Welcome to the BLM's Colorado River Valley Field Office (CRVFO), located in Silt, Colorado. The CRVFO administers 567,000 acres of public land in Eagle, Garfield, Pitkin, Routt, Mesa and Rio Blanco counties, Colorado. Public lands administered by the CRVFO extend from Vail in the east to Parachute in the west and from Toponas in the north to Aspen in the south.
Colorado River Valley Field Office
The CRVFO manages nine special recreation management areas, 14 developed recreation sites, six river access sites to the Colorado and Eagle Rivers, four wilderness study areas, 10 Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (including new ones with the Roan Plateau Resource Management Plan amendment) and the Hubbard Mesa Off-Highway Vehicle Riding Area. About 90 outfitters and guides are under permit and available to assist visitors in a variety of upland and river activities. The CRVFO also administers 255 more than 250 grazing allotments, 100-200 rights-of-way and 24 communication sites each year.
Population growth is changing the face of northwest Colorado. Today there is more residential, industrial and commercial development near public lands than ever before. The CRVFO shares more than 1,700 miles of boundary with private property and more than 80% of public lands administered by the CRVFO are within one mile of private property. Land management challenges are most complex at the juncture of private and public lands, the wildland-urban interface. To protect our resources and accommodate a growing population, the CRVFO actively embraces local partners in order to solve wildland-urban interface issues like: recreation, aesthetics, open space, wildland fire, rights-of-ways, land use permits and resource protection.
The CRVFO Resource Management Plan was approved in January 1984. The plan provides management direction to approximately 566,000 acres of BLM-administered public lands. To stay current with the social, economic and environmental changes facing public land management, the RMP has been updated eight times.