Extended Comment Period for the Sombrillo TMA Route Inventory Ends Categories: BLM Action Timelines: BLM Sombrillo Area of Critical Environmental Concern

See the BLM NEPA Register for the Sombrillo Travel Management Plan

The Bureau of land management (BLM) Taos Field Office has begun to reanalyze the route inventory for the SombrilloTravel Management Area (TMA). The TMA is approximately20 miles north of Santa Fe, east of US-84/Hwy 285extending north to Espanola,and south of Hwy 76 extending east to the Santa Fe National Forest. Travel management includes all forms of transportation, including travel by foot, horseback, and mechanized vehicles such as bicycles as well as the numerous forms of motorized vehicles from motorcycles and four-wheeled all-terrain vehicles to cars and trucks.

Public open house meetings were held November 13 and November 20, 2021 to review an updated route inventory. Those interested in the travel planning process, including the route inventory, the adjusted preliminary route network alternatives, and draft documents pertinent to recreational and access opportunities, please note the following schedule:

January 15: Results of route inventory available to the public.

February-April: PaleontologicalSurvey completed; follow-up cultural survey completed; any additional survey work completed.

April-May: Routeevaluation and alternatives completed; Public Input opportunity.

June: Draft EA released for public comment.

Comments on the route inventory will be accepted until January 1, 2022. Comments may be submitted electronically from this webpage using the feature under “Documents.” Written comments may be mailed to the Taos Field Office:


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