Natural Resources


Assessment, preservation, and development of natural resources to ensure the safety, health, enjoyment, and economic well-being of present and future generations of Rio Blanco County.

Services Provided

Assist the public, industry, and commerce in resolution of issues related to resource development permitting. Maintain effective inter-governmental relations to develop sound, multiple-use resource management policies on public lands. Assert and protect Rio Blanco County’s interests, and negotiate appropriate balance among competing interests regarding the use and management of natural resources.

The 2016 Rio Blanco County Land and Resource Plan and Policies

The Rio Blanco County Land and Resource Use Plan has been finalized and adopted by the Board of County Commissioners of Rio Blanco County, Colorado and the White River and Douglas Creek Conservation Districts 

**Please click here to view the Plan

  1. Eddie Smercina

    Emergency & Natural Resources Manager
    Phone: 970-878-9586