Important Tips

  1. Put as many of your own words into your letter as possible. The BLM does not count “form” letters.
  2. There are four “points of particular relevance” that should be included when writing your comment letters. Be sure to at least include these, and then continue with any of the “talking points” in the template.
  3. Don’t forget to put your mailing address beneath your signature at the bottom of your letter!
  4. When you’re done, please email us at info@rioarribaconcernedcitizens.com and send us a copy of your letter for our records. Please keep your receipt from the BLM or post office. Thank you, and feel free to contact us if you need any help with your letter.

Letter Template

Copy and paste the following text into any letter writing program (Word, Pages, Google Docs, Notes) and then modify it to your liking.


The protest period runs from October 22 thru October 31, 2018. Your letter MUST be dated AND arrive at the BLM offices within this protest “window” of October 22 thru October 31, 2018. The BLM will not consider protest letters received before October 22 or after 4:30 PM on October 31, 2018.

If you intend to mail your letter, be sure to mail it by Wednesday October 24th.


Deliver By Post

If you mail your letter, please send it from a post office along with a “Domestic Return Receipt” form which looks like this. Post your letter to:

BLM State Office
Attn: State Director
301 Dinosaur Trial
Santa Fe, New Mexico  87508

Deliver In Person

You may deliver your letter in person to the BLM State Office in Santa Fe M-F from 8:00am to 4:30pm.

Click here for a map or directions to 301 Dinosaur Trail, Santa Fe.

Be sure to request a receipt when you hand over your letter!