Eastern Colorado Resource Management Plan Revision
The future of BLM lands is in your hands...
The comment period for BLM's Draft Preliminary Alternatives completed in the spring of 2017. They are incorporating these comments and other recommendations to form Draft Alternatives for the Eastern Colorado Resource Management Plan (ECRMP) revision.
BLM's Royal Gorge Field Office is planning on releasing the ECRMP revision Draft in early October 2018, and will come with a 90-day public comment period. In the meantime, keep alert for environmental protection roll backs coming out of Washington. These will affect all of us, no matter where we live. You can sign up for monthly E-News or follow us on Facebook for timely news and alerts.
Eastern Colorado RMP plannign area. Click on the map to enlarge.
Priority Areas for Protection
The conservation coalition used Wild Connections' inventory of "Lands With Wilderness Characteristics" to select these places of exceptional natural values. You can learn more about them: ... Pew Charitable Trusts' #BLMWild has a splendid presentation with photos and detailed descriptions of these areas ... On our Priority Areas page there are links to several fact sheets ... Or download a briefPriority Areas Descriptions PDF file..
Along the Arkansas River in Bighorn Sheep Canyon:
Echo Canyon, Table Mountain
North and South Badger Creek
North of Cotopaxi: Sand Gulch and Falls Gulch Mountain
Bear Mountain, West Table Mountain
In the Gold Belt Region
Cooper Mountain, north of Canon City
Upper Red Canyon, adjacent to the popular Shelf Road climbing area
Eightmile Mountain - Thompson, Gribble, and Twin Mountains off of Highway 9
Cucharas Canyon, northeast of Walsenburg on the plains
In South Park
Go here to download the Planning Area map as a PDF file
Go here to download the Arkansas Canyon map as a PDF file