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.
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.
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.
DITCH BILL EASEMENTS
The Forest has 87 applications for Ditch Bill Easements. The Forest intends to process at least 25 of these applications in FY05. This action involves authorizing historical facilities that qualify under the Ditch Bill.
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.
Hidden Mile Fence Construction/Reconstruction
Fence reconstruction and new fence construction including floating fence. Fence will be built to wildlife specifications. Permitted cattle will be fenced out of the area to allow for riparian vegetation restoration, habitat enhancement/protection.
Hidden Mile Public Access
Establishment of a small public parking area immediately adjacent to FSR 250 for public fishing access and interpretive signs.
Hidden Mile Rootwad Extraction
Approximately 20 blowdown trees are proposed for removal from the Grouse Creek Timber Sale area for placement into the streambank of the Conejos River as part of the Hidden Mile fish habitat improvement project.
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.
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.
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.
Spectacle Lake Cattleguard Relocation
An existing cattleguard on FDR250 near Spectacle Lake is proposed for relocation to another location on FDR250 at the boundary of the Rocky Mtn. Estates.
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.
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
Beaver Park Dam Rehabilitation Project
The Beaver Park Reservoir dam needs repair and refurbishment. The project includes raising the spillway by 3 feet and changing the outlet controls and downstream flow management. Addditionally, the problem with seepage will be addressed.
Burro Unit 15 Vegetation Management Project
Burro Uit 15 Vegetation Management Project proposes to implement shelterwood or uneven-aged harvest methods on approx 330 acres on the CPRD. Intent to reduce impact or prevent spruce beelte infestation.
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.