BLM seeks public comment on Río Grande del Norte National Monument plan


BLM New Mexico

BLM Office:

Taos Field Office

Media Contact:

TAOS, N.M. – The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on the draft amendment to the Taos Resource Management Plan and associated Environmental Assessment for the Río Grande del Norte National Monument Management Plan.

The Río Grande del Norte National Monument spans 242,668 acres. It was designated on March 25, 2013, by Presidential proclamation under the authority of the Antiquities Act of 1906 for its significant natural, cultural, and scientific values.

The amendment aims to protect and restore Monument objects while allowing for the enjoyment and use of Monument lands and resources. The plan will establish goals and objectives, while identifying allocations and allowable uses to achieve a balance of protection and use for the Monument.

This public comment period provides an opportunity for the public to participate in the decision-making process and share thoughts on the Environmental Assessment. More information on the planning process, including draft documents, maps, and instructions on how to submit comments, can be found on the BLM National NEPA Register. The comment period closes May 23, 2024.

Public engagement opportunities include:



WHEN: May 7, 2024, 6-8 p.m. MDT

WHERE: Taos Sagebrush Inn

1508 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur, Taos, NM 87571

WHEN: May 9, 2024, 6-8 p.m. MDT

WHERE: Via Zoom, register using the following link

Submit comments:

1. To the BLM National NEPA Register (preferred)
2. During public engagements
3. Mail to Bureau of Land Management

Attn: Brad Higdon
            1024 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos, NM 87571

For additional information, please contact Brad Higdon at 575-751-4703 or

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.