NEW MEXICO - Carlsbad BLM Hosting Public Workshops on RMP Process

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January 24, 2012 9:15 PM

Our partners over at the New Mexico Off Highway Vehicle Alliance (NMOHVA), just sent us a their latest Access Alert on the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Carlsbad Field Office's upcoming workshops. There is more information in the Access Alert, which is pasted below. The folks over at NMOHVA are doing outstanding work in the fight for access and are certainly deserving of your support, so visit their website and learn more about how you can help. As always, call or email if you have any questions or comments.

NEW MEXICO - Carlsbad BLM Hosting Public Workshops on RMP Process

Dear BRC Members and supporters in New Mexico,

Our partners over at the New Mexico Off Highway Vehicle Alliance (NMOHVA), just sent us a their latest Access Alert on the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Carlsbad Field Office's upcoming workshops.

There is more information in the Access Alert, which is pasted below. The folks over at NMOHVA are doing outstanding work in the fight for access and are certainly deserving of your support, so visit their website and learn more about how you can help.

As always, call or email if you have any questions or comments.

Ric Foster
Public Lands Department Manager
BlueRibbon Coalition
208-237-1008 ext 107



Access Alert


Provide Input to Travel Management in Southeast New Mexico

Carlsbad BLM Hosting Public Workshops

If you are a rider in southeast New Mexico - HEADS UP!  The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Carlsbad Field Office will be hosting two public workshops on their resource management planning (RMP) process.

Two important questions:  1. What are these meetings?    2.  Why go?

Answer #1 - The BLM announced a RMP revision last year and started the 'scoping process'.  The scoping report has been released and the BLM is preparing to identify 'alternatives' that address the issues identified in scoping.  Some of the items presented at the workshops include:

  1. Review and discuss potential management alternatives for special designations, such as Areas of Critical Environmental Concern, within the Planning Area;
  2. Review and discuss potential management alternatives for visually sensitive areas within the Planning Area; and
  3. Identify potential management alternatives for transportation routes on BLM lands in the Planning Area.

Answer #2 - The answer is contained in the third item above.  'Identify transportation routes' means MAKE DECISIONS ON WHERE PEOPLE WILL BE ALLOWED TO RIDE AND DRIVE.  That issue can't possibly be any more important someone who loves to ride OHVs.  There is another important reason to attend the workshop.  Only people who have 'participated' in the process (writing comments, attending meetings, etc.) will have the required 'standing' to protest the final decision if we don't like it.  Be sure you sign your name and let them what organization, if any, to which you belong.

The two workshops (both will cover the same topics) will be held in Carlsbad and Artesia at the following locations:

February 1, 2012
Pecos River Conference Center
711 Muscatel Dr. in Carousel House
Carlsbad, NM 88220

February 2, 2012
Fairgrounds Community Center
3402 S. 13th Street
Artesia, NM 88210

There will be two workshop sessions, one afternoon and one evening session, held in each location. The first session will begin at 1:00 pm and will conclude at 3:30 pm. The second session will begin at 6:00 pm and will conclude at 8:30 pm. The workshop sessions at each venue will discuss the same information. BLM staff members will be available following each workshop session to answer any additional questions you may have about the RMP process.

Yes, attending public meetings isn't as much fun as riding or laying on the farkles.  But in the long run, it will be far more important to being able to continue to do what we all love so much.

Read the BLM Documents Here

Final Scoping Report

List of Issues
 

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