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New Mexico

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

Last Updated: January 24, 2010

NMOHVA proudly announces we have been awarded a Recreational Trails Program (RTP) grant for the motorized trail system at Cedro Peak in the Sandia Ranger District (Cibola National Forest). The RTP grant is for $322,392.00. An additional $126,120.00 in matching funding and the value of volunteer labor from NMOHVA and its grant partners brings the total estimated project to $448,512.00. The project ensures a full implementation of the Travel Management Rule (TMR) decision and the accompanying route designation for motorized recreation at Cedro Peak. This successful grant application is just the most recent step in NMOHVA's work to save the Cedro Peak trails. We have already invested two years of hard work during the Travel Management planning process. This included participating in a formal collaboration process with non-motorized recreationists, field trips, attending many public meetings, submitting Scoping comments and comments on the draft Environmental Assessment.

Project work includes new trail segments, trail rehabilitation work, vehicle width limiters which control entry to trails, erosion control work, signing, and public information. The project partners will install signs, barriers, trailhead improvements, and all infrastructure elements required to fully implement the TMR decision in the Cedro Peak area.

NMOHVA's partners on the project include the Sandia Ranger District, the New Mexico 4 Wheelers, the Blackfeather Trail Preservation Alliance, and R&S Powersports. NMOHVA is further ensuring the success of this ambitious undertaking by utilizing the recreation planning professionals of Pan Pacific Services to mange the project.

The 19,240 acre Cedro Peak area has designated trails for motorcycle, ATV, and full-size 4WD. These are the only National Forest motorized trails within an hour of Albuquerque. Go to to download the official trail map for Cedro Peak.

The project will implement the first Travel Management decision in a national forest in New Mexico. This means that for the first time, the trails at Cedro Peak will be officially acknowledged, managed and signed as OHV trails. For the first time, the non-motorized users will be informed by maps, the forest's website, brochures, signs and kiosks that OHVs are legal on the Cedro Peak trails. The Cedro Peak trails are also used by mountain bikers, horse riders and hikers. We all have the right to use the trails, and we all have to share them. Information kiosks in the parking areas and accurate signage will educate the public about trail etiquette and sharing these high value multiple-use trails.

Grant Notice from New Mexico State Parks

STOP the Land Grab on Mt. Taylor
Governor Richardson Signs SB379 into Law