Forest Health - Purgatory Vegetation Management Project
The project entails tree cutting to maintain stand health and vigor over 250 acres within the Purgatory ski area permit boundary. This work is being conducted in response to spruce budworm infestations and the potential spruce beetle epidemic.
Forest Products - Fall Creek Spruce project
Project focuses on harvest of dead merchantable trees, retention of live green trees, & reforestation off Fall Creek & Wolf Creek Rds. Opportunities to stabilize wetlands, address erosion problems, & do fisheries improvements also being considered.
Fuels - Spiler Ranch Fuels Reduction Project
Fuels reduction in the Spiler Canyon area. These areas are adjacent to areas analyzed in the 2004 Kenney Flats EA. They were not included in 2004 because they were under private ownership at that time. They were traded to the FS in 2012.
Lands - Trimble Administrative Site Sale
Sale of the San Juan National Forest Trimble Administrative Site under competitive bidding procedures. Approximately 20 acres. The property consists of land plus three garage-type structures and miscellaneous sheds.
Range - Glade Landscape Rangeland Management Analysis
Proposal to revise allotment management plans for 8 cattle allotments to improve or maintain conditions for healthy rangeland conditions of grasses, forbs and shrubs for cattle use, wildlife habitat, and watershed health.
Range - Weminuche Landscape Grazing Analysis
Analysis of grazing, including domestic sheep, on 13 active or vacant allotments in the Weminuche Landscape:Burnt Timber, CanyonCrk, Cave Basin, E.SilverMesa, FallCrk, FlintCrk, JohnsonCrk, Leviathan, PineR, RockCrk, Spring Gulch, and Virginia Gulch.
Special Uses - Fracassini Well and Road Use Permit
Reissuance of an expired special use permit for a water well, well house, and water pipeline. Additionally, road use for an existing non-system road would be added to the permit to access the well. Term of the permit would be for 20 years.
Fisheries - Hermosa Creek Bank Stabilization
Repair of areas of active bank erosion along the East Fork Hermosa Creek and the main stem Hermosa Creek above the confluence. Also, installation of fish habitat improvement structures in the streams. Work would occur over several years.
Planning - Chimney Rock National Monument projects
Projects proposed include approval of construction of up to 2 miles of interpretive trails, new visitor facilities & parking areas near the existing visitor cabin, visitor shelters near the upper parking area & adoption of specific prohibitions
Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.