Forest Plan Revision

Introduction to the Final Forest Plans for the Cibola, Carson, and Santa Fe National Forests

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The multi-year process of revising and updating the Santa Fe National Forest’s Forest Plan is nearing completion. The forest planning team has collaborated with a broad range of stakeholders and members of the public to develop a plan that promotes a healthy, diverse and productive forest.

Forest Plan Infographic

The Forest Plan guides the Santa Fe National Forest in fulfilling its stewardship responsibilities to best meet the current and future needs of the American people. The new Forest Plan integrates forest restoration, climate resilience, watershed protection, wildlife conservation and opportunities to contribute to local economies.

Where are we now in the process?

The Forest Plan, final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and draft Record of Decision (ROD) are available here for public review. 

Final Planning Documents

Related documents

The formal 60-day objection period begins September 2, 2021, with the publication of the legal notice in the Albuquerque Journal. The objection process is the last opportunity to address public concerns before the final decision is signed. Only people and entities who submitted substantive comments during earlier comment opportunities have standing to file an objection. 

Objections must be submitted to the Reviewing Officer (the Regional Forester) using one of these methods:

  • CARA objection web form (preferred): (.doc, .docx, .txt, or .pdf format).
  • Email: with subject: Santa Fe National Forest Plan Revision Objection (.doc, .docx, .rtf, .txt, .pdf, or .html format).
  • Regular mail or hand delivery (8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays): USDA-Forest Service Southwest Region, ATTN: Objection Reviewing Officer, 333 Broadway Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102
  • Fax: 505-842-3173. Addressed to “Objection Reviewing Officer.” The fax coversheet subject line should read “Santa Fe NF Plan Revision Objection” or “Santa Fe Species of Conservation Concern Objection” and specify the number of pages being submitted.


Past Documents

Published Draft Documents

The draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and draft Forest Plan are available on our website.

Other Related Documents:


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