Update on Forest Plan Revision 3/30/16
- Public meetings to identify lands that may or may not be suitable Wilderness have concluded. However there is still time to submit your comments. All public comments must be submitted by May 20, 2016, by email or mail. Public meeting handouts can be used to submit comments, however we will accept comments in any format.
- All information from our public meetings including Power Point and handouts can be found here.
- We are finalizing our Assessment and Need for Change statements according to the input we received in the Fall of 2015.
- The Notice of Intent will be published in the Federal Register this Spring. This will initiate a formal scoping period and Phase II of the plan revision process, where we will start to develop the revised Forest Plan.
Additional Public Meeting Information
Wilderness Public Meeting Schedule
Wilderness Public Meeting Agenda
Wilderness Public Meeting Handouts(PDF)
Wilderness Public Meeting Handouts (Editable)
Wilderness Meeting Brochure
Wilderness Meeting Flyer
April 28, 2016 Technical Meeting Information
Wilderness Technical Meeting Agenda
Draft Evaluation Criteria
Draft Inventory Criteria
Technical Meeting Evaluation Comment Form(PDF)
Technical Meeting Inventory Comment Form(PDF)
Technical Meeting Evaluation Comment Form (Editable)
Technical Meeting Inventory Comment Form (Editable)
The Assessment rapidly evaluates current conditions and trends on 15 topics on Ecological, Economic, and Social conditions, and does not provide any recommendations about what should be in the Forest Plan. The Santa Fe National Forest Draft Assessment was released on October 20, 2015.
Findings from the Draft Assessment: Twelve Focus Areas and Preliminary Need for Change Statements
- Document highlights twelve resources that, according to findings from the Draft Assessment, have the greatest needs for different plan direction. For each resource, the Draft Assessment found that current conditions are not meeting management objectives for various reasons. Those conditions and reasons are summarized for each of the twelve resources. In addition, preliminary Need-for-Change statements are provided for each of these focus resources.
The Forest Plan Revision process is expected to take several years. You will have many opportunities to engage during that time, from public meetings and workshops to virtual communication. Upcoming meetings and events will be posted here. Please stay tuned!
View the Public Participation Plan
which includes what we heard from the public over the last year, a timeline of Forest Plan Revision, and great opportunities for the public to engage.
for a summary of public inputs from the Forest Plan Revision Assessment Meetings that occured in April and May of 2014.
Contact the Forest Plan Revision Team
Santa Fe National Forest
Forest Plan Revision Team
11 Forest Lane
Santa Fe, NM 87508