by Pam Zubeck
“It’s very important to hear from the public before we begin drafting the plan revision,” said BLM Royal Gorge Field Manager Keith Berger. “This scoping period gives the public a great opportunity to become involved early in the process and talk with BLM specialists to ask questions about different resources we manage.”
The BLM will accept comments through July 31, 2015. The scoping period gives the public the opportunity to identify issues to be addressed in the plan revision. The BLM will closely consider public comments in drafting a range of management alternatives for the planning area.
The public is encouraged to stop by the open house meeting anytime between 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. to talk to BLM specialists, learn more about the revision and provide comments. An informal presentation will be given at 6:15 p.m.
Attendance at these open houses is not required to submit comments to the BLM. For further information about this plan revision and how to provide scoping comments, visit http://on.doi.gov/1HVULcA, or contact John Smeins, RMP Project Manager, at (719) 269-8581.
Comments may be mailed to BLM ECRMP, 3028 E. Main Street, Cañon City, CO 81212; faxed to 719-269-8599; or e-mailed to ECRMP.Comments@blm.gov. Scoping comments will be most helpful if they are specific and received by BLM before July 31, 2015.