June 24 is the last day to comment on BLM Grand Junction management plan | PostIndependent.com

June 24 is the last day to comment on BLM Grand Junction management plan

The Bureau of Land Management is scheduled to conclude a 130-day comment period on June 24 for the Grand Junction Field Office draft Resource Management Plan.

The BLM released the plan to the public on Jan. 14 with an original April 25 deadline for public comments. In response to public input, the deadline was extended for another 60 days.

The draft RMP analyzes four potential alternatives, to promote discussion and understanding of the different ways the BLM could manage lands and minerals in the future. These alternatives cover all aspects of BLM land and mineral management within the Grand Junction Field Office boundaries, including recreation, travel management, energy development, resource protection, wildlife habitat, special designations, grazing and realty actions.

“The level of interest and input on this draft is impressive,” said Wayne Werkmeister, associate field manager for the Grand Junction Field Office. “This is an opportunity for the public to ensure their concerns are voiced. The comments we receive will help the future direction of their public lands managed by the BLM.”

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

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