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GUNNISON, Colo. – (RealEstateRama) – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM)–Gunnison Field Office is seeking public comment on a proposal to convey 0.21 acre of public land to Lucky 3, (Lucky 3) Inc. in a direct sale.  The public land is located in Saguache County, about 30 miles southeast of Gunnison, Colorado, at the southern end of Cochetopa Park.

This direct sale would resolve an inadvertent unauthorized occupancy of public land.

“The owners of Lucky 3 have been proactive in working with the BLM,” said acting Gunnison Field Manager Suzanne Copping. “This direct sale will resolve their inadvertent unauthorized occupancy of public land.”

The Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA) and the BLM disposal regulations allow a direct sale when a need exists to resolve inadvertent unauthorized use or occupancy of public lands.  The BLM identified the smallest practical parcel of occupied public land for the direct sale, and determined that the sale will not impact access to public lands used for recreation purposes, consistent with Secretarial Order 3373, “Evaluating Public Access in Bureau of Land Management Public Land Disposals and Exchanges”.

The BLM conducted an Environmental Assessment (EA) on the public land and found no effect on cultural resources, migratory birds, or threatened or endangered species.

A Notice of Realty Action in the Federal Register will open a 45-day public comment period.  Information about this proposal, including maps and the EA, can be found at BLM’s e-Planning site:  Comments on the proposal can be submitted by mail to Associate Field Manager, BLM Gunnison Field Office, 210A West Spencer Street, Gunnison, CO 81230 or by email to ">.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. In fiscal year 2018, the diverse activities authorized on BLM-managed lands generated $105 billion in economic output across the country. This economic activity supported 471,000 jobs and contributed substantial revenue to the U.S. Treasury and state governments, mostly through royalties on minerals.

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