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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Oregon / Washington

Resource Management Plans (RMPs) for Western Oregon

Inside Passage Articles

The BLM released its Proposed Resource Management Plan (Proposed RMP) and Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS) for the Resource Management Plans in Western Oregon. To download the Proposed RMP/Final EIS, you can visit our Proposed RMP/Final EIS page.

RMPs for Western Oregon MapThe 2.5 million acres of Bureau of Land Management (BLM)-administered lands in western Oregon play an important role in the region's social, ecological, and economic well-being. The Resource Management Plans (RMP) for Western Oregon will determine how the BLM will manage these lands in the future. Your public lands provide forest products, fish and wildlife habitat, and countless recreation opportunities.

On April 24, 2015, the BLM released a Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP)/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). During the four-month comment period that followed, we received approximately 4,500 comments from government agencies, organizations, Tribes, and members of the public. Thank you for your input! If you would like to read all of the comments we received during the comment period, you can do so on our Draft RMP/EIS comments page.

Below you will find links to the Proposed RMP/Final EIS. We have developed the Proposed RMP in consultation with cooperating agencies and Tribes and with consideration of the comments that we received on the Draft RMP/EIS. This document explains why we are proposing a plan revision, presents our Proposed RMP and a full spectrum of different management alternatives, and analyzes their environmental effects.

Any person who participated in the planning process for this Proposed RMP/Final EIS, and has an interest which is or may be adversely affected by the planning decisions, will have 30 days beginning April 15, 2016, to file a protest on the Proposed RMP/Final EIS. For more information on the Protest Period, you can download this handout, or visit our Proposed RMP/Final EIS page.

To download the Proposed RMP/Final EIS, you can visit our Proposed RMP/Final EIS page.

To read a public fact sheet, you can download it here.

To read handouts with summarized information, you can visit our Handouts page.

To explore BLM lands closest to you, you can visit our Interactive Maps page.

Timeline

 

Following is a timeline for the RMPs for Western Oregon planning process:

April 24, 2015: Release of Draft RMP/EIS
April 24, 2015-August 21, 2015: Formal Comment Period
February 1, 2015: Initiation of ESA Consultation
April 15, 2016: Publication of Federal Register notice for Proposed RMP/Final EIS, and beginning of Protest Period
April-June, 2016: Governor's Consistency Review, ESA Consultation Completed, Resolution of Protests
June-July 2016: Sign Record of Decision
 
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