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BLM seeks trail inventory in NW Colorado

Bureau of Land Management

MEEKER — The Bureau of Land Management seeks the public’s help in reviewing its road and trail inventory for lands managed by the White River Field Office in northwestern Colorado.

“If you use the roads and trails within the White River Field Office, we would like to hear from you,” said White River Field Manager Kent Walter.

Over the next several years the field office will undertake a comprehensive travel management planning process looking at the roads and trails – collectively called routes – that it manages. The first step is to confirm the route inventory is accurate.

“We are not making any decisions on any routes at this time, just verifying and correcting information,” Walter said. “We are asking the public to look at the maps and let us know whether the maps depict the routes accurately, and whether there are roads or trails missing from the maps.”

The field office currently has comprehensive travel route data on 650,000 acres of the 1.5 million-acre field office, including more than 1,833 miles of routes. The BLM will inventory the remainder of the territory this summer.

To review the route inventory, visit the White River Field Office homepage, http://tinyurl.com/blmtrails, and click on the Travel and Transportation Management link. This page contains links to the 2014 Travel Route Inventory and information about how to download maps and submit comments. Comments may also be sent to blm_co_wrfo_tmp@blm.gov or by mail to BLM, White River Field Office, 220 E. Market St., Meeker 81641.

Comments on the 2014 inventory will be most helpful if received by May 31. For more information, contact Aaron Grimes, Outdoor Recreation Planner, (970) 878-3837.

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 us the BLM comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.


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