Project Types

Introduction to Project Types--including buffer distances applied to project footprints

Project Types

  • 401/404 PERMITS 1 Miles
  • AIR QUALITY 1 Miles
  • ANIMAL DAMAGE 1 Miles
  • BORDER SECURITY ACTIVITIES - Maintenance or continuing use of existing roads, structures, lighting, or activities 1 Miles
    • MAINTENANCE OR CONTINUING OPERATIONS 1 Miles
    • NEW OPERATIONS, ROADS OR STRUCTURES - Any border security activities affecting previously undisturbed areas through construction, travel, lighting, etc. 1 Miles
  • COMMUNICATIONS 1 Miles
    • GENERAL 1 Miles
    • ABOVE-GROUND LINES/CABLES 1 Miles
      • LINE MAINTENANCE OR MINOR RETROFIT 1 Miles
      • NEW LINE OR FACILITIES CONSTRUCTION 1 Miles
    • BURIED LINES/CABLES 1 Miles
      • BURIED LINES, NO OPEN TRENCHES - Construction includes backfilling of trenches leaving no more than 20 feet of open trench at any time. 1 Miles
      • BURIED LINES, TRENCHES OPEN DURING CONSTRUCTION - All projects with trenching that expose >20 feet of open trench at any time during the project. 1 Miles
    • OTHER BUILDINGS/STRUCTURES 1 Miles
    • TOWERS (CELLULAR AND OTHER) 1 Miles
      • CELL TOWERS < 200 FT, NO GUY WIRES, DEVELOPED AREA - Towers constructed on pavement or other disturbed/modified surfaces spanning at least 100 from the base of the tower, and not currently serving as wildlife habitat 200 Feet
      • CELL TOWERS ≥ 200 FT, SUPPORt WIRES AND/OR ON UNDISTURBED GROUND 1 Miles
  • COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANTS 1 Miles
  • CONSERVATION EASEMENT 1 Miles
  • DAM MAINTENANCE 1 Miles
  • DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM 1 Miles
  • DISCHARGE PERMIT/PLAN 1 Miles
  • ENDANGERED SPECIES 1 Miles
  • ENERGY DEVELOPMENT 1 Miles
    • ELECTRIC TRANSMISSION 1 Miles
      • ELECTRIC TRANSMISSION, MAINTENANCE/MINOR RETROFIT - Projects fall completely within the existing footprint (horizontal and vertical) of existing transmission lines or substations. Includes projects with trenching that expose >20 feet of open trench at any time during the project. 1 Miles
      • ELECTRIC TRANSMISSION, NEW LINES OR MAJOR RETROFIT - New transmission or retrofitting existing lines beyond current rights-of-way or tower height. Includes all projects with trenching that exposes >20 feet of open trench at any time during the project. 1 Miles
    • GENERAL 1 Miles
    • GEOTHERMAL 1 Miles
    • OIL AND GAS DEVELOPMENT 1 Miles
    • OIL AND GAS TRANSMISSION (PIPELINE) 1 Miles
      • OIL AND GAS PIPELINES, MAINTENANCE OR EXISTING AREAS, NO OPEN TRENCHES - Pipeline retrofitting or construction within existing transmission corridors. Trenches are backfilled so that no more than 20 feet of open trench is exposed at any time during the project. 1 Miles
      • OIL AND GAS PIPELINES, NEW CONSTRUCTION OR OPENED TRENCHES - Any new construction of pipelines that effects previously-undisturbed areas, or exposes >20 feet of open trench at any time during the project. 1 Miles
    • SOLAR 1 Miles
    • WIND 1 Miles
      • EXISTING WIND ENERGY FACILITY MAINTENANCE 1 Miles
      • FACILITIES CONSTRUCTION OR EXPANSION 1 Miles
  • FENCING 1 Miles
    • FENCING-4-5 STRAND WIRE LIVESTOCK FENCE - Fences consistent with New Mexico Department of Game and Fish's Livestock Wildlife Fence Guidelines 1 Miles
    • FENCING-OTHER - MESH WIRE, WILDLIFE-EXCLUSION FENCING, TALL FENCES, OR ANY OTHER FENCING BESIDES STANDARD 4-5 STRAND WIRE LIVESTOCK FENCE 1 Miles
  • FIRE MANAGEMENT 1 Miles
    • FIRE MANAGEMENT PLANNING 1 Miles
    • FIRE SUPPRESSION ACTIVITIES 1 Miles
    • GENERAL 1 Miles
    • PRESCRIBED BURN 1 Miles
    • SALVAGE 1 Miles
  • FLOOD CONTROL/MITIGATION STRUCTURES 1 Miles
  • FOREST MGMT 1 Miles
    • FUELWOOD, SMALL WOOD PRODUCTS 1 Miles
    • SLASH MANAGEMENT (INCLUDES PILE BURNING) 1 Miles
    • THINNING 1 Miles
    • TIMBER HARVESTING 1 Miles
    • WILDLAND URBAN INTERFACE 1 Miles
  • FOREST VEGETATION MANAGEMENT/RESTORATION - Includes management of forest/watershed condition or restoration that is not driven by generation of a specific forest product but for more general forest health or achieving desired conditions 1 Miles
  • GRAZING 1 Miles
    • GRAZING-NEW AREAS OR LONG-TERM INCREASE IN NUMBERS 1 Miles
    • RENEWAL OR CONTINUED GRAZING-RIPARIAN AND UPLANDS - Proposed livestock grazing that riparian areas not excluded from grazing via fencing or other means as necessary. 1 Miles
    • RENEWAL OR CONTINUED GRAZING-UPLAND AREAS ONLY - Proposed livestock grazing that completely excludes livestock from riparian areas. Assumes that riparian exclusion is achieved via fencing or other means as necessary. 1 Miles
  • HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT 1 Miles
    • BUILDINGS 1 Miles
    • GENERAL 1 Miles
    • UTILITIES MAINTENANCE 1 Miles
  • LAKE/RESERVOIR MANAGEMENT 1 Miles
  • LAND SALE, EXCHANGE 1 Miles
  • MILITARY 1 Miles
    • GENERAL (OPERATIONS, INFRASTURCTURE) 1 Miles
      • MAINTENANCE OR CONTINUING OPERATIONS, INFRASTRUCTURE - Maintenance, construction, or related work that results in no change to specifications of existing structures etc. 1 Miles
      • NEW FACILITIES OR OPERATIONS AREAS 1 Miles
    • INTEGRATED NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PLANS 1 Miles
  • MINING 1 Miles
    • BARROW AND GRAVEL PITS 1 Miles
      • BARROW AND GRAVEL-EXISTING OR SMALL SITES - Total project disturbance is <2 acres, uses only existing roads and rights-of-way, includes revegetation of disturbed areas 1 Miles
      • BARROW AND GRAVEL-NEW/EXPANDED OPERATIONS - Total project disturbance is ≥2 acres, or uses new roads or right-of-way, or lacks plan for reclamation and revegetation 1 Miles
    • BASELINE WILDLIFE SURVEYS 1 Miles
    • CLOSEOUT PLAN 1 Miles
    • CONTAINMENT PONDS AND PITS 1 Miles
    • DRILLING 1 Miles
      • DRILLING-EXPLORATORY OR SMALL SCALE - Total project disturbance is <2 acres, uses only existing roads or right-of-way, and includes plan for reclamation and revegetation 1 Miles
      • DRILLING-NEW/EXPANDED OPERATIONS - Total project disturbance is ≥2 acres, or uses new roads or right-of-way, or lacks plan for reclamation and revegetation 1 Miles
    • EXPLORATION 1 Miles
      • EXPLORATION-CONFINED SITES WITH TEMPORARY DISTURBANCE - Total project disturbance is <2 acres, uses existing roads or rights-of-way, includes plan for reclamation and revegetation of any disturbed areas 1 Miles
      • EXPLORATION-DISPERSED OR PREVIOUSLY UNDISTURBED AREAS - Total project disturbance is <2 acres, or invovles use use of new roads or rights-of-ways, lacks an established plan for reclamation and revegetation of any disturbed areas 1 Miles
    • PERMIT RENEWAL - RENEWAL OR PERMITS WITH NO CHANGES IN SCOPE, TIMING, ETC. OF MINING ACTIVITIES 1 Miles
  • OTHER - Use this project type for any other types of projects 1 Miles
  • PLANNING 1 Miles
    • DRAFT SPECIES RECOVERY PLAN 1 Miles
    • GENERAL 1 Miles
    • LAND/RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 1 Miles
    • NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE PLANNING 1 Miles
    • RAPID ECOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT 1 Miles
  • RECREATION ACTIVITIES, PARKS - Development or maintenance of recreation areas or facilities that could occur on lands managed by a variety of public or private entities 1 Miles
  • RIPARIAN HABITAT MANAGEMENT (INCLUDING EXOTIC SPECIES) 1 Miles
  • RIVER/STREAM MANAGEMENT 1 Miles
  • SEDIMENT/EROSION CONTROL STRUCTURES 1 Miles
  • STORMWATER POLLUTION PREVENTION PLAN 1 Miles
  • TRANSPORTATION 1 Miles
    • AVIATION 1 Miles
    • RAILROAD 1 Miles
    • ROADS AND BRIDGES 1 Miles
      • ROADS AND BRIDGES-MAINTENANCE/MINOR RETROFIT - Proposed project involves no new structures or substantial additions to structures our processes which would impact previously undisturbed ground, vegetation, or stream beds, and includes mitigation measures for any impacts to erosion, sedimentation, stream flow, and bats using bridges or other structures 1 Miles
      • ROADS AND BRIDGES-NEW CONSTRUCTION OR MAJOR EXPANSION/RETROFIT - PROPOSED PROJECT INVOLVES NEW STRUCTURES, FOOTPRINT, RIGHTS-OF-WAY, GROUND OR STREAM BED DISTURBANCE, OR LACKS AN ESTABLISHED 404 PERMIT, STORMWATER POLLUTION PREVENTION PLAN, REVEGETATION PLAN, OR MEASURES AS NECESSARY TO MITIGATE BAT IMPACTS 1 Miles
  • WASTE DISPOSAL- SOLID/HAZARDOUS 1 Miles
    • ESTABLISHING NEW WASTE DISPOSAL SITES 1 Miles
    • OPERATIONS OR PERMITTING AT EXISTING FACILITIES 1 Miles
  • WASTEWATER 1 Miles
    • GENERAL 1 Miles
    • WASTEWATER-SEWER LINES 1 Miles
      • SEWER LINES-MAINTENANCE OR REPLACEMENT, NO OPEN TRENCHES - Sewer retrofitting or construction within existing pipeline corridors or rights-of-way. Trenches are backfilled so that no more than 20 feet of open trench is exposed at any time during the project. 1 Miles
      • SEWER LINES-NEW CONSTRUCTION OR OPENED TRENCHES - Any new construction of pipelines that effects previously-undisturbed areas, or exposes >20 feet of open trench at any time during the project. 1 Miles
    • WASTEWATER-TREATMENT 1 Miles
      • DEVELOPMENT OF NEW TREATMENT PLANTS 1 Miles
      • OPERATIONS OR MAINTENANCE OF EXISTING FACILITIES 1 Miles
  • WATER MANAGEMENT 1 Miles
    • DIVERSIONS, IRRIGATION 1 Miles
    • GENERAL 1 Miles
    • GROUNDWATER (QUALITY, PUMPING, WELLS) 1 Miles
    • WATER DELIVERY (PIPELINES, WATER LINES) 1 Miles
      • WATER LINES-MAINTENANCE OR REPLACEMENT, NO OPEN TRENCHES - Sewer retrofitting or construction within existing pipeline corridors or rights-of-way. Trenches are backfilled so that no more than 20 feet of open trench is exposed at any time during the project. 1 Miles
      • WATER LINES-NEW CONSTRUCTION OR OPENED TRENCHES - Any new construction of pipelines that effects previously-undisturbed areas, or exposes >20 feet of open trench at any time during the project. 1 Miles
    • WATER STORAGE/SUPPLY 1 Miles
  • WATER QUALITY 1 Miles
  • WEED AND INVASIVE PLANT CONTROL 1 Miles
  • WETLANDS, SPRINGS, CIENEGAS 1 Miles
  • WILD HORSES AND BURROS 1 Miles
  • WILDERNESS 1 Miles
  • WILDLIFE AND FISH CONSERVATION/MANAGEMENT 1 Miles
  • WILDLIFE AND FISH HABITAT IMPROVEMENT 1 Miles