Get Involved with Forest Planning

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Become a Cooperating Agency! Cooperating Agencies are various Federal, state, local, and Tribal governmental entities that lend technical assistance or other resources to the development of a new Forest Plan. More information on what a Cooperating Agency does and how your agency can get involved is available here.



A representative from Santa Fe National Forest is available to attend your group meeting to provide an introductory presentation on Forest Plan Revision. Please list several date options and the location of your meeting.

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In 2018 the Santa Fe National Forest will have Open Houses once a month to keep the public involved as we continue to prepare the Draft Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement. In previous Open Houses, table topics focused on resource areas, but the upcoming Open Houses will focus on planning topics including Alternatives, Geographic Areas, Management Areas, Monitoring, Wilderness, and Wild and Scenic Rivers. Forest Plan and District specialists will be available to answer questions on resource areas or Forest Planning more generally. Below is the Open House schedule for 2018:

  • Monday, January 29 (1:30pm-4:00pm) – Santa Fe National Forest, 11 Forest Lane, Santa Fe, NM  87508
  • Monday, February 26 (1:30pm-6:30pm) – Walatowa Visitor Center, 7413 NM-4, Jemez Pueblo, NM  87024
  • Tuesday, March 20 (1:30pm-4:00pm) – Santa Fe National Forest, 11 Forest Lane, Santa Fe, NM  87508
  • Monday, March 26 (1:30pm-6:30pm) – Sandoval County Fairgrounds, 37 Rodeo Rd, Cuba, NM 87013
  • Monday, April 16 (10:00am-12:00pm) – Mesa Public Library, Rooms 2 & 3, 3rd Floor, 2400 Central Ave, Los Alamos, NM 87544
  • Monday, April 16 (1:30pm-6:30pm) – Española Library, Conference Room, 313 N Paseo De Onate, Española, NM 87532
  • Monday, May 14 (9:00am-4:00pm) Extended Open House May 14th for you to have more time and more in-depth discussions about Plan Revision topics
    • Santa Fe National Forest, 11 Forest Lane, Santa Fe, NM  87508
  • Tuesday, May 15 (1:30pm-6:30pm) – Coyote Ranger District, State Hwy 96, Drive 1707, Coyote, NM  87012
  • Wednesday, June 20 (1:30pm-6:30pm) Pecos High Sch, School Board Rm, 28 Panther Pkwy, Hwy 63 N Pecos, NM 87552
  • Thursday, July 19 (1:30pm-6:30pm) – Santa Fe NF, 11 Forest Lane, Santa Fe, NM  87508


Past Public Meeting Information

Wilderness Inventory and Analysis Power Point with Audio

Wilderness Inventory and Analysis Presentation Video

Wilderness Public Meeting Schedule

Wilderness Public Meeting Agenda

Bilingual English/Spanish Wilderness Public Meeting Handouts(PDF)(Editable)

Wilderness Meeting Brochure

Wilderness Meeting Flyer

April 28, 2016 Technical Meeting Information

Spring 2016 Wilderness Meetings Dates and Locations

Wilderness Inventory and Analysis Power Point with Audio

Wilderness Technical Meeting Agenda

Draft Evaluation Criteria

Draft Inventory Criteria


Technical Meeting Evaluation Comment Form (PDF)(Editable)

Technical Meeting Inventory Comment Form (PDF)(Editable)

Fall 2015 “Need-for-Change” Meetings Dates and Locations  

Symposium Meeting Agenda (Oct. 23, 2015)

Forest Plan Revision Meetings Schedule (April and May 2014)

San Miguel County Commission Meeting (9/9/14)

Española Health and Family Day (9/20/14)

Los Alamos Farmers' Market (9/25/14)

Albuquerque International Balloon Festival (10/4-7/14)

Santa Fe Farmers' Market (9/30/14 & 10/18/14)

Eldorado Farmers' Market (10/3/14 & 10/17/14)

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Forest Plan Revision "Need for Change" Archives

Here is where you can find our 2015 "Need for Change" public meeting information.