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BLM-Alaska Announces Management Plan for Alaska's Eastern Interior

The BLM announced the availability of the Proposed Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Eastern Interior planning area in east-central Alaska. The Eastern Interior plan covers 6.5 million acres of BLM-administered public land and resources, including the White Mountains National Recreation Area, the Steese National Conservation Area, and the Fortymile area. In addition, the plan covers BLM lands in the upper Black River area and along the highway system—areas that, partially due to their remoteness, have never before been included in a BLM land use plan. Read News Release>

Director Kornze Finalizes Transfer of One-Million-Acre St. Lawrence Island to Alaska Natives

The BLM Director Neil Kornze signed a patent to finalize the transfer of more than one million acres of land to two Alaska Native corporations, Kukulget, Inc. of Savoonga and Sivuqaq, Inc. of Gambell. The patent completes the land transfer process for nearly the entirety of St. Lawrence Island, which lies in the Bering Sea about 160 miles west of Nome, Alaska, and just 36 miles from Russia. Read more>

BLM to Analyze Proposed Production Well in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska

The BLM today announced a Notice of Intent to conduct an environmental review for a proposed oil and gas production well in the 23 million-acre National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPR-A). If approved, the Greater Mooses Tooth-2 (GMT2) project would be the second oil and gas development project authorized on Federal lands in the NPR-A. Read more>

BLM releases Contaminated Lands Report; Effort Establishes Step towards Cleanup

The BLM delivered a report to Congress today that details the development and current status of the most comprehensive inventory to date of known contaminated sites on lands conveyed to Alaska Native corporations through the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA). In addition, the report also provides recommendations for fully addressing cleanup of all the conveyed contaminated sites. Read more>

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