Uncompahgre BLM Schedules Recreation Focus Groups to Help in RMP Revision

Date: 01/28/2010 Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,

As you know, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Uncompahgre Field Office, is asking the public to help identify issues to be addressed as they begin revising their Resource Management Plan (RMP). The folks over at the Colorado Off Highway Vehicle Coalition (COHVCO) sent us word that the BLM will be conducting Focus groups to provide the public with an opportunity to let them know which recreational places, activities, and outcomes are important and why.

The BLM has scheduled a series of these community-based meetings throughout the planning area, and your involvement in Uncompahgre Recreation Focus groups is urgently needed. Dates, locations and times of these meetings are listed below.

Staff from the Natural Resource and Land Policy Institute of Mesa State College will facilitate the focus group conversations. The meetings will last approximately 90 minutes, and are scheduled in multiple locations and at varying times to make it more convenient for the public to participate. Choose the time and location that works best for you.

Recreation Planning Focus Groups Meetings:

Tuesday, February 2, 2010 Delta Technical College 5:00-6:30 pm

Wednesday, February 3, 2010 Paonia - Community Center Noon-1:30 pm

Wednesday, February 3, 2010 Montrose Chamber of Commerce 5:00-6:30 pm

Tuesday, February 9, 2010 Ridgway - Community Center 5:00-6:30 pm

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 Telluride Community Room Noon-1:30 pm

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 Naturita - Community Room 5:00-6:30 pm

For more information, contact Tim Casey with Mesa State College at nrlpi@mesastate.edu or (970) 248-1095.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact BRC.

Thanks in advance for your support,

Ric Foster

Public Lands Department Manager

BlueRibbon Coalition

208-237-1008 ext 107

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