COLORADO-BLM Comment Period on Grand Junction Draft RMP-Schedules Additional Public Meeting On Travel Management

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March 07, 2013 6:27 PM

Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber, The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Grand Junction Field Office (GJFO) has extended the public comment period on its Draft Grand Junction Resource Management Plan until June 24, 2013 and has scheduled an additional open house meeting to discuss the RMP's travel management alternatives. BLM is extending the public comment period on the draft an additional 60 days in response to requests from the Mesa County Commission and others. BLM has scheduled the additional community meeting April 6 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Two Rivers Convention Center, 159 Main St. in Grand Junction, to facilitate a broader community

COLORADO-BLM Comment Period on Grand Junction Draft RMP-Schedules Additional Public Meeting On Travel Management
 
Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Grand Junction Field Office (GJFO) has extended the public comment period on its Draft Grand Junction Resource Management Plan until June 24, 2013 and has scheduled an additional open house meeting to discuss the RMP's travel management alternatives.

BLM is extending the public comment period on the draft an additional 60 days in response to requests from the Mesa County Commission and others.

BLM has scheduled the additional community meeting April 6 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Two Rivers Convention Center, 159 Main St. in Grand Junction, to facilitate a broader community discussion about its draft travel management plan. Written comments will be accepted at the meeting.

When finalized, the plan will provide a framework to guide subsequent management decisions for the next several decades on more than 1 million surface acres and 1.2 million acres of subsurface mineral estate in Mesa and Garfield counties, with small amounts in Montrose and Rio Blanco counties. BLM released the draft plan for public review on Jan. 14, 2013. You can download the documents and maps here: LINK

Following the close of the public comment period, the BLM will use the comments it receives to help develop the Proposed RMP and Travel Management Plan, which are currently expected to be completed in winter of 2014.

For additional information, including how to provide comments or to view a copy of the Draft RMP, including the draft travel management plan, visit http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/fo/gjfo/rmp/rmp.html.

BRC, as well as state and local OHV advocacy groups like the Colorado Off Highway Vehicle Coalition (tip: sign up for COHVCO's email action alerts), will be going over the plan in detail. Again, watch your inbox for analysis and tips and pointers on how to make your voice count.

Thanks in advance and, as always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact BRC.

Ric Foster
Public Lands Department Manager
BlueRibbon Coalition
208-237-1008 ext 107


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