Department of the Interior
Bureau of Land Managment
RANGELAND HEALTH STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES FOR CALIFORNIA AND NORTHWESTERN NEVADA
Draft Environmental Impact Statement
The Rangeland Health Draft Environmental Impact Statement
(DEIS) analyses potential environmental, social and economic impact of proposed
standards for sustaining the health of rangelands and guidelines for the
management of livestock grazing activities (S&Gs).
The S&Gs and alternatives were developed through close
coordination with the BLM s Resource Advisory Councils and others in a series
of workshops, as well as through the incorporation of comments received
during an extended scoping period in 1996. The S&Gs address such elements
as watershed function; nutrient cycling and energy flow; water quality;
habitat for endangered, threatened, proposed Candidate 1 or 2, or special
status species; and habitat quality for native plant and animal populations
The proposed S&Gs cover BLM managed lands in northern
and central California and northwestern Nevada. S&Gs for lands administered
by the California Desert District are being developed through separate efforts
in conjunction with the development of coordinated management plans and
are not included in the DEIS.
Comments must be submitted by August
31, 1997, via email or to the BLM at
Rangeland Health Coordinator, Bureau of Land Management, 2135 Butano
Drive, Sacramento, CA 95825.
All comments, including names and street addresses of respondents,
will be available for public review at the above address during regular
business hours (7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.), Monday through Friday, except holidays,
and may be published as part of the EIS or other related documents. Comments
submitted electronically will be available for review via the internet.
If you wish to withhold your name, street address or email address from
public review or from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, you
must state this prominently at the beginning of your written comment. Such
requests will be honored to the extent allowed by law. All submissions from
organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves
as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be
made available for public inspection in their entirety.
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