This website offers information about Bureau of Land Management’s revision of the Grand Junction Field Office's (GJFO) resource management plan (RMP) for western Colorado.
GJFO planning area contains more than 1 million surface acres and 1.2 million acres of subsurface mineral estate administered by the BLM Field Office primarily in Mesa and Garfield counties, with small amounts in Montrose and Rio Blanco counties.
Due to changing resource conditions, changes in the use of public land, and new environmental concerns, the BLM is preparing an updated resource management plan.
The Grand Junction planning effort provides a collaborative, community-based planning approach to assist the BLM in updating the existing management decisions and resource allocations.
The Proposed Resource Management Plan/Final Environmental Impact Statement was release for the public protest period on April 10, 2015. The updated RMP documents can be found by clicking on the RMP Documents link. Information about the protest period can be is provided in the RMP Protest Fact Sheet. Additional information about filing protests as well as a Critical Item Checklist, can be found by on the Filing Instructions, click here.
Alternative B (the Proposed RMP) uses the Alternative B (Preferred Alternative)from the Draft RMP/EIS as its foundation. It carries forward the same theme asthe Preferred Alternative found in the Draft RMP/EIS, but also includes elementsof the other four alternatives analyzed in the Draft RMP/EIS. Alternative B seeksto allocate limited public land resources among competing human interests, landuses, and the conservation of natural and cultural resources. Goals andobjectives focus on environmental, economic, and social outcomes achieved bystrategically addressing demands across the landscape. Management directionwould be broad to accommodate a variety of values and uses. Decisions underthis alternative would seek to provide an overall balance between theprotection, restoration, and enhancement of natural and cultural values, whileallowing resource use and development in existing or reasonable locations.
Christina Stark, Project Leader
Grand Junction Field Office
2815 H Road
Grand Junction, CO 81501