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Public participation meetings for roadless area review scheduled

DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT

The first meeting for public input and feedback on the management of roadless areas in Summit County is scheduled as part of the Lower Blue Planning Commission meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday at the Silverthorne Town Hall. An open house will precede the meeting at 5 p.m. The Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) has initiated the public process to review the roadless areas. The plan has identified 19 roadless areas in the county. The public input process is intended to aid in the development of management recommendations as part of a petition to the Secretary of Agriculture to protect roadless areas in the state.The BOCC will collect public comments and feedback from all basin planning commission meetings and forward recommendations regarding the management and use of roadless areas in the county to the task force at a June 21 meeting in Glenwood Springs. The task force will make recommendations to Gov. Bill Owens regarding how inventoried roadless areas should be managed. The governor will then submit a petition to the U.S. Forest Service on behalf of the state.In addition to the Lower Blue Planning Commission meeting, public comments will be taken at the following meetings, dates and locations: – Ten Mile Planning Commission, March 9: Buffalo Mountain Room, County Commons Building- Snake River Planning Commission, March 16: Dillon Town Hall- Upper Blue Planning Commission, March 23: County Courthouse, 208 E. Lincoln Ave., BreckenridgeAll planning commission meetings start at 5:30 p.m. Comments can be submitted in writing before March 23 to johnr@co.summit.co.us or Summit County Long Range Planning Department, P.O. Box 5660, Frisco, CO 80443. For more information on meetings contact Jim Curnutte or John Roberts at (970) 668-4200 or e-mail jimc@co.summit.co.us or johnr@co.summit.co.us.


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