ALBUQUERQUE ― In keeping with the administration’s priorities of being good neighbors and respecting the ties that native and traditional communities have to public lands, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be closed Dec. 25, Jan. 1 and Jan. 6.
The closures allow for the celebration of Christmas and New Year’s Day, but also for Pueblo de Cochiti cultural observances and routine BLM maintenance.
The BLM manages the monument in close cooperation with the Pueblo, which requested the closure. This closure is one of 12 scheduled throughout the year.
The scheduled closures are Jan. 6; the Friday before Easter; Easter Sunday; the Monday after Easter; May 3; July 13-14; July 25; Nov. 1; Thanksgiving Day; Christmas Day; and New Year’s Day.
The closure was announced in the Federal Register March 16.
For more information, contact the monument’s Outdoor Recreation Planner Jamie Garcia at 505.761.8787.