Lower Colorado River
Location: Northwest District, Colorado River Valley Field Office
Size: 130 acres
Designated: 1984 Glenwood Springs Land Use Plan
Land Manager: Bureau of Land Management, Colorado River Valley Field Office
The BLM lands along the lower Colorado River between New Castle and DeBeque were designated as an ACEC to protect important riparian and wildlife values. Species of concern include the bald eagle, great blue heron, waterfowl, mule deer and threatened or endagered fish such as the razorback sucker. These public lands along the river and other public lands adjacent to State Widlife Areas are part of a cooperative management area with Colorado Parks and Wildlife.