The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking the public's input on a proposed land swap with Exxon Mobil Corporation.
Wildlife officials want to trade its Piceance Parcel near Meeker for 1,191 acres of land north of Meeker.
The current 910 acres owned by parks and wildlife was acquired back in the 1940's and since then is surrounded by oil and gas operations.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife believe the land owned by Exxon, including the Tschuddi Gulch, Scenery Gulch and the Rio Blanco Lake Parcel would be an excellent habitat for deer, elk and fishing.
Before making the swap officials want the public's input.
A copy of the land swap is available online at Proposed Piceance State Wildlife Area Property Exchange
or by calling (303) 236-4414.
Comments will be accepted until Feb. 9.
Comments should be sent to Chief Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, P.O. Box 25486, Denver, CO, 80225.