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