Projects

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

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.

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.

City of Santa Fe Electrical and Fiber Optic Line Project

The project would permit construction and maintenance of a buried power line and fiber optic line in the same trench, about 3.3 miles, between Nichols Dam eastward to McClure Dam.

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.

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.

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.

Under Analysis

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

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.

Holy Ghost Canyon Restoration Project

The Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the SFNF, in cooperation with the Upper Pecos Watershed Association (UPWA), proposes restoration activities to address post-Tres Lagunas Fire2013) flooding erosion damage in Holy Ghost Canyon.

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.

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

El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail Retracement (Buckman Road Segment) Project

The Federal Highways Administration proposes to develop a trail from the Santa Fe Greenway to Diablo Canyon. It would retrace a Congressionally-designated route. This project is planned in cooperation with the FS, BLM, NPS and Santa Fe County.

Geothermal Leasing

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

Pacheco Canyon Forest Resilience Project

This project proposes to change stand conditions in predominantly ponderosa pine forests in the Pacheco Canyon area, adjacent to Tesuque Pueblo lands. The actions proposed to accomplish this change would be thinning and burning about 2400 acres.

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

Duran 2010 Pumice Mine

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

Jemez Trick Tank Replacement / Relocation

Replace four trick tanks damaged in the Las Conchas Fire.

Replace McKinney Dam

Remove McKinney Dam and replace it with a fish barrier.

Cancelled

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.

Forestwide Outfitter Guide Permit Project

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

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.

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