BLM to offer small parcel for direct sale in Eagle County


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SILT, Colo. - The Bureau of Land Management is proposing to sell a 7.55-acre parcel in Eagle County to Sweetwater Rydev LLC, operator of Anderson Summer Camp. The proposed sale will resolve a more than 100-year-old inadvertent trespass and help the Anderson Summer Camp continue serving non-profit organizations and at-risk youth.

The land is being sold for the fair-market value as appraised by the Department of the Interior’s Office of Valuation Services.  The purchasers will reimburse BLM for its staff time processing this sale.

The current owners of Anderson Summer Camp purchased the property and associated infrastructure in 1979.  During a 2014 land survey, they discovered several camp buildings were located on public land and promptly contacted the BLM to resolve the trespass.  The oldest buildings on public land date back to 1914.

“This direct sale will benefit future generations,” said Colorado River Valley Field Manager Larry Sandoval. “The sale of this small parcel will allow Anderson Summer Camp to continue serving non-profit organizations and at-risk youth, clear up a long-standing, unintentional trespass, and provide fair market return to the Federal Treasury.”

Publication of a Notice of Realty Action in the Federal Register today initiates a 45-day public comment period on the proposed sale.  A description of the parcel and a map are available on-line at​eplanning-ui/​project/​110929/​510.  Written comments may be sent to Larry W. Sandoval Jr., Field Manager, Colorado River Valley Field Office, 2300 River Frontage Road, Silt, CO 81652.  Comments may also be emailed to

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.