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

Roswell Field Office

Welcome to southeastern New Mexico! Whether you own a backpack, mountain bike, horse, or motor home, adventure awaits you within the 1.5 million acres of public land and 4.6 million acres of Federal mineral estate managed by BLM's Roswell Field Office. Quality recreation can be found in the area's caves, off-highway vehicle areas, campgrounds, equestrian areas, and historic sites, not to mention its exotic lava flows and other backcountry gems. 


Chuck Schmidt

Field Manager