Monday, 30 October 2017 16:24

Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is stalling on the Resource Management Plan in Chaves County:

Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is stalling on the Resource Management Plan in Chaves County. County officials are frustrated because the BLM has been working 6-7 years on this plan with little coordination between the BLM and county officials. D.C. Officials of the bureau are currently reviewing a draft of the plan, once approved they may provide portions of the draft to the county before releasing the final draft to the public. However, the lack of transparency by BLM is a major concern for county officials.

How does this Resource Management Plan affect New Mexicans? The BLM Resource Management Plan designates how federal lands are to be used in the county. Lands designated as Areas of Critical Environmental Concern or Lands with Wilderness Characteristics, may prohibit grazing of livestock or other human activity on federal lands. This has the potential to greatly affect New Mexico’s ranching communities. For more information on this issue click HERE.

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