A settlement agreement reached late last year between conservation groups, energy companies and federal land managers regarding oil and gas leases on the Roan Plateau west of Rifle is memorialized in a new draft Environmental Impact Statement issued by the Bureau of Land Management Tuesday.

In addition, the document considers options for managing conflicts between recreational target shooting and other recreational activities below the Roan Plateau rim in the Hubbard Mesa area.

“Because Hubbard Mesa is within the Roan Plateau Planning Area, we have a chance to address user conflicts in the area through the SEIS process,” Colorado State BLM Director Ruth Welch said in a press statement.

The proposed management plan doesn’t make any changes to recreation within Hubbard Mesa, but changes could be made later depending on public and agency comments, she said.

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