COLORADO - BLM - Colorado River Valley Field Office Draft RMP/EIS Available

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September 27, 2011 3:56 PM

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has released the Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Colorado River Valley (formerly Glenwood Springs) Field Office for a 90-day public comment period. The Colorado River Valley RMP/EIS addresses 504.910 acres of BLM lands and underlying federal mineral estate across five Colorado counties: Eagle, Garfield, Mesa, Pitkin, and Routt, with a very small portion of the planning area in Rio Blanco County. This land use plan will provide the management direction for the next two decades

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has released the Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Colorado River Valley (formerly Glenwood Springs) Field Office for a 90-day public comment period. The Colorado River Valley RMP/EIS addresses 504.910 acres of BLM lands and underlying federal mineral estate across five Colorado counties: Eagle, Garfield, Mesa, Pitkin, and Routt, with a very small portion of the planning area in Rio Blanco County.

This land use plan will provide the management direction for the next two decades covering all aspects of BLM land and mineral management within the Colorado River Valley Field Office boundaries, including recreation, travel management, energy development, resource protection, wildlife habitat, urban interface, special designations, grazing and realty actions.

The draft plan analyzes four alternatives detailing a wide range of possible management direction. Public comments on the draft plans will be used as BLM develops the final plan, which is scheduled to be released in 2012.

The BLM will host three public open houses to provide information and an opportunity to comment on the Colorado River Valley draft. The public can stop by anytime between 3-7 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Oct. 6 in Silt at the BLM Colorado River Valley Office, 2300 River Frontage Road
  • Oct. 11 in Eagle at the Eagle Public Library, 600 Broadway St.
  • Oct. 12 in Carbondale at Town Hall, 511 Colorado Ave.

BLM will accept public comment on the Colorado River Valley draft through December 15, 2011. You may submit comments related to the Colorado River Valley Draft RMP/Draft EIS by any of the following methods:

Copies of the Colorado River Valley DRMP/Draft EIS are available in the Colorado River Valley Field Office at the above address as well as on the Colorado BLM website at
http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/BLM_Programs/land_use_planning/rmp/kfo-gsfo.html.

For additional information, contact Dennis Gale, Kremmling RMP Project Manager at (970) 724-3003, Dennis_Gale@blm.gov  or John Russell, Colorado River Valley RMP Project Manager at (970) 876-9025, John_Russel@blm.gov.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact BRC.

Thanks in advance for your support,
Ric Foster
Public Lands Department Manager
BlueRibbon Coalition
208-237-1008 ext 107

 

 


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