Draft RMP/EIS

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Introduction
The Richfield Field Office planning area encompasses 5.4 million acres in Sanpete, Sevier, Piute, and Wayne Counties, and portions of Garfield County.  There are also 21,500 acres of Kane County within the planning area.  However, these acres lie entirely within Glen Canyon National Recreation Area so no decisions within this RMP will affect those ands.  Within this area BLM manages 2.1 million acres of public land surface and mineral estate, and an additional 95,000 acres of split estate lands (Federal minerals where the surface estate is in state or private ownership). 


Henry MountainsWithin this area BLM manages 2.1 million acres of public land surface and mineral estate, and an additional 95,000 acres of split estate lands (Federal minerals where the surface estate is in state or private ownership).  The BLM also has administrative responsibility for 2,082,865 acres of mineral estate where the surface is managed by other Federal agencies (U.S. Forest Service and National Park Service).  

The Richfield Draft Resource Management Plan/Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DRMP/DEIS) presents five alternatives which take into consideration scoping comments received by other governmental agencies, public organizations, state, tribal entities and interested individuals.  Public collaboration through the scoping process led to shaping of issues covering travel management, recreation, special designations, non-WSA lands with wilderness characteristics, minerals and other topics.  The DRMP/DEIS analyzes alternatives to resolve management issues and determines management objectives and actions for BLM lands in the planning area.

During the 90-day public comment period, we will be holding public meetings to introduce the document and to collect public comments.  Meetings will be held in Richfield, Bicknell, Junction, Manti, Panguitch, and Salt Lake City, Utah. Click here for public meeting dates and locations.  The comment period will conclude on January 23, 2008.

This website contains the complete DRMP/DEIS as well as the Background Documents used in its preparation.  These background documents include the Scoping Summary, the Mineral Potential Report, the Reasonable Foreseeable Development scenario for oil and gas, a socioeconomic study for the RFO, the Wild and Scenic River reports, the ACEC Relevance and Importance Report, and the Determinations of Wilderness Characteristics review.  CDs containing the document are also available.  You may request a CD by contacting the Richfield Field Office at 150 East 900 North, Richfield, UT 84701, or by calling BLM at 435-896-1500.

This website also contains detailed route inventory maps which vary by alternative.  It should be noted that route designations are implementation decisions, not part of the RMP, and that the resulting transportation network could change over time.  Work on a route inventory and route designations is ongoing and will be refined between the Draft EIS and Final EIS.  Comments on the route inventory and proposed route designations are invited during the DRMP/DEIS comment period.

To comment on the DRMP/DEIS, please click on Get Involved.  You may comment electronically or by mail.  Thank you for you interest in the Richfield RMP process.

Draft RMP/EIS 

Download the complete text of the Richfield Draft RMP/EIS (excluding maps and appendices) here (13555 Kb)

Draft RMP/EIS
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Cover Page (392 Kb)
Dear Reader Letter (2542 Kb)
Abstract (15 Kb)
Title Page (520 Kb)
Table of Contents (38 Kb)
Executive Summary (81 Kb)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (84 Kb)
Chapter 2 - Alternatives (713 Kb)
Chapter 3 - Affected Environment (621 Kb)
Chapter 4 - Environmental Consequences of Alternatives (2284 Kb)
Chapter 5 - Public Involvement, Consultation and Coordination (79 Kb)
Glossary (132 Kb)
Acronyms (22 Kb)
References (74 Kb)
Index (41 Kb)

Draft RMP/EIS Maps

Map 1-1      Richfield RMP Planning Area Surface Administration (692 Kb)
Map 2-1      Visual Resource Management Classes, Alternative N (550 Kb)
Map 2-2      Visual Resource Management Classes, Alternative A (535 Kb)
Map 2-3      Visual Resource Management Classes, Alternative B (586 Kb)
Map 2-4      Visual Resource Management Classes, Alternative C (591 Kb)
Map 2-5      Visual Resource Management Classes, Alternative D (994 Kb)
Map 2-6      Livestock Grazing Allotments, Alternative A (864 Kb)
Map 2-7      Livestock Grazing Allotments, Alternative N,B,C, and D (865 Kb)
Map 2-8      Special Recreation Management Areas, Alternative A (550 Kb)
Map 2-9      Special Recreation Management Areas, Alternative B (583 Kb)
Map 2-10    Special Recreation Management Areas, Alternative C (566 Kb)
Map 2-11    Special Recreation Management Areas, Alternative D (600 Kb)
Map 2-12    Off-Highway Vehicle Area Designations, Alternative N (656 Kb)
Map 2-13    Off-Highway Vehicle Designations, Alternative A (600 Kb)
Map 2-14    Off-Highway Vehicle Designations, Alternative B (619 Kb)
Map 2-15    Off-Highway Vehicle Designations, Alternative C (719 Kb)
Map 2-16    Off-Highway Vehicle Designations, Alternative D (905 Kb)
Map 2-17    Route Designations, Alternative A (2275 Kb)
Map 2-18    Route Designations, Alternative B (2292 Kb)
Map 2-19    Route Designations, Alternative C (2311 Kb)
Map 2-20    Route Designations, Alternative D (2296 Kb)
Map 2-21    Section 203 Sales, Piute County (2318 Kb)
Map 2-22    Section 203 Sales, North Sanpete County (3129 Kb)
Map 2-23    Section 203 Sales, South Sanpete and Sevier Counties (2903 Kb)
Map 2-24    Section 203 Sales, Western Wayne County (2003 Kb)
Map 2-25    Section 203 Sales, Eastern Wayne and Garfield Counties (1977 Kb)
Map 2-26    Proposed Mineral Withdrawals, Alternative B (542 Kb)
Map 2-27    Proposed Mineral Withdrawals, Alternative C (587 Kb)
Map 2-28    Proposed Mineral Withdrawals, Alternative D (734 Kb)
Map 2-29    Right-of-way Avoidance and Exclusion Areas, Alternative N (640 Kb)
Map 2-30    Right-of-way Avoidance and Exclusion Areas, Alternative A (595 Kb)
Map 2-31    Right-of-way Avoidance and Exclusion Areas, Alternative B (637 Kb)
Map 2-32    Right-of-way Avoidance and Exclusion Areas, Alternative C (757 Kb)
Map 2-33    Right-of-way Avoidance and Exclusion Areas, Alternative D (930 Kb)
Map 2-34    Fluid Minerals, Alternative N (673 Kb)
Map 2-35    Fluid Minerals, Alternative A (661 Kb)
Map 2-36    Fluid Minerals, Alternative B (688 Kb)
Map 2-37    Fluid Minerals, Alternative C (707 Kb)
Map 2-38    Fluid Minerals, Alternative D (950 Kb)
Map 2-39    Salable and Non-Energy Solid Leasable Minerals, Alternative A (662 Kb)
Map 2-40    Salable and Non-Energy Solid Leasable Minerals, Alternative B (689 Kb)
Map 2-41    Salable and Non-Energy Solid Leasable Minerals, Alternative C (710 Kb)
Map 2-42    Salable and Non-Energy Solid Leasable Minerals, Alternative D (953 Kb)
Map 2-43    Proposed Areas of Critical Environmental Concern, Alternative B (465 Kb)
Map 2-44    Proposed Areas of Critical Environmental Concern, Alternatives C and D (645 Kb)
Map 3-1      Average Annual Precipitation (755 Kb)
Map 3-2      Class I and Class II Air Quality Areas (546 Kb)
Map 3-3      Vegetation Cover Types (3074 Kb)
Map 3-4      Mexican Spotted Owl Critical Habitat (567 Kb)
Map 3-5      Selected Wildlife Habitats (770 Kb)
Map 3-6      Crucial Mule Deer Habitat (866 Kb) 
Map 3-7      Crucial Elk Habitat (809 Kb)
Map 3-8      Wild Horse and Burros Management Areas (569 Kb)
Map 3-9      Non-WSA Lands with Wilderness Characteristics (671 Kb)
Map 3-10    Route Inventory (1207 Kb)
Map 3-11    Authorized Oil and Gas Leases (643 Kb)
Map 3-12    Coal Resources with Development Potential and Existing Leases (884 Kb)
Map 3-13    Unpatented Mining Claims (590 Kb)
Map 3-14    Wilderness Study Areas (565 Kb)
Map 3-15    Eligible Wild and Scenic Rivers (649 Kb) 
Map 3-16    Existing Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (568 Kb)
Map 4-1      EPCA Summary, Alternative A (710 Kb)
Map 4-2      EPCA Summary, Alternative B (730 Kb)
Map 4-3      EPCA Summary, Alternative C (765 Kb)
Map 4-4      EPCA Summary, Alternative D (1026 Kb)

Draft RMP/EIS Appendices

Appendix 1      Summary of the Areas of Critical Environmental Concern Report (505 Kb)
Appendix 2     Wild and Scenic River Eligibility and Tentative Classification Report (132 Kb)
Appendix 3     Wild and Scenic River Suitability Evaluation Report (125 Kb)
Appendix 4     303(d) List of Impaired Waterbodies (20 Kb)
Appendix 5     Lands and Realty (70 Kb)
Appendix 6     Wildland Fire Management (53 Kb)
Appendix 7     Livestock Grazing Allotments (179 Kb)
Appendix 8     Coal Resources Within the Richfield Planning Area (10557 Kb)
                         Coal Resource Evaluation of the Henry Mountains Coal Field 
                         Coal Resources of the BLM Richfield Planning Area
                         Coal Unsuitability Report Henry Mountains Coal Field
                         Coal Unsuitability Report Wasatch Plateau and Emery Coal Fields
Appendix 9     Listed, Sensitive, and Other Native Species (20 Kb)
Appendix 10   Raptor Best Management Practices (65 Kb)
Appendix 11   Oil and Gas Leasing Stipulations (130 Kb)
Appendix 12   Reasonably Foreseeable Development Scenario for Oil and Gas (66 Kb)
Appendix 13   County Plan Public Land Comments Summary (53 Kb)
Appendix 14   Best Management Practices for Land Uses and Conservation Measures for Federally Listed Species (99 Kb)
Appendix 15   Wind Energy Development Program Policies and Best Management Practices (66 Kb)

 

Route Inventory Maps (NOT part of the RMP).
Portions of the Richfield Field Office East of Capitol Reef National Park (CRNP) are depicted on 100 K topographic maps; areas West of CRNP are depicted on 24 K maps.

Alternative N Maps (100 K)
Dirty Devil  (3698 Kb)
Fremont Gorge  (4682 Kb)
Hanksville  (3788 Kb)
Hite Crossing  (4354 Kb)
Notom Road  (4412 Kb)

Alternative N Maps (24 K)
Abes Knoll  (1429 Kb)
Angle North  (1346 Kb)
Angle (1358 Kb)
Annabella  (1360 Kb)
Antelope Range  (1470 Kb)
Antimony (1393 Kb)
Aurora  (1449 Kb)
Beehive Peak (1557 Kb)
Bicknell (1428 Kb)
Boobe Hole Reservoir  (1307 Kb)
Burrville  (1408 Kb)
Circleville  (1377 Kb)
Cow Creek (1289 Kb)
Deep Creek  (1385 Kb)
Emery West  (1446 Kb)
Fountain Green North  (1525 Kb)
Golden Throne  (1584 Kb)
Government Point  (1384 Kb)
Grass Lakes  (1239 Kb)
Greenwich  (1355 Kb)
Grover  (1448 Kb)
Gunnison  (1508 Kb)
Hayes Canyon  (1434 Kb)
Hells Kitchen Canyon SE  (1415 Kb)
Hells Kitchen Canyon SW  (1520 Kb)
Junction  (1407 Kb)
Loa  (1419 Kb)
Lyman  (1398 Kb)
Malmsten Peak (1462 Kb)
Manti  (1361 Kb)
Marysvale  (1544 Kb)
Mayfield  (1490 Kb)
Monroe Peak  (1535 Kb)
Moroni Peak  (1366 Kb)
Moroni  (1495 Kb)
Mount Brigham  (1560 Kb)
Phonolite Hill  (1448 Kb)
Piute Reservoir  (1423 Kb)
Pollywog Lake  (1172 Kb)
Redmond Canyon  (1437 Kb)
Redmond  (1301 Kb)
Rex Reservoir  (1491 Kb)
Salina  (1525 Kb)
Sigurd  (1499 Kb)
Smooth Knoll  (1271 Kb)
Solomons Temple  (1316 Kb)
Sterling  (1491 Kb)
Torrey  (1424 Kb)
Twin Rocks  (1575 Kb)
Wales  (1385 Kb)
Walker Flat  (1386 Kb)
Water Creek Canyon  (1545 Kb)
Willow Springs  (1406 Kb)

Alternative A Maps (100 K)
Dirty Devil  (3697 Kb)
Fremont Gorge  (4682 Kb)
Hanksville  (3787 Kb)
Hite Crossing  (4354 Kb)
Notom Road  (4412 Kb)

Alternative A Maps (24 K)
Abes Knoll  (1429 Kb)
Angle North  (1346 Kb)
Angle (1356 Kb)
Annabella  (1357 Kb)
Antelope Range  (1468 Kb)
Antimony (1394 Kb)
Aurora  (1444 Kb)
Beehive Peak (1543 Kb)
Bicknell (1420 Kb)
Boobe Hole Reservoir  (1307 Kb)
Burrville  (1407 Kb)
Circleville  (1378 Kb)
Cow Creek (1290 Kb)
Deep Creek  (1388 Kb)
Emery West  (1446 Kb)
Fountain Green North  (1519 Kb)
Golden Throne  (1583 Kb)
Government Point  (1382 Kb)
Grass Lakes  (1239 Kb)
Greenwich  (1355 Kb)
Grover  (1441 Kb)
Gunnison  (1500 Kb)
Hayes Canyon  (1431 Kb)
Hells Kitchen Canyon SE  (1411 Kb)
Hells Kitchen Canyon SW  (1514 Kb)
Junction  (1405 Kb)
Loa  (1419 Kb)
Lyman  (1395 Kb)
Malmsten Peak (1463 Kb)
Manti  (1361 Kb)
Marysvale  (1524 Kb)
Mayfield  (1483 Kb)
Monroe Peak  (1518 Kb)
Moroni Peak  (1355 Kb)
Moroni  (1491 Kb)
Mount Brigham  (1553 Kb)
Phonolite Hill  (1448 Kb)
Piute Reservoir  (1421 Kb)
Pollywog Lake  (1173 Kb)
Redmond Canyon  (1421 Kb)
Redmond  (1285 Kb)
Rex Reservoir  (1487 Kb)
Salina  (1522 Kb)
Sigurd  (1497 Kb)
Smooth Knoll  (1271 Kb)
Solomons Temple  (1315 Kb)
Sterling  (1490 Kb)
Torrey  (1424 Kb)
Twin Rocks  (1566 Kb)
Wales  (1385 Kb)
Walker Flat  (1385 Kb)
Water Creek Canyon  (1538 Kb)
Willow Springs  (1401 Kb)

Alternative B Maps (100 K)
Dirty Devil  (3698 Kb)
Fremont Gorge  (4683 Kb)
Hanksville  (3788 Kb)
Hite Crossing  (4354 Kb)
Notom Road  (4413 Kb)

Alternative B Maps (24 K)
Abes Knoll  (1430 Kb)
Angle North  (1347 Kb)
Angle (1358 Kb)
Annabella  (1359 Kb)
Antelope Range  (1471 Kb)
Antimony (1395 Kb)
Aurora  (1450 Kb)
Beehive Peak (1557 Kb)
Bicknell (1428 Kb)
Boobe Hole Reservoir  (1307 Kb)
Burrville  (1407 Kb)
Circleville  (1378 Kb)
Cow Creek (1291 Kb)
Deep Creek  (1388 Kb)
Emery West  (1447 Kb)
Fountain Green North  (1526 Kb)
Golden Throne  (1585 Kb)
Government Point  (1386 Kb)
Grass Lakes  (1239 Kb)
Greenwich  (1355 Kb)
Grover  (1449 Kb)
Gunnison  (1508 Kb)
Hayes Canyon  (1435 Kb)

Alternative B Maps (24 K) Continued
Hells Kitchen Canyon SE  (1416 Kb)
Hells Kitchen Canyon SW  (1521 Kb)
Junction  (1408 Kb)
Loa  (1420 Kb)
Lyman  (1398 Kb)
Malmsten Peak (1463 Kb)
Manti  (1361 Kb)
Marysvale  (1544 Kb)
Mayfield  (1490 Kb)
Monroe Peak  (1536 Kb)
Moroni Peak  (1366 Kb)
Moroni  (1496 Kb)
Mount Brigham  (1561 Kb)
Phonolite Hill  (1449 Kb)
Piute Reservoir  (1423 Kb)
Pollywog Lake  (1173 Kb)
Redmond Canyon  (1439 Kb)
Redmond  (1301 Kb)
Rex Reservoir  (1492 Kb)
Salina  (1525 Kb)
Sigurd  (1499 Kb)
Smooth Knoll  (1272 Kb)
Solomons Temple  (1317 Kb)
Sterling  (1491 Kb)
Torrey  (1425 Kb)
Twin Rocks  (1576 Kb)
Wales  (1385 Kb)
Walker Flat  (1386 Kb)
Water Creek Canyon  (1546 Kb)
Willow Springs  (1407 Kb)

Alternative C Maps (100 K)
Dirty Devil  (3697 Kb)
Fremont Gorge  (4682 Kb)
Hanksville  (3787 Kb)
Hite Crossing  (4353 Kb)
Notom Road  (4412 Kb)

Alternative C Maps (24 K)
Abes Knoll  (1431 Kb)
Angle North  (1347 Kb)
Angle (1358 Kb)
Annabella  (1360 Kb)
Antelope Range  (1472 Kb)
Antimony (1396 Kb)
Aurora  (1451 Kb)
Beehive Peak (1558 Kb)
Bicknell (1428 Kb)
Boobe Hole Reservoir  (1312 Kb)
Burrville  (1408 Kb)
Circleville  (1378 Kb)
Cow Creek (1290 Kb)
Deep Creek  (1388 Kb)
Emery West  (1447 Kb)
Fountain Green North  (1526 Kb)
Golden Throne  (1592 Kb)
Government Point  (1386 Kb)
Grass Lakes  (1240 Kb)
Greenwich  (1360 Kb)
Grover  (1450 Kb)
Gunnison  (1509 Kb)
Hayes Canyon  (1435 Kb)
Hells Kitchen Canyon SE  (1419 Kb)
Hells Kitchen Canyon SW  (1521 Kb)
Junction  (1414 Kb)
Loa  (1421 Kb)
Lyman  (1400 Kb)
Malmsten Peak (1472 Kb)
Manti  (1370 Kb)
Marysvale  (1546 Kb)
Mayfield  (1490 Kb)
Monroe Peak  (1538 Kb)
Moroni Peak  (1360 Kb)
Moroni  (1497 Kb)
Mount Brigham  (1565 Kb)
Phonolite Hill  (1452 Kb)
Piute Reservoir  (1425 Kb)
Pollywog Lake  (1173 Kb)
Redmond Canyon  (1439 Kb)
Redmond  (1299 Kb)
Rex Reservoir  (1493 Kb)
Salina  (1526 Kb)
Sigurd  (1503 Kb)
Smooth Knoll  (1273 Kb)
Solomons Temple  (1320 Kb)
Sterling  (1497 Kb)
Torrey  (1424 Kb)
Twin Rocks  (1576 Kb)
Wales  (1388 Kb)
Walker Flat  (1386 Kb)
Water Creek Canyon  (1547 Kb)
Willow Springs  (1407 Kb)

Alternative D Maps (100 K)
Dirty Devil  (3697 Kb)
Fremont Gorge  (4683 Kb)
Hanksville  (3788 Kb)
Hite Crossing  (4354 Kb)
Notom Road  (4412 Kb)

Alternative D Maps (24 K)
Abes Knoll  (1430 Kb)
Angle North  (1346 Kb)
Angle (1357 Kb)
Annabella  (1359 Kb)
Antelope Range  (1471 Kb)
Antimony (1394 Kb)
Aurora  (1450 Kb)
Beehive Peak (1557 Kb)
Bicknell (1428 Kb)
Boobe Hole Reservoir  (1311 Kb)
Burrville  (1407 Kb)
Circleville  (1377 Kb)
Cow Creek (1290 Kb)
Deep Creek  (1386 Kb)
Emery West  (1446 Kb)
Fountain Green North  (1526 Kb)
Golden Throne  (1591 Kb)
Government Point  (1384 Kb)
Grass Lakes  (1239 Kb)
Greenwich  (1360 Kb)
Grover  (1455 Kb)
Gunnison  (1508 Kb)
Hayes Canyon  (1434 Kb)
Hells Kitchen Canyon SE  (1419 Kb)
Hells Kitchen Canyon SW  (1520 Kb)
Junction  (1413 Kb)
Loa  (1420 Kb)
Lyman  (1399 Kb)
Malmsten Peak (1471 Kb)
Manti  (1369 Kb)
Marysvale  (1545 Kb)
Mayfield  (1490 Kb)
Monroe Peak  (1537 Kb)
Moroni Peak  (1359 Kb)
Moroni  (1496 Kb)
Mount Brigham  (1564 Kb)
Phonolite Hill  (1451 Kb)
Piute Reservoir  (1424 Kb)
Pollywog Lake  (1172 Kb)
Redmond Canyon  (1438 Kb)
Redmond  (1298 Kb)
Rex Reservoir  (1493 Kb)
Salina  (1525 Kb)
Sigurd  (1502 Kb)
Smooth Knoll  (1271 Kb)
Solomons Temple  (1319 Kb)
Sterling  (1497 Kb)
Torrey  (1424 Kb)
Twin Rocks  (1575 Kb)
Wales  (1388 Kb)
Walker Flat  (1385 Kb)
Water Creek Canyon  (1546 Kb)
Willow Springs  (1405 Kb)

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