Proposal is to perform timber stand improvement and prescribed burning to improve range and wildlife habitat and reduce natural fuels.
Black Mesa Project
Proposed treatments would regenerate certain aspen stands which are in decline or affected by Sudden Aspen Decline (SAD)
Grand Mesa & Uncompahgre Non-system Route Decommissioning
Perform decommission work on non-system routes on the Grand Mesa & North Uncompahgre NF area. Decommission work will be on routes that have been identified as non-system through previous travel mgmt plan.Complete rehabilitation of the route(s)
High Mesa Trail
Conversion of FS Administrative Rd. 869 to ATV Trail. Proposed trail would end at intersection of FS Trail 225. Seasonal closure restrictions.
Meridian and Snodgrass Rangeland Analysis
This project will analyze whether to graze on not graze the Snodgrass and Meridian Allotments. If grazing is selected how that grazing will be carried out. The proposed alternative includes placing the Snodgrass Allotment into the Gothic Allotment.
CBMR Mountain Bike Trail Construction
A beginner mountain bike trail in the Smith Hill Area, a down hill trail in the Uley's Cabin Area, and an extension of Pyscho Rocks Trail would be constructed with the use of a rubber tracked machine and hand construction.
Ditch Bill Easement Transfers
Tranfer ditch easement for Pug White Ditch, Everlasting Ditch, Hawkins Ditch and Twin Lakes Reservoir to KNK Land & Cattle LLC.
FLPMA Road Easements/Permits
Authorize access to private inholdings on the Uncompahgre National Forest. Strole-existing Trail # 149 provides historic access to private land on the Uncompahgre Plateau.
Grand Mesa 100
Modifies existing special use permit to add one additional recreation event, September
Grand Valley Ranger District Burn Blocks
This project proposes to burn approximately 500-2000 acres per burn block per year of oakbrush and mixed mountain shrub vegetation in important elk and deer habitat.
Lujan Precommercial Thinning
Precommercial thinning of 30 acres of young lodgepole pine stand to maintain acceptable growth rates and forest health. Site is accessible on an existing road.
Milk Creek Trail Project
Construction of approx. ½ mile of new trail to relocate trail off of private land and to ford Marshall Creek in order to avoid an unsafe bridge.
Pine Mountain Fence
Pine Mountain Fence: Proposes to authorize construction of 1.0 miles of range fence for livestock management purposes on the Uncompahgre National Forest.
Powderhorn Mountain Bike Trails
Powderhorn Mountain Resort has proposed a 15 mile mountain bike trail system to be constructed within their permit area located on the Grand Mesa National Forest. Construction would occur in 3 phases with phase 1 involving approx. 5 miles of trail.
Samora Tree Planting
Tree planting of 19 acres in two units with Douglas-fir to bring tree stocking up to Forest Plan standards. Sites are accessible on existing roads.
Surface Creek Trail Decommissioning
Decommissioning of user-created trail not authorized under Grand Mesa Travel Plan in Surface Creek area. The trail generally follows where a telephone line used to be located.
Swamp Canyon Road Permit
Issue Special Use road permit for motorized access on an exiting road and trail in Swamp Canyon
Trickel Park Road Improvement Project
Re-condition the surface of Trickel Park Road # 121 from Alexander Lake Lodge to the North Forest Boundary. Includes one mile of new pavement from the intersection with FDR #123 to East Crag Crest Trailhead
Ute Cemetery STA
Interchange of 4.32 acres under the STA encroachments category.
Wilson Peak Land Exchange
Non-federal Parties propose to convey five separate parcels of non-federal land containing a total of approximately 681 acres to the United States in exchange for four federal properties containing a total of approximately 303 acres of equal value.
CBMR Mountain Bike Skills Park
At the Top of Red Lift, in an area previously analyzed for the Red Lady Lodge, a mountain bike skills park would be constructed for beginner and intermediate mountain bike riders.
CBMR Teocalli 2 Egress
A 20 ft wide winter route would be developed by removing trees to allow for egress from Teocalli 2 Bowl.
CBMR Yurt Installation
At the Top of Painter Boy Lift, a 35 foot diameter yurt would be constructed to house the terrain park staff and ski patrol.
Craig Point Travel Management Implementation
The record of decision for the Uncompahgre Travel Management Plan restricts all motorized travel to designated routes. Many of the routes were specifically nominated for decommissioning. This DM describes the type of decommissioning that will occur
Escalante Forest Restoration Project
Vegetation treatments to allow the use of fires to increase the resilience, diversity & habitat value of the forests. This includes fuels reduction, timber harvest, seeding, weed treatments, managed fire, & decommissioning of non-system roads.
Fossil Ridge I Land Exchange
Exchange approximately 700 acres of lands on the Gunnison National Forest in Saguache County for approximately 945 acres of privately owned lands in Gunnison County.
Grand Mesa NF Game Retrieval Area
Proposal to discontinue provision to provide for the use of ATVs off of designated routes for retrieval of downed game during big game huntings seasons.
Iron Fen Ditch Restoration Project
Restore groundwater hydrologic regime of portion of the Iron Fen that is impaired by a ditch. Install flow control structure in current ditch and manage flow through wetland recapturing the flow once it reaches an old road alignment downslope.
LaGarita Beetle Response
This project is desinged to capture economic opportunities and reduce public safety hazards through the cutting and/or harvest of beetle infested spruce trees resulting form the large spruce bark beetle epidemic within the planning area.
Proposed project to treat declining aspen stands and to diversify ages classes in spruce / fir stands.
Sale of the Coon Creek Administrative Site
Proposal to sell the 160-acre Coon Creek administrative site, Grand Mesa National Forest, Mesa County, Colorado. The site is no longer needed for Forest Service purposes. Revenues will be used by the agency for other facilities.
Snowplowing For Moose Transport
Proposal to plow snow by CDOW on Forest Roads to off-load Moose on the Grand Mesa as part of the Moose-re-introduction project.
West Double Top Trail Relocation and Restoration
Relocation of the western end of NFST 405 between trails 409 and 409.5A. Restoration and decommission of the current fall light alignment that is unusable and a natural resource concern. 1.25 miles of trail relocation and .75 miles of decommissioning
Wolfe Road Easement
Process application for road easement. Easement for existing road; no new construction.
Bucktail Creek Rx
Prescribed burn in the vicinity of the 2002 Bucktail Wildfire to break up age class of gambel oak and enhance other vegetation.
Canyon Creek Avalanche Control
Issue Special Use Permit for one year to Silver Star Mining Operations LLC for avalanche control along Canyon Creek Road, NFSR 853 up to the Revenue Mine.
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.
North Uncompahgre Trail Development
The Grand Valley Ranger District has received a proposal, including a map of proposed routes, from the Bookcliff Rattlers Motorcycle club to add trail routes on the North End of the Uncompahgre National Forest.
Oil and Gas Leasing Revision
Revise 1993 Grand Mesa Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forest Oil and Gas Leasing EIS decision to address changed conditions, revised leasing stipulations, and land availability.
Construct approximately 1/2 mile of new trail from the parking area near Imogene Pass to the historical Fort Peabody site.
Grand mesa Christian Camp-MDP Proposal
Grand Mesa Christian Camp operates under authorization of 10-year term special use permit. A proposal has been received to construct a new residential cabin to change or modify the existing operation.
Highway 550 Highway Easement Deed
Recommend Federal Highway Administration issue a Highway Easement Deed to CDOT from north of Ouray to south of Coal Bank Pass on Uncompahgre and San Juan NF.
Jack's Cabin Cutoff County Road 813, Road Relocation
Relocation of the East segment of County Road 813 to be accomplished with Gunnison County and the Federal Highway Administration to improve site distance, turning radius and drainage. The original alignment will be re-coutoured and reclaimed.
Sanitation and salvage operations to control spruce beetle infestation in stands.
Re-issue permit to Delta Montrose Electrical Association for existing 7200 V underground powerline from forest boundary to Silver Jack Reservoir on Big Cimarron Rd. Possible permit consolidation with Paonia & Grand Valley RD's.
Red Mountain Ditch Reconstruction
Reconstruct portions of Red Mtn Ditch transbasin diversion and install new headgate. Located on San Juan and Uncompahgre National Forests.
Soap Creek Fuels Reduction
Use prescribed fire to improve ecosystem health in ponderosa pine, Douglas-fir, aspen, oakbrush and grasslands types and reduce fuels, especially around campgrounds and in Wildland Urban Interface.
Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.