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Land Use Planning & NEPA

This page contains information concerning the White River Field Office's Resource Management Plan, ongoing and future planning actions, and environmental analyses required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). For more information regarding planning or NEPA projects, please contact the WRFO Planning and Environmental Coordinator at (970) 878-3800 or email  


Resource Management Plan:   The Colorado State BLM Director approved the Record of Decision (ROD) and White River Resource Management Plan (RMP) on July 1, 1997.  Click on the link below to view the ROD as well as the Draft and Final Environmental Impact Statements (EISs). 

1997 White River RMP 

Amendments to the 1997 White River RMP 

Other On-Going Land Use Planning Efforts:

The WRFO is beginning an Enivronmental Assessment that would amend the 1997 Resource Management Plan to determine which areas within the 1.5 million-acre field office would be open to cross-country motorized and mechanized use, which would be limited to designated routes, and which would be closed to motorized and mechanized vehicles. Once the amendment is complete in 2017, the field office will begin route-by-route analyses in those areas where travel is limited to designated routes.



The White River Field Office maintains a register of environmental documents prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). As documents are completed, links to the final document will also be posted on the register. Please check the  WRFO NEPA Register often as new projects are posted at least twice a month. If you have any questions or would like more information on any of the projects listed on the register, please contact the Planning & Environmental Coordinator at 970-878-3800 or at . Most projects also require compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). The NEPA register serves as scoping for both NEPA and NHPA public involvement.

The White River Field Office is transitioning into a new NEPA system. Please click here to visit the NEPA and ePlanning Website and access the  2015 NEPA Register .


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