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Release Date: 09/09/11
Contacts: David Boyd, BLM Public Affairs Specialist, (970) 876-9008    

BLM seeks comments on grazing permit renewals

SILT, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on 23 livestock grazing permit renewals proposed for 2012. 

The permits cover grazing allotments in the Colorado River Field Office including Eagle, Garfield and Pitkin counties. A map and a list of the grazing permits involved is available on-line at under “Grazing.”

In addition, the Field Office will be conducting land health assessments on 28,000 acres on the Roan Plateau in 2012.

If you have any information or concerns, wish to be considered as an interested public for the permit renewals, or wish to be involved in the land health assessment, please contact Isaac Pittman at or 970-876-9069 to be put on a mailing list. Comments need to be received by Oct. 30.

The Colorado River Valley Field Office currently administers 147 grazing permits covering 191 grazing allotments. Sixty-two grazing allotments within the 550,000-acre field office are not authorized for grazing.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

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Last updated: 10-03-2011