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.
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.
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.
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.
Bates Creek Aspen Restoration Project
The treatment units total 913 acres of Forest Service and private land within the Forest boundary. Improve the condition of aspen and associated meadow communities. Improve habitat for wildlife species.
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.
Devon Energy Porcupine Creek 3D Seismic
Devon Energy has submitted a Notice of Intent to the Douglas Ranger District (DRD) to conduct oil and gas geophysical exploration operations on the Thunder Basin National Grassland (TBNG).
EOG Resources RUP for access to BT22E and BT22W
The proposed action is to issue a Road Use Permit for EOG Resources to use the existing road (0.4 mile in length). Also, to authorize EOG Resources to construct and maintain an access road would be a 269 foot long by 40 foot wide construction ROW.
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.
Harris Park Land Exchange
This project was formerly part of the Combined Bear Creek Land Exchange. Federal land exchanged for private is approximately 240 acres, private land exchanged for federal land is approximately 320. acres.
High West Energy pole replacement
High West Energy requests to take out 14 power poles and replace them with 16 new power poles along the 1-80 corridor on the Pole Mountain unit.
HPBE Recreation Special Uses Renewals
Renewal for Elk River Guest Ranch Recreaiton Special Use Permit. Activities are primarily trail rides, but also include other outfitting and guiding activities.
Jack Park Trail Re-route
This project would re-route approximately 0.3 miles of the Jack Creek single-track motorized trail from a wet meadow to a drier location upslope.
Krauss Spring Development Reissue
This project is to authorize this use for the existing spring development, with no changes to the structures proposed, and the only changes are administrative with the renewal of the special use permit.
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).
Pole Mountain Unauthorized Route Restoration
Route restoration will consist of soil de-compaction, drainage structure improvement, erosion control, seeding, mulching, and hand-tool work. Access to all routes will be obstructed using fencing, tree falling, posts, and boulders.
Rabbit Ears Winter Parking
Improvement of winter parking along US HWY 40 on Rabbit Ears Pass providing for adequate parking opportunities and improving safety.
The USDA Forest Service (USFS) proposes to authorize RT Communications to occupy NFS land for the construction and maintenance of an additional 726 feet of fiber optic phone line to the Mush Creek Pumping Station.
RT Communications Permit Amendment to add BNSF Line.
The USFS has identified a need to authorize RT Communications to occupy NFS land for the construction and maintenance of an additional 1,250 feet of phone line to the BNSF building for year round services. RT will be tapping into their existing line.
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.
Snowy Range Ski Area 2014 Projects
The Snowy Range Ski Area would like to (1) expand its secondary parking lot area (2)increase the length and width of the Pioneer tubing hill and (3) complete building upgrades such as new coverings, improved egress, and adding wood boilers.
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.
Steamboat Ski Area Summer Activities
Develop summer activities near the Thunderhead Lodge which includes a disc golf cour and/or Challenge Course (also referred to as a ropes course). Slight variations to the current trail system near Thunderhead may occur.
West Rabbit Ears Wetland Restoration
A portion of abandoned roadbed from the old US Highway 40 is impairing wetland function and quality at the headwaters to a Walton Creek Tributary. The Forest Service is proposing to remove fill from the abandoned roadbed and restore the wetland.
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.
Willow Creek Culvert Replacements
The proposed action is to replace culverts that are currently undersized, not functioning properly, or aquatic passage barriers. Each culvert location has been assessed, surveyed, and a design package developed.
Wolf Energy Mineral Exploration
Mineral exploration would involve 1-3 drill sites in the Upper North Crow prospect area. Drill holes would be 5-6 inches in diameter and would be plugged following use. Staging, drilling, and clean-up would occur between Sept 1 and Nov 30 2014.
Antelope Mine Rail Spur Expansion
Antelope Coal LLC has requested an authorization to amend the existing Antelope Mine special use permit to allow expansion of the railroad spur area associated with expansion and increased capacity of the coal loadout facility. The proposed expansion will encompass approximately 151.3 acres of National Forest Service land; approximately 118.3 acres represents new disturbance and approximately 33 acres have been disturbed previously.
This project includes vegetation management for timber salvage, fuels reduction, and wildlife habitat as well as travel management in the Northwest Sierra Madre. The proposal is based on scoping completed for the larger Savery analysis area in 2010.
Emergency Power Line Clearing Project
The Arapaho, 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
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.
Snowy Range Travel Management Analysis
Analyze proposal to close apx. 207 miles of user-created routes, designate apx. 17 miles of user-created routes as NFSRs, designate apx. 67 miles of single-track motorcycle trails, and designate apx. 45 miles of ATV trails.
Thunder Basin Coal Company, LLC Clinker Mining Addition
The Forest Service is proposing to authorize Thunder Basin Coal Company a permit to allow acquisition of 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.
Communication Site Leases at Crow Creek and Hill 8821
This proposal would issue new, 20-year leases and permits to existing permit holders on the Crow Creek (Versatel, Western Area Power, Mauna Towers) and Hill 8821 (Source Gas, Southern Start Ctrl Gas, Internal Revenue Service) Communication Sites.
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. .
Medicine Bow Rail Trail Extension
Designate the last two (2) miles of the Rail Trail from Dry Park (NFSR 517) to Albany. This portion of trail goes through State, BLM, and private lands.
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)
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
BCH Platte River Ditch Bill Easement: Batch #3
Issue FLPMA easements for irrigation ditches and reservoirs meeting CO Ditch Bill criteria located in the Platte River drainage on the Brush Creek Hayden District. Batch #3 includes three water facilities.
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.
Continental Divide National Scenic Trail Long Park Reroute
Reroute approximately .51 miles of the CDNST. There are sections of the trail that are in hazardous bog areas at certain times of the year. The reroute would move the trail out of the bog areas to a dry location allowing for safe use by packsaddle.
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.
Darnell Private Property Access
Issue a road permit to construct roughly 150' of new road to private property off of NFSR 522.E . Issue a road easement for NFSRs 533, 522, 522.A, and 522.E. Year-round access would include use of the Chimney Park Ski Trails via snowmobiles.
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.
Matthew Harsky is a new applicant for outfitting and guiding. He would like to start a small outfitting and guiding business for non-motorized recreation in both winter and summer months.
Overlook Snowmobile Trail
Request for designation of new snowmobile trail by a special use permit holder (Routt Powder Riders).
Red Park Prescribed Burn
Prescribed burn approximately 60 acres to regenerate/restore ponderosa pine populations and regenerate aspen where it exists.
Vegetation management to salvage timber/regenerate forests, reduce increasing fuel loads/decrease potential fire hazard, remove dead and dying trees posing a public safety hazard in high priority areas. Includes travel mgmt and recreation mgmt.
South Twin Lake Habitat Improvement
Forest Service habitat improvement project in partnership with Wyoming Game & Fish Department. The habitat improvements will alter the inlet to improve spawning conditions.
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.
USGS Stream Gage Maintenance
USGS proposal to reconstruct stream gage cableway used to measure stream flow and water quality. Current cableway is secured to beetle-killed trees and is unsafe.
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. Historically, this is the same site that previously had a store. 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. The size of the structure would be approximately 60 feet X 80 feet with a wrap around porch. The planning will also include a small area for camper parking with electrical and water hook ups. Store plans include living quarters.
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.