Borderlands Wind LLC (a subsidiary of NextEra Energy) is proposing to develop an up to 100-megawatt (MW) wind-powered electrical generation facility in western Catron County, New Mexico. The proposed Borderlands Wind Project (BLWP) would be built south of U.S. Highway 60 near the Arizona–New Mexico border on 40,348 acres of land. Borderlands Wind LLC has filed an application with the BLM for a Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) Right-of-Way (ROW) authorization for the construction, operation, maintenance, and decommissioning of the commercial wind facility. In conjunction with its review of the ROW grant request, the BLM has determined the need to amend the Socorro Field Office (SFO) Resource Management Plan (RMP) (BLM 2010) to modify the Visual Resource Management Class in the project area and to modify a Right-of Way (ROW) avoidance area.
Please visit the Proposed Borderlands Wind Project and Resource Management Plan Amendment for more information and to comment.