June 23, 2006
Contact: Jude A. Carino,
BLM Releases Trapper’s Route
Recreation Area Management Plan for Public Comment
The Casper Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has released a proposed Trapper’s Route Recreation Area Management Plan (RAMP) and associated Environmental Assessment (EA) for a thirty day public comment period which will end on July 21, 2006. The area of consideration spans 41 miles of the North Platte River between Alcova Dam and Casper and includes 5.1 miles of BLM-administered river front property (approximately 3,824 acres).
The Trapper’s Route RAMP was developed to address public concerns such as increasing trends in visitation, lack of adequate recreational facilities, and the resulting impacts to the natural environment. The RAMP addresses recreation facility developments, travel management, habitat improvement, long term funding, and Special Recreation Permits. The goals are to enhance the recreational experience of the area and to sustain or improve important wildlife habitats within the corridor. The document will also implement a monitoring system that requires evaluation of management actions and allows for future adaptations.
Printed copies of the EA/RAMP are available for review at:
Bureau of Land Management
Casper Field Office
2987 Prospector Drive
Casper, WY 82604
Or online at: www.wy.blm.gov/nepa/nepadocs.htm
The thirty-day comment period for this EA ends on July 21, 2006. The public may submit written comments to the address above. The comments should be written to the attention of Eve Bennett, Project Manager. The public may also submit electronic comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please refer to the Trapper’s Route RAMP in the subject line and in the body of the comments.
For more information about the RAMP and EA you may contact Eve Bennett or Joe Meyer at (307) 261-7600.