BLM seeks public comment on proposed land exchange in Rio Blanco and Moffat counties

RBC | The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on a proposed land exchange in Rio Blanco and Moffat counties that could consolidate public lands and increase public access.
Under the proposed Buffalo Horn Land Exchange, the BLM would acquire three parcels totaling 4,036 acres in exchange for 16 isolated parcels of BLM lands totaling 3,806 acres.
Maps and details about the potential land exchange are available at bit.ly/2gIDcCt.
“The BLM will only go forward with a land exchange if it is in the public’s interest,” said BLM White River Field Manager Kent Walter. “To help us make that determination, we need to hear from the public about this proposal.”
Before the BLM begins the environmental assessment of this exchange, it wants to hear any issues or concerns the public believes should be addressed in the EA. The BLM will hold a public open house meeting on Jan. 5, 2017, at the Meeker Public Library, 490 Main St., from 4 to 7 p.m. to provide information and accept written comment.
The BLM will accept public comments through Jan. 23, 2017. Comments may be submitted by email to blm_co_wrfo_bhlex@blm.gov or by mail to BLM WRFO, Land Exchange Comments, 220 East Market St., Meeker, CO 81641.
Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.