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 are having an additional public meeting to identify lands that may or may not be suitable for designated Wilderness in Abiquiu!
Abiquiu Wilderness Public Meeting
DATE: Tuesday, May 31, 2016
TIME: 6-8:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Joe Ferran Gym
Abiquiu Church Plaza
Abiquiu NM 87510
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.
All public comments about Wilderness designation 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.
A Shared Vision Through Forest Plan Revision
The video below describes the complexities of the past and the planning for the future of three northern New Mexico forests as they go through Forest Plan Revision. Special thanks to the Carson National Forest for producing this video.
Technical Meeting Evaluation Comment Form (PDF)(Editable)
Technical Meeting Inventory Comment Form (PDF)(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.
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.
Click here 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