Jun 28, 2013 Issues: Economy and Jobs

Las Cruces, NM (June 28, 2013) – Today, U.S. Congressman Steve Pearce applauded the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on its decision to extend the comment period for the Draft Tri-County Resource Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (RPM/EIS), which would have a major impact on land management in Doña Ana, Sierra, and Otero Counties. 


“Public land in New Mexico is owned by the people,” said Pearce, “but the people are being given less access to that land and less voice in how it is managed.  I applaud the BLM today for their decision to take more time to hear from the people their decisions will affect.   I hope that they will consider the feedback they receive, and decide against more restrictions.  We need a land management policy sensitive to the needs of the people, not one that impedes job creation and keeps seniors and people with disabilities out of public land.”


More information on the plan can be found on the BLM’s website at  Last month, Pearce asked New Mexicans in Doña Ana, Otero, and Sierra Counties to submit comments on the Draft Management Plan.  The comment period has now been extended through September 12, 2013, providing an additional 60 days to submit comments.  Written comments on the decision can be emailed to, or mailed to:


Bureau of Land Management
Attention: Jennifer Montoya
1800 Marquess Steet
Las Cruces, NM 88005 


So that he can follow up with the BLM, Congressman Pearce also encourages constituents to submit a written copy of comments to his office at, or:


U.S. Congressman Steve Pearce

2432 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515