Visitors of Browns Canyon in Chaffee County are invited to share their opinions of the National Monument in a series of listening sessions.
The Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service plan to host five two-hour long listening sessions in southern Colorado and Denver.
BLM spokesman Kyle Sullivan says the purpose of the listening sessions is to get the public's feedback for an eventual management plan.
"This monument belongs to the American public and they're going to be an active role in managing the monument and monitoring and getting their input on the management plan," Sullivan said.
Sullivan says attendees will be asked their favorite spots within the monument and what they hope for its future.
Browns Canyon was designated a National Monument by President Barack Obama in February of last year.
The listening sessions are as follows:
- Oct. 27 Denver, REI, 1416 Platte St., 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
- Oct. 27 Colorado Springs, Colorado Parks and Wildlife office, 4255 Sinton Rd., 4 p.m.
- Oct. 29 Salida, SteamPlant Event Center, 220 W Sackett Ave., 10 a.m.
- Oct. 29 Cañon City, Abbey Event Center, 2951 US-50, 2:30 p.m.
- Nov. 15 Buena Vista, Buena Vista School District Boardroom, 113 North Ct., 6 p.m.