BLM Draft Uncompahgre

Resource Management Plan

UPDATE!

The public comment period ended on November 1, 2016. BLM received 53,000 comments on the draft RMP, with over 42,000 no-leasing comments submitted to the BLM. The final RMP is expected Fall 2017. Stay Tuned!
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The long awaited Draft BLM Uncompahgre Resource Management Plan (RMP) for over 675,000 surface acres and 971, 220 acres of federal subsurface mineral estate within the Uncompahgre Planning Area was officially published on June 3, 2016.

 

The BLM’s preferred alternative proposes to open 95% of BLM lands and minerals within the planning area to oil and gas leasing. This RMP is the single-most important economic driver, which will dictate the future of Delta County and the North Fork Valley for the next 20 years.

 

CHC supports a No Oil and Gas Leasing Alternative, as the only way to fully protect the community from harm.

 

So What’s At Stake With This RMP For The North Fork Valley?

 

  • Activities on public lands that have the potential to poison food sheds and threaten to wipe out food security for people on the Western Slope and the Front Range.
  • Irreparable damage to clean air, abundant fresh water and food sheds (including Colorado’s largest concentration of organic farms).
  • Significant harm to human health and a local economy based on agriculture and organic farms, recreation, hunting, and tourism.
  • Loss of unique biodiversity in the State of Colorado.
  • The future of the North Fork Valley. The final RMP will guide oil and gas development for the next 20-30 years.

Your voice is needed loud and clear!
 

READ THE DRAFT OF THE RMP FOR YOURSELF

 

WE’VE MADE IT REALLY EASY FOR YOU.

Here are some resources that can educate you the facts about the impacts of fracking and the history of the Uncompaghre BLM Resource Management plan itself.

WE ARE IN FOR A VERY BIG FIGHT AND NEED YOUR HELP EVERY STEP OF THE WAY