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Release Date: 03/22/13
Contacts: Hannah Schechter, Outdoor Recreation Planner, (970) 724-3008    

New boat launch proposed at Radium (03-21-13)

KREMMLING, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on its proposal to construct a new boat launch at the popular Radium Recreation Site on the upper Colorado River.
This new boat launch would be in addition to the single existing boat launch currently at Radium. 
“A single ramp is simply no longer sufficient to accommodate river traffic using this area during the busy summer season,” said Susan Cassel, acting field manager for the BLM Kremmling Field Office. “A second boat launch would help alleviate congestion and improve safety.”
About 60,000 people float the stretch of the upper Colorado River between Pumphouse and Radium each year. 
If approved, construction is anticipated to begin in June 2013.
Before the BLM writes an environmental assessment of the proposal, it wants to hear any issues, concerns or comments from the public about the proposal. A copy of the proposal, including a map, is available at The BLM will accept public comments through April 19, 2013.    
Comments should be addressed to Hannah Schechter, Kremmling Field Office, P.O. Box 68, Kremmling, CO 80459 or
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.

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Last updated: 03-22-2013