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New Mexico

Forest Service


More Wilderness on the Carson National Forest?
Carson National Forest Starts SCOPING for Forest Plan Revision
NMOHVA Has Appealed the Questa Ranger District Travel Management Decision
Questa Ranger District Travel Management Environmental Assessment Released for Comment
NMOHVA and Town of Red River Co-Sign Travel Management Comments
Carson National Forest Released Travel Management Environmental Assessment for 'West-side' Districts
Carson National Forest Releases Draft EA for Jicarilla District for 30 Day Comment Period
Carson National Forest to Provide Full Travel Management EA's for Public Comment
Carson National Forest Releases Proposed Action for Travel Management for Questa District
Carson National Forest Releases Proposed Action for Travel Management on Four Districts


Get Involved - Next Step in the Cibola National Forest "Forest Plan Revision"
Draft Decision for Magdalena Travel Management Released
Cibola National Forest Starts SCOPING for Forest Plan Revision
Public Comment Period Starts for the Magdalena Ranger District Travel Management
Cibola National Forest Releases Revised Mountainair District Travel Management EA
NMOHVA Wins Appeal!
Cibola National Forest Releases Long-Awaited Mount Taylor Travel Management Environmental Assessment
Forest Service Proposes to Close 500 Miles of Roads in Magdalena Ranger District
Forest Service Proposes to Close 83% of Roads in Manzano & Gallinas Mountains
Cibola Annouces Start of Magdalena District Travel Management Planning
Mountainair Ranger District Travel Management Proposed Action Now Available
Mt Taylor Ranger District (Cibola National Forest) Releases Proposed Action for Managing Motorized Travel
Sandia DistrictTravel Management Decision Notice is Released!
Press Release 0801 - NMOHVA Reacts to Sandia Ranger District Travel Management Decision Notice
Cibola NF Mt Taylor District has posted 'Starting Point' maps
Mount Taylor Ranger District Travel Management Rule Starting Point Maps Available and Two More Public Meetings
Mt. Taylor Ranger District Kicking Off Collaborative Process on Travel Management Rule


Gila National Forest Announces Community Meetings for Assessment Process
NMOHVA Files Appeal on Gila Travel Management Decision
Gila National Forest Announces Travel Management Decision
Gila National Forest Releases Travel Management Draft EIS



Santa Fe

Santa Fe National Forest Announces Dates for "Assessment Meetings"
NMOHVA Board Votes to Appeal Federal Court's Decision
Judge Rules Against NMOHVA
Santa Fe National Forests Forest Plan Revision Meetings
Lawsuit Schedule Resumes - Court of Appeals Grants Intervener Status to Greens
Judge DENIES Intervener Status to "Big Green" in the NMOHVA Lawsuit
NMOHVA Files Opening Brief on Historic Travel Management Lawsuit
NMOHVA Wins Struggle Over Lawsuit Documents
NMOHVA on the Radio - Listen to a Recording of the Broadcast
Lawsuit Update 4/17/13
NMOHVA Files Lawsuit Against Santa Fe National Forest Travel Management Decision
Jemez Springs and Acequia Coalition Join NMOHVA Appeal against Forest Closures
SFNF Decision Closes 70% of Existing Roads and Trails
All Quiet…..But Far From Over
Forest Service Proposes to Close Over Half of Santa Fe National Forest Roads
NMOHVA Responds to NM EMNRD's SJM40 Survey
Albuquerque Journal Prints NMOHVA Responses
Santa Fe National Forest Travel Management Plan Scoping has Ended! Now What?
Santa Fe National Forest FINALLY Provides Documents Under FOIA



Carlsbad BLM Starts Revision of Resource Management Plan with Public Scoping Period


Successful Protest Against Taos BLM Closures & Land Swap
NMOHVA Protests Taos BLM's Land Deal with Local Pueblo
Comment Period Extended for Travel Planing for the Glade Run Recreation Area (aka Chokecherry Canyon)
Preserve OHV USE in the Glade Run Recreation Area (aka Chokecherry Canyon) at Farmington
Taos BLM Releases their Draft Resource Management Plan for YOUR Review and Comment

Las Cruces

NMOHVA Brings NEPA Comments Seminar to Southern NM's Farm and Ag Organizations
Las Cruces BLM Undertakes 'Prehistoric Trackways National Momument' Plan
Blue Ribbon Magazine Highlights Innovative Land Use Bill Introduction

Rio Puerco

Rio Puerco (Albuquerque) Resource Management Plan Revision


Socorro Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement Finally Released!

Proposed Wilderness


Proposed Trackways National Monument

NM State Legislation

Help NMOHVA Stop the Legislative Thievery!
NM Association of Counties Oppose Forest Service Travel Management
Wrap-Up: The 2009 Legislative Session is History
SB 379 Status: A Different Committee and Another List of Senators to Call
OHV Regulation Bill (SB379) Introduced TODAY!

Last Updated: January 29, 2009

Wednesday, January 7th, the SJM40 report was released by the New Mexico Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department. It is exactly what we expected. It is an extremely biased and blatant attempt to paint OHV use in New Mexico in the worst possible light. It includes a long list of Recommendations for anti-OHV legislation in the upcoming session. Some of the worst items it proposes are:

1) A speed limit of 10 mph for all ATV and dirt bikes on all trails.

2) No one under age 16 allowed to operate any dirt bike or ATV.

3) Requiring a special Driver's License for operating dirt bikes and ATVs. Like a regular driver's license, this would require a written test and driving test.

There are dozens of others. It should be clear to everyone that we need to work hard to keep these from becoming law in New Mexico.

State Senator Phil Griego made it very clear in the meeting in Santa Fe on Wednesday that THERE WILL BE OHV LEGISLATION introduced in the session that starts January 20th. There is no specific legislation proposed yet. Senator Griego is not yet sure what will be included but promised legislation will be coming.

NMOHVA is working hard to influence the proposed legislation and will keep everyone informed of what is happening. You can read how NMOHVA is responding to the proposed legislation by reading “NMOHVA’s Input to Proposed Legislation” at the below.

In the meantime, here is what YOU CAN DO to protect riding in New Mexico:

1) FORWARD THIS MESSAGE to all of of your riding buddies and 2) Make sure that they read it and then SIGN UP FOR NMOHVA's FREE EMAIL by clicking the “FREE EMAIL LIST” button on the NMOHVA home page. 3) Post this message to any web groups you belong to and where you post messages. HELP US GET THE WORD OUT!

That is it. It is really simple. We are not asking people to join NMOHVA, donate money, or even call their State Senators and State Representatives (just yet). What we are doing is creating the ability to reach as many New Mexico OHV users as we can, as quickly as we can. Twenty-five percent of New Mexicans have OHV's. We probably know most of them.

NMOHVA's Legislative Updates will keep everyone up to date on what is happening and what they can do specifically to stop any anti-OHV law. This year's bill will be aimed squarely at the motorcyclists and ATV riders. If they are successful in choking off ATV and motorcycle use, you can that bet 4WD's and snowmobiles will be the next target. Mountain bikers should be looking over their shoulders because they will be in the sights next. Why wouldn't the Senators add a 10 mph speed limit and licenses for them, too?

So, again, please forward this email to all of your riding partners, family, and friends. Then follow up with them to make sure that they have signed up for NMOHVA's Free Email Updates.

Together, we can keep New Mexico the place we love to live and love to ride.

NMOHVA Input to Proposed OHV Legislation

State Agencies Release OHV Report


Forest Service

Southwestwestern Colorado Single-Track Threatened


Forest Service


The End of Southern?
NMOHVA Appeal Rejected by Forest Service
They Are At It Again! Congress Trying to Ram Through a 2010 Omnibus Lands Bill that AFFECTS NEW MEXICO OHV Access
NMOHVA Files Appeals on Travel Management Plans
STOP the Land Grab on Mt. Taylor
Governor Richardson Signs SB379 into Law