On January 25, 2013, BLM announced it would begin a supplemental environmental impact statement for the Roan Plateau Resource Management Plan Amendment to address concerns raised in the June 2012 District Court decision.
This announcement initiated a public scoping period in which the public has the opportunity to identify issues and comment on the planning criteria that will be used. This scoping period runs through March 30, 2013. The following links may be useful in providing scoping comments. (The links in the box to the right are related to the Record of Decsion and Final EIS from the initial Roan Plateau planning effort that was challenged in court.)
Federal Register Notice initiating scoping
Roan Plateau History Timeline
Roan Plateau Facts and Figures
Maps from the scoping meetings posted below.
BLM is hosting two public scoping meetings where we will answer questions to help the public with their scoping comments. We will also accept written scoping comments at these meetings.
The public is invited to stop by anytime between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the following locations:
- Feb. 27 in Silt at the Colorado River Valley Field Office, 2300 River Frontage Road;
- Feb. 28 in Grand Junction at the Clarion Inn 755 Horizon Dr.
Scoping comments need to be received by March 30, 2013 and may be sent to:
Mail: Bureau of Land Management, Colorado River Valley Field Office, Roan Plateau Comments, 2300 River Frontage Road, Silt, CO 81652
Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware 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 your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
Maps from the scoping meetings
Roan Plateau Planning Area ACECs Grazing Allotments
Big Game Habitat Existing O&G Leases Existing Stipulations
Lands with Wilderness Characteristics Special Status Species
Travel Management Visual Resource Management
Wild and Scenic River Eligibility