Projects

Find information on current and proposed projects for watershed restoration, habitat improvement, recreation sites, timber sales, roads, and more.

Four times a year, the forest publishes a Schedule Of Proposed Actions (SOPA).

 

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

Lake George Area Fuels Management project

The objective is primarily hazardous fuels mitigation through prescribed burning and mechanical thinning. Most locations involve WUI. Other benefits may include firewood generation, minor commercial forest products, and wildlife habitat improvements.

Marshall Pass Vegetation Management Project

Salvage dead beetle-killed spruce and create openings in lodgepole pine to improve forest health.

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.

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Developing Proposal

2015 Pike and San Isabel National Forests Special Use Authorization Permit Renewals CE

Special use authroization renewals for the San Carlos, Pikes Peak, Leadville, South Park and South Platte Ranger Districts.

Browns Canyon National Monument Plan

Browns Canyon National Monument Plan

Cals Fork Wetland Restoration

Watershed restoration activities are proposed in the Badger Creek watershed in order to impede erosive processes, mitigate head-cuts and stream down-cutting, reduce sediment flow into the channel, and, promote overall stream health.

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.

Under Analysis

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.

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.

Big Slide Avalanche Mitigation

This project proposes to install a "Gazex" remote exploder system on National Forest System Lands in the Big Slide Area near Monarch Pass to be utilized for avalanche mitigation along the U.S. Highway 50 corridor.

East - Central Wet Mountain

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

IREA Kenosha Pass to Roberts Tunnel Powerline Rebuild

IREA proposes to rebuild and upgrade an existing 44-kilovolt(kV) transmission line to 115 kV from the west side of Kenosha Pass near Jefferson, CO to the Roberts Tunnel Power Generation Station near Grant, CO.

Lake George Area Fuels Management project

The objective is primarily hazardous fuels mitigation through prescribed burning and mechanical thinning. Most locations involve WUI. Other benefits may include firewood generation, minor commercial forest products, and wildlife habitat improvements.

Marshall Pass Vegetation Management Project

Salvage dead beetle-killed spruce and create openings in lodgepole pine to improve forest health.

Methodist Mountain Vegetation Treatment

Conifer thinning & removal through mechanical treatments & prescribed burning is proposed in order to 1)diversify forest structure, 2)improve forest & watershed health, 3)improve winter range, and 4)reduce the risk of large wildfires near Salida, CO.

Mt. Princeton Trail Reroute

The project would construct 0.5 miles of new, rerouted trail in order to provide an environmentally sustainable and well-defined route to Mt. Princeton. The proposal includes 0.5 miles of user-created trail obliteration and rehabilitation.

Mt. Shavano Trail Re-Routes

Trail #1428 provides hikers with access to the summits of Mt. Shavano and Tabeguache Peak. This project is needed due to trail widening, erosion, and braiding high rec use and user-created routes causing impacts to alpine plants and soils.

O'Haver and North Fork Reservoir Special Use Permit Reissuance

Analysis to authorize the reissuance of a Special Use Permit to the current permit holder (Upper Arkansas Water Conservation District) for a term of 20 years for two water storage facilities: O'Haver and North Fork Reservoir.

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

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

Sheep Mountain Management Project

The Forest Service is proposing to implement changes to some of the existing National Forest System Trails (NFST) and National Forest System Roads (NFSR) within the Sheep Mountain Management Project Area to support sustainable recreation practices.

Ski Cooper Way Back Pod Improvement

Adding a surface lift, four ski trails, one collector trail and two gladed areas to the southeast of the current ski runs. The mountaintop ski patrol outpost would be replaced.

Special Use Authorizations for Road Use; LVRanch, LVRetreat, and Stringer Ranch

Special Use Authorization for Road Use and Maintenance to Lutheran Valley Retreat, Lutheran Valley Ranch, and Stringer Ranch.

Threemile Creek Vegetation Management

The purpose of this project is to mimic the natural fire return interval in warm, dry mixed conifer and aspen stands in order to maintain forest health, enhance wildlife habitat, and promote fire resilient forests.

USAF Academy Adventure Based Expeditionary Skills (ABEST)cadet training.

The USAF Academy is proposing to conduct annually June 1 through August 1 cadet ABEST training. Training will occur six times for a 36 hour period for 190 cadets each event. Cadets will navigate to GPS waypoints in the National Forest.

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.

Badger Flats Management Project

The Forest Service is proposing to implement changes to the existing Forest road system within the Badger Flats management area

Issue new Priority Outfitter and Guide Special Use Permit to Great Outdoors Adventures

Issue new priority outfitter and guide permit to Great Outdoors Adventures for guided OHV and e-bike tours and OHV and e-bike rental delivery for up to 4,000 service days annually.

Issue new Priority Outfitter and Guide Special Use Permit to Hike for Life, LLC.

Issue a priority outfitter and guide permit to Hike for Life, LLC. for guided hiking tours for up to 300 service days annually.

Pikes Peak Summit Complex.

The City of Colorado Springs proposes to reconstruct facilities on the summit of Pikes Peak. The project emphasizes protection of heritage resources and the National Historic Landmark status, alpine tundra restoration and interpretive elements.

Upper Monument Creek

The proposed action is to effectively treat up to 31,700 acres within the 70,600 acre analysis area. Combinations of mechanical thinning with product removal, mastication, hand thinning, and prescribed fire will move toward the desired conditions.

Willow Creek Mine Expansion

The operator proposes to expand their current placer mining operation to the north and west and mine approximately 30 acres of NFS lands on the west side of Box Creek Canyon, between Herrington Creek and Corske Creek on the Leadville Ranger District.

On Hold

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.

Locke Mountain ( Fuels)

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

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

2017 Special Use Authorization Re-Issuances

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

Cleveland Mountain Forest Health and Fuel Reduction Project

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

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

PSICC Oil and Gas Leasing Analysis EIS

The PSICC is analyzing the Forests and Grasslands to determine oil and gas leasing availability. http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/psicc/oilandgas

Slide Mountain - Range Allotment Management Planning

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

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

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



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