Stories from New Mexico

New Mexico has some of the wildest public lands left in the west. For many local residents, these lands are part of their heritage and reflect a living history of their community.

Discover New Mexico’s wildlands through the eyes of its residents and get a first-hand look at this wild and beautiful state.

Arturo's Story

Arturo Sandoval, a New Mexico native, is using strong ties with wild places to better the world around him.

  • BLM Planning 2.0 hearing support documents

  • 2015 Audited Financial Statements

  • This report describes how the U.S. government agency that oversees 700 million subsurface acres of oil and gas resources on nearly 250 million acres of public lands is saddled with outdated and unbalanced policies, often contradicting its own mandate to manage the land for multiple uses.

    90 percent of the public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management is open to oil and gas leasing, even in areas with little or no potential for developing these resources, compromising potential for protecting wildlife and recreation, while encouraging speculative leasing.