8- DIVIDE RANGER DISTRICT RECREATION SPECIAL USES
EIGHT RECREATION EVENT PROPOSALS
CREEDE MOUNTAIN RUN
SOUTH FORK MUSHROOM FORAY
CREEDE OHV POKER RUN
PIEDRA BOWHUNTERS TARGET RANGE SHOOTS
UTE CUP TRIALS
LAND ROVER REC EVENT
ROUNDUP RIDERS OF THE ROCKIES HORSE EVENT
Bear Creek Emergency Egress
Proposal to elevate a gully crossing between Bear Creek and Sheep Creek Subdivision for emergency egress for vehicles.
BRISTOL ELECTRONIC SITE TECHNOLOGIES, PERMIT REISSUANCE
PROPOSAL IS TO REISSUE A NEW SPECIAL USE PERMIT AT THE SAME ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS SITE FOR THE SAME INFRASTRUCTURE ALREADY IN PLACE, PLUS 2 NEW (1,000 GALLON) PROPANE TANKS (ON CONCRETE BLOCKS) AND 1 NEW SOLAR PANEL PEDESTAL.
Cat Creek Water Well
A water well will be drilled in the vicinity of Cat Creek, which is located north of Terrace Reservoir. The water will be pumped into a storage tank with a gravity flow to drinkers.
CDOT Gravel Pit at La Manga Pass
he Rio Grande National Forest (RGNF) is planning to evaluate the environmental impacts of a mineral materials free use permit for the Colorado Department of Transportation at the site that they are illegally occupying along La Manga Pass.
CDOT Gravel Storage Area
CDOT will be applying for a permit to continue to use an existing storage area on La Manga Pass. The existing site is for gravel and waste rock storage related to maintenance of Highway 17.
CDoT Remediation Wells
CDoT will be applying for a permit for existing groundwater monitoring & remediation wells, and drill possibly more wells,on Wolf Creek Pass. The wells are to remediate an existing dissolved-phase petroleum hydrocarbon plume related to their facility
Changing Status of FSR 380.6a
Proposal to change status from Level I maintenance to Level II maintenance and possibly open the road for public use.
Chicken Springs Pipeline Extension
The proposed project consists of extending a pipeline from an existing water tank to two additional 12%u2019 tire tanks. The majority of the pipeline will be buried where soils and topography allow.
Cottonwood Trail to Liberty Trailhead
To eliminate inadequate parking and reduce or eliminate private property access issues, the Saguache Ranger District would like to move the trailhead to the more adequate facility at the Liberty Road Trailhead.
Decker Trout Fence Construction
The project will be construction of 2 miles (10,560 feet) new 4-wire allotment boundary fence construction to Forest Service specifications. Clearing of fire-killed timber in the fence right-of-way will be needed.
DITCH BILL EASEMENTS
The Forest has 87 applications for Ditch Bill Easements. This action involves authorizing historical facilities that qualify under the Ditch Bill. As of FY2014 there are 10 remaining applications to process.
Dyers Creek Integrated Vegetation Project
The project is planned to improve big game habitat, stimulate aspen recruitment, provide a wood product, return the area to its historic fire regime by reducing hazardous fuels and would help with overall health and resiliency of the stand.
Findley Gulch Small Tracts Act
Complete one interchange of approximately 3.1 acres to resolve one encroachment of private residence and compete a sale of approximately 1.32 acres to resolve the second encroachment of a private residence.
La Garita Hills Restoration Project
Management activities needed to promote forest health and resiliency, improve wildlife habitat, salvage spruce beetle killed trees, remove trees hazardous to infrastructure or public safety, manage WUI fuels, and improve watersheds
Treat by using salvage harvest, bark beetle infested lodgepole pine trees in and adjacent to the Luders Campground.
Platoro fence extension
This project will be the re-construction of ½ mile of fence and the construction of one-quarter mile of new fence construction on the east boundary of the community of Platoro.
Poage Lake Spruce Beetle Salvage Project
The Divide Ranger District is proposing to salvage up to 515 acres of dead and dying Engelmann spruce trees near Poage Lake, south of South Fork, CO. Approximately six million board feet of Engelmann spruce may be salvaged through this project.
Project reauthorizes Mineral County's gravel pit at Banta Flats and executes an administrative change from special use to mineral permit.
Rio Grande Reservoir Land Exchange
The proposal involves exchanging approximately 6 acres of federal land for approximately 8 acres of private land owned by San Luis Valley Irrigation District (SLVID).
Roaring Fork Stream Restoration Project
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is proposing to apply Rotenone to the Roaring Fork drainage in order to remove all nonnative fish prior to restocking with native Rio Grande cutthroat trout.
RUTH BROWN PIPELINE PERMIT REISSUANCE PROPOSAL
CURRENT PERMIT HAS EXPIRED. PROPOSAL IS TO REAUTHORIZE AN EXISTING BURIED WATER PIPELINE THAT MOVES WATER FROM A DIVERSION DAM ON THE ROARING FORK OF GOOSE CREEK, ACROSS FOREST SERVICE LANDS TO HAY PRESS LAKE, LOCATED ON PRIVATE LANDS.
Saguache Park Wells
Contruct two wells for livestock water improvements in the Saguache Park Allotment to provide reliable water for livestock and wildlife.
Sangre de Cristo AML
For public health and safety we will locate and identify abandoned mine portals for closure. Evaluation will include wildlife surveys primarily for bat use, botanical surveys and historical evaluation prior to any closure work being initiated.
SANTA MARIA RESERVOIR GRAVEL PIT PERMIT REISSUANCE
THIS PERMIT HAS EXPIRED. PROPOSAL IS TO REISSUE THIS PERMIT TO AUTHORIZE THE SAME EXISTING GRAVEL PIT LOCATED ON NATIONAL FOREST LAND AND USED BY THE SANTA MARIA RESERVOIR COMPANY TO STORE MINERAL MATERIALS.
Schilling Springs Water Well
A water well will be drilled in the vicinity of Schilling Springs, which is located north of Terrace Reservoir. The water will be pumped into a 12,000 gallon storage tank with a gravity flow to drinkers.
Spruce Hole Salvage
alvage merchantable trees which are dead, dying, or imminently infested by spruce beetles on up to 250 acres in the Spruce Hole area. Activities would also provide hazard tree removal from recreational areas surrounding the Spruce Hole yurt.
Triangle Earth Dams
Four earth dams for water collection will be constructed in the area known as the Triangle, just north of Terrace Reservoir. Construction is an earthen dug-out area with a dam and a spillway treated with salt to seal the bottom.
Tucker Ponds Salvage
The purpose of this project is to retrieve economic value from timber stands that have been impacted by spruce beetle, and to artificially regenerate stands after harvest, where necessary.
US MILITARY HELICOPTER TRAINING MANEUVERS
PROPOSAL IS TO ALLOW THE US ARMY TO CONDUCT HIGH ELEVATION HELICOPTER TRAINING (takeoffs/landings) IN THE SNOW MESA AREA OUTSIDE OF DESIGNATED WILDERNESS. THE TRAINING WOULD BE DURING THE WINTER MONTHS, OVER A 5 YEAR PERIOD.
UTE CREEK GUIDING AND OUTFITTING, PERMIT
PROPOSAL IS TO ISSUE A PERMIT FOR 476 SERVICE DAYS TO "UTE CREEK GUIDING/OUTFITTING " FOR ANOTHER 8 YEAR TERM. THEY HAVE HAD A PERMIT THE LAST 2 YEARS TO DO SUMMER, FALL, AND WINTER OPERATIONS. THIS WOULD BE AN ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION, NO NEW USE.
Village at Wolf Creek Access Project
The Rio Grande National Forest is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement to analyze the effects of the proposed Village at Wolf Creek land exchange.
West Pinos Salvage
The proposed action would salvage merchantable dead trees (subalpine fir and Engelmann spruce), merchantable Engelmann spruce that are infested with spruce beetles, and Engelmann spruce that are likely to be infested by spruce beetles.
WILLIAM BIEBER BRIDGE PERMIT REISSUANCE PROPOSAL
THIS PERMIT HAS EXPIRED. PROPOSAL IS TO REISSUE ANOTHER SPECIAL USE PERMIT FOR THE SAME EXISTING BRIDGE THAT CROSSES RED MOUNTAIN CREEK TO ACCESS THE WILLIAM BIEBER PRIVATE LAND HOLDINGS AT THE END OF FOREST SERVICE ROAD 526
WOLF CREEK CENTURY-TEL PERMIT REISSUANCE
THE PROPOSAL IS TO REISSUE A SPECIAL USE PERMIT TO CENTURY-TEL AUTHORIZING THEIR EXISTING BURIED FIBER-OPTIC LINE. THIS LINE FOLLOWS US HIGHWAY 160 FROM THE PASS CREEK TUNNEL TO THE WOLF CREEK SKI AREA
Cumbres Vegetation Management Project
proposing to salvage of spruce beetle killed trees in the Trujillo Meadows and Neff Mountain area along with reducing fuels next to private land and protect infrastructure.
Hot Creek/Piedrosa Wildlife/Fuels Reduction
Wildlife habitat improvement/hazardous fuels treatment project. The goal for the majority of area will be to re-introduce fire into ecosystem via prescribed fire to accomplish the wildlife habitat improvements and reduce fuel loadings.
Cat Creek Cattle and Horse Allotments EA
This is an environmental assessment analyzing seven cattle and horse allotments (Cat Crk, La Jara, Hot Crk, Alamosa, Bancos, Jim Crk and Rough Crk) for the effects of continued livestock grazing and the development of allotment management plans.
Continental Divide National Scenic Trail Addition
Relocate approximately 32 miles of the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail and The Colorado Trail Lujan to LaGarita Wilderness segment off of Forest Service roads. Proposed trail location is at or near the actual divide. Up to 3 trail heads will be constructed along the new section of trail.
ANTELOPE FUELS REDUCTION
Variety of treatments to reduce natural and activity fuels and treat insect/disease infestation.
Platoro Triangle Water Project
This project is to take place on the Triangle Pasture of the Platoro Allotment. This will entail the redevelopment of Shilling Spring and running a pipeline awat from the drainage to a water storage tank and associated drinkers.
Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.