Commercial Recreation Permitting Programmatic EA
Grant certain commercial recreation service permits across the Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District through a programmatic Environmental Assessment. Permit applications that fit within the scope of this programmatic EA would be eligible to be issued
Dumont Lake Day Use Shelter
Repair and improve an existing day use area by regrading the site and constructing a 14' x 16' wooden shelter. Work will also create a turnoff to accommodate approximately three vehicles.
Hartland Subdivision Right-of-Way
Hartland Enterprises, LLC request for road access to a new subdivision between Osage and Upton. Proposed right-of-way would be approximately 3,900 feet in length and utilize a previously constructed roadway.
Inyan Kara Assembled Land Exchange
This land exchange, consisting of approximately 16,600 acres, is being handled by the Inyan Kara Grazing Association on behalf of 13 land owners in Weston County, WY.
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.
Steamboat Ski Area Improvements
Implement projects identified in the 2011 Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation Master Development Plan Amendment which was accepted by the U.S. Forest Service on January 2, 2013.
Buffalo Pass Trails
Develop approximately 40 miles of trails near Steamboat Springs in the Buffalo Pass area.
Charger Resources, LLC Power Line Permit
Charger Resources, LLC purchased an existing distribution per line that provide electric service to several oil well in the area. They request authorization to operate and maintain the 1970 feet of 14.4 kV power line and right of way.
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.
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.
Four Corners Petroleum - WFCU#22 and WFCU#84 APDs
Proposal to authorize the Surface Use Plan of Operations for Application for Permit to Drill (APD) for WFCU#22 and WFCU#84 re-entry wells. The earlier wells were plugged and abandoned in 2002 and 1995.
Greater Crossbow Oil and Gas Exploration and Development
Proposed oil and gas project for 1,500 oil and gas wells, on 100 well pads, drilled over the course of 10 years in southern Campbell and northern Converse Counties, with roads, utilities and pipelines for transport of materials are included.
HPBE Trail Reroutes & Relocations
Minor reroute and relocation involving segments of NFST 1188, 1101 Diamond Park Area, and 1188.1a. Total distance of reroutes are less than 2000 feet.
Judd Water Pipeline
Special Use Permit renewal for 10-year term for an existing, buried water pipeline and well.
The action proposed by the Forest Service is to change the prescribed treatments designated in the Morrison Creek EA, and amend the analysis area map. This would include harvesting of live trees.
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).
North Savery Project
This project proposes approximately 6,500 acres of salvage harvest, precommercial thinning, and hazard tree treatments, plus associated road proposals to improve legal access to the forest while minimizing road impacts to natural resources.
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.
Grazing Management, Allotment Plan Revision
Parks Ranger District Outfitter/Guide Priority Permits 2015
Issue special use authorizations to existing priority permittees for outfitting and guiding during summer and fall seasons on Parks RD. No changes to terms and conditions of permits are anticipated, and permitted levels will be no more than capacity
Pole Mountain Travel Management
This project will analyze the complete road and motorized trail system on Pole Mountain. The analysis team will look at the existing road system and user-created routes and recommend both additions and closures.
Pole Mountain Unauthorized Route Restoration
Unauthorized routes in the Middle Crow Creek watershed on the southeast side of Pole Mountain will be decommissioned and restored to improve watershed conditions. This project was planned for FY15 but had to be moved to FY16 due to limited resources.
Rock Creek State Wildlife Road Use
This authorization will cover the commercial use of NFSR 206 and 225 for the transportation of livestock to and from a loading chute facility located on the Rock Creek SWA. In addition a backup lane and turn around will be maintained/constructed.
Slack Weiss Analysis Area Project
The primary purpose of this project is to improve forest health, reduce threats to public safety, and provide forest products while minimizing environmental effects in the project area. A variety of silvicultural treatments are proposed.
Tie City Summer Trail Improvements
Trail reroutes, reconstruction, and installation of water control features in the Tie city summer trail system; specific locations to be determined. Intended for implementation in FY15, but moved to FY16 due to inadequate resources.
US Air Force Helicopter Training
Permit reissuance to authorize specific helicopter landing zones on the Laramie Peak, Snowy Range, and Pole Mountain units for training use by the US Air Force.
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.
Wright Area Coal Lease by Application (LBA)
This project will analyze the applications for coal leases in the Wright Area for continuing coal mining for the Jacobs Ranch, Black Thunder and North Antelope Rochelle Mines.
Wyoming Pipeline Company Amendment-Mush Creek Pumping Station
Proposes to authorize Wyoming Pipeline Company to occupy NFS land to construct and maintain an additional 361 feet of natural gas line to the Mush Creek Pumping Station, connect to an existing line, and renewal of 20-year term Special Use Permit.
Wyoming Trail-CDNST Trail Reroutes
Reroute sections of National Forest System Trail 1101, part of the designated Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (CDNST). This project would reduce impacts to wetlands and improve overall watershed and trail conditions.
2015 USA Pro Cycling Challenge Race Special Use Authorization
Classic Bicycle Racing LLC makes temporary use of NFS lands during 4 of the total 7 stages on four National Forests within Colorado for ancillary facilities such as staging areas with portable toilets, signs, barricades, message boards, and filming.
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.
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.
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
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.
Fuels treatments & habitat improvements. Mastication, prescribed burning of shrubs and aspen, treatment/ removal of beetle-killed pine. Project is near Steamboat Springs (WUI). A seasonal closure for big game winter range would also be implemented.
Willow Creek Analysis Project
Reoffer timber sales and implement silvicultural and hazardous fuels treatments in areas affected by the mountain pine beetle. Approximately 14.0 miles of non-system roads would be decommissioned to improve watershed conditions.
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.
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
Charger Resources - APD for Tuit Draw Federal 11-2PH Well
SUPO for proposed Tuit Draw Fed 11-2PH well. The APD SUPO includes operations associated with accessing, drilling, testing, and completing a horizontal oil/gas well. Approx 886 feet of new road, 400' x 400' wellpad; total disturb 6.4ac
Charger Resources Porcupine Fed 44-19TH and 44-19PH APDs
Proposal to authorize SUPO of APDs submitted for the proposed Porcupine Fed 44-19PH and 44-19TH wells. SUPO includes operations assoc with access, drilling, testing, and completing horizontal O/G wells. 151ft of new road and one 400ft square wellpad
Irwin Land Exchange
This proposal has been cancelled. The Inyan Kara Assembled Land Exchange project may be planned to incorporate some of the formerly planned Irwin Land Exchange.
Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.