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Bering Sea-Western Interior 
Planning Area

BSWI planning area locator mapThe Bureau of Land Management is developing a new land use plan for an area in western Alaska that encompasses approximately 62 million acres of land, including 10.6 million acres managed by the BLM.

The Bering Sea-Western Interior planning area includes all lands south of the Central Yukon watershed to the southern boundary of the Kuskokwim River watershed, and all lands west of Denali National Park and Preserve to the Bering Sea, including Saint Lawrence, Saint Matthew and Nunivak islands.

Bering Sea-Western Interior RMP ePlanning website

BLM and agency cooperators met in Dec 2014 to develop a draft range of management alternatives for Bering Sea-Western Interior plan
BLM and agency cooperators met in December 2014 to develop a draft range of alternatives for the Bering Sea-Western Interior RMP. BLM will host community workshops in Feburary/March 2015 to present draft alternatives for public input.


PLANNING PROCESS

 Implementation of Final RMP/EIS

  
  Record of Decision

 Notification of Proposed RMP/Final EIS

  
  Publication of Proposed RMP/Final EIS

 Public Comment Period on DRAFT RMP/EIS

  
     Notice of Availability of Draft RMP/EIS

Public Scoping

  
  Notice of Intent

The Bering Sea-Western Interior RMP is currently in the alternative development phase.


Bering Sea-Western Interior Resource Management Plan banner

Your input will help inform management of these lands for the next 15-20 years. We want to hear from YOU!

To Participate

To get added to the BSWI mail list and stay informed of the planning effort:
  • Fill out this form 
  • Mail: BLM Anchorage Field Office, ATTN: BSWI RMP, 4700 BLM Road, Anchorage AK 99507, or by phone at 907-267-1246 during regular business hours.
  • Fax: 907-267-1267 or 1268
  • Phone: 907-267-1246

When providing comments, before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised that your entire comment -- including your personal identifying information -- may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.   


The Bering Sea-Western Interior Resource Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement will be developed using the BLM's ePlanning system. Information on the planning process, as well as documents, reports, and maps are hosted by the Bering Sea-Western Interior RMP ePlanning site.