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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
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

Last Updated: June 11, 2009

During the 2009 legislative session, YOUR EFFORTS made a huge difference in changing SB379. It is time to flex our influence again. NMOHVA believes that this issue is even more important and we ask that you take a few minutes to read this alert and then TAKE ACTION.

"Traditional Cultural Property" or TCP is a special designation granted by the New Mexico State Cultural Properties Review Committee. The designation gives special protection for a place that has a TCP designation.

In June, 2008, the NM State Cultural Properties Review Committee voted to give 435,000 acres in the Mt. Taylor area a "Temporary Emergency Traditional Cultural Property" designation. On June 5, 2009, the State Cultural Properties Review committee will vote again to determine if this temporary TCP designation will become permanent.

o We believe that designating almost a half million acres of public and private land on Mt. Taylor is an abuse of the TCP designation: The size of this designation is HUGE! The TCP continues to grow. Where will it STOP?!? TCP designations are meant to protect specific sites, not entire mountains.

o The TCP designation gives too much power to a specific religious group (tribes) at the expense of the rest of us.

o The Forest Service and state agencies has already demonstrated that they will let the temporary TCP change their minds about how they manage the area and issue permits for both public and private lands.

NMOHVA asks that you do three things:

1) Contact the State Cultural Properties Review committee and let them know that you oppose making the TCP permanent for Mt. Taylor. The email is:

Or send a letter to:

Cultural Properties Review Committee

C/o Historic Preservation Division

407 Galisteo St, Suite 236

Santa Fe, NM 87501

2) Contact your representatives and senators at BOTH the state and national level and let them know that the Mt. Taylor TCP is an abuse of the designation. Let them know you object to the state giving clear preference and power to the tribes based on their religious beliefs. Let your friends, family, and riding buddies know what is going on by forwarding this email to them.

3) This issue is vitally important for ALL New Mexicans. If the Mt. Taylor TCP becomes permanent, what would stop other groups from laying claim to huge chunks of the New Mexico landscape? NMOHVA supports proper protection for special places but this is a horrible abuse of the TCP.

Please do this today. You made a huge difference last time - Together we can do it again!

A Detailed Explanation of the TCP and Mt. Taylor

Governor Richardson Signs SB379 into Law