SANTA FE — Due to the increasing cases of COVID-19 in New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be adjusting services at its offices, effective Monday, Nov. 9.
This decision was made to protect the safety and health of BLM employees and the public.
Continuing its service to the public while doing its part to address COVID-19 is very important, BLM said. Following guidance from the CDC and recommendations from state and local public health authorities, some BLM offices are temporarily restricting in-person access to public rooms or offering limited services by appointment only.
Before visiting a local BLM office, call that office to confirm services and availability of staff. If unable to reach someone at a local BLM office, call the BLM New Mexico State Office at 505.954.2222 for assistance.
The New Mexico Public Lands Information Center is available, via online chat or 505.954.2002, to answer questions about which public lands are open, where to go camping or cut fuelwood and how to practice social distancing in the great outdoors.