U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
|Release Date: 08/26/09|
BLM offices in Glenwood relocate to Silt Sept. 8
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management’s new office in Silt, Colo., is scheduled to be occupied and open for public business Sept. 8. The two BLM offices in Glenwood Springs will be closed beginning Tuesday, Sept. 1.
The new Silt office is located at 2300 River Frontage Road, on the south side of Interstate 70 and east of the Silt exit. The new phone number is (970) 876-9000.
“We ask for the public’s patience during our move,” said Glenwood Springs Field Manager Steve Bennett. “We’ll be in the process of moving and will not be open for business between September 1 and 8.”
The BLM Glenwood Springs Field Office manages 567,000 surface acres and 755,000 acres of sub-surface minerals in Eagle, Garfield, Mesa, Pitkin, Rio Blanco and Routt counties.
“We’ve had an office in Glenwood Springs for at least three decades, so this is a big move for us,” Bennett said. “While we are looking forward to our new location, we will miss being based in Glenwood Springs.”
“We simply had outgrown our space in Glenwood,” Bennett said. “The property in Silt was the most economical option that met our needs.”
When fully completed, the new facility will include a wide variety of green and energy-efficient features, including water efficient landscaping and plumbing, energy efficient heating and cooling, paint and carpet minimizing organic volatile compounds, and construction to optimize passive solar heating.
“After a year of occupancy, we will pursue certification in the LEED program,” Bennett said.
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System promotes sustainability by recognizing practices such as sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.
The new building was built specifically to accommodate BLM, which will lease the building.
BLM will host a public open house in the fall, where the public will have an opportunity to tour the new facility.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, recreational and other activities on BLM-managed land contributed more than $130 billion to the U.S. economy and supported more than 600,000 American jobs. The Bureau is also one of a handful of agencies that collects more revenue than it spends. In FY 2012, nearly $5.7 billion will be generated on lands managed by the BLM, which operates on a $1.1 billion budget. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.
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|Last updated: 08-26-2009|
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