Kobuk-Seward Peninsula RMP/EIS

Documents Related to the Kobuk-Seward Peninsula RMP/EIS

Note: Some of these documents refer to BLM's Northern Field Office. In late 2005 the office's name was changed to Fairbanks District Office. You may need to download a free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader to view PDF files.

Cover of the Kobuk-Seward Peninsula Record of Decision and Approved Management PlanRecord of Decision and Approved Management Plan

The Bureau of Land Management released the Record of Decision for the Kobuk-Seward Peninsula Resource Management Plan (RMP) on September 4, 2008. A Notice of Availability appeared the same day in the Federal Register. The Kobuk-Seward Peninsula Approved RMP is essentially the same as Alternative D in the Proposed RMP/Final EIS. Online versions of the Record of Decision and Approved RMP are available on this Web site. The document will also be available in paper copy or on CD at the BLM Alaska State Office in Anchorage, the Fairbanks District Office, and the Nome Field Station while supplies last. Requests for paper copies should be directed to:

Bureau of Land Management
Fairbanks District Office
Attn: Kobuk-Seward Peninsula RMP
1150 University Avenue
Fairbanks, AK 99709

Phone: 907-474-2200 or
1-800-437-7021

Proposed RMP/ Final EIS

The Proposed Resource Management Plan / Final Environmental Impact Statement was released on September 28, 2007 in coordination with the Environmental Protection Agency's publication of a Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. This action initiated a 30-day protest period and a 60-day Governor's consistency review. An on-line version of the document is available on this Web site.

Draft RMP/EIS

The Draft Resource Management Plan / Environmental Impact Statement was released on May 5, 2006, and is available for on-line viewing.


Other documents

BLM's Notice of Intent to Prepare an RMP and Associated EIS - January 2004 (PDF/43 KB)

Kobuk - Seward Peninsula Scoping Report - August 2004 (PDF/322 KB)

BLM-Alaska Statewide Land Health Standards (PDF/87 KB)

BLM's Memorandum of Understanding with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game - August 1983 (PDF/118 KB)

BLM's Notice of Availability of Kobuk-Seward Peninsula Draft Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement - May 2006 (PDF/43 KB)

EPA's Notice of Availability - May 2006 (PDF/27 KB)

BLM's Notice of Availability of the Kobuk-Seward Peninsula Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement - September 28, 2007 (PDF/70 KB)

EPA's Notice of Availability - September 28, 2007 (PDF/65 KB)

Mineral Occurrence and Development Potential Report: Leasable Minerals - 2005 (PDF/13.5 MB)

Mineral Occurrence and Development Potential Report: Locatable and Salable Minerals - May 2005 (PDF/681 KB)

Figure 1. Mineral Occurrences, Mines, Deposits, and Physiography, Kobuk-Seward Peninsula Planning Area (PDF/293 KB)

Figure 2. Geology, Kobuk-Seward Peninsula Planning Area (PDF/365 KB)

Figure 3. Placer Deposits, Occurrences, and Producing Districts, Kobuk-Seward Peninsula Planning Area (PDF/518 KB)

Figure 4a. Mineral Terranes (MTA) and Known Mineral Deposit Areas (KMDA), South Area (PDF/442 KB)

Figure 4b. Mineral Terranes (MTA) and Known Mineral Deposit Areas (KMDA), North Area (PDF/213 KB)

Figure 5a. Mineral Potential (DGGS, 1986) and DGGS Geology Mapping Index, South Area (PDF/388 KB)

Figure 5b. Mineral Potential (DGGS, 1986) and DGGS Geology Mapping Index, North Area (PDF/187 KB)

Figure 6a. MODPR Locatable Mineral Potential and Confidence Level, South Area (PDF/814 KB)

Figure 6b. MODPR Locatable Mineral Potential and Confidence Level, North Area (PDF/239 KB)

Appendix A. Kobuk-Seward Peninsula Planning Area, Documented Mineral Deposit Models (PDF/793 KB)

Appendix B. Assistance Agreement Results, State of Alaska, Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys: Geologic Mapping Coverages

Bedrock, preliminary, and reconnaissance geologic maps with a portion within the KSP area with scales of 1:4,800 to 1:125,000 (PDF/93 KB)

Bedrock, preliminary, and reconnaissance geologic maps with a portion within the KSP area with scales of 1:250,000 (PDF/116 KB)

Bedrock, preliminary, and reconnaissance geologic maps with a portion within the KSP area with scales of 1:316,800 to 1:500,000 (PDF/96 KB)

Bedrock, preliminary, and reconnaissance geologic maps with a portion within the KSP area with scales of 1:1,000,000 to 1:2,850,000 (PDF/103 KB)

Surficial and engineering geologic maps with a portion within the KSP area with scales between 1:24,000 and 1:250,000 (PDF/199 KB)

Surficial and engineering geologic maps with a portion within the KSP area with scale of 1:2,500,000 (PDF/159 KB)

Appendix C. Assistance Agreement Results, State of Alaska, Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys - Geologic Reference List (PDF/255 KB)

Reasonable Foreseeable Development Scenario for Oil and Natural Gas - October 2005 (PDF/372 KB)

Map 1. Kobuk-Seward Peninsula Oil & Gas Occurrence Potential (PDF/2.1 MB)

Map 2. Kobuk-Seward Peninsula Oil & Gas Development Potential (PDF/2.1 MB)

Map 3. Northern Prospect Hypothetical Development Scenario (PDF/25 KB)

Reasonable Foreseeable Development Scenario: Locatable and Salable Minerals - August 2005 (PDF/748 KB)

Fig 1. Index map of the locatable mineral occurrence and mineral terrane maps of the Kobuk-Seward Peninsula Planning Area (PDF/739 KB)

Fig 1a. Locatable mineral occurrence and mineral terrane map of the North Red Dog area, Kobuk-Seward Peninsula Planning Area (PDF/452 KB)

Fig 1b. Locatable mineral occurrence and mineral terrane map of the Central Omar-Kiana and the East Ambler areas, Kobuk-Seward Peninsula Planning Area (PDF/560 KB)

Fig 1c. Index map of the locatable mineral occurrence and mineral terrane maps of the Kobuk-Seward Peninsula Planning Area (PDF/739 KB)

Fig 2. Index map of the locatable high mineral potential and land status maps of the Kobuk-Seward Peninsula Planning Area (PDF/1.1 MB)

Fig 2a. Locatable high mineral potential and land status map of the North Red Dog area, Kobuk-Seward Peninsula Planning Area (PDF/796 KB)

Fig 2b. Locatable high mineral potential and land status map of the Central Omar-Kiana and the East Ambler areas, Kobuk-Seward Peninsula Planning Area (PDF/564 KB)

Fig 2c. Locatable high mineral potential and land status map of the South Seward Peninsula area, Kobuk-Seward Peninsula Planning Area (PDF/897 KB)

Oil Spill Risk Analysis for the Kobuk-Seward Peninsula Planning Area - January 2006 (PDF/184 KB)

BLM's Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Kobuk-Seward Peinsula Resource Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement - September 4, 2008 (PDF/92 KB)