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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
 
Release Date: 09/16/13
Contacts: Shannon Borders, 970-240-5399    

BLM Seeks Public Comments for a Special Recreation Management Area at Hartman Rocks (09-16-13)


GUNNISON, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management’s Gunnison Field Office plans to prepare a Plan Amendment and associated Environmental Assessment to consider updates to the Hartman Rocks Recreation Area Management Plan (2006).

This action will determine the appropriate course of management for the area and may include an amendment to the Gunnison Resource Area Approved Resource Management Plan of February 1993. 

The proposed action would designate 14,423 acres as a Special Recreation Management Area, close a 4,363-acre area to recreational target shooting and limit winter travel with tracked vehicles to designated groomed trails within Hartman Rocks Recreation Area. 

While the Gunnison Field Office has worked closely with Hartman Rocks users and shooting enthusiasts for the past several years to outline and resolve the recreation issues in the area, this area continues to receive heavy visitation by a variety of recreationists including hikers, runners, mountain bikers, motorcycles, off-highway vehicles, dispersed target shooters, horseback riders, cross-country skiers, rock climbers, campers and many more.  The proposed action is needed to protect public safety and prevent further resource damage and to enhance recreation outcomes. 

Written comments must be submitted by Tuesday, Oct. 15, to the Bureau of Land Management, Gunnison Field Office, Attn:  Kristi Murphy, 650 South 11th St., Gunnison, CO 81230, by fax to 970-642-4990 or by email to kmurphy@blm.gov.

Before including your address, phone number, email 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: 09-16-2013