Local organizations will be hosting three public meetings in Hotchkiss, Crawford and Paonia to answer questions and gather input for the January 9 deadline for public comments. The meetings will include a presentation on BLM's oil and gas leasing process as well as detailed maps and parcel descriptions. Comments will be captured and submitted to the BLM. These leases have the potential to change the North Fork Valley forever. Please come to one of the three meetings and let your voice be heard!
Come and tell us how a nearby parcel to be leased could impact you, your family, your property, your water and your livelihood.
We will have over-sized maps showing exact parcel locations.
Come prepared to share specific concerns about specific parcels.
We will provide suggestions to make your comment letters as effective as possible.
The meetings will be hosted by:
* Citizens for a Healthy Community
* NFRIA-WSERC Conservation Center
* Western Colorado Congress
* High Country Citizens Alliance
* Black Canyon Regional Land Trust
* Western Colorado Food and Agriculture Council
* Slow Food Western Slope
* Valley Organic Growers Association
Monday, December 19th, 6:30-8:00pm
Hotchkiss Senior Citizen Center
276 West Main (located on the east side of Town Hall), Hotchkiss
Wednesday, January 4th, 6:30-8:00pm
Jr High Gym at Paonia High School - LOCATION CHANGE
Thursday, January 5th, 6:30-8pm
Crawford Town Hall Community Room
For more info, go to our info page.