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)
- Santa Fe National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Santa Fe National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- Santa Fe National Forest, Coyote Ranger District
- Santa Fe National Forest, Cuba Ranger District
- Santa Fe National Forest, Espanola Ranger District
- Santa Fe National Forest, Jemez 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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
03/21/2014
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
11/2017
Expected: 05/2018 05/2018 Sandra Imler-Jacquez
505-438-5443
sandraimlerjacquez@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
Santa Fe 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
Santa Fe National Forest Land Management Plan Revision
EIS
- Land management planning In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
06/30/2016
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
09/2017
Expected: 09/2018 10/2018 Charles Clark
505-438-5442
santafeforestplan@fs.fed.us
Description: Land Management Plan (Forest Plan) Revision
Web Link: http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/santafe/landmanagement/planning/?cid=stelprd3791442
Location: UNIT - Santa Fe National Forest All Units. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, Sandoval, San Miguel, Santa Fe, Taos. LEGAL - Not Applicable Santa Fe National Forest; Counties of Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, Sandoval, San Miguel, Santa Fe, and Taos, New Mexico
Santa Fe National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide) R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Geothermal Leasing
EIS
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
06/25/2016
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
10/2017
Expected: 04/2018 05/2018 Larry Gore
575-289-3264
ldgore@fs.fed.us
Description: Analyze whether 195,000 acres of SFNF available for geothermal leasing
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46886
Location: UNIT - Coyote Ranger District, Jemez Ranger District, Espanola Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba, Sandoval. LEGAL - Not Applicable 195,000 acres west and north of Valles Caldera
Santa Fe National Forest, Coyote Ranger District R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Re-issuance of 2-year Priority Special-Use Permit for Cougar Mountain Outfitters
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/02/2014
Expected: 10/2014 10/2014 Maia Snelson
575-536-9461
mrsnelson@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a 6 month Special-Use Permit to Cougar Mountain Outfitters to conduct Commercial Outfitted and Guided operations for Elk, Deer, Cougar and Bear hunts within Game Management Units 5B,6A,6C,7,43 & 45 on the Santa Fe National Forest.
Location: UNIT - Coyote Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, Sandoval, San Miguel, Santa Fe. LEGAL - Not Applicable New Mexico Game Management Units 5B, 6A, 6C, 7, 43 & 45, on the Santa Fe National Forest.
Santa Fe National Forest, Cuba Ranger District R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Continental Divide National Scenic Trail Designation - Cuba Section
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/19/2012
Est. Comment Period
10/2017
Expected: 03/2018 04/2018 Jeff Harris
575-829-3535
jharris07@fs.fed.us
Description: 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39547
Location: UNIT - Cuba Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba, Sandoval. LEGAL - Not Applicable La Ventana Mesa to San Pedro Parks Wilderness
Santa Fe National Forest, Espanola Ranger District R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Cerro Pelon Timber Stand and Wildlife Habitat Improvement Project
CE
- Forest products In Progress
Scoping Start
03/20/2014
Expected: 09/2018 10/2018 David Gilmore
(505) 753-7331
davidgilmore@fs.fed.us
Description: 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=31395
Location: UNIT - Espanola Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - T.22N., R.5E., Section 15 Northwest side of Cerro Pelon west of Abiquiu, NM
City of Santa Fe Electrical and Fiber Optic Line Project
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2017
Expected: 04/2018 04/2018 Sandy Hurlocker
505-753-7331
shurlocker@fs.fed.us
Description: 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52014
Location: UNIT - Espanola Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Santa Fe. LEGAL - Not Applicable East of the City of Santa Fe, near the City water treatment plant, within the Santa Fe Municipal Watershed.
DOE/LANL Paleoseismic Trenching Project
EA
- Minerals and Geology
- Research
In Progress
Comment Period
07/20/2017
Expected: 04/2018 05/2018 Lynn Bjorklund
505-753-7331
lbjorklund@fs.fed.us
Description: 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 2017. Access routes from State Highway 501 to the sites would also be authorized
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51678
Location: UNIT - Espanola Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Los Alamos. LEGAL - T19N R5E Section 24, 25, 36 Located one-half mile west of State Highway 501 between Pajarito Canyon and Canyon de Valle.
Hyde Park Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Thinning and Prescribed Fire Project
CE
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/14/2017
Expected: 12/2017 03/2018 Alberta Maez
505-757-6121
amaez@fs.fed.us
Description: This project proposes to improve forest health/resilience in Forests near the Santa Fe Watershed. Other nearby values at risk are Hyde Memorial State Park and the subdivisions near Hyde Park Estates, as well as reduce the risk of post-fire flooding.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49511
Location: UNIT - Espanola Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Santa Fe. LEGAL - Not Applicable This project is located north of the City of Santa Fe and south of Hyde Memorial State Park.
Pacheco Canyon Forest Resilience Project
CE
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/14/2017
Expected: 04/2018 05/2018 Alberta Maez
505-757-6121
amaez@fs.fed.us
Description: 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50368
Location: UNIT - Espanola Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Santa Fe. LEGAL - Not Applicable Lands to the north and south of Pacheco Canyon Road (FR 102), near tribal lands known as the Aspen Ranch and Vigil Grant.
Santa Fe National Forest, Jemez Ranger District R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Duran 2010 Pumice Mine
EA
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A Larry Gore
575-289-3264
ldgore@fs.fed.us
Description: Develop an open pit pumice mine south of Cerro del Pino. The pumice will be sold under a competitive sale.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43748
Location: UNIT - Jemez Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Sandoval. LEGAL - T. 18 N., R. 3 E., Section 34 South of Cerro del Pino
Jemez Trick Tank Replacement / Relocation
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants On Hold N/A N/A Christopher Boone
719-274-6318
ctboone@fs.fed.us
Description: Replace four trick tanks damaged in the Las Conchas Fire.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41709
Location: UNIT - Jemez Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Sandoval. LEGAL - Not Applicable Las Conchas Fire Area, various
Replace McKinney Dam
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants On Hold N/A N/A Christopher Boone
719-274-6318
ctboone@fs.fed.us
Description: Remove McKinney Dam and replace it with a fish barrier.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41708
Location: UNIT - Jemez Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Sandoval. LEGAL - Not Applicable Approximately 2.5 miles northeast of the Seven Springs Fish Hatchery in the Rio Cebolla watershed
South Pit Pumice Mine Expansion
EA
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A Larry Gore
575-289-3264
ldgore@fs.fed.us
Description: 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=2408
Location: UNIT - Jemez Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Sandoval. LEGAL - T18N, R3E, section 25 Jemez Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest
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