Caja del Rio Shooting Closure
A ten year shooting closure along the eastern boundary of the Caja del Rio to protect life and property for the public adjacent to the Forest boundary. A Closure Order has been in effect annually since 2001. A permanenet closure requires an EA.
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.
Duran 2010 Pumice Mine
Develop an open pit pumice mine south of Cerro del Pino. The pumice will be sold under a competitive sale.
Las Conchas Reforestation 2014
Plant trees on approximately 32,000 acres over the next ten years on medium- and high-severity burned areas in the Las Conchas Fire Burn Scar. The trees will be hand planted at a rate of 75 to 300 per acre as conditions warrant.
Rendija Canyon Restoration
Restore a minor drainage that flooded through a subdivision adjacent to Forest land, after a large wildfire.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Winsor Trail Reroutes
Use volunteer labor and materials to re-route three sections along the WinsorTrail #254. Re-routes will help with watershed and trail sustainability, plus provide a more enjoyable and safer experience for the various groups of users.
Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.