☷Recreation Plan for South Sand Wash Open OHV Area Public Scoping Meetings
Bureau of Land Management ( By Press Release office)
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CRAIG , Colo . - Craig Chamber of Commerce , Northwest Colorado Outdoor Coalition , and the Bureau of Land Management Little Snake Field Office are kicking off a process to complete a Recreation Area Management Plan and associated Environmental Assessment for the South Sand Wash Open Off Highway Vehicle ( OHV ) Area . The process for the South Sand Wash Open OHV Area Plan will involve the entire community to define improvements to achieve the desired vision for the area . The goals for the project include:Planning for new recreational infrastructure such as shelters , campgrounds , and staging areas . Highlighting our renowned natural landscape and limiting damage to sensitive sites . Promoting economic development and creating partnerships for funding . Providing increased wayfinding and interpretation improvements . Partnering with community to support a variety of activities and events . The public is invited to attend two open houses and provide comments . These first meetings will provide information on the project schedule and purpose and gather feedback from the public on future goals and implementation for the Open OHV Area . Information materials will be the same at both meetings . The meetings will be held on Wednesday May 4 , 4 - 7 p . m . at the Craig Chamber of Commerce , and Thursday , May 5 , 4 - 7 p . m . at the Maybell Community Center . Additional comments may be sent to blm_co_lsfo_web@blm . gov or mailed to Attn: South Sand Wash OHV Area Recreation Plan , Little Snake Field Office , 455 Emerson Street , Craig , CO 81625 . Written comments must be received by June 3 , 2022 . For more information visit: https://go . usa . gov/xzFer . For more information , please contact Whit Patterson , BLM LSFO Outdoor Recreation Planner , wnpatterson@blm . gov or Erin Bibeau , Logan Simpson Consultant Project Manager , ebibeau@logansimpson . com . - BLM - The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states , including Alaska , on behalf of the American people . The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub - surface mineral estate throughout the nation . Our mission is to sustain the health , diversity , and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations .
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