Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2013 to 06/30/2013
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) :
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)

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 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Julie Bain
505-438-5443
jbain@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
Kit Carson Electric Cooperative (KCEC) Fiber-optic Proposal
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/04/2013  02/2013 Troy Waskey
575-758-6200
twaskey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to authorize KCEC to construct new fiber-optic network on existing KCEC electrical system & within existing rights-of-way. Would include approx 166 mi existing aerial lines & 13 mi of existing buried lines.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39387
Location: UNIT - Carson National Forest All Units. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - Maps will be displayed on Carson NF website: http://www.fs.usda.gov/carson. Existing powerline corridors across the Carson National Forest, excluding the Jicarilla Ranger District.
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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
Acequia de Llano de San Miguel
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:06/2013  08/2013 Amy Simms
575-587-2255
comments-southwestern-carson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction of series of rock wiers with gabion heading to replace existing wooden diversion dam. Repair leaking diversion from the Rio Trampas by installing a new 100' pipe at the beginning of the acequia diversion.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40361
Location: UNIT - Camino Real Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - T 21N, R11E, Section 1. Acequia de Llano de San Miguel.
Acequia del Monte del Rio Chiquito
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2013 
Expected:07/2013  08/2013 Buck Sanchez
575-758-6200
comments-southwestern-carson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal by Talpa Water Users Association to replace an existing deteriorated irrigation diversion structure, which has been in place since 1920, and approximately 300 feet of existing concrete lined irrigation ditch with a buried pipe.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41694
Location: UNIT - Camino Real Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - T. 24N, R. 13E, section 5. Approx. 1.5 miles southeast of the community of Ranchos de Taos.
Apache Pass Boundary Fence
EA
- Grazing management  Completed  Actual: 02/15/2013  05/2013 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. **Note: Changed to an EA**
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.
Chamisal and Placita Community Cemeteries SUP Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/14/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
05/2013 Amy Simms
575-587-2255
comments-southwestern-carson-caminoreal@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue two expired special use permits for the Chamisal and Placita Community Cemeteries which are located on Forest Service managed lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40983
Location: UNIT - Camino Real Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. Chamisal Cemetery- T. 22N, R. 11E, section 11; Placita Cemetery- T. 23N, R. 12E, section 35.
Forest Trail 70 Improvement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/14/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
05/2013 Amy Simms
575-587-2255
comments-southwestern-carson-caminoreal@fs.fed.us 
Description: Repair and establish drainage structures along 4 miles of existing motorized trail. Construct a 100 ft. by 100 ft. parking area at the north trailhead, grade and surface the south trailhead. Install barriers to prevent full-size vehicle use of trail.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41245
Location: UNIT - Camino Real Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Colfax, Taos. T. 24N, R. 15E, sections 2-4, 11, and 14; T. 25, R. 15E, section 33.
Osha Reforestation
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 03/01/2013  05/2013 Paul Czeszynski
575-587-2255
comments-southwestern-carson-caminoreal@fs.fed.us 
Description: Hand planting ponderosa pine and Douglas-fir seedlings within portions of the 2011 Osha wildfire area. Trees will be planted in 255 acres of high and moderate burn severity to establish native tree species where no or few trees survived the fire.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38808
Location: UNIT - Camino Real Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - T.22N., R.13E., Sect(s) 5, 6, 7, and 8; T.23N., R.13E., Sect 32. Approximately 4 miles east of Penasco, New Mexico on the north side of State Highway 518.
Romero Wildlife Habitat Improvement Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/24/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2013 
Expected:07/2013
 
09/2013 Paul Czeszynski
505-587-2255
pczeszynski@fs.fed.us 
Description: Felling and removal of trees in addition to prescribed burning on approx 1,300 ac. to improve wildlife habitat and forest health. Project area is comprised of primarily ponderosa pine with pinyon pine and juniper. **Note: changed to EA**
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35311
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.
Telephone Canyon Road (FR 469) Improvement and Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/13/2012 
Expected:04/2013
 
06/2013 Amy Simms
575-587-2255
comments-southwestern-carson-caminoreal@fs.fed.us 
Description: Establish cooperative road agreement to improve FR469 and special use permit to access private inholding. Applicant is required to receive separate permission from BIA; the Carson NF does not have jurisdiction over the south end of the road.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39689
Location: UNIT - Camino Real Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - T. 23N, R. 12E, section 27. Approx. 2 miles east of Penasco, east of the Picuris Pueblo boundary.
Travel Management on the Camino Real Ranger District, Carson National Forest
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/24/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
07/2013 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 07/2013 
Expected:10/2013
 
12/2013 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 Ranger District Range Improvements
EA
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/08/2012 
Expected:06/2013
 
09/2013 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.
Canjilon Water Association
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:05/2013  07/2013 Ray Martinez
575-684-2489
rjmartinez@fs.fed.us 
Description: reissue expired permit
Location: UNIT - Canjilon Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - T.26N., R.5E., Section 9, T. 27N., R6E., Section 30, T.27N., R.5E. Section 36, T.26N., R.5E., Section 2. pipelines, PRVs. spring development, and water tanks are located northeast from the community of Canjilon.
Cebolla Water Association
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:05/2013  07/2013 Ray Martinez
575-684-2489
rjmartinez@fs.fed.us 
Description: reissue expired special use permit
Location: UNIT - Canjilon Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - T.26N., R.4E., Section 2 and T.27N., R.4E., Section 35. pipeline west of U.S. Highway 84 south of village of Cebolla.
Continental Divide Trail- Mogote Ridge, Martinez Canyon, and Mesa De Las Viejas Sections
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/16/2012 
Expected:05/2013
 
07/2013 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36906
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.
Piedra Lumbre Visitors Center
CE
- Special area management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Ray Martinez
505-684-2489
rjmartinez@fs.fed.us 
Description: re-issue existing Granger-Thye Special Use Permit for the Piedra Lumbre Visitors Center
Location: UNIT - Canjilon Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - T.24N., R4E., Section 10. 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
El Rito WUI
EA
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/16/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2013 
Expected:09/2013
 
05/2014 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, improve timber stands, and overall ecosytem habitat improvement. Provide protection to the community of El Rito, NM from wildlfires
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36969
Location: UNIT - El Rito Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. El Rito Canyon.
Craig Sponholtz Private Road Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Ray Martinez
575-684-2489
rjmartinez@fs.fed.us 
Description: The El Rito Ranger District received an FS-2700-3a to obtain a SUP for a private road
Location: UNIT - El Rito Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - T.26N., R8E., Sec. 8. Private road north of Vallecitos and west of State Road 111.
El Rito Regional Water Association Well
CE
- Special area management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/26/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
02/2013 Ray Martinez
575-684-2489
rjmartinez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Drilling of a water supply well, waterline, and pumphouse
Location: UNIT - El Rito Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - T.25N., R.7E., Section 19. El Rito Ranger District.
Gerald Chacon Private Road Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/20/2012 
Expected:05/2013
 
06/2013 Ray Martinez
575-684-2489
rjmartinez@fs.fed.us 
Description: The El Rito Ranger District received an application from Gerald Chacon to obtain a permit for a private road.
Location: UNIT - El Rito Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - T.25N., R.9 E., Section. proposed road is located north of US Highwy 285 and east of Forest Road 97.
Kit Carson 7.2 Kv Electrical Distribution Line and Fiber Optic Line
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/12/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
01/2013 Ray Martinez
575-684-2489
rjmartinez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal is to place 1 new anchor and hang fiber optic cable on and existing pole. The distribution line and fiber optic line will both be overhead.
Location: UNIT - El Rito Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - T.27N, R.7E, section 36. Near Canon Plaza.
Odyssey School Climbing Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/28/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
04/2013 Ray Martinez
575-684-2489
rjmartinez@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Odyssey School wouldlike to conduct outdorr education programs including hiking and rock climbing at the El Rito Sport and Traditional Climbing Areas on the days of 4/30/2013 and 5/01/2013.
Location: UNIT - El Rito Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - T. 25 N, R. 7 E. Section 16. Forest Road 44 and trails leadign to El Rito Climbing Areas.
Ojito Prevatt Private Road Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Ray Martinez
575-684-2489
rjmartinez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Private road special use permit for an existing road
Location: UNIT - El Rito Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - T.24N., R.7E., section 14. Southeast of El Rito, NM.
Sagebrush Habitat Improvement Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/02/2012 
Expected:06/2013
 
08/2013 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.
The Sixth Gun Film Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/28/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
04/2013 Ray Martinez
575-684-2489
rjmartinez@fs.fed.us 
Description: filming of NBC Pilot
Location: UNIT - El Rito Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - T.23N., R.6E., Sections 19 and 20. Filming west of Abiquiu.
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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
Burlington Resources Oil & Gas Co., LP, San Juan 27-4 Unit #029C Gas Well and Ancillary Facilities
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/01/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
04/2013 Jon Miller
505-632-2956x77240
jjmiller@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service will review, process pursuant to applicable laws, and add any necessary Conditions of Approval (COA) to a Surface Use Plan of Operations (SUPO) submitted by Burlington Resources Oil & Gas Company, LP.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41388
Location: UNIT - Jicarilla Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - Section 26, Township 27 North, Range 4 West, NMPM. Cottonwood Canyon, 27-4 Unit.
Burlington Resources Oil & Gas Co., LP, San Juan 27-4 Unit #143M Gas Well and Ancillary Facilities
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 02/21/2013  04/2013 Jon Miller
505-632-2956x77240
jjmiller@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service will review, process pursuant to applicable laws, and add any necessary Conditions of Approval (COA) to a Surface Use Plan of Operations (SUPO) submitted by Burlington Resources Oil & Gas Company, LP.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41144
Location: UNIT - Jicarilla Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - Section 22, Township 27 North, Range 4 West. Northeast side of Ciruelas Canyon, 27-4 Unit.
Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative, Inc. (JMEC) Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/13/2012 
Expected:02/2013
Actual: 01/14/2013 
03/2013 Jon Miller
505-632-2956x77240
jjmiller@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to approve an application for a special use authorization, submitted by JMEC. The special use authorization would allow JMEC to operate and maintain an existing 14.4 Kilovolt (KV) power line system.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40059
Location: UNIT - Jicarilla Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - Section 8, T27N, R4W, New Mexico Principal Meridian (NMPM), Section 31, T30N, R4W, NMPM. Sections 11, 14, 23, 26, and 35, T30N, R5W, NMPM. Lopez Canyon, Manuel Canyon, Mestenas Mesa, and Vigas Canyon.
Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative, Inc. (JMEC) Special Use Authorization,Communications Use Lease
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/14/2013  02/2013 Jon Miller
505-632-2956x77240
jjmiller@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to approve an application for a special use authorization, submitted by JMEC. The special use authorization would allow JMEC to operate and maintain an existing communication facility.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40579
Location: UNIT - Jicarilla Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - Section 6, Township 29 North, Range 4 West, New Mexico Principal Meridian (NMPM). Mestenas Peak Communications Site, Mestenas Peak.
Jicarilla Ranger District Wildlife Projects
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/17/2013 
Expected:03/2013
 
03/2013 Cynthia Campbell
505-632-2956
cicampbell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Conduct maintenance on 49 existing water establishments and dismantle another 2 HSP water establishments. Establish 5 new water establishments in areas lacking wildlife water, install riparian escloures, and install stream barbs.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40803
Location: UNIT - Jicarilla Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. Jicarilla Ranger District, locations scattered across the entire district.
Surface Use Plan of Operations Burlington Resources San Juan Unit 27-4 Well 30P
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2013 
Expected:06/2013  08/2013 Jon Miller
505-632-2956x240
jjmiller@fs.fed.us 
Description: The district staff will evaluate the proposed surface use plan of operations and determine what conditions of approval are required, if any, to implement the lease rights of Burlington Resources.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41629
Location: UNIT - Jicarilla Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. Southwestern part of the Jicarilla Ranger District.
Surface Use Plan of Opertions for Burlington Resources Well 156B in San Juan Unit 27-4
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2013 
Expected:06/2013  07/2013 Jon Miller
505-632-2956x240
jjmiller@fs.fed.us 
Description: The district staff will evaluate the surface use plan of operations submitted by Burlington Resources and recommed conditions of approval, if needed, to the District Ranger
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41630
Location: UNIT - Jicarilla Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. Southeastern portion of the Jicarilla Ranger District.
WPX Energy Production, LLC Water Pipeline and Buried Electrical System
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/25/2013 
Expected:03/2013
 
04/2013 Jon Miller
505-632-2956x77240
jjmiller@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to authorize WPX Energy Production, LLC (WPX) to construct, operate, and maintain a salt water disposal pipeline and buried electrical transmission system.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41311
Location: UNIT - Jicarilla Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - Township 31 North, Range 4 and 5 West, NMPM. Laguna Seca Mesa, Cabresto Canyon.
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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
Bull of the Woods Yurt Expanded Use
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 03/04/2013  04/2013 Jonathan McNeill
575-586-0520
comments-southwestern-carson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a new permit to expand the season of use for an existing overnight yurt rental from December-May to year-round.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39317
Location: UNIT - Questa Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - T. 28N, R. 14E, Section 34. Near the Village of Taos Ski Valley, one mile northeast of the town of Twining.
Chevron Mining, Inc Water Line
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:06/2013  08/2013 Jonathan McNeill
575-586-0520
comments-southwestern-carson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replacement of existing water line beginning at a private land well near Columbine Campground and running northeast along NM Hwy 38 through National Forest to the mill site on private land. A new special use authorization would be issued for the line
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40357
Location: UNIT - Questa Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - T28N, R13E, Section 1, 11, and 12 and T28N, R14E, Section 6. Existing utility corridor near Columbine Campground northeast along NM Hwy 38.
Lama Communication Site Authorization
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:06/2013  08/2013 Jonathan McNeill
575-586-0520
comments-southwestern-carson-questa@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue authorizations for existing facilities including re-issuing expired authorizations and analyzing and potentially authorizing improvements installed without prior authorization. Site is designated for these uses in the Carson Forest Plan.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40359
Location: UNIT - Questa Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - T28N, R12E, Section 14. Lama Communications Site.
New Mexico Gas Company Authorization
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:06/2013  08/2013 Jonathan McNeill
575-586-0520
comments-southwestern-carson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue to a new owner a special use authorization for existing gas distribution improvements on the Questa Ranger District and analyze the installation of additional pipeline through the National Forest in the Red River area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40354
Location: UNIT - Questa Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. Multiple locations across the Questa Ranger District.
Philmont Scout Ranch Bike Trail and Access Reroute
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/26/2012 
Expected:04/2013
 
04/2013 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. 30N, R. 17E, Sections 26, 27, 34, and 35 *Updated legal description*. Located in the northeastern corner of the Valle Vidal.
Red River Off Road Guide Service Authorization
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/20/2012 
Expected:04/2013
 
05/2013 Jonathan McNeill
575-586-0520
comments-southwestern-carson-questa@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue priority use permit to an existing guiding business currently operating under a temporary use permit. Guide services would consist of vehicle tours on existing roads and motorized trails year-round and over the snow travel during the winter.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40366
Location: UNIT - Questa Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. Existing roads and motorized trails located throughout the Questa Ranger District.
Red River Ski Area Dropout Glade
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:06/2013  07/2013 Buck Sanchez
575-758-6200
comments-southwestern-carson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Removal of selected deadfall, brush, and trees to create a glade skiing area approximately two acres in size. This project is within the current ski area permit boundary.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41792
Location: UNIT - Questa Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - T. 28N, R. 14E, sections 1 and 2. Red River Ski Area adjacent to the Town of Red River.
San Cristobal Treatment Center Guiding Authorization
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/20/2012 
Expected:04/2013
 
04/2013 Jonathan McNeill
575-586-0520
jdmcneill@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a prioirty use permit to an existing guiding business currently operating under a temporary use permit. The service consists of day and overnight backpacking, camping, horseback riding, mountain biking, and fishing trips.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40411
Location: UNIT - Questa Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. Questa Ranger District, Carson National Forest (entire district).
Upper Bitter Creek Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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:09/2013
 
11/2013 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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/26/2012 
Expected:05/2013
 
06/2013 Sandra Imler-Jacquez
575-581-4554
sandraimlerjacquez@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action for this project is to provide an interpretive trail for forest visitors to learn more about the legacy of Aldo Leopold and the mission of the Forest Service.
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, 21 and 22. Tres Piedras Ranger District administrative site.
Chuck Wagon Trail Ride
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/07/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
06/2013 Ray Martinez
575-684-2489
rjmartinez@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Tres Piedras Ranger District received an application for a Chuck Wagon Trail Ride near west of Big Horn Peak near the New Mexico/Colorado border
Location: UNIT - Tres Piedras Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - T.32N., R7E., Section 20. Location is 2.5 miles west of Big Horn Peak adjacent to Forest Road 75.
Placer Creek Wetland Restoration Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/07/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
06/2013 Sandra Imler-Jacquez
575-581-4554
sandraimlerjacquez@fs.fed.us 
Description: To arrest downstream headcutting into the wetland and maintain baseflow hydrology to the wetland.
Location: UNIT - Tres Piedras Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. Southwest of Hopewell Lake and Hwy 64.
Richard Valdez Private Road Speical Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Ray Martinez
575-684-2489
rjmartinez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a new private road SUP on existing road.
Location: UNIT - Tres Piedras Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - T.28N., R.8E., Section 15. Tres Piedras Ranger District.
Santos Grazing Allotment
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/05/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2013 
Expected:09/2013
 
05/2014 Wayne Yonemoto
505-758-8678
wyonemoto@fs.fed.us 
Description: Permit adjustment of season of use
Location: UNIT - Tres Piedras Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - T. 25N, R. 10 E., Sections 2, 3, 4, 9, 10; T. 26N, R 10 E, Sections 19, 20, 26, 27, 29-31, 33-35. Tres Piedras Ranger District, Carson National Forest.
Son Com Lease
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2013 
Expected:07/2013  08/2013 Ray Martinez
575-684-2489
rjmartinez@fs.fed.us 
Description: reissue expired LEASE. The new lease, when reissued, will include new equipment by T-Mobile. Contact with Son Com is Robert Crow (partner is Fern Bebeau).
Location: UNIT - Tres Piedras Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - T.30N., R.9E. Section 5. existing tower on San Antonio Communications Site.
Taos Mountain Biking Tours
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:05/2013  06/2013 Ray Martinez
575-684-2489
rjmartinez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Taos Mountain Biking Tours wants to offer bikes tours on teh Tres Piedras Ranger District using existing road systems.
Location: UNIT - Tres Piedras Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - Tres Piedras Ranger District. Forest Roads open under Travel Management.
Tio Gordito Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Valley Communications Tower
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Ray Martinez
575-684-2489
rjmartinez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Extension of existing tower and new building
Location: UNIT - Tres Piedras Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - T.30N., R.8E., Section 5. Tres Piedras Ranger District on San Antonio Mountain Communications Site.
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