Forest Service sport shooting open houses loom |

Forest Service sport shooting open houses loom

The Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest is hosting three open houses next week in Nederland, Idaho Springs and Fort Collins for the proposed Forest Plan Management Direction for recreational sport shooting activities on National Forest System lands in Boulder, Clear Creek, Gilpin, Grand, Jefferson, Larimer and Park counties.

These open houses will have six stations staffed by U.S. Forest Service personnel providing information about the proposal. Individuals will also have the opportunity to submit comments on the proposal. The open houses will be held from 5-7 p.m. There will be no formal presentation at the meeting and the public is encouraged to come and go throughout the evening. The open houses will be held at the following locations and times:

• Monday, Aug. 31, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Nederland Community Center

760 Highway 72 North, Nederland

• Tuesday, Sept. 1 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Clear Creek Middle School (Clear Creek School District Administration Building)

320 Colo. Highway 103, Idaho Springs

• Wednesday, Sept. 2 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Canyon Lakes Ranger District

2150 Centre Avenue, Building E, Fort Collins

The proposed Forest Plan direction includes two goals and four objectives for recreational sport shooting. An interactive map posted on the project website. The map identifies the National Forest lands suitable for dispersed recreational sport shooting using current regulations, not suitable for dispersed recreational sport shooting, and lands proposed as designated shooting areas.

The proposed management direction does not include any change to management of lawful hunting activities.

Information about the proposal, interactive map and how to comment is online at

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