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

Sort By:    Name    Status    Management Unit    Purpose

Under Analysis

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.

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. This project is has been placed on hold and is anticipated to resume in late 2013 or early 2014.

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.

Santa Fe Municipal Watershed Pecos Wilderness Prescribed Burn

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

Ski Santa Fe Improvement Project Water Tank

Build a new water storage tank within the Ski Santa Fe ski area to utilize the entirety of their available water right for snowmaking. This tank would be 155 ft. in diameter located above the Lower Burro and Burro Alley ski trails.

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.

On Hold

Jemez Trick Tank Replacement / Relocation

Replace four trick tanks damaged in the Las Conchas Fire.

Pajarito Temporary Water Pipeline Project

This project has been placed on hold. It will not be done in 2014; more design work is required. The project won't be able to proceed until next season prior to freezing temperatures. Description: 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.


Caja del Rio Shooting Closure

THIS PROJECT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Projects that propose to close areas to shooting now need review by a congressional oversight committee, as passed in the most recent budget bill.

Lower Rio Cebolla Occupied Habitat Improvement Project

THIS PROJECT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. It is likely that it will be proposed as part of a larger NEPA analysis after critical habitat is listed. The purpose of the project is to improve habitat for the New Mexico meadow jumping mouse.

Upper Rio Cebolla Riparian Improvement Project

Stabilize streambanks using native materials, construct exclosures to prevent ungulates from grazing along the stream, and repair a corral.

Project Archive

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

Key Contacts

  • For Schedule of Proposed Actions:

    Julie Bain
    Environmental Coordinator
    Tel: 505-438-5443
    E-mail Julie
  • For the Southwest Jemez Mountains Landscape Restoration Project:

    Anne Janik
    Partnership Coordinator
    Tel: 505-438-5431
    E-mail Anne