U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
|Bering Sea/Western Interior RMP/EIS|
The BLM Anchorage Field Office will publish a Notice of Intent in the Federal Register in 2010, beginning the process of a resource management plan (RMP)/environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Bering Sea/Western Interior (BSWI) planning area.
The BSWI planning area (map) is located in western Alaska and encompasses approximately 62 million acres of land, including 10.8 million acres managed by the BLM. The 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 Island. This area was formerly known as the Southwest Planning Area, and is currently managed in conformance with the Southwest Management Framework Plan, approved in 1981.
This page will be updated when the planning effort is underway in the Bering Sea/Western Interior planning area. Please check back for future updates.
For more information about the Bering Sea/Western Interior RMP/EIS, contact the BLM at 907-267-1246 (within Alaska) or 800-478-1263.