Sheep grazing subcommittee to meet Aug. 15


Bureau of Land Management Colorado Southwest District Office

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Southwest District Resource Advisory Council will hold the last of six meetings of a subcommittee formed to study domestic sheep grazing in bighorn sheep habitat on Aug. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

The group will wrap up its discussion and findings and determine next steps for formulating a recommendation related to livestock grazing and bighorn sheep on BLM-administered lands. The subcommittee will convene at the BLM Uncompahgre Field Office, 2465 S. Townsend Ave., Montrose, CO. The meeting is open to the public.

A 30-minute public comment period will be provided from 12:45 to 1:15 p.m. Individuals who wish to speak are encouraged to submit a written copy of their statement for the administrative record. Interested parties unable to attend the meeting in person are invited to join online via Zoom (registration required):

“Our final meeting will bring all of the information and discussions full circle,” said District Manager Stephanie Connolly. 

The Southwest District Resource Advisory Council advises the BLM Colorado Southwest District, which includes the Gunnison, Uncompahgre and Tres Rios field offices. The subcommittee consists of five members who have demonstrated their interest and experience related to sheep grazing. The subcommittee will aim to present their conclusions to the full Resource Advisory Council for their consideration in fall 2023.

The meeting agenda is available online at: For more information or to register to speak during the public comment period, please contact Maggie Magee at (970) 240-5323 or