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Forest Service to hold Grand County sport shooting open house

Staff Report

GRANBY – The Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest is hosting an open house on Monday, Sept. 14, in Granby, for the proposed Forest Plan Management Direction for recreational sport shooting activities on national forest lands in Boulder, Clear Creek, Gilpin, Grand, Jefferson, Larimer and Park counties.

The open house 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 house will be held from 4-6 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 house will be held at the Grand County Fire Protection District Building, 60500 US Highway 40, Granby.

The proposed Forest Plan direction includes two goals and four objectives for recreational sport shooting. An interactive map is 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 http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/arp/recshootingmgt.

The U.S. Forest Service is extending the comment period for this project until Sept. 19. For those who cannot attend the meeting, comments may be submitted electronically to comments-rm-arapaho-roosevelt@fs.fed.us.


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