Carson National Forest Current and Recent Projects

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Developing Proposal

Bobcat Ranch Fuelbreak

22 acres of thinning treatment to create a 600-foot-wide fuelbreak.

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.

Piedra Lumbre Visitor Center Disposal (FSFREA)

Disposal of the Piedra Lumbre Visitor Center and up to 40 acres of property. The Site is located and managed by the Canjilon Ranger District, Carson National Forest.

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.

Under Analysis

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

East Side Valle Vidal Watershed and Midnight Meadows Wetlands Restoration

Improvement of stream habitat, watershed conditions, and wetland degradation. Work includes stream channel stabilization, headcut remediation, restoration of impaired wetlands, exclosure fencing, and vegetation treatments to restore riparian areas.

Forest-wide Outfitter-Guide Permit Issuance

Issue new and reissue expiring 10-year permits for outfitter-guide services on the Carson National Forest. Permits would be issued based on the need and capacity within individual geographic areas.

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

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.

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.

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.

Taos Ski Valley Via Ferrata Project

Carson National Forest proposes to amend TSV's special use permit to construct 3 via ferrata climbing areas in the Kachina Bowl. This would include 0.7 mile of trail, an aerial walkway, and drilling into rock to attach steel cable, rungs, and pegs.

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.

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.

Supplement to the Final EIS for Invasive Plant Control Project

A supplement to the Final EIS for Invasive Plant Control Project on the Carson and Santa Fe National Forests to disclose, review, and assess additional information.

On Hold

Pedro and Lorraine Trujillo Expired SUP

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

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.

Santos Grazing Allotment

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


14D Mountain Bike Trail

Construction of 3.2 miles of flow track mountain bike trail within the special use permit boundary of Taos Ski Valley (TSV).

Canjilon Water Association

The project is the reissuance of an expired special use permit. *This project has been incorporated into the Forest-wide Reissuance of Expired Lands Special Uses Permits (project #46809). This individual project entry is cancelled.*

Cebolla Water Association

The project is a reissuance of an expired special use permit. *This project has been incorporated into the Forest-Wide Reissuance of Expired Lands Special Uses Permits (project #46809). This individual project entry is cancelled.*

Comanche Creek Horse Pasture

Establish a horse pasture to improve range management activities, app. 100 acres in size. Pasture fence would be located outside of the riparian and would include a water gap for watering horses. Pasture would include a level pad for parking trailers

Lama Communication Site Authorization

Issue authorizations for existing facilities. *This project has been incorporated into the Forest-wide Reissuance of Expired Lands Special Uses Permits (project #46809). This individual project entry is cancelled.*

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.

San Cristobal Treatment Center Guiding Authorization

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

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