Forest Plan Revision

At the Albuquerque International Balloon Festival, Smokey Bear waves from the Forest Plan Revision booth for the Santa Fe National Forest.In the predawn hours before the Albuquerque International Balloon Festival, members of the Forest Plan Revision Team pause during their preparations for a photo with Smokey Bear. Forest Planner Jennifer Cramer gives a presentation about the Forest Plan Revision process. Santa Fe NF staffers answer questions from members of the public regarding Forest Plan Revision. Acting Collaboration Specialist Jessica Richardson talks about Forest Plan Revision with an interested citizen at the Rio Arriba County Fair.Forest Plan Revision Team member Shannon Kelardy gives a presentation at a Rio Arriba County Commissioners meeting.Collaboration Specialist Charles Clark at the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market

Forest Plan Revision Symbol

Welcome! The Forest Plan is an important document that governs all of our management actions. It is time for us to revise our existing plan. We invite you to work with us to develop a new plan that promotes a healthy, diverse, and productive Santa Fe National Forest. Our goal is to remain inclusive and efficient as we move through the collaborative planning process.

Are you interested in or affected by the way that Santa Fe National Forest is managed?

We want to hear from you!

What's New?

  • The Carson, Cibola, and Santa Fe National Forests have common traditional communities and practices and have coordinated with each other in an effort to make these sections identical across all three forest’s plans. Here are sections pulled from the Carson’s publicly available Preliminary Draft Proposed Plan which you can review and comment on. These updated plan components are for three sections of our plan: 1) Traditional Communities and Uses, with subsection on Tribal and Rural Historic communities and including the narratives; 2) Rangelands and Livestock Grazing; and 3) Forestry and Forest Products. We hope that you will see our commitment to the social, cultural, and ecological needs of traditional New Mexico communities within this work.

You can comment by email ( or by postal mail (attn: Forest Plan Revision, 11 Forest Lane, Santa Fe, NM 87508). Comments would be most useful if received by September 1, 2017. If you have any questions about the three sections on traditional communities and uses or about Forest Plan Revision in general, please contact us at 505-438-5442 or Thank you, and we look forward to hearing from you.

A Shared Vision Through Forest Plan Revision

The video below describes the complexities of the past and the planning for the future of three northern New Mexico forests as they go through Forest Plan Revision. Special thanks to the Carson National Forest for producing this video.

Contact the Forest Plan Revision Team

Santa Fe National Forest
Forest Plan Revision Team
phone:  505-438-5442
11 Forest Lane
Santa Fe, NM  87508