Cibola Forest Plan Revision Public Meeting Schedule


Public Meetings Scheduled to Review Preliminary Draft Plan

Albuquerque, NM, June 1, 2016 – The Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands is revising its 1985 Forest Plan.  Over 40 cooperating units of government are working with us to co-convene and co-host the meetings, improve public engagement, and set the course for the future of the Cibola.  The Cibola and cooperating agencies have established four “landscape teams” around the four mountain ranges associated with the districts – Mt. Taylor, Magdalena, Mountainair, and Sandia.  The revised Forest Plan will provide guidance and direction on the future sustainability of the resources, goods and services, and relevant management actions, based on the values defined in the plan.  The plan will be used to share stewardship and direct site-specific priorities and projects in these locations in the future.


A preliminary Draft Plan has been completed and will be released in July 2016; the public will have 45 days to review and comment.  A series of collaborative public workshops have been scheduled to present the preliminary Draft Plan for review and discussion.  The workshops are being designed with the help of our partners to provide an opportunity for the public to engage in dialogue and collaboration with each other and diverse interests to find common vision and common ground for these shared places.  Please mark your calendar to attend one of these workshops:





Ranger District

July 19, 2016

Menaul High School

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.


July 25, 2016

Gallup Community Service Center,
410 Bataan Veterans St.,
(Bingo Hall at Exit 22), Gallup NM

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Mt. Taylor

July 26, 2016

Bernalillo High School,
250 Isidro Sanchez Rd, Bernalillo NM

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.


July 27, 2016

Magdalena High School,
201 Duggins Dr, Magdalena NM

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.


August 1, 2016

Knights of Columbus Hall, 1601 E. Roosevelt Ave at Sakelares Blvd., Grants, NM

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Mt. Taylor

August 2, 2016

Corona Recreation Room at the Corona Schools, 531 Franklin St, Corona, NM

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.


August 3, 2016

Dr. Saul Community Center,
107 Roosevelt, Mountainair, NM

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.


August 8, 2016

Albert Lyon Event Center, 2953 South Broadway, Truth or Consequences, NM

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.


August 9, 2016

Carnue Land Grant Office

Tijeras, New Mexico

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.




If you have questions about the Forest Plan revision, please contact Sarah Browne, Assistant Team Leader, at or 505-346-3812.  For more information about Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands, visit our website or follow the conversation at




Fire Restrictions Implemented on the Mountainair, and Sandia Ranger Districts



The Mountainair and Sandia Ranger Districts has implemented stage 2 fire restriction.


Record warm temperatures and exceptionally dry fuel moisture levels are expected to increase the fire danger level significantly. These condition are expected to continue over the next week or so.  

Because of the increased fire danger, and to protect public health and safety, Stage II fire restrictions are  implemented.


Under Stage II fire restrictions, the following are prohibited:


•  Building or maintaining a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove 

•  Explosives, fireworks, or any pyrotechnic device

•  Smoking, except in a vehicle or building or an area that has no vegetation such as a parking lot

•  Chainsaws or other equipment powered by a combustion engine (prohibited from 10 AM - 6 PM)

•  Welding or operating a torch with an open flame

•  Using a motor vehicle off of National Forest System roads, except in developed campgrounds and trailheads and areas within 10 feet of the roadway where there is no vegetation

•  Discharging firearms


The restriction orders will remain in effect until December 31, 2017, or until rescinded.  Violations of these orders are punishable by a fine of $5,000 for individuals, $10,000 for organizations, and/or 6 months of imprisonment. 




Board Meeting Schedule


July 6, 2017

August 3, 2017

September 7, 2017



July Board Meeting Agenda
July 2017 Agenda.pdf
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