BLM seeks comment on Missouri Heights work | AspenTimes.com

BLM seeks comment on Missouri Heights work

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The Aspen Times
Aspen CO Colorado

EL JEBEL – The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on its environmental assessment covering a proposal to reduce hazardous fuels for wildfires along Panorama Road near the head of Cattle Creek. The area is in Missouri Heights above El Jebel.

About 251 acres of vegetation could be thinned using a variety of techniques along the boundary between public and private land in the area. The project would reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires entering private property from BLM land and provide for firefighter and public safety, according to the agency.

BLM will hold a public open house to review the proposal and answer questions at 6 p.m. Thursday at the El Jebel Community Center.

Go to http://www.blm.gov/co/crvfo to view the Panorama Fuels Treatment Project environmental assessment.

Written comments and questions should be directed to the BLM’s Colorado River Valley Field Office at 2300 River Frontage Road, Silt, CO 81652. Electronic comments may be submitted to blm_co_si_crvfo_webmail@blm.gov. Comments will be most helpful if received by Nov. 9.

Anyone submitting their address, phone number, email address or other personal identifying information in a comment should be aware that the comment, including personal identifying information, may be made public at any time. Those offering comments can ask the BLM to withhold identifying information from public review, but the agency offers no guarantee that it will be able to do so.

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