RMEF Supports Move to Increase Access to 3,595 Acres to Sabinoso Wilderness Area in New Mexico

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Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and the Bureau of Land Management are in the process of providing access to the 16,000-acre Sabinoso Wilderness in northeastern New Mexico. They are in the process of accepting the donation of 3,595 acres, formerly the Rimrock Rose Ranch, adjacent to the Sabinoso Wilderness to be included as part of the wilderness.

“The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation congratulates Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, New Mexico Senators Heinrich and Udall, the Wilderness Land Trust and the many sportsmen and women who helped make this incredibly important access project happen,” said David Allen, RMEF president and CEO. “The Interior Department’s acceptance of the 3,595-acre Rimrock Rose Ranch will provide public access to the 16,000-acre Sabinoso Wilderness and its premier habitat for elk, mule deer and other wildlife—and just in time for hunting season!”

If approved, it will provide public access for hunting, fishing, camping, hunting and other activities to the Sabinoso Wilderness which is currently inaccessible because it is entirely surrounded by private land.

Link to the complete release can be found here.