BLM seeks community input on grazing permit renewals in Garfield, surrounding counties | PostIndependent.com

BLM seeks community input on grazing permit renewals in Garfield, surrounding counties

Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking input from the community about 31 grazing permits that will be up for renewal next year.

A map of the grazing permits involved is available online at http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/fo/gsfo.html under “grazing.” The 31 permits cover grazing allotments in Eagle, Garfield and Pitkin counties, the BLM said in a statement Thursday.

The BLM also said that it would be conducting a land health assessment in the watershed south of Interstate 70 between Rifle and Glenwood Springs in 2009.

Anyone with information, concerns, comments or wants to be considered as an interested public on a permit or allotment, or wants to be involved in the land health assessment, contact Isaac Pittman at isaac_pittman@blm.gov or 947-2808 to be put on a mailing list. Comments must be received by Dec. 8.

The Glenwood Springs Field Office currently administers 147 grazing permits covering 191 grazing allotments, the agency said. Sixty-two grazing allotments within the 566,000-acre field office are not authorized for grazing.


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