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Sabinoso Wilderness

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Area Management

The Sabinoso Wilderness is part of the 110 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. This System of lands provides clean air, water, and habitat critical for rare and endangered plants and animals. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities like hiking, backpacking, climbing, kayaking, canoeing, rafting, horse packing, bird watching, stargazing, and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. You play an important role in helping to "secure for the American people of present and future generations the benefits of an enduring resource of wilderness" as called for by the Congress of the United States through the Wilderness Act of 1964. Please follow the requirements outlined below and use Leave No Trace techniques when visiting the Sabinoso Wilderness to ensure protection of this unique area.

BLM's Taos Field Office has prepared a draft management plan but will be revising the plan following a generous gift from the Wilderness Land Trust on November 10, 2017. Through the gift of 3,500 acres of land and a public easement, the previously inaccessible wilderness now has public access and expanded recreational opportunities. If you have question on the wilderness management plan for the wilderness, please email to:

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