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Eagle County: Public can comment on weed management

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Eagle County, CO Colorado

EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado ” The spread of noxious weeds in Eagle County and western Colorado has prompted the federal Bureau of Land Management to come up with a plan to combat the harmful plants.

More than 30 invasive weeds can be found in the region that includes Eagle County. The land bureau is now asking for public comment on the environmental study of its weed management plan.

Noxious weeds can damage water quality and wildlife habitat and increase erosion. Land managers are trying to eradicate the weeds by hand and with chemicals.

“Completing this plan and environmental assessment will allow us to respond more quickly with the most appropriate approach to dealing with these infestations,” said Steve Bennett, with the land bureau’s Glenwood Springs office.

A version of the environment study can be found at http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/fo/gsfo.html. It also is available at the Glenwood Springs field office.

The land bureau would like all comments by March 25. Written comments and questions should be directed to the Glenwood Springs Field Office, 50629 Highway 6 and 24, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601. Electronic comments may be submitted to gsfomail@co.blm.gov.

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