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« on: September 16, 2011, 05:07:30 am »

Notice of Availability of Draft Resource Management Plan and
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Kremmling Field Office,
Colorado

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of
1969, as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of
1976 (FLPMA), as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has
prepared a Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Draft Environmental
Impact Statement (EIS) for the Kremmling Field Office (KFO) and by this
notice is announcing the opening of the comment period.

DATES: To ensure that comments will be considered, the BLM must receive
written comments on the Draft RMP/EIS within 90 days following the date
the Environmental Protection Agency publishes its notice of
availability of the Draft RMP/EIS in the Federal Register. The BLM will
announce future meetings or hearings and any other public participation
activities at least 15 days in advance through public notices, media
releases and/or mailings.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments related to the Kremmling Draft RMP/
EIS by any of the following methods:
     Web site: http://www.blm.gov/rmp/co/kfo-gsfo.
     E-mail: co_kremmlingrmp@blm.gov.
     Fax: (970) 724-9590.
     Mail: Bureau of Land Management, Kremmling Field Office,
RMP Comments, P.O. Box 68, 2103 East Park Avenue, Kremmling, Colorado
80459.

Copies of the Kremmling Draft RMP/EIS are available in the KFO at the
above address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dennis Gale, RMP Project Manager,
telephone (970) 724-3003; see address above; e-mail ddgale@blm.gov.
Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call
the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to
contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is
available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question
with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal
business hours.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Draft RMP/EIS addresses public lands and
resources managed by the KFO in Grand, Jackson, Summit and parts of
Larimer and Eagle counties, Colorado. These lands are currently managed
under the 1984 Kremmling RMP, as amended. The planning area includes
approximately 378,000 BLM-administered surface acres and approximately
653,450 subsurface acres of Federal mineral estate that will be subject
to this Draft RMP/EIS. Decisions in the Draft RMP/EIS will only apply
to BLM-administered public lands and federally-owned subsurface mineral
estate.
    The Colorado River Valley Field Office and the KFO were originally
jointly revising their respective RMPs. Since the two field offices
border one another and share some common issues, a combined planning
effort was an efficient way to complete the first stages of the plan
revisions, such as public scoping and Wild and Scenic River studies.
However, given the complexity of the RMP revisions and in response to
cooperating agency and internal BLM comments, each field office will
issue separate Draft RMP/EISs, and the planning efforts for the two
field offices will continue as separate processes on separate
schedules.

For the full notice check.. http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-09-16/html/2011-23622.htm
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« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2011, 03:54:42 am »

Feedback from OHV users needed

The Colorado River Valley and Kremmling Bureau of Land Management field offices have proposed a Resource Management Plan (RMP) revision and are asking for feedback from the different user groups.

One of those user groups they want to hear from is ATV/OHV users. All of the proposed options will shut down OHV riding trails. OHVs contributed at least $1 billion to the Colorado ’07-’08 season annually (resource: Colorado Off-Highway Vehicle Coalition Economic Contribution of Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation in Colorado Executive Summary July 2009). Compare this to the $1.7 billion spent in 2008 by overnight visitors to Colorado related to the skiing industry (resource: Longwoods International). We are gaining respectful ground in helping our state’s economic stand, including local businesses.

These closures will penalize elderly folks and those with disabilities who are unable to hike at high altitudes. Further, local and out of state hunters who utilize their ATV/UTVs will be forced to go elsewhere, taking much needed revenue with them. The White River Trail Runners alone spent more than 250 volunteer hours in 2010 cleaning up area trails. Closing these RMP areas will greatly reduce the difference we make.

We encourage OHV enthusiasts to go to the BLM website, check out their proposal, then send detailed feedback for each specific proposed riding trail closure, including your name, address and phone number to the BLM. Tell them how, when and why you use these specific areas. Printing out a copy of the website maps and sending it along with your personal photos are helpful as well. The comments should be substantive, and not include vague or open-ended questions.

Send your comments to: BLM Colorado River Valley Field Office, RMP Comments, 2300 River Frontage Road, Silt, CO 81652. Or, you may fax or email them: 970-876-9090 or co-crvrmp@blm.gov.

Comment deadline is December 15, 2011 so we must act quickly.

SUSAN NICHOLS-ALVIS, President
White River Trail Runners ATV Club
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