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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Wind River/Bighorn Basin District Office
 
Release Date: 05/23/11
Contacts: Sarah Beckwith,    
  307-347-5207    

BLM Holds Public Meetings for Draft Bighorn Basin RMP


The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Cody and Worland field offices will host six public meetings during the 90-day comment period on the Bighorn Basin Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

Public involvement is an essential and required part of the RMP revision process. The meetings will provide an opportunity for interested individuals to ask questions, provide input on the draft plan, and help ensure that the BLM is providing a well-balanced plan for the management of public lands in the Bighorn Basin.

The BLM-hosted public meetings will be held 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
 

Comments on the draft plan will be accepted through July 20, 2011, and will be considered before the BLM issues the proposed RMP and final EIS. Commenters may use an interactive website to easily review the draft plan and provide comments. The interactive website can be accessed at www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/programs/Planning/rmps/bighorn.html. Comments 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.

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 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 RMP Project Lead Caleb 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      Worland, WY 82401-0119  

Last updated: 05-23-2011