New Mexico Planning and NEPA

New Mexico State Office of BLM encompasses planning activities for more than 13.4 million acres of public lands and 26 million acres of federal mineral resources in New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. There are currently eight Resource Management Plans (RMPs) or major RMP Amendments in process. Depending on the scope of the planning area, either an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) or an Environmental Assessment (EA) is the appropriate level of NEPA compliance.

View our plans in effect, frequently requested NEPA documents that inform our plans, an featured plans and NEPA documents in development in the accordion below. Find all BLM New Mexico NEPA and planning documents in our e-planning system.

Plans and NEPA Documents in Development

Read about featured plans and NEPA documents currently being developed, revised or amended, and get involved in the planning process.

Plans in Effect

Socorro Resource Management Plan Amendment: Borderlands Wind Project (DOI-BLM-NM-A020-2019-0002-RMP-EIS)

Carlsbad RMP (1988 & 1997) (DOI-BLM-NM-P020-2018-0966-RMP-EIS)

El Malpais NCA RMP (2001) (DOI-BLM-NM-A010-2001-0001-RMP-EIS)

Farmington RMP (2003) (DOI-BLM-NM-F010-2003-0001-RMP-EIS)

Fort Stanton-Snowy River NCA RMP (2014) (DOI-BLM-NM-P010-2017-0126-RMP-EA)

Kasha Katuwe-Tent Rocks NM RMP (2007) (DOI-BLM-NM-A014-2017-0001-RMP-EIS)

Mimbres RMP (1993) (DOI-BLM-NM-L000-1993-0001-RMP-EIS)

Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas Resource Management Plan (DOI-BLM-NM-0040-2013-0001-RMP-EIS)

Prehistoric Trackways NM RMP (2015) (DOI-BLM-NM-L000-2010-0001-RMP-EIS)

Rio Puerco RMP Amendment (1992) (DOI-BLM-NM-A010-1992-0001-RMP-EIS)

Rio Puerco RMP (1986) (DOI-BLM-NM-A010-1986-0001-RMP-EIS)

Roswell Approved RMP and ROD (1997) (DOI-BLM-NM-P010-1995-0001-RMP-EIS)

Socorro RMP (2010) (DOI-BLM-NM-A020-2016-0043-RMP-EIS)

Special Status Species RMP Amendment (2008) (DOI-BLM-NM-P000-2017-0003-RMP-EIS)

Taos Resource Management Plan (2012) (DOI-BLM-NM-F020-2012-0001-RMP-EIS)

Taos RMP: Sabinoso Wilderness Grazing Allotments Amendment (DOI-BLM-NM-F020-2017-0023-RMP-EA)

White Sands RMP (1986) (DOI-BLM-NM-L000-1986-0001-RMP-EIS)

Frequently Requested NEPA Documents

All frequently requested NEPA documents can be found on ePlanning.

Public Involvement under the National Historic Preservation Act

Public Involvement under the National Historic Preservation Act for BLM undertakings

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) New Mexico uses BLM's ePlanning website (  as one way for the public to become involved in the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) Section 106 process for BLM undertakings in New Mexico. The ePlanning website replaces the NEPA log that was formerly available on the BLM NM website. The ePlanning site contains summary information about the proposed project, as well as any associated documents that may have been uploaded. Information is searchable through both a map interface and a text search function. If additional information is wanted for any particular project, please contact the applicable field office. 

This new process is a result of changes in the organization of the BLM NM website as well as the launch of ePlanning. The State Protocol Agreement, which addresses how BLM NM and the New Mexico State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) implement Section 106 of the NHPA for routine BLM undertakings in the State of New Mexico, specifies that the BLM will maintain an online list containing basic information about upcoming projects.

State Protocol Between the New Mexico Bureau of Land Management and the New Mexico State Historic Preservation Officer New Mexico State Protocol Appendices


For further information, please contact Cynthia Herhahn at either or (505) 954-2179.