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State Informed on the Cibola National Forest management plan

posted Jul 24, 2015, 1:29 PM by Michael A. Hawkes
The Cibola National Forest, with your collaboration, is revising the 1985 Forest Plan with amendments for the "mountain districts"—the Sandia, Mountainair, Mount Taylor, and Magdalena Ranger Districts.

The Cibola was one of eight national forests selected to be the first to implement the 2012 planning rule. The proposed directives to support the new planning rule have guided the Cibola's efforts thus far. The final directives (effective January 30, 2015) have recently been published in the Federal Register and will guide the Cibola's effort going forward.

Plan revision began by assessing the Forest's resources. The updated assessment documents (Volumes I & II) below assess the resource conditions, trends, and risks to sustainability of the Cibola National Forest mountain ranger districts. The Forest received contributions from the public, government and non-government entities, and tribes on the draft assessment and statements of preliminary needs for change to the existing 1985 Cibola Forest Plan during the period April 14 through July 31, 2014.

Because of its length, the updated assessment is posted in seperate volumes below. Please click on the links below to access the documents. Please note that neither the assessment nor the preliminary needs for change statements are decision-making documents.