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August 22, 2008

Contact:
  Kellie Roadifer 
  307-367-5309

Proposed Pinedale RMP and Final EIS Available

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pinedale Field Office is releasing the Pinedale Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement (PRMP/FEIS) on Aug, 22, 2008, starting a 30-day protest period. The PRMP provides a framework for the future management direction and appropriate use of BLM-administered lands and resources located in Sublette and Lincoln counties, Wyo.

The document was prepared by the BLM in consultation with cooperating agencies, taking into account public comments. The PRMP/FEIS contains responses to public and agency comments received on the Draft RMP/EIS released last year as well as adjustments made as a result of those comments.

Printed copies of the PRMP/FEIS are available for review at the BLM offices in Pinedale and Cheyenne, Wyo. The document is also available on the Pinedale RMP revision website at www.blm.gov/rmp/pinedale/ and a limited number of printed copies and compact disks (CDs) are available on request by calling (307) 367-5300.

Protest Period:

The 30-day protest period ending on September 22, 2008, provides the opportunity for those who participated in the planning process to protest the proposed RMP and associated land use planning decisions. Only those persons or organizations who participated in the planning process may protest. The protesting party may only raise issues submitted during the planning process leading up to the publication of this PRMP. These issues may have been raised by the protesting party or others. New issues may not be raised at the protest stage.

Protests must be submitted in writing to one of the following addresses: Regular Mail -- Director (210), Bureau of Land Management, Attn: Brenda Williams, P.O. Box 66538, Washington, D.C. 20035 or Overnight Mail -- Director (210), Bureau of Land Management, Attn: Brenda Williams, 1620 L Street, N.W., Suite 1075, Washington, D.C. 20036. Critical elements to be included in a protest are listed in the "Dear Reader" letter of the PRMP/FEIS. To be considered timely, protests must be postmarked no later than the September 21, 2008 deadline. No extensions will be granted.

For further information contact Kellie Roadifer, Bureau of Land Management, 1625 West Pine, or P.O. Box 768, Pinedale, WY 82941, (307) 367-5309.

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