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Release Date: 06/02/14
Contacts: Kathy Boden, 505-9854-2179    

BLM Invites Public Comments on the Revised Protocol between BLM New Mexico and the State Historic Preservation Office

Santa Fe, NM - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) New Mexico is seeking public comment on the draft revised Protocol between the BLM New Mexico and the New Mexico State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). This revised Protocol addresses how Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act is implemented for BLM undertakings in the State of New Mexico.

The BLM New Mexico and SHPO have been operating under State Protocols since 1998, and this most recent revision is in response to updated national policy. The comment period ends on July 11, 2014. Please send your comments on the comment form provided at the link below to Kathy Boden at or Georges Damone III at or to by this date.

Both the existing and revised Protocol can also be found on the New Mexico BLM website at:

For further information, please contact Kathy Boden or Georges Damone at either or (505) 954-2179.

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: 07-21-2014