Northwest Colorado Residents Speak in Support of BLM’s Final Plan for Little Snake Area
Moffat County residents support of the Bureau of Land Management’s Final Resource Management Plan and Record of Decision for the Little Snake Resource Area in Northwest Colorado. The final plan is a result of an unprecedented, multi-year public input process where the BLM heard from thousands of citizens, including many in northwest Colorado. Remind BLM and regional government officials that public lands preservation is important to you!
The BLM conducted dozens of meetings in the Moffat County area seeking guidance on how to manage the area’s public lands. While no formal recommendations came out of this process, the process gave local residents a voice while also providing them with resources to better engage in the plan revision process.
“The public input process told the BLM what they should have already known—that residents of northwest Colorado support a balanced and commonsense approach to public lands management,” said Steamboat attorney Reed Morris. “The fact that this plan still opens nearly 90% of the resource area to oil and gas companies questions how balanced this plan really is, but compared to the draft plan released under the Bush Administration, this new plan is a huge improvement.”
Read more of the reaction from folks in northwest Colorado.
Citizens in northwest Colorado have been working for a decade to protect public land in northwest Colorado. The clean air, outstanding wildlife habitat, and free-flowing rivers in northwest Colorado will continue to face threats from oil and gas drilling in the final management plan. Take Action Now to remind BLM and regional government officials that you expect the highest level of protection for your Public Lands.
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