BLM accepting scoping comments on North Sandoval Forest Product Sales

Albuquerque, NM. — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rio Puerco Field Office is seeking public input on commercial and non-commercial sales of forest products and other vegetative materials in Sandoval County, N.M. The 30-day public scoping period began today and ends on Aug. 20, 2021. The public is invited to provide feedback through the North Sandoval Project website on ePlanning

The BLM proposes this action to accommodate public demand for fuelwood, transplants, Christmas trees and other minor forest products. This action would authorize the harvest of live piñon pine and one-seed juniper trees, and dead trees of all species, in areas identified in the BLM Rio Puerco Resource Management Plan for that purpose.

Public scoping allows for the consideration of harvest periods, rest periods, and an Allowable Sale Quantity to establish annual sale limits and seasonal harvesting restrictions to maintain sustainability of forest resources.

The BLM will hold a public scoping meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 10, at 6 p.m. at the Cuba Soil & Water Conservation District Office, 4 County Rd 11 # A, Cuba, NM 87013. The BLM will also hold a virtual public scoping meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 11, at 6 p.m.  The public is encouraged to register in advance for this virtual meeting at

For more information about the North Sandoval Forest Product Sales Proposal, please contact BLM Rio Puerco Field Office Forester Jack River at 505-761-8755 or email

This year, we invite everyone to reimagine your public lands as we celebrate 75 years of the BLM’s stewardship and service to the American people. The BLM manages approximately 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’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. 

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