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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Rawlins Field Office
 
Release Date: 04/16/14
Contacts: Shelley Gregory    
  307-315-0612    

BLM Rawlins Seeks Public Comments on Lands with Wilderness Characteristics


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rawlins Field Office is opening a two-week comment period on the Lands with Wilderness Characteristics inventory for the visual resource management (VRM) amendment and documentation of Areas of Critical Environmental Concern for the 2008 Rawlins Resource Management Plan (RMP).

The public comment period for the VRM amendment to the RMP initially closed on Nov. 13, 2013. However, the Lands with Wilderness Characteristics inventory was not yet available for public review; consequently, the BLM is opening a comment period to allow the public time to submit comments solely on the inventory. Comments unrelated to the inventory will not be considered.

The Lands with Wilderness Characteristics inventory is available online at www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/field_offices/Rawlins/LWCI.html.

Public participation is an essential part of the planning process. Written comments must be submitted by May 2 and may be emailed to blm_wy_rl_rmp_vrm@blm.gov; faxed to 307-328-4224; or mailed or delivered to the BLM Rawlins Field Office, 1300 N. Third St., P.O. Box 2407, Rawlins WY 82301.

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised 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 from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

For more information on the RMP and associated documents, please visit www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/programs/Planning/rmps/rawlins.html or contact Sheila Lehman at 307-328-4264.

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 individual above 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.



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: 04-16-2014