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New Mexico

Forest Service

Carson

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

Cibola

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

Gila National Forest Releases Travel Management Draft EIS
GILA NATIONAL FOREST RELEASES PROPOSED ACTION FOR TRAVEL MANAGEMENT

Lincoln

LINCOLN NATIONAL FOREST RELEASES TRAVEL MANAGEMENT DECISION

Santa Fe

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

BLM

Carlsbad

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

Farmington

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

Last Updated: October 6, 2010

The Taos Field Office has released their Draft Taos Resource Management Plan (RMP) for public review and comment.

The Draft RMP considers and evaluates a range of management options for approximately 595,100 acres of BLM-managed public lands in Colfax, Harding, Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, Santa Fe, Taos, and Union Counties.

The draft plan addresses the primary issues of public interest within the planning area, including visual resource management, rights-of-way, mineral development, off-highway vehicles use, renewable energy, and special area designations. When complete, the plan will revise the current land use plan, prepared over 20 years ago, to reflect current policies and apply new management strategies for these and other resources and opportunities.

The BLM is considering four alternatives in the draft plan including one identified as its preferred alternative. The four alternatives provide a range of management options, from an emphasis on resource use and development to one of conservation and protection.

The preferred alternative dramatically decreases the amount of land ‘open’ for OHV use from over 64,000 acres to only 380 acres. The preferred alternative closes almost 55,000 additional acres and limits OHV use to only ‘designated routes’ on over 500,000 acres. The draft plan also requires the BLM to designate routes within five years.

The Draft RMP is available for review at:

http://www.blm.gov/nm/st/en/fo/Taos_Field_Office/taos_rmpr.html

Compact disks containing the Draft Taos Resource Management Plan and EIS are also available at the Taos Field Office at 226 Cruz Alta Road in Taos and BLM’s New Mexico State Office at 301 Dinosaur Trail in Santa Fe. A limited number of hard copies are also available upon request.

Comments on the draft plan will be accepted through September 8, 2010, and may be submitted via email:

NM_TAFO_Comments@blm.gov or by mail to:

Taos Field Office, Attention: Brad Higdon, 226 Cruz Alta Rd., Taos, NM 87571.

NMOHVA is studying the Draft RMP and will be providing additional updates when we have had the chance to read and digest the document.

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

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

Proposed Wilderness

Trackways

Proposed Trackways National Monument

NM State Legislation

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!
NM ANTI-OHV BILL PROPOSED
State Agencies Release OHV Report

National

Forest Service

BLM

Forest Service

Other

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
NMOHVA AWARDED GRANT FOR $450,000 PROJECT AT CEDRO PEAK
STOP the Land Grab on Mt. Taylor
Governor Richardson Signs SB379 into Law