BLM New Mexico COVID-19 Information Update

The Department of the Interior’s current COVID-19 policy incorporates CDC guidance. As CDC science-based guidance changes, our policy will adapt. Visitors have always been encouraged by DOI to review CDC guidance when making their plans to recreate responsibly. CDC guidance indicates that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask or physically distance in any setting, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations. Unvaccinated people must wear a mask indoors in DOI buildings at all times and outdoors when physical distancing cannot be maintained. All people, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask on all forms of public transportation and in healthcare settings on DOI lands. We will continue to ask visitors to follow CDC guidance to recreate responsibly.

The latest information on changes to facilities and services in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) is available here.

View the alert: BLM New Mexico COVID-19 Information Update

Farmington Field Office

The Farmington Field Office is located in northwestern New Mexico in the San Juan Basin. The Field Office is responsible for managing some of New Mexico’s most scenic public lands for multiple uses, ranging from energy development to wildlife habitat to recreation and conservation. 

A visit to the over 1.4 million acres of public lands managed by the Field Office can offer a visitor solitude while exploring wilderness and wilderness study areas or discovery when visiting unique natural features like colorful badlands.  Make sure to visit the many historic and cultural sites as well as experience the thrill of riding the trails at several recreation sites available for mountain bikers, horseback riders, or off-highway vehicle enthusiasts.  In addition, the BLM administers 2.7 million acres of Federal mineral estate in the area.  


Dave Mankiewicz

Field Manager (Acting)