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
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
03/21/2014
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
09/2016
Expected: 04/2017 04/2017 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
Forestwide Outfitter Guide Permit Project
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/03/2015
Expected: 05/2015 05/2015 Shannon Kelardy
202-205-0945
skelardy@fs.fed.us
Description: Issuance of special use permits for outfitter guides on all districts of the Santa Fe National Forest
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46753
Location: UNIT - Santa Fe National Forest All Units. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, Sandoval, San Miguel, Santa Fe. LEGAL - Not Applicable All districts of the Santa Fe National Forest
Special Use Authorizations for FY 16 Outfitters
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/03/2016
Expected: 05/2016 05/2016 Sandra Imler-Jacquez
505-438-5443
sandraimlerjacquez@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of this project is to prepare Decision Memos for FY 16 Outfitters (approximately 30) to provide professional commercial activities (i.e. big game hunting, recreation and educational activities on all ranger districts.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49285
Location: UNIT - Santa Fe National Forest All Units. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, Sandoval, Santa Fe. LEGAL - Not Applicable Special Use Authorizations for Outfitters would occur on all ranger districts.
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
06/12/2015
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
10/2016
Expected: 11/2016 12/2016 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
- Special use management
- Recreation 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
03/2015
Expected: 06/2015 06/2015 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
Moya Big Game Habitat Improvement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
05/13/2015
Expected: 10/2015 10/2015 Dennis Carril
505-438-5345
dcarril@fs.fed.us
Description: The aim of the Moya project is to use primarily prescribed fire to enhance habitat characteristics within the project area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46246
Location: UNIT - Cuba Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - Not Applicable This project is located on the north end of the Cuba District of the Santa Fe National Forest between the communities of Llaves and Lindrith and south of Forest Road 313.
New Mexico Meadow Jumping Mouse Habitat Protection on the Red Top and San Miguel Allotments
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
01/27/2016
Expected: 05/2016 05/2016 Alberta Maez
505-425-3534
comments-southwestern-santafe-cuba@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of this project is to protect proposed critical habitat for the New Mexico meadow jumping mouse (Zapos hudsonius luteus).
Location: UNIT - Cuba Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Sandoval. LEGAL - Not Applicable Along the Rio de las Vacas from the confluence of Turkey springs to Schoolhouse Canyon
Santa Fe National Forest, Espanola Ranger District R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Abiquiu Land Grant Water Line Replacement Project
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/12/2015
Expected: 05/2016 05/2016 Anne Baldwin
505-753-7331
arbaldwin@fs.fed.us
Description: In 1967, the Merced de Abiquiu (Grant) installed a water collection gallery and water line on national forest system lands in order to provide water for livestock. This facility is past its designed life and the proposal is to replace it.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47549
Location: UNIT - Espanola Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project is located south of the Merced de Abiquiu, running from the grant boundary approximately 1.5 miles to Vallecitos Creek.
Atalaya Trail Run
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2016
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 Miles Standish
505-753-7331
mstandish@fs.fed.us
Description: 1st proposed trail run from St John's College parking area to the top of Atalaya Mountain and back. Proposed for July 2, 2016.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49325
Location: UNIT - Espanola Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Santa Fe. LEGAL - Not Applicable Trail to Atalaya Peak from St John's College parking area in Santa Fe.
Borrego Trail Re-Route 2015
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/29/2015
Expected: 05/2016 06/2016 Jennifer Sublett
505-753-7331
jasublett@fs.fed.us
Description: This project proposes to re-route a small portion of the Borrego Trail (#150) in order to improve trail sustainability, user safety, and improve the experience for a variety of recreation users.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47676
Location: UNIT - Espanola Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Santa Fe. LEGAL - Not Applicable The trail re-route is located on the Borrego Trail off Hyde Park Road (State Route 475). (T18N. R10E. Section 25).
Borrego Trail Reconstruction (North Segment)
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2016
Expected: 05/2016 06/2016 Lynn Bjorklund
505-753-7331
lbjorklund@fs.fed.us
Description: A re-route of the Borrego Trail will bring the trail out of the flood zone from Aspen Ranch to the Rio Nambe Trail to provide a safe and more sustainable section of trail; the trail will be moved upslope at most 100 feet from the canyon bottom.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48688
Location: UNIT - Espanola Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Santa Fe. LEGAL - Not Applicable Borrego Trail from Aspen Ranch Ridge to the Rio Nambe.
Cerro Pelon Timber Stand and Wildlife Habitat Improvement Project
CE
- Forest products In Progress
Scoping Start
03/20/2014
Expected: 09/2016 04/2017 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
DOE.NNSA Stream Gage Permit
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 01/2015
Actual: 04/03/2015
05/2015 Lynn Bjorklund
505-753-7331
lbjorklund@fs.fed.us
Description: DOE/NNSA will operate and maintain two existing stream gages (E#252 and #253) in Water Canyon and Canon de Valle, respectively, on uSFS property above Hwy 501.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45681
Location: UNIT - Espanola Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Los Alamos. LEGAL - T19N, R5E, Sec 36 SWNE and T19N, R5E, Sec 25 SENE Water Canyon and Canon de Valle
El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail Retracement Project
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/29/2016
Est. Comment Period
05/2016
Expected: 07/2016 10/2016 Lynn Bjorklund
505-753-7331
lbjorklund@fs.fed.us
Description: 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48689
Location: UNIT - Espanola Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Santa Fe. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Trail would be located along CR 62 and CR 77 (Old Buckman Road), on both National Forest System lands and BLM lands.
Los Alamos Enduro-Fest downhill mountain bike race
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2016
Expected: 06/2016 08/2016 Miles Standish
505-753-7331
mstandish@fs.fed.us
Description: A two day downhill mountain bike race is scheduled for August 6-7. The first day would consist of 4 stages of downhill racing on Forest Service lands, with some Los Alamos County lands. See attached map. Second day would be all on private Ski area
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49294
Location: UNIT - Espanola Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Santa Fe. LEGAL - Not Applicable Pajarito Canyon Trail, Quemazon Trail, Camp May User Trail, Perimeter Trail to Guaje Pines Cemetery.
NMED Precipitation Monitor
CE
- Research In Progress
Scoping Start
02/24/2016
Expected: 04/2016 05/2016 Lynn Bjorklund
505-753-7331
lbjorklund@fs.fed.us
Description: Permit a precipitation monitor to determine background levels of PCB concentrations in both wet and dry atmospheric deposition on a regional basis to provide baseline knowledge of global PCBs and the potential contribution of storm water runoff.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48816
Location: UNIT - Espanola Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Santa Fe. LEGAL - NENW sec 4 T 19N R 6 E West of Upper Guaje road on the first bench
Pajarito Temporary Water Pipeline Project
CE
- Recreation management Cancelled N/A N/A 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).
Permit Renewal: City of Santa Fe Water System
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/16/2015
Expected: 05/2016 06/2016 Sandy Hurlocker
505-753-7331
shurlocker@fs.fed.us
Description: The City of Santa Fe has requested that the Forest Service issue a new permit so it can continue to operate its municipal water supply system. The current permit was issued in 1995 and expires Dec. 31, 2015.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47551
Location: UNIT - Espanola Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Santa Fe. LEGAL - Not Applicable The facilities under permit are located in on national forest system lands near the Rio Grande and national forest system lands in the Santa Fe Watershed.
Sandia Soaring Association La Bajada Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/12/2015
Expected: 09/2016 11/2016 Miles Standish
505-753-7331
mstandish@fs.fed.us
Description: Sandia Soaring Association--a club of hang- and para- glider enthusiasts--has requested a permit in order to make improvements to an area currently used by the club to launch. Improvements are intended to improve safety and access, reduce impacts.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47134
Location: UNIT - Espanola Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Santa Fe. LEGAL - Township 15N, Range 7E, section 8. On the south side of the Caja del Rio mesa, known as La Bajada.
Santa Fe Mountain Center 2 Year Priority Permit
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2016
Expected: 07/2016 09/2016 Miles Standish
505-753-7331
mstandish@fs.fed.us
Description: Permit to provide therapeutic and adveture based recreational experiences to children, youth, families and communities through the SF Mountain Center, an accredited 501(c)3 organization. Activities include hiking, backpacking and rock climbing.
Location: UNIT - Espanola Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - Not Applicable Various trails on Jemez, Espanola, and Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger Districts
Ultra Santa Fe Trail Runs 2016
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2016
Expected: 06/2016 09/2016 Miles Standish
505-753-7331
mstandish@fs.fed.us
Description: An ultra running event near Santa Fe with a 50 mile, 50 Km, half Marathon, and 1 mile (up ski run) events on September 10, 2016. Events start and end at Ski Santa Fe.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49318
Location: UNIT - Espanola Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Santa Fe. LEGAL - Not Applicable All runs start at the Santa Fe Ski Basin Parking lot. The runs take place mostly in the SF National Forest outside of the Pecos Wilderness and go south to Santa Fe County trails and back to Ski area.
Winsor Trail Improvement Project
CE
- Recreation management Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2016
Actual: 04/15/2016
06/2016 Jennifer Sublett
505-753-7331
jasublett@fs.fed.us
Description: The Winsor Trail (#254) is a National Recreation Trail with heavy use. This project considers three segments of trail in need of improvement for sustainability, safety, and improved user enjoyment. These areas are outside he Pecos Wilderness.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47548
Location: UNIT - Espanola Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Santa Fe. LEGAL - Not Applicable This project is located along sections of the Winsor Trail from the western Forest Boundary (near Tesuque Village), up to the Norski trail intersection.
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
03/2015
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 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
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
New Mexico Meadow Jumping Mouse Critical Habitat Protection Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Comment Period
01/13/2016
Expected: 06/2016 06/2016 Alberta Maez
505-425-3534
comments-southwestern-santafe-jemez@fs.fed.us
Description: The Santa Fe NF intends to protect and improve habitat conditions for the mouse within the San Diego and Cebolla/San Antonio Allotments in order to increase species viability. while continuing grazing on the allotments.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48561
Location: UNIT - Jemez Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Sandoval. LEGAL - Not Applicable The San Diego and Cebolla/San Antonio Allotments are located on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest.
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 In Progress
Comment Period
10/16/2007
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 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
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