BLM And BIA Update Scoping Meeting Schedule

BLM News:
FARMINGTON The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Farmington Field Office and the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ (BIA) Navajo Regional Office announced Oct. 21 the start of an expanded resource management planning effort for northwest New Mexico with the publication of a Notice of Intent in the Federal Register. 
The BLM and the BIA Regional Office will jointly conduct an expanded analysis of management in the area that covers public, tribal, and Indian allotment lands.  
A 60-day public scoping period is now open, ending Dec. 20, 2016. The information gathered during this scoping process will be added to the information already gathered as part of the BLM’s prior scoping process for the Environmental Impact Statement. 
The initial announcement ( provided a schedule of public scoping meetings. The tentative meetings are now finalized. The formal tribal consultation with the Navajo Nation is scheduled for Dec. 2 at the Navajo Nation museum in Window Rock, Ariz.
The final scoping meeting schedule is as follows:
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Shiprock Chapter House
Hwy 64, Mile Post 23, Building 5548
Shiprock, NM 87420
November 10
Huerfano Chapter House
536 Co Rd 7150
Bloomfield, NM 87413
November 10
Counselor Chapter House
6828 Hwy 44, #14
Counselor, NM 87018
November 12
Nageezi Chapter House
11554 New Mexico 44,
Nageezi, NM 87037
November 12
Ojo Encino Chapter House
MP2.2, Navajo Route 474
Ojo Encino, NM 87913
November 14
Whitehorse Lake Chapter House 
MP62.7, Navajo Route 9
Cuba, NM 87013
November 15
Navajo Technical University 
Lowerpoint Road
State Hwy 371
Crownpoint, NM 87313
November 17
Navajo Nation Museum 
Highway 264 and Loop Road
Window Rock, AZ 86515
December 2
All meetings will be conducted bilingually (Navajo and English) with the exception of the Whitehorse Lake meeting which will be conducted exclusively in Navajo. Input to the BLM and BIA can be provided at these meetings or in the following ways.
  • By mail to BLM Farmington Field Office, Attention: Mark Ames, Project Manager, 6251 North College Blvd., Suite A, Farmington, New Mexico 87402; by email to, or by fax to 505.564.7608
  • For the BIA, please contact Harrilene Yazzie, BIA Regional National Environmental Policy Act Coordinator at 505.863.8287, P.O. Box 1060, Gallup, New Mexico 87301, or
The general public and Navajo tribal members are highly encouraged to participate in the public scoping meetings where environmental issues (including potential impacts associated with hydraulic fracturing) will be presented. The scoping period ends on December 20, 2016. 
Additional information is available online at