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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 62.3 million acres of land, including 13.4 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.

Bering Sea-Western Interior RMP ePlanning website

Community meeting in the village of Kaltag, Alaska, March 4, 2015
BLM met with the community of Kaltag on March 4, 2015, during the BSWI Preliminary Alternatives Outreach Period.


 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 alternatives development phase.

View detailed BSWI planning process and timeline

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.