Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands Project Spotlights

All 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

  • Monarch Ski Area Expansion

    Monarch Mountain is proposing to expand its special use permit boundary by approximately 377 acres to develop 139 acres of new terrain. The ski area also proposes a new 2700 foot long chairlift, a warming hut, restroom, and access road.

Under Analysis

  • Dispersed Camping Management, Leadville and Salida Ranger Districts

    The FS proposes to analyze the effects of vehicle-based dispersed camping to identify where and what actions may be needed to respond to resource concerns and/or conflicts with other forest uses.

  • FY21 Trailhead Expansions

    There is a need to increase parking capacity at seven existing trailheads to provide for increasing visitor use and to provide opportunities for users with different space requirements (i.e. trailers, oversized vehicles).

  • Integrated Management of Target Shooting on the Pike National Forest

    (Formerly the AIMS of Target Shooting project) This project will establish an adaptive framework to manage the opportunities for and effects of target shooting (recreational sport shooting) on the Pike National Forest.

  • Interlaken Bat Project

    FS proposes to install a 5'x5', prefabricated bat condo to provide a suitable maternity roosting site and subsequently exclude bats from roosting in the Dexter cabin.

  • Kite Lake Improvement Plan

    This project addresses increased recreation that is putting stress on resources and infrastructure at the Kite Lake site and Buckskin Gulch corridor. The plan may modify: the roadway, campground, parking lot, bathrooms, land ownership and mgmt.

  • NFSR 203 Poncha Creek Reroute

    NFSR 203 lies immediately adjacent to Poncha Creek causing impacts to riparian & watershed resources and risking public safety during flood events. The proposal is to move the road alignment upland for 1 mile and rehabilitate the old roadbed.

  • Pike & San Isabel National Forests Motorized Travel Management (MVUM) Analysis

    Analysis of roads, trails, and areas on the Pike and San Isabel National Forest

  • Pikes Peak Ranger District Dispersed Camping Project

    Management actions to reduce impacts to the natural environment from dispersed camping and improve camping experiences for the public.

  • Ponderosa CG Toilet Replacement

    The USFS proposes to replace the dysfunctional restroom facilities with two new "CXT" vault toilets. Actions would include demolition/removal of the old toilets with machinery, earthwork to dig new vaults, and removal of a few trees.

  • Porter Gulch Trail Access Route

    To provide access to the Rainbow Trail and the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness, the FS proposes to construct approx. 0.7 miles of trail and utilize 1-mile of an existing admin-use-only route to access the RT.

  • Printer Boy Trail

    The Forest Service proposes to build a 0.24-mile trail from Printer Boy CG to the Belle of Colorado access road to provide a safer alternative to CR9 to access Turquoise Lake from the CG.

  • Qwest d.b.a CenturyLink Special Use Authorization Amendment for Fiber Optic Communication Line

    The proposed amendment is to pull a 144 F fiber optic cable, approx. 105,000 long, 2%u201D in wide (4.8 acres) through existing conduit (installed by Federal Lands Highway Commission) within an existing right-of-way adjacent to County Road 306.

  • Raspberry Mountain Fuels Reduction Project

    Hand treatments, mechanical treatments, and forest product removal to increase wildfire resilience in a critical municipal watershed and adjacent to critical infrastructure. Developed with adjacent landowner (utilities) and state agencies.

  • San Isabel Electric Association Master Special Use Permit Reissuance

    To reissue 46.83 acres and/or 15 miles of overhead and buried powerlines.

  • South Park Ranger District Dispersed Camping Project

    Recreation project that will focus on improving the natural environment and providing better dispersed camping experiences for the public.

  • Special Use Authorization for Road to Jeffery Martin

    Salida Ranger District has received a proposal from private property owner, Jeffery Martin to obtain a special use permit for use and maintenance of a road to serve as private motorized access his private property on National Forest System lands.

  • Twin Lakes Vegetation Management Project

    There is a need to mitigate the potential impacts from high intensity wildfire to the watershed, reservoir, and other resources. Proposed vegetation treatments include mechanical/hand-thinning, firewood/product removal, and prescribed burning.

  • Wet Mountains Wildfire Potential Control Locations

    In order to address the threat of landscape-scale wildfire in the Wet Mountains, the FS proposes to increase the defensibility of potential control features, such as roads & trails, by reducing fuels mechanically, with hand treatments, and Rx fire.

Analysis Completed

  • 9 to 5 Exploration Project

    The operator is proposing to explore and mine for pegmatite gemstones in the Crystal Creek Mining Area near Lake George, CO. The operator will disturb appx. 0.4 acres of NFS lands, including 0.14 acres for non-system access.

  • Browns Canyon National Monument. BLM Lead Agency. Documents Available on BLM E-Planning Website

    Browns Canyon National Monument Plan

  • East - Central Wet Mountain

    Conduct Fuels and Vegetation Treatments - Designed to reduce the threat of high intensity fire and restore forest conditions.

  • Human Potential LLC Rainbow Trail Foot Race

    An organized foot race (50 mile, 50K and a 100K) on the Rainbow trail between the Grape Creek TH and on Hermit Pass Road.

  • 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.


  • 2017 Special Use Authorization Re-Issuances

    A proposal to re-issue expired existing special use permits on the South Park Ranger District

  • Administrative Communication Towers

    The Pike/San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron/Comanche National Grasslands (PSICC)proposes to install eleven versa communication towers for government administrative use.

  • Cleveland Mountain Forest Health and Fuel Reduction Project

    Forest Health and Fuel Reduction Project on Cleveland Mountain on the Salida Ranger District, PSICC

  • Colorado Springs 100 Running Race - Application withdrawn

    100 mile, 100k, and 50k running race on Forest Roads 370, 383, Pikes Peak Highway and Forest Trails 624, 665, 666, 667, 668, 671, 672, 652, 620, 701, 753, 776, and 785 with 500-1,000 participants on 8/8/20 at 6:00 am through 8/9/20 at 12 pm.

  • Colorado Trail #1776 at Fooses Creek

    Colorado Trail #1776: Construction of approximately 4.5 miles of trail. The new proposed 4.5 miles of trail will be within USDA Forest Service trail standard guidelines.

  • Halfmoon Dispersed Campsite Designation

    Unregulated dispersed camping along NFSR 110 has caused resource damage to soils, water & vegetation. The FS proposes to designate sustainable campsites & parking areas, and, close & rehabilitate damaged sites & non-system, user created trails.

  • Locke Mountain ( Fuels)

    Fuels reduction and Forest Health treatments, in the form of mechanical thinning/chipping followed-up by prescribed fire

  • Lower Harvard Lake Dam Removal

    USFS proposes to breach the southern dam using machinery or high power water to comply with a written order issued to the USFS from the CDWR. This may involve improvement to NFST 1455 including tree removal/limbing for access.

  • Managing Visitor Use at Mount Bierstadt & Guanella Pass

    To consider changes to management of recreation activities at Mount Bierstadt and the Guanella Pass summit area.

  • Maverick - Range Allotment Management Planning

    Range allotment management plan for the Maverick - Cattle and Horse allotment.

  • Minnie Canyon Rehabilitation Project

    The purpose and need of this project is to protect the Minnie Canyon area's many cultural and natural resources

  • Oro Vista Mine

    The Leadville RD is considering a request for approval of a Mine Plan of Operations to implement exploration and mining activities on NFS lands. The proposal includes one-acre of suction dredging and hand-auger drilling to be reclaimed at season end.

  • PSICC Oil and Gas Leasing Analysis EIS

    The PSICC is analyzing the Forests and Grasslands to determine oil and gas leasing availability.

  • Slide Mountain - Range Allotment Management Planning

    Update of range allotment management plan for the Slide Mtn. - Cattle and Horse allotment.

  • Tri-State Generation and Transmission Special Use Authorization

    Tri-State Generation and Transmission has submitted a proposal for a Special Use Authorization for use & occupancy of an existing 230 kV transmission line on NFS lands. The special use permit would replace Tri-States expired permit for this line.

  • UAWCD Reservoir Analysis

    EIS level analysis to authorize the issuance of term Special Use Permits to the Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District (UAWCD) in order to operate and maintain the North Fork, Boss, and O'Haver water storage facilities.

Project Archive

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