Environmental Service

La Plata County Compass describes one of the core strategies for a Healthy Natural Environment.  La Plata County supports the protection and enhancement of healthy natural environments on a local, regional and global scale.  The objectives include: maintain clean air and water; leadership in energy management and resource conservation; champion best practices in sustainability and climate protection; informed, educated citizens who understand local issues such as living with wildlife and natural hazards such as wildfire and floods; and mitigation of extractive industry impacts.

Bald Eagle perched on a snag along the Animas River

Bald Eagle along Animas River


BLM Montoya Pit Expansion link

City of Durango Electronics Recycling EVERY SATURDAY

CSU Study Magnesium Chloride Toxicity in Trees Fact Sheet

Administrative Record Index for the Redfield Site at the La Plata County Detention Center

At a Glance

Contact Information

Durango, CO 81301 (map)

P: 970.382.6376
F: 970.375.7986



BLM is seeking public input on a proposal to expand the Montoya Gravel Pit, comments due by September 18, 2017.  Project includes re-routing Sale Barn trail.

If you are conducting a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment and looking for local records, please contact Leslie Jakoby at Leslie.Jakoby@co.laplata.co.us or 970-382-6376.