Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2013 to 12/31/2013
Cibola National Forest

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.
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R3 - Southwestern Region, Cibola National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Cibola National Forest,  Black Kettle National Grassland (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Cibola National Forest,  Kiowa and Rita Blanca National Grasslands (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Cibola National Forest,  Magdalena Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Cibola National Forest,  Mount Taylor Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Cibola National Forest,  Mountainair Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Cibola National Forest,  Sandia Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

Cibola National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Mountainair and Sandia Ranger Districts Road Decommissioning
EA
- Watershed management  Developing Proposal
Est. Notice of Initiation 10/2013 
Expected:05/2014  06/2014 Richard Graves
505-346-3846
rlgraves@fs.fed.us 
Description: A proposal to decommission 90 miles of roads/routes to reduce erosion, soil compaction and sedimentation, which would result in enhancing water quality and wildlife habitat.
Location: UNIT - Sandia Ranger District, Mountainair Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Bernalillo, Torrance. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Upper Tijeras watershed on Sandia RD and Tajique watershed on Mountainair RD.
USAF Training Area
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/21/2013 
Expected:09/2013
 
12/2013 Cheryl Prewitt
505-346-3820
cprewitt@fs.fed.us 
Description: Military training area permit on Mountainair, Magdalena, and Sandia Ranger Districts
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=5375
Location: UNIT - Mount Taylor Ranger District, Magdalena Ranger District, Sandia Ranger District, Mountainair Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Bernalillo, Cibola, Socorro, Torrance. LEGAL - Specific areas on each district. Mountainair, Magdalena, and Sandia Ranger Districts.
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Cibola National Forest,   Black Kettle National Grassland (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Apache Chalfant 1-23H well
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/08/2013 
Expected:09/2013
 
10/2013 Curtis Youngman
580-497-2143
cyoungman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to develop a well and gas gathering pipeline, as well as 130 feet of new road and well pad.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42697
Location: UNIT - Black Kettle National Grassland. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - Roger Mills. LEGAL - T13N, R25W, NE section 26. Unit 75, about 8 miles southwest of Cheyenne, OK.
Laredo Big Foot 1H-7 Oil and Gas Well
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 08/29/2013  09/2013 Curtis Youngman
580-497-2143
cyoungman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to construct a well pad, gathering pipeline and access road to develop federal minerals in Unit 43.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42623
Location: UNIT - Black Kettle National Grassland. STATE - Oklahoma. COUNTY - Roger Mills. LEGAL - T14N, Range 25 W, Section 7,I.M. Approximately 3 miles north of Reydon, Oklahoma.
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Cibola National Forest,   Kiowa and Rita Blanca National Grasslands (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Carrizo Creek Mountain Plover Prescribe Burn
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/09/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/2013 
Expected:01/2014
 
02/2014 Richard Hanson
575-374-9652
rahanson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescibe burning approximately 300 acres to improve mountain plover nesting habitat. Burn needs to occur in the months of Feb or March prior to mountain plover migration.
Location: UNIT - Kiowa and Rita Blanca National Grasslands. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Union. LEGAL - T 24N R35E Sec.15. Unit K-21 North.
K-84, K-87, K-91E Woodland Prescribed Burn and Thinning Projects
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 09/16/2006
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 12/2013 
Expected:04/2014
 
05/2014 Mike Atkinson
575-374-9652
matkinson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Mechanically cut juniper and conduct a prescribed burn to treat encroaching juniper and pinyon pine in the woodland ecosystem adjacent to the Canadian River canyon.
Location: UNIT - Kiowa and Rita Blanca National Grasslands. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Harding. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Kiowa National Grassland, Unit K-84, K-87, and K-91 East about 8 miles northwest of Roy, NM.
Kiowa K-85 Thin and Prescribe Burn
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2013 
Expected:02/2014  03/2014 Mike Atkinson
575-347-9652
matkinson@fs.fed.us 
Description:  Mechanically thin and utilize prescribed fire to improve wildlife habitat and watershed and to reduce fuel loadings.
Location: UNIT - Kiowa and Rita Blanca National Grasslands. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Harding. LEGAL - T 21 N, R 25 E, Sections 22, 26, 27, & 35. 3 Miles south of Mills, NM.
Sugarloaf Mountain Communication Site
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/07/2011  02/2011 John Baumchen
505-374-9652
jbaumchen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Sugarloaf Mountain has been a radio repeater site for Forest Service Use only. The proposal would establish a new location (less than 5 acres) about 200 yards from the existing site and allow other Government users to occupy the site.
Location: UNIT - Kiowa and Rita Blanca National Grasslands. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Harding. LEGAL - A portion of Sections 23 and 26, Township 23 North, Range 27 East, NMPM; Harding County New Mexico. Kiowa National Grassland, northeastern corner of Harding County, New Mexico, less than 5 acres in size.
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Cibola National Forest,   Magdalena Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Baldy Allotment Grazing Authorization
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 10/25/2011
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 01/2014 
Expected:05/2014
 
06/2014 Dennis Aldridge
505-854-2281
daldridge@fs.fed.us 
Description: Livestock grazing authorization and related management activities.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37209
Location: UNIT - Magdalena Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Socorro. LEGAL - T3S, R3W, S. 14-17, 19-36 and T4S, R3W, S.1-23, 25-35. 10 miles southeast of Magdalena, NM.
Chavez/Whitecap 2nd Entry Prescribe Burn
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/10/2006
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/2013 
Expected:01/2014
 
02/2014 Manuel Martinez
505-287-4924
mrmartinez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to prescribe burn previously treated area using higher intensity fire treatments.
Location: UNIT - Magdalena Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Catron, Socorro. LEGAL - Not Applicable. .
Corn Canyon 2nd Entry Prescribe Burn
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/10/2006
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/2013 
Expected:01/2014
 
02/2014 Manuel Martinez
505-287-4924
mrmartinez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to prescribe burn previously treated area using higher intensity fire treatments.
Location: UNIT - Magdalena Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Catron, Socorro. LEGAL - Not Applicable. .
Divide Mineral Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2013 
Expected:02/2014  04/2014 Diane Tafoya
505-346-3809
dtafoya@fs.fed.us 
Description: Drill 4 holes approximately 400 feet deep to explore for vanadium and uranium mineralization.
Location: UNIT - Magdalena Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Catron. LEGAL - Township 2 North, Range 10 West, Section 28. Approximately 15.5 miles north of Datil, NM.
Down Dip Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2013 
Expected:04/2014  06/2014 Diane Tafoya
505-346-3809
dtafoya@fs.fed.us 
Description: Drill 6 mineral exploration holes from 6 thirty by fifty foot drill pads; accessing sites by overland travel.
Location: UNIT - Magdalena Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Catron. LEGAL - Township 2 North, Range 10 West Sections 29 and 32. Approximately 15 miles North West of Datil, NM.
Durfee/Bolander Restoration Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 10/27/2009
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 12/2013 
Expected:04/2014
 
05/2014 Dennis Aldridge
505-854-2281
daldridge@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project on approximately 14,000 acres to restore more natural vegetative conditions and reintroduce fire into fire adapted ecosystem. Thin dense stands with hand and mechanical tools, construct small watershed structures, and prescribe burn.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=29486
Location: UNIT - Magdalena Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Socorro. LEGAL - T4S, R6W, Secs. 18,19, T4S, R7W, Secs. 8-11, 13-30, 32-36, T5S, R7W, Secs. 1-4, 10-12, T4S, R8W, Secs. 23-26. Approximately 20 miles southwest of Magdalena in northwest portion of San Mateo Mountains.
East Red/North Canyon 2nd Entry Prescribe Burn
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/10/2006
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/2013 
Expected:01/2014
 
02/2014 Manuel Martinez
505-287-4924
mrmartinez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to prescribe burn a previously treated area using higher intensity fire treatments.
Location: UNIT - Magdalena Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Catron, Socorro. LEGAL - Not Applicable. .
La Madera Powerline Upgrade
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 09/24/2013  10/2013 Cheryl Prewitt
505-346-3820
cprewitt@fs.fed.us 
Description: A proposal from Sierra Electric Coop to upgrade the existing La Madera powerline (about 3,650 long) by replacing power poles and lines.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39981
Location: UNIT - Magdalena Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Socorro. LEGAL - T9S, R5W, Sections 29 and 30, NMPM. About 5 miles southeast of Spring Time Campground.
Magdalena Travel Management Project
EA
- Road management  In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 07/22/2010
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 10/2013 
Expected:01/2014
 
03/2014 Clifford Nicoll
505-346-3833
cnicoll@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to designate the motorized transportation system on the district to comply with the Travel Management Rule. End product will be a Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) that shows roads and trails open to motorized use.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34153
Location: UNIT - Magdalena Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Catron, Socorro. LEGAL - Not Applicable. District-wide where existing motorized use is not consistent with the Travel Management Rule.
Mineral Withdrawal of Zuni Fleabane Habitat
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 01/10/2012
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 05/2014 
Expected:08/2014
 
09/2014 Cheryl Prewitt
505-346-3820
cprewitt@fs.fed.us 
Description: Withdraw from mineral entry about 1,000 acres of habitat in 4 areas to facilitate recovery of the federally threatened Zuni fleabane (Erigeron rhizomatous).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37526
Location: UNIT - Magdalena Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Catron. LEGAL - T1N, R11W, portions of sections 4, 9 and 10; T2N, R11W, portion of section 36; T1N, R10W, portions of sections 3 and 4. 4 areas in the Datil Mountains and Sawtooth Mountains.
San Juan/Long Spring 2nd Entry Prescribe Burn
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/10/2006
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/2013 
Expected:10/2013
 
11/2013 Manuel Martinez
505-287-4924
mrmartinez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to prescribe burn a previously treated area using higher intensity fire treatments.
Location: UNIT - Magdalena Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Catron, Socorro. LEGAL - Not Applicable. .
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Cibola National Forest,   Mount Taylor Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Black Mesa Thinning and Prescribe Burning
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/13/2013
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2014 
Expected:03/2014
 
05/2014 Consuelo Zamora
505-287-8833
czamora@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to improve wildlife habitat within 40,000 acres of ponderosa pine, mountain meadow, and pinyon-juniper forest communities through thinning and prescribe burning.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40796
Location: UNIT - Mount Taylor Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - McKinley, Sandoval. LEGAL - T15N, R5W, sects. 20-36; T15N, R4W, sects. 19, 20, 31, & 32; T14N, R4W, sect. 6. About 35 miles northeast of Grants, NM.
Eric #1 Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/08/2012 
Expected:01/2014
 
03/2014 Matt Reidy
505-287-8833
mreidy@fs.fed.us 
Description: Mineral exploration consisting of drilling up to 2 drill holes from 2 drill pads (75 ft. X 150 ft.); accessing sites by existing roads and overland travel.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37787
Location: UNIT - Mount Taylor Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Cibola. LEGAL - T12N, R9W, section 10. North of Grants, NM off of Forest Road 450F.
Laramide Resources Mine Development - La Jara Mesa
EIS
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 05/18/2012
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 07/2014 
Expected:09/2014
 
11/2014 Diane Tafoya
505-346-3809
dtafoya@fs.fed.us 
Description: Laramide Resourcess proposes to tunnel two inclined adits from under the west edge of La Jara Mesa to remove 40,000 tons of uranium ore for testing and to begin development of a production mine.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=25654
Location: UNIT - Mount Taylor Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Cibola. LEGAL - T12N, R9W, Sections 11, 12, 14, and 15. La Jara Mesa north of Grants, NM.
Roca Honda LLC Project - Exploration and Mine Development
EIS
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 03/15/2013
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2014 
Expected:04/2014
 
06/2014 Diane Tafoya
505-346-3809
dtafoya@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to develop and conduct underground uranium mining operations on Roca Honda Resources LLC mining claims on and near Jesus Mesa with a surface disturbance area of 183 acres.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=18431
Location: UNIT - Mount Taylor Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - McKinley. LEGAL - T. 13N., R 8W., Sections 9 and 10. Approximately 3 miles northwest of San Mateo, New Mexico.
Uranium Exploration Drilling
EIS
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 12/08/2011
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 05/2014 
Expected:10/2014
 
12/2014 Diane Tafoya
505-346-3809
dtafoya@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to approve multiple Plans of Operations for exploratory drilling to determine the extent of uranium deposits in several areas on the mesas surrounding Mt. Taylor.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33948
Location: UNIT - Mount Taylor Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Cibola, McKinley. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Several locations including San Mateo Mesa and La Jara Mesa northeast of Grants, NM.
Zuni Mountain Trails Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 12/12/2012
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 01/2014 
Expected:06/2014
 
07/2014 Matt Reidy
505-287-8833
mreidy@fs.fed.us 
Description: Closure and decomissioning of eoads within the Zuni Mountains using various methods. Designation of mountain bike and hiking trails in the Zuni Mountains.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40355
Location: UNIT - Mount Taylor Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Cibola, McKinley. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Several locations within the Zuni Mountains portion of the Mt. Taylor Ranger District.
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Cibola National Forest,   Mountainair Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Largo Trick Tank Replacement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2013 
Expected:12/2013  01/2014 Zachary Parsons
505-281-3304
zparsons@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improve habitat for wildlife by replacing fiberglass trick tank with steel umbrella type.
Location: UNIT - Mountainair Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Torrance. LEGAL - T7N, R6E, section 8. New Mexico , Torrance County New Mexico, about 6 miles west of Chilili New Mexico.
Tajique Allotment Management Plan
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  Completed  Actual: 04/24/1995  05/1995 Rick Newmon
505-346-3819
rnewmon@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to increase grazing on the Tajique Allotment, including structural improvements such as fencing, pipelines, a new well, new trick tanks, and creation of a riparian pasture. Prescribe burning and fuelwood harvesting is also proposed.
Location: UNIT - Mountainair Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Torrance. LEGAL - T8N, R6E, sections 31 & 32; T7N, R6E, sections 5, 6, 8, 9, 16-21, 26-35; T7N, R5E, sections 24-26, 35 & 36; T6N, R6E, sections 3-9, 16-18; T6N, R5E, sections 1, 2, 11, & 12, NMPM. Tajique Allotment is located about 2 miles north and west of the town of Tajique, NM.
West Turkey Cone Wildlife Habitat Improvement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/24/2013 
Expected:10/2013
 
11/2013 Zachary Parsons
505-281-3304
zparsons@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improve habitat for wildlife through the replacement of water catchment structure and relocate to a more suitable site for use by wildlife.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39815
Location: UNIT - Mountainair Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Lincoln. About 13 miles west of Corona, New Mexico.
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Cibola National Forest,   Sandia Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Cedro Landscape Restoration Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 04/09/2013
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 11/2013 
Expected:03/2014
 
05/2014 Aaron Johnson
505-281-3304 ext. 127
aaronjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to improve forest health through thinning, mastication, prescribe burning, and treatment of non-native invasive plant species, well as trail relocation and limiting mountain biking and horse back riding to existing trails.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41910
Location: UNIT - Sandia Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Bernalillo. LEGAL - T9N, R5 & 6E, sections 6, 19, 24, 25, 36; T10N, R5 & 6E, sections 2,5-8, 11-13, 18-20, 23-26,29-32, 35 & 36 NMPM. 2 miles south and east of Tijeras, NM.
Manzanita Mountains Trail System Improvements
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/12/2013 
Expected:12/2013
 
01/2014 Kerry Wood
505-281-3304 ext. 107
kwood@fs.fed.us 
Description: Designation & repair of 9 miles of unauthorized trails and construction of 2 miles of trail in the Manzanita Mountains Trail System. Perform minor upgrades to Pine Flat Trailhead including closure of 0.10 miles of FS RD 54A.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41271
Location: UNIT - Sandia Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Bernalillo. LEGAL - T9N, R5E, Sec 13, 24-25, 36; T9N, R6E, Sec 17-20. 5 miles south of Tijeras, New Mexico.
Micrometeorological Station Installation
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Facility management
- Research and Development 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/11/2013 
Expected:10/2013
 
11/2013 Cid Morgan
505-281-3304
chmorgan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to allow the US Geological Survey to install & maintain a micrometeorological station on the east slope of the Sandia Mountain, including an 8 foot tower with sensors, 12 square foot concrete pad, & fence to protect the site.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42524
Location: UNIT - Sandia Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Bernalillo. LEGAL - T11N, R5E, section 5. 8 miles northwest of Tijeras, NM.
Placitas Area Trails Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 05/28/2013
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 01/2014 
Expected:04/2014
 
06/2014 Kerry Wood
505-281-3304 ext. 107
kwood@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to construct & reconstruct trails; rehabilitate some trails & roads; prohibit cross-country travel, camping, and campfires; and amend the Forest Plan to allow fence installation in Bernalillo NRA.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42175
Location: UNIT - Sandia Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Sandoval. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Approximately 3 miles east of I-25 and south of NM-165.
Sulphur Forest Restoration Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 01/18/2013
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 10/2013 
Expected:02/2014
 
03/2014 Natalie Heberling
505-346-3887
nheberling@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restoration of vegetation and wildlife habitat condition. Also hazardous fuels reduction including mechanical thinning, hand piling, and prescribed burning that will reduce the potential for crown fires
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40535
Location: UNIT - Sandia Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Torrance. LEGAL - Township 11 North, Range 5 East, all or portions of Sections 22-23, 26-27 and 34. Forest boundary in Sulphur Canyon area.
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