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Plan Amendment | Craters of the Moon National Monument & Preserve 

The BLM is preparing a land use plan amendment and associated environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve.  The plan amendment effort is focused on alternatives for livestock grazing, including reduced grazing or no grazing, as ordered by the U.S. District Court of Idaho in 2012. 

The plan amendment and EIS will also incorporate grazing management measures for sage-grouse conservation developed in the BLM's sub-regional EIS/plan amendment for Idaho and southwestern Montana

The BLM and the National Park Service (NPS) co-manage the Monument and Preserve.  However, grazing is not permitted on NPS-managed lands, and grazing decisions resulting from this plan amendment will apply strictly to BLM-managed lands within the Monument.

Would you like to know more about the BLM's planning efforts? Check out the June 2014 newsletter.

aerial view of lava flow, Craters of the Moon National Monument


The Shoshone Field Office has concluded the public scoping process. Please see the Final Scoping Report for details.  

The ID team is in the process of drafting the RMP Plan Amendment.  The Draft is expected to be available to the public in November of 2014.

  • SUBMIT COMMENTS on issues and planning criteria using any of the following methods:



(208) 732-7317


400 West F Street, Shoshone ID 83352

more info

Holly Crawford, (208) 732-7288

VIEW DOCUMENTS related to the plan amendment at the BLM Shoshone Field Office or online below. 

Federal Register Notice | June 28, 2013

News release: Scoping meetings | July 22, 2013 

Scoping Materials | July 24, 2013

Final Scoping Report | September 30, 2013

Current management plan for Craters of the Moon National Monument & Preserve | 2007 

Analysis of the Management Situation