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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Rawlins Field Office
 
Release Date: 04/16/12
Contacts: Serena Baker,    
  307-212-0197    

BLM Rawlins Schedules Visual Resources Scoping Meetings


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rawlins Field Office (RFO) will host four scoping meetings to inform the public about the proposed visual resource management (VRM) amendment for the 2008 Rawlins Resource Management Plan (RMP).  

BLM specialists will be available to answer questions at each of the scoping meetings held nightly from 4-7 p.m. at the following locations:  

Monday, April 30
BLM Rawlins Field Office
1300 N. Third St.
Rawlins, WY 82301

Tuesday, May 1
LSRV Higher Education Center
360 Whippoorwill
Baggs, WY 82321
Wednesday, May 2
Platte Valley Community Center
210 W. Elm Ave.
Saratoga, WY 82331
Thursday, May 3
Laramie Hilton Garden Inn
2229 Grand Ave.
Laramie, WY 82070

The RFO is conducting a 30-day public scoping period prior to preparing a VRM amendment and to document Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACECs). Comments are most helpful if they cite specific issues or activities, and offer supporting information. Written comments should be submitted by May 11 via mail, email, fax, or hand delivery during regular business hours (7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) to: 

John Spehar, Planning and Environmental Coordinator
BLM Rawlins Field Office
1300 N. Third St.
P.O. Box 2407
Rawlins, WY 82301
Facsimile: 307-328-4224
Email: BLM_WY_RL_RMP_VRM@blm.gov
Please include “Rawlins VRM Review” in the subject line 

Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours.  

Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. 

For more information, visit: http://www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/programs/Planning/rmps/rawlins/VRM.html. For specific questions, or to have your name added to the RMP mailing list, contact John Spehar, at 307-328-4264. 



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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Rawlins Field Office   1300 N. Third Street      Rawlins, WY 82301   

Last updated: 04-17-2012