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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Wind River Bighorn Basin District Office
 
Release Date: 05/12/11
Contacts: Sarah Beckwith    
  307-347-5207    

Commenting on BLM's Draft Bighorn Basin RMP Made Easy


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has made commenting on the draft resource management plan (RMP) and environmental impact statement (EIS) for Wyoming’s Bighorn Basin easier than you might expect.

Commenters may use an interactive website to review and provide comments in four simple steps:

  1. Highlight the text on which you are commenting.
  2. Click a button.
  3. Type your comment.
  4. Submit.

It’s that easy. Best of all, your electronic comments will reduce paper.

“Submitting comments on this interactive website allows you to comment directly on specific text in the document, enabling the BLM to better understand your comment,” said RMP Project Lead Caleb Hiner.

Interested individuals may access this interactive website at www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/programs/Planning/rmps/bighorn.html. Comments will be accepted through July 20, 2011, and may also be submitted by email to BBRMP_WYMail@blm.gov or by mail to Worland Field Office, Attn: RMP Project Manager, P.O. Box 119, Worland, WY 82401.

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. Specific and detailed comments will help ensure that the BLM produces a well-balanced plan.

Additional information about the Bighorn Basin Resource Management Plan Revision Project, including the schedule of public meetings to be held in June, 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: 05-12-2011