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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Wind River/Bighorn Basin District Office
 
Release Date: 04/22/11
Contacts: Sarah Beckwith    
  307-347-5207    

BLM Releases Draft Bighorn Basin RMP
for 90-day Comment Period


The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) draft resource management plan (RMP) and environmental impact statement (EIS) for Wyoming’s Bighorn Basin is now available for a 90-day comment period.

The plan will provide future direction in all aspects of public land and mineral management on approximately 3.2 million surface acres and 4.2 million acres of mineral estate in northwest Wyoming.

RMP Project Lead Caleb Hiner encourages comments on the draft plan. “Your specific and detailed comments will help us ensure that we are providing a well-balanced plan for the management of public lands in the Bighorn Basin,” Hiner said.

The comment period runs from April 22-July 20. All comments received during this period will be considered before the BLM issues the proposed RMP and final EIS. Submit comments using the following methods:

The BLM will host public meetings during the 90-day comment period in Thermopolis, Worland, Greybull, Lovell, Cody and Powell. 

DATE & TIME
LOCATION
Monday, June 6, 2011
   4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Days Inn Thermopolis                                        
115 East Park Street, Thermopolis, WY
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
   4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Worland Community Center
1200 Culbertson Avenue, Worland, WY

Wednesday, June 8, 2011
   4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Big Horn County Weed and Pest Office
4782 Highway 310, Greybull, WY
Monday, June 13, 2011
   4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Lovell Community Center
1925 US Highway 310, Lovell, WY
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
   4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
 Holiday Inn Cody
1701 Sheridan Avenue, Cody, WY
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
   4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
 Park County Fairgrounds, General Exhibit Hall
 655 East 5th Street, Powell, WY

Copies of the draft RMP and EIS are available on the project website and for public review at the following BLM locations: 

BLM Cody Field Office
1002 Blackburn Street
Cody, WY  82414

BLM Worland Field Office
101 South 23rd Street
Worland, WY  82401

A limited number of CDs and hardcopies are also available.

Additional information on the Bighorn Basin Resource Management Plan Revision Project can be found at www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/programs/Planning/rmps/bighorn.html or you may contact Hiner at 307-347-5100.



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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Wind River/Bighorn Basin District Office   101 South 23rd Street      Worland, WY 82401  

Last updated: 04-22-2011