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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
 
Release Date: 02/21/14
Contacts: Kyle Sullivan, Public Affairs Specialist, 719-269-8553    

BLM seeks public comment on commercial hunting permits (2.21.14)


SAGUACHE, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management San Luis Valley Field Office is seeking public input on an environmental analysis for special recreation permits for commercial big game and mountain lion hunting outfitters.


The San Luis Valley Field Office recently completed a Field Office-level Special Recreation Permit policy, which adheres to both BLM state and national SRP guidelines. One of the most significant proposed changes to the unit’s SRP process pertains to commercial big game and mountain lion hunting outfitters.


This EA is being prepared to analyze the opportunity for commercial guided big game and mountain lion hunting outfitters to operate on BLM-managed land within Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Game Management Unit(s) in their entirety, and seasons of use.


For more information on the Proposed Action, please visit the BLM San Luis Valley Field Office web site at http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/fo/slvfo.html or contact Heather Salaz at 719-655-6116 or hsalaz@blm.gov.


Please submit input/comments to Heather Salaz by March 10, 2014.



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: 02-21-2014