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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
 
Release Date: 07/16/12
Contacts: Christopher B. Joyner (970) 210-2126    

Public Meeting Scheduled for DeBeque Citizens (07-11-12)



GRAND JUNCTION – Colo.  The Bureau of Land Management will host a public meeting at 5:30 p.m. on July 11 at the DeBeque Community Center in DeBeque. 

According to BLM Manager Catherine Robertson of the Grand Junction Field Office, BLM leadership wants to hear from the citizens of DeBeque about how things are going after the fire and to discuss specific concerns moving forward.  Robertson ordered a Burned Area Emergency Rehabilitation team that recently began rehabilitation work in the burned area.   Some members of the rehabilitation team will attend the public meeting to field questions.

Robertson and others are concerned that lands affected by the blaze now pose a huge hazard for mud slides, rock slides and significant erosion.  Matters concerning the fire; the fire’s aftermath and the closure of some public land will be discussed. Those attending will have ample opportunity to ask questions or make comments.

The meeting is open to the public and concerned citizens are encouraged to attend.  Members of the media are also welcome to attend.



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: 07-16-2012