July 29, 2010--BLM Uncompahgre releases final wild and scenic river eligibility report (Telluride Watch)

The Bureau of Land Management Uncompahgre Field Office has released the Final Wild and Scenic River Eligibility Report for the BLM Uncompahgre Planning Area. The comment period on the Suitability Phase is now open, as well. The determination of suitability phase focuses on jurisdictional and manageability issues affecting eligible waterways. Criteria developed by the BLM and the Interagency Wild and Scenic Rivers Coordinating Council will be used to evaluate the suitability of eligible river segments. As a component of the Uncompahgre Resource Management Plan revision, the UFO is required to evaluate rivers and streams within its jurisdiction for potential inclusion in the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.

To view the full article, visit the Telluride Watch. For a copy of the original article contact the WIP at (970) 247-1302 or stop by the office at 841 East Second Avenue in Durango.