Projects

Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA): SOPAs are published quarterly and list proposed actions for which environmental analysis is in progress or planned.

Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests Current and Recent Projects

Note: Not all projects may appear on map. See list below for complete list of projects with more information or documentation.

Developing Proposal

  • Upper Williams Fork Cutthroat Trout Reclamation

    The Forest Service is proposing to authorize Denver Water to construct fish barriers on Bobtail and Steelman Creeks in the upper Williams Fork to protect green lineage cutthroat trout.

Under Analysis

  • Cameron Peak Rapid Reforestation Project

    Planting of seedlings in high severity burn areas where analysis and ground truthing show that natural recovery is unlikely to occur at all or not to within allowable management timeframes.

  • Carr Right of Way Access

    The Forest Service proposes to approve the construction, use and maintenance of a 130 foot by 30 foot road right of way to access private property.

  • Donner Pass and Lookout Mountain Trail Realignment

    Realign targeted sections of the motorized trails in order to protect other resource, reduce erosion, and bring the trails into compliance with current trail standards. Some new trail will be developed and some old trail will be reclaimed.

  • Eldora Property LLC access

    The Forest Service proposes to authorize year round motorized access on an existing road to the Aurom Lode, Emma Lode, Golden Age Lode, Mary EE Lode, Molly McGuire Lode and Bear Placer in Boulder County.

  • Saint Vrain Forest Health Project

    The Forest Service proposes authoring a suite of management tools to improve forest resiliency and mitigate risk to communities, wildlife, watersheds and other values at risk from large-scale wildfires and other disturbances.

  • Thorton Senior Center Priority Permit Conversion

    Thornton Senior Center has been a transitional priority permit on the Clear Creek Ranger District for 10 years and has requested a priority permit on the Arapaho Roosevelt National Forests. This permit would be for guided mid-week day hiking.

  • Willow Creek Land Exchange

    The Forest Service is proposing to exchange one parcel of National Forest System land containing approx. 6.87 acres to TMII Development, LLC in exchange for TMII Development, LLC conveying one parcel of land approx. 50.23 acres to the United States.

Analysis Completed

  • 2021 East Pawnee Power Line Project

    The U.S. Forest Service proposes to authorize construction, operation, and maintenance of 1 mile of overhead power line (115 kV) on the Pawnee National Grassland.

  • Boulder Canyon Climbing Access Trails Project

    The purpose of this project is to add social trails that lead to climbing access routes to the National Forest Trails system so they can be managed as per the Forest Service Manual 2319.18: Trails Management Handbook standards.

  • Cameron Peak Post-Fire Mitigation Actions on NFS Lands Adjacent to Private Lands

    The Forest Service proposes to authorize post-fire rehabilitation activities, not to exceed 4200 acres, to repair or improve lands burned in the 2020 Cameron Peak Fire that have the potential to impact private lands adjacent to NFS lands.

  • East Troublesome Post-Fire Mitigation Actions on NFS Lands Adjacent to Private Lands

    The Forest Service proposes to authorize post-fire rehabilitation activities, not to exceed 4200 acres, to repair or improve lands burned in the 2020 East Troublesome Fire that have the potential to impact private lands adjacent to NFS lands.

  • Loveland Ski Area Parking and Terrain Improvement Project

    Loveland proposes to: Construct a parking lot adjacent to existing lots D and E; and Implement terrain improvements on Zig Zag and Boomerang ski trails, including construction of two new ski trails adjacent to Boomerang

  • Special Use - 2021 Rawah Ditch Repairs

    Repair work of two tunnel portions of Rawah Ditch

  • Western Area Power Administration Right-of-Way Maintenance and Reauthorization Project

    Update vegetation management activities along 278 miles of transmission lines located on NFS lands in Colorado, Nebraska, and Utah. These activities are intended to protect the transmission lines by managing for stable, low growth vegetation.

On Hold

  • Special Use Authorization - City of Loveland historic cabin use and operation

    To issue City of Loveland a long term authorization for use and operation of historic cabins located partially on National Forest System lands adjacent to Visteinz-Smith Park.

  • Special Use Authorization - Crown Castle Fiber, LLC

    The Forest Service proposes to issue Crown Castle Fiber, LLC, a long term authorization for the installation and operation of a fiber optic and small cell communication system to be located along Highway 36 between Lyons and Estes Park, Colorado.

  • Special Use Authorization - Platte River Authority fiber optic

    To issue Platte River Power Authority to construct and operate fiber optic service between Loveland and Estes Park. New line it to be co-located on existing power line system already under authorization to City of Loveland and City of Estes Park.

Cancelled

  • Allenspark Recreational Shooting Project

    The Forest Service proposes to manage recreational shooting at the former Allenspark Dump Site to address safety concerns. This project was canceled following the finalization of the forest-wide recreational sport shooting management decision.

  • Boulder Ranger District Watershed Improvement EA

    This project has been cancelled for the time being because of other priorities.

  • Buttonrock Collaborative Project

    The Forest Service proposes to use a combination of manual, mechanical, and prescribed fire activities to reduce fuel loadings and restore ponderosa pine dominated stands in collaboration with other governmental agencies and landowners.

  • Climax Molybdenum Co. - Henderson Mill

    The Forest Service proposes to renew the existing authorization for the Ute Creek Bypass.

  • Cold Springs Fire Tree Planting Project

    This project has been cancelled for the time being because of other priorities.

  • Colorado Mountain Club Special Use Authorization for Outfitting and Guiding

    The Forest Service proposes to issue a 10 year outfitter and guide permit for environmental education, including avalanche awareness, snow travel, and rock climbing. This replaces a transitional priority permit.

  • Colorado Public Television Lease Renewal

    Because there are no changes with the use and maintenance of the tower or environmental conditions, no additional analysis for the television tower is required.

  • Colorado State Highway 7 Recreation Improvements Plan

    The Forest Service proposes to improve recreation opportunities at and near the Meeker Park Campground area.

  • Cornelius collaborative burn project

    Broadcast burning and burn preparation in the form of handline, thinning, and piling and burning to control fire spread. This project would enhance previous treatments.

  • Denver Water Jim Creek Siphon Replacement

    The Forest Service proposes to issue an authorization to Denver Water for the purpose of authorizing the demolition, removal and replacement of the Jim Creek Siphon.

  • Garcia Access

    The Forest Service proposes to issue an easement for year round access to private property.

  • Hollien research

    The Forest Service proposes to authorize the collection of research data related to stream flow and macroinvertebrates

  • Intrawest/Winter Park Operations Corp. Distributed Antenna System

    The Forest Service proposes to issue an authorization to Intrawest/Winter Park Operations Corp. to install, operate and maintain a distributed antenna system to enhance cellualar coverage at Snoasis and Lunch Rock buildings at Winter Park Resort.

  • Jacks Gulch Fuels Management

    The purpose is to reduce surface, ladder, and crown fuels in order to re-create conditions more representative of the historic fire regimes. This will also facilitate management of future fires, and mitigate wildfire impacts.

  • Jeffery Zimmerman Private Road Special Use Permit

    The Forest Service proposes to issue a 90' x 20' private road special use permit to Jeffery Zimmerman to access his private property, the Timberline Lode, off of Forest Service Road 248.1, in the Waldorf area.

  • Larson access

    The Forest Service proposes to authorize motorized year round (no snow removal) to the Antietam No 2 and the Civil Service mining claims in Boulder County.

  • Lefthand Motorized Roads & Trails Project

    The Forest Service proposes to analyze access and sustainable management to the Lefthand motorized roads and trails area. Due to the 2013 flood, the motorized access into the motorized trails area were severely damaged and destroyed.

  • Luthy Access

    The Forest Service proposes to authorize use and maintenance of a road on National Forest for access to private property

  • Meadow Creek Recreation Enhancement and Watershed Improvement Project

    The Forest Service is looking to improve watershed condition and recreation opportunities in the Meadow Creek Reservoir area, which is part of the Arapaho National Recreation Area.

  • Old Mine Road Association Right-of-Way

    The Forest Service proposes to issue Old Mine Road Association a Right-of-Way for an existing road to access private property. The road is not identified on the Motor Vehicle Use Map as an open public road.

  • Pryor Water Transmission Line

    The Forest Service proposes to issue a new permit for a water transmission line.

  • Public Service Co of Colorado South Clear Creek Master Gas Line Permit

    The Forest Service proposes to reissue a permit to Public Service Company of Colorado for their existing underground natural gas line. The gas line is 10.4 miles long and occurs in various locations on the Clear Creek Ranger District.

  • Rabbitt Cabin and Access

    The Forest Service proposes to authorize a cabin and access to the cabin for a period of 10 years while a permanent resolution to the encroachment is found.

  • Re-Authorize 4 residences partially or wholly on National Forest

    The Forest Service proposes to authorize the continued use of 4 residences which were authorized to be built on National Forest.

  • Roaring Creek Project

    The Forest Service proposes vegetation management activities in the Roaring Creek project area for the purposes of providing economic timber projects, improving forest health, reducing hazardous fuels, maintaining wildlife habitat and meadows.

  • Semper Genus LLC Right of Way Access

    The Forest Service proposes to approve the use and maintenance of an existing 6000 foot by 30 foot road to access private property.

  • Special Use Authorization - Qwest fiber optic

    Authorize use for Qwest d/b/a CenturyLink to install conduit with fiber line in Glacier View Meadows subdivision across NFS lands/ Place 2%u201D conduit with fiber line within 1.5 miles of existing roadway that crosses NFS lands/ 30-45 day

  • Sulphur Timber Stand Improvement Project

    The Forest Service is proposing to implement 4325 acres of vegetation improvement activities. The proposal will address improving forest health while maintaining and improving vegetation conditions that are suitable for Canada lynx habitat.

  • Turner Services Special Use Authorization for Outfitting and Guiding Services

    The Forest Service proposes to issue a 10 year outfitter and guide permit for hunting on specific game units and ATV tours on system roads. This replaces a transitional priority permit.

  • University of Denver High Altitude Field Station

    The Forest Service proposes to authorize the continued occupancy, use, operation and maintenance of an existing research site.

  • Watson septic tank

    The Forest Service proposes to provide a new authorization for a septic system that has expired.

  • Xcel Energy radio repeater

    The Forest Service proposes to authorize Xcel Energy to construct and maintain a radio repeater site for Xcel Energy internal use.

Project Archive

Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.