GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management Grand Junction Field Office seeks public comment on two fee proposals to provide additional camping opportunities in Rabbit Valley and the North Fruita Desert areas.
“Rabbit Valley is a very popular place for camping, ATV, dirt bike and mountain bike riding,” said Collin Ewing, McInnis Canyon National Conservation Area Manager. “We realize the current campgrounds and campsites aren’t enough to meet the demand, so we are considering ways to improve the opportunities for everyone while protecting the amazing natural resources that make this place special.”
The proposal considers establishing fees for both new and existing campgrounds in Rabbit Valley, and updating and adding to the camping opportunities at the 18 Road Campground (North Fruita Desert). If approved, the fees would be used in the area it is collected.
“The City of Fruita has been working closely with the BLM to improve recreational opportunities for both residents and visitors alike,” said Ture Nycum, City of Fruita Parks and Recreation Director. “We encourage the public to provide feedback to the BLM on improving camping opportunities in the area.”
Comments should evaluate needed facilities, current camping issues and how management might address those issues through amenities, vehicle access, road conditions, camping reservations, group camping and campsite size.
The public is encouraged to review the proposals, business plans and associated maps at https://go.usa.gov/xUaYu andhttps://go.usa.gov/xUagg. Comments are most helpful if received byJuly 25, 2018, via mail to the BLM Grand Junction Field Office, 2815 H Rd, Grand Junction, CO 81506 or through the project websites listed above.