U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
January 28, 2009
Contact: David Boyd, Public Affairs Specialist, (970) 947-2832
BLM seeks local expertise to review road and trail inventory
|Feb. 10||Delta||Bill Heddles Rec. Center|
530 Gunnison River Dr
|Feb. 11||DeBeque||Debeque Community Center|
381 Minter Ave.
|Feb. 12||Collbran||Collbran Auditorium|
102 Main St.
|Feb. 17||Gateway||Gateway Community Center|
42700 Highway 141
|Feb. 18||Fruita||Fruita Civic Center, Rotary Room|
325 E. Aspen Ave.
|Feb. 19||Grand Junction||Courtyard Inn, Merlot Room|
765 Horizon Dr.
The travel management plan is being developed as part of the Field Office’s revision of its Resource Management Plan, or RMP. The RMP will provide overall management direction for the next two decades for the 1.2 million-acre field office.
The RMP revision will include travel management decisions identifying appropriate road and trail systems as well as designations for motorized, mechanized (e.g. bicycles) and non-mechanized (e.g. foot and horse) travel.
Public comments and information will be accepted at the workshops, as well as in writing through the mail or at the Grand Junction Field Office until March 20, 2009.
Maps of the inventoried trails and routes and comment forms will be available at www.blm.gov (follow the interactive map to Grand Junction), as well as the Grand Junction Field Office, 2815 H Road, prior to the workshops and throughout the comment period.
The public will be able to comment on the proposed travel management alternatives when the Draft RMPs are released for a 90-day public comment period next year.
“While there will be additional opportunities for public involvement with our trail and route management decisions, we are strongly encouraging people who are interested to get involved as early in this process as possible,” Robertson said.