The Bureau of Land Management is hosting an open house meeting in Fraser March 11 to discuss plans to improve access and trails in the popular Strawberry Special Recreation Management Area. The meeting will run from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Headwaters Trails Alliance, 120 Zerex St.
Under the proposal, more than seven miles of existing trails would be improved and five miles of new trails would be constructed in the Strawberry SRMA, which is managed for an emphasis on mountain biking. Additionally, more than four miles of trails would be re-routed to make them more sustainable, and about four miles would be rehabilitated. The proposal also includes plans to improve four trailhead parking areas in the SRMA.
“We have worked closely with partners to develop this 18-mile trail system proposal,” said Kremmling Field Manager Bill Mills. “These improvements will help keep the Strawberry SRMA a premier mountain biking experience in Grand County.”
The proposal and associated environmental assessment will be available for public comment beginning March 11 at: https://go.usa.gov/xdECB. Comments need to be received by April 10, 2020, and may be emailed to BLM_CO_KR_WEBMAIL@BLM.GOV or mailed to Bureau of Land Management, Attn: John Monkouski, P.O. Box 68, Kremmling, CO 80459.
Last year, recreation on land managed by the BLM in Colorado generated $618 million and supported more than 5,000 jobs.
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The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. In fiscal year 2018, the diverse activities authorized on BLM-managed lands generated $105 billion in economic output across the country. This economic activity supported 471,000 jobs and contributed substantial revenue to the U.S. Treasury and state governments, mostly through royalties on minerals.