Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2013 to 03/31/2013
Lincoln 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, Lincoln National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Lincoln National Forest,  Guadalupe Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Lincoln National Forest,  Sacramento Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Lincoln National Forest,  Smokey Bear Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

Projects Occurring Nationwide  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Gypsy Moth Management in the United States: A Cooperative Approach
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Completed  Actual: 11/28/2012  01/2013 Noel Schneeberger
610-557-4121
nschneeberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: The USDA Forest Service and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service are analyzing a range of strategies for controlling gypsy moth damage to forests and trees in the United States.
Web Link:  http://www.na.fs.fed.us/wv/eis/
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
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Lincoln 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
Integrated Non-native Invasive and Native Invasive Plant Project
EIS
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Special area management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Sabrina Flores
575-434-7200
sflores@fs.fed.us 
Description: The forest will be developing a proposal to manage the existence of non-native invasive and native invasive plants within the Lincoln National Forest's boundaries. Adaptive management would be incorporated into the analysis.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=31150
Location: UNIT - Lincoln National Forest All Units. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Eddy, Lincoln, Otero. All management areas within the Lincoln National Forest.
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Lincoln National Forest,   Guadalupe Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Last Chance Trail 226 Reroute
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:03/2013  03/2013 Paul Buck
575-885-4181
pbuck@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reroute approximately 1/4 mile of trail out of floodplain.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41025
Location: UNIT - Guadalupe Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Eddy. LEGAL - Township 23 south; Range 22 east; Section 32. Last Chance Trail 226; approximately 3.0 miles from trailhead located on Forest Service Road 276.
National Outdoor Leadership School Outfitter and Guide Special Use Permit
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/01/2012 
Expected:02/2013
 
03/2013 Paul Buck
575-885-4181
pbuck@fs.fed.us 
Description: Lead educational trips into recreationally permitted caves on the Lincoln National Forest - Guadalupe Ranger District.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40135
Location: UNIT - Guadalupe Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Eddy. LEGAL - Cave on the Guadalupe Ranger District. Cave on the Guadalupe Ranger District.
New Campground Construction
EA
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Paul Buck
575-885-4181
pbuck@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction of campground on south side of State route 137 directly across from the Queen Forest Service administration site.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34819
Location: UNIT - Guadalupe Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Eddy. LEGAL - Township 26 South, Range 22 East, Section 22. South side of State route 137 directly across from the Queen Forest Service administration site.
Rio Grande Electric Cooperative Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/07/2012 
Expected:02/2013
 
03/2013 Paul Buck
575-885-4181
pbuck@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-authorize special use permit for Rio Grande Electric Cooperative for 52 miles of electric transmission lines within the Guadalupe Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39652
Location: UNIT - Guadalupe Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Eddy. LEGAL - T23S, R20E; T24S, R21E; T25S, R22E. Southern portion of Guadalupe Ranger District.
Sargent Grazing Allotment
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/17/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2013 
Expected:05/2013
 
07/2013 Mark Sando
575-885-7414
msando@fs.fed.us 
Description: Environmental analysis for the continuation of grazing authorization.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=5617
Location: UNIT - Guadalupe Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Chaves, Otero. Northeastern portion of the Guadalupe Ranger District , Northwest of Carlsbad, NM.
Sitting Bull Falls New Host Site
EA
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Paul Buck
575-885-4181
pbuck@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction of new host site at Sitting Bull Falls Campground day use area along road leading into parking lot behind closed gate.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34821
Location: UNIT - Guadalupe Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Eddy. LEGAL - Township 24 South, Range 22 East, Section 22. Sitting Bull Falls Campground.
Sitting Bull Falls New Trail Construction
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/21/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2013 
Expected:02/2013
 
04/2013 Paul Buck
575-885-4181
pbuck@fs.fed.us 
Description: New non-motorized trail would be constructed to connect Trail 215 to Trail 68 to create another loop in the existing Stack loop trail system.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34820
Location: UNIT - Guadalupe Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Eddy. LEGAL - Township 24 South, Range 22 East, Section 4. Sitting Bull Falls Campground area.
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Lincoln National Forest,   Sacramento Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Akers Wildlife Enhancement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2013 
Expected:04/2013  06/2013 Paul Buck
575-682-2551
tchavez@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project is for mastication of up to 200 acres of activity generated slash in wildlife patchcuts a half mile north of Weed, New Mexico on Lincoln National Forest managed lands.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40256
Location: UNIT - Sacramento Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Otero. LEGAL - Township 17 South; Range 14 East; Sections 19 &20. Approximately ½ mile north of Weed, NM.
Atkinson Pasture Rio Penasco Sacramento Lake Fence and Water Development
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/15/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2013 
Expected:02/2013
 
06/2013 Mark Cadwallader
575-682-2551
mcadwallader@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install a pipeline and drinker in the Atkinson Pasture at the Rio Peñasco. Replace and extend the existing barbed wire fence exclosure with a pipe fence at the Sacramento Lake wetland, and extend an existing pipeline to a drinker south of the lake.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39985
Location: UNIT - Sacramento Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Otero. LEGAL - NE1/4 Section 11, Township,17S., Range 11E; Section 12, Township,18S., Range 11E. The project area is located in Otero County, approximately 10 miles south of Cloudcroft NM on Hwy #6563.
Brown Water Transmission Pipeline Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Heather Berman
575-682-2551
hberman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of expired water transmission pipeline.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37199
Location: UNIT - Sacramento Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Otero. LEGAL - T15S, R14E, Section 34. Approximately 1.5 miles on County Road 010 (Bell Canyon) south of County Road 009 (Sixteen Springs). Approximately 1.5 miles east of James Canyon Lookout on County Road 010.
City of Alamogordo Municipal Water Pipeline
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2013 
Expected:09/2013  10/2013 Marcie Kelton
575-682-2551
marciekelton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue special use permit for operation and maintenance of existing pipeline in Alamo Caballero and Golden Canyons.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=28551
Location: UNIT - Sacramento Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Otero. LEGAL - T16S, R10E/ T16S, R11E/ T16S, R17S/ T16S, 10E / R17S, 10E. Alamo, Carellero, and Golden Canyons.
James Canyon Grazing Allotment
EA
- Grazing management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Ralph Fink
575-682-2551
rfink@fs.fed.us 
Description: Environmental analysis for the continuation of grazing authorization.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=792
Location: UNIT - Sacramento Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Otero. Approximately 4 miles northeast of Cloudcroft, NM.
Otero County Electric Cooperative Power Line - Hughes
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:06/2013  08/2013 Marcie Kelton
575-682-2551
marciekelton@fs.fed.us 
Description: OCEC is proposing to amend their existing special use permit to add 75 feet of overhead power line in order to supply electricity to a private residence (one hole 2 feet in diameter and 6 feet deep for pole and one anchor point on Forest Service).
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40315
Location: UNIT - Sacramento Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Otero. LEGAL - T16S; R13E; Sec 13. Approximately 9 miles east of Cloudcroft, NM off of State Highway 82. .
Otero County Electric Cooperative Power Line- Cloudcroft to Sunspot
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:06/2013  08/2013 Marcie Kelton
575-682-2551
marciekelton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace ~12 miles of overhead line with buried line (24 inches wide by 52 inches deep). Minimal trees to cut (none over 18" diameter at breast height). Upgrade will better serve customers and provide more reliable, economical, and safe power.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40316
Location: UNIT - Sacramento Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Otero. LEGAL - T16S; R12E; Sec 6, 7, 18; T16S, R11E; Sec 13, 24-26, 35, 36; T17S; R11E; Sec 2, 10, 11, 14, 15, 22, 23, 26, 27, 34. Approximately 1 mile north Cloudcroft, NM off of State Highway 6563 and along the Rim Trail (T105).
PVT-Mayhill Exchange Upgrades
CE
- Land management planning  Completed  Actual: 08/08/2012  09/2012 Marcie Kelton
505-682-2551
marciekelton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installation of buried and aerial telephone cable on National Forest System lands extending from both existing and underground facilities in the Agua Chiquita, Seep Canyon, Tall Pines, Rio Penasco, Blue Water areas.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35678
Location: UNIT - Sacramento Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Otero. LEGAL - Tall Pines, T.17 S., R. 14 E. Sec 9 &16; Bluewater, T. 18 S., R. 13 E. Sec1, T. 17 S., R. 14 E. Sec. 35 & 36; Seep Cyn. T. 18 S., R. 11 E. Sec. 4; Wills Canyon, T. 17 S., R. 13 E. Sec. 1 &3, T. 17 S.,. Various locations on Sacramento Ranger District (see legal for exact locations).
Penasco Valley Telephone Company Communication Site
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/28/2011  03/2011 Marcie Kelton
575-682-2551
marciekelton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue Special Use Permit (SUP) to Penasco Valley Telephone for communications uses at the Mayhill communication site.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=19942
Location: UNIT - Sacramento Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Otero. LEGAL - Sec. 15 & 16 of T. 16 S, R 14 E, NMPM. Sacramento Ranger District, NW of Mayhill.
Scott Able, Escondido, and San Andres Allotment Management
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/18/2008
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
08/2013 Mark Cadwallader
(575) 682-2551
mcadwallader@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analysis of continuation of Grazing Authorization for Scott Able, Escondido and San Andres allotments
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=22893
Location: UNIT - Sacramento Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Otero. Approximately 16 miles southeast of Village of Cloudcroft.
Wills Canyon Trail (TR 5008) Reroute, Maintenance, and Reconstruction
CE
- Recreation management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2013 
Expected:03/2013  06/2013 Heather Berman
575-682-2551
hberman@fs.fed.us 
Description:  Work 3.2 mi of TR 5008: reroute of 0.5 mi out of drainage bottom; 0.7 mi reconstructed in existing trail prism; and 2.0 mi of maintenance. Reduce active erosion and indirect effects to threatened and endangered plants; and increase user safety.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37982
Location: UNIT - Sacramento Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Otero. LEGAL - T17S; R12E; Sections 16, 17, 19-21, 29, and 30. Throughout Wills Canyon Trail (TR 5008). Reconstruction and reroute would occur on the western half of trail.
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Lincoln National Forest,   Smokey Bear Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Blue Lake Wetland Development Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 12/13/2012  04/2013 Larry Cordova
575-630-3007
lcordova@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improve and restore wetland habitat in a 16 acre open meadow called Blue Lake. The project will deepen two existing wetlands and create six additional wetlands in various sizes throughout the meadow. Native plants will be established.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39312
Location: UNIT - Smokey Bear Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Lincoln. LEGAL - T11S; R13E; Section 1. northeast of Ruidoso, New Mexico.
Copeland Canyon Pipeline
CE
- Grazing management  On Hold  N/A  N/A George Douds
575-257-4095
gdouds@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct and reconstruct approximately 3 miles of deteriorated pipeline from a perennial spring at the mouth of Copeland Canyon to a storage tank in the middle of the Arroyo Seco Allotment.
Location: UNIT - Smokey Bear Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Lincoln. LEGAL - Township 7 South and Range 17 and 18 East. The allotment lies south of Highway 246, northeast of the community of Capitan, New Mexico.
Divide Grazing Allotment Management
EA
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
On Hold  N/A  N/A George Douds
575-257-4095
gdouds@fs.fed.us 
Description: Environmental analysis for the continuation of authorization for livestock grazing.
Location: UNIT - Smokey Bear Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Lincoln. LEGAL - T8S, R14E, Sections 2, 3, and 9-16; T8S, R15E, Sections 4-8. The Divide Allotment is located north of Capitan, New Mexico.
East Hale Lake Grazing Allotment Management
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/29/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
11/2013 George Douds
575-257-4095
gdouds@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analysis for the continuation of livestock grazing authorization.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39214
Location: UNIT - Smokey Bear Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Lincoln. LEGAL - T11S R15E Sections 3-4, & 9-10; T10S R15E Sections 33-34. 12 miles east of Ruidoso, New Mexico.
El Capitan Mineral Exploration
EA
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2013 
Expected:10/2013  12/2013 Christina Thompson
575-257-4095
cmthompson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Test core drilling and related activities. Compliance with relevant processes and permitting requirements.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=19778
Location: UNIT - Smokey Bear Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Lincoln. LEGAL - T8S, R14E, Sections 9-11 and 13-16. Smokey Bear Ranger District, North of Capitan NM.
Hale Lake Grazing Allotment Management
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/29/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
11/2013 George Douds
575-257-4095
gdouds@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analysis for the continuation of livestock grazing authorization.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39215
Location: UNIT - Smokey Bear Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Lincoln. LEGAL - T11S R15E Sections 4-5, 7- 9, 14-18, 19-22, 28-29, & 31-33; T11S R14E Sections 12-14, 22-27, 34-36, & 28. 12 miles east of Ruidoso, New Mexico.
Holloman Air Force Base Communications Site Installation
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/24/2012  05/2013 Eric Turbeville
575-257-4095
eturbeville@fs.fed.us 
Description: Holloman Air Force Base is proposing to build an wireless telecommunications facility on Buck Mountain. The facility will include an equipment shelter, propane tank, generator, and self-supporting 180-foot tower.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40066
Location: UNIT - Smokey Bear Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Lincoln. LEGAL - T 10 S; R 11 E; Section 34. Buck Mountain Communications Site; Lincoln County, New Mexico.
Little Bear Fire Salvage Timber Sale
CE
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/19/2012 
Expected:03/2013
 
04/2013 John Kennedy
575-257-4095
jkennedy@fs.fed.us 
Description: Cut and mechanically remove no greater than 250 acres of merchantable material within the Little Bear Fire perimeter.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40060
Location: UNIT - Smokey Bear Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Lincoln. LEGAL - T9S; R12E; Sec 36 and T9S; R13E; Sec 8 and 31. Loma Grande and Philadelphia Canyon; Lincoln County, New Mexico.
Little Creek Trick Tank
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 11/02/2012  11/2012 Larry Cordova
575-630-3007
lcordova@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install an inverted umbrella storage tank. Drinker and exclosure fence will be installed to protect the development.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39313
Location: UNIT - Smokey Bear Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Lincoln. LEGAL - Township 10 South, Range 14 East, Section 23. Approximately 2 miles south of Sierra Blanca Regional Airport, Lincoln County, New Mexico.
Madden Wildlife Habitat Improvement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Larry Cordova
575-630-3007
lcordova@fs.fed.us 
Description: Wildlife habitat improvement project. The project would reduce tree densities while providing increased understory forage. In the pinyon-juniper there would be a 60% openings to a 40% cover ratio to optimize wildlife habitat.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=24431
Location: UNIT - Smokey Bear Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Lincoln. LEGAL - T7S. R13E. Sec. 3, 4, 9, 10, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, and 28. The Patos Area, West of the Capitan Mountains.
North Divide Trick Tank
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 11/09/2012  03/2013 Larry Cordova
575-630-3007
lcordova@fs.fed.us 
Description: Installation of a 3,500 gallon capacity inverted umbrella collection and storage tank. Tank will be plumbed to a ground drinker. An enclosure fence will be constructed to protect the development (Approximately 2 acres in size).
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38512
Location: UNIT - Smokey Bear Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Lincoln. LEGAL - T7S; R14E; Section 2. Located north of the village of Capitan (along road 246), along the northeast corner of Capitan Divide.
North Fork Wells of Eagle Creek
EIS
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Christina Thompson
575-257-4095
cmthompson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analysis for special use permit re-issuance associated with Municipal Water Supply for the Village of Ruidoso, NM.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=9603
Location: UNIT - Smokey Bear Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Lincoln. LEGAL - T10S, R12E, Sec 36. North Fork of Eagle Creek.
Otero County Electric Cooperative--Biscuit Hill Transmission Line
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/29/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2013 
Expected:02/2013
 
03/2013 Christina Thompson
575-257-4095
cmthompson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install a new 115 KV transmission line from the Biscuit Hill area in Ruidoso Downs, through Goat Mountain to the Alto substation. The transmission line will include a single pole line, approximately 80 feet high, and will parallel the existing line.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38843
Location: UNIT - Smokey Bear Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Lincoln. LEGAL - T10S, R14E Sections 19, 20, 27, 28, 29, 34, 35; T11S, R14E Sections 2,11,14. Ruidoso Downs running north and east through Biscuit Hill, Goat Mountain and ending at the Alto substation.
Seven Cabins Road Realignment/Stokes Easement and Road Construction/Reroute of FR 256
EA
- Road management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Eric Turbeville
575-630-3051
eturbeville@fs.fed.us 
Description: Aquisition of right of way road easement and construction of approx. 0.8-mile of new road to access Forest System Road 256 and ensure legal access to the north side of the Capitan Mountains.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36462
Location: UNIT - Smokey Bear Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Lincoln. LEGAL - Township 7 South, Range 17 East, Section 21. North side of Capitan Mountains, FR 256.
Ski Apache Bike Trail Construction
CE
- Special area management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Christina Thompson
575-630-3020
cmthompson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Amend a special use permit authorizing Ski Apache to construct approx. 1 mile of mountain bike trail on NFS lands within Ski Apache, west of Ruidoso, New Mexico. The trail will adjoin an additional 4.5 miles of trail on Mescalero Apache lands.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39217
Location: UNIT - Smokey Bear Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Lincoln. LEGAL - T10S, R11E, Section 34, Bambi Run, and Section 35, top of Gondola to Chair 6. Within the Ski Apache permit boundary.
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