Golden Peak Improvements 2016
The proposal focuses on improving racing/training terrain on Golden Peak at Vail, which is based on concepts included in the 2007 Master Development Plan (MDP) Update and which was site-specifically analyzed in the 2009 Final EIS.
Lower Snake WUI Project
The Dillon Ranger District proposes to implement approx. 1250 acres of vegetation management and fuel reduction activities that reduces the extent of and increases resilience to current and potential insect and disease infestations.
Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Visitor Use Plan
In response to ongoing resource issues and in conformance with the 2002 Forest Plan, the Visitor Use Management Plan addresses implementation strategies to allocate numbers of overnight groups based on the wilderness areas visitor carrying capacity.
Breckenridge Ski Resort Construction Projects CE
Proposed projects: installation of an electrical line from the T-Bar hut to the top of the Imperial lift; replacement/modification of the existing lift operations building and ski patrol hut located at the top of the Imperial lift.
Buford/New Castle Project
Proposed vegetation management activities along the Buford/New Castle Road. Vegetation management activities could include improvement harvests, clearcuts, patch clearcuts, precommercial thinning and other silvicultural activities.
Camp Hale Restoration and Enhancement Project
The purpose of action is to improve aquatic, riparian, and wetland conditions in and along the Eagle River, maintain or improve recreation opportunities and facilities, and conserve historic values in the Camp Hale area.
Copper Mountain Resort Recreation Enhancement Project
Year-round recreation projects at Copper Mountain: (1) additional snowmaking coverage on West Encore and Collage trails; (2) construction of a year-round alpine coaster; (3) and a new mountain bike trail east of the American Eagle chairlift.
Dillon-Malta 230 kV Electric Transmission Line
Reissuance of special use permit to Xcel Energy for the existing 230kV electric transmission line from Dillon Substation, to the Malta Substation. The permit was originally issued in 1978, reissued in 1983, and expired in 2008.
Fremont Pass Recreation Path Extension
Proposal to extend the paved recreation path south from Copper Mountain approximately three miles south towards Fremont Pass parallel to State Highway 91. The path would be maintained and operated by Summit County under a special use permit.
Gypsum Creek C&H Allotment Grazing Analysis
Proposal to continue grazing authorization for 592 cattle between June 16 and October 16 annually (3,204 AUMs), construct several range improvements to improve livestock distribution and management.
Eagle/Holy Cross RD is proposing to implement approx. 1682 acres of vegetation management activities in the Hardscrabble area. Potential treatments include clearcuts, pre-commercial thinning, patch clearcuts, salvage and overstory removal.
Lancaster Mine CERCLA Removal Action
The FS & the CO DOR, Mining, & Safety will be conducting final restoration work on the Lancaster Mine. Prior work has confirmed the presence of elevated lead & arsenic in the mine waste and zinc & lead in surface water below the mine.
Montezuma Road Corridor Camping Closure
Proposal to expand the existing camping closure to include the areas within 1/4 mile of the Montezuma Road, between the communities of Keystone and Montezuma. This would involve an area approximately four miles long and 1/2 mile wide.
Rifle Creek Grazing Allotment Analysis
This analysis is to determine whether to continue permitting livestock grazing on all, none, or some portion of the Rifle Creek Grazing Allotment. If authorized, grazing would be managed in a manner that maintains or moves towards desired conditions.
Road Special Use Permit for Lime Creek Ranch, LLC
Existing Special Use Permit issued to Art Bowles in 1974, SOP528401 is terminated but will be reissued with new terms and conditions to the new property owner, Lime Creek Ranch, LLC. Permit is for a .7 mile two-track road.
Seven Lakes Lodge - Water Related Special Use Permit
Authorize issuance of a special use permit to Seven Lakes Lodge for the operation and maintenance of irrigation ditches, spring developments, water pipelines, road and a lake. These facilities have been in use for at least 40 years.
Shadow Creek Ranch - Smith Ditch No. 2
New authorization for operating and maintaining an existing irrigation ditch (Smith Ditch No. 2) that was previously authorized and expired in 1980. the ditch diverts water from Deep Creek to the Shadow Creek Ranch.
Snowmass Multi-Season Recreation Projects
Proposal at Snowmass Ski Area includes: 16 miles of mountain biking and hiking trails, a mountain coaster, a canopy tour, a zip line, a ropes challenge course, a climbing wall, and three multi-purpose activity areas.
South Fork Area Improvement Project
Proposed recreation improvement activities in the South Fork Campground and Spring Cave areas including installation of a cave entrance gate, campground parking area replacement, campground area revegetation, bridge renovation, & trail construction.
Xcel Transmission Tower Vegetation Management Project
Vegetation/fuel profile management within 150 ft of all electric transmission towers on the Forest to decrease risk of critical damage to electric line support structures due to wildfire. Hand felling of live and dead trees to 30-40% canopy cover.
WRNF Wild and Scenic River Suitability Study
Interagency Wild and Scenic Suitability Study on the Colorado River and Deep Creek. USFS Draft ROD will be posted after the legal notice is posted in the Glenwood Post Independent. The entire EIS can be found: www.blm.gov/co/st/en/fo/crvfo.html
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.
Placita AML Project
Construction of permanent safety closures and restoration work to include minimize erosion, promote vegetation by application of soil amendments, removal of mining debris that does not contribute to the cultural heritage of this former coal mine area
Sheer Bliss Pond Modification Project
Sheer Bliss Pond is key snowmaking infrastructure at Snowmass, this facility is important to maintain the operational efficiency and recreational experience of the ski area. This project will bring the pond into compliance with CDWR compliance
Vail Intermountain Fuels Project
Enhance the wildland urban interface community protection zone through vegetation and fuels reduction treatments adjacent to Vail Intermountain and West Vail. Helicopter yarding to accomplish fuels treatments is proposed.
Vail Mountain Recreation Enhancements
In response to the Ski Area Recreational Opportunity Enhancement Act of 2011, Vail Mountain proposes 13 non-ski based projects to provide year-round recreation, taking advantage of existing infrastructure and designed for a variety of visitors.
American Tower- A-Basin Communications Site
New authorization for construction of cellular phone comm site along US Highway 6 between Loveland Pass and Keystone (A-Basin). The facility will be multi-carrier facility consisting of one prefabricated equipment shelter and two towers.
American Tower- East Dillon Communications Site
New authorization for construction of a cellular phone comm site along I-70 between the Eisenhower Tunnel & East Dillon. The facility will be a multi-carrier facility consisting of one prefab equip shelter and 2 towers.
Bowles Ditch and Pipeline Authorization
Reissuance of expired SU Permit for a spring development and pipeline approx. 1300 feet long. Also for a ditch for supplying water to fish ponds on private lands that is approx. 200 feet long. The permit will continuee to have a 10 foot wide use area
Capitol Creek and East Sopris C&H Grazing Allotments EA
Proposal to analyze cattle grazing for a total of 913 AUMs between July and October between Capitol Creek and East Sopris Allotments. If authorized, grazing would be managed in a manner that maintains or moves towards desired conditions.
Lava Boulder Creek Exploratory Well
Antero Resources is requesting to construct one well pad and to drill up to four wells on Federal lease #COC-66708. On Hold awaiting BLM leasing decision.
Aspen Highlands Golden Horn Project
Aspen Skiing Company has proposed to reinstall a detachable surface lift running approx. 2,540 ft with 640 ft of vertical rise on the Golden Horn run in the summer of 2013. Approximately half of this distance will be on NFS land.
Copper Mountain Improvements EA
An analysis of a new mountain coaster at the base of the American Flyer; a new mountain bike trail; snowmaking on Collage and an associated drainage system.
Lower Blue Sagebrush Enhancement Project
Construct water dev. to enhance sagegrouse brood-rearing habitat. Design & implement a livestock grazing prog. to enhance habitat conditions required for all sagegrouse life stages in partnership with current & future livestock grazing permittees.
Redstone Campground Debris Flow Project
The concern for future debris flows at Redstone Campground area has initiated the Forest Service to review, analyze, and propose actions to provide camper safety and a debris management plan to minimize sediment into the Crystal River.
Supplement to the Weber Hut EA
The Dillon Ranger District will be analyzing an alternative parking lot location to the location that was analyzed in the July 2014 Environmental Assessment
Tucker Lift at Copper Mountain
Installation of the Tucker Lift was approved for construction in the 2006 Copper Mtn. Trail and Facilities EIS; however, the alignment has changed. This analysis is for the new lift alignment.
Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.