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Forest Service, BLM Committee to Meet April 21

April 7, 2009

Janelle Smith, US Forest Service Rocky Mountain Regional Office, 303-275-5359 (office) or 720-289-7587 (cell) 

David Boyd, BLM Glenwood Springs Field Office, 970-947-2832 (office)

Colorado Recreation Resource Advisory Committee Meeting

DENVER, Colo.--The Colorado Recreation Resource Advisory Committee (Recreation RAC) will convene for its next meeting at the REI Flagship Store (1416 Platte Street) in Denver on Tuesday, April 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Recreation RAC members will review two Bureau of Land Management fee proposals: a fee increase for Mud Springs Campground and a new fee for North Fruita Desert Campground, both sites are located near Grand Junction. A fee increase for the Christmas tree permit on the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forest will also be discussed.
Members of the public interested in federal lands recreation issues and fees in Colorado are welcome to attend. General comments will be entertained between 9:10 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. and are limited to five minutes. In addition, comments may be made during discussions on specific topics at the discretion of the Chair. Those who are interested in commenting, please contact Pam DeVore at 303-275-5043 or pdevore@fs.fed.us. Registration for the comment period will be required at the door.  
Written comments are encouraged, particularly if the material cannot be presented within five minutes, and should be sent to Steve Sherwood, Director of Recreation (also the Designated Federal Official for the Recreation RAC) at the US Forest Service Rocky Mountain Regional Office, 740 Simms Street, Golden, Colorado 80401. Written statements received less than one week prior to the meeting may not be available to the members until after the meeting. 
The Recreation RAC was established as part of the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act to provide recommendations on fee proposals for the US Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management in Colorado. Recreation RAC members were selected among applicants to represent 11 interests to include motorized, non-motorized, environmental, Indian tribes, local government and others from throughout the state.

For more information about the Colorado Recreation RAC and for meeting updates visit the web site at: http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/recreation/rrac/index.shtml.


Last updated: 04-09-2009