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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
 
Release Date: 10/20/09
Contacts: David Boyd, BLM Public Affairs Specialist, (970) 876-9008    

BLM seeks comments on grazing permit renewals


SILT, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on 12 livestock grazing permits being evaluated for renewal in 2010 on lands managed by the Glenwood Springs Field Office. 

The permits cover grazing allotments in Eagle, Garfield and Pitkin counties and can be renewed for up to 10 years. A map of the grazing permits involved and the public scoping notice are available on-line at http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/fo/gsfo.html under “grazing.”

In addition, the Glenwood Springs Field Office will be conducting land health assessments on 53,000 acres in the Roaring Fork watershed in 2010.

If you have any information or concerns, wish to be considered as an interested public on a permit or allotment, or wish to be involved in the land health assessment, please contact Isaac Pittman at isaac_pittman@blm.gov or 970-876-9069 to be put on a mailing list. Comments need to be received by Nov. 30.

The Glenwood Springs Field Office currently administers 147 grazing permits covering 191 grazing allotments. Sixty-two grazing allotments within the 550,000-acre field office are not authorized for grazing.

 



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. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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