Cibola Forest Plan Revision Public Meeting
Location: Albuquerque Open Space Visitor Center - Kiva Meeting Room
6500 Coors Blvd. NW, Albuquerque, NM
- 5:00 PM –Meet and Greet
- 5:15 PM – Mini-presentation on the forestry revision process
- 6:00 PM - Public Meeting for all interested parties
505-346-3894 or 505-944-6962
U.S. Forest Service
Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands
2113 Osuna Road NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113
Cibola Forest Plan Revision Public Meeting Schedule
Albuquerque, NM, July 15, 2015—For Immediate Release. The Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands began the process of revising the 1985 Cibola Forest Plan in November 2012.
As part of the revision process, the Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands has engaged with nearly 30 cooperating agencies to collaborate on developing land management plan direction that will guide future management of the Cibola. These cooperating agencies have formed landscape teams organized around the four mountain ranger districts of the Cibola (Mt. Taylor, Magdalena, Mountainair and Sandia Ranger Districts). Representatives from tribes, land grants, local and state government, and other federal agencies have been meeting together and designing a process for engaging diverse interests of the public in the revision of the Cibola Forest Plan.
The Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands and the four mountain district’s landscape groups will be holding open houses on the vision and desired conditions, management areas, and Phase 2 of the process for identifying and evaluating areas potentially suitable for wilderness consideration for the Forest Plan. “The vision and desired conditions are the backbone of a forest plan and direct the future of the Cibola, and it is important that everyone has input as either a user of the Cibola or someone interested in its long-term management,” said Forest Supervisor Elaine Kohrman. These public meetings will assist the Cibola in developing a draft forest plan with alternatives for further public review this fall.
A schedule of public meetings with locations is listed on the website below. Documents and will be available Friday, July 17 on the website, and hard copies will be presented during the meetings. Updates on Cibola Forest Plan Revision activities, meetings and upcoming field trips, and documents can be found at: