The Bureau of Land Management to host special recreation permits workshop

ELEPHANT BUTTE, N.M. — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Las Cruces District Office is hosting a special recreation permit (SRP) workshop for all interested members of the public.

The workshop will be held on July 30, from 5-7 p.m. at Elephant Butte Community Center, 313 Rio Grande Circle, Elephant Butte, NM 87935. The BLM is cosponsoring the workshop with the City of Elephant Butte to address the increase in off-highway vehicle (OHV) activity within the city limits and the surrounding BLM-managed lands. 

SRPs are a management practice used by the BLM to provide for health and safety of visitors and promote recreational opportunities while protecting natural and cultural resources. BLM staff will inform the public of casual use and when an SRP is needed, the application process, processing timeframes, and consideration of potential impacts to the natural resources. The discussion is applicable to all recreational events requiring an SRP but will focus specifically on OHV use.

The Las Cruces District Office manages over 5.4 million surface acres of public lands within Otero, Doña Ana, Sierra, Luna, Grant and Hidalgo counties in southwest New Mexico. For more information on the SRP workshop or on the Las Cruces District office, please call the BLM Las Cruces District Office at 575-525-4300.

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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Allison Sandoval