Santa Fe National Forest Seeks Comments On Draft EA For Camp May Water Pipeline Project

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The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) is seeking comments on a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) that analyzes the Camp May Water Pipeline Project. The project has been proposed by Los Alamos County as a crucial infrastructure project for the health, safety and economic well-being of this community. Most of the project will occur on lands managed by the Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF); therefore it requires the development of an environmental assessment (EA) to disclose impacts to the human environment on federal lands in the project area.

The draft EA analyzes one action alternative: the Proposed Action. Additional public input at this time will help guide the decision-making process for this project. Specifically, the EA evaluates the recreational and safety benefits against the identified resource impacts the project may create. A project decision will be made after considering information contained within the analysis, public comments, and staff recommendations.

In order to comply with current federal directives and New Mexico public health orders to contain the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the SFNF is hosting an ongoing virtual “public meeting” at


This interactive story map allows visitors to review project information and anticipated environmental effects, ask questions, and submit comments electronically.

You can find further directions for how to comment as well as find the draft EA on the project’s page within the SFNF website at:

Thank you for your interest and participation in this important project. To obtain additional information about the Camp May Water Pipeline Project, please contact Jonathan Hayden, project leader, at or 505-438-5385.