BLM TRAVEL MANAGEMENT PLAN UPDATE FOR UNCOMPAHGRE FIELD OFFICE
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Uncompahgre Field Office (UPO) is hosting an open house on Thursday, November 8, 2007, in order update public land users of the progress made on the Travel Management Planning process. In order to accommodate the public there will be two sessions; the first will take place from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 PM and the second from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 PM. Each session will be held at the DMEA Building located at 11925 6300 Road in Montrose.
As you know, the BLM initiated this travel planning process last spring, and since that time, UFO staff has been hard at work considering public scoping comments to develop four draft Alternative Travel Network Systems for eight travel management areas, or sub-regions, established for planning purposes.
The public is encouraged to attend to provide input on the planning efforts to date, as well as the future direction of this plan. BLM specialists will be on hand to describe management objectives and answer questions about the range of draft Alternative Travel Network Systems developed for the Dry Creek area.
The 115,000-acre Dry Creek planning area is defined by the U.S. Forest Service boundary on the west, private land on the east, 25 Mesa Road (Delta-Nucla Road) on the north, and Dave Wood Road on the south. Travel planning in this area addresses all modes of travel including motorized, mechanized, equestrian and hiking routes.
Planning documents, as well as a summary of public scoping comments, will be available for review at the meeting, as well as on-line at http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/fo/ufo.html
. The public may submit written comments on the range of draft Alternative Travel Network Systems at the meeting, or by mailing them to:
BLM Uncompahgre Field Office
ATTN: Dry Creek Travel Management
2465 S. Townsend Ave.
Montrose, Colorado 81401
By fax to (970) 240-5368 or by e-mail to email@example.com
The deadline to submit comments is through Jan. 10, 2008, so if you are unable to attend the open house, please be sure to get your comments in by that date.
For further information or to have your name added to a mailing list, contact Outdoor Recreation Planner Julie Jackson, at (970) 240-5310, or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE, IF YOU RECREATE IN DELTA, MONTROSE, OURAY, SAN MIGUEL, MESA OR GUNNISON COUNTIES, GET INVOLVED NOW! PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT IS CRUCIAL TO KEEP RECREATION AREAS OPEN.