The BLM listed an expansion of landing zones the Army wants to use in the high country and gave out a .KLM file, which works in Google Earth, so I created these flyover from that file.
The BLM is currently accepting public comments on Fort Carson's proposal to use public lands for military helicopter training. The comment period will last until Nov. 1, 2014.
The BLM Royal Gorge Field Office received an application and a Plan of Development (POD) from the US Army Fort Carson requesting the use of public lands to conduct High Altitude Mountain Environment Training (HAMET).
The BLM is in the planning stages for the preparation of a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) document to evaluate the potential environmental effects of HAMET on BLM lands.
The purpose of NEPA is to encourage public participation and actively inform the public, organizations, government agencies, Indian tribes and elected officials about the proposed action and to receive public input during the environmental review.
This is all just a formality as the BLM never turns the Army down for using the quiet solitude of the backcountry to practice it's homicidal activities AND the NEPA will never consider the impact of wildlife, any other use of the areas, farming, ranching, or any other activity BUT please submit a comment to Nancy Keohane at
or email a comments to:
with HAMET in the subject line.
You can see from this flyover that if you enjoy any of the forests, cycling, hiking, fishing, hunting, kayaking, rafting around Cripple Creek, Cañon City, Guffy, the Royal Gorge, Copper Gulch, The Arkansas River, Divide, 11 Mile Reservoir, High Park, Teller 1, hwy 67, 11, 9, etc. you are fucked if they start having war games there.
The BLM is accepting scoping comments from the public from Oct. 1 until Nov. 1, 2014. These comments should help identify what issues and concerns should be addressed in the environmental assessment before the BLM begins drafting the RUBBER STAMP document.http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en...