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The City and the War Machine: Crosshairs on People and Public Lands. ... In the 1990s, a battle raged over military use of the Owyhee Canyonlands of Idaho, Oregon and Nevada. The aggressor was the state of Idaho under Gov. Cecil Andrus, fronting for the Air Force. Cece, who had been Interior Secretary under Jimmy Carter, was hell bent on a new Bombing Range amid some of the most remote country in the lower 48 states. Counter Punch

Bear Mountain Cibola blogspot

Feb 29, 2015 - Kirtland special ops training in county continues

Aug 14, 2014 -
Opposed to Army taking land

May 29, 2014 -
Airforce Conducts Training Tour (Chieftain)

October, 216 2014 Military study looks at area needs  

June 2010 - Magdalena Ranger District Travel management analysys process

June 2014 - Kirkland exercises press release

March 5, 2014 - Media tour of Cibola exercise sites  

Aug 14, 2014 - Opposed to taking land (Chieftain letter)  

Oct 16, 2014 - Military study looks at areas needs (Chieftain)    



June 20, 2017 -
Defending New Mexico’s Public Lands.
ProgressNow NM

June 19, 2017 -
Stealth Logging in the National Forests.
Counter Punch

May 2017 - News and documents Re: BLM Planning Documents 2.0 -

President Trump Signs Resolution to Repeal BLM Planning 2.0... On March 27th, Trump signed a congressional resolution directing the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to repeal their Planning 2.0 Rule. BLM Planning 2.0 was a broad scale land conservation plan designed to keep industries that use our public rangelands in check. It was implemented by the BLM in 2016 as part of an effort to improve their management of our nation’s public lands and the way Resource Management Plans (RMPs) are managed and updated. CANA Foundation  

Planning 2.0 Fact Sheet
Planning 2.0 Rules
Planning 2.0 – Response to Comments

Sept 8, 2016 -
In 20 Short Years, We’ve Wiped Out 10 Percent Of Earth’s Wilderness


2014-2017 - NM Wildlife plan  
Summary version

July 2016 - Preliminary Draft Land and Resource 4
Management Plan (196 pages)

Forest Plan Revision FAQs

1985 Cibola Forest Plan  
1991 Cibola Forest Map

Cibola Forestry Websitet
Cibola Forest Plan documents website

Cibola National Forest Mountain Ranger Districts
Wilderness Character Evaluation Criteria Matrix (Wilderness Evaluation Forms 307 pages)

Maps - Magdalena District:

Alternative Map A  
Alternative Map B  
Alternative Map C  
Alternative Map D  
Alternative Map E  

Magdalena Scenery management System  
(Scenic integrity levels)

Magdalena area Eligaible wild river:
West Red Canyon River  

The Republican platform committee met this week to draft the document that defines the party’s official principles and policies. .... (there is) an amendment calling for the indiscriminate and immediate disposal of national public lands. Rest or the story here

Cibola and Grasslands general map

Cibola Nat'l Forest Anatomy of and contents of the forest plan (2015)  

August 2015 - MAPS

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Phase 2 Inventory Results for Lands that may be suitable for Wilderness: Magdalena, Bear and Magdalena Ranger Dist. (2015)   

Overview map, roughly centered on Hwy 60

Suitable areas for Wilderness (2015) 





County emergency alerts sign-up  
Gila National Forest

Carson National Monumnet
Forest Service
Cibola Forest

State engineer website:



September 13, 2016 -
Scientific Study Warns of "Catastrophic Declines" in Earth's Wilderness