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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Lander Field Office
 
Release Date: 01/29/13
Contacts: Sarah Beckwith    
  307 347-5207    

BLM Lander Seeks Input on Invasive Plant Management


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lander Field Office (LFO) is seeking public input on the use of an integrated pest management approach for invasive plant control.

The LFO will prepare an environmental assessment (EA) analyzing noxious and invasive plant control utilizing a combination of biological, mechanical and chemical methods, including the use of 18 herbicides already approved for use. This EA will be tiered to a 2007 national programmatic environmental impact statement (EIS), Vegetation Treatments Using Herbicides on Bureau of Land Management Lands in 17 Western States, and modified to be used effectively within the LFO area.

“The full use of all available weed control tools will enable the BLM to more effectively control Wyoming state-listed noxious weeds as well as other non-native invasive species such as cheatgrass,” said BLM Natural Resource Specialist Tim Kramer.

Though comments or questions related to integrated pest management are welcome at any time, they will be most effective in the preparation of the EA if received by February 27. Comments may be emailed to: lander_wymail@BLM.gov (please include "Integrated Pest Management EA" in the subject line) or mailed to: Bureau of Land Management, Lander Field Office, Attn: Tim Kramer, 1335 Main Street, Lander, WY 82520.

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, please contact Kramer at 307-332-8400 or tkramer@blm.gov. The 2007 national programmatic EIS is available at www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/more/veg_eis.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: 02-04-2013