BLM issues temporary public land closure in Cibola County for abandoned vehicle removal from Bluewater Creek Area of Critical Environmental Concern

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rio Puerco Field Office is temporarily closing the parking area, trailhead and trail at Bluewater Creek Area of Critical Environmental Concern on Wed., May 18 between about 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. The closure is necessary to remove three abandoned vehicles to eliminate health and safety risks, visual nuisances, and potential negative impacts to wildlife, their habitat and water resources. Access to the affected areas will continue following completion of the removal operations.

For more information regarding the temporary closure, please contact the BLM Rio Puerco Field Office at 505-761-8700 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our 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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Darren Scott