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Socorro Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement

The Socorro Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Proposed Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze and update the 1989 Socorro Resource Management Plan (RMP). The purpose of the Proposed RMP is to provide a comprehensive framework for BLM’s management of public land in Socorro and Catron Counties, New Mexico. Public land in the two counties includes approximately 1.5 million surface acres and 6 million acres of Federal mineral estate.

The BLM is responsible for management of public land and its resources based on the principles of multiple use and sustained yield, diversity, and productivity of public lands for present and future generations. Management direction is provided by land use plans, which are used to determine appropriate multiple uses and allocate resources, develop strategy to manage and protect resources, and establish systems to monitor and evaluate status of resources and the effectiveness of management programs over time.

A 30-day protest period begins on the date the Proposed Resource Management Plan/Final Environmental Impact Statement is published by the Environmental Protection Agency in the Federal Register.  For additional information on filing a protest, please refer to the Dear Reader letter in the Proposed Resource Management Plan/Final Environmental Impact Statement.


Cover of Socorro Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement

Socorro Proposed RMP and FEIS (16MB)

Appendices A-I (8MB)

Appendices J-O (32MB)

Maps (37MB)

Map 2-5 (revised)
On December 9, 2008, Map 2-5 was replaced to correct a technical error that was discovered after publication of the Proposed RMP/Final EIS. If you downloaded the map before that time, please note there is a replacement map posted on this website.  Some lands managed by the BLM were not shown as being associated with a limited OHV designation. This map error has been corrected to be consistent with the direction provided in the narrative in the Proposed RMP/Final EIS  at pages 2-37 and 2-38 and elsewhere in the document.