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Release Date: 03/16/12
Contacts: Denise Adamic, BLM Public Affairs Specialist (719)269-8553    

BLM’s Royal Gorge Field Office launches Facebook site (03-16-12)

CANON CITY, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management’s Royal Gorge Field Office launched its own Facebook site today.

“This site is another way we hope to get the public involved with issues concerning their public lands,” said Keith Berger, Royal Gorge Field Manager. “This is a great way to share news, photos, videos, and information about all the recreation opportunities we manage throughout Colorado’s Front Range.”

The RGFO has a goal to reach 500 “likes” before any other field office in the state.

The Royal Gorge Field Office manages 680,000 surface acres of public land along the Front Range and 6.8 million sub-surface acres. The field office’s boundaries spread east from the continental divide to the Kansas border, and south from the Wyoming state line to the Oklahoma and New Mexico boarders. Since the field office spans such a large area, it covers a variety of terrain and is involved in a multitude of activities. The RGFO manages nearly 90 recreation sites, 2 Special Recreation Management Areas, 5 Wilderness Study Areas, and 487 miles of streams and rivers.

To visit and like the RGFO Recreation, log on to:  For more information about the BLM Royal Gorge Field Office call 719-269-8500 or log on to:

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: 03-16-2012