ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office is telling East Mountain residents to prepare for piñon picking season and that the department is ready to assist them with issues such as people trespassing on private property.
In a letter to residents, East Area Commander Capt. Joshua
Campos said his department is aware that with the warming weather, piñon pickers will soon follow.
“Some pickers may be parking on the side of the road and entering private land without permission to harvest the piñon,” he wrote. “In addition, some may cause vegetation damage with vehicular traffic and leave litter across the property.”