Published October 22, 2015

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Welcome! The Forest Plan is an important document that governs all of our management actions. It is time for us to revise our existing plan. We invite you to work with us to develop a new plan that promotes a healthy, diverse, and productive Santa Fe National Forest. Our goal is to remain inclusive and efficient as we move through the collaborative planning process.

Are you interested in or affected by the way that Santa Fe National Forest is managed? We want to hear from you!

There will be several opportunities for you to participate in the revision process, beginning in 2014. We also plan to consult with area Tribes as well as local, state, and federal agencies to get their feedback.

The revision process involves three phases:

  1. Assess the condition of forest resources
  2. Develop a revised plan
  3. Monitor the implementation and effectiveness of the plan

Click Here to Get Involved

The Forest Plan Revision process is expected to take several years. You will have many opportunities to engage during that time, from public meetings and workshops to virtual communication. Upcoming meetings and events will be posted here. Please stay tuned!
Symposium Meeting Agenda

The Symposium on October 23rd,  at the Santa Fe Community College from 8:30am to 3pm, will follow the release of the Draft Assessment on October 20th.  The Symposium is a chance for you to hear from the specialists who wrote the Draft Assessment, which includes your input and evaluates current ecological, economic, and social conditions.

Fall 2015 “Need-for-Change” Meetings Dates and Locations

10 Need-for-Change meetings, October 26th to November 17th, throughout the Santa Fe National Forest.  Need-for-change statements recommend changing 1987 Forest Plan as new Forest Plan develops.  Public input needed to propose need-for-change statements as well as edit proposed statements.
Meeting Schedule:


Time Location Room Address
10/23/2015 8:30am-3:00pm Santa Fe Community College Board Room (West Wing Room 223) 6401 Richards Ave.
Santa Fe, NM 87508
10/26/2015 6:00-8:00pm Rio Arriba County Rural Events Center Large Conference Room State Road 554 House #122-A
El Rito, NM 87530
10/27/2015 6:00-8:00pm Mora Independent School Board Room 10 Ranger Rd.
Mora, NM 87732
10/28/2015 6:00-8:00pm Eichwald Center Gym Martinez Drive
Cuba, NM 87013
11/02/2015 6:00-8:00pm Mesa Public Library Rooms 1, 2, and 3 2400 Central Ave
Los Alamos, NM 87544
11/03/2015 6:00-8:00pm New Mexico Highlands University STEC rooms 203 and 204 1031 11th Street
Las Vegas, NM 87701
11/09/2015 6:00-8:00pm Coyote Elementary School Gym St. Highway 96
Coyote, NM 87012
11/10/2015 6:00-8:00pm Pecos Elementary School High School Library 10 Panther Pkwy, Hwy 63 N
Pecos, NM 87552
11/12/2015 6:00-8:00pm Santa Fe National Forest Supervisors Office Conference Rooms A and B 11 Forest Lane
Santa Fe, NM 87508
11/16/2015 6:00-8:00pm Science and Education Center Jemez Springs Conference Room 090 Villa Louis Martin
Jemez Springs, NM 87025
11/17/2015 6:00-8:00pm UNM West Room 2222
(2nd floor)
2600 College Blvd. NE
Rio Rancho, NM 87144

Need-for-Change Meeting Agenda:

  • 6:00-6:20           Welcome and introductions
  • 6:20-6:35           Presentation on how “need-for-change” meeting fits into the Forest Plan Revision process
  • 6:35-7:45           Breakout sessions where the public creates and edits proposed “need-for-change” statements
  • 7:45-8:00           Summary and evaluation

Draft Assessment

The Assessment rapidly evaluates current conditions and trends on 15 topics on Ecological, Economic, and Social conditions, and does not provide any recommendations about what should be in the Forest Plan.  The Santa Fe National Forest Draft Assessment was released on October 20, 2015.

Draft Assessment Volume 1. (Ecological Resources)

Draft Assessment Volume 2. (Socioeconomic Report)

Contact the Forest Plan Revision Team

Santa Fe National Forest
Forest Plan Revision Team
phone:  505-438-5442
E-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
11 Forest Lane
Santa Fe, NM  87508

What’s New?

The Symposium on October 23rd,  at the Santa Fe Community College from 8:30am to 3pm.

10 Need-for-Change meetings, October 26th to November 17th, throughout the Santa Fe National Forest.

Draft Assessment Volume 1. (Ecological Resources)

Draft Assessment Volume 2. (Socioeconomic Report)

View the Public Participation Plan which includes what we heard from the public over the last year, a timeline of Forest Plan Revision, and great opportunities for the public to engage.
Click here for a summary of public inputs from the Forest Plan Revision Assessment Meetings that occured in April and May of 2014.