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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Rawlins Field Office
 
Release Date: 07/22/13
Contacts: Shelley Gregory    
  307-315-0612    

BLM Rawlins Seeks Comments on Grazing Permit Renewals


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rawlins Field Office (RFO) is seeking public comments prior to initiating two environmental assessments for grazing permit renewals in the Upper Colorado River Watershed 40 miles southwest of Rawlins, Wyo.

Forty-four livestock grazing permits for 104 allotments in the Muddy Creek, Savery Creek and Adobe Town areas are up for renewal, a process undertaken every 10 years. The permits are currently issued for cattle (92 percent) and sheep (8 percent) with some permits located in the 1.5 million acre checkerboard pattern of mixed public, private and state owned land.

The 2012 Upper Colorado River Watershed Assessment is available at www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/field_offices/Rawlins/range/standards12.html.

Public participation is a key component of the National Environmental Policy Act process. The public is encouraged to identify and submit specific issues, concerns, ideas or mitigation opportunities to help ensure the best possible analysis. Written substantive comments must be received by Aug. 22 and may be emailed to BLM_WY_RL_Grazing_Permits@blm.gov with "Upper Colorado Permits" in the subject line; faxed to 307-328-4224; or mailed or delivered to the BLM RFO, Grazing Permit Renewals, P.O. Box 2407, 1300 N. Third St., Rawlins, WY 82301.

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail 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.

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 below 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 below individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours.

For more information, please contact Andy Warren at 307-328-4271.



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 North Third Street      Rawlins, WY 82301  

Last updated: 07-22-2013