These scoping comments on the Rock Springs Resource Management Plan (Wyoming) were submitted to BLM on behalf of The Wilderness Society, Center for Native Ecosystems, and Colorado Environmental Coalition on April 4, 2011.
The Bureau of Land Management must inventory, designate, and protect scenic qualities on public lands. This fact sheet provides an overview of the BLM's Visual Resource Management system and opportunities for public involvement.
In a letter to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, county officials from across the West highlighted their support of Secretarial Order 3310, calling for wild lands protection by the Bureau of Land Management.
The Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 gave the Bureau of Land Management authority to inventory its lands for wilderness characteristics and protect those values by designating wilderness study areas.