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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Rawlins Field Office
 
Release Date: 05/08/12
Contacts: Serena Baker,    
  307-212-0197    

Rogers Canyon Resource Protection and Public Access Plan Scoping Extended


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rawlins Field Office (RFO) is extending the public scoping period on the Rogers Canyon Resource Protection and Public Access Plan (RPPA) until May 11.

The BLM RFO is preparing an environmental assessment on the RPPA which would encompass 640 acres of public land located approximately 8 miles northwest of Laramie, Wyo., in Albany County. The plan has become necessary due to unauthorized off-highway vehicle (OHV) use, nuisance discharge of firearms, and litter causing damage to public lands and resources. Under consideration is fencing a 1-mile stretch of public land along the south side parallel to Albany County Road 17. The proposed wildlife friendly fence would limit access to trails caused by OHVs, while still allowing foot traffic for recreation. In addition, barriers may be installed surrounding a current parking area on public land, also along Albany County Road 17.

Scoping meeting materials are available online at: http://www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/documents/rfo/rogers_canyon.html. Public comments are most useful when they are specific, cite additional relevant issues, and/or determine the extent of those issues. To be considered in the environmental analysis, comments must be in writing and received by May 11. Fax, e-mail, mail, or hand-deliver substantive comments during regular business hours (7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) to: 

Amanda Jones, Range Management Specialist
BLM Rawlins Field Office
Rogers Canyon Scoping Comment
1300 N. Third Street
Rawlins, WY 82301
Fax: 307-328-4373
Email: BLM_WY_Rogers_Canyon@blm.gov
(Please include “Rogers Canyon Scoping Comment” 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 may 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 specific questions, please call Amanda Jones, 307-328-4205. 



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: 05-08-2012