If you want to know all about the planning effort going on in the Carlsbad Field Office—this is the place!
The Carlsbad Field Office Resource Management Plan Revision (RMPR) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will analyze and update BLM’s management of public land in—Eddy, Lea, and southwestern Chavez counties.
What's important about this 4 year process is that the plan revision will update current management in response to new legislation and policies, urban growth, and changing uses of public land and its resources.
The plan revision process, which began with the publishing of the Notice of Intent in Federal Register on June 10, 2010, is expected to continue with plan implementation in March 2014. Visit this site periodically to follow along and participate with us as we proceed through the planning steps and inventory our resources and uses, develop alternatives to evaluate and assess, and select a plan to serve a variety of public uses into the future.
Formal public meetings are being announced in the Carlsbad Current Argus and other newspapers around the three affected counties. These public "scoping" meetings allowed the public to meet us and help us examine issues by resource and to gather public comments concerning the Carlsbad RMPR. We are taking comments for the Scoping Report until August 30, 2010.
Invite us to your association meeting! If your group would like to invite us to your association meeting to speak about the RMP and what it means to you, give Owen W Lofton a call at (575) 234-5923.
If you can't get your information in by then, don't worry, there are many other opportunities to comment. You have another chance to make general comments that will be taken in consideration for the analysis of alternatives until September 30, 2010. You can comment by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and mail your comments to RMP Project Team Lead, 620 E. Greene St., Carlsbad, NM 88220.
Remember, this process is about gathering information about what affects you and the land. Give us a call or drop us a note to let us know your interests, thoughts and ideas. We are here to listen and are anxious to hear your ideas.
For further information, you may contact Owen W Lofton, RMP Project Team Lead, (575) 234-5923.