The Santa Fe National Forest is located in the center area of New Mexico.
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Alpine Spring, Pecos Wilderness Baldy Lake with Truchas Peak in Background Autumn in Santa Fe National Forest’s High Country

Some of the finest mountain scenery in the Southwest is found in the 1.6-million-acre Santa Fe National Forest. Here, you can find the headwaters of Pecos, Jemez, and Gallinas Rivers; mountain streams; lakes; and trout fishing. Travel into Pecos, San Pedro Parks, Chama, and Dome Wildernesses via wilderness pack trips, saddle, or on 1,000 miles of hiking trails. Try whitewater rafting on the Rio Chama or Rio Grande from May to September. Consider turkey, elk, deer, and bear hunting, or visit one of many nearby Indian pueblos, Spanish missions, and Indian ruins. Golden aspen grace the high country from September to October and snow blankets Santa Fe Ski Basin in winter.

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A Shared Vision Through Forest Plan Revision

This video describes the complexities of the past and the planning for the future of three northern New Mexico forests as they go through Forest Plan Revision. Special thanks to the Carson National Forest for producing this video.

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Southwest Jemez Mountains (SWJM) Landscape Restoration

Photo: Jemez Mountains

The SWJM Collaborative Landscape Restoration Project is a long-term collaborative effort to restore forest ecosystems in the Jemez Mountains and improve their resilience to major disturbances, including fire, insects and disease, and climate change.  In addition to the Santa Fe NF, lead partners include the Valles Caldera National Preserve, US Geological Survey, Pueblo of Jemez, Forest Stewards Guild, New Mexico Forest and Watershed Restoration Institute, The Nature Conservancy, New Mexico Forest Industry Association, and WildEarth Guardians.


Santa Fe National Forest Plan Revision

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The Santa Fe NF is revising its Forest Plan, an important document that governs all of our management actions.   GET INVOLVED!


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New Mexico Meadow Jumping Mouse

New Mexico Meadow Jumping Mouse

Click here for information on the 2014 listing of the mouse as an endangered species, including background information, links to projects and reference material.

Botanists Team Up to Recover Holy Ghost Ipomopsis

Holy Ghost Ipomopsis

Find out how botanists are planning to improve the habitat for this endangered plant.


Fire Danger Level: Moderate

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