Wednesday, June 05, 2013

BLM plan prompts land take-back talk

The draft resource management plan for the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area on Monday prompted citizens to advocate taking back public lands from the federal government. Bureau of Land Management staffers from the agency’s Grand Junction office presented commissioners with an update of the draft plan for the NCA, and informed the public of two open houses designed to gather input that would be used to refine the management plan. “Nobody is going to read this (draft plan) any more than they read the PATRIOT Act,” said resident Roger Brown, noting the massive tome the BLM produced. “I just find this whole thing repugnant. People in Colorado are fully capable of managing (the lands). This is Colorado property.” Subscription required

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