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Red_Chili
04-05-2007, 09:26 AM
BLUERIBBON COALITION ACTION ALERT! Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,
Attention Colorado and Utah Recreationists!
BLM SEEKS PUBLIC INPUT ON GLENWOOD/KREMMLING RMP REVISIONS
The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public input as it begins revising its Resource Management Plans for the Glenwood Springs and Kremmling Field Offices.
The Resource Management Plans will provide overall management direction for the next two decades for the 567,000-acre Glenwood Springs Field Office and the 378,000-acre Kremmling Field Office. The revisions are necessary because the demands on these public lands have increased and become more varied since the original plans were completed in 1984. The two RMP revisions are being conducted under a single planning effort and single Environmental Impact Statement.
In this first opportunity for public comment, called "scoping," BLM is asking the public to help identify issues to be addressed in the plan revisions, as well as offer potential solutions. BLM will use the information it receives during scoping as it prepares the Draft RMP revisions and associated Draft EIS.
"Scoping is a chance for BLM and the public to listen and learn from each other," said Jamie Connell, Glenwood Springs Field Manager.
BLM is hosting six open house scoping meetings to share information and accept public comment. The public is invited to stop by anytime from 4 to 7 p.m. at the dates and locations below to discuss the revisions with BLM specialists and provide written scoping comments.
Six open houses are scheduled during the public scoping comment period:
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Rifle Fire Protection District - Station 1
1850 Railroad Ave.
Rifle, CO
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Granby Community Center
129 3rd St.
Granby, CO
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Town of Carbondale - Community Room #2
511 Colorado Ave.
Carbondale, CO
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
CSU Extention Hall
210 11th Street
Kremmling, CO
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Town Hall - Council Chambers
50 Lundgren Blvd.
Gypsum, CO
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Wattenburg Center
686 County Road 42
Walden, CO
"Public involvement is critical to the success of these planning efforts, and we encourage anyone interested to participate," said Peter McFadden, acting Kremmling Field Office Manager.
Specifically during this scoping period, BLM is seeking ideas about the uses of these public lands, possible protection measures, and recommendations on special designations such as potential special recreation management areas or areas of critical environmental concern. The public may also comment on the preliminary planning criteria, which help guide the planning process.
BLM will accept public scoping comments through May 2, 2007. For further information or to have your name added to a mailing list, contact Joe Stout, Planning and Environmental Coordinator, at (970) 724-3003, or log on to http://www.blm.gov/rmp/co/kfo-gsfo (http://www.sharetrails.org/alertlist/redirect.cfm?ID=1755&MID=498&LID=41)
The public may also submit written comments to:
Bureau of Land Management, Kremmling Field Office, Joe Stout, RMP Project Manager, PO Box 68, Kremmling, CO 80459; by fax to (202) 452-5124; or by e-mail to cormpkg@blm.gov.
Planning documents may be reviewed at the Kremmling and Glenwood Springs Field Offices or on-line at http://www.blm.gov/rmp/co/kfo-gsfo/rmp_revision_docs.htm (http://www.sharetrails.org/alertlist/redirect.cfm?ID=1756&MID=498&LID=41). For additional information, contact Joe Stout, RMP Project Manager, at (970)-724-3003.
Additional Contacts:
Contact: David Boyd, Public Affairs Specialist, (970) 947-2832
Brian Hopkins, Glenwood Springs Community Planner, (970) 947-2840
PLEASE IF YOU RECREATE IN THIS AREA OF COLORADO GET INVOLVED NOW!
As always, if you have any questions or concerns please contact BRC.
Thanks in advance for your involvement,
Brian Hawthorne
Public Lands Director
BlueRibbon Coalition
208-237-1008 ext 102

leiniesred
04-06-2007, 04:24 PM
I wrote and sent in an e-mail on this one.