Buffalo Pass Trails
Develop approximately 40 miles of trails near Steamboat Springs in the Buffalo Pass area.
Coal Creek Reclamation
Use the piscicide rotenone to remove all non-native trout from the upper four miles of Coal Creek. Native Colorado River cutthroat trout will then be reintroduced.
Inyan Kara Assembled Land Exchange
This land exchange is being handled by the Inyan Kara Grazing Association on behalf of 13 land owners in Weston County WY. The LEX consists of some 16,600 acres.
LaBonte Canyon Connector Trails
The need for the connector trail(s) is to create a means for the public to comply with Wyoming State laws when accessing the Big Bear Trail System and LaBonte Trail.
Slack Weiss Analysis Area Project
This project proposes to manage for multiple resource concerns on NFS lands. All resources are identifying potential proposed actions for their resource area.
Winter Non-Motorized Trail Development
Designate existing non-system trail routes as system trails. Snowshoe routes will be designated as trails on Rabbit Ears Pass. A snowshoe/skiier loop near Dry Lake will be designated at Buffalo Pass.
Ballard Petroleum RUP for NFSR910C
3-Part Proposal: 1.Use of ca.1995ft of NFSR910C west from HWY59 2.Use and reconstruct ca.4717ft of NFSR910C to a 24ft wide road (C&D; gravel surface) within a ca.40ft construction ROW 3.Use of ca.298ft of exist O&G access road south of NFSR910
Berenergy Corp. Road Reconstruction
SUP DGL56 includes allowing Berenergy Corp. to use approx. 0.6 miles of National Forest System (NFS) Road 935, within an eighteen foot right-of-way, for year round access to their existing oil and gas lease operations in the Manning Oil Field.
Charger Resources, LLC - Special Use Permit.
The United States Forest Service (USFS) has a need to authorize Charger Resources, LLC (Charger) to use National Forest System (NFS) lands for operations associated with accessing, drilling and producing oil/gas from a proposed horizontal well.
Converse County Oil and Gas EIS Project
The Forest Service proposes to authorize development of oil and gas resources as identified by the proponent companies. The proponent companies have identified approximately 5,000 oil and natural gas wells on 1,500 well pads.
Greater Sage-grouse Management Direction- Routt NF
The purpose of this project is to prepare environmental impact statements (EISs) and supplemental environmental impact statements to incorporate greater sage-grouse conservation measures into Bureau of Land Management land use plans and Forest Plans.
Long Park AMP
Grazing Management, revision update for allotment management plan
Muddy Creek and Lake Creek Watershed Restoration Project
This project will explore travel management and watershed restoration alternatives to improve wetland, stream, and watershed conditions and improve fish and wildlife habitat in the Muddy Creek and Lake Creek watersheds (along 553 and 588 roads).
Northeast Laramie Range Fuel Reduction Project
This project proposes to burn or mechanically treat approximately 2,708 acres in the eastern half of the Laramie Peak unit. Much of the vegetation within the the project units has not experienced fire in past 50 years.
Install 34.5kV, 3-Phase, single, overhead power line across FS for approximately 2621.33 feet. The ruling span is approximately 230 feet so 12 poles will be installed on FS. Construction and permanent right of way width will be 30 feet.
WUI fuels and habitat improvement project. May include mastication, prescribed burning of shrub and aspen vegetation,and removal and treatment of beetle-killed pine. The project will occur in close proximity to the Steamboat Springs city limits.
Willow Creek Analysis Project
Several timber sale units from the Green Ridge EIS are scheduled for mutual cancelation and this project is intended to analyze a portion of these areas for potential reauthorization to offer.
Coon Creek and Upper East Fork Encampment River Weir Removal
This project will remove two weirs and associated infrastructure from Coon Creek and the Upper East Fork Encampment River. The access road will be decommissioned, and a culvert will be removed from Forest road 416.1C to allow aquatic organism passage
Emergency Power Line Clearing Project
The Arapaho and Roosevelt, Medicine Bow-Routt, and White River National Forests are proposing to remove all dead and dying trees (i.e., hazard trees) along power lines crossing National Forest system lands in Northern Colorado.
Gateway West 230/500 kv Transmission Line Project
Idaho Power and Rocky Mountain Power propose to construct electric transmission lines from the proposed Windstar Substation near the Dave Johnston Power Plant at Glenrock, WY to the proposed Hemingway substation near Melba, Idaho
Gore Creek Restoration
The Yampa Ranger District is proposing a variety of actions in the Gore Pass area to improve watershed health and reduce potential erosion issues.
Hazard Tree Reduction - Medicine Bow-Routt NFs
Determine vegetation treatments that reduce the existing, potentially hazardous, dead and dying trees along National Forest System Roads, developed recreation sites, and administrative sites.
Mackey Road Relocation
Powder River Coal, LLC has requested an authorization to vacate and re-locate portions of CR 69 Mackey (large segment) and temporary CR 83 Reno (small segment) on to Forest Service land.
Pole Mountain Vegetation Project
This is a multi-phase project that would prescribe burn or mechanically treat approximately 8,600 acres on the Pole Mountain unit over 7-10 years. Proposed activities would improve habitat and reduce fuels.
Rabbit Ears Winter Parking
Improvement of winter parking along US HWY 40 on Rabbit Ears Pass providing for adequate parking opportunities and improving safety.
Thunder Basin Coal Company, LLC Clinker Mining Addition
The Forest Service is proposing to authorize Thunder Basin Coal Company to acquire an adequate supply of aggregate construction material to support required maintenance and changes in infrastructure necessary for mining activities.
The Parks Ranger District is reviewing potential thinning needs within the Blackhall TSI project area. Density control through thinning will be completed by hand tools. No mechanical equipment or road building/reconstruction will be necessary.
Freeman Reservoir Special Use Permit
Issue a Special Use Permit for the operation and maintenance of the Freeman Dam and Reservoir to the Colorado Department of Parks and Wildlife.
Irwin Land Exchange
2,720 acres of Non-Federal to Federal and 2,400 of Federal to Non-Federal. Optional acres of Federal to Non-Federal taking into account issues with DM&E easements 1,360 acres. Map is attached. .
Pittington Mining Claim Exploration
Expose mineral vein on the Ram Claim, work would include using a D6 dozer to trench a 120 X 130 feet it to expose the mineral vein on the Ram Claim (CMC276636)
RECREATION RESIDENCE USE OF NATIONAL FOREST SYSTEM LANDS
Re-issue special use permits to continue recreation residence use, with some modifications to the operating plan for the Elk River Tract includes 4 lots on the Hahns Peak-Bears Ears Ranger District of the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests.
Sierra Madre Sheep
Allotment Management Planning for 7 sheep allotments in the Sierra Madre Mountain Range on the Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District of the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest Thunder Basin National Grassland
Black Thunder MIne Topsoil and Overburden Stockpile
The Forest Service is proposing to authorize Thunder Basin Coal Company’s Black Thunder Mine (BTM) to
occupy National Forest System (NFS) lands for the purpose of constructing and storing topsoil and overburden
CGGVeritas-NHB 3D Geophysical Project
The project will encompass 2,800 acres (4.375 square miles) located on the Thunder Basin National Grassland. Conducted utilizing vibroseis as the energy source and will provide data to develop a three dimensional image of the geological structure.
Coulton/Floyd Salvage and Fuel Reduction Project
Salvage of approximately 3240 acres of lodgepole pine and some spruce blowdown, 140 acres of fuel reduction treatments and 1185 acres of pre-commericial thinning and site specific Forest Plan amendment.
East Laramie Range Fuels Adaptive Management Option
This project would include treating the Project Area to reduce fire hazard and encourage stand health. An Adaptive Management Option would be created. Treatments would be selected by using the appropriate design criteria.
Grout Road Use Project
Clifton Grout, trustee for Papa’s Land Trust, has requested authorization to cross NFS land to access his private land in the Laramie Peak area.
HPBE Travel Management Maintenance
Minor changes and updates to travel management based on management needs on the ground. Road decomissioning, road closure improvements, maintenance level adjustments, and road openings.
Overlook Snowmobile Trail
Request for designation of new snowmobile trail by a special use permit holder (Routt Powder Riders).
Steamboat Ski Area Maintenance Projects
Completion of minor projects on the Steamboat Ski Area to maintain and improve infrastructure, such as snow making lines, minimal regrading, technology access improvements and other marginal activities not previously analyzed.
Tidelands Geophysical-Coal Draw 3D Seismic Survey
Tidelands Geophysical Company (Tidelands) has submitted a Notice of Intent and Plan of Action (POA) to conduct geophysical exploration operations for the Coal Draw 3D Seismic Survey project on behalf of Seitel, Inc.
Walton Peak Timber and Fuels Project
Salvage of lodgepole pine on Rabbit Ears Pass, fuels reduction (enhanced protection of communication tower and various structures in and around Rabbit Ears Pass and Walton Peak), and wildlife habitat improvement.
Weston County Easements
This project would authorize the conversion of a number of existing crown and ditch roads. This project was put on the SOPA list in error and has been cancelled from SOPA but is still being processed under a category that does not require a DM.
The Bethea's would like to build a convenience store at Weston, WY. This is the most convenient location for a store as it is accessible to Highway 59 and Heald County Road. This would cover approximately 5 acres.
Wilderness Ranch Fuel Reduction
Salvage and silvicultural actions within wildland urban interface areas adjacent to the subdivision. Also areas along forest/private boundaries that could have mastication and prescribed fire used to treat for hazard fuels.
Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.