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Release Date: 08/25/14
Contacts: Kyle Sullivan, Public Affairs Specialist, (719) 269-8553    

BLM invites public to solar energy zone field trips and workshops

MONTE VISTA, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management San Luis Valley Field Office is hosting a series of field trips and open houses to get your input on solar energy on public lands.

Through community outreach, the BLM hopes to inform the public about the planning process to develop solar energy on public lands while obtaining public input on what and how mitigation should be addressed.

The meeting schedule is as follows:

  • Monday, Sept. 8: De Tilla Gulch SEZ
    Saguache County Road and Bridge Bldg, 305 3rd St., Saguache, CO 81149
    3 PM: assemble for field visit; 4 – 6:30 PM: local workshop
  • Tuesday, Sept. 9, Antonito Southeast SEZ
    Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 305 W. 8th Ave., Antonito, CO 81120
    9 AM: assemble for field visit; 4 – 6:30 PM: local workshop
  • Wednesday, Sept. 10: All-Day Landscape Assessment/Solar Regional Mitigation Workshop for Three Colorado Solar Energy Zones
    Adams State University (Student Union Rm 309), First St. and Monterey Ave., Alamosa, CO 81102
    8:30 AM: Registration
  • Thursday, Sept. 11, Los Mogotes East SEZ
    Romeo Town Hall, 149 2nd Ave., Romeo, CO 81148
    9 AM: assemble for field visit; 4 – 6:30 PM: local workshop

If you are planning to attend any of these field visits or workshops, please email your RSVP to Please specify which events you plan to attend.

More information is available online at:

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.

Last updated: 08-25-2014