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BLM plan to close over 1,000 public routes riles western Colorado
Watchdog ^ | May 13, 2015 | Marjorie Haun

Posted on 05/18/2015 10:51:26 AM PDT by george76

A plan that will close nearly 2,000 miles of public roads that have previously been open for use by the people of Mesa County is creating a public backlash against the Grand Junction field office of the federal Bureau of Land Management.

The BLM’s resource management plans (RMP) regulate the access and types of traffic allowed on roads on public lands. Road maintenance and seasonal closures are also detailed in such plans.

But the most recent RMP in Mesa County indicates the BLM’s intent to limit access to public roads which have traditionally been open to motorized, horse, and foot traffic. Accessible routes will decrease from the current 3,469 miles to just 1,777. The BLM has not offered a clear justification for its planned road closures, which has left many in Mesa County frustrated and baffled.

The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reported that people with physical disabilities are especially troubled by the BLM’s plans.

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There also appears to be conflicts between federal law and the BLM’s proposed closures. According to Brandon Siegfried, the President of the Public Lands Access Association,—as quoted in the Daily Sentinel—“Most of the routes facing closure were established 50 years ago or more. Federal law requires the BLM to treat such historic routes like highways, which cannot be closed through a resource management plan.”

(Excerpt) Read more at watchdog.org ...


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1 posted on 05/18/2015 10:51:26 AM PDT by george76
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To: george76

Western Colorado has its own “Harry Reed”??


2 posted on 05/18/2015 10:53:58 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ("Never, Never, Never, Give Up," Winston Churchill ><>)
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To: george76

“Of the people, by the people, and for the people.”


3 posted on 05/18/2015 10:54:03 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Vote GOP for A Slower Handbasket)
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To: george76

Laws Shmaws.

The little people must not be allowed to trample on Sacred Gaia unless the Guardians of Gaia at the BLM ordain it.


4 posted on 05/18/2015 10:55:00 AM PDT by Regulator
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To: george76

Shouldn’t the state of colorado have the final say.....

Well if we still practiced Federalism as defined byt he founders...


5 posted on 05/18/2015 10:55:28 AM PDT by GraceG (Protect the Border from Illegal Aliens, Don't Protect Illegal Alien Boarders...)
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6 posted on 05/18/2015 10:55:33 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Jeff Head

(((PING)))


7 posted on 05/18/2015 10:55:53 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Paladin2

That picture should be posted as a sign at the blocked-off entrance to every road.


8 posted on 05/18/2015 10:56:33 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Vote GOP for A Slower Handbasket)
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To: MileHi; dynachrome; Balata; bboop; Benito Cereno; BulletBobCo; Carley; ColoCowgirl; ...

ht to Mile Hi.

Colorado Ping ( Let me know if you wish to be added or removed from the list.)


9 posted on 05/18/2015 10:57:11 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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The BLM has not offered a clear justification for its planned road closures,

I'll give you one guess and it sounds like "environmental whacko".

10 posted on 05/18/2015 10:57:54 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (A free society can’t let the parameters of its speech be set by murderous extremists.)
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There are many tyrants working for the BLM that want to keep people off those lands, mass firings should be implemented.


11 posted on 05/18/2015 11:02:46 AM PDT by jazusamo (0bama to go 'full-Mussolini' after elections: Mark Levin....and the turkey has.)
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To: george76

Another agency needing their budget cut in half, so they can focus on the “Management” part of their job and back off on the “Bureau” portion.

And, YES, you CAN dictate which jobs go unfunded!


12 posted on 05/18/2015 11:05:32 AM PDT by G Larry (Obama Hates America, Israel, Capitalism, Freedom, and Christianity.)
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To: george76

Fire 2000 government workers while you’re at it.


13 posted on 05/18/2015 11:06:30 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: george76

Stay off the King’s land you peasants.


14 posted on 05/18/2015 11:06:36 AM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: MeshugeMikey

The BLM is headed by former longtime Dingy Reid’s aide Neil Kornze ..

http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/fox-and-friends/blog/2014/04/16/another-reid-connection-ranch-stand-blm-director-neil-kornze-veteran-harry-reids


15 posted on 05/18/2015 11:07:08 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Open defiance. Armed resistance. That would be the response in my neighborhood.


16 posted on 05/18/2015 11:07:37 AM PDT by Noumenon (Resistance. Restoration. Retribution.)
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To: george76

Put in fire trails and go away. People don’t need guides in these parks. That’s what maps are for.


17 posted on 05/18/2015 11:07:46 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: george76

who wants to buy the Colorado Land I have to wonder?


18 posted on 05/18/2015 11:11:01 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ("Never, Never, Never, Give Up," Winston Churchill ><>)
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To: george76

I suspect I’ve been on some of the roads they’d like to close. I’ve taken a guided tour via 4-wheeler on a mesa that straddled the CO/UT state line. The roads led to a bunch of old uranium mines and a landing strip on top of the mesa. Saw some really cool views of the river valley below. It would be a shame to lose that access. There were signs on the top of the mesa showing the way to Moab, UT.


19 posted on 05/18/2015 11:15:20 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: george76

I’ve come to despise BLM uniforms the last few years.

Agenda 21 crap.


20 posted on 05/18/2015 11:19:03 AM PDT by MileHi (Liberalism is an ideology of parasites, hypocrites, grievance mongers, victims, and control freaks.)
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