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Release Date: 01/11/13
Contacts: Tom Phillips , 575-525-4377  

Soledad Canyon Day-Use Area to be Closed for Repairs

Las Cruces, NM – The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Las Cruces District Office announced today that work will start to resurface the entry way and parking lot for the Soledad Canyon Day Use Area. This work necessitates closing the area to vehicle traffic on Wednesday, January 16 and Thursday, January 17.
The work will help mitigate vehicle impacts to the neighbors who also use this road to access their private land and homes.
"We regret the inconvenience, and hope the public will take advantage of the many other recreational opportunities in the Organ Mountains. Guest may visit the Sierra Vista Trail, Baylor Pass Trail, and Dripping Springs Natural Area. These are all accessible from Las Cruces and from Dripping Springs, Soledad Canyon, and Baylor Canyon Roads," said Tom Phillips, Supervisory Recreation and Cultural Resources Specialist. 
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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: 01-11-2013