Southwest District, Colorado
March 9, 2017
Contact: Chris Joyner, Public Affairs Specialist, (970) 210-2126
BLM Seeks Comments on Special Recreation Permits
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management Grand Junction Field Office is accepting public comments on 21 commercial Special Recreation Permit applications.
The BLM evaluates permit applications using specific criteria, including type and quality of customer service, experience, business plan and overall quality of the application.
“We are seeking comments from the public to help us identify potential conflicts with other users, health and safety concerns and any resource conflicts,” said Andy Windsor, BLM outdoor recreation planner. “Our goal is to provide excellent customer service and to ensure a top-notch recreation experience while protecting natural resources.”
The BLM issues commercial SRPs to provide recreation businesses the opportunity to operate on BLM lands, to implement recreation management decisions, to ensure sustainable and diverse recreation opportunities for all visitors and to ensure a fair return to the public for commercial use of public lands.. Supporting local economies and providing quality recreation experiences for the public by making public lands available for these activities is integral to BLM’s management objectives. In 2015, recreation activities on BLM-managed lands generated $543 million and supported 4,625 jobs in Colorado.
To help with its evaluation of these permit applications, the BLM is seeking public comments regarding the applicants’ safety history, conflicts with other applicants or their employees while operating on public lands, natural resource protection or any other information that would be useful to the agency as it considers the applications.
Permit applications can be reviewed at 2815 H Road, Grand Junction. Public comments for these permits are most helpful if received by April 1.
For more information on these SRP applications, or to find out whether or not your activity on public lands requires an SRP, contact Andy Windsor or Dru Johnson at (970) 244-3000.
SRP applications for public comment:
• Allout Outfitters
• Trails End Outfitters
• Gemini Events
• Expedition Backcountry Adventures
• Treeline Expeditions
• Gateway Canyons Resort
• High Lonesome Ranch
• Museum of Western Colorado
• Twisted Tine Outfitters
• Graham Outfitters
• Rafter Y Outfitters
• Dominguez Recreational Outfitters
• Telluride Academy
• Gemini Events
• Colorado Backcountry
• Dirt Series Mountain Bike Camps
• Rippin Chix
• Fruita Fat Tire Festival Events
• Over the Edge Sports