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2019 Activity Report Explorer

Rio Grande Valley Broadband • Entered by Susan Ostlie on December 13, 2019

Sandia Collaborative monthly meeting

October 15, 2019

Participants and Hours

Pre Planning hours 4
Post Admin hours 1
Activity Hours 5
Participants 2
Total Hours 15

Key Issue: Landscape-level Planning
Activity Type: Other Administration (reporting, emails, calls, planning)
Key Partners: Audubon, SWCDs, Acequia Assn, Land Grant Assns, Trails group, Mt. Biking Assn, Sierra club, NMWA
Landscape/area: Cibola National Forest (1616435 acres)

Short Description of Activity

This was the monthly collaborative meeting at which the stakeholders and members of the collaborative council will discuss and agree upon a final draft of comments for the final forest plan and final EIS. Council members are the only voting members; the voting will be done online. Consensus is required.


It was the end of a long educational process, involving several field trips, many meetings and phone calls, and time spent composing and responding to drafts of others’ comments. Unfortunately, the agreed upon recommended wilderness component did not make it past the vote because of the misconceptions of Land Grant members.