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Forest Service Planning

The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) will continue to host Open Houses to give the public the opportunity to talk with Forest Service specialists about the Forest Plan under revision. 

There will be no presentation or agenda prepared for the Open Houses. They are instead an informal opportunity for you to ask questions and for us to share information and pre-draft material about the revision of the Forest Plan, the comprehensive document that will guide management of all forest resources for 10 to 15 years. Open Houses are good opportunities to get a preview of documents as they are developed and prior to their release and formal comment period.

This is a chance to share the progress made since the public meetings on Forest Plan Alternatives and Management Areas in March 2017. In previous Open Houses, table topics focused on resource areas, but the upcoming Open Houses will focus on planning topics including Alternatives, Geographic Areas, Management Areas, Monitoring, Wilderness, and Wild and Scenic Rivers. Forest Plan and District specialists will be available to answer questions on resource areas or Forest Planning more generally. Below is the Open House schedule for fall 2018:

Community Open House Schedule: (Open house style so drop in anytime during the meeting)





Tuesday, August 21st 



Walatowa Visitor Center, 7413 NM-4, Jemez Pueblo, NM 87024

Tuesday, September 11th



Sandoval County Fairgrounds, 37 Rodeo Rd, Cuba, NM 87013

Thursday, September 27th


Santa Fe

Santa Fe National Forest, 11 Forest Lane, Santa Fe, NM 87508

Wednesday, October 10th


Rio Arriba

Rio Arriba Cooperative Extension Office (Conference Room), State Rd 554 House #122-A, Abiquiu, NM 87510

Thursday, October 11th


Los Alamos

White Rock Fire Station #3 (Training Room), 129 NM-4, White Rock, NM 87544

Wednesday, November 14th


Santa Fe

Techincal Meeting - Santa Fe National Forest, 11 Forest Lane, Santa Fe, NM 87508

Thursday, November 15th



North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center (Classroom 5), 7521 Carmel Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113

Monday, December 10th




San Miguel


New Mexico Highlands University (TEC 205, Building #30 on Campus Map), 1031 11th Street, Las Vegas, NM 87701


If you have questions please call 505-438-5442, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or mail: Forest Plan Revision, Santa Fe National Forest, 11 Forest Lane, Santa Fe, NM 87508. To learn more, please visit our website:  www.fs.usda.gov/goto/santafeforestplan.

The Gila National Forest invites you to a Forest Plan Community Meeting!

What is the purpose of these community meetings?

  • Create understanding of the preliminary range of Forest Plan alternatives
  • Discuss how significant issues (or issues that are important to the community) are reflected in the draft alternatives with the opportunity to provide feedback and additional suggestions
  • Keep stakeholders informed and involved in the forest plan revision effort
  • Strengthen links between the Forest and nearby residents, users, and interested parties

Community Meeting Schedule: (Not open house style so the meeting will begin at the start time)





Monday, September 24

5-7:30 pm


Quemado High School Cafeteria, 3484 Hwy 60 Quemado, NM

Tuesday, September 25

5-7:30 pm


Catron County Fairgrounds Building, Hwy 12, Reserve, NM

Wednesday, September 26

5-7:30 pm

Silver City

Grant County Conference Center, 3031 Highway 180 East, Silver City, NM

Thursday, September 27

5-7:30 pm

Truth or Consequences

Albert Lyon Event Center, 2953 South Broadway,

Truth or Consequences, NM

Friday, September 28

2-4:30 pm

Las Cruces

NM Farm and Ranch Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Rd

Las Cruces, NM

  • No need to RSVP for the community meetings
  • Your input will help develop forest plan direction that will provide for a healthy, diverse, and productive Forest.

Please visit our website (http://go.usa.gov/h88k) for more information on the Forest Plan Revision process.


The Lincoln National Forest invites you to a Forest Plan Community Meeting!

Alamogordo, NM (September 5, 2018) – The Lincoln National Forest invites the public to attend a community meeting about their effort to revise their Forest Plan. The revised Forest Plan will describe the strategic direction for management of forest resources for the next 15 years.

At the beginning of each meeting an update will be provided on the Forest Plan Revision process, how this series of meetings fits in, what the big-picture community engagement is for plan revision followed by group interactions. Collaboration at these meetings will help determine needed changes to the current plan and create useful dialogue between the forest and nearby residents, users, and interested individuals. The schedule is as follows:

October 1, 12-2 p.m., Weed Community Center, Weed, NM

October 1, 6-8 p.m., Otero County Electric Cooperative, 404 Burro Ave. Cloudcroft, NM

October 2, 6-8 p.m., National Cave and Karst Research Institute, 400-1 Cascades Ave., Carlsbad, NM

October 3, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Hotel Ruidoso, 110 Chase St., Ruidoso NM

October 4, 6-8 p.m., Sgt. Willie Estrada Memorial Civic Center, 800 E 1st St., Alamogordo, NM

The forest highly encourages public participation in the Forest Plan Revision process and feedback on associated documents, including the recently released draft assessment report: https://go.usa.gov/xUSMh. Key findings of this report will be discusses at the community meetings. Send feedback on the draft report to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by going to the project website https://bit.ly/2oKBVQE. You may also mail your feedback to Lincoln National Forest, Attn.: Forest Plan Revision Team, 3463 Las Palomas Road, Alamogordo, NM 88310, or drop your feedback off at one of the district offices. 

For more information visit the Forest Plan Revision website at https://go.usa.gov/xUSMh or contact Brendan Morgan at 575-434-7245 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..