, 4386506m N.
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.
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.
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 .
Keystone Ski Resort - Peru Lift Upgrade
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 03/06/2020  06/2020 Marcus Dreux
970-468-5400
marcus.dreux@usda.gov 
Description: Proposed replacement of the existing Peru Lift with an upgraded 6 chair lift and the removal of the Argentine Lift.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57614
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - 39 degrees 35' 12.96" N, 105 degrees 57' 25.92" W. Rocky Mountain Region, White River National Forest, Dillon Ranger District, Keystone Ski Resort's Ski Area Term Special Use Permit Area.
Maid of Orleans Trespass Structure Removal and Site Restoration
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/12/2020 
Expected:04/2020
 
05/2020 Anna Bengtson
970-262-3454
anna.p.bengtson@usda.gov 
Description: Demolition and removal of above and below grade infrastructure including a propane tank, concrete footings, gravel road, and debris followed by filling, grading, and re-vegetation to restore the site.
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - West 1/2, Section 24, Township 5 South, Range 76 West, 6th Principal Meridian, Summit County, Colorado. The Maid of Orleans lode claim is on the north side of Peru Creek Road about 1.3 miles from Montezuma Road. The trespass items are on NFS lands along the eastern property line of the lode claim.
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.
Peak 7 Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 03/25/2020  06/2020 Eric White
970-456-8293
eric.white@usda.gov 
Description: Tiering to the 2011 the Breckenridge Forest Health and Fuels EA, the proposal is to remove the current adaptive management threshold of 60% minimum stand mortality to immediately reduce hazardous fuels on 522 acres within the WUI of Breckenridge.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57601
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - Portions of Sec 27 and 28, T 6 S, R 77 W; Portions of Sec 23, 24 & 26, T 6 S, R 78 W; Portions of Sect 17, 19 and 30, T 7 S, R 77 W; Portions of Sect 1, 12 & 13, T 7 S, R 78 W; 6th Principal Meridian. Peak 7 Neighborhood - northwest of Breckenridge, CO.
Peak One and Pine Cover Campground Improvements Project
CE
- Recreation management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/01/2019 
Expected:11/2019
 
04/2020 Cory Richardson
605-279-2125
coryrichardson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project proposes to modernize and improve recreation facilities, reduce deferred maintenance costs, provide an improved visitor experience, and offer additional campsites and campground amenities at Peak One and Pine Cove Campgrounds.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56928
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - Township 5 South, Range 78 West, Sections 25 and 30. Peak One and Pine Cove Campgrounds.
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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
Derby Mesa Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/04/2020 
Expected:04/2020
 
04/2020 Brett Crary
970-328-5899
brett.crary@usda.gov 
Description: Restore ponderosa pine forests to Fire Regime Condition Class I. Improve habitat for species dependent on ponderosa pine forests. Reintroduce surface fire to ponderosa pine ecosystems. Reduce pinon/juniper encroachment from sagebrush communities.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56829
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Eagle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. LEGAL - T.2S, R.86W, Sections 13, 14, 23, 24, 25, 26, 36. Project is located on Derby Mesa, west of Burns, Colorado on the Eagle/Holy Cross Ranger District.
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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
Eagle-Holy Cross Trail Reroutes 2019
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 02/03/2020  02/2020 Michael Beach
970-827-5162
mjbeach@fs.fed.us 
Description: Trail Reroutes
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. LEGAL - T. 5S, R. 81W, Sections 10, 11, 14. T. 5S, R. 80W, Sec 1 and 12. Colorado Trail/Continental Divide National Scenic Trail, Cougar Ridge, Game Creek, Full Nelson, Meadow Mountain trails, in the vicinity of Minturn Colorado.
Eagle/Holy Cross Trail Reroutes
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 07/03/2018  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.
Holy Cross Energy (HCE) Avon-to-Gilman Electric (115-kV) Transmission Line
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 03/02/2020 
Expected:07/2020
 
10/2020 Matthew Klein
(970) 827-5182 / 5715
matthewklein@fs.fed.us 
Description: Holy Cross Electric Association, Inc. proposes to construct 8.65 miles of new 115-kV transmission line between the Gilman and Avon substations along the Eagle River valley, crossing 3 miles of the White River National Forest and the Town of Minturn.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57224
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. LEGAL - Townships 5 South - 81 West and 6 South - 81 West, 6th Principal Meridian, Eagle County, Colorado. The right-of-way would run southeasterly from the substation in the Avon / Eagle-Vail area, through the town of Minturn, and terminate at the substation just above Gilman.
McCoy Park 2020
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2020 
Expected:04/2020  04/2020 Calen Orlowski
7195303953
cnorlowski@fs.fed.us 
Description: Beaver Creek Resort is proposing to add a ski patrol egress/temporary construction access road, a gray water leach field for the previously approved warming hut, and signage corbels for the McCoy Park terrain development.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57560
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Beaver Creek Ski Area.
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 
Completed  Actual: 01/07/2020  01/2020 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.
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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
Government Trail Elk Calving Area Closure Special Order
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/13/2020 
Expected:03/2020
 
05/2020 Philip Nyland
970-963-2266
pnyland@fs.fed.us 
Description: An order that restricts human occupancy on and surrounding Government trail #1980 and connecting trails between Snowmass Ski Area and Buttermilk Ski Area from May 15 to June 27, and a smaller area adjacent to Snowmass Ski Area from May 15 to June 20.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57661
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Aspen Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Pitkin. LEGAL - T10S R86W, east 1/2 of Section 12, and T10S R85W portions of Section 7,8,16,17, and 18. Pitkin County, Colorado, between Snowmass Ski Area and Buttermilk Ski Area; T10S R86W, east 1/2 of Section 12, and T10S R85W portions of Section 7,8,16,17, and 18.
Pitkin County Open Space and Trails Aspen Administrative Office Visitor Center Permit Reissuance
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 05/31/2019  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.
Valley View Ajax, LLC Access - Loushin's Rd Aspen Mountain Ski Area
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/04/2019 
Expected:04/2020
 
05/2020 Michael Braudis
970-262-3481
mbraudis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analysis of summer residential use of an existing road (Loushin's Rd) within the existing permit boundary of Aspen Mountain Ski Area to be made by the residents and their assignees of an adjacent private parcel within the greater Pandoras areas.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57134
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Aspen Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Pitkin. LEGAL - Project is located along an existing road commonly referred to as Loushin's Road; NW1/4, Section 30, T. 10S., R 84 W., 6th P.M., Pitkin County, Colorado. NW1/4, Section 30, T. 10S., R. 84 W., 6th P.M., Pitkin County, Colorado.
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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
Yellowjacket Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 02/20/2020 
Expected:07/2020
 
07/2020 Christopher McDonald
970-625-6856
christopher.mcdonald@usda.gov 
Description: The Blanco Ranger District is proposing approximately 2,300 acres of vegetation management activities within the Wilson Park, Sawmill Mountain and Ellison Mountain area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57654
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Blanco Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Rio Blanco. LEGAL - Sec. 1-3, 10-15, 22-27, 34-36, T2N, R92W; Sec. 4-9, 17-20, 26-36, T2N, R91W; Sec. 1-3 and 12, T1N, R92W; Sec. 1-17, 20-24, 26-29, 32-34, T1N, R91W; Sec. 7, 18, 19 T1N, R90W, Rio Blanco Co. Proposed management activities would occur approximately 16 miles east-northeast of Meeker, Colorado within the vicinity of Wilson Park, Sawmill Mountain and Ellison Mountain,.
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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
Apex Mine Final Reclamation Plan
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/04/2019 
Expected:04/2020
 
06/2020 Jason Gross
970-876-9046
jason.gross@usda.gov 
Description: The Strong Mining Co. will implement final reclamation of the Apex (Strong) Mine. Plan includes safety closures of two adits, demolition and removal of all improvements, decommissioning access roads and trails, and site revegetation.
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Rifle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield. LEGAL - SE 1/4 Sec. 7, T5S, R88W; SW 1/4 Sec. 8, T5S, R88W; NW 1/4 Sec. 17, T5S, R88W; NE 1/4 Sec. 18, T5S, R88W, 6th Principal Meridian, Garfield County, Colorado. Mine is located at the terminus of NFSR 602.3M, which intersects the Transfer Trail approximately 1/4 north of Windy Point.
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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
County Line Project
EA
- 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
- 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.
Redstone to McClure Pass Trail
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 01/21/2020 
Expected:10/2020
 
10/2020 Shelly Grail
970-468-5400
sgrail@fs.fed.us 
Description: Pitkin County has proposed a native surface trail connecting Redstone with McClure Pass. The 5 mile section of trail on NFS would lie within the CDOT right of way or along the historic wagon road.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56913
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Sopris Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Pitkin. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Along CDOT Highway 133 right of way between Redstone and McClure or along historic wagon route.
Schofield Pass AML Safety Closures
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2020 
Expected:05/2020  07/2020 Olivia Garcia
970-945-3220
ogarcia@fs.fed.us 
Description: Schofield Pass AML - Construction of approximately 20-25 barriers on open mine adits/shafts in the upper basins of the Schofield Pass area in Gunnison County. Additional restoration work includes road decommissioning, and trail maintenance.
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Sopris Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Gunnison. LEGAL - Sopris RD. Legal Description: Township 11 South, Range 87 West, Section 36 Legal Description: Township 12 South, Range 87 West, Sections 2, 3, 4, 10,11, 12, 13, 14, 21, 23, and 24. North Pole, Rock Creek Gulch, and Paradise Basins above the valley floor of the Schofield Pass area. Safety closure work also includes mine features on Treasury Mountain (Ragged Wilderness).
Sunlight Mountain Resort East Ridge Lift
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/23/2020 
Expected:05/2020
 
06/2020 Devon Cotsamire
970-404-3159
devon.cotsamire@usda.gov 
Description: Sunlight Mountain Resort is proposing to install a new chairlift, construct a pit toilet and enhance trail improvements at Sunlight Mountain Resort (SMR).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57417
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Sopris Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Sunlight Mountain Resort: T7S; R 89W; Section 33.
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