BLM seeks comment on grazing permits | AspenTimes.com

BLM seeks comment on grazing permits

Aspen Times staff report
Aspen, CO, Colorado

SILT, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on 23 livestock grazing permit renewals proposed for 2012, including some in Pitkin County.

The permits cover grazing allotments managed by the Colorado River Field Office and located in Pitkin, Garfield and Eagle counties. A map and a list of the grazing permits involved is available online at http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/fo/gsfo.html under “Grazing.”

In addition, the field office will conduct land health assessments on 28,000 acres on the Roan Plateau in 2012.

Those who have any information or concerns, wish to be considered interested members of the public for the permit renewals, or wish to be involved in the land health assessment should contact Isaac Pittman at isaac_pittman@blm.gov or (970) 876-9069 to be on a mailing list. Comments are due by Oct. 30.

The Colorado River Valley Field Office in Silt currently administers 147 grazing permits covering 191 grazing allotments. Sixty-two grazing allotments within the 550,000-acre area the office manages are not authorized for grazing.

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