Projects

This page lists forest projects in different stages of analyses. You may also find past projects, their objectives, and their results. If you are seeking information about a specific project or other project not listed, contact the appropriate Carson  National Forest office.

Carson National Forest Current and Recent Projects

Note: Not all projects may appear on map. See list below for complete list of projects with more information or documentation.

Under Analysis

  • Access Route and Maintenance for Encinal and La Sierra Acequia Users

    This project will be for the authorization of an access route for the acequia group. The access route will be approximately .5 miles in length with the sole purpose of having an authorized route on file for getting to and from the headgate(s).

  • Carson National Forest Revision of Land and Resource Management Plan

    Revision of the 1986 Carson National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan to update plan direction

  • Chapman Land Exchange

    On the western edge of the community of Las Mochas, exchange a small piece of National Forest System land from the north side of a house, and receive land from west side of the same house.

  • Coleman Oil and Gas, Inc., Carson 32-4-32 #1H well location and ancillary facilities.

    Coleman Oil and Gas, Inc. proposes to construct, drill, produce, and maintain a natural gas well location, with two wells, and associated ancillary facilities.

  • McGaffey Forest and Rio Grande del Rancho Watershed Restoration

    Part of Taos Valley Watershed Coalition's Landscape Restoration Strategy, the project proposes to re-establish fire-adapted forests, reduce the threat of severe effects from wildfire, provide wood products to communities, and improve wildlife habitat

  • Taos Ski Valley Gondola and Other Improvements

    Taos Ski Valley proposes a new gondola, on-mountain restaurant, water storage, booster station, snowmaking pipe, Nordic and snowshoe trails, a hiking trail and a support facility. Replacing Lifts 2, 8, and a relocated Whistlestop Cafe are proposed.

  • Town of Red River Water System and Sewer Line Installation for Tall Pines

    The proposed improvements consist of new water and sewer lines. It will connect to residents that currently have private wells and septic systems to the Town of Red River's utilities.

  • Williams Four Corners, LLC (WFC) Special Use Authorization, Oil and Gas Pipeline

    The Forest Service is proposing to approve an application for a special use authorization, submitted by WFC. The special use authorization would allow WFC to operate and maintain an existing natural gas pipeline and associated infrastructure system.

Analysis Completed

  • Coleman Oil and Gas, Inc., Carson 32-5-28 #1 well location and ancillary facilities.

    Coleman Oil and Gas, Inc. proposes to construct, drill, produce, and maintain a natural gas well location, with two wells, and associated ancillary facilities.

  • Coleman Oil and Gas, Inc., Well locations and ancillary facilities.

    Coleman Oil and Gas, Inc. proposes to construct, drill, produce, and maintain three natural gas well locations and associated ancillary facilities.

  • Highway 150 Corridor Wildland Urban Interface

    Reduce hazardous fuel levels and improve forest health on approx. 2,000 acres of National Forest managed land along the corridor of New Mexico State Highway 150, leading to the Village of Taos Ski Valley. There will be no treatments in wilderness.

  • La Jara Ecosystem Prlject

    Improve protection of WUI communities and infrastructure, Reintroduce fire into the ecosystem to move vegetation compositon, fire frequency, firee severity, and fule compositon closer to its natural range of variability.. Protect and impr. soil and

  • LOGOS Resources II, LLC Rosa East Compressor site and Rosa East Receiver site pipeline project.

    LOGOS Resources II, LLC proposes to construct a pipeline compressor site and a pipeline receiver site to support their existing pipeline gathering system.

  • Northern New Mexico Riparian, Aquatic, and Wetland Restoration Project

    The Forest Service proposes to restore riparian, aquatic, and wetland habitat on the Carson, Cibola, and Santa Fe National Forests, and the Kiowa Grasslands in New Mexico by implementing a variety of restoration activities.

  • Pueblo Ridge Restoration

    Vegetation treatments on up to 10,000 acres to restore stand density, forest structure, species composition, and fire hazard to conditions that are more resilient to uncharacteristically severe disturbance.

  • Robert L. Bayless Producer, LLC Proposed Well Pad and Ancillary Facilities

    Bayless proposes to construct, drill, maintain, and produce a natural gas well location and associated ancillary facilities. The well location would contain 8 individual wells with the potential for 8 additional future wells on the well pad.

  • San Juan Resources, Inc. well locations and ancillary facilities.

    San Juan Resources, Inc. proposes to construct, drill, produce, and maintain two natural gas well locations and associated ancillary facilities.

  • Southland Royalty Company, LLC Proposed Well Pads and Ancillary Facilities

    Southland proposes to construct, drill, maintain, and produce two natural gas well locations along with a water retention pond, water pipeline, and gas pipeline. Each well location would contain sixteen individual wells.

On Hold

  • Holman Hill Fiber Optic Installation

    The Carson National Forest proposes to issue a special use permit to La Jicarita Rural Telephone Cooperative for installation of app. 1/4 mile of fiber optic cable, buried in a trench measuring app. 12" by 36", with a maintenance Right-of-Way of 15'.

  • Jicarilla Ponderosa Pine Restoration

    The Jicarilla RD is proposing to treat, mechanically or with prescribed fire approximately 33,292 acres of predominately Ponderosa pine to restore healthy timber stands, improve wildlife habitat, and reduce fire danger.

  • Ponil Creek Watershed Collaborative Landscape Restoration

    Landscape restoration on up to 64,528 acres in Colfax County, in order to promote conditions that are resilient to uncharacteristic disturbances from wildfire, insects, disease, and climatic variability.

Cancelled

  • Hilcorp Energy Company, San Juan 30-5 Unit #249H well location and ancillary facilities.

    Hilcorp Energy Company proposes to construct, drill, produce, and maintain a natural gas well location and associated ancillary facilities.

  • Miranda Canyon Public Access

    Designation of public access routes which may include roads, motorized trails, and/or nonmotorized trails within the Miranda Canyon parcel of the Camino Real Ranger District.

  • New Mexico Gas Company Authorization

    Issue to a new owner a special use authorization for existing gas distribution improvements, and analyze the installation of additional pipeline through the National Forest in the Red River area and minor improvements to existing infrastructure.

  • Ojo Sarco Flume Replacement

    Issuance of a special use permit amendment for replacement of an aging flume structure. New flume structure would consist of a 24" steel pipe set atop a metal support structure with concrete foundations.

  • Pedro and Lorraine Trujillo Expired SUP

    Re-issue an expired special use permit for an acequia.

  • Red River Water System Improvements

    The Carson National Forest proposes to amend the Town of Red River's special use permit to install a 6"-diameter water line, valves, fire hydrants, and a 6"-diameter sewer line for approximately 4,300' along Bitter Creek Road.

  • Rio Grande Trail - Red River to Horse Thief Mesa

    App. 13 miles of existing two-tracks and trails are proposed to be designated and maintained as system trails as part of the Rio Grande trail network. A limited amount of new trail construction is proposed to connect existing two-tracks and trails.

  • Sagebrush Habitat Improvement Project

    The El Rito Ranger District is proposing to treat approximately 13,000 acres of sagebrush via mechanical methods and Tebuthiuron, reseed sagebrush treated areas where needed with grasses and forbs, and broadcast burn sagebrush treated areas.

  • San Cristobal Treatment Center Guiding Authorization

    *This project has been cancelled due to lack of interest from the original proponent.*

  • Santos Grazing Allotment

    Permit adjustment of season of use. *Project placed on hold due to comments received during comment period.*

Project Archive

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