U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
Welcome to the Miles City Field Office RMP Website
The Miles City Approved Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Record of Decision for the Rocky Mountain Region (ROD) are now available online. This ROD and RMP replace the 1985 Powder River Resource Management Plan and 1996 Big Dry Resource Management Plan and provides direction for public land and federal minerals managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Miles City Field Office in Eastern Montana.
The RMP provides a framework for the future management direction and appropriate use of the Miles City Field Office planning area, covering 2.75 million acres of public land and 10.6 million acres of federal minerals in Carter, Custer, Daniels, Dawson, Fallon, Garfield, McCone, Powder River, Prairie, Richland, Roosevelt, Rosebud, Sheridan, Treasure, Wibaux, and portions of Big Horn and Valley counties. This document contains land use planning decisions to guide the BLM’s management of the Miles City Field Office planning area in Eastern Montana.
The RMP was part of 15 sub-regional planning efforts conducted as part of the BLM’s National Greater Sage-Grouse Planning Strategy. The RMPs identified conservation measures to conserve, enhance, and/or restore Greater Sage-Grouse (GRSG) habitat in response to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) March 2010 “warranted, but precluded” Endangered Species Act listing petition. The USFWS found that the inadequacy of regulatory mechanisms was identified as a significant threat to GRSG in their finding on the petition to list the GRSG. The RMP conservation measures were identified as the BLM’s principal regulatory mechanism.