Projects are proposed actions that are analyzed through the NEPA process (EIS, EA, or CE) that involves analyzing different alternatives to the proposed action, requires public notice and comment, and results in a NEPA decision (ROD, DN, or DM) which, subject to an administrative appeals process, and is implemented on the ground. The Forest Projects below are projects that we are analyzing or have analyzed under the NEPA process. Projects that are "Developing Proposal" or "Under Analysis" may have an opportunity for public collaboration and input on the proposed actions and the analysis being conducted.
Alamo, Bear Springs, Bland, and Del Norte Range Allotment Analysis
Livestock grazing authorization and facilities construction on the Alamo, Bear Springs, Bland, and Del Norte Range Allotments
Benson-Montin-Greer Drilling Corporation Oil Well Project
The Santa Fe National Forest, is proposing to approve the Surface Use Plan of Operations to approve two Applications for Permits to Drill, as submitted by Benson-Montin-Greer Drilling Corp.for the drilling and operation of two oil wells.
Borrego Bear Wallow Trails 150, 182, and 254
Trails will be repaired, improved, and rerouted in some sections to make effective repairs and avoid them washing out.
Caja del Rio Grazing Allotment Permit Issuance
Authorize livestock grazing on NFS lands within the Caja del Rio Grazing Allotment.
Cerro Pedernal Four Allotment EA
The Cerro Pedernal grazing allotmenst include the Chicoma, Mesa del Medio, Polvadera and Youngsville grazing allotments. The Environmental Assessment (EA) discusses the reasons for taking action on these grazing allotments, which includes whether or not to continue cattle grazing as described in the proposed action moving the area towards desired conditions. The EA discusses environmental effects of permitted grazing activities on the four grazing allotmenst. The four signed decicions will permit livestock grazing on the four grazing allotments. The action consists of three components: authroiziation of permitted livestock, new range facilities, and adaptive management.
Cowles Recreation Area Enhancement
Enhancement of Cowles Recreation Area
Coyote Ranger District Ozone Monitor & Building
Construction of a pre-manufactured building and installation of a ozone monitor and meteorological tower at the Coyote Ranger District.
East Fork Jemez Wild and Scenic River Recreation Management
The Jemez Ranger District, of the Santa Fe National Forest is initiating the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process for a proposal to restrict camping and prohibit certain camping activities within the East Fork Jemez Wild and Scenic River (WSR) Corridor on the Jemez Ranger District.
The purpose of these restrictions is to reduce resource impacts that have been documented repeatedly over the last twenty years, resulting in effects to water quality, wildlife habitat, and visual and scenic resources. This proposal would also move resource conditions toward management guidelines and desired conditions stated in the Santa Fe National Forest Plan (1987), as amended by the Jemez National Recreation Area Management Plan (2002) and the East Fork Wild and Scenic River Management Plan (2002).
Scoping for this project included public meetings in April and June 2009 and a scoping letter asking for comments between March 1 and April 5, 2010.
El Invierno Grazing Allotment Permit Issuance
Authorize livestock grazing on NFS lands within the Oso Vallecitos Grazing Allotment. If the decision is to authorize some level of livestock grazing, then the management presciptions to be applied will be analyzed
El Pueblo Grazing Allotment Permit Issuance
Authorize livestock grazing on NFS lands within El Pueblo Grazing Allotments
Eureka Mesa Vegetation Improvement Project
Thin trees for fuelwook on 60 acres of land on Eureka Mesa
Forest Road 612 Realignment
Realign and improve Forest Road 612 for access to a subdivision on Rowe Mesa.
Forest-wide Recreation Improvements
Receration improvements including campground host site development, trailhead development, and toilet facility installation.
Gallinas Municipal Watershed Wildland Uban Interface Project
Fuels reduction by thinning and prescribed burning on approximately 8800 acres
Geothermal Leasing Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement
The Forest Service was a cooperating agency, assisting the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in that Agency's geothermal leasing analysis and decision. The BLM issued a record of decision on 12/17/2008.
Glorieta Mesa Target Shooting Closure
Gun closure on 2,500 acres on Glorieta mesa to protect public health and safety and resource degradation associated with target shooting around residential private property in the area.
Golondrino Wildlife Management Prescribed Fire Project
This project proposes prescribed fire treatments and wildland fire use (allowing wildfires to burn in a controlled area) may be applied to 28,500 acres, Mastication and sagebrush mowing on 1,065 acres, and wildland fire use.
Grass Mountain Grazing Allotment Permit Issuance
Authorize livestock grazing on NFS lands within the Grass Mountain Grazing Allotment
International Mountain Bike Association Group Ride
International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) is having a World Sumit meeting and group ride of 150-200 bicyclists over a planned course. The ride is on established Santa Fe NF Forest Trails and private land.
Laguna Seca and Simon Allotments Grazing Analysis
Analysis of livestock grazing permit reauthorization for the Laguna Seca and Simon grazing allotments.
Las Conchas Grazing Allotment Analysis
Analysis of the Las Conchas Grazing Allotment for renewal of a 10-year term grazing permit
Las Conchas Reforestation
Planting of Ponderosa Pine and Douglass Fir on approximatey 1,8000 - 2,510 acres of land burned during the 2011 Las Conchas Fire.
Los Alamos Canyon Dam and Reservoir Repair
The purpose of this project is to dredge reservoir and make repairs and modifications to the dam to bring the facility into compliance as required by the Office of the New Mexico State Engineer.
Los Pueblos Altos Acequia Restoration Project
Authorize restoration of a compuerta (stream diversion flow structure) on Cow creek and the re-establishement of the Los Pueblos Altos Acequia (irrigation ditch). These structures were damaged by the torrential rains following the Vivash Fire.
New Mexico Trials Motorcycle Competition and Camping Event
Special use permit for motorcycle trials recreaiton events on July 31-August 2 and October 4-6, 2009 in Lake Fork Canyon. Events would include motorcycle trials competition and camping.
New Mexico Trials Motorcycle Event
Issuance of a special use permit for camping and Trials motorcycle competition in Lake Fork Canyon from October 1 - October 3, 2010. This event would include up to 80 participants and 50 spectators.
New Mexico Trials motorcycle event
Special use permit for a trials motorcycle event on October 3 - 5, 2008 in Lake For Canyon. Attendance would be approximately 60-70 competitors and 60-70 spectators/organizers.
Paliza Prescribed Burn Treatment
Prescribed burn treatment located on the Jemez Ranger District, with a portion on Pueblo of Jemez land.
Peralta Grazing Allotment
Reauthorization of livestock grazing on the Peralta Allotment
Peralta Watershed Habitat Improvement Project
Watershed and fish habitat improvement project in Peralta Canyon. Acitivities include blocking access of ATVs and vehicles to tributary stream, erecting riparian exclusion fencing, removal of conifer trees <12" in meadows, and willow planting.
Quemado Allotment Management Plan
Develop an AMP for the Quemado Allotment
Redondo Creek - San Antonio Creek Rehbilitation
Elk fencing and native tree planting and bank stabilization in the Upper Jemez Watershed.
Resumidero Campground Improvement Project
Capital Improvement project on the Resumidero Campground. Drinking water, waste/trash facilities, equistrian corrals, camp sites and group facilities.
Rio de la Casa Grazing Allotment Permit Issuance
Authorize livestock grazing on NFS lands within the Rio de la Casa Grazing Allotment
Rio del Oso Watershed Restoration Project
In cooperation with Ohkay Owinge, Espanola RD proposes to plant conifer seedlings on approximately 300 acres on National Forest sytem lands in the lower Rio del Oso drainage.
SAGE 2012 Vibroseis Project
One vibroseis truck will be used along a road, and the geophone arrays will be placed adjacent to the road.
Santa Fe River Canyon Riparian Forest Restoration NEPA Clearance
Removal of non-native vegetation and planting of native trees and shrubs along 10 miles of the Santa Fe River resulting in improved water quality and improved wildlife habitat.
Settlement Land Transfers: Pueblo de San Ildefonso and Los Alamos County
Implements certain aspects of the Pueblo de San Ildefonso Claims Settlement Act of 2005 (PL 109-286). Portions of the Act considered in this analysis include transfer of about 8,000 acres of NFS and road improvements.
The Rio Chama Wildlife Management Prescribed Fire Project
Prescribed fire and prescribed natural fire (fire-use) is proposed on approximately 91,000 acres. Of that approx. 500 acres would be mechanically thinned. The project includes prescribed natural fire in the Chama River Canyon Wilderness.
Utility Block Pumice Mine
Pumice mine to be located on 6.2 acres on the west side of Cerro del Pino