Chapters of the proposed 2012 update to the Eagle River Watershed Plan are now available for public review and comment at www.eaglecounty.us.
The 30-day review period is underway and will continue through Aug. 18. The executive summary and appendices will be finalized during the public hearing process, anticipated to take place in September.
All comments received will be provided to the Eagle County Planning Commission for consideration during public adoption hearings. Comments can be submitted by mail to Cliff Simonton, c/o Eagle County Community Development, P.O. Box 179, Eagle, CO 81631; or by phone to (970) 328-8751; or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
First adopted in 1996, the Eagle River Watershed Plan provides information on the status of streams and rivers in the county, and outlines a collaborative philosophy for protecting and improving water quantity, water quality, wildlife habitat and water-related recreational opportunities. Work to update the plan began in 2010, in recognition of the changes that occurred in the county during the previous 16 years.