Wildhorses at Sand Creek Barrel Springs Byway at sunset.  Photo by Laurie Sada Upper Wall Canyon creek.  Photo by B. Parrott Windmill at Sunset in Surprise Valley Sunset reflection on Upper Lake in Surprise Valley.
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Surprise Resource Management Plan Record of Decision, April 2008Surprise Resource Management Plan, Record of Decision

The Record of Decision (ROD) serves as the final decision for Land Use Planning Decisions described in the Proposed RMP.

The ROD also describes a set of Implementation Level Decisions. Those decisions will authorize the issuance of a travel route network.

An appeal opportunity for these decisions is being provided at this time. The process is described in the ROD and the appeal period will close 30 days from the date the Notice of Availability of the ROD/RMP appears in the Federal Register.

Cover of the Surprise Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact StatementSurprise Proposed Resource Management Plan and
Final Impact Statement

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared this Proposed Resource Management Plan (PRMP) and Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) to provide direction for managing public lands within the Surprise Field Office planning area and to analyze the environmental effects resulting from implementing the Preferred Alternative. 
The Surprise Field Office includes approximately 1,220,644 acres of BLM-managed surface acres in northeastern California and northwest Nevada. The geographic area includes BLM managed public lands within the counties of Modoc and Lassen, California, and Washoe and Humboldt, Nevada. BLM’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands it manages for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.  The Surprise Proposed RMP was developed in coordination with the Alturas and Eagle Lake Field Office Resource Management Plans (RMPs) to provide a consistent framework for managing public lands and resource uses in northeast California and northwest Nevada.

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