Bureau of Land Management releases Northwest Colorado land-use draft plans

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— The Bureau of Land Management released for public review two Draft Resource Management Plan revisions for more than 900,000 acres of bureau lands and minerals in Northwest Colorado.

The plans will provide the management direction for the next two decades covering all aspects of bureau land and mineral management within the Colorado River Valley Field Office and Kremmling Field Office boundaries.

The Colorado River Valley Field Office covers 505,000 surface acres and 707,000 acres of subsurface mineral estate administered in Eagle, Garfield, Mesa, Pitkin, Rio Blanco and Routt counties.

The bureau will accept public comment on the Colorado River Valley draft through Dec. 15.

The draft plan for the Kremmling Field Office covers 377,900 surface acres and 653,000 acres of subsurface mineral estate in Grand, Jackson, Routt, Summit, Larimer and Eagle counties.

The bureau will host public open house meetings on the Kremmling draft plan on Oct. 27 in Granby, Nov. 3 in Walden and Nov. 8 in Kremmling.

Both plans and information about comments are available at www.blm.gov/co/st/en/BLM_Programs/land_use_planning/rmp/kfo-gsfo.html.

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