Ninety-nine percent of federally-held land lies west of the Mississippi, but the Bureau of Land Management is still headquartered in D.C. As the country ponders the agency’s exodus from the capitol, Grand Junction has emerged as a prime candidate for its new headquarters.
Non-motorized recreation on BLM lands pumps $54 million, 700 jobs directly into Colorado’s Royal Gorge region
So-called “quiet recreation,” which includes camping, mountain biking, and hunting, has a major impact on Colorado communities near public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Royal Gorge Field Office, according to a study released today.
Since the days my grandpa took me fishing in the Fairplay —before I could even walk—I have been in love with the outdoors. That connection to the wild, the openness, the escape from the concrete jungle; it’s one of the most important things we can do to feel human. My hunting buddies and I always joke with each other that tourists will pay thousands of dollars to experience just one week in the same wilderness we all enjoy right here in our backyard.