Welcome! The Forest Plan is an important document that governs all of our management actions. It is time for us to revise our existing plan. We invite you to work with us to develop a new plan that promotes a healthy, diverse, and productive Santa Fe National Forest. Our goal is to remain inclusive and efficient as we move through the collaborative planning process.
Are you interested in or affected by the way that Santa Fe National Forest is managed? We want to hear from you!
There will be several opportunities for you to participate in the revision process, beginning in 2014. We also plan to consult with area Tribes as well as local, state, and federal agencies to get their feedback.
The revision process involves three phases:
Assess the condition of forest resources
Develop a revised plan
Monitor the implementation and effectiveness of the plan
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!
10 Need-for-Change meetings, October 26th to November 17th, throughout the Santa Fe National Forest. Need-for-change statements recommend changing 1987 Forest Plan as new Forest Plan develops. Public input needed to propose need-for-change statements as well as edit proposed statements.
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.
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.
Contact the Forest Plan Revision Team
Santa Fe National Forest
Forest Plan Revision Team
11 Forest Lane
Santa Fe, NM 87508