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Final BLM Open house addressing 2100 miles of road closures on Public Land

The BLM need to hear from YOU as they are making some final decisions very soon about closing 2100 miles of roads in your Public Lands.  Your county commissioners also need to hear from you about how you want them to take action on stopping these road closures.

You can go to the blm website below to learn more about how to easily submit your comments.  You can also email the commissioners here:

John Justman [masked]

Rose Pugliese [masked]

Steve Acquafresca [masked]

http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/fo/gjfo/rmp/rmp/news.html

The last update I received is below.

 

Friends of Access, hi.
The BLM has spent millions of dollars over the past 4 years putting this Resource Management Plan (RMP) together, and as the attached document shows they have been collecting public comment since 2008 for the RMP.  Katie Stevens reported during the Grand Junction Open House that the DRMP is the result of the public comments collected over the past 4 years.  The Draft Resource Management Plan is the result of 4 years worth of BLM efforts.  Now they indicate they will be willing to make changes based on more public comment?   Not likely, as it is very expensive to change these plans up.  The research and public comments have been collected and Alternatives A through D are the results, that is why many of us feel so ignored and are hoping our County Commissioners will help protect our public access with an RS 2477 Resolution just like Montrose County.

The BLM wants more of your comments, but what they forget to tell the news is this video below, is that they have been collecting public comments since 2008 and closing 2100 miles of motorized routes is what they came up with as the Preferred Alternative B.   I’ve received all the public comments from 2008 to present in a FOIA request.  I have not finished researching them all but I have not seen a demand for mass road closures at this point.  I fear the BLM has come up with this all on their own.  See this video from yesterday.
http://www.kjct8.com/news/Some-disagree-with-proposed-BLM-changes/-/163152/19324402/-/fx11qp/-/index.html

Right now our County Commissioners are considering an RS 2477 Resolution to help protect our motorized access in Mesa County, please email them and let them know that we want to see this first step to protect our access for future generation.  This Resolution would be our first bold step, to show the BLM we are willing to step up and protect our economy and our Western Colorado Heritage.

Best Regards.

Brandon Siegfried

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  • Cody L.

    I will be there with the grand mesa jeep club. We will have an information table so come by and find out what we are doing with the rmp/tmp.

    April 1, 2013

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