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Cedro Landscape Restoration Project

Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 13, 2016 - The Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Cedro Landscape Restoration project has been published and is ready for public review. The project area is located on Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands’ Sandia Ranger District. It is designed to restore the ecosystem to desired conditions. High tree density and severe competition have created conditions that compromise forest health, wildlife habitat, and scenic quality; these conditions also increase the likelihood of high-intensity wildfires.

Specifically, land managers are proposing lower tree densities and an uneven age structure.  The proposed treatments would include a combination of mechanical (mastication or harvesting equipment) and hand thinning, prescribed fire, trail re-route and decommission of non-system trails, and invasive plant treatments.


The proposed analysis area is approximately 18,800 acres in size.  The proposed invasive plant treatments and trail work would occur within the entire analysis area. The vegetation restoration treatments and scenery management would occur on 13,100 acres within the analysis area.


An additional 30-day comment period will begin on April 15.  You can view a copy of the EA and all other documents related to this project by visiting Please be certain to use the link that is provided to share your comments.  Hard copies of the EA will be available at the Sandia Ranger District Office, located at 11776 Highway 337 in Tijeras, NM. 


If you have questions about the Cedro Landscape Restoration Project, please contact Aaron Johnson at 505-281-3304 x116, or  For more information about Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands, please visit or follow the conversation at


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