Public scoping begins for Browns Canyon National Monument resource management plan, comments end June 13, 2019

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From Bureau of Land Management:

On May 14, 2019, the BLM and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) published in the Federal Register a notice of intent (NOI) to prepare a Resource Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (RMP/EIS) for Browns Canyon National Monument (BCNM).

The BLM and USFS are soliciting comments from the public about issues to be addressed in the BCNM RMP/EIS, such as wild and scenic river values (see Issues in the navigation list on the left) and those described in the Planning Criteria Report (see Documents & Reports in the navigation list).

Comments can be submitted online through the interactive mapping tool here: http://arcg.is/1yuDDD, through the Documents & Reports page, or by U.S. Mail to BCNM RMP/EIS, 5575 Cleora Road, Salida, CO 81201. Please do not email comments.

Written comments must be received by June 13, 2019, in order to receive a formal response in a scoping comment report, which will be released at a later date.

For a schedule of public scoping meetings, see “Meetings” under the How to get Involved link at left.

HOW TO COMMENT:

The most useful comments are specific comments about BCNM management issues, goals, and objectives. The BLM and USFS are especially interested in comments on the preliminary alternatives and basis for analysis found in the Planning Criteria Report (see Documents & Reports page) and comments on wild and scenic river values (see the Issues page).

Effective comments provide constructive solutions, specific examples, and supporting documentation; are clear, concise, and relevant; and avoid simply stating an opinion.

The BLM and USFS will review comments submitted during the scoping period and respond to them in a scoping comment report to be published at a later date. Comments submitted outside of this period will be considered but won’t be in the scoping report.

Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised 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.

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