COLORADO- BLM-USFS Extend Comment Period For Draft Northwest Colorado Greater Sage-Grouse EIS

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October 31, 2013 1:19 PM

COLORADO- BLM-USFS Extend Comment Period For Draft Northwest Colorado Greater Sage-Grouse EIS

Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,

The Sage-Grouse is becoming a major issue and a concern for OHV users across the west.
(Check out BRC's Don Amador's video blog here.)  

Today we have news that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Routt National Forest have announced they are extending the 90-day comment period for the Draft Northwest Colorado Greater Sage-Grouse Resource Management Plan Amendment and Draft Environmental Impact Statement until December 2, 2013.

The Northwest Colorado Greater Sage-Grouse EIS is one of 15 separate EISs that are being conducted as part of BLM's west-wide National Greater Sage-Grouse Planning Effort to provide additional measures to maintain and increase Greater Sage-grouse habitat on public lands to preclude the need for listing by improving habitat.

You may submit comments related to the Northwest Colorado Greater Sage-Grouse Draft RMP Amendment/Draft EIS by any of the following methods:

Web site: https://www.blm.gov/epl-front-office/eplanning/lup/lup_register.do
email: blm_co_nw_sage_grouse@blm.gov
fax: 970-244-3083
mail: BLM - Greater Sage Grouse EIS, 2815 H Road, Grand Junction, CO, 81506

Public involvement is an essential and required part of the planning process and comments submitted by December 2, 2013, will be considered before the BLM makes a final decision.

Copies of the Northwest Colorado Greater Sage-Grouse Draft RMP Amendment/Draft EIS are available at the Northwest Colorado District Office at the above address or on the website at: http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/BLM_Programs/wildlife/sage-grouse.html.

The BLM and U.S. Forest Service will issue separate Records of Decision by Sept. 30, 2014.

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail 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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