Shape the Future of how 3 million acres of public land in Colorado is managed for the coming decades!

November 19, 2021

The Grand Mesa Uncompahgre Gunnison (GMUG) National Forest released its Draft Forest Plan and Draft Environment Impact Statement (DEIS) and your input is requested.

This Forest Plan provides a broad vision for the National Forest moving forward and will guide where motorized use is allowed and prohibited. The Forest Plan is similar to a city or county zoning plan on USFS land. The last time the GMUG did a Forest Plan was 38 years ago!

Establishing an accurate summary of current management on the forest has been a persistent problem and is a very concerning starting point for the plan.  Generally, this plan is confusing and includes analysis based on inaccurate information.

BDR has submitted its comments provided below.

Please submit your own unique comments by November 26th HERE!

See below as a guide to make these points in your own words and submit them to the US Forest Service.  Remember to tell them the following

  1. Who you are.
  2. Your experience recreating in GMUG (or on the COBDR), or your interest in doing so in the future.
  3. The recreational opportunities you seek (e.g. motorcycle two-track, single-track, etc.)