Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2016 to 12/31/2016
Carson National Forest

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.
Report Contents (click to jump to a section) :
R3 - Southwestern Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Carson National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Carson National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Carson National Forest,  Camino Real Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Carson National Forest,  Canjilon Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Carson National Forest,  El Rito Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Carson National Forest,  Jicarilla Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Carson National Forest,  Questa Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Carson National Forest,  Tres Piedras Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

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

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Supplement to the Final EIS for Invasive Plant Control Project
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 03/21/2014
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 10/2016 
Expected:04/2017
 
04/2017 Sandra Imler-Jacquez
505-438-5443
sandraimlerjacquez@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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Carson National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)  

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Carson National Forest Revision of Land and Resource Management Plan
EIS
- Land management planning  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 10/07/2015
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 04/2017 
Expected:05/2018
 
06/2018 Kevin Naranjo
575-758-6221
carsonplan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Revision of the 1986 Carson National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan to update plan direction
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/carsonforestplan
Location: UNIT - Carson National Forest All Units. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Colfax, Mora, Rio Arriba, Taos. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Carson National Forest.
Forest-wide Outfitter-Guide Permit Issuance
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/14/2014
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 10/2016 
Expected:01/2017
 
01/2017 Amy Simms
575-758-6200
comments-southwestern-carson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue new and reissue expiring 10-year permits for outfitter-guide services on the Carson National Forest. Permits would be issued based on the need and capacity within individual geographic areas.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43472
Location: UNIT - Carson National Forest All Units. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Colfax, Mora, Rio Arriba, Taos. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Carson National Forest.
Forest-wide Reissuance of Expired Lands Special Use Permits
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/27/2016  07/2016 Marcia Rose-Ritchie
503-307-5401
comments-southwestern-carson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue 24 expired or expiring long-term permits for land uses on the Carson National Forest. There will be no change to the facilities or activities authorized in the permits.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46809
Location: UNIT - Carson National Forest All Units. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Colfax, Mora, Rio Arriba, Taos. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Carson National Forest.
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Carson National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Commnet Wireless LLC Communication Site Leases
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 09/12/2016  10/2016 Kevin Lehto
575-586-0520
comments-southwestern-carson-questa@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue communication facility authorizations to Commnet Wireless LLC at the Sawmill Mountain, Lama, and San Antonio Mountain communication sites.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49575
Location: UNIT - Questa Ranger District, Tres Piedras Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba, Taos. LEGAL - T 28N, R 12E, section 14; T 29N, R 14E, section 22; T 30N, R 8E, section 5. Existing sites: near Lama, 4 mi. south of Questa, NM; at the top of Sawmill Mtn, 1 mi. north of Red River, NM; and near the top of San Antonio Mtn, 15 mi. north of Tres Piedras, NM.
Continental Divide National Scenic Trail- Martinez Canyon and Hopewell Lake Trailheads
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2016 
Expected:01/2017  04/2017 Ray Martinez
575-684-2489
comments-southwestern-carson-canjilon@fs.fed.us 
Description: Develop two trailheads to access the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail. One would be located at Martinez Canyon on the Canjilon Ranger District. One would be located at Hopewell Lake on the Tres Piedras Ranger District.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49014
Location: UNIT - Canjilon Ranger District, Tres Piedras Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - T25N, R4E, Section 14 and T29N, R7E, Section 32. Adjacent to Martinez Canyon on the Canjilon Ranger District, and Hopewell Lake on the Tres Piedras Ranger District.
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Carson National Forest,   Camino Real Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Coriz Driveway Special Use Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2016 
Expected:12/2016  05/2017 Paul Schilke
575-587-2255
comments-southwestern-carson-caminoreal@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special Use Permit issuance for a right of way for a driveway to access private land and for installation of utilities, primarily over existing two-track.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50313
Location: UNIT - Camino Real Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - T 22N, R 11E, Section 10, NMPM. North of Forest Road 76A (Vallecitos Road), near the community of Vallecitos.
Martinez Acequia Secondary Inlet Structure
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 09/12/2016  09/2016 Paul Schilke
575-587-2255
comments-southwestern-carson-caminoreal@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed installation of a water control structure (headgate) to control erosion, divert water into the Martinez acequia, and return excess water to its historic channel. Installation includes steel wingwalls and weir, gabion baskets, and rip-rap.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47764
Location: UNIT - Camino Real Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - Township 22 North, Range 14 East, Section 30, New Mexico Principal Meridian. Project area is on the south side of NM Highway 518, west of Forest Road 89.
Picuris Peak Communication Site Lease
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 08/15/2016  08/2016 Paul Schilke
928-339-5052
comments-southwestern-carson-caminoreal@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue communication site authorizations to existing users on Picuris Peak following the Miranda Canyon area land acquisition.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48871
Location: UNIT - Camino Real Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - T. 23N, R. 12E, section 10. Existing communication site at the top of Picuris Peak, located approximately 6 miles north of Penasco.
Rio Trampas
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/10/2014
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 10/2016 
Expected:12/2016
 
05/2017 Gabriel Romero
575-587-2255
comments-southwestern-carson-caminoreal@fs.fed.us 
Description: A project to improve forest and watershed health on lands managed by the Camino Real RD. Provide fuelwood and forest products to local communities.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45663
Location: UNIT - Camino Real Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba, Taos. LEGAL - Not Applicable. 15 miles south of Taos, New Mexico.
Sipapu Ski Area 2017 Improvements
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2016 
Expected:04/2017  05/2017 Paul Schilke
575-587-2255
comments-southwestern-carson-caminoreal@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction of a new 2,200'-long ski trail, including tree-clearing and grading; improvement and widening of existing 'Wormwood Traverse' trail; and installation of a 30'-diameter children's ski school yurt and associated gas and electric utilities.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50320
Location: UNIT - Camino Real Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - T. 22N, R. 13E, Section 10, NMPM. All proposed activities are located within Sipapu Ski Area's existing Special Use Permit boundary, on the south side of NM State Highway 518.
Tri-State Taos to Black Lake Transmission Line Access
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 04/28/2016 
Expected:10/2016
 
10/2016 Kathryn Furr
575-758-6200
comments-southwestern-carson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approval of 2010 proposed plan, including access across NFS lands. *This project was previously named "Tri State Transmission Line Vegetation Management Plan". Vegetation management within the transmission line right-of-way has been dropped.*
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=31668
Location: UNIT - Camino Real Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - sections in T 25N R 13E thru T25N R 15E. North of US 64, in Taos Canyon.
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Carson National Forest,   Canjilon Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Pedro and Lorraine Trujillo Expired SUP
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Ray Martinez
575-684-2489
comments-southwestern-carson-canjilon@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue an expired special use permit for an acequia.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48022
Location: UNIT - Canjilon Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - Not Applicable. 1 mile northeast of Canjilon, NM. South of Forest Road 559.
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Carson National Forest,   El Rito Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Sagebrush Habitat Improvement Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Sandra Imler-Jacquez
575-581-4554
comments-southwestern-carson-elrito@fs.fed.us 
Description: The El Rito Ranger District is proposing to treat approximately 13,000 acres of sagebrush via mechanical methods and Tebuthiuron, reseed sagebrush treated areas where needed with grasses and forbs, and broadcast burn sagebrush treated areas.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38104
Location: UNIT - El Rito Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Multiple Allotments on the El Rito Ranger District.
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Carson National Forest,   Jicarilla Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2016 New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Habitat Stamp Program Projects
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/01/2015 
Expected:06/2017
Actual: 05/04/2016 
07/2017 Patrick Yamnik
505-632-2956
comments-southwestern-carson-jicarilla@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to construct 4 new, relocate 1, decommission 2, and maintain and implement improvements to 23 existing wildlife water developments. Install stream barbs and riparian enclosures within Carrizo/Compañero Canyon.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47011
Location: UNIT - Jicarilla Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - Township (T) 27N, Range (R) 4W; T28N, R4W; T29N, R4W; T30N, R4W; T30N, R5W; T31N, R4W; T31N, R5W; T32N, R4W; T32N, R5W. Various locations across Jicarilla Ranger District.
La Fragua Canyon Public Access
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Road management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2016 
Expected:02/2017  04/2017 Jon Miller
505-632-2956
comments-southwestern-carson-jicarilla@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes changes to the travel management status of several road segments to address public motorized vehicle access constraints which have arisen from private land road closures in the La Fragua Canyon area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49986
Location: UNIT - Jicarilla Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - Township 31 North, Range 5 West, Sections 34 and 35. Township 30 North, Range 5 West, Sections 3, 4, 14, 23, 25, 26, and 35. Forest System Roads 309C, 311, 311A, 311E, and 312 in the La Fragua Canyon area.
Williams Four Corners, LLC (WFC) Special Use Authorization, Oil and Gas Pipeline
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/08/2013 
Expected:04/2017
 
05/2017 Jon Miller
505-632-2956x77240
jjmiller@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to approve an application for a special use authorization, submitted by WFC. The special use authorization would allow WFC to operate and maintain an existing natural gas pipeline and associated infrastructure system.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41925
Location: UNIT - Jicarilla Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - Township (T) 27 N, Range (R) 4 W; T28N, R4W; T29N, R4W; T29N, R5W; T30N, R4W; T30N, R5W; T31N, R4W; T31N, R5W; and T32N, R5W. Jicarilla Ranger District.
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Carson National Forest,   Questa Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
14D Mountain Bike Trail
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2017 
Expected:10/2017  05/2018 Eric Garner
575-586-0520
comments-southwestern-carson-questa@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction of 3.2 miles of flow track mountain bike trail within the special use permit boundary of Taos Ski Valley (TSV).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45908
Location: UNIT - Questa Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - NMPM T27N R14E Section 9. The 14D Mountain Bike Trail would be located within the Taos Ski Valley special use permit area. It would begin at the drop-off of Lift 1 (Al's Run) and continue to northeast of the village core.
Citizens Ditch Diversion
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 09/30/2016  10/2016 Eric Garner
575-586-0520
comments-southwestern-carson-questa@fs.fed.us 
Description: A water control structure (headgate) is proposed to be installed across the Red River at the Questa Citizens Ditch Association's point of diversion.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45905
Location: UNIT - Questa Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - NMPM, T29N, R13E, Section 33, SW 1/4. Located on the Red River, south of State Highway 38 and east of the Questa Ranger Station.
Comanche Creek Horse Pasture
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2016 
Expected:09/2017  09/2017 Ezequiel Rael
575-586-0520
comments-southwestern-carson-questa@fs.fed.us 
Description: Establish a horse pasture to improve range management activities, app. 100 acres in size. Pasture fence would be located outside of the riparian and would include a water gap for watering horses. Pasture would include a level pad for parking trailers
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50326
Location: UNIT - Questa Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - T 29N, R 16E, Sections 6 & 7, NMPM. Adjacent to Comanche Creek, near its confluence with La Belle Creek, in the Valle Vidal.
Highway 150 Corridor Wildland Urban Interface
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/10/2016 
Expected:11/2016
 
04/2017 Raymundo Corral
505-587-2255
comments-southwestern-carson-questa@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reduce hazardous fuel levels and improve forest health on approx. 2,000 acres of National Forest managed land along the corridor of New Mexico State Highway 150, leading to the Village of Taos Ski Valley. There will be no treatments in wilderness.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49016
Location: UNIT - Questa Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - T27N, R14E, sections 3-8; T27N, R13E 12-14, 22, 23, 27, and 28. National Forest managed land along the corridor of NM State Hwy 150, southwest of the Village of Taos Ski Valley.
Kiowa-San Cristobal Wildland Urban Interface
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/27/2015
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 12/2016 
Expected:05/2017
 
05/2017 Raymundo Corral
575-587-2255
comments-southwestern-carson-questa@fs.fed.us 
Description: A wildland urban interface project that will reduce existing hazardous fuel conditions and improve habitat, range, and resource conditions over approximately 9,000 acres.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45682
Location: UNIT - Questa Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - Secs. 1-4, 9-16, 22, & 23 T27N R12E NMPM; Secs. 6-9 & 16-18 T27N R13E NMPM; Secs. 24-27 & 33-36 T28N R12E NMPM; Secs. 30 T28N R13E NMPM. National Forest System lands adjacent to San Cristobal and Kiowa Village. Project area is bounded to the west by Hwy. 522, to the north by Lama, and to the south by the Arroyo Hondo Land Grant.
New Mexico Gas Company Authorization
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Kevin Lehto
575-586-0520
comments-southwestern-carson-questa@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue to a new owner a special use authorization for existing gas distribution improvements, and analyze the installation of additional pipeline through the National Forest in the Red River area and minor improvements to existing infrastructure.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40354
Location: UNIT - Questa Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Multiple locations across the Questa Ranger District.
Red River Ski Area Multi-Season Improvement
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/02/2016
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 11/2016 
Expected:03/2017
 
04/2017 Kevin Lehto
928-203-7526
comments-southwestern-carson-questa@fs.fed.us 
Description: Ski trail grading and widening; installation of gladed terrain, an interpretive hiking trail, a mountain biking trail, and additional snowmaking infrastructure. Proposed improvements are within the ski area's existing special use permit boundary.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48878
Location: UNIT - Questa Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - T. 28N, R14 E, sections 1 and 2; T. 29N, R. 14E, section 35. Red River Ski Area, located at the Town of Red River.
Rio Costilla Habitat Improvement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2016 
Expected:04/2017  10/2017 Michael Gatlin
575-758-6200
comments-southwestern-carson-questa@fs.fed.us 
Description: Enhance existing aquatic habitat by replacing non-functional in-stream log structures with bank-stabilizing rocks, rock sills, deeper in-stream pools, gravel bars of native materials, and other habitat improvement structures.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50316
Location: UNIT - Questa Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - T 30N, R 15E, Sections 1, 2, 11, 12, & 14, NMPM. In and along Rio Costilla and Forest Road 1900 in the Valle Vidal, from Comanche Point to the Forest Service boundary to the North.
Taos Ski Valley Gazex Avalanche Mitigation System Installation
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/23/2016 
Expected:12/2016
 
05/2017 Eric Garner
575-586-0520
comments-southwestern-carson-questa@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install a fixed, remotely-operated avalanche control system within avalanche prone areas west of Kachina Peak along and below the ridgeline. This system would improve public and ski patrol safety within TSV, Inc.'s existing permit boundary.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49245
Location: UNIT - Questa Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - T27N, R14E, section 21. Within the existing special use permit boundary held by Taos Ski Valley, Inc.
Upper Bitter Creek Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Timothy Fruits
575-758-6312
tfruits@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project will address forest and watershed health issues, improvements to wildlife habitat, provide traditional use forest products, maintain heathy vegetation characteristics that allow resistance to wildfire, insect and disease outbreaks.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33860
Location: UNIT - Questa Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - R.15E./T.30N. -Sec.31,32,33 and R.15E./T.29N.- Sec.3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,15,16,17,18,20. Headwaters of 3 watersheds, all tributaries of the Red River WS, including Bitter Creek, Cabresto Creek, Mallette Creek, has some common boundary with VV Unit and RCLA.
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Carson National Forest,   Tres Piedras Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Eppie Quintana Private Road Access SUP
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2016 
Expected:01/2017  01/2017 Ray Martinez
575-684-2489
comments-southwestern-carson-tres-piedras@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize access to a parcel of private land using an existing route through National Forest System lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49827
Location: UNIT - Tres Piedras Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - T.30N., R.8E, NE 1/4 of section 10. Off of Forest Development Road 87.
Rio Tusas-Lower San Antonio Landscape Restoration Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/22/2015
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 10/2016 
Expected:04/2017
 
06/2017 Lora Arciniega
575-581-4554
comments-southwestern-carson-tres-piedras@fs.fed.us 
Description: The objective is to conserve and restore the Rio Tusas-Lower San Antonio landscape in order to increase forest ecosystem sustainability and resiliency to natural disturbances such as drought and climatic variability, insects, disease, fire and wind
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47861
Location: UNIT - Tres Piedras Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The project is located on the Tres Piedras Ranger District of the Carson National Forest (CNF) and surrounds the community of Tres Piedras in northern New Mexico.
San Antonio Mountain Communication Site Lease Taos County
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/17/2015 
Expected:07/2016
 
07/2016 Marshall Alford
575-581-4554
comments-southwestern-carson-tres-piedras@fs.fed.us 
Description: Transfer communication site lease for existing facilities from the current lease holder, Kit Carson Electric Cooperative, to the government of Taos County.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48123
Location: UNIT - Tres Piedras Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - T. 30 N, R. 9 E, section 5. Existing communication site at the top of San Antonio Mountain, located approximately 15 miles north of Tres Piedras, NM.
Santos Grazing Allotment
EA
- Grazing management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Wayne Yonemoto
575-758-8678
comments-southwestern-carson-tres-piedras@fs.fed.us 
Description: Permit adjustment of season of use. *Project placed on hold due to comments received during comment period.*
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40136
Location: UNIT - Tres Piedras Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - T. 25N, R. 10 E., Sections 2, 3, 4, 9, 10; T. 26N, R 10 E, Sections 19, 20, 26, 27, 29-31, 33-35. Tres Piedras Ranger District, Carson National Forest.
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