Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2014 to 06/30/2014
Santa Fe 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, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Santa Fe National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Santa Fe National Forest,  Coyote Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Santa Fe National Forest,  Cuba Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Santa Fe National Forest,  Espanola Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Santa Fe National Forest,  Jemez Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Santa Fe National Forest,  Pecos-Las Vegas Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R3 - Southwestern Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Supplement to the Final EIS for Invasive Plant Control Project
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 03/21/2014
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 08/2014 
Expected:12/2014
 
05/2015 Julie Bain
505-438-5443
comments-southwestern-santafe@fs.fed.us 
Description: A supplement to the Final EIS for Invasive Plant Control Project on the Carson and Santa Fe National Forests to disclose, review, and assess additional information.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=27249
Location: UNIT - Carson National Forest All Units, Santa Fe National Forest All Units. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Colfax, Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, Sandoval, San Miguel, Santa Fe, Taos. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Carson and Santa Fe National Forests in New Mexico.
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Santa Fe 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
Jemez Trick Tank Replacement / Relocation
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/28/2013 
Expected:06/2014
 
06/2014 Josephine Wargo
505-829-3535
jwargo@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace four trick tanks damaged in the Las Conchas Fire.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41709
Location: UNIT - Santa Fe National Forest All Units. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Sandoval. Las Conchas Fire Area, various.
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Santa Fe National Forest,   Coyote Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Continental Divide National Scenic Trail - Coyote Segment (Camino Mesa CDNST segment)
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 11/22/2013  05/2014 John Phillips
575-638-5526
jcphillips@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct 2.5 miles of the CDNST. One half of this is located in the Chama River Canyon Wilderness.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40259
Location: UNIT - Coyote Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - T23N, R2E, Sections 1, 2, and 11; T24N, R2E, Section 36. Coyote Ranger District across Camino Mesa.
Cordovas Forest Restoration Thinning and Prescribed Fire Project
CE
- Land management planning
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 01/10/2014  05/2014 John Phillips
575-638-5526
jcphillips@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project involves thinning and prescribed fire on approximately 2100 acres of Ponderosa pine and mixed conifer forested stands. Up to one mile of temproary road may be needed to access stands. Primary objectives are to restore stand structure.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36980
Location: UNIT - Coyote Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - T22N, R2E, portions of sections 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 21; T23N R2E portions of sections 32 and 33. West of Coyote, NM approximately 6 miles and south of NM Highway 96 along the western side of FR 103. The project is located between the San Pedro Parks Wilderness and the community of Mesa Poleo, NM.
Mesa Gurule Wildlife Trick Tank
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 02/14/2014  05/2014 John Phillips
575-638-5526
jcphillips@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction of one Wildlife Trick Tank constructed of wooden fram with corregate roof. Water would be stored in 10,000 gallon metal tank and piped to wildlife friendly troughs and waterers.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42659
Location: UNIT - Coyote Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - T24N, R2E section 34. On Mesa Gurule on northern portion of district adjacent to the Chama Canyon Wilderness.
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Santa Fe National Forest,   Cuba Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Continental Divide National Scenic Trail Designation - Cuba Section
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/19/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2014 
Expected:12/2014
 
05/2015 John Phillips
575-638-5526
jcphillips@fs.fed.us 
Description: Designate and construct a section of the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (CDNST) near Cuba, NM that connects two existing portions of the CDNST trail.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39547
Location: UNIT - Cuba Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba, Sandoval. LEGAL - Not Applicable. La Ventana Mesa to San Pedro Parks Wilderness.
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Santa Fe National Forest,   Espanola Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Caja del Rio Shooting Closure
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 03/17/2014
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 06/2014 
Expected:08/2014
 
08/2014 Lynn Bjorklund
505-753-7331
lbjorklund@fs.fed.us 
Description: A ten year shooting closure along the eastern boundary of the Caja del Rio to protect life and property for the public adjacent to the Forest boundary. A Closure Order has been in effect annually since 2001. A permanenet closure requires an EA.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43767
Location: UNIT - Espanola Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Eastern boundary of Santa Fe National Forest lands of the Caja del Rio.
Cerro Pelon Timber Stand and Wildlife Habitat Improvement Project
CE
- Forest products  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/20/2014 
Expected:04/2014
 
05/2014 Daniel Mondragon
505-753-7331
dmondragon@fs.fed.us 
Description: Thin pinyon-juniper approximately 315 ac. to improve the health and fire resilence of the stand. Espected results of increased pinyon nut production for birds and wildlife. Some additional herbaceous forage should also result with reduced soil loss.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=31395
Location: UNIT - Espanola Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - T.22N., R.5E., Section 15. Northwest side of Cerro Pelon west of Abiquiu, NM.
Issuance of a Ten Year Priority Special Use Permit to Adventure Partners, LLC
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/17/2014  02/2014 Miles Standish
505-753-7331
mstandish@fs.fed.us 
Description: Outfitted and guided trips for hiking, mountain biking, Nordic skiing, and snow shoeing, horseback riding, mountaineering and heritage tours maily on Espanola Ranger District but also on other districts on the Santa Fe National Forest.
Location: UNIT - Espanola Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Santa Fe. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Espanola Ranger Disstrict mainly and some on Jemez, Coyote, and Pecos Ranger Districts.
Rendija Canyon Restoration
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/12/2014 
Expected:04/2014
 
05/2014 Lynn Bjorklund
505-753-7331
lbjorklund@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restore a minor drainage that flooded through a subdivision adjacent to Forest land, after a large wildfire.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43676
Location: UNIT - Espanola Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Los Alamos. LEGAL - T20N, R6E, Section 3. Los Alamos, Rendijan upper canyon at Maple Stree crossing in Ponderosa Estates near Guaje Pines Cemetary.
Santa Fe Municipal Watershed Pecos Wilderness Prescribed Burn
EA
- Watershed management  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 09/07/2012
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 04/2014 
Expected:07/2014
 
11/2014 Alberta Maez
505-757-6121
amaez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescribed burning in Pecos Wilderness portion of the Santa Fe Municipal Watershed.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36849
Location: UNIT - Espanola Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Santa Fe Municipal Watershed.
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Santa Fe National Forest,   Jemez Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Duran 2010 Pumice Mine
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 08/19/2011
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 05/2014 
Expected:04/2015
 
05/2015 Larry Gore
575-289-3264
ldgore@fs.fed.us 
Description: Develop an open pit pumice mine south of Cerro del Pino. The pumice will be sold under a competitive sale.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43748
Location: UNIT - Jemez Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Sandoval. LEGAL - T. 18 N., R. 3 E., Section 34. South of Cerro del Pino.
Las Conchas Reforestation 2014
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/15/2014 
Expected:03/2014
 
04/2014 Kenneth Reese
505-438-5451
kreese@fs.fed.us 
Description: Plant trees on approximately 32,000 acres over the next ten years on medium- and high-severity burned areas in the Las Conchas Fire Burn Scar. The trees will be hand planted at a rate of 75 to 300 per acre as conditions warrant.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43539
Location: UNIT - Jemez Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Los Alamos, Sandoval. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Las Conchas burn scar, primarily Jemez Ranger District but also Espanola Ranger District.
Replace McKinney Dam
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/28/2013 
Expected:06/2014
 
06/2014 Josephine Wargo
505-829-3535
jwargo@fs.fed.us 
Description: Remove McKinney Dam and replace it with a fish barrier.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41708
Location: UNIT - Jemez Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Sandoval. Approximately 2.5 miles northeast of the Seven Springs Fish Hatchery in the Rio Cebolla watershed.
South Pit Pumice Mine Expansion
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 10/16/2007
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 06/2014 
Expected:08/2014
 
08/2015 Larry Gore
575-289-3264
ldgore@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approval of a 10-year plan of operations for a pumice mine of approximately 48 acres adjacent to a recently reclaimed 9-acre pumice mine.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=2408
Location: UNIT - Jemez Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Sandoval. LEGAL - T18N, R3E, section 25. Jemez Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest.
Southwest Jemez Mountains Landscape Restoration Project
EIS
- Heritage resource management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/28/2014
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 07/2014 
Expected:09/2014
 
10/2014 Chris Napp
(505) 438-5448
comments-southwestern-santafe-jemez@fs.fed.us 
Description: To make natural and cultural resources in the Southwest Jemez Mountains project area - about 110,000 acres -resilient to landscape-level disturbances such as wildfire
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/santafe/home/?cid=FSBDEV7_021009
Location: UNIT - Jemez Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Sandoval. LEGAL - Townships 16N, 17N, 18N, 19N and 20N, and Ranges 1E, 2E, 3E, 4E, and 5E. Middle Jemez River Watershed in an area bounded approximately by FR 376, Highway 4, and FR269.
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Santa Fe National Forest,   Pecos-Las Vegas Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Upper Pecos Canyon Roadside Thinning
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 07/27/2012
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 07/2014 
Expected:10/2014
 
10/2014 Joe Julian
505-757-6121
amaez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project entails roadside thinning in the upper Pecos Canyon.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36225
Location: UNIT - Pecos-Las Vegas Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - San Miguel. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Upper Pecos Canyon.
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This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.