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Photo of Browns CanyonBROWNS CANYON NATIONAL MONUMENT DRAFT MANAGEMENT PLAN RELEASED FOR PUBLIC COMMENT

On Oct 4, 2019, the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service published in the Federal Register a notice of availability (NOA) for the Browns Canyon National Monument Draft Resource Management Plan / Environmental Impact Statement (RMP/EIS).

This began a 90-day public comment period, which will end on January 2, 2020.

See
Documents & Reports in the navigation links on the left to view or download the document and to submit comments. Comments can also be hand-delivered or mailed to BCNM RMP/EIS, 5575 Cleora Road, Salida, CO 81201. Please do not email comments.

The October 2019 issue of The Browns Canyon Chronicle: The Newsletter of the Browns Canyon National Monument Resource Management Plan
 is also available online. Go to the News page (see navigation links on the left) for this and other issues of the newsletter.
 
 
Schedule of public meetings for the draft RMP/EIS (see also "Meetings" under How to get Involved in the navigation pane on the left):   
 
ALL MEETINGS ARE FROM 5:30 PM TO 7:30 PM
     
Venue Address Day/Date
SteamPlant Event Center 220 West Sackett Avenue, Salida, CO 81201 Monday, October 28, 2019
Buena Vista Community Center 715 E Main St, Buena Vista, CO 81211 Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Marriott Denver West 1717 Denver West Boulevard, Golden, CO 80401 Wednesday, October 30, 2019
 
 
 
The Browns Canyon National Monument was established by presidential proclamation under the Antiquites Act on February 19, 2015. The monument covers 21,604 acres of scenic and diverse natural resources along the upper Arkansas River of Colorado and encompasses both BLM and U.S. Forest Service (FS) lands.

Browns Canyon National Monument includes the Arkansas River Special Recreation Management Area (SRMA), the Browns Canyon Wilderness Study Area, the Browns Canyon Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC), and U.S. Forest Service roadless areas. In addition, a portion of the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area (AHRA), a cooperative management area along the Arkansas River administered by the FS, the BLM, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW), is included.

This project is to develop an interagency cooperative plan, to manage, into the future, the many resources the monument has to offer.