Socorro Field Office Resource Management Plan and Record of Decision

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.


Socorro Field Office Resource Management Plan Cover

Socorro Field Office Resource Management Plan

Record of Decision for the Resource Management Plan

Socorro Proposed RMP and FEIS (16MB)

Appendices A-I (8MB)

Appendices J-O (32MB)

Maps (37MB)

Map 2-5 (revised)
On December 9, 2008, Map 2-5 was replaced to correct a technical error that was discovered after publication of the Proposed RMP/Final EIS. If you downloaded the map before that time, please note there is a replacement map posted on this website.  Some lands managed by the BLM were not shown as being associated with a limited OHV designation. This map error has been corrected to be consistent with the direction provided in the narrative in the Proposed RMP/Final EIS  at pages 2-37 and 2-38 and elsewhere in the document.

Plan Maintenance (08/15/2011)

Plan Maintenance (06/14/2011)