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Release Date: 03/21/13
Contacts: Tami Torres , 575-758-8851  

BLM Hosts Open House on the Proposed Sabinoso Wilderness Management Plan

Taos, NM–The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Taos Field Office is inviting the public to attend an open house on Thursday, April 4, 2013, to provide comments on the Sabinoso Proposed Management Plan (Proposed Plan) and Environmental Assessment (EA). The open house will take place at the Luna Community College, Room 102-Student Services Board Room, Las Vegas, NM, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The plan proposes guidance for the management of resource values and uses within the Sabinoso Wilderness, such as preserving wilderness character, recreational access, cultural and paleontological resources, livestock grazing, and fire management. Additionally, the EA analyzes the environmental impacts from the Proposed Plan. The EA considers a reasonable range of alternatives, including a No Action alternative, and will disclose the direct, indirect, and cumulative environmental impacts of the proposal.

Sabinoso Wilderness encompasses 16,030 acres of the Canadian Escarpment and is located east of Las Vegas, NM. Key management objectives of the Sabinoso Wilderness is to provide public access for recreation purposes, maintain or enhance the natural appearance of the wilderness, manage for healthy native vegetation, and allow wildfire to serve its natural role in the wilderness. 

The EA is available online at for review. For more information, contact Outdoor Recreation Planner Tami Torres at 575-758-8851.

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: 03-21-2013