On Jan. 30 and 31, the Bureau of Land Management Tres Rios Field Office is hosting two open house meetings to share information regarding route designations for travel management on public lands in Archuleta, La Plata and Montezuma counties.
In 2017, the BLM released its route inventories on an online interactive map for public review. The open houses will serve as a forum to discuss the public’s insight on transportation and access.
“Transportation planning is vital so communities can access and enjoy the trailheads and travel routes on their public lands,” said Connie Clementson, Tres Rios field manager.
As stewards, the BLM manages public lands to benefit current and future generations by supporting conservation through the multiple-use mission. The information from public input will assist in the developing a proposed transportation system and associated trailheads to provide long-term access for hiking, horseback, mechanized and motorized uses within the Tres Rios Field Office.
The Jan. 30 open house will be held at the Montezuma County Commission Meeting Room, 109 W. Main St., in Cortez from 5-7 p.m. The Jan. 31 open house will be held at the Durango Public Library, 1900 E. Third Ave., in Durango from 5-7 p.m.
For more information, contact Keith Fox at 970-882-6856 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. To review the map of the existing route system, go to arcg.is/2E3T7qW
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation.
The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. Diverse activities authorized on these lands generated $75 billion in sales of goods and services throughout the American economy in fiscal year 2016 — more than any other agency in the Department of the Interior. These activities supported more than 372,000 jobs, according to the BLM.