Plans Open for Comment

Floating the Yampa River
Soren Jespersen
From Alaska to Colorado, plans for how the BLM manages certain lands are open for public comment. Your voice can be heard as final plans are developed.

The Bureau of Land Management currently has plans open for comment in California and New Mexico:

Alaska

Bering Sea Western Interior RMP

Comments due: 1/17/2014

The BLM is planning to release an RMP for the Bering Sea/Western Interior planning area, which encompasses 10.6 million of acres of BLM surface lands. The RMP will address a broad range of issues, including special status species, visual and cultural resources, lands with wilderness characteristics, trail and travel management, climate change, and renewable resources.

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Central Yukon RMP

Comments due: 1/17/2014

The BLM is planning to release an RMP for the Central Yukon planning area, which contains 16 million acres of lands managed by the BLM. Issues evaluated within the plan include land use and activity management, conservation of lands having special, critical, or unique features or resource values, and management of natural resources.

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Colorado

Northwest Colorado Greater Sage-Grouse Draft Land Use Plan Amendment and Environmental Impact Statement

Comments due: 12/2/2013

The BLM is preparing a plan that will decide management practices on more than 1.7 million acres of Colorado Greater Sage-Grouse habitat. Proposed land use management practices revolve around designated areas of preliminary primary, general, and linkage habitat and discuss issues including, but not limited to, livestock grazing, mineral leasing, and transportation management. The draft LUPA/EIS evaluates four alternatives, with alternative D being preferred by the agency.

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