Comments wanted on recreation improvements
By Summit Voice
FRISCO — The boat launch at Radium, along the Upper Colorado River, is no longer adequate to handle the traffic in the popular river recreation area, so the BLM is proposing to build a new facility in time for the busy summer season. About 60,000 people use the area each year, according to the agency.
The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on its proposal to construct a new boat launch at the popular Radium Recreation Site on the upper Colorado River.The new launch would be in addition to the single existing boat launch currently at Radium. More details are online at this website.
If approved, construction is anticipated to begin in June 2013. The work would be completed by a private contractor and begin in mid-to-late June of 2013. Certain portions of the recreation site (river left just below the bridge and the main Radium Recreation Site road) would be impacted during construction, but access to the existing boat launch would remain open during the entire construction period.
The project includes some work in the river, including removal of a gravel bar southwest of the existing launch. The new launch would also require construction of about 400 feet of road to access a new parking area.
An existing camping site would be moved relocated about 50 feet to the south. Two additional parking spots would be constructed off the access road to provide parking for this camp site and an additional camp site further to the south.
Before the BLM writes an environmental assessment of the proposal, it wants to hear any issues, concerns or comments from the public about the proposal. A copy of the proposal, including a map, is available at www.blm.gov/CO/KFO. The BLM will accept public comments through April 19, 2013.
Comments should be addressed to Hannah Schechter, Kremmling Field Office, P.O. Box 68, Kremmling, CO 80459 or email@example.com.
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