This is a Rio Chama Watershed information alert. The BLM has received expressions of interest in leasing approx. 46,000 acres of Santa Fe National forest, with a large area that runs through our watershed and into Abiquiu Lake, for geothermal exploration and development. Water quality and consumption, emissions, land subsidence and earthquakes are among the concerns.

You can attend either or both upcoming public comment meetings:

The meetings are scheduled for:
• Tuesday, July 19, 2016, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Walatowa Visitor Center Conference Room 7413 NM-4, Jemez Pueblo, NM 87024
• Wednesday, July 20, 2016, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Rio Arriba County Rural Events Center
122-A NM-554, El Rito, NM 87530

You can send your comments and concerns via email to <>. The deadline for these comments is August 22, 2016.