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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
 
Release Date: 10/28/13
Contacts: Shannon Borders, 970-240-5399    

BLM Incorporating Additional Analysis into Draft Uncompahgre Resource Management Plan (10-28-13)


MONTROSE, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management’s Uncompahgre Field Office will include the proposal from Citizens for a Healthy Community, the Conservation Center and others in the draft Uncompahgre Resource Management Plan.
 
The RMP establishes management guidelines for 3.1 million acres in Delta, Gunnison, Mesa, Montrose, Ouray and San Miguel counties in southwestern Colorado. It provides the management direction covering all aspects of BLM land and mineral management within the Uncompahgre Field Office.
 
“We appreciate the time and effort that our partners, cooperators and staff have put into completing the analysis, and are committed to providing a draft document for public review next year,” said Jerry Strahan, Acting Uncompahgre Field Manager. “The BLM remains committed to an open, public planning process that examines a full range of alternatives for managing the public’s land.”
 
For the most current information regarding the plan, go to http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/fo/ufo/uncompahgre_rmp.html


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: 10-28-2013