Grand Junction City Council Briefed on BLM Draft Resource Management Plan
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - The Grand Junction City Council was briefed Monday night about the current options that have been drafted for the Bureau of Land Management's draft resource management plan.
Although the majority of BLM land is located under Mesa County's limits, city officials say it's still important for them to be informed.
City staff broke down the effects the resource management plan may have on the city including environmental consequences, recreation, vegetation management and water resource protections.
"Things that go on our there effect businesses within the city. The residents that use the federal lands live within the city, they buy new ATVs, they go hunting and fishing on BLM land so anything that goes on out there can affect us as it comes back to the city," said Terry Franklin, the Utilities Manager for the city of Grand Junction.
City Council members will examine the draft plan and meet with county officials before giving their collective comments to the BLM before the June 24 deadline.