BLM seeks comments on trail development north of Fruita

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management will accept comments through Feb. 28 on a draft environmental assessment of proposed changes to a popular trail system north of Fruita.

The assessment analyzes plans for 29 miles of new trails as well as the reclamation of 3 miles of existing trails in the special recreation management area. The assessment also analyzes the use of electric bikes on trails.

“This is a great chance for the public to provide the BLM feedback on the North Fruita Desert’s trail system, said Field Manager Greg Wolfgang. “E-bike popularity is growing, and we want to hear from the public in particular regarding the preferred alternative, which includes allowing Class 1 e-bikes on current and proposed trails.”

The assessment is available online at Comments may be submitted through the website or mailed to “North Fruita Desert,” 2815 H Road, Grand Junction, CO 81506.