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BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
 
Release Date: 10/22/13
Contacts: Christopher B Joyner, BLM Public Affairs Specialist, (970) 210-2126    

BLM Colorado Northwest District hosts Sage-Grouse EIS public meetings (10-22-13)


 

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — The Bureau of Land Management will host public meetings to discuss the Northwest Colorado Sage Grouse EIS. Some of the previously scheduled meetings were impacted by the government shutdown.

Public meetings will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in October at the following locations:

• Oct. 22 in Walden, at the Wattenburg Community Center, 682 County Road 42

• Oct. 23 in Lakewood, at the Lakewood Heritage Center, 801 S. Yarrow St.

• Oct. 28 in Silt, at the BLM Colorado River Valley Field Office, 2300 River Frontage Road

• Oct. 29 in Craig, at the Memorial Hospital at Craig, 750 Hospital Loop

The draft considers four possible management alternatives for maintaining and increasing habitat for Greater Sage-Grouse on BLM and Routt National Forest lands in northwestern Colorado. The alternatives apply to federal lands and minerals only, not to private lands.

Copies of the Northwest Colorado Greater Sage-Grouse Draft RMP Amendment/Draft EIS are available at the Northwest Colorado District Office at the above address or on the website at: http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/BLM_Programs/wildlife/sage-grouse.html.

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



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Last updated: 10-22-2013