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

BLM to Issue a Supplement to the Draft Bighorn Basin RMP


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Cody and Worland field offices will soon be providing supplemental analysis to the Bighorn Basin Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), released in April 2011.

The supplement, expected in early 2013, will include additional environmental analysis of Greater Sage-Grouse related topics. The supplement will be available for a 90-day public comment period, during which time public meetings will be held to provide opportunities for interested individuals to ask questions and provide input on the supplement. After addressing public comments received during the comment period, the BLM will continue to develop a Proposed RMP and Final EIS.

Once finalized, 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 BLM Planning and Environmental Coordinator Holly Elliott 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  

Last updated: 12-05-2012