The New Mexico BLM’s cultural resources management program is designed as a comprehensive system for identifying, planning the appropriate use of, and managing cultural resources on the public lands in New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas. Read more about the Program Objectives.
The cultural resources management program has two basic driving forces. First, the program carries out proactive activities related to the protection, research, and interpretation of the resources. Activities such as stabilization, non-project inventories, sponsored field schools, Project Archeology, museum displays, and publications fall into this field.
Second, the program provides support to other activities so that the management and development of public lands can proceed in accordance with the National Historic Preservation Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, E.O. 13007(Sacred Sites), and other legal requirements.