Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2010 to 12/31/2010
Carson National Forest

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.
Report Contents (click to jump to a section) :
Projects Occurring Nationwide
R3 - Southwestern Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Carson National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Carson National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Carson National Forest,  Camino Real Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Carson National Forest,  Canjilon Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Carson National Forest,  El Rito Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Carson National Forest,  Jicarilla Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Carson National Forest,  Questa Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Carson National Forest,  Tres Piedras Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

Projects Occurring Nationwide  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 12/18/2009
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2010 
Expected:11/2011
 
12/2011 Larry Hayden
202-205-1559
lhayden@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Department of Agriculture proposes to promulgate a new planning rule, which will set out the process for development, revision, and amendment of National Forest System land management plans.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/planningrule
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Agency-wide Rule.
Nationwide Aerial Application of Fire Retardant on National Forest System Lands.
EIS

           *NEW LISTING*
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/27/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 Glen Stein
208-869-5405
gstein@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service will prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement for the continued nationwide aerial application of fire retardant on National Forest System lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/retardant/index.html
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
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R3 - Southwestern Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Supplement to the Final EIS for Invasive Plant Control Project
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 12/01/2000
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
06/2011 Lucy Maldonado
575-758-6255
lgmaldonado@fs.fed.us 
Description: A supplement to the Final EIS for Invasive Plant Control Project on the Carson and Santa Fe National Forests to disclose, review, and assess additional information.
Location: UNIT - Carson National Forest All Units, Santa Fe National Forest All Units. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Colfax, Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, Sandoval, San Miguel, Santa Fe, Taos. Carson and Santa Fe National Forests in New Mexico.
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Carson National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)  

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Proposed Forest Plan Amendment for Management of Planned and Unplanned Ignitions
EA
- Land management planning  In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 04/06/2009 
Expected:03/2011
 
08/2011 Audrey Kuykendall
505-758-6212
akuykendall@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Carson National Forest proposes to amend its land and resource management plan to change forest-wide and management area prescriptions for fire management and update language related to fire terminology.
Location: UNIT - Carson National Forest All Units. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Colfax, Rio Arriba, Taos. Carson National Forest.
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Carson National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Forest-Wide Recreation Residence Permit Renewal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:11/2010  01/2011 MaryAnn Elder
505-586-0520
melder@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue permits for existing recreation residences on the Carson National Forest, when in compliance with Forest Plan guidelines and Federal and State laws.
Location: UNIT - Camino Real Ranger District, Questa Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - La Junta, Tres Ritos, Bitter Creek. Camino Real and Questa Ranger Districts.
Travel Management on the Canjilon, El Rito, and Tres Piedra Ranger Districts (West-side)
EA
- Road management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/17/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
04/2011 Jack Carpenter
505-758-6221
jdcarpenter@fs.fed.us 
Description: Designation of roads open to motorized public travel, closure of roads to motorized public travel. Elimination of cross-country motorized travel. Forest Plan amendment would be required. 30 day comment period has ended. comments are being analyzed.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/carson/recreation/travel_mgmt
Location: UNIT - Canjilon Ranger District, El Rito Ranger District, Tres Piedras Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba, Taos. LEGAL - Area from Colorado state line to Ojo Caliente, NM west to Rio Chama canyon National Forest lands only. El Rito, Tres Piedras, and Canjilon Ranger District, Carson National Forest, northern New Mexico.
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Carson National Forest,   Camino Real Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Sipapu 2010 Summer Construction Projects
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:11/2010  11/2010 MaryAnn Elder
505-586-0520
melder@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improvements to Beginner area, including new conveyor lift
Location: UNIT - Camino Real Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - T 22N, R13E, Section 10. Within boundary of Sipapu ski area.
Travel Management on the Camino Real Ranger District, Carson National Forest
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/31/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/2010 
Expected:02/2011
 
06/2011 Jack Carpenter
505-758-6221
jdcarpenter@fs.fed.us 
Description: Designation of roads open to motorized public travel, closure of roads to motorized public travel. Elimination of cross-country motorized travel.Forest Plan amendment would be required. EA is estimated to go out for 30-day comment in 07/2010.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/carson/recreation/travel_mgmt
Location: UNIT - Camino Real Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Colfax, Rio Arriba, Taos. LEGAL - east and south of Taos, New Mexico includes area south to Truchas, New Mexico. Camino Real Ranger District, Carson National Forest, northern New Mexico.
Tri State Transmission Line Vegetation Management Plan
EA
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:11/2010  05/2011 MaryAnn Elder
505-586-0520
melder@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approval of 2010 proposed plan, including access across NFS lands
Location: UNIT - Camino Real Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - sections in T 25N R 13E thru T25N R 15E. North of US 64, in Taos Canyon.
Valle de Los Romeros and Osha Pass Riparian Wetland Habitat Improvement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/16/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
05/2011 Zigmund Napkora
575-758-6311
znapkora@fs.fed.us 
Description: restore surface drainage on trail 70, relocate portion of trail 13, obliterate and rehab unauthorized routes, stabilize headcuts, maintaing/rehab existing erosion structure
Location: UNIT - Camino Real Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - T22N, R14E Sect 15 and T24N, R15E, Sect3, NMPM. Osha Pass southwest of Angel Fire and Valle de Los Romeros northwest of Holman, New Mexico.
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Carson National Forest,   Canjilon Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Canjilon Creek Riparian Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 09/30/2010  05/2011 Sandra Imler-Jacquez
575-581-4554
sandraimlerjacquez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Rip and seed user created roads, close access to dispersed campsite and prevent erosion to Canjilon Creek, gravel access road to corral, install barriers to prevent OHV access to Canjilon Creek.
Location: UNIT - Canjilon Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - T25N, R5E, section 2. Canjilon Creek Area.
Canjilon Deer Winter Range Improvement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:12/2010  04/2011 Juan Martinez
505-758-6252
jrmartinez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Vegetation Maintenance, mechanical treatment and prescribed burning of sagebrush and pinon/juniper treatments done in the 1960s & 1970s for winter range
Location: UNIT - Canjilon Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - T26N, R2E; T25 N R2E; T25 N, R2E; T5N, R3E; T24N, R3E;T25 N, R 4 E; T24 N, R4 E. Mesa de las Viejas and Mesa Montosa.
Canjilon WUI
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/10/2010
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 10/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
04/2011 Alberta Maez
505-581-4554
amaez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Objective is protect the community of Canjilon from catastrophic fire. Falls under Healthy Forest Restoration Act (HFRA).
Location: UNIT - Canjilon Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. Canjilon, NM.
Highway 84 Thinning
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:12/2011  06/2011 Juan Martinez
505-758-6252
jrmartinez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Thinning along the ROW along Highway 84 turnoff to Trout Lakes
Location: UNIT - Canjilon Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - T 27 N, R 4 E, Sec 35 & 36. Thinning along Highway 84 and turnoff to Trout Lakes.
Lopez Canyon Improvement Project
CE
- Watershed management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Craig Newman
575-684-2489
clnewman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Soil and watershed, and range improvement project, including drop structures, cross fencing, water developments, recontouring, gully plugs
Location: UNIT - Canjilon Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - T 26N, R 5E Sec. 33 SW1/4 of NE1/4. Lopez Canyon.
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Carson National Forest,   El Rito Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Alamosa Grazing Allotment
EA
- Grazing management  Completed  Actual: 09/30/2010  03/2011 Alberta Maez
505-581-4554
amaez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Grazing management for the Alamosa Allotment.
Location: UNIT - El Rito Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. Alamosa Grazing Allotment, El Rito Ranger District, Carson National Forest.
Comanche Grazing Allotment
EA
- Grazing management  Completed  Actual: 09/30/2010  03/2011 Sandra Imler-Jacquez
575-581-4554
sandraimlerjacquez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Grazing Management for the Comanche Allotment.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=28424
Location: UNIT - El Rito Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - Comanche area along Highway 285. Comanche Allotment on El Rito Ranger District.
Jarita Mesa Grazing Allotment
EA
- Grazing management  Completed  Actual: 09/30/2010  03/2011 Alberta Maez
505-581-4554
amaez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Grazing management for the Jarita Mesa Allotment.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29637
Location: UNIT - El Rito Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. Jarita Mesa Grazing Allotment, El Rito Ranger District, Carson National Forest.
Vallecitos Water Tank
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:11/2010  06/2011 Ray Martinez
505-684-2489
rjmartinez@fs.fed.us 
Description: install 15,000 gallon underground water tank and associated drain and connection waterlines for community of Vallecitos, New Mexico
Location: UNIT - El Rito Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - T26Nm R8E section 17 NMPM. Vallecitos, New Mexico ajdacent to existing above ground water tank.
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Carson National Forest,   Jicarilla Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
American Mesa P/J Opening, Phase II
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 09/23/2010  04/2011 David Seery
505-632-2956
dbseery@fs.fed.us 
Description: Graduate density thinning (60 acres) in pinion/juniper for mule deer habitat improvement.
Location: UNIT - Jicarilla Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - T31N, R4W, Sections 31 and 32. Located in the north-central portion of the Jicarilla Ranger District.
East Rosa Three Dimensional Geophysical Survey
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/30/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2010 
Expected:02/2011
 
04/2011 John Reidinger
(505) 632-2956
jreidinger@fs.fed.us 
Description: Geophysical survey using helpcopter supported shot holes and on road vibroseis machines on exisiting roads, use of geophones for recording data and staging areas and land zones for helicopters. No off road use is proposed. East Rosa Unit NFS lands
Location: UNIT - Jicarilla Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - T30 N R 4,5 W; T31 N R4,5 W; T32N R4,5 W ; NMPM. Jicarilla Ranger District East Rosa area.
Laguna Seca, Valencia, And Vaqueros Grazing Allotments
EA
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:04/2011  05/2011 Anthony Madrid
505-682-2551
amadrid@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to re-authorize livestock grazing on three (3) grazing allotments.
Location: UNIT - Jicarilla Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - T27, 28, 29, and 30N. R4 and 5W, most sections. Three (3) grazing allotments located on the southern half of the Jicarilla Ranger District.
Quintana 2 - Pinon/Juniper Thinning for Mule Deer
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/29/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
04/2011 David Seery
505-632-2956
dbseery@fs.fed.us 
Description: An 81-acre graduated P/J thinning adjacent to 60-acre block previously thinned in 2008 to improve vegetation structural stages to improve habitat conditions for mule deer.
Location: UNIT - Jicarilla Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - T32N,R5W, Sec.28. Located in the northwestern portion of the Jicarilla Ranger District.
Travel Management on the Jicarilla Ranger District, Carson National Forest
EA
- Road management  Completed  Actual: 08/13/2010  05/2011 Jack Carpenter
505-758-6221
jdcarpenter@fs.fed.us 
Description: Designation of roads open to motorized public travel, closure of roads to motorized public use. Off road motorized travel will continue to follow the 1993 Carson Forest Plan amendment. EA has gone out for 30 day comment. Decision document in progress
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/carson/recreation/travel_mgmt/
Location: UNIT - Jicarilla Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - Jicarilla Ranger District. Jicarilla Ranger District, Carson National Forest, northern New Mexico.
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Carson National Forest,   Questa Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Arroyo Hondo Livestock Grazing Allotment
EA
- Grazing management  Completed  Actual: 09/30/2010  06/2011 Michael Casados
505-586-0520
mcasados@fs.fed.us 
Description: Range allotment analysis of approximately 18,861acres. Analysis will address existing condition, range improvements, adaptive management, and desired condition.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32024
Location: UNIT - Questa Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. The Arroyo Hondo Allotment is located approximately 0.5 miles west of the Village of Taos Ski Valley, and 3 miles northeast of the Village of Arroyo Seco on the southeastern edge of the Questa RD.
Cabresto Dam Reconstruction
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/24/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
04/2011 Gregory Miller
575-758-6251
gmiller@fs.fed.us 
Description: Propose reconstruction of Cabresto Dam. Dam would meet safety & operational standards of State of NM. Proposal includes breaching existing dam & constructing new dam about 160 feet downstream of existing dam.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30596
Location: UNIT - Questa Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - T. 29 N, R. 13 E, Sec. 13 & 24. Cabresto Dam is located approximately 7 miles NE of Questa NM, adjacent to Latir Wilderness. The condition of existing earthen dam requires reconstruction to address safety needs.
Enchanted Forest 2010 Summer Projects
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A MaryAnn Elder
505-586-0520
melder@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approval of projects proposed in 2010, including parking lot improvements
Location: UNIT - Questa Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - T 29N R 15E, Sections 31, 32. Enchanted Forest permit area.
Red River Sewage Treatment Plant Special Use Permit Amendment
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A MaryAnn Elder
505-586-0520
melder@fs.fed.us 
Description: Town of Red River SUP application to construct additional facilities inside existing permit boundary. New facilities include sludge handling building, municipal solid waste transfer building, fire station.
Location: UNIT - Questa Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - Township 29N, Range14E, Section 33. One mile west of the Town of Red River, on the north side of Red River Canyon.
Red River Ski Area 2010 Summer Projects
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/16/2010  08/2010 MaryAnn Elder
505-586-0520
melder@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approval of proposed summer construction projects
Location: UNIT - Questa Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - T29N R 14E, Sections 35, 36 T 28N R 14E, Sections 1,2. Red River Ski Area Permit.
Taos Ski Valley 2010 Summer Construction Projects
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A MaryAnn Elder
505-586-0520
melder@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approval of projects proposed in 2010
Location: UNIT - Questa Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - T 27N R 14E, Sections 9,10,15, 16, 21, 22. Taos Ski Vally Permit Area.
Taos Ski Valley Phase 1 MDP Projects
EIS

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 10/2010 
Expected:03/2012  08/2012 MaryAnn Elder
505-586-0520
melder@fs.fed.us 
Description: Consturct two new lifts, Upgrade two lifts, glade two areas, add 3.6 miles of mountain bike trails accessible from Lift 1 in the summer, Add new snowshoeing and tubing area (Adventure Center), develop two drop-offs and eliminate old drop-off.
Location: UNIT - Questa Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - T 27N, R 14E, Sections 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 21, 22. Questa Ranger District.
Travel Management on the Questa Ranger District, Carson National Forest
EA
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/31/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
04/2011 Jack Carpenter
505-758-6221
jdcarpenter@fs.fed.us 
Description: Designation of roads open to motorized public travel, closure of roads to motorized public travel. Elimination of cross-country motorized travel.Forest Plan amendment would be required. EA is estimated to go out for 30-day comment in 06/2010.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/carson/recreation/travel_mgmt
Location: UNIT - Questa Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - land area north of Taos, NM adjacent to Red River and Questa, New Mexico. Questa Ranger District, Carson National Forest, northern New Mexico.
Upper Bitter Creek Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:03/2011  09/2011 Timothy Fruits
505-758-6312
tfruits@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project will address forest and watershed health issues, improvements to wildlife habitat, provide traditional use forest products, maintain heathy vegetation characteristics that allow resistance to wildfire, insect and disease outbreaks.
Location: UNIT - Questa Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - R.15E./T.30N. -Sec.31,32,33 and R.15E./T.29N.- Sec.3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,15,16,17,18,20. Headwaters of 3 watersheds, all tributaries of the Red River WS, including Bitter Creek, Cabresto Creek, Mallette Creek, has some common boundary with VV Unit and RCLA.
Valle Vidal Forest Plan Amendment
EA
- Land management planning  In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 06/14/2005 
Expected:05/2011
 
10/2010 Audrey Kuykendall
575-758-6212
akuykendall@fs.fed.us 
Description: Amendment to the Forest Plan to include the Valle Vidal Unit
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/carson/planning
Location: UNIT - Questa Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Colfax, Taos. LEGAL - T 29,30 N, R 15,16,17 E, NMPM. Valle Vidal Unit, Carson National Forest between Costilla and Cimarron, New Mexico.
Valle Vidal Grazing Allotment
EA
- Grazing management  Completed  Actual: 09/29/2010  06/2011 Michael Casados
505-586-0520
mcasados@fs.fed.us 
Description: Range allotment analysis of approximately 100,000 acres. Analysis will address existing condition, range improvements, adaptive management, and desired condition.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32020
Location: UNIT - Questa Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Colfax, Taos. The Valle Vidal Allotment is located approximately 5 miles northeast of the Village of Red River, New Mexico, on the northeastern edge of the Questa Ranger District within Taos and Colfax counties.
Village of Questa WW Treatment Plant Waterline
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Land management planning  Completed  Actual: 09/22/2010  10/2010 MaryAnn Elder
505-586-0520
melder@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize with a special use permit a new waterline to the Village of Questa Wastewater Treatment Plant
Location: UNIT - Questa Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - T 28 N, R 12E, Section 1. Along State Highway 518, souh of the Village of Questa.
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Carson National Forest,   Tres Piedras Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Cerro Azul Grazing Allotment
EA
- Grazing management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Sandra Imler-Jacquez
575-581-4554
sandraimlerjacquez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Range Allotment Analysis and Assessment of Grazing Management for the Cerro Azul Allotment
Location: UNIT - Tres Piedras Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. Cerro Azul Allotment, Tres Piedras Ranger District, Carson National Forest.
Hopewell CDT
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 08/04/2010  05/2011 Ray Martinez
505-684-2489
rjmartinez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-route of CDT south of Hopewell Lake to Sullivan Park (off Forest Road 91B)
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32641
Location: UNIT - Tres Piedras Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - T 28 N, R 7 E, sec 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 16, 21, T 29 N, R 7 E sec 31 & 32. re-route south of Hopewell Lake to Sullivan Park (off Forest Road 91B).
Lungstrums Small Tract Act application
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Ray Martinez
505-684-2489
rjmartinez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Small Tracts Act
Location: UNIT - Tres Piedras Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. Tres Piedras Ranger District.
San Antonio river culvert replacement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 09/29/2010  08/2011 Wayne Yonemoto
505-758-8678
wyonemoto@fs.fed.us 
Description: Culverts block fish passage year long. Project to remove fish blockage by building a bridge to replace culverts, requires temporary relocation of road and a temporary bridge during construction of permanent structure.
Location: UNIT - Tres Piedras Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - T30N, R8E, Section 5, NMPM. San Antonio river at FR87 crossing on Tres Piedras RD Carson National Forest.
Tio Grande and Tanques Creeks Fish Barriers
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  On Hold  N/A  N/A Donna Storch
505-758-6204
dstorch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reconstruction of existing fish barriers on Tio Grande Creek and Tanques Creek to protect Rio Grande Cutthroat trout populations.
Location: UNIT - Tres Piedras Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. Tres Piedras Ranger District ,Tio Grande Above private lands (fr 87) at forest boundary, Tanques Canyon at FR 93 road closure.
Tusas Grazing Allotment
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/09/2009 
Expected:11/2010
 
04/2011 Lucy Maldonado
505-758-6255
lgmaldonado@fs.fed.us 
Description: Range allotments analysis and assessment of grazing management
Location: UNIT - Tres Piedras Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. Central portion of Tres Piedras Ranger District.
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