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BLM seeking input on plan for federal lands in Colorado

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. ” The Bureau of Land Management is preparing to revise its resource management plan for 1.2 million acres of federal lands, primarily in Mesa and Garfield counties in western Colorado, and is seeking public comment on the work.

A “scoping” period, which runs through Jan. 9, will give area residents a chance to sound off on important issues that might need to be incorporated into the plan before the BLM begins drafting it, according to the agency.

“This resource management plan will guide the man­agement of 1.2 million acres for the next two decades,” said Grand Junction BLM field manager Catherine Robertson. “This scoping period gives the public a great opportunity to become involved early in the process.”

There will be three open house meetings, which will be held from 5-7 p.m., for the public to learn about the pos­sible revisions to the future plan and to provide com­ments. An informal presentation will given at 6 p.m. each night. The open houses are set for the following days:

– Dec. 2: Whitewater/Kannah room at Two Rivers Con­vention Center, 159 Main St., Grand Junction.

– Dec. 3: Grand Center, 182 N 500 W, Moab, Utah.

– Dec. 4: Collbran Auditorium, 102 Main St., Collbran.

Attendance at these open houses is not required to submit scoping comments to BLM.

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