BLM Proposes Supplemental Rules for Cache Creek Placer Area

CANON CITY, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management Royal Gorge Field Office is proposing supplementary rules for public lands at Cache Creek, located in Chaffee County, Colorado. These supplementary rules would regulate mineral collection within the Cache Creek parcel to reduce safety concerns and impacts to natural resources, and improve mineral collection recreation opportunities.

“We have worked closely with the user groups and state agencies to develop a balanced approach to mitigate these impacts and provide the opportunities that the users are looking for,” said Keith Berger, BLM Royal Gorge Field Manager.

The proposed supplementary rules implement specific management actions outlined in the Cache Creek Placer Area Management Plan requiring users to obtain a permit and follow the permit’s terms and conditions for mineral collection activities in the parcel. The proposed rules also require animals to be on a leash within a defined placer area during the permitted season to reduce conflicts.

Mail or hand deliver comments to Kalem Lenard, Outdoor Recreation Planner, BLM Royal Gorge Field Office, 3028 E. Main Street, Cañon City, CO 81212. You may also send comments via e-mail to (include “Proposed Supplementary Rules-Cache Creek” in the subject line). Comments are most helpful if received by Dec. 13, 2016. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information— may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

For the specific rule language contact the Royal Gorge Field Office at 719-269-8500, or refer to the Federal RegisterNotice published on Oct. 14.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of AmericaÂ’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.
Last updated: 10-20-2016


Further documentation available for viewing (click on any file name to view).

BLM – ea_final

Decision Record

Management Plan – Supplemental Rules