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Release Date: 08/21/13
Contacts: Glen Garnand, 575-627-0209    

Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area Resource Management Plan Amendment Open for 30-Day Protest Period

Roswell, NM – The Bureau of Land Management Roswell Field Office is announcing that the Proposed Fort Stanton-Snowy River National Conservation Resource Management Plan Amendment/Environmental Assessment (Proposed RMP Amendment/EA) is open for a 30-day protest period, beginning August 23, 2013.
Any person who participated in the planning process for this Proposed RMP Amendment/EA, and has an interest which is or may be adversely affected, may protest. The Proposed RMP Amendment/EA is available electronically at: A paper copy is also available at the Roswell Field Office: 2902 West 2nd Street, Roswell, NM 88201.
Emailed protests will not be accepted as valid protests unless the protesting party also provides the original letter by either regular mail or overnight delivery postmarked by the close of the protest period. All protests must be in writing and mailed to one of the following addresses:
REGULAR MAIL:                                   OVERNIGHT MAIL:                                                      
Director (210)                                      Director (210)                                                              
Attention: Brenda Williams                  Attention: Brenda Williams                        
P.O. Box 71383                                   20 M Street SE., Room 2134LM                        
Washington, DC  20024-1383            Washington, DC  20003                        
All protests must be postmarked on or before September 22, 2013, and must contain the following information:
     The name, mailing address, and telephone number of the person filing the protest.
    The “interest” of the person filing the protest (how will you be adversely affected by the approval or amendment of the resource management plan?).
    A statement of the part(s) of the Proposed RMPA/EA, and the issue(s) being protested. To the extent possible, this should reference specific pages, paragraphs, sections, tables, maps, etc.
    A copy of all documents addressing the issue(s) that the protesting party submitted during the planning process OR a statement of the date they were discussed for the record.
    A concise statement explaining why the protestor believes the BLM State Director’s proposed decision is incorrect.
Upon resolution of any protests, a Decision Record (DR) will be issued. The DR will be available to all parties through the website: For questions about the planning process, please contact Glen Gernand, at (575) 627-0209.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Last updated: 08-21-2013