COLORADO - BLM Seeks Public Comments for a Special Recreation Mgmt Area at Hartman Rocks

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September 19, 2013 1:24 PM

COLORADO- BLM Seeks Public Comments for a Special Recreation Mgmt Area at Hartman Rocks

Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,

The Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Gunnison Field Office plans to prepare a Plan Amendment and associated Environmental Assessment (EA) to consider updates to the Hartman Rocks Recreation Area Management Plan (2006).

This action will determine the appropriate course of management for the area and may include an amendment to the Gunnison Resource Area Approved Resource Management Plan of February 1993.

The proposed action would designate 14,423 acres as a Special Recreation Management Area, close a 4,363-acre area to recreational target shooting and limit winter travel with tracked vehicles to designated groomed trails within Hartman Rocks Recreation Area.

While the Gunnison Field Office has worked closely with Hartman Rocks users and shooting enthusiasts for the past several years to outline and resolve the recreation issues in the area, this area continues to receive heavy visitation by a variety of recreationists including hikers, runners, mountain bikers, motorcycles, off-highway vehicles, dispersed target shooters, horseback riders, cross-country skiers, rock climbers, campers and many more.  The proposed action is needed to protect public safety and prevent further resource damage and to enhance recreation outcomes.

Written comments must be submitted by Tuesday, October 15, 2013, to the Bureau of Land Management, Gunnison Field Office, Attn:  Kristi Murphy, 650 South 11th St., Gunnison, CO 81230, by fax to 970-642-4990 or by email to kmurphy@blm.gov.

Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment-including your personal identifying information-may be made publicly available at any time.  While you can ask them in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, they cannot guarantee that they will be able to do so.

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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