114 Acres forested land in Northern New Mexico

by Kathy Collins
Forming Communities
Jemez Mountains, New Mexico

The following is just an initial idea.  The community guidelines would be determined by the founders. Interested in setting up a small community of around 20 people interested in co-housing with 1 acre per person plus a community building and community garden.  Need people willing to help pay for the land.  Most of the land would be reserved for forest management and restoration.  I have a Master of Science in Environmental Policy and Management and am looking for other people interested in forest management along with a small ecovillage/co-housing community.  The parcel is currently only allowed one house, but we can go before the county to get a variance.  I understand that they are open to the idea.   The Forest Service is interested in the property, as well, so we’d have to be fairly quick to get it.

Surrounded by National Forest on 3 sides is this 114 Acres tract of land inundated tall Ponderosa Pines trees, tall Piñon trees, Oak trees, with coop water, (possibly your own well, still checking up on that), electricity.  The tract runs from flat to moderate to steep, an elevation from 7200 ft to 8200 ft.  Even have some red sandstone cliffs on it.  There are fantastic views.  This tract is located 2.1 miles  North of Soda Dam then 1 mile off a county maintained road.  Resident deer are all over this tract and a lot more deer during the Winter.  There are also some elk that Winter there also.   There are not a lot of large tracts left in the Jemez especially tracts that are have year around accessibility.  The following GPS Coordinates will take you to the middle of the southeastern portion of the property, (or very lower portion),  35°49’5.57″N    106°40’37.94″W.  The southeastern portion is the most accessible portion of the property.   It will take a little work to access the upper part but the upper part is the most exciting of the whole tract.


$400,000 with owner financing.