BLM Presents Resource Management Plan during Briefing
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- The conversation continues over the Bureau of Land Management’s proposed Resource Management Plan that will decide the fate for future lands.
The BLM presented all four of their ideas to a crowd of people on Wednesday at the Grand Junction Chamber of Commerce.
Officials discussed the major issues of the Travel Management Plan, which is part of their overall proposal. It could close nearly 2,100 miles of roads, however, none of them being county roads.
“So what we are looking at is all the routes on the BLM,” said Collin Ewing, of the BLM. “Anything from pretty well developed roads, to two track roads, ATV trails and single track mountain bike trails.”
“I just hope we can kind of reverse some of the momentum and get it out there to the users of the area that this is happening,” said Keith Ehlers, recreational enthusiast. “Because so many of them don’t know and when they show up asking questions, in fairness to the BLM, they don't have all the answers to our questions.”
BLM officials are strongly encouraging folks to submit comments about their proposals.
Comments should not only state a preference for certain management actions, but also include reasons for that preference.
Comment period is open until April. Submit written comments to:
Mail: GJFO RMP, 2815 H Road, Grand Junction CO 81506