Cottonwood RMP Amendment for Domestic Sheep Grazing


The Draft Cottonwood Resource Management Plan (RMP) Amendment for Domestic Sheep Grazing and Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is now available for public review. 

The BLM invites your review and comments on this Draft RMP Amendment/SEIS, which specifically addresses domestic sheep grazing on four BLM grazing allotments in Idaho and Adams counties and the associated potential for transmission of disease from domestic sheep to bighorn sheep populations.

Three public meetings are scheduled to share information and answer questions about the document:




May 20, 20144:30-6:30 p.m.Salmon Rapids Lodge, 1010 S Main Street, Riggins, ID
June 16, 20144:30-6:30 p.m.USDA Forest Service Office, 800 West Lakeside Ave, McCall, ID
June 17, 20144:30-6:30 p.m. USDA Forest Service Office, 104 Airport Road Grangeville, ID

Please send your comments by August 7, 2014, to:

Postal Mail       

BLM Cottonwood Field Office
1 Butte Road
Cottonwood, ID

Comment letters and emails must include your complete name, address, and phone number. Anonymous comments will not be considered. Comments will be most helpful if they include specific suggestions for changes, reference page numbers, and cite sources.

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

A limited number of printed copies and compact discs are available. You may request one by sending email to, or by calling (208) 769-5059.

domestic sheep and guard dog [CREDIT: KTVB Television]


 ¦ Notice of Intent March 12, 2010
 ¦ Draft EIS  May 9, 2014 
 ♦ Public comment August 7, 2014
   Record of Decision 

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