A correction to the story we carried this week regarding the solar auction to be carried out by the Bureau of Land Management in southern Colorado.
We characterized the story as indicating the BLM would sell the land but in all reality, it is simply selling the right for commercial solar farm use of the 1,064 acres in De Tilla Gulch area of Saguache County, Colorado.
“The BLM isn’t selling the land. It is now, and will remain, public land owned by the people of the United States. What we are selling is the right to use the land for commercial solar energy production for a set period of time. Basically, it’s a lease, like a car or an apartment,” explained Levi Spellman, Public Affairs Officer at the BLM’s Rocky Mountain District in Canon City.
Bidding will take place at 10 a.m. on April 27, 2023, at the BLM Rocky Mountain District Office, located at 3028 East Main Street, Cañon City, CO 81212.