The Grand Junction Field Office of the BLM has released their Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) and the accompanying Travel Management Plan. This draft plan is the culmination of many years of work from the BLM staff in cooperation with the community at large.
Draft RMP Released
With the release of the Draft RMP, the public is encouraged to share feedback during the RMP 90 day comment window which closes April 25th, 2013. The public can download the RMP in three volumes as PDF documents. These documents are also broken out into smaller sections to allow the public to easily find the section they are most interested in.
Volume I of the Draft RMP is available as a 11MB PDF file and introduces background information about the RMP, describes the affected area and lists the alternatives. It is available via this link.
Volume II of the Draft RMP is available as a 32.5MB PDF file that describes the environmental consequences of the alternatives in the plan, who contributed to the creation of the Draft RMP, provides References, a Glossary, an Index and Appendix A Figures. It is available via this link.
Volume III of the Draft RMP is available as a 59MB PDF file that provides information regarding specifics relating to all the land uses via Appendices B-P. It is available via this link. The most relevant sections to trail-related activities are; Appendix K: Recreation, Appendix M: Travel Management Plan, and Appendix F: Lands with Wilderness Characteristics.
A complete listing of all the documents is available on the GJFO BLM website or by following this link.
Comments can be made
- By email: [email protected]
- By fax: 970-244-3083
- By mail: BLM – GJFO RMP, 2815 H Road, Grand Junction, CO, 81506
The most effective comments will address specific details of the Draft RMP, including methodologies, sources of information, and components of the alternatives. All comments received will be considered during BLM’s decision-making process, but only specific comments will be addressed in the Proposed Plan/Final EIS.
The BLM needs comments that not only state a preference for certain management actions in the alternatives, but also include rationale for that preference.
Tell the BLM what you think of specific aspects of the alternatives – and why.
BLM EIS commenting guidelines (PDF 0.25MB)