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Release Date: 03/26/12
Contacts: Shannon Borders, 970-240-5399    

BLM opens northern portions of the Hartman Rocks Recreational Area (03-26-12)

GUNNISON, Colo. – Today, the Bureau of Land Management opened roads and trails north of the power line within the Hartman Rocks Recreational Area for public travel. All roads and trails south of the power line will remain closed for Gunnison Sage-grouse conservation until Tuesday, May 15.

“In additional to the warm, windy weather, the local motorized-users group cleared snow from the trails on the north facing slopes to help speed up the opening,” said Kristi Murphy, BLM outdoor recreation planner.  “There are a few wet spots along trails and roads and we ask the public to tread lightly to prevent resource damage.”

The BLM encourages the public to enjoy they Hartman Rocks Recreational Area and to maintain the area by staying on designated routes, properly disposing of trash and respecting the multiple-use designations.
For the most up-to-date information on the Hartman Rocks Recreation Area, go to the newly launched Facebook page at The Gunnison Field Office has a goal to reach 500 “likes” on this page before any other field office in the state.

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: 03-26-2012