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Natural Resources Department

Jeff Comstock

Natural Resources Director

221 W. Victory Way, Ste. 130

Craig, CO 81625

Phone: 970-826-3400

Fax: 970-826-3411

Email: Jeff Comstock
 

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Mission:

To research and implement solutions to issues affecting Moffat County Natural Resources; and provide background knowledge and council to Moffat County Commissioners relating to County impacts from Natural Resource issues.

 


Justification:

The Natural Resources Department provides background information, knowledge, and a method of implementing management and policies which represent Moffat County’s interests. The Natural Resources Department is especially crucial since Moffat County is 65% owned or managed by state and federal governments, which have drastic impacts on Moffat County’s revenue and the custom and culture, private property rights, and multiple use issues on lands in Moffat County.

 

The Moffat County Resources Department is currently involved in the following issues:

  • Proposed Wilderness Areas
  • Sage Grouse Management Planning
  • Moffat County Minerals program
  • Cooperating Agency status:
    • Dinosaur National Monument Livestock Grazing Plan
    • Transbasin water diversions
    • BLM land planning
    • Interstate power line planning
  • Northwest Colorado Weed Partnership
  • RS 2477 Assertions on Federal Land
  • Public Land Management as it relates to Social and Economic impacts on Moffat County

 

The Natural Resources Department meets regularly with the following organizations:

  • Moffat County Land Use Board
  • Club 20
  • NW Colorado Sage Grouse Working Group
  • Yampa River Basin Roundtabl;e
  • Moffat County Wildland Fire Planning
  • RS 2477 issues/meetings
  • BLM Resource Advisory Council
  • Various Water Management groups
  • Black Footed Ferret working group
  • Federal and State Land Management agencies
  • Northwest Colorado Stewardship Group