Residents protest BLM's tentative Resource Management Plan

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - Hundreds of residents headed out to the Bureau of Land Management this morning to share their opinions about the BLM’s land use plan, which proposes closing many miles of trails.

The Bureau of Land Management is working on a revision of its Resource Management Plan; something they do every 20 to 30 years to keep up with use, population and traffic.

Right now there are four different plans with various closures that some residents feel are taking away their access to their favorite outdoor areas.

"The local residents need to get informed and involved to protect their historical access; whether it's for hunting, camping or fishing or what it may be," said Brandon Siegfried, rally organizer.

The BLM is encouraging feedback to help them come up with a final plan that compromises residents.

The agency even extended their comment period until June 24th and is hosting a community meeting to get more information from concerned residents.

The meeting is April 6th from 4 to 6 p.m. at Two River's Convention Center.

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