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Release Date: 04/17/12
Contacts: David Boyd, Public Affairs Specialist, (970) 876-9008    

27¼ Road shooting range closed for maintenance April 21 (04-13-12)

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Volunteers will be cleaning up the 27¼ Road recreational shooting range managed by the Bureau of Land Management Grand Junction Field Office April 21.

The clean-up and maintenance will occur from 7:30  a.m. until noon. During this time, the shooting range and the desert area surrounding the range will be closed to all firearm use. The shooting range is located on a well-marked route approximately six miles north of H Road, on north 27¼ Road.

Volunteers are needed and should register in advance for planning purposes by signing up online at or calling 970-244-3024.  Volunteers should dress appropriately for the weather and bring drinking water, and a pair of work gloves.

The range consists of a pistol emphasis area and a 1,000-meter rifle range, which has 12 sheltered shooting benches. The range is generally open every day to the public without charge, from sunrise to dusk, except when being maintained or used for special events or firearms training.

A dedicated group of local volunteers donate hundreds of hours annually at the range, installing and maintaining range signs and picking up illegally dumped trash.  For more information, contact BLM volunteer coordinator Fran Parker at (970) 244-3024.

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.

  2815 H Road      Grand Junction, CO 81506  

Last updated: 04-17-2012