photo of Wild Rivers Recreation Site


Rio Chama Weekly Flow Forecast

Update 5-23-2016:

Flows will be going up and down next week to aid in restoring/maintaining the ecosystem on the Rio Chama between El Vado and Abiquiu. 

The schedule of releases will be as follows:

  • May 23 - Mon - 2000 cfs
  • May 24 - Tue - 3000 cfs
  • May 25 - Wed - 4000 cfs
  • May 26 - Thu - 1000 cfs
  • May 27 - Fri - 2500 cfs
  • May 28 - Sat 2500 cfs
  • Will continue at 2500 for two weeks

Watch www.usgs.gov Rio Chama below El Vado to get real time updates.

Boating the Rio Chama - 2016

Rio Chama Wild and Scenic River


In the Spotlight

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

Press Release

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 ekduran@blm.gov. 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 bhigdon@blm.gov.

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.


Planning / NEPA


map highlighting Taos Field Office

Rio Grande del Norte National Monument

 

Recreation Sites

 

Río Grande del Norte National Monument

 
-Recreation Opportunities
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Wild Rivers Recreation Area

 - Rinconada Loop Trail
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Wild Rivers Backcountry Byway

-Orilla Verde Recreation Area
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Río Grande Wild and Scenic River

-Red River Wild and Scenic River
-Taos Valley Overlook Trails
 Río Chama Wild and Scenic River
 Santa Cruz Lake
 

Sabinoso Wilderness

 La Cieneguilla Petroglyphs
 Posi-Ouinge
 Diablo Canyon Recreation Area
 Horsethief Mesa Trail
 Nambe Badlands Trail

Contact

Taos Field Office
Bureau of Land Management
226 Cruz Alta Road
Taos, NM  87571-5983

(575) 758-8851
(575) 758-1620 FAX

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