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Release Date: 10/11/12
Contacts: David Boyd, Public Affairs Specialist, (970) 876-9008    

BLM seeks public comment on fuels reduction above project El Jebel (10-11-12)

SILT, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on its environmental assessment covering a proposal to reduce hazardous fuels for wildfires along Panorama Road near the head of Cattle Creek above El Jebel, Colo.

A total of about 251 acres of vegetation could be thinned using a variety of techniques along the boundary between public and private land in this area. The project would reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires entering private property from BLM land and provide for firefighter and public safety.

BLM will hold a public open house to review the proposal and answer questions beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 at the El Jebel Community Center Pinyon Room, 0020 Eagle County Drive.

The Panorama Fuels Treatment Project EA is available on-line at

Written comments and questions should be directed to Colorado River Valley Field Office at 2300 River Frontage Road, Silt, CO 81652.  Electronic comments may be submitted to  Comments will be most helpful if received by Nov. 9, 2012.

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.

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.

  2300 River Frontage Road      Silt, CO 81652  

Last updated: 10-11-2012