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Gunnison County, Colorado
Monday May 10th, 2010 :: 04:13 p.m. MDT

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Gunnison Sage-Grouse Road Closures Will Re-Open on May 15, 2010. Call 970-641-0248 for more information.

NOTICE OF GUNNISON COUNTY, BLM AND USFS ROAD CLOSURES

Gunnison County, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the United States Forest Service (USFS) temporarily closed a number of roads to all motor vehicles to protect Gunnison Sage-grouse during their mating season and to prevent road damage during wet spring conditions. These roads were closed March 15 and will reopen on May 15, 2010 unless it is necessary to extend a closure to prevent resource damage.

The closures aid in the preservation of the Gunnison Sage-grouse and may assist in reducing impacts on residents and visitors of Gunnison County from a possible Federal listing of the grouse under provisions of the Endangered Species Act.

We thank the public for your cooperation. The closures, primarily for the benefit of Gunnison Sage-grouse, provided a much needed respite from human activities for this unique species during a critical part of its life-cycle. The closures also helped limit resource damage during the muddy season.

For additional information, call Gunnison County Public Works at 641-0044; the Gunnison County Wildlife Conservation Coordinator at 641-7604; or the BLM/USFS at 641-0471.

Address/Location
Gunnison County, Colorado
200 E Virginia Ave
Gunnison, CO 81230

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 970-641-0248

Ruth Dukeman
Gunnison County
rdukeman@gunnisoncounty.org
970-641-0248

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