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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.

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Developing Proposal

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.

Upper Williams Fork Cutthroat Trout Reclamation

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

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.

Under Analysis

Adventure Cycling Association Ten-year Outfitter and Guide Permit Issuance

Issuance of a ten year outfitter and guide permit to Adventure Cycling Association to authorize multiple cycling tours to operate annually on National Forest System Lands across the Rocky Mountain Region.

Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest Recreational Sport Shooting Project

The Forest Service is considering amending the Forest Plan to provide direction on recreational sport shooting activities on the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests.

Cowpoke Corner Corral Special Use Authorization

The Forest Service proposes to issue a new Priority Outfitter/Guide Special Use Authorization for guided horseback rides to replace an existing expiring authorization.

CU Mountain Research Station

The Forest Service proposes to authorize the University of Colorado, Mountain Research Station, to use and maintain facilities on NFS land for research and to conduct research studies on NFS land.

Loveland Dry Gulch Snowcat Tours Project

Loveland Ski Area is requesting permission for guided snowcat tours to provide backcountry ski/snowboard access. 3 temporary (over-snow) snowcat routes would be established. Parts of the area would require an outfitter guide permit.

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.

Mountain Whitewater Special Use Authorization

The Forest Service proposes to issue a new Priority Outfitter/Guide special use authorization for guided whitewater rafting and kayaking to replace an existing expiring authorization.

Post-Flood Stream Restoration

The Forest Service is proposing to implement stream and floodplain restoration projects, for the purpose of improving watershed condition and fisheries health within the flood-impacted area on the Canyon Lakes and Boulder Ranger Districts.

Rawah Ranch Special Use Authorization

The Forest Service proposes to issue a new Priority Outfitter/Guide special use authorization for guided horseback rides, day hikes and fishing and providing cargo packing service to replace an existing expiring authorization.

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.

Saint Peter's Fly Shop Special Use Authorization

The Forest Service proposes to issue a new Priority Outfitter/guide special use authorization for guided fishing (wade & float) to replace an existing expiring authorization

Vasquez, Cabin and Trail Creeks Passage Projects.

The Forest Service is proposing to authorize Denver Water to replace 2 undersized culverts on Vasquez Creek and 1 on Cabin Creek with aquatic organism passage structures, and remove a flume on Cabin Creek and install a v-notch weir on Trail Creek.

Western Area Power Administration (Western) Estes-Flat Iron Proposed Transmission Line Rebuild

The Forest Service will decide whether or not to authorize Western to remove 2 115kV lines and rebuild one 115kv line under a new special use permit for areas where the proposal crosses USFS system lands.

Wildwood Federal #1 Oil & Gas Well Project

The FS/BLM proposes to allow Duncan Oil Company to develop their lease for the production of oil and gas.The BLM implements by approving Application for Permit to Drill (APD).

Wings Birding Tours Special Use Authorization

The Forest Service proposes to issue a new 10-year Outfitter/Guide special use authorization for guided birdwatching tours

Analysis Completed

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.

Cache la Poudre Stairs Reconstruction/Construction II

The Forest Service proposes to remove and reconstruct the existing access stairs and ramp at one river put-in location and construct a set of stairs at another put-in location to replace the existing user-created route.

Husted-Maitland Land Exchange

The Forest Service proposes an exchange of approx. 356 acres of Forest Service System land for approx. 367 acres of non-Federal land including a public trail easement.

Kauffman Creek Vegetation Management Project

The Forest Service proposes to salvage approximately 1,600 acres of standing dead lodgepole pine trees, which are a result of widespread mountain pine beetle.

On Hold

Allenspark Recreational Shooting Project

The Forest Service proposes to manage recreational shooting at the former Allenspark Dump Site to address safety concerns.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cancelled

Authorization for County Road 44H Reconstruction

This project has been cancelled for the time being.

Authorization for Larimer County Road 47 Reconstruction

This project has been cancelled for the time being.

Boulder Ranger District Watershed Improvement EA

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

Cold Springs Fire Tree Planting Project

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

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.

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.

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.

Luthy Access

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

Post-Flood Trail Restoration

This project is cancelled so projects can be reviewed individually and as funding allows. [USFS proposes to repair, reconstruct and restore flood-impacted trails on CLRD including but not limited to Fox Creek, West Creek and Homestead Meadows.]

Prairie Restoration Project

The Forest Service proposes to use adaptive management, design criteria and monitoring to apply Tordon according to the label instructions, to areas with cacti that is outside its historic range.

Pryor Water Transmission Line

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

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.

Storm Mountain Public Improvement District Number 55 Road Authorization

The Forest Service proposes to issue a special use road authorization to these two entities for use and maintenance of Forest roads accessing these subdivisions.

Watson septic tank

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

Project Archive

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