Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2011 to 06/30/2011
Gila 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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Projects Occurring Nationwide
R3 - Southwestern Region, Gila National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Gila National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Gila National Forest,  Black Range Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Gila National Forest,  Glenwood Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Gila National Forest,  Quemado Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Gila National Forest,  Reserve Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Gila National Forest,  Silver City Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Gila National Forest,  Wilderness 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

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/19/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
10/2011 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:
NOI in Federal Register 08/27/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 05/2011 
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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Gila 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
Box Canyon PNM Powerline Removal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/29/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
04/2011 John Baumberger
575-388-8238
jbaumberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: Due to the change in ownership of a Forest inholding, the existing single phase powerline which parallels Box canyon Road near Gila, NM is no longer needed and is proposed to be removed from NFS land.
Location: UNIT - Gila National Forest All Units. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - Sec. 31, T.14 S., R.16 W., and NW1/4NW1/4 Sec. 6 T.15 S., R.16 W., NMPM. The powerline proposed to be removed parallels the Box Canyon Road near Gila, NM on NFS land.
Gila National Forest Travel Managment Rule Implementation
EIS
- Recreation management
- Road management 
In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/07/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 06/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
01/2012 Lisa Mizuno
575-388-8267
lmizuno@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest is implementing the Travel Management rule, which calls for establishing a system of roads, trails, and areas designated for motorized use; and determining suitable locations for motorized dispersed camping.
Web Link:  http://fs.usda.gov/goto/gila/travel
Location: UNIT - Gila National Forest All Units. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Catron, Grant, Hidalgo, Sierra. LEGAL - Gila National Forest system lands located within all or portions of Townships: 1S to 22S and Range 8W to 21W. This project encompasses the entire Gila National Forest. The Forest is located in the southwest quarter of New Mexico.
Installation of three Utility Poles along a Existing Utility Line West of Santa Clara, NM for Qwest
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 03/22/2011  04/2011 John Baumberger
575-388-8238
jbaumberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: PNM wants to install three utility poles along their electic powerline easement for use by Qwest Communications to provide telephone service.
Location: UNIT - Gila National Forest All Units. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - SE1/4SW1/4, SW1/4SE1/4, Sec. 35, T.17 S., R.13 W., NMPM. Santa Clara, NM along US Highway 180.
K265EI Community Access TV of Silver City and KOOT FM Repeater on Black Peak
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/11/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
04/2011 John Baumberger
(575) 388-8238
jbaumberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: James S. Bumpos wants to construct and use an antenna at Black Peak for a Community Acces TV channel and an FM radio repeater on the Black Peak Communication Site.
Location: UNIT - Gila National Forest All Units. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - NE1/4NE1/4NW1/4 Section 23, T. 16 S., R. 13 W., NMPM. The repeater will be located at the Black Peak Communication Site.
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Gila National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Abandoned Mine Closures
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2011 
Expected:08/2011  10/2011 Pat Morrison
575-539-2481
pmorrison@fs.fed.us 
Description: Remediation of physical safety hazards at abandone mine features.
Location: UNIT - Glenwood Ranger District, Silver City Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Catron, Grant. LEGAL - Various mines on Glenwood R.D. and Silver City R.D. Grant Co. and Catron Co. Various mines on Glenwood R.D. and Silver City R.D.
Aldo Leopold CFRP Project
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/07/2007
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
09/2011 Debby Hyde-Sato
505-388-8483
dhydesato@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fuels management activities in the Aldo Leopold Wilderness
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=20469
Location: UNIT - Black Range Ranger District, Wilderness Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Catron, Grant, Sierra. LEGAL - T. 12S R.20W section 14 (center of project area). Aldo Leopold Wilderness east of Forest road 150, west of Black Range Crest.
TEP Powerline Vegetation Treatment and Access Route
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/14/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
10/2011 John Pierson
575-533-6231
jpierson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Treatment of vegetation that occurs in and adjacent to utility powerline corridor and identification for access routes to conduct maintenance activities.
Location: UNIT - Quemado Ranger District, Glenwood Ranger District, Reserve Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Catron. LEGAL - Multiple Townships and Sections. TEP powerline across Glenwood, Reserve, and Quemado Ranger Districts.
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Gila National Forest,   Black Range Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Berenda Allotment
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/18/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
11/2011 Kameron Sam
575-894-6677
kcsam@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project analysis the effects of continued grazing management of the Berenda Allotment.
Location: UNIT - Black Range Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T. 17 S., R. 8 W. Sec 2-33, T. 17 S., R. 9 W. Sec. 1-3, 10-15, 23-26, 36, T. 18 S., R. 8 W. Sec. 4-9, 17,18. South of NM Highway 90 in the Black Range Mountains.
Corkscrew Erosion Rehabilitation
CE
- Watershed management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Kameron Sam
575-894-6677
kcsam@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project will use rock gabions to rehabilitate gullies near the intersection of NM 59 and Forest Road 4074L
Location: UNIT - Black Range Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Catron. LEGAL - T. 9 S., R. 9 W, Sec. 32. NM 59 and Forest Road 4074L.
Dark Canyon/Seco Reroute
CE
- Road management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2011 
Expected:07/2011  09/2011 Chris Adams
(575) 894-6677
cadams@fs.fed.us 
Description: 1 mile of new road contruction on National Forest Systems Lands to connect Ladder Ranch access to Dark Canyon and decommission the Seco Road.
Location: UNIT - Black Range Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T. 13 S., R. 8 W. Sec. 31, T. 13 S., R. 9 W. Sec 36. 12 miles southwest of Winston, NM.
Elberus Mineral Pat. Access Road
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A John Baumberger
(575) 388-8238
jbaumberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special use permit authorizing access to private land
Location: UNIT - Black Range Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T11S, R8W, S19 & 30. Blackhawk Gulch in the northern-central portion of the Black Range.
Little Red Thinning for Wildlife Habitat Improvement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2011 
Expected:08/2011  09/2011 Rene Guaderrama
575-894-6677
rguaderrama@fs.fed.us 
Description: In approximately 5,000 acres, cut 5 acre openings in dense pinyon-juniper woodland to stimulate grass, forb and browse growth. Travel corridors approximately 50-100 foot wide will be left uncut. The area will be accessible for fuelwood gathering.
Location: UNIT - Black Range Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T. 9 S., R. 9 W., Sec. 26-29, 32-35 and T. 10 S., R. 9 W. sec 1-5, 12. North of Winston, NM where highway 59 enters the forest boundary. Project will occur on both sides of the highway.
Tierra Blanca Thinning for Wildlife Habitat Improvement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 03/18/2011  08/2011 Dennis Fahl
575-894-6677
dfahl@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project area totals approximately 1500 acres will be thinned to improve wildlife habitat and approximately 1200 acres will be cut and accessible for fuelwood gathering. Implementing a prescribed fire will be the final phase
Location: UNIT - Black Range Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Sierra. LEGAL - T. 17 S., R. 8 W. Tierra Blanca Creek Drainage accessed by Forest Road 522.
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Gila National Forest,   Glenwood Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Alma Allotment
EA
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:10/2011  12/2011 Pat Morrison
575-539-2481
pmorrison@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize livestock grazing with appropriate management to ensure meeting resource objectives
Location: UNIT - Glenwood Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Catron. North of Alma, New Mexico.
Aspen Maness Gravel Pit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/16/2004 
Expected:07/2011
 
08/2011 John Baumberger
505-388-8238
jbaumberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: To mine within the boundaries of the existing gravel pit. Primary purpose of rock is surfacing for roads within the nearby area.
Location: UNIT - Glenwood Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Catron. LEGAL - S28, T7S R21W. Aspen-Maness Gravel Pit, approximately 4 miles north of Saddle Mountain.
Bearwallow Wildland Urban Interface
CE
- Fuels management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Albert Flores
575-539-2481
aflores@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project to improve stand health and improve visibility/reduce fuels around Bearwallow Lookout
Location: UNIT - Glenwood Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Catron. LEGAL - T10,R18W,sec 14. Bearwallow Fire Lookout.
Cedar Breaks PJ Treatment
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/15/2010 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 Pat Morrison
575-539-2481
pmorrison@fs.fed.us 
Description: Remove pinyon, juniper, and oak from up to 2398 acres of invaded grassland; reduce tree density within up to 1679 acres; and clean a silted tank. This is to improve wildlife habitat.
Location: UNIT - Glenwood Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Catron. LEGAL - T 10s, R 20w, sec 21-28, 33-36; T 11s, R 20w, sec 2-3. Glenwood RD, Gila NF Cedar Breaks.
Challenge Mill Site Reclamation
CE
- Special area management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Minerals and Geology
- Road management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Pat Morrison
575-539-2481
pmorrison@fs.fed.us 
Description: Final close-out and reclamation of the Challenge Mill Site, including removal of trash, miscellandous equipment, erosion control, restoration of surface vegetation, removal of fence and treatment of access roadbed..
Location: UNIT - Glenwood Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Catron. LEGAL - Township 10 South, Range 19 West, northwest quarter of Section 33,. West of Mogollon, New Mexico, north of Bursum Road.
D. Campbell Irrigated Pasture
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A John Baumberger
(575) 388-8238
jbaumberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special use permit
Location: UNIT - Glenwood Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Catron. LEGAL - T12S, R20W, S11. Pleasanton, NM.
Dark Sky Campground development
EA
- Recreation management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/21/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 Pat Morrison
575-539-2481
pmorrison@fs.fed.us 
Description: Develop 2 campgrounds designed to meet need for amateur astronomy viewing areas. Includes access road, parking, signing, toilet, fence, and campgrounds.
Location: UNIT - Glenwood Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Catron. LEGAL - Township 9 South, Range 21 West, Section 32. Spurgeon Mesa.
Deep Creek Allotment
EA
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2011 
Expected:08/2011  11/2011 Pat Morrison
575-539-2481
pmorrison@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize livestock grazing with appropriate management to meet resource objectives
Location: UNIT - Glenwood Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Catron. Norhteast of Glenwood, New Mexico.
Deep Creek PJ Treatment
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/15/2010 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 Pat Morrison
575-539-2481
pmorrison@fs.fed.us 
Description: Remove pinyon, juniper, and oak from up to 1000 acres ofinvaded grassland and reduce tree density within up to 174ac of woodland to improve forage for wildlife (elk).
Location: UNIT - Glenwood Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Catron. LEGAL - T9s, R19w, sec 31-32; T10s, R 19w, sec 4-8. Glenwood RD, GilaNF, Deep Creek.
Deep Creek Wild Horse and Burro Territory
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  On Hold  N/A  N/A Pat Morrison
575-539-2481
pmorrison@fs.fed.us 
Description: Management Plan for Wild Horse and Burro Territory
Location: UNIT - Glenwood Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Catron. LEGAL - T10S,R17W , T9S R17W, T9SR18W, T10S18W. Lost Lake Pasture of Deep Creek Allotment.
Dripping Springs Land Exchange
EA
- Land ownership management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:03/2012  03/2012 John Baumberger
575-388-8238
jbaumberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed land exchange is 80 acres T15S, R21 W, Sec 15 (PVT) for comparable value in T14S, R20W, Sec 13 (USA)
Location: UNIT - Glenwood Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - T14S, R21W, Sections 35. South of Mule Creek, New Mexico.
Dry Creek and Holt Gulch Allotments
EA
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2011 
Expected:10/2011  01/2012 Pat Morrison
575-539-2481
pmorrison@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize livestock grazing on allotment with appropriate measures to meet resource objectives
Location: UNIT - Glenwood Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Catron. Southeast of Glenwood, New Mexico.
Golden Link Trail Realignment at Spider Creek
CE
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Albert Flores
575-539-2481
aflores@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Glenwood Ranger District proposes to construct less than 2500 feet of new trail to replace the damaged segments of Trail 218 at Spider Creek.
Location: UNIT - Glenwood Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Catron. LEGAL - Section 32, Township 11 South, Range 18 West, NMPR. Gila N.F. Glenwood R.D. The portion of the Golden Link Trail # 218 that crosses and parallels Spider Creek.
Harve Gulch/Mogollon Allotment
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/01/2009 
Expected:05/2011
Actual: 09/30/2009 
06/2011 Pat Morrison
575-539-2481
pmorrison@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize livestock grazing (may include Mogollon Allotment as possible alternative)
Location: UNIT - Glenwood Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Catron. LEGAL - Township 11 South, Range 20 West. Approximately 1/2 mile north of Glenwood, New Mexico.
Lehigh Metals Access Road
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A John Baumberger
(575) 388-8238
jbaumberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: Continuing existing special use permit to authorize access to special use tailings depository.
Location: UNIT - Glenwood Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Catron. LEGAL - T10S, R20W, S36. East of Alma, NM, west of Mogollon,NM and near Mineral Creek.
Lone Pine Hill Plan of Operation 2008
CE
- Minerals and Geology  On Hold  N/A  N/A John Baumberger
(575) 388-8238
jbaumberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project consists of drilling cores for tellurium and gold exploration. Eight drill pads will be constructed for this work, along with reconstruction of the access road.
Location: UNIT - Glenwood Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Catron. LEGAL - SE 1/4 Section 20, Section 29, T.12 S., R.18 W., NMPM. Southwestern slope of Lone Pine Hill.
Navopache Electric Coop - Clark Allen, Distribution Line
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 03/22/2011  04/2011 John Baumberger
(575) 388-8238
jbaumberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: Allow Navopache Electric Coop to construct an electric distribution powerline across NFS land to the Clark Allen property.
Location: UNIT - Glenwood Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Catron. LEGAL - SW 1/4 Section 31, T. 12 S., R. 19 W., NMPM. A distribution line across NFS land to the Clark Allen property (consisting of 4 poles located on NFS land).
Pueblo Creek Bridge Replacement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/15/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
05/2011 Pat Morrison
575-539-2481
pmorrison@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace existing unsafe crossing with permanent low water crossing with culverts, correct approach gradient and stabilize riparian banks with plantings.
Location: UNIT - Glenwood Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Catron. LEGAL - T 8s, R 21w, sec24. Glenwood R.D. Gila N.F. Pueblo Creek crossing adjacent to Pueblo Park Campground on C013/FS 232. This road connects Highway 180 south of Reserve to Highway 180 by Luna and also goes into Arizona.
Pueblo Park Campground Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Project
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/12/2010 
Expected:05/2011
 
07/2011 Pat Morrison
575-539-2481
pmorrison@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project proposes to treat approximately 200 acres in and around Pueblo Park Campground to enhance ecological function and reduce hazardous fuels.Hazardous fuels in this area are in the form of an abundance of small trees.Legal T8R21sec23,24,25,26
Location: UNIT - Glenwood Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Catron. LEGAL - Township 8S Range 21W sec 23,24,25,26 NMPM. 200 acres in and adjacent to Pueblo Park Campground.
Sacaton Wildlife Habitat Improvement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/28/2008 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 Albert Flores
575-539-2481
aflores@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Sacaton Habitat Improvement Project is for allowing mechanical treatment of an additional (approx.) 400 acres and to allow for fire on the total 1650ac. The previous Decision allowed only for mechanical treatment on 1250ac
Web Link:  http://fsweb.gila.r3.fs.fed.us/
Location: UNIT - Glenwood Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - T12S, R18W, Sections 32 and 33 and T13s, R18W Sections 4, 5, 8 and 9. Sacaton Creek Mesa between Pine Creek and Sacaton Creek.
San Francisco River re-channelization
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/19/2008
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
08/2011 Pat Morrison
575-539-2481
pmorrison@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-channelize 200 feet of river off private land back to forest land.
Location: UNIT - Glenwood Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Catron. LEGAL - Township 10 South, Range 20 West, Secton 29. Alma, New Mexico.
US Geological Survey Cable Car
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A John Baumberger
(575) 388-8238
jbaumberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special use permit to authorize access across the San Francisco River
Location: UNIT - Glenwood Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Catron. LEGAL - T12S, R20W, S11. San Francisco River near Alma, NM.
Verizon, Glenwood Brushy Building & Tower
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/31/2007 
Expected:04/2011
 
04/2011 John Baumberger
575-388-8238
jbaumberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a special use permit to construct a 12 x 26 ft. building at the Glenwood Brushy Communications site.
Location: UNIT - Glenwood Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Catron. LEGAL - S32, T11S R20W. Glenwood Brushy Communication Site.
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Gila National Forest,   Quemado Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
7 Troughs Hazardous Fuels Reduction
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/03/2010
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 05/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
08/2011 Greg Peterson
575-773-4678
gpeterson02@fs.fed.us 
Description: thin pinyon juniper stands adjacent to private lands, east of Black Peak.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30730
Location: UNIT - Quemado Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Catron. LEGAL - Township 3 South, Range 19 West, Sections 13, 14, 23, 24. 2 miles East of Black Peak.
Gap 2 Wildland Urban Interface
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/06/2010
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 04/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 Greg Peterson
575-773-4678
gpeterson02@fs.fed.us 
Description: thin vegetation adjacent to private lands near Sombra De Gallo and Agua Fria subdivision.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30728
Location: UNIT - Quemado Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Catron. LEGAL - T 2 South, R 17 West Sec. 23, 24, 25, 26, 35, 36, T 2 South R 16 West Sec. 19, 30, 31, T 3 South R 17 West Sec. 1, 2. private lands adjacent to Agua Fria Creek.
Luna Outyear Forest Restoration Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Greg Peterson
575-773-4678
gpeterson02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Thinning and prescribed burning around Luna, NM
Location: UNIT - Quemado Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Catron. LEGAL - T3S R21W, T3S R20W, T4S R31E, T7N R31W, T6N R31E, T5S R21W, R5S R21W, T6N R21W, T7S R21W, T7S R20W, T6S R19W, T6S R20W. Surrounding Luna, NM.
Mangas Electronic Site
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/01/2010
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 05/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
08/2011 Greg Peterson
575-773-4678
gpeterson02@fs.fed.us 
Description: thin vegetation adjacent to Electronic site
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30729
Location: UNIT - Quemado Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Catron. LEGAL - Township 3 South, Range 14 West, Section 16. Mangas Electronic site.
Spring Canyon / Hay Canyon Pipeline
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/20/2009 
Expected:07/2011
 
09/2011 Stanley Towner
575-773-4678
stowner@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install pipeline from overflow water system from the Spring Canyon Subdivision to provide water for wildlife and livestock in the Middle and West pastures of Agua Fria Allotment.
Location: UNIT - Quemado Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Catron. LEGAL - Township 1 South, Range 17 West, sections 2, 3, & 11. Project is located 6 miles west of the village of Quemado, NM within Catron County.
Verizon, San Francisco Divide Building & Tower
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A John Baumberger
575-388-8238
jbaumberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a special use permit to construct a building at the San Francisco Divide Communication Site.
Location: UNIT - Quemado Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Catron. LEGAL - S22, T6S R20W. San Francisco Divide Communication Site.
Zirkle Special Use Road Access
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2011 
Expected:06/2011  06/2011 John Baumberger
575-388-8238
jbaumberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Zirkle's would like to acquire NFSR #4184M as their private land access road to the property they recently purchased.
Location: UNIT - Quemado Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Catron. LEGAL - S1/2 NW1/4, S1/2 NE1/4 Section 3, T. 3 S., R.. 16 W., NMPM. Private lLand Access to the 40 acre parcel located where Lyles Camp Spring is located at. The road is currently numbered NFSR #4184M.
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Gila National Forest,   Reserve Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Burro Forest Restoration Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:09/2011  10/2011 Justin Schofer
575-533-6231
jschofer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Thinning of Pinyon-Juniper, Ponderosa Pine, and Mixed Conifer. Grassland restoration.
Location: UNIT - Reserve Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Catron. LEGAL - T7S,-8S, R16W-17W. 25 Miles SE of Reserve.
CDT Trail Realignment
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/27/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
05/2011 Annette Smits
575-539-2481
asmits@fs.fed.us 
Description: Realignment of the Continental Divide Trail to remove trail from motorized route.
Location: UNIT - Reserve Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Catron. LEGAL - T 5 S R 15 W, Sec 29, 31, 32; T 6 S R 16 W, Sec 1, 2, 3, 10, 11, 34, 35, 36; T 8 S R 15 W, Sec 22, 23. Continental Divide Trail Reserve Range District.
Catron County (Reserve) Airport
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A John Baumberger
(575) 388-8238
jbaumberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction of the following at the existing permitted airport: nine airplane hangers, taxiway, aprons, beacon, wind cone, lighting aids, higher fencing, drainage culverts, a well and water system, electrical service, septic tank, and restrooms.
Location: UNIT - Reserve Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Catron. LEGAL - SE 1/4 Section 13, T.7 S., R. 19 W., and NW 1/4, SW 1/4 Section 18, T. 7 S., R. 20 W., NMPM. Catron County ( Reserve) Airport along NMSH #12 (adjacent to the junction of NMSH #12 and US Highway 180).
Frisco Plaza Allotment EA
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/09/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
08/2011 Aaron Baldridge
575-533-6231
abaldridge@fs.fed.us 
Description: Grazing allotment management plan for Frisco Plaza Allotment
Location: UNIT - Reserve Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Catron. 5 Miles South East of Reserve, NM along Forest Road 141.
Gilita and Willow Creek Campground Restoration
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/23/2010 
Expected:07/2011
 
08/2011 Aaron Baldridge
575-533-6231
abaldridge@fs.fed.us 
Description: campsite restoration, corral facility installation, toilet facility removal and relocation
Location: UNIT - Reserve Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Catron. LEGAL - Township 10 South, Range 17 West, Sections 26, 27, and 34. Gilita and Willow Creek Campground area, Reserve Ranger District, Gila National Forest, New Mexico.
Lower Plaza Allotment EA
EA
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2011 
Expected:05/2012  06/2012 Aaron Baldridge
575-533-6231
abaldridge@fs.fed.us 
Description: Grazing allotment management plan for Lower Plaza Allotment
Location: UNIT - Reserve Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Catron. 3 miles southeast of Reserve, NM along county road 435.
Moraga Canyon-Collins Park Antelope Corridor
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:06/2011  06/2011 Justin Schofer
575-533-6231
jschofer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Treat approximately 6,500 acres of Pinyon Juniper and Ponderosa Pine habitat to link Collins Park with the Plains of San Augustin and facilitate Pronghorn Antelope movement, restoring a native ungulate and game species to its historic home range.
Location: UNIT - Reserve Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Catron. LEGAL - T7S, R14W, Sections 1-3 and 7-9. The project area is approximately 1mile west of the Bursum Rd. (County Rd CAT-CO16) in between Collins Park and The Plains of San Augustin.
Rainy Mesa Access Road
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:07/2011  08/2011 John Baumberger
575-388-8238
jbaumberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: issuance of a special use permit to maintain an existing road to access private land. Road length is approximately 3 miles.
Location: UNIT - Reserve Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Catron. LEGAL - S1, 2, 11, 12 T8S R18W, S7, 18, T8S R17W. Along Negrito Creek near Rainy Mesa.
Stanford Road permit
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A John Baumberger
575-388-8238
jbaumberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a special use permit to use and maintain an existing road (approximately 0.2 miles) to provide access to private property
Location: UNIT - Reserve Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Catron. LEGAL - S24, T7S R20W. by Rancho Grande Estates, Reserve NM.
Trujilo Road Easement
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A John Baumberger
505-388-8238
jbaumberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a Special Use permit to provide access to private property
Location: UNIT - Reserve Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Catron. LEGAL - T 6 S R 18 W, Sec 2. Adjacent to private land.
Tularosa Cabin Interpretive Trail
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2011 
Expected:10/2011  11/2011 Jeanne Schofer
575-533-6231
jsschofer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Developing an interpretive trail from FR4161C to the Tularosa Cabin / Tularosa River area.
Location: UNIT - Reserve Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Catron. LEGAL - Township 6S, Range 18 West, Sections: 11, 12, and 14. Northeast of the Village of Reserve, NM.
WNMTC Installation and Use of a Fibre Optic Telephone Line between Apache Creek and the Deaf Ranch
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:06/2011  07/2011 John Baumberger
575-388-8238
jbaumberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: Western New Mexico Telephone Company is applying to install and use a fibre optic telephone line between the Telephone Company's Office west of Apache Creek, NM and the Deaf Ranch, north of Apache Creek, NM. A portion of this line crosses NFS land.
Location: UNIT - Reserve Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Catron. LEGAL - Sections 5, 28, 29, & 32, T. 5 S., R. 17 W., NMPM. Along the existing WNMTC Sp. Use Permit alignment, between Apache Creek, NM and the Deaf Ranch.
Willow Creek Wildland Urban Interface Project
EA
- Fuels management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Shilow Norton
575-533-6231
snorton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reduce hazardous fuels adjacent to private residences.
Location: UNIT - Reserve Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Catron. LEGAL - T10S and T11S, R17W. Adjacent to Willow Creek Subdivision, approximately 25 miles SE of Reserve NM.
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Gila National Forest,   Silver City Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bear Creek Reciprocal Easements
CE
- Land acquisition
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/22/2010 
Expected:05/2011
 
05/2011 John Baumberger
(575) 388-8238
jbaumberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: These reciprocal easements provide legal access to the private land, currently owned by Pinos Altos Development, LLC and Bear Creek Ranch, LLC. across NFS land from NMSH #15 and public access across private land to NFS land (recently acquired).
Location: UNIT - Silver City Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - Along the surveyed alignment of the existing road within the following legal description: T.16 S., R. 14 W., Sections 23 & 24. Along the surveyed alignment of the existing road in Bear Creek Canyon (see legal description).
Construction of two 3 pole switch structures in the existing 69kV PNM powerline at the WD Ranch
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 03/21/2011  05/2011 John Baumberger
575-388-8238
jbaumberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: Two 3-pole switch structures are needed to be constructed within PNM's right of way to better facilitate power access to the WD Ranch.
Location: UNIT - Silver City Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - Section 31, T.21 S., R.16 W., NMPM. This proposed activity is locted on the Silver City RD, Gila National Forest, adjacent to private land (Hobocken Lode MS #1330) and the WD Ranch.
Cross Mt. Road Use Permit
CE
- Road management  On Hold  N/A  N/A John Baumberger
575-388-8238
jbaumberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: Road Use permit issuance to allow adjacent landowner to maintain the Cross Mountain Road
Location: UNIT - Silver City Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - S33, T16S R13W. Cross Mountain Road near Pinos Altos, NM.
DeBusk Road Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/24/2007 
Expected:06/2011
 
06/2011 John Baumberger
575-388-8238
jbaumberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: permit issuance to allow adjacent landowner to maintain existing access road.
Location: UNIT - Silver City Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - S30, T20S R15W. near Whitetail Canyon and NM 90.
Elias Road Association - Private Land Access
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/14/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
04/2011 John Baumberger
(575) 388-8238
jbaumberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: Providing an access road across NFS land to private land.
Location: UNIT - Silver City Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - T.17 S., R. 13 W., Section 27. Access to private property at the end of Elias Road.
Fort Bayard Cameron Creek RX
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2010 
Expected:09/2011
 
05/2012 Antonio Ybarra
575-388-8460
aybarra@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would consist of Prescribed burning 2,386 acres within the Fort Bayard Game Preserve. The purpose of the burn is to improve wildlife habitat by reducing woody encroachment and stimulating grass and browse production.
Location: UNIT - Silver City Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - Township 17s Range 13w sections 1, 11, 12, 13, 14 and portions of 23 and 24. Project is located eight miles northeast of Silver City within the Fort Bayard Game Preserve.
Fort Bayard Trail Relocation
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 03/30/2011  05/2011 Lynnette Brown
575-388-8413
lbrown@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project involves the relocation of approximatley one mile of trail within the Fort Bayard area.
Location: UNIT - Silver City Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - Tonwship 17S, R13W, Sections 11 and 23. Silver City Ranger District, Fort Bayard area.
Frank Shaft - Shamrock, Plan of Operation 2010
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/05/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
04/2011 John Baumberger
(575) 388-8238
jbaumberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: Cleaning out to Frank Shaft and removal of the stockpiled earth on the Shamrock #1 & #2 by the Operator Louis Osmer.
Location: UNIT - Silver City Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - Section 22, T.19 S., R. 16 W., NMPM. within the Shamrock #1 & #2 LMCs. The Frank Shaft on the Shamrock #1 & #2 LMCs within the Burro Mountains.
Grant County Road (formerly Forest Service Road 506)
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 02/24/2011  03/2011 Russell Ward
575-388-8430
rdward@fs.fed.us 
Description: Grant County proposes to re-route 640 feet of road out of the drainage bottom of the North Fork of Little Walnut Creek.
Location: UNIT - Silver City Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - Grant County, east of Feeley Subdivision T16S, R14W, section 32. North Fork of Little Walnut Creek.
LS Mesa Road special use authorizations
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/04/2006 
Expected:08/2011
 
08/2011 John Baumberger
575-388-8238
jbaumberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: Provides for issuing special use authorizations for using and maintaining access to various parcels of private land in the LS Mesa, Allen Springs, Bear Creek area
Location: UNIT - Silver City Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - S14, 15, 22, 26, 27 T16S R15W. near LS Mesa, Allen Springs, Bear Creek.
Little Cherry Lane Maintenance Association
CE
- Special area management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/21/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
04/2011 John Baumberger
(575) 388-8238
jbaumberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: To allow private land access across NFS land to the resisdents of the private property identified.
Location: UNIT - Silver City Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - T.16 S., R. 13 W., Section 30. A road that heads southwest from the road in Little Cherry Creek.
Mulberry Thinning and Rx
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/04/2010 
Expected:08/2011
 
05/2012 Fabian Montano
575-388-8477
fmontano@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Silver City Ranger District is proposing to improve timber stand and wildlife habitat by reducing natural fuels on approximately 2,402 acres in the Mulberry fuelwood area located southwest of the oak grove subdivision.
Location: UNIT - Silver City Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - T19S, R16W,Sections, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 32, 33, and 34. This project is located in the Burro Mountains, 25 miles southwest of Silver City, NM.
Noonday/Gallinas Grazing Allotment
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/05/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
03/2012 Russell Ward
575-388-8430
rdward@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose and need for the Noonday-Gallinas Allotment EA is to authorize livestock grazing in a manner consistent with the Gila National Forest Plan (GNFP).
Location: UNIT - Silver City Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - The legal description is T16S, R10W, Sections 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 33, 34, 35, and 36. The allotment is located approximately 25 miles northeast of Silver City, NM.
PNM Gila Valley Powerlines
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/28/2007 
Expected:06/2011
 
06/2011 John Baumberger
575-388-8238
jbaumberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of a permit for existing power lines in various locations in the Gila Valley
Location: UNIT - Silver City Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - various townships. various locations in the Gila Valley area.
PNM, Burro Mt. to Lordsburg
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/02/2002 
Expected:06/2011
 
06/2011 John Baumberger
575-388-8238
jbaumberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of a permit for an existing, approximately 8 -mile powerline.
Location: UNIT - Silver City Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - S1, T22S R17W, S35, T21S R17W, S12-15, 21, 22, 28-31 T21S R16W. Southern end of the Burro Mountains, northwest of Highway 90,.
Silver City Malone-Walnut-Fire
CE
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/13/2010 
Expected:05/2011
 
05/2011 Antonio Ybarra
575-388-8460
aybarra@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Silver City Ranger District has identified abandoned mine sites that pose a threat to public safety and Forest Service personnel. These sites will be covered either by backfilling or using bat friendly gates.
Location: UNIT - Silver City Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - Malone- Township 20S, Range 16W Sec. 20 and 29. Fire- Township 19S, Range 16W Sec. 26 and 27. Walnut- Township 16S, 15W sec. 25. Malone sites 18 miles southwest of Silver City in Burro Mountains. Fire sites 15 miles sw of Silver City in Burro mnts. Walnut approx. 7 miles NW of Silver City.
The Tall Pine No. 3 Lode (MS #1493) Access Road
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/10/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
04/2011 John Baumberger
(575) 388-8238
jbaumberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: This action is to change the ownership of the road easement, due to a change of ownership of the private land , which is being accessed.
Location: UNIT - Silver City Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - NE 14 & SE 1/4 Section 25, T. 19 S., R. 16 W., NMPM. NFSR #4248N, which connects Grant County Road 4-2 with the private land (The Tall Pine No. 3 Lode (MS # 1493).
Woods Canyon Road Special Use Authorization
CE
- Facility management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/26/2007 
Expected:07/2011
 
08/2011 John Baumberger
575-388-8238
jbaumberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction of approximately 1/4 mile of road to provide access to private property and issuance of a special use authorization. Current access is via sandy washes.
Location: UNIT - Silver City Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - S8, T21S, R16W. Near Woods Canyon or Juniper Spring in the,southern Burro Mountains, northeast of Lordsburg, NM.
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Gila National Forest,   Wilderness Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Connector Road -- East Canyon/Skillet Mesa
CE
- Grazing management   On Hold  N/A  N/A J Annette Grijalva-Disert
575-536-2250
jgrijalvadisert@fs.fed.us 
Description: Develop existing ATV trail as Administrative use only road to connect East Canyon Road to Skillet Mesa Road in order to allow access for grazing permittee to maintain range structural improvements. (There is no other access onto the allotment).
Location: UNIT - Wilderness Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - Section 36, T15S, R11W. Sheppard Grazing Allotment.
Cooney Fuels Reduction
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/30/2009
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 06/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
09/2011 Robert Gallardo
505-536-2250
rgallardo@fs.fed.us 
Description: Thin approximately 320 acres in the Mimbres/Cooney Canyon area on the Wilderness Ranger District.
Location: UNIT - Wilderness Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - T 14 S, R 11 W, sections 26, 27, 33 and 34. The project area is near the intersection of Mimbres and Cooney Canyons, Wilderness Ranger District, Gila National Forest.
Trail Canyon 153 Reconstruction
CE
- Recreation management   On Hold  N/A  N/A John Kramer
505-536-2250
jfkramer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reconstruct trail canyon trail #153. Reestablish trail tread, remove fallen logs, install erosion structures and brush out trail.
Location: UNIT - Wilderness Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Catron. LEGAL - T12S, R16W Sec. 29, 30, 31. Wilderness Ranger District.
Turkey Creek Trail No. 155 Reconstruction
CE
- Recreation management   On Hold  N/A  N/A John Kramer
505-536-2250
jfkramer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reconstruct Turkey Creek trail, improve trail tread, install erosion structures, brush out trail
Location: UNIT - Wilderness Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Grant. Trail in southern portion of Gila WIlderness.
Wilderness Ranger District PJ Restoration Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/14/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
08/2011 Jeffrey Hinson
575-536-2250
jhinson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improve wildlife habitat for mule deer, elk and other native wildlife species and restore historic tree species composition, reduce juniper on the pinyon-juniper grass savanna, reduce understory juniper to achieve healthy woodlands on 5567 ac.
Location: UNIT - Wilderness Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Grant. LEGAL - T 14S, R 11W, Sec 17,18,19,20,28,29,30,31,32,33. 15 separate units ranging from 70 -1535 acres in size north and northeast of Wilderness RD in the Mcknight and Northstar Mesa area.
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