Modification (#5) to Federal Coal Lease COC-61357
Oxbow Mining LLC has applied to modify lease COC-61357 by adding 157 acres to prevent bypass of federal coal reserves both within existing lease and in the modification area and to allow for a more safe and logical mine plan. Forest must decide whether or not to consent to BLM leasing this land.
Adventure Experiences Land Exchange
A proposal to exchange four parcels of isolated NFS lands totaling approximately 377 acres in the Illinois Creek area of Taylor Park for 160 acres on the Kebler Pass road west of Crested Butte.
Alpine Tunnel ARRA project
The project involves installing new interpretive signs, stabilizing historic stone structures, stabilizing the stone west portal and entrance to the Alpine Tunnel, and some rerouting sections of trail.
BATTLEMENTS FUELS/SAD RESEARCH
Continuation of prescribed fire program with emphasis on regenerating aspen apparently killed by S.A.D. Will also benefit fuels and wildlife
Black Mesa Project
Proposed treatments would regenerate certain aspen stands which are in decline or affected by Sudden Aspen Decline (SAD)
Block & Tackle Trail Alignment
Realignment of trail to eliminate a steep section of the Block & Tackle trail. (Approx. 750 - 1000 feet) Trail obliteration and restoration of the abandoned section of trail.
Bonham Reservoir Area
Development and use of six existing mineral material sites in the vicinity of Bonham Reservoir on the Grand Valley Ranger District, Grand Mesa National Forest. July 2009
Wildlife habitat, Forest Health and natural fuels reduction
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 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.
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.
Columbine OHV Recreation Area
Proposal to develop an OHV recreation complex, including a campground, day-use area, open riding area or skills park, connections to existing and planned OHV routes, and an interpretive sign associated with a geologic study site.
Construction of new trailheads
New ATV trailheads to be constructed at Owns Creek 'Corrals, Bonham reservoir Kiosk and the Green Mountain trail (2 locations)
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.
Coon Creek Reservoir #1 Enlargement
Issuance of a new special use permit for the enlargement of Coon Creek Reservoir #1 done in 1991. This permit replaces a previous permit that expired in 2012.
Cornerstone Metroplitan District No. 1
SU permit request for a 60'x75' ROW to provide access to reach the W boundary of the Cornerstone Sub. property. Access to be used by Hideout Lake Sub.& 3 adjacent owners. 2 existing routes to be obliterated & reclaimed w/completion of single entrance
County Line Sanitation and Salvage
This project will address a severe spruce beetle infestation adjacnt to County Line Ski path, by utilizing and sanitation and salvage operation.
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
Crystal Lake Dam Repairs
Rebuild embankments that exhibit significant leakage. Repair or replace non-functioning outlet works and spillway. Install toe drains. Install riprap on the dam. Clear woody vegetation growing on the dam.
Ditch Bill Easement Transfers
Tranfer ditch easement for Pug White Ditch, Everlasting Ditch, Hawkins Ditch and Twin Lakes Reservoir to KNK Land & Cattle LLC.
Construct approximately 300' of driveway on National Forest
Ender Mill Site Restoration
This project is restoring the native vegetation where an old saw mill once worked. The area has not completely revegetated and will not without action. Part of the action will be to implement existing travel management decisions to this area.
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.
Salvage harvest of dead and dying beetle killed Douglas Fir and Engelmann Spruce trees.
Salvage harvest of wind thrown timber, primarily Englemann Spruce, blown over near the Fenceline Road (NFSR 545) during the June '07 wind event on the Uncompahgre Plateau.
Flowing Park Trailhead & Leonard's Ridge Trail re-route
Flowing Park trailhead would be a creation of a 15 car parking area with a map/information kiosk and attendant fencing disturbing less than 1/2 acre. Leonard's Ridge Trail re-route would involve realignment of 0.9 miles of existing trail.
Construct approximately 1/2 mile of new trail from the parking area near Imogene Pass to the historical Fort Peabody site.
Gill Creek Implement
Purpose is:Resolve reoccurring trail resource issues due to wet or saturated terrain that does not support a sustainable trail system.Additional projects are included that pose a conflict with other multiple uses, such as land uses, range improvement
Grand Mesa 100
Modifies existing special use permit to add one additional recreation event, September
Grand Mesa Cross Country Ski Trail Improvement
Improvement of existing cross-country ski trails on the Grand Mesa National Forest, Skyway and County Line Ski Trail Systems. Proposal includes widening of approximately 34 miles of trail to facilitate better grooming and realignment.
Grand Mesa Winter Ski Trail head Improvements
County Line: Relocate trailhead off of Highway 65 to address safety concerns. Installation of new toilet and possible change rooms.
Skyway: Enlargement of exising parking area and installation of shelter.
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.
Gunnison Energy Corp. 16 Well Master Development Plan
The Grand Mesa-Uncompahgre-Gunnison National Forests (GMUG) proposes to authorize Gunnison Energy Corporation (GEC) to exercise federal oil and gas lease rights, and conduct surface operations on the Paonia Ranger District.
Hanks Valley Decommissioning
Norwood Ranger District will decommission through obliteration approximately 9 miles of non-system roads in the Hanks Valley area which are not open to the public under existing travel management decisions.
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.
Homestake SAD CE
This project will use silvicultural treatments (coppice) to regenerate vulnerable and declining aspen stands adjacent to the Homestake mine road (NFSR 243.2A & 243.3K). Treatments are proposed on approximately 165 acres.
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.
Ironhorse Analysis Area
Develop a vegetation management strategy and subsequent NEPA decision(s) for a suite of vegetation treatments for National Forest System lands located on the Uncompahgre Plateau south of Horsefly Canyon. BLM lands near project may be included.
Irwin Snowcat Skiing
The proposal is to provide guided snowcat skiing and summer hiking/peak climbing in the Scarps Ridge/Lake Irwin area (about 10 miles west of Crested Butte).
Island lake Recreation Area Capital Improvement Project
Perform reconstruction /rehabilitation work in the Island Lake CG, Little Bear CG.Project proposal includes the replacement of water distribution lines, reconfiguration of campground unit and installation of new furnishings. Construct trailhead.
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.
Kebler Wagon Trail Project - Paonia
Continue the Kebler Wagon Trail west onto the Paonia Ranger District to a point near the Gunnison County Road 12 bridge over Anthracite Creek. Total length is approximately 7,233 lineal feet of trail construction.
Sanitation and salvage operations to control spruce beetle infestation in stands.
Lake Irwin Campground Improvement Project
The Gunnison Ranger District seeks to rehabilitate and reconstruct the Lake Irwin recreation area through funding from the Forest Service Capital Improvement Program (CIP). Currently this is not a top priority on the CIP schedule.
Lakeview Campground Exclusion Fence
Construct approximately 1 1/4 miles of fencing to exclude cattle from entering the campground to protect campers and physical resources. Fencing will include a 20 foot wide clearence.
Lamborn Wildlife Habitat Improvement Project
Approximately 1955 acres will be treated by mechanical means (dozer, hydro-axe, roller chop, or similar) and/or prescribed fire to improve forage quality and quantity for deer and elk. Seeding will occur as needed.
Leon Creek ATV Bridge
Installation of a new ATV bridge across Leon Creek along the Kenney Creek Road (NFSR 260)
Lily Lake Trail Project
Construct short segment of trail to link trail between Ohio Pass Road #730 and Splains Gulch
Proposed project to treat declining aspen stands and to diversify ages classes in spruce / fir stands.
Lost Lake Campground Improvement Project
Lost Lake Campground/Horse Ranch Park trailhead Capitol Improvement Project.
Activity selection should be "Facility rehabilitation", but chose "Facility Improvements" as closest choice.
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.
Mesa Lakes Resort Septic System
Construction and installation of a new septic system for Mesa Lakes Resort. The proposed system will replace the existing lagoon and will be designaed and constructed to meet all applicable State and County Health Department regulations.
Murdie Subdivision Sanitation Harvest Project
Proposed 40 acres of mechanical treatments with possible removal, piling, and burning of residual material created. Dominate lodgepole pine stand heavily infested with dwarf mistletoe immediately adjacent to a subdivision.
Oxbow Mining, LLC, Methane Drainage Wells
The USFS is proposing to authorize Oxbow to construct 3 drill pads, drilling and operating 7 methane drainage wells, and constructing approximately 5,450 feet of new temporary road in T. 12 S., R. 91 W., Section 36; of Delta County, CO
Pirate Ship Fen Restoration
Ditch draining fen will be treated with small hand placed structures to re-establish the water table level and native plant composition. Stream will be returned to it's original path.
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.
Razor Creek Dome Radio Repeater
Installation and maintenance of a new Forest Service/Bureau of Land Management radio repeater at top of Razor Creek Dome. Access via ATV/UTV only. Site in 2001 Inventoried Roadless Area, but not in 2009 Colorado Roadless Area
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.
San Luis Peak Trail Construction/Reconstruction
Perform heavy trail maintenance, trail realignment, and new trail construction, including restoration of existing sections of existing user route(s) used to climb San Luis Peak, a 14,000 foot peak ing the LaGarita Wilderness
Sargents Mesa Timber Sale
Timber Harvest of spruce, fir, and lodgepole pine from 800 - 1900 acres. Area has been previously harvested. No new road construction should be necessary
Grazing decision for the Slumgullion Allotment which is a small part of the BLM Allotment
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.
Special Use Permits
General Permits, Bartlett Access, Overland Enlargement, Hughes, Zanin, M.Hughes, Lee, Iron Rose Ranch Access, Knight and Durmas access, Smith Fork Ranch Water System, Gunnison County/McClure Pass Comm Site Upgrade.
Spruce Bark Beetle Trap Trees
Use the trap tree method to protect and mitigate the impacts of spruce bark beetle mortality in campgrounds, high use areas, and high value stands on the Gunnison Ranger District.
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.
Taylor Park Gravel Pit Fence
Construct a barbed wire fence around the Taylor Park Gravel Pit (aka Murdie Pit) to implement the 2010 Gunnison Basin Federal Lands Travel Management Plan on the Gunnison Ranger District.
Taylor Pass Hut Project
A 800 sq. ft., rustic, backcountry, winter use hut is being proposed to be built just south of Taylor Pass on the Gunnison Ranger District. March 2009
Taylor River Land Exchange
A proposal to exchange approximately 7 acres of Federal land contained in thirteen seperate parcels along the Taylor River below the Taylor River Dam, for 7 acres of provate lands on or adjacent to the Taylor River
Telephone Draw Travel Management Project
Implementation of the 2002 Travel Plan for the Uncompahgre National Forest within the project boundary in order to: improve big game habitat effectiveness, reduce soil compaction, and improve hydrologic function.
Telluride Regional Airport Embankment Fill Project
To re-contour and reseed approximately 1.50 acres of National Forest System lands that was utilized in past construction activities. This will prevent the ponding that is now occurring and is attacting birds and wildlife which is a threat to aircraft
Teocalli Ridge Trail
Relocation of approximately8,431 linear feet to more sustainable location. Reconstruction / Restoration of existing portioins of trail if funding permits. Installation of drainage structures and erosion control measures
Thunder Trails Project
To analyze, design and construct 17.5 miles of motorized single track trails in the Thunder Road area south of the Town of Norwood. The purpose and need for this project is to provide single track opportunities for the community of Norwood.
Tomichi Creek Exploration Project
Plan of Operations to explore for molybdenum and copper. On unpatented mining claims, proposal is to drill 9 exploration holes, all located on previsously disturbed roads or travel routes. No new roads, will track mounted drill rigs. One year tern,
Tri-State Montrose to Cahone 230KV Upgrade
Upgrade existing 115KV transmission line from Montrose-Nucla-Cahone to 230KV line. More information on BLM website: http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/district_offices/southwest/TriState230kVRebuild.html
Uncompahgre Pine Maintenance
This is a reentry of the Glencoe, Copper King, and Hanks Valley prescribed burns. This project is an understory, maintenance burn in ponderosa pine.
Ute Cemetery STA
Interchange of 4.32 acres under the STA encroachments category.
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
West Elk Landscape Assessment
Development of a new Allotment Plan for grazing of livestock on Soap Mesa, Soap Creek, Red Creek/Rainbow, Antelope/Beaver, Cunningham, Carbon and Castleton Allotments.
West Elk Rangeland Environmental Assessment
Grazing decision on 11 allotments; Soap Mesa, Soap Creek, Cow Creek, Red Creek, Rainbow, Antelope/Beaver, Cunningham, Caslteton, Carbon, Baxter Gulch, Coal Creek.
Willow Creek Trail Bridge Installment
The bridge will provide a safe crossing of Willow Creek for trail users and replace an existing low water stream ford. The project will mitigate stream bank degradation, eliminate stream siltation and improve and protect the riparian area.
Windy Beetle Sanitation & SalvageTimber Sale
Sanitation and salvage sale of beetle infested and windthrown Engelmann Spruce near Ouray Spring. Includes clearing of windthrown debris in the visual foreground and creating windfirm edges within the product area.
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