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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
 
Release Date: 11/08/16
Contacts: Courtney Whiteman, Public Affairs Specialist, 303-39-3668    

BLM to host update on South Park Master Leasing Plan in Fairplay


CANON CITY, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management Royal Gorge Field Office will be hosting a public meeting on Nov. 15 at the Fairplay Community Center, 880 Bogue St. from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. to update the public on the status of the South Park Master Leasing Plan. The BLM will also outline the next steps in the planning process. 

 

The purpose of a Master Leasing Plan is to provide BLM managers a way to strategically plan for oil and gas leasing and development and address potential resource conflicts.  

 

The BLM will provide an outline of the preliminary draft of the MLP at this meeting. Later in November, Cooperating Agencies, including Park County, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and others will review and further develop the MLP.  Once the BLM incorporates the input from Cooperating Agencies,  the draft MLP will be released for public input in early winter 2017. Therefore, the BLM will not be accepting public comments on the MLP at this meeting. 

 

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.



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: 11-08-2016