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- 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)
- 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:
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.
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