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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Rock Springs Field Office
 
Release Date: 02/14/13
Contacts: Serena Baker,    
  307-212-0197    

BLM Rock Springs RMP Mineral Potential Report Available


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rock Springs Field Office (RSFO) Resource Management Plan (RMP) Solid Mineral Occurrence and Development Potential Report is now available. 

The Solid Mineral Occurrence and Development Potential Report assesses solid leasable, locatable and saleable minerals within the Rock Springs planning area and the importance of these resources in future land use decisions. The report does not include oil, gas, and coal bed natural gas resources in the Rock Springs planning area. Those resources will be analyzed in a future report. 

The Rock Springs RMP revision and associated Environment Impact Statement (EIS) process began in February 2011. A comprehensive travel and transportation management plan was incorporated into the planning effort in October 2012. The EIS will analyze the impacts of various resource uses and include alternatives for managing approximately 3.6 million surface land acres and 3.5 million acres of mineral estate administered by the BLM in portions of Lincoln, Sweetwater, Uinta, Sublette and Fremont counties in southwestern Wyoming. 

For more information, please contact William West, RMP Project Manager, at 307-352-0259. 

Note to editor: A copy of the report can be found at: www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/programs/Planning/rmps/RockSprings/docs.html. 



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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Last updated: 02-14-2013