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Release Date: 06/07/13
Contacts: David Boyd, Public Affairs Specialist (970) 876-9008    

BLM Grand Junction draft resource management plan comment period coming to a close (06-06-13)

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management is scheduled to conclude a 130-day comment period on June 24 for the Grand Junction Field Office draft Resource Management Plan. 
The BLM released the plan to the public on Jan. 14 with an original April 25 deadline for public comments.  In response to public input, the deadline was extended for another 60 days.  The BLM encourages the public to take time to review the draft RMP and submit their comments soon.  
The draft RMP analyzes four potential management plans, known as alternatives, to promote discussion and understanding of the different ways the BLM could manage lands and minerals in the future.  These alternatives cover all aspects of BLM land and mineral management within the Grand Junction Field Office boundaries, including recreation, travel management, energy development, resource protection, wildlife habitat, special designations, grazing and realty actions. 
“The level of interest and input on this draft is impressive” said Wayne Werkmeister, associate field manager for the Grand Junction Field Office. “This is an opportunity for the public to ensure their concerns are voiced. The comments we receive will help the future direction of their public lands managed by the BLM.”   
For additional information including how to provide comments or view a copy of the draft RMP, visit
Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or any other personal identifying information in your comments, be advised that your entire comment--including 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: 06-07-2013