Access Issues — Archives
- Carson National Forest Released Travel Management Environmental Assessment for 'West-side' Districts
- Cibola National Forest Releases Long-Awaited Mount Taylor Travel Management Environmental Assessment
- Mt Taylor Ranger District (Cibola National Forest) Releases Proposed Action for Managing Motorized Travel
- Mount Taylor Ranger District Travel Management Rule Starting Point Maps Available and Two More Public Meetings
- Comment Period Extended for Travel Planing for the Glade Run Recreation Area (aka Chokecherry Canyon)
- Socorro Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement Finally Released!
Last Updated: January 29, 2009
The Socorro Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Proposed Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze and update the 1989 Socorro Resource Management Plan (RMP). The purpose of the Proposed RMP is to provide a comprehensive framework for BLM’s management of public land in Socorro and Catron Counties, New Mexico. Public land in the two counties includes approximately 1.5 million surface acres and 6 million acres of Federal mineral estate.
A 30-day protest period ends on January 4th. For additional information on filing a protest, please refer to the Dear Reader letter in the Proposed Resource Management Plan/Final Environmental Impact Statement.
The RMP/EIS "Proposed Alternative" (Alternative B) includes the creation of the 7,647 acre Gordy's Hill Special Recreation Management Area (SRMA). It also includes prescriptions to complete a Recreation Area Management Plan within five years of Plan adoption with the Gordy's Hill SRMA having the top priority.
NM State Legislation
- They Are At It Again! Congress Trying to Ram Through a 2010 Omnibus Lands Bill that AFFECTS NEW MEXICO OHV Access