14D Mountain Bike Trail/Bull-of-the-Woods Connector Trail
Construction of 3.2 miles of flow track mountain bike trail within the special use permit boundary of Taos Ski Valley (TSV). An additional 435' pedestrian trail will connect the eastern parking area of TSV with the Bull-of-the-Woods trailhead.
2015 Green Fuelwood Areas
Four 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.
Citizens Ditch Diversion
A water control structure (headgate) is proposed to be installed across the Red River at the Questa Citizens Ditch Association's point of diversion.
Deer Creek Complex Allotment Drift Fence
Construction of a drift fence across the Deer Creek Complex and Goose Creek Allotment boundary to inhibit livestock moving onto private land adjoining the Bull-of-the-Woods Pasture.
Canjilon Lakes Forest Health and Sanitation Project
The purpose of this project is to reduce the risk to human life and safety in the Canjilon Lakes recreation area. There is a need to reduce the risk of hazard trees from falling on recreationists and structures throughout the campgrounds.
El Rito Canyon Landscape Restoration Project
To move ecological conditions in El Rito Canyon to desired conditions, improve forest health and resilience, and reduce potential wildfire hazard to wildland urban interface (WUI) area containing the community of El Rito on approximately 62,000 acres
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.
A collaborative project to improve forest and watershed health on lands managed by the Camino Real RD, Carson NF; BLM, Taos Field Office; and Picuris Pueblo within the Rio Trampas watershed. Provide fuelwood and forest products to local communities.
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.
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.
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.*
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**
Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.