Public comments needed

MEEKER I The Bureau of Land Management seeks public comment on Phase 1 of a proposed foot and bicycle connection trail between Ute Park and Philip and Dorcas Jensen Memorial Park near Meeker. 
A public scoping meeting to help answer questions and identify any potential issues is scheduled for 6 p.m., May 22 at the Eastern Rio Blanco Metropolitan, ERBM, Recreation Center 101 Ute Dr. in Meeker.
The proposed trail will connect the parks across approximately two miles of BLM property in two phases. A master plan for the new Phillip and Dorcas Jensen Memorial Park was approved in August by the ERBM district board.  According to the ERBM, connectivity among parks and open spaces in the district is a goal. Connection between Philip and Dorcas Jensen Memorial and Ute Park is a priority.
The Phase 1 trail will spur off the existing trail at Philip and Dorcas Jensen Memorial Park and terminate at a high point above China Wall on BLM land. Phase 2 is projected to continue on BLM land along the ridgeline above the cliff walls down to Ute Park.   
Written comments can be mailed to Chad A. Schneckenburger, BLM WRFO, 220 E. Market St., Meeker, CO 81641 or sent via email to Please include “Ute-Philip and Dorcas Jensen Memorial Parks Connector Phase 1” in the subject line for all emails. Comments will be most helpful if received by May 29, 2012.
Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, please be aware that your entire comment — including your personal identifying information — may be made publicly available at any time.