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Background Information

 

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Travel Management

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The BLM Grand Junction Field Office is in the process of revising its Resource Management Plan (RMP) to guide management of about 1 million acres of public land it administers.

The Draft RMP was released in January of 2013. The Draft RMP was made available for a 90-day public comment period (extended to June 24)

The BLM has created a new proposed alternative that is based upon the four alternatives that were anazlyzed in the draft plan and public comments. A proposed RMP and final EIS is being released for a 30 day public protest period.

Alternative B (the Proposed RMP) uses the Alternative B (Preferred Alternative)from the Draft RMP/EIS as its foundation. It carries forward the same theme asthe Preferred Alternative found in the Draft
RMP/EIS, but also includes elementsof the other four alternatives analyzed in the Draft RMP/EIS.
Alternative B seeksto allocate limited public land resources among competing human interests,
landuses, and the conservation of natural and cultural resources. Goals andobjectives focus on
environmental, economic, and social outcomes achieved bystrategically addressing demands across
the landscape. Management directionwould be broad to accommodate a variety of values and uses.
Decisions underthis alternative would seek to provide an overall balance between theprotection,
restoration, and enhancement of natural and cultural values, whileallowing resource use and
development in existing or reasonable locations.


RMP Planning Calendar

Released Draft RMP/Draft EIS  - January 2013

Release Proposed RMP/Final EIS- April 2015

Protest Period - April 10, 2015 - May 11, 2015

Governor's Consistency Review April 10, 2015 - June 8, 2015

Release Approved RMP and Record of Decision - Summer 2015


RMP News

RMP Newsletter April 10, 2015

The Proposed RMP/EIS is now available for public review.  The protest period closes May 11, 2015.  The Approved RMP and Record of Decision are expected in the summer of 2015.

RMP Documents


Special Reports

The following reports are provided for information only. They are being prepared as part of the RMP revision process for specific criteria that BLM is required to address. These reports will be used to inform the alternatives currently under development.

Lands With Wilderness Characteristics Inventory Update  PDF 24.1 MB;  Google Earth KML file 3.4 MB; Wall Map of Inventoried Units 43.2 MB

ACEC Report  - 3.7 MB
Final Recreation Planning Report: Volume 1  - 5.1 MB, Volume 2 - 14.6 MB 
Final Community Assessment Report  - 2.1 MB
Final Analysis of the Management Situation  - 10.3 MB
RMP Scoping Report  - 2.2 MB
Preparation Plan for RMP Revision  - 3.2 MB

Visual Resources Inventory 39.5 MB

Reasonably Foreseeable Development scenario 8.6 MB

Air Quality Technical Support Document 6.8 MB


RMP Links

Travel Management background Information
Wild & Scenic Rivers Eligibility Information
Resource Advisory Council (RAC) Subgroup Meetings


Archived Information

Federal Register Notice
Press Release 11/6/08
RMP Newsletter - Volume 1 (11/08)
Press Release 1/28/09
RMP Planning Calendar (Feb - May 2009)
RMP Newsletter - Volume 2 (5/09)

 

RMP Newsletter - Volume 3 (9/23/10)

RMP Newsletter - Volume 4 (1/14/2013)


Current (Operating) Resource Management Plan

Current Resource Management Plan (January 1987)

Amendments to 1987 RMP


Scoping Maps & Information

Cultural
  Map 1.1 - Cultural Resources - 8.6 MB
    Handout 1.1 - Heritage Resources
Fire
  Map 2.1 - Fire Management Units - 2.8 MB
Geology
  Map 3.1 - Minerals and Geology Projects - 2.6 MB
  Map 3.2 - Surficial Geology - 2.8 MB
Hydrology
  Map 4.1 - Hydrology - 2.7 MB
Lands
  Map 5.1 - Disposal Parcels - 2.6 MB
  Map 5.2 - Oil and Gas - Leases and Wells - 2.8 MB
  Map 5.3 - Right of Way Management (1987) - 2.6 MB
Range
  Map 6.1 - Land Health Assessment - 3.2 MB
  Map 6.2 - Little Book Cliffs Wild Horse Range - 2.0 MB
  Map 6.3 - Range Management - 3.2 MB
  Map 6.4 - Rare and Threatened Plants - 2.6 MB
  Map 6.5 - Vegetation Types - 2.5 MB
  Map 6.6 - Riparian Areas Considererd for Special Management - 2.9 MB
  Map 6.6 - Noxious Weed Inventory - 2.6 MB
  Map 6.7 - Noxious Weed Treatment - 2.6 MB
Recreation
  Map 7.1 - Current Recreation Management Areas - 2.6 MB
    Handout 7.1 - Recreation 
  Map 7.2 - Special Designation Areas - 2.5MB
    Handout 7.2 - Wilderness 
  Map 7.3 - Travel Management - 2.2 MB
    Handout 7.3 - Travel Management
  Map 7.4 - Visual Resource Management - 3.0 MB
  Map 7.5 - Wild and Scenic River System - 3.1 MB
    Handout 7.5 - Wild and Scenic Rivers
Wildlife
  Map 8.1 - Avian Species of Concern - 2.9 MB
  Map 8.2 - Mule Deer and Elk Severe and Critical Habitat - 3.1 MB