In the Spotlight
BLM Seeks Input on a Land Donation to Sabinoso Wilderness
The BLM proposes to acquire the 4,080-acre Rimrock Rose Ranch from The Wilderness Land Trust. The property is adjacent to Sabinoso Wilderness in San Miguel County, New Mexico. The majority of the Ranch would be donated to the BLM for inclusions within the designated Wilderness under the provisions of the Wilderness Act of 1968. Acceptance of the donation would provide public access to Sabinoso Wilderness for the first time.
Click here for more information on the proposed acquisition and the opportunity to provide comments.
Inventory of lands with wilderness characteristics conducted for Río Grande del Norte National Monument
The BLM is asking the public for help in completing its inventory of lands with wilderness characteristics within the Río Grande del Norte National Monument. To facilitate public input, workshops are scheduled to be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the following locations:
- Wednesday, October 14 at Kit Carson Electric Coop Boardroom, 118 Cruz Alta Road, Taos
- Thursday, October 15 at the Village Hall Council Chambers, 2500 NM 522, Questa
Click here for more information on this inventory, including preliminary findings.
The BLM is Accepting Comments on a San Pedro Wildland Urban Interface Treatment Project
The BLM is accepting comments on an environmental assessment prepared to evaluate the San Pedro Wildland Urban Interface Treatment Project. The Taos Field Office proposes to take actions to restore native vegetation within the San Pedro Mountains area of Santa Fe County, New Mexico, using wildfire (when natural starts might occur), prescribed fire, and mechanical treatment to be implemented on public lands in phases. The proposed project also includes an abandoned mine remediation component to provide safe working conditions in which to implement the treatments. Comments can be mailed to the Bureau of Land Management, Attention: Elyssa Duran, at 226 Cruz Alta Road, Taos, New Mexico 87571 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The comment period has been extended to October 10, 2015.
The BLM is Accepting Comments on a Proposal to Reauthorize the Caja del Rio Basalt Crushing and Sale Operation
The BLM is accepting comments on an environmental assessment prepared to evaluate the proposal to reauthorize the Caja del Rio Basalt Crushing and Sale Operation. The Taos Field Office proposes to reauthorize a contract with Santa Fe Solid Waste Management to crush and sell Federal mineral material at the Caja del Rio Landfill in Santa Fe County, New Mexico. The Taos Field Office is asking that comments be received by September 28, 2015. Comments can be mailed to the Bureau of Land Management, Attention: Brad Higdon, at 226 Cruz Alta Road, Taos, New Mexico 87571 or emailed to email@example.com.
Special Recreation Permits for Non-motorized Competitive Events in the Río Grande del Norte National Monument
The BLM has approved the issuance of up to three Special Recreation Permits for non-motorized competitive events within developed recreation areas of the Río Grande del Norte National Monument. The BLM appreciates the input provided by the public during the preparation of the environmental assessment, which contributed to a thorough analysis of the potential impacts, and a well-informed decision.
Access to Santa Cruz North Lake Facilities to be Restricted
Management Planning for Río Grande del Norte National Monument
The BLM is preparing a management plan for the Río Grande del Norte National Monument which will amend the current land use plan through the preparation of an environmental assessment.