The BLM, Tao Field Office in New Mexico is seeking public comment for route inventory to update the Sombrillo Area Travel Management Plan. Located in Santa Fe County, this area offers many motorized routes. In 2019 the BLM attempted to update the TMP but discovered their maps were missing routes and inaccurate, therefore they are working to update their maps to continue the process.
BLM is asking for any information we can give them regarding specific roads and trails, whether users want loops and where. They want to identify needs for staging areas, trailheads and how much use areas are getting. If you have any area specific information please let the BLM know what you would like to see moving forward.
Emergency response teams have informed the BLM that there are many user-created routes that would be beneficial to designate as open. They have not received as much input from the OHV community as they would like. The past alternatives greatly restricted motorized use and we could see similar alternatives proposed in the future if substantial comments are not submitted. You can look at the maps and read more regarding the BLM plans here.