Public Field Trips Underway On SFNF

SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) is planning seven field trips this fall as part of the revision of the Land and Resource Management Plan (Forest Plan). 
 
This Forest Plan will guide management for all resources throughout the forest for the next 10 to 15 years. These trips will give members of the public the opportunity to see resources on the ground and have conversations with SFNF resource specialists. The field trips will launch discussions on what should go into the Draft Forest Plan, which will be written over the next year. 
 
Find a brief summary of the field trips at (www.fs.usda.gov/goto/santafeforestplan), under “Public participation and meetings” and click on “seven field trips”. 
 
All field trips are weather dependent and subject to cancellation. Cancellation notices will be emailed and posted to www.fs.usda.gov/goto/santafeforestplan.  
 
Space on the field trips is limited. Attendees must register by email at santafeforestplan@fs.fed.us or phone at 505.438.5442 and reservations will be awarded on a first come, first served basis. Some of the trips are nearly full, so RSVP soon.
 
Field trip dates and locations:
  • Gallinas Watershed – Thursday, Sept. 29;
  • The Moya Project – Saturday, Oct. 1;
  • Rio Chama River – Wdnesday, Oct. 5;
  • Jemez Driving Tour – Saturday, Oct. 8;
  • Pajarito Area – Saturday, October 15; and
  • Caja del Rio Saturday, Oct. 22.
Field trip considerations:
  • Carpooling is recommended. Although there is no limit on people, there is a limit on vehicles.
  • Some field trips require attendees to bring high clearance vehicles.
  • Some field trips require hiking 3+ miles in potentially steep terrain.
  • Weather conditions on the Forest are often unpredictable. Prepare to be outdoors for the duration of the field trip. Water, a hat, sunscreen, good hiking boots or walking shoes, and attire for hot and cold weather are required. Those without proper attire and equipment will be sent home.
  • Field trips are five hours and longer will break for lunch. Participants bring their own lunch.
 
For additional information, contact the Forest Plan team at santafeforestplan@fs.fed.us  or by phone 505.438.5442.
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