BLM Public Meetings in Colorado for the Big Game Resource Management Plan Amendment and Environmental Impact Statement
Lakewood, Colo.– The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Colorado State Office is seeking public input on a Resource Management Plan Amendment and the associated Environmental Impact Statement to evaluate oil and gas program and other management decisions across existing BLM Colorado resource management plans to promote the conservation of big game corridors and other important big game habitat on BLM-administered land and minerals in Colorado.
A Notice of Intent was published on July 19, 2022, beginning a 45-day public scoping period (https://www.blm.gov/press-release/blm-seeks-public-comments-preparation-plan-conserve-big-game-habitat-and-corridors). The BLM will hold two virtual meetings and three in-person meetings in Colorado to provide information and answer questions regarding this amendment. The public meetings will help attendees learn about the plan amendment and formulate written submissions for the BLM before the comment period ends on September 2, 2022.
The in-person meetings will be held in an open-house format, with BLM specialists attending information stations to interact with meeting attendees to provide answers or additional information. Oral comments will not be accepted at the in-person meetings, but laptops and printed comment cards will be available for submitting comments on-site. The virtual meetings will include a presentation from the BLM, a question-and-answer session, and an oral public comment session.
To register for a virtual or in-person public meeting, please visit the project website: https://go.usa.gov/xzXxY.
The virtual public meetings are scheduled to occur on the dates and times below:
- Wednesday, August 3, 2022, from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. MDT
- Thursday, August 4, 2022, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. MDT
The in-person meetings will be:
Colorado Springs August 8 5:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. MT CPW Regional Office
4255 Sinton Rd,
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Grand Junction August 11 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. MT Courtyard by Marriott
Merlot 1 Room
765 Horizon Dr
Grand Junction, CO 81506
Montrose August 12 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. MT Ute Mountain Museum
17253 Chipeta Rd
Montrose, CO 81403
For comments to be considered, the BLM must receive them by September 2, 2022. Comments can be provided in the following ways:
- Attend a public meeting. Virtual meetings will include an oral comment session and in-person meetings will have laptops and comment cards available for written comments.
- Submit your comments electronically via the project website: https://go.usa.gov/xzXxY
- Mail your comments to: BLM Colorado State Office, Attn: Big Game Corridor Amendment/EIS, 2850 Youngfield St., Lakewood, CO 80215
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.