Cerro Pelon Timber Stand and Wildlife Habitat Improvement Project
Thinning in a stand of pinyon-juniper of 165 acres and to improve the health and fire resilence of the stand. This should result in increased pinyon nut production for birds and other wildlife. Some additional herabaceous forage should also occur.
This project has been postponed until fall of 2013.
Mesa Gurule Wildlife Trick Tank
Construction of one Wildlife Trick Tank constructed of wooden fram with corregate roof. Water would be stored in 10,000 gallon metal tank and piped to wildlife friendly troughs and waterers.
Southpit 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.
Oso Vallecitos Grazing Allotment Permit Issuance
Authorize livestock grazing on NFS lands within the Oso Vallecitos Grazing Allotment. If the decision is to authorize some level of livestock grazing, then the management prescriptions to be applied will also be analyzed.
Rio Grande Corridor at Buckman Restoration and Recreation Enhancement Project
Restoration of riparian areas and recreation enhancements within the Rio Grande Corridor at Buckman. There are two areas identified for restoration, one within Diablo Canyon (BLM lands) and one large area along the east bank of the Rio Grande near the BDD facility (USFS and BLM lands). There are two areas identified for recreation enhancements, one area on the west side of Diablo Canyon (BLM lands) and one area along the Rio Grande adjacent to the BDD facility (USFS lands).
Designate a system of roads, trails and areas open to motorized travel by class of vehicle and time of year.
Project documents are located elsewhere on the forest's website.
Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.