BLM seeks public comment on Johnson Hill Special Recreation Management Area in Socorro County

BLM Office:

Socorro Field Office


New Mexico
Albuquerque DO
Socorro FO

Media Contact:

SOCORRO, N.M. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Socorro Field Office is seeking public comment on the draft environmental assessment for the development and implementation of a travel and transportation management/recreation area management plan for the Johnson Hill (also known as Gordy’s Hill) Special Recreation Management Area. The public comment period is from Aug. 1 to Aug. 30, 2022.

The draft environmental assessment, project summary, interactive map and details on how to participate in this planning effort are posted on the BLM’s ePlanning website at: The documents may also be viewed at the BLM Socorro Field Office. Interested members of the public may provide written comments during this scoping period through:

Please reference “Johnson Hill Environmental Assessment” in all correspondence and in the subject line of faxes or emails. Before including an address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in any comments, be aware that the entire commentincluding personal identifying informationmay be made publicly available at any time. Requests to withhold personal identifying information from public review can be submitted, but the BLM cannot guarantee that it will be able to do so. 

For further information about the project, please contact BLM Socorro Assistant Field Manager for Multi Resources Virginia Alguire at 575-838-1290. 

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.