This project is already having a negative impact on Delta County. Hunters have been pushed off public lands by survey crews working on the project, and others have reported spray paint and survey flags being placed across the landscape.
The project is further complicated by the existence of a 2D seismic mapping project in the same area.
This 2D project was approved retroactively by the COGCC, meaning Gunnison Energy started work on the project prior to getting permission, calling into question the quality of the review actually conducted by the agency.
The USFS is seeking comments on the proposal. The comment deadline is October 26, 2018.
Interactive Map: Iron Point 3D Mapping Project This map allows you to zoom in or out and see multiple layers of data from watersheds, to game units, deer and elk habitat, to threatened species, to historic landslides. Data layers can be turned on by clicking the check mark next to the layer name in the list of layers on the right side of the map. There are also information pop-ups when click on specific areas on the map.
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District Ranger Levi Broyles,
PO Box 1030
Paonia, CO 81428
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