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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
 
Release Date: 08/29/14
Contacts: Kyle Sullivan, Public Affairs Specialist, (719) 269-8553    

Rio Grande Natural Area Commision meets Sept. 11 in Alamosa


ALAMOSA, Colo. – The Rio Grande Natural Area Commission will meet from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 11 at the Rio Grande Water Conservation District, 10900 East U.S. Highway 160, Alamosa, Colo.
 
The meeting is open to the public with a comment period scheduled for 10:15 a.m. Agenda topics include working on the draft management plan.

The Rio Grande Natural Area was established on Oct. 12, 2006, to conserve, restore and protect the natural, historic, cultural, scientific, scenic, wildlife and recreational resources of the 33-mile stretch of the Rio Grande River between the southern end of the Alamosa Wildlife Refuge and the Colorado-New Mexico state border. The Natural Area encompasses 5,900 acres of private land, and 2,900 acres of BLM lands within ¼ mile of the river’s banks.

The Rio Grande Natural Area Commission is a nine-member group created to advise the Secretary of the Interior with respect to the Natural Area and to develop a non-binding management plan for the non-federal land within the Natural Area.
 
For more information about the Rio Grande Natural Area log on to: http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/fo/slvfo/rio_grande_natural.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: 08-29-2014