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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Wind River/Bighorn Basin District
 
Release Date: 07/05/11
Contacts: Caleb Hiner,    
  307-347-5171    

BLM RMP Comment Period Extended


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces a 45-day extension of the comment period on the draft resource management plan (RMP) and environmental impact statement (EIS) for Wyoming's Bighorn Basin.

The BLM had initially scheduled 90 days for comment on the draft plan but because of numerous requests, the comment period is being extended by 45 days beyond the original closing date of July 20.

“The extension is in line with our goal of public involvement in the planning process as well as our goal of producing a well balanced plan,” said Caleb Hiner, project lead for the Bighorn Basin RMP.

Accounting for Labor Day weekend, the comment period will now run through September 7, 2011. Comments can be submitted using the following methods:

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.

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   101 South 23rd      Worland, WY 82401-0119  

Last updated: 07-05-2011