From April to June 2017, the public is invited to engage in a collaborative process to identify relevant information and local knowledge to be considered for the assessment and future development of the Browns Canyon National Monument management plan. The assessment will encompass ecological, social and economic conditions and trends (more details here).

Following the assessment, the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management will prepare a monument management plan and environmental impact statement pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act. The Forest and BLM will again invite the public to help identify the appropriate plan components that will become the proposed action and/or alternatives for a revised land management plan.

Written comments or questions should be sent by mail to

U.S. Forest Service—Salida Ranger District
Attn.: Browns Canyon National Monument—Planning Assessment
5575 Cleora Rd.
Salida, CO 81201

or by email to
with subject heading: Browns Canyon National Monument—Planning Assessment

For additional information, contact:

John Dow, Forest Planner, 719-553-1476
Joseph Vieira, BLM Planner-Project Manager, 719-246-9966

Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf may call the Federal Information Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 between 5 a.m. and 5 p.m., Pacific Time, Monday through Friday.

More information on the planning process can also be found on the Pike and San Isabel National Forests Web site.