doneLas Placitas Association - BLM's Rio Puerco Plan

505-867-5477
P.O. Box 888
Placitas, NM
87043
info@lasplacitas.org

Placitas photo by Julie Denison

 

Bureau of Land Management's new "Rio Puerco Resource Management Draft Plan and Environmental Impact Statement".

Last day for public comments is November 26, 2012.  Check out the LPA - ESCA joint comments page here.

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Google Earth view of mines near the BLM parcel in Placitas. HOW MANY MINES ARE ENOUGH?  This map courtesy of LPA.

JOIN IN THE DISCUSSION!  Click here to go to the Eastern Sandoval Citizens Association Forum, where you can read the latest and comment!

Placitas mining maps updated October 11. In response to LPA and ESCA pressure, BLM has provided 9 updated local Placitas mining maps for Alternatives B through D. "Leasables" means oil and natural gas.  "Locatables" means precious metals.  "Salable" means gravel.  Click on the links below to view these maps.

Surface_Restrictions_Leasables_B

Surface_Restrictions_Leasables_C

Surface_Restrictions_Leasables_D

Surface_Restrictions_Locatables_B

Surface_Restrictions_Locatables_C

Surface_Restrictions_Locatables_D

Surface_Restrictions_Salable_B

Surface_Restrictions_Salable_C

Surface_Restrictions_Salable_D

All Maps - October 11 Update.  Click here to view all the official BLM maps of the Rio Puerco area.  Substantial changes have been made to mineral maps 36 through 46 in the Placitas area.  Maps with an "A" appended to their names are the 9 Placitas close-ups listed above.

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Read or download the Plan document, 361 pages, PDF format, in 3 volumes:

Volume I - 5.5 megabytes.  Chapters 1-3 (Purpose and Need for Action, Proposed Alternatives, and Affected Environment)

Volume II - 2.5 megabytes.  Chapters 4 and 5 (Environmental Consequences of Proposed Actions and Consultation/Coordination)

Volume III - 2.1 megabytes.  Appendices A-N.

RMP Maps (99 of them).  Click here and scroll down the directory.  Then click on the desired title to read or download the map.  Most maps are under 3 megabytes in size, but the Mineral Ownership map is 20 megabytes.

BLM Rio Puerco RMP Page.  The official BLM web page.  Here are two useful BLM links on preparing your comments for submission:

Supplemental Data - More information, not contained in the RMP, including data that BLM Albuquerque provided on September 6, 2012 in response to an LPA data request.

GIS Data - Selected GIS layers from the BLM in geodatabase format, with some LPA-generated data.

Placitas Area Topo Map - Produced in 2010 by BLM for the Albuquerque-Placitas area, with land ownership.  Very handy! 100K scale, 5 megabyte file size.