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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
 
Release Date: 02/29/12
Contacts: David Boyd, Public Affairs Specialist, (970) 876-9008    

BLM seeks comment on State Bridge permit renewal (02-29-12)


KREMMLING, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment about renewing the permit for the lodge at State Bridge, Colo., to use BLM lands adjacent to its private property for camping and parking during private concert venues.

State Bridge is along the Colorado River about 14 miles north of Wolcott, Colo. BLM issued the first permit for this activity last summer. More than 10,000 people in total attended the 27 events held last summer, with the highest attended events seeing about 500 people and 200 cars. This year State Bridge expects some events to have close to 1,000 people.

The commercial special recreation permit issued last year allowed State Bridge to use about 25 acres of BLM land for parking and camping. Under the terms of last year’s permit, State Bridge is responsible for providing toilets, trash bins, and parking attendants during use. They are responsible for cleaning the area after each event, and the fees they paid to BLM helped maintain the road in this area.

State Bridge has applied to renew this Special Recreation Permit for summer 2012. It also must acquire a permit from Eagle County for these events.

BLM issues commercial SRPs to provide recreation businesses the opportunity to operate on BLM public lands to benefit the public and to ensure a fair return to the public for commercial use of public lands.  As BLM considers renewing commercial permits, it looks to the public for information regarding an applicant’s safety history, conflicts that have been associated with an applicant or its employees while operating on public lands, or any other information that would be useful to the BLM as it considers the application.

BLM will accept comments about renewing this commercial SRP through March 31, 2012. They can be sent to kfo_webmail@blm.gov or to Teri Parvin, PO Box 68, Kremmling, CO 80459. 

The environmental assessment for last year’s permit, which details the stipulations of the permit, is available at http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/fo/kfo.html. For further information, please contact Teri Parvin at 970-724-3027.

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time.  While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.



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: 02-29-2012