BLM revising plans for travel in county; public input sought

Proposals for managing roads, routes and trails across more than 1 million acres mostly in Mesa County will be up for public discussion Saturday at Two Rivers Convention Center in downtown Grand Junction.

The Bureau of Land Management is conducting a once-every-20-years revision of its resource-management plan, of which the travel-management section has proven so far to be the most controversial.

“There’s so much interest in this, I think we’ll have good turnout,” said Grand Junction Field Office Manager Katie Stevens.

Organizations participating in the study, from advocates of wilderness to groups representing various kinds of motorized use, will have representatives at the meeting who can help people make comments about the plan that officials can use in deciding how the land will be managed.

The discussion will include various options the agency is considering for the kinds of travel allowed in certain areas, road closures and other related issues. The meeting is scheduled from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.


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