August 30, 2006
Contact: Lesley A. Collins
Casper BLM Issues Decision Record and FONSI
for Trapper’s Route Recreation Area Management Plan
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Casper Field Office has completed a Recreation Area Management Plan (RAMP) and Environmental Analysis (EA), for the Trapper’s Route Area along the North Platte River in Natrona County. After considering public comments, a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) was reached.
The Trapper’s Route Recreation Area Management Plan 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 document 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