BLM schedules Southern New Mexico Resource Advisory Council meeting


Bureau of Land Management

BLM Office:

Las Cruces District Office

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will host a Southern New Mexico Resource Advisory Council (RAC) meeting on June 14, 2023, 8 a.m.- 12 p.m. MT. After the meeting, there will be a field tour at the Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area. The public is invited to attend the meeting and the field tour. Both in-person and virtual participation options will be available for the meeting.

Members of the public wishing to attend the in-person meeting and field tour should notify the BLM at least two weeks in advance so that the Bureau can ensure compliance with Federal and State of New Mexico large group gathering guidance. All attendees are responsible for their own transportation and meals.

The morning meeting will take place at the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort, 287 Carrizo Canyon Road, Mescalero, NM 88340. The afternoon field tour meeting will be of the Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area Headquarters located at 111 BlackJack Pershing, Ft. Stanton, N.M. 88323 from 1-4 p.m.

Those wishing to attend via Zoom may register at:

Planned meeting agenda items include: a U.S. Forest Service synopsis of proposed recreation fee increases and BLM Pecos District recreation fee increase proposal (no vote being taken). At 11:00 a.m., there will be a 15-minute public comment period to be followed by a formal vote on the Federal Land Recreation Enhancement Act fee proposals for the U.S. Forest Service’s national forest, presented at the last meeting. The amount of time for individual oral comments may be limited.

Immediately following the business portion of the meeting, the public is invited to join the RAC on a 3-hour tour of the historic Fort Stanton Historic Site.

RACs are critical in assisting the BLM in making public land management decisions and continuing to serve local communities. The 12-member Southern New Mexico RAC provides advice and recommendations to the BLM on resource and land management issues within the BLM Las Cruces and Pecos Districts and the Socorro Field Office. RAC members are citizens who represent varied public land interests.

For more information about the upcoming meeting please contact the Las Cruces District Office at (575)-525-4300.

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.