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BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
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Release Date: 12/19/13
Contacts: Chris Rose , 775-861-6480 , crose@blm.gov
News Release No. 2014-008

BLM ENCOURAGES COMMENTS ON NEVADA-NORTHEASTERN CALIFORNIA GREATER SAGE GROUSE DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT


Reno, Nev.—The BLM and US Forest Service are continuing to take comments on the Nevada and Northeastern California Sub-Regional Greater Sage-grouse Draft Land Use Plan Amendments and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DLUP/DEIS).

A total of 209 people attended the recent workshops in California and Nevada that gave the public an opportunity to ask questions, get additional information and engage members of the project staff in one-on-one conversations related to the document and planning effort. Written comments were also accepted during the workshops.

“What we’re looking for are substantive comments that can help us create a better alternative when we write the final EIS,” said BLM Nevada State Director Amy Lueders. “People reviewing the document need to keep in mind the management of sage grouse habitat across the entire Nevada-Northeastern California Sub-region and look for the best components of each of the proposed alternatives that can be incorporated into the final selected alternative.”

Information including links to the Draft LUP/EIS, posters and materials used at the public workshops and guides on developing and submitting comments can be found at on.doi.gov/1dxWdQt.

Written comments related to the Nevada and Northeastern California Sub-Regional Sage-grouse DLUP/DEIS are being accepted through January 29, 2014 and can be submitted by any of the following methods:
• Eplanning website: http://on.doi.gov/14ZD3Rb
• email: blm_nv_ca_sagegrouse_eis_comments@blm.gov
• mail: BLM – Greater Sage Grouse EIS, Attn: Joe Tague, 1340 Financial Blvd. Reno, NV 89502



The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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