BLM Plan Could Limit River Access

FRISCO, Colo. (AP) – A public meeting is scheduled to discuss a federal plan for managing land and minerals in an area that includes the Blue River.

The Summit Daily News reports the plan could affect a proposal to turn over both banks of a 15-mile stretch of the river to private ownership.

Summit County Commissioner Karn Stiegelmeier says she is worried about the Blue Valley Ranch land exchange. Public access to 15 miles from the Green Mountain Dam to the confluence with the Colorado River is at stake.

The News reports approving the plan would not make the exchange automatic, but it makes it a better possibility.

The meeting Tuesday in Kremmling will provide input on a Bureau of Land Management plan that will cover the next two decades of land management.

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