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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

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.

New Mexico Meadow Jumping Mouse Critical Habitat Protection Project

The Santa Fe NF intends to protect and improve habitat conditions for the mouse within the San Diego and Cebolla/San Antonio Allotments in order to increase species viability. while continuing grazing on the allotments.

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.

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.

Analysis Completed

Santa Fe Municipal Watershed Pecos Wilderness Prescribed Burn

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

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

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