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Release Date: 08/25/14
Contacts: Shannon Borders, Public Affairs Specialist, (970) 240-5399    

Montrose Public Lands Center now open on Saturdays

MONTROSE, Colo. – The Montrose Public Lands Center has expanded its days-of-operation from Monday through Friday (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) to include Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visitors who stop by can access information for the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service and the National Park Service.

“Many local people have asked us to open on the weekends to allow them to get permits and visitor information outside of traditional work schedules during the week,” said Barb Sharrow, BLM Uncompahgre Field Manager.

A few examples of visitor information that is available include maps, books, rock permits, fuel wood permits, placer mining permits, hunting information as well as the locations of motorized, mountain biking, equestrian and hiking trails.

The Montrose Public Lands Center is located at 2465 S. Townsend Ave. For further information, contact visitor information services at 970-240-5300.

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