NEW MEXICO – Cibola NF Releases Draft Management Plan & DEIS

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The Cibola National Forest has announced the release of the draft land management plan and associated Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). The Notice of Availability (NOA) for the Cibola NF DEIS was published in the Federal Register on August 9, 2019, which initiates the 90-day comment period from August 9, 2019, to November 7, 2019. The NOA is available on the EPA Federal Register site at the following link here

All documents are available for review and download on our Cibola NF plan revision website at the following link: http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/CibolaForestPlanRevision. Hard copies of the Draft Plan, Volumes 1 and 2 of the DEIS, and the map packet are available to review (for reference only) at all Cibola NF District offices, the Supervisor’s Office and local libraries in Tijeras, Magdalena, Mountainair and Grants, NM.

During the 90-day comment period the public may submit electronic, written, or hand-delivered comments concerning these draft documents. To be accepted, all comments must be postmarked by the last date of the comment period, November 7, 2019 at 11:59:59PM.

The public is encouraged to submit comments electronically via the online commenting tool, Comment Analysis and Response Application, or CARA, where you can fill out the form or upload a comment letter at the following link here.   

As a reminder, the open house public meeting schedule is as follows:

August 20, 2019, 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Joint Cibola NF, Carson NF, & Santa Fe NF public meeting
Santa Fe Community College                                        
6401 Richards Ave
Santa Fe, NM 87508
    
August 27, 2019, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Mountainair
Dr. Saul Community Center,
107 Roosevelt
Mountainair, NM 87036

September 5, 2019, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Mount Taylor
Old Cibola County Building,
515 W High St
Grants, NM 87020
    
September 17, 2019, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Magdalena
Magdalena School/Fine Arts Center
201 Duggins Dr
Magdalena NM 87825
    
September 26, 2019, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sandia
Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center-West Social Hall
501 Elizabeth St. SE
Albuquerque, NM 87123
    
If you have any questions about the DEIS, the Draft Plan, public meetings, or how to comment, please contact Sarah Browne, Forest Planner by phone at 505-346-3812 or email to cibolamtnsplanrevision@fs.fed.us. Thank you for your continued interest in the management of your public lands.

Thanks in advance and, as always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact BRC.

Ric Foster
Public Lands Volunteer
BlueRibbon Coalition
208-237-1008 ext. 2