Big changes proposed for some uses in the popular recreation area; plan also maps out potential oil, gas and coal development areas
By Bob Berwyn
SUMMIT COUNTY — Anglers, boaters and others who recreate along the Upper Colorado River downstream of Kremmling through Gore Canyon and beyond should check out the Colorado River draft management plan, which proposes some major changes to camping and other recreational uses.
The preferred alternative in the draft identifies 625,000 acres that would be open to oil and gas leasing, and about 123,000 acres open to coal leasing.
The Bureau of Land Management released the draft plan and an environmental impact statement last week, triggering a public comment period. The BLM will also host several public meetings next month: Oct. 6 in Silt, Oct. 11 in Eagle and Oct. 12 in Carbondale (see the newsletter at the end of this story for more details). The BLM’s home page for the plan is online here. (more…)
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