Anchorage Field Office Land Use Planning
BLM Anchorage Field Office lands include four planning areas:
- Ring of Fire, encompassing southcentral and southeast Alaska
- Bay (Bristol Bay and Goodnews Bay)
- Kobuk-Seward Peninsula
- Bering Sea / Western Interior
BLM will amend the Ring of Fire Resource Management Plan
(RMP) to evaluate whether to retain the Special Recreation Management Area designation for the Haines Planning Area
, and whether any part of the planning area meets the criteria for designation as an Area of Critical Environmental Concern. BLM released the Draft RMP Amendment / Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Haines Planning Area
in December 2012 for a 90-day public review and comment period. BLM will accept comments from Dec. 14, 2012, through March 14, 2013
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BLM is also preparing to amend the Ring of Fire RMP to address the 730-acre Campbell Tract Facility administrative site and Special Recreation Management Area in Anchorage. Visit the Campbell Tract land use planning Web page for further details.
The Bay RMP provides a framework for managing and allocating uses of 1.9 million acres of BLM-administered public lands in the Bristol Bay and Goodnews Bay regions of southwest Alaska. BLM released the Bay Record of Decision and Approved RMP in November 2008.
The Kobuk-Seward Peninsula planning area encompasses approximately 12 million acres of BLM-administered lands in northwestern Alaska, including 3.5 million acres within the Anchorage Field Office boundary. BLM's Central Yukon Field Office developed this plan with assistance from the Anchorage Field Office. The Kobuk-Seward Peninsula Proposed RMP and Final EIS was released in September 2007. The Record of Decision was released in September 2008.
BLM anticipates initiating land use planning for 10.8 million acres of BLM-administered lands in the Bering Sea/Western Interior planning area in 2013. These lands are currently managed under the 1981 Southwest Planning Area Management Framework Plan.