US Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is a federal agency that manages 258 million acres of America’s public lands, including 8.3 million acres in Colorado. The BLM is a multiple-use agency with the mission to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.
Local Contact Information
Grand Junction Field Office
2815 H Road
Grand Junction, CO 81506
BLM public lands provide a wide variety of outdoor recreation opportunities, including: hiking, trail running, rock climbing, horseback riding, hunting, fishing, wildlife viewing, camping, boating, mountain biking, motorcycling, ATV riding, 4×4 driving, rock crawling and more. For suggestions on youth-appropriate opportunities please contact your local BLM office.
Responsible Outdoor Recreation
Everyone must do their part to protect the outstanding landscapes and outdoor recreation opportunities that public lands provide. The following links provide youth-oriented tips and resources for being a good steward of your public lands.
http://www.getoutdoorsitsyours.gov/ Get Outdoors website for youth
http://www.lnt.org/programs/peak.php Leave No Trace – Outdoor Ethics (non-motorized)
http://www.treadlightly.org/tlkids/ Tread Lightly – Outdoor ethics (motorized)
http://staythetrail.org/ Colorado-specific motorized recreation ethics
http://www.imba.com/resources/kids/index.html International Mountain Biking Association
Help take care of your public lands by becoming a BLM volunteer. Contact your local BLM office or visit http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/BLM_Resources/volunteers.3.html to find out about volunteer opportunities with the BLM in Colorado.