2015 Bicycle Tours of Colorado
Special use authorization is for Bicycle Tour of Colorado (BTC) to make temporary use of NFS lands on 3 National Forests within Colorado for ancillary aid stations with portable toilets, signs, trash facilities and support personnel
Access to the Tailor Lode
Analysis to provide access to a private inholding between Peaks 6 and Peaks 7. Project would entail construction of 1,500 feet of new road from the top of the Zendo lift (BSR) to the private inholding.
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.
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
Basalt to Gypsum Motorized Singletrack
The action proposed by the Forest Service to meet the purpose and need consists of four elements: Construct a parking area, reconstruct approximately 8.2 miles of trail, restore a wetland, and rehabilitate- and close approximately 27 miles of trail.
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.
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.
East Aspen Metro District Mosquito Control
Mosquito control using a natural bacterial byproduct, "Bti" on areas east of Aspen near Wildwood School & Difficult CG. Less than 5 acres of wetland areas to be controlled on an as-needed basis. Treatment is by hand, after assessment is completed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vail and Beaver Creek Summer Construction CE
Proposal from Vail Resorts to identify major projects Vail and Beaver Creek Resorts would like to accomplish during the 2015 summer construction season that they believe are either already approved, are maintenance or can be approved with a Cat Ex.
Avalanche Campground Healthy Forest Campsite Relocation
Avalanche CG has reached a new level for action for public safety needs due to hazard trees falling on the campsites. To ensure visitor safety and promote a healthy forest the proposal is to close & relocate the 10 sites located in the hazard zone.
Dillon Ranger District Outfitter Guides Additional Use
Several priority use O/G permit holders have requested additional use. The use is available as determined by the District O/G Capacity Analysis. Proposed uses include hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, rock climbing, & mountaineering.
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.
Piney 2012 Project
Approximately 1,200 acres of vegetation treatment and forest product removal. Associated activities would include road maintenance on system roads and temporary road use (construction, use and obliteration).
South Rifle Habitat Improvement
Implement wildlife habitat improvements on approximately 6,000 acres across the south side of the Rifle Ranger District. Treatments include cutting sagebrush, oakbrush, and mountain shrub and prescribed fire in aspen, pinyon-juniper, and Douglas fir.
Swan River Stream Restoration
Implement stream restoration activities on the Swan River in the existing dredge habitat. Project also includes riparian work and road/stream crossing relocations.
Tennessee Creek Vegetation Management Project
The project will include vegetation management for insect and disease, as well as wildfire mitigation. The project includes treatments that will improve wildlife habitat, watersheds and closes non system routes in the project area.
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.
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.
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
Keystone Forest Health and Fuels Project
Proposal to implement approx. 1250 acres of fuels reduction and vegetation management activities. Potential treatment activities include clearcuts, precommercial thinning and pile burning. Potential locations have been identified with stakeholders.
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.
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.
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
Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.