Amigos Bravos actively monitors planning and project related environmental review processes on public lands in New Mexico. We are currently engaged in Forest Planning on the Carson and Santa Fe National Forests where we are advocating for strong water quality provisions that protect watershed health, and promote resiliency and adaptation. As part of the forest planning process, we are also advocating to maintain and expand Wild and Scenic River protections and fighting proposals to drastically reduce Wild and Scenic Rivers Act protections for many streams on the Carson National Forest.
On November 1st, Amigos Bravos submitted a formal objection to the Carson National Forest Plan. The objection focused on three areas of concern with the Carson’s final plan including the removal of wild and scenic protections from 62 streams; inaccurate language about Outstanding Waters protections; and unnecessarily narrow language related to water quality standards. Click Here to Read our Formal Objection>
Amigos Bravos is also actively engaged in tracking and commenting on other National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) reviews for numerous projects on public lands ranging from transmission lines to thinning projects.
As part of our engagement in the forest planning process, Amigos Bravos has also been working to build public support for Wetland Jewel Management Areas for both Forests and a Valle Vidal Management Area for the Carson National Forest. Read More >