Just want to let you know that the lawsuit against the Santa Fe National Forest travel management decision is in the judge's hands. The final briefs have been filed. Now we wait and see what happens. Thanks again for ALAA's support, in our efforts to protect motorized access on public lands.
If either of these bills become law, Rockhounds should make sure that any roads or trails leading to or near collecting sites are included in the route designation established by local government agencies.
In regards to NMOHVA’s lawsuit against the travel management decision of the Santa Fe National.Forrest
Judge Johnson has rejected the request for intervener status. The request came from a combined group consisting of the Center for Biological Diversity, Wildearth Guardians and Sierra Club. This means the lawsuit is just NMOHVA and the Forest Service, and the environmental groups are not allowed to submit their own brief with arguments.
The Director’s Protest Resolution Reports analyze each unique or summarized protest issue statement received on each individual BLM Proposed Resource Management Plan to determine whether the State Director followed established procedures, considered relevant information in reaching proposed decisions, and whether the proposed decisions are consistent with the applicable statutes, regulations, and BLM policy.
The following Director’s Protest Resolution Reports are available for online viewing or download.