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Forest Service


More Wilderness on the Carson National Forest?
Carson National Forest Starts SCOPING for Forest Plan Revision
NMOHVA Has Appealed the Questa Ranger District Travel Management Decision
Questa Ranger District Travel Management Environmental Assessment Released for Comment
NMOHVA and Town of Red River Co-Sign Travel Management Comments
Carson National Forest Released Travel Management Environmental Assessment for 'West-side' Districts
Carson National Forest Releases Draft EA for Jicarilla District for 30 Day Comment Period
Carson National Forest to Provide Full Travel Management EA's for Public Comment
Carson National Forest Releases Proposed Action for Travel Management for Questa District
Carson National Forest Releases Proposed Action for Travel Management on Four Districts


Get Involved - Next Step in the Cibola National Forest "Forest Plan Revision"
Draft Decision for Magdalena Travel Management Released
Cibola National Forest Starts SCOPING for Forest Plan Revision
Public Comment Period Starts for the Magdalena Ranger District Travel Management
Cibola National Forest Releases Revised Mountainair District Travel Management EA
NMOHVA Wins Appeal!
Cibola National Forest Releases Long-Awaited Mount Taylor Travel Management Environmental Assessment
Forest Service Proposes to Close 500 Miles of Roads in Magdalena Ranger District
Forest Service Proposes to Close 83% of Roads in Manzano & Gallinas Mountains
Cibola Annouces Start of Magdalena District Travel Management Planning
Mountainair Ranger District Travel Management Proposed Action Now Available
Mt Taylor Ranger District (Cibola National Forest) Releases Proposed Action for Managing Motorized Travel
Sandia DistrictTravel Management Decision Notice is Released!
Press Release 0801 - NMOHVA Reacts to Sandia Ranger District Travel Management Decision Notice
Cibola NF Mt Taylor District has posted 'Starting Point' maps
Mount Taylor Ranger District Travel Management Rule Starting Point Maps Available and Two More Public Meetings
Mt. Taylor Ranger District Kicking Off Collaborative Process on Travel Management Rule


Gila National Forest Announces Community Meetings for Assessment Process
NMOHVA Files Appeal on Gila Travel Management Decision
Gila National Forest Announces Travel Management Decision
Gila National Forest Releases Travel Management Draft EIS



Santa Fe

Santa Fe National Forest Announces Dates for "Assessment Meetings"
NMOHVA Board Votes to Appeal Federal Court's Decision
Judge Rules Against NMOHVA
Santa Fe National Forests Forest Plan Revision Meetings
Lawsuit Schedule Resumes - Court of Appeals Grants Intervener Status to Greens
Judge DENIES Intervener Status to "Big Green" in the NMOHVA Lawsuit
NMOHVA Files Opening Brief on Historic Travel Management Lawsuit
NMOHVA Wins Struggle Over Lawsuit Documents
NMOHVA on the Radio - Listen to a Recording of the Broadcast
Lawsuit Update 4/17/13
NMOHVA Files Lawsuit Against Santa Fe National Forest Travel Management Decision
Jemez Springs and Acequia Coalition Join NMOHVA Appeal against Forest Closures
SFNF Decision Closes 70% of Existing Roads and Trails
All Quiet…..But Far From Over
Forest Service Proposes to Close Over Half of Santa Fe National Forest Roads
NMOHVA Responds to NM EMNRD's SJM40 Survey
Albuquerque Journal Prints NMOHVA Responses
Santa Fe National Forest Travel Management Plan Scoping has Ended! Now What?
Santa Fe National Forest FINALLY Provides Documents Under FOIA



Carlsbad BLM Starts Revision of Resource Management Plan with Public Scoping Period


Successful Protest Against Taos BLM Closures & Land Swap
NMOHVA Protests Taos BLM's Land Deal with Local Pueblo
Comment Period Extended for Travel Planing for the Glade Run Recreation Area (aka Chokecherry Canyon)
Preserve OHV USE in the Glade Run Recreation Area (aka Chokecherry Canyon) at Farmington
Taos BLM Releases their Draft Resource Management Plan for YOUR Review and Comment

Las Cruces

NMOHVA Brings NEPA Comments Seminar to Southern NM's Farm and Ag Organizations
Las Cruces BLM Undertakes 'Prehistoric Trackways National Momument' Plan
Blue Ribbon Magazine Highlights Innovative Land Use Bill Introduction

Rio Puerco

Rio Puerco (Albuquerque) Resource Management Plan Revision


Socorro Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement Finally Released!

Proposed Wilderness


Proposed Trackways National Monument

NM State Legislation

NM Association of Counties Oppose Forest Service Travel Management
Wrap-Up: The 2009 Legislative Session is History
SB 379 Status: A Different Committee and Another List of Senators to Call

Last Updated: February 22, 2009

Overview of the Legislative Process for SB379:

* Senate Bill 379 Introduced (1/29) * Senate Corporation and Transportation Committee Vote- Passed a modified version called a Committee Substitute (2/22)

* Senate Judiciary Committee Vote- This is the next step.

* Senate Floor Vote

* 1st House Committee Vote

* 2nd House Committee Vote

* House Floor Vote

* SB379 becomes Law when the Governor signs it.

SB379 has survived the first of what will probably be six separate votes in the Legislature. It had to be heavily modified in order to be approved by the first committee. The next step is the Senate Judiciary Committee. The committee could vote on SB379 as early as this Wednesday, Feb 18th.

Your many phone calls and emails had a HUGE effect on the bill last week. One Senator reported getting over 1000 emails opposing SB379. The committee took out many bad provisions but a lot of bad things remain. We need to keep the phone calls and emails pouring into the legislator's offices. Tell the Judiciary Committee that OHV'ers still OPPOSE SB379. SB379 still includes:

* A 50% increase in sticker fees with no justification.

* Department of Game & Fish gets 100% control of the state OHV program including all the money from sticker fees.

* New prohibitions so vague they can't be fairly enforced. Really severe fines for all OHV violations, even minor ones. The fines are $200 for 1st offense, $500 for a 2nd, $800 for a 3rd and beyond.

* Reducing the role of the OHV Board to advisory only, with just one OHV seat on the Board.

Please call the Senators on the Judiciary Committee and tell them you are opposed to SB379. Then make sure this information gets to fellow riders, friends, and family.

Senator Cisco McSorley (505) 986-4485

Senator Richard C. Martinez (505) 986-4389

Senator Tim Eichenberg (505) 986-4859

Senator Clinton D. Harden (505) 986-4369

Senator Linda M. Lopez (505) 986-4737 No email listed.

Senator Sander Rue (505) 986-4375

Senator John C. Ryan (505) 986-4373

Senator Bernadette M. Sanchez (505) 986-4267

Senator Michael S. Sanchez (505) 986-4727

Senator Peter Wirth (505) 986-4276

Senator William H. Payne (505) 986-4703

Thank you again for your very successful efforts so far! Your phone calls and emails have made a BIG DIFFERENCE!

NMOHVA will keep you posted as the bill goes through each step of the process.

Together, we can make a difference!

OHV Regulation Bill (SB379) Introduced TODAY!
State Agencies Release OHV Report


Forest Service

Southwestwestern Colorado Single-Track Threatened


Forest Service


The End of Southern?
NMOHVA Appeal Rejected by Forest Service
They Are At It Again! Congress Trying to Ram Through a 2010 Omnibus Lands Bill that AFFECTS NEW MEXICO OHV Access
NMOHVA Files Appeals on Travel Management Plans
STOP the Land Grab on Mt. Taylor
Governor Richardson Signs SB379 into Law