The Socorro Field Office Resource Management Plan (RMP) and is now available. The accompanying signed Record of Decision (ROD) approves the Socorro RMP. The Approved RMP is the Proposed Alternative in the Proposed Socorro RMP with minor decision modifications. It was prepared by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in consultation with federal and state agencies, taking into account public comments received during the planning effort. The plan provides guidance for managing approximately 1.5 million surface acres and 6 million acres of Federal mineral estate in Socorro and Catron Counties.
The RMP was prepared under the regulations implementing the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 and the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969. It contains new decisions and management actions for special designations such as Areas of Critical Environmental Concern, off-highway vehicle (OHV) use and designations, land tenure, visual resource management, minerals and renewable energy development, and avoidance and exclusion areas for rights-of-way. The Approved RMP replaces the 1989 Socorro RMP.