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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Wyoming State Office
 
Release Date: 10/01/10
Contacts: Cindy Wertz    
  (307) 775-6014    

BLM Schedules Sage-Grouse Plan Amendment Meetings


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wyoming is scheduling a series of working meetings in October and November to formulate goals, objectives and alternatives to be considered in the Sage-Grouse Land Use Plan Amendments and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

BLM has started a planning effort to prepare Resource Management Plan (RMP) amendments and an associated EIS to revise sage-grouse and sagebrush management decisions for the Rawlins, Rock Springs, Kemmerer, Pinedale, Casper and Newcastle RMPs. The Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an EIS was published in May. The scoping period closed Aug. 30.

The first meeting will be to discuss goals and objectives for the project followed by two four-day workshops to draft and complete the alternatives.

In the interest of keeping this process as transparent to the public as possible, these meetings will be open to the public and the media so they may listen and observe. The meetings themselves remain working meetings between BLM and the cooperating agencies. The public will be allowed to observe the meetings, but cannot comment or actively participate.

WORKSHOP
 PURPOSE

DATE and TIME

 LOCATION

PARTIPANTS/
AUDIENCE

Goals and ObjectivesOct. 5: 8:30 am - 4 pm Rock Springs BLM OfficeCoop. Agencies/Public
Draft AlternativesOct 12: 10:00 am to Oct. 15 noonRock Springs BLM OfficeCoop. Agencies/Public
Final AlternativesOct. 25: 10 am to Oct. 28 noonCasper BLM OfficeCoop. Agencies/Public

For more information, contact Chuck Otto, Project Coordinator, (307) 775-6256 or e-mail Sagegrouse_Amendment_WY@blm.gov. Additional information is available on the BLM website: www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/programs/Planning/amendments/sage-grouse.html.



The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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Last updated: 03-24-2014