Please keep the NFV healthy. It's taken many years to rid the soils from DDT poison used as a pesticide before I moved to Hotchkiss in 1971. Please keep oil & gas leasing on any Land out of this pristine area of CO.
I am a chef who cooks locally and requires pristine organic environments to source my food from, without these natural spaces, our food and balance of life are put in jeopardy.
Thank you [BLM] so much for taking our input. This means a lot to us, and the future of Colorado, for my son's generation, for his children and for generations to come. Please work hard to focus on harnessing renewable energy and we will be there to support you.
Please let us live in the valley we have chosen for our home free of fear of damages that have occurred in other areas of Colorado and in other states.
It is truly a little piece of heaven for so many citizens and visitors alike. [Oil and gas development] would destroy the local economy and a place that so many rely on for rest.
It's intangible value and real economic value to the people who live here is worth more than extracting everything you can from below the ground while you ruin everything above it. Please consider not leasing this area to development. There are conservation programs everywhere here that would pay to NOT develop the land.