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How to get Involved 
Public Involvement
On June 21, 2019, the BLM announced the release of the Draft Eastern Colorado Resource Management Plan & Environmental Impact Statement for a a 90-day public comment period, which ended on September 20, 2019.
Public Comments

Public involvement is an integral part of shaping the Eastern Colorado RMP/EIS. The BLM relies on members of the public to help formulate the RMP. The BLM seeks public input through a number of ways, including at public meetings

To comment electronically (available during comment periods), click on the Documents & Reports link on the menu to the left. See also FAQs on the menu to the left.

To be added to the ECRMP email or mailing list, contact the BLM:
Fax: 719-269-8599
Email: ecrmp.comments@blm.gov
Mail: John Smeins, BLM Royal Gorge Field Office, 3028 E. Main St., Cañon City, CO 81212
Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, please be advised that your entire comment—including your personal identifying informationmay 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.

Why Public Comments Are Important

This is an opportunity to be involved in the shaping the future of BLM-managed public lands and to offer thoughts on alternative ways for the agency to accomplish its mission. Comments that provide relevant and new information with sufficient detail ("substantive" comments) are the most useful, and they are the only kind of comments that will be considered in the final RMP.

Substantive comments do one or more of the following:
Raise issues BLM has not considered, or reinforce issues BLM has already identified.
Identify additional planning criteria.
Provide information that can be used when developing alternatives.
Provide reasonable alternatives.
Provide information that can be used when BLM considers impacts of alternatives.
Raise concerns, with reasoning, regarding public land resources within the planning area.
Raise concerns, with reasoning, regarding uses of public lands within the planning area.
Recommend specific changes to the landscape or management actions.
Question, with reasonable basis, the accuracy of information in a report already created.

Comments that are not substantive have the following characteristics:

State they are in favor of or against an action without giving a reason (e.g., saying "I don’t like" an action without saying why).
Only agree or disagree with BLM policy.
Do not provide justification or supporting data (e.g., saying "allow more grazing" without saying why).
Don’t pertain to the planning area (e.g., "the government should eliminate all dams throughout the west").
Take the form of vague, open-ended questions.