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:
- Assess the condition of forest resources
- Develop a revised plan
- Monitor the implementation and effectiveness of the plan
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.
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.
|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
|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
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.
Contact the Forest Plan Revision Team
Santa Fe National Forest
Forest Plan Revision Team
11 Forest Lane
Santa Fe, NM 87508
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.