BLM Kremmling Resource Management Plan (RMP)
The BLM needs to hear from CMC Members right away as they determine how to manage your public lands in the Kremmling Field Office. Resource Management Plan (RMP) revisions are a once-a-generation opportunity to influence how lands are managed, including the care of wilderness character lands, off-road vehicles, quiet recreation opportunities, where oil and gas leasing occurs, wild and scenic river eligibility and other special designations.
Deadline for comments is next Tuesday, January 17. The BLM will accept all comments, but will only consider substantive comments, which means flooding them with form letters will not really work. So what they need to hear is how the proposed plan will affect your recreation and enjoyment of these public lands as a CMC member – be as specific as possible about the places you know and care about. BLM recognizes that CMC members have a long-standing stake in management of these public lands and want to hear from us.
The BLM Kremmling Field Office manages about 378,000 acres of public land from Granby to around Kremmling and in North Park around Walden. This area includes many miles along the upper Colorado River as it wends its way past Hot Sulphur Springs and through Gore Canyon.
The RMP is laid out in a series of four alternatives:
Alternative A: No action alternative – the status quo, included as a baseline
Alternative B: Preferred alternative – this is the BLM’s attempt to apply a “balanced” range of management choices
Alternative C: Conservation alternative – we generally like the stuff in this alternative – our goal is to get the BLM to incorporate as many elements as possible into their Final RMP!
Alternative D: Resource Use – an ORV and extractive emphasis alternative, we don’t like this one…
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Thank you for your advocacy and stewardship!
Director of Conservation & Education
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Posted by Colorado Mountain Club at 8:00 AM