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Public Comment Meeting - March 21, 2018
Public Comment Meeting:
The public was invited to learn more and to provide comments for the project at the public meeting that was held on March 21st at the Palisade Community Center, 120 W. 8th Street at 5:00 PM. Bureau of Land Managment (BLM), United States Forest Service (Forest Service), and Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) staff, along with representatives from the Town of Palisade, Mesa County, City of Grand Junction and other partner agencies and organizations were available to answer questions and provide information about the project. 
 
 
 
 
Public Comment Period:
The BLM's Grand Junction Field Office, in cooperation with the Forest Service Grand Valley Ranger District, and BOR is accepting comments on Preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) March 15th through April 13th.

How to Comment:
The BLM, Forest Service, and BOR are seeking comments about the Proposed Action, alternatives, and analysis in the Preliminary Environmental Assessment. Substantive comments that will be addressed in the final Environmental Assessment are those that reveal new information, missing information, or flawed analysis that would substantially change conclusions. Nonsubstantive comments are those that include opinions, assertions, and unsubstantiated claims. 

Substantive comments do one or more of the following:
  • a. question, with reasonable basis, the accuracy of information in the EA.
    b. question, with reasonable basis, the adequacy of, methodology for, or assumptions used for the environmental analysis.
    c. present new information relevant to the analysis.
    d. present reasonable alternatives other than those analyzed in the EA.
    e. cause changes or revisions in one or more of the alternatives.
    f. make factual corrections. 
Comments that are not considered substantive include the following.
a. comments in favor of or against the proposed action or alternatives without reasoning that meet the criteria listed above (such as “we disagree with Alternative Two and believe the BLM should select Alternative Three”).
b.  comments that only agree or disagree with BLM, Forest Service, or BOR policy or resource decisions without justification or supporting data that meet the criteria listed above (such as “more grazing should be permitted”).
c. comments that don’t pertain to the project area or the project (such as “the government should eliminate all dams,” when the project is about a grazing permit).
d. comments that take the form of vague, open-ended questions.

Written comments may be mailed to the BLM Grand Junction Field Office, ATTN: Palisade Plunge Trail, 2815 H Road, Grand Junction, CO 81506, submitted via email to blm_co_gj_public_comments@blm.gov or faxed to (970) 244-3083. A project map of the Palisade Plunge Trail is available for review at the Grand Junction Field Office or online in Maps section of this web page.

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail 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 from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

Public Meeting Posters and Presentation
Click here to view or download the March 21st public meeting posters and presentation.

Please Note: The proposed trail alignment is saved as a KMZ file. Please visit our Maps - Data page to download files. 



Previous Meetings:
Public Scoping Meeting and Scoping Comment Period News Release

Public Scoping Meeting:
The public is invited to learn more and provide scoping comments for the project at the public meeting that will be held on June 15th at the Palisade Community Center, 120 W. 8th Street at 5:30 PM. BLM, USFS and BOR staff, along with representatives from the Town of Palisade, Mesa County, COPMOBA and other partner organizations will be available to answer any questions. 

Public Scoping Period:
The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Grand Junction Field Office, in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service’s (USFS) Grand Valley Ranger District and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) is accepting comments on a proposed trail near the Town of Palisade now through July 5.

Written comments may be mailed to the BLM Grand Junction Field Office, ATTN: Palisade Plunge Trail, 2815 H Road, Grand Junction, CO 81506, submitted via email to blm_co_gj_public_comments@blm.gov or faxed to (970) 244-3083. A project map of the Palisade Plunge Trail is available for review at the Grand Junction Field Office or online at https://eplanning.blm.gov/epl-front-office/projects/nepa/80546/108080/132400/Palisade_Plunge_Trail_-_Scoping_Map.pdf.

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail 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 from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

What is Public Scoping (click here for additional information)?
Scoping is the process by which the BLM and other Federal agencies solicit internal and external input on the issues, impacts, and potential alternatives that will be addressed in an Environmental Impact Statement or Environmental Assessment as well as the extent to which those issues and impacts will be analyzed in the NEPA document. Public scoping helps federal agencies identify possible alternatives, refine the proposed action, identify possible cumulative effects, obtain new information, refine issues, and identify new issues.