BLM signs Penrose Commons Decision


Bureau of Land Management

BLM Office:

Royal Gorge Field Office

Media Contact:

Levi Spellman

CAÑON CITY, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management’s Royal Gorge Field Office is pleased to announce a planning decision that outlines future recreation management of the 3,100-acre Penrose Commons area, located in Fremont County, approximately 10 miles east of Cañon City. The area is primarily known for its shoulder season off-highway vehicle recreation opportunities and has seen recent increased visitation.

“We really appreciated all the input we received from interested parties and the general public to develop a plan that strikes a balance between the growing recreation interest in this area, but also the other uses and resources. The plan will allow the agency to continue to provide recreational experiences and protect public land resources for multiple use such as wildlife habitat, watershed protection, and livestock grazing,” said Royal Gorge Field Office Manager Keith Berger.

The final document was shaped by BLM assessment and public input. It has been designed with various management options to address evolving needs in the future. The final documents, along with the decision record, can be found on BLM’s ePlanning website:
For public enquiries, contact Kalem Lenard, Royal Gorge Field Office Assistant Field Manager, at (719) 433-8486. For media enquiries, contact Levi Spellman, Public Affairs Specialist, BLM Rocky Mountain District Public Affairs, at (719) 839-1584.

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.