The comment period for how one of the Western Slope's most hard–fought regions is managed is about to end, leaving just days for the public to make its' feelings known. More than 70,000 comments on the Draft Management Plan for the Roan Plateau have already been received by the Bureau of Land Management.
The draft plan will decide how much of the area is opened to natural gas exploration, recreation, and wilderness. The planning area covers 115 square miles.
The Roan Plateau is home to a diverse wildlife population, including habitat for deer and elk, as well as a genetically–pure strain of native cut–throat trout.
Comments on the Roan Plateau Draft Management Plan are due Monday, April 11th. Comments can be sent by mail or on the link supplied on this page.
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