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Release Date: 07/20/12
Contacts: Shannon Borders, 970-240-5399    

BLM Seeks Input on Land Conveyance to City of Durango (07/20/12)

DURANGO, Colo. - The Bureau of Land Management is preparing an Environmental Assessment to evaluate patenting about four acres of public land to the City of Durango for a new storm-water treatment facility.

“This conveyance falls under the Recreation and Public Purposes Act that allows the lease or sale of small parcels of public lands for public purposes to state or local governments or qualified non-profit organizations,” said Jennifer Jardine, BLM lands and realty specialist. 
The City of Durango applied for the acquisition after identifying the need to process storm-water runoff in the northeast portion of the city.  If the city acquires the BLM parcel, they will construct a storm-water quality and quantity control facility that would serve the northeast portion of Durango. 
“The facility would reduce impacts on the Animas River by filtering out oil, metal, and grease coming from storm-water runoff,” said Jardine. 
Public input concerning this action will be accepted through Friday, August 10. Comments should be sent to BLM, Attn:  Jennifer Jardine, San Juan Public Lands Office, 15 Burnett Court, Durango, CO 81301 or via e-mail to

The BLM requests comments on the environmental, social, and economic issues, and possible alternatives related to the proposed action. To assist the BLM in identifying and considering issues and concerns related to the proposed action, comments should be as specific as possible. 

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time.  While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

For more information, contact Jardine at 970-385-1224.

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.

  15 Burnett Court      Durango, CO 81301  

Last updated: 07-20-2012