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Release Date: 05/06/14
Contacts: Shannon Borders, Public Affairs Specialist, 970-240-5399    

BLM extends comment period for the Norwood-Burn Canyon Comprehensive Travel Management Plan

NORWOOD, Colo. - The Bureau of Land Management’s Uncompahgre Field Office is extending the public comment period for the preliminary Norwood-Burn Canyon Comprehensive Travel Management Plan Environmental Assessment due to technical difficulties associated with the project email address. 

The new deadline for public comments is Tuesday, May 13, and the public is asked to submit written comments via email to, by fax to 970-240-5368 or by mail to the Uncompahgre Field Office, Attn: Norwood-Burn Canyon Travel Management, 2465 S. Townsend Ave., Montrose, CO 81401.

The preliminary EA analyzes four alternatives for an interconnecting trail system on about 9,850 acres of public land managed by the BLM about three miles west of Norwood, Colo. 

To review the environmental documents and maps associated with the preliminary EA, go to

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.

Last updated: 05-06-2014