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Outfitters & Special Recreation Permits


Wondering whether an activity you’re planning on land managed by the San Luis Valley Field Office might require a permit? 

A Special Recreation Permit is typically required when a recreational activity:

·         is for business or financial gain;
·         is for organized group; or
·         is a competitive event or activity.

More Information: SLVFO Special Recreation Permit Policy

If you still aren’t sure whether you need a permit, call (719) 655-6116 to speak with Heather Salaz, the SLVFO’s Special Recreation Permit Administrator.

BLM’s Policy:
“SPRs are issued at the discretion of the authorized officer who may, at any time and without prior notice, choose not to issue permits for certain activities or use areas. Such decisions could be based on a variety of factors such as planning decisions, potential resource impacts, existing outfitters in the same area, overcrowding, past poor performance, climatic conditions and others.”
 


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INFORMATION AND FORMS

 
The following documents and forms outline the steps you need to take to obtain a BLM recreation permit. The BLM Colorado Special Recreation Handbook contains stipulations, a permit checklist and other requirements.
 
 
 
SAN LUIS VALLEY FIELD OFFICE
 
New Applications (See Field Office Policy for deadline dates and process)
 
1.    Submit a proposal to San Luis Valley Field Office - A BUSINESS PLAN/PROPOSAL (Proposal Template)
i)      A Business Plan/Proposal:
New applicants for commercial permits will need to satisfactorily prepared a business plan or detail proposal that includes the following considerations before their request will be considered. A detailed business plan or proposal provides the BLM a basis to evaluate the proposal and effectively determine whether the proposal is consistent with management objectives.
2.    Application Form, completed and signed: (Application form)
 
 
Current Permittees Annual Requirements
 

2014 Annual SRP Requirement Checklist

Annual Checklist and Forms/Templates 

Other Useful Templates

 
Other Information
Regulations/Guidelines/Instructional Memorandums
 
Frequently Used
National BLM SRP Manual and Handbook
 
Others