Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.

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- R3 - Southwestern Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
- Carson National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Carson National Forest, Camino Real Ranger District
- Carson National Forest, Canjilon Ranger District
- Carson National Forest, El Rito Ranger District
- Carson National Forest, Jicarilla Ranger District
- Carson National Forest, Questa Ranger District
- Carson National Forest, Tres Piedras Ranger District


R3 - Southwestern Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Supplement to the Final EIS for Invasive Plant Control Project
EIS
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
03/21/2014
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
02/2015
Expected: 05/2015 05/2015 Julie Bain
505-438-5443
comments-southwestern-santafe@fs.fed.us
Description: 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=27249
Location: UNIT - Carson National Forest All Units, Santa Fe National Forest All Units. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Colfax, Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, Sandoval, San Miguel, Santa Fe, Taos. LEGAL - Not Applicable Carson and Santa Fe National Forests in New Mexico
Carson National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest) R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Forest-wide Outfitter-Guide Permit Issuance
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/14/2014
Est. Comment Period
12/2014
Expected: 03/2015 03/2015 Amy Simms
575-758-6200
comments-southwestern-carson@fs.fed.us
Description: 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43472
Location: UNIT - Carson National Forest All Units. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Colfax, Mora, Rio Arriba, Taos. LEGAL - Not Applicable Carson National Forest
Carson National Forest, Camino Real Ranger District R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Rio Trampas
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/10/2014
Est. Comment Period
03/2015
Expected: 06/2015 07/2015 Gabriel Romero
575-587-2255
comments-southwestern-carson-caminoreal@fs.fed.us
Description: A collaborative project to improve forest and watershed health on lands managed by the Camino Real RD, Carson NF; BLM, Taos Field Office; and Picuris Pueblo within the Rio Trampas watershed. Provide fuelwood and forest products to local communities.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45663
Location: UNIT - Camino Real Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba, Taos. LEGAL - Not Applicable 15 miles south of Taos, New Mexico.
Tri-State Taos to Black Lake Transmission Line Access
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/29/2011
Est. Comment Period
11/2014
Expected: 04/2015 05/2015 Kathryn Furr
575-758-6200
comments-southwestern-carson@fs.fed.us
Description: Approval of 2010 proposed plan, including access across NFS lands. *This project was previously named "Tri State Transmission Line Vegetation Management Plan". Vegetation management within the transmission line right-of-way has been dropped.*
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=31668
Location: UNIT - Camino Real Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - sections in T 25N R 13E thru T25N R 15E North of US 64, in Taos Canyon
Carson National Forest, Canjilon Ranger District R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Canjilon Lakes Forest Health and Sanitation Project
CE
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/15/2014
Expected: 12/2014 01/2015 Sandra Imler-Jacquez
575-581-4554
sandraimlerjacquez@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of this project is to reduce the risk to human life and safety in the Canjilon Lakes recreation area. There is a need to reduce the risk of hazard trees from falling on recreationists and structures throughout the campgrounds.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45511
Location: UNIT - Canjilon Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - Section: 20, T27 N., R6 E.; Rio Arriba County, New Mexico This project is located within the Canjilon Lakes Campground on the Canjilon Ranger District of the Carson National Forest.
Canjilon Water Association
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Ray Martinez
575-684-2489
rjmartinez@fs.fed.us
Description: reissue expired permit
Location: UNIT - Canjilon Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - T.26N., R.5E., Section 9, T. 27N., R6E., Section 30, T.27N., R.5E. Section 36, T.26N., R.5E., Section 2 pipelines, PRVs. spring development, and water tanks are located northeast from the community of Canjilon
Cebolla Water Association
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Ray Martinez
575-684-2489
rjmartinez@fs.fed.us
Description: reissue expired special use permit
Location: UNIT - Canjilon Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - T.26N., R.4E., Section 2 and T.27N., R.4E., Section 35 pipeline west of U.S. Highway 84 south of village of Cebolla
Continental Divide National Scenic Trail-Martinez Canyon and Mesa de Las Viejas
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/16/2012
Expected: 04/2015 05/2015 Sandra Imler-Jacquez
575-581-4554
sandraimlerjacquez@fs.fed.us
Description: Complete the re-route analysis for the last two segments of the CDT on the Canjilon Ranger District.
Location: UNIT - Canjilon Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - Not Applicable Canjilon Ranger District
Carson National Forest, El Rito Ranger District R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Ancones Mutual Domestic Water and Waste Water Consumers Association Tank
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 12/2014 12/2014 Marshall Alford
575-581-4554
malford@fs.fed.us
Description: Installation and use of one 40,000 gal (18 ft dia, 20 ft tall) welded steel storage tank, including 490 ft of 3 in inlet and 6in outlet underground piping, re-enforced concrete foundation, and 15 ft access on either side of water line trench
Location: UNIT - El Rito Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - T.25N,R.8E, Section 2 State Highway 111, just north of the community of Ancones, NM.
El Rito Canyon Landscape Restoration Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Comment Period
10/23/2014
Expected: 04/2015 05/2015 Sandra Imler-Jacquez
575-581-4554
sandraimlerjacquez@fs.fed.us
Description: To move ecological conditions in El Rito Canyon to desired conditions, improve forest health and resilience, and reduce potential wildfire hazard to wildland urban interface (WUI) area containing the community of El Rito on approximately 62,000 acres
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36969
Location: UNIT - El Rito Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - Not Applicable El Rito Canyon
Sagebrush Habitat Improvement Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period
08/02/2012
Expected: 12/2015 05/2016 Sandra Imler-Jacquez
575-581-4554
sandraimlerjacquez@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposing to use prescribed burning, mechanical treatments, and herbicide as methods of treatment in sagebrush habitat.
Location: UNIT - El Rito Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - Not Applicable Multiple Allotments on the El Rito Ranger District
Carson National Forest, Jicarilla Ranger District R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Energen Resources Corporation Oil and Gas Production Facility Special Use Authorization
EA
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/08/2014
Est. Comment Period
10/2014
Expected: 01/2015 04/2015 Michael Davis
505-632-2956
michaeldavis@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to issue a special use permit to Energen Resources Corporation (Energen)for the purpose of occupying National Forest System lands to drill four off lease natural gas wells by expanding an existing Energen well pad.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44934
Location: UNIT - Jicarilla Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - Section 10, Township 32 North, Range 5 West, NMPM Section 10, Township 32 North, Range 5 West, Carracas Mesa
WPX Energy Production, LLC Water Pipeline and Buried Electrical System
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
02/25/2013
Expected: 12/2014 04/2015 Jon Miller
505-632-2956x77240
jjmiller@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to authorize WPX Energy Production, LLC (WPX) to construct, operate, and maintain a salt water disposal pipeline and buried electrical transmission system.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41311
Location: UNIT - Jicarilla Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - Township 31 North, Range 4 and 5 West, NMPM Laguna Seca Mesa, Cabresto Canyon
Williams Four Corners, LLC (WFC) Special Use Authorization, Oil and Gas Pipeline
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/11/2013
Expected: 12/2014 01/2015 Jon Miller
505-632-2956x77240
jjmiller@fs.fed.us
Description: 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41925
Location: UNIT - Jicarilla Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - Township (T) 27 N, Range (R) 4 W; T28N, R4W; T29N, R4W; T29N, R5W; T30N, R4W; T30N, R5W; T31N, R4W; T31N, R5W; and T32N, R5W Jicarilla Ranger District
Carson National Forest, Questa Ranger District R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Lama Communication Site Authorization
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Kevin Lehto
575-586-0520
comments-southwestern-carson-questa@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue authorizations for existing facilities including re-issuing expired authorizations and analyzing and potentially authorizing improvements installed without prior authorization. Site is designated for these uses in the Carson Forest Plan.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40359
Location: UNIT - Questa Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - T28N, R12E, Section 14 Lama Communications Site
New Mexico Gas Company Authorization
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Kevin Lehto
575-586-0520
comments-southwestern-carson@fs.fed.us
Description: 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40354
Location: UNIT - Questa Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - Not Applicable Multiple locations across the Questa Ranger District
San Cristobal Treatment Center Guiding Authorization
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Kevin Lehto
575-586-0520
comments-southwestern-carson-questa@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a prioirty use permit to an existing guiding business currently operating under a temporary use permit. The service consists of day and overnight backpacking, camping, horseback riding, mountain biking, and fishing trips.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40411
Location: UNIT - Questa Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - Not Applicable Questa Ranger District, Carson National Forest (entire district)
Upper Bitter Creek Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period
10/20/2011
Expected: 01/2015 03/2015 Timothy Fruits
575-758-6312
tfruits@fs.fed.us
Description: Project will address forest and watershed health issues, improvements to wildlife habitat, provide traditional use forest products, maintain heathy vegetation characteristics that allow resistance to wildfire, insect and disease outbreaks.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33860
Location: UNIT - Questa Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - R.15E./T.30N. -Sec.31,32,33 and R.15E./T.29N.- Sec.3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,15,16,17,18,20. Headwaters of 3 watersheds, all tributaries of the Red River WS, including Bitter Creek, Cabresto Creek, Mallette Creek, has some common boundary with VV Unit and RCLA
Carson National Forest, Tres Piedras Ranger District R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Big Horn Mountain / Stateline
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/18/2013
Expected: 10/2014 11/2014 Sandra Imler-Jacquez
575-581-4554
sandraimlerjacquez@fs.fed.us
Description: Thin trees and shrubs to improve wildlife habitat, and use prescribed fire to reduce hazardous fuels on approx. 600 acres. This is a joint project with the Rio Grande National Forest which will issue a decision for the remaining 3,100 acre
Location: UNIT - Tres Piedras Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - T. 32N, R. 7E, Sections 20-23, 28 The 600 acre New Mexico section is within the northeast portion of the district, north of Forest Road 75
Santos Grazing Allotment
EA
- Grazing management On Hold N/A N/A Wayne Yonemoto
505-758-8678
wyonemoto@fs.fed.us
Description: Permit adjustment of season of use. *Project placed on hold due to comments received during comment period.*
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40136
Location: UNIT - Tres Piedras Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - T. 25N, R. 10 E., Sections 2, 3, 4, 9, 10; T. 26N, R 10 E, Sections 19, 20, 26, 27, 29-31, 33-35 Tres Piedras Ranger District, Carson National Forest
Tio Gordito Project
EA
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/06/2014
Est. Comment Period
01/2015
Expected: 06/2015 07/2015 Sandra Imler-Jacquez
575-581-4554
sandraimlerjacquez@fs.fed.us
Description: Improve resiliancy and restore desired conditions in ponderosa pine forests using mechanical treatments and prescribed burning.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38406
Location: UNIT - Tres Piedras Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - Not Applicable Red Mesa, Dry Lakes, and Tres Piedras areas
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