BLM seeks input on Gunnison River campsite designation, reservations, and commercial allocations

Grand Junction, Colo.The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking public input on a proposal to manage recreation along 39 miles of the Gunnison River, including the segment of the river that flows through the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area (D-E NCA).

The BLM proposes to designate campsites, establish a reservation system for designated campsites, and provide equitable allocation of commercial use along the Gunnison River corridor as it flows through the D-E NCA. This proposal would implement key decisions from the approved Resource Management Plan (RMP) for the D-E NCA, signed on January 9, 2017.

“Managing recreation helps protects resources, ensures great user experiences, and aids in planning for the public and commercial outfitters, “stated Acting NCA Manager Amy Carmichael. “We have seen high success in other river corridors with permit systems and look forward to hearing from the public on our proposals.”

Public comments must be received by December 15, 2021. The public’s input will assist the BLM in the development of the alternatives in the draft environmental assessment. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time.

For more information and to submit public comments, please visit the ePlanning project website at the following link:

This year, we invite everyone to reimagine your public lands as we celebrate 75 years of the BLM’s stewardship and service to the American people. The BLM manages approximately 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’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. 

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Eric Coulter