Projects

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Isleta Collaborative Landscape Analysis Project Letter

Red Canyon Collaborative Forest Restoration Project Letter

NEPA

Travel Management

The Cibola National Forest and Grasslands has nearly completed the Travel Management process. Because of the size and diversity of the Cibola NF&G, the decision was made to complete the travel management process for each district.

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Cibola National Forest Current and Recent Projects

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Developing Proposal

Sacred Winds Fiber Optic Line Install

To install approximately 8 miles of fiber optic line along the powerline corridor on the Mt. Taylor side of the District, along the PNM and Continental Divide Electric Power line road.

Sandia Trails Improvements CE

Improve non-motorized dispersed recreation w/rehab,designation,or decommissioning user-created trails,add trails in high use areas.

Under Analysis

Baldy Allotment Grazing Authorization

Livestock grazing authorization and related management activities.

Black Kettle Fish Habitat Improvement

Improve fish habitat by adding fish structures to man-made lakes within the Black Kettle District.

Canadian River Crossing Aquatic Organism Passage

The project objectives are to develop a low-water crossing which allows full passage of aquatic organisms and preserves vehicular access to the public land across the Canadian river as well as maintaining a pool habitat upstream.

Cibola National Forest Mountain Ranger Districts Revised Land and Resource Management Plan

Revision of the 1985 Cibola National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan to develop specific direction for the Sandia, Mountainair, Mount Taylor, and Magdalena Ranger Districts.

Mineral Withdrawal of Zuni Fleabane Habitat

Withdraw from mineral entry about 1,000 acres of habitat in 4 areas to facilitate recovery of the federally threatened Zuni fleabane (Erigeron rhizomatous).

Northfork Electrical Coop, Inc., Powerline CE

Reissue special use permit for rural electrification administration for existing above ground powerlines.

Outfitter Guide Special Use Permit Renewal for Cedar Crest Country Cottage & Stables.

Proposal to replace an expired permit and issue a 10-year priority special use permit to Cedar Crest Country Cottage & Stables for guided horseback riding.

Puerco Landscape Restoration Project

Increase watershed resiliency by reestablishing and restoring forest structure and pattern, health, fire regime, vegetation composition and diversity of forest ecosystems to conditions within the natural range of variability and desired conditions.

RB-35 and K-87 Playa Restoration

restore hydrologic function and provide wildlife habitat in 2 pitted playas

Roca Honda LLC Project - Exploration and Mine Development

Proposal to develop and conduct underground uranium mining operations on Roca Honda Resources LLC mining claims on and near Jesus Mesa with a surface disturbance area of 183 acres.

Tecolote Energy, LLC, Pipeline CE

Reissue special use authorization for an existing natural gas pipeline.g

USAF Training Area

Military training area permit on Mountainair, Mount Taylor, Magdalena, and Sandia Ranger Districts

Western Farmers Electrical Coop, Inc, Powerline CE

Reissue special use permit for rural electrification administration for existing above ground powerlines.

Analysis Completed

Kiowa Vacant Unit Prescribed Burns

Proposal to improve wildlife habitat and reduce fuel loads through prescribe burning on about 2,645 acres, in Units K-44, K-45E, K-47N, and K-79.

Kiowa Vacant Unit Prescribed Burns

Proposal to improve wildlife habitat and reduce fuel loads through prescribe burning in Units K-44, K-45E, K-47N, and K-79.

On Hold

Laramide Resources Mine Development - La Jara Mesa

Laramide Resourcess proposes to tunnel two inclined adits from under the west edge of La Jara Mesa to remove 40,000 tons of uranium ore for testing and to begin development of a production mine.

Uranium Exploration Drilling

Proposal to approve multiple Plans of Operations for exploratory drilling to determine the extent of uranium deposits in several areas on the mesas surrounding Mt. Taylor.

Cancelled

Eric #1 Project

Mineral exploration consisting of drilling up to 2 drill holes from 2 drill pads (75 ft. X 150 ft.); accessing sites by existing roads and overland travel.

Mountainair and Sandia Ranger Districts Road Decommissioning

A proposal to decommission 90 miles of roads/routes to reduce erosion, soil compaction and sedimentation, which would result in enhancing water quality and wildlife habitat.

Sandia Crest House Special Use Permit Reissuance

The Sandia Crest House is under a current special use permit and is being transferred to a new owner. With the transfer, a new permit will be issued with a 20 year term.

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