Wednesday, May 6, 2015

New Project Information Website!!

The Upper Monument Creek Team has moved ALL information to a new location.  We will no longer be using this blog to post information.

For updated and current information, please visit:

Thank you for your continued support.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Scoping Comment Period Closed

The period to submit comments for scoping has come to an end.  We received many thoughtful comments that will be reviewed over the next few months.  Thank you for your participation in helping shape the future of your National Forest.

Please continue to check back here for more information or sign up below to receive e-mail updates.  We will continue to post up-to-date information as the project develops through implementation.

As always, if you have additional questions you can contact us at or call the Pikes Peak Ranger District office.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Final Public Scoping Meeting Tonight

Our final public scoping meeting for the #UpperMonCreek project will be tonight at the Woodland Park Library.  Please join us to learn more about the project and submit your comments.  5-8PM.  See you there!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Scoping Meeting Will Be Open-House Style

Don't forget that the first public scoping meeting for #UpperMonCreek is tomorrow at the Penrose Library between 5PM and 8PM.  The scoping meeting will be an open-house style.  Feel free to drop by, talk to USFS staff about the project, pick up some information packets, and leave comments.  The room will be set up so you can get information you are most interested in or visit each table.  Stay as long as you like.  We hope to get some great feedback.

Can't make it tomorrow?  Try to catch us on Thursday at the Monument Public Library between 5PM and 8PM!

See you there and follow us @PSICC_NF

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Offical Scoping Comment Period Opening

Don't forget we have some general public meetings starting next week in Colorado Springs.  We are pleased to announce that the Notice of Intent has been published in the Federal Register.

Please note that the official scoping comment period opens 5/23 and will last 46 days until 7/7.  There are many ways to submit comments including right here on this blog.  You can also email comments to


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Friday, May 2, 2014

Forest Service Announces Public Meetings for Scoping Upper Monument Creek

The Pike National Forest, Pikes Peak Ranger District will host several open house meetings for public wanting to learn more about the Upper Monument Creek project.  These scoping meetings will be held at public libraries in Colorado Springs, Monument, and Woodland Park.  The public is encouraged to attend May 28, 29, and June 3, 2014 to learn more and offer comments.

The Upper Monument Creek project proposes a variety of treatments within the 67,000 acre analysis area that includes El Paso, Douglas, and Teller counties.  The project will focus on creating more resilient ecological conditions, reducing the potential impacts of uncharacteristic wildfire to communities, infrastructure, and natural resources, and contributing towards the long-term sustainability of a full range of natural resource values including wildlife habitat, aquatic resources and public drinking water.

An Upper Monument Creek assessment was developed in collaboration with many different stakeholders including multiple government agencies, researchers, and local non-profits.  The public will have opportunity to make comments at each public open house or can submit them via email, the website or post.  The official comment period will be announced soon.  For more project information please attend one of the public meetings listed below.

All meetings will be from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

May 28, 2014 at Penrose Library, Carnegie Reading Room - 20 N. Cascade Ave. Colo. Springs

May 29, 2014 at Monument Public Library - 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr. Monument

June 3, 2014 at Woodland Park Library - 218 East Midland Ave. Woodland Park


Wednesday, April 2, 2014


Welcome to the Pikes Peak Ranger District's Upper Monument Creek Project information page.  Through this site, we will keep you updated on the proposed project.  Please explore the various pages for project information and maps.

A good way to stay in touch is to enter your email address into the "follow by email" bar.  This will keep you up-to-date and send alerts to your email every time new information is posted.  In addition, feel free to use the comment tool for official project comments.

If you have specific questions you can email or call the Pikes Peak Ranger District Office at (719) 636-1602.

The same project information will also be posted on the PSICC website and is Section 508 compliant.  Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.

At any point you would like to return to this welcome page, click the home button below.

Thank you for your interest.  We hope to hear from you!