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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
 
Release Date: 07/15/09
Contacts: Erin Curtis 970-244-3097    

BLM to Finalize Rules for McInnis Canyons


GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — The Bureau of Land Management is preparing to finalize rules aimed at visitor education and safety, resource protection, and maintaining social and physical settings in the McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area. The public now has one more opportunity to review and comment on the rules, which visitors to McInnis Canyons have been encouraged to follow for several years.
 
These rules implement decisions that were developed by the BLM Grand Junction Field Office in the 2004 Resource Management Plan for the McInnis Canyons NCA and Black Ridge Wilderness.  The rules were developed with a great deal of public input, and are aimed at preventing resource damage, protecting public health and providing for public safety.
 
“These rules will not change our management of these public lands,” said Katie Stevens, McInnis Canyons NCA Manager. “They simply give us the ability to enforce the commitments and compromises that were made with significant public involvement during development of our management plan.”
 
Public comments will be accepted through September 11, 2009. Members of the public can view the rules online at http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/pdf/E9-16416.pdf or by visiting the Grand Junction Field Office at 2815 H Road, Grand Junction, CO 81506.
 
Comments on the MCNCA supplementary rules may be mailed to Katie Stevens, McInnis Canyons NCA Manager, 2815 H Road, Grand Junction, Colorado  81506.
 
For more information, please contact the BLM Grand Junction Field Office at 970-244-3000.



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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Last updated: 07-15-2009