Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2012 to 06/30/2012
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  Completed  Actual: 03/23/2012  12/2011 Brenda Halter-Glenn
202-260-9400
bhalterglenn@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  Completed  Actual: 12/13/2011  01/2012 Glen Stein
801-200-2703
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  Completed  Actual: 02/24/2012  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 Boundary Fence
CE
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/09/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
07/2012 Melvin Herrera
575-587-2255
comments-southwestern-carson-caminoreal@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct up to 1.5 miles of fence around private inholdings in the Apache Canyon area, Flechado range allotment. Fence will be constructed on Forest Service managed lands. No activities are planned on private land.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38014
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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 02/02/2012  02/2012 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.
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
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 02/02/2012  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.
Osha Reforestation
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2012 
Expected:09/2012  05/2013 Paul Czeszynski
575-587-2255
comments-southwestern-carson-caminoreal@fs.fed.us 
Description: Planting trees in the Osha Fire perimeter
Location: UNIT - Camino Real Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - T.22N., R.13E., Sect(s) 5,6; T.23N., R.13E., Sect 32. Approximately 10 miles southeast of Penasco, New Mexico on the north side of State Highway 518.
Romero Wildlife Habitat Improvement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/24/2011 
Expected:06/2012
 
08/2012 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 06/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
09/2012 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 05/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
08/2012 Kathryn Furr
575-758-6200
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
- Grazing management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/01/2012 
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
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/08/2012 
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  Completed  Actual: 10/27/2011  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  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:06/2012  07/2012 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 03/2012 
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.
Sagebrush Habitat Improvement Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/26/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
05/2013 Sandra Imler-Jacquez
575-581-4554
sandraimlerjacquez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposing to use herbicide as a method of treatment in sagebrush habitat.
Location: UNIT - El Rito Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. Multiple Allotments on the El Rito Ranger District.
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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
- 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.
Peters Canyon Road Special Use application
CE
- 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.
San Juan 27-4 #102P
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/11/2012 
Expected:04/2012
 
06/2012 Jon Miller
505-632-2956x240
jjmiller@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Jicarilla RD has received an Application for Permit to Drill for the purpose of reviewing the Surface Use Plan of Operations (SUPO).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38046
Location: UNIT - Jicarilla Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - Sec 33 T 27N R 4W. Jicarilla Ranger District.
WPX Energy Application for Permit to Drill (APD) for Schalk 32 Well Number 2A
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/02/2012 
Expected:04/2012
 
06/2012 Jon Miller
505-632-2956 ext 77240
jjmiller@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service has received and APD and now has the obligation to review the associated Surface Use Plan of Operations (SUPO) and determine the appropriate conditions of approval.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38171
Location: UNIT - Jicarilla Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. The well is located in the 4 corners area of northwest NM approximatley 31 miles northeast of Blanco NM.
WPX Energy Application for Permit to Drill (APD) for Schalk 32 Well Number 2B
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/02/2012 
Expected:04/2012
 
06/2012 Jon Miller
505-632-2956x240
jjmiller@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service has received and APD and now has the obligation to review the associated Surface Use Plan of Operations (SUPO) and determine the appropriate conditions of approval.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38170
Location: UNIT - Jicarilla Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. Well is located in the 4 corners area of northwest NM and approximatley 31 miles northeast of Blanco, NM.
WPX Energy Application for Permit to Drill (APD) for the Rosa Unit Well Number383A
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/02/2012 
Expected:04/2012
 
06/2012 Jon Miller
505-632-2956x240
jjmiller@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service has received an APD from WPX Energy for well number 383A located in the Rosa Unit within the San Juan Basin. The Forest Service has an obligation to review the Surface Use Plan of Operations (SUPO) & assign conditions of approval
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38167
Location: UNIT - Jicarilla Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. The well is located in the 4 Corners Area of NM approximatley 31 miles NE of Blanco, NM.
WPX Energy Application for Permit to Drill Rosa Unit Well number 312B
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/02/2012 
Expected:03/2012
 
06/2012 Jon Miller
505-632-2956x240
jjmiller@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service has recieved an application for permit to drill and now must review the Surface Use Plan of Operations (SUPO) and prepare and conditions of approval.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38166
Location: UNIT - Jicarilla Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. Approximatley 31 miles northeast of Blanco, NM.
WPX Energy Application for Permit to Drill Schalk 32 Well Number 1B
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/02/2012 
Expected:04/2012
 
06/2012 Jon Miller
505-632-2956x240
jjmiller@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service has received an APD from WPX Energy. The Forest Service will review the associated Surface Use Plan of Operations and determine the need for any conditions of approval.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38169
Location: UNIT - Jicarilla Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. Well is located in the 4 corners area of northwest NM approximatley 31 miles northeast of Blanco, NM.
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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 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012  06/2012 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.
Gavilan Trail Work
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/05/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
07/2012 Jonathan McNeill
575-586-0520
comments-southwestern-carson-questa@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project includes maintenance along the length of the trail by several volunteer groups, re-routing several segments to improve the grade and, and rehabilitating the old alignment.
Location: UNIT - Questa Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - Section 6 of T 27N R14E, Section 31 of T 28N R 14 E. North side of Hondo Canyon above Amizette.
Latir Ranch Water Line
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/05/2012  01/2012 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.
Philmont Scout Ranch Bike Trail and Access Reroute
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012  05/2012 Jonathan McNeill
575-586-0520
comments-southwestern-carson-questa@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approx. 3 miles of new bike trail, rerouting of approx. 2,500 feet of exisiting trail, and rerouting of approx. 3,700 feet of Forest Road 1921A to improve access. The current permit for the trail system and Whitman Vega camping area would be amended.
Location: UNIT - Questa Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Colfax. LEGAL - T. 29N, R. 17E, Sections 26, 27, 34, and 35. Located in the northeastern corner of the Valle Vidal.
Southwest Nordic Center Permit Amendment Adding Summer Use
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jonathan McNeill
928-467-3200
jdmcneill@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.
Taos Ski Valley's 2010 Master Development Plan - Phase 1 Proposed Projects
EIS
- Recreation management  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/13/2012
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 05/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
08/2012 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.
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:04/2012
 
07/2012 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:09/2012
 
10/2012 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
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/01/2012
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 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 Gordito Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2012 
Expected:12/2012  05/2013 Sandra Imler-Jacquez
575-581-4554
sandraimlerjacquez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Conduct maintenance treatments through prescribed burning and thinning in project areas already treated in the past. The goal is to go in to past treatment areas and re-treat these areas to improve timber stands and wildlife habitat.
Location: UNIT - Tres Piedras Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. Red Mesa, Dry Lakes, and Tres Piedras areas.
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
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/07/2012
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 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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