2014 Red River Ski Area Summer Operations
Renovate and enlarge the ski school building and construct a ropes course and zip-line near the ski school. This project would provide new summer recreational opportunities for visitors. Activities would occur within the existing SUP boundary.
Forest-wide Outfitter-Guide Permit Issuance
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.
Lama Communication Site Authorization
Issue authorizations for existing facilities including re-issuing expired authorizations and analyzing and potentially authorizing improvements installed without prior authorization. Site is designated for these uses in the Carson Forest Plan.
New Mexico Gas Company Authorization
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.
2014 Green Fuelwood Areas
Three small green fuelwood cutting areas near communities to meet local need. Valid permit holders would be authorized to cut and remove marked fuelwood or other forest products such as vigas.
El Rito Canyon Landscape Restoration Project
Reduce fire hazard in the lower El Rito Canyon, improve watershed conditions within the El Rito Creek watershed, improve timber stands, and overall ecosytem habitat improvement. Provide protection to the community of El Rito, NM from wildlfires
Red River Fish Habitat Improvement Project
Restore national conditions and increase the quality and quantity of habitat in two sections of the Red River. Increase access to the Red River and opportunities for recreational fishing.
Tio Gordito Project
Improve resiliancy and restore desired conditions in ponderosa pine forests using mechanical treatments and prescribed burning.
Tri-State Taos to Black Lake Transmission Line Access
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.*
Upper Bitter Creek Project
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. This project was reversed on appeal; additional analysis and a new decision is required. This project has been placed on hold.
Acequia de Arriba del Llano de San Miguel
Construction of series of rock wiers with gabion heading to replace existing wooden diversion dam. Repair leaking diversion from the Rio Trampas by installing a new 100' pipe at the beginning of the acequia diversion.
Acequia del Monte del Rio Chiquito
Proposal by Talpa Water Users Association to replace an existing deteriorated irrigation diversion structure, which has been in place since 1920, and approximately 300 feet of existing concrete lined irrigation ditch with a buried pipe.
Questions about the project can be directed to Amy Simms at 575-587-2255.
Aldo Leopold Interpretive Trail
The proposed action for this project is to provide an interpretive trail for forest visitors to learn more about the legacy of Aldo Leopold and the mission of the Forest Service.
Canjilon Ranger District Range Improvements
Improve rangeland health and livestock distribution through the installation of water developments, fence construction, new corrals, and vegetation treatments throughout the Canjilon Ranger District.
Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort Lift 2 Replacement
This project will replace the fifty-year old surface platter lift at Lift 2 with a moving conveyor lift. This will improve access for beginner skiers and reduce maintenance. The new lift will be in the same location and no more than 500' long.
Taos Ski Valley's 2010 Master Development Plan - Phase 1 Proposed Projects
On August 23, 2012, the Forest Service authorized Taos Ski Valley to develop 2 new chairlifts, 2 new gladed runs, a snowtubing area, mtn biking & snowshoeing trails, & a new drop-off at the base area, as well as, replace 3 chairlifts & reconfigure several parking lots within its current special use permit boundary. A Notice of Availability for the draft EIS was published in the Federal Register on January 13, 2012. See below for documents prepared to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
Travel Management on the Camino Real Ranger District, Carson National Forest
On September 27, 2013 Forest Supervisor Juan E. (Buck) Sanchez signed the Decision Notice and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for Travel Management on the Camino Real Ranger District. The legal notice of availability was published on October 31, 2013. See below for documents prepared to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
Romero Wildlife Habitat Improvement Project
Felling and removal of trees in addition to prescribed burning on approx 1,300 ac. to improve wildlife habitat and forest health. Project area is comprised of primarily ponderosa pine with pinyon pine and juniper. **Note: changed to EA**
San Cristobal Treatment Center Guiding Authorization
Issue a prioirty use permit to an existing guiding business currently operating under a temporary use permit. The service consists of day and overnight backpacking, camping, horseback riding, mountain biking, and fishing trips.
Santos Grazing Allotment
Permit adjustment of season of use. *Project placed on hold due to comments received during comment period.*
Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.