Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

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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, Cuba Ranger District
- Santa Fe National Forest, Espanola Ranger District
- Santa Fe National Forest, Jemez Ranger District
- Santa Fe National Forest, Pecos-Las Vegas 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
10/2014
Expected: 02/2015 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
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
Jemez Trick Tank Replacement / Relocation
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants On Hold N/A N/A Josephine Wargo
505-829-3535
jwargo@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 - Santa Fe National Forest All Units. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Sandoval. Las Conchas Fire Area, various
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
10/2014
Expected: 02/2015 05/2015 John Phillips
575-638-5526
jcphillips@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
Caja del Rio Shooting Closure
EA
- Regulations, Directives, Orders On Hold N/A N/A Lynn Bjorklund
505-753-7331
lbjorklund@fs.fed.us
Description: A ten year shooting closure along the eastern boundary of the Caja del Rio to protect life and property for the public adjacent to the Forest boundary. A Closure Order has been in effect annually since 2001. A permanenet closure requires an EA.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43767
Location: UNIT - Espanola Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - Not Applicable Eastern boundary of Santa Fe National Forest lands of the Caja del Rio.
Cerro Pelon Timber Stand and Wildlife Habitat Improvement Project
CE
- Forest products On Hold N/A N/A Daniel Mondragon
505-753-7331
dmondragon@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
Pajarito Temporary Water Pipeline Project
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/01/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Lynn Bjorklund
505-753-7331
lbjorklund@fs.fed.us
Description: 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45060
Location: UNIT - Espanola Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Los Alamos. LEGAL - Not Applicable Los Alamos County, east of the Pajarito Ski Area along the Los Alamos Canyon Road (red line on map).
Santa Fe Municipal Watershed Pecos Wilderness Prescribed Burn
EA
- Watershed management In Progress
Comment Period
09/07/2012
Expected: 09/2014 11/2014 Alberta Maez
505-757-6121
amaez@fs.fed.us
Description: Prescribed burning in Pecos Wilderness portion of the Santa Fe Municipal Watershed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36849
Location: UNIT - Espanola Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - Not Applicable Santa Fe Municipal Watershed
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 In Progress
Scoping Start
08/19/2011
Est. Comment Period
08/2014
Expected: 04/2015 05/2015 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
Lower Rio Cebolla Occupied Habitat Improvement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
07/09/2014
Expected: 08/2014 08/2014 Alberta Maez
505-425-3534
amaez@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of the project is to improve habitat for the New Mexico meadow jumping mouse.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44972
Location: UNIT - Jemez Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Sandoval. LEGAL - T19N, R2E, sec 29 The project is located on the Lower Rio Cebolla, in the wet meadow near the bottomless-arch crossing on Forest Road 376.
Replace McKinney Dam
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants On Hold N/A N/A Josephine Wargo
505-829-3535
jwargo@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. 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 In Progress
Comment Period
10/16/2007
Expected: 11/2014 08/2015 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
Southwest Jemez Mountains Landscape Restoration Project
EIS
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Heritage resource management
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
02/28/2014
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
07/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Chris Napp
(505) 438-5448
cnapp@fs.fed.us
Description: To make natural and cultural resources in the Southwest Jemez Mountains project area - about 110,000 acres -resilient to landscape-level disturbances such as wildfire
Web Link: http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/santafe/home/?cid=FSBDEV7_021009
Location: UNIT - Jemez Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Sandoval. LEGAL - Townships 16N, 17N, 18N, 19N and 20N, and Ranges 1E, 2E, 3E, 4E, and 5E Middle Jemez River Watershed in an area bounded approximately by FR 376, Highway 4, and FR269.
Santa Fe National Forest, Pecos-Las Vegas Ranger District R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Upper Pecos Canyon Roadside Thinning
EA
- Fuels management In Progress
Comment Period
07/27/2012
Expected: 01/2015 05/2015 Joe Julian
505-757-6121
amaez@fs.fed.us
Description: Project entails roadside thinning in the upper Pecos Canyon.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36225
Location: UNIT - Pecos-Las Vegas Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - San Miguel. LEGAL - Not Applicable Upper Pecos Canyon
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