Southwest Jemez Mountains Landscape Restoration


Southwest Jemez Mountains Restoration is a long-term collaborative effort to restore sustainable ecological forest conditions on a landscape of approximately 210,000 acres in the southwest Jemez Mountains.

It involves several phases, including strategic planning, project planning, implementation, and monitoring.

The area comprises primarily the entire upper Jemez River watershed, including the nearly 86,000 acre Valles Caldera National Preserve, a portion of the Santa Fe National Forest (110,000 acres), and some state, private and tribal lands.

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Forest Service Draft Environmental Impact Statement

The Santa Fe National Forest has prepared the Southwest Jemez Mountains Landscape Restoration Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). We invite you to review and comment on the document. The DEIS proposes to conduct restoration treatment activities on the Santa Fe National Forest over an 8 to 10 year period or until objectives are met. 


Draft Environmental Impact Statement Availability

The DEIS is available for review by clicking here. Copies are also available for review at the Santa Fe National Forest Supervisor's Office and Jemez District Office. If you require a CD (Compact Disk) or hard copy of the DEIS, or need additional information,
please contact Chris Napp, Project Leader, at 505-438-5448.


How to comment

The February 28, 2014 publication date of the Notice of Availability (NOA) for the DEIS in the Federal Register starts the 45-day comment period for a proposed action documented in a DEIS. Only specific written comments will be accepted. Comments should be provided prior to the close of the comment period and should clearly articulate the reviewer's concerns and contentions. The submission of timely and specific comments can affect a reviewer's ability to participate in subsequent administrative review or judicial review.

Ways to comment:

  • Email them to: Comments can be included directly in the body of the e-mail message or as an attachment in Word document format (.doc, .docx), portable document format (.pdf),rich text format (.rtf), text (.txt), or hypertext markup language (.html).
  • Written comments must be submitted to: SW Jemez Mountains Landscape Restoration Team,
    11 Forest Lane, Santa Fe, NM 87508.
  • Fax your written  them to (505) 438-5390
  • Hand-deliver your written comments during business hours, 8:00am to 4:30p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Hand delivered comments must be provided to the Forest Supervisor's (Responsible Official) office during normal business hours, or at an official agency
    function (i.e. public meeting) that is designed to elicit public comments.