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Release Date: 03/11/13
Contacts: David Boyd, BLM Public Affairs Specialist, (970) 876-9008    

BLM seeks comments on grazing permit renewals in Eagle, Garfield, and Pitkin counties (03-08-13)

SILT, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on 53 livestock grazing permit renewals administered by the Colorado River Valley Field Office.

The grazing permits cover lands in Eagle, Garfield, and Pitkin counties. Thirty-one permits are up for renewal in 2014, and 22 permits are up for renewal in 2015. A map and a list of the grazing permits involved are available on-line at

If you have any information or concerns, or wish to be considered as an interested public for the permit renewals please contact Isaac Pittman or 970-876-9069 to be put on a mailing list. Specific information about conditions observed on any of these allotments or about concerns related to resources found within specific allotments will be particularly helpful. BLM will accept scoping comments through Sept. 30, 2013.

 The 567,000-acre Colorado River Valley Field Office currently administers 143 grazing permits covering 191 grazing allotments.

 Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised 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 from public review your personal identifying information, 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.

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Last updated: 03-11-2013