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BLM New Mexico COVID-19 Information Update
The Department of the Interior’s current COVID-19 policy incorporates CDC guidance. As CDC science-based guidance changes, our policy will adapt. Visitors have always been encouraged by DOI to review CDC guidance when making their plans to recreate responsibly.
The Gray Peak WSA is located in southwestern New Mexico about 40 miles from Lordsburg. Through the center of the WSA runs a rugged mountain ridgeline 11 miles long with five peaks and dozens of smaller hills and ridges separated by canyons. Vegetation is comprised of Madrean pine-oak woodland, which provides habitat for uncommon wildlife including Mexican long-tongued bats, coatimundi, desert bighorn, and the green rat snake. Though the WSA has outstanding opportunities for hiking, hunting and wildlife viewing, public access across adjoining lands does not currently exist in order to fully realize those values. The BLM is prepared to respond when opportunities to secure public access become available.