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Cabezon Peak, courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Cabezon Peak, courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Improve Management of Albuquerque's Backyard

16 Jul 2012

I just love FLPMA and NEPA, the laws that allow us to have a say in how our public lands are managed. Right now, the resource management plan for Albuquerque's backyard, the BLM lands within the RIo Puerco Field Office, is open to public comment.

The BLM is suggesting a spectrum of management approaches, from Alternative B, which skews heavily towards preservation of wild lands, habitat and cultural resources, to Alternative D, which leans just as heavily toward increased use for mineral exploration, grazing and motorized use. The BLM prefers alternative C, which balances extractive use with preservation and recreation. I have to disagree. Lands that lie just outside of a busy, sprawling, growing metropolitan area have more value in the long run for their recreational and natural value.

But that's just my opinion! Take ownership of your public lands and submit your comments by mid-September.

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