ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico has a wealth of public lands and wide open spaces. Now, the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Forest Service and the National Parks Service are asking for help to identify public lands that have limited legal access or no public access. Agencies will use the input to create a priority list of public land parcels with restricted access.
A 2019 report from the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership and GPS hunting app creator OnX estimates more than 550,000 acres of federal land in New Mexico are landlocked or have restricted access.
To be eligible for nomination to the priority list, land parcels must be managed by one of the agencies and span at least 640 contiguous acres.