Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2012 to 03/31/2012
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,  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
Gypsy Moth Management in the United States: A Cooperative Approach
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/19/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2011 
Expected:03/2012
 
01/2013 Noel Schneeberger
610-557-4121
nschneeberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: The USDA Forest Service and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service are analyzing a range of strategies for controlling gypsy moth damage to forests and trees in the United States.
Web Link:  http://www.na.fs.fed.us/wv/eis/
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/25/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
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
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 05/13/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2011 
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 01/2012 
Expected:03/2012
 
05/2012 John Phillips
575-638-5526
jcphillips@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:03/2012
 
05/2012 Audrey Kuykendall
575-758-6200
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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=27742
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,   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
Apache Pass Private Fence
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:02/2012  06/2012 Melvin Herrera
575-587-2255
comments-southwestern-carson-caminoreal@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct up to 1.5 miles of fence around private land in the Apache Canyon area, Flechado range allotment.
Location: UNIT - Camino Real Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - T 25N, 15E, Sections 21 and 22. Approximately 2.5 miles northwest of Angel Fire.
Forest Road 437 Reroute
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/08/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
01/2012 Amy Simms
575-587-2255
comments-southwestern-carson-caminoreal@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reroute approx. 650 feet of Forest Road 437 away from the Rio Chiquito in order to improve water quality and wildlife and fisheries habitat. After the reroute is completed, approx. 550 feet of the old roadbed will be obliterated and rehabilitated.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37568
Location: UNIT - Camino Real Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - T. 24N, R. 13E, Section 9. Near the community of Talpa, approx. 2 miles east of the junction of Hwy 518 and FR 437.
Lady Slipper Trail
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/08/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
04/2012 Amy Simms
575-587-2255
comments-southwestern-carson-caminoreal@fs.fed.us 
Description: Adopt an existing non-system trail (approx. 1.72 miles) into the formal Forest Service trail system and to perform future improvements and maintenance on it.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37596
Location: UNIT - Camino Real Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Colfax. LEGAL - T. 25N, R. 15E, Section 36. The trail, known locally as the Lady Slipper Trail, is located south of Monte Verde Lake, approx. 1 mile south of the community of Angle Fire.
Romero Wildlife Habitat Improvement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/24/2011 
Expected:02/2012
 
03/2012 Melvin Herrera
575-587-2255
comments-southwestern-carson-caminoreal@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project will entail the felling and removal of trees in addition to prescribed burning on approximately 1,300 acres to improve wildlife habitat and forest health. Project area is comprised of primarily ponderosa pine with pinyon pine and juniper.
Location: UNIT - Camino Real Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - T.21N., R.11E., Sec(s) 11,12. Project located on the southwestern end of the Camino Real Ranger District of the Carson National Forest.
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 02/2012 
Expected:04/2012
 
07/2012 Jack Carpenter
575-758-6200
jdcarpenter@fs.fed.us 
Description: Designation of roads open to motor vehicle use, identification of roads where motor vehicle use is restricted to administrative use only, & the elimination of cross-country motorized travel. Forest Plan amendment is required.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=25677
Location: UNIT - Camino Real Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Mora, 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 Taos to Black Lake Transmission Line Access
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/29/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2011 
Expected:02/2012
 
06/2012 MaryAnn Elder
575-586-0520
comments-southwestern-carson-caminoreal@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approval of 2010 proposed plan, including access across NFS lands. *This project was previously named "Tri State Transmission Line Vegetation Management Plan". Vegetation management within the transmission line right-of-way has been dropped.*
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=31668
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.
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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 Grazing Allotment
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/15/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
05/2013 Sandra Imler-Jacquez
575-581-4554
sandraimlerjacquez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reauthorize grazing of livestock (sheep and cattle) on the Canjilon Creek Grazing Allotment.
Location: UNIT - Canjilon Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. Canjilon Ranger District.
Canjilon Ranger District Range Improvements
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/15/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
04/2013 Sandra Imler-Jacquez
575-581-4554
sandraimlerjacquez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improve rangeland health and livestock distribution through the installation of water developments, fence construction, new corrals, and vegetation treatments throughout the Canjilon Ranger District.
Location: UNIT - Canjilon Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. Canjilon Ranger District-District-wide.
Continental Divide Trail- Mogote Ridge, Martinez Canyon, and Mesa De Las Viejas Sections
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/07/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 Sandra Imler-Jacquez
575-581-4554
sandraimlerjacquez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Complete the re-route analysis for the last three segments of the CDT on the Canjilon Ranger District.
Location: UNIT - Canjilon Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - T.28N., R.7E., Section 31 (32); T.28N., R.6E., Sections 33, 34, 35, & 36; T.27N., R.6E., Sections (1), 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 17, 20, 28, 29, & 33; T.26N., R.6E., Sections 4, 8, 9, 17, 20, 29, & 32; T.25N., R. Canjilon Ranger District.
Frank Martinez Road SUP
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
11/2011 Ray Martinez
505-684-2489
rjmartinez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Private Road SUP (one permit to provide access to private land) The length of road is approximately 127 feet.
Location: UNIT - Canjilon Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - T. 27 N., R. 4 E., Section 35. Canjilon Ragner District.
Highway 84 Improvement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/12/2011 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 Juan Martinez
575-684-2489
jrmartinez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Thinning along the ROW along Highway 84 turnoff to Trout Lakes. *This project was previously named "Highway 84 Thinning"*
Location: UNIT - Canjilon Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - T 27 N, R 4 E, Sec 35 & 36. Along Highway 84 and turnoff to Trout Lakes.
Lopez Canyon Improvement Project
CE
- Watershed management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Juan Martinez
575-684-2489
jrmartinez@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.
Windstream Communications Fiber Optic Line
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Ray Martinez
505-684-2489
rjmartinez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal is to issue a SUP to bury a fiber optic line in a trench measuring 36" deep and 24" wide, and approximately 6,000 feet in length.
Location: UNIT - Canjilon Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - T. 26N., R. 4E., Sections 12 and 13. Canjilon Ranger District.
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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
Lower El Rito WUI
EA
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:09/2012  10/2012 Sandra Imler-Jacquez
575-581-4554
sandraimlerjacquez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reduce fire hazard in the lower El Rito Canyon, improve watershed conditions within the El Rito Creek watershed, and improve timber stands. Provide protection to the community of El Rito, NM from catastrophic wildlfires.
Location: UNIT - El Rito Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. Lower El Rito Canyon.
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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
Ciruelas Tank #4 sagebrush mowing and seeding
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:05/2012  06/2012 Ilyse Gold
505-632-2956 ext 77241
igold@fs.fed.us 
Description: Mow sagebrush followup with broadcast or drill seeding on about 40 acres to improve wildlife habitat and forage.
Location: UNIT - Jicarilla Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - T27N, R4W, NMPM. Cirulas Tank #4 vicinity on Ciruelas canyon bottom.
Eul and Carracas Rim Restoration Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 10/31/2011  11/2011 Cynthia Campbell
505-632-2956
cicampbell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reintroduce frequent, low-intensity broadcast prescribed fire concentrating on areas of thick duff and litter to improve conditions conducive to mule deer, elk, and other wildlife.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35331
Location: UNIT - Jicarilla Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - T32N, R5W, Sec 11 and 12. Western side of northern most portion of the Jicarilla Ranger District on Carracas Mesa.
Peters Canyon Road Special Use application
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:06/2012  08/2012 Jon Miller
505-632-2956x240
jjmiller@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct 2,450 feet of new access road on an existing pipeline corridor. The road would be single lane, graveled, and be closed to public motorized use, gated.
Location: UNIT - Jicarilla Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - T32N, R4W,Sections 33,34 NMPM. Peters Canyon between FR 308 and 218B.
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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
Bitter Creek Native Trout Habitat Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A George Long
575-586-0520
comments-southwestern-carson-questa@fs.fed.us 
Description: Stabilize headcuts and restore wetlands in the headwaters of Bitter Creek for the benefit of native trout populations.
Location: UNIT - Questa Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - T. 29N, R. 15E, Sections 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, and 18. Approximately 3 miles north-northeast of the community of Red River.
Comanche Creek Native Trout Habitat Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:02/2012  05/2012 George Long
575-586-0520
comments-southwestern-carson-questa@fs.fed.us 
Description: Stabilize headcuts and restore wetland waterflow in the headwaters of Comanche Creek for the benefit of native trout populations.
Location: UNIT - Questa Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - T. 29N, R. 15E, Sections 1-3, 10-15, and 23-26; T. 30N, R. 15E, Sections 14, 23-27, and 34-36; T. 29N, R. 16E, Sections 4-9, 16-21, 30, and 31; T. 30N, R. 16E, Sections 16-21 and 28-33. Approximately 6 miles northeast of the community of Red River, in the northwestern corner of the Valle Vidal.
Latir Ranch Water Line
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/05/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
11/2011 MaryAnn Elder
505-586-0520
southwestern-carson-questa@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Latir Ranch has recently changed ownership. This project would re-issue the permit for the existing associated water pipeline to the new owners. No changes to the existing improvements are proposed.
Location: UNIT - Questa Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - T. 30N, R. 13E, Section 22. Approximately 2.25 miles north-northeast of the community of El Rito, outside the Latir Peak Wilderness boundary.
Southwest Nordic Center Permit Amendment Adding Summer Use
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2011 
Expected:01/2012  01/2012 MaryAnn Elder
575-586-0520
comments-southwestern-carson-questa@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action includes amending the existing permit to allow use of the yurt in the months of June through October.
Location: UNIT - Questa Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - New Mexico Principal Meridian, T. 28 N., R. 14 E., Sec. 34. In and around the area known as Bull-of-the-Woods pasture.
St. Edwin's Church Restroom Addition
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/13/2011  11/2011 MaryAnn Elder
575-586-0520
comments-southwestern-carson-questa@fs.fed.us 
Description: Amend the permit to add a 100 square foot addition and covered handicap ramp on the backside of the St. Edwin's Church. The addition will contain bathrooms. The church is located on the Questa Ranger District, just outside of the Town of Red River.
Location: UNIT - Questa Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - T 29N, R 14E, Section 35. Just north of Town of Red River.
Taos Ski Valley Inc. Parking Lot Drainage
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/13/2011  10/2011 MaryAnn Elder
575-586-0520
comments-southwestern-carson-questa@fs.fed.us 
Description: Add a 500' french drain pipe in the existing ditch along the upper edge of the paved Armadillo Lot at Taos Ski Valley. This area is within the existing special use permit boundary.
Location: UNIT - Questa Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - T 27 N., R 14 E., Section 4. Taos Ski Valley Parking Lot.
Taos Ski Valley's 2010 Master Development Plan - Phase 1 Proposed Projects
EIS
- Special use management  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 11/23/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2012 
Expected:04/2012
 
07/2012 Audrey Kuykendall
575-758-6200
akuykendall@fs.fed.us 
Description: Carson NF proposes to authorize TSV to develop 2 new chairlifts, 2 new gladed runs, snowtubing area, mtn biking & snowshoeing trails, & new turnaround at the base area, as well as reconfigure several of the parking lots, within existing permit area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34310
Location: UNIT - Questa Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - T. 27 N, R. 14 E, Sec. 9, 15, 16, 21. TSV is a downhill ski area located in the Sangre de Cristo Mtns, about 20 miles NE of Taos, NM, at the terminus of SR 150, on the Rio Hondo, in Taos Co.
Travel Management on the Questa Ranger District, Carson National Forest
EA
- Road management  Completed  Actual: 11/04/2011  04/2012 Jack Carpenter
575-758-6200
jdcarpenter@fs.fed.us 
Description: The TM decision includes designating roads open to motor vehicle use, identifying roads where motor vehicle use is restricted to administrative use only, and removing existing corridors. Forest Plan amendment is required.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=25675
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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/20/2011 
Expected:02/2012
 
04/2012 Timothy Fruits
575-758-6312
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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33860
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:06/2012
 
09/2012 Audrey Kuykendall
575-758-6200
akuykendall@fs.fed.us 
Description: Amendment to the Forest Plan to include the Valle Vidal Unit. The EA is estimated to be out for comment in early 2012.
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.
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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
Aldo Leopold Interpretive Trail
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/12/2011 
Expected:05/2012
 
09/2012 Sandra Imler-Jacquez
575-581-4554
sandraimlerjacquez@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action for this project is to provide an interpretive trail beginning near the Tres Piedras district office and extending to the Leopold house and rock outcrops located near the administrative site.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36725
Location: UNIT - Tres Piedras Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - T28 N, R9E, Section 15. Tres Piedras Ranger District administrative site.
Apache Grazing Allotment
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:09/2012  05/2013 Sandra Imler-Jacquez
575-581-4554
sandraimlerjacquez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reauthorize livestock grazing on the Apache Grazing Allotment.
Location: UNIT - Tres Piedras Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. Tres Piedras Ranger District.
KRZA Radio Tower
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Ray Martinez
505-684-2489
rjmartinez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Developing proposal to raise the current guyed tower an additional 75 feet. This proposal would be granted under an existing lease.
Location: UNIT - Tres Piedras Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - T. 30N, R. 9E., Section 5. Tres Piedras Ranger District.
Lungstrums Small Tract Act application
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Ray Martinez
575-684-2489
rjmartinez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Small Tracts Act
Location: UNIT - Tres Piedras Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. Tres Piedras Ranger District.
Tio Grande and Tanques Creeks Fish Barriers
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  On Hold  N/A  N/A Juan Martinez
575-684-2489
jrmartinez@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.
Tres Piedras Ranger District Range Improvement Projects
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:09/2012  04/2013 Sandra Imler-Jacquez
575-581-4554
sandraimlerjacquez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improve rangeland health and livestock distribution through the installation on water developments and fence construction throughout the Tres Piedras Ranger District.
Location: UNIT - Tres Piedras Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. District-wide.
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