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Release Date: 09/11/12
Contacts: Christopher B Joyner, BLM Public Affairs Specialist, (970) 210-2126    

BLM accepting public comment on proposed land exchange near Glade Park (09-11-12)

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management is now seeking public comment on a preliminary Environmental Assessment examining a proposed land exchange near Glade Park.

Under the proposal, the BLM would exchange 788 acres of difficult to access, fragmented public land for 467 acres of land adjacent to other public lands. The BLM is also considering the purchase of a 29-acre inholding within the McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area funded by the Land and Water Conservation Fund is being considered as part of this proposal. 

The draft EA and maps showing the location of the parcels are available on the BLM Grand Junction Field Office website at

The proposed land exchange is near Glade Park in the Pinon Mesa Area.  The exchange would provide access to approximately 9 thousand acres of federal land in the Timber Ridge area that are currently difficult to access.  In exchange for 467 acres, 10 parcels of BLM land totaling 788 acres would be transferred to private ownership. 

Public comments regarding this proposal will be most helpful to the BLM if received by Sept. 26, 2012.  Written comments can be mailed to the Grand Junction Field Office, 2815 H Road, Grand Junction, CO  81506, Attention: Robin Lacy.  Comments can also be submitted via email to   

Federal land exchanges are based on value-for-value rather than acre-for-acre.

Questions from the general public can be directed to Robin Lacy at (970) 244-3028. 

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or any other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment, including personal identifying information, may be made publicly available at any time. While individuals may request BLM to withhold personal identifying information from public view, the BLM cannot guarantee it will be able to do so.

Members of the media contact BLM Public Affairs Specialist, Chris Joyner at (970) 244-3111.

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: 09-11-2012