BLM implements seasonal closures to protect wintering wildlife
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management Grand Junction and Colorado River Valley field offices will begin seasonal closures on Dec. 1, 2022. Seasonal closures protect wintering wildlife and reduce damage to roads. Most areas will continue to be open to non-motorized and non-mechanized recreation opportunities such as hiking, snowshoeing, and horseback riding.
“Winter closures are critical for wintering wildlife that are trying to conserve as much energy as possible,” said Upper Colorado River District Manager Greg Larson. “We appreciate the public’s cooperation in minimizing disturbance to wildlife during the winter.”
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.