UNCOMPAHGRE FIELD OFFICE
 
 

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PLANS & AMENDMENTS  

 
 

The BLM engages in land use planning through a collaborative approach involving local, state, and Tribal governments, the public, and stakeholder groups.  The result is a set of land use plans that provides the framework to guide decisions for every action on and approved use of BLM surface lands and mineral estate.

Land use plan decisions are changed through either a plan amendment or a plan revision.  The process for conducting plan amendments is basically the same as the land use planning process used in creating RMPs.  The primary difference is that circumstances may allow for completing a plan amendment through the Environmental Assessment (EA) process, rather than through the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) or supplemental EIS process.  The process for preparing plan revisions (such as the Uncompahgre RMP) is the same as for preparing new RMPs, and an EIS is always required.

Plan amendments change one or more of the terms, conditions, or decisions of an approved land use plan.  These decisions may include those relating to desired outcomes, measures to achieve desired outcomes (including resource restrictions), and land tenure decisions.

Document Title

Year

Description

San Juan/San Miguel RMP (4.5 MB)

1985

Current RMP guiding management actions in the San Juan Resource Area and portions of the Uncompahgre Basin Resource Area

Uncompahgre Basin RMP (4.6 MB)

1989

Current RMP guiding management actions in the Uncompahgre Basin Resource Area

Oil and Gas Leasing Amendment

1991

Amends the San Juan/San Miguel RMP to require lease stipulations, lease notices, and conditions of approval for field operations on all new oil and gas leases and new operations on existing leases

Fire Management Amendment (1.1 MB)

1992

Amends the Uncompahgre Basin RMP to allow the use of fire as a management tool on all public lands in the planning area, subject to site-specific environmental analysis and approved burn plans

San Miguel River Area of Critical Environmental Concern and Special Recreation Management Area Amendment (3 MB)

1993

Amends the San Juan/San Miguel RMP to establish a Special Recreation Management Area for the management of recreation resources and within that, an Area of Critical Environmental Concern for the protection of unique riparian resources and scenic values

Land Disposal Amendment (1.2 MB)

1994

Amends the Uncompahgre Basin RMP to classify public lands in the planning area (excluding special management retention areas) into one of two categories for disposal or multiple use management purposes

Standards for Public Land Health and Guidelines for Livestock Grazing Management in Colorado

1997

Amends both RMPs to establish standards and guidelines for improving and sustaining soil productivity, riparian function, water quality, plant density and diversity, and wildlife habitat on public lands using a landscape approach

Gunnison Interim Travel Restrictions Amendment (10.8 MB)

2001

Amends the Uncompahgre Basin RMP to prohibit cross-country, off-route travel using motorized or mechanical vehicles and limit use to existing roads and trails

Dry Creek Travel Management Plan Amendment

2009

Amends the Uncompahgre RMP to change off-highway vehicle area designations and identify travel use conditions in the Dry Creek Travel Management Planning Area

Uncompahgre Field Office Travel Management Plan Amendment

2010

Amends both RMPs to change off-highway vehicle area designations and identify travel use conditions throughout the Uncompahgre Field Office



 
 

Barbara Sharrow, Field Manager

bsharrow@blm.gov

Phone: (970) 240-5300  |  TDD: (970) 240-5366  |  FAX: (970) 240-5367

2465 S. Townsend Ave, Montrose, CO  81401

Office Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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BLM Uncompahgre Field Office administrative headquarters

 

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