Revision of San Juan National Forest Plan and BLM Tres Rios Field Office Resource Management Plan
The San Juan National Forest and BLM Tres Rios Field Office has released a joint Land and Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement with separate Records of Decision. The Plan addresses long-term management of about 2.4 million acres of National Forest and BLM lands in southwestern Colorado. Public, tribal and local government cooperator involvement has been comprehensive and ongoing since 2004.
The joint effort updates the San Juan National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan of 1983 and the BLM San Juan/San Miguel Resource Management Plan of 1985. The National Forest Plan is being revised under the provisions of the 1982 USFS Planning Rule. The Plan and EIS also meet the requirements of BLM planning regulations. The FEIS also supports an Oil and Gas Leasing Availability Decision. On the Forest Service side, the Oil and Gas Leasing Availability Decision is a separate decision from the LRMP and thus has its own Record of Decision, while the Oil and Gas Leasing Availability Decision on the BLM side is part of the LRMP decision. The analysis in the Final EIS supports all three Records of Decision, i.e., the San Juan National Forest LRMP, the BLM Tres Rios Field Office LRMP and the SJNF Oil and Gas Leasing Availability Decision.
Documents are posted here and are available on CD by calling 970-247-4874.
Copies of the LRMP/Final EIS are also available for review at the following locations:
• San Juan Public Lands Center, 15 Burnett Court, Durango, CO 81301
• Dolores Public Lands Office, 29211 Highway 184, Dolores, CO 81323
• Columbine Ranger District, 367 Pearl Street, Bayfield, CO 81122
• Pagosa Ranger District, 180 Pagosa Street, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
• BLM Colorado State Office, 2850 Youngfield Street, Lakewood, CO 80215
• USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region, 740 Simms St., Golden, CO 80401
• Public Libraries in
Cortez, Durango, Pagosa Springs, Dove Creek, Norwood, Silverton, Colorado State University-Fort Collins, University of Colorado-Boulder, and Fort Lewis College-Durango