Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2020 to 12/31/2020
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
- 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 apply to all NFS lands open to mineral entry under the US mining laws. More Information is available at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/science-technology/geology/minerals/locatable-minerals/current-revisions.
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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

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/27/2013
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 08/2020 
Expected:11/2020
 
12/2020 Matthew Custer
719-852-6206
mscuster@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

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/25/2018  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.
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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

           *UPDATED*
- Land ownership management  Completed  Actual: 08/27/2020  09/2020 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).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57034
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.
Authorize an existing electric box to the City of Glenwood Springs
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/28/2020  07/2020 Carole Huey
970-945-3219
clhuey@fs.fed.us 
Description: The City of Glenwood Springs would like to create an easement for an existing transformer located at 900 Grand Avenue, the White River National Forest Supervisor's Office.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=58272
Location: UNIT - White River National Forest All Units. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield. LEGAL - T6S, R89W, Section 9, 6th P.M., Garfield County, Colorado. 900 Grand Ave, Glenwood Springs, Colorado; T6S, R89W, Section 9, 6th P.M., Garfield County, Colorado.
Mountain Parks Electric, INC-Fiber Optic Line
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 05/12/2020  06/2020 Anna Bengtson
970-262-3454
annabengtson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction, operation and maintenance of a fiber optic telecommunication line including 1.51 miles of underground cable and 560 feet of overhead cable on an existing electric distribution line right-of-way north of Green Mountain Reservoir
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=58169
Location: UNIT - White River National Forest All Units. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - Sections 11, 14 and 15, Township 2 South, Range 80 West, 6th PM, Summit County, CO. Existing electric power line along Heeney Road (Summit County Road 30) & north of Green Mountain Reservoir Dam.
Natural Resources Conservation Service SNOTEL Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/30/2020 
Expected:08/2020
 
09/2020 Michael Braudis
970-404-3153
michael.braudis@usda.gov 
Description: White River National Forest (WRNF) Master Special Use Permit Reissuance to the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) for the operation and maintenance of 16 existing SNOTEL sites and 12 Snow Courses
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=58579
Location: UNIT - White River National Forest All Units. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle, Garfield, Gunnison, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Summit. LEGAL - Multiple locations across the forest within Dillon, Eagle-Holy Cross, Blanco and Aspen-Sopris Ranger Disrricts. Multiple locations across the forest.
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:09/2020
 
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.
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White River National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R2 - Rocky Mountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Berlaimont Estates Road Improvement Project
EIS

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 09/25/2020 
Expected:02/2021
 
02/2021 Marcia Gilles
970-827-5152
marcia.gilles@usda.gov 
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
- 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
Arctic Placer Trail Realignment & Construction
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 06/26/2020  06/2020 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

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 06/26/2020  07/2020 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.
Clover Meadows Aquatic Habitat Improvement Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/16/2020 
Expected:10/2020
 
07/2021 Melvin Woody
970-827-5166
melvin.woody@usda.gov 
Description: The proposed activities consist of reshaping the bankfull channel of the Blue River by relocating alluvial material from within channel riffles to areas that will support the creation of holding pools.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=58731
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The project is located north of Silverthorne, Colorado along a shared boundary between National Forest System Lands and private property located in Section 29, Township 3S, R78W, 6th P.M.
Groovi Uvi Trail Improvements
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 06/26/2020  07/2020 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53744
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Soda Creek drainage near Summit Cove .
Keystone Bergman Bowl Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 05/01/2020 
Expected:12/2020
 
06/2021 Samuel Massman
970-262-3484
samuel.massman@usda.gov 
Description: Proposal to add lift-served terrain in Bergman and Erickson Bowls at Keystone Resort.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=58011
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - Not Applicable. White River NF, Dillon RD, within Keystone Resort's Ski Area Term Special Use Permit area.
Maid of Orleans Trespass Structure Removal and Site Restoration
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed
This project has changed to a CE that does not require a written decision document and will be removed from the SOPA. 
  06/2020 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57830
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

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53750
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

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 06/26/2020  07/2020 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.
Monte Cristo Abandoned Mine Land Safety Closures
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Land ownership management  Completed  Actual: 07/27/2020  09/2020 Paul Semmer
970-262-3448
paul.semmer@usda.gov 
Description: Environmental review and remediation of seventeen hazardous historic structures and mine features along heavily traveled recreation routes in (1) Monte Cristo Gulch, (2) Blue River area east of Breckenridge, and 3) Snake River area near Montezuma.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=58750
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - Not Applicable. All sites identified for remediation are located in Summit Count near the headwaters of Blue River north of Hoosier Pass, and the Upper Blue River area east of the Town of Breckenridge.
Mountain Parks Electric, Inc Permit Renewal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/30/2020 
Expected:08/2020
 
08/2020 Anna Bengtson
970-262-3454
anna.p.bengtson@usda.gov 
Description: Re-issuance of an existing authorization for variable kV electrical distribution lines and fiber optic cable.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=58586
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Summit. LEGAL - Sec 11, 13, 14, 15, 35, 36 of T2S, R80W; Sec 34 T2S, R79W; Sec 18, 28, 29, 33 of T3S, R78W; Sec 2, 3 T3S, R79W: 6th Principal Meridian. General area of permit reauthorization is north end of Summit County.
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:10/2020
 
10/2020 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
Holy Cross Energy (HCE) Avon-to-Gilman Electric (115-kV) Transmission Line
EA
- 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

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2020 
Expected:03/2021  07/2021 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.
Town of Carbondale - Micro Hydro Generator Project. Amendment to Nettle Creek Water Plant SOP334
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/28/2020  07/2020 Carole Huey
970-945-3219
clhuey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Town of Carbondale is requesting to ad a Micro Hydro Generator to the existing water treatment plant at Nettle Creek. The hydroelectric facility is expected to produce approximately 225,000kWh/year.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=58556
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield. LEGAL - T9S, R88W, Section 10, 6th Principal Meridian, Garfield County, Colorado. Nettle Creek water treatment plant.
Whitney Creek Geotechnical Investigation
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management
- Facility management
- Research and Development 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/28/2020 
Expected:10/2020
 
11/2020 Leanne Veldhuis
970-471-1796
leanne.veldhuis@usda.gov 
Description: Homestake Partners (City of Aurora and Colorado Springs Utilities) is requesting an authorization to conduct a fatal-flaw geotechnical investigation within the Homestake Valley located on National Forest System Lands in southeastern Eagle County.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=58221
Location: UNIT - East Zone/Holy Cross Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Eagle. LEGAL - Township 7 South - Range 81 West, 6th Principal Meridian, Eagle County, Colorado. The project area is located along Homestake Creek about 6 miles southwest of Redcliff, Colorado. Sec. 13 and Sec. 23 - T7S-R81W, 6th P.M., Eagle County, 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
2020 Snowmass Mountain Resort Bike Trail Reroutes
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 09/04/2020  09/2020 Monte Lutterman
970-404-3164
monte.lutterman@usda.gov 
Description: Aspen Skiing Company proposal for minor trail re-routes for the Verde and Valhalla bike trails at Snowmass Mountain Resort
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=58619
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Aspen Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Pitkin. LEGAL - T10S; R85W; Section 12, 6th Principal Meridian. Project is located within the Snowmass Mountain Resort Special Use Permit Area.
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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
- 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
- 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.
FST 1840 Parking Area Expansion
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 08/18/2020  08/2020 Robert Rodriguez
970-827-5178
rtrodriguez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project will add additional parking at FST1840 Main Elk, while staying within the existing USFS road easement
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=58146
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Rifle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Garfield. LEGAL - T4S, R91W, Section 26; 39.67790 -107.56972 WGS84. Forest System Road 603 at the 1840 Trailhead.
Hells Gulch Communication Tower Renewal Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/23/2020 
Expected:10/2020
 
10/2020 Corbin Shipp
970-625-6845
corbin.shipp@usda.gov 
Description: Reissue special use permit (RIF-184) to Laramie Energy, LLC., including relocating the existing tower approx. 75ft south of current pad location and continued use of existing roads NFSR 815.1 & NFSR 815.1A to Hells Gulch Wellpad #26
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=58843
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Rifle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mesa. LEGAL - Not Applicable. T8S, R92W, Sections 26, 27, & 34; 6th Principal Meridian, Mesa County, Colorado.
Mosquito Creek Pipeline Replacement Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/23/2020  09/2020 Karla Mobley
970-876-9066
karla.mobley@usda.gov 
Description: RMNG must perform maintenance/replacement on a section of existing 6" pipeline on the Rifle RD to meet PHMSA regulations. Proposed work would involve the replacement and/or reroute of approximately 100 feet of exposed natural gas pipeline
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=58283
Location: UNIT - West Zone/Rifle Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Mesa. LEGAL - Section 34, Township 8S, Range 91W, 6th P.M., Mesa County, Colorado. 39.311495, -107.532256. Work location is situated approximately 22 miles south of Silt, CO adjacent to Mosquito Creek Road - NFSR 824.
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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

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 07/17/2020  08/2020 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 09/2020 
Expected:03/2021
 
07/2021 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:02/2021
 
07/2021 Shelly Grail
970-404-3155
shelly.grail@usda.gov 
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  Completed  Actual: 07/24/2020  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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57248
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

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/23/2020 
Expected:09/2020
 
07/2021 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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