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Phase 1 Jemez Mountains Stewardship Solicitation – Pre-Bid Conferences will be held for interested contractors April 5th and April 7th, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at Jemez Ranger District Office located at 051 Woodsy Lane, Jemez Springs, NM 87025. NOTE: You must dress appropriately which includes: Hard-hats, long-pants and closed-toe-shoes. Hard-hats will be provided if you do not have one.  Please bring your own lunch and water for the subject field trips. Link to Phase 1 Jemez Mountains Stewardship Solicitation.

Phase 1 Jemez Mountains Stewardship Maps

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Santa Fe National Forest Current and Recent Projects

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Developing Proposal

Hyde Park Thinning and Prescribed Fire Project

This project proposes to improve resilience in Forests near the Santa Fe Watershed, Hyde Memorial State Park, and the subdivisions near Hyde Park Estates.

La Jara Watershed Health Improvement Project

Treat approximately 180 acres within the La Jara watershed to reduce fuel loading and improve forest and watershed health.

Tesuque Pueblo Tribal Forest Protection Project

This project proposes to change stand structure in predominantly ponderosa pine forests in the Pacheco Canyon area, adjacent to Tesuque Pueblo lands. The actions proposed to accomplish this change would be thinning and burning about 2400 acres.

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 Reconstruction (North Segment)

A re-route of the Borrego Trail will bring the trail out of the flood zone from Aspen Ranch to the Rio Nambe Trail to provide a safe and more sustainable section of trail; the trail will be moved upslope at most 100 feet from the canyon bottom.

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.

El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail Retracement Project

The Federal Highways Administration proposes to develop a trail from the Santa Fe Greenway to Diablo Canyon. It would retrace a Congressionally-designated route. This project is planned in cooperation with the FS, BLM, NPS and Santa Fe County.

Geothermal Leasing

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

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 expired Dec. 31, 2015.

Sandia Soaring Association La Bajada Special Use Permit/Travel Management System Changes

Sandia Soaring Association--a club of hang- and para- glider enthusiasts--has requested a permit in order authorize safety and access improvements to an area they currently use. Also, road access changes call for travel management system review.

Santa Fe National Forest Land Management Plan Revision

Land Management Plan (Forest Plan) Revision

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.

Analysis Completed

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.

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

Duran 2010 Pumice Mine

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

Jemez Trick Tank Replacement / Relocation

Replace four trick tanks damaged in the Las Conchas Fire.

Replace McKinney Dam

Remove McKinney Dam and replace it with a fish barrier.


Atalaya Trail Run

1st proposed trail run from St John's College parking area to the top of Atalaya Mountain and back. Proposed for July 2, 2016.

Forestwide Outfitter Guide Permit Project

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

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.

Upper Pecos Canyon Roadside Thinning

Project entails roadside thinning in the upper Pecos Canyon.

Project Archive

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

Key Contacts

  • For Schedule of Proposed Actions:

    Sandra Imler-Jacquez
    Environmental Coordinator
    Tel: 505-438-5443
    E-mail Sandra
  • For the Southwest Jemez Mountains Landscape Restoration Project:

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