Eastern Colorado Resource Management Plan

Sep 6, 2019
The Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Royal Gorge Field Office (RGFO) in Cañon City is currently revising its Resource Management Plan (RMP), which began in 2015. This plan guides decisions for lands managed by the BLM's RGFO for the next 20-30 years. For example, this process will determine if an area should be open to oil and gas development, mining, managed for hiking, hunting, or fishing, or set aside for wildlife habitat.
These public lands belong to all Americans and are managed on our behalf by the BLM, therefore it is important to make your voice heard in this process. Comment before September 20th, 2019.
When drafting comments feel free to use the below questions, incorporate several talking points, and reference specific priority landscapes to make your comment substantive.
Guiding questions for drafting comments:
  • Why is it important to have protected public lands?
  • What resources are at risk?
  • Is it air quality, water quality, wildlife habitat, quiet use recreation, viewsheds, local economies, lack of dark skies, perhaps something else?
  • Would separating uses such as motorized and non-motorized recreation reduce conflict?
Submit your comments online or via mail to:
John Smeins
BLM Royal Gorge Field Office
3028 E. Main St.
Cañon City, CO 81212