Phase 1 Jemez Mountains Stewardship Solicitation – In July 2016, the USDA Forest Service awarded the multi-year stewardship contract for the Southwest Jemez Mountains (SWJM) Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Project to TC Company, a local contractor based in Northern New Mexico.

Link to Phase 1 Jemez Mountains Stewardship Contract solicitation

Link to Phase 1 Jemez Mountains Stewardship maps

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Santa Fe National Forest Current and Recent Projects

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Developing Proposal

Canones Vegetation Project

To restore the frequent-fire forests by modifying the arrangement of forest stands, openings, and interspaces in order to improve the potential for stand regeneration and offset the risk of forest type loss due to natural success an wildfire.

Century Link/PNM Santa Fe to Los Alamos Fiber Optic Project

On National Forest, proposal would bury a fiber optic line along Forest Road 24 to a PNM transmission line where it will be carried to DOE facilities. This line will improve service to Los Alamos National Lab as well as the Los Alamos community.

Los Alamos Master Trails Plan

This proposal will create--to the extent possible--a collective vision of what a trail system should be in the National Forest system lands located in Los Alamos County. This collective vision would then form a proposed action for NEPA review.

Rio Chama Aquatic and Wetland Habitat Restoration Project

To increase the diversity and quality of aquatic habitat for fish and invertebrates in the Rio Chama downstream from Abiquiu Dam to the vicinity of Highway 84 (near Abiquiu, NM).

Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout Restoration in the Upper-Pecos River Project

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is proposing to restore Rio Grande Cutthroat trout in Willow Creek and upper Cow Creek within the upper Pecos watershed.

Santa Fe Mountains Landscape Resiliency Project

The purpose of this project is to improve the resilience of a priority landscape to future disturbances such as high-severity wildfire, drought, and insect outbreaks by restoring forest structure and composition

Under Analysis

American Park Collaborative Restoration Planning Project

The Purpose of the American Park Project is to improve forest ecosystem resilience by implementing restoration treatments including, prescribed burning, thinning, treating disease infestations (dwarf mistletoe) and meadow enhancement.

Army National Guard Helicopter Landing Zones on the Santa Fe National Forest.

Army National Guard requests a 10 year authorization permit to use specific 30 meter radius locations on the Santa Fe National Forest as Helicopter landing Zones. Air Medical out of Los Alamos also requests to permit select locations west of Santa Fe

Camp May Water Pipeline Project

Installation of an underground water pipeline and pump stations from West Road to Pajarito Ski Area along the ski hill road for snow making and fire response. Includes a new water tank adjacent to the existing Tank along West Road on DOE land

Canon Water Association Renewal of Expired Permit plus Improvement to Grade Road

Canon Mutual Domestic Water Consumers and Sewage Works Association (CMDWA) seeks a 20 year renewal of their special use authorization. Additionally, the proponent requests authorization to grade the road to the tank.

Cebolla/San Antonio and San Diego Grazing Allotments Environmental Assessment

The purpose and need for this project is to ensure that the forest authorizes livestock grazing in a manner that balances permitted use with capacity and maintains and/or improves range, wildlife habitat and watershed conditions across the allotments

Cerro Pelon Timber Stand and Wildlife Habitat Improvement Project

Thin pinyon-juniper approximately 315 ac. to improve the health and fire resilence of the stand. Espected results of increased pinyon nut production for birds and wildlife. Some additional herbaceous forage should also result with reduced soil loss.

Coyote Continental Divide Trail Reroute

Reroute a half mile of Continental Divide Trail North of Coyote, NM to replace exceptionally steep section subject to erosion.

Forest Road 31/27 Seasonal Closure

The Abiquiu Land Grant and Espanola Ranger Dist. propose a seasonal closure of FR 31 and FR 27 where these roads cross Grant lands. The closure would last from January 1 through March 31 in order to protect resources on land grant and Forest.

Jemez Ranger District Office Project

Proposal to construct a new office building be constructed at the existing offices current location, the Jemez Springs Administrative Site.

Moosejaw Still Photography

Moosejaw, an outdoor retailer, has requested to conduct a commercial photo shoot on October 22nd-26th and October 29th-November 2nd of 2018

Ponderosa Mutual Domestic Water Association (PMDWA) Proposed Amendment #20 to SUA JEM103801

Install a new water storage tank that holds 100,000 to 150,000 gallons of water and has a foot print of approximately 500%u2019 x 500%u2019. This would be an above ground water tank with underground piping running under a non-forest road.

Santa Fe National Forest Land Management Plan Revision

Land Management Plan (Forest Plan) Revision

South Pit Pumice Mine Expansion

Approval of a 10-year plan of operations for a pumice mine of approximately 48 acres adjacent to a recently reclaimed 9-acre pumice mine.

Analysis Completed

Continental Divide National Scenic Trail Designation - Cuba Section

Designate and construct a section of the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (CDNST) near Cuba, NM that connects two existing portions of the CDNST trail.

DOE/LANL Paleoseismic Trenching Project

DOE/LANL proposes to use National Forest System lands to conduct paleoseismic research on the bench between Pajarito Canyon and Canyon de Valle in late summer of 2018. Access routes from State Highway 501 to the sites would also be authorized

Geothermal Leasing

Analyze whether 195,000 acres of SFNF available for geothermal leasing

Sandia Soaring Association La Bajada Special Use Permit/Travel Management System Changes

Sandia Soaring Association--a club of hang- and para- glider enthusiasts--has requested a permit in order authorize safety and access improvements to an area they currently use. Also, road access changes call for travel management system review.

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.

USGS Gage Stations at Buckman on the Rio Grande

USGS has two gage stations upstream of Buckman Diversion Project to monitor river flow levels. Gages are together about 25 feet from the Rio Grand and transmit flow data through telemetry. Consist of metal box on stilts and a pipe going into river.

On Hold

New Mexico Gas Company Pipeline Maintenance Project

We are proposing to allow the implementation of pipeline inspections, maintenance, and repairs on the Department of Energy (DOE) natural gas pipeline on Santa Fe National Forest System lands.

Pajarito Mountain Nordic Trails

Hazard tree felling along Nordic ski trails and removal of top layer of stacked fuel along side of trail, except in Canada Bonita RNA. Also trail stabilization on eroded sections near Canada Bonita meadow.


Atalaya Trail Run

1st proposed trail run from St John's College parking area to the top of Atalaya Mountain and back. Proposed for July 2, 2016.

Duran 2010 Pumice Mine

Develop an open pit pumice mine south of Cerro del Pino. The pumice will be sold under a competitive sale.

Forestwide Outfitter Guide Permit Project

Issuance of special use permits for outfitter guides on all districts of the Santa Fe National Forest

Jemez Trick Tank Replacement / Relocation

Replace four trick tanks damaged in the Las Conchas Fire.

Pajarito Temporary Water Pipeline Project

Authorize for less than one year the installation of a temporary water pipeline and associated pumps to move approximately 10 million gallons of water from local reservoirs to make snow.

Replace McKinney Dam

Remove McKinney Dam and replace it with a fish barrier.

Upper Pecos Canyon Roadside Thinning

Project entails roadside thinning in the upper Pecos Canyon.

Project Archive

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

Key Contacts

  • For Schedule of Proposed Actions:

    Sandra Imler-Jacquez
    Environmental Coordinator
    Tel: 505-438-5443
    E-mail Sandra
  • For the Southwest Jemez Mountains Landscape Restoration Project:

    Karl Buermeyer
    Implementation Lead
    Tel:  575-829-3535
    E-mail Karl