Roan Plateau Supplemental EIS

Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Roan Plateau Resource Management Plan Amendment

Comments need to be received by February 18, 2016 and may be sent to:


     Fax: 970-876-9090

     Mail: Bureau of Land Management, Colorado River Valley Field Office, Roan Plateau Comments, 2300 River Frontage Road, Silt, CO 81652.

Draft SEIS

Combined files (higher resolution)

Volume I
Volume II

Individual Files (lower resolution)

Volume I
Executive Summary
Chapter 1 Purpose and Need
Chapter 2 Alternatives
Chapter 3 Affected Environment
Chapter 4 Environmental Consequences
Chapter 5 References
Chapter 6 Consultation and Coordination
Chapter 7 Glossary

Volume II (Cover
Appendix A Maps

Appendix B Information Related to Oil and Gas Leasing, Permitting, and Development

Appendix C Stipulations

Appendix D Visual Resource Management (VRM) Classes and Objectives

Appendix E BLM Recreation Guidelines to Meet Public Land Health Standards

Appendix F Proposed Management and Setting Prescriptions for Lands with Wilderness Characteristics

Appendix G Reasonable Foreseeable Development Roan Plateau Planning Area

Appendix H Best Management Practices 

Appendix I Disturbed Site Reclamation Standards and Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation

Appendix J Comprehensive Air Resource Protection Plan

Appendix K Settlement Agreement

Information from 2013 Scoping Period

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 had the opportunity to identify issues and comment on the planning criteria that will be used. This scoping period ran through March 30, 2013. BLM received close to 24,000 comment submissions. A summary of those comments is found in the Roan Plateau SEIS Scoping Report.

The following links may be useful to understanding the SEIS background. (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
News Release
Planning Criteria
Transfer Act
Roan Plateau Facts and Figures
Reasonable Foreseeable Development
Wild and Scenic River Eligibility Report
Wild and Scenic River Suitability Report

Maps from the scoping meetings held in February

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