Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Schedule of Proposed Actions for the Santa Fe National Forest lists projects for which analysis will occur in the coming months. The end of the schedule lists projects with recent NEPA decisions. Each year we conduct environmental analysis and planning for a wide variety of projects. Your participation in the analysis for these projects can promote better decisions by informing us of your concerns regarding the potential impacts of our proposed projects and by reviewing our analysis and alternatives.

To view our Schedule of Proposed Actions, please visit the Forest Service SOPA page for the Santa Fe National Forest.

We hope this list will:

1) give you an overall feel for planned projects on the Forest
2) encourage you to participate in the planning and analysis process, and
3) allow you to determine which projects to get involved with

Travel Management Implementation Plan

Implementation Plan

Santa Fe National Forest Current and Recent Projects

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Under Analysis

Abiquiu Land Grant Water Line Replacement Project

In 1967, the Merced de Abiquiu (Grant) installed a water collection gallery and water line on national forest system lands in order to provide water for livestock. This facility is past its designed life and the proposal is to replace it.

Borrego Trail Re-Route 2015

This project proposes to re-route a small portion of the Borrego Trail (#150) in order to improve trail sustainability, user safety, and improve the experience for a variety of recreation users.

Cerro Pelon Timber Stand and Wildlife Habitat Improvement Project

Thin pinyon-juniper approximately 315 ac. to improve the health and fire resilence of the stand. Espected results of increased pinyon nut production for birds and wildlife. Some additional herbaceous forage should also result with reduced soil loss.

Continental Divide National Scenic Trail Designation - Cuba Section

Designate and construct a section of the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (CDNST) near Cuba, NM that connects two existing portions of the CDNST trail.

DOE.NNSA Stream Gage Permit

DOE/NNSA will operate and maintain two existing stream gages (E#252 and #253) in Water Canyon and Canon de Valle, respectively, on uSFS property above Hwy 501.

Duran 2010 Pumice Mine

Develop an open pit pumice mine south of Cerro del Pino. The pumice will be sold under a competitive sale.

Forestwide Outfitter Guide Permit Project

Issuance of special use permits for outfitter guides on all districts of the Santa Fe National Forest

Geothermal Leasing

Analyze whether 195,000 acres of SFNF available for geothermal leasing

Large Mammal Exclosures on Jemez Ranger District

Establishing large animal exclosures to establish baseline monitoring for future projects.

Moya Big Game Habitat Improvement Project

The aim of the Moya project is to use primarily prescribed fire to enhance habitat characteristics within the project area.

Permit Renewal: City of Santa Fe Water System

The City of Santa Fe has requested that the Forest Service issue a new permit so it can continue to operate its municipal water supply system. The current permit was issued in 1995 and expires Dec. 31, 2015.

Sandia Soaring Association La Bajada Special Use Permit

Sandia Soaring Association--a club of hang- and para- glider enthusiasts--has requested a permit in order to make improvements to an area currently used by the club to launch. Improvements are intended to improve safety and access, reduce impacts.

South Pit Pumice Mine Expansion

Approval of a 10-year plan of operations for a pumice mine of approximately 48 acres adjacent to a recently reclaimed 9-acre pumice mine.

Southwest Jemez Mountains Landscape Restoration Project

To make natural and cultural resources in the Southwest Jemez Mountains project area - about 110,000 acres -resilient to landscape-level disturbances such as wildfire

Supplement to the Final EIS for Invasive Plant Control Project

A supplement to the Final EIS for Invasive Plant Control Project on the Carson and Santa Fe National Forests to disclose, review, and assess additional information.

Upper Pecos Canyon Roadside Thinning

Project entails roadside thinning in the upper Pecos Canyon.

Winsor Trail Improvement Project

The Winsor Trail (#254) is a National Recreation Trail with heavy use. This project considers three segments of trail in need of improvement for sustainability, safety, and improved user enjoyment. These areas are outside he Pecos Wilderness.

Analysis Completed

Santa Fe Municipal Watershed Pecos Wilderness Prescribed Burn

Prescribed burning in Pecos Wilderness portion of the Santa Fe Municipal Watershed.

On Hold

Jemez Trick Tank Replacement / Relocation

Replace four trick tanks damaged in the Las Conchas Fire.

Pajarito Temporary Water Pipeline Project

Authorize for less than one year the installation of a temporary water pipeline and associated pumps to move approximately 10 million gallons of water from local reservoirs to make snow.

Replace McKinney Dam

Remove McKinney Dam and replace it with a fish barrier.

Project Archive

Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.

Key Contacts

  • For Schedule of Proposed Actions:

    Chris Napp
    Environmental Coordinator (Interim)
    Tel: 505-438-5443
    E-mail Chris
  • For the Southwest Jemez Mountains Landscape Restoration Project:

    Jarrett Garcia
    Partnership Coordinator
    Tel: 505-438-5320
    E-mail Jarrett Garcia