SFNF’s Española District Office Moves To New Location

SFNF News:

SANTA FE — The Santa Fe National Forest’s (SFNF’s) Española Ranger Station is making a move. 

After 21 years at 1710 N. Riverside Dr., the Española District Office is relocating about 5 miles south to 18537 US 84/285, Suite B. The telephone number – 505.753.7331 – remains the same.

The office on Riverside will be open to the public Monday and Tuesday next week, but closed Jan. 29-31 for the actual move. The office will reopen for business Monday, Feb. 3 in its new location.

“We’ve had a great run on Riverside and are looking forward to continuing to serve the public from our new office just


Community Benefit Day At Pajarito Mountain Sunday

Community Benefit Day at Pajarito Mountain is Sunday. File photo


  • Ticket Proceeds to Benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters Santa Fe

Community Benefit Day at Pajarito Mountain is Sunday, Jan. 26. In its first year, Community Benefit Days is a way for Pajarito to give back to the community by donating a portion of lift ticket sales to a local nonprofit.

This year’s proceeds will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters in Santa Fe. The resort pledges to donate 20 percent of lift ticket sales. 

“Providing support to a young person is very gratifying. This organization is very dear to my heart,”

SFNF: Public Comment On Proposed Recreation Fees

SFNF News:

SANTA FE — The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) is looking for public input on proposed changes to the management of the developed recreation program.

These changes will impact campgrounds and day-use sites on all five national forests in New Mexico – the Carson, Gila, Lincoln and Santa Fe National Forests and the Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands.

Several different management options are being considered, including raising fees at some recreation sites, charging new fees at other sites, eliminating or repurposing some developed recreation sites, and collaborating


Ribe: Bandelier National Park? Here’s The Problem…


Executive Director

Caldera Action

Sen. Martin Heinrich recently introduced a bill in Congress to re-designate Bandelier National Monument as national park.

It is hard to see how this bill benefits either the public or Bandelier.

On its face, this may sound like a bill to give Bandelier more protection, but if this bill passes, I believe it will damage Bandelier’s land and cultural features and diminish the authority of Bandelier’s National Park Service managers.

Sen. Heinrich does many good things for our state and the country and he means well with this bill. His goal is to increase

SFNF Waives Fees In Honor Of Martin Luther King Day

Scene from Santa Fe National Forest. Courtesy/Kyle Maxwell

SFNF News:

SANTA FE — The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) will waive fees at many day-use recreation sites and amenities Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, to honor the legacy of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.

All SFNF offices will be closed Jan. 20 for the federal holiday, resuming regular business hours Tuesday, Jan. 21.

Fees will be waived at SFNF sites that normally charge a day-use fee and campgrounds that are not on the system. Since many recreation sites on the SFNF are closed for the winter, visitors are encouraged