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BLM seeks public comment on temporary land closure:
The Bureau of Land Management is now seeking public comment on a proposal to temporarily close access to public lands 15 miles north of Meeker for safety reasons. The proposed 24-month closure would prohibit public access to 1,850 acres of public land near the Colowyo Mine in Moffat and Rio Blanco counties. The area of the proposed closure does not include all lands associated with the Colowyo Mine and only extends to a distance necessary to provide safety to visitors and mine employees. The public would still have access to other public lands in the area. An overview of the proposed closure as well as maps of the area can be found in the scoping letter. Comments regarding this proposal can be mailed to Heather Sauls, White River Field Office, 220 E Market St, Meeker, CO 81641 or submitted via email to email@example.com. Comments would be most helpful if received by September 26, 2014.
The White River Resource Area is located in northwest Colorado and incorporates parts of Rio Blanco, Moffat, and Garfield Counties. The Field Office resource area includes approximately 2,675,360 acres of BLM, national forest, national park, state, and privately owned administered lands. Of this, the BLM administers approximately 1,455,900 BLM surface and subsurface acres, and an additional 365,000 acres of mineral estate underlying state and privately owned surface estate.