In response to public requests, the Bureau of Land Management Uncompahgre Field Office is extending the comment period for Uncompahgre Field Office Draft Resource Management Plan for 60 days. The comment period, originally scheduled to close on Sept. 1 will be extended through Nov. 1.
"Public input is critical as we work through refining this plan. Hopefully this extension will facilitate that public input," said Dana Wilson, BLM acting Uncompahgre field manager.
The BLM identified a wide range of alternatives in the Draft RMP that analyze impacts to important wildlife, vegetation and cultural resources while balancing the need for resource uses such as grazing, minerals and recreation on about 675,800 acres of BLM-administered surface lands and 971,220 acres of federal mineral estate in Delta, Gunnison, Mesa, Montrose, Ouray and San Miguel counties.
Written comments will be most effective if they are specific to the proposal or analysis and should be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to the BLM, Uncompahgre Field Office, 2465 S. Townsend Ave., Montrose, CO 81401.
Before including your address, phone number, email address or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised that your entire comment -- including your personal identifying information -- may be made publicly available at any time.
The plan and associated environmental documents are available at http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/fo/ufo/uncompahgre_rmp.html (or www.uformp.com).
For more information, contact Gina Jones, National Environmental Policy Act coordinator, at email@example.com or 240-5300.
On Dec. 4 Delta County Commissioners Doug Atchley, Mark Roeber and Don Suppes denied the application of Paonia Holdings, LLC for a change of land use for the property at 41322 Highway 133, with an adjacent residence at 41402 Highway 133 and an ancillary property at 16180 Stevens Gulch Road.
The property is owned by Bowie Resources, LLC, and was formerly used as a coal load-out site.