Proposed Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)

Proposed RMP/Final EIS

 

The Proposed RMP is open for a 30 day protest period beginning August 1, 2008, when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency publishes the Notice of Availability of the Final EIS in the Federal Register.  The protest period ends September 2, 2008.


Download the complete text of the Moab Proposed RMP/Final EIS (excluding maps & appendices) here (5.6 MB)

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Proposed RMP/Final EIS 

 

 

Cover Page (622 KB) 

Dear Reader Letter (221 KB)

Title Page (10 KB) 
Abstract
(16 KB)
Table of Contents (114 KB)
Executive Summary
(50 KB)
Chapter 1 – Introduction, Purpose and Need
(152 KB)
Chapter 2 – Proposed Plan and Draft Alternatives (676 KB)
Chapter 3 – Affected Environment (993 KB) 

Chapter 4 – Environmental Consequences of Proposed Plan and Draft Alternatives (2 MB)
Chapter 5 – Consultation and Coordination (884 KB)

Acronyms and Glossary (89 KB)
References
(100 KB)
Index (38 KB) 

 

 

Comments and Responses on Draft RMP/EIS

Comments and BLM Responses Listed by Commentor (4.5 MB)
Comments and BLM Responses Listed by Resource (4.6 MB)


Proposed RMP/Final EIS Maps

 
Moab Planning Area (948 KB)
Existing Withdrawals from Mineral Entry (668 KB)
Utility Corridors-Alternative B (685 KB)
Utility Corridors-Proposed Plan (397 KB)
Utility Corridors-Alternative D (719 KB)
Lands Identified for Disposal (434 KB)
Grazing Allotments in the Moab Field Office (1 MB)
Areas not Available for Livestock Grazing-Alternative A (317 KB)
Areas not Available for Livestock Grazing-Alternative B (312 KB)
Areas not Available for Livestock Grazing-Proposed Plan (831 KB)
Areas not Available for Livestock Grazing-Alternative D (658 KB)
Oil and Gas Leasing Stipulations-Alternative A (1 MB)
Oil and Gas Leasing Stipulations-Alternative B (1.8 MB)
Oil and Gas Leasing Stipulations-Proposed Plan (1.4 MB)
Oil and Gas Leasing Stipulations-Alternative D (964 KB)
Known Potash Leasing Areas (617 KB)
Salable Minerals Sites (640 KB)
Special Recreation Management Areas-Alternative A (1 MB)
Special Recreation Management Areas-Alternative B (895 KB)
Special Recreation Management Areas-Proposed Plan (665 KB)
Special Recreation Management Areas-Alternative D (1 MB)
Recreation Focus Areas-Alternative B (859 KB)
Recreation Focus Areas-Proposed Plan (791 KB)
Recreation Focus Areas-Alternative D (683 KB)
Off Highway Vehicle Categories-Alternative A (1.8 MB)
Off Highway Vehicle Categories-Alternative B (1 MB)
Off Highway Vehicle Categories-Proposed Plan (551 KB)
Off Highway Vehicle Categories-Alternative D (1 MB)
Map 2-11-AInventoried Routes-Alternative A (2.8 MB)
     Map 2-11-A     Inventoried Routes-Alternative A - Detailed (20 MB)
Designated Routes-Alternative B (2.2 MB)
     Map 2-11-B     Designated Routes-Alternative B - Detailed (15.8 MB)
Designated Routes-Proposed Plan (2.4 MB)
     Map 2-11-C     Designated Routes-Proposed Plan - Detailed (16 MB)
Designated Routes-Alternative D (2.4 MB)
     Map-2-11-D     Designated Routes-Alternative D - Detailed (16 MB)

Inventoried Motorcycle Routes-Alternative A (1.4 MB)

Designated Motorcycle Routes-Alternative B (1.4 MB)
Designated Motorcycle Routes-Proposed Plan (1.4 MB)
Designated Motorcycle Routes-Alternative D (1.4 MB)
Mountain Bike Single Track Trails-Alternative B (258 KB)
Mountain Bike Single Track Trails-Proposed Plan (263 KB)
Mountain Bike Single Track Trails-Alternative D (265 KB)
Steep Slopes (Over 30 Percent) in Bookcliffs (632 KB)
Moderate to High Saline Soils (725 KB)
Areas of Critical Environmental Concern-Alternative A (658 KB)
Areas of Critical Environmental Concern-Alternative B (805 KB)
Areas of Critical Environmental Concern-Proposed Plan (396 KB)
Wild and Scenic Rivers-Alternative B (1.6 MB)
Wild and Scenic Rivers-Proposed Plan (1 MB)
Wilderness Areas and Wilderness Study Areas (787 KB)
Endangered Colorado River Fish Critical Habitat (755 KB)
Mexican Spotted Owl Habitat (2.2 MB)
Bald and Golden Eagle Habitat (736 KB)
Sage Grouse Habitat (405 KB)
Prairie Dog Sensitive Species Habitat (460 KB)
Ferruginous Hawk and Burrowing Owl Habitat (851 KB)
Visual Resource Management-Alternative A (925 KB)
Visual Resource Management-Alternative B (1.9 MB)
Visual Resource Management-Proposed Plan (1.3 MB)
Visual Resource Management-Alternative D (1.6 MB)
Areas Managed for Wilderness Characteristics-Alternative B (1.1 MB)
Areas Managed for Wilderness Characteristics-Proposed Plan (961 KB)
Pronghorn Habitat (767 KB)
Pronghorn Habitat-Alternative A (451 KB)
Desert Bighorn Sheep Protected Habitat-Alternative A (459 KB)
Desert Bighorn Sheep Lambing, Rutting, and Migration Habitat-Alternative B (741 KB)
Desert Bighorn Sheep Lambing, Rutting, and Migration Habitat-Proposed Plan (714 KB)
Desert Bighorn Sheep Lambing, Rutting, and Migration Habitat-Alternative D (686 KB)
Deer and/or Elk Protected Habitat-Alternative A (464 KB)
Deer and/or Elk Habitat-Alternative B (1.2 MB)
Deer and/or Elk Habitat-Proposed Plan and Alternative D (1 MB)
Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep Habitat (599 KB)
Areas not Available for Woodland Harvest and Wood Gathering-Alternative A (1 MB)
Areas not Available for Woodland Harvest and Wood Gathering-Alternative B (1.7 MB)
Areas not Available for Woodland Harvest and Wood Gathering-Proposed Plan (768 MB)
Areas not available for Woodland Harvest and Wood Gathering-Alternative D (1 MB)
Map 3-1Moab Planning Area Oil and Gas Fields (5.4 MB)
Map 3-2Moab Planning Area Composite Oil and Gas Development Potential (13.8 MB)
Map 3-3Moab Planning Area Coalbed Methane Development Potential (6.3 MB)
Map 3-4Moab Planning Area Coal Deposit Development Potential (6.2 MB)
Map 3-5Moab Planning Area Potash and Salt Deposit Development Potential (10.5 MB)
Map 3-6Moab Planning Area Uranium/Vanadium Deposit Development Potential (7.8 MB)
Map 3-7Moab Planning Area Copper Deposit Development Potential (5.8 MB)
Map 3-8Moab Planning Area Limestone Deposit-Development Potential (3.2 MB)
Map 3-9Moab Planning Area Sand and Gravel Deposit Development Potential (6.5 MB)
Map 3-10Moab Planning Area Building Stone Deposit Development Potential (9.9 MB)
Map 3-11Moab Planning Area Travertine Deposit Development Potential (3 MB)
Map 3-12Moab Planning Area Humate Deposit Development Potential (4.6 MB)
Map 3-13Moab Planning Area Clay Deposit Development Potential (4.6 MB)
Map 3-14Generalized Geology of the Planning Area (865 KB)
Map 3-15Vegetation Types (1.3 MB)
Map 3-16Moab Reasonably Foreseeable Development (RFD) Areas (587 KB)
 
 

Proposed RMP/Final EIS Appendices

Land Tenure Adjustment and Withdrawal Criteria (23 KB)
Film Permits: Minimum Impact Criteria (21 KB)
Stipulations and Environmental Best Practices Applicable to Oil and Gas Leasing and Other Surface Disturbing Activities (348 KB)
Lands Identified for Disposal in Revised Moab RMP (29 KB)
Moab Field Office Recreation Rules (30 KB)
Special Recreation Management Areas: Goals, Settings, Outcomes/Management Prescriptions (118 KB)
Travel Plan Development (215 KB)
Hydraulic Considerations for Pipelines Crossing Stream Channels; Technical Note 423 (1.2 MB)
Relevance & Importance Evaluations of Area of Critical Environmental Concern Nominations (171 KB)
Wild and Scenic Rivers Study Process (370 KB)
Conservation Measures for T&E Species of Utah from the Land Use Plan Programmatic BAs and Section 7 Consultations (126 KB)
Desired Future Condition for Vegetation (877 KB)
Drought Classification System (24 KB)
Additional Wildlife Information (56 KB)
Best Management Practices for Raptors & their Associated Habitats in Utah, August 2006 (110 KB)
Identification of Wilderness Characteristics on Non-WSA Lands Managed by Moab BLM (66 KB)
Standards and Guides for Grazing Management (37 KB)
Standards for Public Land Health & Guidelines for Recreation Management for BLM Lands in Utah (48 KB)
Wildlife Impacts by RFD Area (70 KB)
Utah State University Study Results (96 KB)
Changes Between Moab Draft RMP/EIS and Moab Proposed RMP/Final EIS(132 KB)
Letter from the State of Utah Regarding Air Quality Mitigation Strategies (36 KB)

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Supporting Documents

Calculations of Projected Air Emissions within the Moab Planning Area (Excel Spreadsheet)