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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Fairbanks District Office
 
Release Date: 01/28/13
Contacts: Jeanie Cole, 907-474-2340, j05cole@blm.gov    
  KJ Mushovic, 907-271-1306, kjmushovic@blm.gov    
News Release No. 13-04

BLM-Alaska to Host Meetings on a Supplement to the Eastern Interior Draft Resource Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement


FAIRBANKS – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Eastern Interior Field Office today announced the initial schedule of public meetings for a Supplement to the Eastern Interior Draft Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (RMP/EIS). The Supplement amends Alternative D of the Draft RMP/EIS to address hardrock mineral leasing in the White Mountains National Recreation Area.  The Supplement and the full Draft RMP/EIS are both available for public comment through April 11, 2013.

The BLM is holding public meetings to help familiarize the public with the Supplement and to gather public comments. The field office may schedule additional meetings in other communities in March and will announce those meetings on the BLM website at www.blm.gov/ak.

Community

Location

Date

Time

Fairbanks

Morris Thompson Cultural Center

February 13

Open House: 3-7 pm

Public Meeting: 7-9 pm

Anchorage

Campbell Creek Science Center Multi-Purpose Room

February 19

Open House: 4-7 pm

Public Meeting: 7-9 pm

Chalkyitsik

Community Hall

March 4

Open House: 5-6 pm

Meeting/Hearing: 6-8 pm

 

For more information, visit the Eastern Interior RMP Home Page at www.blm.gov/ak or contact Jeanie Cole, Planning Team Leader, Eastern Interior Field Office at (907) 474-2340 or (800) 437-7021.



The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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Last updated: 03-27-2013