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New Mexico

Forest Service

Carson

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

Cibola

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

Gila National Forest Announces Travel Management Decision
Gila National Forest Releases Travel Management Draft EIS
GILA NATIONAL FOREST RELEASES PROPOSED ACTION FOR TRAVEL MANAGEMENT

Lincoln

LINCOLN NATIONAL FOREST RELEASES TRAVEL MANAGEMENT DECISION

Santa Fe

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

BLM

Carlsbad

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

Farmington

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

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

Proposed Wilderness

Trackways

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!
NM ANTI-OHV BILL PROPOSED
State Agencies Release OHV Report

National

Forest Service

BLM

Forest Service

Other

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: December 8, 2010

NMOHVA has filed two appeals on recent Forest Service decisions for Travel Management. The first appeal formally challenges the Decision Notice and 'Finding of No Significant Impact' (FONSI) for the Jicarilla Ranger District of the Carson National Forest. Our appeal argues that the Environmental Assessment the Forest completed for Travel Management on the District did not include a range of alternatives as required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The appeal means the Carson's decision must be reviewed at the next higher level (Region 3) of the Forest Service organization.

The second appeal was filed against the recent Decision Notice and FONSI issued by the Mountainair Ranger District of the Cibola National Forest. NMOHVA's appeal states the Forest's decision violated federal law on many NEPA requirements. This appeal will also be reviewed at the Region 3 level.

"We want the National Forests to follow all the NEPA rules for their Environmental Assessments," said Mark Werkmeister, NMOHVA Board member, "The rules are there for a reason. NEPA was written to make sure that the Forest applies logic and science to their decision. They can't lock us out just because they feel like it."

This has been a long, long process. The Travel Management planning started FIVE years ago! NMOHVA has been there at every step to keep you informed and to defend motorized recreation on National Forest-managed land in New Mexico. If these appeals are decided against us, we will be at our last option: filing lawsuits against the National Forests. We've always known there was a strong chance we'd have to oppose the Forest Service in court. NMOHVA's Access Defense Fund was created for just this purpose. Now is the time we need your on-going commitment and generous donations. You can donate to the Access Defense Fund on this website using Paypal. You can also send a check to our business address at:

NMOHVA

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Albuquerque, NM 87123

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